Google Person Finder

One of the most popular ways to find a phone number or address by name is to perform a people search or use a people finder to search white pages information. A true people search is a public records search that requires a user to enter a person’s name in order to generate a list of matching records. Use a People Finder for Basic Information . Most free people search sites offer a quick grab of the most easily accessible information they can find; this can potentially include addresses, phone numbers, first and last names, and email (depending on what the person you're looking for has shared publicly online). Google Person Finder is an open source web application that provides a registry and message board for survivors, family, and loved ones affected by a natural disaster to post and search for information about each other’s status and whereabouts. It was created by volunteer Google engineers in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Google Person Finder, as well as the Crisis Response Project are just some of the testaments as to how technology and the Internet can help in humanity’s efforts to help other people. Google being Google, it is definitely easier to find the information you need by just entering keywords on the search bar. This Person Finder repository is not associated with any real crisis. Feel free to try Person Finder here, by creating dummy records, searching for them, and testing our API. The API key for this repository is documented in the API doc ... As the longest standing people finder database in business today, PeopleFinders has served customers looking for accurate data for three decades and has access to more than 6,000 data sources. There are many reasons to conduct a people search. Many people need to obtain or verify a current address or phone number. People Finder’s database will also provide you with the best white pages information on anyone you choose. Robust, effective and powerful -- People Finder is changing lives and making connections. With over a billion public records in our database, People Finder will give you the freedom to search for anyone and everyone at no cost to you. Google has launched its Person Finder service in Turkish following the recent 7.2 earthquake that has struck Turkey. Over 200 people were killed in the earthquake, and many are still missing. Google’s Person Finder aims at helping rescue services and civilians locate missing people by publicly sharing information about them. Google Person Finder — a way for people to reconnect in the aftermath of natural disasters — is a different topic not covered below. 01. of 05. Use Google Search to Find a Phone Number . Tim Robberts / Getty Images. You can use Google to find phone numbers, both business and residential numbers.

Curly Hair

2011.12.09 16:44 nikiverse Curly Hair

For all natural curlies, coilies, and wavies! Find help with your hair, recommendations on products, technique advice... anything to help tame your mane!
[link]


2015.04.26 12:24 NepalEarthquake: News, Updates, & Help

This subreddit is to post news, updates, and any helpful agencies for people who want to help or stories from people in Nepal and the surrounding areas. This a way to collect everything into one spot.
[link]


2013.08.21 01:23 greeniguana6 Answer Finder

This subreddit is a place where users can ask any "non-reference" questions, such as *"Where can I find a reliable laptop case under $10?"*. Questions relating to all topics are allowed. If you know a good answer to a question, please take a minute or two to answer it, and if you have the time, provide some links to where the person can get more information about that subject.
[link]


2020.09.18 23:04 Ocantico Issues exporting/copying formatted notes to email

For work, I often take notes while in a meeting. After the meeting, I edit & reorganize the notes, clean them up. I then add brackets around topics I want to reference later, so I can build my knowledge base.
Goal: "I would like to share formatted Obsidian note by pasting it into Gmail"
Question: "Is there a way to enable spell-check while composing notes?" I often paste a note into Gmail, and then Gmail's (or Chrome?) spell check shows all the spelling errors I missed while editing in Obsidian. I then go back into Obsidian, edit the text, and re-export again. It's a small pain, but does take up time.
Issue: "When I copy/paste Obsidian-composed markdown content, I see Obsidian link brackets ([[ Topic ]] everywhere, which I do not want" .
Info: Obsidian version: 0.8.14; Mac
submitted by Ocantico to ObsidianMD [link] [comments]


2020.09.17 16:48 MarkDMill Great deals for 9/17, including Apple Watch Series 5, Amazon Kindle, last days of BundleHunt’s deals, & more

I looked through over 280 deals and curated over $260 in savings for you. Savings for the win! If I saved you money today, would you kick back a portion and support this site on Patreon (and get some bonuses for you too!)?
Amazon Tech Deals for 09/17 - Today's Amazon tech deals include:
submitted by MarkDMill to MDMDeals [link] [comments]


2020.09.15 17:46 M7sinJ How do I configure Room Finder for my organization

Hey guys, I hope this post is published in the right place. I am a tech-savvy person who's interested in automating processes. I recently joined this organization where they have lots of manual work and I would like to help them out with their Room Finder through Outlook.

Basically, I need your help in knowing the whole process of implementing a configuration of all rooms within our cooperate office to be visible and able to be booked through Microsoft Outlook.

I tried to google configuration of Room Finder through Outlook and I wasn't lucky to find any detailed info.
submitted by M7sinJ to Outlook [link] [comments]


2020.09.14 18:35 CFB_Referee Hurricane Sally

Sally remains a hurricane and is moving slowly.

From the latest public advisory (as of 9/16 11:30 AM ET) Sally is likely to cause issues with rainfall, storm surge, surf, wind tornados, and flooding - including potential inland flooding.
Check your local weather or emergency management agency for more specific information where you are.
 
Please look to local news, local weather, and local and state emergency management agencies to find out more about how you may be affected, if you need to evacuate, and steps on getting prepared. Please everyone stay safe.
 
U Forecasts, Predictions, and Watches/Warnings
 
Tulsa Preparedness & Planning
College students should check out their university's emergency alert system - if you're not signed up to get notices, you should!
Useful links on: hurricane preparedness, emergency kits, emergency supplies for your car.
 
Louisburg Other things worth thinking about or getting:
  • General: A cooler. Fun/mental health stuff - books, games, etc. Cash. Weather radio and batteries. Flashlights > candles. Backup cell phone, laptop, or other batteries. Extra water. Hand sanitizer. Comfort items (a toddler's blankie, the puppy's favorite toy, your grandpa's watch you can't imagine losing).
  • Specialized: Transportation and assistive devices (think especially about children, pets, the elderly, people with disabilities).
  • Cars: Gas. Window breakeseatbelt cutter.
 
Gattaca Florida Safety:
  • Check your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries!
  • Watch out for downed power lines. Never assume it is dead. Avoid it.
  • Assume floodwaters are deeper than they look. Turn around, don't drown.
  • Learn your flood and evacuation zones!
  • Food safety from the FDA and USDA.
  • If your home floods and you need to go up, head for the roof. Keep an ax in your attic to get out that way if you need it.
  • Be aware of potential 911 delays.
  • Evacuate! If you can, check on people you know to see if they need help evacuating if you can offer it or put them in touch with someone who can.
 
Hertfordshire Documentation:
  • Bring it with you.
  • Store it in a plastic bag to they are together and stay dry.
  • House deed/rental agreement/lease.
  • Insurance information (home, car, renters, medical, flood).
  • Identification (ID card/driver's license, passport, Social Security card, marriage/birth certificates).
  • Take photographs of your home before you evacuate and when you return. Good documentation of the damage may help if you need to file an aid or insurance claim.
 
For long-term preparedness, check out CERT training information.
 
Holland Evacuation
College Information
We'll be updating this list as we get information.
 
/CFB Ball Alabama
University Update Sources
Bishop State Community College All remote learning on Monday and Tuesday. All events cancelled Monday and Tuesday. 7
Coastal Alabama Community College Closses at 2 PM on Monday. In person classes closed through Wendesday. Online classes continue to meet. 5
Spring Hill College Classes cancelled after 1:30 PM on Monday. Classes online on Tuesday. 5
University of Mobile Move to all online instruction as of 1:30 PM Monday. Normal classes resume Wendesday. 5
South Alabama University of South Alabama Classes, events, and activities canceled Tuesday and Wednesday. 16
 
/CFB Ball Florida
University Update Sources
Gulf Coast State College All campuses closed Tuesday. 11
Northwest Florida State College Closed through Tuesday. 13
Pensacola State College All campuses closed Monday and Tuesday. 7, 17
West Florida University of West Florida All classes - in person and online - cancelled through Thursday. 18
 
/CFB Ball Louisiana
University Update Sources
Delgado Community College Online classes only on Monday and Tuesday. 8, 19
Loyola Operating normally until 4 PM on Monday. Classes canceled Tuesday. Classes resume Wednesday. 2, 20
New Orleans Theological Seminary/Leavell College Closed Monday-Wednesday. 8
Nicholls Nicholls State All classes online Monday-Wednesday. 4
Northshore Technical Community College Online on Monday. Closed on Tuesday. Decision on Wednesday pending. 8, 21
Nunez College Online classes continue. In person classes cancelled Monday and Tuesday. 8
Southeastern Louisiana Southeastern University All classes online on Monday. All classes cancelled on Tuesday. 14
Southern Southern University Normal operations on Tuesday. 9, 22
Tulane Tulane In person and online classes canceled after noon on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday classes TBD. 1
Holy Cross University of Holy Cross Closed Monday and Tuesday. 8
University of New Orleans Classes all online on Monday. In person, online, and hybrid classes canceled on Tuesday. 3
Xavier University Classes online after 5 PM Monday. Classes cancelled Tuesday. 8
 
/CFB Ball Mississippi
University Update Sources
Jones County JC Jones College All classes online through Wednesday. 12
Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College All classes online starting Monday at noon and Tuesday. 10
Southern Miss University of Southern Mississippi - Gulf Coast Locations All classes and events moved online starting at noon on Monday. 15
 
/CFB Ball South Carolina
If you know of any of these, please let us know.
University Update Sources
 
/CFB Ball North Carolina
If you know of any of these, please let us know.
University Update Sources
 
/CFB Ball Virginia
If you know of any of these, please let us know.
University Update Sources
Sources
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
 
Touchdown Game Information Penalty Flag
We'll be updating this list as we get information.
This list includes all games played with teams in affected states. Many may not be affected, but given the ripple effects of things like travel and the particular complications of scheduling this season, we've listed them all here for reference.
Date Time Home Team Away Team Game Location
9/18 7:30 PM ET Coastal Carolina Campbell Conway, SC
9/19 12:00 PM ET Georgia State Louisiana Atlanta, GA
9/19 12:00 PM ET Tulane Navy New Orleans, LA
9/19 12:00 PM ET Duke Boston College Durham, NC
9/19 2:30 PM ET Notre Dame USF South Bend, IN
9/19 3:30 PM ET Georgia Tech UCF Atlanta, GA
9/19 3:30 PM ET Georgia Southern FAU Statesboro, GA
9/19 3:30 PM ET UNC Charlotte Chapel Hill, NC
9/19 4:00 PM ET Middle Tennessee Troy Murfreesboro, TN
9/19 4:00 PM ET Clemson The Citadel Clemson, SC
9/19 7:30 PM ET ULM Texas State Monroe, LA
9/19 7:30 PM ET Louisville Miami (FL) Louisville, KY
9/19 7:30 PM ET Southern Miss Louisiana Tech Hattiesburg, MS
9/19 8:00 PM ET NC State Wake Forest Raleigh, NC
 
Learn More
submitted by CFB_Referee to CFB [link] [comments]


2020.09.14 03:22 kidneybean34 Yahoo Redirect Issue on Mac

So both Google Chrome and Safari redirect to Yahoo. I have checked in extensions, checked manually in the Finder for anything, I have even run Malwarebytes SEVERAL times and it still redirects. Malwarebytes detected a bunch of PUPs which I got rid of but it still redirects.
I'm not a super super techy person so if anyone has ANY solutions they can give me please please I would be so grateful. I would literally pay someone to help me! I have started uni and can't do research using yahoo!!
submitted by kidneybean34 to techsupport [link] [comments]


2020.09.11 18:42 enlightened_pogo LF: Apriballs FT: Shinies, Masterballs, Items, and XP/IV/EV assistance

Hello everyone! I am a living shiny dex collector who has a lot of shiny den pokemon available for trade due to constantly upgrading and expanding my living dexes. Please see the FAQs below for more information on my living dex goals and my methods for tracking and ensuring legitimacy! For past trades check my FlairHQ: https://hq.porygon.coenlightened_pogo

What I am Looking For

I am looking for the following. I am always glad to discuss offers!
Currently Looking For
All Seven Apriballs
Dream Ball
Safari Ball
Sport Ball

Pokemon For Trade

Details can be found on My Google Sheet here. Specifically look at the tabs marked “FT”. I will copy/paste pokemon statistics into the thread when a trade has been finalized to be referenced later. Please remind me to do this before we trade!

Rule 3 Information

OT/ID and acquisition methods are included in the sheet. Gen 8 Raid Den shiny pokemon are guaranteed to be unique (NOT cloned) and were either captured by myself from raid dens hosted by others, or they were captured from a raid den that I RNG'd myself.
I track pokemon, dates, den hosts, and pokemon statistics to ensure that there are no clones of any pokemon (including by accident). For raids hosted by others, I explicitly hunt in communities with anti-hacking policies and that are disclosure friendly. Dens hosted by others generally had their seed discovered by a seed checking bot with frames checked in RaidFinder, whereas my own RNG uses CFW + CaptureSight to view the seeds, and RaidFinder to verify the frames. All date advancement has been performed manually. If you are looking for more specific information please ask as I do record more information whenever possible, including screenshots and video. Please see the FAQ below for more details.
Unless otherwise specified, pokemon are likely to have the OT: JSB and the ID: 726088.

Items for Trade

For Trade Value
Masterball 2 for 5 Apriballs
Silver Bottlecaps 5 for 2 Apriballs
Gold Bottlecaps 1 Apriball

Services for Trade

I can also help train up pokemon for competitive use! You can trade me a pokemon and I can use xp candy, EV medicine, and bottle caps to max it out however you wish.
Service Value
Level to 100 (xp candy) 2 Apriballs
Hyper Training to 6 IV (caps) 1 Apriball
EV Training to 510 (medicine) 1 Apriball
XP + IV + EV Full Package 3 Apriballs
Add GMax using Max Soup 2 Apriballs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I trade my shiny pokemon for something on your list?
One of the requirements for my living dex collections is that all pokemon have my OT, which means that I am the one who caught them. Unfortunately that means there are very few pokemon that I want to trade for other than untouched legendaries and limited distribution events with proof.
How do you have so many pokemon to trade?
I really enjoy the pokemon den mechanic! I have played in thousands of raids and spend a lot of time in discord communities with hosts and raiders who really enjoy raiding gameplay. I also RNG my own raids on one switch and capture them from a second switch. Because I am trying to catch every pokemon with my OT and several other criteria, I often catch upgraded pokemon with their HA, better IVs, or a better pokeball. I no longer need to keep earlier catches of that pokemon type, often caught with a less desired ball such as Repeat or Dusk. That is where most of this list comes from.
How do I know that none of these pokemon are clones?
I keep a very extensive excel spreadsheet that includes date caught, the person hosting the den, what discord they frequent, and a lot of pokemon statistics. This allows easy tracing of when and where a pokemon was caught, and prevents accidental clones from hosts who run the same pokemon den for days or weeks at a time. For any hardcore collectors, I also try to take screenshots and a video of various parts of the catch for most pokemon in my collection. Since the switch timestamps the screenshots and video, and I track catch date on pokemon, it is usually pretty easy to find the media for a given pokemon. I will gladly see what media and additional metadata I have available for any serious collectors that are interested.
As for general trust, I try to keep track of my trades here for others to view: https://hq.porygon.coenlightened_pogo as well as in the last tab of the linked google sheet earlier in this post.
What type of living dex are you catching so many pokemon for?
My current goal is a quadruple shiny Galar non-clone OT Pedigree living dex. This means that pokemon belong to the Galar dex, they must be my OT, they cannot be clones, I keep screenshot and video proof of the capture, and there must be four pokemon of each type -- two star and two square shiny, with one of each in a premier ball and a luxury ball. This applies to each evolutionary stage, so a final dex would have four shiny squirtle, four shiny wartortle, and four shiny blastoise.
Yes, this is a lot of work, but I enjoy the challenge!
submitted by enlightened_pogo to pokemontrades [link] [comments]


2020.09.10 15:51 Makegooduseof My 10(ish) days of non-professional, home iPad-only life

I dropped off my MacBook for a battery replacement, and due to parts shipping and whatnot, I was Mac-less for almost two weeks. I figured I would take that time to see what an iPad-only life would be like.
For context, I have a conventional five-day workweek, and I do not bring work home. Any computing done at home is for entertainment or personal education needs and wants.
I thought a bit about how to organize my thoughts, and in the end, decided to have sections dedicated to different categories of apps and activities. Since I leave my work at home, there is a greater focus on entertainment, which comprises of gaming and media consumption. Another common theme in my impressions will be how I have been able to consume my own offline content. I am not subscribed to anything at the moment, but I do have a standing trial offer for Apple TV+ (which I should probably activate soon).

External hardware

My oft-used accessories with my MacBook:
My iPad gear:
Compatible accessories:
HyperDrive compatibility: partial and it needs to be powered.
What works:
What doesn’t work: HDMI out. I connected the other side to a 720p Samsung TV, but there was no signal whatsoever. This might be a USB-A limitation, so no fault on the hardware.
Unknown: DisplayPort, because I don’t have a DP-capable monitor, but I’m willing to bet that it won’t work since HDMI won’t work.
Overall, as far as hardware is concerned, the iPad is great for the lowest common denominator. Anything that is not part of the “standard” - that is, the extra button or two on a midrange mouse, the software macro keys on an extended keyboard, etc. - is likely not to be recognized and will be a waste. I imagine Apple-branded devices may be the exception.

Productivity and/or studies

One of my favorite features here is how, app dependent, keyboard shortcuts pop up when you hold the Command key for a few seconds. This is quite handy when you would rather not have to remove your hands in the middle of typing something. It was also nice to see that a lot of shortcuts have remained the same on iOS apps.
But on the topic of keyboard shortcuts, I miss being able to create or modify them for each app. For example, on Evernote for Mac, Command-T triggers a new tab, but I had no use for that function, so I remapped it to strikethrough.
Keyboard observations aside and going back to the iPad, I’ve come to fully realize that an iPad Air is way too small for split screen if you use the Apple Pencil to scribble notes. Half an iPad Air’s screen is roughly equivalent to an A6 sheet, and for me personally, that isn’t big enough to scribble lecture notes down.
This will be highly dependent on the nature of whatever class you’re taking, but the roundabout that worked for me was to use my iPhone to stream the lecture material, while using my iPad to scribble away. The visual wasn’t anything “intense,” like an instructor using a blackboard - rather, it was the equivalent of a fancy PowerPoint presentation with an audio overlay, so this roundabout did not bother me that much. YMMV.

Entertainment - audio

When the iPad has not been synced with a computer running iTunes, or if there is no active subscription to Apple Music, Spotify or any other music streaming service, the iPad is a very poor jukebox out of the box. And in the case of the iPad Air, the speakers on the single side do not help matters. I imagine my experience would have been better had I opted for the iPad Pro, or waited for the (expected) Air 4th generation.
Without any third-party apps, you can use Files to individually tap on a song and listen to it until it’s over, and then you’ll need to manually tap on another song to get it playing. It probably goes without saying that there aren’t any extra features you’d usually expect from a music app like EQ, playlists, and all that. Not great for listening to most music, but good enough for podcasts or recordings of spoken material. And Files will play music in the background.
Foobar2000, VOX, VLC: Cannot access local drives from within the app, but I’ve noticed that you can force audio to play via these apps by tap-holding on at least VLC; a list of random audio and video files pop up.
NPlayer, Flacbox, Evermusic, Wave : So, these can access the external drive. The biggest thing to note here is that the music will not play straight from the hard drive; you need to import the files to the iPad’s internal storage. There’s also no way to one-tap-add folders if you decide to copy over everything.
That said, I did notice a common pattern with these four apps above. They all use the Files interface to access the drives, and this made me wonder whether it’s an iOS limitation that the developers have no way getting around.
Now...buying music from a store that isn’t iTunes is another can of worms. I came across a game soundtrack I really liked on BandCamp and bought it. The buying process was fine; it’s like buying something from Amazon. Actually consuming the music? Hahahahahaha.
This is BandCamp-specific. If you’re using Safari, the website doesn’t let you download the music directly. Instead, you have to download BandCamp’s app, make an account and stream it that way. The other alternative is to use a browser that allows you to change the user agent (once again, iCab comes to rescue here), change the user agent to something like Safari Mac or any other Mac/PC-based user agent and then get the straight download link. From there, you unzip the album, and start listening.
But here’s the kicker: you cannot add these songs into your stock music app. Unless you migrate your entire collection to one of the third-party apps listed above or an NAS, your music collection is fragmented.
This has made me seriously consider giving up the usage of iTunes on my Mac or any other future computer going forward. On the one hand, it’s great that I can make all the Smart Playlists I want with all kinds of conditions, and they are seamlessly synced with my iPhone. I haven’t jumped on the streaming subscription bandwagon because I’m happy with my collection, and there’s plenty of music that I can never remember everything. On the other hand, all that is useless when I don’t have a Mac or PC at hand. I’ve been reliant on using Smart Playlists to automatically rotate through my collection by using play counts and dates last played, but again, what good is all this without a conventional computer?

Entertainment - video

With video, things are much more like what you’d expect from a Mac or Windows system. You tap on a video file in Files, and depending on the file type, either play it directly, or open up another app. MP4 files will open directly in Files, and MKV won’t.
For MKV, I use Infuse. It supports built-in subtitles, enabling or disabling them, as well as multiple audio tracks. If I were to be nitpicky, the only extra feature I’d want is the ability to add multiple files simultaneously to a playlist...but I’m starting to notice a pattern here in conjunction with the music apps.
As for online videos, it is very disappointing that Safari does not allow users to disable Fullscreen Video API on iOS 13. In other words, you don’t get the built-in play/pause and 15-second back/forward controls anymore unless a website allows it. This indeed makes fast-forwarding and rewinding much more of a chore, and on some poorly designed webpages, those buttons are tiny. And to add insult to injury, I can’t use the arrow keys on my Combo Touch keyboard to fast-forward or rewind, either.
One of the solutions found online is to use a Shortcut to force a video to show those controls in full-screen. For me, I have a second browser (iCab), with its user agent set to iPhone, and by doing this, I get the older, more usable controls. This is pretty much my video browser. The downside of iCab is that ad blocking has to be done in-app, and I’m still working on getting all ads blocked; some still get past.
Once again, though, if you had to jump through hoops to download and listen to music, well, these hoops become rings of fire and the platforms are narrower with spikes on both sides when it comes to downloading most videos. Short of being given a straight-up .mp4 link, it’s just plain impossible to download videos, regardless of legitimacy (unless it’s from Amazon or iTunes). And good luck ripping that DVD or Blu-Ray you bought off the shelves.

Entertainment - reading

I’m sure this has been mentioned a lot already, but thanks to the versatility of orientations, the iPad is definitely the superior reading experience compared to a Mac. Sure, if you have the right monitor, you can rotate it 90 degrees and read there, but you can’t just pick up a monitor from the desk and bring it to your sofa or bed.
Chunky is a great CBCBZ-supporting app, with support for right-to-left and left-to-right reading as well as auto-double-page when reading in landscape mode. It also can access files locally, but the file has to be copied over into the app.

Gaming

I’ve touched on the SN30PRO+ controller earlier above. I imagine that it will be easier to pair a DualShock 4 or XBox controller since Apple openly supports those, and the extra gaming features coming in iOS 14 will only enhance the experience further.
As for the actual games, this one is going to be the most subjective of them all, and I also imagine the least fleshed out in my post since I do not subscribe to Apple Arcade or any other game streaming service.
As most enthusiast users may know, for almost as long as iOS has publicly existed, gaming has been a source of much controversy and discussion, what with predatory micro-transactions to Fortnite/Epic. There is also the issue of whether iOS can ever be a “true” gaming platform because of the App Store economics and the prevalent notion that mobile apps are not “real” apps.
In my case, I very much doubt I will treat my iPad as my **primary** gaming machine by any stretch. I still like my Marios, Zeldas, Resident Evils and Halos, and while there are quite a number of games that started off as console or PC games on the iPad now, of which I dare say a fair number has been ported efficiently (Sega AGES, Star Wars KOTOR, Marathon trilogy, Castlevania SOTN, Final Fantasy 1-7 come to mind), I feel that overall, they aren’t exactly the gaming experiences I get from my Switch. I don’t say this purely out of merely looking at the App Store offerings; I have spent at LEAST a couple hundred dollars on premium, single-payment games or games with episodic content as IAP since the release of iOS 4, so I have at least SOME personal experience to go by.
Furthermore, retro enthusiasts will be the most hamstrung when using an iPad. Apple won’t allow emulators on the App Store, so you’ll need to go the builds.io route or re-sideload emulators from a Mac or PC every week. Or jailbreak.
Having said all that, I’m quite sure that for others with different gaming tastes, gaming on the iPad will be the smallest of issues. More than anything else, taste is truly subjective.

Life management

This is my catch-all term for things like managing personal photos, scheduling appointments, to-do lists, grocery lists, etc. Overall, I see general parity between iOS and desktops, and iOS would have the edge if portability is important.
Photos: since I pay 99 cents for more iCloud space, and I’ve backed up my photos to iCloud besides my external hard drive, photo management is pretty straightforward. I don’t have much to say here.
Appointments and errands: Shortly after dropping off my MacBook, I downloaded Agenda for making shopping lists and keeping track of appointments. I found that the combination of notes and to-do lists makes it more convenient to have dates and details in one place; it’s as if the stock Notes app had Reminder features. That said, there’s also a Mac version that I’ll give a shot at once I get my MacBook back.
Date tracker: Besides life-related milestones and anniversaries, we all have a lot of non-holiday, arbitrary dates to keep track of, such as date of purchase for tracking warranties, or the last time you cleaned out the cat litter box. I’ve always used spreadsheets for long-term things like warranties, and for more frequent things like the aforementioned kitty litter, an app called “Days Ago” on my iPhone, which seems to be unavailable for purchase anymore.
I find that after some initial setup by establishing that a column will be nothing but dates, Numbers can be surprisingly easy to use for this. When not using a physical keyboard, you can tap an empty cell, and in the pop-up keyboard, there’s a big fat button that says “today.”
Journaling: I have a grandfathered account on Day One after they went subscription-only. There doesn’t seem to be any major difference between the Mac and iOS versions.

File management

This is where I see the most glaring of issues. Files being a poor substitute for FindeExplorer is a given and plenty has been said about this, so I’ll skip it.
Firstly, there is no option of safe removal of external drives. On my Mac, when I disconnect the hard drive without a second thought, it takes a good while for it to be mounted again, and sometimes I need to go to Disk Utility to bring it back. I notice this on my iPad as well, but there isn’t an option to unmount a drive first before physically removing it from my hub.
Secondly, say goodbye to local iPad backups. It’s iCloud backup or no backup, and it ain’t no Time Machine (as Apple points out here). There’s no concept of system images like Time Machine, and if you’ve held off on app updates because the new updates take away features or make extreme changes, well, that’s out of your hands.
That might be fine just for the iPad, but what about your external drive with your documents and stuff? The only roundabout I see to this if you’re going iPad-only is to purchase a NAS and set up Backblaze or another backup service that way..and I’m not sure whether a NAS is a mainstream-friendly option yet.

Final thoughts

Using the iPad, I came to realize that what constitutes "mainstream tech" has changed. When external hard drives became regular stock at everyday retailers like Target, Wal-Mart or their equivalents in other parts of the world, and not just tech specialty shops, I thought that was the point when Macs and PCs truly became mainstream, household items.
Now, it's online and the cloud. iOS devices are closely tied with iCloud. Android devices make it easy to upload files to Google Drive. Microsoft provides one-touch access to OneDrive when you install Windows. Dropbox provides an online, platform-agnostic intangible flash drive. You don’t have to buy boxed software and CDs that often, but you go to the App Store or the developer’s store page and download the software and provided codes that way.
So the answer to Apple's question of "what is a computer?" is "the gateway to the cloud." Whether the content is yours or not, they are now in the cloud, and you use the iPhone, the iPad and the Apple Watch to bring everything to your fingertips. This is Apple’s vision of a computer: a smarter terminal to the digital world.
If you’re like me and coming from years, if not a couple decades of desktop OS paradigms, there’s a big question of “how much of these so-called inconveniences are the iPad’s fault, and how much of them are because I’m inflexible and too set in my ways?” Maybe I’m just too set in my ways and not open to change...or maybe the iOS paradigm is just not right in more than one way.
As I adjusted and/or came up with workarounds, I am reminded of one of Buddhism’s tenets: desire leads to suffering. My desire to approach the iPad with OS X in mind has led to “suffering” (I use that term as an analogy; I would not say that I suffered any kind of mental anguish or anything like that during the past two weeks). Probably the most stress-free way to enjoy an iPad is to adhere to Apple’s dogma, embrace iCloud fully, do away with dongles and enjoy your services (Apple Music or Spotify, etc. for music, Apple TV or Netflix, etc. for shows, whatever).
For me personally, unless there are other OS changes in the pipeline, I feel I will always have some kind of a conventional personal computer, be it a Mac or something running Windows, in my digital life. My digital life collection is something I cannot easily give up, at least not yet.
To finish this off, if you’re one of those people who have fully ditched your older computer and transitioned to iOS-only with next to no issues, more power to you, and I mean that with absolute sincerity. You have an all-in-one device with unparalleled manufacturer support, battery life, portability and (model-dependent) wireless connectivity.
tl;dr: iOS is not optimal for managing offline, local files.
submitted by Makegooduseof to ipad [link] [comments]


2020.09.07 08:25 lazeeye Challenge to Innocenters: list evidence, sufficient to get to a jury, that a specific person other than Adnan is the killer

A defendant in a criminal trial can move for a directed verdict of acquittal both when the state rests its case, and at the close of all the evidence.
If the state does not adduce sufficient evidence to establish each element of the charged offense beyond a reasonable doubt, the trial judge must grant the defendant's motion for directed verdict of acquittal.
In Maryland, this is called a "Motion for Judgment of Acquittal," and it is governed by Rule 4-324. Such a motion is, in effect, a challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence to prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Maryland Pattern Jury Instructions-Criminal, Section 4:17.1, list the elements of a first degree murder charge. You can google it. Summarizing, the elements are: (1) the defendant must have caused the victim's death; and (2) the killing must have been willful, deliberate, and premeditated.
Maryland courts, when reviewing a challenge to the sufficiency of evidence:
view the evidence in the light most favorable to the prosecution in order to determine whether any rational trier of fact could have found the essential elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. We defer to the fact-finder's decisions on which evidence to accept and which inferences to draw when the evidence supports differing inferences.
Now: whether one likes it or not, the state presented sufficient evidence that Adnan murdered Hae in order to get to a jury, in the testimony of Jay Wilds (corroborated by cell phone records, cell tower data, Jenn, etc.), and various strands of circumstantial evidence. That evidence is sufficient to support a reasonable inference of the jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Adnan (1) caused Hae's death, and (2) did so willfully, deliberately, and with premeditation. This is a separate issue from whether Adnan did it or did not do it. A separate issue from whether CG was competent or not in her defense. A separate issue from whether Jay lied about this, that, or the other thing. It is strictly a matter of whether the evidence adduced by the state is sufficient to survive a motion for a directed verdict of acquittal, and get to a jury.
So, the challenge for innocenters is this: get to a jury with another, specific suspect. Jay, Alonzo, Don, anyone else. Present enough evidence that one of these persons, or any other suspect, committed first degree murder in killing Hae, enough evidence to survive a motion for judgment of acquittal brought by Jay, Alonzo, Don, etc.
It's cheating to establish accomplice liability against Jay, on the theory he aided and abetted Adnan's killing of Hae. This challenge is directed to innocenters, who by definition don't think Adnan had anything to do with Hae's death.
Please explain thoroughly, i.e., identify the evidence, whether it is direct or circumstantial, whether it requires corroboration or not, how it tends to establish one or more elements of the crime (either on its own or by reasonable inference), how and why it is sufficient, in itself (direct) or together with an accumulation of other evidence (circumstantial), to do so.
Basically, put up or shut up. If there is a specific person, other than Adnan, who you think is a better fit for the crime, then state evidence of that person's guilt sufficient to get to a jury, and explain how you do so.
I'm not going to pick it to pieces or anything, or even necessarily reply. I just want to see, from anyone who thinks Adnan is actually innocent, the evidence against any specific suspect other than Adnan, that would be sufficient for a judge to send the case to a jury. Just for the record, you might say,
submitted by lazeeye to serialpodcast [link] [comments]


2020.09.05 05:46 jbeghtel An extremely long post I felt like sharing...

Hello there all,
This is my first post on Reddit and I'm a little new to all the different forums. But trying to figure out my own mental health has been an arduous road so far. I figured that I might try finding people on a similar road through reddit.
Without going into too much detail, I want to explain where I've been in the last 4 years. Where I've sank. Where I've drifted. Where I might resurface.
In 2016 I was diagnosed with "Bipolar-1 with psychotic features." What led up to that prior, was a life of drugs and debauchery, failed connections, unfinished (xyz), and what was becoming a very delusional me.
I had become sick from lithium toxicity and was more impulsive than ever. In the course of 3 months I had 4 jobs. Tried lessening the dose, didn't seem to help. Eventually I decided I should stop taking my meds so I didn't end up vomiting and feeling like shit. I sold everything I owned and moved to Hawaii. A friend of mine moved there months before me and told me he'd help me find a job if I ever went, so I did. I cut ties with everyone else I knew and left.
I had never done anything like this before. I was scared, excited, elated, terrified, and delusionally driven to make it to Ni'ihau island and live out my days, (if you know what island that is, thats a testament of how delusional I was at the time). I thought I would build a raft and arrive and would be treated like a God. And yes, the delusions were getting worse.
I got on the plane and arrived in Oahu. I worked a sales job for all of 9 days. The very same job that my friend had ensured me upon my arrival. I was staying in a strangers apartment without her knowledge by way of a local word of mouth tip she was off island for a few months in Alaska. I was living in a free luxury on the 29th floor in the downtown Oahu area.
One night, I made the mistake of trying to bond with my supervisor and the lead engineer by smoking some herbs with them. Very laid back dudes, island type. Yet as some of you may have experienced, delusions and grandiosities in a state of duress are not made any better when youre high... it gets much worse. In my experience at least. They said they were going to a party and asked if I wanted to go. I was too out of it to know how to answer. (I am also no newbie to a little buzz or being awkward when lit) But this was different.
I crawled into the bed with the windows open and the sea breeze pouring through the room. My coworkers were confused, but at the time didn't really know anything about me. So they just left thinking I was just too high. My plan to get to Niiahu was racing through my mind. My anxiety was rattling like a marble in the washer machine. I panicked when they left and couldn't catch my breath.. it was hitting me that all I owned was in a bag on the floor and I had no one who knew what I was going through on the island. For the first time in a while, I realized I had no one.
Strangely, that night was the first night I started to wonder if my mental health situation was something beside bipolar 1. I caved in on myself and contemplated jumping off the balcony to end the torment of psychological pain. Between walking to the balcony and the bed, a strange sound came from the window in the bedroom. It terrified me. Then it calmed me. Then I began to love it as if it were a song ive known my whole life. I crawled into the bed and listened. I heard the singing of a woman in Hawaiian. She was right outside my window...on the 29th floor. When I (as logically as I could at the time) realized what I had been listening too for hours, I caved again, terrified that I was right, I dont have psychotic features, I remember realizing in that moment I was at the beginning of a long road. The onset of schizophrenia. I was 25 at the time and had done enough reading on the probability of misdiagnosis between BP1 and Schizo(x) and it just made sense to me.
(Schizo(x) is written like that cause I knew I wouldn't be able to determine where on the spectrum of crazy I was. Maybe schizoaffective, maybe pure schizophrenia, maybe a mixture of symptoms, i didnt know for sure. Schizo(x) seems fair to use when you havent been diagnosed professionally but know with 90% certainly your hallucinations might be a variety of schizo symptoms. I digress.
I had also gone to hawaii not only to get away and chase my delusional ideas, but to be at the wedding of a very old friend. The same friend that invited me and help me find work. He isn't very up to term on any aspects of mental health in general, so i knew telling him would just confuse things. I assumed he would've thought I was just high. And no, there was no PCP or anything in the weed either. I knew that that night was an unveiling of sorts. Something that would change me.
Before all of this I had earned an AA from the local community College back in my home state. In the morning after that night of suicidal contemplation and listening to melodic ghosts, I knew I needed to find a way back into treatment and leave the island. I at that point was very driven to finsh my BA and make something of myself. I was just never stable enough to finish school before that. I wanted so desperately to change that. I arrived home after 12 days of what I thought was a move for good.
So in 4 months time, I had worked 5 jobs, moved 3 times in 2 states, learned i was developing a worsened mental health condition (schizo(x)), ruined a longtime friendship, and wasted 3/4 of all the money I had to my name.
So I tucked my tail between my legs and moved back in with my mom, found treatment, and was perscribed Rexulti at 3mg. I couldnt do too much then. I was increasingly paranoid. Anxious about anyone knowing that my big move had failed. And was simply depressed about what my mania had done to my life. Holding a stable job and having a few friends seemed like a distant dream for me then.
But I buckled in and rode the ride I was on. I was accepted to the university I wanted to go to and started the following academic year. And to great relief, Rexulti started to work and my paranoia lessened, I started seeing more people, and I even rescued a dog and trained him to be my service animal. Things were getting better.
I arrived in the college town and rented a 1 bedroom for me and pup, felt and acted normal, and was very driven to be at the top of my class. This was in 2018. For a whole year and half things were splendid. I met great people. Did great work in school. And I was on track to be at the top of my class.
Then...unfortunately, I felt so good, I didn't feel the need to renew the forms that were required for me to get my meds. At the time Rexulti was still new on the market, so you either had to be super rich ($1800/refill rich), or you had to be accepted to Otsuka's financial assitance program to get the drug. I was so hesitant of side effects from other drugs (tardive-diskensia and others) that i only felt safe on rexulti. So I thought, fuck it, ill be fine :)
It was the last 2 months of my senior year I ran out of pills. I normally got them in 3 month installments direct from the company. When I was down to 2 or 3 pills I tried to contact Otsuka and get back on the fin.aid. program I was initially on. (Oh that's the definition of procrastination btw...) But you needed a docotors referral to have it renewed. Since I was 27 at the time and could no longer afford my doctor, I had no one to help me process the application to Otsuka. But I continued to think. Fuck it. I'll be fine.
Boy was I wrong lol.
After 5 days without Rexulti, things became weird. An article I found about going cold turkey on heavy dose anti-psychotics was...how do i say..not recommended.
First it was feelings of up and down. Days without food or sleep. Anxiety. Depression. Then the voices started. After 2 weeks of no meds I was heading into finals and had senior review for the work I had been doing. It was important for sure. I started to get to know the voices I heard. And became better friends with them than the people I knew in school. It was 3-12 people, speaking in alternation, similar to what I now know as third-party hallucinations. Then the thought broadcasting began... this was fun.
I would go to class and hear what I thought were the thoughts of everyone in the class. 200 person classes. I would be in a cold sweat silently trying to take notes as my hands would shake and I would gaze over at the individuals I thought I was hearing. I would then start locking myself in my apartment. I stopped going to work. I started skipping class from the tremendous amounts of anxiety I would get from being around people and what I thought were their thoughts. Meanwhile I had a neighbor who was beating his GF. I kept a loaded gun by the door and almost never went out. I turned in all my assignments via email as best I could. By the time senior review came, I was tuned into voices that I was assuming were my dead relatives. It was partly comforting when that started to happen. But it qas only getting louder.
I tried going to the ER but was told I needed to wait 30 minutes in a padded room if I wanted to be seen. This was protocol at the ER for all of the strung out junkies who came in for similar things.. (not that were that different..but I wasn't high) I freaked out thinking that protocol was a plan, specially concocted to kill me, a plan sent to the nursing staff by my professors. I was off. They told me they had never heard or Rexulti before. I tried asking for sedative so I could sleep, but that was also a no go. They then asked me again if I would wait in the room and gently showed me the interior. I freaked and cursed them all out and ripped off my bracelet and left and biked home. This was a moment that engraved in me two things.
1- In a psychotic state, you're not as articulate as you think you are. Nor as calm as you should be.
2nd- the world will never help you if you can't explain your situation.
I biked home and then cleaned my apartment until dawn. I needed something to focus. And a 3rd thing.
3- in a psychological state of duress, Focus on something safe. Clean, sing, read, workout, whatever. Just stay focused. It keeps the hallucinations to a minimum. In my experiences at least.
And 4thly- psychosis is like seeing a color that doesn't exist. Keep that in mind when you're trying to blend in.
A few days later I went to an urgent care that would see me. It was down the street from my apt. I met an awesome doctor that helped me fill out the fin.aid paperwork to Otsuka. But he also suggested that I start taking 10mg of olazapine to get through the withdrawal of Rexulti. I was hesitant at first, but I accepted. Side effects were of little concern to me then. I filled the script and carried on trying to blend in. I would over hear students in the studios talking about how I've been acting weird. I also would heard my grandparents and old friends (telling me to ignore them...but they're all dead.) I was having trouble sifting through the volumes of the voices. Maybe I didn't hear other students, maybe that was me. I was too off to ask. But also, that would've been one awkward convo to have with my peers. So I continued to isolate. Olanzapine started to help. Things got quieter. I could sleep.
The only peace I would find in those months off meds was out at the lake near campus, or at the dog park with my pup. I would drive manically down the country roads blasting Camille St. saens "the swan" on repeat trying to ask God for clarity and trying to converse with the dead. This info isn't that relevant. But it is important to find something that brings you a little joy. Even if have to be alone in the process. Even if the color you see doesn't exist.
When senior reviews were happening I was so relived to be that close to graduation I wasn't even worried about being near the top of the class. I had a 3.9 and it dropped to a 3.5 in that time of duress. I still heard voices, but I felt I had gotten to know them by then, it felt like I had invisible friends.
During the senior review, in a stunning turn of events, I was showcased to the donors of the school as an exemplary student. I was over the moon when it was over. Not only had I completed my BA with a decent GPA. I did it with a dozen people in my head, all washed in a color that no had ever seen.
Some of my family came to my graduation ceremony in June of that year (2019). The Olanzapine was working and it was starting to act more normal. I chose to have my own ceremony with my family out at the lake. The lake that to me, was my sanctuary. When everyone had arrived and we had my mini graduation ceremony, I played frank sinatras "I did it my way." I graduated in my own crazy way.
After that I moved back home with my mom and started looking for work. During that time I had another episode. I stopped taking olanzapine cause I hadn't yet seen another doctor in my home town yet to have a refill written. IDIOTICALLY, I went off meds again. During that time I approached psychosis differently. I knew what was starting again. I began to hear those invisible friends of mine. But this time they weren't friendly. I was told to kill people. I was told to kill myself. I was told to kill the neighbors. I would stand outside naked and pray to the moon. I would wake up at 3am and start writing a book I would never share nor remember writing. I would be more aggressive. I would be smoke 2-3 packs of cigs a day. And I would over eat. Like a lot. When I left univereity I was 145lbs. Maybe it was the anti-psychotics. But by November of 2019. I was 215lbs. I was getting more depressed about my life, my weight, my isolation, the fact I was with my mom unable to stand on my own. So many things brought me down and set me ablaze. But I was also noticing I was getting more hostile. I was listening more to the voices that had changed.
One day around August I loaded my gun and stuck it in my mouth. I put on Camille st. Saens the swan again and felt I was ready to die. My dog started whining at the door to the garage. In those whimpers I broke. I dropped the gun and let him in the garage and cried for about an hour. I knew that something in me was ruining my life. The color I couldn't describe was beginning to take my life force.
Oscar, my dog. My angel. Saved my life. On more than one occasion he's done that. But it was then I immediately hopped online and looked up the nearest emergency mental health clinic. I took a bus and train across town to the clinic. The people there knew i was coming and welcomed me in a warm way that I didn't expect. I saw a doctor who did my intake and scheduled me another visit for the next day with the resident psychologist. The next day I met with him and explained what I could. I tried to be as accurate as memory would allow me to be. He diagnosed me with Schizophrenia in August of 2019. A huge weight was taken off my shoulders. I was right. Hearing his reasoning and logic brought me back to earth. He got me back on Rexulti and set me up with another clinic near my home for med management and counseling visits. Something in that process of going to the clinic gave me hope. I saw nothing but faces of people who wanted to help. My only problem was letting them.
After months of counseling and trying to figure out how and why my brain works the way it does, Ive learned many things. (This list is in no particular order.)
1- no one in the worls really understands the origins of schizophrenia. So don't try and assume you'll be able to. And don't listen to people who think they know. Its like asking for the cure to cancer. It doesn't exist. We have treatments. But were just not there yet as a people.
2- ask for help before you start putting guns in your mouth....or "before" you actually run out of meds.
3- when the voices you hear turn hostile, things are getting worse. Seek help. NOW!
4- weight gain is going to happen on anti-psychotics. But its the lesser of two evils.
5- get a dog. They are on this earth to guide us toward a better version on ourselves.
6- don't try quitting cigarettes during a psychotic episode. Never works. Its also the lesser of 2 evils.
7- conversing with your voices should be done in private. Trust me.
8- thought broadcasting is very uncomfortable. But its a variety of dulsionary thinking. Remember that. Its not real.
9- dont laugh out loud when one of your voices tells a joke. Its awkward.
10- (VERY IMPORTANT) keep a journal, as best you can, during the moments of psychosis, if not all the time. This will help you in the future when you've made it to the other side. And some practitioners find it to be a valuable resource in therapy to reference. And, hindsight into psychosis is hard. Your memory will be segmented. Having written notes on delusions and feelings and voices and phrases, et al. Will help you recognize them again in the future and remind you that its only a part of your delusionary thinking. Its like a defense tactic.
11- don't smoke weed. During psychosis. As good as it seems to relax. It will make the volume of your delusions MUCH higher.
12- find a place of peace. Literal or imaginary. But find it. Everyone needs sanctuary. Period.
13- paranoia is a bitch. But its a lie. It will tear you from your friends and family. Try your best to noteate what it is EXACTLY that paranoid about. Then work it backward. Logically. Ex) You might think that the government has vehicles outside your apartment.
Run the plate if you need to using TruthFinder. I guarantee its a neighbor or a stranger.. not a fed. Not a threat. Paranoia is an enigmatic bitch. Try your best to be logical about it.
14- don't own weapons if you're unstable. They open a door to dark impulsivities.
15- don't forget to focus on something REAL, during times of delusions. Its your only chance at staying connected to reality. Or better yet, call someone you can trust and tell them about your delusion(s) and listen to how ridiculous you sound. Then write down those conclusions. Reread them everyday if you have to.
16- don't go cold turkey off anti-psychotics. Those foldable pamphlets about the drug youre taking that you always throw away when you get your meds are legit. Read them.
17- don't Google shit when your paranoid. Delusionary. Or stressed. Youll fall in a vortex that either makes you more delusionary or it will give you a false sense of competency. Theres a reason doctors have phds and you don't.
18- avoid people if you need to. A social life can be rebuilt. Not everyone will understand your situation.
19- family matters. If you have one, ask them for help. Confide in them. If not, find one through a group, your friends, or in your community. (If your family happens to be a bunch of faith healers. Fuck that, find a new one)
20- music will save your soul. Make a Playlist for when things are getting weird, hard, etc. Try to stick to calm music. Satie is great.
For those of you who actually read this, thank you. I am a very private person who is by no means a role model or even someone who ever posts stuff like this. I suppose I wanted to throw part of my story into the electrical ether we call the internet, for catharsis sake. I don't give a shit about up votes or down votes or whatever. I just wanted to write something honest. Something that I still yet don't fully know how to explain.
I do hope though that if anyone who reads this is struggling with mental health, of any kind, learn where your resources are; An emergency clinic, a doctor, a friend, a family member, a dog. Rely on these resources. "It takes a village" doesnt only apply to children. You are loved by someone, use that knowledge to look over the fence to the other side. Take each day at a time. Being hostile is never the answer. Medications are there to help, don't feel like its robbing you of something.
Lastly, having a mental health condition does not define you. It never will. Only unless you let it.
Much love strangers.
submitted by jbeghtel to mentalhealth [link] [comments]


2020.09.05 00:14 YamaKamikaze If Frontlines is not meant to be Competitive, Then why not do this.

Hello,
[insert long time pvp into speech over decades etc]
I wanted to give FF's PvP a try. I understand what they are trying to do with Feast being the competitive mode w/ seasons/rewards and forming teams to achieve success together. My issue is with Frontlines.

I was browsing through the achievements of Frontlines and I see all these "Win so many games in X Frontline and get Y". At first, it looks ok. I then google to see if there is a PvP Discord for FFXIV and see PvPaissa. When it comes to Feast, I'll see some people post about putting a team together. Pretty standard stuff. Then there is the ghost town that is Frontlines chatter. I then learn that you can't even make a group to attend the event with.

So, you want everyone that actually enjoys PvP to always go in with random people and yet gate the rewards behind wins? If Frontlines is not meant to be competitive, why not earn Wolf Marks (an extreme amount, sure) to trade in for some stacking currency/item that eventually unlocks the mount in that mode? I'm just not understanding why you would want to lump in casual pvpers / competitive pvpers together but only take away the tools of success to people of like mind that would like to focus on the achievements? Would it not be like taking away Party Finder for Raider?
I'm hoping to get an education on the matter or something. It just seems like Frontlines is extremely luck based. I've won some games in it but it's basically been at the cost of being the only person typing to get to objectives etc and keeping my map open. I don't mind to help my team but when you feel like your a solo voice in a 24 man group and you have potentially zero like minded people with you, you are playing a guessing game as to how people will respond every game.
submitted by YamaKamikaze to ffxiv [link] [comments]


2020.09.03 06:12 erictic67108 What are some realistic goals of OSINT research?

I've been practicing OSINT tools for a while. I've covered/practised all tools of osintframework.com and read book "OSINT Techniques edition 6" by machael Bazzell. Learnt to google like a "pro". I feel like i've decent understanding for researching "things".
My challenge was to find as much info about a celebrity who also happens to be my friend. But, since people mostly share personal info in social media especially fb, insta, snap where current information finder sites fail. Even manually searching isnt much beneficial because of restrictions. I was able to get hands on email from True Caller App and was able to find few websites he was active in. Nothing beneficial regardless. I tried to gather information about many other orgs and persons. Results were disappointing. 
  1. In your case, how powerful was OSINT research? What infos you were able to get? Was it Worth it?
  2. I feel like im expecting too much info about target to just pop up (like NSA does in movies). What are realistic goals from OSINT research?
  3. What additional research techniques i should adapt?
submitted by erictic67108 to OSINT [link] [comments]


2020.08.31 07:46 gorflop I found an unlisted YouTube video that led me to a cult that was supposed to have been shut down by the FBI over 30 years ago.

I also posted this on cults, so sorry if you're seeing this for the second time.
I found an unlisted YouTube video posted in 2018 in a playlist that led me to a cult that was shut down in the late 80's. It seems like they're still active today.
I've seen one or two posts in other places about this video, but nothing that really helped me learn anything about it. Those posts were buried pretty deep.
It was around midnight and I was on a discord call with one of my close friends. We were sending each other weird looking YouTube videos that we found, some of them hilarious and some just outright absurd. It was sort of a contest to see who could find the weirdest video just from looking at the thumbnail and title. I was going through a playlist of videos with weird Russian titles and creepy thumbnails. I randomly picked one. Boy, I sure chose the wrong one.
The video was posted in 2018 by a guy named Stuart Silverstone. He didn't have any other videos like this (or maybe he did, but they were also unlisted) posted on his channel. The video started with a weird picture of a heart zooming in on it while it shook erratically. Then it jumped to a guy hitting the head of someone who was in a canvas bag inside of a bathtub with a handgun. This footage was sped-up. The next shot was the guy lifting the head of the person in the bathtub. She (for some reason I imagine her being a woman, so I'll give her that pronoun. Same goes for the guy.) had a mask over her face, which was weird since it was already covered by the canvas bag. The mask was a red mask, and looked kind of like one of those demons in traditional Japanese art. The bathtub was also full of water now, red, presumably from the woman's blood.
If you so desire, here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K35h7dZncs&feature=emb_err_woyt
And the playlist, there are a couple more fucked up videos but I'm too lazy to sift through the whole thing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgAG0Ep5Hk9KLiy4GgxwJ6CgBMpX1HzEx
Some people are saying they can't watch it, so I took a screen recording. If you want it, PM me.
The rest of the video was a bunch of cuts. It cut to a blaring red light, and then to a weird concrete wall, and back to the woman, who was now moving slightly. We get another cut the the red light, and then the screen goes black and the video's done. My friend had stopped watching after the first scene with the woman getting hit with the gun, and I can't blame him. There were numbers and letters in the description. They read as such:
34.646038, -82.453846 FQL FWZUT S YXTDZY VDBXT LXUUWF HFLMESUVC AMXSCX S RDK RUSAJ GDADWZV TWK
There were also three emojis: ⬛️🐕⚰️
The numbers were coordinates, and I'll go into that in a minute, but the letters were indecipherable by my friend and I. We went to a few websites and plugged it into different ciphers, but in the end, didn't really come up with anything of meaning. The title was also a strange string of numbers:
TDSUC UMTW KXW AXTKM
We weren't able to reap anything from this, except for that the two first words came out as BLACK BOX in one of the ciphers.
After plugging in the coordinates, we found a little cabin next to a river in a town called Pelzer, SC. There wasn't much else that came from this. There was also a link in the description of the video, which I didn't click due to being scared of whatever the hell it could be. Maybe it would track me or something.
Through googling the guys name, we got lead to a website describing a cult called the "Finders Cult".
I'll link the website here: https://spidercatweb.blog/the-finders-cult
It's a weird website, with more un-decoded words and a bunch of videos that have been taken down as of now. It gave some information on the cult, but also a lot of weird nonsense.
Finally, after googling the Finders Cult, I came to a few news sites that talked about how the FBI declassified over 600 pages about a group called the Finders, a cult involved in child trafficking in the late 80's. What freaked me out is that this video was posted in 2018, and supposedly the cult was shut down long ago. Fortunately, this didn't end up affecting me in any way, but it made me wonder if the victim in the video was a child, since they're involved in child sex trafficking. Who knows. It was a really creepy, fucked up thing to find, and if anyone knows anything about it, I'd love a more in-depth explanation.
Edit: here's the FBI declassification. https://vault.fbi.gov/the-finders
Edit 2: Here are some creepy quotes from a website I found breaking down the declassification and the website itself.
https://finderscult.wordpress.com/
The strange men with a herd of young kids were brought in and questioned in Tallahassee and the van they traveled in was impounded. It was noted that one of the men did not cooperate at all, and when questioned appeared to go into a “trance-like state”. Questioning of the children lead to some interesting results. A lot of answers came from the oldest child Mary, as some of the younger ones were non-verbal. When asking Mary what her last name was, she replied, “Which one?” The children seemed unaware of modern technology, electricity, hot water and were curious to even the most simple contraptions such as staplers.
They did not attend school and said the men were their teachers. When asked what the men taught them, the oldest said they are taught “How to play games.” They said they lived with their mothers, although were not allowed *inside* of the house. They lived in the van and in tents. They traveled often, sometimes by plane. They were on a trip away to “wean” the youngest from their mothers. Officers noted that the youngest ones had no diapers on and had been taught that the ground outside was their bathroom. One apparently went potty directly on the floor in the questioning room. When asked who the leader of the group is, the oldest child had replied “the Game Caller.” When offered food, one child consumed 8 bananas and an orange. They all seemed extremely hungry.
The McMartin preschool is then documented to have many tunnels underneath it and the children were able to accurately describe entrances and exits. There were electrical switches in the school that did not work for that purpose, but rather sounded alarm alert systems. Classroom 3 contained no doorknob but solely a deadlock bolt. In the tunnels, pentagrams were found carved into the walls and on plates, along with 100 animal bones. The owner of this preschool was indicted; the trial lasted six years and then in 1993 all charges were dropped due to “lack of evidence”. In all these situations, it’s been said that no one ever ‘saw the child abuse against victims’ and therefore prosecution was ‘difficult’ to prove.
Honestly, I could post the contents of this document and it would be a fucking creepy story in and of itself. Jesus Christ. This is REAL.
Edit 3: I've checked out his channel, and there's a playlist with some videos in it. Most are harmless, but one is by some other YouTube channel and has more weird letters in the description. Here's the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUmuHPOUgvo&list=PLdYOclDlXE-RAGmZegP3rGJoOgQqxMcbR
Edit 4: So my friend sent me a post about another conspiracy called pizzagate, and Stuart Silverstone was mentioned there too. According to my friend, it would make sense if The Finders invested in some of the properties of Pizzagate since they owned so many properties in SC (The Finders did). I am extremely malinformed of this though, so that's not really a solid claim for me to make.
Edit 5: You all keep telling me to contact people to expose it, but it's been a long night for me. If you want to send them this post, go ahead. Also, a user who has been messaging me about this with tons of articles and info they found left this comment on my post in cults:
I found your cipher
34.646038, -82.453846 FQL FWZUT S YXTDZY VDBXT LXUUWF HFLMESUVC AMXSCX S RDK RUSAJ GDADWZV TWK
Why would a medium sized yellow jwkrnalst (journalist) create a big blak vicious dog
A=C B=Z C=T D=I E=N F=W G=V I=P J=K K=G L=Y M=R N=X O=F Q=H R=B S=A T=D U=L V=S W=O X=E Y=M Z=U H=J or Q P= J or Q
Source: https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1877315
The same user left this comment about that as well:
That’s possible. Unless you consider Cerberus, the guard dog of Hades. This was mentioned in another post and explained it more in depth.
https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/8djc5a/code_tweet_of_9_3x09_in_disappearance/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
submitted by gorflop to conspiracy [link] [comments]


2020.08.30 14:00 TheNotSoSilentMage Cheap alternatives which integrate with Google Home?

Howdy!
I'm sure this question has been asked a million times before, but I couldn't find any direct answers for it online.I've had Google Home (mini) and a compatible streamer for a while, and it's been a blast. I'm looking to buy some lights and finders which integrative with it, to make life a little bit easier :)
However, the prices of these components sold by known brands (Philips Hue, Tile) are pretty pricy! It's hard to justify spending 35$ on a smart lightbulb when a normal one costs closer to a dollar.Finding cheap "smart" devices online is pretty easy. A quick eBay search yields many devices for a fraction of the cost.However, as far as I can see none of them integrate directly with Google Home. They all have their own personalized apps, which isn't what I'm looking for.
Does anyone have any smart lightbulbs and finders they recommend which work directly with Google Home?
Thanks in advance!
EDIT:
Thank you all for the replies! I'll summarize them here so others looking online will be able to find the answers quickly :)
  1. Use Home Assistant or openHAB on a server, like your own PC, in order to manage your smart home and integrate between Google Home and random smart devices.
  2. Z-Wave and Zigbee both sell relatively cheap smart products which are very reliant
  3. For very simple stuff which do not need a live feedback status, an RF 433MHz transmittereceiver is the cheapest and best option.
  4. Specifically for cheap door-sensor solutions, the GS-WDS07 was recommended.
submitted by TheNotSoSilentMage to smarthome [link] [comments]


2020.08.28 21:40 enlightened_pogo LF: Apriballs FT: Shinies, Masterballs, Items, and XP/IV/EV assistance

Hello everyone. I am a living shiny dex collector who has a lot of shiny den pokemon available for trade due to constantly upgrading and expanding my living dexes. Please see the FAQs below for more information on my living dex goals and my methods for tracking and ensuring legitimacy! For past trades check my FlairHQ: https://hq.porygon.coenlightened_pogo

What I am Looking For

Below is a table listing what I am looking for right now, as well as how I value each entry in Masterballs (MB) as a standard unit of trade. I am always glad to discuss offers! I can trade Masterballs, XP/IV/EV training services, shiny pokemon, and more for anything on this list. Please see the following section for a list of what I have to offer.
Currently Looking For Value
Apriballs + Dream 3 for 1 MB
Safari Ball or Sport Ball 1 for 1 MB

Pokemon For Trade

Full details on every pokemon that I have available for trade can be found on my google sheet here. Specifically look at the three FT tabs to see Shinies, GMax, and Legendaries that I have listed for trade.
Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSDgsAZVxZix_YEzs7vEMItNsX8wkhQa27tKP2fFbCxcMh0wSRUdXh04-iHLaXxKrl0we-t6R9PdbYp/pubhtml#
Due to size limits on the OP in this thread, I will copy/paste pokemon statistics into the thread when a trade has been finalized so that the information is recorded in the thread so they can be referenced later. Please remind me to do this before we trade!

Rule 3 Information

These shiny pokemon are guaranteed to be unique (NOT cloned), and were either captured by myself from raid dens hosted by others, or they were captured from a raid den that I RNG'd myself on one game and then captured from another. I track pokemon, dates, den hosts, and pokemon statistics to ensure that there are no clones of any pokemon (including by accident). For raids hosted by others, I explicitly hunt in communities with anti-hacking policies. Dens hosted by others most likely has their seed discovered by a seed checking bot and checked in RaidFinder, whereas my own RNG uses CFW + CaptureSight to view the seeds, and RaidFinder to verify the frames. All pokemon will be from dens where date advancement to get to the shiny frame was performed manually. If you are looking for more specific information please ask as I do record more information whenever possible, including screenshots and video. Please see the FAQ below for more details.
Unless otherwise specified, all pokemon have the following OT and ID:
OT: JSB
ID: 726088

Items for Trade

For Trade Value
Masterball 1
Silver Bottlecaps 5 for 1 MB
Gold Bottlecaps 2 for 1 MB
Life/Toxic/Flame Orbs 2 for 1 MB
BP Items Discuss!

Services for Trade

I can also help train up pokemon for competitive use! You can trade me a pokemon and I can use xp candy, EV medicine, and bottle caps to max it out however you wish.
Service Value
Level to 100 (xp candy) 2 for 1 MB
Hyper Training to 6 IV (caps) 2 for 1 MB
EV Training to 510 (medicine) 2 for 1 MB
XP + IV + EV Full Package 1 MB
Add GMax using Max Soup 1 MB

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I trade my shiny pokemon for something on your list?
One of the requirements for my living dex collections is that all pokemon have my OT, which means that I am the one who caught them. Unfortunately that means there are very few pokemon that I want to trade for other than untouched legendaries and limited distribution events.
How do you have so many pokemon to trade?
I really enjoy the pokemon den mechanic! I have played in thousands of raids and spend a lot of time in discord communities with hosts and raiders who really enjoy raiding gameplay. I also now RNG my own raids on one switch and capture them from a second switch. Because I am trying to catch every pokemon with my OT and several other criteria, I often catch upgraded pokemon with their HA, better IVs, or a better pokeball. I no longer need to keep earlier catches of that pokemon type, often caught with a less desired ball such as Repeat or Dusk. That is where most of this list comes from.
How do I know that none of these pokemon are clones?
I keep a very extensive excel spreadsheet that includes date caught, the person hosting the den, what discord they frequent, and a lot of pokemon statistics. This allows easy tracing of when and where a pokemon was caught, and prevents accidental clones from hosts who run the same pokemon den for days or weeks at a time. For any hardcore collectors, I also try to take screenshots and a video of various parts of the catch for most pokemon in my collection. Since the switch timestamps the screenshots and video, and I track catch date on pokemon, it is usually pretty easy to find the media for a given pokemon. I will gladly see what media and additional metadata I have available for any serious collectors that are interested.
As for general trust, I try to keep track of my trades here for others to view: https://hq.porygon.coenlightened_pogo as well as in the last tab of the linked google sheet earlier in this post.
What type of living dex are you catching so many pokemon for?
I am collecting a living dual-shiny OT pedigree dex with a focus on nice pokeballs.
This means that I am collecting shiny pokemon that I have caught myself (OT). For each pokedex entry, I need at least one star shiny pokemon, one square shiny pokemon, one pokemon in a premier ball, and one pokemon in a luxury ball. I am also starting to collect one pokemon of each type in an appropriate apriball. This means that my complete living dex will require between 2-5 pokemon for most pokemon types unless they only come in one type of ball (starters, fossils). Finally, the pedigree part means that I have a history on when and how each pokemon was caught or bred, as well as supporting media that shows the capture (screenshots and/or video).
Yes, this is a lot of work, but I enjoy the challenge!
submitted by enlightened_pogo to pokemontrades [link] [comments]


2020.08.26 04:40 ZoeyMoon Found out the man I thought was my biological father my entire life, is not. Now I don’t know if I should reach out to the man who is...

I did a 23 & Me test about 3 years ago or so. I wanted to know more about my ancestry because I am not close with who I thought was my bio dad. So let’s start from the beginning.
My supposed bio dad was a shitty human being, domestic violence issues tried to kill my mother and kidnap me. Just horrible all around. He messed up his relationship with me multiple times and we’re not on speaking terms.
When I was about 12 or 13 my mother confessed to me that she wasn’t entirely sure he was my father. She told me there was a 50/50 chance between him and another guy, we’ll call him Kyle. She ended up setting up a meeting with Kyle we went out to lunch or something. It was so beyond awkward, like “Hey this sorta kinda might be your kid” I was young, and just dismissed it. He also ended up getting back together with his wife not long after we met and if I remember right that complicated things somehow. Personally I never thought I looked much like either, and I have always tried to be independent and not need a father figure.
Anyways, fast forward to last month. My sister was visiting from out of state, my brother came by to see her. We’re all sitting in the kitchen talking about our ancestry. I bring up my 23&Me test to show them what mine looks like. We’re all half siblings, so we’re talking about how they want to do one. I go to show them the cool things on mine like the relative finder. As we’re scrolling down I see a new name listed, my heart stops. This new person, listed as a second cousin, has the same last name as Kyle. I kinda freeze to try and process this. I kinda blurt out to my sister, she’s oldest and knew about Kyle, we go stalk him on Facebook. He has an abnormal last name, the chances of it being listed are extremely small. According to google only 160 people have this last name.
I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to hit him up out of the blue and be like “Yo I am pretty sure I’m your kid after all” I don’t want anything from him, I don’t know what I would get from reaching out to him. I hate not knowing, yet it wouldn’t be fair to put any responsibility or anything on him. Part of me wishes I could have grown up with a father, but the other part knows I’m a grown woman. I feel like I’m opening a can of worms I couldn’t close if something goes wrong. I’ve been sitting on this for a month now.
I don’t know what I should do...
TLDR; 23&Me matched me with someone who shares an uncommon last name with the man my mother introduced me to as possibly my father when I was 12 or 13.
submitted by ZoeyMoon to relationship_advice [link] [comments]


2020.08.25 16:21 MarkDMill Great deals for 8/25, including AirPods Pro, Bose QuietComfort headphones, Inspire Pro, iWriter, & more

Amazon Tech Deals for 08/25 - Today's Amazon tech deals include:
submitted by MarkDMill to MDMDeals [link] [comments]


2020.08.24 05:21 FromAshes2New YSK: There are apps and online resources that can help manage your mental health if you can't afford and/or get to a therapist right now.

Times are tough for everyone. I work in an ER, and was put on a team tasked with finding apps and resources to send to coworkers to help them manage their stress levels, especially now. It slowly evolved into a list to help with different mental health struggles like anxiety, depression, stress, and more. People wanted apps, but they wanted online therapy apps too, so they went on the list.
Therapy doesn't have to be extremely expensive, and sometimes visiting an online group is less scary than visiting in-person for some people. So far, many coworkers have said that having an arsenal of tips and tricks to handle and track how they're feeling can help them recognize negative thought patterns and manage any symptoms they're having.

Addiction
Anxiety
Bipolar
Depression
Eating Disorders
PTSD
Schizophrenia
Generalized Apps
Online Therapy Apps
Edit 1 & 2 - Added app
submitted by FromAshes2New to YouShouldKnow [link] [comments]


2020.08.23 19:48 kairyux Customizing Your Reading Experience & Other Resources: A Guide

AO3's great, but it can be even better with some customization. I've seen lots of comments about people wanting or disliking certain features which, YES, you can totally adjust some of these things to make reading on AO3 the perfect browsing experience for you. There are also other options to customize FFN and other websites, and an easy way to archive your favorites by using Calibre+the FanFicFare plugin.
(Edit: sorry mobile users—I just realized that the tables did NOT work out on mobile. Please read on desktop mode if you can)

I. Userscripts

Userscripts can be run through your browser by installing an add-on like Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey, or Violentmonkey.
First of all, you should be careful that you're not installing anything malicious. You can do a quick skim of the code, and even if you don't have much knowledge about it, you can sort of glean what it's meant to do. It also lets you modify them to suit your own use cases (you can copy the already existing code and play around with it, or delete/comment out functions you don't need. For example, I've added a "view full work" shortcut to this userscript by duplicating and editing the code to jump to the last chapter.) Also yes, I only realized recently that AO3 already has an in-built jump to the last chapter if you click chapter 4/13 or whatever, but I like the location of the userscript shortcut better.

AO3 Userscripts

  • https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts?q=ao3
    Here's a list of some pretty cool ones for AO3. I haven't used all of them, but the ones that I do use have made my AO3 experience so much better. Some of the ones with multiple uses have divvied up the code pretty well, so you can easily delete a function if you don't want/need it. If you do modify the code, though, you'll want to turn off auto-updates.
    AO3 Userscript Function
    AO3 Savior & AO3 Savior Config Blacklist and hide specified terms in the tags, title, author, or summary. You can hide works containing these terms entirely, or show a "This work is hidden" placeholder box ± the offending term. (Do NOT auto-update the config script.)
    AO3 Review + Last Chapter Shortcut + Kudos-sortable Bookmarks Has: (a) a floating review box that you can move around the page as you're typing a comment, (b) a shortcut to the last chapter & a shortcut to download the story in your desired filetype next to the name of the author on a given work, (c) the ability to sort bookmarks by number of kudos
    AO3 Floating Comment Box Another floating review box
    AO3 Work Block Block specific works. This does not work well in conjunction with AO3 Savior. I have to temporarily turn off AO3 Savior to block a work, although once blocked, it will stay blocked even with AO3 Savior back on.
    AO3: Fic's Style, Blacklist, Bookmarks Change font, size, width, background... of a work + blacklist/savior: hide works that contain certain tags, have too many fandoms/relations/chapters and other options + fullscreen reading mode + bookmarks: save the position you stopped reading a fic + number of words for each chapter and estimated reading time
    ao3 crossover savior & ao3 hide crossovers Hide works with more than X amount of fandoms listed
    AO3: Links to First and Last Chapter Adds a shortcut to the first and last chapter inside a multichapter fic
    ao3 tweak formatting Remove or insert line breaks; remove alignments, italics, ellipses, double spaces. I mainly use the line break fixes—it's a godsend, honestly.
    Examples: AO3 Savior, floaty review box (from the first one listed), last chaptefull work shortcuts, links to first and last chapter, tweak formatting
    FYI, I think one or more of these scripts may affect your AO3 browsing history, if that's a site feature that you use extensively. I don't, so it doesn't matter to me, but I'd guess that the scripts may crawl through some of the links to block/blacklist/etc them, because I've found a bunch of fic I've never read (and would never read due to the ship/tags) in my history.

FFN Userscripts

Wattpad Userscipts

II. Word replacers

Useful for
  • Reader inserts but you hate seeing "Y/N"
  • Common misspells, typos, etc.
  • Maybe the fandom can't agree on how to romanize a character's name, and you have a preference
    Browser Link
    Chrome Extension Y/N reader insert replacer
    Firefox Extension FoxReplace (a general word replacer)
    Userscript General word replacer that you can modify to only work on AO3 using // @include /https?://archiveofourown\.org/works/\d+/

III. AO3 Skins

These are directly applied to your account settings, so they will work on any device as long as you are logged in. Click on your username, and on the left sidebar, there is an option called "Skins." Site skins affect the way you see the site, and work skins affect the way readers will see your fic.
  • Autoresizing Images: images will display as the max width of either the image itself or the screen you're reading on. A must if you read on your phone. Go to "Create Site Skin" and paste the following code:
    #workskin img { max-width: 100%; height: auto; } 
    I think this should also work as a workskin, though if it doesn't, someone let me know and I'll fix this statement. Otherwise, here is a guide to automatically size images to fit desktop/mobile: https://archiveofourown.org/works/17512232, and here is another guide for applying work skins in general: https://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/1370.
  • Public Site Skins: https://archiveofourown.org/skins?skin_type=Site If you want a dark mode AO3, try Reversi and/or modding Colour Flip Combos. A quick google search also shows that other people have made variations of a dark mode site skin for AO3.

IV. Calibre & the FanFicFare plugin

Calibre could literally be its own post, honestly. If you've been around fandom enough, you'll inevitably find out one day that that one fic you really liked has disappeared off the face of the earth, and you can't find it again no matter how many google searches, delves into caches, or checks of all the dates and link variations on the waybackmachine you do. You try asking on social media and fic finder communities if anyone has it, but no one does. It's gone, forever. "Once it's on the internet it's there forever" is a lie.
Yes, you can click one by one through all your favorites to download them. But that takes forever and doesn't have a way to update itself if there's a new chapter—you'd have to manually redownload it and sort it into whatever folder organization you're working with.
This is where calibre comes in. You can build your archive on calibre and use fanficfare to download the fic AND all of its metadata. Here's what it looks like.
  • Download a fic (or several, all at the same time, by dumping in one or more urls)
  • Download a series (use the "Make Anthology Epub from Web Page" option)
  • Update fics/series directly through calibre at the click of a button
  • Download fic updates directly from your email (though I do suggest using an email specifically for fanfic only)
  • Download all the fic listed on a webpage ("Get Story URLs from Web Page" is a scraping function that lets you grab the links from an author's entire list of works, all your bookmarks, even bookmarks listed on other sites like pinboard. You'll have to do it page by page, though.)
  • Choose your preferred ebook format (epub, mobi, html, or txt); you can also use calibre to convert it to additional formats if needed
Other recommendations
  • Autoresizing images: in personal.ini, add this under "output_css:" img { max-width: 100%%; height: auto; }
  • Additional recommended plugins: EpubMerge, EpubSplit, Count Pages
  • A calibre/fanficfare installation guide posted to the sidebar: https://www.reddit.com/FanFiction/comments/3pv06c/meta_a_tutorial_on_using_calibre_to_save_and_read/
  • If the fanfic has images in it, save them separately and replace them using calibre's edit book function. FFF unfortunately compresses images for space, so you'll get a much higher resolution image if you manually swap them out. (Also only make changes like this to completed fics, because I think fanficfare will create a new file and dump the old one out if you update it for new chapters.)
  • If you bookmark offsite but can export your bookmarks to an html file, here is a quick and dirty way of getting all the links with firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1132893
Here is an example of how I've set up my calibre library and my column settings on calibre and on fanficfare. All of the information is auto-filled by fanficfare except for the last two columns (which are for my own personal notes).

V. Extras

Just some other cool things I saw posted to fanfiction
If there are any other scripts, settings, etc that you know of or use, feel free to mention them!
submitted by kairyux to FanFiction [link] [comments]


2020.08.22 22:19 superhero_io Would anyone please explain this simple code to me??

I am modifying someone code. There is a small part that I don't understand. The code looks long, but I only need to know what is pass from and sending to the target code.
I know for sure that it is sending 'name' and 'fileName' to the Target code. The 'name' will be using in datascraping to find any match from Google and then save the email address in the 'fileName'. Now I need to modify the Target code. I am not sure which part of the target code do the initial receive of the 'name' and 'fileName' because I don't see any function receives those valuables.

Calling from
os.system('python finder.py "'+name+'" "'+fileName+'"') 
Target code
import logging import os import pandas as pd import re import scrapy from scrapy.settings import Settings from scrapy.crawler import CrawlerProcess from scrapy.linkextractors.lxmlhtml import LxmlLinkExtractor from googlesearch import search import csv import sys def get_urls(tag, n, language): urls = [url for url in search(tag, stop=n, lang=language)][:n] return urls def getEmails(str): regex = r'([\w0-9._-][email protected][\w0-9._-]+\.[\w0-9_-]+)' emails = re.findall(regex, str, re.Mre.I) finalEmail = [k for k in emails if ('.edu' in k.lower()) or ('.org' in k.lower())] return finalEmail class MailSpider(scrapy.Spider): name = 'email' custom_settings = { 'REDIRECT_ENABLED': False, 'scrapy.spidermiddlewares.depth.DepthMiddleware' : 10, 'RETRY_TIMES':0, 'download_timeout' : 30 , 'TELNETCONSOLE_ENABLED': False, # necessary evil :( 'EXTENSIONS': { 'scrapy.extensions.telnet.TelnetConsole': None, } } handle_httpstatus_list = [301, 302] def parse(self, response): links = LxmlLinkExtractor(allow=()).extract_links(response) links = [str(link.url) for link in links] links.append(str(response.url)) for link in links: if not ('pdf' in link) and not('semanticscholar' in link): yield scrapy.Request(url=link, callback=self.parse_link) def parse_link(self, response): for word in self.reject: if word in str(response.url): return html_text = str(response.text) mail_list = getEmails(html_text) self.emails += mail_list # print("self emails are",self.emails) def get_info(tag, n, language, path, reject=[]): emailList = [] print('Collecting Google urls...') google_urls = get_urls(tag, n, language) print('Searching for emails...') settings = Settings(values={ 'TELNETCONSOLE_ENABLED': False, # necessary evil :( 'EXTENSIONS': { 'scrapy.extensions.telnet.TelnetConsole': None, } }) process = CrawlerProcess(settings=settings) process.crawl(MailSpider, start_urls=google_urls, path=path, emails=emailList, reject=reject) process.start() print('Cleaning emails...') emailList = removeDuplicates(emailList) return emailList def removeDuplicates(x): return list(dict.fromkeys(x)) if __name__ == "__main__": bad_words = ['facebook', 'instagram', 'youtube', 'twitter', 'wiki'] outputFile = sys.argv[2] personName = sys.argv[1] print("\n") print('Now finding emails for :', personName) lastName, firstName = personName.split(',', 1) listOfEmails = get_info(personName+" [site:.edu OR site:.org]", 5, 'en', 'temp5.csv', reject=bad_words) print("Total Email founded ",listOfEmails) findings = [s for s in listOfEmails if lastName.lower() in s.lower()] print("Relevent emails are email list is ", findings) if findings == []: row = [personName,"-"] else: row = [personName,findings[0]] with open(outputFile, 'a',newline='') as csvFile: writer = csv.writer(csvFile) writer.writerow(row) csvFile.close() 
submitted by superhero_io to learnpython [link] [comments]


2020.08.22 22:13 enlightened_pogo LF: Apriballs FT: Shinies, Masterballs, Items, and XP/IV/EV assistance

Hello everyone. I am a living shiny dex collector who has a lot of shiny den pokemon available for trade due to constantly upgrading and expanding my living dexes. Please see the FAQs below for more information on my living dex goals and my methods for tracking and ensuring legitimacy! For past trades check my FlairHQ: https://hq.porygon.coenlightened_pogo

What I am Looking For

Below is a table listing what I am looking for right now, as well as how I value each entry in Masterballs (MB) as a standard unit of trade. I am always glad to discuss offers! I can trade Masterballs, XP/IV/EV training services, shiny pokemon, and more for anything on this list. Please see the following section for a list of what I have to offer.
Currently Looking For Value
Apriballs + Dream 3 for 1 MB
Safari Ball or Sport Ball 1 for 1 MB

Pokemon For Trade

Full details on every pokemon that I have available for trade can be found on my google sheet here. Specifically look at the three FT tabs to see Shinies, GMax, and Legendaries that I have listed for trade.
Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSDgsAZVxZix_YEzs7vEMItNsX8wkhQa27tKP2fFbCxcMh0wSRUdXh04-iHLaXxKrl0we-t6R9PdbYp/pubhtml#
Due to size limits on the OP in this thread, I will copy/paste pokemon statistics into the thread when a trade has been finalized so that the information is recorded in the thread so they can be referenced later. Please remind me to do this before we trade!

Rule 3 Information

These shiny pokemon are guaranteed to be unique (NOT cloned), and were either captured by myself from raid dens hosted by others, or they were captured from a raid den that I RNG'd myself on one game and then captured from another. I track pokemon, dates, den hosts, and pokemon statistics to ensure that there are no clones of any pokemon (including by accident). For raids hosted by others, I explicitly hunt in communities with anti-hacking policies. Dens hosted by others most likely has their seed discovered by a seed checking bot and checked in RaidFinder, whereas my own RNG uses CFW + CaptureSight to view the seeds, and RaidFinder to verify the frames. All pokemon will be from dens where date advancement to get to the shiny frame was performed manually. If you are looking for more specific information please ask as I do record more information whenever possible, including screenshots and video. Please see the FAQ below for more details.
Unless otherwise specified, all pokemon have the following OT and ID:
OT: JSB
ID: 726088

Items for Trade

For Trade Value
Masterball 1
Silver Bottlecaps 5 for 1 MB
Gold Bottlecaps 2 for 1 MB
Life/Toxic/Flame Orbs 2 for 1 MB
BP Items Discuss!

Services for Trade

I can also help train up pokemon for competitive use! You can trade me a pokemon and I can use xp candy, EV medicine, and bottle caps to max it out however you wish.
Service Value
Level to 100 (xp candy) 2 for 1 MB
Hyper Training to 6 IV (caps) 2 for 1 MB
EV Training to 510 (medicine) 2 for 1 MB
XP + IV + EV Full Package 1 MB
Add GMax using Max Soup 1 MB

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I trade my shiny pokemon for something on your list?
One of the requirements for my living dex collections is that all pokemon have my OT, which means that I am the one who caught them. Unfortunately that means there are very few pokemon that I want to trade for other than untouched legendaries and limited distribution events.
How do you have so many pokemon to trade?
I really enjoy the pokemon den mechanic! I have played in thousands of raids and spend a lot of time in discord communities with hosts and raiders who really enjoy raiding gameplay. I also now RNG my own raids on one switch and capture them from a second switch. Because I am trying to catch every pokemon with my OT and several other criteria, I often catch upgraded pokemon with their HA, better IVs, or a better pokeball. I no longer need to keep earlier catches of that pokemon type, often caught with a less desired ball such as Repeat or Dusk. That is where most of this list comes from.
How do I know that none of these pokemon are clones?
I keep a very extensive excel spreadsheet that includes date caught, the person hosting the den, what discord they frequent, and a lot of pokemon statistics. This allows easy tracing of when and where a pokemon was caught, and prevents accidental clones from hosts who run the same pokemon den for days or weeks at a time. For any hardcore collectors, I also try to take screenshots and a video of various parts of the catch for most pokemon in my collection. Since the switch timestamps the screenshots and video, and I track catch date on pokemon, it is usually pretty easy to find the media for a given pokemon. I will gladly see what media and additional metadata I have available for any serious collectors that are interested.
As for general trust, I try to keep track of my trades here for others to view: https://hq.porygon.coenlightened_pogo as well as in the last tab of the linked google sheet earlier in this post.
What type of living dex are you catching so many pokemon for?
I am collecting a living dual-shiny OT pedigree dex with a focus on nice pokeballs.
This means that I am collecting shiny pokemon that I have caught myself (OT). For each pokedex entry, I need at least one star shiny pokemon, one square shiny pokemon, one pokemon in a premier ball, and one pokemon in a luxury ball. I am also starting to collect one pokemon of each type in an appropriate apriball. This means that my complete living dex will require between 2-5 pokemon for most pokemon types unless they only come in one type of ball (starters, fossils). Finally, the pedigree part means that I have a history on when and how each pokemon was caught or bred, as well as supporting media that shows the capture (screenshots and/or video).
Yes, this is a lot of work, but I enjoy the challenge!
submitted by enlightened_pogo to pokemontrades [link] [comments]


2020.08.21 23:08 enlightened_pogo LF: Apriballs FT: Shinies, Masterballs, Items, and XP/IV/EV assistance

Hello everyone. I am a living shiny dex collector who has a lot of shiny den pokemon available for trade due to constantly upgrading and expanding my living dexes. Please see the FAQs below for more information on my living dex goals and my methods for tracking and ensuring legitimacy! For past trades check my FlairHQ: https://hq.porygon.coenlightened_pogo

What I am Looking For

Below is a table listing what I am looking for right now, as well as how I value each entry in Masterballs (MB) as a standard unit of trade. I am always glad to discuss offers! I can trade Masterballs, XP/IV/EV training services, shiny pokemon, and more for anything on this list. Please see the following section for a list of what I have to offer.
Currently Looking For Value
Apriballs + Dream 3 for 1 MB
Safari Ball or Sport Ball 1 for 1 MB

Pokemon For Trade

Full details on every pokemon that I have available for trade can be found on my google sheet here. Specifically look at the three FT tabs to see Shinies, GMax, and Legendaries that I have listed for trade.
Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSDgsAZVxZix_YEzs7vEMItNsX8wkhQa27tKP2fFbCxcMh0wSRUdXh04-iHLaXxKrl0we-t6R9PdbYp/pubhtml#
Due to size limits on the OP in this thread, I will copy/paste pokemon statistics into the thread when a trade has been finalized so that the information is recorded in the thread so they can be referenced later. Please remind me to do this before we trade!

Rule 3 Information

These shiny pokemon are guaranteed to be unique (NOT cloned), and were either captured by myself from raid dens hosted by others, or they were captured from a raid den that I RNG'd myself on one game and then captured from another. I track pokemon, dates, den hosts, and pokemon statistics to ensure that there are no clones of any pokemon (including by accident). For raids hosted by others, I explicitly hunt in communities with anti-hacking policies. Dens hosted by others most likely has their seed discovered by a seed checking bot and checked in RaidFinder, whereas my own RNG uses CFW + CaptureSight to view the seeds, and RaidFinder to verify the frames. All pokemon will be from dens where date advancement to get to the shiny frame was performed manually. If you are looking for more specific information please ask as I do record more information whenever possible, including screenshots and video. Please see the FAQ below for more details.
Unless otherwise specified, all pokemon have the following OT and ID:
OT: JSB
ID: 726088

Items for Trade

For Trade Value
Masterball 1
Silver Bottlecaps 5 for 1 MB
Gold Bottlecaps 2 for 1 MB
Life/Toxic/Flame Orbs 2 for 1 MB
BP Items Discuss!

Services for Trade

I can also help train up pokemon for competitive use! You can trade me a pokemon and I can use xp candy, EV medicine, and bottle caps to max it out however you wish.
Service Value
Level to 100 (xp candy) 2 for 1 MB
Hyper Training to 6 IV (caps) 2 for 1 MB
EV Training to 510 (medicine) 2 for 1 MB
XP + IV + EV Full Package 1 MB
Add GMax using Max Soup 1 MB

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I trade my shiny pokemon for something on your list?
One of the requirements for my living dex collections is that all pokemon have my OT, which means that I am the one who caught them. Unfortunately that means there are very few pokemon that I want to trade for other than untouched legendaries and limited distribution events.
How do you have so many pokemon to trade?
I really enjoy the pokemon den mechanic! I have played in thousands of raids and spend a lot of time in discord communities with hosts and raiders who really enjoy raiding gameplay. I also now RNG my own raids on one switch and capture them from a second switch. Because I am trying to catch every pokemon with my OT and several other criteria, I often catch upgraded pokemon with their HA, better IVs, or a better pokeball. I no longer need to keep earlier catches of that pokemon type, often caught with a less desired ball such as Repeat or Dusk. That is where most of this list comes from.
How do I know that none of these pokemon are clones?
I keep a very extensive excel spreadsheet that includes date caught, the person hosting the den, what discord they frequent, and a lot of pokemon statistics. This allows easy tracing of when and where a pokemon was caught, and prevents accidental clones from hosts who run the same pokemon den for days or weeks at a time. For any hardcore collectors, I also try to take screenshots and a video of various parts of the catch for most pokemon in my collection. Since the switch timestamps the screenshots and video, and I track catch date on pokemon, it is usually pretty easy to find the media for a given pokemon. I will gladly see what media and additional metadata I have available for any serious collectors that are interested.
As for general trust, I try to keep track of my trades here for others to view: https://hq.porygon.coenlightened_pogo as well as in the last tab of the linked google sheet earlier in this post.
What type of living dex are you catching so many pokemon for?
I am collecting a living dual-shiny OT pedigree dex with a focus on nice pokeballs.
This means that I am collecting shiny pokemon that I have caught myself (OT). For each pokedex entry, I need at least one star shiny pokemon, one square shiny pokemon, one pokemon in a premier ball, and one pokemon in a luxury ball. I am also starting to collect one pokemon of each type in an appropriate apriball. This means that my complete living dex will require between 2-5 pokemon for most pokemon types unless they only come in one type of ball (starters, fossils). Finally, the pedigree part means that I have a history on when and how each pokemon was caught or bred, as well as supporting media that shows the capture (screenshots and/or video).
Yes, this is a lot of work, but I enjoy the challenge!
submitted by enlightened_pogo to pokemontrades [link] [comments]


2020.08.20 02:33 enlightened_pogo LF: Apriballs FT: Shinies, Masterballs, Items, and XP/IV/EV assistance

Hello everyone. I am a living shiny dex collector who has a lot of shiny den pokemon available for trade due to constantly upgrading and expanding my living dexes. Please see the FAQs below for more information on my living dex goals and my methods for tracking and ensuring legitimacy! For past trades check my FlairHQ: https://hq.porygon.coenlightened_pogo

What I am Looking For

Below is a table listing what I am looking for right now, as well as how I value each entry in Masterballs (MB) as a standard unit of trade. I am always glad to discuss offers! I can trade Masterballs, XP/IV/EV training services, shiny pokemon, and more for anything on this list. Please see the following section for a list of what I have to offer.
Looking For Value
Apriballs + Dream 3 for 1 MB
Safari Ball or Sport Ball 1 for 1 MB

Pokemon For Trade

Full details on every pokemon that I have available for trade can be found on my google sheet here. Specifically look at the three FT tabs to see Shinies, GMax, and Legendaries that I have listed for trade.
Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSDgsAZVxZix_YEzs7vEMItNsX8wkhQa27tKP2fFbCxcMh0wSRUdXh04-iHLaXxKrl0we-t6R9PdbYp/pubhtml#
Due to size limits on the OP in this thread, I will copy/paste pokemon statistics into the thread when a trade has been finalized so that the information is recorded in the thread so they can be referenced later, even if my spreadsheet is down. Please remind me to do this before we trade!

Rule 3 Information

These shiny pokemon are guaranteed to be unique (NOT cloned), and were captured by myself from raid dens, some which I RNG'd myself. I track pokemon, dates, den hosts, and pokemon statistics to ensure that there are no clones of any pokemon (including by accident). I also explicitly hunt in communities with anti-hacking policies. All dens will have had their seed checked using RaidFinder or a seed bot, and will have used date advancement to get to the shiny frame. If you are looking for more specific information please ask as I do record more information whenever possible, including screenshots and video. Please see the FAQ below for more details.
Unless otherwise specified, all pokemon have the following OT and ID:
OT: JSB
ID: 726088

Items for Trade

For Trade Value
Masterball 1
Silver Bottlecaps 5 for 1 MB
Gold Bottlecaps 2 for 1 MB
Life/Toxic/Flame Orbs 2 for 1 MB
BP Items Discuss!

Services for Trade

I can also help train up pokemon for competitive use! You can trade me a pokemon and I can use xp candy, EV medicine, and bottle caps to max it out however you wish.
Service Value
Level to 100 (xp candy) 2 for 1 MB
Hyper Training to 6 IV (caps) 2 for 1 MB
EV Training to 510 (medicine) 2 for 1 MB
XP + IV + EV Full Package 1 MB
Add GMax using Max Soup 1 MB

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I trade my shiny pokemon for something on your list?
One of the requirements for my living dex collections is that all pokemon have my OT, which means that I am the one who caught them. Unfortunately that means there are very few pokemon that I want to trade for other than untouched legendaries and limited distribution GMax.
How do you have so many pokemon to trade?
I really enjoy the pokemon den mechanic! I have played in thousands of raids and spend a lot of time in discord communities with hosts and raiders who really enjoy raiding gameplay. Because I am trying to catch every pokemon with my OT and several other criteria, I often catch upgraded pokemon with their HA, better IVs, or a better pokeball. I no longer need to keep earlier catches of that pokemon type, often caught with a less desired ball such as Repeat or Dusk. That is where most of this list comes from.
How do I know that none of these pokemon are clones?
I keep a very extensive excel spreadsheet that includes date caught, the person hosting the den, what discord they frequent, and a lot of pokemon statistics. This allows easy tracing of when and where a pokemon was caught, and prevents accidental clones from hosts who run the same pokemon den for days or weeks at a time. For any hardcore collectors, I also try to take screenshots and a video of various parts of the catch for most pokemon in my collection. Since the switch timestamps the screenshots and video, and I track catch date on pokemon, it is usually pretty easy to find the media for a given pokemon. I will gladly see what media and additional metadata I have available for any serious collectors that are interested.
As for general trust, I try to keep track of my trades here for others to view: https://hq.porygon.coenlightened_pogo as well as in the third tab of the linked google sheet earlier in this post.
What type of living dex are you catching so many pokemon for?
I am collecting a living dual-shiny OT pedigree dex with a focus on nice pokeballs.
This means that I am collecting shiny pokemon that I have caught myself (OT). For each pokedex entry, I need at least one star shiny pokemon, one square shiny pokemon, one pokemon in a premier ball, and one pokemon in a luxury ball. I also keep any shiny pokemon that I catch in an apriball. This means that my complete living dex will require between 2-4 pokemon for most pokemon types unless they only come in one type of ball (starters, fossils). Finally, the pedigree part means that I have a history on when and how each pokemon was caught or bred, as well as supporting media that shows the capture (screenshots and/or video).
Yes, this is a lot of work, but I enjoy the challenge!
submitted by enlightened_pogo to pokemontrades [link] [comments]


GOOGLE IS RACIST! What Indians Search On Google - YouTube White women PAY for sex with black men now... - YouTube Google form Hack! How to cheat on tests! - YouTube How to find someones email address by google search If Google Was A Guy (Full Series) - YouTube NEW Avengers Endgame Easter Egg! *Google Thanos* - YouTube Rie and Aki found missing family, Japan Earthquake and ... man and woman having sex' together in bed - YouTube If Google Was A Guy - YouTube

People Search, Public Records and Reverse Phone

  1. GOOGLE IS RACIST!
  2. What Indians Search On Google - YouTube
  3. White women PAY for sex with black men now... - YouTube
  4. Google form Hack! How to cheat on tests! - YouTube
  5. How to find someones email address by google search
  6. If Google Was A Guy (Full Series) - YouTube
  7. NEW Avengers Endgame Easter Egg! *Google Thanos* - YouTube
  8. Rie and Aki found missing family, Japan Earthquake and ...
  9. man and woman having sex' together in bed - YouTube
  10. If Google Was A Guy - YouTube

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. We talk about some of the weirdest things that people search on Google! From doubts about poop and farts to Husband/Wife problems. People also search for Sha... SIGN UP FOR DROPOUT.TV, available WORLDWIDE: https://bit.ly/2FdSxcO App available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. Everything you ask Google so... NEW Avengers Endgame Easter Egg! *Google Thanos* Keep Updated on Rocket League News, Tips And Videos https://twitter.com/DylbobzYT https://www.instagram.com/... Rie Kawai and Aki Kohata communicated about their missing grandfather through Google Person Finder. man and woman having sex' together in bed This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Email Marketing Tips. This is so easy to find someone email address. See the video instruction carefully. And practice it. I hope you can do it. See More: Ho... how many black men were lynched for being accused of raping white women? 98% of those accusations were proven false. every since africans were brought to thi... Support us by signing up for DROPOUT: https://www.dropout.tv Every episode of your favorite web series, all in one video! Starring Brian Huskey, If Google Wa...