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Share your favorite tips, ask for advice, and encourage others about anything dating.
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2020.10.29 14:50 dgh305 36m Florida. New to the sub. Need help finding the Canadian princess of my dreams.

I hope I’m not breaking any rules with this post..
(I am NOT soliciting for an actual LDR, just advice on getting there from other folks in similar situations)
As stated in the title I’m from Florida. And honestly I’ve had enough of my fellow Americans lol. I’m 36, Hispanic, tall, and funny 93% of the day.
Why am I searching for a Canadian?
Put simply: you guys rock!! I’ve “met” so many funny, cool, and just generally awesome people on Reddit and keep finding out a lot come from Canada, soooooo here I am.
Obviously with the pandemic were all relegated to just online dating but what about a situation like this where I’m looking for someone in another country. Sure I can change my location on some but how effective will that be?
Any tips on how I can improve my search? Is there an app for JUST long distance relationships?
Really hoping this sub can help me as I’ve seen it’s helped so many others!! Fingers crossed 🤞🏼
(DM is open)
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2020.10.29 14:13 americanoandpb123 A wake-up call - Is my mum a narcissist?

So, basically my mother has OCD and this has impacted my life for as long as I can remember. From the memories that I do have from childhood, most Christmases and family holidays involved screaming, fighting, plates-throwing and my brother and I hiding behind the sofa. I’m 19 and when I look back on my childhood I had always considered myself a bad child, one who acted out, one with behavioural issues and one who was aggressive. This was because for some reason I had so much anger and I didn’t know where it came from. I would have violent fights with my parents, my mum would scream at me, slap me and pull my hair and I would hit back so I always considered myself and evil and broken child because often in those moments I would just see black. As I went through puberty that anger dissipated and I struggled with a lot of internal issues which started around age 12/13, pedophilia OCD, homosexual OCD (I’m straight) and disordered eating. I still struggle with intrusive thoughts and disordered eating currently. My family would always tiptoe around my mother’s OCD, we’d ignore it when she crossed the street to avoid a bin, or make us watch our hands six times, and my grandparents and dad would answer every single paranoid repetitive question. When we were kids my brother and I had a seemingly good relationship, but I was always the more dominant one, I was the one who excelled academically and was brave enough to go on the slide. Over time we drifted apart and he developed his own issues, he would have weird phobias such as nail polish, and now he can’t even bring himself to directly look at me or walk past me on the stairs. He is very antisocial and hides in his room gaming all day, he even gets nervous going to a cafe. He also makes strange noises and shouts a lot. Sadly one of my mother’s worst phobias is a vein on my brother’s forehead so she can hardly bring herself to be in the same room as him. She has little to no relationship with him and always put all of her attention on me. If I didn’t study for 7 hours straight this would be met with aggression, I was barely allowed to leave my house and didn’t have my first kiss or sip of alcohol until I was 17. She always criticised me when Bethany or whoever got a higher grade, it was never about the 99% score but instead the 1% I missed. One of our biggest fights was when I received 5 A grades at Higher and 4 A band 1s and she was so upset about the other band 1 I missed that she screamed at me and started hitting me so my grandparents had to drive me away as she sat on our driveway. In fact, in my senior year I spent most of the time living with my grandparents because I couldn’t bear to come home. When I got my first boyfriend the attention switched from my grades to her obsessing over whether we were going on enough dates or texting each other enough and she would criticise me for supposedly being a bad girlfriend. She would put doubts in my head or make me question things or magnify any insecurities I had and was a third party in the relationship. When I chose to break up with him she considered it the worst thing I had ever done, she hated when I would reject guys and called me cold and heartless and cruel and so ‘different’ from her. She got upset when I did anything she hadn’t pre-planned for me. She micromanaged everything and was very involved in my romantic life. She had an obsession with me having a partner and viewed me as less than when I did not have one. She didn’t think I should say no to anyone and always repeated ‘Someone like you can’t afford to lose people’. So I found myself in many situations that I didn’t want to be in, was sexually assaulted multiple times and also had casual sex as a coping mechanism. She always found a way to blame me instead of the guy. When I was in the height of my restriction with disordered eating she would encourage me, not allow me chocolate, weigh me and encourage me to take provocative pictures. She would host parties at my house so that I had the opportunity to be drunk around boys. She would message my friends behind my back and construct texts for me. She would criticise me if my makeup, body, eating, grades and relationship status weren’t to her liking. She loved doing everything for me and treated me like a Sim or a Barbie doll. All of my life I struggled with overly close toxic friendships with fighting and me being effectively controlled and then when I wasn’t pushing people away I found myself in an emotionally abusive relationship. It was always the same cycle. Even though my friends always told me she was crazy and lived vicariously through me and I was complaining about her to Childline and online counsellors since I was about 10 I never put 2+2 together. I knew our tumultuous relationship wasn’t good. I knew I felt stifled. But I blamed a lot of it on my prior ‘bad’ behaviour. And the message of forgiveness was always repeated to me. Family is everything, every family has their problems, she’s doing it out of love, look how much she spends on you, would you rather you were neglected? She would text me incessantly when I was at university and tracked my location on Snapchat. But still I didn’t see a problem. She would send me old pictures of myself to compare and contrast it to my current body and face. I struggled in my first year of university with friends, boys, eating, alcohol and had a minor breakdown. I decided in my second year to see a therapist on a regular basis and suddenly realised most things I had told by my family weren’t true. Living in a flat with friends I realised so much of my learned behaviour wasn’t normal, that you can live in a peaceful happy home without constant screaming and divorce threats and violence. Now I realise a lot of it wasn’t my fault. I started to distance myself, I stopped telling her every detail and calling her for hours on end. As she does every time I had tried to in the past, she acted out. She called me and told me I had ruined her life, she had given up everything for me, she had put me above her husband and my brother. She had given up her life, she didn’t have a job, friends, an exercise regimen, normal eating behaviours, hobbies. Why couldn’t I just be the way she wanted? She said I should never have kids because I’m unforgiving and heartless and she can understand why noone wants to date me. I will be alone until I’m at least 40. She said that she knew she used to manipulate me but our relationship was better then. Now I’ve destroyed it and she never imagined she’d have a daughter like me. It finally sank in that she really is bad. I can’t blame myself or make excuses. And it isn’t a fun or quirky joke. This is my real life and I only have one mother. I realise all of my dad’s words of ‘Oh she’s acting out, everyone has faults, think about why she’s saying it and not what’ was just him teaching me to be overly forgiving which is what he learned with his alcoholic mother. I’m tired of tiptoeing around and walking on eggshells. I was listening to her OCD queries and calming her down from age 9. I have no sense of self and I’m insecure. I feel directionless but I need to take control of my life. I feel alone because my dad and grandparents enable her. And my brother was made to feel like he was worthless and I was the perfect one, he isn’t even in the family groupchat. I wish I had a better relationship with him. I guess I have to make my own family. Maybe some people on this thread can relate or give me tips.
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2020.10.29 11:49 bligesdu How do people hookup so often

So to start off I’m M21. Only had sex once, and this was off of tinder and mainly happened because she asked me out. Actually, anytime I’ve ever even been out with a girl is because she initiated it. Since then I’ve been at an absolute loss when it comes to anything with women. I just don’t get how guys or girls are even able to get to the point of hookups or friends with benefits when I can’t even get a date. I assume a big factor is using online dating apps but even then being a horrible texter doesn’t help me much and I have way too much social anxiety to even talk to a girl much less ask her out.
I know I’m good at one on one dates in person, and everyone I’ve talked to in person really likes me, I just don’t understand how there are so many guys out there who are just able to have sex or even be around women so much. And To be honest, I’m not even super interested in having sex it’s just the fact that I don’t have anyone who want to have sex or who want to go out with me, ever, when it feels like everyone that I see online or any of my friends always have someone that they can do stuff with.
Any tips and advice are helpful
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2020.10.29 06:50 shomesrobery Tips to Finding the Best Dating Site

By simply typing the "top dating sites" words into Google search, you can find dozens of lists and reviews on the best and top online matchmaking websites. But, how would you know they truly are the best, what criteria to use for rating them and finally which ones to work with? Let us try to answer some of those questions here.
First of all, you need to realize that you have unique dating needs and this is the first and utmost criteria to judge any dating site by. Once you realize what you really expect from such sites, you can make decision on which ones of them would be best for you personally. So, tip number one: sit down, relax and think over your personal expectations of the online dating providers.
Next, there is one major general criteria to rate dating services by. It is safety. You do not want to get yourself into dating scams. Thus, your safety has to be your priority. That is where all those reviews, feedback and ratings come handy.
So, the tip number two is this: browse the web, find clients' feedback on dating sites' safety and their experience with those sites before you decide to work with them.
Tip number three is: read carefully all the information on the site's FAQ, About Us and other important, but at times boring pages. This can help you to determine what anti scam policies those dating agencies have and to figure out if they really, truly are top dating sites. Most respectable, reputable and well known dating sites take good care of this issue, because various dating scams can ruin their reputation and business.
Now, the number of features and services a site offers can also serve as good criteria of its quality and top position. For example, some top dating sites offer such convenient services as email addresses, translation services for international dating, gift sending services, extended profile options, easy searches, etc. So, the forth tip is: browse through the site you want to work with and see, how eager are these people to get you comfortable and easy to work with them.
Here we come to the fifth and very practical tip on selecting the best dating site to work with: find out if the site you want to work with has a free trial membership and go with it, even if it offers some limited profile options. Try it out first, before you actually pay your money for their services.
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2020.10.29 06:40 DingoNearby Transfer/am lost/ help with registration

Hey guys! I got my application accepted for UCF's spring semester 2021. I am trying to find out when to register for classes but I can't seem to find it. The "important dates" on the academic calendar doesn't specifically say when class registration is for transfers so I'm not sure. I also have to complete the orientation, but I am not sure if I have to register for this or simply wait for an invitation. I've read that you may or may not to accept an invitation. I hope it is not too late to do the orientation or to choose classes.
Thank you guys. If you have any tips regarding choosing classes or the online system for that, please let me know.
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2020.10.29 03:48 Loner_11235 Is my complicated LDR destined to fail?

Apologies in advance for the very long post
I (32M) was in a sexless marriage with my best friend for 6 years. We finally called it quits this year.
The guilt of leaving your best friend to fend for herself after 7.5 years of being together is immense. We practically grew into adulthood together but we were fatally incompatible in bed. She is still unable to come to terms with the end of the relationship.
After we separated, I started developing strong feelings for a friend (26F) I met online. She helped me through the separation process quite a bit. She and I connected very quickly on an emotional & intellectual level. We had deep, intense conversations which I rarely had before and it felt amazing.
The fact that she is a former model drove my sex deprived brain & body in to overdrive! My physical attraction to her is ridiculous! But I’m not foolish to believe that that alone is enough to sustain an LDR.
Men are literally knocking at her door everyday because of her looks. But she is so honest and transparent with me that it makes me love her more. She trusts me enough to never hide what’s happening and has been turning away every suitor for the past 6 months.
She is smart, funny and intelligent. We are both introverts by nature but would like to be more extroverted going forward. We both believe in absolute loyalty and commitment to your SO. But we are also opposites in many ways.
I’m not ugly but don’t have a great body. Her physique is bonkers!!
I am very romantic and sentimental. She is very scared to express her feelings openly.
I love to read fiction, she reads only non-fiction.
I am a dreamer, she is grounded in reality.
I come from a well educated upper middle class family, she has led a very tough life with very little financial support (I’m not being catfished).
I started falling head over heels for this woman. I never even in a million years thought somebody like her would show an interest in someone like me. We started talking about the future and she would like me to move to her country so that we can live together.
I am a loner and introvert by nature so I have very few friends in real life. She became my rock and we started talking for hours and hours everyday. It became unhealthy so we have drastically cut down on the time spent on the phone.
Currently, her life is far more interesting than mine. On top of that she is very engaging in the way she talks. She makes a trip to the supermarket sound so interesting. So naturally my life sounds dull and boring in comparison. I lost my business in the divorce, I am living with my parents for now cause I couldn’t stand to be alone. I play chess, read or workout during my free time but that’s about it. I go out maybe once every 15 days to meet the one or two friends I have left. I think she’s worried at times that she’s just a source of entertainment to spice up my boring life and my feelings aren’t genuine.
But that’s not true, I really do love this woman and I believe that we could be very happy together!
But for now my life is going to be on hold till we can actually be together which could be at least 9-12 months from now. I don’t want to date other people so my social life is going to be extremely limited till then (also I’m part due to Covid)
She has friends (men) taking her out for dinner, coffee or on their yacht (FML!) at least 1-2 times a week. She agrees to meet them to avoid burning bridges and because she wants to have more friends as well. But she’s so sweet that she makes it a point to call me as soon as she’s back home just to reassure me that nothing happened or will ever happen with these men. She tells me everything in detail to make me feel more comfortable. She even sends screenshots of the conversations to prove her loyalty. I trust her 100% because she goes above and beyond.
I have never even been to her country but here I am ready to pack my bags, leave my (few) friends and family to live with her in a strange land for the rest of my life. I’m sure it will be challenging but does being with someone you love make the adjustment easier? Or will I feel homesick?
I will also never get a work permit in her country so I have decided that to live there I would have to work from home as a day trader. So I will also be sacrificing the idea of ever working in a corporate environment again.
I don’t have any particular attachment to my country except for my parents. Her country is more expensive to live in but definitely a better choice between the two.
I really want to make this relationship work but sometimes I feel like maybe I am setting myself up for heartbreak. It seems too good to be true and maybe I am just playing out fantasy scenarios in my head.
People who have successfully navigated through a tricky LDR, any suggestions, tips or advice to make things a bit smoother?
P.S. We have decided to meet in a neutral country on New Year’s Eve for the first time.
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2020.10.29 03:21 strictcompliance Homework help suggestions: writing assignments, time management, efficiency

My son has ADHD, I don't. He is 18 (today!), on Vyvanse (working fairly well), and his ADHD is mostly inattentive. We have been working on the title issues for years, and I don't want to go through another round of suggestions that sound helpful to NT me, but are not helpful for ADHD him. I know that many of you probably guffawed at the idea of making suggestions about these issues, but I also know that many of you have figured out clever ways to help yourself manage these problems. I know a lot of these are really general or have been asked/answered a bajillion times, but I'm hoping somebody may have something we haven't seen that will help. Kinda desperate, because he wants to do sociology - that means grad school. EEEEP!
His specific issues: homework assignments that require a paragraph or more of writing are difficult and more time consuming than they should be. He is identified as gifted, and can rip off a 3 paragraph opinion on linguistics in Quora in the blink of an eye, but if it's homework, a paragraph always seems to require a full day of "research" or "review reading", and may still not get done. He's ALWAYS working on homework, when he's not sleeping. He is only taking 3 online classes, and they are light. I think his longest assignment this year has been 3 paragraphs, and only that one. I am trying to help him make his work periods more concise, so he has time to relax without guilt, and time to do things on his own initiative that he's interested in.
Specific areas of help needed, either specific tips or just general philosophy:
TL; DR: looking for suggestions to help my ADHD kid be more efficient/less tortured with homework
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2020.10.29 00:34 athompson13 A quick 5 things you may be wasting money on.

TL;DR:
  1. Car insurance installment fees
  2. Overpaying for clothes
  3. Drinking, smoking, & eating out
  4. Interest Payments
  5. Phone Installment Plans
Below are my thoughts expanded out.

1. Car insurance installment fees
Most people pay for car insurance month to month. Here’s the issue with that, most car insurance agencies charge an installment fee when you do that. For example, when I was with progressive they charged $5 every month as an installment fee when I paid my bill. $5 doesn't sound like a lot, but after 10 years of having a car, which most people will do, you will end up saving $600 in just fees. What if I told you that you could have a whole 6 month car insurance policy for free? Would you take it. I hope so.
Now this does mean you have to pay for the whole policy at once, but luckily most companies will give a 10-20% discount for paying it all at once. I just switched to Geico and saved 15% on my car insurance. I know that sounds like the ad, but I legit was able to do that because I paid it all in full. If you can’t pay for it at once, I completely understand so hopefully the next tips while help you out.
2. Clothes
I just saw this buzzfeed video where men and women broke down their budgets and both of the people in the video spent over $200 a month on clothes. That is something I completely cannot understand. I could count the times I’ve bought clothes in my life on two hands. Once you become an adult, you really don't have a reason to buy anything except to replace a piece of clothing that just can't last any longer.
Here are some tips I can give people. Buy your dress shoes, boots, and runners from Nordstrom rack. I was able to get over $1400 worth of dress shoes for just over $300. You can genuinely find $300 shoes for $30, which is the price of shoes from TJ Maxx or Ross.
Dick’s price matches Nike athletic gear from dicks. Typically near the end of the season, when Dick’s has their sale, so does every other online retailer. So download an app like ShopSavvy to find the best deals. If you find a pair of shorts you like, and more than 50% off, buy multiple pairs of them. I have 5 pairs of the same nike shorts that hold up, and I lounge and workout in.
Lastly, buy lululemon (not necessarily for this subreddit, I'm aware). I know it is expensive but they have a lifetime warranty. What this means, if you tear your pants, you can walk in and get a completely new pair for free. I've done this three times already so the 4 pairs I own from them have already paid for themselves. You can either save up and bulk buy all at once, or slowly add pieces to your wardrobe but only when there is an out of this world deal.
3. Drinking, smoking & eating out
This one is pretty self explanatory. One date with my girlfriend and me cost at least $75, but I spend $100 every two weeks for the other 20 meals a week. If you wanna go out with friends, eat before you go and just order drinks.
Oh, or just stop drinking and/or all together. Those alone will give you the best ROI your money can ask for.
4. Interest payments
Interest is rarely something you directly pay because it is built into your month payments. Let's say your house, car, and credit card bills all add up to 100k and the average interest rate is 5% APR for all of those. Trust me, I know that’s not how it works. But at the end of the year, you would have paid essentially $5,000 in interest. However, since it’s built into your car payment, mortgage payment, and minimum payment for your credit card, you wouldn't technically feel the pain of paying that interest until you look at the total cost paid for by the loan.
This exact reason is why I made sure to buy my car outright when I got a new one, and why I never ever carry a credit card balance. When I get a rental property, I will be paying interest but I will build that into the rent of the person living there so I don’t lose out on interest then either. If anything, please look at the interest rates you owe, because that can be the biggest money saver out of all of these tips.
5. Phone Bill Installment plans
For some reason, people complain about their phone bill being extremely high. They definitely aren’t cheap, but one of the main things that make phone bills so high are the installment plans for the phones. Typically you pay the phone off over 24 months, which is honestly fine because there’s not interest.
However, what most people do is ‘upgrade’ their phone immediately after paying off their current ones. If it was 2008, I would understand this because the jump between phones were so large. But here’s my current phone and I guarantee you can’t tell if its the X, Xr, 11 or the brand new 12. You can really keep your phone for up to 5 years now and not notice a difference.
Now what you do instead is invest that difference either into your saving or into stocks. Lets say you get 7% return on your stocks, then you use that money to buy a phone. If you do that, you essentially buy a phone 7% off.
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In The Box
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Contents:
1 Thelema Device 1 4ml Pod 1 0.3ohm UB V2 M1 Coil 1 0.2ohm UB V2 M4 Coil 1 Type-C USB Cable 1 510 MTL Drip Tip 1 510 DL Drip Tip 1 Warranty Card 1 User Manual
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Aesthetics and Ergonomics
The Thelema came in cardboard box packaging with outer cardboard sleeve and on opening everything was neatly placed in one layer. The device is available in three different frames with the choice of three different padded leather spines. I received the Gunmetal with Glossy leather padded spine which is a Ukiran leather with clear plastic covering giving it a glossy look, also available are Ukiran leather spines without the plastic and a Grain Leather finish, the options are SS/Ukiran Leather, Black/Ukiran Leather, Gunmetal/Ukiran Leather, SS/Glossy Leather, Black/Glossy Leather, Gunmetal/Glossy Leather, SS/Grain Leather, Black/Grain Leather and Gunmetal/Grain Leather.
The main chassis is Zinc Alloy and either side towards the front we have a mirrored panel with diagonal etched lined pattern with "LOST VAPE" one side and "THELEMA" the other. Above these panels each side we have a pill shaped airflow slot at a 45 degree angle. On the face central top we have a vertical pill shaped liquid viewing window and below a protruding square fire button. Central we have a screen followed by two horizontal, rectangular navigational buttons that also protrude, right at the bottom of the face we have a Type C USB port. Looking at the base we have venting slots and safety stamps then moving to the top we have the flat top surface of the pod with a silicone piece plugging the fill port towards the rear and 510 drip tip central.
The overall build quality is stellar and with the padded curved spine and large protruding fire button is both comfortable to hold and fire!
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Thelema Specs and Features:
Dimensions - 101mm by 35.3mm by 29.4mm Battery: 3000mAh built-in Lithium battery Body Material: Zinc Alloy Spine Material: Leather Battery Voltage: 3-4.2V Output Voltage: 0.8-4V Power Range: 5-80W Current Range: 0.3-22A Coil Resistance Supported Range: 0.12-5ohm Screen Pixel: 0.96''108*217 Capacity: 4ml Press Fit Coil Installation Adjustable Airflow Control Ring Magnetic Pod Connection Juice Viewing Window Silicone plugged top-fill Type C USB 2A charge rate ColouDesigns: SS/Ukiran Leather, Black/Ukiran Leather, Gunmetal/Ukiran Leather, SS/Glossy Leather, Black/Glossy Leather, Gunmetal/Glossy Leather, SS/Grain Leather, Black/Grain Leather, Gunmetal/Grain Leather
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Much Better Second Time!
I did originally receive the Thelema a few weeks ago when there was very little information online so i guess one of the first few samples. I loved the device finding it overall better than the Voopoo Drag Pod Mods which is what i used as a comparison but while really testing the coils at and above their max wattage, chain vaping etc i did get quite a bit of leaking which then started resulting in leaking while the pod was left attached full of e-liquid overnight. It resulted in e-liquid getting into the device which wasn't great and it seemed the pod bay wasn't as sealed as it should be!
Kudos to Lost Vape for their response who thanked me for reporting my issues and said they would look into it and send another when addressed. Anyway after asking me a few more questions over the next couple of weeks and a further 3 weeks of waiting i was informed a new device was on it's way and i shouldn't have the same problems!
I have given the coils the same rigorous testing as in vaping higher than their recommended wattage to see how they cope and chain vaping to test wicking and have not had any issues this time. Also looking in the bay it all looks perfectly sealed although i have been reluctant to leave a pod attached overnight due to my previous experience but the next day the desk and bottom of the pod has been bone dry so i needn't of worried. It seems Lost Vape have either fixed what caused the issues i had or i just had dodgy coils with a device not quite sealed correctly, it can happen especially with the first sample batch, i am now an happy camper!!!!!!
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The Pod
The Pod holds 4ml of e-liquid and has a transparent tinted body with flat Black solid top which has a centrally positioned metal lined 510 drip tip fitting so you can use your own if you prefer. Towards the rear on the top flat top we have a large silicone piece which on mine has "OILING" and a drop symbol embossed into it but on the retail versions this will say "OPEN". The flap lifts to unplug the generous fill port and stays attached to the pod but also twists out the way so it doesn't need holding while filling, a small detail but i like this a lot and really needed as the fill port is on the rear section of the top of the pod while the viewing window on the device if filling while inserted is on the front!
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Looking at the base of the pod we have a magnet to each corner and the round opening which allows the coil head to be press fitted into position which will be sealed via an O-ring on the coil head.
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The Coil Heads
The Thelema utilises the growing Ultra Boost family of coils which over the last year have constantly been improved and updated. Despite only being version 2 of the Ultra boost coils the process of continual improvement has been ongoing with many reviewers being sent samples regularly to test and fill out spreadsheets regarding their performance and give general feedback.
Included is 2 different Ultra Boost V2 coils, the pre-installed mesh M4 coil head with a 0.2ohm resistance which is recommended between 40w and 60w and the M1 clapton mesh coil head which has a 0.3ohm resistance and is recommended between 30w and 40w. As already mentioned the coil head simply gets press fitted into the base of the pod, just make sure the air inlets line up with the sides of the device for better airflow efficiency!
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To date the Ultra Boost range offers 6 coil head options which include both an RBA head and a dedicated regular 0.1ohm MTL coil head rated between 8 to 15w for MTL vapers!
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The Drip Tips
The top of the pod has a metal lined 510 fitting and included is both a DL and MTL 510 drip tip but of course you can fit your own if you prefer. Although the MTL coil head isn't included when using the 0.3ohm coil i found the MTL drip tip ideal with the restriction i like so which drip tip you use for what style isn't set in stone although with the 0.2ohm coil with airflow fully open is very airy so i would recommend the DL drip tip with this coil!
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Fitting The Pod
Looking inside the pod bay we can see the Gold plated, spring loaded contacts and a raised magnet to each corner which will line up with the magnets on the pod. We can also see the airflow slot either side which will allow air to get to the base of the coil head. The magnetic connection is very strong and the pod satisfyingly snaps securely in place leaving no play whatsoever!
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The Airflow
Either side at the top of the device we have a pill shaped slot that allows air to get to the base of the coil. We then have a threaded ring with two cut out sections that screws onto the base of the coil head which when fastened tight the cut out sections line up perfectly with the airflow inlets at the base of the coil head giving fully open airflow. The ring can then be turned to close the airflow exactly to where you prefer it right down to a slither which with a narrow inner bore coil head will give a MTL draw!
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Display
The Thelema has a sharp, bright, colour display with a coloured chevron two thirds down with the area above the chevron being shaded the colour that is set and below Black. The chevron, shaded area, and the words "TIME" and "PUFF" are in whatever colour is selected which will be explained in the nest section.
Top left we have the battery status bar and top right the resistance, below we have "POWER" followed by the wattage. Below the chevron to the left we have the duration of your puff and to the right the puff count, when the device is locked a closed padlock appears between vape duration and your vape count.
Finally at the bottom of the display we have a row of 6 different coloured squares, whichever one is highlighted will represent the colour of the already explained items on the screen!
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Navigating The Thelema
The Thelema is the usual 5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and 5 clicks to turn off, after no activity for 10 seconds the screen dims and if no activity for a further 10 seconds the device goes into sleep mode. When in sleep mode any button press wakes the device up and their is no delay whatsoever when firing from the device being asleep! The wattage adjusts in 0.5W increments from 5W all the way up to 80W, it scrolls at a decent speed and round robins!
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Both navigational buttons pressed together locks and unlocks those buttons, when locked the device still fires. Down and fire together resets the puff count and each time up and fire is pressed together the next colour square at the bottom of the display is highlighted and certain accents and information on the screen becomes that colour, the colour options are Cyan, Yellow, White, Red, Green and Purple. That's it, a very simple wattage only device!
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Protections:
Low Battery Protection Check Atomizer Protection Short Circuit Protection Temperature Protection 10s Overtime Protection
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Charging
The Thelema has an in-built 3000mAh battery which is charged via the Type C USB port and supports a charge rate up to 2A. During charging a battery charging progress bar appears which becomes static on all bars full once fully charged, it took around 2hours to fully charge!
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My Experience Using The Thelema And Thoughts!
Very little wrong with this device and without doubt it's premium when it comes to build quality compared to other pod mods with only the Drag X coming close in this regard when it comes to non IP67 pod mods.
The pod although only slightly tinted looks much darker through the viewing window once inserted so you do need reasonable light to view your liquid level although i did manage to constantly monitor the level without needing to remove the pod just feel it should be clearer! Normally pods have a tinted finish for cosmetic purposes but as the whole pod gets inserted into the device i really have no idea why it isn't completely clear which would make viewing so much easier!
Also having the fill port at the rear on the top and the viewing window on the front seems awkward at first as you would naturally have the spine facing you for a rear port, luckily because the design allows the silicone plug piece to be rotated out the way and doesn't need holding not an issue but just seems strange at first!
As far as i can make out the Thelema actually has an 18650 sealed inside and although not a con for everybody there will be many like me who wish it just had an hatch door design allowing the 18650 to be swapped out and charged externally!
My only other niggle is that the adjustable airflow design will allow for MTL with a MTL coil head and indeed you even get a MTL drip tip included so why no MTL coil included? There is one available so even for me if the 0.2ohm coil head was emitted (not that their is anything wrong with this coil head) it would make so much more sense to me for a device promoting it can be used for both styles to be capable of that out the box before a future purchase!
The rest is pros all the way, although not the clearest as mentioned the e-liquid level can be checked without moving the pod as can it be filled quickly and mess free. The adjustable airflow works great and is so much more akin to the performance of adjustable airflow on a tank rather than the sort of design found on the Drag S/X which doesn't have the same precision which makes it a DL device only unless buying an RDTA with independent airflow for it.
The performance is great hitting set wattage without delay and like the Drag X i notice a spike in power for the first 0.5 seconds which helps in this regard. The 0.2ohm coil head gives very decent flavour and i found this more suited to an airy draw, liking some restriction i had the airflow two thirds open and settled at 45w. The star for me is the 0.3ohm clapton mesh coil head which i found gives better flavour than any of the Voopoo PnP coil heads i have used and is so versatile with a wide flavour range span dependant on airflow setting. With this coil head i had the airflow just one third open for a restricted direct lung draw which allowed me to get the flavour and warmth at just 20w under it's 30 to 40w recommendation but both these coils will comfortably do their max wattage recommendations and wick just fine but they become a toasty vape and only suited at the higher wattage with fully open airflow in my opinion!
I like the fact that Lost Vape seem settled and focussed on continuingly improving the same range of coil heads so we have cross compatibility across many devices which will also ensure availability in the future. I also like the Ultra Boost range as it covers most wattage ranges from a 8 to 15w MTL vape right up to 80w, as well as an available RBA.
3000mAh is as good as i have come across with this style of pod mod with internal battery and both having Type C USB and a 2A charge rate are both great allowing the device to be fully charged in 2 hours. It doesn't support pass-through but then i don't think other than testing for pass-through support i have ever vaped using a charging device so subjectively not an issue for me but could be to others.
Finally it's worth mentioning this is a final sample before the retail version and unlike the earlier sample which gave me issues regarding leaking as explained earlier this time i have had no leaking or any other issues whatsoever!
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Likes
Premium build quality Loads of different Leather spine options Ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing to the eye 3 Different frame colour options Simple to use Colour customisable display Fires without delay Adjustable airflow (works great!) 510 metal lined drip tip fitting MTL and DL drip tips included (also can use your own) Device can be used for both DL and MTL with appropriate coil heads Top-fill E-liquid viewing window Uses improved Ultra Boost Coils (MTL and RBA heads available) Cross compatibility 0.2ohm M4 coil head gives very good flavour 0.3ohm M1 Clapton mesh coil head gives excellent flavour and good versatility 3000mAh battery Type C USB 2A charge rate, charges in 2 hours
Cons
Pod tinted No MTL coil head included Can't charge battery externally Doesn't support pass-through
I would once again like to thank Lost Vape for supplying the Thelema Pod Mod Kit for the purpose of this review, thanks for reading and stay safe!
https://lostvape.com/product-item/thelema-80w-pod-mod/
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2020.10.28 23:32 Timwis123 LOST VAPE THELEMA POD MOD KIT - Review

LOST VAPE THELEMA POD MOD KIT - Review
Hi Reddit readers, In this review i take a look at the THELEMA POD MOD KIT from Lost Vape. The THELEMA POD MOD KIT was supplied for the purpose of this review by Lost Vape.
https://lostvape.com/product-item/thelema-80w-pod-mod/
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Introduction
Lost Vape are one of the most respected vaping manufacturer and best known for offering premium DNA devices to the mainstream vaper. We then had the innovative DNA Go device which was the forerunner to the latest Pod Mod trend!
In recent times Lost Vape have been concentrating on their own Quest chip and coil technology leaving many including me wondering just what direction are Lost Vape going to take in the future and will it be for the better?
Then came the 250C DNA Centaurus which had a mixed response due to Lost Vape playing it safe with a familiar design but is now selling well and becoming increasingly popular and here with the Thelema we have a Pod Mod with premium build quality that ticks a tonne of boxes, it seems we needn't of worried as Lost Vape have started hitting their straps again!
The Thelema is a Power only device offering variable wattage from 5w to 80w and a colour screen which can be customised. The Thelema features an e-liquid viewing window, adjustable airflow, top-fill, DL and MTL capability and a whopping 3000mAh in built battery, coming in a load of Leather spine options let's give the Thelema a good look!
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In The Box
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Contents:
1 Thelema Device 1 4ml Pod 1 0.3ohm UB V2 M1 Coil 1 0.2ohm UB V2 M4 Coil 1 Type-C USB Cable 1 510 MTL Drip Tip 1 510 DL Drip Tip 1 Warranty Card 1 User Manual
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Aesthetics and Ergonomics
The Thelema came in cardboard box packaging with outer cardboard sleeve and on opening everything was neatly placed in one layer. The device is available in three different frames with the choice of three different padded leather spines. I received the Gunmetal with Glossy leather padded spine which is a Ukiran leather with clear plastic covering giving it a glossy look, also available are Ukiran leather spines without the plastic and a Grain Leather finish, the options are SS/Ukiran Leather, Black/Ukiran Leather, Gunmetal/Ukiran Leather, SS/Glossy Leather, Black/Glossy Leather, Gunmetal/Glossy Leather, SS/Grain Leather, Black/Grain Leather and Gunmetal/Grain Leather.
The main chassis is Zinc Alloy and either side towards the front we have a mirrored panel with diagonal etched lined pattern with "LOST VAPE" one side and "THELEMA" the other. Above these panels each side we have a pill shaped airflow slot at a 45 degree angle. On the face central top we have a vertical pill shaped liquid viewing window and below a protruding square fire button. Central we have a screen followed by two horizontal, rectangular navigational buttons that also protrude, right at the bottom of the face we have a Type C USB port. Looking at the base we have venting slots and safety stamps then moving to the top we have the flat top surface of the pod with a silicone piece plugging the fill port towards the rear and 510 drip tip central.
The overall build quality is stellar and with the padded curved spine and large protruding fire button is both comfortable to hold and fire!
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Thelema Specs and Features:
Dimensions - 101mm by 35.3mm by 29.4mm Battery: 3000mAh built-in Lithium battery Body Material: Zinc Alloy Spine Material: Leather Battery Voltage: 3-4.2V Output Voltage: 0.8-4V Power Range: 5-80W Current Range: 0.3-22A Coil Resistance Supported Range: 0.12-5ohm Screen Pixel: 0.96''108*217 Capacity: 4ml Press Fit Coil Installation Adjustable Airflow Control Ring Magnetic Pod Connection Juice Viewing Window Silicone plugged top-fill Type C USB 2A charge rate ColouDesigns: SS/Ukiran Leather, Black/Ukiran Leather, Gunmetal/Ukiran Leather, SS/Glossy Leather, Black/Glossy Leather, Gunmetal/Glossy Leather, SS/Grain Leather, Black/Grain Leather, Gunmetal/Grain Leather
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Much Better Second Time!
I did originally receive the Thelema a few weeks ago when there was very little information online so i guess one of the first few samples. I loved the device finding it overall better than the Voopoo Drag Pod Mods which is what i used as a comparison but while really testing the coils at and above their max wattage, chain vaping etc i did get quite a bit of leaking which then started resulting in leaking while the pod was left attached full of e-liquid overnight. It resulted in e-liquid getting into the device which wasn't great and it seemed the pod bay wasn't as sealed as it should be!
Kudos to Lost Vape for their response who thanked me for reporting my issues and said they would look into it and send another when addressed. Anyway after asking me a few more questions over the next couple of weeks and a further 3 weeks of waiting i was informed a new device was on it's way and i shouldn't have the same problems!
I have given the coils the same rigorous testing as in vaping higher than their recommended wattage to see how they cope and chain vaping to test wicking and have not had any issues this time. Also looking in the bay it all looks perfectly sealed although i have been reluctant to leave a pod attached overnight due to my previous experience but the next day the desk and bottom of the pod has been bone dry so i needn't of worried. It seems Lost Vape have either fixed what caused the issues i had or i just had dodgy coils with a device not quite sealed correctly, it can happen especially with the first sample batch, i am now an happy camper!!!!!!
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The Pod
The Pod holds 4ml of e-liquid and has a transparent tinted body with flat Black solid top which has a centrally positioned metal lined 510 drip tip fitting so you can use your own if you prefer. Towards the rear on the top flat top we have a large silicone piece which on mine has "OILING" and a drop symbol embossed into it but on the retail versions this will say "OPEN". The flap lifts to unplug the generous fill port and stays attached to the pod but also twists out the way so it doesn't need holding while filling, a small detail but i like this a lot and really needed as the fill port is on the rear section of the top of the pod while the viewing window on the device if filling while inserted is on the front!
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Looking at the base of the pod we have a magnet to each corner and the round opening which allows the coil head to be press fitted into position which will be sealed via an O-ring on the coil head.
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The Coil Heads
The Thelema utilises the growing Ultra Boost family of coils which over the last year have constantly been improved and updated. Despite only being version 2 of the Ultra boost coils the process of continual improvement has been ongoing with many reviewers being sent samples regularly to test and fill out spreadsheets regarding their performance and give general feedback.
Included is 2 different Ultra Boost V2 coils, the pre-installed mesh M4 coil head with a 0.2ohm resistance which is recommended between 40w and 60w and the M1 clapton mesh coil head which has a 0.3ohm resistance and is recommended between 30w and 40w. As already mentioned the coil head simply gets press fitted into the base of the pod, just make sure the air inlets line up with the sides of the device for better airflow efficiency!
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To date the Ultra Boost range offers 6 coil head options which include both an RBA head and a dedicated regular 0.1ohm MTL coil head rated between 8 to 15w for MTL vapers!
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The Drip Tips
The top of the pod has a metal lined 510 fitting and included is both a DL and MTL 510 drip tip but of course you can fit your own if you prefer. Although the MTL coil head isn't included when using the 0.3ohm coil i found the MTL drip tip ideal with the restriction i like so which drip tip you use for what style isn't set in stone although with the 0.2ohm coil with airflow fully open is very airy so i would recommend the DL drip tip with this coil!
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Fitting The Pod
Looking inside the pod bay we can see the Gold plated, spring loaded contacts and a raised magnet to each corner which will line up with the magnets on the pod. We can also see the airflow slot either side which will allow air to get to the base of the coil head. The magnetic connection is very strong and the pod satisfyingly snaps securely in place leaving no play whatsoever!
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The Airflow
Either side at the top of the device we have a pill shaped slot that allows air to get to the base of the coil. We then have a threaded ring with two cut out sections that screws onto the base of the coil head which when fastened tight the cut out sections line up perfectly with the airflow inlets at the base of the coil head giving fully open airflow. The ring can then be turned to close the airflow exactly to where you prefer it right down to a slither which with a narrow inner bore coil head will give a MTL draw!
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Display
The Thelema has a sharp, bright, colour display with a coloured chevron two thirds down with the area above the chevron being shaded the colour that is set and below Black. The chevron, shaded area, and the words "TIME" and "PUFF" are in whatever colour is selected which will be explained in the nest section.
Top left we have the battery status bar and top right the resistance, below we have "POWER" followed by the wattage. Below the chevron to the left we have the duration of your puff and to the right the puff count, when the device is locked a closed padlock appears between vape duration and your vape count.
Finally at the bottom of the display we have a row of 6 different coloured squares, whichever one is highlighted will represent the colour of the already explained items on the screen!
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Navigating The Thelema
The Thelema is the usual 5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and 5 clicks to turn off, after no activity for 10 seconds the screen dims and if no activity for a further 10 seconds the device goes into sleep mode. When in sleep mode any button press wakes the device up and their is no delay whatsoever when firing from the device being asleep! The wattage adjusts in 0.5W increments from 5W all the way up to 80W, it scrolls at a decent speed and round robins!
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Both navigational buttons pressed together locks and unlocks those buttons, when locked the device still fires. Down and fire together resets the puff count and each time up and fire is pressed together the next colour square at the bottom of the display is highlighted and certain accents and information on the screen becomes that colour, the colour options are Cyan, Yellow, White, Red, Green and Purple. That's it, a very simple wattage only device!
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Protections:
Low Battery Protection Check Atomizer Protection Short Circuit Protection Temperature Protection 10s Overtime Protection
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Charging
The Thelema has an in-built 3000mAh battery which is charged via the Type C USB port and supports a charge rate up to 2A. During charging a battery charging progress bar appears which becomes static on all bars full once fully charged, it took around 2hours to fully charge!
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My Experience Using The Thelema And Thoughts!
Very little wrong with this device and without doubt it's premium when it comes to build quality compared to other pod mods with only the Drag X coming close in this regard when it comes to non IP67 pod mods.
The pod although only slightly tinted looks much darker through the viewing window once inserted so you do need reasonable light to view your liquid level although i did manage to constantly monitor the level without needing to remove the pod just feel it should be clearer! Normally pods have a tinted finish for cosmetic purposes but as the whole pod gets inserted into the device i really have no idea why it isn't completely clear which would make viewing so much easier!
Also having the fill port at the rear on the top and the viewing window on the front seems awkward at first as you would naturally have the spine facing you for a rear port, luckily because the design allows the silicone plug piece to be rotated out the way and doesn't need holding not an issue but just seems strange at first!
As far as i can make out the Thelema actually has an 18650 sealed inside and although not a con for everybody there will be many like me who wish it just had an hatch door design allowing the 18650 to be swapped out and charged externally!
My only other niggle is that the adjustable airflow design will allow for MTL with a MTL coil head and indeed you even get a MTL drip tip included so why no MTL coil included? There is one available so even for me if the 0.2ohm coil head was emitted (not that their is anything wrong with this coil head) it would make so much more sense to me for a device promoting it can be used for both styles to be capable of that out the box before a future purchase!
The rest is pros all the way, although not the clearest as mentioned the e-liquid level can be checked without moving the pod as can it be filled quickly and mess free. The adjustable airflow works great and is so much more akin to the performance of adjustable airflow on a tank rather than the sort of design found on the Drag S/X which doesn't have the same precision which makes it a DL device only unless buying an RDTA with independent airflow for it.
The performance is great hitting set wattage without delay and like the Drag X i notice a spike in power for the first 0.5 seconds which helps in this regard. The 0.2ohm coil head gives very decent flavour and i found this more suited to an airy draw, liking some restriction i had the airflow two thirds open and settled at 45w. The star for me is the 0.3ohm clapton mesh coil head which i found gives better flavour than any of the Voopoo PnP coil heads i have used and is so versatile with a wide flavour range span dependant on airflow setting. With this coil head i had the airflow just one third open for a restricted direct lung draw which allowed me to get the flavour and warmth at just 20w under it's 30 to 40w recommendation but both these coils will comfortably do their max wattage recommendations and wick just fine but they become a toasty vape and only suited at the higher wattage with fully open airflow in my opinion!
I like the fact that Lost Vape seem settled and focussed on continuingly improving the same range of coil heads so we have cross compatibility across many devices which will also ensure availability in the future. I also like the Ultra Boost range as it covers most wattage ranges from a 8 to 15w MTL vape right up to 80w, as well as an available RBA.
3000mAh is as good as i have come across with this style of pod mod with internal battery and both having Type C USB and a 2A charge rate are both great allowing the device to be fully charged in 2 hours. It doesn't support pass-through but then i don't think other than testing for pass-through support i have ever vaped using a charging device so subjectively not an issue for me but could be to others.
Finally it's worth mentioning this is a final sample before the retail version and unlike the earlier sample which gave me issues regarding leaking as explained earlier this time i have had no leaking or any other issues whatsoever!
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Likes
Premium build quality Loads of different Leather spine options Ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing to the eye 3 Different frame colour options Simple to use Colour customisable display Fires without delay Adjustable airflow (works great!) 510 metal lined drip tip fitting MTL and DL drip tips included (also can use your own) Device can be used for both DL and MTL with appropriate coil heads Top-fill E-liquid viewing window Uses improved Ultra Boost Coils (MTL and RBA heads available) Cross compatibility 0.2ohm M4 coil head gives very good flavour 0.3ohm M1 Clapton mesh coil head gives excellent flavour and good versatility 3000mAh battery Type C USB 2A charge rate, charges in 2 hours
Cons
Pod tinted No MTL coil head included Can't charge battery externally Doesn't support pass-through
I would once again like to thank Lost Vape for supplying the Thelema Pod Mod Kit for the purpose of this review, thanks for reading and stay safe!
https://lostvape.com/product-item/thelema-80w-pod-mod/
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2020.10.28 22:59 Srqjeb [California] UI Exhausted. PEUC Exhausted. Fed-Ed Extension Denied. Transitioned to PUA.

Hi everyone,
I have been combing the threads here for months now gathering intel to help me out with my particular unemployment situation. Some of what you've posted has been very helpful. Now that I have my own situation some-what resolved, I figured I would post about it to help anyone else that may be in my situation. There aren't a ton of people where I'm at right now but there WILL be a lot more in the coming weeks, so here's some tips from my experience with a little background.
I applied for UI benefits on March 9th. I work in live events, so I was laid off earlier than the majority of folks who got laid off when the shut down initially began. I have a semi-limited work history (and mixed income from w2 and 1099s) and I received about 17 weeks of regular UI. When that ran out in July, I was automatically put on PEUC (the thirteen week extension.) I know many people's original UI claims (26 weeks for those who get full benefits) are expiring right about now. So if you're worried about what happens when your claim balance hits $0.00, don't. You will be put on an automatic 13 week extension. At this point, this is all stuff that everyone should know. Now for the fun stuff:
When my 13 weeks expired in mid-September, my claim balance went down to $0.00. I was denied for fed-ed extension and given the option to appeal, but like I said, I have limited work history and knew that I did not make enough to qualify. According to EDD's website, if you are denied fed-ed extensions, EDD will automatically open a PUA claim for you. Six weeks went by and nothing happened.
At about the two week mark, I started calling. I spoke to one helpful man who put me on a call back list. Two weeks later and I never received a call back. At the four week mark, I started calling every day at various times of day (though 8am-9am had the shortest hold times. It didn't matter when I called though, I was always put on hold multiple times and transferred to someone else who didn't have the answer to my problem
I was passed around to person after person who all said they were transferring me to a specialist. I did make sure that each person I spoke to put notes in my file so that my situation could be documented and the fact that I had called had been documented. I HAD to ask for this - otherwise no notes were saved. I finally spoke with someone who had some REAL information. She informed me that no EDD specialist takes any calls beyond 8am-12pm and anyone telling me that they were transferring me beyond those hours didn't know what they were talking about. She also said that 8/10 times when you're being transferred to a specialist, they are too busy doing call-back's that you will most likely never get through to anyone. I told her I was on a call back list before and no one ever called. She put me on a call back list again and ALSO put my claim under review. This was the key phrase. "Please put my claim under review." Someone would call me back only if they needed anything more from me or had any questions.
Two days later, I had an updated PUA claim with a weekly benefit amount of $167. This was not the correct weekly amount that I should be receiving according to the wage calculator on the EDD's website. So I called back AGAIN. I explained my new situation to a person and said, "Please put my claim under review." Four days later my claim has been updated with the correct weekly benefit amount. No one ever called me back. They were able to determine this from all of the initial information that I sent in back in March.
Now, I still have weeks pending that I haven't been paid for. I certified last Thursday when my PUA claim was originally put in... six days ago. I think it is pending though because I put in a second request to have my claim reviewed so they would fix my weekly benefit amount. Rather than paying me for the weeks owed ($167 a week) and then having to pay the difference later, EDD held off on paying me anything until they determined my new weekly amount (which is $450/week on PUA for anyone wondering.) When I finally get my retroactive pay, I will update this post and let everyone know what happened,
My PUA claim was backdated from September 20th (the week after my PEUC Extension ran out) and I have four weeks that I'm supposed to be getting. My next certification is this Sunday, which will bring the amount owed up to six weeks.
It has been a lot of waiting and a lot of phone calls. At one point I was getting so frustrated being on hold, I limited myself to two hours per day in the morning and made myself do other productive things while I waited on hold so I didn't go crazy. Hopefully, my experience can help someone else and save you time and energy.
I felt bad just coming here and reading all of the posts and comments without contributing. I know this was kind of a long post with a lot of specific details, but I hope it helps someone. Also, if it wasn't clear already, this is for California. I have no idea about other states.
Thanks a lot and be kind.

UPDATE: Hours after I posted this, I FINALLY got the letter in the mail from EDD that asked me to certify that my unemployment was due to Covid-19 (even though they've already allowed me to certify for benefits for four weeks). They also asked me to include my total income for 2019. It gave me a variety of options to check and I chose "My work closed because of Covid-19." I then had to print, sign, and date and MAIL it back. It's weird that everything else can be done online, but when transfering to PUA after being on UI and PEUC, you have to do one mail-in certification. The letter states that I need to mail it back in ten days and if any additional verification is required, I will be contacted by EDD. I went ahead and photocopied my 1099 and w-2 from 2019 and included it with the signed form and I'm mailing it all back tomorrow. The letter from EDD comes with a return envelope, however, postage must be paid for by the sender.

I'm hoping that once this is received and verified by EDD, the weeks I certified for that are pending will be released and I will be paid.
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2020.10.28 22:34 Dramatic-Finger3353 Private Story1

We've been talking for a while online and it was fun, sharing deepest desires and secrets while getting to know each other.
we never expected to meet in person until the occasion presented itself one day and we decided to let things run its course.
When we finally laid eyes on each other for the first time, it was a rush of awkwardness, running over everything we exchanged over messages but eventually once we got to talking, things were chill.
We were quite different from our online personas and you were a bit disappointed. I looked quite innocent, not quite what you expected.
The conversations flowed easily, the awkwardness dissipated and when the night reached its course, we decided to bite the bullet and took a room at a hotel nearby.

You were still a bit hesitant, not sure if the night would meet your expectations. we finally reached the room and as the door closed behind you - you looked back and could see a more serious note on my face.
you were about to mutter something when i moved towards you, grabbed you slightly by the hair and pushed you against the door while leaning in closer. I held you firmly against the door, one hand on your neck, choking you slighly as i muttered into your ears. "Have you been an obedient slut today".
You instantly knew what i meant as my other hand briskly made its way under your skirt and into your panties. you froze as my fingers ran across your asshole, firmly plugged as i instructed you before our date. "Good girl" i whispered as you left a soft moan as i ran my fingers over the plug head and pushed it slightly deeper.
I started kissing you and tightened my grip around your neck. my fingers moved away from the plug and right onto your slit. i could feel how wet you already were as i began rubbing it in circular motion then slowly pushed it. the first fingers slid it fairly easy with all the lube as i picked up the pace. you could barely hold back your moans and your face got redder.

You tried to say something but that just made me tighten my grip as i pulled out my hands from your skirt and shoved two fingers in your mouth. "shhhh daddy's at work". I took off your shirt exposing your bare breasts as i pushed you towards the floor, letting go of your neck.Your face was still red and you weren't sure you could even speak right now but you got the nudge and dropped to your knees, still against the door. i grabbed you by the hair with both hands as i intructed you to undo my pants.
You obliged and took my already stiff cock into your hands. you ran your fingers over them as i instructed you to open your mouth. you rushed to it and began trying to shove it in your mouth as you felt one hand let go of your hair and "splat" - i slapped you hard on your cheeks. you were taken completely aback as you looked up and i muttered. "That's not what i said". " Now open your mouth slowly"
You had no choice but to comply as i held your hair again with both hands. i pushed the tip of my dick inside your mouth opening, "run your tongue along it and get it all wet". you got the groove fairly quickly and as i pushed in deeper , you kept up the pace and included some moves you refined before. I closed my eyes in pure extasy and muttered "good girl". Once my dick was fully inside your mouth and slid in and out farily easily from the wetness. I held on tighter to your hair, fixing your face in place as i began motioning in an out, picking up the pace. when you least expected it - i pushed in as deep as i could and held it there for a few second.
I could feel a slight struggle on your end as you tapped onto my legs and i finally pull out. you let out a lout wet moan as you try to catch your breath, you face completely red and your mascarra running. before you had time to fully recuperate, i was in as deep as i could again and this time held on a bit longer. This went on for a few minutes until i finally picked you up from the floor and edged you towards the bed.

I threw you onto it, belly down with your ass hanging from the side. i pulled out your panties exposing your bare buttocks and giving me full view of you still plugged in.
I lean towards you from behind and whisper, "do you know why you are here". You could barely speak but let out a faint "yes"
before you could finish, you heard a loud resonating sound across the room and felt the burning sting on your bare ass cheeks. i spanked you as hard as i could and whispered. "yes, who"
"yes, sir" you responded immediately, almost on the verge of crying. "good girl" i replied as i let out a second spank right onto the previous one. You weren't able to hold out a whimper this time but never felt so turned on.
"sorry, please fuck me" you muttured. "not yet" i responded as i spread your ass cheeks to get a better view of you. i slid my fingers again into your wet pussy, motioning in and out and then you felt yourself lifted out of bed.

You had no idea what next to expect as i edged you against the side of the bed in a sitting position. : "You're not wet enough" i said , standing over you with my cock in my hands facing you.
"Then make me", you replied in an almost defiant tone. You looked up towards me and closed your eyes as you felt the warm liquid splashing onto your forehead and rushing down across your face and body. You never felt something like this before and basked in the feeling while realizing that i just marked you as my own personal slut.

Little did you know that the night had barely started.

- to be continued.
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2020.10.28 21:02 moneytalkshowtv Tips To Help You Save Money During The Holidays#moneytalkshowtv

Maybe the holiday season just started. Maybe you are looking for some ways to don’t over-spend during these holidays. Remember that you are not alone. According to the National Retail Federation, most Americans plan to spend an average of $1,047.83 (per person) this holiday season.
So we want to give you some tips to properly manage your holiday spending and don’t overspend! And yes, consider this your personal holiday shopping guide :)

Set up a holiday shopping list

First and foremost, you must write down all the gifts you need to buy and for who. There are always gifts that are necessary and gifts that are not.
You must carefully list each item and write the maximum price you are willing to spend for it.
You can simply write not too low prices because the rule is not to EXCEED it for any reason. So write down realistic prices but get stick to them.
Remember to add a little extra to your final budget for unplanned purchases you forgot to mention.

Pay cash or use a prepaid card for your holiday shopping

Now that you know how much you want to spend and how to spend it, the next step is to avoid getting debt. In fact, really a lot of people fall into the title loan trap during the holiday expenses. According to this survey, more than 25% of American expect to go into debt this holiday season. This debt can be easily lead to stress and financial hardships for months.
Our purpose is not to get it so we are going to use 2 unusual tools:
Cash: you can go shopping only with cash. It makes it more difficult to overspend because you don’t use any debit or credit card.
Prepaid cards: we can say the same thing about the prepaid card. You are going to leave your house with your maximum budget on it. You literally can’t go out of budget because there is a fixed amount in this card.

Start early. No more last-minute holiday shopping

Many of us are guilty of looking for gifts at the last minute and paying too much for them. You are not buying plane tickets! Last-minute holiday shopping is not going to cost you less but more. It is very probable that full of stress and of a hurry you will go to the first shopping centre without a strategy and a plan.
On the other hand, you can calmly start a month early and view some offers. Check especially online where the prices are very lows.

Don’t underestimate the power of special offer days

There are a few days during the holiday shopping season that a lot of people don’t use properly. People underestimate the kind of offers that they can get during them:
Amazon Prime Day kicks off on October 13. (This year the special Amazon day was also on Oct. 14)
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the traditional inaugural day for the holiday shopping season.
Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving. You can find lots of offers, especially among technology products.
Free Shipping Day, on December 14. On this the day, hundreds of stores offer free shipping with no minimum order, plus other special deals.
Be careful about the offers available during these dates. They can be your secret weapon to win the best holiday shopping deals.

Conclusion

Thanks for deciding to spend your time reading this article all the way. We really hope that these tips were useful for you and helped your holiday shopping season.
You could turn the holiday giving season into your earning season. You just need to have the right strategy and stick to it!
Good luck with your gifts research and happy holidays!
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2020.10.28 20:53 Dragon9820 Do you guys have any dating tips for virgin men like me for dating & relationships with shemales & ladyboys & I preferred her to keep her dick as a first timer & I'm cursed that I have a small dick

& no no I don't have a micro penis but I still considered myself small & I don't mind if any of you guys want to include tips for online dating scenes & yes I'm including my online dating profile too as wel & if I choose to & if I choose to date online & if I choose to update my online dating profilel.
To explain my nervousness what if she have a bigger dick than mine since I'm a virgin man myself & I'm cursed that I have a small dick & no no I don't have a micro penis but I still considered myself small & what if any of her family including her parents & any of her friends don't speak English & what if I don't speak her native language.
& I guess I will end it here or at least for now & yes I know I know that there will be some people especially sjws/npcs & feminists that will disrespected either me,her or both of us :).
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2020.10.28 19:39 teteus_ Comparing League of Legends and DotA 2

.Introduction
I first played DotA 2 back in 2012, when it was released
Ever since, I've been playing the game. For 4 years I played it very casually with friends and with long gaps between matches. By 2016 I started playing ranked games, solo game and bought every Battle Pass (major or ti) ever since
This year I first created an League of Legends account after I felt dissapointed by DotA in general, I was frustrated about competitive matches, about the battle pass, about casual play and toxicity. So, I haven't played DotA now for 3 months
I've been playing League for 4 months now on my own account, but played with friends before in their old acc because it had more heroes
- Goal
My goal here is to make a detailed comparisson between DotA and League, they're purely my impressions and I'll bring some details and facts about them. Be free to agree or disagree, it's not supposed to be a diss on any game. I'll highlight whatever I think is important.

1.1. Size and Content
- DotA 2
DotA 2 is a pretty heavy game (16gb according to google, but it takes up to 25gb once installed) considering it's online. Once you download it, you notice it'll take up to 25gb from your hardware. It includes only the base game and what you need to play it.
- League of Legends
League is a pretty light game (8.2gb) even if we consider it's online. You take a lot less time to download and install it, and it includes Teamfight Tactics, which is the Riot version of DotA Chess
1.2. General Hardware Section
- DotA 2
Although DotA is a heavier game, it is also a very good looking game. If you have a mid-end computer it'll be enough to play with ultra graphics, and you feel rewarded because the game gives you more graphicwise than you'd expect for an online game, making it's size an understandable and necessary part of the game
It's important to say that low end computers can run DotA 2, but it feels like a whole different game
- League of Legends
League is way lighter than DotA, but it can be a decent looking game from time to time. A low-end computer is more than enough to run the game, and a mid-end computer is sure to run it at it's best. More recent aspects of the game can be very good looking and the animations are great, but, sometimes, the game feels like a punishment for everyone who has a decent hardware.
League is very limited graphic-wise, but it brings some fun aspects that make up to it. Playing either on your best graphic option or lowest graphic option isn't really that much of a change for mid-end/high-end hardware owners.
1.3. Hardware Section - Bugs, Glitches and Lag
- DotA 2
I experienced way more hardware problems with DotA 2 than with League of Legends, but it may be because I player DotA 2 for way longer than I've played League. I'm talking about black screen, random freezes, stuttering and crashes. I played it with low-end, mid-end and high-end hardware, and what I have to say is, DotA 2 punishes hard low-end hardwares who can only reach it's minimun requisitions, and rewards only high-end hardwares. To achieve a playable game in low-end hardwares, you have to give up a lot.
My impression is, DotA is a very heavy game without SSD, you can't really keep it opened without it being a suffering to start a game without it lagging or giving black screen for players. But, Valve seems very aware of that aspect and brings some comeback funtionalities, like the pause system which is very helpful in case your game crashes.
It's important to say thou that every fix I found it was because of foruns like reddit, not because Valve had a group to deal with it. You can try it via Steam, but you'll receive mostly random automatic messages.
- League of Legends
I experience a few hardware problems with League, which is frustrating considering it's not ok to face hardware problems in a light game if you have a high-end hardware like I do. I had black screen, the game not loading properly and loading during the matches. It is very playable thou, and I heard very little complaints from other players.
Riot thou gives you an option to talk to them, and, unlikely Valve, they give you a decent response. Riot tries their best to solve your hardware problem and won't cease communication unless they feel like something is done, which is, at least, the experience I had. Once I fixed the game, I didn't face any other problem.
2.1. Aspects shared between both games
Since we're talking about 2 MobA's, naturally they have similar gameplay. But, for me, DotA and League gameplay can only be trully measured between their differences, mostly because they're insanely huge
Both games features an Arena with 2 bases, each base configuring a team, each team with 5 players who can choose between a wide pool of heroes. Each player have to choose between 1 of 3 lanes, bot, mid and top, and can also play in the jungle, featuring neutral units. Both games features big objectives around the river that splits the map, and both game are heavily team-based.
2.2. DotA 2 gameplay
First things first, even thou the games share similarities, DotA 2 is way more richier and complex than League. I'm talking here about basics aspects needed to play a decent game (farming mechanism, itens usage, objectives, position, etc) not complex ones (micro, abilities, retreat mechanisms, roshan steal. etc)
I think it's important to give emphasis to the rich part, because, even you DotA is complex, it's complexity adds to the game, making it more fun and impressive. A lot of people blame DotA's fail for it's complexity, I think that's where DotA is succesful.
DotA has a way less objectives than League thou. The most important thing is to destroy enemies base, the second one is to kill Roshan. That's about it, the rest is up to your team to work around to make these objectives possible.
Some of the exclusive DotA 2 mechanics are: avoiding skills and ranged attacks with blink, complex micro skills, creep deny, body block, complex fog usage, high ground/low ground mechanics, and many others that I think you guys can point better than me.
DotA also features voice chat, which is a very important aspect of the gameplay and makes the teamplay very interesting
This is something that I'd like to elaborate on more later, but I think it's important to say that every gameplay aspect is free, but some live gameplay tips aspects are available through paid content (dota plus and battle pass)
2.3. League of Legends gameplay
League mechanism is based less on complexity and more on instant results. I'm note sure how can I explain it, but League gameplay is way faster and immediate than DotA's. Using skills, hitting, fighting, everything hits instantly, making it a fast paced game that requires constant attention because a lot can go on in a second
Here I'll try to demistify that LoL is a basic game. Actually, it feels very full of information because heroes appears out of nowhere, they can jump long distances and there's no animation time for most of the skills. Also, the map is way smaller than DotA's map, so heroes can move from one lane to another in a matter of seconds. Plus, the jungle position is a fixed position in League, so every lane can be ganked and the game features a bunch of objectives. From minute 1 you can steal enemies Blue/Red buffs, from minute 3 you can kill these crabs that gives you vision, from minute 4 you can fight for Dragon buffs, from minute 6 you can fight Harold, later on you can fight Baron and the drags keep respawning and changing.
League doesn't feature many of the complex mechanics from dota, but the game requires a big understanding of the heroes, since you can easily be punished for not knowing the enemy potential, your own hero potential or your teammates potential. It's hard to work around things you don't understand yet, but you can easily understand your own hero since the game hardly features any really hard mechanic, except for few heroes like Aphelios.
It's important to say that League values the animations (no heroes animation, like DotA have. What I mean here is the beauty and graphics of the skills) a lot, so even if a skill is basic, it features a lot of explosions, light, text and lots of stuff to make it interesting.
3. Conclusions about gampelay
What I can say, as a player, is that DotA 2 gameplay values rewarding you for patience, skill and knowledge, and League gameplay values rewarding you for instant results, fast-paced mechanics and beautiful animations.
By that I don't mean that one aspect can't be seem on the other game, it's just a general impression of how things work

- DotA 2
DotA 2 main additional features are heroes cosmetics, map cosmetics, sound effects, voice lines and DotA plus. Each year for 4 months it also features the battle pass, with a bunch of new cosmetics. DotA 2 cosmetics are very pricy and they have a big range of quality - from extremely ugly to extremely beautiful. Mostly cheap cosmetics make little difference or even make the hero worse, but it can be balanced because you can mix cosmetics.
Mostly, these cosmectics are random and have no theme at all, except for the Battle Pass cosmetics that will bring specific themes, but they're not necessarily followed. Arcana's are considered the most important hero cosmetic, but it doesn't make them necessarily beautiful (Lina's Arcana, for an example)
DotA 2 content can be acquired by real money in Steam, and can also be sold and bought by players.
Cosmeticwise, DotA can bring a lot of joy with beautiful voice lines, beautiful animations and graphics. It may require thou a lot of money to reach this quality, since a full equiped hero with their prettiest itens can cost more than $1000. Also, by buying cosmetics you can support the competitive scenario, which feels great since DotA is a pretty competitive game.
But you can acquire decent cosmetics for $10 or so, there's no real lore connection or something, you can just make it to your own personal taste.
Game enhancements are available mostly trough DotA Plus, a paid content that needs to be renewed monthly. Even thou it's price, it brings very fun content for hero upgrade. It doesn't feature a lot of new content thou, it feels very static and is bad if you consider it a long term investiment.
The last thing I'd like to mention is that DotA features some graphic improvements content, like Vulkan.
In general, DotA is a very expensive game for cosmetics, but when the game is at it's peak, you feel ok and even good about it. For such a complex game, it's very unfriendly for new players to feature gameplay enhancements for money. Also, new additional content is very unpredictable, you're never really sure when it's coming .
- League of Legends
League main additional content features mostly heroes, battle pass, blitz and skins. Unlike DotA, League heroes are not free, you need to buy them with Blue Shards, which is given to you by playing the game or you can buy it. League skins cannot be mixed between each other, so one skin present you with a full hero change. League has no real cheap content like DotA, but it also doesn't feature any really expensive content. Even the ugliest and oldest skins requires a bunch of money that doesn't make it worth, but the most beautiful cosmetics are very accesible.
League coins are called RP, and they're required to get any paid content in the game, which can only be sold by Riot. You can't buy it with straight real money.
League also features way more cosmectics than DotA for a more accesible price, but it's graphics limitation can make it less impressive too. Still, even the most casual player will feel okay spending money in the game, cause for a few bucks you can acquire a very nice reward.
League's Dota Plus, which is blitz, is a game enhancer platform that is free and features way more content than Dota Plus. Blitz will tell you win rate, will chance your spell, recommend runes and specific builds that can be change straight at your draft with little to no delay. It feels like a well thought software that make the new player experience extremely pleasant.
League heroes are not free. Actually, League heroes are very expensive/hard to get if you're not willing to pay for it. Heroes can be bought with blue shard, acquired through playing the game, opening chests, watching the competitive or battle pass. Heroes can also be bought with the paid
League is also very active on social media. They have big events, big announcements and a very well organized agenda, unlikely DotA, featuring even a girl band from the game with huge artists.
Battle Pass is featured almost monthly, they're not as polished as Valve's BP, but they reward you with really rare content
In general, League doesn't feature any expensive content, except for heroes. DotA has content with lower price, but League is not even close to reach the most expensive contents for DotA. The game brings additional content almost everyday.

Here I'll talk mostly about how the game is handled and how the player feels playing the game.
I'll start with this: Riot is a company that cares way more about players than Valve. Riot also cares a lot about making the game alive, while Valve cares mostly about a very specific feud that are Tier 1 competitive players.
- DotA 2
In general, DotA player experience is very frustrating. The game features a huge number of smurfs, booster, toxic and problematic players that can easily go unpunished with being literally a piece of trash. DotA features a limited report system that doesn't really work. It punishes mostly for number of reports and not for wrong actions.
Every year the game loses players, making the player experience even more frustrating because you end up playing with the same players every match, long queues, and an avoid list that is paid. So, having a fun game can be very hard sometimes, playing for fun or not knowing yet how to play as a high skilled player is punished way harder than for being toxic or wrong.
Matchmaking can also be very frustrating. Acquiring tickets to play make it even more frustrating, it makes you play lanes and functions you don't really want/know to and be punished hard by it.
Also, DotA has little updates to every aspect. Small gameplay patches come every 2-3 months and balances little to nothing, and big gameplay patches come twice a year and will hardly change until the next big update. Battle Pass only come once a year, and only the competitive scenario have fixed dates for what's about to happen, which has been changed due to Covid, making even the competitive scenario an unstable enviroment.
Also, Valve cares little to nothing about it's player base. They work mostly around tier 1 players, with long gaps between updates and updates that only values few players. Also, Valve has no communication with players, making it a very unreliable game. They don't really announce when new content will be released, they'll, at best, give you a gap between more than a month for it to be released, and it's not sure that they'll respect this release date.
New player experience is even worse. Valve started to release some new content for new player experience, but it seemed more focused on identifying smurfs and sending them to higher ranks than really introducing players.
- League of Legends
In general, League player experience is ok. But content and communication is where League really shines. The game features a lot of content that is applied constantly, and punishes hard toxic and problematic players. League has, thou, a similar problem with smurfs and boosters.
League punishes problematic players, has an unlimited report system and an insanely huge player base.
League features a lot of updates in every aspect. At least once a month a patch is launched, there's new heroes every now and then and thematic battle pass release.
New player experience is decent, but not great. The game makes you play a very boring tutorial, which is ok I guess if you're a REAL new player, but it informs little to nothing about some of the basic mechanism. Still, it tells a bunch to get you ready to play the game.
League has a fixed matchmaking and you can find matches really fast, except for high rank players, which suffer from the same problem DotA does: long queues.
Riot communication skill is great. They have release dates for contents that'll not come until next year, they pre-release patches and heroes, their tickets work and they'll answer them in most of the cases. Following Riot social media is great, they'll share player content/art, inform important things and share lore content.
- DotA 2
Competitive Scenario is where DotA really shines. DotA competitive scene is amazing, it features a huge amount of content and is highly expected by the community. It's the biggest competitive scenario for a game and for a reason, watching it feels great and I don't think I need to make a huge case about it.
The Internatiol is the best single game event. Period. Since this a DotA group, I won't make a case about it, ya'll know how it works.
Whoever follow DotA, knows that from the beggining it's a great game to watch. Professional teams make it a whole new experience
DotA Ranked system, thou, isn't as perfect as it's professional scenario. It features a bunch of problems, feels unbalanced, has long queues, toxicity, smurfs and boosters. It has been recently updated and improved, but still, doesn't feel next to great. Considering DotA was released back on 2012, I can assume that Valve had more than enough that to manage things, but seems like they're not that interested. it also features a huge number of smurfs and boosters.
Medal system was a huge update, but not enough. DotA is a game that needs to value their ranked system because it's based around it's competitive scenario. Withou a decent ranked system, people tend to leave the game.
One last thing to be said is that DotA is way more balanced than most online games in general. Still, the amount of time between updates make it frustrating because you can't unveil much after some time, and some broken features will be abused.
- League of Legends
League competitive scenario is decent, but feels flat in comparison to DotA. Here is where I can't make a case for League. Honestly, watching League competitive scenario feels boring and low on emotion. I can't really make what's wrong with it, maybe I'm used to DotA's competitive scenario, but the connection with the competitive isn't as important for players in League
League values their competitive players way more than DotA, thou. I say this because they don't value only tier 1-2 teams, they have a huge competitive scene even for begginers and tier 5-3 teams. Still, I guess it's easier to value a competitive scenario that isn't as rich as Dota's scenario.
League ranked system is good to great. It can be frustrating sometimes, but I think it's part of playing ranked. The most controversial feature is about to be removed, which is the Best of 3, so I guess there's little to say about it. What can make the Ranked poor is the amount of smurfs and booster, specially for Flex Ranked.
League is insanely unbalanced, but it adds fun to the game. Maybe rankeds don't feel that bad for League because the game itself doesn't want to be balanced, it features a lot of broken heroes with instant kill mechanics, impossible match ups and broken heroes. It still more rotative than DotA thou, since the meta changes a lot.
Basically, what I have to say is: DotA is the better game, but League is way more fun.
I have no doubt that at it's peak, DotA 2 beats LoL in almost every aspect. Right now thou, League features a more friendly player experience, which matters a lot.
The difference between how Valve works and how Riot works it insane, following and playing LoL, casual or competitive, feels way more right, less stressful and more dynamic than DotA.
DotA feels like a great game that was just released and needs a day one patch to fix some fundamental stuff, while LoL goal is just to be fun.
League success is most result of Riot's work, while DotA decline is most result of Valve's work
It saddens me because DotA has the potential, it even reached the top once, but it feels like a dying game with no player experience that is worth. Battle pass was expensive, it featured some busted mechanics like Crystal Maiden wheel shitty 10 cents set, a gap of content between levels, a huge gap between the release of contents. League pass is way cheaper. It it also less complex, but it also rewards you a lot, it's like that year when we had Siltbreaker and could sell our treasures for a high price.
These considerations are about right now. They don't represent the past DotA or past LoL. I welcome everyone to correct me where I'm wrong and add your perception too. This is not about dashing or flaming every other game
So, last but not least: I'm not a native english speaker and I'm not going over it all to correct stuff. So, if you can, point me mistakes so I can correct them.
Thank you :)
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2020.10.28 19:22 NintendoSwitchMods Pikmin 3 Deluxe: Release Discussion and Hype Megathread

Please use this as a general discussion and hype thread for this new release! Quick easy to answer questions, tips and tricks, and showing off your in-game clips or screenshots you've captured.
Please be mindful of spoilers and use spoiler tags when appropriate.

General Information

Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: October 30, 2020
No. of Players: up to 2 players
Genre(s): Adventure, Action, Strategy, Multiplayer
Developer: Nintendo

Overview (from Nintendo eShop page)

Tiny creatures on a big adventure!
Grow a squad of adorable, plantlike Pikmin to traverse a strange world and save your planet
Command a capable crop of different types of Pikmin™ to strategically overcome obstacles, defeat creatures, and find food for your famished home planet! You can even bring a second player along to divvy up tasks as you explore a world that seems larger than life from a pint-sized perspective.
Pikmin at your pace
Return to your ship before time runs out, or you (and your Pikmin) could be in big trouble. If you prefer a more casual approach, a variety of difficulty settings, lock-on targeting and optional hints have been newly added. With less pressure, you have more time to strategically command your Pikmin and take in the lush scenery.
Play side-story missions, head-to-head matches and more!
This deluxe version of the Pikmin 3 game includes new side-story missions featuring Olimar and Louie, the ability to play Story mode with a friend and all DLC stages from the original release. Feeling competitive? Enjoy fierce head-to-head Bingo Battles against another player!.
  • Three brave explorers land on planet PNF-404 on a mission to find food for their starving home planet. After a crash landing, these explorers must work with Pikmin to reunite and complete their mission.
  • Direct, toss and grow Pikmin with different abilities and strengths—winged Pikmin can fly, while blue Pikmin can breathe underwater. By strategically choosing the right Pikmin for the job at hand and changing between the three captains (or coordinating with a second player), you can work efficiently to collect fruit and grow your Pikmin squad.
  • When you aren’t busy collecting fruit and saving your planet, try out Mission mode to accomplish set requirements like defeating enemies or collecting items. You can also compare your Mission mode scores with the rest of the world via online leaderboards*. Looking for some friendly competition? In Bingo Battle you must use Pikmin to retrieve items on your bingo card before your opponent does.
  • With more options for cooperative play, settings that make it easy for newcomers to start their Pikmin journey, new side stories and more, these tiny Pikmin are in for their biggest adventure yet.
  • Download the Nintendo eShop demo to sample Story mode, Mission mode, and even explore together with a second player! Your progress will even transfer to the full game, once purchased. As an added bonus, defeating the first boss in the demo and transferring save-data to the full version of the game will immediately unlock the “Ultra-Spicy” difficulty option for the full game.

Reviews

Aggregators
Metacritic: 84
Opencritic: 84
Feel free to join our Discord server and discuss the game in the #switch-discussion channel!
Once again: Please use this as a general discussion and hype thread for this new release! Quick easy to answer questions, tips and tricks, and showing off your in-game clips or screenshots you've captured.
Please be mindful of spoilers and use spoiler tags when appropriate.
Cheers,
The /NintendoSwitch mod team
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2020.10.28 18:51 Godzoozles Post-Install tweaks/improvements for Fedora Workstation

I've been using Fedora full-time since this summer, and as a server for a couple of years. For the fresh release of Fedora 33 here is my knowledge-share list of tweaks, tips, and gotchas to improve the experience of Fedora Workstation. The following can be viewed as post-install notes, because I might not have 100% authoritative answers even on my own setup, but it helps me (and could maybe help you) toward a more enjoyable Fedora experience. I try to explain as much as I can without getting too in detail, because a lot of these things can be looked up individually for deeper explanations elsewhere.
Essential: These changes I consider so fundamental that I can barely agree to use my computer without them.
This goes in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css
headerbar entry, headerbar spinbutton, headerbar button, headerbar separator { min-height: 22px; margin-top: 0px; /* same as headerbar side padding for nicer proportions */ margin-bottom: 0px; } headerbar { min-height: 22px; padding-left: 2px; /* same as childrens vertical margins for nicer proportions */ padding-right: 2px; margin: 0px; /* same as headerbar side padding for nicer proportions */ padding: 0px; } 
A screenshot for a comparison: https://imgur.com/a/W3X7Bhz
My wish list has me figuring out how to shrink the size of the button widget, too, but to date I've yet to figure that out.
Preference: I consider these options not essential but extremely preferential.
Niche:
In my case my wired ethernet device is called enp30s0, but of course this isn't guaranteed and should be checked, not copied. The idea is to to connect the computer and VMs to the bridge, which acts as a virtual switch. The steps are something similar to what follows:
nmcli con add type bridge-slave ifname enp30s0 master br0 nmcli con modify bridge-br0 bridge.stp no nmcli con down "Wired Connection 1" nmcli con up bridge-br0 
I think that should be it. Now in virt-manager you can connect the network interface to bridge br0. A graphical tool to modify some of these network settings is nm-connection-editor
Gotchas:
dnf group upgrade --with-optional Multimedia
I think I poached the gstreamer installs from here. https://asamalik.fedorapeople.org/tmp-docs-preview/quick-docs/assembly_installing-plugins-for-playing-movies-and-music/#proc_installing-multimedia-plug-ins-with-dnf_assembly_installing-plugins-for-playing-movies-and-music
Tricks:
Flatpaks which worked far better than what was provided in Fedora's repos:
Sorely missing:
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2020.10.28 18:09 LittleBumbumm Feeding anxiety

Hey,
So maybe some of you have this feeling as well. In short. Behaviour that feeds your anxiety/self destructive behavior and makes it worse, you know it, but cannot stop it..
In the past I had social anxiety. Well I still have it. But I've got the feeling I talked myself into having social anxiety. I worked on it and it slowly went better. I even started dating and found it quite fun. Then a year later I got a boyfriend. He is all sweet and we have a great time. But now my anxiety starts showing up again in a bit of a different form. Ever since I'm in a relationship I feel like I'm not good enough, that he is secretly still looking out for other chicks and it also shows in my studies. If I have to study I'm like, its too much and you cannot pass it, you're not that smart and all.. I feel like I'm actually deliberately creating problems and stress for myself because I tend to not study, then when I fail I can be like. See you were right and can't deal with the study. The same thing is happening with my bf. I tend to look when he is online on whatsapp and when he is a lot on there I find myself confirmitive thoughts. I know my behaviour is just causing me anxiety. But I cannot stop it.. Does any of you also relate to this and / or got any tips on how to deal with it?
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2020.10.28 17:34 CollegeFreshmanFocus Advice for Online College Classes

Some advice for everyone struggling with online classes this fall ...
I’m a college teacher & fellow online (graduate) student and I wanted to share some insights and advice on the mayhem so many students are experiencing this fall with online classes.
While each school & student is different, no doubt, it’s been a problem across higher education. Let’s just put that card on the table right now.
The majority of colleges & universities weren’t prepared (or prepared early enough) for a mass shift to online classes, neither in terms of the infrastructure or the student support necessary to help them succeed in this new environment.
We all know that. Schools are adjusting on the fly, no different than students are right now. My hope is that spring will look a lot different at schools that weren’t prepared to put an effective online system in place.
Nevertheless, it’s been a hard year for students.
That being said, here are some tips on how to do as well as possible with online classes this fall:
  1. Create a master due date list that includes anything & everything due in each of your classes. You’ll have to sit down with each syllabus, go one by one and type out what’s due and when in each class.
Do this all on one document (excel, Google Sheets, etc.) and then sort it out chronologically. Look, it’ll take you an hour or so, but it’ll so be worth it to have a eye thing in one place & one file.
  1. Bookmark/Favorite every website for every class & create separate folders on your browser for each class. It’ll help from having to go pull them up one by one when you have to access each site.
  2. Really, really TRY and get to know or even just communicate with your online professors a few times throughout the semester. In a learning environment in which there’s little to no face-to-face interaction, it’s so important to make that personal connection.
  3. Set aside a certain times on certain days to work on various classes each week. It’ll keep you in a routine and help keep you on top of each class.
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Please, please don’t! So many students are struggling with online classes, so you’re not alone! When you have questions or feel like you’re falling behind, just ASK!
These are just a few tips on things that can help the online class experience right now!
I hope they help, but you’re also welcome to check out my TikTok account for many more tips on how to succeed in online classes.
Feel free to ask questions & I will be happy to help!
Just keep going, guys, you’ve got this!!!
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2020.10.28 12:35 RHElecContractor Repair Hello Electrical Contractor Miami Beach

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If the electrician hired is not certified to practice the job, you may be at risk of some dangers caused by lack of their skills. To find an electrician, read the tips listed below:
1. Look for electricians through online directories or your local directories based on their necessary qualifications. A certified electrician must have finished an excellent training, passed some electrician exams, and have experienced several works in the field. Check on the background and work history of the electrician through his profile. Online directories usually display full information about the electrician's past works and achievements through the electrician's profile. Refer to previous client testimonies and customer feedback as to how the electrician performs. Choosing an electrician that has good customer feedback is a wise decision.
2. Ask for some referrals from your friends and relatives who have experience the same electrical problems. Based on their related experience, they can give you a reliable recommendation of the best certified electrician in town that you can hire for your electrical needs. It would also be best if you hire an electrician who already has several experiences on fixing the same electrical problems that you have. It would no longer be too difficult for them to handle your issues, thus providing you more convenience and faster remedy.
3. Before you start contacting an electrician on mind, firstly have a good concept of what your task demands. A certified electrician would usually ask you with several questions regarding your concerns in order for them to provide you with safety measures while waiting for their arrival.
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2020.10.28 12:30 seracen Advice for a virgin on hookups/casual sex?

So, I don't really have many people that I can talk to about this stuff, so I thought that I would ask the ladies here!
I'm a 21-year-old woman that hasn't really had any experience with sex or anything. I'm a virgin, and I haven't dated outside of some purely online relationships. Lately though, I've been feeling like I want to experiment and try some new stuff with people. The idea of hookups or something like that is pretty appealing, since I don't really want any long-term romantic relationships.
The major sticking point is that I'm very shy and anxious and since I have zero experience, I'm not really sure what to even do. I'm really awkward. I've been able to message with a few guys on apps and stuff (mostly because they always initiate; there's soooo many unprompted messages) but it's never gone further than some messages. It's really hard to commit or follow through with anything. There's also some concerns for safety and stuff; I can naive and trusting which really doesn't seem like the best thing here, so some tips for precautions would be much appreciated.
I don't really have many people that I can ask about this stuff, so does anyone here have any tips or advice for navigating these waters, or about hookups in general?
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