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The musical community of reddit
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The unofficial Reddit page of Estevan, the Energy City. Go Bruins!
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2013.09.09 00:09 LukeyHear What to see and do Outdoors in Scotland.

Links and discussion on the great Scottish Outdoors. Maps, logistics, weather and planning ideas in the sidebar. Wild camp spot requests will be removed. Gear and Kit advice available at /CampingGear. Bothies are not a destination. Picture posts only to be used to illustrate an informative text-based post.
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2023.03.23 22:03 sweetlily_13 Weaning off of seroquel for anxiety do you guys get chills and goosebumps?

I was on 25 mg seroquel a few years, kept getting sicker so they increased my dose to 50 mg not knowing I had developed a rare autoimmune disorder called Addison disease and that’s what was causing my symptoms. I’m weaning myself off of it and I’m falling asleep fine but I wake up suddenly at 5 or 6 am. That and throughout the day especially in the evenings I’m getting chills and hot kind of like a fever. Does anyone else get goosebumps from withdrawal too?
Thank you in advance for your input
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2023.03.23 22:03 sleeppish I developed feelings for someone at my old job, and I'm still in a relationship

I, a freshman in college (19f), am currently dating a (18m, call him S) [dating for 1 year], but I started having feelings for someone else (20m, I'll call him G). We're all currently freshmen in college, and we're all going to separate colleges. I met S during my senior of highschool, however we started having problems back in October of last year.... There was a small incident involving G, my ex best friend started making accusations that I was cheating (which wasn't true), because I was close with G. S believed it, and spent the night at my ex best friends house.... That wouldn't have been a problem If my ex best friend wasn't a gay man.... S stayed for about two or three days, and eventually told me my ex best kept harassing and putting the idea I was cheating. This caused a huge rift in our relationship, I got over it and so has he.
Over a month or two ago, S started to make comments about me and my weight (5'1, 115lb). He continuously made degrading comments and jokes about me to my friends over time. He says he felt bad each time and told me he won't do it again, he hasn't really done it recently.... However the reason why hurts me. S told me the reason why he would do it Is because he knows I'll always forgive him... As a person with an abusive past, it sounds like manipulation....and when I was a kid I was severely bullied, I would never let it bother me though... Because of that fact, kids would call me emotionless. So I guess in a way that's how that ties in. What he said made me feel as small as I did when I was little... Over the past few months I detached myself a bit, I couldn't bear to hug, or kiss him, I could barely see him. I felt so bad, and I still feel bad..... We're currently taking a break by the way (3 weeks).
Within the last couple of months I started having feelings for G.... I met G last year during fall, we worked at the same section in an amusement park. I had small feelings back then but I never let it take over my relationship. Back then S was my world, so I had no reason to look in G's direction. G and always had this connection, we always had fun together, we'd never fail to make each other laugh. I can't help but smile around him, and be comfortable around G. I recently found out he has feelings for me too. And I don't know what to do about it....
I feel so bad... I have some feelings for S, but also for G. My feelings have been crushing me, I can't focus on my or my classwork. I want to find a solution so bad, I tried spending separate time with them, having conversations, I even isolated myself from them.... So please help me find a solution
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2023.03.23 22:03 NotEntirelySure435 I HECKING LOVE CLONAZOLAM!!!!

It's literally the best benzo I've ever had in my entire life. I remember first taking it and being nervous due to all the horror stories. Probably wasn't anything more than .2 and phew! Like in 15 minutes I was already feeling it and the euphoria! Jesus christ! It's something I wish I could take every day...and I have. It hasn't gotten to the point of me blacking out and doing stupid shit, but...before I sorta didn't care because I felt like i had no reason to live. Now I got a woman in my life and I don't want to put her through that. That isn't right, she shouldn't have to see me possibly dying from WDs or some shit. I have a good amount of 5mg norflurazepam pills. Rn I'm up to about .5 of clonazolam. How should I go about tapering so I don't have any seizures and have minimal rebound anxiety and all that? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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2023.03.23 22:02 dark_side0fthem00n Beyond the Gates 2023 - Bergen

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2023.03.23 22:02 DMG-55 My capture software stopped recording sound on all capture programs

Hello, I went to record some gameplay the other day and found that it didn't record any sound. I reinstalled, tried a different program snd still no sound. I've tried two versions of Flashback express 5, and also shareX.
I don't think it's caused by the capture software because it happens in all of them. Do you guys know anything I can try? BTW, they don't record any sound on my PC, no matter the source. I'm really eagar to get back to recording. I hope you can help.
Anything else you need to know, please just ask.
Thanks in advance
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2023.03.23 22:02 iamjakehill9 Remove Kebab

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2023.03.23 22:02 mindaduck Should I get a second cat?

A little about me: Full-time uni student living with my parents (will not be moving out for at least another 5 years). Have a 5month old girl who is extremely playful so want to find her a playmate (so she is not lonely when I am gone). I am fully responsible for taking care of the kitten I have right now therefore the same applies to the second kitten.
Why:
  1. Worried my first kitten is lonely at home when I am gone. She also has some mild irritating behavioural like attacking my legs even though I play with her for hours a day, she gets tired (panting) but soon after she wants to do it again.
  2. Always wanted British long hair but never found any breeders that I like. Found a reputable breeder recently and absolutely adore her kittens. Also, might be a good idea to adopt a second cat early since she is still young and more accepting.
Why not:
  1. Compatibility: I fostered an 8-month ragdoll when she was 3 months. They had a huge size difference and she would ALWAYS initiate a fight/play which would always end up with her escaping and screaming. But she would do it again (so I really cannot tell if it was play or fight). I worried the same thing will happen considering I have a busy schedule, and cannot keep an eye on them all the time. The time I spent fostering the older cat literally drove me crazy because he would poop on the carpet and I would have to break them off all the time (yet they are obsessed with each other and would always want to be together if separated). Plus, I am getting a second cat as a playmate, therefore, wouldn’t be fair for either of them to keep separated (locked up) for long-term. (P.S. I did introduce those 2 cats properly with scent switching and they are okay with each other but just not safe to keep them together)
  2. Busy schedule: I did some research and people say 2 cats do not equal double the amount of work. She always leaves leftovers (wet food) doesn’t matter how much I give her. I often have to throw out expensive food just cause she doesn’t like refrigerated and reheated wet food. Taking care of her was not time-consuming (the playing part goes on for hours which is time-consuming) so I am wondering what the workload is like for having 2 cats.
Please kindly provide advice on why/why not I should adopt a second cat. I am lowkey obsessed with the idea of having a second cat and it's a reoccurring thought every day.
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2023.03.23 22:01 Shadowchaos1010 RWBY: Gears of Fate Volume 2 Chapter 11 - Black and Yellow

I'll be linking to the beginning of the entire work, for people who want to start from there, but I'm linking to the most recent chapter as well for someone who's already caught up.
Fanfiction.Net V0.5-1 Fanfiction.Net V2-11
Archive of Our Own V0.5-1 Archive of Our Own V2-11
Wattpad V0.5-1 Wattpad V2-11
Chapter Summary
As Vale burns, so does Beacon Academy. As people flee campus, Blake and Yang stay back to keep them safe.
Summary

Huntsmen symbolize Remnant's fight for peace. But if your actions do nothing to stop deaths that had been fated, why try? If your town was mean t to fall, and your friends to die? Like all Huntsmen, Ruby is used to heartache. She rejects fate; the idea that her efforts are futile because of some cosmic force. Her wish is to make a new future in the peoples' control, no matter what.
The Vytal Festival has come to Vale. While Teams RWBY and JNPR might not be participating in the tournament, they're still enjoying the festivities. Pyrrha even makes a new friend in Cinder Fall, one of the students visiting from Mistral. The happy days can't last forever, and none of the students know their peaceful school lives will all come crashing down in a matter of weeks.
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2023.03.23 22:01 bernardbarnaby Terms of Endearment (1983)

Terms of Endearment (1983)
You know sometimes it's nice to watch a movie where it looks like the weathers nice and there's a nice house and a nice backyard this movie is kind of like that like it always looks kind of like a nice day and there are trees and just enough wind and it's always dusk idk this was kind of like that for me. This seems like it would be a good double feature with Steel Magnolias it's kind of like that it's got moms and daughters and good men and bad men stuff like that. I figured about 5 minutes in I know this is gonna be a tearjerker somebody's gonna die here that's what happens in these movies and then we got there and the scene with the mom and the two kids got me. I was pretty much in the same situation as a kid I was the older brother they sure knew exactly which buttons to push. Do I think it was right for it to be at E.T for the Oscar? Nah probably not but hey I liked it it's pretty good if you're into this kind of thing.
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2023.03.23 22:01 Certain_Swordfish_51 The trailers look incredible but will the game actually work?

Honestly super-skeptical after the bug/glitchfests of the most recent versions of Madden and NHL. But if that career mode is as advertised and the swing mechanics are on point, this could be incredible. It’s visually a significant upgrade from 2K23, where the fans and many of the buildings don’t look very sharp. Also wondering if better golf balls and club upgrades will require either real money or grinding 5 hours a day, like Hockey Ultimate Team. P2W is honestly not too bad with 2k23. Five bucks gets you 12 rounds with a better ball and all sorts of choices in terms of how you play: minimal roll, lots of roll, minimal bounce, lots of bounce, extra distance, easier to spin etc.
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2023.03.23 22:01 Mission-Buyer-6596 Me(31m) and my girlfriend(28f) broke up a little over a month ago, I recently discovered that she cheated on me during our relationship. What should I do?

We broke up because she was an alcoholic who was verbally and mentally abusive. I probably would have stayed through all that until one day she became physical and punched me in the back of the head during a drunk argument while I was packing some things to go stay at my mom's for the night to let the situation cool down.
Recently I've been getting my life back in order and was cleaning out an old car I used to let he drive until me got a new sonata. The car had been sitting for a little over a year and in the glove box I found a pass to park at a local hotel, on it was a man's name and his phone number. The dates were marked for a day she told me she would be on a trip out of town with a group of female coworkers. It was dated for about 2 years after we got together.
I don't want to communicate with her at all but I want to call her out so bad. She always said she thought I was cheating but I was faithful our entire (5.5year) relationship. I'm so hurt by this and I thought even if she was not good to me at least she was faithful but I was wrong. Should I message her and let her know I know or should I just move on? I feel lost right now
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2023.03.23 22:00 EternalCanadian Operation PROMETHEUS; Or Why Alpha Fell

Shorter post than usual, and probably a needless one, or at least out of date, but I figured it would be good to get down, “just in case”.
A (thankfully not as common now) misconception is that Spartan III Alpha Company’s destruction was avoidable, that if they had been trained better, equipped better, they might have survived PROMETHEUS. This is refutably false, and this post is intended to demonstrate that their demise was almost completely out of their control, and, primarily, to show that Kurt couldn’t have done anything better to save them.
(Admittedly, there is a bit of theory crafting coming near the end of this post, and I’m not sure if it’s warranted, I wouldn’t mind Haruspis’ comments, if you do see this post, as it seems to be something brought up initially in MJOLNIR and now with SPI. I doubt I’ll get a response though, and I admit I may be making this a bigger issue than it needs to be or is intended to be with its inclusion, but I’m adding it in as another (potential) factor. That’ll be Point III, and clearly labeled as theory crafting.)
With that said, let’s begin with a deep dive into Operation PROMETHEUS:[1]
PART I: Sent from the sky
The Spartan III program has had more than a few threads made about it to deal with general misconceptions (I think we’re at like, 4 and counting now) so I’ll let those stand.
Alpha Company in general though hasn’t been delved into with much detail. Admittedly we know the least amount of their training, and etc, but we know it was both harder than their predecessors and an improvement of the Spartan II training, or at least, as mentioned by the Encyclopedia, it mirrored it in many ways:
Secretly based on the hidden world of Onyx, the SPARTAN-Ill program was operated and facilitated at Camp Currahee. a military site hidden deep within the planet's dense jungles. Much of the training regimen conducted at Currahee mirrored that of SPARTAN-II training, with intense physical and team-based exercises, as well as an advanced education conducted by an onsite Al.
  • Halo Encyclopedia 2022 edition
We know the first night of their training was drastically different from the II’s. The first night of the II’s training is detailed in chapter 3 of The Fall of Reach, the chapter notes the date and time as 2300 hours, September 23rd 2517.
In this chapter Doctor Halsey gives the II’s a speech about why they’re at Reach, why they’ve been chosen, and etc….and then they go to bed.
Chapter 4 begins at 0530 hours, September 24th, 2517, around 6 hours later. The trainees are woken up by stun baton if they didn’t wake by voice alone:
”Wake up, trainee!”
John rolled over in his cot and went back to sleep. He was dimly aware that this wasn’t his room, and that there were other people here.
A shock jolted him—from his bare feet to the base of his spine. He yelled in surprise and fell off the cot. He shook off the disorientation from being nearly asleep and got up.
“I said up, boot! You know which way up is?”
A man in a camouflage uniform stood over John. His hair was shorn and gray at his temples. His dark eyes didn’t look human—too big and black and they didn’t blink. He held a silver baton in one hand; he flicked it toward John and it sparked.
John backed away. He wasn’t afraid of anything. Only little kids were afraid . . . but his body instinctively moved as far away from the instrument as possible.
Dozens of other men roused the rest of the children. Seventy-four boys and girls screamed and jumped out of their cots.
  • The Fall of Reach, chapter 4
Comparatively, this is the first thing the III’s of Alpha Company do after their speech by Kurt:
”We cannot accept everyone, though," Kurt continued. "There are five hundred of you. We have three hundred training slots. So tonight. Senior Chief Petty Officer Mendez"—he nodded to the Chief—"has devised a way to separate those who truly want this opportunity from those who do not."
Kurt handed him a tablet reader. "Chief?" To his credit Mendez registered shock for only a split second. He scanned the tablet, frowned, but nodded.
"Yes, sir," he whispered.
Mendez yelled at the children, "You want to be Spartans? Then get back on those ships." They stood shocked, staring at him.
*"No? I guess we found a few washouts. You." He pointed to one child at random. "You. And you." The chosen kids looked at each other, at the ground, and then shook their heads. "No?" Mendez said. "Then get on those Pelicans."
They did so, and so did the others, a slow shuffling procession.
"Drill instructors," Mendez said.
Three dozen NCOs snapped to attention.*
"You will find Falcon Wing aerial descent units on the field. Load them ASAP and make sure your trainees are properly fit-led. Their safe deployment is now your responsibility."
The DIs nodded and ran toward the bundled Falcon Wing backpacks.
The Chief turned back to Kurt. "You're going to make them drop?" He raised both eyebrows in surprise. "At night?"
"The Falcons are the safest drop units," Kurt replied.
"With respect, sir, some of them are only four years old."
"Motivation, Chief. If they can do this, they'll be ready for what we have to put them through.”
  • Halo Ghosts of Onyx, chapter 6
Anyone who didn’t jump was disqualified from the program immediately:
A girl with pigtails and missing her front teeth stepped forward. "I'll go first, sir," she yelled.
"Good girl," he said. "Go right to the edge; hang on to the guide line."
She took the tiniest baby steps to the edge of the Pelican, then froze. She took three deep breaths and then with a squeak, she jumped. The wind caught her.
She vanished into the dark.
"Next!" the old Navy man said.
All the kids, Shane included, slowly formed a line. He couldn't believe they were doing this. It was nuts.
The next boy got to the edge, looked down, and screamed. He fell backward, and scrambled away. "No!" he said. "No way!"
"Next!" the man called, and didn't give the kid cowering on the deck another glance.
The next boy jumped without even looking. And the next.
  • Halo Ghosts of Onyx, chapter 6
Now, admittedly we don’t know what happened during their first morning, but I’d wager it would have been classroom instruction or some “light” activities. Even so, their first real activity was much more intense than their predecessors.
Their first test, in many respects, mirrored their deployment: dropped into unfamiliar terrain, forced to rely on their equipment and comrades above all else. They rely on each other, on the knowledge that they would not be alone when they reached the ground.
In later, proper, missions, sealed in armour, with the knowledge that their operations had to succeed, the knowledge that they had completed that first jump might have provided some small bit of comfort. If they could do that, maybe they could do anything.
This would be their main method of deployment, using droppods to get deep behind enemy lines, Strike targets of critical opportunity in places others couldn’t reach.
This is presumably how Operation FIREBRAND, IRON GREAVE, and the majority of their other operations were carried out. The standout and exception seems to be Operation HWACHA, which saw Alpha Company operating as boarding and counterboarding teams against Covenant fleet elements in zero-gee.
Whatever the case, the hallmark of a Spartan III deployment in future seemed to be a sudden, abrupt storm of drop pods appearing without warning to those on the ground.
PART II: Nightmares
A big element to why the Alphas seemed to be killed en-masse was, as Kurt puts it, “a loss of unit cohesion”. He notes that, as the battle continued on, Spartan III’s began to drastically deviate from standard formations and understood tactical doctrines. They would go at things alone, or neglect to cover their teammates, or be caught in a bad position that they should have seen and avoided:
The video from a helmet camera showed a dozen SPARTAN-IIIs limping and falling on a smoldering landscape of twisted metal. There was no unit cohesion. No two-man teams covering one another. In the heat-blurred background, Elites took up superior positions with good cover.
This was his fault. He had failed them. His training hadn't prepared them. He should have rectified the flaws in their Mark-I PR suits and fixed them faster.
  • Halo Ghosts of Onyx chapter 8
Kurt puts this down to poor training and a lack of upgrades and rectified fixes to their armour (more on this latter point in Part III), and while this is his motivation to push Beta and Gamma harder, I’m not sure it was their training, truncated as it was, that was the cause.
Instead, Halo Oblivion, either intentionally or unintentionally, might give us a reason for why this situation happened:
Altered mental states were a symptom of combat fatigue, especially in exhausted soldiers who were using too many stim-packs in an effort to maintain alertness.
John knew from his combat psychology training back on Reach that too much combat stress could sometimes result in mindless, murderous rages. But such episodes were heat-of-the-moment events that erupted without warning—not carefully prepared actions like the commanders were suggesting now. He turned to Bah’d. “What kind of combat stimulants are you using?”
“Stimulants?” Bah’d narrowed her eyes. “Be careful what you imply, John.”
“Major, I never imply.” John was puzzled by Bah’d’s testy reaction. Stim-packs were standard issue for UNSC special operations troops—who often had to fight for days at a time without sleep—but they were easy to overuse in the heat of a long battle. “Your commanders are focus-locked on a pointless goal. That’s a classic sign of stim-pack overdose.”
The human brain needed sleep to flush out the toxins that accumulated during periods of wakeful activity, and John knew that going even twenty-four hours without rest could lead to concentration and memory problems. After forty-eight hours, the brain started to shut down for microsleeps, which lasted anywhere from half a second to half a minute—all followed by short periods of confusion and disorientation that could prove disastrous in a combat situation. By seventy-two hours, the brain’s toxin load grew so acute that severe lapses in concentration, motivation, and memory were inevitable—and hallucinatory episodes were common.
The only way to counteract the effects of sleep deprivation was to temporarily increase the signal-carrying capacity of the brain’s synapses.
That was how stim-packs worked—and why they were sometimes necessary in combat. If there were natural methods for accomplishing the same thing, John had never heard of them.
  • Halo Oblivion, chapter 1
To reiterate, Operation PROMETHEUS occurred from 0700 July 27th to an unspecified hour on August 2nd, or, in short, 7 days, though it was likely much longer, as Alpha Company would have spent hours in Slipspace and free fall before the first Spartan hit the ground.
In terms of hours, that’s 168 hours minimum.
Because of the operation’s location and lack of other UNSC assets in the area, Alpha Company had no safe spaces to hide, or to rest. While it’s possible fireteams took up sentry in “secure” positions, only some of the teams could sleep, and if those members not sleeping were using stim-packs, they might not have been able to sleep once it was their turn. This would undoubtedly cause a rolling, cascading issue as teams were forced to abuse their stims in order to stay awake and functional, but it had the debilitating issue of impacting their higher brain functions.
In the end, the last ones standing were probably so hopped up on stimulants they’d have probably died from cardiac arrest even if they could be extracted.
Comparatively, Covenant forces were constantly rotating in fresh troops as reinforcements were brought in from existing ground units, and then troops stationed in orbit:
"After two days," the Admiral said, "seven rectors were rendered inoperative and a counterforce was finally organized by existing Covenant units."
”The Covenant counterresponse was neutralized," the Rear Admiral continued, "and over the next three days. Alpha Company destroyed thirteen more reactors."
”But," the Rear Admiral said, "a massive counterforce appeared in orbit and descended to the surface."
  • Halo Ghosts of Onyx chapter 8
This is, also, not taking into account that the final extraction craft were destroyed by the final day,if not earlier, trapping the Spartans on the asteroid. There was no escape, nowhere to run to, nowhere to go.[2]
Which is where part III comes in.
Part III: Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
THIS IS HIGHLY CONJECTURE AND THEORY-CRAFTING, PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN REFERRING BACK TO THIS SECTION
I’ve been a pretty big proponent of SPI armour over the years, one of the most notable (if not the most notable) on the subreddit, I think (and I don’t make that claim lightly). Admittedly, a lot of that has been via a steady increase of information gathered piece-meal from various sources. If you search up SPI in Halostory’s search bar, a lot of posts with comments will have me in there, defending or clarifying something based off of tthe information we have.
But I might have been misinformed, or at least, misjudged some of the information.
How does this relate to Alpha Company and their deaths? Well, I’ve sort of touched on it above, but this recent canon fodder has sort of cemented the idea in my mind:
SPI has lost its purpose and become the antithesis of what it was meant to be, and in an attempt to make it more interesting, it’s actually been made worse.
That is to say, over the years, we’ve learned that SPI isn’t an individual armour, but a program, a suite, of different armours all under the same umbrella of “Semi-Power-Infiltration”.
It’s noted in a few places (Encyclopedia, Mythos, various Canon Fodders) as being a stable of armour with different variants optimized for different needs. The most recent canon fodder took a look at some of those variants…kind of.
Initially, this might seem like a good thing, giving the armour more variants broadens it’s potential as a warfighting platform, increasing individual operators capabilities and providing synergy amongst team members’ individual specialities, and allows characters who wear it to stand out from one another in visual media (which I personally find rather humorous, considering the Armour’s intended purpose.)
But while it might be a good idea from an artistic standpoint, it’s a very bad idea from a logistical/in-universe one.
The newest canon fodder describes SPI as:
Though not as robust as mainline Mjolnir suits, SPI armor has proven to be an excellent platform for testing a variety of field attachments and upgrades that would be far more costly (and at greater risk of destruction) applied to Spartan-exclusive missions.
  • Canon Fodder: New Year, New Lore
It also goes into description of the different appearances we’ve seen over the years. Of particular note is this depiction from Mythos describing Operation PROMETHEUS. (I know, it’s long winded, but we’re finally back on topic).
The canon fodder goes on to say this about the image:
The top-right depiction of Operation: PROMETHEUS—the mission that saw the annihilation of Alpha Company (the first batch of three-hundred Spartan-IIIs)—seen in Halo Mythos likewise showcases two different variants. The central Spartan’s armor is notably more angular, lacking the traditional curves of the “baseline” Mark-I SPI, while the dead Spartan on the ground has a design which conforms more to baseline but has a much thinner “jaw” and lacks defogging vents.
  • Canon Fodder: Nee Year, New Lore
Here’s where this is a problem, jotted out for ease of reading:
You have 300 people sent very far away from any logistics and resupply points, sent to an area surrounded by enemies on all sides.
You have limited space in the drop pods that these 300 people are deployed in. Likely this is filled with weapons, ammunition. Stuff they can carry on their person.
You can send…some number of supply pods (as seen in The Cole Protocol). Larger pods, likely carrying additional explosives, heavy weapons, and, most likely, extra armour to replace damaged ones in the field.
You have these 300 people wearing unique special armour that - to work effectively - must have the plating overlap * perfectly* to achieve proper camouflage. They may all need replacement parts and pieces.
You’ve given some of them unique variants that do not conform to baseline and require different armour plating to work effectively.
I think where I’m going with this is obvious.
Their own specializations and uniqueness (seem to have) killed them….or at least could have contributed to their deaths.
If you’ve just been fighting for a day or two, and your team (or several) makes their way to a supply pod full of armour, and you crack it open to find armour pieces for “SPI Mark I Type B” suits…what do you do if you’ve got Type A? The Type B plating won’t work with your armour. Sure, it might “connect” and have the panels activate, but the plating won’t properly fit, it will give you a bad “seal”, and your camouflage capabilities will be compromised. What does this mean? In short, you must isolate yourself from your comrades in order to not give their positions away, but it leaves you vulnerable.
This isn’t like traditional paradrops of today or the past, this armour is fully sealed, it needs to be to function. It is the only thing keeping you alive. The more variation, the harder it is to supply, the harder it is to supply, the more people die.
It’s especially egregious when the differences seem so….minor. It seems almost needless, at least with what we see in Mythos. What benefit did that one more angular variant provide over the usual baseline? What benefit does it give that a supplemental attachment didn’t? Was it worth the trade off for added logistical woes?[3]
Additionally, though likely not intended (despite actually being noted in several points in the books) any particular variation based off specialty or designation would be a hinderance because it enables enemy commanders and intelligence teams to paint a picture of your capabilities.
If you can figure out that Squad leaders are wearing a particular type of armour, say, CENTURION, all you need to do is (generally speaking) target them, kill them, then kill their second in commands, then in the words of a damn fine soldier, “you can kill any poor bastard you like”.
Anything that makes you look like a more important target makes you a dead target - and for an armour based off stealth and invisibility, that’s a terrible idea.
You would think Kurt noticed this and immediately put a stop to it, because it’s getting his men and women killed…but we can see that it continues to happen in various forms
Admittedly, and to reiterate, this is likely just something we kind of need to accept as necessary for Halo’s visual media and how they’ve decided to design characters, but it still feels noteworthy to mention, especially because characters in universe mention it;[4]
The second companion made a beeline for Hamm. There was no rank insignia on his armor— it was never smart to help snipers identify high-value targets —but the name stenciled on his breast was CUVIER.
The company captain.
Cuvier stopped halfway between John and Hamm. Nobody saluted, but Hamm stood slightly more erect. Had one of John’s Spartan snipers been an enemy watching through a scope, even the subtle shift of posture would have been enough to get the captain’s helmet blown off.
  • Halo Silent Storm 8
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Jones was only halfway up the side of the hill, but that was high enough to see the top of theopposite hill, and the tiny figures who stood there. Not the Grunts who were running this way and that, not the Jackals who lined the edge of the summit, but the shiny armor of the Elites. Those were the targets he wanted, and they seemed to leap forward as the Marine increased the magnification on his scope, and let the barrel drift slightly. Which life should he take? The one on the left with the blue armor? Or the one on the right, the shiny gold bastard? At that moment in time, in that particular place, Lance Corporal Jones was God.
He clicked the sniper rifle’s safety catch, and lightly rested his finger on the trigger.
  • Halo The Flood, chapter 6
PART IV: THERE’ll BE ANOTHER TIME
New information that’s come to light regarding the operation comes from recent Halo Infinite Intel, about how Deep Winter had select Spartans pulled in secret ahead of PROMETHEUS.
Admittedly, this likely wouldn’t have drastically changed anything, but as John notes in Silent Storm, Spartan effectiveness is dramatically increased and heightened when at optimal team strength, and it seems Deep Winter pulled Spartans to make use of their individual skill sets, a cascading ripple occurs as teams would need to reshuffle and reorganize to fill in and make up to the gaps. The more Spartans removed, the less effective the Company will be, the less ground they can cover, and the greater chance of failure and death, noted here by John:
If the Spartans were attacking separate targets, they wouldn’t be able to support each other—and the efficiency of a Spartan team decreased exponentially each time a member was removed. Dr. Halsey estimated that a Spartan operating alone was only one-sixteenth as effective as a four-member team . . . and sixteen times as likely to get killed.
  • Halo Silent Storm, chapter 5
As Kurt himself notes, Deep Winter often operated from a perspective of basic morality functions, which Kurt considered inadequate and a sort of weakness:
What could an AI possibly know what it was like on a real mission? Bullets zinging so close over your head that you didn't so much as hear them hut felt them pass. Or what it was like to get hit, but still have to keep going, bleeding, because if you didn't everyone on your team would die?
  • Halo Ghosts of Onyx, chapter 9
Again, little likely changed, but the organizational hurdles and missing members might have effected how Alpha went about their mission, and how quickly they could have completed it.
Which leads us to our conclusion.
CONCLUSION
TLDR: Alpha Company faced a number of factors that led to their demise during Operation PROMETHEUS, and it wasn’t really due to a lack of training, or any sort of deficiency with the Spartans themselves, at least, not that we can see.
Instead, their deaths occurred due to stim-pack overdose, overwhelming enemy reinforcements, and difficult to maintain logistics hampered by additional, and unnecessary issues. While not technically a reason, the loss of select members saved by Deep Winter also probably had an effect on the Company’s overall performance,
In the end, the situation was doomed once the extraction craft were destroyed, and that only hastened Alpha Company’s demise. Kurt, despite his guilt, had nothing to be ashamed of, and their deaths couldn’t be placed on him or the others in the program. At the end of the day, Alpha Company died to factors outside their control and through no obvious faults of their own.
They may have died, cut off and alone, but they did what any Spartan would do, what any Spartan could do;
The impossible.
SUPPLEMENTAL/ADDITIONAL NOTES
  • [1]: PROMETHEUS references the Greek God of the same name. A Titan who stole the fire of the gods and gave hope to humanity. In much the same way that Alpha Company gave hope to humanity by delaying the Covenant advance. Of course, this sacrifice went unknown by everyone. Interestingly, Alpha Company’s operations all involve fire in some way. PROMETHEUS has been explained. HWACHA refers to a Korean siege weapon from the 15th century, a cart with dozens of arrows/rockets that would be shot at a target, usually causing mass confusion and panic. Akin to a canister or grapeshot from a cannon. FIREBRAND doesn’t really need an explanation (but seeing as it was their most notable Anti-Insurrectionist operation…yikes, lol). While IRON GRAVE might seem out of place, it harkens back to Prometheus(the deity, not the operation) and his role as a smith. Iron needs to be forged into armour or tools, and based off the timeline, IRON GREAVE might have been Alpha’s first foray against the Covenant proper, hence, its akin to a baptismal experience, or a case of the Company being forged under fire.
  • [2]: The Mythos artwork depicts a battlefield covered in smoke and ash, but from what I can see, the ground is more or less completely flat with very little deviation on terrain, this means Alpha would need to belly crawl until they arrived at one of the reactors to make best use of their PR systems, slowing them down significantly and, at the same time, meant that once combat was initiated, moving from Reactor Complex to Reactor Complex would have been both incredibly exposed and provided no cover.
  • [3]: Mirage’s introduction to Infinte also introduces us to the AAP/K-ROC Ordinance Pack, an up-armoured cuirass noted to be cheap and easily available and intended to be worn by Mark I and II SPI. The overall shape makes it seem like it would have fit both Mythos depictions of SPI, and it’s almost certain everyone would have been wearing it, which would have mitigated some of the logistical issues. Assuming a Spartan needed only to replace this aspect of their armour, or their shoulder pauldrons were removed without compromising the rest of the suit’s stealth integrity, logistics issues might have been less of an issue. Other supplemental attachments, like RS/MOONGLOW, rather than entirely different helmets, would have also helped.
  • [4]: I go into further detail of Spartan appearances and their differing looks (sort of) in this post
With that, we conclude another “essay”. Next up (timeline permitted) a character study and a look at love.
~ EternalCanadian
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2023.03.23 22:00 pastaman296 PLEASE READ - It was the porn all along - PIED fully cured

Guys, I have been wanting to write a post like this forever. PLEASE read this. I hope that this helps anyone suffering from PIED. I thought I was done for. But I have FULLY recovered. Have some hope. If you have PIED, this CAN WORK FOR YOU!
I will answer any questions you have.
My story:
I'm 45 and for most of my life, I've had a 11/10 libido. No ED. Could have sex multiple times a night. Random erections. Lusted after women. I used to watch porn and jerk off regularly. All of it.
About 2 years ago, my libido dropped a little and my erections were like 90%. So I started taking sildenafil as needed. Worked like a charm and I would get like 105% erections.
Then, about 1.5 years ago, my libido fell off a cliff. I couldn't get it up even for super hot girls - even with the sildenafil. Eventually, I could sometimes not even get it up for porn. What's worse is that I had no desire - no physical or mental attraction. I was basically asexual.
Nothing worked, not full doses of sildenafil or cialis. Not daily doses of sildenafil or cialis. Not supplements. Nothing.
I was so damn scared. At first I thought I had post-finasteride syndrome - because I had taken that drug for hair loss. Then, I though maybe I had low testosterone, so I got that checked (it was fine). Then, I thought it might be an iron build-up in my blood that runs in my family. Then, I thought it might be PIED.
What did I do?:
I would try to stop porn for as long as possible. I would make it a week, maybe 2. And I would see some minor improvements. But then I would be so worried about my dick not working that I would go back to porn just to make sure it still worked. It would work, but I would experience ZERO pleasure and then I would be back to feeling lifeless. It was a miserable cycle.
Finally, I bought a dry-erase white board calendar and started to mark off the days I didn't watch porn. At first, I made it two weeks again - then failed a couple days. Then made it another two weeks. I started to feel more confident and feel a little better. Then, I managed to make it 4 weeks. Right around 4 weeks, my libido was back 1000000%. It basically hockey-sticked up between days 25-28.
What helped me:
The dry-erase calendar def helped. It felt good to wake up in the morning and draw another X through the day before.
I also quit caffeine. I strongly believe that my anxiety and depression played a major role in porn addiction for me. And I drank a shitload of coffee. The first couple weeks were hard, but after that, I was MUCH calmer and more relaxed.
Daily 5mg dose of cialis. This definitely helped because it would get at least a little blood flow down there. I think more than anything it helped calm me down in this respect.
Final Thoughts:
If you're like me, you're not even sure that PIED is real. Let me tell you - it is fucking REAL. And while it's possible you have some other issue going on with you, PLEASE TRY QUITTING PORN. What do you have to lose?
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2023.03.23 22:00 someturnips Some things that have helped me to recover (long post)

This post will be a bit disorganized but I just wanted to share these tips because I was struggling with BED for almost my whole life (literally starting in early childhood) but have since almost made a recovery at the age of 25.
  1. Be kind to yourself and look at the big picture
One thing that has helped me a lot is to look at the big picture instead of counting days. I notice that people here tend to measure their success by days in a row when they are not binging. However, I think it's better to look at the bigger picture instead of counting days. For example, I still expect to once in a while have slips, but if I have 2-3 binges in a month then I count it as a win. I've kind of accepted that as a part of my eating disorder, I will be experiencing some lapses, but these lapses don't have to necessarily turn into a full-on relapse. It's much easier to feel less guilty for having occasional binges when you remind yourself about the long-term progress (even if that progress is very, very small). For example, if you can go from binging every day to perhaps binging five times in a week, then it's already progress.
And with being kind to yourself, don't overly punish yourself for having a binge. It's important to have self-compassion because guilt and self-loathing will just lead to more urges to binge. It takes time to practice that kind of self-compassion and I would recommend actually looking up some therapy exercises related to this.
  1. Keep yourself busy with a life that is more satisfying than a binging cycle
Another very important thing is to basically just keep yourself busy. Also to have sources of comfort other than food. If you can keep yourself busy with hobbies, studying, career, family goals etc. then you will naturally have less opportunities to binge. Having a hobby involving exercise is also a very good idea: it can be something as simple as taking a long walk. From personal experience, once I started university (at the age of 24), I found myself occupied with things that had nothing to do with food. This was a huge step for me personally to start gaining more control over my BED because instead of binging late in the evening, I might go to a party instead, or just stay long in the library studying. I find these things more comforting than food. I know that finding things to keep yourself busy in daily life can be difficult especially if you're struggling with depression, loneliness; however, you could start from something very small and gradually perhaps try to find some groups you could join etc.
  1. Diet that works for you personally
Diet is another important aspect. I prefer to eat a diet that is high in protein and high in complex carbs (whole wheat, high-fiber vegetables). Emphasis on protein. I find that this personally keeps me more satisfied throughout the day and hence, I have less urges to binge. I personally also do intermittent fasting with 6-hour-eating window, however, I understand that IF does not work for everyone. My main point is that you should experiment with what kind of diet works for you in a way that decreases your urges to binge, and then to try and stick to it. (Note: I have binged on homemade, healthy food before, so I understand that diet is not a magic fix. I'm just saying that it can help.)
If there are particularly some foods that tend to trigger your urges to binge, then perhaps avoid those foods. This kind of goes against the idea of "intuitive eating" (it can work for some people). However, it makes sense if you think about people who struggle with alcoholism: they cannot simply have alcohol or they will lose control. I personally tend to stay away from certain foods because I know they will trigger intense urges to binge. Restricting food, however, does not work for everyone. Find out what works for you.
  1. Cognition and motivation to stop
Knowing that you always have a choice. You are in a voluntary control of your muscles and movements. One exercise that I have done is to hold a binge food in my hands and then put it away. Repeat the process a few times. It reminds me that I have, in fact, full control of what I'm putting in my mouth. It also helps me to kind of say aloud that "I have a choice". And deep inside I know that the choice I want is to NOT binge even despite my brain screaming at me to eat.
I think also having a strong motivation is a good idea. My motivation, at the moment, is thinking about my potential future partner. I don't have a partner at the moment but when I feel an urge to binge, I'm thinking about that "future partner" and how I want to be healthy and in a better state of mind for them. I know my motivation is a bit silly but yours could be something more concrete, such as simply wanting to eat healthier instead of binging. I have to note though that the motivation probably should not be something like "losing weight" because the matter of fact is that restricting tends to lead into more binging later on (but we all know this). Weight loss can be possible in the future AFTER you've gained control over your BED, but I think as long as you're struggling with binging, you should focus more on eating healthier rather than losing weight.
  1. Other mental conditions you should treat
Lastly, you should check upon any other mental conditions you might have. Depression can fuel your binging habits, anxiety also. I have personally done DBT therapy as a part of another mental disorder I struggled with. Once I started gaining control over that mental disorder, I found it easier to start controlling the symptoms of my binge eating as well. Similarly, if you're struggling with depression, you should find a way to start treating your depression to help recovery from BED.
None of these tips will be some kind of magical fix. However, I understand the desperation of binging every single day for months, and not being able to do anything about it. However, I also know that it is possible to truly reach a state where you can consider yourself recovered. I think that my main point is to just keep on trying over and over again, even if it feels exhausting and futile. I kind of reached my point of "recovery" when I was able to realize, deep inside, that I could simply choose to "not binge". It took me years to reach that cognition but once I did, it's been much easier to control my urges to binge.
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2023.03.23 22:00 Advanced_Falcon_2816 Darwin Protocol is rewriting Tokenomics from the ground up, introducing TOKENOMICS 2.0 DarwinDrop now LIVE, adding utility at launch!

Hey everyone, today i would like to introduce you all to a new project called Darwin Protocol that has the potential to make waves in the crypto world. It's a serious project, with a set of unique feautures and use cases that is introducing a revolutionary approach to tokenomics, called Tokenomics 2.0. So what is this about, tokenomics? There's like a gazillion shitcoins and tokens that use reflections/passive income you might say...
Well, Darwin Protocol is rewriting Tokenomics from the ground up to work without fees on users, offering the first feeless - 0% tax reflection token of its kind in the crypto space! allowing users to buy and transfer free of charge - that's right, no more instant losses after buying or worrying about how much you'll have to pay to sell your tokens. It utilises the same core ideas of the general setup but doesn't have to punish users with heavy taxes to achieve its goals, meaning 100% of what you buy or transfer is what you get, with the added benefit of regular tokenomics model, such as passive income and more. Besides Tokenomics 2.0, Darwin Protocol ecosystem offers a wide array of utilities and services such as:
DarwinDrop - Now LIVE! Just released a few days ago, offering utility for the Darwin Ecosystem native token, $DARWIN even before its launch ! Use case - 5 ways to airdrop tokens, with 3 different methods, allowing token communities more control and freedom in how they send their tokens to users.
DarwinSwap - A new type of DEX that integrates Tokenomics 2.0 into every trade. Darwin Swap is the evolution of decentralised exchanges that will allow full Tokenomics 2.0 to be applied to any token that lists, whether or not it is a tokenomic token. It can even work with traditional tokenomics to provide benefit to them without additional taxes!
DarwinCommunity - Complete control over the contract, LP tokens, and more to ensure the community has total control over every aspect of the Darwin Protocol, and that bad actors cannot abuse the system. - Submit $DARWIN to vote. More tokens, more voting weight.
Qey - an AI powered, temporary job provider and seeker using an advanced machine learning algorithm, cutting out the middle man entirely. It uses a purpose built AI(Syms) to keep costs down for employees while increasing wages for workers, with instant matching that learns every time you interact with the system. Qey is designed from the ground up to support workers in finding the right balance between earning money and living their life. With full WEB3 support, every time you work a job $Darwin(The native token of the Darwin ecosystem) will be minted, which you can stake for increased wages and more.
DarwinPay - more info coming soon.
Other features:
Mineable - $DARWIN is mineable through interaction with the ecosystem. Whether you provide LP, work a job on Qey, stake it or more you can mine tokens.
Anti-Whale/Bot measures - Max wallet size is 2,000,000 $DARWIN, max sale and transfer size is 100,000 $DARWIN per wallet over a 5 hour period, 5% sales tax hampers dumping while ensuring tokenomics model applied on buys isn't exploitable.
The majority of the features will be available after the upcoming presale, giving the token utility at launch. Darwin Protocol has been in development for over a year by a team of experienced developers and testers. Presale is scheduled at the end of February 2023.
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2023.03.23 22:00 Crustypennyjar Urgent

I was changing out bowies food and there was like 5 small white worm looking things in his food. I put the food in there yesterday(I change it every day) and I’m panicking- I don’t know if he ate any of them, I don’t know where they’re from, or what they are
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2023.03.23 22:00 Secret-Sky3617 I will never let my children near public schools

I have been subbing in elementary classrooms for 2 years during breaks between/during my semesters because it was an easily accessible job with okay wage. This semester has been particularly brutal on me and I made the stupid decision to go to work for spring break this week instead of taking a break. I have been doing full days since Monday.
I have NEVER felt so violently angered and repulsed by kids before this week. The fact that children with obviously undiagnosed and unmanaged psychological disorders are allowed to be around other students and influence them so much is so horrifying. I just had to manage a 4th grade gym class of 29 kids with 2-3 kids that looked like they have Oppositional Defiant Disorder and they absolutely destroyed any chance of me controlling the rest of the kids. I had to kick them out the class and one of them literally asked me “what did I even do” after I just watched her call someone a pig. I would repeat something 5 times and they would just be singing or dancing 3 feet away from me while pretending I wasn’t there. When I started writing down names more of the kids started getting mad and ignoring me asking them to sit down. Yesterday I had a 2nd grader with ADHD get into an argument with someone and I waved my hand in front of his face Bc I couldn’t get his attention… just pretended like I wasn’t even there. One of his classmates (a kiss ass with behavioral problems) snuck behind the teachers desk to find my notes on her and I assume she was going to throw them away.
I am so fucking done with children and I hope to God I have the ability to homeschool any forsaken kids I bring into this world.
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2023.03.23 22:00 SentenceOne164 Bulletproof X2 works!!

Just took a 10 panel drug test for a job I start in a few weeks. I’ve been a heavy daily bud/dab smoker for approx. 3 years now. I drug tested for a previous job about 6 months ago and failed after trying a detox drink called “Detoxify mega clean herbal cleanse” and following all instructions. I didn’t want to go through this again, the drink tasted terrible and gave me the poops for a few hours after drinking it. Bulletproof x2 was my only hope as I had found out about the test only a few days beforehand. I went to a local smoke shop and bought this for $20 and it comes with a bottle of fake urine (marketed as fetish pee for legal reasons) and a temperature strip on the side to make sure you keep it in the right range of 90-100 degrees F, a hand warmer to keep it warm up until your test, and a rubber band to secure the hand warmer to the bottle. I opened the hand warmer an hour before I had to leave, right before leaving I microwaved the bottle(make sure you remove the plastic lining on the lid) for 10ish seconds, then did 5 more seconds and it was at 106, so I ran under some cold tap water and then strapped the hand warmer to the bottle and stuffed between a pair of compression shorts and my underwear. A bit uncomfortable, but worth it for a great job. I took my test roughly 45 mins-an hour after doing this and it worked perfectly. I pulled it out of my pants and it read 96 degrees, I quickly dumped it in the cup and all the instant test strips on the side read negative almost instantly. I stuffed the pee bottle back in my pants and left the bathroom, gave the cup to the person doing my test and they said it was negative and I’m good to go! I was so relieved that this worked with no issues and at such a good price. I’ve heard it also works for pee tests where they send it off to a lab as well. If you’re worried about passing a pee test I highly recommend this for pre employment screenings(they usually don’t watch you but I did have to keep the door cracked open which I was nervous about) I was really afraid that it might not work or I would get caught, but it went very smoothly. As long as you remain calm and confident it will all work out!! I start my dream job in a few weeks!! Hopefully this information helps, it was a lifesaver for me!
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2023.03.23 21:59 pastaman296 PLEASE READ - It was the porn all along - PIED fully cured

Guys, I have been wanting to write a post like this forever. PLEASE read this. I hope that this helps anyone suffering from PIED. I thought I was done for. But I have FULLY recovered. Have some hope. If you have PIED, this CAN WORK FOR YOU!
I will answer any questions you have.
My story:
I'm 45 and for most of my life, I've had a 11/10 libido. No ED. Could have sex multiple times a night. Random erections. Lusted after women. I used to watch porn and jerk off regularly. All of it.
About 2 years ago, my libido dropped a little and my erections were like 90%. So I started taking sildenafil as needed. Worked like a charm and I would get like 105% erections.
Then, about 1.5 years ago, my libido fell off a cliff. I couldn't get it up even for super hot girls - even with the sildenafil. Eventually, I could sometimes not even get it up for porn. What's worse is that I had no desire - no physical or mental attraction. I was basically asexual.
Nothing worked, not full doses of sildenafil or cialis. Not daily doses of sildenafil or cialis. Not supplements. Nothing.
I was so damn scared. At first I thought I had post-finasteride syndrome - because I had taken that drug for hair loss. Then, I though maybe I had low testosterone, so I got that checked (it was fine). Then, I thought it might be an iron build-up in my blood that runs in my family. Then, I thought it might be PIED.
What did I do?:
I would try to stop porn for as long as possible. I would make it a week, maybe 2. And I would see some minor improvements. But then I would be so worried about my dick not working that I would go back to porn just to make sure it still worked. It would work, but I would experience ZERO pleasure and then I would be back to feeling lifeless. It was a miserable cycle.
Finally, I bought a dry-erase white board calendar and started to mark off the days I didn't watch porn. At first, I made it two weeks again - then failed a couple days. Then made it another two weeks. I started to feel more confident and feel a little better. Then, I managed to make it 4 weeks. Right around 4 weeks, my libido was back 1000000%. It basically hockey-sticked up between days 25-28.
What helped me:
The dry-erase calendar def helped. It felt good to wake up in the morning and draw another X through the day before.
I also quit caffeine. I strongly believe that my anxiety and depression played a major role in porn addiction for me. And I drank a shitload of coffee. The first couple weeks were hard, but after that, I was MUCH calmer and more relaxed.
Daily 5mg dose of cialis. This definitely helped because it would get at least a little blood flow down there. I think more than anything it helped calm me down in this respect.
Final Thoughts:
If you're like me, you're not even sure that PIED is real. Let me tell you - it is fucking REAL. And while it's possible you have some other issue going on with you, PLEASE TRY QUITTING PORN. What do you have to lose?
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2023.03.23 21:59 sravaz How to Get Over Preemie Anxiety with Second Pregnancy?

Hi friends, I just found out I'm pregnant with baby number 2 (4w5d) and I'm ecstatic! And terrified!
My first baby was born at 32 weeks. No issues throughout pregnancy - BP, glucose tests, everything was always well within normal ranges. My last appointment with the doc was literally the day before I gave birth and little man wasn't even finished turning yet. But 24 hours later he was out in the world! I gave birth 3.5 hours after my first contraction. He was so tiny, just 3 lbs 10 oz. It was a crazy surprise, and we spent over a month camped out in nicu with him before he could come home.
He's doing great now, no lingering deficits or weight issues. No neurological effects, nothing wrong at all!
But I'm so so worried about spontaneous labor happening again. Doc and hospital never found a cause for his early escape into the world, so there's nothing obvious for me to be watching out for.
How do I move past this anxiety about having another early baby? How do I calm down and remember that this is a different baby, a different pregnancy, etc??
Any advice or similar experiences would be very welcome
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