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2022.01.16 23:45 HBNTrader Noblesse Oblige

A subreddit for the discussion of the world aristocracy and its values, which includes the Nobility and the Patricians of the Old World and the "Old Money" families of the New World.

2023.06.08 06:01 Robysnake Are Local Car Auctions Worth Bidding On?

Hello, I know this isn't exactly an auction sub, but I feel like people here might have experience in used car auctions before.
I've been searching through a local auction house and have found a 2012 Toyota Prius with 130k miles that looks like it's in pretty good condition.
I don't see scratches, dents, or fades in the paint. I've compared photos to check if anything seemed damaged or customized and it seems all good.
I've researched the VIN using the CarsForSale VIN checker and it appears to be a clean title from what I can find.
I'm planning to go check it (and other cars in the house) in person next week. They provide OBD2 scanners before bidding close and they state that the cars are moved at low speeds on the lot but do not guarantee anything with quality.
What I'm hoping to learn is if there are any specific things to look out for in auction. I believe we're able to inspect as much as we want in the preview.
If anyone can share their experience, I will greatly appreciate it!
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2023.06.08 05:59 Potential-Ad-6329 List it or lease it?

So I own a small "starter house" (2/2, 1200 sq ft) in a mid-sized east coast city. I now live out west and the house would not fit my family if I were to move back today. The house was renovated in 2015. I bought in 2012 but also did the reno; I owe about 185K on it and the Zestimate is 250K. I'd say a realistic value is likely closer to 240K.
I've been renting it out for the past 4 years but my renters don't want to renew at the end of July. I'm debating whether now is the time to list it or if I should look to rent it out again. I would have to pay capital gains on any sale, and my property manager is confident he can rent it out. On the other hand, market might crater or it may need some giant repair soon that I don't have the wherewithal to handle from across the country.
What would you do? Lease it or list it?
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2023.06.08 05:54 sean8102 Just my thoughts/experience after finally going to a different disp. Specifically, Berners.

I live in Hot Springs. Have had a card for 3 years, but have only been to S443, and Green Springs
Been to custom cannabis once but it was so quick I couldn't even tell you what the room with the marijuana looks like/is laid out like. I did a online order and they just rang me up at the same place they checked my card.
I had to go to Little Rock today for some family stuff. I decided to stop by Berners. Like a month or more ago S443 put .5g Cookies DayDay cart on sale for $30 and I got one. LOVED it. Esp the taste. But they have never had that cart back in stock since then, and even if they did I don't remember the last time I bought something for regulaeveryday price from S443, other than those Bold "Baller Buckets" (3.5g of concentrate). For whatever reason they have quite a good regulaevery day price on those ($95, and $85 on Friday's).
Anyways. I really liked the place. I love how the products are out on shelves / tables where you can just browse yourself if you want (of course if you want help which shout out to Lawrence for helping me since it was my 1st time there, you can get help). The boxes/bags are empty of course, they do have actual flower on the tables, under some sort of container, but you can take a smell. All the flower is labeled with the strain, harvester, and Indica, Sativia, Hybrid etc. They also have kiosks you can go up to and browse all of their inventory, read descriptions of items, see the prices etc. I'm guessing they are using WeedMaps for that (WM sells software to disp's for everything from point of sale stuff, inventory tracking etc
Got a 10% discount for being my 1st visit, get 15% off on my second (and that 15% works on everything including items on sale/special). They also have a rewards program. For every $100 you spend you get $5 in store credit (really envy that).
And this probably won't surprise most people here. The prices were quite a bit lower. Neither the cart or the flower I bought was on sale/special today. The 1G DayDay cart was $75, and the eight of Honey Bun was $40. Cookies products seem to be a bit more expensive everywhere from what I've seen on WeedMaps. But if S443 did have that 1G cart it would have been at least $100 (probably $110). The flower would have been at least $45 (that seems to be S443's highest price bracket for flower minus when they have in house flower which is $50).
Also wish my father lived closer to them (my parents live in Hot Springs as well), because he's a Veteran and their Veteran's discount is 22% !
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2023.06.08 05:52 26617894 Bacteria Growth Evaporator Coil and Rusted Drain Pan

Bacteria Growth Evaporator Coil and Rusted Drain Pan
I recently had my pre summer HVAC maintenance, and the tech noted bacteria growth and a rusted drain pan. How important are these to fix?
-House is 11 years old same as HVAC -North Texas -2 systems in the attic Carrier 1 for upstairs, 1 for downstairs -3,300 sq ft downstairs is a little bigger than up. -Bought house a year ago -HVAC inspection when we bought the house pointed out leaks around the system and the lack of drain pan safety switch -The pictures look about the same as when we bought it but without the tape
First tech - was the pre summer maintenance who originally noted the bacteria growth outside of evaporator coil and exterior coil housing likely inside as well and rusted drain pan. He called manager for a 2nd look who then recommended a 1. UV light and duct cleaning or 2. full Aeroseal with duct cleaning. He said the bacteria growth indicated air leaks (around the system or ducts or both). I thought their findings seemed accurate, but they were pretty shady. Sales tactics and stuff. Their quotes seemed way too expensive. Also I noticed ownership of the company change recently.
So I got two more inspectors to check.
2nd tech - Noted “nothing unusual for the age of the systems.” He applied tape to the leaks he found. You can see the tape in one picture.
3rd tech - Confirmed findings of 1st. Bacteria growth outside evaporator coil and inside coil housing. And rusted drain pan. The pictures are of these. Also noted no safety switch on pan which he pointed out was a little more alarming given the evidence of watehumidity around the pan. He sent several quotes to repair for various services and prices.
I sent the 3rd tech quotes to the tech I know (and trust a lot more) from my previous home. He only thought the biggest repair made sense for the $ and warranty (picture is of this quote). But he didn’t think it was completely necessary. Since if spending more than a thousand $ and the age of the system, it might be better to replace with new systems to eliminate these issues and not worry about it anymore.
So I am left with the over asked question of repair or replace an older unit that may still have some years left. And do the repairs even matter that much? I don’t know how to make a decision because the problems (currently) don’t cause a noticeable issue I think. And they seem like they’ve been there for a while. On the other hand I don’t want to ignore the findings that could be important to fix or causing damage I don’t notice. I was hoping to get a few more years before replacing.
I think I’ll feel wrong whatever I choose. Sucker for repairing if it’s not serious and maybe fine. Unresponsible / stupid if I ignore it. Or dramatic and wasteful for replacing with new.
Can anyone please share any advice to help me make the right choice and feel good about it? Thank you for reading.
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2023.06.08 05:48 Rusty15842 Online Auction advice

Looking to consign with a local company for a family estate auction. I’m thinking online would work better than an in-person auction due to the variety of goods. Anyone have experience to share with any of the local companies, or tips on preparing for the sale? Everything is currently boxed and in storage units; we will be transporting to the auction house ourselves. I’ve talked to Bodnarus and McDougal so far, service and fees seem similar.
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2023.06.08 05:44 SellNo6689 Why do other humans think we are naive while it's the opposite ?

Of course we are not the best to detect other humans emotion but we are still smart.
Let me explain y'all a short story I experienced.
I'm a passionate about art and technology, so of course I jumped in the NFT hype, made some decent money with it , and as an artist and I learnt a lot about this ecosystem.
I had the idea to create my own art gallery to help different artists worldwide.
I got approached irl by some guys I knew a bit from university who are working in marketing and adversiting. They said they could help me setting up the startup/art gallery with legal (lawyers, taxes etc) and developpement/marketing. And said to me they love art and know a lot about art and crypto.
So we had a business meeting with a dev, and the guys who work in marketing and some investors.
Before I was about to talk the boss told me in front of everyone "Man I hate most NFTs projects these are not art, I love real art"
Of course the NFT market is full of low effort creation with lack aesthetic, but you don't need to be an art expert to notice that. He just told me that to prove to everyone he knows a lot about art and NFTs.
So we started to discuss. Theses guys own a like 2-3 little startup so they have some experience in running business but I found something odd.
- They know nothing about NFTs, except the dev who was here
- They know nothing about the traditional art market (e.g art gallery take a cut of 50% from the artist)
(auction houses like Sotheby's, Christie's etc pays the artist with a delay of 6 month or more)
- Digital art only represent 5% of the art market
So I realized I had to work with people who pretend to know everything and were only here for a cash grab, trying to get some passive income from the artists revenues sales.

So a week after the meeting, to be sure I sent to them a contract with some shares, details, % etc. And I planned a second meeting to discuss about contract and all legal stuff. Sent them a detailed e-mail with everything.
And oh surpise they suddently didn't answered me. Because I asked them to be clear about their intention.
I just realized sadly most of human run companies and startup not because they are passionate about it but just for a cash grab which is very sad.
So yeah theses dudes thought I was a naive guy that would accept everything just because I'm an aspie.
I think most of the people think people that are in the autistic spectrum are easy to scam which is the opposite I think.
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2023.06.08 05:28 Koshkaboo New Lipid Results, LDL under 50 now

I just got back new lipid panel results. I was very happy to see that after increasing my rosuvastatin to 40 mg 2 months ago, I was able to get to my goal of being under 50 LDL. Big difference from pre-statin at 181!

Aug Dec Mar June
Total Chol 237 144 125 112
Trig 122 138 92 129
HDL 50 45 48 44
LDL 181 80 59 45
VLDL not given not given 18 23
The December test was when I was taking 10 mg rosuvastatin, no lifestyle changes. March was after about 6 weeks of 20 mg. I also tightened up my diet. June change is just the 40 mg. My primary goal was to get LDL under 50 and that was met.
I am a little puzzled by the 129 trig in the new results. It was 92 in March. I don't eat lots of sugars and eat a fairly mod carbohydrate diet. I record what I eat and in the last 2 months I ate an average of about 100 carbs a day. My added sugars are only 3% of my calories. I did eat out the day before this last panel. On the other hand it was half sandwich and half a salad at Panera.
I feel most of my eating is pretty good. I don't eat beef (stopped over 20 years ago). I do eat fish and chicken. I only eat reduced fat feta cheese at home for any any cheese. Occasionally I might order a meal in a restaurant that had a little cheese. I only eat whole grains at home, occasionally can't get that at a restaurant.
I do need to up my activity level. We are in the middle of getting ready to close on the sale of our house so once that happens I will get back to exercise (in a couple of weeks).
My main diet change since January getting rid of non-nutritious snacks. These were mostly snacks that weren't bad for you (they didn't have much added sugar or refined grains) but were mostly just a waste of calories. Mostly be doing that I lost 16 pounds since January. I am not overweight by BMI by 10 pounds.
Oh - I don't really know why VLDL went up by 5. I'll probably check again in a few months and see how I'm doing.
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2023.06.08 05:27 digitalamish Auto finances when my father passes away

My father has gone into hospice, and has a limited time left. We are trying to figure out his vehicle situation as it pertains to my mom. We’re in NY.
Mom and dad have 2 vehicles, both with my father on the titles. A 2022 car with about $18k left on the loan, and a 2012 pickup that is free of debt. My mom wants to keep the car, and my sisters family is willing to buy the truck for the cost of my moms car loan.
While my father can still sign the titles over, my sister is considering paying off the car loan to the bank to clear that debt, then having dad sign that title over to my mom, and then ‘gifting’ the truck to my sister (NY has no gift tax). Will that avoid us having to pay sales tax on the money we pay for the loan? Will the bank or the government raise any red flags if we pull money out of my sisters savings account, and then pay the bank loan off under my fathers name? Is there anything we need to worry about with potential probate court and his other debt (only a credit card and a loan for the house)?
We’re also trying to avoid my mom or my sister taking out another car loan at a higher rate, just to transfer the title and reregister the car. The bank has made it clear that once my father is no longer with us, the loan has to be closed and a new loan under the new title owner.
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2023.06.08 05:15 Klezhobo What's the latest on plans for the Industrial Canal?

I've lived in New Orleans for 12 years and am looking to move my old mom down here. She's in New Hampshire and needs a lot of help, and will sell her house and buy something here to live out her days. I've seen a few houses for sale on Jourdan St. that look okay. I know there has been talk for many years about widening the canal, which would benefit no one except some politically connected shipping companies, would cost a billion dollars, would greatly disrupt life for Lower 9th Warders for 13 or so years, and would most likely involve taking some houses through eminent domain. Still, some rich guys who donate to politicians want it, so it'll probably happen. I haven't been able to find any recent info on this proposal. Does anyone know the latest on the likelihood of this going forward?
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2023.06.08 05:14 thetwinkprint Mouth Vabdru Robe / Outfit Style?

Mouth Vabdru Robe / Outfit Style?
Title says it all. I'm doing the Necrom storyline and the NPC Mouth Vabdru is wearing a certain robe that I really like the look of. Is this an obtainable style, and if so, which style is it? Thanks :)
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2023.06.08 05:04 travel-w-throwaway 35 [F4F] [F4NB] [F4T] Seattle area, explicitly queer friendly - hoping you have a car.

Hey all -
I want friends and cuddly ones at that. Purely platonic - you know the drill. No sax just hugs.
Due to current life and work circumstances - I'm moving around Seattle a lot. It would be nice to meet someone with a car who doesn't mind if I'm near or far in the Seattle area.
Some places I've visited so far - Kirkland, Redmond, Capitol Hill, Madrona, Kent, Des Moines, Renton, Gig Harbor
NO Cis Men right now:
I don't feel safe inviting cis men to cuddle at this point - but I wish you all the best. I have no idea when this will change. If you see this message and no further message editing this statement, I'm still not in a place for cuddling with cis men who I don't know. Well wishes are welcome, post interactions help.

I don't have a car, unless my job supplies one (infrequent) - so you'll find me most frequently near places that have good mass transit. If you can host, that would be lovely. I'm infrequently able to host.
I used to work in tech, currently building freelancing / digital nomadism. It's an interesting journey so far.

I'm a nerd and an introvert. I really love electronic music, board games, Dnd. Dancing, hiking, art, singing I'd do those all day if money weren't an issue.
Women, NBs, queer folks, people who use they/them pronouns, or no gender in particular - please send a message if you have a car and wish to cuddle.
I'm happy to tell you more when we're messaging about my situation, and I hope you won't judge my vagueness as anything but internet safety.
I love transparency, excellent boundaries and good communication.
About my username - despite the handle, this is not a throwaway account anymore. I got attached to it oops.
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2023.06.08 04:57 khoafraelich789 50 Most Expensive Cars In The World

50 Most Expensive Cars In The World
From Aston Martin to Zenvo, these are the most expensive supercars and hypercars ever made.

When it comes to high-end hypercars and super-fast supercars, a few companies should come to mind first: Bugatti, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Rimac, and Pagani, among others. These manufacturers have cemented themselves as the top dogs in the supercar and hypercar space, extending to their wealthiest clientele the fastest, rarest, prettiest – and in this case – most expensive cars on the planet.

But in order to find out which of these unattainable-to-most vehicles is the priciest, we've scoured the invoice sheets and uncovered 50 cars all worth $1 million or more. The group includes hybrid Ferrari convertibles, an American speed king, a few electric Hypercars, and two a one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce cars built for royalty.

We should note, though: The prices listed here are the price of the vehicles when new. So we’re not counting auction cars like the Ferrari 250 GTO, or overpriced secondhand sales. But don’t worry, there’s still hundreds of millions worth of cars here to whet your appetite.

De Tomaso P72
Price: $1.3 Million
The De Tomaso P72 is basically the definition of beautiful. The shapely supercar debuted at the 2019 Goodwood Festival Of Speed with a supercharged Ford V8 boasting 700 horsepower. The P72 marked the return of the DeTomaso brand after nearly 30 years on hiatus, and if you want one, it will cost you at least $1.3 million.

Ferrari LaFerrari
Price: $1.4 Million
At $1.4 million new, the Ferrari LaFerrari is actually one of the most affordable supercars on this list. It’s a bargain compared to the most expensive vehicle here. Debuting in 2013 with 950 hybrid horses (708 kilowatts) and a top speed of around 220 miles per hour (354 kilometers per hour), this is still Ferrari’s fastest and most powerful production model to date. The company built just 499 examples of the coupe between 2013 and 2016.

Pagani Huayra
Price: $1.4 Million
Inarguably one of the prettiest cars on this list, the Pagani Huayra cost a cool $1.4 million when new. Like the LaFerrari, Pagani built the Huayra in extremely limited numbers. The company hand-constructed just 100 units of the coupe between 2012 and 2018, with another 20 versions of the BC model (which makes our list further down) between 2017 and 2019. Powering each and every example was a Mercedes-AMG V12 capable of 720 horsepower (537 kilowatts).

McLaren Elva
Price: $1.7 Million
The McLaren Elva is one of the latest additions to the British supercar maker’s storied legacy. Even without a proper windshield (though, no option) or roof to rely on, the Elva produces 804 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. Originally McLaren announced just 399 units, but later the company dropped that to an even more scarce 249 examples. Either way, most of you will never get your hands on one – the Elva costs $1.7 million.

Czinger 21C
Price: $1.7 Million
You might not know the name Czinger yet, but this California-based boutique automaker is responsible for the $1.7 million 21C supercar. With 1,250 horsepower on tap thanks to a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8, the 21C can rocket to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of around 281 miles per hour.

Ferrari Monza
Price: $1.7 Million
Much like the roof-less McLaren Elva, the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are all about al fresco motoring. As the name implies, the SP1 is the single-seater option while the SP2 has just enough room for you to bring along a friend. Both cars come powered by the same naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine capable of 809 horsepower and 530 pound-feet. Unfortunately for US buyers, neither of these models are street legal in the States. But f you have the funds to afford the car’s $1.75 million price tag, getting onto a track probably won’t be an issue anyway.

Gordon Murray T.33
Price: $1.7 Million
The second and slightly more affordable supercar in the new Gordon Murray lineup is the T.33. With 607 horsepower courtesy of a naturally aspirated 3.9-liter V12, the T.33 revs to a ridiculous 10,500 RPM. With a price tag of around $1.7 million at current conversion rates, Gordon Murray automotive promises to sell this car globally, in both right- and left-hand-drive configurations. Too bad it's already sold out.

Koenigsegg Gemera
Price: $1.7 Million
One of two Koenigsegg models on this list, the Gemera is actually the Swedish supercar maker’s first four-seater. But that doesn’t mean it’s some family car. With a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter engine under the hood and three electric motors, the Gemera has 1,700 horsepower and will hit 60 in just 1.9 seconds. The company only plans to build 300 of them, each one costing at least $1.7 million.

Zenvo TSR-S
Price: $1.7 Million
Hailing from Denmark, the Zenvo TSR-S debuted in 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show as the most extreme option in the supercar startup’s repertoire. Boasting a twin-charged 5.8-liter V8 engine, the TSR-S produces 1,177 horsepower and will hit 62 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds. Expect to pay at least $1.7 million to get your hands on this powerful and limited supercar.

Hennessey Venom F5
Price: $1.8 Million
The Hennessey Venom GT was a record-breaker, topping out at 265.7 miles per hour in a world record run. But the new F5 plans to beat its predecessor with an estimated top speed of 311 mph, and with that comes a higher price, too. The Venom F5 starts at $1.8 million, according to the company, which makes it just a bit pricier than its $1.2-million predecessor.

Bentley Bacalar
Price: $1.9 Million
With just 12 total units produced, the Bentley Bacalar makes some of the "limited" cars on this list look plentiful by comparison. Although the car’s opulent design may be the first thing to grab your attention, the Bacalar is no slouch in terms of performance either. With Bentley’s signature turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 turbocharged engine, this car delivers 650 horsepower and 664 pound-feet. If you have a spare $1.9 million lying around and are considering buying one, you’re already too late – Bentley says that every example is now in customer hands.

Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne
Price: $1.9 Million
To call the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne beautiful would be... a stretch. But this interesting-looking supercar made its US debut at this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance boasting a 1,114-horsepower electric powertrain and a 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds. The Boulogne version pictured here – the lighter and more powerful of the two – costs close to $1.9 million.

Bentley Mulliner Batur
Price: $2.0 Million
The electric onslaught is coming. Bentley says it will be a fully electric automaker by 2030. But before the luxury brand transitions to battery power fully, the Mulliner Batur helps send the iconic W12 engine off in style. With 710 horsepower from that twin-turbocharged engine, the Batur is the most powerful Bentley ever. And since it's limited to just 18 examples globally, the Batur costs a whopping $2.0 million.

Deus Vayanne
Price: $2.0 Million
The Deus Vayanne may not be a household name (yet), but the all-electric hypercar debuted earlier this year with 2,200 horsepower, a 0-60 time of just under 2.0 seconds, and an estimated top speed of 248 miles per hour. Deus plans to build 99 examples of the Vayanne, with the first few examples scheduled to go on sale in 2025.

SSC Tuatara
Price: $2.0 Million*
Although initially cloaked in controversy, SSC did manage to hit 282.9 miles per hour with its Tuatara hypercar, breaking a world record. But not only is the Tuatara one of the fastest vehicles on the planet, it’s also one of the priciest. The cost for all that speed is estimated to be around $2.0 million for the base Tuatara, limited to just 100 units worldwide.

Lotus Evija
Price: $2.1 Million
With a new Emira sports car and an Eletre electric SUV, Lotus is on the brink of a comeback. The automaker plans to roll out a number of new products within the next few years, with part of that strategy including the range-topping Evija. This supercar comes in at a cool $2.1 million and produces nearly 2,000 horsepower via four electric motors. Lotus plans to build just 130 road-going examples of the Evija.

Aston Martin Vulcan
Price: $2.3 Million
As with a few other cars on this list, the Aston Martin Vulcan was a track-only special. The British supercar made its world debut in 2015, powered by a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V12 that produced 820 horsepower, and limited to just 24 examples worldwide. An even more track-focused AMR Pro model followed, but even the base Vulcan was a pricey commodity, costing about $2.4-million from the factory.

Delage D12
Price: $2.3 Million
You may have heard of Delage before. In the early 1900s, this French automaker was competing on the track with Bugatti and Ferrari. Now Delage is back and with a beautiful new hypercar dubbed the D12. Powered by a 7.6-liter V12 engine, the new D12 produces upwards of 1,010 horsepower and costs a cool $2.3 million.

McLaren Speedtail
Price: $2.3 Million

What would you pay for the fastest production McLaren ever? Well, at least $2.3 million. With 1,035 horsepower courtesy of a gasoline-electric hybrid V8 powertrain, the Speedtail tops out at 250 miles per hour and is able to reach 186 mph in just 12.8 seconds – 2.7 seconds faster than the P1. Unfortunately, if you didn't get your hands on one new in 2020, you'll have to shell out serious cash on the used market. McLaren only built 106 examples.

Rimac Nevera
Price: $2.4 Million

The Rimac Nevera takes the title of most expensive EV with its $2.4 million price tag – but only by a few hundred thousand dollars over the next priciest electric supercar. Packing 1,914 horsepower and 1,740 pound-feet of torque, the Nevera can hit 60 in under 2.0 seconds and will continue on to a top speed of 258 miles per hour. Those lucky enough to order one should see it in their driveway before the end of 2022.

Pagani Utopia
Price: $2.5 Million

First came the Zonda, then the Huayra, and now the Pagani Utopia. With 852 horsepower and an available seven-speed manual gearbox, the Utopia is the most powerful road-going Pagani ever produced and it’s limited to just 99 examples worldwide. The cost for one is a cool $2.5 million.

Pininfarina Battista
Price: $2.5 Million

Aptly named after the company’s founder, Battista Farina, the Pininfarina Battista delivers the kind of performance (and price!) to make its namesake proud. Revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Battista is completely electric, putting out 1,827 horsepower. If a normal supercar’s 0 to 60 time sounds too leisurely for you, the company says that the Battista will take you there in under 2.0 seconds. Pininfarina plans on building 150 examples of the Battista, costing $2.5 million each.

Ferrari FXX K Evo
Price: $2.6 Million

Sure, you could buy a normal LaFerrari (which also makes the list further down), but why settle for a supercar so mundane when you can take home this track-only version instead? Granted, the Ferrari FXX K Evo came out in 2017, and it's well past the point of being sold out. But when it was new, this 1,036-horsepower Ferrari tore up the track with its naturally aspirated V12 and aggressive aerodynamics.

Gordon Murray T.50
Price: $2.6 Million

If the name Gordon Murray sounds familiar, it’s because he's the man behind the design of the iconic McLaren F1. These days, Mr. Murray has his own supercar venture, and the handsome T.50 is the crown jewel of the lineup. At $2.6 million, the T.50 packs a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V12 that makes 654 horsepower. The car itself weighs a mere 2,174 pounds, and at 392 pounds, the T.50 has the lightest V12 on the road today.

Lamborghini Countach
Price: $2.6 Million

The name Countach may be iconic, but is it worth $2.6 million? That's what Lamborghini hopes you will spend on its new Aventador-based model. Debuting in August of 2021, the Countach LPI 800-4 has a 6.5-liter V12 with a light hybrid assist that gives it a whopping 803 horsepower, allowing for a 60 time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of more than 220 miles per hour.

Mercedes-AMG Project One
Price: $2.7 Million

Mercedes has promised a production version of the Project One hypercar for quite a while now. The first official announcement was in March of 2017 before the first concept debuted later that same year. But after nearly five years of teasing, it appears as if the Project One will finally hit public roads. And when it does, the hybrid hypercar will have over 1,200 horsepower (895 kilowatts) and a price tag of $2.7 million.

Aston Martin Victor
Price: $3.0 Million

The folks at Aston Martin know a thing or two about exclusive vehicles, and the Victor might be the most exclusive project for the British brand to date. Based on the One-77 platform, the Victor uses parts from several donor Astons including the track project Vulcan and the upcoming Valkyrie. And talking about limited production – the Victor is one-of-one and rumored to cost nearly $3 million.

Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster
$3.0 Million

The same Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar we all know and love, but with less roof. The F5 Roadster has the same twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 as the coupe, producing the same 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pound-feet of torque. Hennessey estimates a top speed of over 300 miles per hour, but if you want one, it will cost you at least $3.0 million.

Koenigsegg Jesko
Price: $3.0 Million

The Koenigsegg Jesko, apart from being the fastest car the company has made to date, is also the most expensive. At $3.0 million out of the box, the handsome hypercar has 1,600-horsepower courtesy of the brand's ubiquitous twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. Opt for the Absolut model, and the Jesko, in theory, will be able to hit 300 miles per hour.

Aston Martin Valkyrie
Price: $3.2 Million

The upcoming Aston Martin hybrid hypercar hasn’t even hit the market yet, but already the $3.2 million Valkyrie has sold out. For what it’s worth, Aston Martin hasn’t officially released pricing. Estimates suggest the hypercar could go for anywhere between $2.6 and $3.9 million – but $3.2 million seems to be the magic number. Whatever the case, this machine is impressive. Its Cosworth-sourced 6.5-liter V12 produces 1,160 horsepower (865 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque, meaning its top speed should be well over 200 miles per hour (321 kilometers per hour). The company will build just 150 examples of the standard Valkyrie, with a limited 25-run AMR model arriving later.

W Motors Lykan Hypersport
Price: $3.4 Million

Dubai-based W Motors shocked the world with its edgy Lykan Hypersport supercar in 2013. With titanium LED headlights housing 420 15-carat diamonds and a holographic display in the center console, it's no surprise it was the third most expensive car ever when new. It falls to number six on our list here, but it's still a wild hypercar with a powerful heart; the twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter six-cylinder engine underhood produces 780 horsepower (581 kilowatts) and 708 (960 Newton-meters) of torque.

McLaren Solus
$3.5 Million

One seat, 829 horsepower, and a top speed of over 200 miles per hour. The new McLaren Solus is about as close as you can get to a Formula 1 car from the factory, powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine with a 0-62 mile-per-hour time of just 2.5 seconds. Estimates suggest a McLaren Solus will set you back about $3.5 million.

Pagani Huayra Roadster BC
Price: $3.5 Million

Following Pagani’s past playbook, a roadster version of the ferocious Huayra BC was inevitable. Last year, the company made it official by showing off the Huayra Roadster BC, a topless monster with 800 horsepower (597 kilowatts) and 774 lb-ft of torque (1049 Newton-meters). Somewhat surprisingly, Pagani gave the roadster 50 more horsepower than its coupe sibling, by cranking up its AMG-sourced twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12. In addition to the joy of hearing the glorious engine note without a roof in the way, owners should take comfort in knowing that their car is ultra-rare. Pagani is limiting production to just 40 units, each with a sticker price of $3.5 million.

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
Price: $3.6 Million

Another showstopper from the Geneva Motor Show that never was, the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is a special edition Chiron with a focus on aerodynamics, weight reduction, and power distribution. It’s the same 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine underneath the skin but it’s now mated to a recalibrated automatic gearbox. While the peak output remains unchanged at 1,500 horsepower (1,103 kilowatts), the rpm redline has been set 200 rpm higher, up to 6,900 rpm. The Pur Sport also features slightly revised bodywork, with a bigger rear wing and more aerodynamic front fascia. Beginning production in late 2020, the Bugatti starts at $3.6 million.

Lamborghini Sian
Price: $3.6 million

In several ways, the Sian represents a bridge to Lamborghini’s future. Though it’s based on the Aventador SVJ, this wild-looking Lambo is the brand’s first production electrified offering. In addition to the SVJ-sourced 6.5-liter V12, the Sian uses a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Total system output is 819 horsepower (611 kilowatts), which also makes it the most powerful Lamborghini ever. As confirmed by the 63 stuck on either side of the Sian’s wing, Lamborghini will produce just 63 units. And each will cost far more than the Aventador SVJ, carrying a price of $3.6 million.

Koenigsegg CC850
Price: $3.7 Million

The Koenigsegg CC850 was a surprise to be sure, but a welcomed one. Borrowing the twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 from the Jesko, it notches that output up to 1,385 horsepower and 1,022 pound-feet of torque, with a so-called “TWMPAFMPC” transmission that shifts (pun intended) between manual and automatic functions. Of course, all that performance technology will cost you; the CC850 starts at $3.7 million.

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Price: $3.9 Million

Earlier this year, Bugatti captured the collective attention of the automotive world by announcing that it broke the 300 miles per hour barrier with a modified version of the Chiron. The Super Sport 300 + is a road-going version of that car, meant to celebrate the occasion. Limited to just 30 units, the Super Sport 300+ is a beautiful version of the Chiron, with flowing, slippery bodywork and a sweet stripe motif. Despite having hit 304.8 mph on the track with a production vehicle, Bugatti does limit its Chiron 300+ to 273 mph in top speed mode.

Lamborghini Veneno
Price: $4.5 Million

Lamborghini built just 14 examples of the Aventador-based Veneno between 2014 and 2015. Each one cost around $4.5 million, depending on how it was spec'd, and was available in both convertible and coupe configurations. Underhood Lamborghini fitted a more-powerful iteration of the Aventador's 6.5-liter V12, now producing 740 horsepower (552 kilowatts) and 509 pound-feet (609 Newton-meters) of torque, which gave it the ability to sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in a blistering 2.9 seconds. To date, it’s the most expensive new Lamborghini ever.

Bugatti Bolide
Price: $4.7 Million

Produced in extremely limited numbers atop the body of a Chiron, it's no wonder Bugatti's one-of-40 Bolide track car is this pricey. At $4.7 million, the 1,824-horsepower hypercar has more power than the Chiron Super Sport 300+, and more extreme bodywork that allow it to lap tracks like the Nurburgring in record time (in theory). Bugatti says the Bolide would be able to conquer the ‘Ring in record time.

Bugatti Mistral
Price: $5.0 Million

The Bugatti Mistral sends the iconic W16 engine off in style. With 1,577 horsepower and no roof, the Mistral takes the best bits of the Chiron and borrows elements from the Bolide and Divo to create a truly unique roadster. Of course, Bugatti plans to build just 99 examples of the Mistral at the cost of around $5.0 million in the US – and all of them are already accounted for.

Pagani Huayra Imola
Price: $5.4 Million

Even though the new Utopia marks the next big step for Pagani, the Huayra Imola packs nearly as much power with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine producing 827 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. The Huayra Imola is estimated to cost around $5.4 million new, which would make it the second most expensive Pagani of all time.

Bugatti Divo
Price: $5.8 Million

Among Bugatti’s recently debuted vehicles, the Divo is a staff favorite. Though it shares much in common with its cheaper (!) sibling the Chiron, the Divo has a lot going for it to justify the extra money. By adding lighter wheels, a carbon fiber intercooler and removing some sound deadening, Bugatti made the Divo 77 pounds lighter than the Chiron. Though power is unchanged from the Chiron’s 1,500 ponies (1,119 kilowatts), The Divo features a different aerodynamic setup, which makes it 8 seconds quicker around the Nardo test track. Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for: Bugatti is making 40 examples of the car, each costing $5.8 million.

SP Automotive Chaos
Price: $6.4 Million

SP Automotive (short for Spyros Panopoulos) is a new name in the world of hypercars, but the brand's 2,000-horsepower, $6.4-million, aptly named Chaos has already made an impact. With a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V10, the base SP Automotive Chaos is one of the most expensive cars on this list – beating out many Lambos and Bugattis – but there's an even pricier version of this car that costs an eye-watering $14.4 million. That version reportedly packs 3,000 hp.

Pagani Codalunga
Price: $7.4 Million

The long list of pricey (new) Paganis ends with the Codualunga. Inspired by 1960s Italian coachbuilding, the stunning exterior and steampunk-esque interior – while equally stunning – are only part of what makes this Pagani so pricey. Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 producing 829 horsepower and 809 pound-feet of torque, paired to a seven-speed sequential transmission for a real race-car–like feel. The cost for this one-of-five Pagani is $7.4 million.

Mercedes-Maybach Exelero
Price: $8.0 Million

Like many others before it, the Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero is a one-off. Commissioned by Fulda, a German subsidiary of Goodyear, to test its new tires, the Exlero debuted in 2004. Mercedes built the Exelero on the bones of a Maybach, and gave it the same twin-turbo V12 engine producing 690 horsepower (510 kilowatts) and 752 pound-feet (1,020 Newton-meters) of torque. Top speed is listed at 218 miles per hour (350 kilometers per hour) and adjusted for inflation, the Exelero would cost more than $10 million in today's money.

Bugatti Centodieci
Price: $9.0 Million

Bugatti debuted the Centodieci at last year’s Pebble Beach car week, showing off yet another ultra-rare, super-expensive model to the world. Limited to just 10 – dieci – units, the car is a modern throwback to the Bugatti EB110. At the same time, it’s meant to celebrate Bugatti’s momentous 110-year anniversary. Its unique styling cues won’t make everyone fall in love, but at least you won’t have to worry about seeing another one on the road. Carrying a price just shy of $9 million, the Centodiece is one of the most exclusive cars ever made.

Bugatti Chiron Profilée
Price: $10.8 Million

While it may not look that different from a normal Chiron, the Profilée is quite literally one-of-a-kind. Bugatti built it initially as a test for a limited run of Profilée models, but this Chiron ended up being the only example. Boasting the same 1,476-horsepower quad-turbocharged W16 engine ubiquitous throughout the Chiron range, the Profilée has unique bodywork and a custom spoiler that helps separate it from the rest of the range.

Rolls-Royce Sweptail
Price: $12.8 Million

Rolls-Royce, expectedly, takes two of the top three spots on this list, with the stunning Sweptail one-off from 2017 coming in at number three. With a monumental price tag of $13.0 million, it was, at the time of its debut, the most expensive new car ever. It's been outpriced since then, but the 453-horsepower luxury car is still a jaw-dropper.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Price: $13.4 Million

With a price tag of $13.4 million, the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire is officially the most expensive new Bugatti ever made. And understandably so. A modern interpretation of Jean Bugatti's personal Type 57 SC Atlantic, the La Voiture Noire uses the same quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine as the Chiron, producing 1,479 horsepower. It has six – that's right, six exhaust tips, radical new wheels, an aggressive, bespoke fascia, and a gigantic light-up badge in the rear that spells out the name of the brand. Of course, this one-of-one Bugatti already has a home.

Rolls-Royce Boat Tail*
Price: $28.0 Million (est.)

Rolls-Royce is back in the business of coachbuilding with the gorgeous new Boat Tail. A successor to the stunning Sweptail from 2017 – which itself cost a reported $12.8 million – the Boat Tail has a unique two-tone exterior, custom high-end finishes inside, and even a "hosting suite" complete with a champagne fridge and built-in sun umbrella. Although Rolls-Royce doesn’t officially announce pricing for one-off builds such as this, rumor has it that the Boat Tail cost a whopping $28.0 million new.

Most Expensive Cars In The World
Drako GTE - $1.2 Million
DeTomaso P72: $1.3 Million
Ferrari LaFerrari - $1.4 Million
Pagani Huayra - $1.4 Million
Czinger 21C - $1.7 Million
Ferrari Monza - $1.7 Million
Gordon Murray T.33 - $1.7 Million
Koenigsegg Gemera - $1.7 Million
McLaren Elva - $1.7 Million
Zenvo TSR-S - $1.7 Million
Hennessey Venom F5 - $1.8 Million
Bentley Bacalar - $1.9 Million
Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne: $1.9 Million
Bentley Mulliner Batur: $2.0 Million
Deus Vayanne: $2.0 Million
SSC Tuatara - $2.0 Million*
Lotus Evija - $2.1 Million
Aston Martin Vulcan - $2.3 Million
Delage D12: $2.3 Million
McLaren Speedtail - $2.3 Million
Rimac Nevera - $2.4 Million
Pagani Utopia: $2.5 Million
Pininfarina Battista - $2.5 Million
Ferrari FXX K Evo - $2.6 Million
Gordon Murray T.50 - $2.6 Million
Lamborghini Countach - $2.6 Million
Mercedes-AMG Project One - $2.7 Million
Aston Martin Victor - $3.0 Million
Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster: $3.0 Million
Koenigsegg Jesko - $3.0 Million
Aston Martin Valkyrie - $3.2 Million
W Motors Lykan Hypersport - $3.4 Million
McLaren Solus: $3.5 Million
Pagani Huayra Roadster BC - $3.5 Million
Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport - $3.6 Million
Lamborghini Sian - $3.6 million
Koenigsegg CC850: $3.7 Million
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ - $3.9 Million
Lamborghini Veneno - $4.5 Million
Bugatti Bolide - $4.7 Million
Bugatti Mistral: $5.0 Million
Pagani Huayra Imola: $5.4 Million
Bugatti Divo - $5.8 Million
SP Automotive Chaos - $6.4 Million
Pagani Codalunga: $7.4 Million
Mercedes-Maybach Exelero - $8.0 Million
Bugatti Centodieci - $9.0 Million
Rolls-Royce Sweptail - $12.8 Million
Bugatti La Voiture Noire - $13.4 Million
Rolls-Royce Boat Tail - $28.0 Million*

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2023.06.08 04:26 Yarbles The Official Report of the May RVA Reddit (no we haven't) Bookclub

It was a fine day in May and we pulled up and talked about some books. We covered Blitz by Daniel O'Malley and, because it was recently Mother's Day, I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy. And we spent way more time on them than we usually do, so we must have liked them. Quite a few people read the Blitz. Incorrigible_muffin had previously covered it, but was disappointed in the a payoff, and said the two story lines didn't really resolve. Aurora_the_Off-White said that she liked it, but agreed that it wasn't on the same level as the first two.
She said that Blitz could have a strong philosophical payoff even if the storylines didn't have an strong resolution. If someone read Blitz by itself without the first two novels, they might enjoy it more. Carbonjen thought there was a lot to like about the writer, saying he writes women well. Muffin said there were a lot of interesting possibilities in the world he created. The author covers the British and American versions of supernatural bureaus, but there were many of these throughout the world.
We talked about the story's structure. The main character's lost memory lets the author explain the supernatural elements in detail and do the worldbuilding without any distracting exposition. Munsontime had a thought, asking if it was technically the same person in the body or a completely new personality that developed after the wiped memory. If a personality is a product of the experiences and memories the person accumulates, then it's probably a different person.
Munson blitzed through the first two and is currently on the third. He was surprised at the spelling of the main character's name, Myfanwy Thomas, having listened to the audiobook. I was surprised and a little disappointed that the pronunciation is just "Miffany". Princess_MoNaanKay stopped by to return the first book int the The Checquy Files, The Rook that I had lent out. I thought she was returning it specifically because we were reading The Blitz, but she said she's decided to see other bookclubs. So we just need to move on and live our best bookclub life and hope she finds happiness.
Jennette McCurdy was apparently in a show called iCarly. I had never seen it or heard of it, so I think I missed a lot of context from the book. Everyone else in our group really liked the book - finding it insightful and funny. Most people agreed that the things the author's mom did stood out, and so did the actions of Dan Schneider, who was the creator of iCarly. But she didn't go into that in depth. Muffin said the system that pipelines kids into the entertainment business is fundamentally responsible for many of these abusive situations, and the actions of the mom are a product of that. Aurora thought that the author used humor to cope with loss and grief.
We talked about long wait times for getting books from the library. Carbonjen actually bought Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica because she was not optimistic about it becoming available through the library. She didn't have as many spicy romance recommendations as last time, but did have a couple. She thought Pestilence by Laura Thalassa was good and a fun concept. It's the first of The Four Horsemen series; a romance involving the four horseman of the apocalypse.
She liked The Siren a lot less. I think this was the one by Kiera Cass. Apparently the characters said the word "fishcunt" too many times and it became grating. She also didn't like how a lot of the characters in A Court of Thorns and Roses were developed in the story. She mentioned Brutal Prince only to say it was brutally bad, and is reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo and liking. And that makes Muffin happy.
Sassypapaya recently read Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, which is very popular around these parts. I think she said she read The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, and may have had good things to say about Lightlark by Alex Aster, or that may have been someone else. She was too far away from me for me to follow the conversation from that side of the circle very well. She asked about Verity by Colleen Hoover and Muffin said that Colleen Hoover was a step up from Stephanie Meyer.
Munson and his friends have a rule for their bookclub: you can't use the term "Beautiful Prose". But if he was forced to provide an example of beautiful prose, then he might use it when talking about Another Country by James Baldwin. He described it as "Kerouacky" - intimate and sexual especially for 1961. It's about the Jazz scene in NY in the 60s, with themes of race, gender, and sexual orientation in its cultural context. A slice of life story in the gay, black, jazz scene in New York. The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens is next for his other bookclub, Apparently Hank is bumping up against age 100. It was estimated that his cold-blooded policy directives are responsible for 4 or 5 million deaths. We talked briefly about Red Rising by Pierce Brown, which was the biggest book in the world for a minute. Munson said that, as a sci fi guy, he had already read many similar stories before and it just wasn't a big deal for him.
Assaulty recently read American War by Omar Al Akkad, and talked about how people end up on different sides of a conflict. Many times people don't have a choice about which side they end up on, and American War addresses some of these themes. She asked for more like this book. Asterion7 suggested Paolo Bacigulupi works such as The Water Knife and Shipbreaker, which are near future works with major themes of climate catastrophe. For this kind of thing I always recommend Afterwar by Lilith Saintcrow. Saintcrow a romance writer and I was really surprised by this book. It's gritty and hard, and a little spicy but not romantic.
Assaulty also read Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin and likes reading about creative partnerships like this. She told us about Nevada by Imogen Binnie, which is one of the inspirations for Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters; This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone; and The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks, the first book of the Night Angel trilogy.
Muffin told us about The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson, the next book after the The Yellow Wife, which features Lumpkin's Jail. The House of Eve takes place in DC and Philly and ties in with the events of the first boo., The author will be giving a talk on June 8th at the Library of Virginia, and Muffin wanted to read this before seeing the author.
Please join us for a talk by award-winning author Sadeqa Johnson on her new novel, The House of Eve, the follow-up to her book Yellow Wife, which won the Library’s 2022 People’s Choice Award for Fiction. In this moving work of historical fiction set in 1950s Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., the stories of two women collide in unexpected ways as they both make decisions that shape the trajectory of their lives. The House of Eve was an instant New York Times best seller and was selected by Reese’s Book Club as the February 2023 pick. A book signing will follow the talk.
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Coconut read the second book in the Great Cities series by N.K. Jemisin called the The World We Make. Asterion7 picked up Trust by Herman Diaz, a Pulitzer prize winner. He also read We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin and liked it enough to finish it, but not much more than that.
assaulty is looking for a gateway to Sci Fi, and asked about the distinction between Sci Fi and Fantasy. However many people there are in the room, that's the number of different opinions you're likely to hear at any given time. Some say it's magic versus technology. If Sci Fi doesn't have magic, what about Star Wars and force lightning from those Sith guys? So maybe Star Wars is actually Fantasy and Star Trek is Sci Fi. But what about wormholes and different dimensions and the super annoying character Q? It's a subject worth exploring, but there might not be an answer. To me those are just two different themes with strong aesthetic styling.
Assaulty may have read Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler or it might have just been recommended to her because she is interested in Sci Fi and liked The American War. Skyvrbyvr loved Octavia Butler's Kindred giving it 5 stars. She says it's not just beautiful prose: she respects that Butler is not afraid to create gruff and real people - characters that are somewhat unlikable but somehow still relatable.
Aurora had a huge list of completions and I have no idea if these are all hers or not. But this month she read a bunch of first books across several series. I think heard Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo; Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams the first of the The Dragonbone Chair series (I think she deemed it meh); Elantris by Brandon Sanderson also caught a meh; and Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, the first of the Gentleman Bastards series.
The last one generated a lot of interest as a lot of us have read it and really liked it. Like The Checquy Files, the first book is fantastic and there are diminishing returns after that, though I haven't read the last two: The Republic of Thieves and The Thorn of Emberlain. Munson says that if you read Sanderson, then The Stormlight Archive series is the way to go. Aurora also has Circe by Madeline Miller on hold at the library.
We talked about a few books about music, I think all of these are from Munson, including Meet Me in the Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011; Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain; and Sing Backwards and Weep, a memoir by the singer Mark Lanegan. We also talked a little about Nardwuar, a music interviewer who is amazingly in-depth but often described as offputting.
Munson says he can sometimes be invasive and not enjoyable but agrees that he is talented. Nardwuar is likely autistic and we were informed that "neurospicy" is no longer acceptable. Obviously, I'm cool with someone else deciding what they find offensive and following their recommendations, but I wish we had something to pivot to. We talked about how the line between normies and nerurodivergents can be pretty thin and while gatekeeping mental health can be frustrating, it's also infuriating that people resist any accommodation for neurodivergent people.
I knocked off a few books, including On a Night of A Thousand Stars by Andrea Yaryura Clark; Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, and Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins. The last was comparable to Station Eleven in terms of quality and themes. The story wasn't as good, but the prose was pretty exceptional. The author was able to do some things I hadn't seen before. I'm reading The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, and listening to a couple courses about Human Pre History, First Civilizations, and pre-Alexandrian Empires.
Apparently George RR Martin joined the writer's strike and is not writing anything, not that you could really tell. We talked about the 8th season of Game of Thrones, and how those two producers just ruined at least hundreds of millions of dollars in sales of DVDs, downloads, books, and comics. One of the most disastrous effects of incompetence on a brand I've ever seen.
We talked about Patrick Rothfus's Name of the Wind and how the main character was a bit of a Mary Sue, but the narrator might have intentionally been portrayed as unreliable. Someone brought up Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami, and we added The Moor's Account as August's non-dorky read. Some of the guys don't want to me call it a Muggle book anymore, and would rather call it a regular book. Maybe we need to keep looking for the right term.
We talked about books with actual paper pages versus reading on a device or listening to audiobooks. Carbonjen says she prefers the Kindle Paperweight because her dogs chews up actual books. I read paper, epub, and listen in about equal proportions. I was listening to Dodge, or Fall in Hell and was not liking it, but started liking it better when I flipped to the epub version. Munson says he uses safari reader on his laptop and will set it to autoscroll. We also compared strategies for downsizing our libraries. Very few people keep every book they buy anymore, especially if you have moved your collection a couple times.
We talked about the St. James Muse, trails on the James, the resurgence in skating, and art classes at the VMFA and Visual Arts Studio. We also talked about all the pedestrians being hit by cars and how squaring street corners can slow cars down. Right now corners are rounded, encouraging cars to take them at speed. And how dash cams are an essential equipment for cars now. Chop Suey is now Shelf Life and Wonton is now "Wonny". But has retired and been replaced by two new cats, presumably who are earning much lower, entry-level wages.
Someone brought up, saying they mostly got ass recommendations out of it. I've used and it isn't so bad, but really isn't any better than Goodreads. I've used Shepherd a couple of times, which can be really good if you're looking for exactly the type of book that has been covered in one of their lists, but it seems to only accept general categories.
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2023.06.08 04:25 WhitePineBurning For the first time in 50 years the Friant House is for sale.

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2023.06.08 04:06 irishhurricane23 Anyone else shook at the quantity of houses for sale on the west side?

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2023.06.08 03:52 New_Tap4852 Housing lausanne

Hey! I’m an international student and I've been looking for student housing in Lausanne for many days…I registered on all residence sites but didn’t get any answer. Do u have any advice to give? Do u know anyone who will leave his accommodation in June/July or even August? Please guys I really need help :(
Hey ! Je suis une étudiante international et je suis à la recherche d'un logement étudiant à Lausanne depuis de nombreux jours... Je me suis inscrite sur tous les sites de résidence, mais je n'ai pas reçu de réponse. Avez-vous des conseils à donner ? Connaissez-vous quelqu'un qui quittera son logement en juin/juillet ou même en août ? S'il vous plaît les gars, j'ai vraiment besoin d'aide :(
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2023.06.08 03:45 Initial-Courage-5538 Several Nahant Street houses for Sale?

Hi all, I’m considering purchasing my first home in Wakefield, and noticed that there are several houses for sale on Nahant Street. Is it a coincidence or is there something going on in that area that is causing folks to sell? Thanks for any insight you can provide!
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2023.06.08 03:35 sponger60 Is my window contractor not doing this right or do I just have to trust the process?

Getting new windows installed and so far we are 2 of 8 in. This is a 100 year old house and there are some quirks so I was expecting workarounds and some variance. This is just a reddit check to make sure all will be fine in the end or if I should raise concerns now.
Bought windows direct from Pella and went with a local contractor who the sales guy recommended as affordable and has a history installing the windows. The contractors advertise as mortar and house restoration experts (lots of centennial brick bungalows in my city). They came out and sized everything together for the windows. Windows came in yesterday, installers were here today at 9, they've set aside 3 days to do the windows for $200 each, 8 total. I told them I would do the interior casing, they told me the outside would be flush and just need some black caulk to finish (when they were measuring)
Here's pictures of the work outside.
The first window took 4-5 hours and had some hiccups. The old window was basically a pane of glass sandwiched between some trim so after removing all that they realized both sides and bottom just sat straight on the brick and mortar, no framing except for the wood on top. They brought in two half inch cedar for top and bottom and had to cut some brick to get it to fit properly. This is window 1 and after looking at the outside it's not flush on the right and the bottom board is fully exposed as you see.
The second window went much smoother but same issues with no framing so they did the half inch wood again top and bottom. It's level inside but if you look at it with a homeowners eye looks a bit slanted (100yo house im okay with this). There's also a gap on one side bigger than the other.
So what would you expect to be done on the outside, all my neighbors have very clean lines and the windows seem to have some aluminum casing that matches the windows and makes everything nice and flush, is that a thing? They're definitely not curb ready but the contractor seems to think they are basically done outside. I didn't plan on doing the outside casing and will pay them materials to get it done. They seem to think some simple wood casing painted, black caulk and call it done is enough but I think that will not match the aluminum windows.
Can I easily DIY some aluminum casing? Should I be worried about the gap difference or is that just allowance because the house is old and they needed to prep the windows?
Is this something I raise with Pella since the windows aren't flush?
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2023.06.08 03:24 model-kyosanto [Statement] An Open Letter to Labour Backbenchers

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2023.06.08 03:13 SexyRumpelstiltskin Sale of house where I ‘paid’ the deposit

Hi all - long time AusLegal reader, but made this cute side account for this.
I’m 29 btw. My mother’s father passed away when I was a child and he left money for all the grandchildren to inherit when we turned 18.
I’m the youngest and was last to receive the inheritance - my sister and cousins moved to the city when they were 18 and received their inheritance.
Anyway - I moved as teenager to the city with my mother, she was facing financial hardships as we’d been renting for 4ish years on a single income.
When I was late teens she asked if she could use this money to pay her house deposit and would reimburse in the future - I had no idea of the amount and was a naive child.
She gave them her bank account and then she paid the deposit, we then had a house. Woo
I don’t think this next part matters, however I’ll mention it. A year or so later she met someone and he moved in with us, I was studying at the time I was 18/19.
Then in 2013 I received a very pointed/aggressive Facebook message from this man (my mother claims to not know of this happening at the time) threatening to have me removed from the property via police if I didn’t leave within 3 days. (I was a normal, depressed, introverted 19 year old student and his issue was I didn’t involve myself with them enough and he was accusing me of being addicted to drugs, despite me having no money - it was very random) I still have a dated screenshot of this message. Of course this isn’t legal, but I left because I don’t want to be in that environment.
They got married the following year.
Now we’re in 2023, I’m about to turn 30 and my mother is about list the house for sale. I’ve brought up this money to her a handful of times and she either avoids the topic or has said “she will assist me if I decide I want to buy in the future” my opinion is it’s not up to her what I do with said funds, as I have a HECS Debt and a few other things I could do with it.
The house is worth around 2/2.5x the value of when it was purchased, however I’m not concerned about interest and don’t believe I can get this back.
I’ve been chatting with a cousin who managed the inheritance payments and he believes it was around $65k.
Basically what I want to know is; if I can’t sort this out amicably, can I submit something along the lines of a caveat that states the house can’t be sold without me being compensated by her in the sale?
Or if I can’t do anything legal, please let me know.
I really don’t want to ruin any future relationship with her, but she’s a very difficult human being and I have a feeling going down a legal avenue might be my best option to be compensated.
Thanks - if you need further clarity of details, please let me know.
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