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Do you hate Marvin Ellison? This is a place for people who dislike Marvin Ellison, current CEO of Lowe's. Whether it's because he ruined JC Penny during his time there, you think many decisions under him are wrong, think he was a bad executive at Home Depot, think he was a bad employee/employer at one of his many roles or jobs and/or think Robert Niblock ran things a little better then this subreddit is for you!

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2023.05.28 19:11 NoJobBoBob Which one would you choose?

Hi All,
I have currently two options on the table for jobs (full-time) that I could potentially take but want your opinions on what you would do:
Option 1: Software Manager position at well known Medicine producing company.
Option 2: Low code engineer for government agency
A bit on my background : I am a web developer for 2 years but stopped working for about 1 1/2 years due to family issues. I was freelancing and tried to get back in the market and landed a web dev manager job (option 1). Main concern with this job is I still feel very junior or mid-level at best to be taking on a manager role where I will be in charge of 12 other engineer who are all based in Pakistan or India (plus starting a new life in a new state). The gov job seems very cushy and honestly might be chill but I might run into the risk of stagnation and capping out in terms of salary.
Any thoughts or advice is welcome.
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2023.05.28 19:06 Remarkable-Dress-997 No good qualities

I’m physically and emotionally fucked. My legs have been carrying around a corpse for about 29 years now. I can’t tell what my emotions are and according to my therapist, all of my friendships are superficial. I haven’t loved or even liked myself since I was 16. I just feel dead inside. I haven’t had a relationship at all in my life. I’m stuck between wanting to destroy this world and wanting to destroy myself. My parents were neglectful and my father abused me. I’ve been to two mental hospitals for attempted suicide. I feel like I’m stuck in an endless wall of smoke with no way out, no matter how far I walk. I don’t have a college education or a good paying job. Everyday I fall a little bit deeper into this void called despair. Most nights I have to do copious amount of weed just to laugh or feel anything. It also helps with not painting the walls in my room like Pablo Picasso with my brain. My self confidence is at an all time low because my brain tells me that I’m a 2/10 every time I look at the mirror. Even with friends and family constantly around me, I feel truly alone and it’s starting to cripple me.
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2023.05.28 19:06 btam0408 A Review of Every Course I Took at UofT During Undergrad (ACT/STA/MAT student)

This post was inspired by u/garbageslutt 's post a few days ago. Since I have a little time on my hands, I've decided to reflect on my undergrad experience here and share a couple of opinions on the courses I took. Hopefully, future students will find this post helpful. For each course, I will share the course average, my opinion on the difficulty (on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most difficult) and my opinion on the overall quality of the course (also on a scale of 1-5 with 5 indicating a course I enjoyed a lot). My difficulty ranking is relative to other courses on this list, and your experience may vary depending on the instructor.
YEAR 1 (Fall 2019-Winter 2020, fall term fully in person, winter term online after March)
ECO101H1-F (Average: C+, Difficulty: 3, Quality: 3.5)
This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I enjoyed this course. The course material was pretty interesting and the lecturer (Michael Ho) was pretty good. Concepts were straightforward and the math required was pretty trivial. The only downside is that the tests were quite long and a little unreasonable for a first year course.
HPS120H1-F (Average: B, Difficulty: 1.5, Quality: 3)
I took this course to satisfy my BR2 requirement and wasn't expecting much out of it. The course was less boring than I expected though. The course instructor (Fermin Fulda) was very knowledgeable on the subject and the evaluations were fair. I didn't really enjoy the last part of the course material, but that's just because I don't really enjoy biology at all.
HPS210H1-F (Average: B-, Difficulty: 1, Quality: 2)
I also took this course to finish my breadth requirements. This course was very boring, but very easy. The lecturer (Brian Baigrie) mostly reads off his slides (which are just paragraphs copied from his book). He wrote the course textbook himself, but forces us to buy it using Tophat. This course was basically a "pay to get good marks" course.
MAT137Y1-Y (Average: C+, Difficulty: 5, Quality: 5)
This was the hardest first year course I took by far. The material was very interesting though and the instructor (Asif Zaman) was amazing. The problem sets are hard, but we got a lot of time to do them, so its manageable if you start early.
MAT223H1-F (Average: C+, Difficulty: 2.5, Quality: 3)
This is one of the easiest math courses I took in all four years. The material is pretty boring but very important for upper year courses. My instructor was a pretty monotone grad student. Tests were fair and straightforward as long as you did the practice tests posted. This was one of the few courses where the posted practice tests were harder than the actual tests (instead of the other way around).
CSC108H1-S (Average: B+, Difficulty: 1.5, Quality: 4)
A very beginner friendly (and practical) introductory coding course. I went into the course with no programming experience and got a really good mark. The instructor (Paul Gries) was very nice and very active on Piazza. Assignments are long if you've never coded before, but we got a lot of time to work on them. Workload is manageable if you start assignments early.
ECO102H1-S (Average: B-, Difficulty: 3, Quality: 2.5)
This course was very boring and made me change my mind about taking more ECO courses in the future. The instructor's (Nathaniel Vellekoop) lectures were okay, but pretty boring. Like ECO101, the tests were unreasonably long.
MUS111H1-S (Average: B, Difficulty: 1.5, Quality: 3)
I took this course because I had background knowledge in classical music. The course was okay, but I found MUS207 to be more interesting (I'll talk more about that course later). Exams were fair and the essay was marked quite leniently. I'm not a good writer and I got a decent mark in this course.
STA130H1-S (Average: B, Difficulty: 1.5, Quality: 3.5)
This course is an introduction to R, which is used quite frequently in upper year STA courses. It isn't that important because R is covered/reviewed in upper year courses, but its a good introduction for students with little/no coding experience. The instructor (Liza Bolton) was good at explaining concepts and I enjoyed her lectures. The only thing that sucked about this course was the mandatory two hour tutorials that were pretty useless.
YEAR 2 (Fall 2020-Winter 2021, online)
ACT240H1-F (Average: C+, Difficulty: 3.5, Quality: 3.5)
The whole course is on the time value of money. If you understand the first third of the course well, you should be able to get a decent mark. The test format is what makes this course tricky. The tests are long and mostly multiple choice. One wrong intermediate step and you may get 0 on a 10 point question. Regular practice to ensure computational speed and accuracy is key to success in this course.
MAT224H1-F (Average: C+, Difficulty: 5, Quality: 3.5)
This course was surprisingly difficult for me (I guess I'm not much of an algebra person). It's easy to underestimate the difficulty of the course because a lot of the concepts are similar to those in 223. The course moves at a much faster pace than 223 and is pretty proof heavy.
MAT237Y1-Y (Average: B, Difficulty: 5, Quality: 5)
My thoughts on this course are pretty similar to my thoughts on 137 (probably because the coordinator was the same). The jump from 137 to 237 is much less overwhelming than the jump from high school to 137. The level of rigour for the two courses is roughly the same, but the notation in 237 is a little more messy. A good course to take if you enjoyed 137.
MGT201H1-F (Average: A-, Difficulty: 1, Quality: 3)
Highest course average I've seen in my four years here. The course is basically just high school accounting. Easy course with very trivial math.
STA257H1-F (Average: B-, Difficulty: 4, Quality: 3)
This course is not as rigorous as the course description suggests. If you took 137, you should be fine with the proofs. The instructor (Katherine Daignault) was okay, but I did not like here quizzes. There were a lot of "which statements are true" type questions with tricky wording. You need to be study definitions and concepts very carefully to do well on the quizzes. The tests were challenging but not unfair.
ACT245H1-S (Average: B-, Difficulty: 1.5, Quality: 2.5)
This is the easiest of the three second year ACT courses (and honestly quite useless). The first part of the course material (duration and convexity) never appears in upper year courses. The bulk of the course is on options, but all of the important option concepts (binomial model, black scholes) are not covered until ACT370. The only thing I remember from this course is "buy low, sell high, make profit".
ACT247H1-S (Average: B-, Difficulty: 4.5, Quality: 3.5)
This is the hardest of the three second year ACT courses. A good understanding of ACT240 and STA257 is required. The tricky part of this course is that there are a lot of new notations and formulas. Most of the formulas are not super complicated to use or prove, but its easy to forget certain formulas because you learn so many each week.
MUS207H1-S (Average: B+, Difficulty: 1, Quality: 3.5)
Another surprisingly interesting course. I expected the course to be about classical music, but it covered a lot more than that. The professor covered orchestral music in video games, film and television. Most of the required listening was enjoyable to listen to.
STA261H1-S (Average: B-, Difficulty: 3.5, Quality: 3.5)
This course was easier than 257 in my opinion. Level of rigour was roughly the same as STA257, but the quizzes were more straightforward. The instructor (Shariar Shams) was a good lecturer and very patient with answering questions in class.
YEAR 3 (Fall 2021-Winter 2022, fall mostly online with one in person final, winter mostly in person)
ACT348H1-F (Average: C+, Difficulty: 4.5, Quality: 3.5)
This course is a continuation of ACT247. The challenges are pretty similar to 247 (lots of formulas and notation). Knowledge of 247 is assumed, so you have to memorize all the new formulas in addition to the basic concepts covered in 247. I recommend doing a lot of practice problems to help with memorizing formulas.
ACT349H1-F (Average: B+, Difficulty: 2, Quality: 2)
I probably can't give an unbiased review about because it was my lowest undergrad grade. The course was not hard, but I wasn't interested in corporate finance at all. The prof (Jason Tome) wasn't very good either. Lectures are supposed to be three hours long, but he lets us out in under two and tells us to read the rest of the slides on our own.
ACT350H1-F (Average: B-, Difficulty: 4, Quality: 4)
I don't think I can give an unbiased opinion about this course either because the instructor (Silvana Pesenti) will be my PhD supervisor starting in September. The course material is a continuation of STA257. The lectures were pretty good, but I didn't like the textbook at all (and it wasn't followed that closely either). My only major complaint about the course is that there were not enough practice problems given. The final exam questions were reasonable but the test was a little too long in my opinion.
ACT390H1-F (Average: *, Difficulty: 1, Quality: 2.5)
This is a pass/fail course and you will pass as long as you do all the course work. The course was taught jointly by professor Samuel Broverman (who writes all the ACT study manuals) and Megan Whitehead (stats department career support person). There's no math in this course at all since this is a career development course. The course is very helpful for those looking for jobs since it covers things like interviews, resumes and cover letters. I personally wasn't very interested in the course since I'm leaning towards staying in academia. The course invites a lot of industry professionals to share their experiences. I didn't really pay much attention to those talks since they were online, but I recommend that you do if you're interested in staying in industry. NOTE: This course does not count towards the 20 FCE needed for graduation (I only discovered this after I finished the course).
STA302H1-F (Average: B-, Difficulty: 3, Quality: 3.5)
I think this course had a pretty good mix of theory and coding. Concepts were not too difficult, but the workload was high (lots of assignments). I also took this course with Katherine Daignault, and I think her teaching has improved. Quizzes were still awful, but slightly less wordy.
ACT370H1-S (Average: B-, Difficulty: 3.5, Quality: 4)
This course is a continuation of ACT245 (and much more difficult). The course mainly covers options at a medium level of mathematical difficulty. It is much more quantitative than 245, but a lot of the probability theory associated with option pricing (stochastic processes and SDEs) is not covered until ACT460. The course was very interesting in my opinion.
MAT246H1-S (Average: C+, Difficulty: 3, Quality: 4)
A really interesting course in my opinion. Its not very practical if you are not interested in mathematics, but I personally enjoyed the material. This is a proof heavy course, but the proofs are not super complicated. The midterm for this course was pretty easy. The final exam was much harder, but reasonable in length. Problem sets were not as hard as 137, but not easy either.
MAT334H1-S (Average: B, Difficulty: 2.5, Quality: 3)
The theory behind complex variables is very interesting, but the computations are a little tedious. The instructor was a grad student who lectured a little too quickly in my opinion. I was enrolled in a three hour 6-9pm lecture and it was hard to keep up after two hours. The textbook was okay though and it wasn't too difficult to fill in the gaps in my knowledge after class using the book.
STA437H1-S (Average: C+, Difficulty: 3.5, Quality: 3.5)
A very linear algebra heavy stats course. The course had a significant theory component and there were proofs on the midterm and final. Proofs are easier than MAT224, but you may find the course challenging if you only took MAT223. The instructor (Zhou Zhou) did review linear algebra in great detail in the first couple weeks in the course, so don't worry if your linear algebra is a little rusty. The final was worth 55%, so maybe stay away from this course if you don't like exams.
STA457H1-S (Average: B+, Difficulty: 3, Quality: 2)
The course material wasn't that bad, but the instructor (Tharshannah Nadarajah) wasn't that good. The course was entirely online and the pre-recorded lecture videos were just him reading off slides that he didn't make (you could tell he didn't make the slides because he struggled to pronounce some of the words on the slide). His tests were not super difficult, but they had typos sometimes (one question had a final answer with negative variance).
YEAR 4 (Fall 2022-Winter 2023, in person except PHY207, which was online with an in person final)
ACT451H1-F (Average: B-, Difficulty: 3, Quality: 3)
The instructor (Sheldon Lin) is pretty good, but I didn't find the material that interesting. Tests are open book, but they are pretty long. I suggest making a summary sheet of formulas that you are not planning to memorize. If you need to flip through all the lecture notes and the textbook to find formulas, you will not finish the test.
ACT460H1-F (Average: B+, Difficulty: 5, Quality: 4)
I also took this course with Sheldon Lin. I found this course much more interesting though (and much harder). A good understanding of stochastic processes is required. The course covers option pricing at a pretty high mathematical level (this course is also a cross-listed grad course). There are quite a few eng-sci students in this class and they're all pretty smart, so don't expect any curving up. Only take this course if you are interested in the material and confident in your mathematical abilities. There weren't any proofs on the tests, but I found stochastic differential equations to be quite confusing.
MAT244H1-F (Average: B-, Difficulty: 2.5, Quality: 2.5)
I also found this course to be pretty boring. It's an easy one though (just as easy, if not easier than MAT223). I mainly studied from the textbook and did really well in the course. The textbook is pretty detailed and an easy read.
MAT337H1-F (Average: C-, Difficulty: 5, Quality: 3)
A very heavy workload course. There were four problem sets, each with about 10 graded problems and a longer list of ungraded problems (only 3 of the graded problems actually got graded though). 80% of the midterm and final questions were from the list of ungraded questions (we were told this ahead of time) so you actually need to do the ungraded questions unless you're really good at writing proofs on the spot. The instructor (Ignacio Uriarte Tuero) was not bad and the lectures were recorded. First half of the content overlaps significantly with 137/237, but the problems are much harder. The last part of the course (series of functions) was very difficult in my opinion and I didn't really fully understand it.
STA314H1-F (Average: B-, Difficulty: 3.5, Quality: 3.5)
This course had a mix of theory and coding. There were four assignments, a midterm and a final exam. The assignments had some proofs (most were not too complicated) and coding. The last two assignments were much more coding heavy than the first two, but the instructor (Xin Bing) did provide starter code to help us out a bit. Lectures were pretty good in my opinion. Midterm was mostly straightforward except for the multiple choice. The multiple choice had multiple right answers and we got the mark iff we selected all the right answers and no wrong answers. Final exam was pretty challenging, but not unfair.
ACT452H1-S (Average: B-, Difficulty: 3, Quality: 3)
The course is a continuation of 451 and taught by the same instructor. I don't have much more to say about this course.
ACT455H1-S (Average: *, Difficulty: 4.5, Quality: 3.5)
This is the last course in the life contingencies sequence (247, 348, 455). Instructor was the same as 348 (Andrei Badescu). Lecture notes are a little messy, but he will explain what he wrote during the lecture. Tests are pretty fair and reasonable if you do the problems in the study manual. Usually, one of the problems will be taken directly from the study manual.
ACT466H1-S (Average: C+, Difficulty: 3, Quality: 3)
This course is somewhat related to the loss models courses (451/452), which is why I didn't enjoy it that much. Instructor was Andrei Badescu. I already shared my opinion on his teaching so I don't have much more to say about this course.
APM346H1-S (Average: C+, Difficulty: 3, Quality: 1)
My highest undergrad grade and also my worst course experience. Material is fairly straightforward and you can learn in from the textbook. There were a few simple proofs, but the course is mostly very tedious computation. The instructor (I.M. Sigal) was a horrible lecturer. I understood very little of his lectures. There were weekly in person quizzes, so we were kind of forced to go to his awful lectures. I kind of regret taking this course.
PHY207H1-S (Average: B+, Difficulty: 1, Quality: 4)
A very good bird course with very trivial (high school level) math. The course is online asynchronous with an in person final. Lecture videos were very good and there were lots of demonstrations (instead of just pure talking). Most of the course grade (~60%) were from various assignments (problem sets, final project, tutorials etc.) that had very high averages. Final exam was fair.
STA347H1-S (Average: C+, Difficulty: 3, Quality: 4)
The course was easier than I expected. The professor (David Brenner) was a great lecturer and made the course mostly computational. The prof did go on tangents sometimes, but he explained the main concepts very clearly. Midterm and final were mostly questions from his textbook (either copied directly or with minor modifications). The course has no assignments (40% midterm, 60% final).
MAT223H1-F (Fall 2021)
The course was basically the same as when I took it as a student in first year.
MAT135/136H1 (Fall 2022, Winter 2021, Winter 2022)
The two courses are very similar so I'll talk about them together. The two courses are application heavy calculus courses. They are not high school type math courses. You need to be able to do more than just simple calculations. You need to understand the concepts well enough to be able to apply them to unfamiliar problems. There are also writing assignments. If you're looking for a "more mathy" math course, look into 137 or 157 instead.
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2023.05.28 18:53 true_nomad Harpies at Grand Central Station (Closed RP)

Joey had woken up at 7am, something he rarely ever does. today, though, was important, it was his first job for the camp. He put post it notes on both the Enyo and Circe cabin doors letting them know when (8:30) and where (His car which sat at the base of halfblood hill). He made sure he car was ready and his gear was packed. He felt somewhat bad for the smallest of the three that could be forced to sit in the extremally small bench seat in the back as apposed to the large single seats for the driver and passenger (Interior) . Joey didn't quite know what to expect from his first job, and he felt somewhat ill prepared. The only things he had with him besides his typical were his new armor and a backpack full of snacks and water bottles. He had both placed in what little room their was in the trunk, and between the fuel cell, the fire extinguisher, the already small trunk, and now his gear, it was almost full. This made him feel all the worse for whoever was riding on the bench, as they would start having to pack a side of the bench after 2 or 3 more items. He hoped to gods that they didn't over pack and bring a gazillion things. While Joeys car certainly wasn't practical (it wasn't ever meant to be), it sure as hell beat walking there.
At 8am, Joey ran back to the cabin, and had himself breakfast. This too, was very rare for Joey, even when he did wake up early on a non-school day. For the most part, it was nerves and him just trying to distract himself. He stood up, paced and sat back down, repeating this process for 15 minutes before nearly waking Matthew for the 3rd time. Just before he left the cabin, he grabbed one last ting from the cooler, hiding hit back under his bed and running out.
Joey now stood leaning on his car, with the radio playing 80s metal on low and the passenger seat down (for access to the bench), there was nothing to do but wait. Just as he got done stuffing his face with the ball of mozzarella wrapped in coppa and prosciutto that he grabbed from his cooler, he finally saw someone crest the hill.

u/helloworldart u/No_Nefariousness_637
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2023.05.28 18:52 Farmerben12 I attended my first wrestling show, and the headliner was El Phantasmo

I attended my first wrestling show, and the headliner was El Phantasmo
This is probably considered a low effort post but I just wanted to share that, coming from a very small town I did not think I’d ever get to see a wrestling show in person without travelling far. This was a low budget event but it sold out the limited seating in our small town. El Phantasmo headlined against a local-ish talent, and jobbed to him. He was fantastic to watch in person. He was clearly more talented than anyone else in the event but it didn’t stop me from enjoying all of it! Sorry for the crappy picture I ended up getting too into it and didn’t get any pictures of the action.
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2023.05.28 18:49 Zkoondawg AITA for asking my mom to stop hurting my feelings in a way that makes her feel bad?

Trigger Warning: suicide Lots of context for this one, this first paragraph can be skipped as it just adds context to the current situation. All throughout my childhood I’ve never felt like I’ve had a voice, anything I said or did that wasn’t aligned with what my parents wished was because I was purposefully rebelling (since about 7th grade when I got my first C), I had major depression and immensely low self-esteem pretty much my entire life until recently (I’m 22 now). I graduated high in my highschool class with honors because it’s what they wanted. I went to a school 600 miles away out of state for a major I was passively interested in because it’s what they wanted. After Covid hit I came back home and barely passed my classes that semester (2nd semester overall) because of recurring depression and what was going on in the world, not to mention how thrown-together learning online was at the time. I was blamed heavily for that and was told I was lazy and if I wanted to be successful I’d pull myself up by my bootstraps, that kind of thing. After going back to school in person for a third semester about halfway through my cousin committed suicide (something I was considering at the time) and it broke me. I stopped going to class, barely went to work, and pretty much just sat in my room staring at my ceiling until I had enough and came home, dropping out. My parents were somewhat understanding but after telling them I didn’t like my major (aerospace engineering) they told me that I could go to a local school for a different major (they suggested mechanical engineering, something I still had no interest in). Around this time I saw a therapist that had convinced me my mom is a narcissist, I ended up moving out and going no contact for about a year, ended up homeless, then about a month and a half into living in my car I got into an accident and totaled it. I had no one to call except my parents and my dad came and got me. I had said some pretty awful shit to my mom in that year so it was extremely awkward, at that time I was pretty deep into what I think was a psychosis so when we got home, I argued with my mom and asked to just stay until I can move out again, hoping it would just be a couple weeks. They told me I could sleep in the garage on an air mattress and about an hour into moving what I had in there I broke down and started tying a noose. I called 911 so I could go to a mental hospital to get away. I stayed at one for a few days before coming back, my parents were mortified at what happened and promised to be more conscientious of my mental health and were sorry for not noticing my depression sooner (I had told them multiple times I was depressed to which they told me to just come out of my room and hang out with them). They eventually got me a job with them and I’m saving up to get a car and be financially independent again.
Ever since I moved back in with my parents my mom has been making passive aggressive comments about anything she disproves of (for those who didn’t read the first paragraph I’m 22 and pay my own bills, living with my parents until I can afford a car and move out for the second and hopefully final time). These comments are mainly focused around 3 things: me playing video games, me ordering things on Amazon, and me not hanging out with them enough. For example I go and make my dinner and then bring it into my room to eat so I can watch what I want to watch and on my way she’ll blurt out “it’d be great if you would not go into your cave and pretend you like your family.” I usually just brush these comments off, but yesterday I had enough.
We’re on vacation with some family friends and we had spent the last few days hanging out with them basically all the time, I told her I didn’t want to hangout that night and just relax in the hotel. She seemingly didn’t have a problem with that and on the way to dropping me off at the hotel I apologized and said my social battery was low, she said “yeah I’m sure holing up in your room playing videogames all day keeps you from socializing in the real world too much” this got under my skin as I have a full time physically intensive job and like to do what I want when I get home, whether she approves or not.
I told her in a sarcastic way “yeah that’s how that works, you sitting on the couch and watching tv all day is super different.” She took great offense to this and asked why I was being so mean to her and why I felt like I had to defend myself against her when she loved me so much. I told her because she was hurting my feelings and could communicate her opinion in a more constructive way rather than making passive aggressive comments. She got super pissed and that’s when we got to the hotel and she told me to get out. Later that night her and my dad came back and I asked if she wanted to talk about what happened. She basically told me she’s always the villain and it’s always about my feelings and not hers. I make her invalid and that since she’s my mom it’s ridiculous to ask her to not say something when she’s worried about me. I told her that I felt the same way about always being villainess and that if she wanted to talk to me about something like that there’s far better ways to do it than hurting each others feelings through passive aggressive comments. I recommended we should go to therapy and she blamed me for why we haven’t gone already. I again said that it’s up to her, I’m trying to save up for a car and can’t afford that right now, she’ll have to make the appointment and pay for it.
The whole situation makes me feel conflicted because my parents don’t seem interested in compromising to make our relationship work, but I love them both so much and don’t know what to do to not be miserable. Both my mom and my dad agree that I cause most of the problems and they’re just worried about me. Am I the asshole here and exaggerating like they tell me?
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2023.05.28 18:48 Mundane_Ambition_886 Best Computer Courses in Laxmi Nagar, Delhi

Are you looking to enhance your computer skills and knowledge in Laxmi Nagar, Delhi? With the ever-increasing demand for technology proficiency, it has become essential to equip oneself with computer education. Whether you are a student or a working professional, learning computer courses can prove extremely beneficial in today's digital world. But with so many institutes offering various computer courses, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. No worries! In this blog post, we bring you the best options for computer courses in Laxmi Nagar that will help you acquire valuable skills and expertise in no time!
Which institute is best for computer course?
When it comes to choosing the
, several factors come into play. It is crucial to consider factors such as reputation, faculty expertise, course curriculum, and student reviews before making a decision.

One of the top institutes offering computer courses in Laxmi Nagar is ARTH Education. With experienced trainers and state-of-the-art facilities, they offer various courses ranging from basic computer skills to advanced programming languages. Another popular option is Aptech Computer Education which provides comprehensive training programs in software development and IT infrastructure management.

For those looking for specialized courses like web designing or digital marketing, ADMEC Multimedia Institute can be an excellent choice. They are known for their industry-specific training modules that provide practical knowledge along with theoretical concepts.

Other notable institutes worth considering include NIIT Laxmi Nagar Centre and TGC Animation & Multimedia. Ultimately the right institute depends on your individual needs and requirements.
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Ultimately it depends on your personal preference and availability but choosing a reputable institute like ARTH can help ensure that you receive quality education and hands-on experience with real-world scenarios.
How much is computer classes?
If you're looking to enroll in a computer course, one of the first things that may come to mind is the cost. The price of computer classes can vary depending on various factors such as the type and duration of the course, location, and institution offering it.

In Laxmi Nagar, Delhi, there are several institutes that offer computer courses at different price points. Some institutions charge a few thousand rupees for basic courses while others may charge more for advanced courses.

It's important to note that when it comes to learning new skills like computer technology, investing in quality education is crucial. While some cheaper options may seem attractive at first glance, they could end up costing you more in terms of time and money if they don't provide adequate training or support.

Before choosing a course based solely on its cost, consider researching each option thoroughly. Look for reviews from past students or try contacting current students who can share their experiences with you firsthand.

Ultimately, finding an affordable yet high-quality computer course requires careful consideration and research. Take your time to identify what specific skills you need to learn before making your final decision on which institute offers both quality education at an affordable price point.
Which online computer course is best for beginners?
Online computer courses have gained immense popularity in recent times due to the flexibility and convenience they offer. For beginners, there are several online computer courses available that cater to their needs.

One of the best online computer courses for beginners is Codecademy. This platform offers interactive lessons on various programming languages such as HTML, CSS, Python, and JavaScript. The step-by-step approach adopted by Codecademy makes it easy for beginners to learn at their own pace.

Another excellent option is Udacity's Intro to Computer Science Course. This course covers the basics of computer science along with practical exercises that enable learners to apply what they have learned in real-life situations.

For those who wish to learn Microsoft Office Suite, LinkedIn Learning's Beginner’s Guide To Microsoft Office is a great choice. It provides an in-depth understanding of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook applications used frequently in offices worldwide.

Coursera also offers beginner-level courses on a wide range of topics like Cloud Computing Basics or Introduction to Cybersecurity which can be taken up by anyone looking forward towards learning something new about computers or technology!

These platforms are designed keeping in mind beginners' requirements; thus making them ideal choices for anyone starting with computers or programming languages!
artheducation - Computer Course in Laxmi Nagar
If you're looking for the best computer courses in Laxmi Nagar, Delhi, artheducation is definitely one of the top contenders. They offer a variety of courses ranging from basic computer skills to advanced programming languages.

One of the reasons why artheducation stands out is their experienced and knowledgeable faculty members who are committed to providing high-quality education. The institute also has state-of-the-art infrastructure with well-equipped labs and classrooms.

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, artheducation offers courses that cater to different skill levels. Their basic computer course covers everything from learning how to use Microsoft Office applications to understanding internet browsing and email usage.

For those interested in more specialized fields like web development or graphic designing, they offer comprehensive courses on HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Photoshop and many other tools used in these areas.

Additionally, at artheducation they provide hands-on training with real-time projects which makes it easier for students to gain practical knowledge and experience while studying at the institute.

If you want quality education combined with practical experience when it comes to Computer Courses in Laxmi Nagar then artheducation should definitely be on your list of options!
Why to join ARTH?
Joining ARTH for computer courses in Laxmi Nagar can be a great decision for anyone who wants to learn new skills or improve their existing ones. With experienced trainers, well-equipped classrooms, and flexible timings, ARTH is the best institute for computer courses in Laxmi Nagar.

But that's not all! The institute also provides practical training sessions and hands-on experience on live projects to help students understand how things work in real life. Moreover, they offer placement assistance to help students land their dream jobs after completing the course.

If you're looking for the best computer courses in Laxmi Nagar that are affordable and provide quality education with practical knowledge then joining ARTH is your best bet. So why wait? Enroll yourself today and give your career a boost!
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2023.05.28 18:40 Agile-Ad-2426 Accelerated IT vs Cybersecurity?

I (22F) dropped out of college 1.5 years ago for financial reasons and family issues. Im ready to take back my life and get a degree to get out of dead end jobs. I came across WGU and seems like it would be a perfect fit, I got in contact with a admissions officer and she recommended that I do the google cert since my transferred GPA is low. I want to get into cybersecurity but don’t know which program would get me where I want to be more effectively and faster? Are there any other certs or classes I should do prior to enrolling?
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2023.05.28 18:38 Fresh_Negotiation841 To all the self assumed loners.

Hello everyone! I've been going through a lot of articles, where people have explained the state they're in, followed by the emptiness that's killing them from inside.
It's good that there are people speaking about it. Appreciate it, so that people with common problems can share this common platform to share their problems.
Let me tell you my side of the story now! There was a time in my life, where I was way too popular and enjoyed my social life like nobody's business. There were people who knew me, inspite of me not knowing them, neither personally nor generally. Had enjoyed my fame consciously and royally.
Had a lot of attractive suitors, had a girlfriend, all sorts of stuff done too! But then that started creating problems for me in the second half of my college life. People started creating controversies with me, had a lot of fights, lot of fallouts, was totally ignored. Things became very difficult for me, as I couldn't just digest it and that too all of a sudden. Wrapped up my stuff, exited the college and never went back to even see what was happening.
Also, complementary stuff - breakup, no contact situation with my friends, etccc.
Now, again after a year or two, I joined a social club, where I got a chance to socialize, make better friends than before, had mutual romantic suitors as well. Again, bam! Back to pavilion - Had a fight and I was been looked like a suspect and since then, nobody has ever even tried to voluntarily stay in touch or even tried to contact.
This phase kind of overlapped with lockdown, so yeah!
Also, lockdown contributed to a mental situation where people kind of understood that they are enough for themselves. People have started keeping their Circle small, lives extremely private due to the social media side effects and their only companion at the end of the day is their mobile phone.
Some more situations -
  1. A female friend of mine suddenly stopped replying to my text messages for no good reason.
  2. One of my best friends has blocked me from literally everywhere.
  3. The love of my life has blocked me from everywhere.
  4. I know a lot of people and vice versa, but in no contact situation with 95% of them.
  5. The only friend I usually hang out with, adviced me to find some more friends, maybe out of concern or burden. Never even gave me priority over his other friends.
So yeah, but life still goes on! Wasn't easy for me to deal with all this, but definitely became more productive, more focussed towards career, became peaceful from inside, started having let go tendency, earning money, having a job and have decided to enjoy the small things in life.
I know I can be extremely successful and I realised this after the downfalls I had. I am very happy with my situation and I really dont give a fuck anymore.
I know I am going to die one day! Might as well love peacefully and royally.
Fame does come to an end, but very brutally.
Might as well, keep a low profile, mind your own business, keep yourself as priority, do charity to remain humble and embrace different challenges to understand life better.
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2023.05.28 18:36 Dark-Shiro Bottlenecking and Upgrade Order List on Overwatch with Sapphire 6700 XT and 2015 Build (i5-6600K + 16 GB DDR4 2400)

Looking to reach 300-400 FPS on 1080p and 400-500 FPS on 720p for Overwatch 2 (low to low-medium settings), minimum latency enough for Top 50 ladder. In the process of upgrading parts as summer job pay comes in (want to upgrade tightest bottlenecks first).
Any budget or high value (FPS per dollar) CPU, RAM, SSD, gaming monitokeyboard suggestions would be greatly appreciated, or just reliable brands.
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Halo 51.88 CFM CPU Cooler $48.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard -
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL15 Memory $69.98 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL15 Memory $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive $38.75 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA FTW ACX GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2 GB Video Card -
Video Card Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card $319.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX750M (2021) 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $89.95 @ Newegg
Mouse Razer Viper Mini Wired Optical Mouse $59.80 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $932.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-05-28 12:37 EDT-0400
Current Upgrade Order is 6700 XT, Alienware AW2523HF 24.5" 1080p 360 Hz (from 60 Hz Office Monitor), CPU (from i5-6600K), RAM (from 16 GB DDR4 2400), SSD (from 1 TB HDD), a budget TKL keyboard.
Swapped out a GTX 750 Ti for a 6700 XT, BIOS reset, reinstalled Windows instead of DDU. Got roughly 250-300 FPS on 720p Overwatch 2 bare minimum settings and 60-80 FPS on 1080p (+20 FPS from the 750Ti). Not sure if unoptimized settings are playing a role or if it's all bottlenecking from old parts.
Any budget or high value (FPS per dollar) CPU, RAM, SSD, gaming monitokeyboard suggestions would be greatly appreciated, or just reliable brands.
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2023.05.28 18:26 SleepySheeper Not bad for $60!

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2023.05.28 18:25 red-gf Pet sitting - second job.

I (F22) feel as though getting this off my chest will help me somehow - I’m on mobile so apologies in advance for anything incorrect.
I’ve experienced life at a peak when my parents had 7 kids (which welcomed 4 more grandchildren) and losing my dad so young has financially hurt my family since 2009. Due to these life events, I’ve avoided relying on mom since she has herself and 6 people she still provides for. One drug addict sister, her four children, and another sibling who’s in school. I live in south florida again and it’s inescapable to see the lavish lives people have. Im from here and I was once apart of that until we moved. (young and unknowingly, but my dad raised me well and although spoiled me in my terms; also taught me important life lessons about cherishing what we have)
I wish he was here to continue providing both. Im filled with resentment towards others because I have my full time job throughout the week, but to make ends meet I have to fill my extra time with anything that will help keep my neck above the water. I’ve chosen pet sitting to be my secondary income, and although it’s therapeutic to be around such awesome animals, I’m visiting multimillion dollar homes to see them. I don’t believe that money would buy me happiness, but it’s a kick in the gut to commute to these homes as my gas is blinking ‘low’ at me and I’m earning a drop in the bucket. I have pulled every dollar from any bank account that had one in it to pay for todays gas. I’ve been independent since 17, and I’m just so tired.
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2023.05.28 18:25 Erik1801 Fusion Propulsion with no Reactors - Hard Sci Fi concept critique request

Hello there,
so, i have been working on some logistics as off recently for a novel. Plot, arcs etc. are all pretty well down and i want to focus some time on the whole Space travel aspect. For the few pages it will be important xD Might as well. In doing so, i stumbled upon an idea which probably has been used already but i couldn't find it. So if what i am about to describe sounds familiar, let us known ! A quick disclaimer, for the following i want the concept to be judged on its feasibility and hardness. If it doesn't work because of XYZ, let us know :D
Setup Fairly simple, in this post i attempted to describe an Interstellar Transport System, ITS for shot because everything needs an acronym. The super TLDR is that we use a load of mirrors to create a very strong beams, which we focus on a big ass mirror. Photon pressure will then speed the ship up to half the speed of light. I changed aspects and specifics about this system since duo to the feedback. But the idea is identical. "Big ass beams tossing giant frisbee around". Though, after the rework the entire system is ~8 times weaker. Because the ship´s weigh less now. Only 2,6 Million tons :D Regardless, this is what we have as a setup. a giant Stelaser, or SPA in world, which can produce really powerful focused beams.
The Multiple Scattering Pulsed Fusion idk thrusters welp So i don't really have a name for it. But the idea is in this sim;
We have, a funnel or Bell. What we do is actually fairly simple, notice how all the light rays kind of clump up at the throat ? Well, the idea is that if we send a really powerful beam into the funnel / thruster, the light will accumulate in a focal point.
Now, in Universe they don't have commercial fusion because the more research i do the more impossible Fusion seems. Impossible as in commercially viable in any capacity. Seriously watch this guys videos on the matter. It is depressing. Anyways, with a sufficiently powerful beam and the smallest focal point possible this funnel would essentially turn into a Inertial confinement fusion reactor. Right, we "just" shoot pallets into the focal point off hell, where they fuse, expanding rapidly and pushing themselves out of the funnel to provide thrust.
Maybe it would look like this ?
Yes the radiators should be at like a billion degrees, this just gets the concept across
With a design like this
Now, one issue most people will quickly see is that this kind of ship by default can only fly away from its energy source. However, this should be easy to fix. Ish. What we can do is use mirrors inside the funnel which can basically change their Index of Refraction (So the mirrors would have to be dielectric with multiple layers) in such a way that all the energy inside the funnel gets concentrated into the light tunnel. This would require some pieces inside the Thruster to physically move as well to bounce light into the tunnel. Or at least some of it. The light tunnel can then increase the energy density more to enable Fusion on the other side as well. This way, the design could fly towards and away from its energy source. Which of course also means it could actually be useful. One downside is that such a ship would always have to roughly point at its energy source. Which will limit where it can go. But for a cargo ship that should be manageable.
Aside from the suspiciously strong mirrors (I checked it in the other post, in terms of numbers you can make mirrors that could survive the energy densities required. But idk how this would work with Fusion. Ideally you would want the Fusion to happen in a wavelength your mirrors are designed to reflect 99.999%. Which is doable with dielectrics if stupidly expensive), a bigger concern is Radiation.
This kind of Fusion is, for the lack of a better term, cancer juice. From what i can tell, there is a 0% chance you can get Aneutronic Fusion going with this, it just requires to much energy. So you would have to use Hydrogen which is going to by ugly. In the image you can not really see it but I surrounded the focal line / volume with about 10 meters of stuff. The force of the Fusion itself shouldn't be a problem, because this aint going at 10G. As far as i can tell, just because you have a certain limit in terms of Radiator capacity, you could not accelerate fast enough for the force of the pallets imploding to become an issue. You would die from radiation way before that.
My guess is ~0.1 - 0.3G maybe. But it really depends on the ship mass, exact energy density etc.
I left the biggest issue for last. The angle of incidence. The ship pictured here has a wide throat opening of 28 meters and a length of 200 meters. Dielectric mirrors work really well in a narrow range of incidence angles. Some products on the market rn have 99.95% at +-10 Degrees. Which is amazing ! But in our case the incidence range is somewhat wider. around the +-80 degrees. Which is really bad.
Now i hear you ask "But Erik, why do we want the light to bounce around, wouldn't it be smarter to only bounce once into a focal point ? And yes, it would be. Please find me a shape that does that xD I have yet to find a shape which would work. The issue is we need the fusion to happen inside the Funnel. If the focal point is outside the Thruster, the Fusion event wont transfer any momentum to the ship. Keep in mind, in this specific configuration the Pallets we shoot into the beam of death carry like no momentum compared to the ship. It is the fusion product expanding inside the thruster that pushes us.
In the worst case, this concept would have to bite the bullet and lower the energy density until dielectrics can get the job done at the required range. From my sim´s, each light ray on average bounces 23 times before getting the fuck out of there.
Overall, idk. To me it seems in terms of pure logic this should work. But so should Fusion reactors. And where are we with those ? So, i hope i have explained the idea well enough for people to judge weather or not this is feasible, even at low accelerations of say 0.05m/s². My prediction is that it either works or there is a critical flaw which would turn the ship into a supernova. Nothing in-between.
Thanks for reading and have a nice day !
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2023.05.28 18:23 Sad-Cicada385 Spin Down Filter Clogging

Good afternoon Guru’s,
I’ve been in my newly built house for about 3 weeks. I had my water tested and they recommended the water softener which I had installed. But from some reading here, I went ahead and purchased a iSpring Spin down filter as well as a big blue filter.
From the main, it goes 50 micron spin down —> 5 micron polypropylene wound filter —> water softener.
My questions:
A) I have to turn the valve to clean to spin down every 3-4 days or our pressure goes to shit. Like so low that the washing machine screams at us lol. At first, I changed the big blue filter and it didn’t change. Then I realized it was the spin down. I do understand it is doing it’s job and I don’t mind the 5 seconds it takes to turn its valve. It just seems like it’s clogging much faster than what I’m reading from others.
B) Random question: When changing big blues filter, which is white, it turns brown immediately when the water main gets turnt back on. Like not 10 min later, I’m talking literally instantaneous. Is that normal?
Well is 225’ McDonald Pump supposed to be around 200’ ISpring 50 mic spin down with siliphos Big Blue w/ 5 mic wound hd filter
Thanks for any help provided!
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2023.05.28 18:22 pleasetryacid Finished in 1 Year!

Finished in 1 Year!
Confetti achieved! After 13 years in and out of colleges because of untreated ADHD and working 2 low wage jobs at a time, I’ve finally finished. Always thought it just wasn’t possible for me to learn, and so I drove a school bus for many years and worked in restaurants, absolutely hating life. I couldn’t concentrate on 1 task more than 10 minutes without feeling like my head would explode from getting agitated. But once properly diagnosed and treated, I realized I CAN focus, and that I could knock out multiple courses in a week!
I hope people who are not on certain meds won’t feel down about themselves when reading about people who finish in 6 months or 1 year… In my experience, it’s likely these people are single with no kids, work part time, and/or take specific medication.
I transferred in 23 credits from previous universities (actually had around 60 but many were irrelevant because I’ve switched majors so many times), 7 from study.com (SDC), 10 from sophia, and 4 for the coursera google IT cert which allowed me entry into the school. I HIGHLY recommend doing courses on Sophia prior to your start date at WGU, some I completed in hours.
Overall could have finished sooner, but for a few months got stuck on the Software II project.. an absolute monstrosity. My ADHD could NOT, and at the time I couldn’t go back on Ritalin to help get me through. So I switched from Software Development to Information Technology and got back on track knocking out 1 course every 2 weeks. These latter courses were more challenging, hence taking 2 weeks to complete. The easier courses can be done in 1 week or less if you have the time, attention span, and motivation.
I may have finished fast, but WGU is in NO WAY easier than traditional brick and mortar schools. I’ve been to several B&M schools and have close friends who attended big name schools. The difference is that WGU removes time restrictions and allows you to freely move at your own pace. The tasks are still just as large and challenging, but without time restraints you can absolutely blaze through with the right motivation in your veins.. Caffeine, dopamine, etc, you get the point. Just keeping it real.
  1. Before starting every course, google the course code + wgu reddit, “C850 wgu reddit”. You will find great quizlets and tips
  2. Use Quizlet to study for OA’s (objective assessment/final exam). Only time I open the course material is if it were a certification I’m studying for
  3. Do the minimum the assignment asks for and submit it. If it needs revision, the evaluator will send it back outlining exactly what you need to add to it
  4. Choose the order you want to take your courses in. I never let the mentor decide for me
  5. If working on a complex project that is hurting your brain, keep scheduling live instructor support sessions and they will walk you through it. Or, if it’s just too painful, switch majors like I did and carry on towards the finish line
Now working on the Master’s in Information Technology Management! Wish I'd known about the Accelerated Master’s in Information Technology Management because you get both the Bachelor’s and Master’s without having to take an additional 4 or so courses. The Master’s will really help in your job search. As only a Bachelor’s student at the time, I got an internship at a big company after 6 months of applying to over 200 jobs. All of my friends who went to well-known local schools got an internship after applying to just 1-10 jobs, or by just stumbling into their school career fair. But they pay wayyyy more in tuition, and takes them a solid 3 or 4 years since they can't freely complete and submit assignments like we can at WGU.
WGU is almost free, that's how great the tuition is. If eligible for pell grant, you'll only need to pay a few hundred dollars for tuition each term which can be covered with federal student loans OR one of the many scholarships WGU has. Compare that to $30,000 a year at a B&M school.
My life has now changed forever because I was finally able to afford a degree and complete it in a reasonable amount of time. No more working low wage jobs and living in poverty. Thank you WGU!!
And good luck to anyone just starting out at WGU! You are in the right place. I can assure you of that.
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2023.05.28 18:15 EmotionalZebra868 How to emotionally handle retiring your horse when you’re not ready

My horse is about 22 years old and has had a history of front end lameness. I bought him as a 12 year and we kept him pretty consistently sound and doing a low hunter job until he was about 19.
At 19, I was having more trouble keeping him comfortable while jumping, so made the decision to do flat only. It was hard and bittersweet because he did love jumping and was an fantastic teacher, but I didn’t want to risk his health. He was still off/on again but we found out at this point he has some LF coffin joint arthritis that was starting to become more of a chronic issue.
At 21, he was diagnosed with a mild injury to his RF DDFT after becoming quite lame with no improvement. We ended up changing the shoes, doing shockwave, and rest no riding for about 6 months. I slowly brought him back to work in April of this year as a 22 year old and he felt amazing to start. And then the off and on again soundness started up again. Came to the conclusion it wasn’t the DDFT but the arthritis in the LF coffin. I have him scheduled for an Osphos injection this week, but now the hocks feel sticky, so I have a feeling I’ll have to do those as well if the Osphos doesn’t end up helping the hocks as well, but I don’t want to do too much for him at once. I’ve also spent so much on vet bills for him this year that it’s hard financially.
I’ve started to feel really sad and discouraged about the whole thing because I have a feeling I may get only about a year or so out of him before likely he’s walk only or completely retired. I also feel like I want to try everything to keep him sound but financially it’s difficult; I spent almost 6k last year in vet bill diagnostics. I also don’t know what will even work for him at this point anymore. I feel like I’m throwing my wallet at anything with a chance to keep him sound.
I’ve also decided to start taking some lessons on school horses to scratch the itch of doing more riding wise but it just makes me more upset, and make me miss riding MY horse more. I watch videos of us from years ago constantly and feel incredibly sad that it’s not how it used to be. I’m happy I can still ride him even a little, but it’s not the same, and seeing him in videos fit and young versus age slowly taking over him now is hard. I also can only take lessons occasionally as it’s already tight with my budget for rent, board, vet etc without adding a weekly lesson in the mix, so I feel like I can’t really improve because I can’t go consistently.
I am also feeling discouraged as I’d love to find another horse to own, but the market is so inflated I can’t fathom finding a horse within that budget, let alone keep up with rising cost of board. For context, I bought my horse in 2014 for $4500; something of his level at which I bought him I couldn’t get now for less than 25K. I fear that after him, I wouldn’t be able to have another horse, at least not for awhile, and although it may be nice to take a short break from the expenses and responsibilities, I would miss it.
It’s hard. I just want my old horse back and I’m thrilled to still have him with me, but I can’t help feeling sad about the future of me not being able to ride him, and miss how things used to be.
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2023.05.28 18:13 Avocadonot Need opinion on a risky career move

Hey guys, I would appreciate getting some outside perspective!
Basically I switched careers to CS a bit over a year ago - took a year off work to graduate with a BS in CompSci and finished up in Mar. 2023
I was in the final stages of interviews with multiple jobs, ended up accepting an offer as a 'Product Data Specialist' for 72k at a startup. Been working there for a month, office is super chill with great benefits, cool people. I knew it was low-code but at the time I wanted to start pulling in income
The main problem that is looming over me with a sense of dread is that I am not coding - most of my job is/will be more documentation/project management oriented, as I work directly under the Product Manager. I can feel my coding knowledge slipping away as this job has redirected my mental focus. I took this career change with the determination of becoming a Software Developer and I don't see this job leading that direction anytime soon
I might get an offer to be a Java Test Automation Engineer with another company that I previouslt passed all the pre-hiring stages - comparable pay/401k/benefits to my current company. As far as I understand the role is predominantly Java/Linux hands on coding, as they grilled me pretty hard on actual coding knowledge and put me through technical interviews/pair coding
Here's where the risk comes in: burning bridges with my current company only a month in, to jump ship to a company that has more potential for layoffs. Is this worth the tradeoff for gaining more valuable career skills?
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2023.05.28 18:12 Drewfpv Seeking advise from experienced plumbing and drain business owners.

So really quick back story.
I’ve been plumbing about 10 years. Me, my dad, and a partner started a plumbing business about 6 years ago.
We had grown it up to about $3.6 million a year gross on average with about 14 employees by year 3.
As of now we’re doing about $2million a year with 6 employees and going downhill fast.
Right now our company is a disaster. Our partner is running it into the ground and we have more debt than income. We can’t keep any employees more than a few months because they can’t stand to work for our partner. I don’t see how we’re going to last another year with the way things are going. We need $100k a month just to pay the bills.
My dad wants out and is retiring. Our partner spends more energy getting side jobs and figuring out how to funnel money into his own bank account than working on the business.
Everyone is basically done and I’ve decided I want to venture out and start a company on my own.
Honestly I want to keep overhead very low and keep it small. Maybe 2-3 employees max. At least of of right now anyways.
Trying to grow a big company I’ve seen a million dollars come in and $1.5 million go out and it’s not worth the headache to me.
I figure if I can keep overhead small I can generate more profit than a multi million dollar company.
I have done all the branding, marketing, and lead generation for the company.
I have the knowledge to install or manage any type of plumbing job with most experience in servicing residential.
I average close to $1million a year in sales just by myself. My closing ratio averages 80% (last month I had a 100% closing ratio for the first time on every call I ran).
I know if I’m trying to manage a business by myself, run calls, marketing, do installs myself, etc. I won’t have the time to generate that kind of revenue. I won’t have the team to perform like that. If I can just do say $600k a year with 1 employee then I’d be very happy and seems easily doable to me.
My biggest ticket service calls are leaks, (leak detection) septic tanks, and clogged drains. 90% of other calls are just busy work (water heaters, faucets, garbage disposals, etc..)
So septic replacement, repipes, and sewer repair is my main big ticket items. This accounts for probably 70% of my revenue.
So with my new company I want to focus on positioning myself to service these types of calls only.
I don’t really want to deal with the liability, headache, and equipment needed to replace septics so that leaves me with repipes and drain repair.
Im thinking of becoming nothing but a drain specialist. Pipe bursting, lining, hydrojetting, mole shooting, rootering, and camera inspections, etc..
I figure I can get more specific targeted calls this way and use my time more effectively.
I also wouldn’t mind leak detection specialization but that seems very limited. And having a drain and leak detection combination seems too random and confusing to homeowners.
I’m just worried that by doing this I’m leaving a lot of opportunity on the table and limiting myself.
I’m also worried I won’t be able to generate enough calls if I’m this specialized. (I live in SoCal and it’s extremely competitive. )
I have an amazing ability to upsell calls. I can run say a faucet replacement call, recommend a camera inspection, and be jetting out their drains by the end of the call. ( this isn’t a specific example but I do an entire home inspection with misc prv replacements, shut offs, water filtration, and a lot of recommendations on each call. ) I also love doing repipes on homes and very good at that as well.
So I do get some revenue from small calls but still seems like a waist of time when I could be running a root intrusion call and be recommending a liner, descaling, clean out, redrain, etc.
So do I stick with what I’m doing and be a general plumber with a lot of busy work to get me by or do I hyper specialize to focus on extremely targeted calls?
Are there other owners out there that have experience with this and specialize in only drain work? What is that like and is there enough opportunity to stay busy?
Update: I also have a massive network of subs I can use for any type and size job so that’s not an issue. I could redrain or rough in a massive commercial building if needed just being a small company and subbing out the really big stuff.
Here’s an example of a perfect call I ran last week and would want everyday:
Homeowner has 4 plumbing companies out. 100’ clay main line with roots coming in at every single joint.
Nex gen ( a huge company out here quotes homeowner $35k to run a liner)
I don’t know what the other 2 companies came in at but think they were close to my estimate.
I win the job at $17k. I do the jetting, digging, cutting, and connections, and sub out the liner for $4100.00.
Total profit is about $12k and 2 days of work. (It costs about $1000 in marketing to get a call like this)
How our current company is set up that doesn’t even pay the bills for the week. If I was a really small company even after expenses should easily net $10k that week off that one job alone.
This is why staying small and specializing makes sense to me but still worried and afraid I’m limiting myself and won’t have enough opportunities. We market for everything plumbing so I don’t know what it would be like just marketing for drain calls only. This is my main concern with setting up a business like this.
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2023.05.28 18:10 Cool-Quality-476 Which Jobs Will Be Most Impacted by ChatGPT?

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2023.05.28 18:07 LateChalk51 It's not our fault after all americans

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2023.05.28 18:03 shicoletto PMU Completion Update

I made a post about a PMU around 2 weeks ago (https://www.reddit.com/FEEngage/comments/13hu6efirst_fe_pmu/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) and finished it last night. It took a bit longer than I expected but it’s because I’ve (successfully) been trying to touch grass. Anyway, feel free to check out the screenshot for stats and some bonus Citrinne, Clanne, and Lindon content https://imgur.com/a/fd9h5uj. I left my thoughts on how each unit turned out below. It was on Hard Classic and all units are around internal level 40 giver or take 1 level (except Mauvier who just got those 9 levels after reclassing). I did grind for second seals early through relay trials because I wanted everyone to be in their new classes ASAP, so that gave me extra SP books and forging materials to work with. Thanks to everyone who commented builds on my last post!
Alear - Swordmaster - Chrom (Canter+/Sword Power 5)
Fun Facts: 8 MVPs (tied for 2nd), 84% wins to battles ratio (2nd)
Pretty great combat. He was getting HP and Str screwed (based on averages) in the early game so I did feed him some stat boosters to make up for it and he wound up great. Chrom was great for a free 1-2 range option and the ability to hit on res. Rally Spectrum was incredible utility and pushed other units into thresholds they were just missing countless times. I did compare the averages between sword master and divine dragon and DD is better at almost everything but speed so if you want sword Alear you should probably stick with that class for the stats and dragon tag.
Bunet - Halberdier - Eirika (Break Defenses/Lance Power 5)
Fun Facts: 8 MVPs (tied for 2nd), 83% wins to battles ratio (tied for 3rd), Highest HP (62) , 2nd Highest Def (33) & Lck (26 *Capped), 3rd Highest Str (29) & Dex (34)
One of my best combat units. In fairness I did cheat a little (since I was giving him the pact ring) and gave him starsphere until I got Marth back for break defenses. One of my best combat units. When he got pincer attack he did great work using it, but then he kept leveling up str and spd. Eventually I stopped setting it up for him and he would kill with 2 or 4 brave lance hits and never had issues due to high dex and an accuracy engrave. Also surprisingly bulky in def. Break defenses was a recommendation from the comment who suggested him and it did help with the faster swordmasters and heroes in the last chapters. Of course Eirika pulled a lot of weight and this was my first time using a Halberdier but I was very happy with his performance.
Clanne - Sniper - Marth (Canter+/Speedtaker)
Fun Facts: 9 MVPs (1st), 83% wins to battles ratio (tied for 3rd)
Easily one of the best units of the run and it showed. His only problems were his low build and he was speed screwed until the very late game. I gave him speed taker to make up for that and he did great. He honestly didn’t really need to double most enemies because his crit rate was consistently 70%-90%. He had 102 crit in endgame with No Distractions active. He also had great Str for an archer. Would recommend trying him out if you haven’t.
Chloe - Hero - Byleth (Canter+/Dual Assist+)
Fun Facts: 2nd Highest Spd (35), 3rd Highest HP (59)
Put in work early game, but combat fell off pretty hard. She did decent chip with the levin sword and could clean up damaged enemies. Once I got Byleth, most of that didn’t matter much though. She spent most of her turns rallying str and dancing which was invaluable. Brave assist & Dual assist+ was incredible support though, and helped a lot of other units get kills. All in all nothing notable and most units could fill the same role in this class.
Alcryst - Thief - Leif (Canter+/Draconic Hex)
Incredibly underwhelming. Serviceable combat early on but fell off hard. Could only ever kill with crits which are harder to stack on daggers and even then it wasn’t guaranteed. He also got stuck with probably the worst emblem in the game. Maybe he could’ve been used better or gotten better skills, but his stats weren’t giving me much to work with. The best utility he had was giving a hit support to Fogado who did everything Alcryst did but infinitely better (see Fogado’s section).
Lapis - Wyvern Knight - Tiki (Canter+/Level Boost)
Fun Facts: Highest Str (33), 2nd Highest Spd (35), 3rd Highest Def (28), Most RNG screwed (-7 total to stats calculated with starsphere)
She was definitely a good unit, but she did feel underwhelming for being arguably the best physical class in the game + starsphere. Her build was so bad that she carried her refined & engraved steel sword from the early game so she could double enemies (She got 2 of her bld levels after Ch22). Stronger weapons often weighed her down enough that she couldn’t double. Tiki helped with that a bit though she often still relied on eternal claw crits (which her personal works against). Being my only natural flier was nice though.
Citrinne - Martial Master - Lucina (Canter+/Lunar Brace+)
Fun Facts: 2nd Highest Res (33) & Lck (26)
100% bonded shield procs for every ally, what more can I say? For real though, that was good enough utility that she was worth deploying whenever I could. Staff utility also came in handy a lot. I was excited about making her combat ready with FFA (hence Lunar Brace+) but she honestly let me down. She wasn’t quadding almost anything, even after 3 (I think) Speedwings. She was also incredibly squishy, though I was able to stack avoid to stop enemies from targeting during bonded shields. If you want a MM nuke, definitely pick someone faster with more balanced mag & str.
Amber - High Priest - Veronica (Mag+5/Staff Proficiency 5)
Fun Facts: 3 MVPs (All Fell Xenologue), 62% wins to battles ratio, Highest Lck (28), 2nd Highest Str (30* Capped)
Functioned as a great staff bot. Fortify+ on Veronica with Staff Proficiency 5 was my “Great Sacrifice at home,” though he could do it every engage turn. His combat was actually decent early on due to reprisal, but his speed was garbage and he wasn’t able to equip better weapons due to class limitations. Book of worlds helped with freezing some enemies and he did decent chip safely with elthunder. He was my only staff unit that I didn’t try to make combat effective and he didn’t need to equip a healing staff thanks to Veronica so that was nice. I would still rate him 10/10 because of those High Priest hips alone though.
Jade - Great Knight - Camilla (Canter+/Axe Power 5)
Fun Facts: 6 MVPs (3rd), Highest Def (42), 3rd Highest Str (29)
This is definitely one of the less out there builds, but she did make my life a lot easier. A 10 move flier with incredible defense was great to have. She one shot A LOT of enemies with Dark Inferno using a unrefined, Ike engraved silver great axe. Thanks to the speed levels she was getting and Camilla’s bonus she was actually doubling some midgame enemies and matched/outsped most of my other units for a bit. Camilla’s res, HP, and Camilla’s axe also kept her safe against magic enemies. She also did fairly well with Camilla’s bolt axe. Her biggest flaw was low hit rates, but she was always able to eventually clean up or safely draw enemies for allies to finish off. Would recommend trying this build if you like Jade.
Nel - Sage - Soren (Canter+/Draconic Hex)
Fun Facts: 2nd Highest Magic (33) & Res (33), 3rd Highest Lck (25)
Great magic combat unit. Fast enough to double most enemies up till late game, only because Sage’s speed cap wouldn’t let her get higher than 30. She also capped HP and Def, which made her bulky enough to Flare tank with Soren. Otherwise, she was doing decent chip and debuffing with bolting/cataclysm, anima focus, and Draconic Hex. Useful staff utility when she wasn’t doing combat too. If you would like to build her for offense I would help keep her Spd up or increase her Mag a bit since I did use most of my Spirit Dust on her.
Zelkov - Hector - (Canter+/Gentility+)
Fun Facts: 3rd highest Spd (33)
Honestly wasn’t super sure how to use him. He’s in a fast class, but has the slow and bulky emblem. Quick Riposte did help against some faster enemies and other Wolf Knights but it was mostly useless. The bulk and Impenetrable was somewhat helpful and the Wolf Beil was nice for effective damage. Most of my good axes went to Jade and Lindon though so he was stuck with a forged & refined Silver dagger. He did get his job well most of the time, but it’s also not a huge. At the end of the day, Wolf Knight is basically thief with slightly more HP, Spd, Res, and Lck and slightly less Str, Dex, and Def.
Fogado - Mage Cannoneer - Corrin (Canter+/Divine Pulse+)
Fun Facts: 3rd Highest Res (25*Capped)
My first mage cannoneer was incredibly satisfying to use. Hit rates were very shaky at first, especially since I declassed him right away and his stats weren’t great, but he made excellent contributions once he got Corrin and Divine Pulse. He stopped needing to rely on supports to hit and chip/debuff. Venom blast afflicts 3 stacks of poison, making daggers way less useful. Freeze blast and break blast also came in handy plenty of times, though they’re lest reliable as it’s only a 50% chance for those effects. You don’t actually need damage for the effects to occur, which is nice. 8 range AOE freeze with Corrin saved me more times than I can count. Canter helped him not fall behind, especially since he can attack an enemy almost every turn with 8 range. Effective canons that you can choose based on map composition help guarantee decent chip too. 10/10 would love to use a Mage Cannoneer again. Other units might be better suited though, since Fogado's personal str & dex growths aren't super high.
Lindon - Berserker - Ike (Reprisal+/Vantage+)
Fun Facts: 87% wins to battles ratio (1st). 2nd Highest HP (61)
Haha funny crit man. He literally got to 100 crit on the first map after recruiting him. I did use Eirika engrave for his killer axe instead of Corrin or Camilla. It gives 10 less crit, but it gives 40 hit, which he desperately needed and it doesn’t lower might. He capped his dex at 22 and that’s not nearly enough to get above 60-70 hit on most enemies. He also had so much HP that it was optimal to get crit on multiple occasions since he didn’t die and it got him in wrath/vantage/reprisal range. He did need Reprisal though, because his str isn’t high enough to oneshot some enemies even with crits. Vantage+ was for when he had more than 60 HP wich happened quick with the Ike bonus. It makes the Vantage range easier to set up and he still gets maximum Wrath and enough Reprisal. For those uninitiated, here’s the crit stacking break down: Killer Axe +5 (40) + Eirika Engrave (20) + Weapon Insight (20) + Wrath (30) + 22 Dex (11) = 121 Crit. I would recommend Warrior though since it has higher dex, spd, def, and res caps.
Mauvier - Mage Knight - Celica (Speed+5/Canter+)
Fun Facts: Highest Mag (34) & Res (36)
This is one of the best classes for him. He has excellent magic and this class helps his speed issues. I also gave him Spd +5 which allowed him to double basically everything, especially with all my Draconic Hexers and Rally Spectrum from Alear. He cleaned up the endgame for me with little to no issues. He also caps HP and build upon reclassing, and capped defense soon after. 11/10 I love this man and I wish we could use him for longer. Wish I wasn’t tech illiterate so I could use him in reverse recruitment or a randomizer.
If you kept reading this long thanks for hearing my thoughts! I had tons of fun with this run and it was a chance to use some units and builds I never would’ve otherwise. I’m definitely thinking of doing another one somewhere down the line prioritizing units, classes, and emblems that weren’t picked this time.
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2023.05.28 18:03 Carl_Chryniszzwics Anyone have any tips for dealing with concentration issues related to job market pessimism?

I've just been pacing and panicking pretty much the entire day because I keep thinking that the degree is going to be worthless anyway. It's actually less to do with the tech layoffs, and more to do with my own history (great student, but abysmal job candidate, even for Taco Bell/Lowe's/DC MET/etc jobs... tbh, I'd be happy with anything after this degree).
All this negativity, and only 4 classes in. Anyway, does anyone have any tips for snapping out of it? I would very much appreciate it!
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