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2008.09.06 15:36 Crochet

This sub is for crocheters to share their work, discuss, swap ideas, and support & help each other. We like fun contributions and discussion. So, what's on your hook?

2013.06.25 10:10 restefan Questions answered! Problems Solved!

Reddit's home for the musical autodidact.

2008.06.14 20:25 knittit

Warm, fuzzy, sometimes tangled.

2023.06.08 12:51 octofly [WTS] Zev Wedgelock 13.9 Upper, 16 inch budget upper, ROF SAF RMR, SC FEER

Timestamp: https://imgur.com/a/1pmtNjC
Good evening GAFS! I’ve got some stuff to sell and you’ve got some stuff to buy. Help me fund an ATACR!
Rules of my listings - PayPal F&F or Venmo Only. Shipping is included in my prices. You have 1 hour to send me payment after a dibs or I move on to the next buyer. Dibs takes an item over a PM.
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2023.06.08 12:49 Traditional_Good2760 How's your training going?

This thread is for anyone else who doesn't have any other triathlon peeps to talk day to day tri training with. No one really cares about me blabbing on about swim splits and bike parts lol. So will just check in here: I have an Olympic in like 2.5 weeks and doing IM 70.3 Madison in Sept. Following the PB 70.3 plan that I found free on triathlete.com. To be honest I feel like the swims are structured more for faster swimmers. I was supposed to do 3x (8x25 fast then right into 500m steady pull) however because I am not that fast, I only did 2 rounds. This plan gives workouts that say 60min but I can't do that workout in 60mins. 60mins is max time for a swim over lunch for example. So I cut it down. I did a bike strength session on zwift yesterday and the swim sesh today was just awful. So tired and arms were fatigued. I tried to do paddles a bit and that was so hard where normally I enjoy it. Feel like shoulder mobility needs some work too. I have a low resistance bike workout tonight but not sure if I'm gonna hit that. Long run on Fri morning. I'm doing 3 hour bike on sat then I am volunteering at IM Jona Rapperswil 70.3 on Sunday. Already did 3 swims but may do an OWS if I have time on wknd. That's all for now. 😀
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2023.06.08 12:48 Laurenhasnochest WARNING: Destiny's community is brigading and mass reporting

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2023.06.08 12:48 sso_1 r/PornFreeR4R will be going dark June 12-14

PornFreeR4R will be going dark from June 12-14 in protest against Reddit's API changes which will kill 3rd party apps & tools.

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface .
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.

What can you do as a user?

What can you do as a moderator?

Thank you for your patience in the matter,
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2023.06.08 12:47 Lurchi1 How to synchronize access to application data in multithreaded asio?

The use case is a single asio::io_context with multiple threads calling its run() method.
I understand how to wrap UDP and TCP sockets with a strand to serialize writers (still a bit puzzled by SSL streams but that is for another day).
My application uses a shared unordered_map object where connections are stored, so I have a potential race condition when moving to multiple threads. I see two ways to serialize access to this map from different threads:
  1. use a Mutex with std::lock_guard around all accesses, or
  2. create a separate strand for this map, access it by posting to the strand
Is there a preferred method, or other methods how to solve this efficiently?
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2023.06.08 12:46 b_art Just played up to my first death :) Interesting game. Here's some thoughts and background.

I see I'm not the only newb here. I just started the game and I'm excited so I want to write about it. Otherwise nothing to see here. If you're busy please disregard. I just happen to be long-winded and detail orientated.
I'm hard pressed to find an interesting game because my scope has narrowed over the years. I don't want to play yet-another-clone-of... and be disappointed again. It's not the money, it's the investment of my time. I'm praying that I can put my faith into this game, and I think it's looking very bright at the moment.
Someone recently shared a wishlist on a sub and said "tell me which of these to play next", and Dragon's Dogma was on that list. All the other games were great games and classics, and so I said "Why haven't I heard of this Dragon's Dogma before...?" And thus, I looked it up.
I immediately liked everything I saw about it, I can see through the BS these days. This game seemed like a game which A TEAM OF HUMANS ACTUALLY PUT CAREFUL THOUGHT INTO. As apposed to appealing to the end game "graphics + fighting = money". No. This one looks original and I can see it.
I wishlisted. Game goes on sale. Here I am. Nice to meet you :)
At first I was a little disappointed because the opening scenes were bugged and I think I missed some story. There is an intro tutorial fight path... that part kinda goes TOO quick and too many pop-up messages - and I could already see the buttons on the screen (literally), but I'm new, the game is a little old, so I'll grin and bare it.
First action scene? VERY INTERESTING. I immediately fell in love with the GRAB feature. That ogre didn't stand a chance! I liked how my accompaniment worked with me too. Very cool.
But then it moves on, something about a dragon, and the cut scene didn't work and suddenly I'm naked and creating a character... so that sucked (Windows 11, Steam).
Now there's more tutorials, and more tutorials... So I'm thinking 2 thoughts.
A - This could be an extensive game, so this tutorial will pay off.
B - This could be annoying if it goes on like this.
I'm still banking on A and I do believe I've gotten through the last of the tutorials... maybe? But pop-up hints don't seem to stop. (the game is a bit old, I know, I get it).
Anyway, the tutorial was fun and I did learn things, so that's good.
I like the multi-character aspect. I like the open world feeling, surprises along the road. I like the tough challenge, it has a grind to it, but my team is backing me up, and I have their back too.
So far this is lining up with everything I hoped for. I highly suspected that this is a lesser heard of cult classic ... and/or have I just been out of the loop? I'm expecting the world to open up and to find and adventure with tons of interesting missions and new territories to explore.
But I'm a little nervous about those early bugs I had, and I'm hoping these pop up windows eventually stop. I'm forgiving that much because the date of the game calls for that type of training.
I like to compare game design in terms of "Dark Souls" release, because I think DS changed the world of RPG gaming. DS broke all the rules and taught us that we are smart, and we can go without hand-holding. Dark Souls was released in 2011, Dragon's Dogma was 2012. So they didn't have the opportunity to learn from DS when they made the opening to the game. That's totally fine. I don't mean to be judgemental, and I am NOT comparing DD to DS, I'm just trying to put things into perspective in terms of general gaming evolution.
It makes sense to me that way. It's a long tutorial but immersive and well done, and probably good for these reasons. I think it's looking good.
I can see it's going to be quite a few hours before I can see whether the game opens up as much as I hope it does. If so then this was all worth it. Just a slightly bumpy start to things. But I do love it already.
I went the wrong way and got taken down by a team of enemies who totally overpowered my team. So I'm taking a break and will get back to that later. I'm looking forward to powering up and meeting them again :)
The action and surprises are all very engaging so far.
I can't wait to see what happens next!
If you read this far you are very patient. Thank you!
Do you find the game expansive and engaging? Have you put a lot of hours into it? Multiple play throughs?
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2023.06.08 12:45 VaultBoyNewVegas PC crashing randomly after buying and moving to a new case.

Pc is crashing randomly, I've done the usual trouble shooting steps. Checked the connections, reseated the CPU and GPU, taken ram out one at a time and booted with one. I've even reset bios by removing the CMOS battery as I couldn't get past bios screen where it stated a boot failure. Reset bios settings to default and could get into windows where it would crash.
When I have both ram sticks in it goes through a loop where it starts and turns off, so I suspect a ram stick is dead and when I plugged into my integrated graphics it would do a loop as well.
My specs are:
Rx 6800xt
I7 11700
Gigabyte b560m hd3
Corsair vengeance Lpx 16gb kit
Lian Li Lancool 216 my old case was a pc specialist one as it was a prebuilt.
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2023.06.08 12:45 ignapa Hdmi 2.1 or hdmi 2.1 to usb c

Hello friends, see, it is preferable to connect hdmi 2.1 directly from a tv with 120hz to the PC or hdmi 2.1 to usbc to connect it to one of the Thunderbolt ports. It is for mixed use between games and movies. I appreciate advantages and disadvantages. If there is any thread about it, I appreciate the link!
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2023.06.08 12:44 Whodunit- [H] Curse of the Dead Gods, Honey I Joined a Cult, GRIME, Eldest Souls, Unmetal, Hello Neighbor Bundle, Railway Empire, Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae, and more! [W] Biomutant, State of Decay 2, Total War: Troy, Disciples: Liberation, Lost Ruins, Love Esquire, Death's Gambit, List, Offers

IGS Rep: https://www.reddit.com/IGSRep/comments/vujw39/whodunits_igs_rep_page/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
Also a note: I might take a while to respond starting off, I'm posting this early in the morning and will probably respond later during the day, thanks for your offers!

Games I Have:

In NA, should be global keys. All are Steam unless stated otherwise in []. Notably I have all of the June Humble Monthly except for Ghostwire: Tokyo and Remnant.
11-11 Memories Retold
3000th Duel
A.I.M.2 Clan Wars
Almost There: The Platformer
AVICII Invector
Blazing Chrome
Call of Duty®: WWII - Call of Duty Endowment Bravery Pack
Call of Duty®: WWII - Call of Duty Endowment Fear Not Pack
Comedy Night
Company of Crime
Curse of the Dead Gods
Earth 2140
Earth 2150 Trilogy
Eldest Souls
El Matador
Eternal Threads
Family Man
Fury Unleashed
Honey, I Joined a Cult
I Am Not a Monster: First Contact
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North
Meeple Station
Men of War
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
Moon Hunters
NecroVisioN: Lost Company
One Finger Death Punch 2
Parkan 2
Railway Empire
Raji: An Ancient Epic
Revolver 360 Re:Actor
Seeds of Resilience
Size Matters
Strategic Command WWII: World at War
Streets of Fury EX
Tom Clancy's The Division™ (Ubisoft Connect) (NA Region Locked)
Tom Clancy's The Division™ - Survival (Ubisoft Connect) (NA Region Locked)
Total Tank Simulator
Turbo Golf Racing
World War II: Panzer Claws
Games I Want:
Offers are fine, I mostly enjoy RPGs, Strategy, and the like, but feel free to offer other stuff too!
Aeon of Sands
Age of Empires 3
Amazing Cultivation Simulator
Banner of the Maid
Battletech Urban Warfare
Caesar 3
Chernobylite Enhanced Edition
Children of Morta
Cossacks 3
Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Death's Gambit
Eastern Exorcist
Endless Legend
Faery: Legend of Avalon
Field of Glory II: Medieval
Hand of Merlin
Imperator: Rome
Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut
Love Esquire
Medieval Dynasty
Operencia: The Stolen Sun
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail
Rogue: Genesia
Sands of Salzaar
Shenmue 3
Solasta: Crown of the Magister
Star Wars: Empire at War - Gold Pack
State of Decay 2
Stellar Tactics
Total War: Rome Remasted
A Total War Saga: Troy
Umurangi Generation
Vigil: The Longest Night
Way of the Samurai 3
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII
Zeno Clash 1 and 2
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2023.06.08 12:44 autotldr Counting central Ukraine’s military losses, with a spreadsheet

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 80%. (I'm a bot)
POLTAVA, Ukraine, June 8 - In peacetime, Viktor Tkachenko tracks local tenders, court registries and other open sources for a news outlet in central Ukraine.
These days, the reserved 33-year-old fills a spreadsheet with the names of Ukrainian soldiers from Poltava region killed since Russia's full-scale invasion began - 1,072 at last count - which is used in regular round-ups that typically contain between 10 and 40 names.
The published roundups on Poltavshchyna feature photos of those killed in action and short biographies of around one to three paragraphs - a format, Tkachenko said, that seems to strike a dignified balance and of which most readers approve.
A press officer for Poltava's regional military recruiting centre would not comment on the accuracy of Tkachenko's figure.
On the city's eastern outskirts, tucked away behind railroad tracks, at least 134 soldiers connected to Poltava and killed in Russia's full-scale invasion are buried in a separate section of the Zaturyne cemetery reserved mostly for recent military deaths.
In Poltava, the rush of eager volunteers at the beginning of the war has since given way to a campaign of mobilising the less enthusiastic, said Istomin, the military press officer.
Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: Tkachenko#1 POLTAVA#2 killed#3 soldier#4 Ukraine#5
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2023.06.08 12:43 Khoraex Higher item power legendary has lower possible stat ranges - Why?

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2023.06.08 12:42 Birdinhandandbush Whats your "I lived to tell the tale" moment?

I have a few as I'm getting on in years, but one I always remember was when I was teenager.
Dad had a honda50. I used to borrow it to spin into the local town from time to time. Literally the only motorbike I had ever sat on. A cousin of mine was mad into racing motorbikes and had a massive Honda racing bike, a CBR1000 I think.
One day I had been in town I arrived back to the house on my shitty Honda50 just as my cousin was driving by. He said hey you've got experience on a motorbike, do you want to see what this one is like and without either of us really thinking it through or me even considering putting on safety equipment beyond using his helmet instead of my own, I shot off down the road on this absolute giant wild beast of a bike. I know I was holding the steering, but the power felt like I was just being dragged where it wanted to take me.
The honda50 didn't even have a similar gearing mechanism so I was just managing on pure fucking luck. I slowed at a layby and then panicked that if I stopped and the bike fell over there was no way in hell little teenage me could pick it back up so I did a big wide loop and headed back the way I came without stopping. He helped me off the bike and I didn't drop it, and I handed back the helmet and to this day I have not sat on another motorbike. The absolute lunacy of youth.
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2023.06.08 12:40 Aidansocool123 Self-promotion Thread

Use this thread to promote yourself and/or your work!
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2023.06.08 12:39 bigtimebogus is crushes on people you've not talked to, a thing or is it just me?

i've had a track record of getting crushes on people i've never talked to, before. i be pining for them from afar for months but can't bring myself to talk to them, and when I do, it just simmers down almost every time, which is why i try to savour that feeling of getting butterflies. so, i just end up being stuck in this endless loop of wanting to talk to them and getting some sort of closure, and crawling into my shell hoping that they get to know that i'm into them, it's such a mess.
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2023.06.08 12:38 TheMagicalHealer Looking for creative roleplay partners!

Good day everyone!
I go by the name Guardian Angel here. You can nickname me however you want!
I am a 23 year old boy who is looking for some creative roleplay partners! I try my best to be as open as I can and generally like to just have some good fun with a fellow friend.

What I offer and expect:

My playstyle goes along more of traditional tropes you'd see in animes, but don't let that scare you! I am very willing to twist ways for very interesting ideas!
I can play both canon and OC. You might want to elaborate if you wish for something.
I generally enjoy the themes of romance, slice of life, some action and really creative ideas you want to bring too! The worst I can do is just give you a polite decline, if we really do not fit, so no worries!

Idea section:
Awakening of a Shikigami
An old legend says, that shrine maidens had their own Shikigamis. Those shrines have been long abandoned and people have respect to not frequently visit these sacred places. Though, perhaps through some circumstance, you might find yourself coming close to one of these shrines to explore it. And eventually, you might find some weird artifact, that binds you to a new entity: a spirit fox boy! It all happens so fast, that you have no idea what just happened.. and then, he appears in front of you.
He is a mute, but boasts some powers that you might not even have imagined ever to exist in this world! The catch? He is only as strong as you are.

Meeting your guardian angel in person
Heaven surely is strict about what angels have to follow and what not. The interesting part of it though is, unlike contracts in the real world, heaven does not set up rules for every little loop hole angels have to follow. The guardian angel that is assigned to you might be more curious about what you do and who you are, so he might try to make some sort of first contact with you. Whether it be anonymous or even blatantly telling you is all up to the situation and flexibility!

Android relationship
You are a living machine! An android to be exact. You might not understand life at its fullest and have some trouble running away from some sort of corporation that built you, but luckily you can meet an engineer, who can keep your mechanical body clean and fixed! He might be a bit of a dork though, since the workshop he has is just some old shack at a beach. But he always has the right tool at hand to help you out!
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2023.06.08 12:35 il_coinquilino I [M30] want help explaining to my dad [M70] that I’m grateful for our recent positive interactions, but I’m still hurt by the conflict we’ve been having for the last six months.

Tl;dr: During my wedding, I took a break from not talking to my dad. I want to send him an email that explains that while I'm grateful for how he behaved at the wedding, I'm still not talking to him.
Every year or so, my dad gets very angry at one of his three children about some perceived slight. He responds disproportionately, and he doesn’t apologize. After a few months of limited contact, we each slowly forgive him, and go back to acting like everything is fine.
In December, my dad sent an extremely nasty email to my SO (Eliza) (F29) and me. He crossed a couple lines, both by involving Eliza, and by telling me “we can stop the pretense that we have a relationship.” We have had very minimal contact since then. In January and February, we exchanged a few emails. I tried to explain to him in each email why I was hurt by what he said. His emails cycled between three tactics: insulting me, being passive aggressive, and pretending everything is fine. In April and May, I joined two Zoom calls with my parents and their therapist. I tried to explain to my dad why I am hurt and angry, but I don’t think that he understands. He said the words “I’m sorry” about a few specific things, but he hasn’t convinced me that he is trying to change. I still think he is going to blow up at me the next time he is upset with me. I am unwilling to let this go until he seriously apologizes and shows me that he is trying to change. My brothers and my mom support me in this decision.
I am optimistic that the damage between my dad and me can be repaired, although it is going to take a lot of time and work from both of us. The damage between my dad and Eliza probably can’t be repaired, and I support her right to not have a relationship with him.
I told my dad a few times this year that he had been acting unpredictably, and I was nervous that he was going to start an argument at my wedding. He assured me that he would not do that. He kept his promise, and I am very grateful for that, and proud of him. He was very friendly, and all of my in-laws enjoyed meeting him.
In the few days since the wedding (and actually starting a little before the wedding), he has been texting and emailing Eliza and me. I don’t have any complaints about the content of the messages, but I am concerned that he is trying to pretend that everything is okay.
I want to give him positive reinforcement for behaving so well at the wedding, but I also want to explain to him that it’s not a good idea for him to be directly contacting Eliza when he hasn’t even tried to apologize to her. This seems like a very narrow needle to thread. I don’t want to give him the opportunity to say “I did everything you wanted at the wedding, and you’re still shutting me out.”
Below is the email that I plan to send him. I’m not sure what the subject should be.
Hi Dad,
It was so great to spend time with you at the wedding. All of my in-laws, especially Eliza’s dad, really enjoyed meeting you. I had told you I was nervous about how we would interact, and I am very grateful that everybody got to see how kind and friendly you are.
I had told you in February that I need to keep some distance from you in the short-term, and that is still true. The damage to our relationship can and will be repaired, but we are not quite there yet. Things are fragile between you and me. Eliza and I are especially fragile right now, due to the recent death of our cat.
If there is anything you want to say to Eliza, it would be best to go through me. Eliza is going through a lot right now, and she is still very hurt by the email you sent us in December.
I love you. I look forward to having more therapy sessions with you and mom. I think that the way we interacted over the weekend is proof that we can fix things. I just feel that it will still take a lot of time and work to get our relationship back to a good place.
Thank you for understanding.
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2023.06.08 12:34 tsft17 imessage recovery

Cat walked on keyboard and deleted one message thread with one contact.
I have icloud sync turned on between my macbook and iphone, so it was wiped on my iphone too.
I do have an iphone backup from yesterday and haven't run another backup since. If I were to restore this backup would it include the messages?
And if not, how best to make sure there is a backup of messages in the future?

Many thanks
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2023.06.08 12:33 autotldr Russia said it downed a Ukrainian drone over Crimea. It looks an awful lot like one of their own.

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 67%. (I'm a bot)
Russia said on Wednesday that it shot down an enemy drone, but it was likely a friendly fire incident.
A photo of the wreckage, posted by a Russia-backed official, resembles the Iranian Mohajer-6 drone.
Russia said on Wednesday that it had downed a Ukrainian drone over Crimea, but the equipment appears to be Russian.
Aksyonov posted a photo of debris from the destroyed drone.
"So-called 'head' of Crimea claimed yesterday that a 'Ukrainian army' drone was taken down in Crimea and posted a photo," he wrote.
Russian Telegram channels posted footage of a flying object bursting into flames on Wednesday, saying it showed the drone being shot down.
Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: drone#1 down#2 Crimea#3 Russia#4 Mohajer-6#5
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2023.06.08 12:32 Vertigo722 Restoring an old concrete pond; I did it all "wrong"

Restoring an old concrete pond; I did it all
I inherited a quite large, neglected, 40 year old concrete pond. It was completely overgrown, it didnt hold water and had large visible cracks. Can you spot the 70 cubic meter pond?
After some excavation:

And yes, Im sad that Japanese cherry tree had to go, but it was terminally ill. Maybe ill replace it.
I have googled and searched advice on fora, on reddit, and from professionals over the past few years on how best to proceed. Then I decided to ignore almost all of it.
"Mistake" #1: concrete instead of EPDM.
No company I found was willing to fix my concrete pond. They where scared the existing concrete was rotten, the rebar rusting, it would just crack again, they couldnt guarantee it.. Even when I suggested using the existing pond as just a big hole to make a new reinforced concrete one in, they refused. Everyone said, dig it all up, or put in a liner; but due to the complex organic shape of the pond, the enormous circumference that would need a new border, I just didnt see a liner as very feasible, - or very pretty.
I considered an epoxy or PU coating, but given the size of my pond, that would get very costly, and if the concrete cracks moved too much, there was no guarantee a coating would even hold. Its also something I can always add on top, but I cant go fix the concrete underneath if things go wrong.
So i did it myself. Having absolutely zero experience with masonry, not even knowing the difference between mortar, cement, grout and concrete, I googled and experimented, and finally did it the easiest way: just add a new cement layer with reinforcement mesh/ fabric over all visible and suspected cracks.
I used a pure sand / portland cement mixture, only added a clay colored pigment on the top coats, and a plasticizer - a local product called Compaktuna, that improves adhesion, water resistance and flexibility. Its something very well known here, all masons here use for just about anything cement or concrete, especially if its exposed to water, but it doesnt seem very well known abroad. Im sure there are similar products elsewhere.

I did a first (few) layer(s) last year, filled the pond up, and crossed my fingers during an unusually harsh winter that, despite my efforts to keep water flowing, resulted in 30cm thick ice.
It held up, no leaking, no cracking. Its too early to proclaim victory, it may start leaking or crack next winter or in 5 years. But liners can leak too, and now that I know what to do, if the concrete or cement lining cracks again, its really not that difficult to fix.
What will be very difficult to fix, is the fact the pond isnt level. Either it was constructed like that, or, more likely, it sank unevenly, but the left side of the pond is some 5cm higher than the right. Thats a bummer, I only noticed that after fixing it and filling it up. The only plan I have to "fix" that, is hide the higher border with plants :/.
Mistake #2: add fish prematurely, dont cure or acid wash the cement.
I mostly drained the pond again this spring, keeping just enough water to keep my lillies alive, so i could add a bunch more concrete and cement to hide some pipes, create some more planters and work on the swamp filters.
I kept the swamp filters under water during the work, but the plants I had planted the previous year, just wouldnt grow. I wasnt going to add fertilizer to my water, and I couldnt wait, with the pond only filled 1/10th and the work not done, I added some sacrificial baby test koi, also to help get the nitrification cycle going.
Everything I read about concrete ponds said I should let it cure for several weeks, then acid wash the concrete, then cycle the pond a few times before it would be safe to introduce fish. But I couldnt find anywhere what actually would be dangerous about cement. And everything I read about curing cement and concrete said: if you can, cure it under water, it will be much stronger. So I did that, screw the fertilizer-fish, I kept the cement wet for half a day until it was dry-ish to the touch, started filling. The water became cloudy, and I would monitor the water and fish as the water rose, but if it killed the fish, so be it.
It didnt. My baby koi did just fine. In fact, if anything, my water quality measurements improved as the water level rose and more cement cured under water. Im using ground water that is very soft but has relatively (though not dangerously) high nitrate levels. I wasnt surprised at all when my GH hardness went up, as the cement would give off calcium and other minerals. Saves me from buying GH+. I expected PH to shoot up too, cement is supposed to be quite alkaline, but it didnt, PH remained steady around 7-7.5. What did surprise me was that the nitrate levels actually dropped, even though there where hardly any plants yet, and the ones I had wherent doing very well.
Later i found some scientific papers that describe how portland cement can and is used to reduce nitrates and anions in general from polluted ground water to make it safer as drinking water.
Not saying you should all deliberately add cement to your ponds, much less to drinking water, the chemistry is way above my head, and all kinds of more toxic chemicals might be added to various cement mixtures - but "pure" portland cement is clearly not as toxic as some would have you believe and it might even be beneficial.
Its been fully filled for over a month now, I had to add some KH+ because KH remained very low, but now all water parameters I test for are perfectly fine, my fish are thriving, the plants are finally doing ok. The water is fairly clear, but will turn greener on some days, I fully expect that may get a lot worse before it gets better. But it wont be the cement.


Mistake #3: lava filter.
I spent an ungodly amount of time thinking how i could add a biological filtration system to this pond, with its organic but highly impractical shape, without digging tunnels under the pondm drilling drainage holes in the concrete, or having too much unsightly pipework going in and out of the pond. I also needed something (large) that worked as a skimmer, as the pond is under some oaks and lots of stuff falls in to it. A little floating skimmer or a pond net alone isnt going to cut it.
I ended up doing what almost everyone in the koi forums will tell you not to do: lava beds. I used the two shallow lobes of the kidney shape. In the left one, I pump water from the bottom of the pond through a mostly hidden pipe to under the lava, via a mesh of perforated pipes distributing the water.
(Many more pipes where added later and looped in to each other).
It then flows through the lava over the wall, back in to the pond.
On the right, larger lobe, I do the opposite. I made some 3d printed floating skimmer doors in the retaining wall, and a pump pulls water through those doors from underneath the lava (through another mesh of perforated tubes) and sends it back in a jet aimed at the bottom of the pond.

On hindsight, I should also have put in aeration lines in those filter beds, I may still do this.
So far, my koi have not swam over the skimmer doors, but Im sure they can and eventually one will, but the water level in the skimmefilter is high enough that they can swim there and possibly find their way back.
Is this setup ideal? No. I know lava isnt nearly as efficient as "modern" filter media or moving beds or whatever is in vogue today, but I cant hide these filters, I want them to look natural, be a place for most of the plants and be a part of the pond. If I where to design a pond from scratch, I would do it very differently, and definitely make the filter areas larger, but I have to work with what i had, and I hope 3 cubic meter of lava will be enough, especially since I dont plan on a heavy fish load. If need be, I may add another even larger or at least deeper lava bed at the back of the pond in the coming years.
How will I clean it? Well, I probably wont, or not much more than picking up large debris in the skimmer area once in a while. I know, lava is supposed to clog and all that, but Im encouraged by the ponds of 2 neighbors, who use (what looks to me like seriously undersized) lava filters for their over stocked and over fed koi ponds. The filters havent been cleaned ever and both ponds (and koi) are 15+ years old. Their water is crystal clear, they dont even do systematic partial water changes, and only one has a problem with high nitrate levels because the lava bog filter's surface area is way too small and cant fit enough plants.
And even if it this system doesnt work well enough, it wont hurt, I can always add pipework and an external filter or swamp area, but I hope that wont be needed. Until then, ill just enjoy my mistakes !
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2023.06.08 12:31 Fickle_Fault_1476 Cities:Skylines under Wayland fails

When I set SDL_VIDEODRIVER to x11, it works again, but otherwise I get ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/use.local/share/ValveSteam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored. ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/use.local/share/ValveSteam/ubuntu12_32/gameoverlayrenderer.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32): ignored. When I run the game via Proton it starts, but the performance is even worse, it reaches OOM with my custom content count fairly easily on GNOME, whilst X version has still approx. 20 GB left on a fresh map.
I'd be fine with using X... BUT
  1. It's single threaded
  2. Has worse fault tolerance, I don't want it to freeze my entire system.

What have I tried

  1. Set the LD_PRELOAD to /home/use.local/share/ValveSteam/ubuntu12_64/gameoverlayrenderer.so - Steam has incomplete 64-bit runtime, so this proprietary piece of junk wouldn't even launch
  2. Disable Steam overlay in game settings on Steam – didn't help, the launcher still looks for this file.
  3. Set DBUS_FATAL_WARNINGS to 0, as per some suggestion I've found under similar issues on Github and elsewhere – didn't help either
  4. Manually edit the steam scripts to point to the 64-bit runtime – Steam won't start. Might as well wait for OpenSteam devs to make it support Wayland.
  5. Try different installation methods – Nix won't start at all due to unrelated reasons, Flatpak and AUR present the same issues.

Technical information:

OS: Artix GNOME 44.2 Wayland OpenRC 6.3.6-zen x64
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
If anyone knows a fix (might even be a patch, I don't really mind it that much since it's a separate installation for gaming), please share it.
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2023.06.08 12:31 Separate-Peace3212 Pactum pt-3 electrically conductive ?

Hello everyone,
Since I'm relatively new here please forgive me, if I write something not entirely suited for this thread, but I couldn't find any Information about the Pactum pt-3 thermal Paste from Endorfy. They don't even have this product in their Shop anymore, so i figured I'll ask you guys:
Does anyone know if the Thermalpaste is conductive or at least if it is metalbased ? I happen to have spilt some of it on my CPU-Pins (small grey outlines around 2 or 3 of them) and need to know if I have to buy a solvent to remove it, as to not break my CPU.
Glad if anyone can help.
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2023.06.08 12:30 Big-Research-2875 Change in Chromosome Structure

Change in body Structure

Sometimes, there are often a breakage of a body. It will turn out kind of arrangements.These arrangement have an effect on the genes of that body. There area unit following sorts of body structure changes;The loss of a part of body is named deletion.Addition of genes during a a part of body is named duplication.Rearrangement of genes inversion.

Deletion or Deficiency

The loss of a part of body is named deletion.Fragments while not centromeres area unit sometimes lost throughout biological process. Therefore, the body can miss bound genes. This causes many serious genetic diseases.
Change in Chromosome Structure

Causes of Deletion

Deletion could occur due to;A) Losses from translocation.B) Cross over with in Associate in Nursing inversion.C) Unequal crossover.D) Breaking while not rejoining.

Types of Deletion

There area unit deletions;

A) opening deletion:

In this case, internal a part of body is missing.

B) Terminal deletion:

In this case, there's only 1 break homologous body fail to rejoin. therefore tip of the body is lost in biological process.

Effects of Deletions

Small deletions aren't fatal. however giant deletions area unit sometimes fatal. Some medium sized deletions cause human disorders.
  1. Homozygous deletion area unit fatal.They cause abnormal developments.
  2. Frameshift mutation, In some deletions, variety of nucleotide isn't equally separable by
  3. It causes a frameshift mutations.Thus all of the codons returning once the deletion area unit browse incorrectly throughout translation.It produces a severely altered and non practical supermolecule
.4. Disorders, Deletions cause male sterility, And common fraction of cases of duchenne congenital disease. A deletion of a part of the short arm of body five leads to Cri du chat( a disorder ,a cat like crying throughout infancy provide the syndrome its name). it's found in one in 50000 live births. The living infants have a particular cry, severe backwardness, and shortened life.
  1. Heterozygous deletions, shows abnormal pairing in meiosis. the traditional body doesn't have a homologous region for pairing. therefore a loop is made. Its example is polytene chromosomes of fruit fly.
  2. Pseudo-dominance, heterozygous deletion could cause a pseudo-dominance.In this case, dominant gene is missing. Therefore, recessive gene categorical itself.

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