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2023.05.29 13:22 Still_Ad5151 The design is very german

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2023.05.29 11:00 Proudmust What vr headset should I buy?

I was thinking about buying a new vr headset because help wanted is releasing soon, but I was wondering if i should buy the psvr2 or a pcvr headset.
First things first, there are lots of fps shooters on pcvr that I would really like to play with my friends, but the psvr games category is just too bland. The pavr2 hardware is really good, though
Secondly, could I actually play help wanted 2 through virtual desktop, or not?
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2023.05.29 10:37 KKshilling How Nvidia's strategic moves made it the AI leader? 💰

How Nvidia's strategic moves made it the AI leader? 💰
Nvidia recently added ~$170 billion to its market value in a single trading day. To put that in perspective, that's more than the market cap of Disney, Nike, or Netflix. 🎥👟📺
Yes, you read that right - one day's gain exceeded the entire market cap of some of the world's most renowned companies. Talk about making a statement! 💥
If you've been following the tech giants closely - Meta, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, collectively known as MAANG - Nvidia might be gearing up to snatch the 'N' from Netflix. 🔄
The AI scene is buzzing, with everyone racing to build a ChatGPT alternative. And who's the unsung hero providing the firepower for this AI revolution? You guessed it, Nvidia. They're the shovel suppliers in this AI gold rush. ⛏️🏦
So, how did Nvidia get here? And what exactly do they do? Stay tuned as we delve deeper into Nvidia's journey and the strategic plays that propelled it. 🎆🧐

🚀 The Genesis

The founders of Nvidia foresaw that computers would become a household item. They focused on creating Graphic Processing Units (GPUs), essential for every computer today. At the time, the GPU market was packed with over 70 companies. But Nvidia outlasted them all, maintaining its lead through continuous innovation.
Founded in 1993 in California, they initially had no name and the co-founders named all their files NV for “next version.” When the founders had to incorporate, they scanned all words in the dictionary for “nv” and found invidia — Latin for envy. From 1993 - 1997, they released gaming chips which failed. In the early days, the team wanted to build data centres right away, but the CEO, Jensen Huang felt it was too early and put the focus on gaming chips.
Their big break came in 2000 when they partnered with Microsoft’s Xbox console, boosting their dominance in the video game industry. GPUs are less powerful than CPUs, but they work together to perform complex tasks like games and complex simulations quickly. So, next time you enjoy a video game or a movie, remember that it's made possible by Nvidia's GPUs.

♟️ Nvidia's business verticals

Nvidia’s four aces are Gaming, Data Centers, Professional Visualization, and Automotive - diverse but interconnected markets with exciting growth trajectories.
1️⃣ Gaming: With gaming now bigger than the movie box office, Nvidia is the maestro conducting the orchestra. Their GPUs and advanced software work together to enhance your gaming experience, offering smooth, high-definition graphics.
2️⃣ Professional Visualization: Nvidia’s GPUs turbocharge productivity and unlock new design, manufacturing, and digital content creation possibilities. You know the eye-popping VFX in your favourite flicks? Nvidia's the magic wand behind them.
3️⃣ Automotive: In the car world, Nvidia aims to be both the driver and the navigator. AI's the co-star, enhancing safety by assisting the human driver or even taking over entirely in autonomous mode.
4️⃣ Data Center: Nvidia's computing platform takes on Herculean tasks like AI, data analytics, graphics, and scientific computing in data centres. They are the hardworking crew behind the scenes, keeping the show running smoothly.
In short, wherever you look - be it gaming or professional visualization, your car's cockpit, or data centres - Nvidia's at the heart of the action, making things better, faster, and more efficient. 🌟💻🚘🌐

🎯 Strategic Moves of Nvidia

Here are some of the key strategic decisions made by Nvidia that helped it become a leader in the semiconductor industry and dominating the AI chip market.
1️⃣ The $40B ARM wrestle: Nvidia took a major leap by acquiring ARM, a powerhouse that crafts chips for mobiles and tablets. Though ARM's chips aren't as powerful as their PC counterparts due to space and cooling constraints, they've been stepping up, gaining ground in power efficiency and heat management. This move is like scoring an IPL superstar for your cricket team!
2️⃣ Partnership with Academia: Nvidia has been instrumental in partnering with top scientists like Geoffrey Hinton - considered the father of deep learning. He revolutionized computer vision thanks to Nvidia's technology. That led to other deep learning successes - think Google Photos, Uber, Alexa, and more which run on - Nvidia GPU data centers.
3️⃣ CUDA, the unsung hero: The CUDA compute platform, introduced by Nvidia in 2007, is the invisible layer that enhances everything it touches. It empowers researchers to program GPUs quickly and easily, revolutionising deep learning. CUDA made GPU programming very simple, allowing researchers to develop deep learning models quickly and affordably - on Nvidia's hardware.
4️⃣ The AI supercomputing master: Nvidia is not just about GPUs anymore. It's evolved into an "AI supercomputing company," fuelling the AI startup ecosystem. OpenAI, for instance, pays Nvidia to run the giant data centres that use GPUs to train the Large Language Models (LLMs) that power services like ChatGPT.
In a nutshell, Nvidia's strategic moves and innovations have catapulted it to a prime position in the tech industry, making it an indispensable player in the future of AI, gaming, and much more. 💰💼💡🚀

🪨 The Challenges Ahead

Nvidia's been sitting pretty at the top of the GPU kingdom for a while now, but there's always a twist in the tale. Potential challengers like AMD and Google are warming up on the sidelines, ready to take a shot at the throne by building their own AI chips. 🏋️‍♂️
The geopolitical climate isn't exactly offering Nvidia a clean path. With the latest US export controls, Nvidia can't sell its crown jewels, the state-of-the-art A100 and H100 GPUs, to China. 🌍🚫
The AI landscape, too, is heating up. Microsoft is reportedly crafting its own AI chips to reduce reliance on Nvidia's tech, aiming to go full throttle by 2024. 💻🔧
With demand soaring and supply running low, and to keep the costs low, others in the AI arena are scrambling to secure their chip stash for data centres. 🍽️🔥
All said and done, it's clear that Nvidia has a challenging yet exciting journey ahead. One thing's for sure - the race is on, and we're here for the ride! 🚀🔝
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2023.05.29 09:43 SDogAlex Felling ike I have a lot of wasted skills, not sure what to do

Going to be a long post, will put a TLDR at the end, but want to be able to explain all my thoughts here and give a full backstory.
I've been interested in computers for as long as I can remember. My mother was a web developer, had her own server at home, and would push me to learn and research about computers myself to be able to gain that skill.
The first interest I had was when our Windows XP computer would no longer boot. Turned out to be because the drive was out of space, so I booted into a live Linux CD and wiped some files off the drive. Years later, I got into Minecraft and was introduced to Java, made a mod, and quickly decided I didn't want to ever do programming again. I was 12 years old at the time. I tried a computer science class in high school, decided I didn't like it either.
I was really good at troubleshooting issues and fixing computers, screen replacements on iPhones, basic IT stuff. I ran multiple Minecraft servers and got very used to JSON and YAML formatting, being able to understand documentation of plugins and being able to configure them properly. I was able to set up VMs and have a whole network of servers running for Minecraft manged in Linux and that's when I got introduced to infrastructure side of things.
I never knew what path to go into college for this stuff, was thinking hardware engineering since I wasn't ever good at programming, but later actually went into college for criminal justice, as I thought I wouldn't be able to succeed in a tech job without good math/programming skills. I was working at a pizza place for a bit, had way too hard of a work ethic for minimum wage, and was taking an IT class as an elective for college.
One of the assignments was to look on indeed and write about one of the job postings, and how we felt about it. I found a local job that contracted with Apple, they send their trade-in devices to them, we fix them, resell, and the cycle continues. I applied as a mobile repair technician, aced the interview, and was called backed with an offer the same day. I worked the pizza place and this for a bit, but started off as a mobile device auditor. I was freshly 18, management saw my work ethic and said that I was one of the best auditors they had seen - I was able to research problems with devices that they would usually need to reach out to Apple for an apparently this was a skill they just hadn't seen before. I was able to go through devices quickly and they moved me to the quality assurance team.
I was at that team for a few months, then they had begun a government contract to recycle/resell all of their e-waste. This included devices no one in the building had never seen, servers, switches, lots of IT specific stuff and generally unknown things. I was asked to run this department by myself, researching, auditing, repairing, and getting a basic value of the systems that came in. Up until this point I was a contracted worker, but then was offered a full-time position with the company, but was still getitng paid only $1 above minimum wage (which is pretty hard to survive on in California).
Two more people joined the government team and I trained them on what to do. Things I did included recovering Cisco switches via serial connection (government has their own software on them), repairing HPE/Dell servers, making documentation on proper e-waste disposal of the systems (they sent them to us with no GPU, RAM, CMOS connecters ripped from solder points, since they thought they held valuable information) soldering in new CMOS connectors on motherboards, they even trained me on the forklift to manage getting the pallets out of the racks and much more that I can't even remember. I was quickly realizing that the work I was doing was a lot for the amount I was getting paid.
One of my managers had told me that 3 of our employees quit and jumped ship to Intel for the better wages as contract workers. I looked on Indeed, found a position and applied. I got past the two interviews and was accepted for the position. I started off as a level 2 lab technician which included deploying pre-production hardware in server racks, building server racks for these machines, recovering them when they went down, and dealing with tickets assigned by Intel engineers. About 2 months into the job, one of the technicians got promoted to an Intel engineer after he got his computer science degree. He was a level 4 and the position was opened up and they wanted an internal hire to take the spot. My manager encouraged me to apply even though I was new, so I did. The interview consisted of two parts, the first was building a "PreSi" (pre-silicon) server from scratch and deploying it to the testing software. All we had to go off of was an outdated internal wiki page and our ability to research questions.
I was able to build the server and deploy it, I got a little help with some networking issues due to IT restrictions, but other than that was able to get it all done. We were timed during the setup and that was used as part of the promotion decision. The second part of the interview was an in-person quiz, asking us questions that we are allowed to google and use the wiki for. I plugged my laptop into the projector so that they could see my thought process. I got stumped on a few, but got the majority of the answers correct.
The next day I was brought into a meeting to go over the results, and my manager quickly told me that I got the position. I was surprised, as the other people who had applied had been working there for 3+ years, but my manager told me my research skills really made me shine. He said after the interview, him and the other person were so shocked they were just silent for a bit and the first words out of one of their mouths was "what the fuck was that" since they were surprised I did so well having just started.
Having this new position, my old position was now open and my manager had asked me for any recommendations. My brother was new to computers but I knew he was a quick learner so I got him a job too. He ended up starting as an infrastrcture techinican, which will come into play later in the story.
As a level 4 technicnan my main responsibilities was deploying PreSi servers and getting the more advanced tickets from Intel enginerring. This was a very tedious process, which included imaging a server with a USB, running a shell script, rebooting, then running various commands and registering/configuring the server on our internal software. The whole process from first poweron-active testing was about 1.5 hours. My manager had encouraged me to learn a little bit of Python, as our internal software has a REST API with Swagger documentation and a lot of the tedious tasks were part of that software. He also told me that I should switch my degree to computer science, as that will open my opportunities to much more job opportunties. I was hesitant, but decided this was a good idea. The next semester I was going to swap to computer science and start the major-specific classes like java programming and assembly.
At this time my brother had also been working in the Infrasturcture department (still only 2 desks away from me though) and was introduced to Ansible. One of the engineers told him that it would be a good idea to look into automating PreSi, as it had never been done and woud be quite the time saver. My brother approached me with the idea and at this point I had a little bit of Python experience (nothing more than editing pre-made scripts) and thought it might be a good idea. I wanted to make it as easy for our technicans to be able to use, so I thought of making a web-based program (like all our other internal software) and using a UI to run Python/Ansible scripts that would automate this process. I was talking about it with my brother and a level 2 technician overheard what we were talking about and asking if I could automate the pre-production deployment as it was also tedious web UI tasks that were repetive and time consuming. It also included adding our systems to NetBox and tracking them there, with a lot of settings on NetBox matching our internal software. After looking into the API documentation I saw it could be done and added it as an objective.
It took about 9 months, but after countless hours of research and reading documentation I was able to create a program that automated most of our common tasks, PreSi, and pre-production deployment. It used Python and Ansible for PreSi, then just Python for the other tasks. The PreSi deployment went to poweron-test ready in 30 minutes (which was only restricted by a job that had to be run on the server that took 25 minutes), pre-production deployment times were cut drastically, and our other common tasks were cut too. My brother and I presented our program to Intel mangement, they loved it, were very impressed and approved it for use. I got a $40 bonus for it, and my contract company manager was very apologictic saying that that's the best they could do, a little salty about that but it's okay I learned a lot from it. I'd also like to point out, this program was made just in our free time when we weren't busy from other tasks, and management didn't have any idea we were making it. I managed all of the Python, and my brother created the base Ansible for the PreSi imaging.
It has been in use for about a year now, unforunately haven't been tracking metrics on it (need to implement a tracking function but haven't had the time) but with the logs I have in place it has been used on 300+ systems since deployment. Back in January, I was transferred to the Infrastructure team as my brother told them I was getting bored of my job (I was, I felt I had learned everything I could for the tasks we were doing) and they were able to open a position for me. During my time in Infrastructure I managed live production Ansible inventories, created playbooks, edited playbooks, researched how to upgrade our extremely outdated systems, and got familiar with a lot of Ansible functions and basic infrastucture needs.
I watched a Zabbix dashboard, when we got a high severity alert I would be the first person to investigate. I was also expected to create Jira tickets and track what I was doing to make sure management could keep track aswell. Also dabbled in a little K8s, kubernetes, grafana, DRDB, mysql, gluster, and more I can't remember right now. Every day was a learning experience and nothing was repetivie like the lab technician position was. I was no longer bored with my job and genuinely enjoyed learning and being able to figure out all the issues that were thrown at me. I was the go-to API guy, figured out automating HPE iLO/iLO amplifier and creating github workflows to automate metrics collections.
Unfortunately, our lab suffered layoffs 2 weeks ago for the first time in 6 years. They got rid of 3 contract workers in our lab (of 7) and luckily my brother and I were spared. I was however taken off of the infrastructure team and put back into the lab team (deploying pre-pro hardware and PreSi). I'm hopeful that once I get a computer science degree (2.5ish years out) I will be able to move up to an Intel enginerring position with the impressions I've made with our management. I want to wait it out, but the problem is I feel that I am going to get bored pretty quickly like I did before in this position and want to be able to make a living, or at least some money, doing what I like.
I want to do side work, freelance, but I don't even know where to begin. I figure that if I can be at home doing somthing I like, I can wait it out at Intel doing something I don't like until I get a degree and (hopefully) get an engineering position. Since I'm currently a contract worker and I made that program in my free time without ask, that code is able to be publicly uploaded to Github according to my manager, given that I remove all company/internal software branding. I haven't had the time to go through all the code and edit that out, and I also don't know if it's even worth it since I don't know where to upload it to show my skills and get offers.
I'm looking for any advice from you guys on any freelance work I can do with my skills, or anything I could work on to try to improve my portfolio and make money with my skills. Going back to setting up server racks, moving servers, deploying pre-production hardware, when I have all these other skills just feels like a waste to to me. I know I'm capable of so much but just don't know where to look.

Currently working as a contract worker for a company, in my free time without ask created a Flask program that automated server deployment and pre-production hardware deployment with Python via REST APIs and Ansible, moved to the infrastructure department and got a taste of how fun it all is, moved back to my old department as a deployment technican and am lost on what to do with my skills. Don't want to get a whole different job since I feel I have quite the chance of becomming an eingeer once I get my compsci degree, but want to do freelance work but don't even know where to beging. Any advice would be appreciated and thank you for reading :)
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2023.05.29 03:29 mrburbbles88 2023 Bowman retail deal?

2023 Bowman retail deal?
Just seeking validation for something I saw -
I'm in the checkout line at an Ace Hardware and they have an open box of 2023 Bowman sitting at the register, $9.99 per pack. No listed odds on the box or pack so assuming these were lowest of the low retail packs. Anyway, Ace has these deals once or twice a month for $20 off $100 so to get over the $100 jump I threw a couple packs onto the rest of my items and got the $20 off, more or less free packs. But then I started thinking, what if I went in there and bought 10/11 packs to get over the $100 and then the tab came roughly to ~$80 something. Is 10 packs (12 cards per pack) at ~$80 a good deal? $8 per pack or so.
Ended up pulling these from the packs I did get so not a total bust 😆
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2023.05.29 03:12 BagofEndlessHugs Warning to everyone here. June is almost here. Be on the look out. They lurk everywhere...

The scawy homos, bicycle sexuals, transformers, and Ace hardwares out there. We.. I mean they might infect you.
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2023.05.29 02:36 jed1976 Lowe's not price matching item that is on sale at competitor?

Just got off of chat with Lowe's customer service. I was trying to price match a ego blower with ace hardware, and the person on the chat says they do not price match items that are on sale at another competitors website, they only price match the regular price. This is the first time I have heard of this, anyone have any insight? or did I just get a CSR that didn't want to do a price match???
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2023.05.29 02:29 AO-helper r/AlgorandOfficial Weekly Recap: May 22 - May 29 2023

Welcome to the weekly AlgorandOfficial subreddit recap megathread. Here you can find a recap of last week's posts, with a minimum score of 5 and grouped by flair and sorted by score. S = Score, R = Ratio, C = Comments. Enjoy!
DevelopeTech - Next week there will be an online bootcamp for intermediate Algorand developers S: 20, R: 1.0, C: 0 - NFT purchaser site. Best Wallet. Best Alt token/coin purchase. S: 15, R: 0.94, C: 3 - Genuine community question without FUD S: 12, R: 0.67, C: 16
Education - TUM-ACE-SUPPRA - Private Compute on Permissionless Blockchains, Hugo Krawczyk (Algorand Foundation) S: 8, R: 0.91, C: 0
Event/Livestream - Can Algorand Keep Up with Ethereum? S: 36, R: 0.94, C: 5 - Join us LIVE NOW for our 3rd Algorand Assembly Call S: 23, R: 0.94, C: 0 - Today at 12pm ET: Staci will be joining the Real Vision Crypto Daily Briefing with Ash Bennington to chat about Algorand and what's in store for the future of crypto S: 15, R: 0.9, C: 1 - Opulous Twitter Spaces AMA - Today 6 PM UTC S: 12, R: 0.85, C: 3 - Tomorrow: Global Community Call S: 10, R: 0.92, C: 1
Exchange/Wallet - How do we get Trezor to add algo and Pera to add Trezor? S: 24, R: 0.87, C: 18
Governance - Vote coming soon S: 49, R: 0.9, C: 2 - Staci: We at the foundation don't think about price at all! S: 35, R: 0.8, C: 43 - Algorand Forum now has an xGov category S: 29, R: 1.0, C: 0 - GP7 Gen Gov DRAFT Measure Breakdown S: 21, R: 0.92, C: 2 - Delegated - PPoS, Block Rewards and Community/dApps nodes S: 11, R: 0.92, C: 5 - New xGov proposal for 3rd person shooter and more! S: 7, R: 0.82, C: 0
Important - Algorand Assembly Call #3, May 24th 2023 S: 12, R: 0.94, C: 0
Megathread - Exploring the Trust Dynamics: Hardware Wallet Company vs. Cryptocurrency Development Team S: 16, R: 1.0, C: 7 - AlgorandOfficial Weekly Recap: May 15 - May 22 2023 S: 8, R: 1.0, C: 2
NFT/Gaming - New Story-Based NFT Platform, Twine S: 19, R: 0.89, C: 6 - This Week In Algorand Gaming (May 22, 2023) S: 6, R: 1.0, C: 0
News/Media - Algorand Surpasses Top Layer1s in Speed with its Latest Upgrade S: 153, R: 0.98, C: 25 - TPS upgrade about to hit Betanet S: 65, R: 0.96, C: 32 - Opulous MFT platform is now live. Fans can now buy MFTs from a range of artists to share in royalties from the music's performance S: 59, R: 0.97, C: 26 - You can now move ALGO between Uphold and external wallets S: 53, R: 0.98, C: 6 - Mysterious wallet now holds 392M Algos S: 38, R: 0.89, C: 18 - Recently CoinDesk got to sit down and talk with Min Wei, EVP of Ecosystem Growth at the Algorand Foundation, about the exciting developments happening on Algorand S: 35, R: 0.94, C: 10 - The first Opulous MFT sale goes live today S: 31, R: 0.87, C: 3 - Algo Foundry: Foundry Talks Twitter Spaces - Throwback Thursday! Developing on Algorand with Polynize founder Shourov and engineer Simon (January 26th) - Link & Info in comments S: 26, R: 0.9, C: 1 - Join forces with Algo Foundry Studio and turn your idea into reality! We enable founders to focus on creating and building. Our resources, playbooks, systems, talent, network, and capital accelerate ideas by simplifying and optimising the company creation process. Link in comments. S: 18, R: 0.86, C: 1 - Staci Warden now live at Real Vision! S: 17, R: 0.9, C: 2 - Algorand benefits S: 11, R: 0.82, C: 1 - TUM-ACE-SUPPRA held the TUM Blockchain Salon event last week with some interesting lectures S: 6, R: 1.0, C: 0
Question - Thoughts on Bringing EUROC to Algorand? S: 51, R: 0.93, C: 9 - What occurs when all algos have been distributed and the fees generated are insufficient to sustain the growth and development of the protocol? S: 28, R: 0.94, C: 14 - Question about make/use. S: 11, R: 0.87, C: 4 - Is there a reason why Algorand Foundation refuses to promote Opulous? S: 9, R: 0.59, C: 41 - Feedback requested: launching our new State of Algorand daily report S: 8, R: 1.0, C: 0
Posts Without Flairs
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2023.05.28 23:17 Dmanwoody What belt would the ace hardware high security brass lock be considered?

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2023.05.28 22:05 MFlippin [WTS] Maverick, Thug XL, Recon 035, Small Sebenza, Bugout, Mini J Cape, Dirac, UTX-85 and a Clyde

Several up for sale today as I continue to thin out my collection. Some are reposted from last week with price drops! I’m 99% sure I have all the boxes for each knife but will let any potential buyers know before finalizing any deals. All knives are PayPal Friends and Family shipped CONUS only please! Please excuse my crappy photography skills or any typos as I am throwing this together fairly quickly and have several to post!
First up is a reposted Tactile Turn Ti Maverick(A-)- this knife has not been carried or used either and is just a bit large for my preference. The action seems ok but not as fidget friendly as my other axis lock knives. This also comes with an extra pocket clip, posts and a patch as when I received it the knife was missing a screw in the clip. I emailed tactile turn and they sent me an extra clip, posts and screws as well as a little TT patch. Asking $310 OBO PayPal friends and family only.
TT Maverick:
Guardian Tactical Recon 035 (B+)- This knife does not appear to have any issues however I have carried it a few times and have fidgeted with it several times over the year or so I’ve had it. So I am rating it a B+ to be safe. Action is super smooth on this otf and despite my love for Microtech I will say is much better than any of my Microtech otf’s. Blade is a distressed black drop point in Elmax steel. Asking $225 OBO PayPal friends and family only please.
GT Recon 035:
WE Thug XL(B) - this knife is basically brand new and was never carried. I did cut some packages open with it but that’s all the use it’s seen. Action is nice on this one as well. I did notice a snail trail near the pivot that I have no idea where it came from so I rated this a B as well! Asking $225 OBO PayPal conus only please.
WE Thug XL:
Chris Reeve Small Sebenza (C+) - This knife has been slightly modified with me bronzing the hardware and was also sharpened on my KME a while back. It could use another touch up but is still fairly sharp! There is a fair amount of snail trails on the knife as it was a user but nothing major and the action is silky smooth! Will come with the lanyard pictured as well as the standard black one it came with as well as a clip insert for removing the pocket clip. S35VN steel and the DOB is 2/6/20 Asking $300 OBO PayPal Friends and Family only please. SOLD
CRK Small Sebenza:
Something Obscene J Cape Mini(A)- I was just not a fan of the style or size of knife. It’s basically brand new only been flipped open and closed a few times and has a factory fresh blade! Asking $320 OBO PayPal F&F Conus only please.
Something Obscene J Cape mini:
Microtech UTX-85(C) This knife has been modded quite a lot as it was not originally the distressed version. I put the distressing on it myself and also have sharpened it on my KME. It was one of my first attempts on the KME so it was not a perfect sharpening job. Other than the visible mods and some scratches from the sharpening there are no other issues. Action is typical of Microtech otf’s and should be shown in the video! Asking $175 OBO PayPal Conus only please!
Microtech UTX-85:
Microtech Dirac(B-) This knife is the antique bronze version and the action is great on it. I have carried it a fair amount and there are some scuffs on the handle and clip from being carried. Asking $185 OBO PayPal Friends and Family only please! SOLD
Microtech Dirac:
Benchmade Bugout(C) This knife has been carried and used a good bit and has some scratches on the blade coating from sharpening on a ken onion worksharp. The knife has aftermarket micarta scales as well as the original grivory scales it came with. Asking $100 PayPal friends and family Conus only please.
Benchmade Bugout:
Giantmouse Ace Clyde(B+)This knife was carried a fair amount but not used to cut much and was never sharpened. Rating it a B to be safe but I cannot see any issues with it and the action is really smooth. Asking $100 PayPal friends and family conus only please.
Giantmouse Ace Clyde:
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2023.05.28 21:54 KBragg87 [USA-OH] [H] (switch) Switch Games Switch OLED Consoles PS5 Games Accessories SNES Games Xbox Games LRG Games [W] Switch, Xbox, PS5 offers, Steam Deck

I am mainly looking for a steam deck which is the main reason why I have some hardware listed.
Digital Switch Games
Switch Games
Super Nintendo (all loose)
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2023.05.28 20:13 jimbobbypaul Ranking the Top 131 FBS Programs of the Last 40 Years: 89. Ball State

Main hub thread with the full 131 rankings
Ball State comes in at one spot above in-state foe Indiana. and is the 3rd best program in the state behind Notre Dame and Purdue. Moving up to the FBS in 1975, Ball State’s had an underrated tenure, going 269-279-4 with 6 conference championships, 9 bowl appearances, and 11 weeks in the AP Top 25.

Best Seasons and Highlights

1. 2020: 10. Ball State: 7-1 (29.151) 2. 2008: 23. Ball State: 12-2 (19.624) 3. 2013: 43. Ball State: 10-3 (7.413) 4. 1988: 32. Ball State: 8-3 (7.382) 5. 2012: 41. Ball State: 9-4 (5.166) 6. 1989: 36. Ball State: 7-3-2 (4.173) 7. 1996: 36. Ball State: 8-4 (-0.777) 8. 1995: 47. Ball State: 7-4 (-1.286) 9. 1993: 35. Ball State: 8-3-1 (-1.292) 10. 1990: 51. Ball State: 7-4 (-5.881) 11. 1994: 59. Ball State: 5-5-1 (-11.641) 12. 2007: 67. Ball State: 7-6 (-11.913) 13. 1991: 58. Ball State: 6-5 (-12.407) 14. 1986: 67. Ball State: 6-5 (-15.698) 15. 1983: 69. Ball State: 6-5 (-18.520) 16. 1997: 71. Ball State: 5-6 (-19.737) 17. 2011: 81. Ball State: 6-6 (-19.965) 18. 2001: 78. Ball State: 5-6 (-20.533) 19. 1992: 75. Ball State: 5-6 (-20.690) 20. 2021: 87. Ball State: 6-7 (-21.746) 21. 2002: 72. Ball State: 6-6 (-21.776) 22. 2019: 87. Ball State: 5-7 (-22.103) 23. 2006: 76. Ball State: 5-7 (-22.140) 24. 2014: 90. Ball State: 5-7 (-24.446) 25. 2022: 98. Ball State: 5-7 (-25.017) 26. 2000: 81. Ball State: 5-6 (-25.264) 27. 1987: 80. Ball State: 4-7 (-27.212) 28. 2005: 97. Ball State: 4-7 (-30.054) 29. 2003: 91. Ball State: 4-8 (-32.432) 30. 1985: 86. Ball State: 4-7 (-33.751) 31. 2016: 102. Ball State: 4-8 (-35.128) 32. 2010: 104. Ball State: 4-8 (-40.296) 33. 2018: 108. Ball State: 4-8 (-40.344) 34. 1984: 91. Ball State: 3-8 (-40.722) 35. 2015: 111. Ball State: 3-9 (-45.086) 36. 2009: 109. Ball State: 2-10 (-48.654) 37. 2004: 110. Ball State: 2-9 (-50.524) 38. 1998: 109. Ball State: 1-10 (-59.094) 39. 2017: 127. Ball State: 2-10 (-62.173) 40. 1999: 113. Ball State: 0-11 (-70.806) Overall Score: 8230 (89th) 
Ball State has been pretty consistent, with 26 of their 40 seasons since 1983 having 5+ wins. 4 conference titles is also not bad—3 came between 1989-96, arguably Ball State’s peak with 7 of those 8 years falling into the top 13 seasons in the chart above. It took them 46 years to win their first bowl game, failing on the first 7 tries before finally winning in 2020! Ball State’s 2 consensus All-Americans? 1 person—Brad Maynard, punter. Maynard averaged 46.5 and 45.8 yards per punt in 1995 and 1996, respectively. He was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1997 NFL Draft, and would go on to be the Bears’ punter from 2001-10.

Top 5 Seasons

Worst Season: 1999 (0-11 overall, 0-8 MAC)
While the world worried about the Y2K meltdown, Ball State worried about their program melting down. Going just 1-21 from 1998-99, 2 of their 3 worst seasons on this list, the program reached lows it had never seen. Coach Bill Lynch was an Indiana die-hard—he was born in Indianapolis, went to Butler, and since starting his coaching career in 1977, has only spent 2 years coaching outside the state of Indiana. This was Lynch’s 5th season with Ball State. While they weren’t getting manhandled (only one 30+ point loss) like some winless teams have, they weren’t particularly close to getting a win either (only 1 one-possession loss). They averaged 14.3 PPG while giving up 32.8 PPG, and were my 2nd worst team in the nation. Kicker Thomas Pucke was impressively inept, hitting just 2 of 8 FGs. He managed to hang around for 2 more years and convert 6 of 15 for a 4 year total of 12/31 on FGs for a 38.7 FG%.
5. 2012 (9-4 overall, 6-2 MAC)
The Ball State Football youtube channel put out a fantastic 15 minute recap of the 2012 season. Coming off a 6-6 year, there was momentum heading into 2012, but uncertainty with losing their top 2 WRs and an unproven defense. The year started with a bang, recording a school record 36 first downs against Eastern Michigan in a season-opening 37-26 win. Indiana took a 39-38 lead with 50 seconds to go in week 3—just enough time for QB Keith Wenning and kicker Steven Schott, who hit a 42 yard FG as time expired for the 41-39 Ball State win. Ball State got their second win over a Power 6 opponent the following week, beating South Florida 31-27 on another late win, this time Wenning to WR Willie Snead. After going back and forth with MAC competition, 6-3 Ball State headed to the Glass Bowl on election night to face #23 Toledo. Ball State rose to the occasion with another last minute TD to win 34-27. A 52-27 win over formerly-ranked Ohio, who had beaten Penn State to start the year, proved even more impressive. Ball State finished the regular season 9-3, with a loss to C-USA runner-up Blake Bortles and UCF in the bowl.
Ball State led the MAC with 15 all-conference selections. QB Keith Wenning threw for 3095 yards, with 24 TD and 10 INT, earning 2nd Team All-MAC. RB Jahwan Edwards had a monster year with 1410 rushing yards and 14 TD on 6.1 YPC, but only made 3rd team in a stacked MAC RB class. WRs Willie Snead, Jamill Smith, and TE Zane Fakes were all 1st Team MAC. Kicker Steven Schott was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist, going 25/32 on FGs, and punter Scott Kovanda was a Ray Guy Award finalist.
4. 1988 (8-3 overall, 5-3 MAC)
While 2012 was an offensive explosion, 1988 was about defense, boasting one of the best in the country. 1988 Ball State gave up just 15.5 PPG, while scoring 26.0 PPG. After a 7-1 (5-1 MAC) start, Ball State played Western Michigan (7-1, 5-0) for first place in the conference. Western Michigan took it in a 16-13 dogfight, and it wouldn’t matter much anyway, as Ball State dropped their last conference game 25-27 to Ohio. Back then, Ball State had an annual rivalry against Indiana State for the Blue Key Victory Bell, and the Cardinals got revenge for ISU’s 24-23 upset the year prior, winning 24-10. The most points Ball State gave up all season was just 27, and held opponents to 20 or less in every other game.
3. 2013 (10-3 overall, 7-1 MAC)
Picking up where we left off in 2012, Ball State returned Wenning, Edwards, Snead, Fakes, so this team had a lot of potential. Early wins included 31-24 over traditional MAC power Toledo, and 48-27 over Virginia, who had given up just 16 points or less in 3 of their first 4 games. Ball State lived up to the hype—and then some. Blowout wins over Western Michigan, Akron, and Central Michigan took them all the way to 8-1, setting up a matchup with 9-0 #20 Northern Illinois in the premier MAC game of the season. The winner would clinch a spot in the MAC title game, Ball State looking for their first title in 17 years. They went back and forth—deadlocked at 27-27 with 6 minutes left, NIU QB Jordan Lynch fired a 36 yard TD to take the lead, and a few garbage time scores gave NIU a nice looking 48-27 victory that was much closer than the score suggested. Ball State took out their anger on a hapless 0-11 Miami (OH) team to end the year, winning 55-14. Still looking for their first bowl win ever, they came as close as they’ve ever come, giving up a TD with 30 seconds left to lose 23-20 to Arkansas State. Still—an insane year for Ball State, winning 10+ games for just the 3rd time in school history. QB Keith Wenning threw for 4148 yards 35 TD 7 INT, ranking 6th in the nation in passing yards and TDs. RB Jahwan Edwards had his 2nd of 3 1000+ yard seasons, going for 1110 and 14 TD. He’d finish his career as Ball State’s all-time leading rusher a year later with 4558 yards and 51 TD. WR Willie Snead had the capstone of his college career with 106 catches for 1516 yards and 15 TD, ranking 3rd in the NCAA in receiving yards and TD. The 6’3 228 lb Jordan Williams proved to be a very good WR2 with 1000+ receiving yards, and would go on to have 200 catches for 2723 yards and 23 TD in his career, top 6 in school history in all of those categories. Wenning was a 6th round NFL Draft selection, and Snead went on to have a solid NFL career.
2. 2008 (12-2 overall, 8-0 MAC)
The 2008 team took the nation by storm. Ball State returned their all-conference QB, WR, TE, and 8 starters on defense from a 7 win team the previous season. Right away, with a week 2 35-23 win over Navy, they proved the prevous season’s win over them wasn’t a fluke. 2 weeks later, they’d make history, beating Indiana 42-20 in the program’s first ever win over a BCS team. Did they stop there? Nope. 3 weeks later they were 7-0, and #22 in the country. This was a great year for non-BCS teams, with Boise State and Utah also going unbeaten in the regular season. The beatings continued, as Ball State kept surprising everyone—38-16 over Eastern Michigan, 45-14 over NIU. Late in the year, #16 9-0 Ball State faced their toughest test of the season, heading north to play 8-2 preseason conference favorite Central Michigan. Down 7 points in the 4th quarter, QB Nate Davis guided the Cardinals back to a 31-24 lead, and a late interception sealed the deal. Ball State still hadn’t secured the MAC title game until the final week, where they beat 9-2 Western Michigan 45-22. Into the MAC championship we go. #12 Ball State was an overwhelming 15 point favorite over 7-5 Buffalo, who was just happy to be there. Ball State’s dream matchup quickly turned into a nightmare. Buffalo had 92 and 74 yard fumble returns for TDs, cruising to a 42-24 upset victory in which they were outgained by 200+ yards. Brady Hoke took the job at San Diego State, and a dejected interim-coached team got blown out 45-14 by Tulsa in the bowl.
QB Nate Davis, the original 2-gloved QB before Teddy “2 glove” Bridgewater was a thing, completed his illustrious college career, throwing for 3591 yards 26 TD 8 INT, leading the MAC in passer rating for the 3rd straight year, and winning 2008 MAC OPOTY. The 5’6 184 lb RB MiQuale Lewis was pound-for-pound one of the best players in college football, rushing for 1736 yards and 22 TD on 5.4 YPC, also racking up 325 receiving yards, ranking 2nd in the nation in yards from scrimmage and 1st in TDs. TE Darius Hill completed his career as one of the best TEs in MAC history, catching 40 passes for 670 yards and 7 TD to finish his career with 2473 yards and 31 TD. Unfortunately, WR Dante Love’s career came to an end 4 games into the season, one of Ball State’s best ever wideouts who caught 100 passes for 1398 yards and 10 TD in 2007. It was an amazing year for Ball State—but no hardware to show for it.
1. 2020 (7-1 overall, 5-1 MAC)
2008, or 2020 Ball State, who was better? The Ball State youtube channel(s) seriously make some of the best season recap videos of any school. After an opening 31-38 loss at Miami (OH), they were perfect the rest of the way. A 1-yard rushing TD with 6 seconds left secured a 38-31 win over Eastern Michigan to improve to 1-1. 2 weeks later, a 27-24 upset over Toledo improved them to 3-1. It was still a long season ahead with just a MAC schedule in a covid-shortened season, with the toughest games yet to come. A 45-20 road win over 3-1 Central Michigan thanks to 5 TD from QB Drew Plitt improved Ball State to 4-1, with 1 regular season game to go. This is where the 2020 team separated themselves from all other Ball State teams. Facing 4-1 Western Michigan with the winner going to the MAC championship game, Ball State was down 27-13 at the start of the 4th. After a 17-0 point 4th quarter, they had the lead with just seconds to go. Western Michigan tossing laterals around…OH THE ENTIRE BALL STATE TEAM IS ON THE FIELD!! And Western Michigan scores for the win!! Unbelievable!! It turns out though, one of the laterals was forward, and the refs award Ball State the victory. They go to the MAC championship game at 5-1!
Remember how 2008 Ball State came into the game 15 point favorites against Buffalo and lost? This time, the roles were reversed. Ball State came into the 2020 championship as 13 point underdogs to 5-0 Buffalo. And just like 2008, David slaid Goliath. Ball State took the MAC Championship 38-28, their first since 1996. But still, people hadn’t caught on. Ball State entered the Arizona Bowl as 6.5 point underdogs to #23 San Jose State. 35 minutes of game time later, and Ball State was up 34-0. When the final whistle sounded on a 34-13 bowl victory, it was the FIRST BOWL WIN IN BALL STATE HISTORY! While 2008 was a great year, 2020 takes the cake because they completed the quest of winning a conference title and bowl game. LB Brandon Martin was the MAC DPOTY, leading the conference in tackles with 90.

5th Quarter

Agree with Ball State’s ranking, ahead of in-state rival Indiana? What do you think of their program? Do you remember their 2008 and 2020 seasons?
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2023.05.28 12:23 Small-Custard-420 my friends cat looks just like my favorite picture of a cat yelling and wearing headphones

my friends cat looks just like my favorite picture of a cat yelling and wearing headphones
her name is ace btw (the cat not the friend of mine that owns the cat) (named after the hardware store)(the friend that owns the cat is named izabella) (she’s lovely)
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2023.05.28 06:51 Kalepa Flashlight around your neck -- does anyone do this every night, I sure and it helps me see things even with my mask on.

I clip it to the top of my t-shirt and wonder why I didn't start doing this three years ago when I was first diagnosed with sleep apnea. Now going to the bathroom at night --- and avoiding a clunky corner of my bed when I climb back into my bed -- is a piece of cake.
Any other helpful ideas?
I got my little "Happy Horse' flashlight from ACE hardware -- it has a clip for securing it your pocket but it works great with my t-shirt. (Because of my pacemaker I couldn't wear a flashlight with a magnet at the bottom.)
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2023.05.28 05:22 HTS7811 I posted a while back, an update.

I posted a while back, an update.
A while ago I posted about help with sorting and storage of a large haul I lucked into. Well, I got more. Total haul is close to 275 pounds. Doing the math I spent about .84 cents per pound. I have to admit that it has been money well spent. Sorting it has really helped me with issues I have going on. It’s kind of a weird ASMR. Thinking of how I would have cheerfully murdered a bus load of nuns to have this much Lego as a kid.
I have no idea what I’m going to do with it all. I’ve sorted about 60 pounds. The method I’ve come up with is large measuring cups from Ace hardware, couple of larger buckets, and a few trays. I have a box for non Lego. Anything that doesn’t have a cup or tray goes into a large tote for a second sort. So, I have a few Akro Mils 10124, about 4, that I’ve had for a while in storage, and some other organizers no longer needed from my garage but I don’t really feel they’ll be anywhere close to being capable of storing what I have. I’m thinking Sterilite drawers? I’ve seen mixed reviews on IKEA Alex, I’m trying to not let this take over the house, I’ve already been relegated to the basement. I don’t have a store, don’t really plan on it because all of my Lego is obviously used. I’m thinking I’ll keep most of not all and rechannel my inner 12 year old who could spend hours building his own world. I’m surprised how much this has all done for my mental health. It’s brought me to a better place, and now I’m looking for a better way to store them. Any pointers on storing a huge amount of Lego? I’m most likely not keeping any Technic as I didn’t have that as a kid so that will be a large amount gone.
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2023.05.28 01:13 Money05Mayhem [TOMT] [Commercial] Supposed Hardware Store Commercial With Electric Light Orchestra Song

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2023.05.28 00:51 Oh-God-Its-Kale Seen in Ace Hardware, Yakima

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2023.05.28 00:07 RGBAlt ACE Hardware FTW

ACE Hardware FTW
Finally found this, and in time for Memorial Day ribs!
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2023.05.27 20:36 AWeakerStrength Recommendation for high quality 24" height flower bed metal fencing?

Does anyone have good suggestions for high quality garden bed fencing? I'm looking for something strong enough to withstand the corner holding up to a dog potentially pulling his leash on it (he's a bozo and doesn't understand his tether at all).
They seem to range from $10 - $30 or so for 18"x24" sections or so that ive seen from Ace Hardware, to Home Depot, to Amazon. I've also seen bundles online, but of course, the reviews all over the place.
Any help is appreciated!
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2023.05.27 17:56 Galleanisti187 Any local hardware stores left?

After Sulphur Springs Hardware burnt down I was forced to go to Home Depot and I'm sick of it. There's gotta be another local hardware store in the area, right? I'm definitely willing to make a drive and yes, I do like Ace but I'm hoping there's some independent store I missed
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