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2020.10.30 18:44 Frozeded "Nowhere to Hyde" - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (S02E01)

Hey gang!
Welcome back to our October discussion series! This thread is Part 5 of our mini-discussion series, Frightening Fridays, in which we examine a spooky episode from Scooby shows of the past! Thanks for tuning in with us every week during this spooky month!
Tonight we discuss Episode 1 of Season 2 of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?:

"Nowhere to Hyde"

Original air date: September 12, 1970
Synopsis: Scooby and the gang track down a jewel thief who appears to be the ghost of Mr Hyde - the alter-ego of eccentric scientist Dr Jekyll.
Villain: The Ghost of Mr. Hyde
Cast:
  • Scooby-Doo: Don Messick
  • Shaggy Rogers: Casey Kasem
  • Fred Jones: Frank Welker
  • Daphne Blake: Heather North
  • Velma Dinkley: Nicole Jaffe
Further Listening/Podcasts About This Episode:
Previous Frightening Friday Discussion: "Bedlam in the Big Top" - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (S01E10)*
Check out our sidebar for our full October discussion schedule, as well as links to previous discussions!
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2020.10.30 18:09 KieselguhrKid13 Low-Lands Discussion - Analysis Through the Lens of Eliot's The Waste Land

Hi folks! Happy to be leading this discussion, as I'm truly curious to see other people's interpretations of this rather cryptic short story. The following interpretation is entirely my own, based off a close reading of both the story itself and it's inspiration, "The Waste Land". I'll also note, admittedly bragging, that I have an original 1978 Aloes Books printing of this story, which has one of the best covers I've seen, as well as a hilarious back ad page.
Low-Lands in the Context of Pynchon's Work
This story is interesting, especially after having read other of Pynchon's work and, most recently, Gravity's Rainbow. So many of his trademarks are already present in this early work - Pig Bodine, nautical references, his love of the Italian "sf" sound (particularly the word "sfacim"), his Eliot references, his magical realism, his petite women with retroussé noses, his borderline-sentient animals, his odd side characters with even odder names, his use of physics concepts, his love of classical music, his troubled relationships, his focus on the preterite, his layers of reality, even a hint of his anarchism. It's all there in this one short work. That's pretty cool - it makes me think of auteur theory in cinema, where a director not only has a consistent style, they also have consistent themes, ideas, and fixations that unite all of their works. Pynchon has numerous ideas and themes that run through his otherwise highly diverse body of work, and they were there from the beginning.
However, it's also interesting to note what isn't present - paranoia, a "They-system". We don't really see that, yet, which is kind of surprising once you realize it. The closest the story gets is Bolingbroke's paranoia about the gypsies who live in the dump, but that's very different than the paranoia around systems of control and surveillance that Pynchon is so well-known for. There's a hint of it at the mention of the Feds rounding up the "Sons of the Red Apocalypse" but just in passing. It makes me wonder, was he not as paranoid at this point in his life? Were there later events that prompted him to be more cognizant of/focused on the hidden systems of control throughout society, or did he simply choose to not make that a component of this story?
It's also important to note that this story was explicitly written as a riff on Eliot's poem "The Waste Land" and if you're familiar with it, you'll see references to it throughout the story (Eliot's original notes, with annotations, are available here for additional illumination). However, when I first read it I was actually surprised by how much it wasn't like "The Waste Land". While there are clear allusions both in details and thematically, I would go so far as to say that Gravity's Rainbow is a much more thorough and effective response to Eliot's epic work. But I would never have made that connection in our recent Gravity's Rainbow reading group if I had not previously read Low-Lands. This story was what cued me in to the fact that Pynchon is a fan of the poem and, knowing the kind of obsessive need to reference it that the poem causes in people, I was more attuned to it in Gravity's Rainbow. Pretty cool how that worked out. :)
Plot, Style, The Waste Land Connection, and Analysis
In the character of Dennis Flange, we see a man who can't seem to settle into the expected "normal domestic life' he signed up for. He's so disconnected from his job that he skips work by simply calling in and saying "no" and not bothering to listen to the response. He's so disconnected from his wife that on their would-be honeymoon, he went off on a 2-week bender with his friends, and it seems like it's been downhill ever since - maybe not outright animosity, but certainly not love or partnership. This is one of the less overt but significant allusions to The Waste Land. In Eliot's notes on his poem, he points out that the character of Tiresias (the blind Greek prophet who lived as both a man and a woman and who unites the other characters of the poem) plays a key role in the work. Eliot writes, in his notes,
"Tiresias, although a mere spectator and not indeed a 'character', is yet the most important personage in the poem.... What Tiresias sees, in fact, is the substance of the poem."
So what did Tiresias see? A woman who has a man over for dinner (both are clearly lower-class workers, i.e. Preterite) and, after eating, lets him have sex with her though she clearly isn't into it. Afterwards, he "Bestows one final patronizing kiss" and leaves, while she thinks to herself, "Well now that's done: and I'm glad it's over." In other words, a relationship with no real connection of any kind. Elsewhere in the poem, there is a dialogue between an anxious wife and bored husband, furthering this theme.
Notably, these are semi-autobiographical elements as Eliot was in an unsatisfying marriage at the time. He coupled this very personal, intimate form of disconnection and slow decay with the broader socio-political issues faced by British and European society in the wake of World War 1. Eliot described these societies as being in a state of permanent wasting without the ancient death and rebirth cycle to (at least symbolically if not literally) allow the merciful death that was necessary for a renewal and rebirth - or possibly just the release of death - after all,
"April is the cruellest month, breeding / Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing / Memory and desire, stirring / Dull roots with spring rain. / Winter kept us warm, covering / Earth in forgetful snow, feeding / A little life with dried tubers."
Back to the story, after being exiled by his furious wife, Flange finds refuge in the town dump - about as low as one can get. However, there is life even in this literal trash-pit. Bolingbroke, Rocco's friend, lives in a shack in the dump as a sort of watchman, and he offers them shelter for the night. He warns them to ignore the voices outside and not let them inside, but he doesn't think to warn Flange not to go outside himself.
Flange's history in the Navy, and specifically his feeling of connection to the sea, play a key role at several points here. When he first enters the dump, he is reminded of a sea shanty about the low-lands, and the narrator informs us that there is a curious illusion to the ocean under the right lighting or mood, that "despite its movement, [it] has a certain solidarity; it becomes a gray or glaucous desert, a waste land that stretches away toward the horizon". The fact that earlier, his psychiatrist spells out the fact that, thanks to our evolution from sea creatures, the ocean is literally in our blood, would imply that the waste land of the ocean is already inside us and has been since before we were born. This imagery speaks to Flange's sense of increasing isolation, and he literally envisions himself standing on a growing protrusion from the Earth that slowly forms into a small sphere which breaks free of the Earth, leaving him on a planet all his own and echoing the moon's breaking away from the Earth eons ago (the moon's connection to the ocean is, of course, important and brought up repeatedly). As an aside, this imagery makes me think of the wonderful illustrations from the story Le Petit Prince.
Eliot, quoting Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, put it thusly: "Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden, / Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not / Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither / Living nor dead, and I knew nothing, / Looking into the heart of light, the silence. / Oed’ und leer das Meer."
That last line translates to, "Desolate and empty the sea" and is said as Tristan is dying in Wagner's work.
Shortly thereafter, as they sit in Bolingbroke's cabin and share stories, we get what I see as one of the most important lines in the work:
"But the real reason he knew and could not say was that if you are Dennis Flange and if the sea's tides are the same that not only wash along your veins but also billow through your fantasies then it is all right to listen to but not to tell stories about the sea, because you and the truth of a true lie were thrown sometime way back into a curious contiguity and as long as you are passive you can remain aware of the truth's extent but the minute you become active you are somehow, if not violating a convention outright, at least screwing up the perspective of things, much as anyone observing subatomic particles changes the works, data and odds, by the act of observing."
I'll confess, I'm still unpacking it, so I'd love to hear your interpretations of this one. But I think it gets to Dennis's feeling of disconnection, isolation, and how his fantasy of being the lone figure on the desolate and empty sea both sustains, and is sustained by, his general passivity as an individual.
He (like Slothrop in Gravity's Rainbow) consistently just goes with the flow, even passively acquiescing when his wife permanently kicks him out (he also passively acquiesced to his friends taking him on a drunken bender when he was supposed to be on his honeymoon). Mentally, he has paired this lifestyle with his vision of the "gray, glaucous desert" and to confront that, to make an active choice and face that truth, would mean that he has allowed his entire life to go the way it did - that he had a choice all along and wasted it. The "true lie" that his life has happened to him rather than because of him is maintained by avoiding it entirely. This imagery also associates him with the "drowned Phoenician sailor" of The Waste Land (see Section IV of the poem).
Finally, Flange awakes to the call of a gypsy woman and steps out into the dump. He winds his way through the towers of garbage and sets off one of Bolingbroke's booby traps. When he wakes, Narissa is standing over him.
Flange could be seen as symbolically (or literally?) dying when the tires fall on him. More even than entering the fridge, this is when he becomes fully cut off from his friends and the life he once lived - the path back is literally blocked. After this point, he is led through a winding path and into a secret underworld where the gypsies live, complete with electric lighting and their own rooms. He seems almost to be in a trance, under Narissa's spell, this whole time. It reminds me of old stories of people being led off into the dark forest by fairies or magical beings only to forever lose their way and be trapped in the spirit's world, and I suspect that's what Pynchon was going for here. The strangeness of the scene is enhanced by the presence of a (sentient?) rat sitting on the bed. The rats name, Hyacinth, is an amusing nod to one of the more prominent flowers in The Waste Land (see the previous block quote for an example).
Here, Narissa says she was told by a fortune teller (another Waste Land nod, to the character of Madame Sosostris) that she would marry a man who looks like Dennis. When he explains that he's already married, she begins to sob. Here, Dennis faces a choice he can't avoid - go back to his previous life, or embrace the strange unknown of a life with Narissa and the gypsies under the dump. The final decision is preceded by two distinct statements:
"And then: I wonder why Cindy and I never had a child."
"And: a child makes it all right. Let the world shrink to a boccie ball."
There are several ways to read this last line, but here's my take: a child would have cemented their unhappy, detached marriage. It would have made it "all right" as in a form of acceptance of that domestic life for which Dennis was clearly unsuited. So he for once makes an active choice: Let the world shrink to a boccie ball. He allows himself to face the fear of standing on his little moon that's broken off from the rest of the world, "left sticking out like a projected radius, unsheltered and reeling across the empty lunes of his tiny sphere." He makes the choice to strike out in the Low-lands/Waste Land of his visions rather than avoid it. He actually makes a choice, period. And in doing so, as he had feared earlier when he avoided telling a story about the ocean, he confronts the sea when he looks at Narissa and sees "Whitecaps danc[ing] across her eyes."
Final Thoughts
Analysis aside, how does this work stand up as a short story: is it good? Do I like it?
Yes, for the most part. It's solid, interesting, and original. The characters are distinct and Pynchon's style is engaging. But having read his later works, it is clear that this was a very early work where he was just beginning to explore not just stories but how stories are told - Low-Lands is rough around the edges and less refined than his novels. But I still like it, particularly the feeling it leaves you with at the end - the sense that there's more waiting to happen, but this is as far as the story will take you and what happens next is a question for you to mull over. It actually reminds me a lot of Haruki Murakami's short stories, moreso even than Pynchon's novels. Murakami's stories also have that unique feel to their endings, which is something I've always loved about them. The first time I read Low-Lands, that similarity surprised me.
This story also is clearly influenced by the style of the time, especially in its portrayal of traditional married life and Dennis's wife, Cindy. Something about how the characters were described, as well as their actions and relationships, reminded me of It's Been Down So Long, It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Farina, a good friend of Pynchon's. However, for it's rather dated portrayal of marriage, Pynchon does make it clear that Cindy is more than justified in her detachment from Dennis and her longstanding resentment of him and Pig Bodine. She comes across a bit like the traditional "nagging housewife" stereotype, but she's also shown to have more than sufficient cause to act the way she does toward her husband - he's a complete lout and his friends are worse. One of my favorite lines from the story is about her: "Cindy came suddenly roaring downstairs like a small blond terrier" - so much description and scene-building in just half of a sentence.
I'm still weighing the ending of the story, and the overall meaning. I feel like, with Low-Lands, Pynchon took the more personal, individual and relational themes of The Waste Land for his inspiration, whereas in Gravity's Rainbow, he pulled extensively from its broader socio-historical and mythological concepts. Both works are certainly enhanced by an analysis of their connection to the poem's themes and imagery.
Discussion Questions
  1. What did you think of the story? Compared to other short stories you've read? Compared to other of Pynchon's works you've read?
  2. Are you familiar with The Waste Land? If so, what are your thoughts on the connections between these two works?
  3. In the end, does Flange find a form of freedom or escape in Narissa, or has she trapped him, much like a spirit leading a traveler off the path to get lost in the forest? Has he made an active choice, or allowed himself to be led yet again?
  4. Why does the rat, Hyacinth, do a back flip?
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2020.10.30 13:47 GynaTheGynoidOFCI AU/Side-Canon: SMG3’s 8, Part 2 Act 2

Last Act: https://www.reddit.com/SMG4/comments/jkuikn/ausidecanon_smg3s_8_part_2_act_1/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
Act 2: Gamer and Hobolester ——————— Gamer Dungeon Theres lots of gamers hanging around in this dark, colorful underground gamer hall. SMG3 is wearing a joke disguise mustache with glasses and big nose.
Namai: So who should we pick?
SMG3: We need someone who has a reason to get back on SMG4 or any of his friends. And she should be at the Main Event. ——————— Announcer: OH! That was a close one!!
The two got to an stage with two players playing Dragon Ball Fighterz. A guy is playing as Android 16, while the other one is playing Kefla. The girl was wearing a black, white and pink Victorian-Era inspired goth dress. She has pink hair long hair with a hairband. She also has some weird lines on the dress. Said lines and the headband is glowing lime-green. The stranger part is that the inner side of her hair is glowing lime-green too.
She effortlessly beats the opponent without taking any damage!
Announcer: And for the 100th time, the Unbeatable Evelyn proof herself to be unbeatable!
Said Evelyn, stood in a cute pose for the fans to cheer ——————— SMG3 and Namai are walking through some locker rooms to find the gothic gamer
Namai: Hey, 3?
SMG3: Yeah?
Namai: I’ve been thinking and... you said that Melony got you out from that Meme Graveyard dimension thing, because she WANTS you to make an Anti-Team?
SMG3: What about it?
Namai: Why though? Why does she want that? Didn’t she help your last cast to defeat you?
SMG3: Yes, she did. And I’m gonna find out why... there she is!
Evelyn was on her iphone. She looked up when someone coughed to get attention. It a guy in black overalls and a cyan haired girl.
Evelyn(Annoyed): Look, if you want autographs, you have to wait till next signing booth day.
SMG3: You misunderstand. I’m here to ask you a proposition-
Evelyn: Not interested
SMG3: ... I haven’t even-
Evelyn put down the phone and came close to SMG3
Evelyn: Listen, dwarf! I get propositions almost every day, and it’s always someone who wants to make a quick buck. I am not interested in what you want, now leave me alone!she went back to her phone. SMG3 didn’t know what to respond. He only sighed and hunched down as he started to walk away.
SMG3: Come on, Namai. Let’s find someone else who has a grudge with Tari.
A thud was heard. Evelyn gad dropped her phone.
Evelyn: Tari? Did you say, Tari?
SMG3: Yes?
Her headband, the lines and the green under her hair turned red
Evelyn: THAT CHEATING WITCH! She OBVIOUSLY used her stupid robot arm to easily beat me in Smash Each Other In The Ass Brothers Melee! And the fucking judges did NOTHING!! I swear to any god that I’ll get back on that CHEATING SCIENCE FREAK!!!!!
She took quick breaths to calm down, and the red turned back to green. SMG3 stood still, while Namai had climbed on top his head. The pissed of British goth went back to her ”cute” manners.
Evelyn: So what are you proposing?
SMG3: Um… You see, I’m trying to make a team… Namai could you please got off me?
Namai: Oh! Sorry…
She nervously smiled as she climbed off him
SMG3: As I was saying, I’m trying to make a team of misfits to fight an arch enemy of mine!
Evelyn: Like a Suicide Squad?
Namai: A more ”workable” Suicide Squad
SMG3: Thank you. As my cyan haired friend said, I’m recruiting people who has a reason to get back on a man named SMG4 or anyone of his friends. I’m personally after SMG4, Namai here is after Meggy.
Namai: She ruined my promise to my sister!
Evelyn: That’s sound petty
SMG3: Says you who went on a rant about a rubber duck loving gamer
Evelyn(Growling): Touché…
SMG3: Ooh, fiesta. Maybe you can be the Anti-Tari after all
Evelyn: So if I join you, I can get my chance at getting back at Tari?
SMG3: Yes! But… you have a little condition in your mind, don’t you?
Evelyn: Indeed.
She slowly moved up her right arm.
Evelyn: I want to augment my arm into what that stupid blue jay has. If she’s cheating, so can I.
SMG3: Alrighty then! Namai! Call the others, we need to steals some equipment!
Namai: Um… SMG3? We don’t have their numbers
SMG3: 0_0 DAMMIT! ——————— SMG3 and Namai is pulling small wagons of metal parts and vires.
SMG3: We’re back, and we need-
SMG3, Namai and Evelyn stop as they saw everyone sitting down and looking at Coco, playing a violin. The calm violin part of Canon Rock by Jerry C. She has finished and the small crow is clapping.
Coco: T-thanks guys.
Oriam: Brilliant!
Tish/Minion: I love it!
Melony nodded in approval.
SMG3: I see getting you all together was a good idea after all!
Everyone looked behind and waved. Coco waved slightly. She was blushing.
SMG3: Hey Oriam? You’re smart, right?
Oriam: I AM the Reverse of Mario, so yes! Why do you ask?
SMG3: This is Evelyn. And she wants to join us, if we replace her hand with the same type of arm Tari has.
Oriam: And you’re asking me to make an operation?
SMG3: Obviously. If you are as smart as you claim you are
Oriam: Well I’ll be! Everyone, LEAVE THIS ROOM!!!
Oriam pushed everyone into the abandoned office room. Without knowing what’s happening, Evelyn is suddenly on the table. Oriam shows a needle on her arm!
Evelyn: Hey! What the hell are you do… ing…
She fell asleep.
Oriam: The doctor… is in! ——————— The sounds of equipments is stilling going. Both Coco and Tish are covering their ears. The sound finally stopped. SMACK! The door flew open and Oriam flew and crashed into a desk. Into the room came a pissed of Evelyn, her hair and parts of her cloths were colored red.
Evelyn: Never. Stick me with a needle without my permission. Again!
Oriam(Dizzy): DeEpLy NoTeD… My DeAr… CaN sOmEoNe TaKe AwAy ThE pLaNeTs?
Evelyn’s colors went back to green and she looked on her arm. She tested them and the fingers moved. She pulls up the holo-screen. To check it out.
Evelyn: Perfect, you’re the best, Ori-whatever you’re called
Oriam(Still dizzy): No PrObLeM, mIsS.
Suddenly, Melony was hugging Evelyn’s midriff
Evelyn: What are you doing?
SMG3 rose an eye brow. He was suspicious about his green friend… ——————— Back in the main room, SMG3 and Evelyn shook hands.
SMG3: Welcome to the Anti-Cast. Evelyn. Our Anti-Tari! Now. We only have two left. We need a Bob and a Luigi. And I don’t know who should be them. Any suggestions?
Tish: Oh! Oh! I have!!
Tish is at the computer.
SMG3: Really? Who?
She pressed a button, revealing the image of someone. SMG3 gasped dramatically. So did Oriam! And so did the rest of the Anti-Cast!
Evelyn: Ok, does anyone actually know who that is?
Namai: Nope
Coco: Can’t say I do
Melony shook her head
SMG3: No. No. No. No! Hell No!! There’s TWO reasons why SMG4 ditched him in the first place!
Tish: Well, what else do we have?
SMG3: Literally, ANYONE COULD BE BETTER THAN HIM!
Tish: Well I mean, with what we have now, we can put him on his place. Namai has two MAC-10s, doesn’t she?
Namai: Yes?
Tish: Then you can shoot him if he tries anything!
Tish innocently smiled
Namai: I don’t even know who that guy is!
SMG3: All of you stay here. I’ll talk to him.
SMG3 took decided steps out form the room
Evelyn: Wait! What am I supposed to do? Socialize?
SMG3(Echoing): YES! ————————— Starman3: Spare change? Spare change, mam?
Starman3 lives like a hobo. He has lost his shirt and cap, but he still has overalls, but it’s shredded a bit. He is asking for some change to be throned into his cup. Only to be ignored. One even spit into it. Star just sighed. Then a car sped through an puddle of water, which splashed him. This was the final straw and he started to scream like a retard, kicking stuff around him.
SMG3: Look at you.
Star stopped in his tracks, and looked at the guy who was looking at him. SMG3.
SMG3: You used to a big deal. Making SM64 videos. Then when one of your friends gets more fame than you, you try to hoard it for yourself. Only to be ditch immediately… and then you got exposed as a Child Predator.
Starman3: I mean… they weren’t saying no.
SMG3 massaged his forehead
SMG3(Thoughts): I’m going to regret this
He pulled up the photograph, now with it’s current roster written: SMG3 = SMG4 Namai Ureta = Meggy Spletzer Coco Shymura = Saiko Bichitaru Oriam = Mario Minion”Tish” = Fishy Boopkins Evelyn (Insert her last name here later) = Tari (Insert he last name here later)
SMG3: Listen. I’m trying to make a better Suicide Squad to get back on SMG4 and his friends. Currently, I only need a Luigi and a Bob.
Starman3: Who the hell if Bob? What hell is a Boopkins? Who are these people?
SMG3: You’re not up on current date?
Starman3: I don’t have a phone, genius.
SMG3: Long story short, the old gang wanted to do other things, so 4 got new friends, thanks to Mario for simply existing.
Starman3: And you want me to get back on him?
SMG3: Yes. I don’t have other options sadly. And neither do you, Hoboman3.
Starman3: Fine. But only if I appeared in every episodes to your show
SMG3: Only if a majority of them are cameos.
Starman3: Deal!
They shook hands
SMG3: Then welcome to the Anti-Cast, Starman3. The Anti-Bob…
Continued in Act 3
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2020.10.30 13:03 LaurieFalcon Advices for use case in Data Science

Hello there, I have a use case and I would like to know your opinion on it. What's your comprehensive approach about it. :) I have some idea but I would like to cross-check with yours.

Let me resume : There is a marketplace who let users submit a request to organise a group trip.
For each request, 5 carriers propose a quote. The quote will incorporate the transport (bus/minibus/ca drivecharges and so on..)

So we have a system with two tables :
- Request Table (ID_Request/Number of people/Departure Date/Return Date/ Depart adress/Return Adress/type of travel)
- Quote (quote proposed by carriers) : ID_quote/ ID_demande/ Price_TTC

The marketplace wish to be able to identify the request price before submit this price to the carriers and to their client via their platform web.

The question is : How to set up a modele to estimate this price and put him in production ?
We need a process here, not code, just insight.

For me, first of all, we need to merge our tables, whatever the logiciel (sql/nosql) with ID_Demande, extract the data in .csv by exemple and after go for the cleaning and machine learning after.
Have you any ideas regarding the prerequisites statistics tests ? I'm a little lost here.

Regarding the possible models; I've some ideas (Linear Regression/Lasso/Ridge/ElasticNet/DecisionTreeRegressoRandomForestRegressor and so on)
As for the metrics -> RMSE/R²/MAE/MAPE and so on
I'm a little lost regarding the stef for putting the model in production.
And for the languages, I guess Python/Julia and SQL/NoSQL could do the tricks ?
Any insight is most welcome :) Sorry for the long post, I wanted to be clear. Don't hesitate if I'm not !

Thanks !

P.S : If i'ts not the right place to ask this kind of things, don't hesitate to tell me where I need to go :)
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2020.10.30 13:02 LaurieFalcon Advices for use case in Data Science

Hello there, I have a use case and I would like to know your opinion on it. What's your comprehensive approach about it. :) I have some idea but I would like to cross-check with yours.

Let me resume : There is a marketplace who let users submit a request to organise a group trip.
For each request, 5 carriers propose a quote. The quote will incorporate the transport (bus/minibus/ca drivecharges and so on..)

So we have a system with two tables :
- Request Table (ID_Request/Number of people/Departure Date/Return Date/ Depart adress/Return Adress/type of travel)
- Quote (quote proposed by carriers) : ID_quote/ ID_demande/ Price_TTC

The marketplace wish to be able to identify the request price before submit this price to the carriers and to their client via their platform web.

The question is : How to set up a modele to estimate this price and put him in production ?
We need a process here, not code, just insight.

For me, first of all, we need to merge our tables, whatever the logiciel (sql/nosql) with ID_Demande, extract the data in .csv by exemple and after go for the cleaning and machine learning after.
Have you any ideas regarding the prerequisites statistics tests ? I'm a little lost here.

Regarding the possible models; I've some ideas (Linear Regression/Lasso/Ridge/ElasticNet/DecisionTreeRegressoRandomForestRegressor and so on)
As for the metrics -> RMSE/R²/MAE/MAPE and so on
I'm a little lost regarding the stef for putting the model in production.
And for the languages, I guess Python/Julia and SQL/NoSQL could do the tricks ?
Any insight is most welcome :) Sorry for the long post, I wanted to be clear. Don't hesitate if I'm not !

Thanks !

P.S : If i'ts not the right place to ask this kind of things, don't hesitate to tell me where I need to go :)
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2020.10.30 12:09 LaurieFalcon Advices for use case in Data Science

Hello there, I have a use case and I would like to know your opinion on it. What's your comprehensive approach about it. :) I have some idea but I would like to cross-check with yours.

Let me resume : There is a marketplace who let users submit a request to organise a group trip.
For each request, 5 carriers propose a quote. The quote will incorporate the transport (bus/minibus/ca drivecharges and so on..)

So we have a system with two tables :
- Request Table (ID_Request/Number of people/Departure Date/Return Date/ Depart adress/Return Adress/type of travel)
- Quote (quote proposed by carriers) : ID_quote/ ID_demande/ Price_TTC

The marketplace wish to be able to identify the request price before submit this price to the carriers and to their client via their platform web.

The question is : How to set up a modele to estimate this price and put him in production ?
We need a process here, not code, just insight.

For me, first of all, we need to merge our tables, whatever the logiciel (sql/nosql) with ID_Demande, extract the data in .csv by exemple and after go for the cleaning and machine learning after.
Have you any ideas regarding the prerequisites statistics tests ? I'm a little lost here.

Regarding the possible models; I've some ideas (Linear Regression/Lasso/Ridge/ElasticNet/DecisionTreeRegressoRandomForestRegressor and so on)
As for the metrics -> RMSE/R²/MAE/MAPE and so on
I'm a little lost regarding the stef for putting the model in production.
And for the languages, I guess Python/Julia and SQL/NoSQL could do the tricks ?
Any insight is most welcome :) Sorry for the long post, I wanted to be clear. Don't hesitate if I'm not !

Thanks !

P.S : If i'ts not the right place to ask this kind of things, don't hesitate to tell me where I need to go :)
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2020.10.30 10:22 globalminima How best to optimise tax on high income and use leverage (NAB Equity Builder)?

Hi all,
I’m currently looking at my personal strategy for FIRE, and ideally wanting to introduce some leverage (via NAB’s equity builder) while maximising the tax efficiencies for my personal situation. I’d love to get some thoughts or ideas to sanity check if my thought process is correct and what else I should be thinking about.
About me: A couple years ago I moved into the technology industry and am now earning $150k + $20k in bonuses (in the 37% tax bracket) and will be moving into the 45% tax bracket in the next 1-2 years. I plan on FIREing in around 10 years assuming I’m able to increase my salary and steadily increase my savings rate over the years (particularly the next 1-2). This shouldn’t be a problem and my employer is on-board with my goals that would push me considerably above the next tax bracket rung. Right now I have around $50k between cash and VDHG and may look to add some ASIA/NDQ on the side soon. I don’t plan on owning property at all (or have children) and am quite happy renting for the foreseeable future while focussing building wealth via ETFs.
Super: While I probably should have, I have not made any concessional contributions since upping my salary to where it is in the last 12 months, although I am conscious that I will receive a greater deduction once I am in the 45% tax bracket by carrying forward my concessional cap from the 2017/2018 FY onwards (waiting 12-24 months should net me an additional 8% saving over doing it now, right?). Once I have used that up, I will continue to contribute up to the $25k cap each year.
LICS+DSSP vs ETF+DRP: While LICs with DSSP are attractive for allowing me to absorb any earnings as CGT down the road after FIRE, there is a somewhat real possibility of working in the US in the coming years which may throw a spanner in the works regarding tax (this is something I need to read further into). Plus there are no sufficiently diversified funds my liking and they don’t mix well with debt recycling with a margin loan (no income = no ability to deduct the margin loan interest come tax time). For now it sounds like the standard strategy of ETFs is most appropriate and simpler from a management perspective (although I will be paying 45% tax on dividends earned before reinvesting with DRP), however I would ideally like to use this strategy for any stocks that cannot have their income deducted with loan costs (see below).
Q1: Is avoiding LICS the right idea here?
Q2: Alternatively, while there are no VDHG-equivalents with DSSP that would allow me to divert tax on income earned into a lower tax-bracket year, I could roll my own VDHG and replace the VAS component with AFIC to at least divert some of the earnings. Would this be worthwhile?
Leverage: I’ve been keeping the idea of some leverage in the back of my mind for a little while now and am now starting to think more seriously about how to add this to the mix. One of the large reasons is the outsized advantage this gives to those in higher tax brackets (by claiming a larger tax deduction on loan interest costs), and with this looming I figure now is the time to look more seriously at it. I’ve got a decent understand of NAB’s Equity Builder product and am thinking of sticking with a 30-35% LVR to balance the risk while avoiding the possibility of margin calls from a true margin loan.
From my understanding, the ideal state from a tax perspective would be to match the amount of income derived from dividends with the interest costs of servicing the loan, e.g. if loan interest costs over the FY are $1000, tuning the investment mix to achieve ~$1000 in and have the rest of the growth due to capital gains. Q3: Practically speaking, does anyone have any advice on how to achieve this? VDHG gives an annual dividend yield of approximately 4%/year, which would balance nicely with NAB’s current interest rate of 4.3%.
Q3: Is it possible to use the $30k borrowed to purchase $10k of VDHG and $20k of AFIC with DSSP and claim the interest costs from the entire $30k loan against the dividend earnings of the $10k of VDHG, maximising the tax deduction while also deferring the earnings of AFIC to a later date when I’m in a lower tax bracket (and realising the growth as capital gains)?
Q4: Carrying on from Q2, is it possible to use the component of my portfolio owned with my own money (e.g. $70k of the total $100k) to hold the investments with DSSP and low dividends and hold any higher-dividend non-DSSP holdings with the borrowed component, allowing me to fully deduct the interest costs from the EB loan while also minimising the tax on anything I cannot claim by diverting earnings using DSSP?
e.g. Rolling my own VDHG but replacing VAS with AFIC like so:
Own money:
40k AFIC+DSSP (Divert earnings to a future date and absorb CGT when in lower tax bracket)
18k VGAD
7k VISM
Borrowed Money:
30k VGS
(For the sake of the example let’s assume VGS has the highest dividends/$100k and makes the most sense as being bought with the borrowed component)
I hope all of this makes sense and someone has some clarity on these questions. If anyone has done something similar or has the dos and don'ts outlined clearly, I would love to learn more!
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2020.10.30 09:06 Gargiiiiii Error in the dateline while using autoplot function

We (college project) have been working on a time series project, the objective here is to forecast the Price of a cryptocurrency (precisely litecoin) for the next three days. We made the forecasts by using different models. I know they might not be the best models for this data but we did what we could within a limited period of time. The only problem are the graphs. The autoplot function is not showing the desired output. We used ggplot for most graphs(training, test graphs) but we couldn't use ggplot for the forecasting the final output.
If anybody knows how I can change the x-axis (dateline) for the autoplot function, please let me know!!
#loading the dataset
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
litecoin_original=read.csv("C:/*******")

#generating training dataset and test(validation) dataset
training <- litecoin_original[1:213, ]
test <- litecoin_original[214:252,2]

#change the date format
library(lubridate)
litecoin_original$Date<-dmy(litecoin_original$Date)
rm(litecoin_original$Date)
head(litecoin_original)

#Making Time series object
litecoin_ts = ts(litecoin_original$Price,start=c(as.Date("2020-01-01")))
training = ts(training$Price,end=c(as.Date("2020-07-31")))
test = ts(test,start=c(as.Date("2020-08-01")))

#FOR stationarity
adf.test(litecoin_ts) #p-value = 0.5523
kpss.test(litecoin_ts,null = "Level") #p-value = 0.01732
ndiffs(litecoin_ts)
nsdiffs(litecoin_ts)

#Data has trend but no seasonality
#Training Dataset
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
adf.test(training)
kpss.test(training,null = "Level")
ndiffs(training)
nsdiffs(training)

#difference the training dataset
dif_tr=diff(training, diff = 1)
dif_tr
autoplot(dif_tr)

#acf and pacf of difference of the training data
acf(dif_tr) #obtaining q value = 1
pacf(dif_tr) #obtaining p value = 2,3

#Model fitting and forecast(training dataset)
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# 1.Holt Winters
holtwinter=HoltWinters(training,gamma = F)
forecast1=forecast:::forecast.HoltWinters(holtwinter,h=3)
summary(forecast1)
accuracy(forecast1, litecoin_ts)
MAPE(test, forecast1$mean)
#graph
autoplot(forecast1) + autolayer(test,series = "test data")
#we don't use ljung box test for holt winters

# 2.Exponential smoothing (ets) ETS(M,N,N)
ets=ets(training)
forecast2 = forecast.ets(ets,h = 3)
checkresiduals(ets)
residuals=na.omit(forecast2$residuals)
Box.test(residuals, type = "Ljung-Box",fitdf = 3, lag = 14)
Box.test(residuals, type = "Ljung-Box",fitdf = 4, lag = 14)
summary(forecast2)
accuracy(forecast2, litecoin_ts)
#not a good fit since p - val < 0.05
#graph
autoplot(forecast2) + autolayer(test,series = "test data")

# 3.Autoarima (box jenkinns)
arima=auto.arima(training,ic="aic", test = "adf", seasonal = F)
forecast3 = forecast(arima, h = 3)
checkresiduals(arima)
accuracy(forecast3, litecoin_ts)
#graph
autoplot(forecast3) + autolayer(test,series = "test data")

# 4.Arima Manual (p=2,q=1)
arima_ma1 = arima(training, order = c(2,1,1))
forecast4 = forecast(arima_ma1, h = 3)
checkresiduals(arima_ma1)
accuracy(forecast4, litecoin_ts)
#graph
autoplot(forecast4) + autolayer(test,series = "test data")

# 5.Arima Manual (p=3,q=1)
arima_ma2 = arima(training, order = c(3,1,1))
forecast5 = forecast(arima_ma2, h = 14)
checkresiduals(arima_ma2)
accuracy(forecast5, litecoin_ts)
#graph
autoplot(forecast5) + autolayer(test,series = "test data")

#Ultimate forecast
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
mainforecast = arima(litecoin_ts, order = c(2,1,1))
main = forecast(mainforecast, h = 1)
autoplot(main)
print(main)
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2020.10.30 06:44 OliviaWinget Confinement Food for Postpartum Mums

Confinement Food for Postpartum Mums

Food for Confinement
In many Asian cultures, the period after giving birth is filled with a long list of do’s and don’ts. This period, also called the confinement period, has many guidelines surrounding it. For postpartum moms following traditional confinement practices, diet is an important aspect.
Many of the rules pertaining to confinement food is rooted in traditional medicine and the belief of balance between heat and cold. As such, it is believed that mothers are prone to catching ‘wind’ and have a lot of ‘cold’ elements in their bodies after birth. Therefore they are always advised to consume foods that expel wind and provide ‘heat’ for the body. They are also prohibited from consuming ‘cooling’ foods.
Therefore, postnatal confinement food often contains the following ingredients:
Ginger
Ginger is believed to be a warming ingredient that helps dispel wind during confinement, and therefore helps to avoid aches, pains and discomfort.
Wine
Chinese rice wine is often combined with ginger and pork. These ingredients are boiled together to form a soup or stew that is believed to help mothers keep warm and avoid complications after childbirth.
Red Dates
Red dates are often incorporated into soups and other main dishes. It is believed to help replenish and nourish the blood, while helping to boost the immune system too. From a modern medicine standpoint, red dates are rich in vitamins and antioxidants which help to fight diseases.
Green Papaya
Green papaya is often cooked with fish as this is believed to help in natural milk production. Green papaya itself is very nutritious for the body and is part of a good balanced diet.
Fish and Other Proteins
Having meats like fish, chicken and pork is common for confinement moms and these ingredients contain the proteins needed for your body to heal after birth.
After having a new baby, confinement food doesn’t have to be plain and boring. It can be balanced and good for you, but be really tasty and creative too. Confinement food caterers like Tian Wei Signature will fill your confinement period with healthy meals that are delicious and varied, so you’ll be able to savor each meal time.
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2020.10.29 22:53 hearts-of-rose-gold Auth & Rep Louis Vuitton Neverfull Damier Ebene Comparison

I don’t know about you guys... but I do love a comparison to the authentic post. It really puts things into perspective when I'm ISO of that "perfect" rep.
I recently introduced my BFF to the fabulous world of RepLadies because I couldn’t let her continue to waste money on low tier overpriced reps from Poshmark any longer. Which is why you are getting this comparison post. So if you've made it this far... chances are you want to see just how close to the rep is to the authentic. Please be warned... this is not a super in-depth comparison. There were no tape measures used in the making of this post... and if I'm being honest... this was two slightly inebriated individuals pointing out what we could see as differences.
The rep is a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in the Damier Ebene with the rose ballerine interior purchased from TS Old Cobbler (October 2020). She purchased through DHGate, and paid $170 with shipping included. I think her package came in via FedEx. The day it arrived we agreed to meet up, and so I brought along my auth so that we could see them side by side. It was then that I decided to snap a few pics to share with you guys. We also compared date codes. I just didn't take a picture. Both bags had a SD number for the year 2018. The rep's date code was legit.
Comparison Pictures
Overall the bag looked really good... but there were some differences. Let’s start with the good.
The biggest differences we found were...
If I had to rate this bag and give it a score... it would get a 9/10.
Thanks for making it to the end. I hope this comparison helped... because once I began typing this post and looking at the pictures I had I felt like I didn't get nearly as many as I should have... and to that... I blame it on tequila. We did our bag comparison while at our favorite Mexican food restaurant while eating and drinking coronaritas. So yeah... tequila is the reason. 🥴
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2020.10.29 18:59 Supportive_boo My BF is now my GF and I wanna get hella educated and get some ideas!

Throw away account so I don't out my partner.

I <3 my partner and I am excited for them. Do you have any Do's and Don'ts? I have so many questions and I am so curious but I am also trying not to overwhelm by bbg. Are there any books I can read to understand better and educate myself more? Any fun date ideas that might help express my support? We already painted nails and I helped her shave...and we played dress up in my closet and played with some makeup...my baby just so happy now I could cry <3

Hope it is ok I posted here. Thanks for reading!
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2020.10.29 04:51 PomegranateForeign24 I don't what to do regarding my boyfriend

Hello, this is my first post on Reddit and I would appreciate some helpful replies from you all. Also, English is not my first language so if there are any mistakes I apologize. My boyfriend (25) and I (22) met with each other and have been dating for one year. It is my first long-term relationship and his as well and I'm his first girlfriend. The problem is that I have conflicting feelings towards our relathionship. I am quite a depressed person and will often spend my time overthinking and anylizing things which in turn will sometimes depressed and anxious about the future. My boyfriend is a lovely guy, he values honesty, is always helpfull and kind, funny, a bit shy at times, of course he has some flaws like anyone else but I love him. I often will feel so content after spending times together , filled with excitment, happiness and comfort. There are also other times when Im wondering if I do indeed love him and will be only thinking negative of the relathionship and that we are doomed to fail. Often times I will imagine a future with him filled with happiness and us being a family other times I will imagine future without him filled with exploring other things, adventers which Im afraid this relathionship will strip me off. I somehow am afraid of commitment and that it will take away my freedom. Sometimes I feel like I should break up because my feelings are so unclear and maybe if I did it would be easier on me and I stoped having those dilemas. Also I think i'ts unfair of me to question my love for my boyfriend every now and again because he deserves someone who loves him fully and not someone who once thinks she loves him with her heart and other times she thinks she doesn't. But I don't want to end the relathionsip and when I think of breaking up I feel like I might cry. Is it my depression talking and I'm having anxiaty about it or should I break up with him?
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2020.10.28 18:50 SloppyEyeScream Mass Attacks, Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation New Dawn, and Fallen Brothers

The amount of Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) and Passwords I have to remember for work is astonishing. I have to utilize a Common Access Card (CAC) to access the Unclassified network. I have to utilize a Token, and Password to access the Secret network. I have another ridiculous Username and Password combination to Access Top Secret (TS), and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Then there are separate PINs and Passwords for numerous other stuff-and-things. I do a fairly decent job of remembering my Passwords, but I get irritated when I have to reset them. I recently had to change one of my Passwords, and it was vitally important I remember it, because resetting it is a painful process. I very cautiously typed in P-E-N-I-S into the keyboard only for the computer to tell me it was "too short." Imagine my surprise when I realized that, in addition to my wife, my computer thinks my manhood is inadequate.
Many of you are well-aware that I "hunt laughs" every single day. I am selfish in this endeavor though. I feel the need to make myself laugh first. However, I do appreciate it when others enjoy my stories. It really is a symbiotic relationship. Unfortunately, there are days when life gives me lemons. Melons for you dyslexic folks. Today is a good day, for a good day! However, I am fully aware that a bad day is quickly approaching.
Anniversaries are a date in which an event took place a previous year. They are typically enjoyable events. Not all anniversaries are enjoyable events though. I have an anniversary I dread, it's one of many, and it is quickly approaching. I still struggle to find a logical reason why one of my closest friends felt the need drunkenly sit in his car, and then kiss his Glock goodnight. It was a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It was also selfish.
I first met Zach in Regiment. We quickly became friends due to a fucking Lego commercial.
Lego Commercial Extract
I know a boy, his name is Zach
He loves to click, yeah he loves to stack
Yeah construction is his knack, he's Zach the Lego maniac
That commercial, and those fucking awful lyrics ruined my Birthday, and Christmas for years to come. Lego's quickly became the default gift for the entirety of my early childhood. I initially thought it was something I would outgrow, but I was wrong.
Dad: What do you think Zach want's for his Sweet Sixteen?
Mom: Probably a car!?!
Dad: Excellent idea. We shall get him a Lego car. It will nicely compliment the six tons of Lego blocks he currently has.
I shit you not, I got a Game Boy, and an "Advanced Build" Lego car. I couldn't fit inside it, but the gas mileage was great. Well, Zach and I immediately bonded because we had the same issue growing up. If we pooled our resources, and built a mountain of Lego's, Mount Everest would quickly become the worlds second highest mountain. It was that ridiculous.
People come and go in the military. Zach and I eventually departed Regiment and walked separate paths. The world is a funny place, and "it's a small war" holds true. I was gallivanting around Amman, Jordan and I found myself at an Irish bar. There were two men a the end of the bar and one caught my eye. He had a beard that could easily scratch his nipples, and he looked an American. He was either a lumberjack, or homeless, but he was definitely an American. We both continued glancing at each other, but couldn't figure it out. "I know you from somewhere?" Then I seen an unmistakable tattoo. It was Zach.
OP: Gents! How about I buy you a beer?
Zach: Do I know you?
OP: (Talk to Bartender) Fine. This guy will take an Amstel, and this guy probably wants some Lego's.
Bartender: (Puzzled) Lego's? Is that a shot?
Zach: HOLY FUCK. OP NICKNAME!?!
OP: Yup!
Zach: What the fuck are you doing here?
OP: It's the only Irish bar in Amman.
Zach: I mean Jordan?
OP: I came for the Dead Sea, Petra, and Harley Davidson shirts. What the fuck are you doing here?
Zach: (Laughing) Same!
Bartender: (Confused) Do you want a shot?
OP: Three beers, and Three shots of your cheapest liquor!
Zach and I became an inseparable force in Jordan, and our work complimented each other. We were both there to support Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). We are still trying to "Resolve" it, but it was the greatest four-month deployment I have ever had. Zach and I relived the "old times." We discussed Hawk stories. We discussed the first time we experienced the losing end of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED/Roadside Bomb). When even discussed my favorite "Zach Story."
"Mass Attack" Airborne Operation
OP: Your leg straps are ridiculously loose.
Zach: I always jump like this brother.
OP: Really? Uncomfortable is comfortable during the "opening shock." That shit is too loose for me to ride.
Zach: Never had any problems before!
Dropzone Steps
  1. Hit Mother Earth like a sack-of-shit
  2. Question life choices that led you to Step One.
  3. Immediately release six gallons of piss you body managed to produce during "Map of The Earth" flying shenanigans.
  4. Account for Sensitive Items.
  5. Start walk to Alpha-Alpha (Assembly Area)
  6. Question life choices again.
I was briefly interrupted during Step Six of the process. I heard some very loud screaming, and made my way to an injured jumper. Everyone looked like a gun toting green elf under Night Vision. I continued my journey to the injured jumper, and then stumbled upon Zach. He was in obvious pain, and holding his crotch area.
OP: What's up brother?
Zach: I think something went wrong!
OP: What happened?
Zach: I don't know. I am too afraid to look.
OP Brain: You definitely have to see this shit.
OP: Let me take a look.
Zach: (Undoes Pants) Is it bad?
OP Brain: Nope! It's terrible.
OP: (Red Light): Ah!?! That doesn't look good.
Zach: (Scarred Voice) What?
OP: I don't know exactly. It is hard to see under Red Light. Fuck it! I'm going White Light (Big No-No).
OP Brain: HO-LEE FUCK. YOU TORE YOUR DICKHEAD OFF!
OP: You seem to have a small abrasion on your dickhead!
Zach: W-H-A-T???
OP: (Radio) Medic, this is OP Over.
Medic: Go for Medic!
OP: I need you at GRID LOCATION immediately.
Medic: Just me, or do we need the FLA (Field Litter Ambulance)?
OP: FLA. The patient is an Urgent Surgical with an abrasion to his penis!
Medic: (Laughing) Are you fucking with me!
OP: NO. FLA. ASAP (As Soon As Possible)
Zach: Did you just say URGENT SURGICAL? You said SMALL ABRASION SLOPPY NICKNAME.
OP Brain: Lie to him!
OP: Relax man. You're gonna be fine!
OP Brain: Great lie!
Medical FLA Arrives
Doc Feldman: What happened?
OP: Just look!
Doc Feldman: (White Light) HOLY FUCK! YOU TORE YOUR DICKHEAD OFF. HOW IN THE FUCK DID THIS HAPPEN?
Zach: My leg straps during the "opening shock."
OP Brain: (Light Bulb Moment) Tell Him!!!
OP: (Laughing) Ha! I fucking told you so!
Zach had surgery, and although nobody in the Platoon was a medical professional, we frequently asked to visually observe the healing progress. It was the very first Franken-Cock I seen in the military. Zach was the very definition of Urgent Surgical, and the doctors had to meticulously reattach the mushroom cap to the stem. Unrelated, but Zach had a very strict "No Sex Profile" for months to ensure the cap didn't pop off in the squish mitten. He frequently disobeyed medical orders though, and the healing process took nearly four months.
Rant Complete! Back to Jordan.
With the logically enhancing assistance of alcohol, and Power of Grayskull, we made new stories. Zach was the reason I found the pet store in Amman, which means he is also the reason a goldfish lived in my bidet. At least until the thieving maids stole him. Zach and I were back in business, and our mutually beneficial work relationship continued long after our Jordan deployment. It was truly the first time I had managed maintain persistent contact with an old friend.
All good things must come to an end! I understand that I only have one opportunity at the "Game of Life." I beat the shit out of my body, and go "Full Send" frequently. I was deployed to Lebanon when I received a phone call a former Company Commander who was now working at Special Operations Command (SOCOM). My war-monger life in Lebanon was raining tits, but then I got hit in the face with a dick. Zach had committed suicide the night before. I was devastatingly shocked.
LONG PAUSE
Long Pause? I literally took a break. Why? That's the same question I asked. It was the very first question I asked Ced. Why? November is quickly approaching. It is nearly the five year "anniversary" of his death, and I still cannot answer that question. "WHY?" I simply don't understand, and I don't think I ever will. I struggle with that question as I type. There is an multitude of emotions surging through my body, and anger is one of them.
I am not afraid, anymore, to admit that I had contemplated suicide. I loathed all the cliché sayings like, "Rock Bottom is a great place to build a foundation upwards." It's true though. I built up from what I interpreted to be "Rock Bottom." I reached for the outstretched hands. Here's the deal though; the only thing that stopped me was the devastating toll I know I would inflict on my children. Sure, my "pain" would end, but that pain would not go away. I would simply be passing the pain on to others. My children would ask "Why?" I simply could not do that to them.
"Is this a MilitaryStories Sloppy?" Yes! I hope it stays up too. It's about Airborne Operations. It's about Operation Inherent Resolve. It's about a mostly severed dickhead. Most importantly, it's about a persistent issue that continues to plague the military and our veterans. This is not indicative to the United States either. Our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) brothers and sisters suffer from the same "Military Story." It's about the time you returned from Afghanistan and found out your close brother in 3RD Special Forces Group (SFG) killed himself because his spouse left, or your brother that struggled with the transition to the "Civilian World." I deployed to Operation New Dawn for five months and lost two brothers, but neither of them died on a pile of warm 5.56 brass while defending their country.
I know the flood of phone calls is about to start in the coming weeks. I will be talking with friends and his family about the "good ole days." I am certain we will laugh, and I am equally certain we will cry. I know we will also ponder the "why" he didn't reach out for help? There were so many of us that would extend our hands, and pull our friend upwards. Zach didn't reach out though. Zach was a paratrooper and he "slipped away." There is nothing we can do to undo Zach's actions. Nothing is going to bring him back. That's does not mean we quit though.
I am fully aware that this is not my typical post. The MilitaryStories Description Box stares at me every single time I visit this wonderful Sub. No, it's certainly not my typical story. It is now, more than ever, one of the most appropriate stories I have posted. I understand that were are nothing more than a collective of internet strangers, but you'd be surprised how powerful this collection of humanoids are. Since joining Reddit in August, I have had three people reach out for help. I don't know if I made a difference, I really don't, but I know they are still here. I (Personal Opinion) think suicide is selfish act, a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I still feel anger when I think about Zach, but I won't quite on anyone.
Dear Reader, I ask that you be cognizant of your fellow humans. Especially now, and certainly on this Sub. Many of us have spent countless years serving our respective country, and evading death. We have seen the deplorable acts, and the depravity of humanity in war-torn lands. We never quit on our country, so please don't quit on your brothers and sisters, and never quit on yourself. Feel free to reach out to Sloppy if no one else. I have plenty of "war stories" to share.
Be Safe, and stay away from the Zombies.
Cheers!

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2020.10.28 18:49 SloppyEyeScream Mass Attacks, Operations Inherent Resolve, Operation New Dawn, and Fallen Brothers!

The amount of Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) and Passwords I have to remember for work is astonishing. I have to utilize a Common Access Card (CAC) to access the Unclassified network. I have to utilize a Token, and Password to access the Secret network. I have another ridiculous Username and Password combination to Access Top Secret (TS), and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Then there are separate PINs and Passwords for numerous other stuff-and-things. I do a fairly decent job of remembering my Passwords, but I get irritated when I have to reset them. I recently had to change one of my Passwords, and it was vitally important I remember it, because resetting it is a painful process. I very cautiously typed in P-E-N-I-S into the keyboard only for the computer to tell me it was "too short." Imagine my surprise when I realized that, in addition to my wife, my computer thinks my manhood is inadequate.
Many of you are well-aware that I "hunt laughs" every single day. I am selfish in this endeavor though. I feel the need to make myself laugh first. However, I do appreciate it when others enjoy my stories. It really is a symbiotic relationship. Unfortunately, there are days when life gives me lemons. Melons for you dyslexic folks. Today is a good day, for a good day! However, I am fully aware that a bad day is quickly approaching.
Anniversaries are a date in which an event took place a previous year. They are typically enjoyable events. Not all anniversaries are enjoyable events though. I have an anniversary I dread, it's one of many, and it is quickly approaching. I still struggle to find a logical reason why one of my closest friends felt the need drunkenly sit in his car, and then kiss his Glock goodnight. It was a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It was also selfish.
I first met Zach in Regiment. We quickly became friends due to a fucking Lego commercial.
Lego Commercial Extract
I know a boy, his name is Zach
He loves to click, yeah he loves to stack
Yeah construction is his knack, he's Zach the Lego maniac
That commercial, and those fucking awful lyrics ruined my Birthday, and Christmas for years to come. Lego's quickly became the default gift for the entirety of my early childhood. I initially thought it was something I would outgrow, but I was wrong.
Dad: What do you think Zach want's for his Sweet Sixteen?
Mom: Probably a car!?!
Dad: Excellent idea. We shall get him a Lego car. It will nicely compliment the six tons of Lego blocks he currently has.
I shit you not, I got a Game Boy, and an "Advanced Build" Lego car. I couldn't fit inside it, but the gas mileage was great. Well, Zach and I immediately bonded because we had the same issue growing up. If we pooled our resources, and built a mountain of Lego's, Mount Everest would quickly become the worlds second highest mountain. It was that ridiculous.
People come and go in the military. Zach and I eventually departed Regiment and walked separate paths. The world is a funny place, and "it's a small war" holds true. I was gallivanting around Amman, Jordan and I found myself at an Irish bar. There were two men a the end of the bar and one caught my eye. He had a beard that could easily scratch his nipples, and he looked an American. He was either a lumberjack, or homeless, but he was definitely an American. We both continued glancing at each other, but couldn't figure it out. "I know you from somewhere?" Then I seen an unmistakable tattoo. It was Zach.
OP: Gents! How about I buy you a beer?
Zach: Do I know you?
OP: (Talk to Bartender) Fine. This guy will take an Amstel, and this guy probably wants some Lego's.
Bartender: (Puzzled) Lego's? Is that a shot?
Zach: HOLY FUCK. OP NICKNAME!?!
OP: Yup!
Zach: What the fuck are you doing here?
OP: It's the only Irish bar in Amman.
Zach: I mean Jordan?
OP: I came for the Dead Sea, Petra, and Harley Davidson shirts. What the fuck are you doing here?
Zach: (Laughing) Same!
Bartender: (Confused) Do you want a shot?
OP: Three beers, and Three shots of your cheapest liquor!
Zach and I became an inseparable force in Jordan, and our work complimented each other. We were both there to support Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). We are still trying to "Resolve" it, but it was the greatest four-month deployment I have ever had. Zach and I relived the "old times." We discussed Hawk stories. We discussed the first time we experienced the losing end of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED/Roadside Bomb). When even discussed my favorite "Zach Story."
"Mass Attack" Airborne Operation
OP: Your leg straps are ridiculously loose.
Zach: I always jump like this brother.
OP: Really? Uncomfortable is comfortable during the "opening shock." That shit is too loose for me to ride.
Zach: Never had any problems before!
Dropzone Steps
  1. Hit Mother Earth like a sack-of-shit
  2. Question life choices that led you to Step One.
  3. Immediately release six gallons of piss you body managed to produce during "Map of The Earth" flying shenanigans.
  4. Account for Sensitive Items.
  5. Start walk to Alpha-Alpha (Assembly Area)
  6. Question life choices again.
I was briefly interrupted during Step Six of the process. I heard some very loud screaming, and made my way to an injured jumper. Everyone looked like a gun toting green elf under Night Vision. I continued my journey to the injured jumper, and then stumbled upon Zach. He was in obvious pain, and holding his crotch area.
OP: What's up brother?
Zach: I think something went wrong!
OP: What happened?
Zach: I don't know. I am too afraid to look.
OP Brain: You definitely have to see this shit.
OP: Let me take a look.
Zach: (Undoes Pants) Is it bad?
OP Brain: Nope! It's terrible.
OP: (Red Light): Ah!?! That doesn't look good.
Zach: (Scarred Voice) What?
OP: I don't know exactly. It is hard to see under Red Light. Fuck it! I'm going White Light (Big No-No).
OP Brain: HO-LEE FUCK. YOU TORE YOUR DICKHEAD OFF!
OP: You seem to have a small abrasion on your dickhead!
Zach: W-H-A-T???
OP: (Radio) Medic, this is OP Over.
Medic: Go for Medic!
OP: I need you at GRID LOCATION immediately.
Medic: Just me, or do we need the FLA (Field Litter Ambulance)?
OP: FLA. The patient is an Urgent Surgical with an abrasion to his penis!
Medic: (Laughing) Are you fucking with me!
OP: NO. FLA. ASAP (As Soon As Possible)
Zach: Did you just say URGENT SURGICAL? You said SMALL ABRASION SLOPPY NICKNAME.
OP Brain: Lie to him!
OP: Relax man. You're gonna be fine!
OP Brain: Great lie!
Medical FLA Arrives
Doc Feldman: What happened?
OP: Just look!
Doc Feldman: (White Light) HOLY FUCK! YOU TORE YOUR DICKHEAD OFF. HOW IN THE FUCK DID THIS HAPPEN?
Zach: My leg straps during the "opening shock."
OP Brain: (Light Bulb Moment) Tell Him!!!
OP: (Laughing) Ha! I fucking told you so!
Zach had surgery, and although nobody in the Platoon was a medical professional, we frequently asked to visually observe the healing progress. It was the very first Franken-Cock I seen in the military. Zach was the very definition of Urgent Surgical, and the doctors had to meticulously reattach the mushroom cap to the stem. Unrelated, but Zach had a very strict "No Sex Profile" for months to ensure the cap didn't pop off in the squish mitten. He frequently disobeyed medical orders though, and the healing process took nearly four months.
Rant Complete! Back to Jordan.
With the logically enhancing assistance of alcohol, and Power of Grayskull, we made new stories. Zach was the reason I found the pet store in Amman, which means he is also the reason a goldfish lived in my bidet. At least until the thieving maids stole him. Zach and I were back in business, and our mutually beneficial work relationship continued long after our Jordan deployment. It was truly the first time I had managed maintain persistent contact with an old friend.
All good things must come to an end! I understand that I only have one opportunity at the "Game of Life." I beat the shit out of my body, and go "Full Send" frequently. I was deployed to Lebanon when I received a phone call a former Company Commander who was now working at Special Operations Command (SOCOM). My war-monger life in Lebanon was raining tits, but then I got hit in the face with a dick. Zach had committed suicide the night before. I was devastatingly shocked.
LONG PAUSE
Long Pause? I literally took a break. Why? That's the same question I asked. It was the very first question I asked Ced. Why? November is quickly approaching. It is nearly the five year "anniversary" of his death, and I still cannot answer that question. "WHY?" I simply don't understand, and I don't think I ever will. I struggle with that question as I type. There is an multitude of emotions surging through my body, and anger is one of them.
I am not afraid, anymore, to admit that I had contemplated suicide. I loathed all the cliché sayings like, "Rock Bottom is a great place to build a foundation upwards." It's true though. I built up from what I interpreted to be "Rock Bottom." I reached for the outstretched hands. Here's the deal though; the only thing that stopped me was the devastating toll I know I would inflict on my children. Sure, my "pain" would end, but that pain would not go away. I would simply be passing the pain on to others. My children would ask "Why?" I simply could not do that to them.
"Is this a MilitaryStories Sloppy?" Yes! I hope it stays up too. It's about Airborne Operations. It's about Operation Inherent Resolve. It's about a mostly severed dickhead. Most importantly, it's about a persistent issue that continues to plague the military and our veterans. This is not indicative to the United States either. Our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) brothers and sisters suffer from the same "Military Story." It's about the time you returned from Afghanistan and found out your close brother in 3RD Special Forces Group (SFG) killed himself because his spouse left, or your brother that struggled with the transition to the "Civilian World." I deployed to Operation New Dawn for five months and lost two brothers, but neither of them died on a pile of warm 5.56 brass while defending their country.
I know the flood of phone calls is about to start in the coming weeks. I will be talking with friends and his family about the "good ole days." I am certain we will laugh, and I am equally certain we will cry. I know we will also ponder the "why" he didn't reach out for help? There were so many of us that would extend our hands, and pull our friend upwards. Zach didn't reach out though. Zach was a paratrooper and he "slipped away." There is nothing we can do to undo Zach's actions. Nothing is going to bring him back. That's does not mean we quit though.
I am fully aware that this is not my typical post. The MilitaryStories Description Box stares at me every single time I visit this wonderful Sub. No, it's certainly not my typical story. It is now, more than ever, one of the most appropriate stories I have posted. I understand that were are nothing more than a collective of internet strangers, but you'd be surprised how powerful this collection of humanoids are. Since joining Reddit in August, I have had three people reach out for help. I don't know if I made a difference, I really don't, but I know they are still here. I (Personal Opinion) think suicide is selfish act, a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I still feel anger when I think about Zach, but I won't quite on anyone.
Dear Reader, I ask that you be cognizant of your fellow humans. Especially now, and certainly on this Sub. Many of us have spent countless years serving our respective country, and evading death. We have seen the deplorable acts, and the depravity of humanity in war-torn lands. We never quit on our country, so please don't quit on your brothers and sisters, and never quit on yourself. Feel free to reach out to Sloppy if no one else. I have plenty of "war stories" to share.
Be Safe, and stay away from the Zombies.
Cheers!
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2020.10.28 18:15 JoblessInWashingtom [Review] 🚨Kelly SHOWDOWN!!🚨 Non-TS Steven's Kelly 28 CHALLENGER 💪 vs TS Elaine' Symode reigning CHAMPION🏆!

Now that I have your attention with my click bait title, here is my boring and dry review:
There has been several good reviews of non-TS Steven's birkins and other Hermes bag. I wanted to try my luck by placing a custom order fot a kelly 28 in togo. He was out of Barenia fauve when I inquired so I settled for togo.
This will include an in-depth comparison to a symode bag in the second half.
 
🌟🌱🌟🌱🌟🌱🌟🌱🌟🌱🌟
 

Kelly 28 cm Retourne in Bleu Nuit togo leather with GHW

 
I have not be given a discount, I paid full price.
Who: Non-TS Steven
Where: wechat ID : luxbea2018
Factory: unknown
Price: 850 $ USD + 50 $ for DHL + 100$ fees from transferwise and cc fees for using transferwise
Total cost = 1000 $ USD via Transferwise
 
Order timeline:
Ordered 8/27/20
PSP 9/23/20
Shipped 9/25/20
Received: 10/9/20
 

PHOTOS

PSP
Color chart
Authentic Authentic 2
My Photos
I took out my mini studio to take these pictures! It gives it a PSP vibe but these are my pics 😃
Comparison photos are in the second segment.
Edit: I asked Steven for factory pictures and he literally sent me my PSPs
 

Quality

9/10

Fufu smell is from the box, not the bag! Steven sent the bag with full packaging, makes for a wonderful unboxing experience.
The good:
Leather is plump and smells great.
Handle feels sturdy and hard
Overall glazing is even, just not at the flap joint
Feet are hammered in, cant twist off
Lock feels hefty and expensive
Hardware looks very nice with correct print
Chevre is soft and thin. Lining does not lift off.
 

Accuracy

7.5/10

This will be a bit more critical as the H crowd is very peculiar. Those ladies know their H and I do not want to disappoint ! I know that there has been a search for a more affordable high tier factory since the Symode debacle.
  • -0.75 Shape is too fat. It looks like a Hershey kiss on the side. Kind of like a birkin... He makes bombastic birkins tho 🤔💣😂
  • -0.5 leather is a bit thick. It feels more supple and conditioned like clemence, not dry like togo. The flap should be able to stay open on its own, but it doesn't.
  • -0.25 sangles are thicker and stiffer. A bit wider but that can vary on auths since it's hand made. I personally prefer limp sangles 😏
  • -0.25 Handle could be tougher and thinner
  • -0.25 Strap clasp is different, knob more rounded
  • -.025 Sangles are cut well in the front but the back could be better
  • -0.25 Strap thicker and stiffer. Heavier as well, they might have more layers, not sure. Weight and width
I do not have an auth so I cant say much about height.
The good:
Overall quality is excellent, that is my biggest accuracy concerns when it comes to kellys. Shape looks alright when not next to other kellys. I can tell people it's old and saggy because I had a D stamp put on it. Handle is next and this is well done. Very smooth, no bumps or wrinkles.
Stitching is done well and in the correct direction
H zipper end is there. Smooth zipper
Date code positioned correctly. He can do custom codes I believe.
Thread color matches leather. Auths can vary in thread shade.
Waxed thread, looks very good
Stamp is not too deep. Ask him for a stamp with less pressure if it is a big concern. He is generally receptive to these requests. Placement could be a smidge higher.
Lines pressed into the leather looks very clean. You can see it well along the flap. Hardware has the square for the GHW
Pins do not protrude a lot from the back of sangles.
 

Satisfaction

10/10

A little bit pricier than Ddmode but with peace of mind and a quicker turnaround time is perfectly fine with me.
Very happy with quality. Most of my cons can be found on auth clemence and togo. I will carry this bag with confidence!

Seller communication

10000/10

Steven responds very quickly. ❤ He responds same day.
We had a hiccup with shipping but he looked into it and got the package moving.
I will definitely put another order in ☺ !
 
👛💎👛💎👛💎👛💎👛💎👛
 

🎶WELCOME TO THE almost ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN🎶

 

Steven's Kelly Retourne 28cm in Bleu Nuit in togo with GHW VS Elaine's Symode Retourne 28cm in Anemone in togo with PHW

 
What a mouthful. Not quite the ultimate showdown since I don't have an auth.
Bleu Nuit is 2020 Steven, Anemone is 2020 Symode, Vert Verone is Symode 2019.

Lock, keys and dustbag throw down

Steven's clochette is longer, auth varies
Steven's lock is fatter, auth varies
Both dustbags are detailed, symode more so on the wheels, Steven on the person
Winner: Tie 🥊

Swinging Straps

Both hardware are hefty
Steven's strap is 54 grams, symode 50 grams
Steven's has a rounded knob on the clasp compared to symode. It should look like a shark fin, which symode has down. Bottom is auth
Steven's kelly has a thicker, wider strap
Both are roughly 32 inches, which is accurate for kelly 28
Winner: Symode 🐬

Bag Body Building contest

Weigh-in

Measurements

Symode's measurements match Hermes' official measurements of 28 x 10 x 22 cm
Symode's handle is a tad skinnier, but you can't really tell without measuring it
Steven's has a thicc butt. Bottom is much wider. Needs more exercise and less snacc.
Symode's kelly is thinner and taller, both bags are brand new
Symode togo leather is softer, bag feels thinner. Flap stays open like auth. Stevens does not.
Steven's back tabs smaller
Steven's stamp deeper
Lines are pressed better on Steven's kelly
Steven has bigger dimensions overall, it's like a birkin 30 with a lid
Steven's bag without strap is 788 grams
Symode without strap is 758 grams
Winner: Symode 🏋

Inner beauty contest

Date stamp good on both
Zipper pouch has lump on Stevens
Stevens smells like leather, symode smells more hermes-y. A bit strong but it's brand new.
Winner: Symode 💖

Sangle tangle

Pearling more evident on symode. They really improved from 2019 to 2020
Sangles are wider on steven
Both sangles are cut very well, symode seems to have fixed that issue with the rounded sangles
Pins more flushed to the back like the auths (2019 symode had protruding pins in the back, but 2020 version is better)
Sangles are softer and limp on symode
Winner: Symode 💃
Edit: Pictures of various pearling on reps that I've owned

PNW ENDURANCE

Both seem to do well with water, just wipe it down to dry it off
Overall consensus is that togo fairs well in most weather
Steven's togo feels conditioned and water slides off much easier
Winner: Steven 🌧

Purse busting

Price without fees and shipping:
$850 USD Steven
$1600 USD Symode
Winner: Steven 💸
 

ACCURACY AND QUALITY WINNER: SYMODE 🥇

I mean, Symode better fricking win, it's like double the price omg 💸 💰
 
 
However, for the best bang for your dollaroos

MOST COST EFFICIENT WINNER: NON-TS STEVEN 🥈

 
🌟❤🌟❤🌟❤🌟❤🌟❤🌟
 

Final thoughts

 
Steven is one of the best non-TS that I have had the pleasure to work with. This bag is worth the price tag. It is a high tier imo, but not as accurate as symode. I prefer the drier Symode Togo. I do not condition my togo bags. However, unless you set an auth next to steven's kelly, you would have a hard time figuring out if it's fake or not from afar.
Symode is at the point of diminishing return. When purchasing a 100$ rep vs a 400$ rep, you'll see a big difference. Same if you go from a 400$ rep to a 850$ rep. Steven and DDmode are right at that cusp of hitting the point of dimishing return. Going from a 850$ rep to a 1600$ rep yields such small increases in quality and accuracy compared to going from 400$ to 850$.
I hope that this was helpful, I love kelly 28s and have started to collect them. Still waiting on a barenia faubourg kelly 28 from symode! Picture of my small collection.
Thanks for reading ladies ❤
My apologies to anyone that I have not responded to in the past, I'm terrible at messaging
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2020.10.27 16:20 HK_Leverage $ersdl - Residual Token (dba unFederalReserve)'s Thoughts on DeFI Structuring

We are listed on uniswap ... here are some domain thoughts.
This is all rough, but basically think of those old stick-and-ball molecule models, where in this case each ball is a different tokenized element. For the sake of this email, here's a glossary of sample balls (tokens):
- B(n) = Borrower characteristics as of a date - C(n) = Collateral characteristics (if applicable) as of date - L(n) = Lender characteristics as of a date - T = Terms and Conditions of a debt agreement Each letter is a non-fungible token, and combinations of those letters form either: - D = Debt (Funded Loan) = B + C + L + T - F = Fail (Unfunded Loan) = B + C + L + T [note, good to keep a record of the unfunded loans too] To price, we capture relevant market inputs (M), and based on D, calculate price AND a slate of other necessary pricing information (Pi, Po): - M = Relevant market data as of given date (e.g. rate curves, spreads, liquidity) - Pi = Pricing metrics [inputs] (e.g. CPLGD/LS assumptions, servicing costs, capital costs) - Po = Pricing metrics [outputs] (e.g. cash flow timing, duration, etc.) ... this comes from a centralized pricing model/oracle. now, -D(1) = B + C + L + T + M + Pi + Po And almost like cellular mitosis, on day 2, the characteristics of each token may change, and swapping in new balls (or even sub-balls, if the borrower ball was divided into small tokenized characteristic elements) may be necessary. If D is being considered for sale, then the newly priced debt may look like the following depending on what availability the potential new owner (O) has to updated information: D(2) = B(2) + C(2) + T + M(2) + Pi(2) + Po(2) ... note there's no lender for pricing purposes, but borrower, market, and pricing elements have changed. If the O is a securitization trust or a whole-loan buyer, then on the actual acquisition day as part of the settlement process they will like reprice again (in part for accounting, but also to manage the securitization cash flows): D(3) = B(3) + C(3) + O + T + M(3) + Pi(3) + Po(3) If you are building a securitization, then you would take the information from D(3)i, where i = {1 to n loans} to create the waterfall for Tin / Drop. The beauty of tokenizing the discrete elements is the plug/play nature works for varying purposes, and added security, frankly. I don't need to be transferring my pricing history or assumptions along with the D tokens. I can also share Ts and generic information about my Bs and Cs so that buyers can price in the market. ALCO committees can also obtain metrics on Ds and Fs with respect to the Ms for that day to improve pricing. I can go on, but this is a basic idea behind what we were thinking at Residual. It would work great for supply chain or digital asset-backed finance, because you have novation/consent opportunities available also. The GUI can mimick what's being used today with logic programmed to write encoded to the different ball types. The back-office/middle-office systems can also have read/write/ball swap capabilities. Debt Molecules.
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2020.10.27 16:19 HK_Leverage $ersdl - Residual Token (dba unFederalReserve)'s Thoughts on Structuring DeFI

We are listed on uniswap ... here are some domain thoughts.
This is all rough, but basically think of those old stick-and-ball molecule models, where in this case each ball is a different tokenized element. For the sake of this email, here's a glossary of sample balls (tokens):
- B(n) = Borrower characteristics as of a date - C(n) = Collateral characteristics (if applicable) as of date - L(n) = Lender characteristics as of a date - T = Terms and Conditions of a debt agreement Each letter is a non-fungible token, and combinations of those letters form either: - D = Debt (Funded Loan) = B + C + L + T - F = Fail (Unfunded Loan) = B + C + L + T [note, good to keep a record of the unfunded loans too] To price, we capture relevant market inputs (M), and based on D, calculate price AND a slate of other necessary pricing information (Pi, Po): - M = Relevant market data as of given date (e.g. rate curves, spreads, liquidity) - Pi = Pricing metrics [inputs] (e.g. CPLGD/LS assumptions, servicing costs, capital costs) - Po = Pricing metrics [outputs] (e.g. cash flow timing, duration, etc.) ... this comes from a centralized pricing model/oracle. now, -D(1) = B + C + L + T + M + Pi + Po And almost like cellular mitosis, on day 2, the characteristics of each token may change, and swapping in new balls (or even sub-balls, if the borrower ball was divided into small tokenized characteristic elements) may be necessary. If D is being considered for sale, then the newly priced debt may look like the following depending on what availability the potential new owner (O) has to updated information: D(2) = B(2) + C(2) + T + M(2) + Pi(2) + Po(2) ... note there's no lender for pricing purposes, but borrower, market, and pricing elements have changed. If the O is a securitization trust or a whole-loan buyer, then on the actual acquisition day as part of the settlement process they will like reprice again (in part for accounting, but also to manage the securitization cash flows): D(3) = B(3) + C(3) + O + T + M(3) + Pi(3) + Po(3) If you are building a securitization, then you would take the information from D(3)i, where i = {1 to n loans} to create the waterfall for Tin / Drop. The beauty of tokenizing the discrete elements is the plug/play nature works for varying purposes, and added security, frankly. I don't need to be transferring my pricing history or assumptions along with the D tokens. I can also share Ts and generic information about my Bs and Cs so that buyers can price in the market. ALCO committees can also obtain metrics on Ds and Fs with respect to the Ms for that day to improve pricing. I can go on, but this is a basic idea behind what we were thinking at Residual. It would work great for supply chain or digital asset-backed finance, because you have novation/consent opportunities available also. The GUI can mimick what's being used today with logic programmed to write encoded to the different ball types. The back-office/middle-office systems can also have read/write/ball swap capabilities. Debt Molecules.
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2020.10.27 14:09 Baba_Sasson FWB Story

Hello !
I need your specific input :(
I'd been hooking up with a single dude, a sort of FWB, who would only (deeply, almost lovingly) care for me when we used to meet (which is what having a FWB is about, ultimately, and we met a little couple of times) and used to completely ignore me afterwards.
He told me he worked abroad half of the time, but seemed like he was hiding something and like he was constantly lying no matter what. Also, he's super handsome (I’m average at best, we’re both gays btw) but also happens to be narcissistic to a certain extent.
We met up last in early March, "casually", it was the best encounter ever, until a detail slipped out of his mouth : he had a boyfriend all this time!
Accepting to still hook up with each other while I clearly had feelings for him (that I kept to myself) was hard enough, but I couldn't deal with feeling like an infatuated and naive side hoe. I wanted to make sure that I heard him correctly and asked him about it, but I did like 4 hours later lol. He got it all in a second, told me that it was none of my business if he had a SO (guess he's right) and we both agreed to put an end to our encounters (I actually accepted out of shock lol). He didn't even want to talk anymore so I just decided to leave his place.
I'm baffled to see he acted so offended while he clearly presentend himself as single during our first sex date. Him tricking me into believing he was single so that I wouldn’t walk off the door was absolutely sick. I also don’t know if he was cheating on his partner, if he’s in an open relationship or if he was just bluffing ?
There isn’t only that. Even though he was mostly « loving », he also made me do the groceries (like buy beers) with his own credit card, hassled me with several calls and texts each time I was heading to his place to know my location, initiated sex whenever he wanted and refused to stop when I begged him to « please » do so. He would order food (just for me, I literally never saw him eat) after sex (like what is that, is it aftercare or some manipulation trick ?). He once even woke me up for sex. I’m kind of submissive, so that would have been quite hot but only in a consensual context I guess.
Yeah but I clearly miss him. His beautiful smile, his nice attentions, his musical conferences during our chit-chats post-coitum. I would lie if I told he didn’t make some efforts to get interested in my life, but the fact he was putting strong boundaries between us threw me off therefore I always kept being very cautious about giving some personal details. We also used to go to the same « posh » high school (him 10 years before me) where little sh!ts bullied me for not being as rich, straight and dumb as them, basically. So meeting and being taken care of someone belonging to that same privileged social class that hurt me a lot in the past, was kind of satisfying and healing (regardless of the abuse in bed).
So today, I can’t be 100% sure he was telling the truth about not being single. Maybe he was just bluffing (fear of commitment ?) or that he really meant it when he said he wanted to stop the encounters (he was intoxicated : alcohol + weed). I honesly feel he really likes me as an individual, but that something I can’t pinpoint made him uncomfortable (about himself, maybe).
I lost his new number he was using then, so I sent him a letter few days later (just before the pandemic hit where we live) where I apologized and invited him to get back to our « habits », but I didn’t have his surname, so there’s a chance it wasn’t delivered properly. I also called him a month ago on his old number where he actually blocked me (long story short, I discovered he blocks calls from numbers as soon as he registers them as phone contacts, which reinforces the cheating theory ?) and left him a voice note, but since it’s his old number, chances are he didn’t notice them at all.
So I’m now considering going to his place and see if there is a way to say hi and talk. Why ? Because I need my closure. I need to understand why he treated me like a worthless piece of garbage while being « loving » and civil. I need to know if he’s really single and to understand if he’s such a bad communicator who’s unable to say « listen, I’m okay with the sex, but just not ready for anything more ». I need to prove that I’m not stupid and that I’ve always been aware of his red flags. I need to be acknowledged by him as a good, nice and complete human being, who’s worthy of love (not necessarily by him) and respect. And if he’s down for it, we could also hook-up again.
I often cry thinking about that and sometimes just want to kill myself for being duped. I don’t want to come off as crazy to him or to you, though. But I honestly wonder if I’m not loosing my sanity right now ? (Disclosure : that probably has to do with other things going on in my life)
What do you think I should do ?
Thanks !
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2020.10.27 09:16 Baba_Sasson FWB(34) ditched me(26)

Hello!
I'd been hooking up with a single dude, a sort of FWB, who would only (deeply, almost lovingly) care for me when we used to meet (which is what having a FWB is about, ultimately, and we met a little couple of times) and used to completely ignore me afterwards.
He told me he worked abroad half of the time, but seemed like he was hiding something and like he was constantly lying no matter what. Also, he's super handsome (I’m average at best, we’re both gays btw) but also happens to be narcissic to a certain extent.
We met up last in early March, "casually", it was the best encounter ever, until a detail slipped out of his mouth : he had a boyfriend all this time!
Accepting to still hook up with each other while I clearly had feelings for him (that I kept to myself) was hard enough, but I couldn't deal with feeling like an infatuated and naive side hoe. I wanted to make sure that I heard him correctly and asked him about it, but I did like 4 hours later lol. He got it all in a second, told me that it was none of my business if he had a SO (guess he's right) and we both agreed to put an end to our encounters (I actually accepted out of shock lol). He didn't even want to talk anymore so I just decided to leave his place.
I'm baffled to see he acted so offended while he clearly presentend himself as single during our first sex date. Him tricking me into believing he was single so that I wouldn’t walk off the door was absolutely sick. I also don’t know if he was cheating on his partner, if he’s in an open relationship or if he was just bluffing ?
There isn’t only that. Even though he was mostly « loving », he also made me do the groceries (like buy beers) with his own credit card, hassled me with several calls and texts each time I was heading to his place to know my location, initiated sex whenever he wanted and refused to stop when I begged him to « please » do so. He would order food (just for me, I literally never saw him eat) after sex (like what is that, is it aftercare or some manipulation trick ?). He once even woke me up for sex. I’m kind of submissive, so that would have been quite hot but only in a consensual context I guess.
Yeah but I clearly miss him. His beautiful smile, his nice attentions, his musical conferences during our chit-chats post-coitum. I would lie if I told he didn’t make some efforts to get interested in my life, but the fact he was putting strong boundaries between us threw me off therefore I always kept being very cautious about giving some personal details. We also used to go to the same « posh » high school (him 10 years before me) where little sh!ts bullied me for not being as rich, straight and dumb as them, basically. So meeting and being taken care of someone belonging to that same privileged social class that hurt me a lot in the past, was kind of satisfying and healing (regardless of the abuse in bed).
So today, I can’t be 100% sure he was telling the truth about not being single. Maybe he was just bluffing (fear of commitment ?) or that he really meant it when he said he wanted to stop the encounters (he was intoxicated : alcohol + weed). I honesly feel he really likes me as an individual, but that something I can’t pinpoint made him uncomfortable (about himself, maybe).
I lost his new number he was using then, so I sent him a letter few days later (just before the pandemic hit where we live) where I apologized and invited him to get back to our « habits », but I didn’t have his surname, so there’s a chance it wasn’t delivered properly. I also called him a month ago on his old number where he actually blocked me (long story short, I discovered he blocks calls from numbers as soon as he registers them as phone contacts, which reinforces the cheating theory ?) and left him a voice note, but since it’s his old number, chances are he didn’t notice them at all.
So I’m now considering going to his place and see if there is a way to say hi and talk. Why ? Because I need my closure. I need to understand why he treated me like a worthless piece of garbage while being « loving » and civil. I need to know if he’s really single and to understand if he’s such a bad communicator who’s unable to say « listen, I’m okay with the sex, but just not ready for anything more ». I need to prove that I’m not stupid and that I’ve always been aware of his red flags. I need to be acknowledged by him as a good, nice and complete human being, who’s worthy of love (not necessarily by him) and respect. And if he’s down for it, we could also hook-up again.
I often cry thinking about that and sometimes just want to kill myself for being duped. I don’t want to come off as crazy to him or to you, though. But I honestly wonder if I’m not loosing my sanity right now ? (Disclosure : that probably has to do with other things going on in my life)
What do you think I should do ?
Thanks !
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2020.10.27 00:26 directproductionsuk In TV Always Get The Small Things Right!

In TV Always Get The Small Things Right!

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Getting the small things right – every little detail – is very important in television and the media industries. A wrong phone number or an incorrect post code can cost time, money and in extreme circumstances lives. When I was filming a wildlife series on the volcano Krakatoa in the Pacific Rim, I had the misfortune of falling off a steep ledge. It’s lucky I wasn’t badly injured - the phone number for medical evacuation on the call sheet was wrong.
But way more important than my life is the on screen dignity of an A list presenter! Giving ‘the talent’ an incorrect fact can lead to them being corrected live on air by an interviewee and a very angry humiliated celebrity tearing a strip of you after the cameras have stopped rolling. Or if you’re asked to check a fact in commentary script and only read it up on Wikipedia to save time rather than double sourcing it from a reputable website and a mistake slips through. A wrong fact can lead to viewer complaints, angry programme commissioners, even legal and compliance problems.
That’s why work ex people and runners are often asked to make teas and coffees when they first start in a production company or edit house. If a newcomer can’t get something as basic as a tea and coffee round right, how can they be trusted with more important tasks like checking comm scripts and call sheets?
So here’s a tip – pay attention to detail in everything you do, especially when you are starting out in the media because first impressions matter. If your colleagues get the sense you’re not 100% focussed then you won’t get asked to do more challenging and rewarding tasks, you won’t be asked back and you won’t get a good reference after you’ve left.
And make sure your CV’s and intro e mails are spelt correctly too – mistakes indicate you’re not great at detail…
For more tips on how to forge a media career, book a place on my upcoming online zoom workshop by e mailing me at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
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If you’d really like to do the course but can’t make this date, please let me know. For testimonials please go to https://www.directproductions.co.uk/training-courses
Good luck!
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