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NY Times Spelling Bee Puzzle

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Discussion of the daily New York Times Spelling Bee puzzle.

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Stuff about spelling bees

2010.01.26 19:23 blisstonia 30 ROCK

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2023.06.06 03:53 Bdavidnichols Hive Checks

Hive Checks
Checking in on our hives today. Our bottom box is a super with 3 frames that have foundations and the rest just have wire guides. There’s a deep brood box on top of this super with all foundation frames. Long story on how that all happened.
Question: bees have filled out the wired frames but will not touch the foundations in the super. They’ve moved up to the deep brood (which is 100% foundation frames) and seem to have no issue. What gives?
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2023.06.06 03:33 TurboGhast Doubled Elimination Chapter 8: Round 1, Match 5

Chapter 7
The Connected and Outgoer Teams flew up to the arena in unintentional unison.
Upon reaching her starting point, Konngara told Saki, “I’m in the tournament to fight new opponents, but face you in the first round. How ironic.”
“It’s been a while since we’ve tested our mettle against eachother… but I get the feeling”, Saki replied. Turning to draw their teammates into the conversation, she continued, “Do y’all agree to keep our fighting one-on-one, me versus Yukiko and Konngara versus Alice, until the first time someone leaves the arena?”
Alice’s answer was “Sure”, Yukiko’s was a loud “YES!”, and Konngara’s was a simple affirmative nod of the head and change of starting position.
Patchouli said, “I hope you’re not asking me to enforce this.”
Konngara replied, “No, I trust my opponents to follow the informal rule. Just announce the first time someone leaves the arena.”
“With that sorted out, you seem to be ready…
so Round 1 Match 5 will begin!”
Instead of opening with especially powerful attacks, all four fighters started off with light ones to get a feel for their opponent’s strength. Yukiko tried to surround Saki with homing bee-shaped bullets, but she outsped them. However, Yukiko was firing frequently enough that Saki couldn’t find an opening to land a flying kick. Since she couldn’t use her nonspell danmaku because it was so wild and wide ranging it’d be sure to reach Konngara, this half of the battle became a stalemate.
Konngara’s blade cut a path towards Alice, deflecting both her lasers and her doll’s lances. One glance at her teammate showed Alice that the way they were keeping these battles one-on-one was giving the Outgoer Team an advantage, so as she fell back she started thinking about how to change that. Recalling a technique she had last used over two decades ago gave her a plan. She sent four dolls to the arena’s center, then made them spread out, creating a glowing curtain between them that split the arena in half while expanding past its circumference.
“With this barrier in place, we’re all feel free to fire imprecise attacks without worrying about hitting our other opponent”, she told everyone.
Saki began unleashing omnidirectional waves of bullets while telling Konngara, “If this hits you, that’s on Alice.”
Yukiko successfully weaved through the initial blast, while Konngara backed off a bit to deal with the spread attacks Alice had started using. When their bullets hit the curtain, they bounced off. As the Connected Team kept firing, reflected bullets joined unreflected bullets to create bullet waves dense enough to score hits.
“Hey, we’re supposed to be keeping things one-on-one!”, Yukiko complained.
“The curtain will reflect your bullets just as readily as ours”, Alice replied, “so it’s just a change in the terrain.”
Yukiko tested Alice’s words with a blast of bullets that would hit her if she was lying. She didn’t attempt to dodge them to emphasize that she was telling the truth.
“You found a way to help your teammate while making our agreement easier to follow”, said Konngara. “How clever.”
“And annoying”, Yukiko added.
As the fighting continued, Saki and Alice kept the pressure on Yukiko and Konngara up. The former’s spread attacks showed that they wanted to damage the latter more than they wanted to push them out of the arena at the moment. Recognizing this, Yukiko unleashed the spell card Reformation "Flying Bee Fortress”.
A barrier made of bee bullets appeared, and blocked Saki’s attacks. She tried to break it with brute force, but before any of the bullets showed signs of damage they expanded outwards to be replaced with a fresh set. Since the gaps between the bees were covered by kunai shaped bullets, Saki stopped trying to slip a bullet through them, but kept firing so the pressure that brought Yukiko to use the card would return the moment it ended.
Even though she was also on the back foot, Konngara was having an easier time than her teammate. Trading attacks with Alice had shown her what Yukiko was trying to tell her about where in the arena was safest. The two of them weren’t taking hits, but Konngara had to stay close to the curtain to keep that true, as the reflected bullets were less dangerous there.
Seeing an opportunity, Alice readied the spell card Doll Command “Dolls’ War”. Because Konngara was keeping herself in a box near the curtain, predicting where she’d be next was much easier than usual. When Alice unleashed the card, the evasive maneuvers Konngara was performing brought her right into its center.
She suddenly found herself surrounded by two rings of dolls with swords at the ready. Despite recognizing that she was in a lot of trouble, since battles using the spell card rules were less common in Hell than Gensokyo her first instinct was to block one blade with her sword instead of using a defensive card, leaving herself open to the rest of the attack.
Seeing that the flow of battle had turned against the Outgoer Team, Wriggle said, “If I was Yukiko I’d be considering flying around the curtain to help Konngara.“
“I doubt even she would ignore the spirit of their agreement”, Tenshi replied. “Even if she was craven enough to consider it, flagrantly breaking a promise in front of this large a crowd might as well be etching a scar into your face.”
“Then, did they doom themselves to lose?”
Recognizing the battle’s current pace, Konngara suddenly flipped from defense to offense by declaring Wisdom Sign “Silent Power”. Since speaking to coordinate with her teammate would unnecessary for the near future, now was a particularly good time to use the card. Even though the card didn’t improve her defenses, she fought like it had, letting her push Alice back but taking preventable hits in the process.
When a particularly intense blast of bullets forced Alice to either dodge backwards or take a hit, she did the latter.
“I see what you’re trying to do here”, Alice taunted, “and won’t let it work.”
Confident in Konngara’s ability to ring her teammate out, even if only temporarily, Saki decided to accelerate the pace of her battle against Yukiko with the spell card Agile Skill “Triangle Chase”. She kicked straight for Yukiko multiple times, leaving lines of still bullets that stopped at the edge and curtain just like she did.
However, that allowed Yukiko to lead her where she wanted her to go. The moment after Saki declared the card, she rushed to where the curtain met the arena’s edge. When Saki followed, Yukiko made one large step inwards, advancing to the center one kick at a time. This left enough space open that Saki neither scored a hit nor prevented a counterattack when she made the bullet trails expand.
Yukiko taunted, “This isn’t the only card Konngara taught me a route for. ”
“A sly move, but I should’a seen it coming”, Saki muttered.
Kikyou asked Jo’on, “Do you think either Saki or Konngara could be convinced to give us routes for the other’s attacks?”
“No, since they have no reason to help us. We’ll just have to hope their routes can be copied by simply watching them.”
On the other side of the arena, Konngara was getting a little desperate to send Alice past the edge for just one moment so she could rejoin her teammate. Alice was drifting towards the edge, but the dolls orbiting her from a distance showed that was bait to try and lure Konngara into overextending, and punish her for it.
Konngara paused for a moment, thinking about how to defuse this trap. She decided on sending pulses of bullets at the dolls to deflect them while rushing forward. There were less risky answers, but Konngara chose that one because it had the best chance of sending Alice out of the arena.
She rushed forwards, blasting most of the dolls aside with bullets, but there were too many. Eventually, she had to halt her attack in order to deflect a lance with her sword, giving Alice time to retreat. Neither had taken an outright hit, but Konngara had used up more stamina in the exchange.
While Saki pondered whether to cancel her card or unleash another wave, Yukiko said, “I was nervous that I’d mess up the route because Konngara showed it to me without copying your card.”
Yukiko’s words made Saki keep the card running. If she couldn’t hit her hard enough to break the card despite creating the perfect opening, then why not test her consistency at a route she’s admitted to not practicing?
Even though Yukiko wasn’t aware Saki was asking herself that question, she had an answer to it. When Saki reached the edge to kick off of it, Yukiko sent a *World Egg Honeycomb* straight for her, sending her past it.
Patchouli announced to Konngara and Alice that “Saki was knocked out of the arena”, prompting an immediate change in strategy. Konngara abandoned her attack and turned her blade towards the curtain separating the arena. Alice tried to pin her down, but the change was so sudden the only attacks that got close to her were long range bullets that couldn’t stop her from slicing the curtain in half.
Konngara allowed Wisdom Sign “Silent Power” to time out so the Outgoer Team could unleash Hell Pheromone “Persistent Tracer” the moment they regrouped. Four streams of homing bullets flew towards the Connected Team, one of bee-shaped bullets and one of crystals for each member.
Recognizing the crystals Konngara fired, Saki told her teammate, “We need to split up.” While the bee-shaped bullets whizzed past them like any other, the crystals stuck in place once approximately level with their target. A trail of stopped crystals traced out the path they used to evade the bees.
As the circle that trail made became more and more complete, the Connected Team realized they needed to restream the bullets chasing them before it became whole so they could stay away from the crystals aimed at their teammate. Rushing forward to make an opening, they turned around with only a little space to spare.
Saki doubled back into the crystals in order to enter her opening, going so fast that she slammed into a crystal. Alice flew towards the edge to separate the crystals and bees to avoid that, only to find that allowed the bees’ homing capabilities to begin closing the gap she had opened. By the time the gap reached her, it had gotten so tight she felt the need to use Magic Sign “Artful Sacrifice” to widen it.
“That restream looks more gnarled than a starving philosopher”, said Nezu.
“I’ve tried a gnarlier restream”, Seija replied. “Didn’t succeed, but I tried.”
Saki’s face lit up when halfway around the arena. “Oh, that’s devious!” Calling out to her teammate, she continued, “This spell’s designed to separate us by becoming extra dangerous when we’re close together.”
“Can you think of a way around it?”, Alice asked.
Saki answered, “The card’s not especially dense, so…”, letting her voice trail off to try and hide her message from her opponents. Alice brandished a spell card to tell her that she got the message.
The next time they met, instead of attempting to restream they declared, Agile Wire ’Thrill Magnet’!”
Dolls rushed forth, splitting the arena into lanes divided by wires. Saki paused for a moment to check whether an opponent had been caught by the wires, but when the inwards pull that would follow that contact failed to happen she started loosing fireballs into the lanes.
Upon hearing the attack’s name, the Outgoer Team had spread out. As the spell developed, it became clear this was the right move. The lanes between the wires were tight enough that they might have collided with eachother if they were in the same one, but spreading out gave both Yukiko and Konngara their own lane.
Yukiko yelled, “Now that you’ve drawn yourselves together, you’re finished!”
“Don’t get cocky”, Konngara chided.
Trying to bait information out of Yukiko, Saki began to ask, “How’d you know we-”, but was interrupted by a bee bullet.
Seeing an opportunity, Yukiko told her, “Well, when you tried to tell Alice to use a team card in earshot of us, you deliberately failed to complete a sentence in an attempt to hide your plans from us. However, Konngara knows you well enough that she could see through your attempt to send a hidden message, allowing her to tell me you were about to use a team card. Now, she also knows your card design well enough tha-”
“Shut up! I’m trying to fight here!”, Alice interrupted.
Yukiko continued, “I’m talking ‘cause we’re fighting, silly. Since we have the advantage, we have less to lose from getting distracted. If we get hit it’ll just end our card, but you might…”
Saki attempted to interrupt her with a wave of fireballs, but went too far out and ate some hits from Yukiko’s bees, leading to the result the latter wanted.
“…end up outside the arena.”
Without Saki’s support, Alice was stuck in place maintaining the card’s wire lanes. By the time she thought to cancel the card, it was already too late. A bee bullet launched her into one of the still crystals, causing her to bounce off and join her teammate beyond the arena’s edge.
“And the winner of Round 1 Match 5 is the Outgoer Team!”
Turning to Yukiko, Saki said, “That was slick. Good job, you’re more devious than you look.”
Alice acknowledged her defeat with painfully slow claps instead of words.
Giddy with pride, Yukiko replied, “Thank you thank you thank you!”
“Even if it wasn’t alone, fighting you takes me back”, said Saki.
“We should have caught up with eachother earlier”, replied Konngara.
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2023.06.06 03:32 doctoranfernee Brood/pollen question

Brood/pollen question
Rookie beekeeper in Central Indiana USA here. I installed my first package about 7 weeks ago. I currently have 2 deep boxes. On inspection today, I saw my queen and brood in all stages. The whole top box and 3 frames of the bottom had what I think is a good brood pattern (pic 1). But 7 frames in bottom were mostly what I assume is pollen or bee bread (pics 2 and 3). Is this anything to be concerned about?
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2023.06.06 03:32 Shot-Boat-7258 Lost 3 different games to 2 different bugs

I dont know how the game calculates the rest of turns left for upbeat upstart when tripled with elemental of surprise, it just doesnt work properly and killed me in 2 games already. There was that bug when tripling something with elemental of surprise and the help of upbeat duo it would happen at the end of your turn and that made upbeat upstart glitch out for me with a "0 turns left" and the effect never triggering again.
This bug was fixed and the triple will happen at the beginning of your next turn, like it should.
Today i had a game where i tripled another minion into a elemental of surprise 6 drop to naturally triple my upbeat upstart this way and it still glitched out to a "0 turns left" garbage useless trash card worth slightly over a plain module. Just super frustrating to hit great comps early that might win you the game and then it gliches out and you are left with worthless trash minions.
And just now i played another game that i lost to a me previously unknown glitch. I played a deep blue zesty shaker comp and had a second zesty shaker in the shop that i played a deep blue on and bought it afterwards. I did not had the boardspace to play it down and waited till next turn with it. The next turn i can triple it, so i obviously play the second one down and play a deep blue on it and 'voila', thats actually all that could happen, because the zesky shaker just ate the deep blue without returning me one. Which was just straight up game losing.
So i know that Nagas and spells sometimes take a bit to spit you out the card but in this case just nothing happened. I think whatever makes the card reset the "first spell played on this" did not reset for next turn while holding it in hand. Could be that this happened because i fighted diablo inbetween that rounds, since i have not seen anyone mentioning this bug so far.
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2023.06.06 03:21 Longjumping_Disk_910 I put my hands around my dad's neck

So, first of all am 16 year old guy, i don't feel any good about what i did. But to get to the point, my home life has been shit for about 1 or 2 years now (although it has never been too good), my dad is the kind of person that thinks you are against him and trying to be bad because you just can't fufill a task he asks and ends up going on a full on mental breakdown everytime this happens, but when he's not going absolutly mental he's a good dad a normal dad. Im a mostly normal guy, i must admit that im kinda selfish in some aspects (although i can't really know in which im am since to me i just act normally), and also have some anger issues (thanks dad, he also has them). Today everything was going pretty good, I came back home from highschool i made me some lunch and washed the dishes, my dad was pretty calm and being nice, and so the day goes by until he asks me to find him the schedule and phone number of bank, i went online but since the bank is like really really small (its like an express version) i couldn't find a number for the place, but i did find the schedule. I said to him that i couldn't find the number for the place and just found the general number for the bank and the schedule, he says that i should go and find the number for the place because "there has to be one on the internet" so i go to my room and start looking up, and I find nothing, and I tell him that i found absolutly nothing. Here he goes absolutly mental, he starts shouting about everytime he asks me to do him a small favor i do it badly because i don't want to and i can't do something as easy as finding a number, i try to maintain my cool and i say to him that i genuenly search everywhere and no where i found a number (i even looked through a file that listed all of the express banks that they had and no number was able to be seen). So the screaming goes on and on he shouts about how he will show me that there's a number and all that, so after like 5 minutes he finds the general bank number (the one i told him about earlier) and goes on and on about how he found it and all that, so i try to say to him that i told him about that number but he just goes on and on about how HE found it. I ask him to just listen to me for a second but then IDK why but he starts to shout at me about how i always do this and that i never help him when he asks me to and things like that. At this point he's shouting right into my face (i don't im making justice to how horrible it was) he starts going on and on about how im such a bad son and how he has given me all i've ever wanted and now i can't even remember what he started shouting about but he just got on my nerves and i started to say to him to just leave alone, he didn't stop , then i started shouting for him to leave me alone, he didn't stop, and then as his shouting became more and more loud for just a second it felt like everything went red and i grabbed his neck and and pressed my thumbs shouting to leave me alone. The second after i realized what i had done and my whole body began to fell like it was being crushed, my legs felt like jelly and i fell to the floor and i couldn't stop breathing super fast and super heavy, my dad looked at me for some second, and started to shout again about how that was exactly what he wanted to see and how terrible i am. Some time has passed since that happened but i still feel like complete shit for doing something like that, and i just had to get it off me.

(sorry for any spelling mistakes english isn't my primary language)
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2023.06.06 02:51 Zealousideal_Fan3980 Intuitive ppl - help?

I keep seeing crows literally everywhere. I recently told a friend that I think they are trying to tell me something, but I’m not sure what. I have a closeness with crows though - like I have a gut feeling they mean well.
A couple of weeks later, a coworker (who does not know my friend) asked me randomly “do you know anything bc about crows?” And then began telling me about the spiritual significance of crows.
Of note, I recently received a promotion and I work in healthcare. Right before the promotion in maybe February, I swear a crow was following me as I was walking to my car from my office (I park about a 1/2 mile away from work).
Today, I was having a conversation with my boss in her office (3 floors up) and randomly, a crow flew up right next to her window and landed on a branch and looked right at me. We held eye contact for a second or 2. I’ve never seen any birds around her office. Honestly, I forgot about it afterwards.
But then I drove home this afternoon and parked in front my home while on the phone with my friend (the same friend I had initially mentioned the crows to). A brown bee flew into my window, the front window and then the passenger window several times for several minutes and even left and came back and tried again. It wasn’t striped, it was all brown, but looked just like a bee and was flying like a bee. My car is black and I was wearing a black jacket, so nothing colorful to attract a bee?
Anyways, I feel in my gut that I’m getting a message, but unable to decipher it. Does anyone have any ideas?
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2023.06.06 02:41 sbhinter Spelling Bee Solver, Answers and Hints

🐝 #SpellingBee Hints 🐝
June 5, 2023
🔠 Letters: C / B D E J O T
📚 Words: 23 🎯 Score: 119 🏆 Pangrams: 1 🌟 Debuts: 1
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2023.06.06 02:33 oneoftheunderdogs Found first queen cell!

Found first queen cell!
First-year beekeeper in Alaska here! Did our weekly hive check today and found my first queen cell! I am inclined to get rid of it, at least that’s what the guy at the bee class said to do… thoughts?
A little more background: put bees in their hive on April 25, had a slow start to Spring here in interior Alaska but had very few dead bees. Green-up was less than two weeks ago. Queen has been laying, from what I can tell her pattern is good. However, I feel like our hive’s progress has been rather slow. There has been little to no growth in population size and the number of occupied frames has been the same for about three weeks. Is this normal? Could it be that our queen is really slow-laying and that’s why they are trying to replace her? Is our queen running out of room to lay in because our population is too small to build out more comb?
Sorry for the crappy pictures, was by myself today. Thanks for your help!
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2023.06.06 02:29 Junior_Biscotti_7854 Can you rate my collage essay

Growing up as an African American kid I was often subjected to negative stereotypes about my race. I was told that African Americans were lazy, uneducated, and criminals. These stereotypes were reinforced by the media, which often portrayed African Americans in a negative light. As a result, I started to believe these stereotypes about myself. I started to think that I was less than, that I didn't have the same potential as other kids. One day, I was getting my hair done by my hair stylist and there was a news article on the TV about a young boy my age who was being celebrated for winning a spelling bee. I mocked the kid and said, "He's not black. He doesn't even talk black." My hair stylist responded, "What do African Americans sound like?" That one question changed my entire reality. No longer did I think that African American people operated in a binary archetype, but I realized that they were just people, just like me. I started to pay more attention to the world around me and I realized that there were so many African Americans who were successful and accomplished. I saw African American doctors, lawyers, teachers, and business owners. I saw African American people who were making a difference in the world. I began to question the stereotypes that I had been taught about African American people. I realized that they were just as diverse as any other group of people. There are good and bad people of all races and ethnic backgrounds. I started to take school seriously and I began to work hard. I realized that I had the potential to do great things, regardless of my race. I graduated from high school with a 3.41 GPA and I began to study different topics ranging from economics, politics, and world topics. This inspired me to pursue higher education. Even though I was pursuing higher education, I was still learning about race and identity, but I was proud of the progress that I had made. I was no longer the person who mocked the young boy in the news article. I was now a person who was open-minded and willing to learn. It's because of that one question that I am here writing this paragraph and seeking higher education. It's because deep down I want to be more than a stereotype, I want to be the best possible version of myself and maybe one day inspire a new generation of young men who won't have to think low of themselves based on what they see on TV. Instead, it will be from the men they see walking the streets showing them the power of higher education. And the funny thing is that it'll have all begun with one question. "What do African Americans sound like?"
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2023.06.06 02:00 livia2lima Day 2 - Basic navigation


Most computer users outside of the Linux and Unix world don't spend much time at the command-line now, but as a Linux sysadmin this is your default working environment - so you need to be skilled in it.
When you use a graphic desktop such as Windows or Apple's macOS (or even the latest Linux flavors), then increasingly you are presented with simple "places" where your stuff is stored - "Pictures" "Music" etc but if you're even moderately technical then you'll realize that underneath all this is a hierarchical "directory structure" of "folders" (e.g. C:\Users\Steve\Desktop on Windows or /Users/Steve/Desktop on macOS - and on a Desktop Linux system /home/steve/Desktop)
From now on, the course will point you to a range of good online resources for a topic, and then set you a simple set of tasks to achieve. It’s perfectly fine to google for other online resources, refer to any books you have etc - and in fact a fundamental element of the design of this course is to force you to do a bit of your own research. Even the most experienced sysadmins will do an online search to find advice for how to use commands - so the sooner you too get into that habit the better!




This is a good time to mention that Linux comes with a fine on-line manual - invoked with the man command. Each application installed comes with its own page in this manual, so that you can look at the page for pwd to see the full detail on the syntax like this:
man pwd
You might also try:
 man cp man mv man grep man ls man man 
As you’ll see, these are excellent for the detailed syntax of a command, but many are extremely terse, and for others the amount of detail can be somewhat daunting!


Being able to move confidently around the directory structure at the command line is important, so don’t think you can skip it! However, these skills are something that you’ll be constantly using over the twenty days of the course, so don’t despair if this doesn’t immediately “click”.


If this is already something that you’re very familiar with, then:



Copyright 2012-2021 @snori74 (Steve Brorens). Can be reused under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0).
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2023.06.06 01:53 ohiotechie Will Saletan & “principled” GOP

Will - my man - I love listening to you and while I don’t always agree I normally find your comments and analysis to be on point.
But today when you not once but multiple times referred to republican candidates using their “principles” to attack Trump and about a possible return to Reaganism I almost laughed out loud.
My dude how could you possibly think that there is a single republican with anything resembling a principle left in the party? Have you been sleep walking since 2015?
I’m pretty sure the republicans have never had any principles but even if I’m wrong if they did have any they threw them out the window for Trump.
And I’m simply not buying the notion that those principles have flown back in through the window again.
Edit - clarity / spelling
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2023.06.06 01:50 meggosandcookies i found old letters that were sent from my father in prison

i found old letters that were sent from my father in prison
hi, im McKenna. a 17 yr old in Florida, Ocala. a little backstory on this is that i am moving with my mom and sister into her new boyfriend's house instead of living with my uncle. my uncle is a sweet dude but i feel bad invading his space and he's been having relationship issues between him and his ex. moving into my moms boyfriend's house seems honestly nicer and i'll be able to get a job soon. so fast forwarding to today, my mom decided to grab more of our keepsakes from my uncle's garage. going inside of there felt like a sauna. however, i did find a bunch of my old sketchbooks and drawings that gave me nostalgia. except what i really was after was me and my sister's 3DS and PS4 games.
i scavenged around a bit, then i found this huge box. it was labeled "(my real name)'s room", so i immediately assumed it was some real old stuff of mine, since the box really didn't seem that familiar. i opened it up and was surprised to see my old blankets and pillows inside, which i was glad to come across. even found my old Sableye plush and a bag of my sister's pokemon cards. but then i found a smaller box. except that this box WAS familiar, yet i never bothered to open it. so i brought the box inside to the dining table and opened it right up.
there were very old pictures of me and my sister, dating back to about 2007-2012. plus some old paintings and drawings we both did. but inside there seemed to be ANOTHER box. a chocolate tin to be exact. (you know those boxes where grandmas keep their knitting supplies) i grabbed it and popped it open, and to my surprise, it was something i'd never thought i'd see. they were my biological father's notes and letters to my me and my sister from prison. the photo above is the first letter i read, and by god i almost sobbed just by holding it.
the origin of him being in prison is a bit crazy. he had tried to blow up one of my mom's friends up with a handmade bomb, which failed. he had also been accused of harassing my mom and stalking(?) her. and my mother resents him FULLY. pretty much my whole family hates him, rightfully so. although, during arguments between me and my mom lately, she tells me that i am just as manipulative and selfish like my father. there was even a time where i had given myself a buzzcut, later on when my hair grew out my mom told me that i had looked just like my father. not to mention that my personality is very similar to his, so i've heard. (don't worry no one is getting blown up)
now back to the present, there wasnt just like 2 letters either. there has to be about like 10 of these in here. and within skimming through a couple of them i felt somewhat...sentimental. i don't resent my father at all, really. i don't approve what he has done though, but either he's getting better or dead. (hopefully not option 2) there was even a birthday card sent to my sister with a drawing of a flower and butterfly, and holy shit it looked good. that's also ironic because i myself have had a knack for art at a young age. i even plan on making animations in the future.
these letters that he has wrote are nonetheless sweet and i sense no feeling of manipulation or lies in them. they are written completely honest and humble, and i'll be honest when i say that he does sound a lot like i do. except his spelling is a bit off, "schedual" is spelled schedule, dad. i hope i can locate him and meet him very soon, i'd honestly love to chat with him. i miss you Tim, and i'll always hold you closer in my heart as your daughter.
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2023.06.06 01:43 Falitoty Lore of the order of the Sun and the war against the Kingdom of Blood (Any comment or criticism is appreciated)

After the events of "The Long Night" the Vampiric rising began, taking over large parts of territory from the South of the Empire.
Thanks to their planing, the Empire was caught unprepared and so, was uncapable of sttoping the rebels from taking over most of the South of the Empire. After some time, the Emperor and the Nobility were capable of sending the Imperial Army with a part of the Elite.
When the army reached the South, they couldn't have expected the horrific scenary they were gona found there. The Vampiric army, was camposed by a combinación of all kind of Vampiric Servants, and real Vampires and as the frontline advanced, everyting just turned to the worse. In the cities and the side of the roads, were tons of persons impaled and drained of, thousands died on there just to be turned into Vampiric Servants, who was sended to the frontline.
The Nobility and the Emperor himself and comandes fought along the army in the frontline, but there were not only menaces on the front. Behind the lines, there were many Vampires and Servants, who infiltrate in the Empire administration and worked as spies.
In order to combat this, most of the Special units and Elite, was sended to haunt, and take down all the Vampires and Spies they could found.
The combatewas blody and were the armys walked trought, the land was torn and burned, but finally, after 35 years of war. The Vampiric army was puched into what was know as the "Valley of the Moon", now most know as "The Forbiden Lands", this was a big valley that was surounded by mountain. There when the Vampiric army was forces to retreat inside, the Emperor, taking advantage of the terrain made an spell which sealed them in the inside of the Valley. Thus leaving traped, not only the Vampiric army but also the Rebel leaders, puting and end to the war and to what was know as the "Kingdom of Blood".
The Emperor, after that knew that even if most of the rebelion was traped, not all of the Vampires was, and that there was some Vampires scatered trought the Empire, who might want to freed they alies and masters, and so decided to create an order of Elite Knights.
This was called "The Order of the Sun" and they had the misión of hunting down the Vampires scatered trought the Empire, and protecting the integrity of the seal, making sure that this is never broken. Today, hundreds of years, after the Empire collapse, the remants of the order, keep up with their misión, exterminating the Vampires, throught the old lands of the Empire, and alwais protecting the entrance to the Valley.
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2023.06.06 01:24 Mission-Interview-88 AITA for not letting my co-teacher go to Burger King?

Background: My co-teacher, who is supposed to share 50% of the classroom responsibilities, has been troublesome to work with this year. Ex: Showing up late, leaving early, asking me “permission” to just “hang out in the courtyard” while she’s supposed to be teaching with me, and generally disappearing for large chunks of time.
When she is present, she sits at a student desk and gossips with the rowdy high schoolers in our class. She knows way too much about their relationship statuses and intimate details that I wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole. Because of this, the students see her as one of them instead of an authority figure. This has made me the “bad cop” in the room because I’m the one having to get everyone (including co-teacher!) back on track and enforcing school policies and classroom ground rules. I’ve never felt so disliked by a class (though several of the quieter kids have said they like it when I make the others focus).
That said, I’d rather have her in the room than not because the class is large and full of behaviors. She does care about them and can be very helpful, but I have to spell out exactly what I want her to do (which feels weird to me because we are equals and I am not her boss).
Now, onto the AITA story: On Friday, I was absent due to a mandatory training. Co-teacher had the class all to herself, and she called me afterwards to let me know it had been rough. Students were shouting, slurs were used, and a verbal altercation broke out. She responded by choosing five of our “good kids” to go for a walk while leaving the rest of class (including the students who were fighting) with a random substitute. No punishment, no consequences, no call to admin or anything. Basically, she wanted me to clean up the mess and issue consequences (once again making me the bad guy). I wasn’t even present when it happened! I told her that she needed to be the one to address the issue, assign the offending students ISS first thing today, and report the incident to admin for potential OSS. She became visibly upset, but ultimately followed through.
This afternoon, our class period rolled around. She wanted to reward the class for making it through their “rough day” on Friday with Burger King, but she forgot to go pick up the food during her planning. She asked me if she could go get it during our class, and I said no, I really need her to stay in the classroom and help out (remember - I am not her boss). Now, again, I am the bad guy because students overheard this conversation and I was the one saying “no” to what they all wanted.
She ended up going anyway during her own lunch, and admitted that she ran out of money and couldn’t buy enough. I did not offer to help pay.
I feel yucky about all this because I feel like I’ve been telling her what to do a lot lately, but I am in no position above her. AITA? Am I a cranky, bitter teacher now?
To answer potential questions:
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2023.06.06 01:13 Sjendeavorz Playful rant

How the f*** Matt Rife come to Grand Rapids Mi before Andrew? News got dropped today and my whole timeline is FLOODED with mfs "super excited" and shit. Akaash has even been here, I had to go to Muskegon to see him tho, why, CAUSE HE SOLD OUT IN Grand Rapids. All I'm saying is my city, my miserable ass city needs the heazy (never spelled that out before lol). Andrew could easily sell out the Van andel arena (which is the #1 midsized arena in the north America, #6 in the world). Matt funny or whatever but that's Andrew son if we being honest, let the BOY eat. But my city need them grown man jokes Mr. Schulz. Love the show BTW guys you're doing amazing work 😁.
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2023.06.06 01:10 Sjendeavorz Playful rant

How the f*** Matt Rife come to Grand Rapids Mi before Andrew? News got dropped today and my whole timeline is FLOODED with mfs "super excited" and shit. Akaash has even been here, I had to go to Muskegon to see him tho, why CAUSE HE SOLD OUT IN Grand Rapids. All I'm saying is my city, my miserable ass city needs the heazy (never spelled that out before lol). Andrew could easily sell out the Van andel arena (which is the #1 midsized arena in the north America, #6 in the world). Matt funny or whatever but that's Andrew son if we being honest, let the BOY eat. But my city need them grown man jokes. Love the show BTW guys you're doing amazing work 😁.
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2023.06.06 01:06 Expensive_Ad_5089 June 2023 - Unpacking the Light Police

Unpacking the Light Police. Light Pollution News.
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John Barentine of Dark Sky Consulting, LLC.
Kaitlyn Evans, Conservationist.
I was busted by the light police. They had a point, Dana Milbank of the Washington Post.
Dana Milbank purchased a home in, soon to be not, rural Virginia. At night he kept the formerly vacant property lit to the degree that spurned one commentator to call it “spaceship lighting.”
Milbank recaps being visited by the “light police,” a group of concerned citizens who help educate neighbors and instill a sense of pride in the brilliance of their starry night skies.
At first, he was taken aback, but later, not only did he appreciate their efforts, but he also converted his blinding always on, white light flood lights to warm 2700 Kelvin motion sensing lights.
Per Ruskin Hartley, executive director of the International Dark Sky Association, “for 4.5 billion years there was no artificial light at night. It’s really only in the last five human generations that we transformed that. It’s one of the most profound transformations of our environment.”
Many of you may recall an earlier story, way back in our Hormone of Darkness episode, showcasing concerns by local residents prior to a 760 house (now 761) plus town center development moving into the Culpepper County, VA area. Per the Rappahannock News, this development features “a resort style swimming pool, clubhouse, tot lot, and multiple sports fields and sports courts, all connected by a network of biking and walking trails.”
The forgotten medieval habit of ‘two sleeps’ by Zaria Gorvett of the BBC.
Gorvett opened my eyes to something I never knew about, the medieval custom of two sleeps. For those of you unaware, two sleeps are exactly what it sounds like.
Folks would partake in a communal nap, complete with rigid sleeping arrangement conventions, between 9 – 11pm, then awaken for a few hours to do everything from hang out to brew beer! In fact, the idea of multiple sleeps crossed cultures and was found in places as far from Europe as indigenous South America.
How can one’s circadian rhythm make sense of all of this?!
Well, for starters, until the invention of the alarm clock, which humorously was invented by a clocks salesman so he could wake up and sell more clocks, people had no firm way to wake up at a consistent time. The industrial revolution enforced a new circadian standard.
And there’s some science behind this! In the 1992 study, In Short Photoperiods, human sleep is biphasic, researcher Thomas Wehr found that after four weeks of 10 hour days, his subjects began to engage in this two sleep cycle, involving a one to three hour period for which they became awake and engaged in between.
Want to Learn About Light Pollution? There’s a mini-course for that!, Jennifer Sensiba of Clean Technica.
Quoting Sensiba, “As I got older, I traveled a lot more and saw the problem more for what it is. Not only did I see that in many places there is no refuge from it, but I also saw that it was slowly growing worse. Places that had been dark 30 years ago had more and more light creeping upon the horizon.”
If you’re interested in learning more, or more importantly, know someone who might benefit from learning more, Sensiba links up to an International Dark Sky Mini-Course on light pollution, call it Light Pollution 101!
There’s a Play Date at the National Museum of Natural History: Lights Out exhibit!
But unfortunately, by the time you listen to this, and hell, by the time we talk about this, it has passed.
Ann Arbor named best place for sunrises, sunsets in Michigan. Sarah Parlette for Click on Detroit.
Evidently gambling websites have decided to honor April’s International Dark Sky week in a strange new content marketing campaign, which was to rank the best places in each state to see sunrises and sunsets. My favorite one, “Ann Arbor named best place for sunrises, sunsets in Michigan,” comes from Click on Detroit, whereby a quote “study” examined Michigan’s most populated cities.”
According to Click on Detroit, “to celebrate International Astrology Day on Saturday, staff at Great Lake Stakes, a Michigan online gambling news site, looked at light pollution in the five most populated cities around the Mitten state to determine which offers the best views every morning and evening.”
Star bathing is the new outdoor travel trend we should all be trying for Summer 2023, according to Amy Beecham at Stylist.
Evidently, as an attempt to destress and promote mindfulness, romanticism about sleeping under the stars has birthed a 70% increase in searches for the term ‘star bathing’ on Hipcamp. And to be sure, “Hipcamp recommends checking a stargazing calendar which outlines major astrological events – like supermoons, pink moons, and star showers.”
Industry Must Face an Inconvenient Truth — Most LED Lights at Night are Unhealthy
Dr. Martin Moore-Ede, a circadian clock expert, recently published an article in LEDs Magazine chastising the lighting industry for not recognizing and reigning in the negative externalities of its products. Per the piece, such effects are, obesity, diabetes, depression, cancer, and more.
He cites three categories of industry responses, making the correlation that long term Denial or outright Ignorance of the Facts, may result in “asbestos-scale liabilities or draconian regulations.”
Per the piece, a recent survey by the Circadian Light Research Center of 2,697 peer reviewed scientific articles confirmed that human circadian clocks are highly sensitive to blue wavelengths, and that exposure to such wavelengths leads to major health disorders.
Moore-Ede calls for the industry to harvest the “commercial opportunity” to greatly limit future liability by creating and managing its own standards for circadian modulated lighting.
Unpacking the Wallpack, by Dan Weissman in LD+A Magazine.
Weissman, who recently purchased a telescope for his family in Cambridge, MA, discovered that the scope could only afford him views of some solar system objects and a few brightly burning stars.
The ire of Weissman’s pen takes the shape of a rectangular fixtures, be it box like or simply a panel these days, that typically hang off the side of an exterior wall or above an exterior door. “Devoid of aesthetic value” this light is often put up under the “pretense of security and safety” by “recommended practices and adopted municipal codes.”
Weissman recognizes labels that often accompany, what he calls, “Glare bombs,” including “contractor-select,” “energy efficient,” or “light pollution friendly.”
Further, per an earlier LD+A article, such lighting driven by its extreme contrasts is exceedingly common in minority communities where light is weaponized as a tool of power. It becomes a “device of alienation, creating a zone of control and separation.”
Weissman recognizes that the true reason such fixtures are selected often comes down to cost. He recognizes that it may take equally as much cost to persuade building and homeowners away from such lighting into the realm of more responsible, lower lumen, shielded lighting.
Weissman calls for producers of these glare bombs to be labeled as polluters, putting them in line with fossil fuel manufacturers and PFAS makers.
Songbirds, dusk and clear skies: Scientists explore migratory flights, by Erin Blakemore.
Bird migration season is ending here in the Mid-Atlantic. I was lucky enough to catch several Baltimore Orioles and Indigo Buntings last week. Researchers looked at 400 songbirds from 9 major species, “including the yellow-rump warbler, American redstart and Bicknell’s thrush.”
The question they hoped to answer was how are these birds so darn precise in identifying the best time to take off for their nightly migration? Scientists found that 90% of the migrating birds in the study took off within 69 minutes of dusk. A “much narrower takeoff window,” that even shocked the research team!
Per the study, taking off at night is all about maximum flight time. In addition to being able to precisely schedule their take offs, a feat that every airline I’ve flown with over the past few years has proven inept at, birds also are apparently good meteorologists! They often depart when the atmospheric pressure rises over a day’s span. Other factors also trigger migration, including sex, age, and celestial cues.
‘Lights Out’ initiative appears to be saving birds from crashing into Philly buildings by Sophia Schmidt.
Preliminary results indicate that bird death counts are down 70% at one Market Street tower, since it began its participation in Lights Out. As we spoke about on a previous show, birds utilize the stars to navigate, but city lights can disorient the birds. Combine the lights with reflective or transparent glass, and that spells fatal trouble for our migrating warblers!
Per Keith Russell, a program manager for urban conservation with Audubon Mid-Atlantic, “We’ve lost almost a third of our birds – and [collisions] contributing to that. If we’re going to want to preserve the bird populations here in North America, we have to look at these types of problems. And this is a preventable one.”
The Knoxville, TN Zoo is offering up what they call “Twilight Tours” per WVLT 8. Each event will feature a guide to showcase nocturnal critters.
I did something similar in Singapore years ago. The zoo had very dim lights in the exhibits – and they kept those lights dim as you walked so that you didn’t lose your night vision. It was a very different and, might I say, peaceful experience than the typically chaotic daytime zoo.
Flashlights posing major threat to nesting sea turtles. Fox35 Orlando
Apparently, a single flashlight can deter female sea turtles from coming onto a beach and nesting. Florida, as I did not know, is home to 90% of the sea turtle nests across the world, so losing sea turtles can affect the global ecosystem.
One visitor to Cocoa Beach stated, “Just leave them alone. Stand back and look. You don’t need a flashlight.”
Another, “It’s not super surprising because more buildings go up, more technology. As it increases, nature and stuff like that decreases,” said Zoe Jovaag, whose grandfather used to take her on walks to see sea turtles.
Capture the Dark 2023 officially is under way!
The International Dark Sky Association opens up its annual photo contest complete with prizes across eight categories and an additional People’s Choice category. Voting begins on July 3rd, entries must be received by June 30th.
City Tests Traffic Light That Only Turns Green for Drivers Who Obey the Speed Limit. Erin Marquis for Jalopnik.
And hey, you better not speed in Brossard, Quebec….otherwise you may be waiting around for a while. Brossard is testing out a new traffic light that will stay red until it senses oncoming traffic. However, it will only change to green if the car is going the speed limit. Per the Jalopnik article, “FRED [the French acronym for “educational traffic calming light] forces fast drivers to stop and gives them a chance to reconsider their life choices.” Such lights are already used in Europe, but this will be the first for the Great White North.
Why the Greatest Threat to Star-Gazing Isn’t Light Pollution, and this comes to us from Dorin Elin Urrutia at Inverse.
Elin Urrutia writes, in her compelling piece, that the greatest threat to star-gazing is actually the weather. Citing notable examples of the Mount Stromlo Observatory in Australia (which burnt down due to bushfires) and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico (which sustained structural damage following the winds of Hurricane Maria).
While the threat of human-caused climate change has presented new challenges, Elin Urrutia references proactive burns that saved Los Angeles’ Mount Wilson Observatory from flames in 2020.
On a similar note, ABC News (the Australian Broadcasting Company, not to be confused with the American Broadcasting Company), brings us “A World Without Darkness Could Be a Reality within a Few Years.”
Per Carol Redford of Astrotourism Western Australia, “There are some people in the world now who don’t actually experience darkness anymore. They’re in a city like Beijing, Toyoko, or London. In all those big cities, it’s never dark, it’s always light. During the day of course with the sun, but then during the night with all of the artificial light. They’re not experiencing darkness, and definitely not seeing those beautiful stars…”
In the 66 years since the implementation of the UN Convention on the Peaceful Use of Outerspace, around 11,000 satellites orbit the Earth. But it’s about to get wayyy busier. Driven by innovations that have led to dramatic reductions in costs, over the next ten years, Per attorney Steven Freeland, it’s anticipated that somewhere between 100,000 to 500,000 objects will be sent up. Let me pause on that for a second.
On the travel front, we stay in the land down under, “Aussie region determined to keep its darkness is a stargazer’s dream” by Chantelle Francis of
The town of Swam Reach, population 270, resides in a 3200sq km region of Southern Australia that received its International Dark Sky Reserve status over three years ago. On a scale of darkness between 0 – 22, the River Murray Dark Sky Reserve at Swam Reach, measures in at a whopping 21.9!
Tourism has become a growing business. The reserve hosts numerous telescope pads and offers tours of the night sky. There’s hope that an observatory and/or planetarium may also arrive in due course.
Best smart lights for outdoors in 2023, Brittney Vincent of CBS Essentials.
Oh there’s a lot not to love here, but it does fall in line with last month’s ‘Lumens are Coming’ article.
For those of you who feel the need to light your trees, because for some reason they need light at night I guess…I’ll try and pretend it’s not solely for ostentatious and narcissistic reasons. By the way, does anyone remember when those were negative characteristics?
The article features spotlights that can be programmed to over 16 MILLION colors including…lucky for us, ALL shades of white….which you can also do for a 500 lumen flood light set.
And hey, Ring now has solar path lighting. Don’t worry though, the fixtures themselves put out up to 80 lumens of sideways light.
You know, it’s astounding when you look at some of these pictures. The amount of redundant lighting. It honestly makes no sense to me. You have a porch light, which lights up the path. Path lighting, which lights up the path. And, in the one picture, god awful frontward facing flood lights, which also light up the path. How bright do you need these paths!? I digress. But the lumens are indeed coming.
LDS Church will get to light up its Heber Valley Temple after all, but the faith didn’t get everything it wanted, Blake Apgar of the Salt Lake Tribune.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fought hard to rid itself of any nighttime lighting responsibility by pressuring Wasatch County, Utah officials to approve new lighting rules that would enable the church to light a proposed new temple the same way it does for every other temple.
The Church received permission to uplight the temple, enabling an exception to be made in Wasatch’s rather stringent nighttime lighting rulebook. However, the temple will be restricted by the level of lumens it can use, and it must have exterior lighting turned off an hour after sunset or an hour after normal business hours.
Smart Street Lights Market is Expected to Hit USD 14,751.1 million at a 23.4% CAGR by 2030, Market Research Future Press Release
The pandemic is officially over, smart street lighting is about to boom. Combine the rush to LED fixtures with the Internet of Things, and expect to see street lights moonlighting as traffic and parking monitors, air quality meters, and more. Not to mention, “it is anticipated that camera-connected smart street lighting will increase road safety by lowering the likelihood of accidents and criminality.”
Texas now has 7 dark sky communities for spectacular star gazing, Sana Ameer, MRT.
Let’s cheer on the city of Bee Cave, everyone! Bee Cave joins a growing list of dark sky places already in the Lone Star State, including 2 Dark Sky Sanctuaries, 5 Dark Sky Parks, and 1 Dark Sky Reserve. Nighttime is alive and well in some parts of Texas!
Our Afraid of the Dark article is a bit scary! Hilton Head’s dark roads and pedestrians are deadly combo. What the town is doing about it, Blake Douglas at The Island Packet.
Per the article, 9 pedestrian and cyclist fatalities occurred since 2018, with five occurring after dark. Prior to that period, there were 28 recorded deaths from 2000 – 2016, with 20 of them taking place after dark.
In 2018, an 11 year old resident was struck and killed while walking her dog across an intersection one night. Lighting advocates began taking shape in what otherwise is a very conservation focused island. Hilton Head, SC has a limited number of street lights, priding itself on “avoiding light pollution and blending nature with construction.”
Lighting advocates appear to be, at the very least, asking for flashing crosswalk lights on the island to indicate when an individual is crossing.
It should be noted that the article shows a chart of 9 after-dark-deaths since 2014, only two of them occurred at crosswalks. In fact, during the same time frame, 6 additional deaths occurred at crosswalks during the daytime.
As a whole, the National Safety Council reports that 74.5% of pedestrian deaths occurred at night, whereby 39.1% took place in lit areas and 35.38% took place in unlit areas.
Bryan Bloch, an auto safety expert, surmises that car companies bear some of the blame – producing cheap or ineffectual headlight fixtures, and drivers themselves, who don’t realize that they need to regularly clean their headlight lenses.
Despite opposition from residents, it appears that Hilton Head will be receiving lights at two new intersections and possibly more depending on engineering studies currently in progress.
Is lighting the key variable here? Is more light going to solve pedestrian deaths?
Our featured research article of the month comes to us from Animal Conservation, “Manipulating spectra of artificial light affects movement patterns of bats along ecological corridors.”
Bats are already known to have a wide range of responses to artificial light at night (also known as ALAN). Fast flying species tend to be more opportunistic in the presence of ALAN while slower ones tend to be more light averse. We know that “long wavelengths and reduced intensity” can minimize their environmental effects on bats. It’s not unheard of for bats to travel upwards of “tens of km per night.” Furthermore, bats are very dependent on the landscape and the structures within those landscapes.
Despite the nuances between species, the consensus is that ALAN, especially high intensity ALAN, negatively affects bats. This study attempted to answer what exactly bats do when they encounter ALAN – how do they react depending on different types of ALAN.
The study used three different light fixtures – one green, one red, and one white. The control was devoid of light fixtures. The researchers attempted to ascertain the behavior of bats as they encountered lights adjacent to woody areas. The researchers looked at three different bat groupings based on their foraging-echo location behavior, that being one of open field foraging, forest edge foraging, and narrow space – or more aptly forest foragers.
Researchers found that open and edge foraging bats increased their activity close to white and green lights, and to a lesser extent red lights. However, narrow space bats were more likely to veer away from all colors of lighting. Edge foragers were also less likely to cross a white light.
The positive effects of white and green light on open and edge foraging bats appear to be attributed to the accumulation of insects around light sources containing more blue light.
The nighttime sky over Oahu will be lit up with green lasers in the coming days. Here’s why. Hawaii News Now
Before we close up today, do you live in Hawaii? I know I wish I did!
If so, do you recall seeing green lasers streak across the night sky? Well, the Army Corps of Engineers was using lidar at night to complete a coastal mapping survey.
Why did they survey at night? Specifically, why did they do this between midnight to 5am? Simply b/c the airspace is so busy, that time was the only chance they had to complete the survey. The remaining survey was completed during daytime hours.
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2023.06.06 01:03 owoll100 Just finding out about my heritage!

Hey guys! Does anyone have any of this in common? Just found out that my great great great grandfather had written a book about our heritage and wanted to share this page from it! Just learning to find out that I’m Basque :)
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2023.06.06 00:54 antonminhtehran How do I even respond to this

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2023.06.06 00:53 captainvontage801 Little Known Facts About The Band and Robby Krieger I Learned After Reading Robbies Book.

I just finished reading Robby Krieger's Autobiography - Set the night on fire -
Here is a little bit of some really cool facts about Robby and the band that I knew very little about.
- Robby's wife Lynn was actually seeing Jim prior to her relationship Robby. Robby actually credits Jim for actually getting the two together. At one point Jim actually throw himself onto a moving car to get Lynn to stay after she found out that Jim already had a girlfriend (Pam). But for one reason or another she stuck around and met Robby.
- Robby claims that they were never actually fired from the Whisky A Go Go after Jim's famous Oedipus complex line during the performance of "The End" He says they're time was simply up and even performed a few more nights after that whole incident. By that time they had already signed a contract with Electra.
- Jim stayed at Robby's parents house for at least a few weeks in 1965. Jim also became close to Robby's twin brother Ronny. At one point Ronny and Jim got arrested for drunkenness together after taking Robby's car. Luckily, Robby was not involved in that incident and hadn't been home.
- Robby claims that Jim's drug and alcohol abuse didn't really become a problem until they started recording "The Soft Parade" Up until that point he would show up to most recording sessions and things generally got on fine. But many of the songs on the album were written by Robby because Jim's drinking primarily had become a massive issue.
- The Miami show was pretty bad. But that band really didn't think much of it at the time. They just thought that they simply had a bad night. Robby claims that the band even had beers with the cops backstage after the show ended.
- Robby sat next to Jimi Hendrix on a plane when they were on the way to Europe. He says that the only thing Jimi wanted to talk about is scoring drugs once they arrived. He says that seemed to be the only thing that he was interested in. He never heard back from Jimi after they met and he died less than a month later.
- Robby and Lynn became heavy addicts during the 80's and early 90s. He says he thought he would never get hooked on anything after Jim's death. But got addicted to Heroin and Coke throughout most the of 80s. He also was friends with another addict at the time named "Jimmy Kardashian" who was related to the Kardashians we know today.
Anywho... that's all I can think of so far. If anyone has anything else to add I'd love to hear it.
I thought the book was great and finished it in just about 4 days. If you want to learn about the band and Robby check out the book. You wont be disappointed.

*** Spelled Robby incorrectly in the title ***
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2023.06.06 00:41 horton2689 Broken frame, what should I do?

Broken frame, what should I do?
My first year with a hive. It’s been a great experience. During my 4th hive inspection today the one of the nuc frames broke in my hands and fell to the ground. I put a new frame in. Will the remaining bees find their way back? Do I leave it outside overnight? Any tips would be appreciated.
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