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can they access the internal storage of my phone?

2023.06.04 18:51 Equivalent-Put-5038 can they access the internal storage of my phone?

so my phone died with this message " System has been destroyed" so bootloader is closed and I tried to unbrick it but I failed bec I don't have mi account connected to the phone so if the issue isn't software only it is hardware and its required to change internal storage can the maintenance guy access it?
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2023.06.04 18:51 hg77 Don't waste money on a hardware wallet that shares your seed phrase. Create your own "unhackable" vault. You already have everything you need.

Nothing is unhackable, but this is pretty close.
I was listening to random Twitter spaces the other day, and this dude on Twitter, @M4573RCH was saying the best technique was to set up a multisig with 7 wallets which you own. It's a super pain in the butt, and it's going to take me like three hours today but I think it's worth it for the security and peace of mind.
First, type websites yourself. Don't click any links when dealing with your wallets. Don't even click the ones I'm putting in this message. You don't know me. Don't trust random Internet strangers trying to help others and get some them moons. Just don't. Also, actually DYOR and don't just take my word for it.
Make sure to use the paper wallet process to create those. Those is just the first YouTube video that came up when I searched. is the site the video suggested to use to create a paper eth wallet.
Now do that six more times.
Put all 7 on a multisig, like a gnosis safe or equivalent, with 2 being required for signature.
Hide all the seed phrases in separate spots. This is your long term storage so don't keep those seed phrases together. Bank deposit box, hidden spot in house, other spots etc. Don't keep them all in the same building. This part is difficult yes, and not 100% realistic for everyone. But you get the idea, do do your best. If you had unlimited money, one seed phrase hidden in a bank vault, in an ancient unmapped underground city, guarded by Data from the Goonies style booty traps, each located on a different continent. So yes, just do your best.
Because of those signatures being needed, nothing can leave that multisig unless you really mean it.
Don't put these wallets on more than one device, ever. For example wallet A is on your computer, wallet B is on your phone. Wallets C - G are stored away never being in either of these devices. This is so someone couldn't access the vault by just having your phone and two wallets being on the phone. They need both things and if you want you can get a burner phone or device and require three sigs.
There is a caveat, certain wallets and vaults might have problems with staking, or other contract functions so you def need to ask the contract owner if they wrote it to interact with a gnosis safe. Not all do but it's starting to get incorporated into more contracts.
Stay safe everyone! LFG
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2023.06.04 18:42 muhammad-al-arifi Game crashes on startup with dx11 (cooked) (not responding)

When I try to start the game, it crashes on startup with a white rectangle in the top left, and the window is named "dx11 (cooked) (not responding)". Sometimes I get to the title screen but when the game receives any input, it crashes.
Here are my logs:
Log: Log file open, 04/06/2023 18:32:56
Log: GPsyonixBuildID 230413.76047.419576
Log: Command line: -AUTH_LOGIN=unused -AUTH_PASSWORD=CENSORED -AUTH_TYPE=exchangecode -epicapp=Sugar -epicenv=Prod -EpicPortal -epicusername="CENSORED" -epicuserid=CENSORED -epiclocale=de -epicsandboxid=CENSORED
Init: WinSock: version 1.1 (2.2), MaxSocks=32767, MaxUdp=65467
Log: ... running in INSTALLED mode
Init: Language extension: DEU
Init: Language extension: DEU
DevConfig: GConfig::LoadFile associated file: ..\..\TAGame\Config\TAUI.ini
Init: Version: 230413.76047.419576
Init: Compiled (64-bit): Apr 13 2023 21:41:21
Init: Command line: -AUTH_LOGIN=unused -AUTH_PASSWORD=CENSORED -AUTH_TYPE=exchangecode -epicapp=Sugar -epicenv=Prod -EpicPortal -epicusername="CENSORED" -epicuserid=CENSORE -epiclocale=de -epicsandboxid=CENSORED
Init: Base directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\rocketleague\Binaries\Win64\
[0000.95] Log: Purging 7-day cache '..\..\TAGame\Logs\*.dmp'...
[0000.95] Log: Purging 3-day cache '..\..\TAGame\Logs\*.log'...
[0000.96] Init: Computer: win11-desktop
[0000.96] Init: User: user
[0000.96] Init: CPU Page size=4096, Processors=12
[0000.96] Init: High frequency timer resolution =14.318180 MHz
[0000.96] Init: Memory total: Physical=16.0GB (16GB approx) Pagefile=23.7GB Virtual=131072.0GB
[0000.96] Init: Presizing for 138000 objects not considered by GC, pre-allocating 0 bytes.
[0000.96] Init: Object subsystem initialized
[0001.07] Log: Using feature set PrimeUpdate42
[0001.18] Log: FOnlineSubsystemEOS: EOS version = 1.13.0-24551320
[0001.19] DevOnline: EOS Platform CacheDirectory=C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Rocket League\
[0001.97] Log: Found D3D11 adapter 0: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
[0001.97] Log: Adapter has 6044MB of dedicated video memory, 0MB of dedicated system memory, and 8168MB of shared system memory
[0002.01] Log: Found D3D11 adapter 1: Microsoft Basic Render Driver
[0002.01] Log: Adapter has 0MB of dedicated video memory, 0MB of dedicated system memory, and 8168MB of shared system memory
[0002.02] Log: Shader platform (RHI): PC-D3D-SM5
[0002.21] Breadcrumbs: Startup_PreInit: 2.212
[0002.26] Breadcrumbs: Startup_LoadGlobalShaders: 0.050
[0007.34] Log: ProductDatabase_TA::InitProductLabels 0.01 sec total.
[0007.42] Log: ProductDatabase_TA::UpdateAvailableProducts 0.08 sec total.
[0007.44] Breadcrumbs: Startup_LoadScriptPackages: 5.174
[0008.11] Breadcrumbs: Startup_LoadNonNativePackages: 0.678
[0008.12] Log: 139658 objects as part of root set at end of initial load.
[0008.12] Log: 0 out of 0 bytes used by permanent object pool.
[0008.12] Log: ShaderCache load stats: AccumLoadSeconds=(3.238) ShadersLoaded=(338008) Duplicates=(20093)
[0008.12] Log: Initializing Engine...
[0008.12] Log: BuildID: 1445111688 from GPsyonixBuildID
[0008.23] SystemSettings: Loading PC Settings
[0008.24] Breadcrumbs: Startup_BuildGuidCache: 0.130
[0008.28] Log: Running hardware survey...
[0008.28] Log: Wwise(R) SDK Version 2019.1.1 Build 6977. Copyright (c) 2006-2012 Audiokinetic Inc. / All Rights Reserved.
[0008.42] Log: OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro (22000)
[0008.42] Breadcrumbs: Startup_ClientInit: 0.180
[0008.45] Log: WinSAT: 7.8 [9.2 CPU, 8.7 2D, 9.9 3D, 9.2 Mem, 7.8 Disk]
[0009.67] Log: Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor (AMD64 Family 23 Model 8 Stepping 2) 6 Cores, 12 Threads
[0009.67] Log: Memory: 8.00GB
[0009.67] Log: Memory: 8.00GB
[0009.67] Log: VideoController: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (
[0009.67] Log: Network Adapter: Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller
[0009.67] Log: Network Adapter: VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter
[0009.67] Log: Disk C: 9.44GB free of 222.85GB
[0009.67] Log: Disk D: 79.27GB free of 714.25GB
[0009.67] Log: Disk F: 2788.40GB free of 2794.16GB
[0009.67] Log: Sound Device: USB Audio 2.0
[0009.67] Log: Sound Device: USB-Audiogerät
[0009.67] Log: Sound Device: NVIDIA High Definition Audio
[0009.67] Log: Sound Device: NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
[0009.67] Log: Sound Device: High Definition Audio-Gerät
[0009.67] Log: Sound Device: SteelSeries Sonar Virtual Audio Device
[0009.67] Log: Sound Device: Voicemod Virtual Audio Device (WDM)
[0009.67] Log: Hardware survey complete in 0.70 seconds.
[0009.67] Log: Detected 1 GPUs for rendering
[0009.73] Breadcrumbs: Startup_CreateViewport: 1.307
[0009.73] DevOnline: Created named interface (RecentPlayersList) of type (Engine.OnlineRecentPlayersList)
[0010.12] ScriptLog: PsyNet using environment DBE_Production Prod
[0010.13] PsyNet: PsyNetConnection_X_0 disabled OSCS_ServiceUnavailable
[0010.13] PsyNetStaticData: HandleCacheExpired
[0010.13] PsyNetStaticData: HandleGetURL URL=(
[0010.13] PsyNetStaticData: Blocking sync start
[0010.14] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_0 SEND:
[0010.32] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_0 RECV: 304
[0010.32] PsyNetStaticData: Blocking sync complete. Elapsed=0.1893
[0010.32] PsyNetStaticData: HandleDataChanged
[0010.40] Log: ProductDatabase_TA::UpdateAvailableProducts 0.07 sec total.
[0012.40] Log: ProductDatabase_TA::InitProductLabels 0.01 sec total.
[0012.40] PsyNet: PsyNetConnection_X_0 enabled
[0012.42] PsyNetStaticData: UpdateCacheTimerEnabled CacheTimer.bEnabled=(True)
[0012.43] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 None Unknown00 SetAuthLoginError [Error Type=OSCS_NotConnected Code=-1 Message=]
[0012.43] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 None Unknown00 Logout
[0012.43] PsyNet: PsyNetConnection_X_1 disabled OSCS_NotConnected
[0012.43] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 LoggedOut Unknown00 HandlePsyNetConnectionChanged
[0012.43] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 LoggedOut Unknown00 UpdateLoginState
[0012.43] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 LoggedOut Unknown00 SetAuthLoginError [Error Type=OSCS_NotConnected Code=-1 Message=]
[0012.43] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 LoggedOut Unknown00 Logout
[0012.43] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 LoggedOut Unknown00 UpdateLoginState AuthLoginError=[Error Type=OSCS_NotConnected Code=-1 Message=]
[0012.43] ScriptLog: HandleBlockListStatusCreated Status=(PlatformBlockListStatus_0) ControllerId=(0)
[0012.43] SaveGame: Load Player.ControllerId=(0) SaveFileName=(..\..\TAGame\SaveDataEpic\DBE_Production\
[0012.44] Breadcrumbs: Startup_InitOnlineSubsystem: 2.710
[0012.46] DevNet: Browse: MENU_Main_p
[0012.47] Log: LoadMap: MENU_Main_p
[0012.47] Exit: XAudio2 Device shut down.
[0012.50] Log: Fully load package: ..\..\TAGame\CookedPCConsole\GameInfo_GFxMenu_SF.upk
[0012.57] Log: Fully load package: ..\..\TAGame\CookedPCConsole\GFxSounds_MainMenu_SF.upk
[0012.58] Log: Fully load package: ..\..\TAGame\CookedPCConsole\GFX_StartMenu_SF.upk
[0012.66] Log: Fully load package: ..\..\TAGame\CookedPCConsole\GFX_MainMenu_SF.upk
[0012.72] Log: Game class is 'GameInfo_GFxMenu_TA'
[0012.79] Log: *** WARNING - PATHS MAY NOT BE VALID ***
[0012.79] Log: Bringing World menu_main_p.TheWorld up for play (0) at 2023.06.04-18.33.08
[0012.79] Log: Flushing async loaders.
[0013.02] Log: Flushed async loaders.
[0013.03] Log: Bringing up level for play took: 0.298115
[0013.53] Log: ########### Finished loading level: 1.061848 seconds
[0013.55] Breadcrumbs: Startup_Browse: 1.107
[0013.55] Log: Initializing Engine Completed
[0013.55] Breadcrumbs: Startup_Total: 13.550
[0013.58] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_1 SEND:
[0013.58] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_2 SEND:
[0013.59] SaveGame: HandleDataLoaded Result.Code=(BasicLoadResult_Success)
[0013.59] ScriptLog: NetworkSave_TA_0 ApplySettings ReplicationRate=60 NetSpeed=15000 InputRate=60
[0014.07] SaveData: Profile_TA_0 OnLoaded LocalID=(0)
[0014.07] ScriptLog: GetDLCProducts, UnlockedDLCList=
[0014.09] ScriptLog: GetDLCProducts, UnlockedDLCList=
[0014.09] SaveGame: LocalPlayer_TA_0 HandleSaveDataLoaded
[0014.21] Log: Flushing async loaders.
[0014.93] Log: Flushed async loaders.
[0015.23] Warning: Warning, Material boost_toonywater.Materials.Blank_MAT missing bUsedWithStaticLighting=True!
[0015.23] Warning: Warning, Material BlackMarketTest_Skin.MAT_BlackMarketTest missing bUsedWithStaticLighting=True!
[0015.83] DevOnline: EOSSDK-LogEOSAnalytics: EOS SDK Analytics disabled for route [1].
[0016.00] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_1 RECV: 304
[0016.01] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_2 RECV: 304
[0016.78] DevOnline: UOnlinePersistentAuthInterfaceEOS::LoginCallback ResultCode = EOS_Success
[0017.04] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_3 SEND:
[0017.04] PsyNet: PsyNetConnection_X_1 enabled
[0017.04] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 LoggedOut Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0 HandlePsyNetConnectionChanged
[0017.04] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 LoggedOut Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0 UpdateLoginState
[0017.04] ScriptLog: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 LoggedOut Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0 GotoAuthState RequestAuthCode
[0017.04] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 RequestAuthCode Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0 RequestAuthTicket Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0
[0017.04] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 RequestAuthCode Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0 HandleAuthTicket bSuccess=(True)
[0017.04] ScriptLog: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 RequestAuthCode Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0 GotoAuthState SendLoginRequest
[0017.04] Auth: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 SendLoginRequest Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0 HandleLoginStatusChanged LS_LoggedIn Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0
[0017.04] Party: HandleLocalPlayerLoginStatusChanged PlayerName=Der_Mustermann08 PlayerID=Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0 LoginStatus=LS_LoggedIn IsPrimary=True IsInParty=False
[0017.04] PsyNet: HTTP send ID=PsyNetMessage_X_0 Message=PsyNetMessage_X_0
[0017.04] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_4 SEND:
[0017.20] ScriptLog: GetDLCProducts, UnlockedDLCList=
[0017.55] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_4 RECV: 200
[0017.55] PsyNet: HTTP recv ID=PsyNetMessage_X_0 Message=PsyNetMessage_X_1
[0017.57] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_3 RECV: 200
[0017.57] ScriptLog: OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 SendLoginRequest Epicb0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b0 GotoAuthState LoggedIn
[0017.57] Auth: OnlinePlayer_TA_0 OnlinePlayerAuthentication_TA_0 HandleAuthLoginChange Auth.bLoggedIn=(True)
[0017.57] PsyNet: Enabling PerCon
[0017.57] PsyNet: PsyNetConnection_X_1 SetAuthorized bAuthorized=True
[0017.57] RankedReconnect: LocalPlayer_TA_0.CheckForRankedReconnect() bOpenedStartMenu=(False) IsMenuLevel=(True) bLoggedIn=(True) IsPrimaryPlayer=(True) RankedReconnectAvailable=(False) EpochTime=(0) EpochNow=(1685896454) TimeSince=(1685896454) ReconnectTimeoutSeconds=(900) Reservation=()
[0017.83] PsyNet: PsyNetMessengerWebSocket_X_0 Connected
[0017.83] PsyNet: PsyNetConnection_X_1 UpdateConnectionState bConnected=(True) bFreshConnection=(True)
[0017.83] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_5 SEND:
[0017.83] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_6 SEND:
[0017.83] DevOnline: PlayerDataStorage_QueryFileList: Beginning to query files. User=(b0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b)
[0017.83] PsyNetBeaconDetail_X: PsyNetBeacon_X_0 SetPsyNetConnection InPsyNetConnection=(PsyNetConnection_X_1)
[0017.83] PsyNet: PsyNetConnection_X_1 UpdateConnectionState bPerConConnected=(True)
[0017.96] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_6 RECV: 200
[0017.97] ScriptLog: HandleStatusChanged PrimaryStatus.DownloadStatus=(EB_Success) ControllerId=(0)
[0018.07] ScriptLog: ListenForBlockListDownloaded PrimaryStatus=(PlatformBlockListStatus_0) PrimaryStatus.DownloadStatus=(EB_Success)
[0018.09] EOSVoice: HandleFriendsListChanged
[0018.17] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_5 RECV: 200
[0018.17] EOSPermissions: NS=chat SN=text PL=null EL=null DV=0 IV=0
[0018.17] EOSPermissions: NS=chat SN=voice PL=null EL=null DV=0 IV=0
[0018.17] EOSPermissions: NS=profile SN=p2p-trading PL=null EL=null DV=0 IV=0
[0018.17] EOSPermissions: NS=profile SN=require-pin-to-add-friend PL=False EL=null DV=False IV=False
[0018.17] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_7 SEND:
[0018.23] DevOnline: PlayerDataStorage_QueryFileList: Finished querying files. User=(b0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b) Success=(1)
[0018.23] DevOnline: PlayerDataStorage_ReadFile: Beginning to download file. User=(b0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b) FileName=(RLSaveData)
[0018.28] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_8 SEND:
[0018.28] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_9 SEND:
[0018.28] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_10 SEND:
[0018.28] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_11 SEND:
[0018.28] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_12 SEND:
[0018.28] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_13 SEND:
[0018.28] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_14 SEND:
[0018.28] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_15 SEND:
[0018.28] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_16 SEND:
[0018.30] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_7 RECV: 200
[0018.31] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_17 SEND:
[0018.31] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_18 SEND:
[0018.32] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_19 SEND:
[0018.35] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_8 RECV: 304
[0018.35] ScriptLog: RegionPinger_X_0 PingRegions ("","","","","","","","","","","")
[0018.45] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_9 RECV: 304
[0018.45] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_10 RECV: 304
[0018.45] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_11 RECV: 304
[0018.45] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_14 RECV: 304
[0018.46] DevOnline: PlayerDataStorage_ReadFile: File download complete. User=(b0741f8dbb80490cb22519aed5b2da0b) FileName=(RLSaveData) Success=(1)
[0018.46] EOSSync: HandleFileReadComplete LocalSaveTick: 141
[0018.46] EOSSync: HandleFileReadComplete OnlineSaveTick: 141
[0018.46] EOSSync: HandleFileReadComplete Local Save is up to date, keeping this file
[0018.46] ScriptLog: NewProductIDs128:
[0018.46] ScriptLog: GetDLCProducts, UnlockedDLCList=
[0018.47] ScriptLog: GetDLCProducts, UnlockedDLCList=
[0018.47] ScriptLog: GetDLCProducts, UnlockedDLCList=
[0018.47] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_12 RECV: 304
[0018.47] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_13 RECV: 304
[0018.47] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_15 RECV: 304
[0018.47] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_16 RECV: 304
[0018.47] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_20 SEND:
[0018.47] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_21 SEND:
[0018.51] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_17 RECV: 304
[0018.51] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_18 RECV: 304
[0018.51] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_19 RECV: 304
[0018.51] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_21 RECV: 304
[0018.53] DevOnline: WebRequest_X_20 RECV: 304
[0019.58] Matchmaking: All Regions Pinged: USE (0.1129),EU (0.0
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2023.06.04 18:32 tomaskutac Microsoft Power BI Weekly Selection from 2023/22

Microsoft Fabric- What, Why, Who, When, How

by Amit Chandak
Comprehensive article about Microsoft Fabric (20 min).
Read full article

Mastering Power BI

by Monil Panchal
Power BI step by step tutorial split into 6 episodes. Data samples included.
  1. What is Power BI?
  2. Load and transform data
  3. Measures in Power BI
  4. DAX part 1
  5. DAX part 2
  6. DAX part 3

Streamline Your Business Operations: Power BI Automation for Small Businesses

by Benedict Wallis
Power BI automation is presented as a solution for small businesses to streamline operations, improve decision-making, and stay competitive in a data-centric business landscape. (5 min)
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From Excel to Power BI: Unleashing the Magic of Data Visualization

by Haroon
The article presents a fictional story about a dedicated Excel user named Harold who is hesitant about transitioning to Power BI. The CEO of his company convinces him by narrating a story about a knight named Sir Spreadsheet who found success with Power BI’s data visualization capabilities. Inspired by the story, Harold embraces Power BI and becomes a legend in his company. (5 min)
The article then lists seven prime differences between Power BI and Excel:
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The Fundamentals of Creating Impressive BI Dashboard Designs

by Andrew Hubbard
Andrew highlights the importance of good dashboard design in maximizing data comprehension, decision-making capabilities, and fostering a data-driven culture within organizations.
The article emphasizes the significance of good dashboard design in business intelligence (BI). It highlights the benefits of employing excellent design practices, including enhanced user experience, improved data comprehension, time and effort savings, and increased adoption and collaboration. It also discusses the pitfalls of neglecting dashboard design, such as confusing visuals, inefficient data communication, and user disengagement.
The article introduces the principles of Gestalt Psychology, specifically the laws of proximity, similarity, and continuity, which can be applied to create intuitive and effective BI dashboards.
Furthermore, the article provides essential rules for creating compelling BI tools, including defining clear objectives, prioritizing essential information, using appropriate visualizations, ensuring consistency, emphasizing clarity and simplicity, implementing responsive design, providing intuitive navigation, and incorporating context and storytelling. It emphasizes the importance of testing and iterating based on user feedback to continuously improve the design.
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2023.06.04 18:27 TechTaxi [USA-TX] [H] Intel® Compute Stick, Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 4GB, Gigabyte AORUS RGB 3600MHz CL18 16GB (2x8GB) RAM, 4x Power Cords [W] Local Cash/PayPal

Hey guys, I'm cleaning out my storage and selling the extra PC parts/electronics I have. I'm local to Houston if you're interested in meeting locally. Here are the electronics/parts and their prices/descriptions:
Timestamp: (Diet Coke not included)
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2023.06.04 18:26 opioidsinmysystem What is a good upgrade from an RTX 3070 ti?

[PCPartPicker Part List](
**CPU** [Intel Core i7-13700KF 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor]( $390.98 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** [Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler]( $109.95 @ Amazon
**Motherboard** [Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX ATX LGA1700 Motherboard]( $254.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** [Corsair Vengeance 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-4800 CL40 Memory]( $97.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** [Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive]( $121.00 @ Amazon
**Storage** [Intel 665p 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive]( $94.99 @ B&H
**Storage** [Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400 RPM Internal Hard Drive]( $59.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** [NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB Video Card]( $600.00
**Case** [Fractal Design Meshify 2 ATX Mid Tower Case]( $159.99 @ B&H
**Power Supply** [Corsair RM1000x (2021) 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply]( $188.98 @ Amazon
**Operating System** [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit]( $119.99 @ Newegg
**Monitor** [Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560 x 1440 155 Hz Monitor]( $287.99 @ Newegg
*Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts*
**Total** **$2486.84**
Generated by [PCPartPicker]( 2023-06-04 12:18 EDT-0400

This is my current build. I play at 1440p 144hz, and I want to be able to max everything out.
From what I have seen recently games are requiring more VRAM and 8 gigs is no longer enough, especially for 1440p. I'm probably going to wait until the next generation of GPUs is released before I upgrade but I was curious if any GPUs in the current generation would be good upgrades? I've owned both Nvidia and AMD GPUs and I have no preference towards either company.
I'm just curious on what everyone's opinion would be about upgrading from an RTX 3070 ti? What would a decent upgrade be?
Thanks for replies in advance.
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2023.06.04 18:07 BetterBagg Building first ever PC, decided to go for AM5, looking for final advice before purchasing

Build Help/Ready:

For a long time now I have been looking into getting a PC after using laptops for many years, and after some research have come up with the component list below.
This will mostly be used for gaming at 1080p, as well as video rendering, blender, programming, etc.
I am not hugely into AAA games, and mostly play older titles/less intensive but would like having the the option of playing newer titles as well.
I also want to be able to upgrade if my requirements change, hence going for AM5 and the 850W PSU.
The only part of the build I am not 100% on is the motherboard and if any additional fans are needed etc , but I feel everything else should be sufficient.
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 7600 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor £217.02 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte B650 AORUS ELITE AX ATX AM5 Motherboard £219.98 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL36 Memory £100.00 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive £54.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Asus DUAL Radeon RX 6650 XT 8 GB Video Card £248.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case £89.98 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair RM850 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £124.37 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1055.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-06-04 16:56 BST+0100
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2023.06.04 17:18 Difficult_Clock_5901 Advice on whether this is the right solution?

Hi Synology community!

I've been trying to make a decision and pull the trigger on a purchase for a business I am supporting. This business is a sole trader running a media based business - predominantely the work is video editing and they need a reliable and robust storage and backup solution. Will put a TLDR at the end here as this is me thinking out loud a bit!

The current solution is as follows:

We are having an increasing number of issues with Duplicacy / Google Drive throwing all sorts of errors on the offsite backup. I just don't hold faith in Duplicacy as a reliable solution anymore as I feel this is where the errors are originating from and realistically the business needs have scaled beyond this solution now.


So my initial thoughts were maybe moving to something like TrueNAS or even a traditional Linux file server to achieve these goals and I'm sure these would work well but I still feel like an off the shelf solution with support may be the way to go.
I have been looking at Synology as I know they're a massive name in the NAS space and I have a little bit of hands on experience. I feel confident in the brand but have heard a few horror stories with Data sometimes not being recoverable during rebuilds etc. in the event of failure.
TLDR - Need a file server / storage solution for a micro business, storing video predominantely, that is reliable and robust and can backup share contents to Google Drive - Is synology the way to go here?
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2023.06.04 17:09 Dewey40k Made a few Builds today but idk which to keep or delete or what i should change to upgrade them xS

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2023.06.04 17:09 Eragon_DS New builds after VERY LONG time (almost half a year I guess ?) A-10BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT and Mig-21.

New builds after VERY LONG time (almost half a year I guess ?) A-10BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT and Mig-21. submitted by Eragon_DS to FromTheDepths [link] [comments]

2023.06.04 16:47 ZealousidealDark5879 Multiple dual monitor setups for different laptops

I apologize if this is not the appropriate place to seek advice. I have limited knowledge about monitor-to-laptop setups and I'm hoping someone can provide some guidance.
I'll do my best to explain the issues I'm facing and the solution I'm seeking. Please note that I'm not an IT professional, and the advice I've received so far hasn't resolved the problem I'm trying to solve.
Please bear with me as this explanation might be lengthy, but I want to include all the necessary information to provide a complete overview of the situation.
Firstly, I have multiple dual monitor workstation setups with different branded laptops and docking stations that lack all the required ports.
One setup includes dual LG 24BP750C monitors with built-in webcams that connect via USB-C. Although these monitors also have HDMI and DP ports, I prefer using USB-C to minimize the number of cords, especially since I need to use the USB-C cord anyway for the built-in webcams.
The other setup involves dual HP E243M monitors with built-in webcams. These monitors can be connected using HDMI, DP, or VGA, and the webcams require a USB-B cord. Currently, I'm using docking stations with HDMI, DP, or DVI connections (via VGA-DVI adapters), but I'd like to replace them with a single type of hub that works with all setups to standardize the IT infrastructure.
Ideally, I want to be able to use the laptops interchangeably between the monitor setups without dealing with a variety of different cords. This can only be achieved with a hub or docking station that supports MST (Multi-Stream Transport) capability, as the monitors themselves don't have built-in daisy chaining functionality. However, I haven't been able to find a hub that allows for two USB-C monitor connections for the dual LG monitor setups.
Here are the requirements that need to be considered:
4x USB-A: - Wired Mouse - Wired Keyboard - Wired USB Teams Headphones - USB-A (Dock/Laptop end) for USB-B Webcam connection for HP monitors
2x USB-C: - 2 x LG monitors and built-in webcams
1-2 x HDMI: - HP monitor connections
VGA: - HP monitor connection
Display Port: - HP monitor connection
Some important points to note: - The HP monitors are connected to docking hubs and laptops using a combination of HDMI, DP, VGA, USB-A, and USB-C cords. Adapters, such as VGA-DVI, are sometimes necessary to enable connectivity. Various docking hubs are used, but they often lack the required ports, hence the use of adapters. - The HP monitors do not have USB-C ports. - Different laptop models have different port configurations. Some have only one USB-C port, some lack HDMI ports, some lack USB-A ports, and some lack USB-C ports. - The HP monitors require a USB-A (laptop or dock end) to USB-B connection for the webcams to function.
The ultimate goal is to daisy chain the monitors and have a central hub that can accommodate both the LG and HP monitors, as well as the different laptops.
Ideally, only one cable should be needed between the hub and the laptop. All monitors, webcams, keyboards, mice, headphones, Ethernet connections, and other technology cords should be connected to the hub.
To facilitate cable management, it would be desirable for the hub and cords to be neatly organized in cable storage under the desk. Therefore, the cable between the hub and the laptop should be long enough to allow for this.
Ensuring that the hubs meet these requirements will: - Allow the hubs to be used interchangeably between LG monitors and HP monitors if necessary. - Enable all laptops to connect to each setup easily with the plug of one cord. - Ensure that all required technology, including 2 monitors, webcams, keyboards, mice, headphones, Ethernet connections, etc., works seamlessly without any hassle or the need to adjust settings, regardless of the laptop attached to it.
Given these considerations, my idea is to use a hub with a USB-C cable and a USB-A adapter dongle for the connection to the laptop. This approach would accommodate different laptops since most of them have either a USB-A or a USB-C port.
I apologize for the information overload. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated, even if it's simply stating that what I'm seeking is not possible.
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2023.06.04 16:42 scientificlee Review build

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. 
(in order) Gaming: D4, LoL Recording: OBS then uploading to private youtube channel Software Engineering: IntelliJ, Postman, Postgress Gambling: Sports betting that requires WiFi to geolocate me
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes? 
$1500 USD
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy. 
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc) 
CPU CPU Cooler Motherboard Memory Storage Case PSU OS Casefans termalpaste
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location? 
NYC area. Yes I have a Microcenter that is easily accessible.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated. 
EVGA 3060 and my second SSD drive (crucial) mice (various logitech) dual widescreen monitors hyperx mic soundblaster external usb soundcard keyboards
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU? 
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc) 
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics. 
Ethernet and WiFi
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components? 
Prefer no RGB.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference? 
Yes need to buy OS
Extra info or particulars: 
After reviewing replies from my previous post this is the build i came up with The mobo and CPU is a Microcenter bundle. Have to see if they will just let me pay a little extra for 2 sticks of 32GB.
1) Anyone know how many and what case fans I should buy? 2) Any other suggestions? I have about $500 more I could spend. Plan on a GPU upgrade in about 2 years so I don't want to get a GPU at this time.
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2023.06.04 16:27 ShmarcusAurelius Costs, learnings and advice from my home gym project (UK, 2023)

Costs, learnings and advice from my home gym project (UK, 2023)
Hello, I recently finished converting my garage into a home gym and thought I’d share my build experience and subsequent learnings here.
If you’re considering starting your own project and have any questions about mine then please shoot me a message and I’ll try my best to help.

Top-line info:

Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Research and planning: 3-4 weeks
Conversion duration: 1 week
Decorating, flooring: 2 weeks
Equipping (including delivery): 3 weeks
Total duration: 10 weeks
Total cost: £15,107

Expenses breakdown:

  • Garage main conversion: labour + materials + VAT = £8,220
  • Roll-top garage door: labour + materials + VAT = £2,640
  • Flooring = £286
  • Paint = £190
  • Mirrors = £400
  • Storage wall and fittings = £441
  • Sonos speaker (second hand) = £30
  • Equipment (not incl. bikes or Wahoo Kickr) = £2,900

Details and learnings:

The build:
  • I can’t stress enough the importance of finding a contractor that 1. You trust and 2. Makes you part of the process. This was my first ‘build’ as a new homeowner and I spent a good amount of time researching contractors and finding one who would handle all the trades required. Be prepared to pay a bit more
  • Be confident with what you want (having planned thoroughly) and be confident in your instruction. Easier said than done but just remember you're paying for a service. An example from my build - because my space was small I knew I wanted an out-swinging door. If I hadn’t explicitly expressed this and pushed back then I likely would have ended up with an in-swinging one and being unable to keep the door open for ventilation during summer workouts - no bueno
  • I wanted my gym to facilitate virtual cycling via my turbo trainer, so I needed electricity. Consider how you’ll get this in your build if you require it - I have a cable running from my main house out to the garage and the sockets placed where I need them to be in the gym
  • Ensure the floor is levelled (critical for squat racks and other big equipment) - not automatically thought about
  • You’ll probably want to hang things off the walls to maximise floor space - so ensure brackets are built strategically behind the walls to screw things into (you should already have your gym layout planned so you know where to ask for them)
  • Maximise headroom - I replaced my swinging door with a roll-top
  • Consider space changes when measuring for equipment. New walls, ceilings and doors will shrink or expand the space
  • If painting, use bathroom paint (antimicrobial to prevent mould and is more resilient). Bonus - I painted one wall with magnetic paint and then over that with black chalkboard paint - it’s been a useful addition
  • Consider proper ventilation - it gets sweaty!
Floors, mirrors, storage:
  • I used 18mm rubber stable mats for flooring. These are HEAVY. They're a really cost effective way to floor your gym, but you’ll likely need help 1. Moving them and 2. Cutting them to size and fitting (I got a local tradesman to help me measure and cut - this was not an easy job but it was really worth it)
  • If your gym will facilitate weightlifting then mirrors are pretty critical IMO. Don’t skimp on them - I ordered four bespoke mirrors that run almost the full length of the wall to the front and side of the squat rack
  • Maximising floor space is important, so I researched wall storage solutions for quite a while. I settled on a solution made for retailers called a slatwall. You simply drill in the slats into your wall brackets (I put up a big piece of chipboard first) and then you can attach various storage units to it depending on your equipment. I have hooks, various boxes and helmet holders on mine
  • My priorities were 1. a squat rack and 2. my turbo trainer and having the potential for them to be used at the same time (no, not by me). Before you start the build, go through the motions of your desired activities and understand what you need for the space. For a squat rack it was obviously height and width, but also extra width for weight storage, the space needed for the barbell (I couldn’t fit a conventional 7ft barbell in there if I wanted to have my bikes too etc.). My advice would be not to sacrifice any functionality just so you can get your 'dream' piece of equipment
  • I bought my rack, weights, bars and bench from Mirafit - thoroughly recommend these guys if you’re in the UK. Affordable and high quality
  • I researched dumbbells for a long time as I wanted a small footprint, so it was going to have to be some sort of adjustable dumbbell. I settled on Ironmasters as they are 1. Basically indestructable and 2. The spinlock has a flat bottom to rest on your thighs easily. I waited a while and found someone selling a second hand set on facebook marketplace for £500.
If I were to express one key takeaway for a successful home gym project it would be this: spend the appropriate amount of time planning, measuring, researching and then planning again before you contract anyone or spend a dime.
It’s a false economy not to prepare properly for such a big project. Understand which activities you want your gym to facilitate, play those out in the space and then ask yourself what needs to be true in order for you to perform those activities enjoyably and safely within your space. Build around those factors and you’ll be fine. Sleep on your decisions and don’t rush… it’s the best investment you’ll ever make.
How it started...

How it's going...

Magnetic / chalk wall at the back

Movement space if required

with bikes...

Slatwall solution
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2023.06.04 16:24 Anime_Earl Please critique my Resume -Human Resource Business Partner

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2023.06.04 15:56 imihevc Safeguarding your crypto investments - tips and tricks

With the recent Atomic Wallet hack sending shockwaves through the cryptocurrency community, it has become more crucial than ever to prioritize the security of your crypto investment. Whether you are a newbie or an average user, implementing some basic tips and tricks can significantly enhance the safety of your digital assets. I will outline essential measures that you can take to secure your crypto investment effectively.
  1. Research and Select a Trustworthy Wallet: Choosing a reliable cryptocurrency wallet is the foundation of securing your investment. Conduct thorough research to identify wallets with a solid reputation, positive user reviews, and a track record of security. Opt for wallets that offer two-factor authentication (2FA) and advanced encryption protocols to safeguard your funds. Well-known options include hardware wallets (e.g., Ledger Nano S, Trezor) or software wallets (e.g., Exodus, Trust Wallet).
  2. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Implementing 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your crypto wallet. It typically requires you to enter a secondary verification code from your mobile device or an authenticator app. By enabling 2FA, even if someone manages to obtain your login credentials, they will be unable to access your wallet without the secondary code.
  3. Use Strong and Unique Passwords: Avoid using weak, easily guessable passwords for your crypto accounts. Instead, create strong and unique passwords that incorporate a combination of upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters. Consider using a reliable password manager to securely store and generate strong passwords for each of your crypto-related accounts.
  4. Enhance Password Complexity: When creating passwords, aim for a minimum length of 12 characters. Additionally, avoid using common words, personal information, or predictable patterns. Instead, consider using passphrases, which are longer combinations of words or sentences that are easier to remember but harder to crack. For example, "[email protected]!" is stronger than "Password123."
  5. Be Wary of Smart Contract Vulnerabilities: If you participate in decentralized finance (DeFi) or use decentralized applications (dApps) that rely on smart contracts, it's crucial to understand the associated risks. Smart contracts can have vulnerabilities that hackers may exploit to manipulate funds. Thoroughly research and review the code of the smart contracts you interact with, and consider relying on well-established and audited contracts whenever possible.
  6. Be Cautious of Torrent and Pirate/Crack Sites: Avoid downloading cryptocurrency-related software, wallets, or any other tools from torrent sites or pirate/crack sites. These sources often provide modified or tampered versions of legitimate software, which can compromise your security and lead to the theft of your funds. Always obtain software and wallets directly from official sources or reputable app stores.
  7. Regularly Update Your Software: Ensure that both your operating system and wallet software are up to date with the latest security patches and bug fixes. Developers often release updates to address vulnerabilities and enhance the overall security of their applications. By keeping your software updated, you reduce the risk of falling victim to known security flaws.
  8. Utilize Cold Storage for Long-Term Storage: For long-term storage of your crypto assets, consider utilizing cold storage options like hardware wallets or offline paper wallets. Cold storage keeps your private keys offline and significantly reduces the chances of unauthorized access or hacking attempts. Keep these offline wallets in a secure location, preferably a safe or a safety deposit box.
  9. Exercise Caution on Public Wi-Fi Networks: Avoid accessing your crypto wallets or conducting transactions on public Wi-Fi networks. These networks are often unsecured, making them vulnerable to potential attacks. If necessary, use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to create a secure connection before accessing your crypto accounts over public Wi-Fi.
By implementing these measures, you can protect your crypto investment and navigate the cryptocurrency ecosystem with greater peace of mind.
Feel free to share your experiences, insights, and recommendations on securing crypto investments. Your input can provide valuable perspectives to the community and help others enhance their security measures.
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2023.06.04 15:42 saintbeed Feel free to call me an idiot but do I need windows 10 to play this game as it implies on steam?

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2023.06.04 14:54 Plantmom97 Looking for a Roommate for a 3 bed 2 bath in Lakeview

I [23F] really like this apartment and neighborhood and want to stay for another year! I am looking for a roommate to sign a year-long lease starting sometime from June 15th to July 1. The apartment is a 3 bed/2 bath garden apartment with a backyard in Lakeview (5 minute walk to Irving Park brown line). The rent is $1175 per person plus utilities (water is included). One of the bedrooms is used as a shared office, so this would be good for someone who works a remote or hybrid schedule. There is an in unit washedryer, dishwasher, pantry, and a large closet for storage. The available bedroom has an attached bathroom. This is a pet friendly apartment (there is a pet rent). I like to keep the common spaces fairly clean, and the landlord doesn’t allow smoking in the apartment. The landlord will need to do a credit check and income check and requires first and last month’s rent, but no security deposit. The landlord has been very responsive during my time living here.
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2023.06.04 14:25 todacornottodac How to build a tanky allrounder with Shockwave Totem

I'm theorycrafting an Ascendant Shockwave Totem character and don't know how to get a decent amount of damage (let's say 30M), while retaining high levels of tankyness and mobility. Any help or suggestions are welcome.
Unoptimized pob: (
I like to play allrounders. What I mean by that is that I like to play a build that I can scale up to do all content somewhat comfortably. Speedclearing maps in less than a minute or deleting bosses in 3 seconds doesn't particularly interest me, but I like to be able to do 98% of map mods comfortably, be able to kill ubers with maybe 1 or 2 deaths, and generally just play most/all the content that the game has to offer.
I've played a few characters this league (Boneshatter, Artillery Ballista, Kinetic Blast, Boneshatter again, self-cast Blazing Salvo), and came to the conclusion that totems (and possibly mines, from previous experience) is essentially the only way I can play the game. Allow me to explain, using the builds I played this league as examples (pasted in the comments as it's quite a long story).
Thus, my requirements are as follows. - Must use a totem playstyle - High movement speed (140%+, preferably not shield charge) - Solid defense (effective hit pool of 50k+) - Decent damage (30M+)
To solve movement speed, I see 3 options: Pathfinder, Mageblood, or Ascendant Pathfinder. At the same time, these 3 options are also some of the best ways to achieve the level of defense that I'm looking for (Progenesis, magic Elemental Flasks, Quicksilver Flask).
The main issue is damage. I think Toxic Rain pathfinder is the most well-known build that fulfills all of these requirements, as it has tankyness, speed, sustain, and can reach regular DoT cap with high investment. There are some other Pathfinder builds that use attack totems for poison (Scourge Arrow or Tornado Shot with a Darkscorn), but from what I can see those are not stronger than Toxic Rain. But let's imagine that Toxic Rain doesn't exist.
The idea
In comes my idea of Shockwave totem Ascendant. Ascendant can achieve perma (unique) flasks (Progenesis, Taste of Hate, Quicksilver, etc.) for speed and defense, has +1 Totem from Hierophant and Totem Leech from Chieftain.
Shockwave Totem is a skill that, from what I've heard, can be scaled into endgame damage very effectively. Additionally, I believe the playstyle suits mine very nicely with Astral Projector, and I'm a big fan of the idea of instant leech from my totems.
Combining these ideas, I've come up with the following (unoptimized) pob: (
The problem
As it stands, I've focused very hard on defense, which has resulted in a build that does a quite pathetic 8M dps with everything up. And that is assuming I max my alternate ailments on Uber content, which I definitely don't. Realistically we're talking more like 5M dps. My main question is:
How can I get my damage to reasonable levels, without losing much defense?
I don't have much experience with Shockwave Totem scaling, and all of the guys that I've seen on are basically full glass cannons with an effective hit pool of 10k, especially if you look at the previous league (Sanctum).
Additional considerations
There's a few additional problems to solve / choices to make in this build, and I'd love to have anyone's input.
Leadership's Price (+ Devouring Diadem) versus Heatshiver
Skill cost
Auras are very effective so most mana will always be reserved. There's a few options to deal with skill cost:
Life recovery is handled nicely by leech (10% instant), a bit of recoup on a ring/jewel/passive tree, and perhaps some regeneration from the tree / gear / a flask suffix. The issue is Energy Shield recovery. I don't know of a way to keep strong life recovery, and have strong energy shield recovery at the same time. Options are:
Passive Tree
The tree is quite spread out, due to needing flask nodes, totem nodes, crit nodes, suppression, life, and reservation. Also a bare minimum of 2 medium cluster jewel setups are required (totems + flasks). Some questions:
Conclusion / TLDR 2
I can't help but feel like there is potential in a character like this, but I can't seem to get it out in pob. This might just be a case of me wanting a build to do literally everything, which means it ends up doing nothing. There's probably a reason nobody plays Shockwave Totem Ascendant after all.
I'd love to have input on some of the things I'm discussing here, or any suggestions for a different kind of totem build that also meets my requirements.
Unoptimized pob: (
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2023.06.04 14:16 MyselfAndI231 £550 High Performance Gaming & VR Build

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Mostly used for playing decently modern games at a high FPS without having to sacrifice graphics, like Black Ops Cold War or Red Dead 2 on at least high graphics. I would also like to have the capability to use my Oculus to run VR games.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
550 GBP (May be flexible under good reason)
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)
Only the Tower and components themselves. No need for peripherals.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
UK, Northern Ireland
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Not reusing any parts
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Not interested in overclocking
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Would like the build to be somewhat future-proof. I would like to avoid having issues later on in it's lifetime. This might require using more reliable components.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
No preferences for case, as long as it can fit all of the PC's parts and wont cause issues then all will be good.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Don't Need Windows
Thanks in advance
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2023.06.04 13:43 BadamPshh Product recommendations to maximize the storage using the upper bunk? Locking drawers/cabinets etc

I'm in OTR training right now, and kind of planning out organization for when I get my own truck, it'll likely be a cascadia.
I plan to sleep on the bottom and use the entire top bunk as storage. Preferably some sort of either latching shelves or cabinets, secure from opening, but not requiring a key to open. Locking would be fine but not the kind where you must open it with a key. I could secure a large unit with a winch strap.
don't want to have to climb up much to access from the top, would like to have front-access to whatever's up there. Surfing Amazon, wondering what you guys use or recommend that's better / more efficient than just a bunch of tote bins
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2023.06.04 13:23 IneverGiveUp01 A Fresh Perspective: Could Rational Recovery be Your Turning Point?

Hello everyone,

Imagine being trapped in a destructive cycle for eight long years, knowing you need to escape but feeling utterly powerless to do so. That was my reality. I'm a 26-year-old man who, from the tender age of 12, found himself caught in the relentless grip of pornography and masturbation addiction.

By 18, I was painfully aware of the damage it was causing and desperate to break free. I tried everything – NoFap, meditation, sports, cold showers, even punishing myself, but to no avail. It felt like my addiction was an unshakeable opponent. But then, something changed. I discovered a strategy that changed my life. If you're struggling, I want to share this with you...

Caught in the grip of this addiction, I would spend an average of seven hours per day, even peaking at thirteen hours sometimes. The toll of this habit was heavy, affecting my personal, professional, and social life severely. Yet everything changed when I discovered Jack Trimpey's Rational Recovery method.

While his book provided me with crucial insights, it was his comprehensive AVRT Demonstration, where Trimpey guided an alcohol addict towards permanent abstinence, that truly filled the missing pieces in my fight against addiction. The Rational Recovery method fundamentally shifted my perspective towards addiction, helping me to recognize and silence the voice of my brain (the Beast) pushing me to consume. Today, I want to share my experience, hoping it could be an effective solution for many of you. You can access the entire demonstration at the end in the 'Useful Resources' section.

Understanding Addiction and Navigating this Guide

Let's talk about what addiction really is. Addiction isn't about the behavior itself, but rather the desire to escape pain and seek a better life. It is marked by ambivalence, a feeling of being torn between two minds. Overcoming addiction involves breaking free from the grip of pleasure and reclaiming control over oneself.

Before I delve into how I applied the Rational Recovery method and the results I got, I want to pose a simple but powerful question: If I placed a big red button in front of you that, when pressed, would instantly eradicate your addiction, would you press it?

If your answer is 'yes', then you have all the reasons you need to quit. I've been where you are now, writing pages upon pages of reasons to stop, yet relapsing despite knowing how harmful it was. It's important to recognize when a pattern becomes harmful, it's time to stop.

As you explore this guide, remember the importance of keeping an open mind. Let's borrow some wisdom from Mark Twain, who once said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” It's a nod to the importance of being receptive to new ideas and methods. This guide may offer a different approach, but embracing it might bring about the change you're seeking.

What is AVRT?

AVRT (Addictive Voice Recognition Technique) is a transformative strategy that I've found invaluable in my journey to overcoming addiction. This technique helps you recognize and differentiate yourself from the 'addictive voice', the part of your primitive brain structure that fuels your addiction.

Think of AVRT as your personal defense mechanism that works under any circumstance, regardless of your emotional state – be it sadness, anger,boredom, loneliness, or stress. The aim here isn't to suppress these emotions, but rather to stay in control of your actions, no matter what you're feeling.

The 'addictive voice' – which we'll call the 'beast' – is a sneaky internal saboteur. It's the part of you that wants to continue with the harmful habit, despite you consciously knowing it's not beneficial. AVRT is about learning to separate this beast from your own true will, thus empowering you to reclaim your life.

The power of AVRT lies in this distinction between you and the beast. Once you master this technique, you'll learn to reject the rationalizations and temptations that originate from the beast. The dissociation from the beast is what makes it possible to make a firm, irrevocable commitment to quit your addiction. By not identifying with the beast, you can prevent yourself from suffering commonly associated with resisting addiction.

In essence, AVRT isn't about fighting or resisting; it's about recognizing, dissociating, and reclaiming control of your life.

What is the "beast"?

The "beast" is a term coined by the Rational Recovery method to denote the part of your brain pushing you towards your addiction. We call it the Beast because, like a wild, uncontrollable animal, it cares about nothing but fulfilling its need. It is a cunning inner voice, whispering that you need to engage in porn and masturbation to feel satisfied, relieved, or happy. This voice, often referred to as the Addictive Voice (AV), can be quite deceptive. It might paint you a picture of an enticing scene, produce alluring sounds, offer a moment of relief, or even present a false promise of control—"Just be more careful next time."

This beast manipulates you with excuses, deceptive emotions, and outright lies to make you succumb to your addiction. But let's make one thing clear: the beast is not your friend. It's your worst enemy. It's a parasitic entity that has latched onto your life, thriving on your addictive behavior. Like every living thing, it fears its end, and that end comes when you stop feeding the addiction. It has no regard for your well-being, your relationships, your life goals, or your health. Only its survival matters.

As you read through this guide, it's crucial to remain aware of the Beast's interference. Remember, the Beast manifests as a voice in your head or as an emotion, pushing you towards addictive thoughts and actions. You might experience feelings of resistance, discomfort, anger, fear, anxiety, or even a cringe reaction. These are the Beast's attempts to disrupt your progress.

While the Beast can attempt to manipulate your thoughts and emotions, it does not and cannot control your actions. It's your survival instincts that the Beast taps into, but your ability to make decisions, to govern your actions, thoughts, and emotions is uniquely yours.

The Beast may present itself in thoughts like, "This is too difficult to understand," "This won't work for me," or "I'm an exception to this method." Understand that these thoughts are not your own, but the Beast's desperate attempts to maintain control.

In its relentless quest for satisfaction, the beast views everything, including you, as expendable. It's the embodiment of your addiction, caring for nothing but its next fix. It's deaf to reason, blind to consequences, and immune to remorse.

If this description resonates with you, don't panic. You're not 'sick.' It's merely an error of association made by your body - an error in the script, so to speak. It mistakenly believes that this addictive behavior is as vital for your survival as breathing or eating.

Take these moments of resistance as signs that you are on the right track. You're threatening the Beast's existence, and it's trying to fight back. Recognize these voices for what they are, continue moving forward, and know that each step brings you closer to reaffirming your control and freedom from addiction.

[How to Proceed]

Recognition Technique

Let me share an effective exercise, adapted from the Rational Recovery book, that could help you end your porn and masturbation addiction right now.

Start by observing your thoughts and feelings about watching porn or masturbating, both positive and negative. The thoughts and feelings that encourage continued use represent your Addictive Voice (AV), while those advocating for abstinence represent the real you.

When you learn to identify and understand your AV, it becomes an easily defeated foe causing you to indulge. All it craves is pleasure. The main tactic of the Beast is to seize control of the pronoun 'I'. It will try to convince you by saying things like "I want to watch porn" or "I need pornography ".

However, you can effectively counter this strategy. By simply adding a 't' and shifting the 'I' to 'It', you can remind yourself that these thoughts are not truly yours, but are the Beast's manipulations. So the sentences become, "It wants to watch porn" or "It needs pornography ".

By changing "I" to "It", you dissociate from the discomfort or distress. Yes, it's that simple, placing it squarely on the Beast instead of yourself. It's crucial to recognize that these feelings are the Beast's attempts to coerce you back into addiction.

Now, tell yourself, "I will never consume porn or masturbate again", and listen for any negative reactions – this is your AV responding. Conversely, if you think, "I will consume porn or masturbate whenever I please," any pleasant feelings that arise are also your AV asserting control.

This recognition technique dispels short-term desire, making abstinence effortless. Complete separation of 'you' from 'it' results in complete recovery and hope for a better life.

Picture the AVRT technique as a form of gardening. The Addictive Voice is the weed trying to overtake your garden and sapping nutrients from the other plants. Recognizing the weed for what it is and uprooting it preserves your garden's health. Similarly, identifying and acting against your Addictive Voice safeguards a healthy and fulfilling life free from addiction.

Shifting Technique

Shifting is another powerful technique to help you dissociate from the beast of addiction. The idea is to alternate between viewing your addiction from the perspective of the beast and your own.

When viewing addiction through the Beast's eyes, you visualize what it craves the most about the addictive behavior and imagine the associated pleasure for a few minutes. It will express sentiments like "I want this now!" or "Please give it to me!", and you may start to feel the beast getting excited, happy, or impatient.

Then, shift to your perspective and reflect on the pain and negative impact the addiction has on you and those around you. Allow yourself feelings of disgust. Let your own feelings now take over, and you will find that your Beast withdraws and you feel either neutral or put off. This back-and-forth process allows you to dissociate from the Beast.

Think of Shifting as toggling between two TV channels: one projects a seductive yet distorted image of addiction, while the other reveals the harsh reality of its damage.

Introducing the "Big Plan"

The idea of the Big Plan in Rational Recovery is to make a personal commitment to lifelong abstinence from addiction. This commitment, for me, took the form of the decisive statement, "I will never consume porn or masturbate again". It involves pinpointing a day and an hour for your turning point. For me, that was a Sunday at 12am. This moment represents a clear and definitive end to your addictive behavior and the start of a new chapter in your life. You can decide to commit either immediately after going through this post or by specifying your day and hour. It's entirely your choice, and we'll discuss this in more depth later.

Your Power Over the Beast

The Beast, despite its intimidating name, is in fact harmless. It may try to coerce, manipulate, and instill fear, but it is important to remember that it is powerless without your consent. It cannot force you to return to the addictive behavior; only you can make that decision. In fact, you are the main authority, the one in charge, and it's the Beast that fears you.

The Beast is aware of your power and control, and it's terrified of it. It knows that you can shatter its illusions in a snap, without any difficulty. You're the one who makes the call, not the Beast, and it fears your unyielding decision to quit the addiction forever.

Its tactics may often involve fear. It's like the Beast is pointing a gun at you, but the truth is, its gun is empty. It's just a bluff, an illusion. You know it, and the Beast knows it too. It's simply trying to maintain its influence by resorting to fear tactics, but you can see through its lies.

"Don't trust yourself in tempting're not strong enough yet." – The Beast's voice:

The Beast tries to maintain control by suggesting certain places, events, or people will trigger a relapse. You might hear it whisper, "You can't go to that event, you might relapse," or "Avoid that location, it's too risky." This is simply the Beast's tactic to keep a hold on you, aiming to make you believe you're not completely in control.

By simply recognizing it for what it is - a tactic of the Beast to undermine your confidence - you can dismiss these fear tactics and reaffirm your control.

What if I Lose Control?

The Beast within you is a cunning entity, ever ready to exploit your moments of doubt and vulnerability. It whispers falsehoods, instilling fear and shaking your confidence. But don't be swayed, for you have always held the reins. The Beast may inhabit a corner of your mind, but it lacks the power to control your actions.

Not convinced? Try this: Extend your finger in front of your eyes and move it, then ask the Beast to do the same. The Beast can't because it doesn't hold sway over your physical actions.

The truth is, you've never truly "failed" in your endeavor against addiction. You've always had the choice, and sometimes you've elected to surrender to the Beast's desires. But that doesn't equate to losing control. It merely shows you gave in, momentarily, to the Beast's whisperings.


Recovery from addiction isn't about becoming a superhero or uncovering the universe's hidden secrets. It's about realizing that we don't have control over every aspect of life. However, we do have control over our actions, our reactions, and how we choose to face life's unpredictable events.

Do you choose the path of self-discovery and freedom from addiction? Or do you prefer to remain confined by the restrictions that addiction imposes? Be cautious: the Beast may distort your perspective, asking, "Where are the benefits?" or suggesting, "You haven't gained anything," and even instigating impatience by incessantly asking, "How long until I see the benefits?"

But don't fall prey to these distortions. Escaping addiction isn't about immediate gain or fixing all your life's problems. Recovery isn't a magic solution; it's a step towards personal empowerment. It's about gaining freedom and unlocking your potential, not just as a person in recovery, but as an individual capable of resilience and authenticity.

Concentrate on the liberation that breaking free from addiction brings. Let's choose this path towards a life where addiction no longer controls us, allowing us to genuinely live and experience life to its fullest.

Understanding the Real Reason You're Engaging in This

Engaging in this addiction is solely for pleasure and nothing more. Every other justification is a fabrication of the Beast. It's designed to make you believe that giving in to your addiction is the only route to happiness or relief when you're feeling depressed, bored, lonely, stressed, or miserable.

Speaking from personal experience, I used to think that I turned to pornography and masturbation because I was lonely, stressed, or had a rough day. I thought that because I spent my entire day working alone on a computer, my environment or lifestyle was to blame for my addiction. These were excuses, a way to avoid taking responsibility for my actions, guided by the Beast's narrative.

The key to recognizing the Beast is noticing that the conversation always bends towards indulgence in your addiction.

Imagine you're having a tough day, and you begin to feel down. Instead of recognizing this as a passing mood, the Beast seizes this opportunity. It will amplify your negative emotions by saying things like, "You're always unhappy, aren't you? You know what would make you feel better... just one quick session won't hurt." Or, "You're so lonely, this is unbearable. Just indulge, it's your only comfort." These harsh whispers are the Beast's attempts to deepen your feeling of depression and nudge you towards the addictive behavior. Depression doesn't create addiction; addiction does.

The Beast's goal? To make you feel so low that resorting to your addiction seems like the only way out. Conversely, when you're content and joyful, the Beast will persuade you to give in, arguing it will amplify your satisfaction. Just think about it. If you're living what you perceive as a perfect life, the Beast will still argue you could feel even better with pornography and masturbation. It's a never-ending, destructive cycle.

Understanding and Separating Desire

Desire, in its essence, is not a negative emotion; it's a natural human condition. It propels us toward achievement, drives creativity, and gives meaning to our experiences. It also plays a crucial role in our relationships and our sexuality. The key in overcoming addiction is not to extinguish desire altogether, but to discern between healthy desires and those manipulated by the Beast.

Imagine your desires as a beautiful, roaring river. It's full of life, movement, and potential. This river represents your natural, healthy desires - things like connecting with others, pursuing your hobbies, personal growth, and even your sexual desires. These are your desires, part of who you are.

Then, there's the Beast's desire - a poisonous stream trying to merge into your river, attempting to hijack your natural flow. This stream carries the pull of addiction, steering you away from your authentic path, manipulating your thoughts, and distorting your perceptions.

Recognize this poisonous stream and refuse to let it merge with your river. This is not about damming the entire river or stifling your desires, but about rejecting the poisonous stream that the Beast introduces. It's about retaining your authentic desires and letting them guide you.

Identify that any thought associated with the desire to indulge in the addiction is coming from the Beast. By doing so, you begin to differentiate between what you truly want and what the Beast wants. This understanding will empower you, helping you keep your river clean, vibrant, and true to its course.

In the whirlwind of addiction, it can be easy to confuse the Beast's desires with our own. I, too, was lost in this confusion. I believed I was drawn to endless layers of perversion, thinking that I was attracted to the limitless exploration of perversion. But deep down, this wasn't me, it was the Beast's influence, its relentless push for more and more. Upon reflection, I realized my true desire was much simpler and profoundly more meaningful: to love and be loved. To have a wife, to raise children together, to share in the mundane and the magical moments of life. That's my authentic desire, not the empty promises of temporary pleasure the Beast kept pushing. This profound clarity is a stark contrast to the Beast's corruption, a beacon that can guide you back to your true self.

The goal is not to eliminate desire, but to reclaim it, to keep it authentic and personal. Desire is a part of your humanity; it's the Beast's manipulation of it that leads to addiction.

The Myth of Relapse and the Power of Perfection.

The Beast might sometimes whisper, "It's okay to relapse. You'll do better next time." This is a shrewd strategy designed to maintain its hold on you by normalizing relapse as a part of the recovery journey. It uses these tactics to sow seeds of doubt in your mind, aiming to eventually lead you to relapse. Rational Recovery, however, views this differently: the key is making a definitive decision—your Big Plan—to abstain from the addictive behavior and sticking to it under any circumstances.

Human beings are perfectly capable of achieving perfection in certain aspects of life. Consider the professional athlete who plays a perfect game or the musician who delivers a flawless performance. They do so by making a firm commitment to their goal and adhering to it diligently, without allowing any room for mistakes.

Similarly, your recovery journey can be perfect too. Once you make your Big Plan to abstain from addictive behavior, you can stick to it perfectly, without any relapses. This is the ideal that Rational Recovery promotes—not "try, fail, and try again," but "decide and stick to your decision perfectly."

Your Beast wants you to believe that perfection is unachievable, as this gives it room to persuade you to relapse. But don't let it fool you. You have the power to make a perfect decision and stick to it.

What if it's too Difficult or Painful?

Instead of pondering over this, consider a different question: 'For whom is it too painful or difficult?' Any discomfort or difficulty associated with ceasing the addiction stems from the Beast, not you. Observing the Beast's distress is a positive sign - it shows you're successfully dissociating from it.

Remember that humans can only fully experience one feeling at a time. When you start feeling discomfort from abstaining, it's crucial to recognize that this isn't your discomfort. It's the Beast that suffering. The Beast is protesting because it's not getting what it wants. This suffering isn't negative for you; in fact, it's a positive sign. It means you're successfully asserting control over your decisions, as the Beast's discomfort indicates that it's losing its influence over you.

Most importantly, remember: you are safe. You risk nothing by quitting this addiction. Every feeling of discomfort or fear is from the Beast, not you. Your well-being and safety are never in jeopardy by choosing to stop. By rejecting the Beast's influence and asserting your control, you reclaim your freedom from addiction.

How would I know what I will do in the future?

While predicting your future actions may be impossible, you can certainly define what you would never do. Consider the activities that you find disturbing, unhealthy, and reprehensible - those that you would never engage in.

Now, add porn and masturbation addiction to that list. As you do this, pay attention to your Beast. It might try to concoct far-fetched scenarios that seem to justify succumbing to the addiction. Recognize these for what they are: desperate attempts by the Beast to manipulate your thoughts. By doing so, you can effectively disregard its interference and remain true to your values.

I'm scared to relapse, what should I do?

Relapse anxiety is a common pitfall many encounter on their NoFap journey. You may be confidently progressing, then suddenly a thought creeps in: "What if I relapse tomorrow?" This thought triggers anxiety, shaking your belief in your commitment.

From the Rational Recovery standpoint, relapse anxiety is the Beast's deceptive voice trying to manipulate you. It incites fear and uncertainty, making you feel as if relapse is imminent. The Beast attempts to shake your confidence and sense of control. But here's the truth: relapse anxiety is an illusion, a tactic used by the Beast to tighten its grip.

Combat this by distancing yourself from the Beast and recognizing that relapse anxiety is a deceptive tactic used by the Beast to instill fear and weaken your resolve. Remember, you risk nothing by quitting this addiction; you are safe. Any discomfort you experience stems from the Beast, not you.

Reiterate your Big Plan: "I will never consume porn or masturbate again." By affirming your decision and distancing yourself from the Beast's influence, you can dispel the anxiety and stay firmly on your path. Remember, you are in control, and you will always stay in control, the fears conjured by the Beast hold no sway over you.

The Beast's Attack on the Dreamscape

The Beast's intrusion into your dreams should not be a source of fear. This isn't a situation that requires extensive concern, this is just a sign of the Beast's distress.

There are generally two types of dreams where the Beast tries to assert its influence. The first type are explicit sex dreams, designed to reignite the desires and cravings associated with your addiction. The second type are dreams where you see yourself relapsing, which can be distressing and seem all too real.

When your neocortex (the real you) goes to sleep, the Beast sees an opportunity to attack and tries to regain influence over you through these dreams. This is evidence that you are on the right track. Your progress towards your goal of freedom from addiction is causing this panicked response from the Beast.

Remember, no matter what happens in your dreams, you are in control in reality. These dreams are just dreams, and they do not have the power to make you do anything.

Understanding 'Blue Balls' and Nocturnal Emissions in Recovery

Experiencing discomfort or an aching in the testicles, often referred to as 'blue balls,' is something that some individuals might encounter during their decision to quit their porn and masturbation addiction. Similarly, you may also experience nocturnal emissions or 'wet dreams' during your journey to recovery.

These phenomena aren't signs of harm, danger, or relapse, but rather physical manifestations of your body adjusting to your firm decision to quit the addiction.

While your body is adapting to a new, healthier state, not reliant on constant sexual stimulation, the Beast might attempt to distort these occurrences into negative experiences. It might tell you that nocturnal emissions are relapses, causing unwarranted fear and anxiety. But remember, you're in control.

Consider these sensations and events as physical signs of your transformation, a testament to the changes happening within you. It's important to remember that not everyone experiences this, and even if you do, it's not something to be overly concerned about. These adjustments are something you are more than capable of handling. As your body adjusts to your new lifestyle, such events will likely decrease and eventually stop. Don't let the Beast use these natural bodily responses as a scare tactic.

Gradual Reduction: A Beast's Strategy

In your journey of breaking free from addiction, you might be tempted to adopt a "gradual reduction" approach - cutting back little by little rather than quitting outright. This strategy, while seemingly logical, is often a ploy from the Beast, setting you up for failure.

During my own journey, for many months, I was enticed by the concept of gradually reducing my addictive behaviors. The approach felt less abrupt, seemingly offering a smoother transition. Even the Beast within me suggested compromises such as, "Let's start by indulging only in the afternoon," or "How about we limit it to weekends?".However, I discovered through experience that this gradual reduction strategy often creates more problems than it resolves. Let me tell you why.

Firstly, by not making a clean break, you're continually feeding the addiction, keeping the Beast alive and active. It's akin to trying to put out a fire while still pouring small amounts of gasoline on it - it keeps the flames going, never fully extinguishing the fire.

Secondly, when you set specific times or days for indulging, you're not freeing your mind from the addiction; instead, you're refocusing it. You find yourself constantly counting down the hours or days until your next 'allowed' session. This fixation lead to a persistent preoccupation with the addiction, turning the process into something torturous and counterproductive.

Lastly, even on the days where you've decided not to indulge, the Beast is still at work. It doesn't take breaks. It try to convince you to deviate from your plan, asserting things like, "You're going to do it in a couple of days anyway, so why not just do it today? Why wait?" This becomes a recurring battle with the Beast, undermining your resolve.

The gradual reduction method keeps the addiction in focus, maintains the Beast's influence, and undermines your resolve. It's far more effective to make a clean break and assert your decision to quit outright. Remember, you're not losing anything by quitting - you're freeing yourself from the Beast's control.

Counting Days

Why should you spend energy on counting days for an activity you've resolved never to engage in? The Beast excels at setting goals and then weaponizing them against us.

Here's how the Beast use day counting against you:

Making a big deal of milestones: The Beast lead you to focus excessively on reaching a certain number of days, weeks, or months. While milestones can be motivational, the Beast use them to create unnecessary stress and pressure, saying things like "What if you don't make it?" or "Imagine how bad it would feel to start over."

Justifying a lapse: "You've made it 100 days, you deserve a reward!" or "One slip after so many days won't hurt." The Beast use the number of days as an excuse to suggest that it would be "safe" or "earned" to indulge in the addictive behavior.

Creating a false sense of security: The Beast suggest that after a certain number of days without indulging in the addiction, you're "cured" and could safely return to the behavior without becoming addicted again.

Undermining early progress: In the initial stages, the Beast belittle the small number of days you've been free from the addiction, making statements like "You've only managed two days, you'll never make it a week."

Leveraging bad days: If you're having a tough day, the Beast say, "You're miserable even after 30 days clean. See, quitting doesn't make things better. Might as well go back."

Remember, these are all tricks of the Beast trying to manipulate you into returning to the addictive behavior. The Beast will use anything, including the count of days, to try to get what it wants. The best way to deal with this is to remain steadfast in your decision and continue dissociating from the Beast.

So, instead of getting trapped in the Beast's game of counting days, surrender this act to it. We can concentrate on the broader scope - liberating ourselves from the Beast's clutches, embracing enduring change, and regaining our freedom. Day counting becomes insignificant because it no longer illustrates our path. Our chosen journey is one where the Beast's urges hold no power, and our authentic liberation takes the limelight. Let the Beast obsess over counting days, while we commit to a life of emancipation and self-discovery.

Why Punishment Doesn't Work

Self-punishment is a common response to addiction, yet it often proves ineffective. This can take many forms, from physical discomfort to emotional torment. In my own battle against addiction, I tried various self-punishment strategies. On the physical side, I would resort to self-harm. Emotionally, I burdened myself with negative self-talk, depression, feelings of hopelessness, anger, sadness, and even thoughts of death. It's important to note, however, that these intense feelings of guilt and self-condemnation were amplified by the Beast. The Beast utilizes such negative emotions to paint addiction as the only respite, the only 'good thing' left in life. It is a manipulative trick to keep you chained to the addiction.

Yet, over time, these painful memories have faded, while the seductive pull of the addictive behavior has remained vivid in my mind. It's a compelling illustration of the human condition: we often forget pain and remember pleasure.

Consider individuals who struggle with drug addiction. They might end up in a hospital after an overdose, experiencing immense physical pain. But as time passes, the memory of this pain dissipates, while the allure of the drug, the pleasure it brought, remains clear and tempting. This imbalance often leads them back into the cycle of addiction.

This became evident to me during the last week leading up to my final decision to quit - my Big Plan. It was the most challenging week of my life; I was counting the days until my liberation. Now that I'm free, when I think back to that week, the Beast tries to rewrite the narrative, calling it the "best week of all time!"

This disparity between the memory of pain and pleasure underscores why self-punishment is an ineffective strategy for long-term addiction recovery. Rational Recovery offers a different approach. Rather than relying on the fleeting memory of pain, it focuses on recognizing and dissociating from the addictive voice—the Beast.

Arguing with the beast

Let's clarify something: arguing with the Beast is futile. The Beast is single-minded, craving only the satisfaction of its addiction. Moreover, it's cunning, capable of playing both sides of an argument.

For instance, the Beast might implant thoughts such as, "You could indulge now, it's not a big deal." Then, to create confusion and feign agreement, it might echo that very idea, saying, "Yes, I could indulge now." It's essential to recognize that both these sentiments are from the Beast. It is a clear demonstration of how it can promote the idea of indulgence while also pretending to be 'you' to create an illusion of consent.

In the Rational Recovery technique, every thought or feeling associated with the indulgence in the addiction is identified as coming from the Beast, including its attempts to take possession of the pronoun "I".

You are the decision-maker here, you are in control. Your will is what truly matters, and the Beast must inevitably conform to your decisions.

Dealing with White-Knuckling and Intense Urges

Feeling urges, cravings, or hunger sensations is a natural part of the recovery journey. In fact, it's a positive sign, an indication that you are making progress. However, these feelings can turn into white-knuckling when you identify with the Beast's thoughts and feelings. When you start saying things like "I'm so horny" or "I need a relief ASAP," you're identifying with the beast voice. When you find yourself arguing with the Beast or doubting your decision to quit, you're in the grip of white-knuckling.

In my own journey to recovery, I experienced these urges, cravings, and sensations. But rather than identifying with them and turning them into a struggle, I recognized them as signs of the Beast's distress, not mine. It was the Beast who was desperate and frustrated, not me. This recognition made these moments not just bearable but even satisfying, as they signaled that I was on the right track in my recovery.

The power of these urges and cravings diminished with my Big Plan, my absolute decision to never indulge in the addictive behavior again. Even if you find yourself in a white-knuckling situation, remember that you can shift your perspective. Recognize that every thought encouraging the addictive behavior is coming from the Beast, and use the Recognition or Shifting techniques to help you dissociate from these thoughts and feelings. After that, reaffirm your Big Plan, stating firmly and clearly, "I will never consume porn or masturbate again." This firm commitment to your Big Plan will dispel all doubt, releasing you from the grip of white-knuckling.

The Big Plan: Your Commitment to Freedom

Taking a firm decision is a critical step in overcoming addiction, and this is what making a Big Plan entails. This plan is a complete commitment, devoid of room for negotiation or compromise. When you formulate a Big Plan, you're making a promise to yourself to never indulge in your addiction again, under any circumstances.

Choosing a specific day for your Big Plan can help add a sense of occasion and finality to your decision. For instance, I personally chose a Sunday at 12am. Your Beast will likely agree to this arrangement, looking forward to a "last hurrah."

But as you approach your chosen day to initiate your Big Plan, the Beast may start getting anxious. It may whisper, "I can't let this go!" or "Let's postpone the Big Plan, and enjoy this for now!" This is not your voice. It's the voice of the Beast, trying to make you delay your decision and panicking at the impending loss of its control.

Your declaration for the Big Plan could be: "I will never consume porn or masturbate again." This phrase embodies the essence of the Big Plan — a firm, unyielding decision that signifies your commitment to stay addiction-free.

In your journey to overcome addiction, the video I am about to share will be invaluable. It features Jack Trimpey, the founder of Rational Recovery, directly guiding you through the process of making a Big Plan. Although Trimpey focuses on alcohol and drug addiction in the video, his guidance applies to any addiction, including pornography and masturbation. Carefully absorb his words, understanding their relevance to your personal struggle.

watch this video, skip to 33:39 for the Big Plan section:


I've spent a month compiling my experiences and sharing the tools that aided me on my journey. You are free to ask questions while I'm around, but please note that I'm not a regular Reddit user and won't be able to answer indefinitely. For those interested in Rational Recovery, all the information you need is in the "Useful Resources" section. If you found this post helpful, please consider upvoting or sharing it with friends who might benefit from it. Always remember to dissociate from the Beast and stand firm in your Big Plan. Holding unwavering trust in your decision is the key to defeating the Beast. May you embrace your journey to freedom and experience the liberation you've been longing for. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

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