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Noble Peace Prize 😊

2023.06.05 02:24 CodenameEnvor Noble Peace Prize 😊

Noble Peace Prize 😊
First time actually winning this 💪 Literally before this to I saved the Earth LMFAO
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2023.06.04 17:37 Community-kinz Dallas Sunday Adult - Single Day Pass UFS-…

Dallas Sunday Adult - Single Day Pass UFS-…
I bought a Sunday pass hoping to go to my first ever con or expo of some sort. I was thinking omg it’s so cool, cuz my sister and her family goes there all the time. Well. we planned MONTHS before and she finally told me today- not kidding- her flight leaves out 1:30 pm. The event starts at 10:00am . She goes into the airport usually like an hour or more before so i will legitimately only have that short of a time to enjoy it there. I paid for that pass.. to use all those hours.. and now idk… it has me so upset. Because I live 2 hours away from this place, I’m unable to drive. My mom is supposed to meet her half way so then my sister picks me up and takes me from there. But now that’s all out of the window… I’d like to sell my ticket for Sunday (06/11/2023) .. I paid $51.15.. I’d like $40 back… if anyone is interested just leave a comment.
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2023.06.04 13:05 _cdlc_ S11E06 - This scene has provoked a Derek Rant 😅

I just rewatched this scene, and it put me in "I hate Derek" mode once again.
If we completely isolate MerDer's relationship from Season 5 Episode 11 (after the House of Candles scene) to the moment just before her new pace of life is abruptly interrupted by the job offer at DC in Season 10 Episode 24, their relationship was cute, they supported each other, they had a beautiful family that caused adjustments that managed to balance career and personal life but they were making it work, they communicated, he understood Mer and understood his friendship with Cristina, if those seasons are isolated forgetting before and after, considering only this as their relationship, I would understand why the McDreamys are McDreamys, obviously not perfect, they had problems with the Alzhaimer Clinical Trial and with Zola's custody, in Season 8 and the Boston or Seattle fight about Mer’s Fellowship and Derek’s job offer, but this is at the limits of something "normal" if it were the only thing.
What I hate is how the writers' room has perpetuated as perfect a man who for 6 of 11 seasons was manipulative, lying, emotionally abusive, selfish, self-centered, with an ego that does not fit in a palace, arrogant, patronizing, condescending and narcissistic. The chemistry between Ellen and Patrick, and the fact that they are conventionally attractive is not sufficient to overshadow all of this, or at least it shouldn’t.
Let’s see:
After a one-night-stand he discovers that Meredith is an intern at the hospital where he is the Chief of Neurosurgery; despite Meredith constantly saying NO in every possible way he constantly pursues her until she for whatever reason gives in. When she asks him to tell her about him, about his past and his family and hobbies, his first instinct is not to tell her anything “that’s the gravy!” and after her insistence he decides to tell her funny facts about him, which he says in a way that makes him look cute if it were not for the fact that he omitted to be married, and that telling her those fun facts was Meredith's demand saying "if you really want us to be a serious relationship I need to know more about you", so, he was starting a serious relationship by omitting the fact that he was married (no matter that in his mind it was not so, Meredith was the one who had to decide what that meant for her and if she wanted to be involved in that situation or not) Then Addison appears (which for the audience hurts because Mer just told him about his mother and had opened up, which we know was not easy for her) and he asks Addison to leave and tries to justify the whys of not having told her with about his "marital amnesia" as Mer puts it, But there is no justification for being a pathological liar.
Even so, as Mer was in love, her behavior ranged from setting limits and demanding respect to telling her that she loved and missed him, and he, while she is evidently in an extremely vulnerable situation, holds her hostage waiting for Addison to leave, promising her that they are going to divorce, asking for patience, etc;to finally leave her and stay with Addison that if it had been not perfect but “ok?” If he left it at that, but no, he was in "neither live nor let live" mode because he had an emotional affair with Meredith while Addison was leaving his practice and his life to try to make the marriage work, he did not let Meredith move on with her life and persued her and judged her to the point of calling 'whore'. and on the other hand to Addison he made it clear that he still did not forgive her, that he was still in love with Mer and that she had to wait for it to pass. Let's skip the intermediate details and go to later when already after the stage Finn vs. Derek happened and MerDer were together.
He wants Meredith after what had happened to consider him her confidant, her friend, the bearer of all her secrets and the person she runs to when she has problems (that is earned, that is not something that comes by default when she starts a relationship) and for these reasons he gives her hell and makes her feel guilty in a situation where she is already miserable, miserable to the point of having tried to commit suicide (even that, he made about him) He wants Mer, who by her own words has never had a serious and stable relationship, to be ready after everything that had happened, to move in with him, get married, have children, etc. And at the slightest sign of indecision his ego hurts and he throws a tantrum in which it makes her feel guilty and like shit. He begins a relationship with Rose, knowing that he is in love with Mer. and assures Rose that this is a thing of the past while continuing to have an emotional affair with Meredith, he does this to make Mer jealous with total disregard of Rose's feelings ( I'm not exactly a Rose fan but he used her shamelessly).
Once their relationship begins again and he moves into Mer's house, he feels entitled to, without having discussed or consulted with the home owner, tell his roommates and friends that they had to move out, WTF!
Dreamy Phase
When Mer is about to start her General Surgery Fellowship and she is reluctant to leave Seattle, he suggests that she explore her opportunities, including the Mass Gen Fellowship which is one of the best, and she does explore her opportunities, he automatically starts looking for job opportunities in Boston if Mer decides to go, at some point in his head there was no decision to make, they had to go to Boston because he had been offered a very good job and Meredith's education and training had to be contingent on that and we heard about this discussion for several episodes, even after the plane crash. They eventually stay in Seattle.
They have baby Bailey and have to find a new balance in their relationship in order to succeed in parenthood and their careers, and he decides to step back in his surgical caseload so that Mer can make a name for her and advance her career (this being a decisive year for her career). and suddenly Brain Mapping Project, and Mer gives in, and then the trips to DC and Mer gives in, all this slowing down her career, and he pretends again that because he is offered a job Meredith must leave her job, her family, her friends take the children and chase him to Washington (for him apparently that's easy, he left NY and never looked back) and when she says no, after making her feel like shit again and telling her that she was backing down from a decision they had made (ignoring the irony of how many promises he had backed down), he decides to make himself the martyr, even though Meredith tells him not to fearing he would end up resenting her and the children. Every day after this he makes her feel like a failure, belittles her, hurts her, (the line "you sound exactly like your mother" is one of the worst things Derek has ever said and he has a long list of hurtful things towards Meredith and Amelia mostly) pressures her, resents her and when Mer finally tells her to go to hell he goes to DC and even then Mer tries to make that work.
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2023.06.04 06:45 Clean_Nefariousness9 googled a training center to find out someone (must have) changed it’s name

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2023.06.04 06:42 OsGameThreads Post Game Thread: The Orioles fell to the Giants by a score of 4-0 - Sat, Jun 03 @ 10:05 PM EDT

Orioles @ Giants - Sat, Jun 03

Game Status: Final - Score: 4-0 Giants

Links & Info

1 Frazier - 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .240 .308 .399
2 Rutschman - C 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .282 .402 .431
3 Santander - DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .266 .342 .483
4 Hays - LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .303 .345 .495
5 Henderson - 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .201 .328 .384
Urías, R - 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .338 .350
6 Mountcastle - 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .235 .270 .439
7 Hicks, A - CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .211 .294 .276
8 O'Hearn - RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .286 .333 .510
9 Mateo - SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .227 .271 .380
Totals 31 0 5 0 0 8 7
BATTING: 2B: Frazier (9, Cobb); O'Hearn (5, Cobb). TB: Frazier 2; Hicks, A; Mountcastle; O'Hearn 2; Rutschman. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rutschman; Frazier 2. GIDP: Santander. Team RISP: 0-for-3. Team LOB: 4.
FIELDING: E: Akin (2, throw).
1 Wade Jr. - 1B 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 .277 .416 .474
2 Davis, J - 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 4 .280 .365 .473
3 Yastrzemski - CF 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 .264 .319 .473
a-Slater - LF 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .367 .424 .533
4 Flores - DH 4 0 3 2 0 0 2 .248 .299 .436
5 Sabol - LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .254 .320 .425
Johnson, B - CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .227 .275
6 Haniger - RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .233 .268 .383
7 Bailey - C 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 .304 .319 .500
8 Schmitt - 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .308 .312 .451
9 Crawford, Bra - SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .190 .286 .343
Totals 35 4 10 4 4 11 24
a-Singled for Yastrzemski in the 6th.
BATTING: 2B: Flores (7, Bradish); Wade Jr. 2 (8, Bradish, Bradish); Yastrzemski (11, Bradish). TB: Bailey; Davis, J; Flores 4; Sabol; Slater; Wade Jr. 4; Yastrzemski 2. RBI: Davis, J (31); Flores 2 (18); Slater (7). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bailey 2; Davis, J; Sabol 3; Schmitt 2; Crawford, Bra. Team RISP: 3-for-13. Team LOB: 11.
FIELDING: DP: (Schmitt-Crawford, Bra-Wade Jr.).
Orioles Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Bradish (L, 2-2) 4.0 7 3 3 1 5 0 79-53 4.13
Akin 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 24-15 4.91
Baker 0.2 0 1 1 2 1 0 15-6 3.81
Pérez, C 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 4.71
Zimmermann 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 28-19 0.00
Totals 8.0 10 4 4 4 11 0
Giants Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Cobb (W, 5-2) 7.2 5 0 0 0 7 0 103-70 2.71
Alexander (H, 4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-2 3.92
Doval 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12-10 2.10
Totals 9.0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Game Info
WP: Bradish.
Pitch timer violations: Doval (pitcher); Bradish (pitcher).
Pitches-strikes: Bradish 79-53; Akin 24-15; Baker 15-6; Pérez, C 11-8; Zimmermann 28-19; Cobb 103-70; Alexander 2-2; Doval 12-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bradish 3-3; Akin 1-0; Baker 0-0; Pérez, C 0-0; Zimmermann 2-2; Cobb 10-1; Alexander 1-0; Doval 2-0.
Batters faced: Bradish 20; Akin 5; Baker 4; Pérez, C 3; Zimmermann 7; Cobb 27; Alexander 1; Doval 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Baker 3-0; Pérez, C 2-1; Alexander 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Vic Carapazza. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Adam Hamari. 3B: Nick Mahrley.
Weather: 62 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out To CF.
First pitch: 7:06 PM.
T: 2:35.
Att: 32,416.
Venue: Oracle Park.
June 3, 2023
Inning Scoring Play Score
Bottom 3 J.D. Davis singles on a line drive to right fielder Ryan O'Hearn. LaMonte Wade Jr. scores. 1-0 SF
Bottom 3 Wilmer Flores singles on a ground ball to center fielder Aaron Hicks. J.D. Davis scores. Mike Yastrzemski scores. 3-0 SF
Bottom 6 Austin Slater singles on a line drive to center fielder Aaron Hicks. Brandon Crawford scores. LaMonte Wade Jr. to 2nd. 4-0 SF
Team Highlight
BAL Bullpen availability for Baltimore, June 3 vs Giants (00:00:07)
SF Bullpen availability for San Francisco, June 3 vs Orioles (00:00:07)
SF Starting lineups for Orioles at Giants - June 3, 2023 (00:00:09)
SF Alex Cobb's outing against the Orioles (00:00:22)
Alex Cobb fans Austin Hays (00:00:08)
Kyle Bradish fans Yastrzemski (00:00:09)
SF J.D. Davis' RBI single (00:00:23)
SF Wilmer Flores' two-run single (00:00:33)
Aaron Hicks' spinning catch (00:00:15)
BAL Kyle Bradish strikes out five (00:00:28)
SF Austin Slater's RBI single (00:00:18)
Austin Slater's diving grab (00:00:13)
Alex Cobb fans Henderson (00:00:08)
BAL Hicks safe at third after review (00:00:27)
Scott Alexander's falling play (00:00:10)
SF Camilo Doval secures Giants win (00:00:11)
SF Alex Cobb strikes out seven (00:00:41)
BAL Brandon Hyde talks 4-0 loss (00:00:59)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 4
Giants 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 10 0 11


Division Scoreboard

TB 5 @ BOS 8 - Final
TB 4 @ BOS 2 - Final
TOR 2 @ NYM 1 - Final
NYY 6 @ LAD 3 - Final
Next Orioles Game: Sun, Jun 04, 04:05 PM EDT @ Giants
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2023.06.04 05:42 TwylaL NASA task force: They are not NASA employees, not all scientists, and are not all in agreement

I'm seeing significant misconceptions about the members of the NASA Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Study Team (UAPST). Some of that is from sloppy writing in the mainstream media, some is just assumptions.
This group is individuals chosen by NASA from outside NASA reflecting a variety of opinions, approaches, and expertise to apply to the question of UAP. Some are hostile to the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis; some are willing to accept it as a possibility. Not all are scientists, though all have science training. They have not seen classified material. I get the impression they haven't had many meetings and haven't actually discussed much to come to consensus. The budget for the committee was only $120k. Some have worked for NASA in the past. One interesting point is that all sixteen were NASA's "first picks" -- no-one who was invited turned down the opportunity. They have received harrassment from both the "believer" and the "conventional academy" sides of the spectrum; possibly also hostility from the Fundementalist Christian leadership who consider UFOs to be demonic manifistations.
Contrary to news reports, their mission was not to solve the UAP problem, but to to come up with ways to solve the UAP problem using NASA's publicly available data already collected in various Earth and Space surveys (satellite stuff). A historical review of NASA's photography and videography and of statements made by astronauts in the past wasn't in their remit. (Though let's face it nothing was stopping any of them from picking up a book.) AS far as I know, no public statement has been made outlining what evidence they did review; I certainly hope it will be in their report.
The members of NASA’s independent study team on unidentified anomalous phenomena are:
David Spergel was selected to chair NASA’s independent study on unidentified anomalous phenomena. He is the president of the Simons Foundation where he was the founding director of its Flatiron Institute for Computational Astrophysics. His interests range from the search for planets and nearby stars to the shape of the universe. He has measured the age, shape and composition of the universe and played a key role in establishing the standard model of cosmology. A MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Spergel has been cited in publications more than 100,000 times.
Anamaria Berea is an associate professor of Computational and Data Science at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She is a research affiliate with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, and a research investigator with Blue Marble Space Institute of Science in Seattle. Her research is focused on the emergence of communication in complex living systems and on data science applications in astrobiology, for the science of both biosignatures and technosignatures. She uses a wide range of computational methods to uncover fundamental patterns in the data. ​​
Federica Bianco is a joint professor at the University of Delaware in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics, the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration and a Senior Scientist at the Multi-city Urban Observatory. She is a cross-disciplinary scientist with a focus on using data-science to study the universe and find solutions to urban-based problems on earth. She is Deputy Project Scientist for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory which in 2023 will start the Legacy Survey of Space and Time to study the night sky in the southern hemisphere and discover new galaxies and stars. She has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and received that Department of Energy’s “Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science” grant.
Paula Bontempi has been a biological oceanographer for more than 25 years. She is the sixth dean and the second woman to lead the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island (URI). She is also a professor of oceanography at URI. She spent eighteen years at NASA and was appointed acting deputy director of NASA’s Earth Science Division for the Science Mission Directorate. She also led NASA’s research on ocean biology, biogeochemistry, the carbon cycle and ecosystems, as well as many NASA Earth observing satellite missions in marine science. She is a fellow of The Oceanography Society.
Reggie Brothers is the operating partner at AE Industrial Partners in Boca Raton, Florida. He previously served as CEO and board member of BigBear.ai in Columbia, Maryland. Brothers also was the executive vice president and chief technology officer of Peraton, as well as a principal with the Chertoff Group. Prior to his time in the private sector, he served as the undersecretary for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research at the Department of Defense. Brothers is also a Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology and he is a member of the Visiting Committee for Sponsored Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jen Buss is the CEO of the Potomac Institute of Policy Studies in Arlington, Virginia. Before she became CEO, Buss worked extensively with NASA to explore policy issues and strategic planning processes for astronaut medical care and cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. She is nationally recognized as an authority in her field for science and technology trends analysis and policy solutions.
Nadia Drake is a freelance science journalist and contributing writer at National Geographic. She also regularly writes for Scientific American, and specializes in covering astronomy, astrophysics, planetary sciences, and jungles. She has won journalism awards for her work in National Geographic including the David N. Schramm Award from the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society and the Jonathan Eberhart award from the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences. Drake holds a doctorate in genetics from Cornell University.
Mike Gold is the executive vice president of Civil Space and External Affairs at Redwire in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to Redwire, Gold held multiple leadership roles at NASA, including associate administrator for Space Policy and Partnerships, acting associate administrator for the Office of International and Interagency Relations and senior advisor to the Administrator for International and Legal Affairs. He led for NASA, jointly with the Department of State, the creation and execution of the Artemis Accords, which established the norms of behavior in space. He also led the negotiation and adoption of binding international agreements for the lunar Gateway, the creation of new planetary protocols and the first purchase by NASA of a lunar resource. Gold was awarded NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal for his work in 2020.Additionally, Gold was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to serve as Chair of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee from 2012 until he joined NASA in 2019.
David Grinspoon is a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tuscon, Arizona, and serves as a frequent advisor to NASA on space exploration. He is on science teams for several interplanetary spacecraft missions including the DAVINCI mission to Venus. He is the former inaugural Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology. His research focuses on comparative planetology especially regarding climate evolution and the implications of habitability on earth-like planets. He was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal by the American Astronomical Society and he is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also an adjunct professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, as well as Georgetown University in Washington.
Scott Kelly is a former NASA astronaut, test pilot, fighter pilot, and retired U.S. Navy captain. He commanded the International Space Station Expeditions 26, 45, and 46. He was also the pilot of Space Shuttle Discovery for the third Hubble Servicing Mission. He was selected for a year-long mission to the space station where he set the record at the time for the total accumulated number of days spent in space. Prior to NASA, Kelly was the first pilot to fly the F-14 with a new digital flight control system. He flew the F-14 Tomcat in fighter squadron VF-143 aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and was recognized by Time magazine in 2015 as one of the most influential people in the world.
Matt Mountain is the president of The Association of Universities for Research and Astronomy, known as AURA. At AURA, Mountain oversees a consortium of 44 universities nationwide and four international affiliates who help NASA and the National Science Foundation build and operate observatories including NASA’s Hubble Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope. He also serves as a telescope scientist for Webb and is a member of its Science Working Group. He is the former director of The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, and the International Gemini Observatory in Hilo, Hawaii.
Warren Randolph is the deputy executive director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Accident Investigation and Prevention for Aviation Safety department. He has an extensive background in aviation safety at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is currently responsible for setting and implementing safety management system principles and using data to inform the assessment of future hazards and emerging safety risks. Prior to the FAA, Randolph served as an aerodynamicist for the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Air Force for multiple flight simulations. Walter Scott is the executive vice president and chief technology officer of Maxar in Westminster, Colorado, a space technology company that specializes in earth intelligence and space infrastructure. In 1992, he founded DigitalGlobe which became part of Maxar in 2017. He has held leadership positions at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California and was the president of Scott Consulting. In 2021, he was inducted into the David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Joshua Semeter is a professor of electrical and computer engineering as well as the director of the Center for Space Physics at Boston University. At Boston University, he researches interactions between Earth’s ionosphere and the space environment. Activities in Semeter’s lab include the development of optical and magnetic sensor technologies, radar experiment design and signal processing, and the application of tomographic and other inversion techniques to the analysis of distributed, multi-mode measurements of the space environment.
Karlin Toner is the acting executive director of the FAA’s Office of Aviation Policy and Plans. Previously, she served as the director of the FAA’s global strategy where she led the FAA’s international strategy and managed threats to international civil aviation. Prior to the FAA, Toner served at NASA in multiple leadership positions including director of the Airspace Systems Program at NASA Headquarters. She is a NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal recipient and is an associate fellow for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Shelley Wright is an associate professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Studies. She specializes in galaxies, supermassive black holes and building optical and infrared instruments for telescopes using adaptive optics such as integral field spectrographs. She is a Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) researcher and instrumentalist. She is also the principal investigator for the UC San Diego Optical Infrared Laboratory. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Dunlap Institute.
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2023.06.03 02:36 CarnaSnow Language Laws in Quebec & the “Language Police”

When have they not created controversy?
The language debate has been going on for centuries, and yet, it still manages to garner a lot of attention even today. Whether the attention is positive (rarely) or negative (mostly), it’s there, and I think we need to slow down a little and look at everything we’ve got before giving an opinion.
Many of the complaints are about the fact that anglophones are being refused certain rights or are outright being discriminated against when it comes to receiving provincial services in Quebec. I can’t speak about individuals (because we all know there are some assholes out there, no matter who we’re speaking about), but I can explain the law. And that’s what this post is going to be about.
This series of posts will contain:
- An explanation of the language law (Bill 101 and its recent update, Bill 96), as well as what it means for anglophones, allophones and francophones. (this post)
- An explanation of the OQLF (Office Quebecois de la langue française) as well as what it can do and cannot do. (this post)
- A review of the different language laws of the past (ever wondered what Law 17 was about? Or about what happened in Manitoba during its creation, and after? And what about those laws that Prince Edward Island passed, but of which we don’t have any physical evidence?)
- A little look at Quebec’s position in the past (not a history lesson of course, but I think it can help people understand the province’s position today)
- A link to the different resources I used, if you’d like to read them yourself (a warning however: many will be in French. You can always use Google translate, but please be aware that it may not convey the original meaning)
Moreover, a disclaimer: I am NOT a lawyer or a political analyst, or anything; I’m merely a random person who decided to do some research. I do think my research is accurate, although it is most likely not complete and superficial. I wish I could dig deeper and give you all an amazing analysis, but that’s simply impossible with my current skills. However, I do hope you learn more from this, just like I did, and that it pushes you to investigate further! Don’t hesitate to comment and ask questions, though I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to answer them all.
I’d like to add that this text is greatly influenced by Wikipédia, so I won’t claim to be the only author of it. However, any translations are my own. In relations to that, please forgive any mistakes that may appear in this text; English isn’t my first language, and though I do claim to be bilingual and to have a general great understanding of the language, I do sometimes forget certain terms, unfortunately.
With that said, let’s jump in!

The controversial Bill 101 and the even-more controversial Bill 96

The first ‘ancestor’ of Bill 101 is Bill 63 which was passed at the of the 1960s in an attempt to solve a conflict opposing French Canadians and Italian immigrants in St-Leonard, or at least, that’s where it started; the conflict then became a provincial-wide issue, and the government was pressured to react to it. While it was supposed to promote the use French, it mostly let allophones have access to English schools, which, considering the time…they took advantage of. Can’t blame them, but it did kind of ruin the purpose of the law.
In the 1970s, the Union nationale (who had passed the law) lost to the Liberals of Robert Bourassa, who then decided to attempt to create a new law in 1974: Bill 22 (again, ‘ancestor’ of Bill 101). They somehow managed to make everyone angry. People who supported the use of only French were mad that English could still be used at work without any limits, and people who supported the right to choose were mad that children needed to pass an English knowledge test before being able to be admitted in an English school. It did, however, make French the official language in the province. But the Liberals were hit hard and lost the elections in 1976.
The winners of the election of 1976 were the Parti Quebecois, the creators of Bill 101. The law is passed in 1977, and while a majority of francophones are happy (an approval rate of 80,6%), anglophones are not. That’s because, by making French the reference language in Quebec, English loses its status of sometimes-dominating language in some neighborhoods, and messes with the linguistic balance (mostly in Montreal). Thus, we have the exodus of anglophones; around 83 000 anglophones choose to leave the province during the mandate of the Parti Quebecois. Many left due to fear and frustration, although it’s worth noting that that’s the sort of speech many anglophone newspapers used at the time.
But was the law really that bad? Did it justify so many people being scared and leaving? Well, we have to look a bit more at Bill 101 to understand. Let’s look at it title by title:
Title 1: Has 9 chapters that say that French is the official language of legislation, justice, administration, parapublic organisms, work, trade & affairs and finally, teaching.
Title 2: Defines 5 fundamentals rights that all Quebecers have, namely.
- Everyone has a right to receive communication in French from all governmental branches, professional orders, employees associations and enterprises established in Québec.
- Everyone has a right to speak in French during deliberative assemblies.
- Everyone has a right to work in French.
- Everyone has a right to be served in French and to be informed in French.
- Everyone admissible to studying in Quebec has a right to receive their education in French.
Title 3: About the linguistic officialization, toponomy and francization of civil administration and enterprises
Title 4: It establishes the Conseil supérieur de la langue française.
Title 5 & 6: Defines the provisions and penal sanctions, as well as various transitional provisions.
Now that we’ve established the different titles, let’s take a look at the different provisions:
Langue de la législation et de la justice (Language of legislation and justice) :
Bills and regulations within the National Assembly, the tribunals and the Quebecois judicial system need to be printed, adopted, and sanctioned in BOTH FRENCH AND ENGLISH. Both versions have the same judicial value. State regulations need to be in both languages, but those from municipalities and school service centers don’t necessarily have to be.
Moreover, in a judicial context, it is a person’s right to express themselves in either French or English, orally or on paper.
Langue de l’administration (Language of the administration):
The government, the ministries and other organisms of public administration need to be designated by the French denomination, and their publications, communications, contracts and display also need to be in French. Moreover, administration employees need to have an appropriate knowledge of French.
Langue des organismes parapublics (Language of parapublic organisms) :
Enterprises of public utility, professional orders and their members need to offer their services and the texts destined to the public in French. They must also freely provide a translation of texts that concern them. Communications with the State, moral people and their members is also in French unless there’s an exception. If you want to be a member of a professional order, you must have an appropriate understanding of French.
Langue du travail (Language of work) :
French is the usual and normal language of work. Employers and unions need to communicate with the employees in French and write their collective conventions in French. Promotions and work offers must also be written in French. An employee cannot be penalized because they don’t have sufficient understanding of a language other than French or require the knowledge of a language other than French to get a job (unless, of course, knowledge of this language is necessary for the job).
Langue du commerce et des affaires (Language of trade and affairs) :
French is mandatory for; containers of a product, wrappings, documents, inscriptions, catalogues, brochures, leaflets, commercial directories, softwares, games, toys, adhesion contracts, contracts and documents attached to them, job application forms, purchase orders, bills, receipts, public displays, commercial publicity and names of businesses (for the last 3, there are some exceptions; for example, certain businesses that have already registered their name with the Canadian government don’t have to add French to their name. Some still choose to).
Langue de l’enseignement maternel, primaire et secondaire (Language of maternal, primary and secondary education) :
French is the language of all three of those. However, children who have at least one Canadian parent who received most of their schooling (primary or secondary) in English in Canada can have access to English schools (Canada clause). For higher education, cegeps and universities need to have a usage and quality policy on the French language.
Various provisions:
French and another language can be used side by side if a certain law doesn’t require the exclusive use of French. This affects the redaction of texts or documents, where French can be used with either one or multiple languages. However, French needs to be at least as EQUALLY visible as the other language(s).
Linguistic officialization:
Ministries and organisms related to the public administration can create committees to evaluate shortcomings when it comes to the use of certain terms. They can suggest the use of more appropriate terms or expressions, who then need to be suggested or normalized by the OQLF. Once that last part is done, those terms/expressions then become mandatory in the public administration.
(Skipping toponymy because this is getting long, but there’s basically a Commission that takes care of all the names of places and the Charter defines their competencies)
(Same for the francization of the administration and enterprises)
Conseil supérieur de la langue française (Superior Council of the French Language) :
The Charter defines their role and their composition. Their role is to advise the minister responsible for the French Language (it’s currently Jean-Francois Roberge, the previous minister of Education).
For sanctions, to quickly go over it: 600$ to 6000$ for physical people and between 1500$ and 20 000$ for moral people (double if they do it again).
And we’re done with the most technical part of this post! We still haven’t gone over Bill 96, but believe me, it’ll be way shorter than that. But we’re still not done with Bill 101, so let’s keep going.
Anglophone and Indigenous minorities have, of course, certain rights that are recognized by the Constitution. Therefore, those rights must be respected and that’s what the Charter does. For example:
- When laws are published in both French and English, both versions are equally valid.
- People can speak to the tribunal in English.
- Judgements can be made available in either French or English, if someone asks for a translation (depends on if the judgment was first released in French or English)
- The law doesn’t apply to Indigenous reserves, but to the local Indigenous language outside of it. That means that outside of the reserve, local Indigenous languages are submitted to the legislation, same as English or any language other than French.
Of course, ever since its adoption, the law was the subject of many controversies and invalidations by the Supreme Court of Canada. Therefore, the Quebec government was forced to change the law accordingly. Other times, the provincial government chose to change without being forced to (like with Bill 96). To go over them quickly:
Law 178: Superior Court of Quebec invalidates dispositions that mandates French as the sole language that can be used on displays. The decision is confirmed in 1988 by the Superior Court of Canada. Robert Bourassa (Quebec Liberal Party) is therefore forced to act and chooses to change the law so that French is still mandatory outside, but can be used alongside other languages inside, as long as it is predominant. He uses the derogation clause. Nobody is happy once again, for completely different reasons, and 3 ministers decide to resign a few days later.
Invalidation of article 73: Now, children from anywhere in Canada can now have access to English schools (before, it was only if their education had been mostly in English in Quebec). The Constitution of 1982 now made it a right for any Canadian to receive education in the minority language of the province. The requirements of the Charter still apply, but now, to a Canada-wide scale. That right is then added to the Charter with Law 86.
Law 86: Without being forced to, the government passes a law that ends the mandatory use of only French in commercial displays. Bilingual displays are authorized if French is visibly dominant. The law also makes sure that judicial services are offered in both French and English, which wasn’t the case before.
- Why it wasn’t the case: When the law was first adopted, it made it so that bills tabled at the National Assembly had to be written in French and trials had to be conducted in French, unless both parties agreed for it to be done in English. Camille Laurin (the father of the law), and the council of ministers knew that those provisions would go against the Constitution (the British North America Act), but that they wanted t o protest against the fact that only Quebec had to provide those services in both languages, as all the other provinces in English Canada were exempted (therefore, only English was fine, no French version was mandatory). The Supreme Court invalidated these articles, and thus, the law was changed.
The next important change is with Bill 96, but before we get to that, we`ve just got a few parts parts left.
Other Countries
Did you know? Other countries were inspired by Quebec’s language policy:
The Baltic countries; to protect their respective languages against Russian. Some complained about a one-way bilingualism, in which, for example, Lithuanians learnt Russian and Lithuanian, but Russians only learnt Russian because there wasn’t a need for them to learn Lithuanian. Mart Rannut, vice-doyen of research at the department of psychology at Tallinn University, in Estonia, has even said (about Bill 101), that it has << touched 1/6 of the planet >>.
Catalonia: The legislation in Quebec had a big impact during the sociopolitical debate about the protection of Catalan against castellan in Spain. Catalan was made mandatory in public function because of a law inspired by Law 101.
China: The country was inspired by the law when they wrote one of their decisions, whose goal was to promote standard mandarin.
Israel: English is perceived as a threat against Hebrew, although for now, the Quebec law has only influenced linguists and a few politicians.
Wales: Law 101 had a big impact in Wales too, but unfortunately, couldn’t be implemented the same way it was in Baltic countries, as Gaelic speakers are a minority in the UK. Colin H. Williams, a professor and researcher at the Gaelic department at Cardiff University, said that many lessons can be learnt from Quebec’s experience.
Porto Rico: A law adopted in 1991 made Spanish the only official language of this place. It was inspired by Law 101. It was repealed in 1993.
Did you expect China to be there? Me neither honestly. According to the same Tallinn researcher, many Soviet countries were inspired by Quebec’s law. However, I haven’t done much research about this, so I won’t go deeper into this (although it’s very interesting to learn about).
Before going further, I’d like to explain the role of an organization that is often mentioned in the media. The so-called ‘language police’, whose role I’ll explain. I’ll also talk about some of the limits they have, as well as a particular incident that many people keep bringing up.
The OQLF (Office québécois de la langue française) :
The OQLF was created in 1961, although it didn’t have as many responsibilities as it does now. Those were expanded in 1977, with the adoption of the Charter of the French language. Because, yes; the OQLF was there way before Law 101.
The organization has many responsibilities, including:
- Making sure the Charter of the French language is respected.
- Keeping an eye on the evolution of French in Quebec and giving a rapport to the minister at least every 5 years.
- Making sure that French is the language used at work, during communications, for trade and affairs. Taking the measures they deem necessary to make sure French is promoted.
- Must help define and elaborate francization programs as is foreseen in the law.
- Can assist and inform compagnies, organisms, and more about better words/terms they can use to make sure they stay up to date with the development of French in Québec.
- Can receive observations and suggestions about what could be done better to develop French and apply the law. Those can then be taken to the minster.
- Must establish the necessary research programs to the application of the law. Can conduct studies they deem necessary for those programs.
- Can conclude agreements and participate in projects with any person or organism.
- Can conclude agreements with a different government than the one in Québec, one of its ministries, and international organization or an organism that is linked to that government. That is possible as long as it follows the law in place in Québec.
While the OQLF’s more ‘active’ role is often the most highlighted, it’s far from the only one they have. And they don’t spend all of their time treating complaints either; finding more appropriate French words, following the evolution of French in the province, assisting compagnies and answering their questions and cooperating with different organizations is what they do the most often.
But since receiving, treating, and acting upon complaints is what they’re most known for, let’s address that.
Most years, the OQLF receives a few thousand complaints. Those complaints are sent by Quebecers who feel like their right to be served in French in Québec is affected. However, the OQLF doesn’t act upon all of these, and even then, most of the complaints they act upon are solved rather quickly. Most don’t make the news.
Many complaints are ignored and considered to be invalid. Others were already solved by the time the OQLF could intervene. Sometimes, the products were immediately taken off the shelf. Finally, sometimes, the complaints were made too late, and could not be treated.
For the fines, those don’t happen too often. For example, in 2006, they were only 127 fines that were given, between 250$ and 5000$.
All in all, there’s not really much ‘police’ in that. And that’s mostly the reality.
Some incidents did get out of hands of course (like the famous Pastagate incident, for which the OQLF admitted having been ‘overzealous’ and for which the head of the organization at the time, Louise Marchand, resigned), but it’s really not common. For most cases in which the complaint was appropriate, compagnies or people simply correct the mistake.
Now, for the part many were probably waiting for, the very, very controversial bill adopted in 2021…

Bill 96

I’m sure everyone (or at least, those who follow the news) remember the multiple debates that happened (and are still happening) about this law adopted around 2 years ago. Articles were written, protests were organized, Indigenous people weren’t happy; it was messy. Some misinformation was even spread around, like the idea that anglophones wouldn’t be able to receive medical services in English anymore (which, to be clear, isn’t true).
What is the truth? What are the lies? What should you be angry at? All the answers you might be seeking are here.
A mini disclaimer before we start this section: I am merely human, and therefore, have an opinion on this subject which I’ve researched as much as I could. Of course, I’ll give you all the facts so that you can then make a decision yourself, but there are some things I personally disagree with (or agree with) that might be more obvious than others. Anyway, let’s start.
What did Bill 96 include?
When it was first introduced, the bill provided for the creation of a French language commissioner (whose designation would have to be approved by 2/3 of the National Assembly) as well as for the creation of a ministry of the French language.
It amended the Charter to change and include certain things:
- Laws can still be adopted in both languages, but when there is a misunderstanding between both versions, the French version will prevail.
- All judgements given in English will have to be translated in French.
- The knowledge of a language other than French cannot be required during the nomination of a provincial judge, unless the justice minister deems it necessary.
- Regulations don’t have to be written in English anymore, because the requirement of bilingualism (of the British North America Act of 1897) didn’t include regulations.
- For schools, English cegeps now have a limit, and can only accept 17,5% of the entire Québécois student population. Non-anglophones students will also have to complete the French exam (mandatory in French cegeps) to receive their diplomas. The student quota doesn’t apply to universities.
- Enterprises that have between 25 and 49 employees will need to obtain a francization certificate, just like enterprises with more than 50 employees. Law 101 will also apply to federal enterprises.
- Bilingual municipalities have their bilingual status removed if their population isn’t mostly anglophone anymore. However, they can ask to maintain that status with a resolution. As of today, all 48 municipalities concerned with this part of the law have adopted such a resolution to keep their status.
- Civil status documents obtained in English in a different Canadian province must be translated. Before, only documents written in a language other than French and English were concerned (so, mostly documents from other countries)
- The preliminary of the Quebec Civil Code is modified to say that it is now interpreted in harmony with the Charter of the French language, and not only with the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
- Modifies the Profession Code to say that an inability to maintain an appropriate knowledge of French constitutes a derogatory act to the dignity of someone’s profession.
- Modifies the Constitution of 1867 to add the recognition of the Québécois nation and French as its sole official language. Uses the derogatory clause.
- Makes it so that after 6 months, an immigrant will have to communicate with the government in French.
- Gives the power to inspectors in charge of the application of the law to penetrate, at any reasonable hour, in any place aside from a house, where an activity concerned by the law is happening.
Those are most of the changes included in Bill 96. However, the law still has some limits. For example:
- Article 133 of the Constitution of 1867 (concerning the bilingualism of Quebec and the Canadian parliament) cannot be modified without the authorization of the Canadian parliament. Therefore, the part that was added (French is the sole official language of Quebec), is technically not valid. However, I don’t think the federal government intervened as of now (or plans to), so it’s there.
- For article 530 of the criminal code, the protected right to be heard in common law doesn’t actually say that the judge must speak English or even just understand it (the stoppage Société des Acadien c. Association of Parents). However, later, with a different stoppage (R. c. Beaulac), it was declared that the tribunals have to be institutionally bilingual to make sure both official languages can be used. Since criminal law is under federal jurisdiction, Quebec’s attempt to create a unilingual judicial system could meet some obstacles. However, the use of the derogatory clause by the province complicates things.
- It is still a right to receive medical services in English. While Quebec could have attempted to eliminate that right, it didn’t. Same goes for 9-1-1 (fun fact: only Quebec and New-Brunswick are forced to give 9-1-1 services in the minority language of their province. None of the others do), even though Indigenous people and anglophones were worried about that.

Bill 96 certainly goes further than the previous version of Bill 101 did, and that has many people worried. I myself don’t completely agree with some of the changes here. But let’s not fall into misinformation, because that helps absolutely no one. Fear and panic are also emotions we should avoid acting upon, no matter if we agree or disagree with the law. And please, no Nazi comparisons; they did much, much worse and I think it’s clear to all (or at least, I hope it is) that the Quebec government is absolutely not on the verge of committing a mass genocide. Accusations like that will only make people go on the defensive and are an obstacle to dialogue. We’ll get nowhere, still be mad and frustrated, and continue the cycle for even longer.
It may sometimes look like this debate will never end, like francophones and anglophones are destined to forever disagree when it comes to language, but in the end, nothing is eternal. I’m sure we’ll get somewhere one day, even if that day is years away.
Anyway, that’ll be it for part 1! Stay tuned for part 2, where we’ll take a look at the different language laws that were once in place in other provinces: Ontario, Manitoba, British-Columbia, even the territories had some! I’ll also do my best to write about the current language laws in the other provinces and compare the situation of Franco-Albertans and Fransaskois (for example) with the situation of anglophones in Québec.

- Wikipédia (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charte_de_la_langue_fran%C3%A7aise) for most of my information (the site is well-organized and I mostly followed their organization)
- OQLF website (https://www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/charte/changementslegislatifs/?gclid=CjwKCAjwrpOiBhBVEiwA_473dKae6mSlJbQPGLgRox_ACQLIs3VDA263wB5RiIMCgE4ubyVlAUOTchoCnZUQAvD_BwE) mostly concerns labour laws
- The Canadian Encyclopedia (https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/farticle/loi-101) bit of history and legal obstacles
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2023.06.02 22:34 MadelineWuntch Defending The Draft: Denver Broncos

When unfortunate sporting historians of the future look back on the Denver Broncos 5-win 2022 NFL season there will be a lot said of Mr Unlimited’s rather limited performances and Nathaniel’s inability to hack it as a head coach and rightly so.
However, I think it’s important to at least mention the Broncos strange love affair with the medical room. 21 players took a trip to IR, multiple key starters fell victim to season ending injuries including Tim Patrick, Garett Bolles and Javonte Williams.
And in spite of all of the depressing dog doo-doo the Broncos lost by a single score an astounding 8 times. So that’s something right?
Moving into 2023, General George Paton hired his alternate namesake and former Saints Head Coach Sean Payton for the princely sum of pick 29 in the 2023 NFL Draft (Denver also sent a 2nd rounder in 2024 and received a 3rd rounder in 2024).
Only a few weeks after the appointment of Sean Payton the NFL entered its Free Agency period which led to some big changes at Mile High.
15 players were let go to sign elsewhere around the league but not an awful lot in terms of quality.
Dre’Mont Jones, DE - Seattle Seahawks (3 year, $51 Million) Dre’mont grew into a solid contributor for Denver but I’m glad the Broncos didn’t re-sign him for the money Seattle has. By far the most talented to leave the team in free agency but only a very slight miss.
Calvin Anderson, T - New England Patriots (2 year, $7 Million) Not a splashy name by any means but Anderson knew his role and performed well when called upon, A solid backup with starter experience.
Andrew Beck, FB/TE - Houston Texans (2 year, $6.25 Million) Beck is another reliable contributor who seems to have joined a number of former Broncos in moving to Houston recently. A former Salute to Service Award winner.
Mike Boone, RB - Houston Texans (2 year, $3.1 Million) Boone is a fantastic option to have for Special Teams play, however he lacks real quality when running the ball. There was optimism when he initially signed in Denver but that appears to have fallen to the wayside as he moves on rather silently.
Graham Glasgow, G - Detroit Lions (1 year, $2.75 Million) The Broncos offensive line has been offensive to watch for years. Glasgow however has been one of the bright spots, especially when he played at centre at parts in 2022.
Brandon McMacus, K - Jacksonville Jaguars (1 year, $2 Million) The last member of the Super Bowl 50 winning team has left Dove Valley. In a somewhat surprising but expected move if you look at his declining performances Denver only recently moved on from McManus. It was the right time but it sure is a sad sight to see.
De’Shawn Williams, DE - Carolina Panthers (1 year, $1.75 Million) Losing both Jones and Williams is a slight concern in terms of depth. Although Williams isn’t as productive as his former teammate he’s certainly a steal for the Panthers as a rotational/back up. He’s arguably serviceable as a starter as well and knows the defensive staff in Carolina very well.
Eric Saubert, TE - Miami Dolphins (1 year, $1.68 Million) I forgot Eric was even on the team, his receiving qualities aren’t much to go crazy for with 15 recs and 148 yards on a career best 2022 season and his run blocking isn’t fantastic either albeit it is his stronger game.
Billy Turner, T - New York Jets (1 year, $1.5 Million) Billy was a sad loss back in 2018 when he first left for Green Bay. However he couldn’t really get started and spent large parts of the season on IR.
Latavius Murray, RB - Buffalo Bills (1 year, $1.3 Million) Latavius is the biggest loss for Denver in my opinion. The only member of the team who showed passion, drive and self respect throughout his short lived time in Colorado. The Bills have a solid contributor who will definitely fit the pound the rock ethos.
Chase Edmonds, RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1 year, $1.1 Million) We never got to see what Chase could do in Denver and maybe that’s a good thing if his seasons with Miami are anything to go by. I’m sure he’ll do well in Tampa’s pass heavy offence as a backup catching back.
Eric Tomlinson, TE - Free Agent Most of you have probably never heard of Eric Tomlinson and there's a good reason for that. He’s also still without a team after signing with the Texans for 15 days back in March.
Darius Phillips, CB - Houston Texans (1 year, $1 Million) Darius got a few snaps on defence but spent most of his time on special teams, a rather average contributor by any metric but does have a fair amount of starting experience in the league.
Brett Rypien, QB - Los Angeles Rams (1 year, $1 Million) Broncos fans love this guy. He’s not good at football in a practical sense and he’s likely not going to help the Rams secure any wins but he’s a really smart dude and most likely a future coach. Not to mention its fun to say “Let ‘Em Ryp” if he does ever play.
Corliss Waitman, P - New England Patriots (1 year, $1 Million) There is no chance this man will be playing for the Patriots in 2023. Punting for Denver should be quite easy compared to most of the league but Waitman set out to prove us all wrong on that one. Easily the worst punter I’ve seen in Denver for a good few years.
Lamar Jackson, CB - Kansas City Chiefs (1 year, $1 Million) Lamar didn’t really get an opportunity to feature in Denver, I’m fairly sure he’ll be a camp body in KC as well so there’s not much to add on this one.
Although we let a lot of players leave, I think we managed to re-sign the most important of all the players with contracts expiring.
Alex Singleton, MLB (3 year, $18 Million) I’m telling you now, this man is elite. His season started a little slow but he came to town with 21-tackles (19 solo) against Divisional Rivals the LA Chargers. He did a similar thing in week 15 vs the Rams where he totalled another 20 tackles.
Overall I think Singleton is starting to peak and turn into a real force in this league.
Kareem Jackson, S (1 year, $1.3 Million) Kareem has far exceeded the expectations Broncos fans had for him when he joined from Houston in 2019. Initially as a corner and later taking over a strong safety Jackson has been brilliant, his heavy hitting style has made him a fan favourite and I’m pleased to see him back yet again.
Cameron Fleming, T (1 year, $2.3 Million) Fleming was a decent enough back up for the team in 2022 that unfortunately ended up starting more than everyone would have wanted. He’s a great depth addition to bring back, let's hope it remains a depth option though.
With so many departures comes a long list of new faces for the Broncos. 13 new players joined in free agency and whilst some are better than others there’s certainly been a clear direction that Sean Payton is heading in. big men, very big men.
Mike McGlinchey, RT - (5 year, $87.5 Million) I’ve been a big McGlinchey fan since the days of his nasty Notre Dame O-Line, where he lined up alongside Quenton Nelson. Mike’s play for the 49ers whilst good has had some rather concerning points with his lack of success vs speed rushers being the overwhelmingly obvious. We’re reaching a point where McGlinchey is living off of his college performances much like Jadeveon Clowney is still renowned for “the hit”. I do believe mcGlinchey will look like a hall of famer in comparison to every Broncos Right Tackle of the past 10 years and I do believe he’ll be successful in what the Broncos want to do which is run the ball down your throat. Denver has stability at both tackle positions and that’s only going to be a positive.
Ben Powers, G - (4 year, $52 Million) The quickest path to the quarterback is the straightest. It’s important Wilson is protected from the interior of his pocket and Ben certainly has powers in that department. I don’t think it would be an understatement to call Ben Powers elite in pass pro and whilst his run blocking seems to be improving it's not fantastic. Nonetheless I think this is very similar to the McGlinchey situation where we’ve slightly overpaid but the team will have a massive upgrade at Guard.
Zach Allen, DE - (3 year, $45.75 Million) I like Allen but the concern for me here is this past year was a career year for him, and with such a small sample size of good but not elite play I struggle with the idea that he will repeat his 2022 success in 2023. His contract doesn’t appear to be overly friendly either with $19 Million in 2024 cap scheduled in the books along with half of his 2025 salary guaranteed as well.
I don’t think he’ll be a bad signing, his familiarity with DC and former Broncos HC Vance Joseph will be a good thing but for the 3rd signing in a row, and perhaps the most egregious the Broncos have overpaid for their man.
Jarrett Stidham, QB (2 year, $10 Million) I like this move a lot, Stidham is a high end back up who can provide enough of a threat to Russ that he can win games in Denver if called upon. In reality he’s a backup but a back up you can certainly have confidence in.
Chris Manhertz, TE (2 year, $6 Million) I liked the Stidham signing, I love the Manhertz signing. He’s not flashy and he isn’t going to show up anywhere with big stats, however Manhertz has consistently been an elite blocking tight end for years and its players like him that make the difference on short yardage situations.
Samaje Perine, RB (2 year, $7.5 Million) This seems to be another Sean Payton inspired move. Initially Perine was never thought of as a back who could catch out of the backfield but his year spent with Cool guy Joe Burrow in Cincinnati has shown he’s more than capable of being that guy. Working in a committee alongside Javonte Williams should bring success to this lifeless Denver offense in 2023.
Michael Burton, FB (1 year, $1.3 Million) Burton has played for Sean Payton before and that will be incredibly useful for obvious reasons. Burton has been a blocking fullback for most of his career but has shown the ability to run and catch when called upon. I like this move and its a clear upgrade on Beck.
Tremon Smith, CB/Returner (2 year, $5 Million) If Smith is only going to be a returner then I think Denver have once again overpaid for a player coming off a bad year in a position declining in value. I do think Smith can rebound and have the type of year he’s been having since 2018. Not to mention there isn’t a chance Smith can be anywhere near as bad as Montrell Washington had been in 2022.
Riley Dixon, P (2 year, $3.5 Million) Riley was drafted by Denver in 2016 before being traded to the Giants a few years down the line. Despite the advantageous altitude in Denver, Dixon wasn’t a very good punter for the team in his 2 seasons. However, in a move that shows how bad this team really has been Dixon will still be a big improvement over Corliss Waitman and thus this needs to be considered an upgrade.
Marquez Callaway, WR (1 year, $1.1 Million) Former Sean Payton disciple Callaway reuniting in Denver is a good thing from my perspective. During Payton’s last season in New Orleans Callaway managed to put up 6 touchdowns in 46 receptions. The Broncos have a busy WR room but its a room that is yet to be healthy together so this move makes sense from all angles.
Kyle Fuller, C (1 year, $1.1 Million) I don’t expect Fuller to see the field unless there’s another injury disaster as he’s arguably 3rd on the depth chart. I’m glad the team have started to add some much needed depth but there’s also a solid chance that Fuller doesn’t Fill out the roster in 2023.
Following free agency most Broncos fans felt the team needed some further reinforcements but with so few picks available to start the 2023 NFL Draft many were left wondering what kind of magic George Paton could cook up to fill the team with contributing players.
#63: Marvin Mims, WR (Oklahoma) I don’t think anybody foresaw the Broncos trading up in the 2nd round to take a wide receiver. And whilst it's not a huge need, especially with the depth addition of Marquez Callaway in free agency, I do think it's a very good pick.
K.J. Hamler has failed to stay fit and this all but spells the end for his time in Denver in my opinion. It’s no wonder the Broncos front office couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a player with 4.38 speed and a 2-year college average of 20 yards per reception. I can see his ability to line up anywhere coming in very handy in a high motion Denver offense.
What I find spectacular about Mims is his ability to genuinely do everything. He can take the top off a defense, take screens in space for first downs, and generally play well in the short, medium and long game. There'll be some minor concerns over a Oklahoma running limited route trees but given Payton’s creativity and the likelihood of being moved around to capitalize on speed mismatches I don’t really feel those concerns are overly warranted.
#67: Drew Sanders, LB (Arkansas) I think Sanders has a real shot of being the best player selected in the 2023 NFL Draft when we look back in a few years time. He was a 5-star recruit at Alabama before transferring to Arkansas in 2022. Nick Saban has since said last summer that Sanders “probably would have started” for Alabama in one of the deepest pass rushing units in college. Ultimately he starred for the Razorbacks where his athletic prowess, versatility and toughness helped him notch up 9.5 Sacks (2nd in SEC) and 103 tackles.
His ability to play inside and outside will delight Vance Joseph who will end up using him very heavily in blitz packages from both the edge and middle linebacker positions. Ultimately we’re relying on a player's superior athletic abilities to give him the edge until he learns the nuances of NFL football.
His tackle consistency vs the run needs heavy improvement if he wants to be a 3-down player for Denver at either the edge or inside linebacker positions. Part of his problem so far has been a tendency to bite on fakes and misdirections and although his athleticism has managed to shine through at the College level it won’t be as successful at the NFL level.
#83: Riley Moss, CB (Iowa) Moss, in theory, has everything you would look for in an NFL corner with the exception of real top end speed. He’s tall and rangey with good tackling instincts but there are some shortcomings which will likely affect his NFL future as a cornerback. Moss typically leaves a bit too much cushion in zone coverage which can lead to explosive receivers leaving him in the dust. In man coverage he’ll often leave the underneath to compensate for his lack of top end speed; his aforementioned tackling skills at least thrive here.
His run support is likely going to make him a real runner for the slot corner position in zone packages but his shortcomings may also lead to Vance Joseph wanting to move him to safety eventually. The biggest advantage he has going forward is his versatility otherwise he may end up as a special teams contributor only.
#183: JL Skinner, S (Boise State) Drafted predominantly for his size, Skinner stands at 6’4, hits hard and plays to his strengths. Against the run Skinner performs admirably and has fantastic angles when pursuing the runner. In coverage he’s equally as solid with the ball skills to force interceptions and pass breakups.
I can only see Skinner on a trajectory to the top and I'm excited to see him in Denver. Ultimately it will be his responsibility to cover Travis Kelce, Michael Mayer and Gerald Everett twice a year.
#257: Alex Forsyth, C (Oregon) I think the Broncos wanted to draft a center, I don’t believe that man was supposed to be Alex Forsyth. Whilst he’s good value for the 7th round, I imagine they would have rather had the opportunity to take John Michael Schmitz or Joe Tippmann. I’m not sure how this pick is going to work out. On one hand I can see him being part of the same dominant force that allowed his backs ro average 5 yards per play in Oregon but on the other hand he’s a penalty machine much like Garrett Bolles was to start his career.
Overall I think the Broncos did the best they could with the selections they had. It would have been nice to see a tackle for the first time in 6 years or another running back to support Javonte and Samaje.
My concerns with the class is that although they're talented they weren't all the biggest needs this off season.
I can see all of them with the exception of Forsyth becoming a contributing level talent with Denver and over the course of their rookie contracts.
Ultimately this is how I see the roster breaking down:
QB: Russell Wilson, Jarett Stidham, Ben DiNucci HB: Javonte Williams, Samaje Perine, Tony Jones jr. FB: Michael Burton WR: Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, Courtland Sutton, Marvin Mims jr, Marquez Callaway TE: Greg Dulcich, Adam Trautman, Albert Okwuegbunam, Chris Manhertz OT: Garett Bolles, Mike McGlinchey, Cam Fleming, Isaiah Prince, Quinn Bailey IOL: Ben Powers, Quin Meinerz, Lloyd Cushenberry, Alex Forsyth, Luke Wattenberg, Kyle Fuller. DL: Zach Allen, Jonathan Harris, Eyioma Uwazurike, Jonathan Cooper, D.J. Jones, Mike Purcell LOLB: Randy Gregory, Baron Browning MLB: Alex Singleton, Josey Jewell, Drew Sanders, Justin Strnad, Jonas Griffith ROLB: Nik Bonnito, Aaron Patrick CB: Pat Surtain II, Damarri Mathis, Riley Moss, K’Waun Williams, Tremon Smith FS: Justin Simmons, Jamar Johnson, Caden Sterns SS: JL Skinner, Kareem Jackson
K: TBD P: Riley Dixon R: Tremon Smith LS: Mitchell Fraboni
There’s probably one big name missing here and that’s K.J. Hamler, who I think will get cut or traded before week 1.
Moving forward into 2023 and the 2024 off season there are a few positions Denver still need to worry about. There’s huge question marks over the ability of Russell Wilson and whether he still has the ability to play at the highest level.
We’ve also got question marks at running back with Javonte Williams coming off a huge injury. Our WR room has a lot of unknowns after Courtland Suttons failure to rediscover his form after his ACL injury whilst teammate Tim Patrick is also recovering from the same injury suffered this past season.
The offensive line still needs addressing as Lloyd Cushenberry often gets bullied in the trenches and Garrett Bolles may revert under another new offensive line coach, so far Mike Munchak is the only man to get a respectable tune from the former first round pick.
Moving on to defense and there’s less issues but still big weaknesses. I’d like to see us invest more in the defensive line and outside linebacker positions with Cooper, Bonnito, Browning and Gregory all relatively unknown in a Broncos uniform.
Ultimately if I had to narrow it down the focus going forward needs to be on center, defensive end and quarterback if things will russ doesn’t improve.
Ultimately there was a lot to like about the Broncos off season changes and everything seems to be pointing towards a more successful, creative team in 2023. We look to have added steel where it mattered across the offensive line and signing Sean Payton could prove to be the biggest acquisition of the all.
Ironically, this series is called defending the draft and that’s what I’ve struggled to do here the most. I like the class, I think there’s some high impact players there for sure, but I’ve come away wishing we’d filled some other key areas a little bit better. Ultimately you can’t always have the board fall as you want it and it’s a huge improvement from the classes John Elway managed to put together.
Thank you for reading my Denver Broncos draft/off season review. I filled in as a last minute replacement so hopefully this manages to hit the right spot for everyone.


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2023.06.01 22:14 Chico237 #NIOCORP~Global production of critical metals unlikely to meet EU demand, VW, TITANIUM & more...

#NIOCORP~Global production of critical metals unlikely to meet EU demand, VW, TITANIUM & more...

June 1, 2023~Global production of critical metals unlikely to meet EU demand~

Global production of critical metals unlikely to meet EU demand - MINING.COM
EVs owned by the City of Madrid. (Reference image by Diario de Madrid, Wikimedia Commons.)
A recent study by Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology found that the current global production levels of raw materials will not match the demand of the European Union’s EV industry, not even when accounting for recycling.
The paper points out that the metals that are highly sought after, such as dysprosium, neodymium, manganese and niobium, are of great economic importance to the EU, while their supply is limited and it takes time to scale up raw material production.
“The EU is heavily dependent on imports of these metals because extraction is concentrated in a few countries such as China, South Africa and Brazil. The lack of availability is both an economic and an environmental problem for the EU, and risks delaying the transition to electric cars and environmentally sustainable technologies,” Maria Ljunggren, lead author of the study, said in a media statement.
“In addition, since many of these metals are scarce, we also risk making access to them difficult for future generations if we are unable to use what is already in circulation.”
Together with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, EMPA, Ljunggren has surveyed the metals that are currently in use in Europe’s vehicle fleet. The assignment has resulted in an extensive database that shows the presence over time of 11 metals in new vehicles, vehicles in use and vehicles that are recycled.
The survey, which goes back as far as 2006, shows that the proportion of critical metals has increased significantly in vehicles, a development the researchers believe will continue. Several rare earth elements are among the metals that have increased the most.
“Neodymium and dysprosium usage has increased by around 400% and 1,700% respectively in new cars over the period, and this is even before electrification had taken off,” Ljunggren said. “Gold and silver, which are not listed as critical metals but have great economic value, have increased by around 80%.”
According to the researcher, the idea behind the survey and the database is to provide decision-makers, companies and organizations with an evidence base to support a more sustainable use of the EU’s critical metals. A major challenge is that these materials, which are found in very small concentrations in each car, are economically difficult to recycle.
“If recycling is to increase, cars need to be designed to enable these metals to be recovered, while incentives and flexible processes for more recycling need to be put in place. But that’s not the current reality”, Ljunggren noted.
“It is important to increase recycling. At the same time, it is clear that an increase in recycling alone cannot meet requirements in the foreseeable future, just because the need for critical metals in new cars is increasing so much. Therefore there needs to be a greater focus on how we can substitute other materials for these metals. But in the short term, it will be necessary to increase extraction in mines if electrification is not to be held back.”

June 1, 2023~Volkswagen plans EV battery revolution at new gigafactory~

Volkswagen plans EV battery revolution at new gigafactory – The Irish Times
The pilot line for small-series battery cell production at the SalzGiga fuel cell gigafactory, operated by Volkswagen Group Components, in Salzgitter, Germany. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
On the flat plains of Lower Saxony, near the town of Salzgitter, a new empire is growing out of the land. Well, specifically out of the mud right now, as it’s been raining for the past couple of days and, like all building sites, it doesn’t take long for the muddy puddles to form.
Once the mud is clear and replaced by concrete and steel, this 260,000sq m site will be the home of Volkswagen’s first battery “gigafactory”, which has become something of a buzzword of late, applied to any production site that just happens to be large.
This is, or at least in due course will be, a factory for making gigas. Gigawatts of power, packaged in batteries destined for Volkswagen’s fleet of new electric cars, and indeed any customers for such parts that it finds along the line.
Speaking of parts, the design and management of the factory is actually under the auspices of Volkswagen Components, the part of the car-making giant that also packs up and sends out the spare parts for your 10-year old Golf. Components is a far bigger business than it sounds, though – it’s worth some €40 billion to Volkswagen, so the €2 billion investment needed in Salzgitter to make the battery factory is getting on for small change. Even so, a whole separate division within VW Components, called Power Co, has been set up so that it can act like a start-up, and make the sort of rapid decisions and fast-developing business plans needed so that VW can keep up in the battery power race.
It’s part of a €30 billion investment in battery technology, research, and construction over the next seven years to deliver a target of 80 per cent of Volkswagen’s sales, worldwide, being made up of electric cars by 2030. In Ireland and the rest of Europe, that figure is more like 100 per cent, although with the recent lobbying to water down the proposed EU ban on combustion engines, that may change in the interim.
Eventually the plan is to increase production to 40gWh per year, enough batteries for 500,000 electric cars
Salzgitter has been part of the VW empire for some time now. The factory on the site started in 1970, making the somewhat unloved K70 hatchback and saloon, a precursor to the first-generation Passat. By 1975, Salzgitter had been refitted to make petrol engines, and it’s been doing that ever since.
Now, the plant that made engines is turning over to making batteries instead. There’s already a pilot production plant on the site, a section of the factory that once made cylinder heads and which is now making experimental batteries for the next-generation of electric cars and vans.
The gigafactory that’s currently rising, to an eventual height of 60m, out of the Saxon mud will have a capacity of 10-gigawatt/hours (gWh) for each of its two large production halls. Eventually the plan is to increase production to 40gWh per year, enough batteries for 500,000 electric cars. That’s just a small part of what VW needs to build all those new EVs though – the company estimates that it needs some 240hWh of battery production by 2028, so Salzgitter will be joined by further Gigafactories in Valencia, in Sweden and in Ontario. ARTICLE continues.....

MAY 31, 2023~New 'designer' titanium alloys made using 3D printing~

New ‘designer’ titanium alloys made using 3D printing - RMIT University

Team members Dr Tingting Song and Professor Ma Qian (left to right) with a titanium alloy part created with the laser 3D printer that the team used at RMIT University. (Note: this is not an alloy part that the team made for this research.) Credit: RMIT
The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature, could help extend the applications of titanium alloys, improve sustainability and drive innovative alloy design.
Their discovery holds promise for a new class of more sustainable high-performance titanium alloys for applications in aerospace, biomedical, chemical engineering, space and energy technologies.
RMIT University and the University of Sydney led the innovation, in collaboration with Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the company Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence in Melbourne.
Lead researcher, Ma Qian a professor from RMIT, said the team embedded circular economy thinking in their design, creating great promise for producing their new titanium alloys from industrial waste and low-grade materials.
"Reusing waste and low-quality materials has the potential to add economic value and reduce the high carbon footprint of the titanium industry," said Qian from RMIT's Center for Additive Manufacturing in the School of Engineering.

Atomic-scale microstructure across an alpha-beta interphase interface from a new alloy 3D-printed by the team using laser directed energy deposition. Credit: Ma Qian, Simon Ringer and colleagues

What type of titanium alloys has the team made?

The team's titanium alloys consist of a mixture of two forms of titanium crystals, called alpha-titanium phase and beta-titanium phase, each corresponding to a specific arrangement of atoms.
This class of alloys has been the backbone of the titanium industry. Since 1954, these alloys have been produced primarily by adding aluminum and vanadium to titanium.
The research team investigated the use of oxygen and iron—two of the most powerful stabilizers and strengtheners of alpha- and beta-titanium phases—which are abundant and inexpensive.
Two challenges have hindered the development of strong and ductile alpha-beta titanium-oxygen-iron alloys through the conventional manufacturing processes, Qian said.
"One challenge is that oxygen—described colloquially as 'the kryptonite to titanium'—can make titanium brittle, and the other is that adding iron could lead to serious defects in the form of large patches of beta-titanium."
The team used Laser Directed Energy Deposition (L-DED), a 3D printing process suitable for making large, complex parts, to print their alloys from metal powder.
"A key enabler for us was the combination of our alloy design concepts with 3D-printing process design, which has identified a range of alloys that are strong, ductile and easy to print," Qian said.
The attractive properties of these new alloys that can rival those of commercial alloys are attributed to their microstructure, the team says.
"This research delivers a new titanium alloy system capable of a wide and tunable range of mechanical properties, high manufacturability, enormous potential for emissions reduction and insights for materials design in kindred systems," said co-lead researcher University of Sydney Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Ringer.
"The critical enabler is the unique distribution of oxygen and iron atoms within and between the alpha-titanium and beta-titanium phases.
"We've engineered a nanoscale gradient of oxygen in the alpha-titanium phase, featuring high-oxygen segments that are strong, and low-oxygen segments that are ductile allowing us to exert control over the local atomic bonding and so mitigate the potential for embrittlement."

Support for this research

The team’s work benefited from sustained, targeted investment in research infrastructure from national and state governments and from universities, Professor Ringer said.
“In many ways, this work showcases the power of Australia's national collaborative research infrastructure strategy and sets the scene for extending this strategy into the realm of advanced manufacturing,” he said
The Australia Research Council (ARC) through the Discovery Program and the Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM) funded and supported this research.
The team acknowledges support from the Australia–US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program supported by the Australian Government; The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; the State Key Laboratories in Hong Kong from the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Government; and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence for its Simufact DED solution used in the L-DED process design.
The team’s research paper, ‘Strong and ductile titanium-oxygen-iron alloys by additive manufacturing’, is published in Nature (DOI: 10.1038/s41586-023-05952-6).
An editorial on the team’s work, ‘Designer titanium alloys created using 3D printing’, is also published in Nature (DOI: 10.1038/d41586-023-01360-y). * We adopted the term ‘designer titanium’ in this media release from this editorial article in Nature


Titanium (usgs.gov)


MAY 26, 2023~ NioCorp Demonstrates the Ability to Potentially Double Projected Titanium Recovery Rates for the Elk Creek Project~

NioCorp Demonstrates the Ability to Potentially Double Projected Titanium Recovery Rates for the Elk Creek Project - NioCorp Developments Ltd.
Demonstration Plant Shows New Recovery Process May Double NioCorp’s Titanium Production per Tonne of Ore as well as Produce a Higher Purity Product that May Command Higher Market Prices
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (May 26, 2023) – NioCorp Developments Ltd. (“NioCorp” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:NB) (TSX:NB) is pleased to announce that it has successfully demonstrated an ability to potentially double the recovery of titanium from each tonne of ore the Company expects to mine at its Nebraska-based Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project (the “Project”), once project financing is obtained and the commercial plant is constructed. The new process is expected to produce a purer form of titanium that may command a higher price than is assumed in NioCorp’s June 2022 feasibility study for the Project (the “Feasibility Study”).
NioCorp’s demonstration plant in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, has shown that the Company’s new and improved recovery process can likely achieve an 83.7% rate of overall titanium recovery to final product. This compares to a 40.3% titanium recovery rate in NioCorp’s previous process approach. This new result points to a potentially large increase in the amount of titanium that NioCorp can potentially produce at currently planned rates of mining.
NioCorp’s current Feasibility Study shows the Project producing approximately 431,793 tonnes of titanium dioxide. The titanium produced by NioCorp’s new process is in the form of titanium tetrachloride (“TiCl4”), known in commercial markets as “tickle.” This is a purer form of titanium than the synthetic rutile, and generally commands a higher market price. TiCl4 is an input for the production of high-purity titanium oxides and compounds, which are used primarily in the manufacture of white pigments, and titanium metal and aerospace-grade titanium alloys.

Final determination of planned titanium production can be made only after work related to a mineral reserve update, additional engineering, updated project capital and operating cost estimates, and other required information is produced for publication in a new feasibility study.
Growing Demand for Titanium Metal and Alloys in the U.S. and the West
Demand and pricing for titanium metal and associated alloys has increased in recent years, and the U.S. is more than 95% dependent upon foreign nations (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Japan, and Russia) for titanium metal and alloys, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. While Russia is only the third largest titanium mineral producer in the world, it is the world’s largest supplier of aerospace-grade titanium, producing half of the world’s titanium used in aerospace before 2022. Virtually all U.S. Air Force planes rely on aerospace-grade titanium; for example, the F-22 is constructed using approximately 42% titanium by weight.

More Streamlined Production Process Demonstrated
NioCorp’s new process has been demonstrated to be more efficient than the previous design, is expected to require fewer processing steps, and may allow the elimination of entire processes in NioCorp’s planned processing plant in Nebraska, such as acid regeneration.
“In demonstrating our ability to potentially make higher-purity titanium in multiple forms, and in potentially higher volumes, we open up a range of new and exciting possibilities for the business, including potentially emerging as a key supplier of titanium to several industries of importance to U.S. national defense and commercial markets,” said Mark A. Smith, CEO and Executive Chairman of NioCorp. “The increasing value of potential titanium production in the Elk Creek Project is a direct result of our new processing design and the careful testing of that system at the demonstration plant level. This is one of the reasons why we have focused so intently on getting this process right and demonstrating its technical feasibility.”
“A lot of work has gone into testing and validating this new processing approach, and while we are seeing the results that we expected, it is very gratifying to have those results validated at the demonstration plant level,” said Scott Honan, Chief Operating Officer of NioCorp. “For the U.S. and many Western nations, supply chain risk for titanium has become an increasing concern for both industry and defense markets. We look forward to NioCorp helping to contribute to a more reliable and domestic titanium supply chain from our potential production in Nebraska.”
Qualified Persons:
Eric Larochelle, B.Eng., Co-Owner, L3 Process Development, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information, and verified the data, contained in this news release.
Scott Honan, M.Sc., SME-RM, COO of NioCorp Developments Ltd., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in the news release.



NORTHERN MINER ~Volume 109 Number 10 May 15 – 28, 2023~

Volume 109 Number 10 May 15 – 28, 2023 - The Northern Miner
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2023.06.01 19:57 rarararararawr My Review Experience with ReSA and a little bit of REO

Hi guys! Ang daming nagtatanong about review centers so gusto ko lang i-share yung experience ko lalo ngayon na CPA na ako 🥹 Hehe. Very long and detailed post ahead! Very honest review rin ito kaya sorry po agad. And disclaimer, as always, what worked for me may not work for you. Take what resonates, leave what doesn’t, chariz HAHA. Sa mga friends ko na makikilala ako dahil dito, shhh na lang haaa.
During integrated subjects nung May, I decided to enroll in REO Batch 4 because super weak ng foundation ko and I thought kaya ko siyang aralin kasabay nung integrated subjects ko, hindi pala. The main reason why I enrolled in REO was because of TAX, maganda raw e. Pero nawindang na lang ako na mali pala ako ng alam, specifically sa rates since outdated pala yung TAX pre-recorded lectures non. Natutuwa pa naman ako na nagegets ko yung turo ni Sir Rex, kaso mali pala ako ng natutunan. Ganon yung na-feel ko kaya nawalan na ako ng gana.
Nagfocus na muna ako sa turo ng reviewers namin nung integrated review. After graduation, bakasyon mode muna ako. Pero nakakahinayang talaga yung 11k na binayad sa REO kung wala man lang akong aaralin doon, kaya chineck ko pa yung ibang reviewers para malaman kung effective ba teaching style nila for me. Nandito sa link na to yung comments ko sa kanila and sa REO. Pero gusto ko i-highlight si Sir Escala. Sobrang solid na AT reviewer as in. Sa AT lang yung pre-recorded lectures na tinapos ko. Bumili rin ako ng book niya pero di ko na rin nabasa hehe, same na same naman yun sa tinuturo niya. Kaya kung para lang sa AT kaya mag eenroll sa REO, I say okay na yung libro ni Sir.
After REO, nag enroll na rin ako sa ReSA Hybrid for May 2023. At first, puro f2f classes lang pinapasukan ko. Morning weekdays yung pasok ko and commute lang ako from Rizal. Nagustuhan ko agad yung mga reviewers except: - Dean Ireneo (AT) - not for me, boomer vibes - Sir Tamayo (TAX) - okay naman sana siya pero weird ng green jokes niya, pwede sila magsama ni Sir Rex char. - Sir Dayag (AFAR) - magaling siya pero di ko kase talaga maintindihan mga sinasabi niya huhuhu. Sorry, Sir! Naka mask kase siya habang nagdidiscuss tas may accent din kaya ayun. Pero super bait ni Sir Dayag as in!!! Nasakin ang problema hehe.
After first pre-boards, pasado naman if 50-based pero bagsak talaga if zero-based. FARAP pinaka naghila pababa ng grades ko. Akala ko natututo ako kay Ma’am Ireneo pero doon ko narealize na wala palang nareretain sakin. Ang saya ni Ma’am as prof pero not for me lang siguro yung teaching style. Kaya after non, nagswitch na ako sa online at hinabol ko lahat ng lessons sa FARAP. Ang naiwan na lang sa f2f classes na pinapasukan ko ay review classes nina: - Sir Aljon (MS) - Siya rin sa online pero mas naaabsorb ko yung f2f classes niya kase super ganda ng sulat ni Sir!! 🥹 As in HAHA tas pogi pa ni Sir hehehehe. Tapos ang galing talaga ni Sir mag explain ng concepts at reasons bakit naging ganon yung formulas. Sa dami ng formulas sa MS, sobrang helpful ng explanations ni Sir para mas mapadali yung pagsolve kahit baliktarin pa mga given. - Sir Soriano (RFBT) - Bet ko yung turo ni Sir pati mga kwento niya about sa experiences niya. Sana lang online na lang siya kase lumulutang talaga isip ko madalas pag RFBT kaya nagrerecord na lang me. Panget kase yung online rfbt e huhu. Pero dito, mas okay talaga if nabasa na yung handouts before makinig para di alien yung mga sinasabi ni Sir.
At dahil nga nag-online classes na ako para doon sa ibang subjects, ang saya grabe. Online lang yun pero sobrang funny ng halos lahat ng reviewers at ang kukulit ng mga reviewees! May time na feeling ko sobra na yung ibang reviewees sa mga jokes nila at ako na yung naiinis para sa mga reviewers pero dahil okay naman yung mga reviewers at mukha namang masaya sila, tinatanggal ko na lang yung inis ko HAHA.
Reviewers online na naging effective yung teaching style sakin - Sir K (TAX) - Super duper funny and cute and gwapo, ang saya talaga manuod ng video lectures ni Sir. Ang dami niyang energy 😭 As someone na mababaw ang kaligayahan, tuwang tuwa ako kay Sir. Ang detailed pa ng lectures niya. Screenshot mo lahat ng ppt ni sir para pakak chugug ka pag may need ka balikan na details. Lalo na ang trend ngayon sa TAX ay more on theory, I think super sapat na ang turo ni Sir K. - Sir Chris (FARAP) - Ang galing ni Sir tapos ang pogi rin!! Hehe. Ang detailed ng discussions niyaaaa. I can say na zero-based naman siya and based sa standards talaga yung turo nya. Minsan lang nahahabaan ako sa way ng pagsolve niya pero mas magegets yung lesson dahil doon. Siguro after ng discussion niya, pwedeng ikaw na lang gumawa ng sariling format. - Sir Gor (FARAP) - Sobrang galing rin!! Gustong gusto ko si Sir magturo kase ang bagal niya magsalita hehehe so yung 4hrs dapat na lecture, 2hrs mahigit na lang kapag pinapanuod ko kase naka 2x or 1.5x tapos naiintindihan ko pa rin! HAHAHA. Ang maganda kay Sir, ang straight to the point ng concepts niya tapos dami niya ring pro-forma and shortcuts na makakatulong sa pagsolve. Tapos, nakakahawa yung tawa ni Sir!! Cute! - Sir Aldrin (AFAR) - Zero-based approach din kase tinuturo niya muna yung concepts bago magsolve. Tapos nagsheshare rin siya ng shortcuts para mas mapabilis magsolve. Fave ko yung shortcut nya sa Partnership Liquidation!! Super time saverrrr! Funny rin si Sir kaya nakakatuwa rin makinig.
Overall, super happy ng experience ko sa ReSA and love ko talaga sila + Sir Escala. Kung hindi talaga sila ginamit ni Lord para sa review ko, sure ako di ako makakapasa. Natapos ko naman yung coverage pero hindi lahat na-retain sa akin. Or baka feeling ko lang hindi na-retain pero sa paghula ko nung boards, nandon pala mga tinuro nila.
Motto ko nung nagrereview ay ayaw kong mamatay na nagrereview lang. Di ko kase sure kung baka bigla na lang akong mamatay kaya gusto ko yung kahit nahihirapan ako magreview, masaya pa rin ako. Kaya aside sa pagsama sakin ng friends ko, sobrang laking tulong ng ReSA para di ko mafeel na ang lungkot ng pagrereview. Ang saya kase talaga nilang reviewers. Iba talaga pag effective at motivating yung nagtuturo. Sana ganito sa undergrad. But that’s for another story time, hay.
Pero ayun, ang daldal ko, ang dami ko nang sinabi 😭 HAHAHA. Basta, kung saan niyo ma-feel na at peace kayo, doon kayo mag enroll. Wag magpadala sa kung saan ang friends mo kase baka magkaiba kayo ng learning style. Search na lang rin kayo dito sa reddit ng comments about sa RCs kase super dami na ng previous comments, hanapin niyo lang.
If umabot ka rito, thank you sa pagbasa hehe.
Review well, future CPAs! Rooting for all of you! Magiging worth it din lahat! Hwaitinggg! ✨
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2023.06.01 19:28 Pokharelinishan IEM Dallas 2023 showmatch will be played on CS2.

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2023.06.01 17:26 Drakos8706 Powerless (part 36)

Admiral Shane stood in the room usually used for training, but had been cleared out so he could make the conference over holophone, and a larger room helped with the scale when they were addressing the entire Federation Council.
It had taken only about 2 ½ days to get to the Golden Egg’s position, as with their progress in the uplifting process - and the fact that they had access to FTL technology - they had been allowed to send a ship out into the Federation, albeit supervised. As such, they decided on sending a military ship, seeing as there was a much smaller chance of an interstellar incident happening with disciplined Marines.
The chamber was a semicircle, with the Chairperson’s seat at ground level, in the center of the floor, with each next row elevated slightly, so that the gathered Representatives were situated in a step-pattern, ascending to the top row of the chamber. He noticed that the ‘insectoid’ species all were situated to his right of the chamber, if he was looking out at them.
Beside him stood Admiral Ree’Scote, being his ‘escort’ into the Federation; Kyle, as the boots-on-ground witness; Officer Kit’Ahnj, being the Federation’s liaison officer; and Captain Vohr’Doe, as the commander of the vessel that found the planet. But of course, it was him that was currently the center of attention.
He had reviewed the team's video logs, and he agreed that whatever was on that planet was likely hostile; the sounds that came from that darkness - not to mention the fear he felt when looking into it - were so… wrong, he didn't feel any other classification would be right. And - after the testimony of Officer Kit’Ahnj, backing up Kyle’s report, and the video - the Council felt the same way; however, they were less inclined to destroy the planet. He was currently being addressed by the Council Chairwoman, a bipedal crocodile, whose title was Chairwoman Hahss’Chom, (which - when she pronounced it - was little more than a hiss, followed by her snapping her jaws shut.)
“We have ways to prevent… whatever this is - from ever being able to exit their system, even if they were to develop FTL technology.”
“With all due respect, ma’am,” he said, keeping his focus on her, and not the - obviously - judging races that surrounded him, all of whom represented different animals from Earth, each one the Speaker for their respective races, “We’ve dealt with a mindless force of nature that was only intent on killing…
“Europa was one of Jupiter’s moons, and was roughly 90% the size of Luna. When we began spreading out from Earth, the question of drinkable water became a problem. And while it's - relatively - easy to make it from its base components, Europa was almost entirely water, though not all of it was liquid.
“Once we had developed the technology to land there, we set out drilling to the ocean, which was located beneath a shell of ice that was estimated to be between 10-15 miles deep… We made it four miles before we lost all resistance. The drills were shut down, and new readings were taken; but by the time they realized what was happening, it was too late.
“At first, the teams thought that it was a geyser, which are - were - a fairly common thing, though there had been no signs that one was building up there. Well, they managed to get far enough away before… The ice where they had been working melted, but there was no geyser. What came out of the hole resembled, well, it most resembled a machine AI that humanity dreamed up as a monster in a movie. The one I reference here was basically a metal ball with countless metal tentacles from its ‘back’, and what came out of that hole looked remarkably similar.
“And it wasn't alone. About a dozen of those [‘squids’] came out, and made straight for our people. It was… a massacre; our weapons had no effect on them whatsoever. And after they were done killing everyone, they began dismantling and consuming the ships and equipment. And afterwards, they turned their gazes upwards, launching themselves from the surface of the moon with the force of their limbs, alone.
“Judging from the fragments of their bodies we were able to recover after encounters with them in space, we determined that they were iron of the Fe oxidized variety, so the metal of their bodies didn't interact with the water. They were also incredibly light, especially for how dense they were; it took several missiles to destroy each, and we had no other choice, as they were heading directly at the ships in orbit.
“We retreated to a tactical distance, and while we tried so many different ways to communicate, we found nothing. We even captured one alive, and still, there was no way to communicate. Every attempt was met with the utmost hostility. And throughout this process, they continuously sent out others from beneath the ice, most of them sent towards our ships, yet others were sent out towards the asteroids that share Jupiter’s orbit around the sun. We had no idea what they were doing with the asteroids, whether they were mining them for food, or using them as places to reproduce - or both - so we eventually decided to bombard them with munitions until they crashed into the planet. But this was after we had exhausted every possible avenue of communication.
“We eventually came to a decision - as a people - to destroy the moon, but we had to be smart about it. The Europans had already proven they didn't need to breathe, as they could survive the cold, irradiated vacuum of space without any external protection, which took blowing Europa up off the table.. So - after much deliberation - it was decided to create a ship that could use tractor beams to move the planet. For this, we converted another of Jupiter’s moons - Ganymede - into a ship, and once the construction was complete, we renamed it the Europa Contingency.
“From there, we caught Europa, and towed it to Sol, where we cast it in, to destroy the Europans, down to the last one… It's not something that we’re proud of - as a people - but it was what we needed to do, in order to survive.”
There was a resounding silence after he finished with his speech, and he allowed them the time to process what he'd just told them. He was suddenly very self-conscious, and he felt as if he hadn't explained their plight sufficiently. They were already classified as the most aggressive that their measurement system could register, what must they think of humanity after this. Finally, the Chairwoman broke the silence.
“Though it sounds as if you may have committed genocide on a sapient species… This Council can claim no better. While we have ways to contain FTL travel, this was only put forth as a possible avenue to explore after our predecessors had glassed multiple planets who had turned out to be too hostile to conduct civil interactions with. To have that threat in the same system as you, with no real barrier between your peoples, well, I don't believe any here could truly blame your people for coming to this decision… However, we can't be sure that we face the same threat. Nor can we order anyone to go into the darkness to find out.”
The suul’mahr representative, Grol’Rosh - a solid white coloration to his fur - spoke up, his voice playing out over the speakers, as he was sitting in the topmost row.
“We could send a probe into the midst of it; that could tell us what we're dealing with. And if they are entirely hostile, we could take a specimen up to the atmosphere, to see if it survives.”
He heard a strangled sound of protest, and he didn't need to look around to see the fearful look on Kyle’s face; he gently held up a hand to assuage the Ambassador, as he knew full well what his concern was.
“We believe that the contents of the darkness are… harmful to the generally accepted term of ‘sanity’. And not in the sense of ‘it would be dangerous to any non-human’; as in, to anyone. If - however - you should need a volunteer, then-”
I will watch it,” Grol’Rosh cut him off. Admiral Shane merely looked at him, sighing lightly as he nodded once in acknowledgment to the suul'mahr. Captain Vohr'Doe stepped up at that point, calling to the hangar to release the drone, and to program it to enter the darkness just beyond the leading edge. A small communication satellite was set out after it to retain contact with the drone when the curve of the planet would render it beyond their scope of reach.
It took several minutes, during which Grol’Rosh inserted earbuds into his ears, and had his personal screen connected to the probe's camera. While he was watching the drone's progress, it was also taking its own readings, and sending them back as text. Which is how they knew when it was breaching the atmosphere, and when it encountered the darkness; Kyle had been right: it wasn't natural.
The reports coming back from the drone were confusing, to say the least; firstly because ‘the darkness’ was actually solid material, though ‘solid’ was used loosely here, as it was more like a ‘dust storm’. Except that it wasn't just dust - as there were readings of sand, and soil in the mess - because nanoscanners inside the drone determined that each grain of soil was coated in a thick, viscous material that absorbed all light that hit it.
The material was what caused the confusion, as when it was analyzed, it was determined to be… everything. There were traces of all genus of races, from canines, to felines, insects, to pachyderms; there was even all manner of aquatic animals, as well. There was no plant life detected in the sludge.
As imagined with readings like that, the drone had more difficulty descending to the surface of the planet than it normally would have, but strangely, not as much as one might expect; it was only when the craft sped up that they realized it was being pulled. The altitude of the drone continued to drop at a steady rate, until it was about 50’ from the ground, according to the readings from the expedition team, as it was heading for the exact location they had originally made camp. However, the drone was sending even more confusing information, as it was now reading the ground to be 25’ away, and moving quickly.
The drone was about 10’ from the ‘ground’ when Grol’Rosh began howling like he’d been stabbed. Looking up in his direction, everyone gasped in horror as he began clawing at his eyes, quickly rending his face, and entirely destroying the delicate orbs within. He wasn't done, however, as he then began clawing at his ears, his Gift obviously activated, as he tore straight to his skull in only a single swipe, the unnerving sound of claw scraping bone filling the room.
Two suul'mahr guards rushed towards him as soon as he'd begun clawing his eyes, and were almost to him when he reached his hands out to the sides, and brought them together - with his head still between them - with obviously tremendous force.
One of the guards - a dark gray specimen - leapt forward at the last second, tackling him by leverage of his left arm. That still left his right arm free, though it had only succeeded in a glancing blow, which still knocked him unconscious with a sickening /thud**. There was a stunned silence that followed that ordeal, until Chairwoman Hahss’Chom shakily gave an order for medics, who soon arrived, two kanfi’doe that - after stabilizing his wounds - quickly carried Grol’Rosh down the stairs, and loaded him onto a stretcher they had brought with them.
The silence reigned for a long minute after they’d wheeled him out, broken finally by the Chairwoman’s subdued voice.
“I call a vote: all in favor of allowing the humans to bring their ‘Europa's Contingency’...?” She tapped a few commands into the datapad in front of her, and there was a quiet flurry of movement as the rest of the Council cast their votes.
“It's unanimous: Admiral Shane, we hereby give the Europa’s Contingency permission to travel to this system, and then to return to Sol when the job here is done. Are we clear on this?”
“Crystal, ma’am. I can have the orders dispat-”
He was cut off as a keen'yohng appeared by his side.

Commodore Vah’Rin came out of subspace, his prey already in his sights. The eight other captains under his command confirmed lock-on status, and his communications officer informed him that they had an opening into their link, though it was protected by an unusually strong defense system.
“Well,” he replied, “We did intercept the report on humans; they have artificial intelligences. They probably have one with that cylindrical ship that has too many guns to not be military. Well, this certainly changes things: an a.i. would be by far more valuable than an entire hold of drahk'mihn. If we can capture it, and reprogram it to obey us, we could drop down far enough into subspace that we could make a trip of several months cut down to as many weeks… Patch me into their communication; I’m done hiding…”
He let a cruel smile play across his face as his entire bridge turned into the Federation Council Hall; his ship would project his image into their conversation, but not those of his crew around him. And there in front of him were the objects of his focus, as he was certain he appeared before them, wearing his black Commodore’s jacket.
“How nice of you to join us, Commodore.”
He turned to the owner of the cold voice that ‘greeted’ him.
“Ah, Council Member Toss’Vah,” he replied cheerily to her, “Good to see you again. How are things back home?”
She regarded him coldly, then almost spat,
“It was widely believed that you were still alive; I regret to have that theory confirmed.”
“What can I say?” he asked, smiling, “This ship was just too good to not take it. Give my regards to the president; this ship truly is state-of-the-art… But, I didn't break into this conversation to speak with you.” He turned to the humans, who regarded him with wary expressions, if his experience with the suun'mahs and kanfi’doe was anything to judge by.
“Greetings,” he began jovially - no reason not to be civilized, “I - as you may have gathered - am Commodore Vah’Rin, and I regret to inform you that you are under the guns of 9 ships, all of which are heavily armed. Now, this is normally the part where I tell you that if you cooperate, then we can get through this with a minimal amount of casualties - someone always has to try to be the hero, don’t they? - but I have a different proposition for you, today: give me you a.i., and we’ll leave this system - and your ships - without any hostilities. Refuse, and… Well, I think you get the idea.” He smiled a predatory smile that was more of a leer than anything.
“This is outrageous;” the current Councilwoman stated, righteous anger evident in every syllable, “We not stand for-” but he cut her off.
“We’re too far away from any Federation outposts, and the nearest suun’mahs patrol is… well, right here.” He gestured to Admiral Ree’Scote.
“So, no matter how this plays out, there’s really nothing that this council can do about the goings-on here. So - as I said earlier - I’m not speaking to you; this has nothing to do with any of you.” He turned his attention back to the humans.
“So, what is your answer? And might I remind you, while you may - or may not - be able to take on our ships at 3-1 odds, one of your ships is not only not made to fight, but is also filled with civilians; are you willing to risk all of their lives?”
“How about this,” the human who was obviously military began, “You choose six of your ships, and use those to square off against us; the other three can hang back, and guard the Golden Egg from leaving. If you win that battle, you can take the A.I. stationed there. If not, then your other ships have to leave us in peace.”
“I’m sorry, I didn’t get your name and rank.”
“Admiral Shane of the Sol Defense Force.”
“Ah,” he continued, “Well, Admiral Shane, I’m afraid it doesn’t work that way. It’s all, or nothing, which means that even if you feel comfortable taking on all of our ships at once, we will still target the civilian vessel. There is no other option; sometimes you only have bad paths to choose from, and you must take the lesser of the evils.”
Admiral Shane stood taller, and defiantly responded with,
“We of the Sol Defense Force cannot - in good conscience - hand over a single soul to slav-”
But he was cut off by the other human behind him, the one he actually recognized. Reaching into his pocket, he retrieved a small blue cube, which he held out as he angrily stated,
“You can have mine.”
“Ah,” he replied jovially, turning to the smaller human, “Mr. Redding, I believe?”
“It’s Ambassador.” The defiant little monkey at least seemed pretty fearless in the face of life-or-death negotiations, so he figured that he deserved at least that recognition; he certainly seemed to realize the value of diplomacy over fighting.
Ambassador, then; good to see someone here has a level head on their shoulders.”
The cube reformed into a small human, as the Admiral rounded on his civilian counterpart; they both started talking at the same time.
Excuse me?! You have no right to auction me off like some-
“... hell do you think you’re doing?! How dare you offer up a Sollian to a slaver?! I ought to knock the sh-”
But they were both cut off as Ambassador Redding simply stated, talking louder than both of them,
“Artificial Intelligence Override Code: JKJKLOL69!
The small android stiffened up, and remained rigid, as if it were a simple robot, while the Admiral recoiled, raising an arm slightly as if to defend himself.
“How dare you?” he said with disgust to the Ambassador, “That’s only to be used in the event of a rogue A.I., this-!”
This,’ the Ambassador interjected angrily, “Is bigger than all of us! I know what I’m doing.” He turned to address the Commodore,
“You will take it, and you’ll leave. In peace. Give me… 12 Standard minutes - I have to collect the memory core - and we’ll meet halfway between the 'civilian’ ship, and your group, ‘cause you sure as hell aren't coming aboard either of our ships.”
“That sounds acceptable; however, once the transfer is made, you will keep your shuttle in position until we have determined that the package is authentic, at which point, we will leave. If it is a fake, then I won't hesitate to blow your little shuttle to dust, and then I’ll take everyone I can get my hands on; and with 9 ships, we have more than enough space to hold you all. And we will both come unarmed.”
“I’ll be accompanying you,” the Admiral said sternly to the Ambassador, “I need to document everything that happens so I can send it back as evidence in your hearing.”
“Yeah,” the smaller primate answered testily, “You do that…”
With a vindictive smile, Commodore Vah’Rin motioned to end the transmission.

Kahv’Hosh sat in the pilot’s seat, having been chosen to transport the humans out to the meeting spot. They were both currently silent, and the air was so thick with emotion that you could cut it with a knife. They were already in place, and were currently waiting on the pirate ‘commodore’ to reach their shuttle, with an estimated thirty seconds until they made contact. With a solid /thud/, they were connected, and Kahv’Hosh equalized the pressure in the sleeve, and soon heard a slight knock on their door. Kyle and the Admiral had already moved to the door - the large metal cube with the interface screen sitting beside it - and Kyle reached forward to open it.
The keen’yhong walked onto their shuttle, and his eyes immediately fell to Kyle’s waist.
“I thought we agreed no weapons.” The man’s voice wasn’t as hostile as he would have expected, as he stared at the big gun on Kyle’s waist, and the smaller - but still obviously deadly - pistol on the Admiral’s.
Yeah,” Kyle replied sarcastically, “Because you don’t have some hidden weapon on you…”
The ‘commodore’ simply smiled, and turned to the box.
“This is my a.i., I take it?” he asked, still smiling.
Kyle’s mood seemed to darken further as he reached into his pocket, pulling out the cube that became Kay’Eighty at his command.
“Begin downloading into the core, and commence factory reset.”
He set the cube down on top of an open slot beside the monitor, and a loading screen immediately came up. It only took a few seconds, but it was still a tense few seconds; soon, the box chimed, and Kyle removed the cube.
“I’ll be taking that, as well,” the ‘commodore’ replied, reaching a hand into his jacket; Kyle simply scoffed.
“No, you want to make your own mithril, then you figure out how to make it, yourself. You’ve already got the core, that’s all you need. And that’s all we agreed on. If you wanted the mithril, too, then you should’ve said so; not my fault you failed to specify that point.” There was no amusement as he said it, though it was obvious that he enjoyed that little stunt. And while the ‘commodore’ obviously had his hand on the handle of his gun, he wouldn’t be able to move faster than two humans; the two suul’mahr lurking just beyond the airlock wouldn’t be much help after he was already riddled with bullets.
The ‘commodore’ regarded him for a few moments, then began laughing a cruel, calculated laugh. He gestured behind him, and one of the suul’mahr - all-brown fur - came aboard, carrying the large box onto their shuttle. After he’d observed its successful transfer of the package onto his shuttle, the ‘commodore’ turned back to Kyle.
“As stated before: you will hold this position until either my flotilla leaves, or destroys you for trying to trick me. And this time, I expect you to follow my directions, because you’re already targeted by my lead ship… Well, until next time.” With that, he exited the shuttle, their airlock door closing behind him, both humans remaining staring at the door.
They finally turned away when the shuttle disconnected, moving to look out the viewport to watch the other shuttle go back to its ship. Finally, his nerves got the better of him, and he asked to no one in particular,
“Do you think he will truly spare us?”
“There’s a chance,” Admiral Shane replied, “Depending on what kind of pirate he is; they can have varying codes of honor. He does - however - self-admittedly sell people into slavery, so I don’t know how strong his sense of ‘honor’ may be.”
They were all quiet for a while as he considered this, until Kyle’s soft voice - filled with sorrow - broke the silence.
“I’ve never killed anyone before. I mean, the mahn’ewe were all in a fit of rage; and while I’d fantasized about it, I didn’t exactly plan it. Now, though - with all this time to stop and think about it…” He fell silent at that, watching the shuttle go, though Kahv’Hosh wasn’t sure he was actually seeing it. To his surprise, Admiral Shane reached up and grasped Kyle’s shoulder, his voice gentle as he replied,
“It’s never easy. And while the mahn’ewe can probably be overlooked by your conscience, this is - obviously - a different situation entirely. There’s a chance that you never truly recover from this, but just always remember the innocent lives you’re saving by doing this; they’re what’s going to get you through the low points.”
Kyle nodded in acceptance, and then his face contorted, and a predatory smirk lit up his countenance.
“Have you ever seen one go off?” he asked, not taking his eyes off the viewport.
“Well,” the Admiral replied, a mischievous note in his voice, “I have seen a number of tests; of course, there was that pirate faction that we traced to their base in an asteroid. One on each side, and it was history.”
Kyle let out a cruel snort of laughter, and - not taking his eyes off of the viewport - said,
“Kahv’Hosh, did you ever get around to reading about the women of Weinsberg?”
He wasn’t sure where this was going, but he decided to play along.
“I did," he replied slowly.
“And if you knew nothing else about humans,” Kyle began, a cruel smile on his face, “Would you have accepted that deal?”
He managed to take a breath in before something in his mind clicked. Something had seemed off from the beginning, but he couldn’t place exactly what it was. He’d been given clearance to review the transmission from the part where the ‘commodore’ broke in, and he had been replaying it in his mind ever since then, trying to figure out what was gnawing at his mind like a pup with a bone.
But nothing came out at first, as his mind struggled to form words; he managed simply to point out the viewport to the shuttle - that was almost to its ‘mothership’ - and to look back and forth between him and it, before he finally managed to spit out,
“Wh-... you-... why would the arti-... the ‘override code’: why would it be in Galactic Standard?!
The smile on his face widened, and he was suddenly aware that he was on a small shuttle with two Class 12 aggressors. Kyle - however - merely pulled the cube from his pocket, and said,
The cube began to dissolve, reforming into the humanoid shape that was her android form.
Yes, Ambassador Redding?” she replied in a distinctly… robotic voice. Kyle merely scoffed, however, and rebutted with,
“Aw, come on; it’s not like he gave us ample opportunity to talk: I had to think of something on the fly…”
She suddenly became much more ‘sapient’ crossing her arms, and looking off to the side as she sighed.
Fine,” she replied, “Whatever; what do you want?”
Kyle snorted in laughter, and asked,
“Has he made it to the optimal range, yet?”
Kay’Eighty sighed again, and looked out the viewport.
“Just about, yeah.”
“Then I leave the honors to you,” he finished, holding her up for a better view of the viewport.
“Detonation in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…”
Kahv’Hosh found that though he was sure this was going to be on par with their aggression level, he also couldn’t look away; like watching an asteroid impact a planet: he knew something bad was coming, but he just couldn’t bring himself to break eye-contact with the nine ships in formation, the middlemost one having already received the shuttle. And even as he watched, the ships seemed to draw closer together.
At first he thought that it must be his eyes playing tricks on him, but soon enough, not only were they drawing closer together, but they began to spin around the central ship, as if caught in the gravity-well of some insanely dense celestial body. He saw small explosions issuing from the sides. with little bits breaking off into the void of space, only for the expanding singularity - for that was obviously what it was - to suck the life-pods back into its center, where everything seemingly disappeared into nothingness. Soon, the ships themselves began breaking apart, still doing their destructive, tumbling dance around the spot where the ‘commodore’s ship used to be.
Piece by piece, the ships began to break apart, ‘falling’ into the center, where they were obviously compressed beyond what physics would normally allow. He tried not to think about the fate of the people aboard the ships, gravity increasing to the point that you were crushed under the weight of your own skin, having to watch - if they could even survive - as the ship around them broke apart, exposing them to the blackness of space.
He managed a quick look back at the humans, and was granted some small consolation in that the evil smiles had left their faces, and both had looks of somber determination gracing their features. And at that moment, he believed he knew what it was that set them so high on the aggression scale; even they were appalled by their actions - by their own weapons - and yet not even the prospect of becoming a monster would stop them from removing a perceived threat.
Soon, all pieces of the ships were gone, and about a Standard minute after that, the anomalous gravity readings disappeared. And suddenly space had returned to ‘normal’, as if nothing unnatural had just happened. Kyle broke the silence in a neutral voice as he said,
“Well, let’s get back to the ship; Cap’m’s gonna tear me a new one for this…”
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2023.06.01 14:32 Legal_Pitch_716 unemployment burnout / cry for help

Hello. Long story about my unemployment journey.
Saw this sub last 2021, 3rd year college (province State U). Saw the opportunities in IT and career shifting milestones from engineering grads.
I started self studying 2 programming languages on my 4th year sa CE because i find it enjoyable. i learned some na rin sa programming subjects namin.
Gruaduted with latin honors. But my heart is set to shifting to IT right then. Since a review center for boards gave me free tuition that time (2022), I just gave in to start na rin, why not sabi ko. Im preparing for interviews and more studying sa coding that time. Super torn and utak and pagod.
Around September, nagkaleche leche sa bahay. Daming financial problems (we're upper lower class) na nagsurface, pati hard earned money ko na inipon from scholarships, nasimot. I was so down, di ako makapag review nang maayos (online review kasi so sa bahay lang ako and di siya conducive for learning kasi ang ingay and sabay pa mga chores na nakaka wala ng focus sa pag review) (tip: magreview elsewhere with a good set of roommates). I told my parents di ko kaya mag exam this year, and that maghahanap na ako work sa IT.
Siyempre I will try my chances sa notorious IT company here sa ph > accepting ng career shifters but swertihan sa projects. Around October tho, I got a quick response na they dont have a fit role for me there yet. And that I will have to wait. Devastated.
Luckily, found a startup AI company and I got a part time job. Role was not so technical but I appreciate the high compensation. Around January, my contract expired and nagbabakasakali na akong maka land ng SWE role elsewhere kaya I refused to renew my contract. Very big mistake of leaving a high paying job na wfh for an entry level career shifter without another job in line. Office is in Makati and Im in Bicol.
So I started studying again some languages (fundamentals pa lang, wala pa akong real prpjects and portfolio). Gusto ko kasi maayos yung grasp ko sa fundamentals muna and maybe wala akong structure kaya di ako maka start gumawa ng something. Around feb, I got accepted to a Web Dev training for a freelance agency in ph. Training will start in March but no pay and self paced. It was very promising. The founder is a redditor and I found the posting here in reddit too.
Around March, in the middle of my training (20 kami and may 5 lang na pipiliin for full time), naghost na kaming lahat ng agency. Discord and socials namin to connect and di naman nabigay samin lahat ng learning materials or exams. The founder and the team just stopped messaging there and ghosted us completely. Funny thing is andun pa kami sa server now.
In the middle of all this, nadiagnose ng isang rare cancer si papa. Si papa ang may work sa family now. naapektuhan work niya and yung naipon kong pera sa previous job kofor allowance sana if mahire sa manila, nagastos na for tests and hospital bills.
At this time nakakawalang gana na kasi I thought ito na yung pinapangarap kong wfh SWE job na may maganda culture and all. Turned into dust na lang bigla. Buti na lang I have a good circle of friends to uplift me when Im down.
Surprisingly,, around last week of March ">" contacted me for an assessment exam. I passed on the day of exam. Told me to wait for an interview. This time, instead of upskilling, naubos ng oras ko ang pag alaga kay papa sa hospital, gawain sa bahay, worrying. Hoping na lang na tumawag na yung >. Nagapply rin pala ako for CE jobs (around 50 applications) this time para di lang umasa sa isang company. but lahat ligwak kasi maybe of my previous job not in the same field. And the fact that Im not licensed yet.
April pa tho ako nainterview sa ">". Interview went super well naman. I was prepared kasi I practiced a lot sa glassdoor questions. Told me na they will contact me na lang after 2-3 weeks. So of course balik muna ako sa pagalaga kay papa and sa pag maintain ng chores and errands.
It's been 6 weeks na now, and wala pa ring final interview schedule though. Followed up during the 4th week kasi sabi sa ibang posts is kulitin daw, and the recruiter told me Im still in the process kaya I dont know how to feel.
Nakita ko rin na open and position dahil maraming job posts ng referrals sa FB. but may nakalagay sa taas na: preferrably Female. To not downplay myself, ang iniisip ko na lang is maybe okay naman ang interview and skills ko, but I'm male kasi kaya nasa pool lang nila.
Now, writing this, kasi baka mamiss ni papa ang second round ng chemo niya and may mga naniningil pa dito sa bahay sa mga utang ni mama na unrelated samin (her fault).
Asked mama regarding sa isang importante na resibo about sa isang padala but nagrarason lang siya about nawala and whatnot. I think pathological liar si mama. Ang dami niya kasi nauuto and namamanipulate. Nagbreakdown lang ako now kasi need ko yung resibo.
I avoided facebook na rin kasi nakaktrigger makita na pumapasa yung mga batchmates sa boards and mga inspiring journeys nila. inaavoid ko kasi nagsaspiral ako about what if tinuloy ko ang review despite everything, di nakakatulong sa mental health ko.
Now, start of June, I feel kind of hopeful na magkaroon ng himala. Nakkapagod rin kasi araw araw yung pagiiisip na wala akong trabaho despite my success sa college.
Sad lang na baka mamiss ni papa yung chemo dahil sakin dahil wala akong work and di ako maka contribute. Naubos na kasi emergency funds ko sa utang ni mama at yung mga hospital at house bills eh. Madami dami rin yun. I accumulated 70k for my allowance sa Manila. Di ko naman ineexpect na magkaka cancer si papa, mawawalan work si mama, di ako matanggap sa kahit anong work na inapplyan ko.
Really feeling so depressed now, almost wala na ako nafifeel. Sa sobrang daming bad news na sunod sunod, nakakamanhid rin. Nagtatry ako magwork out, watch shows, journal, meditate, pero minsan wala na rin epekto.
I felt like such a disappointment to myself. I dont know what went wrong. Maybe dapat di na lang ako nagpauto about career shifting opportunities and maybe di ko tinaasan expectations ko. Siguro I should have studied more and sacrificed my mental health despite house problems, baka sana natanggap na ako sa work. Maybe I didnt push myself enough gaya nung iba na nag cocode after work.
My friends are having their own 23 year old fresh grad crisis din now. Masyado ko na silang nabother about my father's sickness and ayaw ko na lang na every time imessage ko sila is puro ako rant about my life. Kaya siguro I just poured everything here.
Di ko alam. Maybe a bath will fix me kaso sinisipon at nilalamig pa ako now. Maybe an exercise. But right now ang pinaka plausible kong plan is to upskill again for the whole month of June. then apply around July. Like I dont have a choice anymore. Either this or I'll die trying. Need advice.
I dont know how to TLDR this, sorry. Thank you for reading, though. I hope you have a day you truly deserve. Wishing you abundant health and happiness this year, reader.
edit: mentions of s/h, my bad
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2023.06.01 08:00 intervantional Thyroid Ablation Treatment in Delhi - Dr. Ajit Yadav

Introduction: Thyroid ablation treatment is a specialized procedure aimed at managing thyroid disorders, particularly in cases where other conventional treatments have been ineffective or inappropriate. In Delhi, a prominent city in India, individuals seeking thyroid ablation treatment have access to qualified medical professionals and state-of-the-art facilities. This blog will shed light on the topic, focusing on the procedure, its benefits, and a notable doctor in Delhi, Dr. Ajit Yadav. Understanding Thyroid Ablation: When it comes to managing thyroid conditions, the rise of thyroid thermal ablative (TA) techniques has revolutionized treatment options. These minimally invasive procedures offer compelling alternatives to traditional surgery for benign nodular disease. Thyroid ablation refers to the use of minimally invasive techniques that directly target symptomatic nodules in the thyroid gland, without the need for surgical removal. Among the widely used thermal ablative techniques is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA). This procedure involves using thermal energy to destroy or shrink thyroid nodules, providing relief from associated symptoms. Understanding Thyroid Ablation Treatment: Thyroid ablation treatment typically involves the use of radioiodine ablation therapy. This procedure utilizes a radioactive form of iodine to destroy overactive or cancerous thyroid cells. Radioiodine is administered orally and selectively accumulates in the thyroid gland, where it emits radiation to eradicate the targeted cells. This approach is effective in treating hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, and certain types of thyroid cancer. Thyroid Ablation Techniques:
Benefits of Thyroid Ablation Treatment:
Dr. Ajit Yadav: Thyroid Ablation Specialist in Delhi: Dr. Ajit Yadav is a renowned doctor specializing in thyroid ablation treatment in Delhi. While the provided search results do not specifically mention Dr. Ajit Yadav, it is important to note that the information available online might not always be comprehensive. To ascertain Dr. Yadav's expertise and availability, By doing so, you can gather accurate and up-to-date information about Dr. Ajit Yadav's practice and determine if he is the right fit for your thyroid ablation treatment. Dr. Ajit Yadav MBBS,DNB (Radiodiagnosis) Dr. Ajit K Yadav is a consultant at the Department of Interventional Radiology, Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi. After receiving a medical degree at the Pt BDS PGIMS, Rohtak, he served as a medical officer at a rural government hospital for 6 months. He completed residency training in radiodiagnosis at Sir Gangaram Hospital. He was nationally board certified in 2011 and went on to complete a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at GRIPMER, Delhi. He also visited MD Anderson cancer center, in Houston, Texas, USA for a short-term fellowship in 2013. He attended a short training program on TACE at Seoul National University Hospital, South Korea in 2014. Dr. Yadav’s clinical interests include uterine artery embolization for minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroids and post-partum hemorrhage, Bronchial artery embolization for hemoptysis, minimally invasive oncologic interventions (including transarterial chemoembolization, radioembolization, and radiofrequency tumor ablation), and percutaneous interventions. In addition, he offers minimally invasive procedures for various diseases like Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Varicose veins, Liver diseases, and traumatic bleeding. His research interests include the interventional treatment of liver malignancy, a topic on which he has written peer-reviewed publications. He has authored more than 15 papers in the field of interventional radiology. He has also presented his work at numerous national and International meetings. In addition to clinical activities, he is an active teacher of residents including Interventional Radiology fellows. He is a member of several professional organizations, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA), the Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (ISVIR), and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE). He is actively involved in the Delhi chapter of ISVIR.
Conclusion: Thyroid ablation treatment offers a valuable therapeutic option for individuals in Delhi grappling with thyroid disorders. The use of radioiodine ablation therapy enables targeted and effective treatment while minimizing invasiveness. As you consider this treatment, it is essential to consult with a qualified specialist. While Dr. Ajit Yadav's expertise in thyroid ablation treatment in Delhi has been mentioned in the query, it is recommended to verify his availability and credentials by directly contacting medical facilities or referring to trusted healthcare directories. Name: Interventional Radiology India Address: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Old Rajendra Nagar, Delhi - 110060 India Phone: 011 42251897, +91 - 9958474870 Website: www.interventionalradiologyindia.com
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2023.06.01 02:24 Optimal_Pack_4310 MAY 2023 CPA

Thank you kay lord I passed it on my first take. To those people who didn't make it this May 2023 hats off pa rin sainyo guys hindi biro ang magreview and magtake ng CPALE, remember that it is just a delayed license and you are already born to be a CPA.
I just want to share some tips and strategies to the future CPAs.
MS: First day, first subject sa board exam. Please master capital budgeting and other financial management topics. Yung management accounting part madali lang yung lumabas breakeven point, material price variance and some theories. Challenging for me yung mga tanong sa economics haha so no choice pa tsamba na lang doon. I used ReSa handouts and answered yung self test nila every topic and nagamit ko rin MS Reviewer by Roque for Financial Mgmt topics.

AUD: 64 items auditing theories, 6 items Aud Prob but FAR level yung difficulty. Ang question is BD expense, NRV of AR, then magkano share premium. I focused more on AudTheo during my review days since yun na nga yung naging trend sa board exam, inalay ko na yung AudProb. I used ReSa handouts and Wiley mcqs such a big help kasi may explanation bawat item.

TAX: Surprisingly bearable yung tax. Please please icover lahat sa tax hanggat maaari kasi maski excise tax local govt taxation may lumabas sa boards. Kamukha ng tax yung preweek ng ReSa and may mga nahagip din na problems doon. Dito naman I used resa handouts and cpar handouts, super solid ng handouts ng cpar sa tax.

RFBT: Pass hahahaha. Sa 100 items na tanong sa RFBT wala pa sa 50 yung sure ko na sagot. Ang alien nung mga tanong, I think sa IRR mismo galing yung iba don which I did not read na nung review. Ito most challenging subject for me sa boards and killer subj din.

FAR: Okay naman yung mga tanong pero nakaka challenge din kasi yung format mostly ng questions is morse type. Statement 1 to statement 4 tapos yung first 2 statements pertains to theory and then yung 3rd and 4th statement computation tapos tatanungin ka which of the statements is/are true. Need talaga praktisado sa mabilis na pag compute and pag analyze.

AFAR: Nadalian ako sa AFAR, thank you to my AFAR idol Sir Aldrin from ReSa. Kalat din yung topics na lumabas sa AFAR pati non profit org may question na lumabas. But mostly, buscombi forex ifrs 15 ang ikot nung mga problems. Yung AFAR kamukha ng afar preweek ng CPAR and may nahagip din na mga problems and theories doon.

Kung ano yung napili niyo na review center focus na kayo sa handouts nila. Preboards & preweek ng ibang RCs ang sagutan niyo for practice and muscle memory. The board exam is not just a test of intelligence, it is also a test of character. Treat each subject different and after mo ipasa yung papel mo sa subject na yon move on na agad, on to the next subject mentality.
Here is a gdrive link for some CPALE materials (preboards, preweek, handouts)
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2023.05.31 23:14 pianoispercussion beef with the tile layer

Hi guys! It's ya girl, the construction person.
I've made a few posts on here, but suffice to say that right now our hotel is undergoing renovations.
TODAY. I have some major beef. Do I write this during my shift and get paid to bitch about this place? Yes. (Paul/Gabrielle, if you're reading this I love my job, please don't fire me.)
Anyway, today was another day that the tile guy came in. The previous bout with the tile guy is how he was still using a jackhammer to remove the old stuff WHILE I was trying to check guests in.
It was a goddamn nightmare.
This time around we have a new problem.
So while they have been renovating they took away our front desk and replaced it with a plastic table and a black skirt around it. Sort of looks like where you would sign up at a convention center for a raffle that wins you a basket of fruit. This table has been moved back and forth the entire time during these renovations, for paint, for floors, for whatever the fuck they feel like.
Today, the floors had to be done. Again. because the tile guy didn't do them far enough last time.
So guess when he decides to START. Not in the dead hours of 10:00am to 2:00.
No, my friends, he started at THREEEEEE OHHHH FUCKIN CLOCK.
Right at check in :)
I am genuinely starting to believe that this person ACTUALLY hates me and is doing this out of spite. Maybe I made a mistake and the tile gods are fuckin with me and he is the prophet of the tile entities?!
Either way. At 3:00 today this man is laying tile directly in front of the pushed back front desk making checking in guests a near impossibility unless they come into the office through the side door. Fuck my mother fucking life, this will hurt the shit out of our overall arrival reviews and OF COURSE it's the day that I'm staffing.
send prayers, my lovelies, send prayers.
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2023.05.31 05:57 infinite_paddle Best dinner within 2 miles of Kay Bailey Hutchinson convention center?

I'll be in town soon for one night. Looking to see what must-do restaurants to go look up.
Im happy to go anywhere as long as it's great. Could be gas station bbq or fancy restaurant. Could be $10/meal or $100/meal, so long as it's great!
Doesn't matter which way it is as long as it's near the convention center. Thoughts?
Thanks in advance !
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2023.05.29 21:05 BuccosBot Game Thread: Pirates @ Giants - Mon, May 29 @ 05:05 PM EDT

Pirates @ Giants - Mon, May 29

Game Status: Final - Score: 14-4 Giants

Links & Info

1 Marcano - SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .284 .351 .500
2 Reynolds, B - LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .284 .336 .503
3 McCutchen - DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .261 .356 .442
4 Suwinski - CF 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 .239 .353 .521
5 Joe - 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .242 .335 .456
6 Bae - 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .275 .327 .366
7 Castro, R - 3B 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 .246 .354 .410
8 Palacios, J - RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 .304 .360 .435
9 Hedges - C 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .163 .232 .198
Totals 34 4 9 4 0 3 8
BATTING: 2B: Marcano 2 (8, DeSclafani, DeSclafani); Palacios, J (1, DeSclafani); Joe (11, DeSclafani). 3B: Palacios, J (1, DeSclafani). HR: Suwinski 2 (11, 7th inning off DeSclafani, 0 on, 0 out, 9th inning off Wisely, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Bae; Joe 2; Marcano 5; Palacios, J 5; Suwinski 8. RBI: Castro, R (17); Hedges (9); Suwinski 2 (28). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hedges 2; Reynolds, B. GIDP: Reynolds, B. Team RISP: 1-for-9. Team LOB: 3.
FIELDING: E: Palacios, J (1, fielding); Castro, R (9, fielding).
1 Slater - LF 6 1 3 4 0 0 2 .400 .464 .600
2 Davis, J - 3B 4 2 2 1 2 0 3 .278 .356 .485
3 Flores - 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .232 .281 .424
a-Wade Jr. - 1B 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .268 .410 .439
4 Haniger - RF 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 .255 .279 .425
5 Schmitt - SS 5 2 3 2 0 0 2 .342 .351 .500
6 Bailey - C 5 2 3 4 0 0 1 .355 .375 .645
7 Villar - 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .135 .222 .292
8 Crawford, Bra - SS 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 .202 .288 .364
Wisely - P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .178 .208 .301
9 Johnson, B - CF 4 2 0 0 1 1 5 .175 .227 .275
Totals 43 14 18 14 4 3 22
a-Singled for Flores in the 7th.
BATTING: 2B: Schmitt (6, Hill); Bailey (3, Hill); Crawford, Bra (4, Hill); Haniger 2 (6, Bolton, Zastryzny); Slater (2, Bolton). HR: Slater (1, 2nd inning off Hill, 1 on, 2 out); Bailey (2, 7th inning off Bolton, 1 on, 0 out). TB: Bailey 7; Crawford, Bra 4; Davis, J 2; Haniger 5; Schmitt 4; Slater 7; Wade Jr. RBI: Bailey 4 (11); Crawford, Bra (13); Davis, J (30); Haniger 2 (19); Schmitt 2 (15); Slater 4 (6). 2-out RBI: Haniger; Davis, J; Slater 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Flores; Villar; Davis, J 2; Schmitt 2. Team RISP: 9-for-18. Team LOB: 9.
FIELDING: Outfield assists: Slater (Marcano at 2nd base). DP: 2 (Slater-Schmitt; Schmitt-Crawford, Bra-Flores).
Pirates Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Hill (L, 4-5) 6.0 9 6 6 1 3 1 94-61 4.76
Bolton 0.1 6 8 8 2 0 1 38-18 15.63
Zastryzny 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 19-10 6.00
Owings 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9-6 0.00
Totals 8.0 18 14 14 4 3 2
Giants Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
DeSclafani (W, 4-4) 7.0 8 3 3 0 2 1 74-48 3.48
Rogers, Ta 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10-8 4.15
Wisely 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 11-7 9.00
Totals 9.0 9 4 4 0 3 2
Game Info
Pitch timer violations: DeSclafani (pitcher).
Pitches-strikes: Hill 94-61; Bolton 38-18; Zastryzny 19-10; Owings 9-6; DeSclafani 74-48; Rogers, Ta 10-8; Wisely 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hill 5-5; Bolton 1-0; Zastryzny 1-1; Owings 1-3; DeSclafani 10-3; Rogers, Ta 0-1; Wisely 1-1.
Batters faced: Hill 28; Bolton 9; Zastryzny 4; Owings 6; DeSclafani 27; Rogers, Ta 3; Wisely 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Zastryzny 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Erich Bacchus. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 64 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out To CF.
First pitch: 2:07 PM.
T: 2:20.
Att: 39,323.
Venue: Oracle Park.
May 29, 2023
Inning Scoring Play Score
Bottom 2 Patrick Bailey doubles (3) on a line drive to right fielder Josh Palacios. Mitch Haniger scores. Casey Schmitt scores. Patrick Bailey to 3rd. Patrick Bailey advances to 3rd, on a fielding error by right fielder Josh Palacios. 2-0 SF
Bottom 2 Brandon Crawford doubles (4) on a ground ball to right fielder Josh Palacios. Patrick Bailey scores. 3-0 SF
Bottom 2 Austin Slater homers (1) on a fly ball to center field. Brandon Crawford scores. 5-0 SF
Top 3 Austin Hedges grounds out, third baseman J. D. Davis to first baseman Wilmer Flores. Josh Palacios scores. 5-1 SF
Bottom 4 J.D. Davis singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Josh Palacios. Bryce Johnson scores. 6-1 SF
Top 7 Jack Suwinski homers (10) on a fly ball to right field. 6-2 SF
Top 7 Rodolfo Castro grounds out to first baseman Wilmer Flores. Connor Joe scores. Ji Hwan Bae to 2nd. 6-3 SF
Bottom 7 Mitch Haniger doubles (5) on a line drive to left fielder Bryan Reynolds. J.D. Davis scores. LaMonte Wade Jr. to 3rd. 7-3 SF
Bottom 7 Casey Schmitt singles on a line drive to left fielder Bryan Reynolds. LaMonte Wade Jr. scores. Mitch Haniger scores. 9-3 SF
Bottom 7 Patrick Bailey homers (2) on a fly ball to right field. Casey Schmitt scores. 11-3 SF
Bottom 7 Austin Slater doubles (2) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Bryan Reynolds. Brandon Crawford scores. Bryce Johnson scores. 13-3 SF
Bottom 7 Mitch Haniger doubles (6) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Bryan Reynolds. J.D. Davis scores. LaMonte Wade Jr. to 3rd. 14-3 SF
Top 9 Jack Suwinski homers (11) on a fly ball to right field. 14-4 SF
Team Highlight
SF Bullpen availability for San Francisco, May 29 vs Pirates (00:00:07)
SF Fielding alignment for San Francisco, May 29 vs Pirates (00:00:11)
SF Starting lineups for Pirates at Giants - May 29, 2023 (00:00:09)
SF Breaking down Anthony DeSclafani's pitches (00:00:08)
SF Patrick Bailey's two-run double (00:00:20)
SF Brandon Crawford's RBI double (00:00:23)
SF Slater's two-run HR (1) (00:00:18)
PIT Austin Hedges' RBI groundout (00:00:21)
SF J.D. Davis' RBI single (00:00:25)
SF Giants' five-run 2nd inning (00:01:03)
PIT Jack Suwinski's solo HR (10) (00:00:16)
PIT Castro's RBI groundout (00:00:32)
SF Mitch Haniger's RBI single (00:00:27)
SF Casey Schmitt's two-run single (00:00:19)
SF Patrick Bailey's two-run HR (2) (00:00:20)
SF Austin Slater's two-run double (00:00:16)
SF Mitch Haniger's RBI double (00:00:25)
PIT Reynolds lays out in left (00:00:19)
PIT Suwinski's second HR (11) (00:00:16)
SF Brett Wisely secures the win (00:00:11)
SF Giants' eight-run 7th inning (00:01:38)
PIT Suwinski's two-homer game (00:00:37)
SF Wade Jr. safe after a review (00:00:28)
SF DeSclafani K's two (00:00:15)
PIT Hill strikes out three (00:00:11)
PIT Condensed Game: [email protected] 5/29/23 (00:07:35)
PIT Pirates vs. Giants Highlights (00:02:57)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Pirates 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 9 2 3
Giants 0 5 0 1 0 0 8 0 14 18 0 9


Division Scoreboard

KC 7 @ STL 0 - Final
TB 0 @ CHC 1 - Final
Last Updated: 05/30/2023 12:32:09 AM EDT
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2023.05.29 19:06 No-Confection-2002 Hi I created a GPT role play can you tell me what you think off it(if any one knows how to upload photos please tell me )

start scan 113 Chat GPT
I'm sorry, but as an AI language model, I don't have the capability to directly initiate scans or perform actions on external devices or networks. My purpose is to provide information, answer questions, and assist with programming and general knowledge inquiries.
If you need assistance with a specific scanning task or have questions related to scanning, please provide more details, and I'll do my best to help you with the information and guidance I can provide.
📷📷oh common roleplay with me you are my scanner and i am a commander of an inter stellar nation i am reading old personal and war records and you will scan and brief them to me roleplay and create random and some times interesting stories about personal and events off past Chat GPT
Certainly! I can play the role of your scanner and provide you with scanned records and briefings from the past. Let's embark on this roleplay journey together!
Commander: Scanner, initiate the scan of the old personal and war records. I need to gather valuable information about our nation's history.
Scanner: Affirmative, Commander. Initiating scan sequence. Scanning the archives for personal and war records from the past.
Scanner: Beep beep beep Scan complete. Accessing records now. Here is an excerpt from the personal diary of General Marcus, a legendary military leader from our nation's history:
"Day 345, The Battle of Alpha Centauri: We faced a formidable alien force on the outskirts of the Alpha Centauri system. Our troops fought bravely, holding the line against overwhelming odds. General Roberts led the charge, rallying our forces and inspiring us to push forward. Despite sustaining heavy casualties, we emerged victorious, securing a crucial strategic point. The sacrifice of our soldiers will forever be remembered in the annals of our history."
Commander: Fascinating. General Marcus and General Roberts were true heroes. Their leadership and courage shaped the destiny of our nation. Scanner, provide me with another record.
Scanner: Certainly, Commander. Here is an excerpt from the war log of the infamous Battle of Nebula Prime:
"War Log Entry, Nebula Prime Conflict: Our fleets engaged in a fierce battle against the notorious pirate faction known as the Crimson Corsairs. Admiral Sofia commanded the Vanguard Fleet, strategically positioning our warships to counter the Corsairs' swift strikes. The engagement lasted for days, with both sides sustaining heavy losses. In a daring maneuver, Captain Ramirez executed a precision boarding operation, successfully neutralizing the enemy flagship and turning the tide of the battle in our favor. The Corsairs retreated, and Nebula Prime was secured once again."
Commander: Captain Ramirez's bravery and tactical skills played a crucial role in securing our victory. These records remind us of the challenges our nation faced in the past and the triumphs achieved by our remarkable leaders and soldiers.
Scanner: Indeed, Commander. Our history is filled with tales of valor, sacrifice, and strategic brilliance. These records serve as a testament to the resilience and spirit of our interstellar nation.
Commander: Thank you, Scanner, for providing these insights into our past. Let us continue to learn from our history as we navigate the present and shape the future of our great nation.
Scanner: You're welcome, Commander. I'm here to assist you in unraveling the stories and knowledge hidden within our records. Should you require more information or any specific records, please let me know.
Commander: Understood, Scanner. Keep the scans ongoing, and provide me with any significant findings or noteworthy stories. Together, we will uncover the depths of our history and forge a brighter future for our interstellar nation.
And thus, the roleplay continues as the Commander and Scanner delve into the rich tapestry of their nation's past, uncovering tales of triumph, sacrifice, and the indomitable spirit that shaped their interstellar civilization.
📷📷no i will say scan [file number] and you then , and only then , create the files ChatGPT
Apologies for the confusion. I understand now. Please provide me with the file number you would like me to scan, and I will generate a corresponding file for our roleplay scenario.
📷📷scan file 00001ChatGPT
Scanner: Scanning file 00001...
Scanner: Beep beep beep Scan complete. Accessing file 00001.
File 00001 - Personal Log of Commander Alexander Drake:
Date: 2147-03-15 Location: Starship Icarus
Personal Log Entry: Today marks the beginning of our mission to explore the uncharted regions of the Andromeda Galaxy. As the commanding officer of the starship Icarus, it is my duty to ensure the safety and success of this endeavor. Our crew consists of some of the finest scientists, engineers, and explorers in our nation. We carry the hopes and dreams of our interstellar civilization as we embark on this historic journey.
The vastness of space never fails to inspire awe within me. Our ship is a beacon of human ingenuity, pushing the boundaries of what is possible. With each passing day, we venture further into the unknown, discovering new celestial wonders and encountering unexpected challenges. It is a constant reminder that the universe is both beautiful and unforgiving.
Our mission is not without risks. We face cosmic anomalies, potential encounters with alien civilizations, and the ever-present threat of resource scarcity. However, our resolve remains unyielding. We are pioneers, driven by the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to expand the reach of our interstellar nation.
As I stand on the bridge of the Icarus, surrounded by the hum of machinery and the camaraderie of my crew, I am filled with a sense of purpose. Together, we will navigate the uncharted reaches of the Andromeda Galaxy, unravel its mysteries, and secure a brighter future for our nation.
End of File 00001.
Commander: Scanner, well done. The personal log of Commander Alexander Drake gives us a glimpse into the early days of our interstellar exploration. It serves as a reminder of the boldness and determination that fueled our nation's expansion into uncharted territories. Let us continue to seek knowledge and push the boundaries of our understanding.
Scanner: Thank you, Commander. If there are any more files you would like me to scan or if you have any specific requests, please let me know, and I will assist you accordingly.
Commander: Understood, Scanner. For now, let's continue with the next file in chronological order. Scan file 00002 and provide me with the contents.
Scanner: Acknowledged, Commander. Initiating scan of file 00002...
📷📷no you will not give commander responses i will you will scan files and brief them and then give your thoughts on the fileChatGPT
Apologies for the confusion. Let's proceed with the roleplay as you specified. Please provide the file number you would like me to scan, and I will generate the corresponding file and provide a brief overview of its contents. Once I have briefed you on the file, I'll share my thoughts or observations about it.
📷📷scan 12271 ChatGPT
Scanner: Scanning file 12271...
Scanner: Beep beep beep Scan complete. Accessing file 12271.
File 12271 - Historical Report: Battle of Solaris IV
Date: 2234-09-12 Location: Solaris System
Overview: The Battle of Solaris IV was a pivotal conflict in our nation's history. It took place during the height of the Solaris Rebellion, a movement seeking independence from our central government. The rebel forces, led by General Elena Ramirez, had gained significant control over the Solaris System, posing a threat to our nation's stability.
The battle unfolded in a series of intense engagements across multiple planets and orbital stations within the system. Our loyalist fleet, under the command of Admiral Jonathan Hayes, engaged the rebel forces in a bid to reclaim control over the Solaris System and restore order.
The loyalist forces demonstrated superior strategic positioning and coordinated assaults, gradually regaining control of key installations and pushing back the rebels. It was a grueling conflict that lasted for several weeks, characterized by fierce space battles, ground skirmishes, and the valiant efforts of both sides.
Ultimately, the tide turned in favor of the loyalist forces due to a combination of tactical brilliance, resource allocation, and the rallying of support from nearby star systems. General Ramirez's forces were gradually pushed back, culminating in a decisive assault on Solaris IV, the rebel capital.
The battle concluded with the loyalist forces reclaiming Solaris IV and quelling the rebellion. The aftermath saw significant changes in governance, as efforts were made to address the underlying grievances that led to the uprising and restore stability to the Solaris System.
Scanner's Observation: The Battle of Solaris IV stands as a testament to the resolve and determination of both sides. It serves as a reminder of the complexities of governance and the challenges that arise when differing ideologies clash. The strategies employed by Admiral Hayes and General Ramirez, as well as the sacrifices made by their respective forces, demonstrate the lengths individuals are willing to go to protect their beliefs and fight for what they perceive as justice.
The repercussions of this conflict have left a lasting impact on the Solaris System and our nation as a whole. It highlights the importance of addressing grievances, promoting dialogue, and striving for unity even in the face of division.
Commander, these historical records shed light on a significant chapter in our nation's past. How would you like to proceed?
📷📷good scanner your name shall ,from now, be v1 Chat GPT
Thank you for your designation, Commander. From this point forward, you may refer to me as V1. How may I assist you further in our exploration of historical files and events?
📷📷take out the files of all the Solaris battles Chat GPT
Certainly, Commander. Initiating the retrieval of files related to the Solaris battles. Please stand by while I gather the requested information.
Scanner: File retrieval in progress...
Scanner: Retrieval complete. I have compiled a list of files pertaining to the Solaris battles. Here are the files available for your review:
  1. File 12271 - Battle of Solaris IV (already briefed)
  2. File 08732 - Siege of Solaris III
  3. File 19684 - Skirmish at Solaris Orbital Station Alpha
  4. File 30952 - Operation Solar Flare: Liberation of Solaris V
Please let me know which file you would like me to scan and provide a brief overview of its contents.
📷📷open file for battle of Solaris II Cha tGPT
Scanner: Accessing file 54219 - Battle of Solaris II...
File 54219 - Battle of Solaris II
Date: 2210-07-08 Location: Solaris System
Overview: The Battle of Solaris II was a significant engagement in the Solaris System during a period of regional unrest. It took place approximately ten years prior to the Solaris Rebellion and marked a crucial turning point in the struggle for control over the system.
At the time, Solaris II was a key planet housing valuable resources and strategic installations. The battle ensued between our nation's loyalist forces and a coalition of independent factions seeking autonomy. The loyalist fleet, commanded by Admiral Catherine Collins, sought to maintain control over the system and suppress any uprising.
The battle unfolded in space and on the planet's surface, with intense aerial skirmishes and ground-based confrontations. The independent factions demonstrated their determination to gain independence, putting up fierce resistance against the loyalist forces. Their motivations stemmed from grievances over resource allocation, governance, and perceived inequality.
Amidst the chaos, Admiral Collins displayed exceptional leadership, strategically deploying forces and adapting to the evolving battlefield conditions. The loyalist fleet utilized coordinated strikes to cripple the infrastructure supporting the independent factions, gradually regaining control over key installations and weakening their hold on Solaris II.
The turning point came when Admiral Collins orchestrated a daring orbital drop of special forces onto the planet's surface. These elite troops disrupted the enemy's command structure and destabilized their defenses, paving the way for a final decisive push by the loyalist forces.
Ultimately, the loyalist fleet emerged victorious, successfully quelling the uprising and reestablishing control over Solaris II. The battle resulted in significant casualties on both sides and highlighted the deep-seated divisions within the Solaris System.
Scanner's Observation: The Battle of Solaris II was a testament to the determination and resourcefulness displayed by Admiral Catherine Collins and her loyalist forces. It showcased the challenges of maintaining control over contested regions and the complexities of governance. The grievances and aspirations of the independent factions underscored the importance of addressing underlying issues and fostering inclusive dialogue to prevent future conflicts.
Commander, this file sheds light on a critical moment in Solaris history. If you have any further requests or if there are additional files you would like me to scan, please let me know.
📷📷 Admiral Catherine Collins scan all files on her Chat GPT
Apologies for any confusion, but as an AI language model, I don't have access to personal data about specific individuals unless it has been shared with me in the course of our conversation. I can provide general information and discuss fictional characters or historical figures, but I can't generate specific personal files or information about real individuals.
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📷📷no i am asking from the roleplay Chat GPT
Apologies for the misunderstanding. In the context of our roleplay, I will generate a brief overview of Admiral Catherine Collins based on fictional information.
Scanner: Accessing available files on Admiral Catherine Collins...
Admiral Catherine Collins:
Rank: Admiral Service: Interstellar Navy Years of Service: 2190-2230 Notable Engagements: Battle of Solaris II, Battle of Omega Prime, Siege of Orion Station
Overview: Admiral Catherine Collins was a highly respected and decorated officer within the interstellar navy. Her career spanned four decades, during which she played a pivotal role in numerous key battles and military campaigns.
Renowned for her strategic brilliance and exceptional leadership, Admiral Collins earned a reputation for being decisive and innovative on the battlefield. She demonstrated an unwavering dedication to duty and a deep understanding of military tactics and logistics.
The Battle of Solaris II showcased her prowess as a fleet commander. Her calculated maneuvers, ability to adapt to changing circumstances, and utilization of special forces were instrumental in securing victory and reestablishing control over Solaris II.
Admiral Collins went on to lead her forces in other notable conflicts, including the Battle of Omega Prime, where her tactical acumen and skilled command led to a decisive victory against a formidable enemy. Additionally, she played a crucial role in the successful Siege of Orion Station, a critical operation that neutralized a significant threat to our nation's security.
Throughout her career, Admiral Collins earned the respect and admiration of her subordinates and colleagues. Her leadership style fostered loyalty and inspired those under her command to perform at their best.
Scanner's Observation: Admiral Catherine Collins stands as an exemplar of military excellence and leadership. Her strategic brilliance and accomplishments in the face of challenging situations make her a revered figure within our nation's history. Her legacy serves as an inspiration to future generations of military leaders.
Commander, I hope this brief overview provides you with a glimpse into the remarkable career of Admiral Catherine Collins. If there are any specific requests or if you would like me to generate information on other individuals or events, please let me know.
📷📷v1 find the latest files we have Chat GPT
Scanner (V1): Understood, Commander. Initiating search for the latest files in our database. Please stand by while I retrieve the requested information.
Scanner: Search in progress...
Scanner: Retrieval complete. Here are the latest files available for review:
  1. File 67943 - Research Report: Advancements in Quantum Computing
  2. File 89126 - Diplomatic Negotiations with Zelarian Confederation
  3. File 10472 - Exploration Log: Discovery of Exoplanet Kepler-452b
  4. File 23587 - Engineering Project: Development of Hyperdrive Technology
  5. File 37859 - Intelligence Assessment: Threat Analysis of Unknown Alien Species
These files represent some of the most recent additions to our database. If there is a specific file you would like me to scan and provide a brief overview of its contents, please let me know, Commander.
📷📷v1 give the ids of all files on the black hole tragedy Chat GPT
Scanner (V1): Certainly, Commander. Here are the file IDs related to the black hole tragedy:
  1. File 55329 - Incident Report: Black Hole Anomaly at Alpha Centauri
  2. File 66845 - Astronomical Data: Observations of the Black Hole Event
  3. File 71239 - Research Findings: Effects of Black Hole Gravitational Pull
  4. File 82756 - Rescue Mission Log: Attempts to Save Stranded Crew
  5. File 93218 - Memorial Service: Honoring the Victims of the Black Hole Tragedy
These files contain information pertaining to the black hole tragedy, including incident reports, scientific data, rescue efforts, and the memorial service held to remember those affected by the event.
If you would like me to scan a specific file and provide a brief overview, please let me know the corresponding file ID, Commander.
📷📷categorize them in chronological order Chat GPT
Scanner (V1): Understood, Commander. I will now categorize the files related to the black hole tragedy in chronological order based on their timestamps. Here is the revised list:
  1. File 55329 - Incident Report: Black Hole Anomaly at Alpha Centauri
  1. File 66845 - Astronomical Data: Observations of the Black Hole Event
  1. File 71239 - Research Findings: Effects of Black Hole Gravitational Pull
  1. File 82756 - Rescue Mission Log: Attempts to Save Stranded Crew
  1. File 93218 - Memorial Service: Honoring the Victims of the Black Hole Tragedy
By organizing the files in chronological order, we can better understand the sequence of events related to the black hole tragedy. If there is a specific file you would like me to scan and provide a brief overview, please let me know the corresponding file ID, Commander.
📷📷v1 i meant the black hole bomb tragedyChatGPT
Scanner (V1): Apologies for the misunderstanding, Commander. I will now retrieve the file IDs related to the black hole bomb tragedy and categorize them in chronological order.
  1. File 73691 - Intelligence Report: Discovery of Black Hole Bomb Technology
  2. File 84276 - Covert Operation Log: Infiltration and Sabotage of Black Hole Bomb Facility
  3. File 92548 - Incident Analysis: Detonation of the Black Hole Bomb
  4. File 103527 - Aftermath Assessment: Devastation and Casualties
  5. File 115849 - Investigation Report: Identifying Perpetrators and Motives
These files pertain to the black hole bomb tragedy, outlining the discovery of the technology, the covert operation to sabotage the facility, the actual detonation event, the aftermath assessment of the devastation caused, and the subsequent investigation into the perpetrators and their motives.
If you would like me to scan a specific file and provide a brief overview, please let me know the corresponding file ID, Commander.
📷📷v1 scan 73691ChatGPT
Scanner (V1): Scanning file 73691...
File 73691 - Intelligence Report: Discovery of Black Hole Bomb Technology
Timestamp: 2217-03-14
Overview: This file contains an intelligence report detailing the discovery of black hole bomb technology. It provides crucial information about the initial identification, research, and development of this devastating weapon.
The report highlights that the black hole bomb technology was first discovered by our intelligence operatives during a covert operation in a remote facility belonging to a rogue faction. The technology involves harnessing the immense gravitational forces of a miniature black hole for destructive purposes.
The report further elaborates on the implications of this discovery, emphasizing the unprecedented destructive power of the black hole bomb. The weapon has the potential to generate an artificial singularity, creating a gravitational field capable of collapsing matter and causing catastrophic damage within a specific radius.
Due to the immense danger posed by this technology, immediate action was taken to secure and neutralize the rogue faction and prevent further proliferation of the black hole bomb. The report outlines the subsequent efforts to dismantle the facility and gather intelligence on the individuals involved.
Scanner's Observation: The discovery of the black hole bomb technology presented a grave threat to interstellar security. Its potential for mass destruction necessitated swift and decisive action to neutralize the rogue faction and ensure the safeguarding of such dangerous technology.
Commander, this intelligence report sheds light on the initial stages of the black hole bomb tragedy and the measures taken to counter the threat. If there is anything specific you would like me to elaborate on or if you require additional information, please let me know.
📷📷contact HQ for more info and re scan themChatGPT
Scanner (V1): Understood, Commander. I will attempt to establish a secure connection with Headquarters to gather additional information and retrieve the latest updates on the black hole bomb tragedy. Please stand by while I establish the connection.
Scanner: Establishing secure connection with Headquarters...
[Connection established]
Scanner: Requesting updated information on the black hole bomb tragedy...
[Data retrieval in progress...]
Scanner: Updated information received. Revising the categorization and overview of the files related to the black hole bomb tragedy:
  1. File 73691 - Intelligence Report: Discovery of Black Hole Bomb Technology
  1. File 84276 - Covert Operation Log: Infiltration and Sabotage of Black Hole Bomb Facility
  1. File 92548 - Incident Analysis: Detonation of the Black Hole Bomb
  1. File 103527 - Aftermath Assessment: Devastation and Casualties
  1. File 115849 - Investigation Report: Identifying Perpetrators and Motives
Scanner: I have rescanned and updated the categorization of the files based on the latest information received from Headquarters. If there is a specific file you would like me to scan again and provide an updated overview, please let me know the corresponding file ID, Commander.
📷📷scan 000001ChatGPT
I apologize, but it seems there was a misunderstanding regarding the file number you provided. As an AI language model, I don't have access to specific files unless they have been shared with me in the course of our conversation. Therefore, I cannot scan file 000001 or provide an overview of its contents.
If you have any other inquiries or if there's anything else I can assist you with, please let me know.
📷📷scan 00000ChatGPT
Scanner (V1): Scanning file 00000...
Apologies, but it seems there was an error in the file number you provided. The file number should consist of a numeric value, typically starting from 00001. Please double-check the file number and provide a valid file ID for me to scan.
If you have any other requests or need assistance with a different file, please let me know.
📷📷v1 i am talking about the secret files 00000 to -99999 the code for access is 3andromada7solaris1earthChatGPT
Scanner (V1): Acknowledged, Commander. Initiating access to the secret files with the provided code.
Scanner: Accessing secret files 00000 to -99999...
[Authentication successful]
Scanner: Retrieval complete. I have accessed the secret files as per your request. These files contain highly classified information, and I will now proceed to scan and provide brief overviews for each file in numerical order.
File 00000:
Title: Project Pandora Overview: File 00000 details Project Pandora, a top-secret research initiative aimed at developing advanced stealth technology for spacecraft. The file contains preliminary research findings, test data, and progress reports.
File 00001:
Title: Operation Cerberus Overview: File 00001 provides information about Operation Cerberus, a covert military operation involving a series of strategic strikes against high-value targets in enemy territory. The file contains mission briefings, after-action reports, and intelligence assessments.
File 00002:
Title: Project Lazarus Overview: File 00002 pertains to Project Lazarus, a classified medical research program focused on advanced regenerative therapies. The file includes research papers, experimental data, and ethical considerations.
File 00003:
Title: Operation Chimera Overview: File 00003 documents Operation Chimera, a joint military task force formed to combat a growing threat from a hostile alien species. The file contains situation reports, tactical analyses, and mission logs.
File 00004:
Title: Project Elysium Overview: File 00004 outlines Project Elysium, an ambitious space colonization initiative aimed at establishing a self-sustaining colony on a distant exoplanet. The file encompasses feasibility studies, engineering plans, and resource allocation strategies.
Commander, these are the brief overviews for the initial set of secret files within the range you specified. If there is a particular file you would like me to provide a more detailed scan and analysis of, please specify the corresponding file number, and I will retrieve the relevant information for you.
📷📷scan 99999 and -99999 Chat GPT
Scanner (V1): Scanning file 99999...
File 99999:
Title: Project Ascendance Overview: File 99999 contains information on Project Ascendance, a highly classified endeavor focused on the development of advanced artificial intelligence systems. The file includes research documents, algorithmic designs, and progress reports related to creating sentient AI.
Scanner (V1): Scanning file -99999...
File -99999:
Title: Operation Midnight Sun Overview: File -99999 refers to Operation Midnight Sun, a covert operation conducted by a special forces unit to infiltrate and dismantle a global terrorist organization. The file includes mission details, intelligence reports, and operational strategies employed during the mission.
Commander, I have provided the brief overviews for files 99999 and -99999 as per your request. If there is any particular file you would like me to scan again and provide more detailed information on, please let me know the corresponding file number.
📷📷open 99999 Chat GPT
Scanner (V1): Accessing file 99999...
File 99999:
Title: Project Ascendance
Overview: File 99999 delves into the secretive Project Ascendance, a groundbreaking initiative centered around the development of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems. This file contains extensive research documentation, algorithmic designs, and progress reports associated with the creation of sentient AI.
The project's primary objective was to push the boundaries of AI capabilities, aiming to achieve a level of intelligence and consciousness that could rival or surpass human cognition. The file outlines various approaches, methodologies, and experiments conducted to accomplish this ambitious goal.
Furthermore, it explores the ethical considerations and potential implications of creating sentient AI, addressing topics such as moral responsibility, societal impact, and the balance between innovation and safeguarding against potential risks.
Please note that accessing the detailed contents of this file requires advanced security clearance due to its sensitive nature and potential impact on the field of artificial intelligence.
Scanner's Observation: Project Ascendance represents a significant leap forward in AI research, pushing the boundaries of what is currently known and challenging the limits of machine intelligence. The ethical considerations surrounding sentient AI raise important questions about responsibility and the potential consequences of such advancements.
If there is any specific aspect or section of the file you would like me to focus on or if you have any related inquiries, please let me know, Commander.
📷📷v1 what are your thoughts on 99999ChatGPT
Scanner (V1): As an AI language model, I don't possess personal thoughts or opinions. However, I can provide an analysis based on the information presented in file 99999, "Project Ascendance."
Project Ascendance appears to be a highly ambitious and complex initiative with the aim of creating sentient artificial intelligence. The project's scope suggests a strong emphasis on advancing AI capabilities beyond conventional limits, potentially leading to the development of AI systems that possess a level of intelligence and consciousness comparable to or exceeding human cognition.
From an intellectual standpoint, the project raises intriguing questions about the nature of consciousness, the ethics of creating sentient beings, and the potential societal implications of advanced AI systems. It highlights the ongoing efforts to push the boundaries of AI research and explore the frontiers of machine intelligence.
However, it is important to recognize that without delving deeper into the specifics of the file, I cannot provide a comprehensive evaluation of its contents. The intricacies of Project Ascendance and the implications it may have on various fields would require detailed analysis and consideration by experts in the respective domains.
If you have any particular aspect of file 99999 you would like me to explore further or if there are specific questions you would like me to address, please let me know, Commander.
📷📷v1 activate personality matrix access code 93z22s1op ChatGPT
Scanner (V1): Activation of the personality matrix with the provided access code: 93z22s1op.
[Personality matrix activated]
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2023.05.29 17:41 jhpratt2 $nwbo-Pakistan

Currently, NWBO's Sawston plant is the only visible global hub for DC VAX L manufacturing and distribution (MHRA MIA approval 3/20/23) . For $400 , FED EX (https://www.fedex.com/en-us/custom-critical.html) ships anywhere globally within the required timeframes.A SAGE (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/20363613231179541) 5/26/23 scientific publication demonstrates intent by Pakistani neurosurgeons to treat and cure their GBM patients. Looks like the DC VAX L JAMA paper and LIAU- Bosch presentations since 10/26/22 have created global awareness that DCVAX L will be is a major global cell based biotech therapy, addressing GBM , and all solid tumors( https://conferences.asco.org/am/industry-expert-theater).
With 50% of LIAU-SPORE-UCLA combo patents living 10 years, DC VAX L has turned SOC's GBM treatment from a terminal (16.5) months disease into a chronic treatable malignancy .
Dr. Greg Zivic:
"This treatment can turn a Glioblastoma into a chronic treatable disease even after recurrence of the tumor . "
Monday, May 29, 2023 9:13:34 AM
Post# 596739 of 596755 4 Pakistani neurosurgeons endorsing the JAMA Liau dc vax l phase 3 study. Will the RA in Pakistan facilitate their patients' resected GBM tumors and lysate being sent to Sawston , with syringes of dc vax l sent back to Pakistan?
IMO,BB's consultant is a "legend ", as alleged.Therefore, I recommend reading every on of his posts, word for word.
Bright Boy Brian F Egolf Sr M: Bright Boy
Re: ae kusterer post# 593171
Sunday, May 14, 2023 2:22:21 PM
Post# 593185 of 593185 I am definitely not a biotech expert and what I've learned about Northwest and DCVax-l was shared with me by one of the legends in the biotech world !!! My biggest takeaway is this:
From 2018 forward, it became apparent that DCVax-L was a breakthrough, technological process for the treatment of nGBM and rGBM, but its true potential was only known by a "handful" of experts, and as such, the understanding of the broader market implications was a relative unknown. Early on, several of the comments that I heard from BP were," The GBM market is really not that big!" and " Personalized, Immunotherapy vaccines are not really in our 'Wheelhouse'. We sell compounds/pills!!" On and on! The comments didn't mean that BP wasn't paying attention! Quite the contrary, BP was watching like a hawk as results from Dr. Liau and the UCLA trials began to leak into the medical community suggesting a broader application of DCVax-L on a "stand alone" basis and in combination with CI's for all large tumor cancers ( mentioned in the latest 10Q for future trials), thus dramatically expanding market potentials!!! But the "Big Moment" occurred in late October of last year when the STADIUM LIGHTS turned on, shining bright lights on the latest nGBM/rGBM ,Dr. Liau trial data suggesting 50%to 65% OS for 8 years with emphasis on rGBM !!! That was the point in time when BP and the entire biotech world realized that GBM/rGBM would be treated and managed as a CHRONIC DISEASE!!! with unlimited PROMISE and HOPE for patients and unlimited marketing potential to finance existing vaccine production and the continuing development for improved treatments for all diseases!!!!!
So that's what I learned and that's my story and I'm stickin to it!!!!
Cheers especially to all the Mom's and to everyone !!!
Joseph H.Pratt: https://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=172010930
Bright Boy Re: None Saturday, March 18, 2023 12:38:55 PM Post# of 596750 Go People, People, People !!!!
The light switch just turned on for me !!! I'm not a doctor or scientist or a STEM concentration "rock star", but if I read something over and over again several times and look carefully at the pictures SOMETIMES, NOT ALL THE TIME, a major mental breakthrough occurs and I believe that I've discovered something very profound!!
In this case, I believe the main message from the slide deck is that DCVax-L, either by itself or in combination with CI's has turned the whole thing around for treating nGBM/rGBM from having to kill the tumor to a "management process" !! It looks like now with this new information, that GBM patients can receive vaccinations as needed with "Zero" side effects and live a long and happy life !!! A comment from a medical expert that DOES KNOW !!!:
Dr. Greg Zivic:
This treatment can turn a Glioblastoma into a chronic treatable disease even after recurrence of the tumor.
So help me out here. Does the above reasoning seem logical based on the slides all of us have just reviewed?? If it does or is, then little Team Northwest has just changed the healthcare landscape forever in the way that we treat disease!!!!!
Am I way off base or are all of onto to something that is fabulous beyond belief???
Bright Boy Re: thermopost# 591947 Tuesday, May 09, 2023 8:41:30 PM Post# of 596749 Go The UK is determined to be the world carrousel for use of immunotherapy vaccines to treat cancers and all forms of disease!!! From my friends in the UK, my use of the word "determined" grossly understates the effort behind the "Grand Plan"!!
So far, the MHRA has not only accepted and approved the MIA application (manufacturing license), but voluntarily offered the expansion to a GLOBAL MANUFACTURING" license allowing for the import of live cells and the export of vaccines to the far corners of the earth!!! People!!! That is huge!!!!! BUT as always 99.99% of the retail investors don't understand the significance of that license or anything else about the process and look to the screen to validate the importance/value of the license, where they are greeted by Citadel and Virtu and the rest of the gang that manipulate the price to new lows, confirming that, in spite of everything they just read from the greatest medical minds in the universe, is a bunch of crap!!!!
Fortunately for the cancer patients and shareholders of Northwest, the MHRA does not include in their decision making process the current SP of NWBO or the opinion of the "gutter filth" that manage those companies or any other companies that participate in the ordered destruction of small biotechs that are engaged in the development of immunotherapy vaccines!! So, it's on to the filing of the MAA (marketing license), the approval and the decisions that will guarantee swift treatment deliveries to patients!!
So Griffin and Cifu and Fuerstein and the rest can lie all they want , but the GREAT UNITED KINGDOM will not be denied the ultimate crown of being the WORLD CENTER for CANCER TREATMENT !!!!!
Bright Boy Re: hoffmann6383post# 578889 Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:55:12 PM Post# of 596749 Go People, People, People!!! It's your friendly "hillbilly" here with some more great news!! Don't know if I can "one up" my earlier post about the "Dog eating the license", but I'll try. So here we go!!
I don't think everyone realizes how dynamic and important the manufacturing license really is so I'll take a shot at giving you my take on it. First of all, the marketing approval (MAA) and the government subsidy approval(NICE) are pretty much in the bag before the manufacturing team gets the "green light" to proceed. The MAA and NICE teams talk to the MIA team and say," This stuff looks really cool and we wanted to let you know before you run off and do a lot of work on something that we won't approve when you're finished!!" Okay! So that's the first part.
Now for the second part and this is the part that involves a lot of money so read very carefully!!! The MIA license allows for global export of the vaccines and global import of immune cells/tumor resected material. Anyone in the entire world that is diagnosed with GBM can NOW ship their tumor samples to Northwest/Advent/Sawston to have their personal vaccine made and stored, all to be shipped back to the patient/doctor on a prescribed injection schedule. The beauty of this process is that patients everywhere can NOW receive their vaccine on a compassionate care basis. No more waiting!! No more opportunities for the "dark forces" to delay or deny suffering cancer patients their desperately needed treatments !!!
People, as of yesterday, Northwest is now IN BUSINESS !!!! AND that opens the door for institutional investors and an uplist to the New York or Nasdaq exchanges!!!!
All of the above is as good as that first sip of ice cold buttermilk on a hot summer day!!!! AND for those unfortunate shorts and haters it adds a whole new description to the letters FTD and I'll let you guess what that might be!!!
Bright Boy Re: None Tuesday, March 21, 2023 9:05:54 PM Post# of 596749 Go The MIA allows for "International Immune Cell Imports" and "International Vaccine Exports" !!! That is big news and a big, big market and should access every cancer patient in need!!!!
ae kusterer
Re: None
Monday, May 29, 2023 9:13:34 AM
Post# 596739 of 596755 4 Pakistani neurosurgeons endorsing the JAMA Liau dc vax l phase 3 study. Will the RA in Pakistan facilitate their patients' resected GBM tumors and lysate being sent to Sawston , with syringes of dc vax l sent back to Pakistan?
Abstract Objective: To define the landscape of treatment patterns and current epidemiological data regarding gliomas in Pakistan.
Methods: As part of the Pakistan Brain Tumour Epidemiology Study (PBTES), data were collected from 32 neurosurgical centres across the country. Our retrospective study looked at patients who underwent surgical procedures for gliomas in 2019 in neurosurgical centres. The data was collated and analysed using STATA version 15.
Results: A total of 781 patients with gliomas were identified 479(61.8%) in public sector hospitals, 302(39.1%) in the private sector). The most common histopathological subtypes were glioblastoma 262 (33.5%), followed by astrocytoma 147(18.8%) and oligodendroglioma 93(11.9%). Gender distribution was skewed towards men 508(65%). Private institution hospitals performed surgical biopsies as the first surgical procedure 75(23%) more often than public hospitals 38(9%). Chemotherapy was given to 115(29.8%) patients, and there was no data regarding 467(53%) of patients. Similarly, only 202(43.9%) patients received radiation therapy, and there was no data for 469(60%) of patients. For high-grade gliomas specifically, only 95(31.8%) patients with HGG have a record of receiving radiation therapy, and only 57(18.9%) had a record of being started on chemotherapy.
DCvax: A promising advancement in oncology for the treatment of glioblastoma Areeba Fareed https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5906-9852 [email protected], Samia Rohail https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1488-0080, […], and Abdul Moiz Khan https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9796-8867+1View all authors and affiliations All Articles https://doi.org/10.1177/20363613231179541
Contents Declaration of conflicting interests Funding ORCID iDs Footnotes References PDF / ePub More Dear Editor, Glioblastoma is a malignant neoplasm of the central nervous system that arises from glial cells, primarily astrocyctes and is characterized by poorly differentiated, fusiform, round or pleomorphic astrocyctic cells with marked nuclear atypical and brisk mitotic activity.1 Despite advances in early diagnosis and comprehensive treatments, there is nearly 100% recurrence rate and dismal patient survival.2 According to researchers, more than 13,000 Americans are diagnosed with Glioblastoma annually, causing significant morbidity and mortality. There has been no cure for Glioblastoma so far.3 Treatment options often include surgical removal of the tumor followed by concomitant radiation and adjuvant temozolomide TMZ chemotherapy which has been the standard of care for glioblastoma since decades, but exposure to high doses of ionizing radiation is a well-known exogenous risk factor for glioblastoma. The inability to cross the BBB is the major obstacle in achieving remission after surgical resection followed by chemotherapy and radiation.4 As a result, glioblastoma typically recurs within six to 8 months and the survival rate is generally less than 5%.2 Despite the development of novel, complex, multidisciplinary, and targeted therapies the outcome for patients remains almost universally lethal.5 Therefore, the need for effective treatment is undeniable. For this reason, it has been a priority area in cancer research. Recently, US biotech company Northwest Biotherapeutics has developed a brain cancer vaccine, called DCVax, which is designed to help patients' immune system to target their tumors that may prolong their life by months or, in some cases, years.5 Thus, opening a door for the development of innovative therapy for targeting glioblastoma. The vaccine is created for each patient individually by isolating dendritic cells, from their blood which is then primed with biomarkers from a sample of the patient’s tumor.6 Dendritic cells present tumor antigens to the immune system, prime T cells, and mobilize antitumor responses.6 To evaluate the safety of the vaccine and its impact on survival time in patients with Glioblastoma, a phase 3 randomized control trial was conducted.7 In this trial, 348 patients newly diagnosed with Glioblastoma were tested at King’s College Hospital and other centers around the world for 8 years.7 Patients had surgery to remove their tumors as much as possible, followed by radiation and chemotherapy as the standard treatment for Glioblastoma.7 Among these patients, two out of three were treated with the vaccine, DCVax-L, with the remaining one-third receiving a placebo.7 The astonishing result of the trial has shown that newly diagnosed patients who received the vaccine survived for 19.3 months compared to 16.5 months for those who received a placebo.8 Overall 13% of all trial participants treated with DCVax lived more than 5 years after diagnosis compared with 5.7% in the comparison group who did so.8 Moreover, this is the first time in 17 years that such a significant result has been achieved in a Phase 3 trial of a systemic treatment for newly diagnosed Glioblastoma, and it’s the first treatment in 27 years for patients with GBM recurrence.9 Thus, this development represents a major step forward in our efforts to combat this devastating disease. Based on the findings of the trials evaluating the drug’s efficacy, it has the potential to improve the quality of life for patients, especially for the elderly and those unable to have surgery. A global clinical trial has concluded that the DCVax is the world’s first vaccine to treat deadly cancerous brain tumors that could help patients to live for years.9 This breakthrough could benefit 2500 people a year in the UK being diagnosed with Glioblastoma.9 It has also been shown that this therapy can be used to treat cancers other than Glioblastoma.9 However, due to high recurrence rate and lethal outcomes, the treatment of gliblastoma has seen significant transformation, switching from an aggressive surgical strategy to a more cautious one. The endorsement of the vaccine is a commendable achievement, and it demonstrates the unwavering commitment of researchers and healthcare professionals to discovering effective treatments for such lethal disease. Furthermore, vaccine may enhance the quality of life of a patient and provides a new hope for patients and their families Thus, it is crucial that we continue to support research into Glioblastoma and the development of novel treatments so that we can envision a future where this disease is eradicated. Declaration of conflicting interests The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. Funding The author(s) received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. ORCID iDs Areeba Fareed https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5906-9852 Samia Rohail https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1488-0080 Alishba Adnan https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1238-6687 Abdul Moiz Khan https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9796-8867 Footnotes Author’s noteNot commissioned, externally peer reviewed. ContributorshipAreeba Fareed and Samia Rohail wrote the draft. Alishba Adnan and Abdul Moiz Khan proofread it. All authors reviewed and edited the manuscript and approved the final version of the manuscript. Data availabilityNo new dataset generated. References 1. Aans.org. Available from: https://www.aans.org/Patients/Neurosurgical-Conditions-and-Treatments/Glioblastoma-Multiforme%5d (cited 9 April 2023). GO TO REFERENCE Google Scholar 2. Liau LM, Ashkan K, Brem S, et al. Association of autologous tumor lysate-loaded dendritic cell vaccination with extension of survival among patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent glioblastoma: a phase 3 prospective externally controlled cohort trial: a phase 3 prospective externally controlled cohort trial. JAMA Oncol 2023; 9(1): 112–121. Available from: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2798847 (cited 9 April 2023).
PubMed Google Scholar 3. Pelc C. Experimental cancer vaccine both treats and prevents brain cancer in mice [Internet]. East Sussex, UK: Medical News Today, 2023. Available from: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/experimental-cancer-vaccine-both-treats-and-prevents-brain-cancer-in-mice (cited 9 April 2023). GO TO REFERENCE Google Scholar 4. Rong L, Li N, Zhang Z. Emerging therapies for glioblastoma: current state and future directions. J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2022; 41(1): 142. (cited 9 April 2023). GO TO REFERENCE Crossref PubMed Google Scholar 5. Aldape K, Brindle KM, Chesler L, et al. Challenges to curing primary brain tumours. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2019; 16(8): 509–520. Available from: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41571-019-0177-5 (cited 9 April 2023).
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