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I’m a Doordash driver in a rich neighborhood. My latest delivery didn’t go as planned.

2023.02.03 01:54 Weathers_Writing I’m a Doordash driver in a rich neighborhood. My latest delivery didn’t go as planned.

Okay, so I’m going to try this here.
I’ve tried posting this on other boards but it gets taken down immediately. Apparently no one wants to believe my accounts, and that’s okay. I’ve accepted that at this point the only way to convey my experience to the general public is within the comfortable frame of fiction. It’s for this reason that I had my fiction-writing brother, Jimmy, edit this log before posting.
So here goes…
My name is Carl Rogers (yes, like the psychologist.) I live in a small town in Northern Illinois which I won’t name here for reasons that will become apparent later. I have been a Doordash driver for a little over four years, meaning I know the ins and outs of the business—if you want to call it a business.
The truth is, Dashing is a lot like corporate news writing, another industry which, unfortunately, I have experience in. Both professions require lots of self-management, quick turnover, and a loose skirting of the law in order to get ahead. Of course, if you get caught breaking the law, you’re on your own.
In all my years of Dashing, only twice have I had run-ins with the police. The first was a speeding ticket. The second, well . . .
I’m getting off track.
I want to focus on my latest Dash, because I think everything will become a little clearer after you hear this “story.” I use quotes to remind you that this is my real life experience. Even so, I will refer to it as a story—no quotes—if it makes it easier for you to swallow.
***
The time on the dashboard read 10:44 PM. I rolled into the parking lot of Lazy Dog, a contemporary American eatery with a proclivity for staying true to its namesake. I would normally skip over a restaurant which was routinely 15 to 20 minutes late on their orders, but that wasn’t an option. Kelsie P. was shelling out $38 for a chicken pot pie, a side of crispy deviled eggs, and a 6-pack of the joint’s house-brewed pale ale. For 9 miles, this was an extremely generous sum. Of course, the neighborhood I was delivering to was known for its generosity, which was no surprise considering its average household income was an order of magnitude greater than the U.S. average.
But I digress.
I parked my 2007 Honda Taurus in the pick-up-and-go spot and stepped out, hearing the subtle creak of its door hinges, then the loud slam of its quick latch. The car’s beige paint was beginning to rust along the bottom trim. I surveyed this with contempt as I fingered through a ring of keys with the ease and focus of a man selecting a carton of eggs at the supermarket.
After I locked up and started toward the entrance, I considered my vehicle. Bessie—I had named the car after an old horse of mine—was old, but reliable. I had treated her right. Routine oil and filter, fuel injections, coolant, difs, exhaust—the works. It’s my belief that of the very few things we hold stewardship over in this life, we should aim to preserve those things and improve on their qualities. In other words, leave it better than you found it. Or at least don’t screw it up. Life’s enough of a shit heap without us adding our own personal shovelful.
It was in such a state of philosophizing that I walked through Lazy Dog’s absurdly large entrance door by pulling a huge dog-bone handle, feeling a release of pressure consistent with the opening of a space-shuttle’s vacuum-sealed hatch. I scowled without realizing, then continued through an empty anteroom and into the dining room where three college-aged girls were giggling behind the host counter. I approached, expecting one of them to turn and address me, but after thirty seconds, it became apparent they lacked any peripheral vision.
“Uh-hm,” I mumbled, clearing my throat. But still no response.
Now, I consider myself to be a generally calm and reasonable man. At the ripe age of 53, I have seen my share of troubles. I served two military tours: the first in the Persian Gulf, the second in Afghanistan. And on top of all the death and despair I witnessed there, I was also around to watch both of my parents pass, and neither in a good way. My dad ran the family farm down South, and one day he got on the wrong side of a harvester. Tore him up pretty good. He lasted a whole 48 hours before succumbing to internal bleeding. That’s when my mom’s insides also started to bleed. She was depressed, I knew that, and she blamed me for leaving. That’s why it wasn’t a shock when I found her hung up in the barn a few months later.
My three brothers and two sisters attended the funeral. It was the first time in a decade we were all in the same place. By the time of mom’s suicide, everyone except Jimmy and I had already flown the coop, found spouses, and acquired well paying jobs. As a result, the conversation over inheritance was short. As the oldest, I was willed the farm’s title, and outside of the land, there wasn’t much of value to dicker over. Tom mentioned selling the farm and sharing the payday, but at the time I wasn’t ready to do that. So I gave what little mom had saved in the bank to Jimmy and went on my way.
A couple years later, I met Karen. I was working at a reputable news company based out of New York at the time. We met at a Starbucks early one morning after I finished working out at a nearby gym. She complimented my shoes which I had purchased over the internet a couple weeks back. Apparently they were some top notch running shoes. I didn't really know the difference, but she was really into running 5k’s and the like. We went on a couple dates, and 6 months later, we were engaged.
About a year into our marriage, she began to bring up the farm. I should have noticed the red flags, but I was naive and in love. The two should be counted as synonyms.
I had taken her to Illinois to see the house I grew up in shortly after we were wed. At the time, she didn’t have much to say. I mentioned how I was loaning out the acreage to some local farmers to cover its cost-basis until I decided what to do with it. She said that was a good idea. But she must have gotten a whiff of how much those acres were worth, because she started nudging me to sell, always couching it in terms of what we could do with “all that money.”
I was never the type to lust after possessions. To me, things come with an invisible weight attached. Like I said earlier, I take care of what’s mine. So whenever I did make an important purchase, it took a while for the added stress of owning another thing to roll off my shoulder. I guess I just figured Karen was the same way. I guess we all think everyone else is like us, until we’re proven wrong. And boy was I.
I got a decent bid from an out-of-stater and decided to pull the trigger. I won’t share the figure here, but let’s just say it was a comfortable retirement. The first thing I did after accessing the money was immediately deposit 20% of the net principle into a checking account in Jimmy’s name. He was still struggling to find his way, trying to become some kind of fiction writer, so I thought the money might help keep him afloat while he worked all that out.
As it turned out, that was the best decision I ever made, because a week later Karen divorced me and took half of my net worth in alimony (more than half when accounting for court fees and taxes.)
We never had any kids together, and I’m grateful for that. Not just because Karen turned out to be a gold digging bitch, but because kids were never really my forte. Just didn’t make sense to me, even when I was one myself. So standing here, now, in front of these teenage girls, I’m reminded again of the kids I never had, and the woman who took most of what I did have. And it pissed me off.
“Hey,” I snapped, raising my hand and offering a slow, “earth to human” wave. “What is this? Am I at a restaurant or the local rub-and-tug? I don’t have all day…”
One of the girls—the middle one—turned, her arms crossed, and with a face full of disgust, spat out, “What?”
“I said—”
“I know what you said,” she cut me off, lifting her hand in a halting motion.“Have you ever heard of sexual harassment, old man?” She waited a moment to see how I would respond. When it became apparent I wasn’t going to, she relented, and with a groan, she asked, “What do you want?”
The past thirty years back, I thought, but only said, “Kelsie P’s Doordash order. Think you can manage that?”
The host, Maybell, (who’s naming these kids nowadays?) rolled her eyes, then shot a tortured glance at her friends who regarded her with sympathy. “Be right back,” she said and strutted off toward the kitchen. The other two eyed me, afraid I might strike up a friendly conversation with them next, but I had no such plans. I backed up near the door and leaned against the wall.
My attention was split then between surveying the surroundings and thinking about my past. Often this was the case. I inhabited some space between yesterday and today—with the present often acting as a stage for old actors. For example, the rustic dining room, outfitted with its Western-styled tapestries and moose heads and a taxidermied bear standing on a platform, brought to mind good times on the ranch. The stretch of years when the whole family ate supper together. When the harvests were good and mom and dad would kiss before heading into town. These memories brought me as close to smiling as I could manage.
But then I looked over and saw the few bachelors lingering by the bar, and I was reminded all over again of the things I had tried to bury at the bottom of countless bottles. Things which, for better or worse, had come to define my perspective on life. The war. Dad’s death, then mom’s. Karen. My own insufficiencies. It all came bubbling up like an uncorked bottle of champagne, filling my empty cup with poison.
And I recognize it, too. I understand how some of my thoughts and actions may come off as cynical and uncouth. I agree it’s not pretty. A part of me changed after the war. Like some wires crossed in my brain and I no longer felt things the right way. Then when my parents died, I wasn’t able to mourn them properly. Karen was really the final nail in the coffin. I stopped caring so much about the way people felt. I became cold and mechanical. I could feel my own bout of depression coming on, and it reached an apotheosis right around the time I started Dashing. Then something happened. I didn’t change. As much as I’d like to change, I’m convinced that ship has sailed for good. But I was able to carve out a new purpose in my life. And it’s that purpose that helped me shrug off the decades of rot which was festering like an invisible, gangrenous tail slithering behind me wherever I went.
I was pulled from my machinations by Maybell returning with a brown bag. It contained the Lazy Dog logo and was stapled shut to prevent hungry Dashers from sneaking a few fries. She held it out as if she was offering me a dead squirrel.
“Are you sure you’re old enough to be serving alcohol?” I asked whimsically.
She groaned. “Just take it. Please.”
I smiled and tipped her a nod before extracting the bag of goodies from her hand. “You have a good night now,” I patronized.
She turned around without saying another word.
It was misting when I got back to the Taurus. Great, that’ll help the rust situation, I thought. I hopped in, tossed the doggie bag in the passenger seat, and turned the ignition key. Bessie came roaring to life, her sound augmented by the performance exhaust I had installed at the turn of the year. It was April now, still Winter for all intents and purposes, but it hadn’t snowed in over a week which meant the roads were easy-driving. I flipped the radio on and listened to the barely audible talk-radio host mumble about the petro dollar and exchange rates as I pulled out of the sparsely populated lot. After a few minutes on the highway, the storefront lights faded into a dreary blur in my rearview mirror.
I turned off at an exit and entered into the village backroads. The wide highway condensed into two pencil-thin lanes, boxed in by endless stretches of tall trees which hung over the road in severe ellipses like rows of giants bending down to examine a strange bug. A chill worked up my spine, which I thought was strange because I was pretty sure electrical impulses were supposed to originate in the brain. Or maybe it was the heart. Either way, I was certain it wasn’t the middle of the lower back. I flashed my brights, searching for deer, but there was nothing. Just me, Bess, the trees, and a little bit of rain.
My phone, a Galaxy-something-or-other, lit up and started buzzing. The screen read: Julie. I canned the radio and answered.
Me: Hey, Jules. On the road now. ETA 5 minutes.
Julie: You hear about Kevin?
I was quiet for a moment, processing her sudden question. Then I remembered.
Me: (Somber) Yeah, I heard.
Silence.
Me: Jules? You there?
Julie: Just be careful, alright? Get home safe. I worry about you sometimes.
Me: Nothing to worry about, darlin’. I’ll give you a call when I get back.
Julie: Alright.
I hung up.
Julie, or Jules as I call her, is a kind of co-worker of mine. And a very anxious one at that. We had met under precarious circumstances a few years ago and decided to team up ever since. And, no, before you ask, we aren’t romantically involved. I made it clear from the start that our relationship is 100% business. She agreed. I just call her things like “darling” to mess with her. Lighten the mood a bit. And believe me, we can use all the mood-lightening we can get.
I checked the Dasher app and saw the house was less than a mile away. I slowed down to around 15 mph and reached into the back seat, returning with a 10 lb bag of Gold Metal all-purpose flour. I parked along the road bank and flicked my hazards on. Then I took up the Lazy Dog bag and grimaced. Staples. It had to be staples. I reached into the glove compartment and took out a staple remover, a stapler, a small enclosed vial, and a pocket knife. After opening the Lazy Dog bag, I removed its contents, setting the food on the passenger-side floor mat, then I slashed a hole in the top of the flour bag and poured the white powder in. When the flour was fully added, I planted the vial in the center, then stapled the bag shut and put everything away.
I stepped out of the car and dusted off my trench coat, coughing a few times into my elbow. I had done this procedure over three dozen times now, but I was never able to pour the flour without making a mess. When I was sufficiently cleaned off, I reached under Bess’s console and tapped a square out from the box of Camels I had stashed there. I lit the cigarette and smoked for a few minutes, feeling the occasional drop of rain patter down from the canopy of freshly-budded tree leaves above me.
I never really cared for forests. To me, treelines were like nature’s curtains, hiding its bare beauty on the other side. That beauty was an open field, a valley, a mountain. Any kind of concrete structure not bastardized by nature’s spurious outgrowths. If I had a choice, I would move out and work in Utah or Colorado or Arizona. But I didn’t have a choice. This was my home, and I had to defend it.
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2023.02.03 01:21 Weathers_Writing I’m a Doordash driver in a rich neighborhood. My latest delivery didn’t go as planned. PART 1

Okay, so I’m going to try this here.
I’ve tried posting this on other boards but it gets taken down immediately. Apparently no one wants to believe my accounts, and that’s okay. I’ve accepted that at this point the only way to convey my experience to the general public is within the comfortable frame of fiction. And it’s for this reason that I had my fiction-writing brother, Jimmy, proofread this log before posting.
So here goes…
My name is Carl Rogers (yes, like the psychologist.) I live in a small town in Northern Illinois which I won’t name here for reasons that will become apparent later. I have been a Doordash driver for a little over four years, meaning I know the ins and outs of the business—if you want to call it a business.
The truth is, Dashing is a lot like corporate news writing, another industry which, unfortunately, I have experience in. Both professions require lots of self-management, quick turnover, and a loose skirting of the law in order to get ahead. Of course, if you get caught breaking the law, you’re on your own.
In all my years of Dashing, only twice have I had run-ins with the police. The first was a speeding ticket. The second, well . . .
I’m getting off track.
I want to focus on my latest Dash, because I think everything will become a little clearer after you hear this “story.” I use quotes to remind you that this is my real life experience. Even so, I will refer to it as a story—no quotes—if it makes it easier for you to swallow.
***
The time on the dashboard read 10:44 PM. I rolled into the parking lot of Lazy Dog, a contemporary American eatery with a proclivity for staying true to its namesake. I would normally skip over a restaurant which was routinely 15 to 20 minutes late on their orders, but that wasn’t an option. Kelsie P. was shelling out $38 for a chicken pot pie, a side of crispy deviled eggs, and a 6-pack of the joint’s house-brewed pale ale. For 9 miles, this was an extremely generous sum. Of course, the neighborhood I was delivering to was known for its generosity, which was no surprise considering its average household income was an order of magnitude greater than the U.S. average.
But I digress.
I parked my 2007 Honda Taurus in the pick-up-and-go spot and stepped out, hearing the subtle creak of its door hinges, then the loud slam of its quick latch. The car’s beige paint was beginning to rust along the bottom trim. I surveyed this with contempt as I fingered through a ring of keys with the ease and focus of a man selecting a carton of eggs at the supermarket.
After I locked up and started toward the entrance, I considered my vehicle. Bessie—I had named the car after an old horse of mine—was old, but reliable. I had treated her right. Routine oil and filter, fuel injections, coolant, difs, exhaust—the works. It’s my belief that of the very few things we hold stewardship over in this life, we should aim to preserve those things and improve on their qualities. In other words, leave it better than you found it. Or at least don’t screw it up. Life’s enough of a shit heap without us adding our own personal shovelful.
It was in such a state of philosophizing that I walked through Lazy Dog’s absurdly large entrance door by pulling a huge dog-bone handle, feeling a release of pressure consistent with the opening of a space-shuttle’s vacuum-sealed hatch. I scowled without realizing, then continued through an empty anteroom and into the dining room where three college-aged girls were giggling behind the host counter. I approached, expecting one of them to turn and address me, but after thirty seconds, it became apparent they lacked any peripheral vision.
“Uh-hm,” I mumbled, clearing my throat. But still no response.
Now, I consider myself to be a generally calm and reasonable man. At the ripe age of 53, I have seen my share of troubles. I served two military tours: the first in the Persian Gulf, the second in Afghanistan. And on top of all the death and despair I witnessed there, I was also around to watch both of my parents pass, and neither in a good way. My dad ran the family farm down South, and one day he got on the wrong side of a harvester. Tore him up pretty good. He lasted a whole 48 hours before succumbing to internal bleeding. That’s when my mom’s insides also started to bleed. She was depressed, I knew that, and she blamed me for leaving. That’s why it wasn’t a shock when I found her hung up in the barn a few months later.
My three brothers and two sisters attended the funeral. It was the first time in a decade we were all in the same place. By the time of mom’s suicide, everyone except Jimmy and I had already flown the coop, found spouses, and acquired well paying jobs. As a result, the conversation over inheritance was short. As the oldest, I was willed the farm’s title, and outside of the land, there wasn’t much of value to dicker over. Tom mentioned selling the farm and sharing the payday, but at the time I wasn’t ready to do that. So I gave what little mom had saved in the bank to Jimmy and went on my way.
A couple years later, I met Karen. I was working at a reputable news company based out of New York at the time. We met at a Starbucks early one morning after I finished working out at a nearby gym. She complimented my shoes which I had purchased over the internet a couple weeks back. Apparently they were some top notch running shoes. I didn't really know the difference, but she was really into running 5k’s and the like. We went on a couple dates, and 6 months later, we were engaged.
About a year into our marriage, she began to bring up the farm. I should have noticed the red flags, but I was naïve and in love. The two should be counted as synonyms.
I had taken her to Illinois to see the house I grew up in shortly after we were wed. At the time, she didn’t have much to say. I mentioned how I was loaning out the acreage to some local farmers to cover its cost-basis until I decided what to do with it. She said that was a good idea. But she must have gotten a whiff of how much those acres were worth, because she started nudging me to sell, always couching it in terms of what we could do with “all that money.”
I was never the type to lust after possessions. To me, things come with an invisible weight attached. Like I said earlier, I take care of what’s mine. So whenever I did make an important purchase, it took a while for the added stress of owning another thing to roll off my shoulder. I guess I just figured Karen was the same way. I guess we all think everyone else is like us, until we’re proven wrong. And boy was I.
I got a decent bid from an out-of-stater and decided to pull the trigger. I won’t share the figure here, but let’s just say it was a comfortable retirement. The first thing I did after accessing the money was immediately deposit 20% of the net principle into a checking account in Jimmy’s name. He was still struggling to find his way, trying to become some kind of fiction writer, so I thought the money might help keep him afloat while he worked all that out.
As it turned out, that was the best decision I ever made, because a week later Karen divorced me and took half of my net worth in alimony (more than half when accounting for court fees and taxes.)
We never had any kids together, and I’m grateful for that. Not just because Karen turned out to be a gold digging bitch, but because kids were never really my forte. Just didn’t make sense to me, even when I was one myself. So standing here, now, in front of these teenage girls, I’m reminded again of the kids I never had, and the woman who took most of what I did have. And it pissed me off.
“Hey,” I snapped, raising my hand and offering a slow, “earth to human” wave. “What is this? Am I at a restaurant or the local rub-and-tug? I don’t have all day…”
One of the girls—the middle one—turned, her arms crossed, and with a face full of disgust, spat out, “What?”
“I said—”
“I know what you said,” she cut me off, lifting her hand in a halting motion. “Have you ever heard of sexual harassment, old man?” She waited a moment to see how I would respond. When it became apparent I wasn’t going to, she relented, and with a groan, she asked, “What do you want?”
The past thirty years back, I thought, but only said, “Kelsie P’s Doordash order. Think you can manage that?”
The host, Maybell, (who’s naming these kids nowadays?) rolled her eyes, then shot a tortured glance at her friends who regarded her with sympathy. “Be right back,” she said and strutted off toward the kitchen. The other two eyed me, afraid I might strike up a friendly conversation with them next, but I had no such plans. I backed up near the door and leaned against the wall.
My attention was split then between surveying the surroundings and thinking about my past. Often this was the case. I inhabited some space between yesterday and today—with the present often acting as a stage for old actors. For example, the rustic dining room, outfitted with its Western-styled tapestries and moose heads and a taxidermied bear standing on a platform, brought to mind good times on the ranch. The stretch of years when the whole family ate supper together. When the harvests were good and mom and dad would kiss before heading into town. These memories brought me as close to smiling as I could manage.
But then I looked over and saw the few bachelors lingering by the bar, and I was reminded all over again of the things I had tried to bury at the bottom of countless bottles. Things which, for better or worse, had come to define my perspective on life. The war. Dad’s death, then mom’s. Karen. My own insufficiencies. It all came bubbling up like an uncorked bottle of champagne, filling my empty cup with poison.
And I recognize it, too. I understand how some of my thoughts and actions may come off as cynical and uncouth. I agree it’s not pretty. A part of me changed after the war. Like some wires crossed in my brain and I no longer felt things the right way. Then when my parents died, I wasn’t able to mourn them properly. Karen was really the final nail in the coffin. I stopped caring so much about the way people felt. I became cold and mechanical. I could feel my own bout of depression coming on, and it reached an apotheosis right around the time I started Dashing. Then something happened. I didn’t change. As much as I’d like to change, I’m convinced that ship has sailed for good. But I was able to carve out a new purpose in my life. And it’s that purpose that helped me shrug off the decades of rot which was festering like an invisible, gangrenous tail slithering behind me wherever I went.
I was pulled from my machinations by Maybell returning with a brown bag. It contained the Lazy Dog logo and was stapled shut to prevent hungry Dashers from sneaking a few fries. She held it out as if she was offering me a dead squirrel.
“Are you sure you’re old enough to be serving alcohol?” I asked whimsically.
She groaned. “Just take it. Please.”
I smiled and tipped her a nod before extracting the bag of goodies from her hand. “You have a good night now,” I patronized.
She turned around without saying another word.
It was misting when I got back to the Taurus. Great, that’ll help the rust situation, I thought. I hopped in, tossed the doggie bag in the passenger seat, and turned the ignition key. Bessie came roaring to life, her sound augmented by the performance exhaust I had installed at the turn of the year. It was April now, still Winter for all intents and purposes, but it hadn’t snowed in over a week which meant the roads were easy-driving. I flipped the radio on and listened to the barely audible talk-radio host mumble about the petro dollar and exchange rates as I pulled out of the sparsely populated lot. After a few minutes on the highway, the storefront lights faded into a dreary blur in my rearview mirror.
I turned off at an exit and entered into the village backroads. The wide highway condensed into two pencil-thin lanes, boxed in by endless stretches of tall trees which hung over the road in severe ellipses like rows of giants bending down to examine a strange bug. A chill worked up my spine, which I thought was strange because I was pretty sure electrical impulses were supposed to originate in the brain. Or maybe it was the heart. Either way, I was certain it wasn’t the middle of the lower back. I flashed my brights, searching for deer, but there was nothing. Just me, Bess, the trees, and a little bit of rain.
My phone, a Galaxy-something-or-other, lit up and started buzzing. The screen read: Julie. I canned the radio and answered.
Me: Hey, Jules. On the road now. ETA 5 minutes.
Julie: You hear about Kevin?
I was quiet for a moment, processing her sudden question. Then I remembered.
Me: (Somber) Yeah, I heard.
Silence.
Me: Jules? You there?
Julie: Just be careful, alright? Get home safe. I worry about you sometimes.
Me: Nothing to worry about, darlin’. I’ll give you a call when I get back.
Julie: Alright.
I hung up.
Julie, or Jules as I call her, is a kind of co-worker of mine. And a very anxious one at that. We had met under precarious circumstances a few years ago and decided to team up ever since. And, no, before you ask, we aren’t romantically involved. I made it clear from the start that our relationship is 100% business. She agreed. I just call her things like “darling” to mess with her. Lighten the mood a bit. And believe me, we can use all the mood-lightening we can get.
I checked the Dasher app and saw the house was less than a mile away. I slowed down to around 15 mph and reached into the back seat, returning with a 10 lb bag of Gold Metal all-purpose flour. I parked along the road bank and flicked my hazards on. Then I took up the Lazy Dog bag and grimaced. Staples. It had to be staples. I reached into the glove compartment and took out a staple remover, a stapler, a small enclosed vial, and a pocket knife. After opening the Lazy Dog bag, I removed its contents, setting the food on the passenger-side floor mat, then I slashed a hole in the top of the flour bag and poured the white powder in. When the flour was fully added, I planted the vial in the center, then stapled the bag shut and put everything away.
I stepped out of the car and dusted off my trench coat, coughing a few times into my elbow. I had done this procedure over three dozen times now, but I was never able to pour the flour without making a mess. When I was sufficiently cleaned off, I reached under Bess’s console and tapped a square out from the box of Camels I had stashed there. I lit the cigarette and smoked for a few minutes, feeling the occasional drop of rain patter down from the canopy of freshly-budded tree leaves above me.
I never really cared for forests. To me, treelines were like nature’s curtains, hiding its bare beauty on the other side. That beauty was an open field, a valley, a mountain. Any kind of concrete structure not bastardized by nature’s spurious outgrowths. If I had a choice, I would move out and work in Utah or Colorado or Arizona. But I didn’t have a choice. This was my home, and I had to defend it.
( P.S. Because this post was more than 40k characters, I had to split it into 2 parts. See here: X )
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2023.02.02 23:27 John-Land Failed to create wayland socket, exiting error while trying to configure and run Wayland on FreeBSD 13.1-RELEASE

Hello.
I've tried to install and run wayland after having configured my system like has been suggested to do in this nice tutorial :

https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/example-tutorial-pure-wayland-desktop.85930/

Unfortunately for me it didn't work. I hope that you can help me to understand what's wrong. This is the errors I get when I run the script "csh wayfirewayland.csh" :

II 02-02-23 22:18:53.273 - [src/main.cpp:249] Starting wayfire version v0.7.5 II 02-02-23 22:18:53.273 - [libseat] [libseat/libseat.c:77] Seat opened with backend 'seatd' II 02-02-23 22:18:53.273 - [libseat] [libseat/backend/seatd.c:212] Enabling seat II 02-02-23 22:18:53.273 - [backend/session/session.c:109] Successfully loaded libseat session II 02-02-23 22:18:53.275 - [backend/backend.c:220] Found 1 GPUs II 02-02-23 22:18:53.275 - [backend/drm/backend.c:185] Initializing DRM backend for /dev/dri/card0 (i915) II 02-02-23 22:18:53.275 - [backend/drm/drm.c:253] Found 3 DRM CRTCs II 02-02-23 22:18:53.275 - [backend/drm/drm.c:180] Found 9 DRM planes II 02-02-23 22:18:53.278 - [rendeegl.c:201] Supported EGL client extensions: EGL_EXT_platform_base EGL_EXT_device_base EGL_EXT_device_enumeration EGL_EXT_device_query EGL_KHR_client_get_all_proc_addresses EGL_EXT_client_extensions EGL_KHR_debug EGL_KHR_platform_x11 EGL_EXT_platform_x11 EGL_EXT_platform_device EGL_KHR_platform_wayland EGL_EXT_platform_wayland EGL_EXT_platform_xcb EGL_MESA_platform_gbm EGL_KHR_platform_gbm EGL_MESA_platform_surfaceless EE 02-02-23 22:18:53.278 - [EGL] command: eglQueryDevicesEXT, error: EGL_BAD_ALLOC (0x3003), message: "EGL_BAD_ALLOC error: In eglQueryDevicesEXT: Failed to allocate device list. " EE 02-02-23 22:18:53.278 - [EGL] command: eglQueryDevicesEXT, error: EGL_BAD_ALLOC (0x3003), message: "EGL_BAD_ALLOC error: In eglQueryDevicesEXT: Failed to allocate device list. " II 02-02-23 22:18:53.320 - [rendeegl.c:347] Using EGL 1.5 II 02-02-23 22:18:53.320 - [rendeegl.c:348] Supported EGL display extensions: EGL_ANDROID_blob_cache EGL_ANDROID_native_fence_sync EGL_EXT_create_context_robustness EGL_EXT_image_dma_buf_import EGL_EXT_image_dma_buf_import_modifiers EGL_IMG_context_priority EGL_KHR_cl_event2 EGL_KHR_config_attribs EGL_KHR_context_flush_control EGL_KHR_create_context EGL_KHR_create_context_no_error EGL_KHR_fence_sync EGL_KHR_get_all_proc_addresses EGL_KHR_gl_colorspace EGL_KHR_gl_renderbuffer_image EGL_KHR_gl_texture_2D_image EGL_KHR_gl_texture_3D_image EGL_KHR_gl_texture_cubemap_image EGL_KHR_image_base EGL_KHR_no_config_context EGL_KHR_reusable_sync EGL_KHR_surfaceless_context EGL_EXT_pixel_format_float EGL_KHR_wait_sync EGL_MESA_configless_context EGL_MESA_drm_image EGL_MESA_image_dma_buf_export EGL_MESA_query_driver EGL_WL_bind_wayland_display II 02-02-23 22:18:53.320 - [rendeegl.c:350] Supported EGL device extensions: EGL_EXT_device_drm EGL_EXT_device_drm_render_node II 02-02-23 22:18:53.320 - [rendeegl.c:352] EGL vendor: Mesa Project II 02-02-23 22:18:53.322 - [rendegles2/renderer.c:718] Creating GLES2 renderer II 02-02-23 22:18:53.322 - [rendegles2/renderer.c:719] Using OpenGL ES 3.2 Mesa 22.3.4 II 02-02-23 22:18:53.322 - [rendegles2/renderer.c:720] GL vendor: Intel II 02-02-23 22:18:53.322 - [rendegles2/renderer.c:721] GL renderer: Mesa Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) II 02-02-23 22:18:53.322 - [rendegles2/renderer.c:722] Supported GLES2 extensions: GL_EXT_blend_minmax GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1 GL_EXT_texture_compression_rgtc GL_EXT_texture_format_BGRA8888 GL_OES_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_texture GL_OES_depth24 GL_OES_element_index_uint GL_OES_fbo_render_mipmap GL_OES_mapbuffer GL_OES_rgb8_rgba8 GL_OES_standard_derivatives GL_OES_stencil8 GL_OES_texture_3D GL_OES_texture_float GL_OES_texture_float_linear GL_OES_texture_half_float GL_OES_texture_half_float_linear GL_OES_texture_npot GL_OES_vertex_half_float GL_EXT_draw_instanced GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode GL_OES_EGL_image GL_OES_depth_texture GL_AMD_performance_monitor GL_OES_packed_depth_stencil GL_EXT_texture_type_2_10_10_10_REV GL_NV_conditional_render GL_OES_get_program_binary GL_APPLE_texture_max_level GL_EXT_discard_framebuffer GL_EXT_read_format_bgra GL_NV_pack_subimage GL_EXT_frag_depth GL_NV_fbo_color_attachments GL_OES_EGL_image_external GL_OES_EGL_sync GL_OES_vertex_array_object GL_OES_viewport_array GL_ANGLE_pack_reverse_row_order GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt3 GL_ANGLE_texture_compression_dxt5 GL_EXT_occlusion_query_boolean GL_EXT_robustness GL_EXT_texture_rg GL_EXT_unpack_subimage GL_NV_draw_buffers GL_NV_read_buffer GL_NV_read_depth GL_NV_read_depth_stencil GL_NV_read_stencil GL_EXT_draw_buffers GL_EXT_map_buffer_range GL_KHR_debug GL_KHR_robustness GL_KHR_texture_compression_astc_ldr GL_NV_pixel_buffer_object GL_OES_depth_texture_cube_map GL_OES_required_internalformat GL_OES_surfaceless_context GL_EXT_color_buffer_float GL_EXT_debug_label GL_EXT_sRGB_write_control GL_EXT_separate_shader_objects GL_EXT_shader_framebuffer_fetch GL_EXT_shader_group_vote GL_EXT_shader_implicit_conversions GL_EXT_shader_integer_mix GL_EXT_tessellation_point_size GL_EXT_tessellation_shader GL_INTEL_conservative_rasterization GL_INTEL_performance_query GL_ANDROID_extension_pack_es31a GL_EXT_base_instance GL_EXT_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_sub_texture GL_EXT_copy_image GL_EXT_draw_buffers_indexed GL_EXT_draw_elements_base_vertex GL_EXT_gpu_shader5 GL_EXT_polygon_offset_clamp GL_EXT_primitive_bounding_box GL_EXT_render_snorm GL_EXT_shader_io_blocks GL_EXT_texture_border_clamp GL_EXT_texture_buffer GL_EXT_texture_cube_map_array GL_EXT_texture_norm16 GL_EXT_texture_view GL_KHR_blend_equation_advanced GL_KHR_blend_equation_advanced_coherent GL_KHR_context_flush_control GL_KHR_robust_buffer_access_behavior GL_NV_image_formats GL_NV_shader_noperspective_interpolation GL_OES_copy_image GL_OES_draw_buffers_indexed GL_OES_draw_elements_base_vertex GL_OES_gpu_shader5 GL_OES_primitive_bounding_box GL_OES_sample_shading GL_OES_sample_variables GL_OES_shader_io_blocks GL_OES_shader_multisample_interpolation GL_OES_tessellation_point_size GL_OES_tessellation_shader GL_OES_texture_border_clamp GL_OES_texture_buffer GL_OES_texture_cube_map_array GL_OES_texture_stencil8 GL_OES_texture_storage_multisample_2d_array GL_OES_texture_view GL_EXT_blend_func_extended GL_EXT_buffer_storage GL_EXT_float_blend GL_EXT_geometry_point_size GL_EXT_geometry_shader GL_EXT_shader_samples_identical GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_R8 GL_KHR_no_error GL_KHR_texture_compression_astc_sliced_3d GL_NV_fragment_shader_interlock GL_OES_EGL_image_external_essl3 GL_OES_geometry_point_size GL_OES_geometry_shader GL_OES_shader_image_atomic GL_EXT_clear_texture GL_EXT_clip_cull_distance GL_EXT_disjoint_timer_query GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc_srgb GL_MESA_shader_integer_functions GL_EXT_clip_control GL_EXT_color_buffer_half_float GL_EXT_memory_object GL_EXT_memory_object_fd GL_EXT_semaphore GL_EXT_semaphore_fd GL_EXT_texture_compression_bptc GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge GL_KHR_parallel_shader_compile GL_EXT_EGL_image_storage GL_EXT_shader_framebuffer_fetch_non_coherent GL_EXT_texture_shadow_lod GL_INTEL_blackhole_render GL_MESA_framebuffer_flip_y GL_NV_compute_shader_derivatives GL_EXT_demote_to_helper_invocation GL_EXT_depth_clamp GL_EXT_texture_query_lod GL_MESA_bgra II 02-02-23 22:18:53.329 - [src/default-config-backend.cpp:97] Using config file: /home/marietto/.config/wayfire/wayfire.ini II 02-02-23 22:18:53.329 - [src/file.cpp:576] Reading XML configuration options from directory /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata II 02-02-23 22:18:53.329 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/grid.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.329 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/crosshair.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.329 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/wm-actions.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.329 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/fast-switcher.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.329 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/water.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/simple-tile.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/vswipe.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/expo.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/input.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/oswitch.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/follow-focus.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/extra-gestures.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/windecor.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/join-views.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/autorotate-iio.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/switcher.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/window-zoom.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/alpha.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/core.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.330 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/animate.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/background-view.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/cube.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/window-rules.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/idle.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/dbus_interface.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/output.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/showrepaint.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/mag.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/resize.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/workspace-names.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/move.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/vswitch.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/autostart.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/force-fullscreen.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/preserve-output.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/annotate.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/zoom.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/workarounds.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/place.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.331 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/bench.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/command.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/scale.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/blur.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/wobbly.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/wrot.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/decoration.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/fisheye.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/input-device.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/scale-title-filter.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/invert.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.332 - [src/file.cpp:589] Reading XML configuration options from file /uslocal/share/wayfire/metadata/keycolor.xml II 02-02-23 22:18:53.334 - [backend/headless/backend.c:68] Creating headless backend II 02-02-23 22:18:53.334 - [backend/headless/backend.c:16] Starting headless backend II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-1.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-2.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-3.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-4.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-5.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-6.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-7.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-8.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-9.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-10.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-11.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-12.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-13.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-14.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-15.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-16.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-17.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-18.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-19.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-20.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-21.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-22.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-23.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-24.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-25.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-26.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-27.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-28.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-29.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-30.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-31.lock check permissions II 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [wayland] unable to open lockfile /varun/use1001/wayland-32.lock check permissions EE 02-02-23 22:18:53.335 - [src/main.cpp:305] Failed to create wayland socket, exiting. 

what you suggest me to do to fix it ? thanks.
submitted by John-Land to freebsd [link] [comments]


2023.02.02 07:42 Dangerous_South4758 Any advice for this pattern? Urethane or Reactive?

Any advice for this pattern? Urethane or Reactive? submitted by Dangerous_South4758 to Bowling [link] [comments]


2023.02.02 05:51 assessment_bot [2 None] [July 15 2017] COSTRUZIONI AERONAUTICHE TECNA P92 Eaglet, Stevensville/ MD USA

NTSB Preliminary Narrative

On July 15, 2017, about 1615 eastern daylight time, a Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam P92 airplane, N561TU, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Stevensville, Maryland. The two private pilots were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The airplane had recently been purchased by the owner and placed on a lease-back operation with the operator. Two days before the accident, the owner, along with the pilot who was in the right seat during the accident flight, took delivery of the airplane in Apopka, Florida, and flew it to Bay Bridge Airport (W29), Stevensville, Maryland.
On the day of the accident, the airplane was fueled to about 16 gallons (8 gallons per side) for a roundtrip flight to Shoestring Aviation Airfield (OP2), Stewartstown, Pennsylvania.
Before departing on the return flight, the left seat pilot checked the oil, coolant, and fuel. The oil and coolant levels were normal, and the airplane contained about 12 gallons of fuel. Upon arrival in the area of W29, the pilots obtained the current conditions from the automated weather observation and entered the traffic pattern for runway 29 on the crosswind leg. They observed no other traffic in the pattern at the time, and due to noise-abatement rules, they conducted the runway 29 downwind leg about 2 miles south of the airport.
The left seat pilot, who was flying the airplane, reduced engine power and began to configure the airplane for landing abeam "the 29 numbers." Several seconds after the power reduction, the engine abruptly started to run rough. At this time, the right seat pilot took the controls. Both pilots scanned the engine indications but did not observe any anomalous readings. The right seat pilot turned onto the base leg of the traffic pattern, but did not turn directly toward the runway out of concern for arriving too high at the threshold and a flightpath that would have resulted in overflight of a densely-populated townhouse community. The pilots increased the flaps setting to correct for the high glidepath, and about 20 seconds later, the engine abruptly stopped.
The right seat pilot turned directly toward the runway threshold, and both pilots determined that the airplane would not reach the runway. After considering their forced landing options, the right seat pilot turned the airplane toward a cleared but rough area of open ground about 45° left of their flightpath. The airplane "firmly" glanced off the top of an earthen berm and settled onto the rough ground beyond it. During the landing roll, about 150 ft from the touchdown point, the airplane struck a second berm, the right main landing gear and nose gear separated from their mounting points, and the airplane came to rest about 20 to 30 ft beyond the second berm. The pilots shut off both fuel valves and the master switch and then egressed. The airplane was equipped with a Garmin G3X electronic flight instrument system (EFIS), which provided full primary flight display attitude and directional guidance along with electronic engine information. Review of data downloaded from the G3X indicated that fuel pressure, cylinder head temperature, and oil temperature all remained relatively steady until the loss of power occurred. On September 9, 2017 and April 12, 2018, the airplane and engine were examined by the NTSB.
The airframe was substantially damaged. During the impact sequence, the nose landing gear separated from its mounting location, the right main landing gear bent back and toward the left main landing gear, and the left main landing gear was damaged. One blade of the two-bladed propeller was broken off, the engine had been pushed back toward the firewall, the engine mounts were bent, the firewall was buckled, and the fuselage and wings displayed multiple areas of crush and compression damage.
External examination of the engine revealed that the air filter was clean and the exhaust system was damaged, but no anomalies were noted. The cooling system was intact. The oil line between the oil cooler and oil thermostat was kinked during the impact sequence, and the Nos. 2/4 (left side) carburetor had been displaced from its intake socket. The propeller gearbox rotated smoothly with no binding noted.
The sparkplug electrodes appeared normal and the spark plug gaps were all 0.19 inches. Both the Nos. 2/4 (left side) and Nos. 1/3 (right side) carburetor float bowls contained automotive gasoline. No anomalies were noted with the carburetors. Both the mechanical and electric fuel pump were functional.
No oil was found in the oil line between the oil thermostat and oil pump. The oil pump drive pin displayed excessive wear in relation to the operating hours of the engine. The oil cooler appeared to be undamaged. The magnetic plug was covered in metallic particles. The oil filter was clean.
Cylinder No. 1 displayed substantial damage and evidence of bluing was present. The exhaust valve spring retainer was fractured in half, and one half of the cotter was fractured. A small ridge could be felt on the exhaust valve spring retainer, and galling (a rough surface) was visible on the exhaust valve bore in the cylinder head. The hydraulic lifter (tappet) for the exhaust valve displayed a small indentation on the edge of the lifter, and when the hydraulic lifters were manually depressed, the lifter for the exhaust valve was easier to depress than the lifter for the intake valve. The pushrod for the exhaust valve was straight, but displayed a ridge on the rocker arm side of the pushrod, and the rocker arm displayed impact damage on the valve connection face. The exhaust valve was found in the combustion chamber. It was chipped, and bent, and deformed into an “S” shape. A hole was visible in the piston. No unusual marks were seen on the intake valve rocker arm, valve keeper retainer, valve or valve stem, or valve keepers. Cylinder Nos. 2, 3, and 4 did not display any anomalies. The crankshaft was twisted and would not rotate within the crankcase; the camshaft displayed no visible anomalies. The internal configurations of the oil system thermostat and associated oil system hoses were documented using radiographic images, and there were no indications of blockages, broken components, or hose breaches.
On November 13, 2018 in the presence of the Austrian Federal Safety Investigation Authority (BMK), the No. 1 cylinder head assembly, cylinder, oil pump assembly, oil tank assembly, and oil cooler were examined at Rotax Aircraft Engines in Gunskirchen, Austria.
Examination of the fractured surface on the valve spring retainer by electron microscope revealed the presence of fatigue with pronounced vibration stripes. The heat treatment, however, corresponded to the target specifications, as did the statistical process control value.
Examination of the cylinder head revealed that the shim from the intake valve and exhaust valve showed unusual wear on the spring contact surface, indicative of increased spring movement. A hardness test of the shim indicated that it corresponded to the drawing specifications. No deviation from the drawing specifications was discovered. Examination of both hydraulic valve tappets revealed that the oil control plates showed noticeable wear. Examination of the oil pump showed no indication of malfunction. The housing, suction inner and outer rotor showed no abnormalities. Examination of the oil tank showed no abnormalities. No indication of a malfunction was visible. Examination of the oil cooler did not reveal any abnormalities and a leak check revealed no indication of a leak or visible malfunction.
A small amount of oil from the hydraulic tappets was captured and sent to an independent laboratory for analysis.
According to the analysis report:
The lead content in this sample is an indication of the usage of leaded fuel. Nickel is significantly elevated. Could come from manganese-containing alloys, as they occur in high-alloy hardened steels, e.g. for camshafts, valves, or valve shafts. Because of the very low sample volume, we could not undertake all requested tests. The determined additive elements fit well to the requested type of oil. However, molybdenum and barium are unusual for this. Silicon is increased which is mostly an indicator for dust. Sometimes it can also be the result of non-abrasive silicone-containing materials such as assembly aids, silicone-based greases or flexible seals. Additional Valve Spring Retainer Fractures In 2019 and 2020, another four valve spring retainer fractures occurred in the United States involving the following aircraft: N1PJ, N204BF (NTSB Case No. WPR20LA012), N117BF, and N562TU (NTSB Case No. ERA20LA341). Examinations of the damaged engines revealed: o S/N 4421750 (N1PJ), intake valve failure, broken valve spring retainer cylinder No. 2 o S/N 9569290 (N204BF), intake valve failure, broken valve spring retainer, cylinder No. 2 o S/N 9569271 (N117BF), intake valve failure, broken valve spring retainer, cylinder No. 2 o S/N 9569181 (N562TU), exhaust valve failure, broken valve spring retainer, cylinder No. 1 All the engines had differing hours of operation; however, all experienced a valve spring retainer failure during engine operation. At the request of the NTSB, numerous components from the four engines were shipped by Rotech Flight Safety to the Austrian Federal Safety Investigations Authority (BMK) for examination and testing at the engine manufacturer’s factory in Gunskirchen, Austria. Extensive metallurgical examination of the intake and exhaust valves, valve spring retainers, valve springs, valve tappets, pushrod assemblies, pistons, cylinder heads, valve cotters, and camshafts was conducted. The results of the examinations were similar to those from the examination of the engine components from this accident. All the parts met their specifications, and the fractured surfaces on the exhaust valve spring retainers revealed the presence of fatigue with pronounced vibration stripes. Review of Published Guidance Review of Rotax 900 series operators’ manuals indicated that the dry sump lubrication system would provide sufficient lubrication up to a maximum bank angle of 40°. The engines were also limited to a maximum of 5 seconds of operation at -0.5 G. A limited review revealed that about 463 aircraft models used Rotax 900 series engines. These included plans-built aircraft, kit aircraft, and certificated manufactured aircraft. Review of published guidance materials from some of these manufacturers revealed that the Rotax engine bank angle G limitations were not published in the flight manuals or pilot’s operating handbooks, and in many cases, the maximum published bank angle limitation for the aircraft was 60°, which exceeded the Rotax published limitation. Rotax 912 Heavy Maintenance Manual 72-00-00, Edition 1, Revision 4, page 69, stated that wear of “the valve spring support [shim] can indicate a malfunction of the valve train as a result of badly or insufficiently vented hydraulic valve tappets.” Review of Rotax Service Instruction SI-916 i B-003 / SI-915 i-003R1 / SI-912 i-004R2 / SI-912-018R3 / SI-914-020R3, issued on November 4, 2020, revealed that it provided instructions on purging of lubrication systems for Rotax 900 series engines. The reason listed for the service instructions was: Rotax was informed of a limited number of engine failures in the field resulting from a lack of proper oil purging after the engine had been first installed and /or the engine had been re-worked. This Service Instruction should help to make sure that the engines do not suffer such engine failure in the field. As air can be trapped in the valve tappets and cause valve train failure it is very important to complete these instructions in their entirety. The compliance section of the service instructions stated, in part: These inspections have to be performed -before first engine run, -after re-installation (e.g. after overhaul), -after lubrication system opened and drained during maintenance work (e.g. removal of oil pump, oil cooler or suction line).
NOTE: Not affected are the removal and replacement of components that do not drain the oil pressure galleries.
WARNING: Non-compliance with these instructions could result in engine damages, personal injuries or death. Review of Rotax Service Bulletin SB-912 i-008 R1 / SB-912-070 R1 / SB-914-052 R1, issued on October 12, 2017, revealed that in section 3.1.3, the second step of the procedure instructed the person performing the work to “turn crankshaft so that the respective piston is exactly on ignition top dead center,” but the direction of rotation of the crankshaft was not defined or specified. Rotax Service Instruction SI-04-1997 R3, issued on September 2002, (cancelled and superseded by SI-912-018 / SI-914-020, issued on January 23, 2017), stated that the following as the reason it was published: ROTAX was informed of a limited number of engine failures in the field resulting to a lack of proper oil venting after the engine had been first installed, after the engine had been reworked and/or have had the prop spun in reverse direction allowing air to be ingested into the valve train. This Service Instruction should help to make sure that the engines do not suffer such engine failures in the field. The compliance section of SI-04-1997-R3 stated: These inspections have to be performed - before first engine run, - after re-installation (e.g., after overhaul), - after lubrication system opened or drained during maintenance work (e.g., removal of oil pump, oil cooler or suction line) or - after unintentional turning of engine in the wrong direction of rotation. The Rotax 912 Operators Manual, Edition 4 /Rev. 0, Page 3-5, November 01/2016, stated: NOTE Propeller shouldn't be turned excessively reverse the normal direction of engine rotation. Remove bayonet cap, turn the propeller slowly by hand in direction of engine rotation several times to pump oil from the engine into the oil tank. The Rotax 912 Operators Manual did not refer to a purging of the oil system as was described in Service Instruction SI-916 i B-003/ SI-915 i-003R1/ SI-912 i-004R2/ SI-912-018R3/ SI-914- 020R3. In summary, review of the published guidance documents indicated that air could possibly enter the oil system in the following ways and lead to valve train failure: 1. By exceeding the maximum bank angle of 40° 2. By poorly or insufficiently vented hydraulic valve tappets 3. By lack of proper oil system purging 4. By spinning the propeller in the reverse direction from normal rotation 5. By opening portions of the oil system during maintenance or servicing. Engine Test Run As a result of the review of published guidance, during the examinations that occurred at BRP Rotax, a Rotax 914 engine was test run to determine how long it would take for intentionally trapped air to vent from the hydraulic valve tappets. During this test run, it took about 6.5 minutes at 2,538 rpm for the trapped air to vent and all hydraulic tappets to work as designed.

NTSB Final Narrative

This report was modified on December 4, 2022. Please see the public docket for this accident to view the original report. While in the airport traffic pattern for landing at the conclusion of a cross-country flight, the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power, and the pilot performed a forced landing during which the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane had recently been purchased and the Rotax 912 ULS engine had 13.2 hours total operating time. Review of onboard data indicated that the fuel pressure, cylinder head temperature, and oil temperature remained relatively steady until the loss of power occurred, which indicated that the engine failure likely did not involve the fuel system, cooling system, or lubrication system. Examination of the engine revealed that there was no oil in the oil line between the oil thermostat and oil pump. The oil pump drive pin also displayed excessive wear in relation to the operating hours of the engine, and the magnetic plug was covered in metallic particles, although the oil filter was clean. Further examination of the engine revealed that the No. 1 cylinder was substantially damaged, and evidence of bluing was present. The cylinder’s exhaust valve spring retainer was fractured in half, and one half of the cotter was fractured. A small ridge could be felt on the exhaust valve spring retainer and galling (a rough surface) was visible on the exhaust valve bore in the cylinder head. The hydraulic lifter for the exhaust valve displayed a small indentation on the edge of the lifter, and when the hydraulic lifters were manually depressed, the lifter for the exhaust valve was easier to depress than the lifter for the intake valve. The pushrod for the exhaust valve was straight, but displayed a ridge on the rocker arm side of the pushrod, and the rocker arm displayed impact damage on the valve connection face. The exhaust valve was found in the combustion chamber. It was chipped, and bent, and deformed into an “S” shape. A hole was visible in the piston as the result of the piston face striking the exhaust valve after it dropped into the cylinder.
A small amount of oil captured from the hydraulic tappets indicated that the oil contained significantly elevated levels of nickel, which could have come from manganese-containing alloys, as they occur in high-alloy hardened steels, e.g. for camshafts, valves or valve shafts. Examination of the fractured surface on the exhaust valve spring retainer revealed the presence of fatigue with pronounced vibration stripes when viewed with an electron microscope; however, the heat treatment corresponded to the target specifications, as did the statistical process control value. Between 2 and 3 years after this accident, four more cases of broken valve spring retainers on Rotax 900 engine series occurred in the United States. All the engines had differing hours of operation. Extensive metallurgical examination of the engine components from these four engines revealed that they met their specifications, and the fractured surfaces on the valve spring retainers revealed the presence of fatigue with pronounced vibration stripes, which was the same pattern that was observed on the valve spring retainer from this accident. Review of the engine manufacturer’s published guidance revealed that air could be introduced into the oil lubrication system through several means, including exceedance of the maximum bank angle of 40°, poorly or insufficiently vented hydraulic valve tappets, lack of proper oil system purging, spinning the propeller in the reverse direction from normal rotation, or opening portions of the oil system during maintenance or servicing. Testing of an exemplar engine with air introduced into the lubrication system revealed that with air trapped in the hydraulic tappets, it took about 6.5 minutes of engine operation at 2,538 rpm for air to be purged from the tappets, allowing them to work as designed. This indicated that with air trapped in the hydraulic tappets, the valve train could be overloaded, which could lead to a fatigue crack and breakage of a valve spring retainer; this was likely the reason for the fatigue cracking of the valve spring retainers in this accident and in the other four failures identified.

NTSB Probable Cause Narrative

The fatigue failure of an exhaust valve spring retainer due to air trapped in the lubrication system, which resulted in a total loss of engine power.

Aircraft and OwneOperator Information

Category Data Category Data
Aircraft Make: COSTRUZIONI AERONAUTICHE TECNA Registration: N561TU
Model/Series: P92 Eaglet Aircraft Category: AIR
Amateur Built: N

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Category Data Category Data
Conditions at Accident Site: VMC Condition of Light: DAYL
Observation Facility, Elevation: KW29, 17 ft MSL Observation Time: 2025 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 nautical miles Temperature/Dew Point: 84°F / 68°F
Lowest Cloud Condition: SCAT, 7000 ft AGL Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 / 0 knots, 350°
Lowest Ceiling: 0 ft AGL Visibility: 10 statute miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: STEWARTSTOWN, PA, USA Destination: Stevensville, MD, USA
METAR:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Category Data Category Data
Crew Injuries: 2 None Aircraft Damage: SUBS
Passenger Injuries: Aircraft Fire:
Ground Injuries: Aircraft Explosion:
Total Injuries: 2 None Latitude, Longitude: 385835N, 0761948W
Generated by NTSB Bot Mk. 5
The docket, full report, and other information for this event can be found by searching the NTSB's Query Tool, CAROL (Case Analysis and Reporting Online), with the NTSB Number ERA17LA246
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2023.02.02 05:09 Mx52003 eBay turbo kit or no?

eBay turbo kit or no?
I’ve had my NB for a little over a year now and have kept it stock. I’ve been thinking about putting a turbo kit on it. Is this eBay kit a good idea or should I wait and buy a better one?
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2023.02.01 21:21 No_Pie2144 XPRO Templar X 250cc

Too long, didn’t read (TLDR): Incredible quality for the price. Perfect project bike for the neurotic tinkerer or wrench monkey. And overall, a 10/10 experience from purchase to ride.
This is a combo of my experience so far along with what I’ve taken away from this group.
Ordered 2022 Templar X (6-speed) on Jan 16, and it arrived on Jan 24 (9 days).
Ordering:
$2400 shipped from XPRO site. Maxpro (XPRO) sent paperwork stating offroad "Motorcycle" on the bill of sale (BOS) and manufacturer statement of origin (MSO), despite the shipping box saying "offroad use only". This is important for some states. Received emails from Maxpro on shipping updates and received a phone call from the last-mile carrier to schedule a delivery appointment. Too easy.
Haven’t gotten it registered or insured yet but will update accordingly.
Shipping:
Arrived in near-mint condition. Some very light abrasion on the rear brake lever from transportation. Carrier had a lift gate and hand truck. Delivery took all of 5 minutes. Took a few hours to finish assembly, outside, during a snowstorm.
Assembly:
Required: front wheel, headlight assembly, handlebars, instrument cluster, rear suspension. Came with blue grease, and most everything else was already greased and had markings from some sort of quality check (QC) inspection.
The user manual is nearly irrelevant and outdated. The video is mostly useless.
Still recommend having on hand: blue marine grease, medium thread locker, WD-40 white lithium grease, silicon grease for connections, chain oil, air filter oil, and spoke torque wrench.
Don’t forget to flush the shipping oil.
Recommend using 1.25qts of SAE 30 with ZDDP (Zinc dithiophosphate) for break-in, or any zinc phos additive with conventional oil, then switch to synthetic after 500 miles.
Cut off the plastic on the oil fill plug to ensure it won’t be stripped and fed into the case.
The headlight assembly fits like shit due to the wiring harness being a mess. Don't be surprised if a wire gets melted or stripped from a plug, even after some organizing. On the bright side (lol) all the LED lights seem to be very bright.
The in-line fuse block (under the seat) is very loose and flimsy and came with a busted spare (10a250v glass fuse). Fuse came loose during the initial ride and killed the bike. Recommend upgrading to a normal blade-type fuse box
Don’t forget to be in N and hold the break before ignition. I had to hold the clutch and brake at first (idk why), then just the brake after that. If you flood the carb, wait, or use 100% throttle while starting.
To switch the instrument cluster to MPH from KPH, (while turned off) hold the button on the left of the cluster, turn on the key, and it should change. I had to fiddle around with it for a few minutes to get it to switch. (While on) you can switch between trip and odometer when pressing the button.
Final thoughts:
Not a fan of the fuel line and ignition coil laying on the cylinder head.
The interior lip of the fuel tank has thin plastic chips from the molding begging to fall off. Run your finger around the interior and remove them with a razor and pliers if you can, otherwise, they’ll eventually fall off and could clog your fuel lines. If I was more patient and it wasn’t so cold out, I’d take the whole tank off and rinse it out.
I personally like to torque everything to spec, and that information is nonexistent. Just use a standard bolt size/torque chart to ballpark it, for everything there’s always the German metric of Guttentaht (good and tight), just make sure to smack it and say “now that ain’t goin’ nowhere” after.
The suspension is squishy and slow af. Gotta play around with the settings when it gets warmer, but I like having the option to adjust it.
No kickstart is a huge bummer for me. My old man has a QLink XF200 and the kickstart has saved me a ton up in the mountains since all the electronics on it are garbage and unreliable. Based on the shoddy performance on the X with regard to electronics, my confidence isn’t exactly inspired. Let me know if you’ve found a way to retrofit a kickstart on the Templar X 6-speed engine.
No surprise, but the stock carb is doo-doo. I live at 900’ elevation and it’s 20 degrees out. I must hold the choke at 100% for the initial start, then hold 10% for 20 minutes for the engine to run on its own, then it idles at 1990 rpm, and will bog very easily. I’ve played around with the idle but there’s too much of a gap between cold start and warm idle, so I have to play the choke till it’s warm to keep it on. I’m assuming it’s lean and a 30mm Nibbi with the right pilot/main for my elevation will fix that.
The rear brake lever is neatly tucked beneath the case so I can barely grab it with my big toe, will def need to get that extended.
The plastics are hot garbage. They look okay, but they don’t fit and the bolt patterns don’t line up at all. Of all the issues I had they were the most frustrating. Looking at 2007-2009 RMZ250 plastics and graphics. Idk if it's HDPE or PETE, but I might just fab the OEM plastics to fit better with baking soda, super glue, sanding, priming, and paint just to see if it’s feasible.
Chain tension was a little tight out of the box, but I’m expecting that to loosen a lot after a short ride. Will probably get a 42T rear sprocket with a performance 520/110-link chain later.
The skid plate denies access to the drain plug. It’s extremely soft and better than nothing but mostly serves an aesthetic purpose.
The paint seems like a rattle can bed liner; in that, I can nearly scrape it off with my nail. I’d be wary of rust in the long term and recommend getting a quality powder coat or anodize.
Conclusion:
Finally, the bike feels massive. I’m 5’10” 190 lbs and athletic. I can flat-foot it, but I can’t throw it around like I can the Qlink XF200. I think the extra weight will help stability on highways around tractor-trailers, which are very common where I intend to commute.
I’ll do a follow-up after break-in, or if I hit any issues.
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2023.02.01 21:19 PirateIzzy What to Expect With Neo Tokyo

Hello guys, so I'm here to provide insight on what to expect with the Neo Tokyo event. So far JMS has not rereleased it as permanent for whatever reason, and it's yet to be seen if or when they will.
Keep in mind that some of these details are subject to change.
Neo Tokyo vs Neo City
So the first thing I want to clarify is the difference between Neo Tokyo and Neo City, as I've seen quite a lot of people get confused about the difference between the two. To be clear, the two are NOT the same. The gist of it is that JapanMS created Neo Tokyo around 2007, and split the story into two parts with the second part being released some time in 2008.
Around 2009, KoreaMS would begin a routine of taking various non-KMS areas and turning them into their own theme dungeons. The first areas to receive this treatment were TaiwanMS's Taipei 101 and JapanMS's Neo Tokyo, with Taipei 101 assets repurposed into Kerning Square and Neo Tokyo assets repurposed into Neo City / Tera Forest. KMS would do this several more times in the future, with Thailand's Golden Temple being turned into an event mini dungeon area and later on its own KMS-created theme dungeon, Malaysia's Fantasy Theme Park being reused for Ludibrium's Fantasy Theme World, Ninja Castle being reused for Sakura Castle, and the original Crimsonwood / Phantom Forest being reused for Crimsonheart Castle.
The main difference between Neo Tokyo and Neo City is that Neo City was a lot lower level and had a generic "go to the future and stop the evil robots" storyline. On the other hand, Neo Tokyo was about the three Guardians of Zipangu (Asia, Dunas, and Ashley) and one of them (Dunas) attempting to accelerate Zipangu's destruction so he can be reunited with his lover (Ashley). The story is a lot more in depth but I don't want to summarize it here. Certain story elements were changed in the reworked version, and you can view both the original and reworked stories on the wiki with credits to u/maplehero9 for compiling it.
https://maplestory.fandom.com/wiki/Neo_Tokyo
GMS never received the original Neo Tokyo excluding those who played in EuropeMS at the time, instead receiving Neo City / Tera Forest. At the time, players were understandably pissed since we were the only region to not receive the original Neo Tokyo aside from KMS. To put it another way:
GMS: "KMS, I want Neo Tokyo!" KMS: "We have Neo Tokyo at home" Neo Tokyo at home: Neo City
Needless to say, while it's nice that GMS is finally getting Neo Tokyo after all these years, it's a shame that it's currently only available as an event.
The Event
Similar to Sengoku 3 / Asura War, the event is divided into three story chapters, with each chapter being released a week after the previous. However, it has not been re-released as permanent as of the time I write this post. The third chapter comes with the final boss fight against Aufheben, which I will discuss later. Completing each chapter will grant a list of rewards, and each individual item can only be redeemed once per world on the character of your choice.
Chapter 1:
Chapter 2:
Chapter 3:
Here are the medal appearances for those curious: https://static.nexon.co.jp/maplestory_4th/support/info/220810_event_jekqmd/cnt01_img2.png
Completing Chapter 1 will unlock the coin shop and the meso shop. Your main source of coins will be from fighting Aufheben and completing certain relevant achievements.
The coin shop contains the following items. All of these are tradable within the world except for the Symbols and both types of Nodestones:
Here’s a preview of the Nibelung Mount:
https://static.nexon.co.jp/maplestory_4th/support/info/220810_event_jekqmd/cnt01_img5.png
The meso shop contains the following items. All of these are tradable within the world except for the Equipment boxes: - Armor-Piercing Bullet Coupon: Grants an Untradable Armor-Piercing Bullet which is a Bullet that gives +22 Weapon Attack (150,000,000 mesos, up to 1 per world) - Magic Throwing-Knives Coupon: +30 Weapon Attack Throwing Star (Untradable, 150,000,000 mesos, up to 1 per world) - Energizer Drink: Consumable buff that grants +30 Weapon/Magic Attack and +30 Defense for 30 minutes (Tradable within world only, 2,000,000 mesos, up to 3 per world per day) - Legendary Cryptic Chest: Grants the Frozen Armor and Weapon set based on your class (500,000 mesos, up to 5 per world) - Root Abyss Set Box (Time-Restricted): Grants 90-day Root Abyss equipment based on your class (300,000 mesos, up to 2 per world) - Mega Burninator Coupon (10,000,000 mesos, up to 2 per world)
Side note: there have been rumors that the event rewards a Mu Gong Soul. I don’t know where this rumor originated, but there’s no Mu Gong Soul given out from this event.
Aufheben
As mentioned before, Aufheben is the final boss of Neo Tokyo with 5 phases, and can be fought to obtain additional coins both from fighting Aufheben and from additional achievements. The concept of Aufheben goes into the territory of Hegelian philosophy, which is notorious for being convoluted, but the boss fight implements themes from it with a Thesis curse and an Antithesis curse. Your damage will be massively scaled up to account for Aufheben’s high HP, but she is not an easy boss to fight and is very much anti-solo (think Lucid before they added safe zones to counter the bomb + additional anti-healing that’s nowhere as feasible as Will or Verus Hilla). The main mechanics to deal with throughout the fight are the Thesis curse and the Antithesis curse, which will be applied to you depending on which of Aufheben’s various attacks you are hit by. Aufheben will use certain attacks that can instant-kill, such as a bomb that can be mitigated by standing next to a player with the opposite curse. Again, there are a lot more things to watch out for, but I won’t be able to cover all of it here.
Clearing phase 1 and exiting will grant you 3,000 coins, while clearing phase 5 will grant 6,000 coins. The coins are cumulative and not stacked upon each other, meaning that if you do better in the second run than the first, you will only receive the difference in coins. For example, if you only cleared phase 1 the first run and phase 5 in the second run, you would receive 3,000 for the second run. This coin counter will be reset every week.
There will be additional missions that are a bit out of my scope, but the NPC Asia gives an in-depth explanation of Aufheben’s mechanics in-game. Completing all of these missions will grant an additional 3,900 coins, Dunas-themed cosmetics, an Aufheben Damage Skin, a title, and 3 different Aufheben chairs.
Here’s a preview of the damage skin, title, and chairs:
https://static.nexon.co.jp/maplestory_4th/support/info/220810_event_jekqmd/cnt01_img3.png
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2023.02.01 15:30 5Foot1Crazy Honda Accord or Lexus Es 350 for college student?

I will be starting a 2 year program at a college this upcoming summer and want a most reliable used vehicle that will last me for the 2 consistent years that I am in college that I won’t have to constantly fish out money for towards side stuff needing to be fixed.
I’m interested in a 2012 Honda Accord SE & a 2011 Lexus Es 350. Both are set for $6500 (although the seller of the Lexus is willing to take a best offer.)
The Honda has a rebuilt title & the Lexus has a clean title. The Honda probably has about 118K miles & the Lexus has 153K miles.
Personally, I’m leaning towards the Lexus.. I’m just worried about the price of gas and whether I can let small business mechanics work on it (in case any problem does come up in the future) or would I have to take it to an actual branded dealership (fearful of this because I currently have Hyundai HYBRID that I could only take to Hyundai —which ultimately has cost me big money, don’t judge me it was my first car & I wasn’t thinking when I bought it.)
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2023.01.31 16:52 Rumi2019 Product Empty & Review : Fixderma Salyzap Spray

[Product Picture 🖼 https://imgur.com/a/CTKGFVJ]
F/26 Climate - North India. Hot in summers, goes low to about 10°c in winters. But I mostly stay indoors in AC environment so moot point.
Current Skin Type - Combination, Acneic. Sensitive to some natural & specific ingredients, resilient to most actives.
Price : ₹350 for 50ml ; but you can always find it on discount.
Ingredients List :- Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Propanol-2, Salicylic Acid, Triethanolamine, Capryloyl Glycine, Allantoin, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Ascorbate, Tocopherol and Retinol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Leaf Oil.
It's got 1.5%Salicylic Acid as the active ingredient afaik.
Has hydrating & soothing ingredients like aloe juice, panthenol & allantoin, tocopherol (Vit E) as antioxidant & emollient, hydrogenated castor oil which makes mists moisturizing. Sodium ascorbate helps in brightening skin & Retinol the superstar which exfoliates, smoothens skin & also helps treat acne. TTO - which is a potent anti acne spot treatment on its own as its anti microbial & anti bacterial. Together all these ingredients make for a wonderful cocktail for skin.
It's marketed for the body but I used it on my face as the percentage is not high.
Viscosity - Thin watery with slight oil slick feeling. Biphased micellar water type texture.
Let me preface this by saying I used Salyzap Spray everyday twice a day for 1.5 years, sometimes I even used it thrice a day in case of painful pimples ; & my facial skin type used to be OILY all over. The product feels just as non oily as it did a year ago, no dryness or extra oiliness. So I'd say it's a product that suits all skin types.
The spray from the nozzle isn't fine, but it's not a harsh squirt either. It sprays in the diameter of a 10g silver coin,not wider than that. If I spray it very close to skin I can reduce the spray size to area of about 1 finger tip unit.
I love this product. Holy Grail. WRP . Its so cheap & works so well & a lot easier to incorporate into my routine compared to spot treatment gels or clay masks.
I use about 4 to 5 sprays for my whole face.
The Salyzap Spray reduces the size of whitehead to half in 1 use, pustules in 2 uses, & they'll be gone in 3 uses.
With regular usage my blackheads disappeared & they don't occur anymore.
It doesn't work on papules but it does work on cystic acne to some extent. After regular usage they flatten out on their own. They don't erupt & come to a head so I'm saved the trouble of dealing with PIH as aftermath.
I believe the retinol helps in evening out skin texture &and the sodium ascorbate (a mineral salt of vitamin C) helps in lightening the acne marks. My pimples don't scar or leave less severe dark marks behind compared to other acne treatment products I have used. It also helps in reducing pimple size so there's smaller area to deal with later. I think it's because of the retinol.
Before using Salyzap spray I used to use Tea tree oil from The Body Shop combined with a salicylic acid spot treatment gel & another anti acne gel moisturizer from Tvakh to keep my pimples at bay. Now as I use this I've cut down acne management into just 1 step. So convenient 😍
I love this. If you aren't sensitive to tea tree oil then buy it eyes closed. It works great & is so inexpensive & great value for money at ₹350 for 50ml.
I'd go as far as saying its better than PC BHA. I have the PC BHA & it's very gentle & works quite slow compared to this. Salyzap is like a SOS, where as PC is more like daily mild treatment, despite the fact it has 2% SA.
If you're looking for a leave on BHA exfoliant or spot treatment I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE SALYZAP SPRAY.
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2023.01.31 07:59 Norefills2 My 15k mile 2012 Lexus ES 350

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2023.01.31 04:51 CrimsonNick A reasonable price for oil leak fix? ES350 2007 lexus

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2023.01.31 04:48 CrimsonNick Is this a reasonable price to cover an oil leak? Es350 2007 Lexus

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2023.01.30 18:54 Gallionella ALLS17E

////E//// The Butterfly Nebula is changing, and astronomers are puzzled as to why these changes are occurring. Observations of this planetary nebula show dramatic changes in the butterfly’s ‘wings’ in just 11 years.
“I’ve been comparing Hubble images for years, and I’ve never seen anything quite like it,” said Bruce Balick, a professor emeritus of astronomy at the University of Washington. https://www.inverse.com/science/butterfly-nebula
The Sun is approaching the peak of activity in its canonical 11 years cycle. There is an increase in the number of flares and coronal mass ejections, some even reaching our planet like the one that grazed us yesterday leading to increased activity in the Northern and Southern Lights. https://www.iflscience.com/-lightning-bolt-of-plasma-500-000-kilometers-long-shoots-through-the-sun-s-atmosphere-67204
The researchers reported stark seasonal patterns in the timing of whiting events, with significantly more of them happening in the spring and winter. They found large variations in the size of individual whiting patches, from 0.1 to 226 square kilometers, with the average size being 2.4 square kilometers for the Great Bahama Bank, roughly the size of 450 American football fields.
Most striking, the team observed what they termed a “mysterious” increase in the total area affected by whiting events, which rose from an average of about 25 square kilometers in 2003 to as much as 300-350 square kilometers in 2014-2015. After 2015, the total area affected began to decline gradually, returning to about 25 square kilometers by 2020. The image above shows an event during the peak of whiting activity in January 2015.
“I wish I could tell you why we saw that peak in activity, but we’re not there yet,” said Hu. “We do see some interesting relationships between environmental conditions, such as the pH, the salinity of water, and the behavior of winds and currents, but we can’t yet say what exact mechanical, biological, or chemical processes were responsible for that peak in activity. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/150866/mysteries-remain-about-bahama-whiting-events
But research into how to talk with conspiracy believers is beginning to show returns. We’ve developed some conversation prompts to use with people you know or only meet in passing. But first, if you want to address someone’s conspiracy beliefs you need to consider the root causes.
People are attracted to conspiracy theories in an attempt to satisfy three psychological needs. They want more certainty, to feel in control, and maintain a positive image of their self and group https://www.iflscience.com/how-to-talk-to-someone-about-conspiracy-theories-in-five-simple-steps-67192
A widespread lack of flood insurance that will leave thousands of homeowners grappling with the cost of repairing and rebuilding homes.
"California is a place where the preoccupation about water is about scarcity, not abundance," said Rebecca Elliott, a professor at the London School of Economics who wrote a book about flood insurance in the United States. "Many, many thousands of Californians will assume that they have flood coverage and find out that they don't." https://www.salon.com/2023/01/22/californias-storms-are-almost-over-its-reckoning-with-flood-insurance-is-about-to-begin_partne
Supermassive black holes may be bigger and more powerful than we previously knew
A new study sheds light on the darkness of black holes at the center of galaxies. https://www.inverse.com/science/supermassive-black-holes-may-be-bigger-more-powerful-than-we-previously-knew
New research suggests a daily, five-minute breathing practice can effectively help manage your stress.
It’s called cyclic breathing, a breathwork practice that’s also known as the physiological sigh. In a study published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine, cyclic breathing proved to be more effective at improving mood than mindfulness meditation and other breathwork techniques. It was also the best way to slow down the number of breaths the participants took per minute, which had a calming effect. https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/cyclic-breathing
Drugs with bigger TV advertising budgets are typically of "low therapeutic value," study says Yale and Harvard researchers found the drugs with big ad spends aren't generally the best drugs. https://www.salon.com/2023/01/22/with-bigger-tv-advertising-budgets-are-typically-of-low-therapeutic-value-study-says/
The new findings by UCLan’s Dr Shalini Kanagasingam, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports, show that fragments of the ‘amyloid-beta’ – a protein which collects in the brains of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and subsequently kills nerve cells in the brain – has also been detected in infected teeth. https://www.lep.co.uk/health/uclan-dentistry-research-directly-links-infected-teeth-and-alzheimers-disease-3995785
Using satellite imagery as well as ocean and climate records between 2003 and 2015, an international team of researchers found that while the West Antarctic Ice Sheet continued to retreat, the pace of ice loss slowed across a vulnerable region of the coastline.
Their study, published in the journal Nature Communications, concluded that this slowdown was caused by changes in ocean temperatures that were caused by offshore winds, with pronounced differences in the impact depending on the region.
Researchers said that this raises questions about how rising temperatures will affect the Antarctic, with ocean and atmospheric conditions playing a key role.
"That means that ice-sheet collapse is not inevitable," https://phys.org/news/2023-01-runaway-antarctic-ice-sheet-collapse.html
Their art was perhaps more abstract than the stereotypical figure and animal cave paintings Homo sapiens made after the Neanderthals disappeared about 30,000 years ago. But archaeologists are beginning to appreciate how creative Neanderthal art was in its own right. https://www.inverse.com/science/oldest-art
We further provided evidence that myonuclear replication is through endoreplication, which results in polyploidy. These novel findings contradict the dogma that skeletal muscle nuclei are post-mitotic and open potential avenues to harness the intrinsic replicative ability of myonuclei for muscle maintenance and growth https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9772608/
Results
Twenty statistically significant clusters were identified. Thirteen increased RR (> 1.0) space-time clusters were identified from the maternal and paternal lines at a p-value < 0.05. The paternal grandparents carry the greatest RR (2.86–2.96) during birth and childhood in the 1950’s–1960, which represent the smallest size clusters, and occur in urban areas. Additionally, seven statistically significant clusters with RR < 1 were relatively large in area, covering more rural areas of the state.
Conclusion
This study has identified statistically significant space-time clusters during critical developmental windows that are associated with ASD risk in descendants. The geographic space and time clusters family pedigrees with over 3 + generations, which we refer to as a person’s geographic legacy, is a powerful tool for studying transgenerational effects that may be epigenetic in nature. Our novel use of space-time clustering can be applied to any disease where family pedigree data is available. https://ij-healthgeographics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12942-022-00313-4
Until now Greenland ice cores—a glimpse into long-running temperatures before thermometers—hadn't shown much of a clear signal of global warming on the remotest north central part of the island, at least compared to the rest of the world. But the ice cores also hadn't been updated since 1995. Newly analyzed cores, drilled in 2011, show a dramatic rise in temperature in the previous 15 years, according to a study in Wednesday's journal Nature.
"We keep on (seeing) rising temperatures between 1990s and 2011," said study lead author Maria Hoerhold, a glaciologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany. "We have now a clear signature of global warming." https://phys.org/news/2023-01-ice-core-analysis-sharp-greenland.html
“A key component of our intervention is that people choose their out-of-comfort zone activity for themselves,” says Russo-Netzer. “This gives them agency, it fosters the intrinsic motivation that comes with personal choice, and it stretches them psychologically while protecting their feelings of comfort and safety.”
For anyone struggling to find their way out of their comfort zone, the researchers have the following pieces of advice to ease the process. https://www.forbes.com/sites/traversmark/2023/01/21/a-psychologist-teaches-us-how-to-fearlessly-step-outside-of-our-comfort-zone/?sh=5cde87954e57
Without fiber optic cables or waveguides, a light beam -- whether from a laser or a flashlight -- will continuously expand as it travels. If allowed to spread unchecked, a beam's intensity can drop to un-useful levels. Whether you are trying to recreate a science fiction laser blaster or to detect pollutant levels in the atmosphere by pumping them full of energy with a laser and capturing the released light, it pays to ensure efficient, concentrated delivery of the light.
Milchberg's potential solution to this challenge of keeping light confined is additional light -- in the form of ultra-short laser pulses. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/01/230119185810.htm
That said, while cane toads have certainly wreaked havoc on Australian wildlife — they're very poisonous and have caused the local extinction of several native predators — it's really not their fault. Cane toads were brought to the Oceanic nation by Australian officials, who hoped that the lumpy froggos would eat beetles that, at the time, were destroying the country's sugarcane crops. https://futurism.com/the-byte/authorities-euthanize-worlds-largest-toad
In what appears to be the first major, technology-driven shakeup to the white collar marketplace, artificial intelligence could well be poised to replace human workers in higher-paying, college-degree-requiring jobs.
"Before, progress was linear and predictable. You figured out the steps and the computer followed them," MIT professor David Autor, an expert on employment and technological change, told The Atlantic's Annie Lowery. "It followed the procedure; it didn't learn and it didn't improvise."
And that, of course, is where cutting-edge AI is starting to differ. https://futurism.com/the-byte/artificial-intelligence-steal-job
For centuries, capsaicin — the natural compound responsible for the kick in spicy food — has been used as a health remedy. It’s been applied to wounds and used as anesthesia.
It’s appealing to think that a few glugs of hot sauce are all it takes to cure a cold — at least to those who enjoy chugging hot sauce — but in reality, it’s more of a band-aid than a cure. https://www.inverse.com/science/spicy-cold-cure-colds-neuroscience
For teens at elevated risk of developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), close relationships with parents can help mitigate their genetic and environmental vulnerability, a new study suggests. The offspring of people with AUD are four times more likely than others to develop the disorder. https://www.newswise.com/articles/close-relationships-with-parents-promote-healthier-brain-development-in-high-risk-teens-buffering-against-alcohol-use-disorder
Our findings contribute to the weight of evidence supporting an association between glyphosate exposure and oxidative stress in humans and may inform evaluations of the carcinogenic potential of this herbicide. https://academic.oup.com/jnci/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jnci/djac242/6984725?searchresult=1
Here, we review ethnohistorical, agronomic, and ecological literature on maslins with a focus on climate change adaptation, including two case studies from Ethiopian smallholder farmers. The major points are the following: (1) farmers in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Georgia report that mixtures are a strategy for ensuring some yield under unpredictable precipitation and on marginal soils; (2) experimental trials support these observations, demonstrating increased yield advantage and stability under certain conditions, making maslins a potentially adaptive practice when crops are impacted by new biotic and abiotic conditions due to climate change; (3) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13593-022-00832-1
Neuroscientists have recently identified and demonstrated a small molecule that can effectively stimulate nerve regeneration and restore visual functions after optic nerve injury, offering great hope for patients with optic nerve injury, such as glaucoma-related vision loss. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/01/230120093105.htm
Faba beans are particularly high in easily digested protein, fibre, and iron, nutrients that can be low in UK diets. But the majority of people are not used to cooking and eating faba beans, which poses a major challenge.
Professor Julie Lovegrove is leading the ‘Raising the Pulse’ research programme. She said: “We had to think laterally: What do most people eat and how can we improve their nutrition without them having to change their diets? The obvious answer is bread! https://www.newswise.com/articles/beans-in-toast-could-revolutionise-british-diet
In this study, researchers show for the first time how T cells speed up the secretion in human cancer cells of a protein that enables cancer cells to evade the immune response. https://www.gilmorehealth.com/incurable-cancers-study-shows-how-human-proteins-fight-against-cancer-treatment/
How likely are lawmakers to be willing to work together to resolve it?
All recent debt ceiling crises were resolved with bipartisan action before the Treasury ran out of the regular extraordinary measures. Given the sharply divided Congress, the path to the eventual resolution won't be smooth, likely featuring significant stock market volatility and/or spikes in interest rates for short-dated Treasury bills.
How concerned should an average American be?
At the moment, not very concerned. The date the Treasury is likely to exhaust its extraordinary measures is still far away, and a strong tax payment season could delay it further. It remains to be seen whether the Republican majority in the House of Representatives has the level of unity required to take the debt ceiling fight all the way to the brink to extract large concessions, like they did in 2011. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-economist-debt-limit-impact.html
However, as local soil and climatic conditions did not favour long-term and persistent reservoirs, the disease had to be re-imported, at least in some instances. Importantly, the two scenarios are not mutually exclusive.
Radical difference
To go deeper into the role of rats in spreading plague in Europe, we can compare different outbreaks of the disease.
The first plague pandemic began in the early sixth century and lasted until the later eighth century. The second pandemic (which included the Black Death) began in the 1330s and lasted five centuries. A third pandemic began in 1894 and remains with us today in places such as Madagascar and California. https://www.iflscience.com/the-black-death-may-not-have-been-spread-by-rats-after-all-67193
Scientists turn WiFi routers into ‘cameras’ that can see people through walls With the help of AI, the researchers were able to detect the movement of human bodies in a room using Wi-Fi routers -- even through walls. https://www.zmescience.com/future/scientists-turn-wifi-routers-into-cameras-that-can-see-people-through-walls/
It's often assumed that island plant and animal populations are just the simple, fragile cousins of those on the mainland. But now, researchers from Japan have discovered that island populations may be a lot tougher and more complex than previously thought. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-family-tree-secrets-island-populations.html
Forests face fierce threats from multiple industries, not just agricultural expansion https://phys.org/news/2023-01-forests-fierce-threats-multiple-industries.html
The company’s own research estimated that to prevent the average temperature from rising beyond 2 degrees Centigrade (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels that a carbon budget of 251 to 716 gigatonnes of carbon between 2015 and 2100 would be the limit. The current IPCC estimates now put the budget at 442 to 651 gigatonnes. Such a constraint would clearly place a limit on the amount of fossil fuels ExxonMobil could extract, produce and market. https://blog.ucsusa.org/shaina-sadai/exxonmobil-accurately-projected-rising-temperatures-while-publicly-disparaging-climate-science/
Do You Have a Lot of Knowledge About Nonverbal Communication?
Kazumi Ogawa is Professor of Faculty of Psychology at Aichi Shukutoku University in Japan. She is interested in how we can improve our interpersonal communication performance, and in recent years has been studying the effectiveness of knowledge for interpersonal communication. https://spsp.org/news/character-and-context-blog/ogawa-understanding-people-knowledge
Don’t wait for COP: the end of the fossil-fuel age must start now
UN climate conferences are too beholden to oil and gas interests. Like-minded nations must come together to keep climate hopes alive. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-00039-8
A short but intensive treatment can help combat veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder in as little as three weeks, according to a new study out of UT Health San Antonio.
Dr. Alan Peterson, a clinical psychologist with UT Health San Antonio and the head of the STRONG STAR Consortium, led the clinical trial, which has been hailed as a breakthrough. https://www.keranews.org/health-wellness/2023-01-19/study-combat-veterans-can-overcome-ptsd-in-three-weeks-with-intensive-treatment
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced a project a little more down to Earth. In cooperation with The Boeing Company and other industry partners, a combined total of over 1.1 billion dollars will be dedicated to designing, building, and flying a next-generation single-aisle airliner. The goal is to create a much more fuel-efficient plane that could go into service as early as the 2030s.
Read More: https://www.slashgear.com/1172166/nasa-and-boeing-team-up-on-greener-tech-you-dont-need-to-be-an-astronaut-to-enjoy/ https://www.slashgear.com/1172166/nasa-and-boeing-team-up-on-greener-tech-you-dont-need-to-be-an-astronaut-to-enjoy/
The report cites several factors for the pullback, including the fastest interest rate hike cycle since 1988, a challenging investment environment, and a continued economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Anderson told Ars that another factor was the relatively poor returns of space-based companies that have gone public via the Special Purpose Acquisition Company, or SPAC, process, dating to 2019 when Virgin Galactic did so. According to an analysis by SpaceWorks, $100 invested in a "new space" index of stocks in January 2021 would be worth about $15 today, compared to $127 for a traditional space stock index.
SPACs whacked
"The poor performance of SPAC companies has certainly influenced investor attitudes," https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/01/amid-economic-downturn-space-investment-plummeted-in-2022/
demonstrates that warming waters and heat waves have contributed to the loss of an economically and culturally important fishery, the production of bay scallops. As climate change intensifies, heat waves are becoming more and more common across the globe. In the face of such repeated events, animals will acclimate, migrate, or perish.
Since 2019, consecutive summer mass die-offs of bay scallops in the Peconic Estuary on Long Island, New York, have led to the collapse of the bay scallop fishery in New York and the declaration of a federal fishery disaster, with landings down more than 99 percent. https://www.newswise.com/articles/a-climate-change-cautionary-tale-summer-heatwaves-low-oxygen-proves-deadly-for-bay-scallops-as-fishery-collapses-in-new-york
Yi is intrigued by the idea that ingested fatty acids could accumulate in unexpected areas of the body. “If you think about it, it’s kind of scary,” he says. “How did [the acids] get there?” However, he adds that more research is needed both in mice and humans to see whether this pattern is consistent and how exactly macrophages trigger the immune response. https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/fish-oil-in-diet-can-cause-hair-loss-in-mice-study-finds-70901
has found that interbreeding varieties of cotton can produce new varieties that can be used to make non-flammable fabrics. In their paper posted in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, the group describes studying multiple interbred varieties of flammable cotton to find new varieties with anti-flammable properties. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-varieties-cotton-non-flammable-fabrics.html
Oyster mushrooms are fairly well known as an edible mushroom, often served at high-end restaurants. They have a taste reminiscent of anise, a flavor akin to licorice. In their natural environment, they are creamy gray and known as one of many carnivorous mushrooms that emit volatile organic compounds. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-octanone-toxic-agent-oyster-mushrooms.html
Existing artificial intelligence research ties between China and democratic states are “unsustainable”, and western universities should consider banning Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members from AI programmes, according to one of the US’s most influential think tanks.
The Brookings Institute warns the US cannot restrict AI collaboration with China alone and needs European and other democratic states on board too. Yet some European AI experts are sceptical that trimming ties with China is the best way to avoid becoming dependent on Chinese technology. https://sciencebusiness.net/news/AI/us-report-urges-democratic-countries-clamp-down-ai-research-links-china
While these results do not provide direct evidence of increased cancer risk, they do indicate an appreciable level of risk could be present. Exactly how often someone needs to visit a nail salon to put themselves in danger's way remains to be determined. https://www.sciencealert.com/getting-your-nails-done-frequently-could-damage-the-dna-in-your-hands
He said customers that were accelerating their spending on digital technology during the pandemic are now trying to “optimize their digital spend to do more with less.”
“We’re also seeing organizations in every industry and geography exercise caution as some parts of the world are in a recession and other parts are anticipating one,” Nadella wrote.
Other tech companies have also been trimming jobs amid concerns about an economic slowdown. https://apnews.com/article/microsoft-job-cuts-18fe0c9b8c9ff856e932e075161b1f43
Although Gates owns these farms, he isn’t changing their practices. Instead, he mostly acts like a landlord and allows professional farmers to keep doing their thing—even if those practices are ruinous to the environment. Similar to private equity firms destabilizing the housing market, millionaires and billionaires investing in farmland are also creating their own set of issues, as they are now pricing out young farmers looking to buy land.
Will Bill Gates’s green tech initiatives ever intersect with his growing agricultural empire? Who knows. In that same Reddit AMA from 2021, the one where Gates separated his land investments from his sustainability initiatives, he also mentioned the importance of “productive seeds” to avoid deforestation as well as the production of biofuels, which relies heavily on corn, in the very same answer. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a42543527/why-is-bill-gates-buying-so-much-farmland/
Surprisingly, flower patterns do not shorten the actual nectar search: After landing on a patterned flower, the bumblebees did not find the nectar any faster than on a flower without a pattern. However, the flower patterns shortened the approach flight time and ensured a strategically favorable landing position. Thus, they act like markings on a runway and help the bumblebees to coordinate their approach, reports the team led by Anna Stöckl and Johannes Spaethe in the journal Functional Ecology. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-patterns-bumblebees-efficient.html
After a systematic search for key nutrients, the team found that the hyperarborization phenotype was not caused by low concentrations of amino acids -- typical yeast nutrients -- but rather by a simultaneous deficiency in vitamins, metal ions, and cholesterol.
This deficiency increases the production of Wingless signaling molecules from body wall muscle. After Wingless is received by C4da neurons, it activates a protein called Akt, which promotes the complex branching of dendrites.
"While this excess growth of C4da neurons despite a nutrient-poor environment is counterintuitive, we were further intrigued by those neurons becoming less responsive to the noxious light stimuli," reflects Tadashi Uemura.
"Our study raises the possibility that nutrient-dependent development of somatosensory neurons plays a role in optimizing a trade-off https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/01/230117083212.htm
Eating disorders are stereotypically associated with adolescents and young adults. Growing evidence, however, suggests that these conditions can occur at any time during a woman's lifespan, including at midlife. A new study finds that body dissatisfaction is a primary cause of eating disorders, especially during perimenopause. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). https://www.news-medical.net/news/20230118/Body-dissatisfaction-found-to-be-primary-cause-of-eating-disorders.aspx
Eating less may be a more effective weight management strategy than intermittent fasting https://www.news-medical.net/news/20230118/Eating-less-may-be-a-more-effective-weight-management-strategy-than-intermittent-fasting.aspx
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working on its own rule to regulate the chemicals and had said it would publish a proposal in December, with a final rule coming at the end of this year.
But the federal agency has yet to release its proposed rule, the Pennsylvania DEP noted, and even when it does, that rule is not expected to go into effect until three years after being finalized.
In adopting its own rules now, Pennsylvania joins seven other states, mostly in the Northeast, that have already set limits on PFAS chemicals.
The state's goal in crafting its regulations is to achieve a 90% improvement in health outcomes over the federal recommended standard of 70 parts per trillion, the DEP said https://phys.org/news/2023-01-pennsylvania-limits-chemicals-federal-standards.html
The resistance training protocol for the study consisted of 16 sessions over eight weeks (two sessions per week), with a minimum of 48 hours between sessions. The participants started with a 10-minute warm-up on a cycle ergometer.
Subsequently, eight different resistance exercises (leg press, ankle extension, bench press, leg extension, bicep curl, pec deck, high pulley traction, and dumbbell lateral lift) were performed using the exercise device. For each exercise, participants performed three sets of 12-8-12 repetitions. There was a two-to-three-minute rest between each repetition and a three-minute rest between each exercise. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2023-01-explores-effects-resistance-cellular-older.html
Can YOU guess the singers of these AI-written lyrics? How ChatGPT imagined famous artist's songs... after Nick Cave accused the artificial intelligence bot of a 'grotesque mockery' of his work https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11644609/From-Taylor-Swift-David-Bowie-Elvis-Presley-AI-technology-creates-new-songs-musicians.html
Fossil study brings us one step closer to revealing how 'flying dinosaurs' took flight https://phys.org/news/2023-01-fossil-closer-revealing-flying-dinosaurs.html
Now, Form Energy, a Massachusetts-based energy company, thinks it has the solution: iron-air batteries. And the company is willing to put $760 million behind the idea by building a new manufacturing facility in West Virginia.
Each iron-air battery is about the size of a washedryer set and holds 50 iron-air cells, which are then surrounded by an electrolyte (similar to the Duracell in your TV remote). Using a principle called “reverse rusting,” the cells “breathe” in air, which transforms the iron into iron oxide (aka rust) and produces energy. To charge it back up, a current reverses the oxidation and turns the cells back into iron.
NASA first started experimenting with iron-air batteries back in the late 1960s, and it’s obvious why this next-gen storage system has engineers excited. For one, iron-air batteries solve a few of lithium’s biggest shortcomings right off the bat. As their name suggests, these batteries use primarily iron, the fourth most abundant element on Earth, and ... well ... air. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a42532492/iron-air-battery-energy-storage/
The money is supposed to be used, per the law, to “inform and educate the public about safety and other issues associated with the use of propane.”
But in recent years, the group has joined in with much of the rest of the natural gas industry on aggressive pro-fossil fuel, anti-electrification pushes. According to the Times, PERC documents detailing the organization’s budget show marketing and communications as its largest spending category. And they’ve been spending some of that money on recruiting people like Blashaw and Calandrelli to be messengers for their pro-fossil fuel agenda. https://gizmodo.com/propane-industry-paying-influencers-hgtv-1849987486
The study showed that the diversity of oligosaccharides increases and the composition of several individual oligosaccharides changes when the mother's residential area includes more green environments.
"This could indicate that increased everyday contacts with nature could be beneficial for breastfeeding mothers and their children as the oligosaccharide composition of breastmilk would become more diverse. The results imply that breastfeeding could have a mediating role between residential green environments and health in infancy," says Lahdenperä and continues: "The results highlight the importance of understanding the biological pathways that can impact health and lead to the development of different diseases starting from infancy." https://www.news-medical.net/news/20230117/Green-living-environments-affect-the-composition-of-oligosaccharides-in-breastmilk.aspx
‘Is it poor emotional regulation and anxiety that increases the risk of dementia or the other way around? We still don’t know,’’ says Sebastian Baez Lugo. ‘‘Our hypothesis is that more anxious people would have no or less capacity for emotional distancing. The mechanism of emotional inertia in the context of ageing would then be explained by the fact that the brain of these people remains ‘frozen’ in a negative state by relating the suffering of others to their own emotional memories.”
Could meditation be a solution?
Could it be possible to prevent dementia by acting on the mechanism of emotional inertia? The research team is currently conducting an 18-month interventional study to evaluate the effects of foreign language learning on the one hand, and meditation practice on the other. ‘‘In order to further refine our results, we will also compare the effects of two types of meditation: mindfulness, which consists of anchoring oneself in the present in order to concentrate on one’s own feelings, and what is known as ‘compassionate’ meditation, which aims to actively increase positive emotions towards others,’’ the authors add.
This research is part of a large European study, MEDIT-AGEING, which aims to evaluate the impact of non-pharmacological interventions for better ageing https://www.unige.ch/communication/communiques/en/2023/managing-emotions-better-could-prevent-pathological-ageing
The study examined the importance of aerobic fitness, body fat percentage, muscle mass, and blood pressure for arterial stiffness in women aged 16 to 58. Based on the results, only higher muscle mass and lower blood pressure were associated with lower arterial stiffness regardless of age. Better aerobic fitness and lower body fat percentage were also linked to better arterial health, but age explained these associations.
"While age was the most important factor in explaining arterial stiffness, maintaining sufficient muscle mass and controlling blood pressure may protect against the adverse effects of aging on arterial health," https://medicalxpress.com/news/2023-01-muscle-mass-women-arterial-health.html
"The question is how the pandemic has shaped our desire to travel, and what tourism will look like after the crisis," said Dr. Bauer.
She said two phenomena may support a change in direction, long asked for by tourism scholars and residents at destinations.
"First, lockdowns have modified many people's worldviews, lifestyles, and previous behaviors. Mindfulness, 'slowing-down,' a measured approach to consumption and a focus on 'what is really important' have gained prominence.
"Second, media reports of wildlife moving into seemingly abandoned suburbs, cleaner water in rivers and oceans, better air quality, less waste, and more peace and quiet at tourism destinations have shown what many consider to be a better world," said Dr. Bauer.
"Some say that tourism must recuperate the enormous losses and get back to normal as soon as possible. Others suggest treating the pandemic as a chance to transform global tourism away from unsustainable and destructive growth towards mindful and equitable forms that prioritize quality over quantity," said Dr. Bauer. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-industry-post-pandemic-choices.html
As expected, researchers found both richness and abundance (the prevalence of a single species) increased closer to forest edges. "It turns out we don't see a lot of richness or abundance of small mammals in the interior of really large forest preserves. But when you get to the edges, they explode in numbers," said de la Sancha, who is also a research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
The team also measured the species' phylogenetic diversity, which shows how closely related the species are to each other. Sites toward the forest's interior tended to have more closely related species, and edges tended to be represented by more phylogenetically distinct species. The functionality of these phylogenetically diverse species along the edges surprised researchers. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-edge-small-mammals-threatened-biodiverse.html
During the ice ages of the Pleistocene, the Florida Peninsula regularly grew to twice its current size as glaciers expanded near the planet's poles, only to be reduced to a series of islands as melting ice returned to the sea during warm periods. All told, glaciers advanced and retreated 17 times, and, according to a study published in the Journal of Biogeography, the resulting environmental instability may have contributed to the incredible plant diversity found in Florida today. https://beta.nsf.gov/news/florida-scrub-mints-radiated-peninsula-sank
Locally caught freshwater fish across the United States are likely a significant source of exposure to PFOS and other perfluorinated compounds https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935122024926?via%3Dihub
. Heavy lobbying from non-Native hunting groups resulted in an Alaska Supreme Court ruling that deemed the law's distinction based on resident ethnicity unconstitutional. From then on, ANILCA has been toeing an awkward legal line — while originally intended to protect Native subsistence rights, it cannot forbid non-Natives from harvesting those same resources.
Second, the act only refers to activities conducted on federally defined subsistence lands and does not require participants to be residents on those rural lands. This expands access to the limited natural resources that sustain rural Native populations to urban hunters and fishers who do not live off the products they harvest. https://www.thinkglobalhealth.org/article/survival-subsistence-and-food-sovereignty-alaska
Slabach, meanwhile, said private insurers also need to recognize differences in operating costs between rural and urban health care facilities.
"We need to make sure that they understand that they have a responsibility to support access to care in rural areas through paying higher unit rates, paying for these higher costs," Slabach said.
Businesses and average folks in rural communities can help by choosing health plans that best support their local hospital, Miller said.
For example, seniors can choose traditional Medicare coverage over a Medicare Advantage plan, he said.
"People don't realize that Medicare Advantage plans typically pay rural hospitals less than regular Medicare does, so when people are picking a Medicare Advantage plan or when they're picking a commercial insurance plan, they need to ask the question first, is that health plan paying our local hospital adequately to deliver services in the community?" Miller said. "Because it doesn't do any good to have insurance if there's no place to use it." https://consumer.healthday.com/closure-of-hospitals-2659066379.html
As a result, companies throughout the show embraced sustainability, whether dropping a line in a keynote about the use of recycled plastic or showing off systems meant to make your home more efficient.
Sustainability bandwagon
Companies were quick to point out their efforts. Samsung and Patagonia, which have previously partnered on environmental efforts, announced the creation of a washing machine that filters out the microplastics from shampoos and other consumer products. https://www.cnet.com/science/climate/companies-tout-their-sustainable-new-tech/#ftag=CAD590a51e
Crossword puzzles, sudoku, ken-ken — all these games purportedly help keep the mind young and nimble. There’s just one drawback to these activities: They’re largely solitary.
Study after study shows that community is as important to cognitive health as diet and exercise. In fact, isolation can even increase a person’s risk for dementia. https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/social-isolation-dementia-risk
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////D//// .A nonprofit called Earth Species Project (ESP) has one goal: decode non-human communication. The organization believes the nonstop advancements in artificial intelligence can help seal the deal—fast.
“We believe that an understanding of non-human languages will transform our relationship with the rest of nature,” the organization’s website says. Of course, not only does Earth Species Project want to decode animal languages—it also wants to start communicating with the animals.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has given Earth Species Project and its CEO Katie Zacarian a platform. “We are on the cusp of applying the advances we are seeing in the development of AI for human language to animal communication,” Zacarian says, according to the WEF. “With this progress, we anticipate that we are moving rapidly toward a world in which two-way communication with another species is likely.” https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a42689511/humans-could-decode-animal-language/
In the global effort to disincentivize emissions-heavy automobile use, no one is doing it quite like the Dutch.
The city of Amsterdam just unveiled a truly remarkable underwater parking garage for the city's many cyclers, making it easier than ever for bikers to commute, clearing the above-ground streets of thousands of messy, jumbled bike racks, and ultimately, making cars that much more irrelevant in the famously bike-friendly city, according to The Verge. https://futurism.com/the-byte/amsterdams-underwater-parking-garage
consumed by billions of people every day in the form of tea, coffee, and energy drinks. It is commonly consumed to boost alertness and focus.
On the flip side, coffee is widely believed to interfere with sleep, and sleep deprivation is known to reduce brain volume and impair cognitive function. Is it possible that caffeine consumption somehow changes the structure of your brain?
Caffeine on the brain
That’s the question Yu-Shiuan Lin of the University of Basel and her colleagues set out to answer, and their hypothesis was that daily caffeine intake alters gray matter structure by disrupting sleep. Their results — which were based on a neuroimaging study and published in the journal Cerebral Cortex — show that, indeed, coffee temporarily reduces gray matter volume. Surprisingly, though, this was not associated with disrupted sleep. https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/caffeine-brain-structure/
This mutant Venus flytrap mysteriously lost its ability to “count” to 5 The mutant can no longer decode calcium signature that causes trap to shut quickly. https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/01/this-mutant-venus-flytrap-mysteriously-lost-its-ability-to-count-to-5/
Robot Wearing Live Insect Antennae Becomes Sniffing Cyborg
So far, the bot out of Israel can successfully "smell" things like whiskey, marzipan and lemons. https://www.cnet.com/science/biology/robot-wearing-live-insect-antennae-becomes-sniffing-cyborg/
Also, the team worked on an artificial neural network structure which is suitable in making real-time decisions needed in adapting to various types of ground without prior information while walking at the same time and applied it on to reinforcement learning. The trained neural network controller is expected to expand the scope of application of quadrupedal walking robots by proving its robustness in changing terrain, such as the ability to move in high-speed even on a sandy beach and walk and turn on soft grounds like an air mattress without losing balance.
This research, with Ph.D. Student Soo-Young Choi of KAIST Department of Mechanical Engineering as the first author, was published in January in the Science Robotics. (Paper title: Learning quadrupedal locomotion on deformable terrain). https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/01/230126100154.htm
"People have speculated that neutron stars could have the equivalent of volcanoes on their surface," said Baring, a professor of physics and astronomy. "Our findings suggest that could be the case and that on this occasion, the rupture was most likely at or near the star's magnetic pole."
SGR 1935+2154 and other magnetars are a type of neutron star, the compact remains of a dead star that collapsed under intense gravity. About a dozen miles wide and as dense as the nucleus of an atom, magnetars rotate once every few seconds and feature the most intense magnetic fields in the universe. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-volcano-like-rupture-magnetar-slowdown.html
Solar ultraviolet radiation enables most of the chemical reactions occurring in the atmosphere, including the formation of oxidizers such as ozone (O3) and the hydroxyl radical (OH). Bringing UV radiation indoors in the form of UVGI disinfection robots makes it possible for outdoor reactions to take place indoors. Reactions caused by radiation can form a range of gases and small particles that, when inhaled, are harmful to human health. High particle concentrations have been associated with several diseases (e.g., respiratory diseases).
"We brought a UVGI device used in hospitals to the aerosol physics laboratory at the University of Helsinki https://phys.org/news/2023-01-uv-lamps-disinfection-impair-indoor.html
Chemotherapy in the afternoon dramatically improves treatment outcomes in female lymphoma patients In female lymphoma patients, afternoon treatment decreases mortality rate by 12.5-fold and cancer recurrence by 2.8-fold https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/01/230124101558.htm
It is widely thought that complex structures such as this could only be achieved after a society has mastered agriculture, which emerged 10,000 to 12,000 years ago when humans began to domesticate plants and animals.
Yet the age of Göbekli Tepe challenges that fundamental assumption. It suggests that it was constructed at the very dawn of humanity’s first agricultural revolution when settlements were thought to be small and humble gatherings of people who were just beginning to utilize agriculture.
Either that or settled civilizations have been around for longer than thought, although that idea is controversial and riddled with psuedo-archaeological beliefs.
As the world's oldest known megalithic site, Göbekli Tepe is often shrugged off as a freak anomaly that, for some reason, appears thousands of years before anything else like it on Earth emerged. https://www.iflscience.com/karahan-tepe-the-stunning-sister-of-g-bekli-tepe-is-just-as-mysterious-67279 . The results showed that package type does influence milk flavor, and skim milk is more susceptible to flavor impacts than whole milk. Of the different packaging types, paperboard cartons and the plastic bag preserved milk freshness the least due to the paperboard's absorption of milk flavor and the transfer of paperboard flavor into the milk. Milk packaged in paperboard cartons, in fact, showed distinct off-flavors as well as the presence of compounds from the paperboard. The final results show that while glass remains an ideal container for preserving milk flavor, plastic containers provide additional benefits while also maintaining freshness in the absence of light exposure.
Paperboard cartons are the most widely used packaging type for school meal programs in the United States, so these findings are especially relevant for the consideration of how young children https://phys.org/news/2023-01-packaging-flavor.html
published in Energy & Environmental Science, finds that the current method for estimating methane emissions from offshore oil and gas production in the United Kingdom systematically and severely underestimates emissions. The study finds that as much as five times more methane is being emitted from oil and gas production in the UK than what the government has reported. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-uk-underestimates-methane-emissions-oil.html
This Scientist Was Fired for Her Activism. She Says It’s Not Going to Stop Her"Humans really evaluate what’s extreme based on the social norms of the day... Future generations will say we were not extreme enough." https://gizmodo.com/rose-abramoff-scientist-arrested-climate-activism-1850011130
But the absence of aggression towards strangers was 73 percent more likely when the dog's owner was female. The sex of the dog also appears to have a role, with a 40 percent lower likelihood of aggression towards owners from females rather than male dogs.
Some physical traits also showed associations, which may explain why many point their fingers at specific breeds. Dogs with unhealthily short snouts, known as brachycephalic breeds, were 79 percent more likely to display aggression towards their owners.
What's more, as height and weight decreased, undesirable behaviors, including non-social fear, attention-seeking behaviors, and hyperactivity, also increased, as seen in past studies.
But a combination of these different factors was the best predictor, rather than just a body characteristic or an environmental one alone. https://www.sciencealert.com/dogs-can-be-aggressive-for-lots-of-reasons-and-one-of-them-is-you
expert reaction to study looking at the UK sugary drinks tax and obesity in children
A study published in PLOS Medicine looks at trajectories of obesity prevalence in English primary school children and the UK soft drinks industry levy. https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-study-looking-at-the-uk-sugary-drinks-tax-and-obesity-in-children/
Not finding evidence of anomalies led earlier cosmochemists to interpret meteorites as evidence that the early Solar System was hot enough to burn away any volatile elements from other stars, homogenizing them. This, she says, “reinforced the idea that the isotopes of volatile elements were well-mixed in the solar nebula.” But this seems not to be the case: anomalous isotopes of volatile elements did survive, and the solar nebula might not have been as well-mixed as assumed.
In addition to telling the story of the earliest days of our own Solar System, Martins Pimentel says this discovery has “consequences for understanding the formation of habitable planets.” If nebulae aren’t as well-mixed as previously thought, then life — bananas to creatures capable of building rotary telephones — needs something to drive “a portion of volatiles to come from the outer system in order to be a habitable planet.” https://www.inverse.com/science/scientists-find-two-key-ingredients-for-life-in-ancient-meteors
Innovative research has uncovered the secret of how plants make limonoids, a family of valuable organic chemicals which include bee-friendly insecticides and have potential as anti-cancer drugs. https://www.jic.ac.uk/news/secret-recipe-for-limonoids-opens-doors-to-crop-protecting-chemicals/
were able to take high-resolution images of icing processes on surfaces of plants native to Germany and Antarctica at the micro- and nanoscales for the first time. In the process, they discovered various tiny structures on the leaf surfaces with which the plants protect themselves against low temperatures. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-special-microscope-anti-icing-strategies.html
This study revealed a previously undiscovered method of adulterating pre-grated bovine hard cheeses for economic purposes. Palm oil itself is a clever adulterant owing to its semi-solid state at room temperature, similar color to cheese, and low price compared to cheese. Presumably, these adulterated products contain higher than normal levels of cellulose or other binders in order to maintain the appearance of the product. However, this study is strictly limited to the lipid profile of these products, and no attempts were made to quantify any fillers aside from palm oil.
In her Jan. 17 speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen flagged the US funding package as a problem for Europe. “It is no secret that certain elements of the design of the Inflation Reduction Act raised a number of concerns in terms of some of the targeted incentives for companies,” she said.
Knowing ample federal cash is available, US states are said to be stepping up efforts to attract international cleantech companies.
The European Union’s own incentive package, part of its Green Deal policy, is not as generous as the IRA. “To keep European industry attractive, there is a need to be competitive with the offers and incentives that are currently available outside the EU,” von der Leyen said. https://cen.acs.org/business/finance/US-green-subsidies-draw-European/101/i4
Night-time NO3 chemistry influences next-day photochemistry by removing nitrogen oxides and VOCs—enhancing ozone formation. The production of NO3 radicals increased significantly in three megacity clusters (North China Plain, Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta), with experts suggesting that the hotspot of NO3 chemistry persists for the entire year in China.
Given that much lower values of NO3 radicals in both the Europe and United States have been shown to exert significant impacts on particulate nitrate and organic aerosol formation in those regions, the researchers believe that NO3 radical chemistry may play a more critical role in atmospheric oxidation and aggravate both O3 and PM2.5 pollution in China in the near future.
Increased O3 and PM2.5 pollution due to nighttime oxidation poses an important challenge in further improving air quality in China, with significant public health implications. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-dark-side-air-pollution-china.html
Corresponding author Yuli Shan, associate professor in sustainable transitions at the University of Birmingham, commented, "For the sake of our planet, environmental pressures and impacts from EU consumption need to decrease substantially—reducing the export of environmental damage beyond the borders of the wealthy EU states to poorer regions.
"The benefits of EU consumption are greater for most member countries than those outside the Union, whilst inducing higher environmental pressures and impacts for the EU's eastern neighbors such as Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova."
Eastern Europe consistently ranked as the region receiving the lowest share of economic value added compared to environmental pressures and impacts associated with EU consumption. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-eu-consumers-export-environment-eastern.html
“Our analysis reveals that APOBEC mutations occur in small bursts, with a single or very small number of episodes during the lifetime of an individual. The earliest instance we found was four years of age. The likely cause of APOBEC mutations in the small intestine seem to be due to circumstances within the cell itself, rather than as a result of an external factor such as genotoxic metabolites produced by bacteria.” https://www.sanger.ac.uk/news_item/collateral-damage-from-normal-cell-function-may-cause-mutations-that-play-a-role-in-cance
An AI has designed anti-microbial proteins that were then tested in real life and shown to work. The same approach could eventually be used to make new medicines.
Proteins are made of chains of amino acids. The sequence of those acids determine the protein’s shape and function. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2356597-ai-has-designed-bacteria-killing-proteins-from-scratch-and-they-work/
When it was thought that what mattered most for scientific literacy was scientific knowledge, science communication focused on passing information from scientists to the public. However, this approach may not be successful, and in some cases can backfire. The present work suggests that working to address the discrepancies between what people know and what they believe they know may be a better strategy.
Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith, President of the Genetics Society and co-author of the study comments, "Confronting negative attitudes towards science held by some people will likely involve deconstructing what they think they know about science and replacing it with more accurate understanding. This is quite challenging." https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/01/230124192557.htm
Lankenau launched one of the nation’s first programs for minimally invasive, robotic-assisted cardiac bypass surgery, seeking to reduce risks and decrease long-term complications as well as dramatically cut recovery time.
Results presented last week by Main Line Health physician researchers at one of the world’s leading organizations for cardiothoracic surgeons showed the percentage of patients at Lankenau having bypass surgery performed robotically is nearly 50 times higher compared to the rest of the nation’s medical centers. The research also demonstrated that, despite an older patient population, Lankenau’s long-term outcomes over 16 years were consistent or better than those in groundbreaking international clinical trials. https://www.newswise.com/articles/percent-of-patients-at-lankenau-medical-center-having-minimally-invasive-bypass-surgery-nearly-50-times-higher-compared-to-other-u-s-hospitals
The Harvard Study of Adult Development shows that relationships play such a central role in people's health and happiness. Data from many other longitudinal studies replicate this finding. It's never too late to begin building or strengthening the human connections in your life and enjoying the benefits for years to come. https://bigthink.com/health/the-good-life-book/
New Study on the Role of Community in the Abandonment of Not-for-Profit Status https://www.newswise.com/articles/new-study-on-the-role-of-community-in-the-abandonment-of-not-for-profit-status
Other times, they pretended to drop the treat accidently. In either case, the dog never got the treat. But the reason for it differed.
As 48 dogs were tested, they were watched and recorded by multiple cameras focused on different parts of their body. The video from all of the cameras was then used to train a machine-learning 3D algorithm that was used to evaluate the reactions of the dogs during the testing.
In looking at the results, the researchers found that when the treat was held back intentionally, the dogs tended to respond by backing up and sitting or lying down. When the treat was withheld accidently, the dogs responded in a more forgiving manner, continuing to make eye contact, wagging their tails and maintaining proximity to the researchers.
The researchers suggest the behavior of the dogs showed that they were clearly able to understand the intent behind the offering of the treat. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-dogs-difference-unable-simply-unwilling.html
Many coastal areas are lower than scientists thought they were.
The study was published in Earth's Future.
The underestimates of land elevation mean coastal communities have less time to prepare for sea level rise than expected, with the biggest impacts of rising seas occurring earlier than previously thought. After those first few meters of sea level rise, the rate at which land area falls below mean sea level decreases.
Vernimmen, who works on flood protection and spatial planning advisory projects, started using these more accurate measurements of land elevation when he realized that existing land elevation estimates were not suitable for quantifying coastal flooding risk.
Using the new measurements of land elevation, Vernimmen and co-author Aljosja Hooijer found coastal areas lie much lower than older radar data had suggested. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-worst-impacts-sea-earlier.html
The CPR was still going when the other trainer returned from the sidelines with the AED. Parr placed the AED's electrode pads, then yelled the all-clear after the machine measured Peter's heart rhythm and determined a shock was needed.
The shock produced no immediate response from Peter. Dudas felt his stomach drop. "I didn't think there was any chance of revival."
The team doctor resumed CPR. Parr prepared to administer another shock. Then Dudas felt a pulse. "Hold tight! I think I have something faint!" he called out. https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2023-01-24/aha-news-a-thump-to-his-chest-during-a-game-stopped-his-heart-textbook-response-saved-him
The peer-reviewed findings, published in the journal Environmental Health, show that just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust causes a decrease in the brain's functional connectivity – a measure of how The study provides the first evidence in humans, from a controlled experiment, of altered brain network connectivity induced by air pollution.
"For many decades, scientists thought the brain may be protected from the harmful effects of air pollution," said senior study author Dr. Chris Carlsten, professor and head of respiratory medicine and the Canada Research Chair in occupational and environmental lung disease at UBC. "This study, which is the first of its kind in the world, provides fresh evidence supporting a connection between air pollution and cognition." https://www.news-medical.net/news/20230124/Brief-exposure-to-diesel-exhaust-can-affect-human-brain-function.aspx
on the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement today of new standards for toxic metals in baby foods
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Today’s announcement to set tougher standards for toxic metals in baby foods is important progress by the FDA. Tens of thousands of babies will start to eat solid food today, so we have no time to waste if we want to protect our babies from lead, arsenic and other toxic metals.
The FDA’s announcement sends an important signal to farmers and baby food companies to get to work. More progress must be made, including changes in where and how we grow rice, potatoes, carrots and other ingredients in baby foods. https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news-release/2023/01/ewg-welcomes-new-fda-standards-toxic-metals-baby-foods
However, high-dose exercise therapy provided superior outcomes related to function in sports and recreation in the short term, with results subsiding after six months.
Osteoarthritis of the knee joint is associated with chronic pain, stiffness, impaired function and reduced quality of life. The preferred treatment is exercise, but there are few studies that have investigated which exercise dose is optimal.
The hypothesis of the study was that a high dose is superior to a low dose. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20230124/Researchers-compare-high-and-low-dose-exercise-therapy-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis.aspx
Researchers have developed a new tool and technique that uses “vortex ultrasound” – a sort of ultrasonic tornado – to break down blood clots in the brain. The new approach worked more quickly than existing techniques to eliminate clots formed in an in vitro model of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST).
“Our previous work looked at various techniques that use ultrasound to eliminate blood clots using what are essentially forward-facing waves,” says Xiaoning Jiang, co- https://news.ncsu.edu/2023/01/new-tool-uses-ultrasound-tornado-to-break-down-blood-clots/
The fight-or-flight response evolved to keep us safe from predators, but it can sometimes cause us to overreact in modern life when we don't face the same dangers we once did. Now, researchers from Japan have found that a common panic response may actually reduce our ability to deal with environmental threats. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2023-01-common-panic-response-desensitize-body.html
Ice-melt products offer a needed solution—but choosing the right one can be difficult. From accelerating the rusting process on vehicles to causing pH levels in slush that can harm pets' paws, the negative consequences of certain products may prompt consumers to think twice.
To learn more about ice-melt products and what people should know, The Daily spoke with Gregory Tochtrop, professor in the Department of Chemistry at the College of Arts and Sciences. A dog parent to two spaniels—Acetaldehyde ("Ace") and Frankincense ("Frankie")—Tochtrop knows firsthand the importance of considering the science behind the products we use when combatting ice. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-science-ice-melt-products.html
They found that the main cause of aging was surface roughness. In fact, the models without roughness did not age at all, according to Frérot.
"This was surprising because the surface roughness measured by the team in Lyon was extremely small; the highest mountain and the deepest valley of the surface would be separated by about the length of one fatty acid molecule," he said.
The team concluded that even such a small amount of roughness is enough to prevent the molecules from making contact over the whole surface, leaving the molecules on the edges of contact spots free to move. Over time, more molecules come in contact, resulting in aging.
Although the mechanism discovered is not the only one that can explain why frictional systems age, the team believes it can be applied to a wide range of systems where chain-like molecules such as the fatty acids they studied form a protective layer on a surface. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-links-nano-macro-aspects-everyday.html
The "Child Poverty and the Cost of Living Crisis" report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group Child of the North, has found that children in the North are some of the least protected from the current cost of living crisis.
Economic chaos
New analysis released today (24 Jan) shows that child poverty, including fuel poverty and food insecurity, is higher in the North than the rest of England. For many families the current economic chaos will deepen an enduring child poverty crisis in the region.
The report found:
During the pandemic, 34% of children in the North (around 900,000) were living in poverty, compared with 28% in the rest of England. This equates to 160,000 extra children in poverty in the North. https://phys.org/news/2023-01-children-north-england-vulnerable-crisis.html
Larvae found in decaying wood or mulch are wood feeders and are useful composters; they will not harm your plants and should be left where they are.
Larvae found in compost bins are helping to break down wastes and should also be left alone.
If you find larvae in your garden soil, use your plant's health as a guide. If your plants appear otherwise healthy, consider simply leaving curl grubs where they are. Scarab larvae are part of the soil ecosystem and are unlikely to do damage if they are not present in high numbers.
If your plants appear yellow or wilted and you've ruled out other causes, such as under-watering or nutrient deficiencies, consider feeding grubs to the birds https://phys.org/news/2023-01-dont-grubs-gardenthey-native-beetle.html
Many Americans are unaware that tap water is not intended for use in many home medical devices, including nasal rinsing devices, CPAP machines, and humidifiers, new research shows.Though safe for drinking and cooking, tap water in the U.S. may contain pathogens harmful when inhaled, or when used to rinse eyes or nasal passages.To make tap water safe for use in home devices, boil it for at least one to three minutes, depending on your altitude. https://www.health.com/tap-water-humidifiers-neti-pots-home-medical-devices-7096761
— identified a method that can be taken orally and helps bone-producing cells make more bone.
“Our experiments in the lab showed small molecule activators delivered orally improve bone density, an exciting discovery that could lead to a new treatment for osteoporosis,” said study author Alexander Agoulnik, FIU professor and interim chair of the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics.
Bones are essentially always under renovation. Cells break down and reform bone around the clock. Bone-making cells build bone tissue, while bone-eating ones reabsorb it to keep bones from getting too big or bulky. It’s a delicate dance. And it goes awry during osteoporosis when bone-making cells slow down and bone-eating cells keep at a steady pace. https://news.fiu.edu/2023/osteoporosis
Researchers have identified a relatively natural way to increase the numbers and antitumor activities of TILs. A team demonstrates how L-fucose, a nontoxic dietary plant sugar that is enriched in red and brown seaweeds, can increase TILs, promote antitumor immunity and improve the efficacy of immunotherapy. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/01/230123123243.htm
have succeeded in developing a novel method that makes genetic analyses possible for all regions of the intestine. This will facilitate future research on how genes influence the normal function of the intestinal lining, as well as their effect on diseases and aging.
With a length of around eight meters and its countless finger-shaped protrusions, known as villi, the intestine represents the largest contact surface in the inner of our body that comes in contact with the up-taken food. As the most important organ of the digestive tract, its main tasks include the absorption of nutrients from food, the provision of energy, and the excretion of harmful metabolites. The intestinal barrier acts as a kind of protective wall that prevents germs or foreign substances from entering the body and thus has a decisive influence on health (immune defense). https://www.news-medical.net/news/20230123/Novel-method-makes-genetic-analyses-possible-for-all-regions-of-the-intestine.aspx
Fortunately, a comet's tail is made predominantly of gas, which streams off the comet's icy body as ultraviolet solar radiation passes over it. So the sun will help to quickly replace the very tail that it snipped off as the comet continues to hang around the inner solar system.
Stargazers will soon have their best chance to view the comet, named C/2022 E3 (ZTF). The comet will make its closest approach to Earth on Feb. 1, passing within about 26 million miles (42 million kilometers) of our planet. Viewers in non-light-polluted areas may be able to see the comet without a telescope or binoculars. https://www.livescience.com/green-comet-tail-disconnected-cme
"People with disabilities are not participating in the Great Resignation, unlike their counterparts without disabilities. In fact, people with disabilities never left the labor force during the pandemic," explained nTIDE co-author Andrew Houtenville, Ph.D., professor of economics and research director at the UNH-IOD. "The increase in work-from-home arrangements and greater flexibility in work hours seen during the height of the pandemic may have permanently opened new employment opportunities for people with disabilities," added Dr. Houtenville.
Changes to more flexible work arrangements were confirmed by the findings of the 2022 National Employment & Disability Survey: https://phys.org/news/2023-01-employment-people-disabilities-outperforming-peers.html
“There’s a belief in many Western societies that science and religion are in conflict. For example, many prominent atheists such as Steven Pinker and Sam Harris opposed Francis Collins as the head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) because he was an Evangelical Christian,” said study author Cameron Mackey (@CameronDMackey1), a doctoral candidate at Ohio University.
“There have also been countless debates over the teaching of evolution in schools and whether Intelligent Design has a place in the classroom. We were interested in the consequences of this belief in religion-science conflict for nonreligious people’s attitudes toward religious people (in this case, Christians). https://www.psypost.org/2023/01/study-shows-nonreligious-individuals-hold-bias-against-christians-in-science-due-to-perceived-incompatibility-65177
Another 2019 study reported similar results, with more than one in 10 patients prescribed opioids for their headaches. Prescription opioids are not a recommended treatment.
Dr Hutton says Australia's medical schools offer limited migraine training. (ABC)
Research has found a number of reasons for this lack of treatment, including migraines being dismissed as insignificant, stigma and sexism.
In Australia, another problem could be that our medical professionals receive very little training in migraine diagnosis and treatment.
"Over the whole six years of med school, the average is about one hour of training [for GPs] on migraine and headache," Dr Elspeth Hutton, the head of Headache Service at Alfred Health, says. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-24/why-are-migraines-under-treated-and-under-diagnosed-australia/101876562
A new study has found that consuming dietary nitrate – the active molecule in beetroot juice – significantly increased muscle force while exercising. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_956715_en.html
The study in mice may have implications for human heart disorders like arrhythmias and heart failure and how different sexes respond to medications.
The team built a new type of fluorescence imaging system that allows them to use light to see how a mouse heart responds to hormones and neurotransmitters in real time. The mice were exposed to noradrenaline, also known as norepinephrine. Noradrenaline is both a neurotransmitter and hormone associated with the body's "fight or flight" response.
The results reveal that male and female mouse hearts respond uniformly at first after exposure to noradrenaline. However, some areas of the female heart return to normal more quickly than the male heart, which produces differences in the heart's electrical activity. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20230123/New-imaging-system-reveals-how-female-and-male-hearts-respond-differently-to-stress-hormone.aspx
“A handful of Nepenthes species have evolved away from carnivory towards a diet of animal scats,” said one of the researchers, Dr Alastair Robinson, a botanist from the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.
“We found that nitrogen capture is more than two times greater in species that capture mammal droppings than in other Nepenthes. Insect prey is scarce on tropical peaks above 2200 metres, so these plants maximise nutritional returns by collecting and retaining fewer, higher-value nitrogen sources like tree-shrew droppings.” https://cosmosmagazine.com/nature/carnivorous-plants-scat-pitcher-tree-shrew/
Beyond the realm of tradition, Japanese ventures are recycling food waste to make fermented products such as beer: Chiba Upcycling Lab uses wasted bread, Rise & Win brewery in Tokushima Prefecture discarded yuzu peel, and Asahi has launched two beers made from scraps including spent coffee grounds.
Chen, too, is devoted to “adopting fermentation as the driving force to achieve food waste reduction.” https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/01/23/national/science-health/fermented-food-climate-change/
Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels and more efficient appliances.
It’s a public relations challenge that could determine whether the country meets Biden’s ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.
Relying on tax credits and rebates made the climate legislation — it was approved in August with only Democratic votes — more politically palatable than regulations that force wholesale changes in polluting industries.
But it also means the administration’s battle against global warming will be waged “one household at a time,” said Shannon Baker-Branstetter, who works on energy issues at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank closely aligned with the White House. https://apnews.com/article/biden-politics-united-states-government-business-climate-and-environment-f145b24414ff245f491fd68257b3db60
When Scientific American further parsed the data, they found that the hike was mostly centered in the West and Midwest, where stroke rates among young people rose 70% and 34%, respectively, with particularly sharp increases in urban areas. Now, about one in ten people who has a stroke in the U.S. is under the age of 45.
Younger stroke victims
There are many potential explanations for this disconcerting trend. Rising stress, falling physical activity levels, and fewer doctor visits among Millennials could all play a role. One narrative rises to the forefront, however. As cigarette use in the U.S. declined from an alarming high of around 45% in the 1950s to just 12.5% in 2020, all Americans collectively reaped the benefit of less smoke in public places, which manifested in reduced rates of lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. But since the 1970s, the public health benefits from reduced smoking are being eroded by rising obesity and its related health complications. https://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2023/01/23/why_are_millennials_having_so_many_strokes_877191.html
Whereas most psychiatrists once viewed mental illness as a complex interaction between a patient’s biology and social context, Braslow and Marder contend, it is now often seen more narrowly as merely symptoms to be medicated.
Braslow blames this shift for what he calls our society’s “total failure” in caring for its most vulnerable members: Roughly 140,000 seriously mentally ill people are now homeless on city streets, while 350,000 others are serving time in prisons and jails, where their illnesses get little treatment.
Knowable Magazinespoke with Braslow about the history of this transformation and what it would take to better serve the multitudes of people living with psychiatric problems. https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/mental-illness-medication/
not a few folks have suggested ChatGPT may end Google’s reign in search. Who wants to hunt down information fragmented across a list of web pages when you could get a coherent, seemingly authoritative, answer in an instant?
In December, The New York Times reported Google was taking the prospect seriously, with management declaring a “code red” internally. This week, as Google announced layoffs, CEO Sundar Pichai told employees the company will sharpen its focus on AI. The NYT also reported Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are now involved in efforts to streamline development of AI products. The worry is that they’ve lost a step to the competition.
If true, it isn’t due to a lack of ability or vision. https://singularityhub.com/2023/01/22/google-scrambles-to-catch-up-in-the-wake-of-openais-chatgpt/
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2023.01.30 17:47 KeyBreak Fair offer on 2019 Lexus ES 350?

A local dealer has had a 2019 Lexus ES 350 with 25k miles that's been on the lot since August of 2022. It was originally listed at $42k and has been reduced several times down to $37.5k now. Clean title, no accidents, 2 owners. It's got the premium package, and best I can tell looks like MSRP in 2019 new was around $41 or $42k (https://www.cars.com/research/lexus-es_350-2019/specs/402074/).
Was kinda hoping to buy local so I can test drive and inspect the vehicle, however Carmax which doesn't always seem to have good pricing, has 5 of these in stock in the region in the same trim with relatively similar miles: $34k (26k miles), $34k (32k miles), $34k (35k miles), $35k (29k miles), $38k (16k miles). They have even more inventory in base trim.
The way prices are trending in this segment, I don't want to overpay, but I also don't want to lowball them and get laughed off the lot. Trying to decide what a fair offer would be for this dealer. Alternatively, I could wait 2-3 months and see if prices continue dropping, or pursue something from Carmax that's more reasonably priced in the mid to low $30s range.
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2023.01.30 16:56 Final_Boss_XII [PSA] Campaign Breakdown - Gryphon of the Baltic

[PSA] Campaign Breakdown - Gryphon of the Baltic
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Upon reaching milestone 100 with an active Admiralty Backing, you will be rewarded with German Tier VIII battleship Pommern. This mighty battleship is packing twelve 15-inch (380 mm) guns as her primary armament, powerful armor protection, and eight 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes!
Players with an active Admiralty Backing will be able to additionally earn up to:
  • 8x Common Ship XP Boosters
  • 8x Common Credit Boosters
  • 8x Common Commander XP Boosters
  • 8x Common Global XP Boosters
  • 8x Common Battle Boosters
  • 8x Rare Ship XP Boosters
  • 8x Rare Credit Boosters
  • 8x Rare Commander XP Boosters
  • 8x Rare Global XP Boosters
  • 8x Rare Battle Boosters
  • 48x Hunter consumable camouflages
  • 18x Air Dragon consumable camouflages
  • 18x Fire Dragon camouflages
  • 1,750,000 Bureau Research Points
  • 400,000 Commander XP
  • 2,625,000 credits
  • 27,500 Global XP
  • 45x Promotion Orders
  • 5x Insignias
  • 4x Universal Commendations
  • 7 days of Premium Account
  • 750 doubloons
  • 3x Lunar New Year ' 23 crates
  • 10x Pan-Asian Cruiser Crates
  • 3x Pan-Asian Cruiser Big Crates
  • 1x German Commander Crate
  • Fridericus Rex patch background
  • The Pomeranian Griffin patch symbol
  • Pommern flag
  • German Tier VIII Premium battleship Pommern
Also additionally, as featured in the previous update’s campaign: Players who purchase an Admiralty Backing automatically unlock access to "Battle Prowess"—a series of four extra missions that can be completed each week to earn up to a maximum total of 625 Renown (if you complete all five weeks).
Campaign Summary:
  • 100 Stages over 5 weeks.
  • Catch-up mechanic enabled.
  • Upon earning 2,475 Renown with an active Admiralty Backing, you’ll receive German Tier VIII Premium battleship Pommern.
  • Endurance Trials are Tier III – Legendary Tier and can be completed in both Standard and AI battles.
  • Shakedown Trials are Tier IV – Legendary Tier and can be completed in Standard battles.
  • Heroic Effort missions are Tier V – Legendary Tier and can be completed in Standard battles.
  • Battle Prowess missions are available to those with an active Admiralty Backing, are Tier III – Legendary Tier, and can be completed in both Standard and AI battles.

Weekly Havoc Missions

Week 1

(Available from January 30 until March 6)

Endurance Trial 1

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Win 1 battle (25 Renown)

Endurance Trial 2 (Locked by Week 1's Endurance Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 10,000 Commander XP (75 Renown)

Endurance Trial 3 (Locked by Week 1's Endurance Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 400,000 credits (75 Renown)

Endurance Trial 4 (Locked by Week 1's Endurance Trial 3)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 6,500 XP before bonuses (75 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 1 (Locked by Week 1's Endurance Trial 4)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Destroy 6 enemy ships; OR Using a German ship, hit enemy ships 500 times with your secondary battery (50 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 2 (Locked by Week 1's Shakedown Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 500 ribbons of any type; OR Using a German ship, deal 200,000 damage to enemy ships with your main battery armament (50 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 3 (Locked by Week 1's Shakedown Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: In 4 battles, be in the Top 3 in your team by XP received; OR Using a German ship, in 4 battles, be in the Top 4 in your team by XP received (50 Renown)
Completing all Endurance and Shakedown Trials for Week 1 will reward you with a bonus of 100 Renown. Finishing Weekly Havoc (Week 1), with the bonus Renown included, will reward you with 500 Renown.
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Week 2

(Available from February 6 until March 6)

Endurance Trial 1 (Locked by Week 1's Shakedown Trial 3)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Win 1 battle (25 Renown)

Endurance Trial 2 (Locked by Week 2's Endurance Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 1,000 Global XP (75 Renown)

Endurance Trial 3 (Locked by Week 2's Endurance Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 500,000 credits (75 Renown)

Endurance Trial 4 (Locked by Week 2's Endurance Trial 3)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 12,000 XP (75 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 1 (Locked by Week 2's Endurance Trial 4)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Set enemy ships on fire 50 times; OR Using a German ship, hit the citadels of enemy ships 10 times (50 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 2 (Locked by Week 2's Shakedown Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Hit enemy ships 500 times with your main battery; OR Using a German ship, deal 40,000 damage to enemy ships by setting them on fire (50 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 3 (Locked by Week 2's Shakedown Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: In 4 battles, be in the Top 3 in your team by XP received; OR Using a German ship, in 4 battles, be in the Top 4 in your team by XP received (50 Renown)
Completing all Endurance and Shakedown Trials for Week 2 will reward you with a bonus of 100 Renown. Finishing Weekly Havoc (Week 2), with the bonus Renown included, will reward you with 500 Renown.
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Week 3

(Available from February 13 until March 6)

Endurance Trial 1 (Locked by Week 2's Shakedown Trial 3)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Win 1 battle (25 Renown)

Endurance Trial 2 (Locked by Week 3's Endurance Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 1,000 Global XP (75 Renown)

Endurance Trial 3 (Locked by Week 3's Endurance Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 5,000 XP before bonuses (75 Renown)

Endurance Trial 4 (Locked by Week 3's Endurance Trial 3)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 15,000 Commander XP (75 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 1 (Locked by Week 3's Endurance Trial 4)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 15 "Caused Flooding" ribbons; OR Using a German ship, deal 400,000 damage to enemy ships (50 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 2 (Locked by Week 3's Shakedown Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Destroy 10 enemy ships; OR Using a German ship, earn 500 ribbons of any type (50 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 3 (Locked by Week 3's Shakedown Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: In 4 battles, be in the Top 3 in your team by XP received; OR Using a German ship, in 4 battles, be in the Top 4 in your team by XP received (50 Renown)
Completing all Endurance and Shakedown Trials for Week 3 will reward you with a bonus of 100 Renown. Finishing Weekly Havoc (Week 3), with the bonus Renown included, will reward you with 500 Renown.
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Week 4

(Available from February 20 until March 6)

Endurance Trial 1 (Locked by Week 3's Shakedown Trial 3)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Win 1 battle (25 Renown)

Endurance Trial 2 (Locked by Week 4's Endurance Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 400,000 credits (75 Renown)

Endurance Trial 3 (Locked by Week 4's Endurance Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 5,000 XP before bonuses (75 Renown)

Endurance Trial 4 (Locked by Week 4's Endurance Trial 3)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 1,250 Global XP (75 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 1 (Locked by Week 4's Endurance Trial 4)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Hit enemy ships 500 times with your main battery; OR Using a German ship, destroy 10 enemy ships (50 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 2 (Locked by Week 4's Shakedown Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Hit the citadels of enemy ships 15 times; OR Using a German ship, earn 500 ribbons of any type (50 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 3 (Locked by Week 4's Shakedown Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: In 4 battles, be in the Top 3 in your team by XP received; OR Using a German ship, in 4 battles, be in the Top 4 in your team by XP received (50 Renown)
Completing all Endurance and Shakedown Trials for Week 4 will reward you with a bonus of 100 Renown. Finishing Weekly Havoc (Week 4), with the bonus Renown included, will reward you with 500 Renown.
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Week 5

(Available from February 27 until March 6)

Endurance Trial 1 (Locked by Week 4's Shakedown Trial 3)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Win 1 battle (25 Renown)

Endurance Trial 2 (Locked by Week 5's Endurance Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 10,000 Commander XP (75 Renown)

Endurance Trial 3 (Locked by Week 5's Endurance Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 10,000 XP (75 Renown)

Endurance Trial 4 (Locked by Week 5's Endurance Trial 3)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 500,000 credits (75 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 1 (Locked by Week 5's Endurance Trial 4)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 15 "Captured", "Assisted in Capture", or "Defended" ribbons; OR Using a German ship, deal 250,000 damage to enemy ships (50 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 2 (Locked by Week 5's Shakedown Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Deal 75,000 damage to enemy ships using torpedoes; OR Using a German ship, hit enemy ships 250 times with your main battery (50 Renown)

Shakedown Trial 3 (Locked by Week 5's Shakedown Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier IV – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: In 4 battles, be in the Top 3 in your team by XP received; OR Using a German ship, in 4 battles, be in the Top 4 in your team by XP received (50 Renown)
Completing all Endurance and Shakedown Trials for Week 5 will reward you with a bonus of 100 Renown. Finishing Weekly Havoc (Week 5), with the bonus Renown included, will reward you with 500 Renown.
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Heroic Effort

(Available from January 30 until March 6)

Heroic Effort 1

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier V – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: In 3 battles, be in the top player among both teams by XP received (25 Renown)

Heroic Effort 2

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier V – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn a "Kraken Unleashed" achievement (25 Renown)

Heroic Effort 3

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier V – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 2 "Confederate" achievements (25 Renown)

Heroic Effort 4

Must be completed in Standard battles. Tier V – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 2 "High Caliber" achievements (25 Renown)
Completing all Heroic Effort missions each week will reward you with a bonus 25 Renown. You can earn 125 Renown each week (with bonus Renown included). You can earn up to a total of 625 Renown if you complete all 5 weeks.
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Battle Prowess

Available to players with an active Admiralty Backing
(Available from January 30 until March 6)

Battle Prowess 1

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 5,000 XP (25 Renown)

Battle Prowess 2

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 500,000 credits (25 Renown)

Battle Prowess 3

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 350 ribbons of any type (25 Renown)

Battle Prowess 4

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Win 7 Battles (25 Renown)
Completing all Battle Prowess weekly missions each week will reward you with a bonus 25 Renown. You can earn 125 Renown each week (with bonus Renown included) up to a total of 625 Renown if you complete all 5 weeks.
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Endless Trials

Just like in the previous campaigns, you can earn Steel Badges in this one once you’re done with it. You’ll be able to earn as many as 250 Steel Badges per week by completing daily and weekly Endless Trials. If you buy out the campaign on day 1, you'll be able to earn as many as 1,250 Steel Badges in total by completing all the Endless Trials.
Note: 25 Renown is one milestone; one milestone is rewarded with 5 Steel Badges.
Daily Trials
(Repeating each day from January 30 until March 6)
Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 2,500 XP (25 Renown)
  2. Stage: Earn 5,000 XP (25 Renown)
  3. Stage: Earn 7,500 XP (25 Renown)
  4. Stage: Earn 10,000 XP (25 Renown)
  5. Stage: Earn 12,500 XP (25 Renown)
Weekly Trials
(Repeating each week from January 30 until March 6)
Weekly Trial 1
Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 20,000 XP (75 Renown)

Weekly Trial 2 (locked by Weekly Trial 1)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 20,000 Commander XP (75 Renown)

Weekly Trial 3 (locked by Weekly Trial 2)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 2,000,000 credits (75 Renown)

Weekly Trial 4 (locked by Weekly Trial 3)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 5,000 Global XP (75 Renown)

Weekly Trial 5 (locked by Weekly Trial 4)

Must be completed in Standard battles or battles Versus AI. Tier III – Legendary Tier.
  1. Stage: Earn 10,000 XP before bonuses (75 Renown)
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Summary

To complete the "Gryphon of the Baltic" campaign and unlock German Tier VIII Premium battleship Pommern you will need to accumulate 2,475 Renown with an active Admiralty Backing. Completing all Weekly Havoc missions each week will net you a total of 2,500 Renown. Completing all Weekly Havoc missions and all Heroic Effort missions will reward you a total of 3,125 Renown. Players with an active Admiralty Backing will be able to earn up to an additional 625 Renown by completing Battle Prowess missions each week.
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2023.01.29 09:31 Distribution-Radiant Joined the club... sorta?

I got my tarted up Camry with a Lexus badge a couple of days ago.
The miles are up there, but it's a 1 owner that's seemingly been taken good care of, as long as you ignore the front bumper (it's got a chunk missing).
2008 ES 350, 180k miles. Had the original window sticker, apparently it's a Premium Plus. Car & Driver says the power rear sunshade isn't part of that package, but I have it (and a full size spare), and seem to lack the "power driver’s seat cushion extender" (unless I haven't found a button yet).
TPMS light was on when I got it... because the tires were at 45 PSI. Spare was below 20. Needless to say, the light is off now that all 5 tires are at 30. Has brand new tires on all 4; the spare is original and has been used at least once; I'll replace it (even though it's in good condition) when I can, I don't want to have to rely on a 15 year old tire.
Hell of an upgrade from a 2007 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor with a dying transmission, though I do miss the backup camera I'd put in... and the V8 rumble (it sounded fast, even though it was anything but).
Just gotta clean out the garage now.. the Vic barely fit with it empty (1 car apartment garage that I've been using as a workshop/man cave, since I couldn't fit my car in there and actually open the doors).
Now I just gotta figure out how the hell I can check the transmission fluid - I know there's no dipstick, apparently you have to be able to see the ATF temp before pulling the fill plug. Gotta figure out how I can do that. Suggestions? I have both bluetooth and USB OBD2 adapters, Android phone and Windows laptop. I'm assuming I can add the PID in Torque?
ES 350 exterior
ES 350 interior and more interior
Crown Vic... begone with you
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2023.01.29 08:14 alejandrobarreto230 Nice spots in Australia, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain

Australia
Sydney
Honda NSX NA1! https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8694409,151.1091154,3a,48.3y,120.37h,79.29t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJeP2KEOYE0MK8p87oppoGA!2e0!7i3328!8i1664
Audi R8 V10+ https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8688443,151.1043197,3a,48.8y,277.84h,77.87t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s3y8deAZOUOPC-vnJ94VDQg!2e0!5s20191201T000000!7i13312!8i6656
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Nissan GT-R R35 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.822678,151.2060366,3a,46.1y,347.59h,81.56t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s_kuKA278iEFkQkbzDCjSNQ!2e0!5s20190101T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 911 Targa 4S (991.1) https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8246947,151.2117667,3a,15y,185.16h,83.88t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1stfpjVL5fUrUhO3UC_tF2OA!2e0!5s20201201T000000!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M3 G80 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8296106,151.2129936,3a,22.9y,314.91h,81.49t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8lXfdfERM0zikoV2m9zzhw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 981 Cayman GT4 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8317201,151.2131047,3a,15y,219.74h,82.69t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sJdEZ2hLOzdG3_aKxImLvQA!2e0!5s20161201T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Nissan GT-R Skyline R33 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8325583,151.2123199,3a,17y,63.84h,82.95t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sZ77fS8q1_hAJF_JWoAIoDA!2e0!5s20131101T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Audi TT-RS 8J https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8330081,151.2124404,3a,15y,271.79h,85.01t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sDDeZ6ptc8LVQ02yKJaWU9w!2e0!5s20191101T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Bentley Continental GT III https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8380535,151.2109832,3a,15y,358.17h,91.33t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sIF8nPjt6hGy_2A_4etPw3Q!2e0!5s20200301T000000!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M3 F80 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8548938,151.2090946,3a,15y,210.33h,84.67t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1so85Yz4PZiNl5fnXNeOW9oQ!2e0!5s20201201T000000!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M4 F82 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8609401,151.2062618,3a,19.1y,81.21h,82.24t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s3YfXzlpEUQuLFGcXdLHpYQ!2e0!5s20200301T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Nissan GT-R R35 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8612616,151.206162,3a,46.1y,87.17h,82.65t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sATM5ZJiKWgBt70CXDDr2-A!2e0!5s20201001T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Rolls-Royce ? https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8612309,151.2061544,3a,23y,96.22h,84.71t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s-qZHLmAW5MinWOotwY6c0g!2e0!5s20181001T000000!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M3 F80 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.8609875,151.206297,3a,20.4y,75.21h,81.39t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1swFqnGvFvSRuksUC7IeKJTw!2e0!5s20170701T000000!7i13312!8i6656
McLaren 720S! https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@-33.7581981,151.0519157,3a,15y,80.11h,88.18t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sEn8cpBF-ukAaygGGWYyuGw!2e0!5s20211201T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Gold Coast
Ferrari F430 Spider https://www.google.com/maps/@-28.0137954,153.4116314,3a,15y,333.16h,85.81t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s4xiyR88hj__lG1dWwT8mEQ!2e0!5s20221101T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Maserati Levante https://www.google.com/maps/@-28.0169772,153.411232,3a,18.4y,245.99h,81.97t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-r0PSl1wp5fxJOUc3P5Q6A!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Toyota Supra A90 https://www.google.com/maps/@-28.0341149,153.4310776,3a,15y,244.35h,87.5t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1skDdZ_SZsMecQ-9gCkUAwpg!2e0!5s20221101T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR https://www.google.com/maps/@-28.0374282,153.4325077,3a,19.1y,280.12h,84.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shj2MO1CCNjPjigvsce9Xng!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Maserati Levante https://www.google.com/maps/@-28.0489238,153.4360696,3a,15y,280.8h,85.07t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sm9njb7eEM1yTJEwIWNMVUg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Rolls-Royce Wraith https://www.google.com/maps/@-27.839489,153.303471,3a,18.8y,72.62h,86.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sebzumCHak8kv4vUDTN1RQA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M3 F80 https://www.google.com/maps/@-27.8752431,153.3140574,3a,15y,100.45h,83.75t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sABve1Y-tWHXQPbP4U69OOQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Ferrari SF90 Stradale Asseto Fiorano!!! https://www.google.com/maps/@-27.884409,153.3155213,3a,15.9y,116.41h,83.41t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_fVlspEhCKNYKzQ-sMO-_Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M8 https://www.google.com/maps/@-27.9852927,153.3412365,3a,18.5y,149.65h,85.87t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1syq1_KWPca8DluXIRziOQuw!2e0!5s20221101T000000!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M4 G82 https://www.google.com/maps/@-28.0662292,153.3614126,3a,19y,353.14h,86.8t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snLbnv6JAm6ajQbDlf6-_gw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 911 Carrera S (992) https://www.google.com/maps/@-27.8875284,153.3154732,3a,15y,214.45h,88.37t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sj6EptRxhHDdfho_kf-aqQQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Portugal
Lagos
Ferrari 458 Spider https://www.google.com/maps/@37.114382,-8.676456,3a,16.6y,133.76h,83.92t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0gaCrG2k4S4yxDSqzp3n_Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Viana do Castelo
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT63s https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8164938,-8.8679346,3a,19.1y,246.86h,79.46t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sk85Tpzmq7kHfxcTK65LrFg!2e0!5s20210301T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Cascais
Bentley Bentayga I https://www.google.ca/maps/@38.7013686,-9.4214168,3a,21.6y,260.45h,89.95t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sdRAp6Y2JNIDMxqrAHWDG9A!2e0!5s20180601T000000!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M2 F87 https://www.google.ca/maps/@38.6997644,-9.4206066,3a,75y,281.05h,69.63t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1stLHHxpwAAx5hURvU84O2iw!2e0!5s20201001T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow https://www.google.nl/maps/@38.7013932,-9.4215082,3a,15y,242.89h,85.02t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sNQRn-Kh2uq-ZzhYi6K7sQA!2e0!5s20090701T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Porsche 911 Targa 4S (991) + Maserati Quattroporte V https://www.google.nl/maps/@38.7002698,-9.4642258,3a,75y,187.63h,73.02t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sUCsRN8hiGdAroeCpcVdLiQ!2e0!5s20180901T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Porsche Taycan Turbo S https://www.google.nl/maps/@38.7526271,-9.4524023,3a,45y,125.48h,79.8t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1snDpyjEa95VcknkTS2Wu1Tw!2e0!5s20220601T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Jaguar F-Type Coupe https://www.google.nl/maps/@38.7550471,-9.388737,3a,18.5y,350.6h,85.72t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sXCq1NBxm7UP9tkBRHIYtmw!2e0!5s20090701T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Lisbon
BMW Z8 https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7238793,-9.1629717,3a,79.228584y,221.571396h,69.967278t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1svEiYZJKGErHmVoI7pVJfog!2e0?lucs=47055780,karto&g_ep=IIGBASoONDcwNTU3ODAsa2FydG8%3D&g_st=ic
Bentley Continental Flying Spur https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7226262,-9.1729785,3a,34.7y,204.57h,84.7t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sWpchPFeMnaF60YeG4digyg!2e0!5s20150201T000000!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M2 F87 https://www.google.com/maps/@38.725524,-9.1889953,3a,19.2y,309.55h,88.77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sxiysQMRJ79WoIUWD3B_Y2w!2e0!5s20220801T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 911 Carrera (992) https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7255273,-9.1899047,3a,15y,85.47h,82.27t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sSDkca2oIBUd5j7XLyUtkDg!2e0!5s20220801T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Maserati Quattroporte VI https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7252321,-9.1929989,3a,17.4y,157.65h,84.16t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sb1dIjxlq1nv7ICVqY2pQZQ!2e0!5s20220801T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991.1)! https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7229139,-9.1685636,3a,15y,112.42h,91.69t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sTPaF2KJCFAnSPO7ehHHXhA!2e0!5s20210801T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 911 Carrera Aerokit (996) https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7232634,-9.1659464,3a,19.4y,238.67h,83.28t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAuFlLXGIy8c9bbFXgdVPZw!2e0!5s20210801T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 911 Targa (964) https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7221557,-9.1761692,3a,16.5y,299.04h,83.32t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sMyW3Fshe6Pc5j_NZLdvXQQ!2e0!5s20180901T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Almada
Bentley Continental GTC I https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6756556,-9.1744125,3a,43.6y,92.96h,84.21t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sa23pKEhcHmEC7v0B4DGjzg!2e0!5s20221101T000000!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M6 F13 https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6882795,-9.1768536,3a,45.3y,59.11h,82.56t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1ser8pN7oROrk8Ouf94tjTJQ!2e0!5s20221101T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Oporto
Aston Martin DB9 https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2026889,-8.7145604,3a,18y,247.65h,83.19t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sb1usnmmD2d0UAoWjiM2NBg!2e0!5s20220101T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Leiria
BMW i8 https://www.google.ca/maps/@40.0149166,-8.6002544,3a,15y,6.79h,85.72t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1si_E4PPOFSll0781KW3C_cA!2e0!5s20221101T000000!7i16384!8i8192


Switzerland
Zürich
Toyota GR Yaris https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3816507,8.8583732,3a,22y,165.42h,79.07t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sumJUi91l2RBE112d7mFaog!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Audi RS7 https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3669426,8.8768109,3a,15y,58.37h,82.88t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sK4tIi1uJhrd-IK9tZ8b5nQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Bentley Continental GT I https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3742866,8.5415353,2a,15y,25.04h,86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-o8kwpoSU-n1oVw4PeSGgA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Rolls-Royce Phantom VII https://www.google.com/maps/@47.367212,8.5401371,2a,15y,247.51h,88.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scF3YDNgpWXJ5Dyem6GuRWg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Ferrari 512 TR!! https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3700831,8.6936403,3a,25.1y,3.53h,83.54t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-LlRYLD9gf9fLKPWjU1phw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3800223,8.6790408,3a,20y,52.62h,89.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjPRPPse1PiZzDTgxvNH9Qg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Convertible (991) https://www.google.com/maps/@47.4049894,8.6490268,3a,19.8y,222.51h,86.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sa33R-tVUeukF1_vGS0WC7w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Audi RS6 Avant C7 https://www.google.com/maps/@47.4067218,8.6328722,3a,15y,229.49h,85.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scnHfvWYDB8LoApumYvQ6hQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
BMW M2 F87 https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3212209,8.7957573,3a,48.5y,325.22h,73.38t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s835NjDc88MnHBHZWwYgdSA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Vaud
Dodge Charger SRT-8 https://www.google.com/maps/@46.3845605,6.92633,3a,17.5y,224.99h,86.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1DdmiVbg_belgjY88IftFQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Chevrolet Corvette C3 https://www.google.com/maps/@46.4382057,6.9162256,3a,20.9y,233.77h,84.49t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1suP8Uc-eg2wp9NdPw2ze_sw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Maserati trailer https://www.google.nl/maps/@46.5071652,6.7086038,3a,21.8y,299.78h,87.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1YdfA17BiLro9TvKsZI6Tw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=nl
Uri
Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible (991) + Porsche 914 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@46.8968836,8.9214141,3a,69.3y,323.86h,91.02t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYK00d2T_EyxEGteFO-LBmg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=es
Basel
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Convertible https://www.google.com/maps/@47.4560565,7.6031601,3a,18.2y,222.29h,85.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snx37_EShF3v9OJHrMp93Wg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Jura
Ford Focus RS MKI https://www.google.com/maps/@47.342934,7.3689524,3a,15y,295.76h,85.12t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s4_fCkJb1KP2bgdrTDj_AOQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3453724,7.2619007,3a,15y,30.51h,86.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sMiazK14HKbzra20oHnX-Qg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Spain
Madrid
Nissan GT-R R35 https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5148875,-3.6547338,3a,19.6y,297.44h,82.22t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1swQ6Dk7ULjLMIUPs8xfeE0A!2e0!5s20190901T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Audi R8 V8 T42 https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5124007,-3.6573907,3a,15y,63.97h,86.93t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sBYCz6knUL1VAMMZdLWfTEQ!2e0!5s20181001T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Porsche 911 Carrera (992) https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5136088,-3.6556419,3a,18y,351.73h,84.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCqMyyxe0Z_1_Zada0a24xA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG (W463) https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4984488,-3.6634156,3a,15.8y,33.08h,84.48t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1srSdpQZmbPRk5jMEQBQ7H0A!2e0!5s20220701T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Marbella
Bentley Continental GTC I https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@36.4951356,-4.9502432,3a,15y,138.08h,85.36t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sZj2BCvjkDlrjMXWxp6CFkg!2e0!5s20180601T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible (997) https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@36.5164516,-4.9020019,3a,20.6y,-2.79h,83.18t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1spHh_veucgiIhLhgKbI7Uvg!2e0!5s20140301T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible (997) https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@36.5208819,-4.8814491,3a,21.5y,160.49h,81.54t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s9nhFnexIeEQIDuKlfNcHwA!2e0!5s20140101T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Bentley Turbo R https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@36.5133935,-4.8437196,3a,15y,216.24h,85.81t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svjS9GlDEDCBB4H_4sTpUJQ!2e0!5s20170801T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Bentley Bentayga II https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@36.4887583,-4.7395167,3a,20.7y,111.8h,91.77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sbs-UYSsDUAeSQkK-dn2WwA!2e0!5s20170801T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Estepona
Audi RS3 Sportback 8V https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@36.4356642,-5.1490459,3a,23.7y,292.27h,83.19t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sWgAO4Sz7zL0KkDNQAwRuWg!2e0!5s20180901T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Nice Porsche 911 Turbo S (997) https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@36.4330777,-5.1613919,3a,15y,284.34h,73.85t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1ssj7JbcEZOpC1Fnn0aZRLVA!2e0!5s20110701T000000!7i13312!8i6656

Barcelona
Porsche 911 Targa 4S (991) https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3827699,2.1832722,3a,15.4y,152.61h,89.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ss6Z5XiAQkZiSLfHnSIekYQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Chevrolet Corvette C3 https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3719921,2.1807607,3a,20.8y,153.19h,82.31t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sp4wL2oiIXVpfKxlOy8MwFA!2e0!5s20160601T000000!7i13312!8i6656
Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible (992) https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@42.0530185,2.8779643,3a,18.6y,177.29h,86.83t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s3jx5MIdkvLfPQSBcrSEPYA!2e0!5s20220701T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Seo de Urgel
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@42.3609827,1.4708781,3a,49y,323.58h,79.95t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sNtZmfLX1uNw4nKcEEvIU8A!2e0!5s20090601T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Basque Country
Ford Mustang GT 5.0 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@43.3321082,-1.7817863,3a,16.9y,205.46h,85.7t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sPncI3FAE9tRl5u_3aFmX-g!2e0!5s20210601T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG (W464) https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@43.3168558,-1.851605,3a,18.8y,157.76h,85.35t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1szNyXTmR4wg11cQH3ULSenA!2e0!5s20220701T000000!7i16384!8i8192
Alicante
BMW M4 F83 https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@38.3630836,-0.4464671,3a,20.7y,174.82h,73.88t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxWIqrL3rPrbSCTPBlE4O9g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
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2023.01.28 13:07 Low_Investigator_899 Revised Wishlist!

Hey guys! I am back here with a revised wishlist!
Cars:
2023 Honda Civic Type R
2022 Lexus IS-F
2018 Mercedes-Benz SL43 AMG
2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC43 AMG
1968 Toyota Century
2017 Mini Cooper JCW Challenge
2017 Toyota Century GR
2012 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
2012 Lexus GS-F
1989 Toyota MR-2
2005 Toyota MR-S
1990 Toyota Sera
2021 Mini Cooper JCW GP
1968 Mazda 110S (Cosmo)
2004 Subaru Alcyon (SVX)
2020 Infiniti Q50 Sport
2007 Saturn Sky Redline
2004 Opel VX220
1991 Maserati BiTurbo
1990 Yugo 45
Nissan Sentra SE-R (all years 1990-2017)
2004 Audi RS4
Lotus Exige & Evora (all years 2008-2019)
2020 DeTomasso P72
1989 Nissan March Super Turbo
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX
2009 Toyota iQ
1997 Alfa Romeo 156
Alfa Romeo 159 (2005, 2007 & 2010 models)
Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon (2007 & 2009 models)
Alfa Romeo 164 (1989, 1993 & 1997 models)
Alfa Romeo 166 (1998, 2002 & 2005 models)
Alfa Romeo 147 ( 2001, 2004 & 2007 models)
1996 Alfa Romeo 145
1996 Alfa Romeo 146
Alfa Romeo 75 (1987, 1990 & 1992 models)
2010 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
2006 Alfa Romeo Brera Coupe
2010 Alfa Romeo Mito
2003 Jaguar X-Type
2004 Jaguar XJR
2003 Jaguar S-Type
2006 Mini Cooper S
1979 Subaru Brat
1994 Dodge Caravan
1995 Fiat Multipla (just for some jokes)
2002 Chrysler Town & Country
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
Cadillac Seville
Cadillac DeVille
2005 Cadillac STS-V
2006 Cadillac XLR-V
Mercedes Benz CLK55 AMG (2002 & 2005 models)
Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG (2002)
Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG (2006)
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
Mercedes Benz SL73 AMG (1984)
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon (2004)
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Sedan (2002)
Mercedes Benz E63 AMG S (2017)
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2011)
Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG (2009 & 2014 models)
Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG (2003)
Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG (2007)
Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG (2004)
Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG (2001 & 2006 models)
Mercedes-Benz 500E (1993)
BMW M2 (2015)
BMW M2 Competition (2017)
BMW M2 (2022)
BMW M3 E96 (2007)
BMW M3 CS (2023)
BMW M6 (2005)
BMW 650ci Spyder (2009)
BMW M6 Competition (2015)
BMW M8 (2017)
BMW 760li (2004 & 2010 model)
BMW 765li xDrive (2023)
BMW Z3 (1999)
BMW Z8 (1998)
BMW Z4 (2003)
BMW Z4 M Coupe (2006)
1995 BMW 850i
BMW Z4 Drive35is (2010)
BMW M5 E39 (1995?)
Spyker C8 (2007)
2004 Spyker C12 Zagato S
Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 (2020)
Donkervoort D8 RS (2005)
Volkswagen Lupo GTI (1999 & 2002 models)
2020 Volkswagen Arteon R
Volkswagen Scirocco (1977, 1984, 1988, 1990 models)
Volkswagen Scirocco R (2010)
Volkswagen Lamando
Monteverdi Highspeed 375S
Audi S1 (2011)
Audi S2 (2014?)
1995 Audi RS2 Avant
Audi RS3 (2013)
Audi RS5 (2008 & 2018 model)
Audi RS6 Avant (2006)
Audi S8 (2008 & 2019 model)
Audi TT (2001)
Audi TT RS Coupe (2008 & 2018 model)
Abarth 595RS (2017)
De Tomasso Mangusta
Alfa Romeo Giulia GTV 1600
Alfa Romeo TZ2
Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale
Alfa Romeo Mito
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000
Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo
Maserati Granturismo Trofeo
Maserati Ghibli S
Maserati 3200 Cambio Corsa Coupe
Maserati Biturbo
Maserati 4200 Spyder
1977 Maserati Shamal
2021 Maserati MC20
1974 Maserati Bora
Venturi Atlantique
Peugeot 208 GTi
Peugeot 308
Peugeot 504 GTi
Peugeot 607
Peugeot 407
Peugeot 305
Peugeot 102
Peugeot 106 GTi
Peugeot RCZ
Citroen DS3
Citroen DS2
Renault Megane 275 RS Cup
Renault Laguna GT
Renault Clio Cup
Renault Clio 220 Cup
Nissan 400Z
2024 Nissan GTR
Nissan 300ZX Z30
Nissan Sentra Nismo V-spec (1996)
Nissan Silvia S12
Nissan President (1997)
Nissan Fuga (2006)
Nissan Cefiro (all models 1988-2003)
Infiniti J31
Mitsubishi Evos 1-8 (excluding 5, 9 and 10)
Mitsubishi FTO
Mitsubishi GTO
Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
Mitsubishi Galant VR-6
Mitsubishi Lancer GSR 1600
Mitsubishi Eclipse (2006 & 2010 models)
Mitsubishi Eclipse GT-S (2005)
Toyota Celica Supra A70
Toyota GR Yaris
Toyota GR Corolla
Toyota GR86
Toyota Crown Majesta (2012)
Toyota Crown Athlete
Honda Integra Si
Honda Integra Type R DC2 (JDM version, 1999)
Honda Civic Si Coupe
Honda Accord Si Coupe
Honda Prelude (1st Gen - 3rd Gen)
Honda Accord (all sedan generations from 1990 - 2017)
Mazda Miata NB generation
Mazda 323 Familia
Mazda MX-6
Mazda 626
Subaru SVX
Subaru Forester (1998 & 2006 models)
Subaru Levorg
Subaru Legacy (2006 & 2015 models)
Infiniti Q45
Infiniti Q60
Infiniti G50
Infiniti G60
Lexus GS-F
Acura ILX
Acura IL
Acura TLX
Aston Martin Vanquish (2003)
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato (2003)
Aston Martin DB5 (1965)
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (2018)
Aston Martin V12 Vantage (2011)
Aston Martin DB7 (2002)
Bentley Continental Grand Sport (2007)
Bentley Arnage T (1998)
Bentley Continental Mulliner Speed Sedan (2015)
Rover 55
Rover 75
Ariel Atom V8 (2010)
Ariel Atom 2.0 (2009)
Radical SR3 (2009)
Caterham Seven (2006)
Jaguar XKR (2007)
Jaguar E-Type (1965)
Jaguar XE (2014)
Jaguar XJR (2005 & 2009 models)
Jaguar XJR575
Jaguar XK8
Jaguar XJ8
Jaguar XJS (1978, 1986 & 1989 models)
TVR Tuscan
TVR Cerbera
Noble M600
Noble M800
Chevrolet Corvette C1-C8 (excluding C4, C6 & C7 as it's already in the game)
Chevrolet Chevelle "El Camino" 454
Chevrolet Camaro 1LT (2019)
Dodge Intrepid
Dodge Viper (2004 & 2013 models)
Dodge Monaco
Dodge Arrow
Shelby Cobra Daytona 289
AC Shelby Cobra 427
Daytona Shelby Cobra GT500 (2022 model)
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Cadillac ATS-V
Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
1982 Cadillac Cimarron
Pontiac Solstice GXP
Pontiac GTO "The Judge"
Ford Crown Victoria
Ford Puma ST150 (1998, 2005 & 2017 models)
Ford Escort Cosworth
Ford RS2200
2022 Shelby Cobra
2024 Ford Mustang
Ford RS2000
Ford Sierra Cosworth
Ford Telstar
Ford Maverick
Seat Ibiza
Seat Leon Cupra (2019 model)
Proton Wira
Proton Satria RS
Plymouth Roadrunner (1970)
Plymouth Prowler (1997 model)
Plymouth GTX (1971)
Plymouth Barracuda (1972)
Plymouth Belvedere II (1965)
Plymouth Duster (1971)
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (1971)
Oldsmobile Cutlass (1969)
Oldsmobile Toronado (1974)
Oldsmobile Alero (2004)
Oldsmobile Aurora (1997)
Mercury Cougar
AMC Matador
AMC Rebel "The Machine"
Mini Cooper JCW (2006 & 2013 models)
Isuzu Impulse RS Turbo (1987)
Isuzu Piazza Turbo
Lincoln Continental (1978, 1982, 1985 & 1988 models)
Lincoln Town Car
Lincoln MKZ
Lincoln LS
Zenvo ST-1 (No active aero wing)
Volvo 240
Volvo 265
Volvo 245
1952 Volvo P1800
1969 Volvo P1800D
Volvo 940
Volvo C30 R-Design
Volvo XC70
Volvo XC60
Volvo C60
Volvo S60R
Volvo S70
Volvo S80 Polestar
Volvo S90
Saab 9-5 Turbo
Saab 9-X
Saab 9-3 Turbo
Skoda Oktavia RS (1997)
Skoda Fabia R5
Lada Niva
Tofas Erdongan
Marussia B2
Marussia B1
Moskvitch 402
Volkswagen GTI (2021 Model)
Hyundai Veloster N
Hyundai Elantra N
Nissan 370Z Nismo
Lotus Exige S
Lotus Evora S
Lotus Carlton
KTM X-Bow
KTM X-Bow GT4
Nissan Leopard
2007 Honda Odyssey
and that's all the cars I want because I have mentioned all the others in a previous post (I'm not being demanding, if you can't add all these cars, it's ok, I understand)
Engines:
Honda F20C
Honda B16B
Honda B18C
Honda K24
Nissan CA18
Nissan VQ35DE
Nissan VG30DETT
Mazda 13B-REW
Mazda 13B Renesis
Toyota 4AGE
Toyota 3SGTE
Toyota 1UZ-FE
Chevrolet LS1-7
Chevrolet LT1-4
Ford Coyote
Ford Triton
Ford Windsor
Ford Barra
Ford Voodoo
Alfa Romeo Busso V6
BMW S13 (an actual engine made by BMW)
BMW S55 (also another engine by BMW)
BMW S65 (yet another engine from bmw)
BMW B58 and B55 (last engine from bmw that I know)
Mercedes-Benz M275
Mercedes-Benz M155
Mercedes Benz M119
Mitsubishi 4G63T
Mitsubishi 4B11T
Mitsubishi 6G72
Subaru EJ25 and EJ20
Maserati F136
and these are all the engines that would be good for this game (with it's actual sounds, also can come in either the store or in a crate)
Gauges that come in different designs (this is already self explanatory, as the player can design the gauges as well!)
Neons (all colors and designs)
Window tint options
Different turbo sounds
8 speed transmission
More engine parts like exhaust headers, flywheels etc.
More exhaust designs (front fender mounted exhausts incl. Bosozoku hood exhausts)
Straight-cut gears
Different supercharger sounds
Bodykits:
Veilside
Novitec
Amuse
RE:amemiya
Varis
Bomex
Liberty Walk
Artisan Spirits
Mansory
Wald
Bosozoku kit
NFS Underground 1, 2 kits
NFS Prostreet Kits
Le Mans GT2, GT3 & GT4 kits
Carbon fiber fenders
Fender delete kits
Hood delete kit
Hood scoops (any designs)
All spoilers (because I am to lazy to specify each spoiler so I will just include all of them, excluding active aero spoiler)
Wheels: (p.s I am to lazy to specify the actual name of each wheel, so I'll go with the brands themselves and label them as all)
All fifteen52 wheel designs
All Rays wheel designs
All Volk and Volk Racing wheel designs
All Yokohama Advan Wheel designs
All American Racing wheel designs
All JNC wheel designs
All SSR wheels
All Sparco wheel designs
All Momo wheel designs
All O.Z Racing wheel designs
All Racinghart and Lowenhart wheel designs
All Rotiform wheel designs
All Work and Work Emotion wheel designs
All OEM wheel designs
All VS-KF wheel designs
All ADR wheel designs
All Forgiato wheel designs
All BBS wheel designs
All Enkei wheel designs
All Watanabe wheel designs
All Weld wheel designs
All Gram Lights wheel designs
All 5zigen wheel designs
All Recaro wheel designs
Tyre designs:
Continental
Nitto
Federal
BFgoodrich
Hoosier
Goodyear
Bridgestone
Michelin
Hankook
Kumho
Dunlop
Falken
Wheelie animations
Pop-up headlight animations
Fender costumizations
Online multiplayer
18-car garage
Costumizable garage exterior
Beadlocks
Nascar style window designs
Actual weight reduction
Door open/close animations
Hood open/close animations
Seats:
Sparco
Recaro
Momo
Maps:
France map
U.K map
Mexico map (just like Forza Horizon 5)
Roads: (by this, I mean roads that lead into different place of each map)
City
Highway
Country
Mountain
Online PVP
Rhythm game style drifting mode
More stickers in livery such as:
Country flags
A-Z (uppercase)
a-z (lowercase)
Handling mods such as brakes, suspensions, strut bars anti roll and anti sway bars, etc.
Betting system (online only)
Rainbow tyre smoke
Story mode (I know, I know, but here's what I want if it will ever get implemented, if not, it's ok)
A story mode that has a NFSMW (2005) + NFS Carbon mixed with NFS Underground 2 with some The Crew elements mixed into this story mode
Revamped AI (because the AI opponents feel too easy for the most of us)
Revamped police AI (make it similar to NFSMW 2005 where police chases feel intense! And if arrested, the police will seize your mods and your car will be back to stock)
Parking lots (for car meets)
A Facebook-like friends system
Online chat functions
More crate items that can be obtained by buying them with diamonds
More character designs
Fuel injector and carburetor mods
Crankshaft and Propeller shaft mods
12000 RPM ECU
Bosozoku hood exhaust
Bosozoku star exhaust
Nitrous purge
Swappable gearboxes
Visible damage
1/2 mile and 1 mile tournaments
Drift tournaments (tap to drift)
Touge tournaments
Rhythm game style mountain touge + mountain touge tournaments
Mountain drift (also rhythm game style)
And that's all! (p.s I'm not demanding or forcing any of you to make any of this, these are all suggestions that I've made at the top of my head, thanks for understanding! Also, this is an updated version of my previous post 6 months ago)
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