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2023.05.30 00:47 Aggravating-Dot-6015 Freshly graduated

Hello everybody,
I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Finance and I am seeking advice from seasoned Finance specialists. I find myself caught in a cycle of uncertainty regarding my career path and the best way to begin. I am considering pursuing a master's degree in risk management, financial engineering, or academic research. However, without any prior experience, I am struggling to make a decision. I have contemplated starting by offering freelance services for financial modeling, completing an internship, or obtaining a certification. My main challenge lies in not knowing where to start and which step is most crucial at this stage.
Should I attempt to pursue all of these avenues simultaneously? Can I venture into freelancing without prior experience in the financial field? (My previous internship at an IT consulting firm last year did not prove to be very helpful.) Additionally, would starting my career as a financial analyst make it easier for me to explore various paths within the financial field in the future? Is it necessary to determine my long-term trajectory from the outset, or can it be more flexible?
If I were to apply for a financial analyst internship, what specific technical and soft skills should I prioritize developing at this stage? Are there any particular case studies I should work on? From a professional standpoint, does this role involve aspects such as fundamental analysis, financial modeling, or something else entirely? What holds the most weight in the resume of someone who has graduated with a degree in Finance?
Which specializations and/or jobs in the financial field demand extensive experience and pose challenges when transitioning from another specialization and/or job? Why is this the case? For instance, is it generally difficult to switch to a risk management specialization after having a long career in financial engineering? Is the reverse equally challenging? Why?.
P.S.: I reside in a country whose economy relies heavily on debt.
I would greatly appreciate your valuable advice on how to start a successful career.
Thank you all.
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2023.05.30 00:47 Tessjs2008 I need positive change

So I’m nearly 49 in a few days . I hate my life my 40’s have been dreadful .So so I’ll be 50 in a year .
My life has been so difficult . A lot of loneliness . I married somebody who turned out to be awful . I lost a relationship in 2010 which I never got over . I have a son with vast issues and problems .
I’m tired , exhsusted with multiple medical issues . I mourn my former self who had energy vibrancy and happiness .
I cry everyday for what could of been . I feel invisible at 49 . Left in my loneliness . I spend a lot of time alone like I did in my 20’s . I have parents in their 80’s but I don’t believe I will get to that age .
This is not what I wanted in my life . The sadness is unbearable . I don’t know how to navigate the rest of my life however long or short that may be . At 49 I have no idea what to do . How I can change things for the better .
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2023.05.30 00:46 Mountain_Asparagus46 Sternoclavicular instability

I've had a long standing issue of the head of my clavicle that feeds into my sternum being displaced above and in front. It's been an issue for about two years. I have stopped physically putting strain on that arm as much as I could in that time. Secondary to instability has been painful strain/stretching, structrual shifting, clicking between my pec muscle/bicep(brachialis?),rotator cuff complex. I can't hold my weight sitting in a curl without my upper thoracic being supported or hold myself with my right arm in the same long anymore. My arm locks up at like a 45-60 degree angle occasionally in a painful way. When I extend my arm the muscles fasciculate in a manner that would be normally my cue to stop exercise/stress at rest only in the affected arm. My joint instability is usually worse when I relax and try to sleep, and it is really difficult for me to sleep - if I roll onto the unneffected side it will make the other SC extra displaced in a way that takes days to get back to my current baseline
The inciting mechanism (with like 90% confidence) was me supporting my upper body weight with my arm folded behind my head with like my palm between my shoulder blades off the edge of a bed. And well, my partner is double my own weight - if that makes sense.
On the effected side I've had a pleurodesis and my chest wall expands in a different way than the other. I've had multiple rib fractures on that side and on occasion those ribs pop out and I need to reset them. I think that combo is a structural contributing factor.
I'm prone to dislocations but I don't ask for help with stuff I know how to reset myself (jaw, ankles, ribs, knees are my most common). I get the impression that the torsion technique for anterior SC joint outlined here @ 4:50 but its not something I can do myself. I don't care about pain management or any med, I just want that technique attempted.
Its an uncommon kind of joint issue though and I feel like I'm treated like a malinger the 2 times this past two years I've tried to get help about it and just have been offered PT that my medicaid does not cover. Both times it comes down to 'the x ray doesn't show anything in the tested position, the radiologist would chastise me for imaging in a position where there is displacement b/c that would give an exaggerated read ' even though I've been of my own opinion an x ray was not indicated versus just palpating the area through range of motion/shoulder examination that providers have been like much more reticent towards. 2 years ago I was told it would be self resolving, but the muscle/connective tissue complications have just steadily accumulated since then
Its still going to be 5 more months until I get to see a new PCP. I've been given a number to a sports med dept that I kinda feel like will be more of the same. If I try to communicate specifically with phrasing like subluxation, dislocation providers will act like I pissed in their cheerios b/c those are things that only x ray machines can determine etc. Which I recognize but the only other option is to be vague as possible and just be like 'shoulder hurty'
What should I do? How should I approach this ?
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2023.05.30 00:45 Victorias_palace45 F19 UK - looking for night owls! [chat]

Heyyy! I can’t sleep and I’m looking for some chill people my age to chat to. Honestly down to talk about anything but a bit about me:
I love travelling
Film/tv/music (HMU with recommendations)
Marvel and Star Wars nerddd!
I’m also in my first year of uni so if you’re the same I wanna hear how you’re finding it!
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2023.05.30 00:44 tombcat DIY build vs prebuilt NAS

TL;DR - Is this a good build? Is it better than one of these? If not, how can I improve it for less than 180 USD?
I have an aging (read: from 2012) gaming PC that I'm thinking of turning into a NAS killer as an alternative to buying a prebuilt enclosure. This is my first time building a PC of any kind, and I'm basing my parts off this guide, which seems to have yielded pretty good results. My budget is around 180 USD, since for that money I can get one of these or something similar. I already have a pair of 2 TB WD Reds that I'm definitely using either way, ideally in some kind of RAID array.
I'm planning to mostly use this machine as a Plex server for maybe 4-5 people besides myself, but I also want to rip DVDs and torrent movies, as well as use it as a general back up for photos, music, documents, and anything else I might want a copy of. I'd also like to do a little gaming and video editing if possible, but that's definitely not a requirement. Anyway, thanks in advance for your advice.
PCPartPicker list
I couldn't find the case on PCPartPicker, but here's the old Best Buy page. It's still running the specs listed there.
Will this build work? PCPartPicker and the NAS killer guide seem to think so, but I want reddit's opinion as well.
In terms of ease of use and performing the tasks I outlined above, could a machine with these specs do better than a prebuilt NAS?
If so, is there anything you would change about this setup while still remaining in budget?
If not, what needs to change to make it comparable to a typical NAS enclosure? Are these changes possible with the aforementioned budget?
How much do I really need the graphics card for the media server aspect of things? I know it's not essential per se, but I get the impression it makes encoding/transcoding video much faster. Would the card I selected make much of a difference?
Additionally, are there any upgrades you would make that don't go too far over budget?
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2023.05.30 00:44 ThisFoxHatesLife Just had an older customer threaten to kick my ass because I didn't "look at him" when I walked past him.

An older customer, maybe like 6'4, early 70's age walked up to the register while I was somewhere else nearly. I saw him waiting so I walked past him and around the counters with the registers on them. As I got to my register he said something like "so your not even gonna look at me when you walk past me?". At first I thought he was joking so I didn't really say anything and I just had a small awkward smile on my face. (I have social anxiety and ADHD so I'm overall a pretty awkward person in in social situations). He suddenly said in a loud voice to answer his question, I just stared at him completely confused, then he yelled loudly at another employee who's nearby to complain about "my actions".
He then goes on a rant for about a minute on how he served in the military for 20+ years only for my generation to treat people like him with disrespect and yada yada yada. After about a minute I just told him that he had 10 seconds to leave before the police would be called and mind you this is the first time I ever spoke to this dude and he's just yelling at me.. He did leave shortly after that but not before threatening to kick my ass before he left. I was a little shaken up but honestly it was kind of entertaining. Since my cashier job is pretty boring and nothing interesting happens. Crazy old lunatic
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2023.05.30 00:44 Objective_Drummer148 Should I talk to my GP about vEDS re. following?

Dear vEDS community,
Flagging that I am only looking for advice, potentially similar stories etc. AND not a diagnosis.
I have ADHD and read the New Scientist article today which mentioned co-morbidities. I stumbled on a blog, and youtube video, and realised I have a rich medical history of unexplained but potentially linked issues and a ton that I never told anyone about because I didn't think they were super abnormal/pressing.
After reading a few articles, it strikes me that many of these align with vEDS but with one distinct difference - I am not hyper mobile.
My instinct is (as per) to tell myself it's nothing to worry about, there are multitudinous conditions which could cause these symptoms eg. dehydration, stress, poor circulation, being a fkn clumsy person. But..there's a nagging thought I can't shake that's telling me (like when I first read about ADHD) that it's too much of a coincidence.
I have had shocking experiences with the GPs in my country (England) pushing all health issues off to stress/overreacting/fully not believing pain that wasn't visible. See 1x broken elbow, kidney infection (told likely IBS..), acute and prolonged menstrual issues. So, I am loathe to introduce these symptoms and be laughed out or told to take more down time (I take plenty) or that they'll automatically resolve (they won't, it's been my entire life thus far).
Do I bother raising this, and if so does anyone have any recommendations for who/how to approach? (UK specific would be exceptionally useful)
Apologies for the essay, and I hope this post is suitable for this forum.
See below list of malaises:
^speaking of, my mother has a huge number of these symptoms too and suffers from heart issues
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2023.05.30 00:43 cryptoverseo2 How Pastel Network Sense Demo makes your NFTs More Secure and Authentic

How Pastel Network Sense Demo makes your NFTs More Secure and Authentic
Hi everyone!
I'm a big fan of NFTs and art, and I wanted to share with you something that I found very impressive and useful.
It is about Pastel Network Sense Demo, an online tool that helps you to identify the rareness and legitimacy of your NFTs.😍
Pastel Network is an NFT platform that provides creators with a platform that aids the rareness of their digital artwork.
Unlike other NFT platforms, Pastel Network uses a powerful tool called Sense Protocol, which enables users to measure the rareness of an NFT based on the likelihood that it is identical to any NFTs that have already been recorded.
But how does Sense Protocol work? And how can you use it to make your NFTs more secure and authentic? Try Pastel's Sense Demo.
The Pastel Sense Demo is simply an online tool for visualizing the Sense Protocol's fundamental technology. By just submitting a candidate file, users of Sense Demo can easily determine how rare an NFT is in comparison to the ecosystem and establish its legitimacy.👍
The Sense Demo provides you with a lot of information and analysis about your NFT, such as:
- The overall rareness score (from 0.00% to 100%), based on the similarity sub-scores that determine the ultimate duplication likelihood.
- The results for Google Reverse Image Searches and Google Lens are comprehensive including metadata.
- The top 10 most similar NFTs that have been recorded on the system and their similarity sub-scores and many more.🤓
The Sense Demo is a great way to understand how Sense Protocol works and how it can help you to create and trade original and unique NFTs on Pastel Network. It also helps you to avoid buying or selling duplicate or near duplicate NFTs that can devalue your artwork and reputation.
If you are interested in trying out the Pastel Sense Demo, you can find it here:
And if you want to learn more about Pastel Network and join their growing community:
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2023.05.30 00:43 cryptoverseo2 Title: How Pastel Network Sense Demo makes your NFTs More Secure and Authentic

Title: How Pastel Network Sense Demo makes your NFTs More Secure and Authentic
Hi everyone!
I'm a big fan of NFTs and art, and I wanted to share with you something that I found very impressive and useful.
It is about Pastel Network Sense Demo, an online tool that helps you to identify the rareness and legitimacy of your NFTs.😍
Pastel Network is an NFT platform that provides creators with a platform that aids the rareness of their digital artwork.
Unlike other NFT platforms, Pastel Network uses a powerful tool called Sense Protocol, which enables users to measure the rareness of an NFT based on the likelihood that it is identical to any NFTs that have already been recorded.
But how does Sense Protocol work? And how can you use it to make your NFTs more secure and authentic? Try Pastel's Sense Demo.
The Pastel Sense Demo is simply an online tool for visualizing the Sense Protocol's fundamental technology. By just submitting a candidate file, users of Sense Demo can easily determine how rare an NFT is in comparison to the ecosystem and establish its legitimacy.👍
The Sense Demo provides you with a lot of information and analysis about your NFT, such as:
- The overall rareness score (from 0.00% to 100%), based on the similarity sub-scores that determine the ultimate duplication likelihood.
- The results for Google Reverse Image Searches and Google Lens are comprehensive including metadata.
- The top 10 most similar NFTs that have been recorded on the system and their similarity sub-scores and many more.🤓
The Sense Demo is a great way to understand how Sense Protocol works and how it can help you to create and trade original and unique NFTs on Pastel Network. It also helps you to avoid buying or selling duplicate or near duplicate NFTs that can devalue your artwork and reputation.
If you are interested in trying out the Pastel Sense Demo, you can find it here:
And if you want to learn more about Pastel Network and join their growing community:
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2023.05.30 00:43 SubstantialLeague113 How do I look older?

I’m (22M) standing at 5’5, 120 lbs, and I try to grow out my facial hair but it just comes out patchy. People mistake me for a teenager and assume that I’m age 16-18. I try to eat more and workout but I stay the same weight range. I remember working out and lifting very intensely at one point when I was 17 and I put on no muscle mass, I was shredded but still had the same slim body. Are there ways to look older? How much muscle mass do I need to put on? Does tattoos help? Please Give me something.
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2023.05.30 00:41 WerewolfDry4751 AITA for being mad at my mum?

Hello people of Reddit. I am a female currently 15 years of age but this happened at 13, I told my mum at 14.
I have been scared to admit this for a long time, I’m scared of causing stress for others I know and I don’t want other people to suffer because of how I feel. Anyways let’s start the story (by the way I’ll be using fake names).
When I was 13 I did and still do know a boy called Justin. At some point in school we had to come wearing PE kits due to not being able to go into the changing rooms (this was around Covid and we were all back in school for me). So if you had PE on the day you would have to come wearing PE kit. When this took place Justin was 14 and as I said I was 13. Me and him are in the same friend group, nothing more nothing less. During school at around 12:30 so halfway through lunch, I was talking to a person I was friends with outside of the friend group. Justin came from behind me and put his head on my shoulder, I didn’t mind and just carried on talking. When he left a few minutes later my friend told me she caught him looking down my shirt. Which is actually quite revealing for a PE shirt. I was definitely terrified and I think I made it obvious. When ever he walked by me or in the same direction as me I would change where I was walking or would just straight up walk away. I don’t know if Justin noticed or not since I wouldn’t let him talk to me, avoiding him for the rest of the day and rushing out of school at the end of the day. For years I was and still am scared. I’ve been wondering if I should even post this for a few weeks. Finally a year later I told my mum. Her answer disgusted me. My mum still has an old mindset and is definitely immature for her age (she’s in her mid 40’s). She said that he was “just messing about” and “boys will be boys”. I was upset and p***** off at her for a long time. She kept saying I was being too childish about it and to just forget it. I will admit I cried a few times in private. I’m still distant with my mum, I do obviously have to talk to her since I live in the same house. My sister knows about all of this and called Justin disgusting and a awful person. She still continues to support me today, knowing damn well this situation impacted my mental health. I’m still scared and he does glance at me everyone in a while. It’s even worse now that he sits next to me in one of my lessons. To sum it up, I’m scared.
My mum called me a a***** and sensitive for being scared of a boy that “likes me”. I’m still upset after 3 years. I thought I could let it all go but I can’t.
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2023.05.30 00:39 non_tox my MC

my MC
I'm totally gonna edit this later
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2023.05.30 00:39 Urmomhoenest Best thermistor replacement

I was printing a relatively large print and in the middle of the night my thermistor went out I have determined and I am now in search of a cheap but quality replacement. Also any links to good guides on how to replace them would be greatly appreciated.
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2023.05.30 00:39 FroggieWonTheLottery i don't know if i really want to be trans.

to start off this could be pretty triggering for some trans folk out there, especially trans guys. just a heads up.
so for context i've considered myself a trans guy for some years now. I'm a teenager and have been thinking i was transgender since i was probably 11. i'm not out to many people maybe a couple friends, but not my parents or anything like that. I've known i was trans because of just not liking how i look as a girl, i've just never felt pretty and cut my hair and presented as a guy for a long time. i have a binder, wear guy clothes, basically unrecognizable from a guy. after all of this i was sure the identity of being transgender fit me perfectly. i don't in the slightest identify with anything feminine, being a girl just wasn't for me. i even thought i look better as a boy than how i looked as a girl. i could never see myself going back, this is who i was. i was born a girl but when i am of age i'm going to start going on testosterone and get top surgery, right? well i've recently had doubts. like a lot of doubts. do i really want to do this, i mean there's no going back. do i really want to ruin my teenage years hoping i was a guy? what if when i'm an adult i don't go through with the transition and end up wanting to be a girl? what do i have to show for my teenage years, of course i'm not going to want to say to people i was transgender the whole time and now i'm not. and if i do end up going back to being a girl, that means it really was just a phase. something i never thought, me being trans was a phase, might be true. I don't think i want to be trans anymore. why should i waste my functional female body. what if i want kids in the future? and just imagine how hard it would be to find a partner. of course i want to be a boy so bad but i can never be a cis man no matter what i do. my features will always be feminine and what if testosterone doesn't do me any justice. what if it gives me a really scratchy deep voice that doesn't sound anything like a guys? i will never be born a guy that's just the reality. do i want to even do this, i mean go through the struggle of taking hormones and surgery and changing my name? go through the hate and discrimination from people and my family?i can't change my name or do any of these things until i'm an adult which is still a long time so should i even go through all of that? should i just stop before i get ahead. maybe being trans was never for me and i was influenced from people online and my trans friend. what if i just didn't like how i looked as a girl and i thought being a guy was the only way to look somewhat attractive. were all of those hours crying because i was born a girl all in vain? maybe i should just embrace being a female. i really need advice because this is gonna make me go insane.
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2023.05.30 00:37 AGAinSD Why me? So unfair.

Been on treatment since October 2022 and my hair has only gotten worse. Started out with Spironlactone 200mg, Oral minoxidil, Finasteride 5mg and Ketoconazole shampoo. Didn't see any improvement so I stopped finasteride last month and got on Dutasteride 0.5mg. I've been using hair fibers and Batiste dark shampoo to conceal the thinning but now my hair is so thin that you can see the fibers and dry shampoo on my scalp. This shit is so unfair. My hairloss consumes my every thought. I'm about to say screw it and just shave my head and hope that my hair grows back somewhat thicker. I don't expect a full luscious head of hair, I just want a little regrowth to not feel like a freak show. I hardly ever see girls my age with hairloss and it kills my self esteem. Constantly worrying my boyfriend is gonna leave me because of how bad my hair is getting. I'm not even a religious person but I find myself praying and begging to God to please stop my hair from falling out. This feeling is so awful. For now I've been wearing hats so I don't have to hide inside but after being out and hair getting sweaty my hair looks even more gross and thin when I take off my hat. God make it stop pleeeease.
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2023.05.30 00:37 teronism [Online][EST][7-9PM][Saturdays][Flexible][Other][Genesys][GURPS][PBTA] Unleash Your Imagination: Story-driven Game Nights & Adventure Awaits!

The Elevator Pitch

I am creating a weekly tabletop game night group (that's a mouthful) focused on roleplaying/acting using various systems and a rotating cast of players every week. Super low stress; just picking up with whoever is available and playing whatever we're in the mood for. I'm seeking out fellow imaginative individuals who also enjoy TTRPGs and tabletop games that focus on improvisation and narrative more than crunch and crits. Bonus points for those interested in GMing or playing colab story games. Sessions will typically lasting 3-6 hours, and I usually run my games in the evenings (EST). Hoping to build a small community of friends and create unique, memorable gaming experiences.


Let's get to the meat and potatoes: I'm wanting to start up a new tabletop group and make some friends! I've made a handful of attempts in the last 6 months to start up new campaigns, some with players I've played with a bunch already, but sadly I'm at the point now where I'm not excited by the idea of shopping around a single idea anymore. SO -- instead of looking to set up a campaign table, I'd like to arrange for more of a game night weekly event with roleplaying as the focus!
Each game will be predominantly theatre of the mind but might use some maps, some of which might be combat maps, but not at all focused on providing a balance of roleplay and combat. The focus will be on roleplay first and foremost, tactical combat isn't as much my priority but if the other members of the group have that listed higher I'm fine including some of it. Systems I'm interested in running/playing include:
I'll only be running games for 5 people~ at a time, but given this is hopefully going to be a small community of friends eventually there's no limit hard limit on how many people I'd like to bring into the fold. I'm getting up there in age (my early 20s are a fond memory at this point) so I'd prefer older folks, but as long as you're not underage and you're a relaxed person looking to play some games and make some friends, I'm not too picky. Creative ability and personality is ultimately more important to my endeavors than anything else.

Bonus Points

If you also enjoy GMing, I'd love to incorporate something similar to this idea I've tried to get going a few times where several people in the group would alternate GMing privilege's to run a concurrent story line letting it evolve and go to all sorts of crazy places as the current GM tries to build off of the last one. Not mandatory, but I'd love to give something like this a try!

What I'm looking for in prospective players:

  1. Decent microphone quality: Don't sound like you're broadcasting from a submarine or a wind tunnel, okay? Let's keep our ears happy and avoid the earbud microphone crisis of 2021.
  2. Discord access: It's like a virtual clubhouse for our gaming shenanigans. Don't worry, no secret handshakes required. Just bring your virtual self and your A-game.
  3. VTT knowledge or willingness to learn: We're not all tech wizards, but knowing a bit about Virtual Tabletops (or being willing to learn) makes our gaming experience smoother than a freshly ironed shirt. Trust me, it's worth the effort!
  4. Imagination and flexibility in play: We're looking for gaming yogis here – be ready to bend, twist, and stretch your creativity like you're in a cosmic game of Twister. Expect the unexpected and embrace the chaos!
As I'm imagining things, there could be a lot of jumping from one shot ideas back into a campaign we started, then back to something else until I'm ready to go back again. I'm only really looking for players who will be cool not necessarily doing the same thing every week; I might later decide and ask the group if they're okay with sticking to one idea for awhile, but it isn't a certainty. Most likely it will look like this:
  1. Early in the week I'll let everyone know what I'm feeling like running, either using a poll to let everyone vote on an option or just declaring what we'll be doing.
  2. Everyone playing that week will have 2-3 days to either figure out a character or otherwise prep.
  3. Anyone who doesn't get a charactematerials ready by game day [but still wants to play] will be given a premade of some sort to improvise off of.
  4. Session plays as normal, and then process repeats following week.
Voice will be done exclusively on Discord, table stuff will either be Roll20, images via discord, or possibly FantasyGrounds. We might also use something like Tabletop Simulator or VR if people are in them mood. I'm perfectly fine using webcam during sessions as well, and you're free to do so if you want to. I may also record some of these one-shots for my own purposes (with forewarning and consent of course), so if that is an issue for you please let me know up front (not a big issue but wanted to throw that out there!).

About me, the guy starting this endeavor off

If you're interested in this little endeavor, send me a private message telling me a bit about What you yourself are looking for, and we can arrange a time to introduce ourselves properly and chat a bit. Don't think of it like too much of an interview - You don't need to sell yourself, I just want to Make sure that we're all looking for the same things and personalities will clash as little as possible.
Alternatively, you can fill out this Google Form and I'll contact you instead! Booyah!
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2023.05.30 00:37 ignotus__ Discrepancy between textbook answer and ChatGPT answer.

Discrepancy between textbook answer and ChatGPT answer.
I've been going through Griffiths QM book 2nd Edition doing some problems and put one of the ancillary problems into ChatGPT to see if it would give the same as the textbook answer. Interestingly, ChatGPT gave a different answer by a factor of two. Would be interesting to see if anyone here has any insight into what causes this error, because ChatGPT's method actually seemed pretty clever to me.
The problem is as follows:
A needle of length l is dropped at random onto a sheet of paper ruled with parallel lines a distance l apart. What is the probability that the needle will cross a line?
I've put the answers below:

To determine the probability that a needle of length l will cross a line on a sheet of paper ruled with parallel lines a distance l apart, we need to consider the possible orientations of the needle.
Let's assume the ruled lines on the paper are horizontal, and we drop the needle randomly onto the paper. The needle can cross a line in two ways:
  1. The needle is dropped parallel to the ruled lines: In this case, the needle will never cross a line.
  2. The needle is dropped at an angle to the ruled lines: In this case, the needle can cross a line.
To find the probability, we need to determine the ratio of the lengths of the two cases described above.
Case 1: Needle dropped parallel to the ruled lines In this case, the needle will never cross a line, regardless of its length. Therefore, the length of the needle doesn't affect the probability.
Case 2: Needle dropped at an angle to the ruled lines For the needle to cross a line, it must be dropped in a way that the distance between the needle's midpoint and the nearest line is less than or equal to l/2.
Let's assume the angle between the needle and the ruled lines is θ. The probability of the needle crossing a line depends on the angle θ and can be calculated using geometric probability.
If θ is the acute angle between the needle and the ruled lines, the probability P(θ) can be found using the following formula:
P(θ) = (2/π) * (θ/π)
The factor (2/π) accounts for the fact that θ can vary between 0 and π/2, and (θ/π) represents the ratio of the length of the segment between the needle's midpoint and the nearest line to the total length of the segment between adjacent lines.
To obtain the overall probability, we need to integrate P(θ) over the range of possible angles, which is 0 to π/2:
P = ∫(0 to π/2) P(θ) dθ = ∫(0 to π/2) [(2/π) * (θ/π)] dθ = 1/π

So there is a factor of 2 discrepancy here. It seems that ChatGPT only did half of the appropriate integral. Should have integrated from (-π/2) to (π/2) I guess? Or done what they did and multiplied by two.
It's very impressive to think of how good these types of AI are at solving problems that seem to require some human intuition for solving. But I guess this is a lesson to never fully trust them.
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2023.05.30 00:32 needabouttree-fiddy Need more perspectives on some traumatic childhood events.

My (42M) childhood was horrific. My parents split up when I was 9 months old. My mother was neglectful and extremely abusive; psychologically and physically. She seduced someone and convinced them to kill her second husband (my first stepfather). Her and my second stepfather beat me with belts and wooden spoons frequently as well as continually ridiculing and badgering me.
At the age of 11 I escaped to my father's house. In retrospect I've come to see this as an out of the frying pan, into the fire type of situation. He was more covert with his abuse, but looking back I see a pattern.
I'd like some perspective on some memories of him; I'm trying to gage just how out of place some of these things are. Thoughts, opinions, perspectives? I have a pretty good idea how I feel about these things but I want other opinions.
1 - At the age of 4 he showed me "sword fighting" in the bathroom, where you pee into the toilet bowl at the same time and cross streams like you were fencing
2 - At the age of 4, he said we were going to "play doctor". He said he would show me how. He laid down, and then had me play with his feet. That's all that I consciously remember, but the memory is very charged with shame, fear and a feeling of profound wrongness. I don't think that scene stopped there. I think something else happened. Either I sucked his toes, there was some type of genital contact, or he did something else very gross, and my mind is blocking out something bad to protect me. There are other instances in my life where my memory is weirdly absent for situations that felt uncomfortable.
I always was somewhat conscious of this memory, but brought it up to the surface recently while pondering the genesis of my foot fetish, and now believe this was it. I've always been uncomfortable with the fetish and very ashamed and secretive about it. Whenever I've acted on the intense fantasies with a partner it shuts down my libido.
There have been a few other weird things about feet with my father. Once on family vacation (father, stepmother, two sisters, all of us adults) he weirdly made my sisters sandals a topic of conversation, and not relating to any discussion anyone had been having, said that she "had an affinity for feet". On another occasion he was talking about putting our feet in his mouth as infants. When I told him it was weird to do it and weirder to talk about it, he doubled down and started talking about how my feet had been in his mouth.
I've never talked to him about this "playing doctor" incident, and I assume he thinks I don't recall it because I was too young.
3 - My father had me sleep in his bed until the age of 8. He used reading stories as pretext for us sharing a bed. I don't remember any sexual contact, but I've always felt very weird and uncomfortable with the memory of sleeping in his bed. And comforters like the one on his bed have always carried a weird charge for me that I don't fully understand.
4 - At the age of 8, my father took pictures of me naked. I had been camping with my mother, who neglected to give me bug spray. I got bitten by bugs all over, and developed an anxious habit of scratching and picking so the sores wouldn't heal. When I visited my father he took me in the bathroom and made me strip naked to take pictures of me to document the sores. I cried and sobbed and pleaded with him not to take pictures of me naked. When I protested he said I could cover my genitals with my hands for a frontal shot, and then took shots of my behind totally nude. I can trace a lot of psychological issues back to this incident. Its never made sense to me why I had to be stripped naked in a traumatizing way to document sores that were mostly on my arms and legs. I felt I could never talk to anyone about it and I was totally trapped, because I desperately needed to get out of my mothers house and my fathers house was the only other option (I now see this incident as a primary factor in giving me CPTSD). I've mentioned this memory to him. The couple times I've talked about it he didn't have much to say and I was involuntarily falling over myself to make excuses for his behavior so my tone wouldn't be accusatory. It's always felt like self betrayal.
5 - At the age of 10 we went on extended family vacation to the beach, with him and I sharing a room just the two of us. He came out of the bathroom after a shower totally naked. He looked at me with a weird look on his face and a very uncomfortable pause while he stood with a partially erect penis (partially engorged but not erect).
At age 11 I moved into his house, and started attending the public school system, and he met my step mother. The weird sexually traumatizing situations stopped, but he became physically abusive.
As an adult we've had a strained relationship, but the last few years his behavior has become really atrocious. Insulting me, trying to boss me around, refusing to drop subjects that I tell him I don't want to talk about, calling and texting late despite being repeatedly asked not to, etc and being ridiculously evasive and passive aggressive when confronted about any of it.
There isn't any question in my mind of how to view my mother, or the abuse from my father in my teenage years, or whether I can tolerate disrespect from my father in the present, but I would really like perspective on the sexually traumatizing events from my childhood involving my father.
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2023.05.30 00:32 Tanya_the_robot I just draw my dad by accident

I started drawing a scared man and I accidentally made him look like my dad, now I feel I connection between us and I hug him to sleep I feel like I just hit rock bottom. I don't want feel that way like I'm an adult I know he should know better at his age how he should treat his kid but I can't even imagine him sad I feel like I want to take all his sorrow away but I can't. I want to control the situation but I can't and it's making me feel empty.
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2023.05.30 00:31 CantTakeMySoul Self pity rant

Hi, sort of a mini overview of my life > I'm 23M and I really don't like myself as a person and don't like what I'm doing with myself and my life and don't really have any plans to change. I would say I've dealt with anxiety and depression for the last 8-10 years very silently and I spent a huge amount of my life very alone just thinking. Alot. I'm a very logical person and self aware, almost too much so... I analyse every little detail of every single day of my life, and I dwell alot of things I wish I'd done very differently and how much easier i couldve made my life today. After doing that for so many years it feels like I have complete ruined my brain, it literally feels like brain damage. I used to use my thoughts really effectively as a kid, I had a lot of mental power and control over my thoughts, it made school and interactions really easy for me. I'm the polar opposite now, I cant visualise any thoughts or understand and retain any information. It physically feels like my brain is broken. I never really made friends with anyone past the age of maybe 15 and if I made acquaintances I simply just didn't care about them or anything they talked about. I can't take jokes the same, I'm not particularly funny anymore which makes it hard as my entire personality was being the class clown and making other people laugh. I struggled with thoughts of self deleting since I was 16 and my mind used to torment me with it making me feel all sorts of guilt and shame and It bothered me a lot that I felt that way. My entire life consists of, work, YouTube/xbox, sleep, everything I do is to remove myself from reality. I feel like I almost conquered the pain as I simply don't care anymore it's just normal to me, it's like breathing air. I wouldn't ever do it though, as it would be insulting to my parents who worked so hard for me and my siblings, but I always think well if x,y,z happens then maybe ill do it. Not out of unbearable pain but just because why not. I probably won't go to a doctor or therapist, I most certainly don't have a friend or family member I'd talk to. Purely because I just know myself to well, I wouldn't commit to making a change and I'm too pussy to face my fears. It probably seems like an easy situation to fix for everyone else, but in my mind there is 0 light. Nothing. The only thing that makes me feel something is the thought of having to live with my pain for the rest of my life, logically what is the point. I don't see myself ever being fixed. I could probably write for hours on my life and random bs but I'll leave it there. If you made it this far thanks for listening.
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2023.05.30 00:30 stevetheclimber OPENING the /r/Mindcrack Time Capsule of 2022!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the annual peak back into the past!
It's been another year since the 2022 capsule was posted, and for the 9th time we'll be unpacking all sorts of info that was stored away in this annual tradition. Not only is this a great way to look back on what all changed over the last year, but the time capsule also serves as the most complete recap for the current state of Mindcrack and is the best way to see the entire group's recent overall activity with info not found anywhere else.
We'll be opening the ninth edition of the mindcrack time capsule from 2022. You can also find these frozen moments in time for every year going back to 2014 here: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. Now that all that's out of the way, let's officially open the 2022 time capsule!
Today is the 29th of May, 2022.

General Information

A current concise definition of Mindcrack is "A group of friends and content creators founded in 2010 who come together for gaming content and regular charity events primarily based on Twitch."
Mindcrack currently has 24 official members and around 18 VIPs/Friends active in the group, though there is no official list on who all is a Friend and the linked image is probably missing at least Darkosto and Sapphyrei. Mindcrackers and Friends essentially differ only in name.
The latest member to join officially was OMGChad on the 31st of October, 2014. The latest member to leave was BTC (BlameTheController) on the 12th of November, 2015. The latest Friend to join is difficult to determine, as most Friends have gradually become involved in the group over multiple years.


There have been nine full Mindcrack Marathons to date and a multitude of other charity efforts, both from individuals and the full group. In total Mindcrack has raised an incredible $1,950,563.23 for others through their group fundraising streams since 2013, of which $1,817,090.78 has been for the charity Extra Life (totals missing $0-5K). The latest full marathon was on November 8-14 and ran for 117 hours across a full week for the first time, raising a record $348,565.69 for Extra Life plus Twitch and merch revenue.
A complete list of all totals raised during Mindcrack group fundraising streams can be found here, the source message is pinned in the Mindcrack Discord and regularly updated.
The most recent fundraising event was held less than a month ago for Arbor Day and was Mindcrack's first time supporting Gone West, the UHC raised £6,161 for the company, helping plant over 1,125 trees for the planet. It's been mentioned that Gone West will return in future fundraising events. Mindcrack also raised $15,651.94 for Extra Life last month during the first spring marathon since 2019 which ran for 12 hours. It was followed up by Extra life United's return to Florida just over a month ago, Mindcrack had multiple attendees who also spent several days at Disney together where some of them unfortunately got COVID-19. ELU 2022 featured the return of the Minecraft Building Competition, and Pakratt led team Mindcrack to a 1st place finish against 6 other teams which included Aureylian.
The Mindcrack Patreon has now been supporting Mindcrack's charity efforts for over 2 years, allowing the marathon to grow in size and production quality. A new $10 tier was added in fall which gives monthly behind the scenes updates on charity events. Currently the Patreon has 413 Patrons pledging $3,626 per month, with 88 Patrons on the $25 tier, 1 on the $500 tier, and the rest split between $5 and $10.
Kurt's Far Lands or Bust journey has continued on as always, having just started Season 10 with Season 9 ending a couple months ago after close to a million blocks traveled in a year. He is currently at 5,765,878 blocks traveled towards the Far Lands as of March 28th, 2022, sitting at 45.9% of the way there. The latest episode was #829 on May 28th, 2022. The series has raised $472,939.92 for 7 different charities since 2011, with $4,470.00 raised during Season 9 for Rise Above The Disorder, and $4,600.00 raised for Equality Texas Foundation during the recent FLoB-a-Thon.
MCGamer and the Zeldathon Team have raised $3,064,623 for 11 different charities during their 32 charity events. The latest Zeldathon was Zeldathon Ascent which raised $176,843.00 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from December 26th to January 1st, and they just finished the smaller event Piece of Heart raising $20,120 for St. Jude at MomoCon from May 26th-28th. The next Zeldathon will be Zeldathon Daybreak, scheduled to start on August 2nd raising money for Direct Relief.
There's also a multitude of individual charity efforts in Mindcrack; several people in the group hold streams supporting their individual Extra Life campaigns, and there's frequently one-off streams for various charities, such as a few days ago where Justin, McLaffyTaffy, and MyLawyerFriend were in a D&D stream supporting St. Jude. A complete list wouldn't be feasible to collect, but their efforts are appreciated. In total everyone in the group have raised over $5.5 million for charity over the years.

Regular Series

The Mindcrack Podcast is hosted by Sevadus, Guude, and recently Soccer releasing two episodes every week, consisting of a public episode every Monday and a Patron-exclusive episode every Thursday. Additionally, Patrons at the $25 tier can watch the recordings live and discuss in the live chat. The latest public episode was S2E99 which released on May 23rd, 2022, and the latest premium episode was episode 99 released on May 26th, 2022. The 10 year anniversary of the podcast is just a few weeks away.
Cone, Kurt, and Zeekay host the podcast Ran When Parked which releases new episodes every other week, the latest episode was episode 78.
As of tonight Coestar's StreamADay is sitting at Day 3,099, and Phedran's daily streaming streak is on Day 1,702. Coe still holds the second longest daily streaming streak on Twitch.
There have been over 500 collabs within Mindcrack in the last year, but with Mhykol's Discord bot not posting VODs it's hard to track them and get specific numbers. In the last year Monday Group Games, Space Cops, and the Dads have gone on indefinite hiatus, so there's currently fewer weekly series than normal.
The following is a list of the more stable weekly collab series within Mindcrack currently:
  • Armo, Breon, Coestar, and Kingster play PUBG for Sunday Gunday every week, and PUBG also makes frequent appearances throughout the week with other squad combinations.
  • Pakratt's Vintage Story Tuesday with Honney and DireDwarf recently ended after 38 weeks, it's likely TFC Tuesdays in MC 1.18 will replace it in the near future.
  • Coestar and Guude's Two Bananas for Sale continues strong, playing games together or with Patrons every Friday night. Their most recent games include We Were Here Forever, UHC, Traitors in Salem, and Codenames. Their joint Patreon currently raises $625 per month thanks to 36 Patrons.
  • Arkas, Guude, Nebris, and Pakratt have recently returned after a long hiatus to play Divine Journey 2 every other Saturday and just passed their 7-year anniversary playing together.
  • Arkas and Cone just wrapped up another season of Cities Skylines, this one being a challenge to build the best city in 36 hours.


Season 9 of the Minecraft vanilla server is currently ongoing; Amethyst, Guude, his daughter Apple, Honney, Mookake, Pakratt, Phedran, and a multitude of $25 tier Patrons have been on in the last month. The current season started on December 11th, 2021, and the server is running on 1.18.2 with some extra plug-ins. For the first time the majority of Mindcrack is using shaders on the server in a client modpack with other QoL mods. This season has had approximately 765 hours streamed by Mindcrack so far. The most recent event on the server was the Spring Festival held on May 1st and 7th; Amethyst, Guude, his daughter Apple, Honney, Pakratt, and about 15 Patrons attended one of the two.
Mhykol hosts a server map at, the map uses BlueMap which was used as a secondary map on the previous season.
The most recent full modded server was Crackpack Season 4, Mindcrack's 7th modded season which was active from November 2019 until January 2020. A more restricted Crackpack 3 server was active for 3 hours every week from May to October last year as part of Monday Group Games.
The Dadcraft Minecraft server reset at the start of December for 1.18, Arkas and Jaaski joined Chiblee, Coestar, Justin, and Pause with others and the server was active for about a month.
Adlington, Arkas, Cone, Dire, Doc, Kurt, Phedran, and VintageBeef all have fan servers for Twitch subs and/or Patrons.

Ultra Hardcore (UHC)

There have been 33+28 (Twenty-seven donation UHCs and S4b) seasons of Mindcrack UHC. There were 8 Mindcrack UHCs in 2021, the most since 2012 with 9 UHCs.
Breon, Coestar, ConeDodger, and Kingster are the winners of the latest UHC season, Season 33, which was streamed on the 26th of February, 2022.
Mookake and SethBling are the winners of the latest donation UHC, the 27th of its kind, which was streamed on the 30th of April, 2022 for Gone West.
PauseUnpause is the most deadly player in regular UHCs with 36 kills, and Coestar is the most deadly player in donation UHCs with 38 kills, having recently taken the lead from Arkas. Nebris and VintageBeef are tied for the most wins in regular UHCs with 9, and Guude and Kurt are tied for the most wins in charity UHCs with 7. (Latest UHC Stats by Guardax)
Seasons can be categorized as follows: 21 teams of four, 15 teams of two, 13 teams of three, 8 free-for-all, 2 PvE, 1 teams of five, 1 teams of ten.
UHCs have been becoming more frequent recently with renewed interest from the group and there's plans for even more in the future, starting with the first ever collaboration between VintageCraft and Mindcrack Patrons with a UHC next month on June 11th.

Individual Members

The table below contains current subscription, follower, and member data for the Mindcrackers' various social media accounts. Each number is hyperlinked to include an image of that member's account as it appears on this day for easy comparison of account contents, videos, and Discord channels:
Mindcracker Twitch YouTube Twitter Patreon Discord Size Discord Messages**
Adlingtont 2,889 35,200 6,405 9 ($71) 44 29,700
AnderZEL 286,781 532,000* 72,995 Twitch sub to join 4,160
Arkas 39,358 86,300*/383 25,712 447 51,640
Aureylian 148,698 267,000* 164,528
AvidyaZen 21,652 274* 353 78(new) 9,090
Coestar 62,880 110,000* 30,709 29 ($79) 1,554 1,943,640
Docm77 128,355 982,000 225,648 124 ($952) Patron only ?
Guude 45,651 366,000 95,260 Twitch sub only 875,670
JSano19 5,103 48,800 14,035 1 ($5) Patron only ?
Kurt 53,293 412,000 57,844 199 Patron or Twitch sub only 180,680
MCGamer 87,722 HIDDEN 36,934
Mhykol 15,793 53,000 25,336 154 17,280
Millbee 55,977 114,000 45,799 545 754,160
Nebris 20,809 134,000*
OMGchad 53,832 119,000*/1,390,000 32,816 2,047 34,920
Pakratt 102,661 50,200 20,929 562 351,980
PauseUnpause 151,562 HIDDEN 947 134,680
Pyropuncher 29,807 HIDDEN 48,857
SethBling 246,113 2,020,000 380,303 330 37,240
Sevadus 412,912 45,600* 57,420 1,875 45,810
Vechs 9,692 171,000 50,404 114 1,061 154,270
VintageBeef 28,405* 1,570,000/13,800/19,800* 197,020 251 Patron only ?
W92Baj 9,548 113,000 43,394 7 Patron only ?
Zisteau 55,408 340,000/981(new) 72,216 91 1,240 400,910
Mindcrack Network 70,390 153,000 50,044 413($3,626) 2,711 262,240
* indicates accounts that haven't been used in the last year ** Discord messages are all messages sent in default channels since server creation.
The following table is the same info for Friends that are content creators, though this isn't an official list so it may have extras and not be complete:
Friend Twitch YouTube Twitter Patreon Discord size Discord messages**
Amethyst 552 852
Breon 2,605 291 1,705 167 49,230
Chiblee 24,332 4,330(new)/1,540(new) 31,923 2,338 473,600
ConeDodger 5,598 9,340 1,423 160 Patron or Twitch sub to join/use 1,006,770
Dahl 458 21,400/25(new) 837 0 Patron to join 51,560
Darkosto 76,839 3,560 6,049 7,947 439,360
DireDwarf 18,335 4,730 3,104 5($56) 372 190,740
Drooo 346 11 446 54 21,150
HCJustin 66,741 13,500 19,144 29($178) Twitch sub to join 1,184,780
HonneyPlay 11,607 3,100 1,259 11 562(shared w/ Pak) 351,980
Jaaski 10,850 458* 2,694 606 220,530
Kingster 390 2(new) 20
Mookake 690 2,360* 244
Phedran 9,470 8,870* 4,900 52($388) 372 89,430
Ryuski 1,383 181 436 75 26,541
Sapphyrei(formerly OnlyBentley) 17,636 58(new)/129,000(old) 12,243 3($19)
Soccer 505 137* 251 Twitch sub to join 440
There are currently about 28 people part of Mindcrack that stream on Twitch regularly, and about 10 that upload to YouTube regularly.
In the last year there were approximately 30,813 hours streamed on Twitch by about 41 Members and Friends, with 2,483 combined hours streamed during last month. During that year there were 792 unique categories streamed, 4,294,294 total views, and 3,863,022 hours watched on Twitch which is equal to 441 years.
The most streamed games in order were Minecraft, PUBG, Escape from Tarkov, RimWorld, and Elden Ring. Minecraft had the most streamers with 37, most hours streamed with 6,278, and most hours watched with 713,580; the category Just Chatting was also among the most streamed and had the most views with 718,610.
Here's a chart showing monthly hours streamed by Mindcrack members from August 2015 to April 2022; here's a similar chart with Friends added from May 2020 to April 2022.
According to the Mindcrack website, the total YouTube subscribers across all official Mindcrackers is 9,042,471(+24,900 in the last year), the total number of videos is 71,787(+1,586), and the total views is 2,418,417,594(+36,497,698). The website hasn't been updated in years so the accuracy of those numbers isn't guaranteed.
The total member count across public Discord servers in Mindcrack is 25,526 which includes significant overlap(13,595 for just Mindcrack Members). In total there's been approximately 9,394,181 messages sent across all 33 servers including from bots, but I don't currently have Doc's or Beef's numbers which would push that number well over 10 million. Coe's server remains heavily active and is poised to be the first to reach 2 million messages in about 4 months.
SethBling is the most subscribed on YouTube with 2.02 million subscribers as well as the most followed on Twitter with 380k followers. Sevadus has the most Twitch followers with 412k followers. Darkosto has the largest Discord server with 7,947 members, and among the Mindcrack Members OMGchad has the largest with 2,047 members.


mindcrack has approximately 45,100 subscribers. Discord servers and Twitch chats are the primary places the active Mindcrack community's interactions are based, so the subreddit sees minimal activity.
The Moderator Team of mindcrack consists of 10 humans and 2 robots: GuudeBoulderfist, pakratt0013, stinusmeret, Zisteau, pajam, Lost-Chord, Compieuter, ArmoAram, stevetheclimber, emilythecool, MindcrackTwitchBot, and CrackBot / AutoModerator.
This is the subreddit today using old Reddit (Picture Version), and this is the same page using the redesign (Picture Version).
Here's the current flair selection, and here are the subreddit's traffic stats which are normally only viewable by mods.


Docm77 and VintageBeef are both also members of HermitCraft, and Arkas, Chiblee, Coestar, Jaaski, Justin, and Pause are all members of Dadcraft.
SethBling currently holds 2nd place for the Super Mario World 0 Exit speedrun with a time of 41.350 seconds. He also holds records for several speedrun categories he created, including SMAS+SMW All Five Games with ACE which he'll be running in this year's SGDQ in July, he currently holds a record of exactly 9 minutes for it.
On the IRL side of things several people in Mindcrack have gone through changes in life; in the last year, Guude and Jess got engaged, Cone and Paint also got engaged and announced they have a baby coming, and DireDwarf got married. There's also been multiple kittens and other pets, at least half a dozen job changes, and several moves, including Soccer living with Guude until earlier this month.
There have been no updates in the last year on Mindcrack's progress towards becoming a non-profit that's publicly been in the works for years.

Community Contributions

u/Omegatron9 has kept his spreadsheet and graphs on YouTube subscribers up to date.
The events of Mindcrack's first 10 years are covered in my History of Mindcrack written in 2020.
Some spreadsheets I have with stats:
Thanks to Guardax, Pellervo_page, and Ageofdune for providing Discord numbers.
And there we have it, another look back into the past is complete as we take a moment to reflect on how we got here amongst the never ending flow of time. Even in just one year there's been countless changes throughout the many people in Mindcrack, both good and bad, and it's easy to lose track of just how much happens with so many different people each living their own lives. Who knows what kinds of changes we'll see as another year passes and we open the 10th time capsule in 12 months.
The 2023 time capsule will be coming soon, there's a lot of info to collect so I'll be asking for help in the Discord, and anyone in the community will be welcome to add their own messages and info in the capsule. For the time being though let's focus on this capsule and all the changes that took place in the last year, and feel free to discuss any of them that stood out to you!
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2023.05.30 00:29 DildoShwa66ins Believe to be experiencing some intense paternal instincts and would appreciate some clarification on what’s going on with me?

Hello all 👋
37M here and I would say that I am a pretty ‘normal’ guy as far as things go. No kids and was generally never really that into them/ been fussed about having my own.
I have been with my current partner for 7 years, someone who I love dearly and could absolutely see spending the rest of my life with as we get on in so many ways. She has a daughter that has always lived with us and despite what I have just said we have always had a great relationship and she is genuinely a great kid and someone who I would be proud to say is my own.
However the past 7 years have flown by and she is now 21 years old with a little boy of her own who is now 1 years old.
Over the years I have had multiple family members who are extremely close to me have children of their own and I have held babies and been around the experience of it all quite a bit etc but I have also always been one of those people who just never ever ever felt/ saw that love and magic that is within children and what comes with it.
Fast forward to around one ago when little Felix arrives and the first two - three weeks I didn’t actually even hold him! Partly because Angela was a new mum and still young herself and so I just held back and let her do her thing.
Then by the third week something strange started happening, I couldn’t hold back any more, I just wanted to hold him so bad, never in my life had I experienced this before!! Usually when I have a baby I am looking forward to handling it back and that of course is nothing personal to any particular baby out there lol.
So this one night I ask to hold him and as soon as this little fella is placed into my lap he stares directly up to me with the most gorgeous deep blue eyes that I had ever seen before and this deep sense of warmness then begins to take over and almost overwhelm me.
As the next few months carried on we of course began to grow a great bond and the love and intense feelings I began feeling for this little guy were something that I had never experienced before. Almost like when you are a teenager and first experience the deep romantic feelings for another for the first time .. I guess something like that but on the unconditional level. There have been multiple times when we have been sat on the living floor playing with his truck and putting blocks into it and he just stops and looks up into my eyes. No smile, no frown, just complete neutrality that exhumes this pureness and completely exposes just how innocent and darn right cute the little bugger is. It is these moments that pull on my heart strings so damn hard that I can’t even look at him for too long without tearing up. I’m talking 4/5 seconds max and that’s it I have to get out of there and get my mind away from the situation.
This is really starting to become a problem because I want to be able to just sit there and stare back into his eyes and talk to him and engage but I just can’t handle it a lot of the time and I have to get myself out of there for a few minutes to save embarrassment in front of the little dude and also other family members who may think I am weird.
I’m not even 100% sure what is going on through my mind when these moments occur. I think it’s just down to the fact that I think he really is super cute and is also becoming such a nice little person who is so kind. I also believe that it is because this whole experience and the love that I have been feeling has been quite a shock to me as the idea of fatherhood never came natural to me. However this is now beginning to lead into conflicting thoughts such as wondering if having my own children is something that I will one day regret not doing?
The truth is that it was little Felix who looked into my eyes that night and unlocked something truly magical.. It was like I absolutely f**king get it now and I can totally see the magic in what having children is all about and why people say that despite all of the hardships, that it is still the best thing in the world. I even feel like a bit of a dumbass for not seeing it until so late in life and truly feel like I have missed out on something. I see young couples in their twenties with two/three kids and I am envious that by the time they are my age they will have a bunch of teenagers for kids and still be super young to experience grandchildren.
This conflicts my emotions and my head about everything again because the last thing that I want to do here is come off ungrateful with having the amazing things that I already do have in life and ofcourse never seeing my partner and little Felix again would be an extremely tragic thing to experience.
I also can’t shake the feelings how much I would love to see my own parents play with my children and have them experience seeing me with the next generation of our family. They are both getting older and neither are in the best of health and so I can not help but admit that it does sadden me to think that this may one day never happen… something else that I have never considered until now in life. I have been truly lucky to have been blessed with having the best of parents in life and for them to see my children would be a dream come true for them and that does sadden me also I have to admit.
I’m not even sure what I am looking for here but if you have read this far and find any of this interesting at all and would like to give your two cents then please feel free to say what ever you like.
Thank you & kindest regards
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