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IT'S TIME TO STOP

2010.08.30 08:08 taylornator7 IT'S TIME TO STOP

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2010.09.08 00:52 Prompts and motivation to create something out of nothing

Writing Prompts. You're a writer and you just want to flex those muscles? You've come to the right place! If you see a prompt you like, simply write a short story based on it. Get comments from others, and leave commentary for other people's works. Let's help each other.
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2020.09.27 18:58 EpicVioletArrows A new plan for help

From: Gina Gurney [email protected]
Date: Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Money sent
To: Mark Lavorato [email protected]
Ok. I couldn’t reach the bank yesterday as it was a stat holiday. But I’ve just sent another now.
MTCN 4628533672
Hope this one works.
Love
G
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From: Mark Lavorato [email protected]
Date: 27 September 2020
Subject: A new plan for help
To: Joe Lavorato [email protected], Auntie Barb [email protected], Curt & Tammy Saunders [email protected], Chiara Gurney [email protected], [email protected], Peter Lavorato [email protected], Gina Gurney [email protected], Mark Lavorato [email protected], Mark Lavorato [email protected], Corrigan Gurney [email protected]
A note to my extended family: Please ensure that the email below is forwarded to: Joe & Lorna Lavorato; Gina & Raymond Huppee; Corrigan & Chiara Gurney; Peter & Laurie Lavorato; Michael & Lucas Lavorato; Doug & Barbara Saunders; Curtis & Tammy Saunders; Jill & Greg Walkie; Lou & Judy Lavorato; David & Joey Lavorato; Piero & Leila Lavorato; and Aaron & Logan Lavorato; In case I should die before any of you help me, I will publish this letter, along with other correspondences that you have received from me, online, to be seen by the world, at: bit.ly/JournalistsIHaveContactedWithThisClaim. This letter (bit.ly/ANewPlanForHelp) has also been shared across the following seven social-media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Tumblr, and LiveJournal, at:

Dear Gina,
Thank you so much, again, for cancelling that inexplicably glitchy Western Union transfer, and then resending me another one in its place. It was, let me tell you, an extremely stressful, as well as physically painful, saga on my end. I was surprised to learn that, both the Western Union app, as well as your online banking services, would not function on statutory holidays in Canada. I had never heard of that before.
Anyway, as we established earlier, unless someone in the family is willing to pay for a $10,000 plane ticket that might leave Río Gallegos at some point in the next six months, I am going to have to remain in Patagonia until the end of the pandemic. But the good news is, I can survive on very little. And so, I’m writing you today with a proposal, a proposal for a new plan going forward.
As I laid out in our previous correspondence (bit.ly/PleaseCompelGinaHuppeeToKeepHerWord) you still owe me $3,400 of restitution. But, again, I’m going to offer you the benefit of the doubt here, and I will assume that the $500 that you sent me at the beginning of this month, was from you, and not from Ma and Papá. That would mean that, now, you only owe me $2,900 in restitution. So, this is my proposal: I propose that you send me $500, on the first of every month, for the next five months (October 2020 to February 2021), and then $400 on the first of the sixth month (March 2021). Together, that would total $2,900, the remaining amount of restitution that you still owe me. And, again, I want to assure you that, at the very moment that I have the full restitution in my hands (on 1 March 2021), everything between us will be in harmony and balance going forward; amends made, debts paid, order restored.
To me, the beautiful thing about this plan, is that everyone benefits. Ma, who must be in a state of extreme duress knowing that her only born son is slowly starving to death, can rest assured that I have food in my belly until the end of the pandemic. Papá can be comforted by the fact that I have shelter and clothing enough to survive the elements near the Antarctic. While our extended family can be free of the guilt of these frequent emails, which are constantly begging them for their mercy, of which they have none.
Again, I am offering you the benefit of the doubt here, Gina. If you choose to illegally withhold the tiny amount of restitution, which you agreed to compensate me with (bit.ly/1289-AVerbalContractFor5000DollarsRestitutionFromGinaHuppee), well, then you have the power to starve your own brother to death. Meaning, this is an opportunity for you to prove that, if given the choice, you would choose not to take my life. And, all you have to do to prove that, is to keep your own legally binding word.
Now, admittedly, this will only be enough money to, barely, keep me alive until the end of the pandemic — I mean, who of you could survive on $500 a month — but, by then, I will either have found sanctuary, received funds from my soon-to-be-up-and-running GoFundMe campaign, or have found some other way to make ends meet. This gives us all time to breathe, subsist, and take stock.
So, I hope you will get on board this new plan, Gina. I hope that our extended family will, again, contact you, and urge you to be reasonable here. And so I hope to see the first installment of $500 as a Western Union money transfer, in my inbox, some time soon.
I love you very much.
Mark
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2020.09.27 17:39 joeyoungblood My Printify Wishlist

We've been using Printify for a project for a few months now. Our specific build uses the WooCommerce integration for automation. Forgiving some issues due to the pandemic, here is our wishlist for 8 future products/features from Printify and their printing partners.
  1. Progress Indicator Integration with WordPress - Printify offers a really nice progress indicator for us in the dashboard stating where a specific product/order is at. Integrating this into the WooCommerce My Account section would be absolutely amazing. Customers LOVE progress indicators and they've even served as marketing differentiators for companies like Dominos in the past. This would elevate the perceived value of shops using Printify to a whole different level.
  2. Shipped Product Preview in Order Dashboard - The absolute biggest complaint is that products from printing partners get shipped tilted, misaligned, too wide, in low quality, or even blank. We actually purchase our own products as if we are customers and 35% so far have had some sort of issue ranging from critically bad to almost unnoticeable. Quality control is nearly impossible for a shop using Printify because it is decentralized and on-demand printing, meaning the brand has zero control over the entire process. While this offers amazing efficiencies and has positive environmental impacts with reduced waste and carbon footprints - it makes for a very horrible customer experience should that product arrive looking poor. Printify could give us a tool to head this off by having partners take a photo of the product before packaging and shipping. While this would add time and inevitably delay the shipping, it would offer a small window to stop poor quality products from shipping. If the product ships it would give the brand the ability to head off the customer service disaster by requesting a reprint and notifying the customer. This would shift the responsibility from Printify the platform to the brand for Quality Control. Depending on how Printify works with their partners, this integration might not be very easy to pull off, but in my opinion would be invaluable to a growing brand.
  3. Private Label Shipping - Offering a way to place paper / gloss inserts or stickers in with products, or branded packaging by AOP printing on materials, stickers, or another solution would be next level. This has been done in spaces like skin care and beauty, but there is an issue with many current implementations with getting the packaging right and making it look nice. If I had to guess I would say Printify has at least discussed this as a future option.
  4. More Information on Print Providers - When we add a product to our shop, Printify users are essentially committing to one printing partner. This is a big step which Printify seeks to make easier with their Print Provider Ranking. In my personal opinion, at least during the pandemic, this score hasn't really been indicative of quality. Every provider we've used so far has shipped at least one low quality product of a level that would damage our reputation to the end customer, and those are what WE have received while purchasing from our own store. I would like to see data such as the machine used for printing shirts (i.e. OvalJet, Kornit, etc...), and how many recent / percentage of products in a recent time frame have been returned for quality issues. These two combined with the PPR score and other currently available data would help us pick the best partner and place pressure on the low quality printers to improve their track record of shipping quality print merchandise.
  5. Easier Switching Between Providers - Order routing has been incredibly helpful, thanks for adding in that feature team! That being said since day 1 I've personally found it odd that before making a product I have to first select a provider. As an online merchandise veteran (started in 2003), selecting a printing partner has always been the hardest part of the entire process. Weighing the benefits, costs, and potential issues of each digital and local partner is time-consuming and stressful. Honestly, Printify has done a really great job here (see #4) which is one reason my team and I have enjoyed the platform. However, in my personal experience I have found it makes the whole process easier if I can define the product before shopping around for a print provider. With the Printify workflow we first select a product and then a provider before we ever setup the product itself. My best guess is that Printify assumes the brand has already defined and speced out the product prior to going into setup mode. While again Printify shines here telling us upfront what printers have which base products and color selection, if there's any mistakes with selecting a provider we have to completely restart the project. Recently I wanted to try a new provider and wasn't aware they had the color black (a super common color) in only a S size for specific shirt. This wasn't easily seen on setup because of how the workflow goes right now. The shirt this was for is designed for adults, so having a L size is necessary. Since Printify already has the data on product selection availability, an alternate workflow where we setup the product first and Printify suggests providers that can make it at those specs would be super helpful. This is a big change and might take longer for a product team to develop, a quicker solution would be making the process of switching between printers for X product easier. When I went to change the recent product (that option is sort of buried under My Products > Product > 3 dots > "replace") it completely wipes the product setup because of a new provider, which of course doesn't make any sense based on the data we know Printify has. Instead make the option to switch the tier 1 printer more visible inside of the product editing, retain any variations that match the new printer, notify of the variations that don't match the new printer's profile, allow creation of new variations, retain old pricing but prompt to review (possibly even with what the pricing differences are). This could in many cases reduce the time it takes to switch to a new provider for X product and reduce the stress associated with it. This would also give providers better date on the impact of low quality shipments, which would be invaluable for managing their own operations.
  6. Better Product Mockups - One of the weakest spots for Printify is the product mockups, especially in t-shirts. The mockups produced are often inaccurate portrayals of a shirt, can be low quality, and lack useful definition for consumers. Pritify appears to be aware of this pushing users to third-party service PlaceIt to generate their own mockups (which has its own issues but can be useful). A few simple changes would make the Printify mockups far better and more powerful. For starters the flat shirt lacks definition and makes it look fake, instead use a base shirt with some ripples in it to add a bit of depth and character. Secondly offer an option to add the color name as a label to each mockup to give the user better definition. If a shirt is available in Black, Vintage Black, and Solid Black Blend it can be difficult for a consumer scrolling through a color selection to know which one they are looking at. Finally the file names when pushed to WooCommerce are horrific, while it might only offer marginal benefits for SEO, it could help search engines better determine what the images are, we should be allowed to give the mockups SEO friendly filenames before publishing to the site.
  7. Better Sizing Tables - The sizing tables do not work well on mobile devices which only portray roughly the first 4 to 5 columns of data. I'm not entirely sure how to correct this specific issue, but it is a bad user experience if a shirt offers sizes XS to 3XL and only the XS to XL sizing data is visible on screen (Android at least doesn't allow users to scroll or swipe right to see the rest).
  8. Customer Feedback Automation - As you might see the theme from the wishlist so far circles around customer satisfaction and product quality. One thing most independent ecommerce suck at is generating useful customer feedback. We all know mostly angry people are the one's who leave online reviews, this leaves Printify brands and Printify itself at a severe disadvantage to platforms that act as both a print provider and marketplace or to the marketplaces themselves which use reviews to bolster their offering to new consumers. Printify could stabilize this disadvantage by offering a system where Prinitfy ships a white-labeled email to gather feedback after a product arrives to a customer. That feedback could also add valuable insights on the entire process for Prinitfy and their partners and could be shared with brands to use to contact customers likely to leave reviews on products. This would most likely be a premium feature.
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2020.09.27 16:08 travel_ali A few more thoughts and experiences after 5 years.

It is now just over 5 years since I moved from the UK to Switzerland. There have been many surprises along the way. I moved here with a 1 year temporary contract and had vague plans to work, see the country at weekends, and then move on elsewhere after. During this time I have moved house, moved job, been unemployed for a few months, explored the country, met and worked with Swiss people from various parts of the country and Expats of various backgrounds, oh and gotten married to a Swiss person.
This is not an all out guide (there are plenty of those), more my reflections and a few lessons learned.
I have posted before after 1 year and after 2.5 years.I have also written pretty extensively about travelling here and Switzerland in general – an overview post of all that is here.
---Resources---
I came in knowing practically nothing other than a frantic check of anything I needed to do to avoid being kicked out.
  • The book “Living and Working in Switzerland : A Survival Handbook” by David Hampshire, is very useful.
  • Various dedicated websites with more serious official information sem.admin.ch, and Ch.ch, and to an extent websites like SwissInfo.
  • Various websites with more unofficial but helpful information. The EnglishForum.ch is a treasure trove of information and experiences. But there are endless other places like Newlyswissed, and Swiss and Chips that vary between useless fluff and very useful info.
---Why and how---
  • I did a PhD in the UK and as I was finishing it up and looking for a PostDoc I basically just got a job here in a place I had never heard of through chance by a chain of contacts. I had been looking to move abroad but for some reason Switzerland had never occurred to me.
  • Initially I arrived on a 1 year contract with Firm A, with the strong likelihood of it being extended to 2 years. It ended up as 2.5, by which time I was moved in with my girlfriend and I was set on sticking around. Job hunting was slower than I expected, so before starting on a new position at Firm B I applied to unemployment benefits for what turned out to be just a month (not sure I need to be so secretive really, but why not).
  • I basically just moved with my laptop and as much clothing as I could fit in a 60L backpack. I didn’t botheforgot to declare anything (not that I brought anything of any value with me).
  • I got lucky with housing, but that could have been the biggest problem. Initially I had been expecting to stay at a flat rented by the company for a month or two until I found my own place. This got cancelled at the last minute and I found myself trying to find a flat to move straight into. In the end I staying at a hostel for a week and moved into a shared flat found through WGzimmer.ch before the end of the week. There are not many shared flats compared to the UK, and applying for a flat often feels more like applying for a job or dating with the process dragging on for much longer than the “You like it? OK deposit and sign here” method in the UK. Starting early and getting help from your company is certainly advisable there.
---Bureaucracy, Rules, and Paperwork---
I had feared this would be a slow and complicated torture, but to date this has all been very quick, easy, and painless. In large part probably because I had a job already, I was an EU citizen, and I had an address lined up quickly.
  • Dealing with the local authorities has always been fast, efficient, and friendly. Other than collecting my residency permit every so often when a contract has been renewed I have only had to deal with them very periodically, but any phone call or visit has taken no more than 20 minutes with very little waiting. This might just be because I live in a small city – maybe in Zürich or a tiny village it is different.
  • I had a slight delay in getting my permit and bank account activated as I waited for the landlord to approve my place as subtenant and give me a contract for proof of address (despite the fact I was already living there). This didn’t create any problems, my firm just gave me an envelope stuffed with bank notes for my first payment.
  • Setting up a PostFinance bank account was easy (even with a language barrier then). 20 minutes of filling in a form and showing a few documents.
  • Despite the reputation for rules and order I have not noticed much difference to life in other industrialised western countries. If anything it is more relaxed in many ways. There are some stricter rules like having to use pre-taxed bin bags or minimal noise on a Sunday, but these are mostly reasonable enough. It is nice not hear endless lawn mower engines on a Sunday afternoon. The only rule that seems pointless is having to tie up paper in a perfect bundle for recycling. Maybe if I ever try and build a house or plan an extension it will get more complex and painful.
  • You are supposed to swap your driving licence within a year, or unable to drive in Switzerland and be made to repeat the test again if you want a Swiss licence. I didn’t apply at first given that I never intended to drive here or stay much longer at first. When I did apply after 2.5 years through the standard process (just to see what would happen) I actually did just get given a Swiss licence without being asked to go through the whole testing process.
  • The mandatory health insurance is easy enough to set up with all the big companies offering English support.
  • Tax was originally paid at the source (as is standard for foreign workers up until you are on a C permit), but now being married and treated as a combined legal entity I am paying tax through the standard method.
  • Going through the marriage process was also easy. Being an EU citizen marrying a Swiss citizen helped. There was some confusion when they asked for a statement from the UK govt saying I was not married as this apparently has not been given out in years, but a quick chat resolved that problem.
---Money---
  • I make roughly 100k CHF per year. This is decent by Swiss standards, given my education and experience I could get more in another firm/position here, but I am happy with my workplace and would be very reluctant to give up my scenic riverside commute by bike.
  • Saving money has not been a problem. Even bearing most of the household costs with a studying partner. Not having a car, pets, kids, or eating/drinking out much helps there. My main non-essential expense is the general train pass and food/accommodation costs for weekends around the country.
  • The high prices take some getting used to at first, but when you work here it isn’t so bad (once you learn to stop converting them back to your native currency). The positive side is that when you leave Switzerland everything is suddenly so cheap.
--- The Swiss ---
I like the Swiss.
  • I have never had any problems with the Swiss; despite the number of comments I see online bemoaning the fact that whilst Switzerland is a beautiful country it would be terrible to live in as the locals hate foreigners. I have never had a moment of hostility and experience less general rudeness than I would expect back home in the UK (even with language/culture barriers to push the patience).
  • I am however white, from a north-western European country which doesn’t have many expats in Switzerland, and educated (outside the expense of the Swiss people). So I am probably not going to be the target of much racism or xenophobia.
  • Whilst not the warmest people in the world there is a certain friendliness, especially in informal situations. Put a Swiss person in the countryside and they will be friends with anyone. In rural restaurants especially sharing a table with strangers and saying hello/goodbye to everyone there as a whole is standard practice.
  • I am also more on the introverted side so a quieter and orderly country is probably more my sort of place than some of the commenters.
---Making friends---
My friendship group is a mix of Swiss and other expats. It is easier to integrate with other expats, though I find that the younger generations of Swiss are much more open than the old jokes of knowing a Swiss person from birth or for 40 years to be their friend would suggest.
---Language---
I have written fairly extensively about Swiss-German before
  • I had some very basic German in the distance past from school. Then started learning before I arrived. Now I am B2/C1 with German and working towards A2 with French.
  • I didn’t need to get a language certificate (still don’t really). Partly I put it off thinking I would wait until the next level, and partly that the grammar and me are not friends. I have finally taken the TELC B2 exam for German and am waiting on the results for that.
  • English is very widely spoken. Frustratingly so at times, even in seemingly obscure and remote little places I have people speak back to me in English when they hear my accent.
  • If you live in a city and work in an international workplace then knowing the local language isn’t really needed. Though I certainly don’t recommend doing that.
  • It is natural to think that everyone here speaks German/French/Italian fluently (and maybe some Romansch), but that is far from the case. Some do have all 3, many are fluent in 2, but very often English is the preferred common language outside of their mother tongue. Likewise the way the language regions tend to have very hard borders without much overlap was a bit surprising at first.
  • Being in a country with multiple languages will never get boring. Especially somewhere that actually is bilingual like Biel where it isn’t uncommon for a shopkeeper to forget what language they were speaking to you in and switch from German to French.
---Surprises---
  • Those bastard fancy landscape photos didn’t show the fog did they? From September to February temperature inversion means that much of the low lying middle of Switzerland can be sat in/under a thick fog. How bad this is varies by location; some places barely get any whilst others turn into Silent Hill. Already shorter winter days can be shortened by hours as the light is swallowed. The plus side is that above the fog you get super clear views, but it gets depressing after weeks of daily life sat in it.
  • The country is much livelier than I expected. The stereotype of a grey serious place might have been true decades ago but certainly isn’t now. Especially in summer there are constant music festivals, lively bars, and flotillas of people floating down the rivers in inflatable flamingos. Granted it still isn’t Latin America.
  • I was not prepared for Swiss-German, my then basic German knowledge didn’t stand a chance. I have been working on this and managed to put together as comprehensive collection of resources as you are likely to find anywhere for Swiss-German.
  • The Swiss see summer as BBQ season in a way that makes the Aussies look like amateurs. I have seen people lighting up fires on tiny balconies in Zürich to BBQ on.
  • How much there is outside of the Alps. Maybe it was my ignorance before, but I was surprised by how many beautiful spots there are even in the topographically boring parts of the country.
---Swiss Achievements---
  • Aromat on the table.
  • Making a fire in the countryside to roast a cervelat.
  • Phoned the police to lodge a nose complaint (the Bünzli award). It was 2am on a weekday and the 5th night in a row. I haven’t started to phone the police because my neighbour sneezed too loudly on a Sunday (yet).
  • Raclette grill and Fondue caquelon in the kitchen.
  • Swimming and floating in lakes and rivers.
  • Visiting more places in Switzerland than most Swiss people I know. A new country is always more interesting than your own backyard in fairness.
---Why I am still here---
I certainly never thought I would be here 5 years later, but I am very happy to still be around.
  • It is a beautiful and safe county with nice people, high quality services and infrastructure. Having understood the culture and learnt the language is an incentive too.
  • I keep finding work. The Swiss level income is a nice bonus, but it really isn’t the thing that is driving me to stay here.
  • The thing I would find hardest to give up is the freedom of the landscape. The extent of paths and smaller roads around the country that are open to anyone. Making it so easy and carefree to get out and anywhere, especially by foot or bike.
  • It is much more varied than you would expect. Both in landscape and culture there is plenty of different things to see and take in so there is always something to do.
  • I also dislike driving, so the extensive public transport system is fantastic.
---What I dislike---
Not much.
  • Less smokers and more Australian like rules on smoking would be very nice (EG no smoking in areas where people are eating, including outdoors). It would be nice to sit down on a terrace at a restaurant and not worry if a chain smoker is going to sit down at the table next to you.
  • More exotic food and longer shop opening times would be nice (seeing the supermarkets closed at 18:30 was a hell of a shock at first) but I have gotten used to that.
---Regrets---
  • Not getting a language certificate before.
  • Not joining a club. I have looked but really nothing has taken my fancy.
---Changes with time---
  • I have gotten too used to the landscape. I still admire the view from the train window, but it is never as special or exciting as during the first few months.
  • My town has seen an increase in English speakers. Mostly due to the growth/arrival of a few big MedTech firms.
  • E-bikes are increasingly everywhere. I had never seen one before I arrived and was surprised to see them all over town. Now they are all over the countryside too with mountain E-bikes being very common.
  • The climate seems to be getting warmer and drier every year.
  • The amount of rubbish and anti-social noise (especially blue-tooth speakers) seems to be getting worse. People seem especially unable to bother carrying their empty cans and disposable BBQ with them from the riverside during summer. Thankfully it isn’t common in the countryside, but the number of people who need an absurdly loud speaker at all times is sad.
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2020.09.27 13:12 AutoModerator Euroformula Open: Monza - Race 3 Discussion

Euroformula Open Monza - Race 3

F1FS Wiki: National F3 Guide 2020 Drivers & Teams 2020 Calendar

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Qualifying 2 Sat 11:40
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Monza, Lombardy, Italy
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2020.09.27 13:11 LitteraAgency English Translation: where to find a professional English translator?

English translation: prices, choice of a linguist, deadlines

Many people today are learning conversational English via online courses and attending various private institutions. This is the trend of the XXI century. However, when it comes to working with text and legal documents, the skills gained are hardly enough. A high-quality translation cannot be done by a person without experience in the field. This is even more true for cases when it comes to specialized texts (medical, technical, legal).
English, considering the number of native speakers is the fourth in the world. Therefore, the services of translation agencies are in high demand. The majority of the clients are sure that they should only entrust reputable companies to do the work. This is the only way to get quality material. If you decide to order a translation from/into English, it does not make sense to save money and focus only on finding the cheapest offer.

How do I choose a good translator?

The ability to work with different sources, the use of specialized literature and an understanding of professional terminology are the main criteria for choosing a specialist. If you are looking for the perfect translator, make sure that the candidate has not only a diploma, but also experience. English is quite subtle. For example, lawyers, even speaking the same language, may not always agree with each other, interpreting the meaning of words differently. Therefore, if you have decided to translate from English you should always be meticulous about the choices you make.

English translations: due dates

The deadline of a translation always depends on the volume of the text and its complexity. The qualification of a specialist is also important. This can be a native speaker or a certified linguist. The simplest text (birth certificate) can be translated into English in 10-15 minutes. This service is often ordered by parents of schoolchildren who wish to send their child abroad to study, although there may be other reasons as well.
For a passport, the processing time will be 20-30 minutes on average. The translation costs from/into English in this case depends on the number of pages. Complex texts (e.g. technical or medical) will require an average of about 1 hour per page. In this case, you will need a dedicated professional of the specific field. If a client has ordered a notarization, the result will be received no earlier than within one business day.

Order English translations from professionals

People looking for exceptional linguists should visit the LITTERA agency website. This applies not only to cases when you need to do a translation from/into English. The company employs over 100 certified linguists who are ready to work with your document in almost any language. Cooperation details can be discussed by phone, indicated on the website.
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2020.09.27 09:07 AutoModerator Euroformula Open: Monza - Race 2 Discussion

Euroformula Open Monza - Race 2

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Session Times

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Saturday & Sunday times are in CEST (UTC+2:00)
Session Local Time
Qualifying 1 Sat 09:00
Qualifying 2 Sat 11:40
Race 1 Sat 16:10
Qualifying 3 Sun 09:00
Race 2 Sun 11:30
Race 3 Sun 15:40
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Autodromo Nazionale di Monza

Monza, Lombardy, Italy
Circuit Diagram
Length: 5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Turns: 11
Distance: 17 laps - max 35'
Cars Entered: 15
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2020.09.27 06:08 AutoModerator DAILY COVID-19 MEGATHREAD - September 27, 2020

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2020.09.27 04:55 off0noff "I don't care if your supervisor says the same thing you just said, i want to speak to him"

I work in as a customer service representative for an international online travel agency, as you can expect I deal with alot of issues pertaining to covid19 so at this point I get yelled at on a daily basis for things I can't do because I don't have the authority to approve ALOT of things contrary to popular belief, and people can't seem to understand that at all. We have very strict procedures and everything is closely monitored, so I'm VERY aware of the limits I have. But Somehow whenever people call our customer service, they think they're going to reach our CEO directly ??
I would like to think I am immune to it at this point, but often it gets too much and really aggravating really quick.
So today has been really slow, but I've been getting cases from difficult as hell customers all week, so I was expecting no less from today. And of course, ask and ye shall receive. I received a call from this Australian lady, she made a "pay to the hotel" reservation at some hotel in Australia for this week. In most of our forms we will need customers to key in their credit card (CC) details. Mostly it's just to avoid fraud cases and the like, because there have been alot even with CC inserted still.
So this lady has her CC inserted to this "pay to the hotel" booking. One thing I should note is that for these types of reservations, we are not the ones charging them. We collect their details, yes, but in our system we have no way to charge the card directly. We see the last 4 digits of the card, but thats it. Nothing we can do aside from cancel. The hotels are the one who have the ability to perform the charges because its "pay to the hotel." If the hotel approves a refund for these types, the refund comes directly from the hotel's account, not us. And the hotel will charge at any given point for confirmation, most likely before it goes within the cancellation policy.
And so we always get confused customers when the hotel tries to charge the hotel before the check-in date because they assume its paying upon check-in rather than pay TO the hotel. I've never personally used this types of reservations, so I don't know what it looks like on customer's front end. But if we have so much of confusion for the same thing, obviously we have to do something about it & I won't deny that for even one second.
So this lady had her CC stolen, and we weren't informed about it at all and had no clue up until this point. She probably didn't think it was our problem because she assumed her reservation can be paid AT the hotel. So she called in asking why her booking was cancelled, I found out that our supplier cancelled it yesterday because her CC was declined when the hotel tried to charge her before check-in and she didn't respond to our emails from 2 days ago asking her to provide a new one within a day or so, to avoid her reservation from being cancelled. So it was cancelled automatically because we sent her a notice & she didn't respond at all.
Customer: why did you guys cancel without my permission?
Me: We have actually sent an email 2 days ago informing you that your card has been declined and it will be cancelled if we didn't receive your new details.
Customer: Yes I saw that email, but I didn't have reception so I wasn't able to open or reply to it until yesterday when I had actually received it.
Me: i'm sorry ma'am since this reservation has been cancelled and no payment has been collected, we can't uncancel this booking or search for an alternative accommodation for you as you have not been charged for this.
Customer: I don't care, that is not my problem. I didn't have reception, how was I able to access it?
Me: I understand, but your reservation has been cancelled and we can't assist you since there is no charge to this reservation.
Customer: No you don't understand. I want to talk to your supervisor
Me: Unfortunately I can't do that as we're not allowed to transfer our calls to our supervisors. Even if I did, they would advise you the exact same thing I just said.
Customer: i don't care, I don't want to speak to you anymore.
So I consulted with one of my supervisors. Guess what? He said exactly the same thing I did. I told him that I've already pushed her request back multiple times (Idk why we're not allowed to transfer to our supervisors, but I assume its to avoid frequent requests like that?) He agreed that he would take over the case if she kept insisting. He told me to mention the whole "we sent an email, no response from u, it was cancelled, no payment was received, we can't do anything about it now" I tried:
Customer: I don't care what you have to say. Transfer me to your supervisor even if he says the same thing as you just did. I want to speak to a supervisor
So I transferred, checked back on the case 2 hours later. Lo and behold my supervisor also couldn't offer any solutions to her since no payment was received. It would have been different if she was actually charged or if she was really not notified at all, we would have offered relocation or some type of compensation for her. We aren't heartless. He even mentions in his notes that he said the same thing I did, and suddenly shes ok with it ???? I don't get that. You couldn't accept our procedure when it came from a normal agent, but the moment you spoke to the supervisor, you're all for it...? You just wasted everyones time.
I understand that if she genuinely had no reception and suddenly found out her booking was cancelled, I would probably be pissed too. But I'd be way more pissed if it got cancelled and I was still charged, which didn't happen here. I'm just annoyed she HAD to speak to a supervisor to get off our backs. What's the point
TL;DR: Customer wanted to speak to my supervisor about our final outcome for her issue, she spoke directly to him and he parroted the exact same thing and she let it go.
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2020.09.27 04:53 CrystryYT The nintendo ds definition

Open main menu Wikipedia Search Nintendo DS Language Download PDF Watch Edit This article is about the 2004 Nintendo DS game console. For the entire series, see Nintendo DS family and Nintendo DS (disambiguation). The Nintendo DS[a], or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo. The device released globally across 2004 and 2005. The DS, an initialism for "Developers' System" or "Dual Screen",[5] introduced distinctive new features to handheld gaming: two LCD screens working in tandem (the bottom one being a touchscreen), a built-in microphone and support for wireless connectivity.[6] Both screens are encompassed within a clamshell design similar to the Game Boy Advance SP. The Nintendo DS also features the ability for multiple DS consoles to directly interact with each other over Wi-Fi within a short range without the need to connect to an existing wireless network. Alternatively, they could interact online using the now-defunct Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. Its main competitor was Sony's PlayStation Portable during the seventh generation of video game consoles.
Nintendo DS Nintendo DS Logo.svg Nintendo-DS-Fat-Blue.jpg A blue original Nintendo DS Also known as iQue DS (China) Developer Nintendo Manufacturer Foxconn Product family Nintendo DS family Type Handheld game console Generation Seventh generation Release date NA: November 21, 2004 JP: December 2, 2004 AU: February 24, 2005 EU: March 11, 2005 Lifespan 2004–2013 Introductory price US$149.99[1] Discontinued 2013[2] Units sold 154.02 million worldwide (as of June 30, 2016)[3] (details) Media Nintendo game card, ROM cartridge CPU Two ARM architecture processors Memory 4 MB RAM Storage Cartridge save 256 KB flash memory Display Two TFT LCD, 256 × 192 pixels Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11b, WEP) Online services Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Best-selling game New Super Mario Bros., 30.80 million (as of September 30, 2016)[4] Backward compatibility Game Boy Advance Predecessor Game Boy Advance Successor Nintendo 3DS Prior to its release, the Nintendo DS was marketed as an experimental "third pillar" in Nintendo's console lineup, meant to complement the Game Boy Advance and GameCube. However, backward compatibility with Game Boy Advance titles and strong sales ultimately established it as the successor to the Game Boy series.[7] On March 2, 2006, Nintendo launched the Nintendo DS Lite, a slimmer and lighter redesign of the original Nintendo DS with brighter screens. On November 1, 2008, Nintendo released the Nintendo DSi, another redesign with several hardware improvements and new features, although it lost backwards compatibility for Game Boy Advance titles and a few original DS games that used the GBA slot. All Nintendo DS models combined have sold 154.02 million units,[8] making it the best selling handheld game console to date, and the second best selling video game console of all time behind Sony's PlayStation 2.[3][9] The Nintendo DS line was succeeded by the Nintendo 3DS family in 2011, which maintains backward compatibility with nearly all Nintendo DS software except for some software that requires the GBA slot for use.
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2020.09.27 03:13 _ArthurDallas_ Anchorpoint Station Design


ANCHORPOINT STATION
THE SECOND SPACE STATION TO BEAR THE NAME, THE MASSIVE ANCHORPOINT STATION (ICC REGISTRATION: 1698445) IS YOUR CROSSROADS TO THE FRONTIER. LOCATED IN UNCLAIMED SPACE A FEW SCANT PARSECS FROM UAAC BASE LIBERTY ECHO, ANCHORPOINT IS A CONVENIENT PLACE TO PICK UP SUPPLIES, GET SOME GRUB, REFUEL, MAKE REPAIRS IN DRYDOCK (IN A STRUCTURE ASIDE FROM THE MAIN STATION), AND PICK UP MIGRANT CREW AND WORKERS FOR YOUR NEXT JOB. LOCATION IS EVERYTHING, AND ANCHORPOINT IS POSITIONED PERFECTLY TO SERVICE THE SOUTHERN OUTER RIM AND THE FAR REACH, PROVIDING AN ALTERNATE ROUTE FROM THE SOLOMONS TO CIVILIZED SPACE.
ANCHORPOINT IS CONSIDERED NEUTRAL TERRITORY AND IS GOVERNED BY ICSC (THE INDEPENDENT CORE SYSTEM COLONIES), VESSELS FORM ANY AND ALL GOVERNMENTS AND CORPORATIONS ARE WELCOME HERE. THE ICC AND COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION OFTEN SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO NEGOTIATE INTERCOLONIAL DISPUTES. THE UA OPERATES A COLONIAL MARSHAL BUREAU ABOARD, AND A SMALL CONTINGENT OF COLONIAL MARINES IS STATIONED IN THE GARRISON OFFICE IN THE CENTRAL CORE HUB.
THE STATION HAS A SMALL PERMANENT POPULATION, BUT CAN EASILY HOUSE OVER 3000 TRANSIENT WORKERS OR COLONISTS. ANCHORPOINT IS COMPOSED OF FOUR REFINERY MODULES SITUATED AROUND A CENTRAL CORE HUB. THREE OF THE MODULES HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO HABITABLE SPACE SIMILAR TO SEEGSON COMPANY'S FORMER SEVASTOPOL STATION, WHILE THE FOURTH IS A FUNCTIONING REFINERY FOR PROCESSING ORES AND GASES BOUND FOR THE FRONTIER COLONIES. WITH CONCOURSES LAID OUT SIMILAR TO A TERRESTRIAL SPACEPORT, THE STATION IS KNOWN FOR ITS DIVE BARS, OPEN MALL AREAS, SERVICE ANDROIDS, AND INEXPENSIVE ENTERTAINMENT.
WHAT'S THE STORY, MOTHER?
WHILE ONLY THREE YEARS OLD (YEAR IS 2183), THE NEWEST INCARNATION OF ANCHORPOINT IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SPACE STATION PROJECT OUTSIDE OF SOL SYSTEM. THE ORIGINAL ANCHORPOINT WAS A COLONIAL REFUELING HUB/SCIENCE STATION SITUATED IN THE NEROID SECTOR, CLOSE TO UPP SPACE. IN 2179 SHE SUFFERED A CATASTROPHIC REACTOR FAILURE, FOR REASONS UNKNOWN. COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION AND THE ICC COMMISSIONED THE INDEPENDENT CORE SYSTEM COLONIES TO BUILD A NEW ONE, PLACING IT FURTHER OUT ON THE FRONTIER TO FACILITATE THE COLONIZATION BOOM. THE STATION WAS BUILT WITH THE GROUPING OF 5 EXISTING NOVGOROD-TYPE STATIONS IN ORDER TO SHORTEN THE MANUFACTURING TIME, THEN ADDING SOME MODULES.
A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME
THE A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME CAN BE ACCESSED FROM ONE OF DOZENS OF PUBLIC TERMINALS SCATTERED AROUND THE STATION. THESE TERMINALS ARE WALL-UNITS, WITH A SCREEN AND MANUAL KEYBOARD, EACH REQUIRING AN ID CARD TO BE SLOTTED IN BEFORE COMING ONLINE. THEY PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME, AN IN-STATION DATA AND ELECTRONIC MESSAGING SYSTEM, USED AS A LIBRARY, DATA-LOG AND ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTING SYSTEM. THE TERMINALS ARE ALSO VIDEO PHONES, ACTIVATED BY LIFTING THE TELEPHONE-STYLE RECEIVER AND DIALING WITH THE KEYPAD. THE IMAGE OF THE OTHER CALLER APPEARS ON THE SCREEN.
EACH OF THE 4 TOWERS AND THE CENTRAL CORE HUB WORKS WITH AN INDEPENDENT A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME FOR MAIN OPERATIONS AND THEY ARE NOT LINKED, EXCEPT FOR COMMUNICATIONS NEEDS. THERE IS A RUMOR THAT TOWER 2 (WEYLAND-YUTANI) HAS DISCONNECTED THE A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME TO INSTALL A MU/TH/UR 6000 MAINFRAME BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T TRUST THE SYSTEM.
ANCHORPOINT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
HEIGHT: 300 METERS
WIDTH: 300 METERS
ENGINE POWER: 15.5 GIGAWATT (FUSION POWER PLANT)
DECKS: 16 IN EACH OF 4 TOWERS AND CENTRAL CORE HUB
DATE CONSTRUCTED: OPERATIONAL AS FOR 2180 (BASED ON GROUPING 5 NOVGOROD-TYPE STATIONS IN ORDER TO SHORTEN THE MANUFACTURING TIME)
MANUFACTURER: LORENZ SYSTECH DEVELOPMENT (PROBABLY)
AFFILIATION: ICSC (MANDATED BY ICC AND COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION)
TYPE: HABITAT, PORT, REFUEL AND TRANSIT STATION
LOCATION: GILESE 2066 SYSTEM
REG.: 1698445
PERSONNEL: 961 STAFF AND 129 MARINES
HAB CAPACITY: OVER 3000 TRANSIENT WORKERS OR COLONISTS
CONCOURSE INN CAPACITY: 80 ROOMS
G-DECK PERSONNEL CABINS: 270 CABINS WITH DOUBLE BUNK BED
CARGO: 27,300 CUBIC METERS
STATION COST: $240 000 000
HAB RENT COST (WEEKLY)
CABIN: $50
INN ROOM: $150
CORPORATE SUITE: $1000
OVERVIEW
ANCHORPOINT STATION RETAINS THE "TAPERING SPIRE" DESIGN OF ITS MUCH LARGER BRETHREN. EACH TOWER HAS A WIDE, CIRCULAR ENGINEERING BASE (A-DECK-TYPE), UPON WHICH ARE STACKED 15 INCREASINGLY SMALLER CIRCULAR DECKS, FOR A TOTAL OF 16 DECKS PER TOWER OR THE CORE HUB.
RUNNING THROUGH THE CENTER OF ALL DECKS IS THE TRANSIT TUNNEL, WHICH HOUSES TWO PASSENGER ELEVATORS, EMERGENCY STAIRS AND A RESTROOM, AS WELL AS AIR CIRCULATION & ELECTRICAL CONDUITS AND SERVICE PIPES RUNNING BETWEEN DECKS.
ID CARDS
ALL DECKS WILL NEED A SPECIAL CLEARANCE ID CARD TO OPEN. ID CARDS ARE SLOTTED INTO THE ELEVATOR CONTROLS TO OPEN THE DOORS TO DECKS. ID CARDS WILL ONLY WORK FOR A SPECIFIC TOWER, SO ID CARDS FOR TOWER 1 WILL NOT WORK FOR TOWER 2 OR MORE. BLUE ID CARDS WILL OPEN C-DECK-TYPE AND G-DECK-TYPE. YELLOW ID CARDS WILL OPEN C-DECK-TYPE, E-DECK-TYPE AND G-DECK-TYPE AND ARE FOR STARPORT, SECURITY AND SERVICE PERSONNEL. GREEN ID CARDS WILL OPEN B-DECK-TYPE, C-DECK-TYPE, E-DECK-TYPE, F-DECK-TYPE AND G-DECK-TYPE AND ARE FOR CARGO PERSONNEL. ORANGE ID CARDS WILL OPEN C-DECK-TYPE, E-DECK-TYPE, F-DECK-TYPE, G-DECK-TYPE, I-DECK-TYPE AND J-DECK-TYPE AND ARE FOR SCIENTISTS AND CORPORATE PERSONNEL. RED ID CARDS WILL OPEN ALL DECKS AND ARE FOR OPS, TECHNICIANS, MEDICS, MARSHALS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL. BLACK ID CARDS WILL OPEN ALL DECKS AND ALSO THE LUXURY PENTHOUSE SUITE ON THE J-DECK AND ARE FOR CEO AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS.
SHIFTS ROTATION FOR PERSONNEL
THE STATION WORKS ON A 4 SHIFTS ROTATION WITH ALL PERMANENT PERSONNEL. DAY SHIFT WORKS FROM 0800H TO 1600H. EVENING SHIFT WORKS FROM 1600H TO 2400H. NIGHT SHIFT WORKS FROM 2400H TO 0800H AND A SHORE-LEAVE SHIFT ALWAYS HAS A 8 HOURS FREE TIME. ALL PERMANENT PERSONNEL GOES WITH A DAY SHIFT, THEN A EVENING SHIFT, THEN A NIGHT SHIFT AND THEN A SHORE-LEAVE SHIFT (FREE TIME) IN THE ROTATION AND STARTS AGAIN THE NEXT ROTATION.
TOWER 1
THE REFINERY
THE 16 DECKS OF TOWER 1 THE REFINERY ARE, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
J-DECK-TYPE COMMS PLATFORM: CONTAINS THE COMMUNICATIONS AND SENSOR EQUIPMENTS, AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AND A LUXURY PENTHOUSE SUITE. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT.
I-DECK-TYPE CORPORATE DECK: LABORATORIES AND OFFICES RENTED BY LORENZ SYSTECH.
G-DECK-TYPE OPS LEVEL: CONTAINS THE MAIN OPERATIONS CENTER AS WELL AS STANDARD GUESTS AND CREW CABINS AND A RESTAURANT FOR GUESTS AND CREW. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT, WITH STAIRS LEADING TO A SECOND LEVEL AND A THIRD LEVEL OF CABINS.
F-DECK-TYPE SHUTTLE DECK: CONTAINS THE SHUTTLE BAY, FUEL PROCESSOR AND TOWER CEO OFFICE.
8X D-DECK-TYPE (SPECIAL) FUEL TANKS DECK: INCLUDES FUEL TANKS AND PROCESSORS.
D-DECK-TYPE LIFE SUPPORT DECK: INCLUDES A GARDEN, WATER TANKS AND FULL AIR AND WATER RECYCLING FACILITIES.
C-DECK-TYPE MAIN CONCOURSE: INCLUDES MARKETS, A RESTAURANT, AN INN, A SPACEPORT, A SMALL MEDICAL CLINIC, THE CONCOURSE AND A TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAIN GOING TO THE CENTRAL CORE HUB (30 METERS IS A 2 MINUTES RIDE AT 90 KM/H). THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT.
B-DECK-TYPE CARGO DECK: CONTAINS THE CARGO BAYS, WITH FREIGHT ELEVATORS GOING TO THE MAIN CONCOURSE, A COLONIAL MARSHAL'S OFFICE FOR THE TOWER, AS WELL AS TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS. THE MAIN CARGO BAY CAN SERVE AS A SECOND SHUTTLE HANGAR.
A-DECK-TYPE ENGINEERING PLATFORM: CONTAINS THE FUSION REACTOR FOR THE TOWER, COOLANT AND FUEL.
TOWER 1 THE REFINERY
INTERIOR DETAILS
TOWER 1 THE REFINERY
A-DECK-TYPE - ENGINEERING PLATFORM
PLATFORM: AN OPEN PLAN DECK, GIVING ACCESS TO FUSION REACTOR AND ITS OPERATING MACHINERY. THERE ARE TWO CONTROL STATIONS CLOSE TO THE LIQUID HYDROGEN FUEL TANKS. TWO COOLANT TANKS BEHIND THE REACTOR HOLD LIQUID POTASSIUM. THERE ARE NO PERSONNEL HERE AT THIS MOMENT. OPERATIONS CENTER (ON G DECK) IS MONITORING THE FUSION REACTOR AT ALL TIME.
FUEL TANKS: REFINED LIQUID HYDROGEN IS STORED HERE, USED BY THE SHUTTLE AS WELL AS FORKLIFTS, LOADERS AND VISITING SHUTTLES. THIS TOWER HAS THE CAPACITY TO REFUEL AN INTERSTELLAR FREIGHTER.
FUSION REACTOR: A 3.1 GIGAWATT FUSION POWER PLANT OPERATING ON A DEUTERIUM/TRILIUM REACTION THAT SUPPLIES POWER TO THE TOWER.
TOWER 1 THE REFINERY
B-DECK-TYPE - CARGO DECK
CARGO BAY: 4 CARGO BAYS, SERVING AS A SUPPLY STORE FOR THE TOWER. PALLETS AND CARGO CONTAINERS ARE BROUGHT UP FROM THE STARPORT VIA TWO FREIGHT ELEVATORS, AND MANEUVERED INTO PLACE BY A COUPLE OF POWER LOADERS AND FORKLIFTS. 2 CARGO HANDLERS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT IN THE LOADERS OFFICE. THE MAIN CARGO BAY CAN SERVE AS A SECOND SHUTTLE HANGAR (VISITING STARCUB SHUTTLE), IT HAS A LARGE SERVICE HATCH.
AIRLOCK ACCESS: AN AIRLOCK FOR ACCESS TO EXTERIOR OF THE TOWER, INCLUDING AN EVA PREP AREA WITH PRESSURE SUIT AND EQUIPMENT LOCKERS.
COLONIAL MARSHAL'S OFFICE: THE MARSHAL AND HIS DEPUTY HAVE AN OFFICE HERE, AS WELL AS AN INTERVIEW ROOM, WELL-STOCKED ARMORY AND FOUR HOLDING CELLS. 2 OFFICERS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
WORKSHOP: TECHNICAL AREA WITH LATHES, TESTING BENCHES, RACKS OF SPARES AND EQUIPMENT. 2 TECHNICIANS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
TOWER 1 THE REFINERY
C-DECK-TYPE - MAIN CONCOURSE
PASSENGERS ARE NOT ALLOWED OFF THE C DECK, THE MAIN CONCOURSE DECK (EXCEPT TAKING THE TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAIN TO CENTRAL CORE HUB), AND THE ELEVETORS WILL NOT OPERATE FOR THEM UNLESS THEY HAVE AN ID CARD.
SPACEPORT LOBBY: AN OPEN AREA WITH CHECK-IN DESKS, AN INFORMATION POINT AND SEATING. 2 STARPORT PERSONNEL ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
SPACEPORT TRANSFER GATE: TWO ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE GATES AND LOUNGES SIT BEYOND THE SECURITY DESK OFFICE. 2 STARPORT SECURITY OFFICERS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
SECURITY STATION (VIEW STATION AND OFFICE): SECURITY MONITORING DESK AND OFFICE, 1 STARPORT SECURITY OFFICERS IS HERE EACH SHIFT TO SCREEN PASSENGERS.
CARGO HANDLING MODULE: A CARGO AIRLOCK USED FOR MOVING FREIGHT TO AND FROM DOCKED STARSHIPS. THE MODULE IS CONNECTED TO CARGO BAYS ON B DECK VIA FREIGHT ELEVATOR (2 CARGO HANDLERS ARE COMING TO MOVE FREIGHT).
MEDICAL STARPORT CLINIC: A SMALL CLINIC WITH 2 BEDS, PHARMACY AND CONSULTING ROOM. 1 STATION MEDIC IS HERE EACH SHIFT.
CONCOURSE AND THE TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAIN: THE HEART OF THE TOWER IS A WIDE-OPEN WALKWAY WITH LARGE WINDOWS LOOKING INTO SPACE, SPACIOUS PLAZA, WITH SEATING AREAS AND VIDEO SCREENS, LINED WITH A SECURITY OFFICE, A SMALL MEDICAL CLINIC, A GYM, 2 MARKETS, RESTROOMS, A INN AND A RESTAURANT. OPPOSITE THE STARPORT IS THE TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAIN GOING AND COMING FROM THE CENTRAL CORE HUB (30 METERS IS A 2 MINUTES RIDE AT 90 KM/H). TRANSPORTATION IS FREE AND AUTOMATED. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT.
GYM: SMALL GYM USED MAINLY BY STATION PERSONNEL.
MARKET: 2 MARKETS PROVIDING ESSENTIALS AND LUXURIES FOR TOWER PERSONNEL AS WELL AS TRANSITING PASSENGERS (CLOTHING, ELECTRONICS, TOOLS, FOOD, JEWELRY, SHOES AND MANY OTHER ITEMS). 1 SERVICE PERSONNEL IN EACH STORES EACH SHIFT.
RESTAURANT: THE RESTAURANT IS A BAR AND GRILL. 2 SERVICE PERSONNEL ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
CONCOURSE INN: 20 ROOMS INN USED BY VISITORS OR TRANSITING PASSENGERS. A LAUNDRY ROOM, OFFICE AND RECEPTION DESK IS INCLUDED. 1 SERVICE PERSONNEL IS HERE EACH SHIFT.
TOWER 1 THE REFINERY
D-DECK-TYPE - LIFE SUPPORT DECK
GARDEN: A HYDROPONIC GARDEN, SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF THE DECK BY LARGE CLEAR WINDOWS. IT IS USED NOT FOR ENJOYMENT OR AGRICULTURE, BUT AS A SUPPLEMENTARY OXYGEN AND WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM.
WATER TANKS: DRINKING WATER IS STORED HERE.
LIFE SUPPORT BAY: SEWAGE IS TREATED AND RECYCLED INTO WATER, USED WATER IS RECYCLED AND AIR IS SCRUBBED AND RECIRCULATED FROM HERE. 1 TECHNICIAN IS HERE EACH SHIFT.
TOWER 1 THE REFINERY
8X D-DECK-TYPE - FUEL TANKS (SPECIAL) DECK
FUEL TANKS AND FUEL PROCESSORS: MANY FUEL TANKS AND FUEL PROCESSORS ARE HERE. THERE ARE NO PERSONNEL HERE AT THIS MOMENT.
TOWER 1 THE REFINERY
F-DECK-TYPE - SHUTTLE DECK
SHUTTLE HANGAR: HOUSES A STARCUB SHUTTLE, WITH SPACE ADJACENT FOR MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP AND FLIGHT OFFICE. PILOTS ARE OPERATIONS PERSONNEL IN G DECK WHEN THEY ARE NEEDED. 1 TECHNICIAN IS HERE EACH SHIFT.
FLUEL PROCESSOR: PUMPS FOR TRANSFERRING LIQUID HYDROGEN FUEL FROM A TANKER AND PROCESSORS FOR REFINING IT.
AIRLOCK ACCESS: AN AIRLOCK FOR ACCESS TO EXTERIOR OF THE TOWER, INCLUDING AN EVA PREP AREA WITH PRESSURE SUIT AND EQUIPMENT LOCKERS.
OFFICE (ACCESS TO OPERATIONS CENTER): ADMIN CEO OFFICE WITH SPIRAL STAIRS GOING UP TO AN OPEN-PLAN NERVE CENTER AND COMMAND POST FOR THE TOWER, SET OUT LIKE THE CLUTTERED BRIDGE OF A STARSHIP.
TOWER 1 THE REFINERY
G-DECK-TYPE - OPS LEVEL
OPERATIONS CENTER: OPEN-PLAN NERVE CENTER AND COMMAND POSTE FOR THE TOWER, SET OUT LIKE THE CLUTTERED BRIDGE OF A STARSHIP. AROUND 5 OPERATIONS PERSONNEL (AND 1 CEO FROM 0800H TO 1600H) ARE HERE EACH SHIFT. OPERATIONS CENTER IS MONITORING THE FUSION REACTOR AT ALL TIME. SPIRAL STAIRS LEAD DOWN TO ADMIN CEO OFFICE, ALLOWING STAFF TO MOVE EASILY BETWEEN THE TWO DECKS. ALL OPERATIONS PERSONNEL ARE CERTIFIED SHUTTLE PILOTS.
A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME FOR THE TOWER: THE A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME SERVERS ARE LOCATED HERE FOR THIS TOWER, ADJACENT TO THE OPERATIONS CENTER. THE ROOM INCLUDES A DIRECT ACCESS AND PROGRAMMING TERMINAL.
CREW CABINS: BASIC CREW CABINS LIKE THE ONES ON E DECK. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT, WITH STAIRS LEADING TO A SECOND LEVEL AND THIRD LEVEL OF CABINS. EACH LEVEL HAS 18 CABINS FOR A TOTAL OF 54 CABINS.
RESTAURANT: A MORE EXCLUSIVE FACILITY FOR PERSONNEL AND GUESTS. 2 SERVICE PERSONNEL ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
TOWER 1 THE REFINERY
I-DECK-TYPE - CORPORATE DECK
2 CORPORATE OFFICES, 2 CONFERENCE ROOMS AND 2 LABORATORIES: LORENZ SYSTECH DEVELOPMENT HAS A BRENCH HERE SPECIALIZED IN DEEP SPACE CONSTRUCTION. MULTI-FUNCTION LAB, GENEROUSLY FURNISHED WITH EQUIPMENT. 2 CORPORATE PERSONNEL OR SCIENTISTS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
TOWER 1 THE REFINERY
J-DECK-TYPE - COMMS PLATFORM AND PENTHOUSE
CORPORATE PENTHOUSE: A LUXURY SUITE WHICH STORED A HOLOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND SCREEN (LIKE IN THE PROMETHEUS LIFEBOAT), A LIVING ROOM WITH A SMALL BAR AND A PIANO, A DINING ROOM, AN ARMORY AND MED SUPPLIES, 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS AS WELL AS A PAULING MEDPOD (MEDICAL AID PLUS 10). THIS ROOM NEEDS THE BLACK ID CARD TO BE OPEN.
(OPTION) YOU CAN CONVERT THE CORPORATE PENTHOUSE INTO A FTL LIFEBOAT FOR A SECURE DETACHMENT FROM THE STATION. THIS EMERGENCY SUSTAINING MODULE HAS INDEPENDENT NAVIGATION AND PILOTING CONTROLS. SYSTEM ALLOWS ONE OCCUPANT FOR 50 YEARS OF BREATHABLE AIR WITH OR WITHOUT HYPERSLEEP POD.
AVIONICS: SENSOR EQUIPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS BAYS. THERE ARE NO STAFF HERE.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: A BACK-UP OPS CENTER FOR THE TOWER, USUALLY LOCKED AND DISUSED.
AIRLOCK ACCESS: AN AIRLOCK FOR ACCESS TO THE EXTERIOR OF THE TOWER, INCLUDING EN EVA PREP AREA WITH PRESSURE SUIT AND EQUIPMENT LOCKERS.
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
WEYLAND-YUTANI (TOWER 2), LASALLE BIONATIONAL (TOWER 3)
AND SEEGSON (TOWER 4)
THE 16 DECKS OF TOWER 2,3 AND 4 ARE, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
J-DECK-TYPE COMMS PLATFORM: CONTAINS THE COMMUNICATIONS AND SENSOR EQUIPMENTS, AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AND A LUXURY PENTHOUSE SUITE. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT.
I-DECK-TYPE CORPORATE DECK: LABORATORIES AND OFFICES RENTED BY WEYLAND-YUTANI (TOWER 2), LASALLE BIONATIONAL (TOWER 3) AND SEEGSON (TOWER 4).
G-DECK-TYPE OPS LEVEL: CONTAINS THE MAIN OPERATIONS CENTER AS WELL AS STANDARD GUESTS AND CREW CABINS AND A RESTAURANT. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT, WITH STAIRS LEADING TO A SECOND LEVEL AND A THIRD LEVEL OF CABINS.
F-DECK-TYPE SHUTTLE DECK: CONTAINS THE SHUTTLE BAY, FUEL PROCESSOR AND TOWER CEO OFFICE.
8x E-DECK-TYPE HAB BLOCK: CONTAINS STANDARD CABINS, A MARKET, A RESTAURANT BAR AND GRILL AND A MEDICAL CENTER FOR THIS LEVEL. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT, WITH STAIRS LEADING TO A SECOND LEVEL AND A THIRD LEVEL OF CABINS.
D-DECK-TYPE LIFE SUPPORT DECK: INCLUDES A GARDEN, WATER TANKS AND FULL AIR AND WATER RECYCLING FACILITIES.
C-DECK-TYPE MAIN CONCOURSE: INCLUDES MARKETS, A RESTAURANT, AN INN, A SPACEPORT, A SMALL MEDICAL CLINIC, THE CONCOURSE AND A TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAIN GOING TO THE CENTRAL CORE HUB (30 METERS IS A 2 MINUTES RIDE AT 90 KM/H). THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT.
B-DECK-TYPE CARGO DECK: CONTAINS THE CARGO BAYS, WITH FREIGHT ELEVATORS GOING TO THE MAIN CONCOURSE, A COLONIAL MARSHAL'S OFFICE FOR THE TOWER, AS WELL AS TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS. THE MAIN CARGO BAY CAN SERVE AS A SECOND SHUTTLE HANGAR.
A-DECK-TYPE ENGINEERING PLATFORM: CONTAINS THE FUSION REACTOR FOR THE TOWER, COOLANT AND FUEL.
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
INTERIOR DETAILS
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
A-DECK-TYPE - ENGINEERING PLATFORM
PLATFORM: AN OPEN PLAN DECK, GIVING ACCESS TO FUSION REACTOR AND ITS OPERATING MACHINERY. THERE ARE TWO CONTROL STATIONS CLOSE TO THE LIQUID HYDROGEN FUEL TANKS. TWO COOLANT TANKS BEHIND THE REACTOR HOLD LIQUID POTASSIUM. THERE ARE NO PERSONNEL HERE AT THIS MOMENT. OPERATIONS CENTER (ON G DECK) IS MONITORING THE FUSION REACTOR AT ALL TIME.
FUEL TANKS: REFINED LIQUID HYDROGEN IS STORED HERE, USED BY THE SHUTTLE AS WELL AS FORKLIFTS, LOADERS AND VISITING SHUTTLES.
FUSION REACTOR: A 3.1 GIGAWATT FUSION POWER PLANT OPERATING ON A DEUTERIUM/TRILIUM REACTION THAT SUPPLIES POWER TO THE TOWER.
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
B-DECK-TYPE - CARGO DECK
CARGO BAY: 4 CARGO BAYS, SERVING AS A SUPPLY STORE FOR THE TOWER. PALLETS AND CARGO CONTAINERS ARE BROUGHT UP FROM THE STARPORT VIA TWO FREIGHT ELEVATORS, AND MANEUVERED INTO PLACE BY A COUPLE OF POWER LOADERS AND FORKLIFTS. 2 CARGO HANDLERS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT IN THE LOADERS OFFICE. THE MAIN CARGO BAY CAN SERVE AS A SECOND SHUTTLE HANGAR (VISITING STARCUB SHUTTLE), IT HAS A LARGE SERVICE HATCH.
AIRLOCK ACCESS: AN AIRLOCK FOR ACCESS TO EXTERIOR OF THE TOWER, INCLUDING AN EVA PREP AREA WITH PRESSURE SUIT AND EQUIPMENT LOCKERS.
COLONIAL MARSHAL'S OFFICE: THE MARSHAL AND HIS DEPUTY HAVE AN OFFICE HERE, AS WELL AS AN INTERVIEW ROOM, WELL-STOCKED ARMORY AND FOUR HOLDING CELLS. 2 OFFICERS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
WORKSHOP: TECHNICAL AREA WITH LATHES, TESTING BENCHES, RACKS OF SPARES AND EQUIPMENT. 2 TECHNICIANS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
C-DECK-TYPE - MAIN CONCOURSE
PASSENGERS ARE NOT ALLOWED OFF THE C DECK, THE MAIN CONCOURSE DECK (EXCEPT TAKING THE TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAIN TO CENTRAL CORE HUB), AND THE ELEVETORS WILL NOT OPERATE FOR THEM UNLESS THEY HAVE AN ID CARD.
SPACEPORT LOBBY: AN OPEN AREA WITH CHECK-IN DESKS, AN INFORMATION POINT AND SEATING. 2 STARPORT PERSONNEL ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
SPACEPORT TRANSFER GATE: TWO ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE GATES AND LOUNGES SIT BEYOND THE SECURITY DESK OFFICE. 2 STARPORT SECURITY OFFICERS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
SECURITY STATION (VIEW STATION AND OFFICE): SECURITY MONITORING DESK AND OFFICE, 1 STARPORT SECURITY OFFICERS IS HERE EACH SHIFT TO SCREEN PASSENGERS.
CARGO HANDLING MODULE: A CARGO AIRLOCK USED FOR MOVING FREIGHT TO AND FROM DOCKED STARSHIPS. THE MODULE IS CONNECTED TO CARGO BAYS ON B DECK VIA FREIGHT ELEVATOR (2 CARGO HANDLERS ARE COMING TO MOVE FREIGHT).
MEDICAL STARPORT CLINIC: A SMALL CLINIC WITH 2 BEDS, PHARMACY AND CONSULTING ROOM. 1 STATION MEDIC IS HERE EACH SHIFT.
CONCOURSE AND THE TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAIN: THE HEART OF THE TOWER IS A WIDE-OPEN WALKWAY WITH LARGE WINDOWS LOOKING INTO SPACE, SPACIOUS PLAZA, WITH SEATING AREAS AND VIDEO SCREENS, LINED WITH A SECURITY OFFICE, A SMALL MEDICAL CLINIC, A GYM, 2 MARKETS, RESTROOMS, A INN AND A RESTAURANT. OPPOSITE THE STARPORT IS THE TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAIN GOING AND COMING FROM THE CENTRAL CORE HUB (30 METERS IS A 2 MINUTES RIDE AT 90 KM/H). TRANSPORTATION IS FREE AND AUTOMATED. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT.
GYM: SMALL GYM USED MAINLY BY STATION PERSONNEL.
MARKET: 2 MARKETS PROVIDING ESSENTIALS AND LUXURIES FOR TOWER PERSONNEL AS WELL AS TRANSITING PASSENGERS (CLOTHING, ELECTRONICS, TOOLS, FOOD, JEWELRY, SHOES AND MANY OTHER ITEMS). 1 SERVICE PERSONNEL IN EACH STORES EACH SHIFT.
RESTAURANT: THE RESTAURANT IS A BAR AND GRILL. 2 SERVICE PERSONNEL ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
CONCOURSE INN: 20 ROOMS INN USED BY VISITORS OR TRANSITING PASSENGERS. A LAUNDRY ROOM, OFFICE AND RECEPTION DESK IS INCLUDED. 1 SERVICE PERSONNEL IS HERE EACH SHIFT.
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
D-DECK-TYPE - LIFE SUPPORT DECK
GARDEN: A HYDROPONIC GARDEN, SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF THE DECK BY LARGE CLEAR WINDOWS. IT IS USED NOT FOR ENJOYMENT OR AGRICULTURE, BUT AS A SUPPLEMENTARY OXYGEN AND WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM.
WATER TANKS: DRINKING WATER IS STORED HERE.
LIFE SUPPORT BAY: SEWAGE IS TREATED AND RECYCLED INTO WATER, USED WATER IS RECYCLED AND AIR IS SCRUBBED AND RECIRCULATED FROM HERE. 1 TECHNICIAN IS HERE EACH SHIFT.
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
8X E-DECK-TYPE - HAB BLOCK
CREW CABINS: BASIC CREW CABINS, EACH WITH BED, TOILET, SHOWER, VIDEO-PHONE, DESK AND STORAGE UNITS. A STANDARD TERMINAL GIVES ACCESS TO THE A.P.O.L.L.O. NETWORK, INCLUDING VARIOUS PRE-RECORDED ENTERTAINMENT CHANNELS. A KITCHENETTE ALLOWS SIMPLE MEALS TO BE PREPARED. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT, WITH STAIRS LEADING TO A SECOND LEVEL AND THIRD LEVEL OF CREW CABINS. EACH LEVEL HAS 43 CABINS FOR A TOTAL OF 129 CABINS.
MARKET: THERE ARE NO STAFF HERE, ONLY HIGH TECH BIG VENDING MACHINES WORKING WITH ID CARDS FOR CLOTHING, FOOD, SHOES AND MANY OTHER ITEMS.
LAUDRY: WASHING AND DRYING MACHINES WORKING WITH ID CARDS.
LEVEL MEDICAL CENTER: MEDICAL CENTER WITH FOUR BEDS, AN OPERATING ROOM, PHARMACY AND CONSULTING ROOM. 2 STATION MEDIC ARE HERE EACH SHIFT IN ANY OF 8 DECKS.
RESTAURANT: HAB BLOCK BAR AND GRILL FOR THIS LEVEL. 2 SERVICES PERSONNEL ARE HERE EACH SHIFT IN ANY OF 8 DECKS.
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
F-DECK-TYPE - SHUTTLE DECK
SHUTTLE HANGAR: HOUSES A STARCUB SHUTTLE, WITH SPACE ADJACENT FOR MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP AND FLIGHT OFFICE. PILOTS ARE OPERATIONS PERSONNEL IN G DECK WHEN THEY ARE NEEDED. 1 TECHNICIAN IS HERE EACH SHIFT.
FLUEL PROCESSOR: PUMPS FOR TRANSFERRING LIQUID HYDROGEN FUEL FROM A TANKER AND PROCESSORS FOR REFINING IT.
AIRLOCK ACCESS: AN AIRLOCK FOR ACCESS TO EXTERIOR OF THE TOWER, INCLUDING AN EVA PREP AREA WITH PRESSURE SUIT AND EQUIPMENT LOCKERS.
OFFICE (ACCESS TO OPERATIONS CENTER): ADMIN CEO OFFICE WITH SPIRAL STAIRS GOING UP TO AN OPEN-PLAN NERVE CENTER AND COMMAND POST FOR THE TOWER, SET OUT LIKE THE CLUTTERED BRIDGE OF A STARSHIP.
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
G-DECK-TYPE - OPS LEVEL
OPERATIONS CENTER: OPEN-PLAN NERVE CENTER AND COMMAND POSTE FOR THE TOWER, SET OUT LIKE THE CLUTTERED BRIDGE OF A STARSHIP. AROUND 5 OPERATIONS PERSONNEL (AND 1 CEO FROM 0800H TO 1600H) ARE HERE EACH SHIFT. OPERATIONS CENTER IS MONITORING THE FUSION REACTOR AT ALL TIME. SPIRAL STAIRS LEAD DOWN TO ADMIN CEO OFFICE, ALLOWING STAFF TO MOVE EASILY BETWEEN THE TWO DECKS. ALL OPERATIONS PERSONNEL ARE CERTIFIED SHUTTLE PILOTS.
A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME FOR THE TOWER: THE A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME SERVERS ARE LOCATED HERE FOR THIS TOWER, ADJACENT TO THE OPERATIONS CENTER. THE ROOM INCLUDES A DIRECT ACCESS AND PROGRAMMING TERMINAL.
CREW CABINS: BASIC CREW CABINS LIKE THE ONES ON E DECK. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT, WITH STAIRS LEADING TO A SECOND LEVEL AND THIRD LEVEL OF CABINS. EACH LEVEL HAS 18 CABINS FOR A TOTAL OF 54 CABINS.
RESTAURANT: A MORE EXCLUSIVE FACILITY FOR PERSONNEL AND GUESTS. 2 SERVICE PERSONNEL ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
I-DECK-TYPE - CORPORATE DECK
2 CORPORATE OFFICES, 2 CONFERENCE ROOMS AND 2 LABORATORIES: TOWER 2 IS RENTED BY WEYLAND-YUTANI, TOWER 3 IS RENTED BY LASALLE BIONATIONAL AND TOWER 4 RENTED BY IS SEEGSON. ALL OF THEM ARE RIVALS FOCUSING ON COLONIZATION, HIGH-END SYNTHETICS AND WEAPONS R&D, BUT ANCHORPOINT IS CONSIDERED NEUTRAL TERRITORY. THIS LEVEL HAS MULTI-FUNCTION LAB, GENEROUSLY FURNISHED WITH EQUIPMENT. 2 CORPORATE PERSONNEL OR SCIENTISTS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
THERE IS A RUMOR THAT TOWER 2 (WEYLAND-YUTANI) HAS DISCONNECTED THE A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME TO INSTALL A MU/TH/UR 6000 MAINFRAME BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T TRUST THE SYSTEM.
TOWER 2,3 AND 4
J-DECK-TYPE - COMMS PLATFORM AND PENTHOUSE
CORPORATE PENTHOUSE: A LUXURY SUITE WHICH STORED A HOLOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND SCREEN (LIKE IN THE PROMETHEUS LIFEBOAT), A LIVING ROOM WITH A SMALL BAR AND A PIANO, A DINING ROOM, AN ARMORY AND MED SUPPLIES, 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS AS WELL AS A PAULING MEDPOD (MEDICAL AID PLUS 10). THIS ROOM NEEDS THE BLACK ID CARD TO BE OPEN.
(OPTION) YOU CAN CONVERT THE CORPORATE PENTHOUSE INTO A FTL LIFEBOAT FOR A SECURE DETACHMENT FROM THE STATION. THIS EMERGENCY SUSTAINING MODULE HAS INDEPENDENT NAVIGATION AND PILOTING CONTROLS. SYSTEM ALLOWS ONE OCCUPANT FOR 50 YEARS OF BREATHABLE AIR WITH OR WITHOUT HYPERSLEEP POD.
AVIONICS: SENSOR EQUIPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS BAYS. THERE ARE NO STAFF HERE.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: A BACK-UP OPS CENTER FOR THE TOWER, USUALLY LOCKED AND DISUSED.
AIRLOCK ACCESS: AN AIRLOCK FOR ACCESS TO THE EXTERIOR OF THE TOWER, INCLUDING EN EVA PREP AREA WITH PRESSURE SUIT AND EQUIPMENT LOCKERS.
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB (ICSC)
THE 16 DECKS OF THE CENTRAL CORE HUB ARE, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
J-DECK-TYPE COMMS PLATFORM: CONTAINS THE COMMUNICATIONS AND SENSOR EQUIPMENTS, AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AND A LUXURY PENTHOUSE SUITE. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT.
5X I-DECK-TYPE CORPORATE DECK: LABORATORIES AND OFFICES RENTED BY, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, ICSC (THE INDEPENDENT CORE SYSTEM COLONIES) AND THE CENTRAL SPACE CONSORTIUM BUREAU, ICC (INTERSTELLAR COMMERCE COMMISSION) BUREAU, THE COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION BUREAU, THE COLONIAL MARSHAL BUREAU AND AN UNITED STATES COLONIAL MARINE CORPS BUREAU.
G-DECK-TYPE OPS LEVEL: CONTAINS THE MAIN OPERATIONS CENTER AS WELL AS STANDARD GUESTS AND CREW CABINS AND A RESTAURANT FOR GUESTS AND CREW. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT, WITH STAIRS LEADING TO A SECOND LEVEL AND A THIRD LEVEL OF CABINS.
4X F-DECK-TYPE SHUTTLE DECK: CONTAINS THE SHUTTLE BAY WITH A MODIFIED USCMC UD-4L CHEYENNE DROPSHIP WITH FTL CAPACITY IN EACH DECK AT THE MOMENT, FUEL PROCESSOR AND A MARINE CORPS INTERVENTION OFFICE.
E-DECK-TYPE HAB BLOCK: CONTAINS STANDARD CABINS (FOR A GARRISON OF MARINES AT THE MOMENT), A MILITARY SUPPLIES OFFICE, A MILITARY MESS (CONVERTED RESTAURANT) AND A MILITARY MEDICAL CLINIC. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT, WITH STAIRS LEADING TO A SECOND LEVEL AND A THIRD LEVEL OF CABINS.
D-DECK-TYPE LIFE SUPPORT DECK: INCLUDES A GARDEN, WATER TANKS AND FULL AIR AND WATER RECYCLING FACILITIES.
C-DECK-TYPE MAIN CONCOURSE: INCLUDES MARKETS, A RESTAURANT, THE CONCOURSE AND 4 CENTRAL TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAINS COMING AND GOING TO ALL 4 TOWERS (30 METERS IS A 2 MINUTES RIDE AT 90 KM/H). THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT.
B-DECK-TYPE CARGO DECK: CONTAINS THE CARGO BAYS, A COLONIAL MARSHAL'S OFFICE FOR THE TOWER, AS WELL AS TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS. THE MAIN CARGO BAY CAN SERVE AS A SECOND SHUTTLE HANGAR.
A-DECK-TYPE ENGINEERING PLATFORM: CONTAINS THE FUSION REACTOR FOR THE TOWER, COOLANT AND FUEL.
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB
INTERIOR DETAILS
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB
A-DECK-TYPE - ENGINEERING PLATFORM
PLATFORM: AN OPEN PLAN DECK, GIVING ACCESS TO FUSION REACTOR AND ITS OPERATING MACHINERY. THERE ARE TWO CONTROL STATIONS CLOSE TO THE LIQUID HYDROGEN FUEL TANKS. TWO COOLANT TANKS BEHIND THE REACTOR HOLD LIQUID POTASSIUM. THERE ARE NO PERSONNEL HERE AT THIS MOMENT. OPERATIONS CENTER (ON G DECK) IS MONITORING THE FUSION REACTOR AT ALL TIME.
FUEL TANKS: REFINED LIQUID HYDROGEN IS STORED HERE, USED BY THE SHUTTLE AS WELL AS FORKLIFTS, LOADERS AND VISITING SHUTTLES.
FUSION REACTOR: A 3.1 GIGAWATT FUSION POWER PLANT OPERATING ON A DEUTERIUM/TRILIUM REACTION THAT SUPPLIES POWER TO THE TOWER.
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB
B-DECK-TYPE - CARGO DECK
CARGO BAY: 4 CARGO BAYS, SERVING AS A SUPPLY STORE FOR THE TOWER. PALLETS AND CARGO CONTAINERS (COMING FROM THE TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAINS) ARE BROUGHT UP FROM THE CONCOURSE VIA TWO FREIGHT ELEVATORS, AND ARE MANEUVERED INTO PLACE BY A COUPLE OF POWER LOADERS AND FORKLIFTS. 2 CARGO HANDLERS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT IN THE LOADERS OFFICE. THE MAIN CARGO BAY CAN SERVE AS A SECOND SHUTTLE HANGAR (VISITING STARCUB SHUTTLE), IT HAS A LARGE SERVICE HATCH.
AIRLOCK ACCESS: AN AIRLOCK FOR ACCESS TO EXTERIOR OF THE TOWER, INCLUDING AN EVA PREP AREA WITH PRESSURE SUIT AND EQUIPMENT LOCKERS.
COLONIAL MARSHAL'S OFFICE: THE MARSHAL AND HIS DEPUTY HAVE AN OFFICE HERE, AS WELL AS AN INTERVIEW ROOM, WELL-STOCKED ARMORY AND FOUR HOLDING CELLS. 2 OFFICERS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
WORKSHOP: TECHNICAL AREA WITH LATHES, TESTING BENCHES, RACKS OF SPARES AND EQUIPMENT. 2 TECHNICIANS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB
C-DECK-TYPE - MAIN CONCOURSE
PASSENGERS ARE NOT ALLOWED OFF THE C DECK, THE MAIN CONCOURSE DECK (EXCEPT TAKING THE TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAIN TO ALL 4 TOWERS), AND THE ELEVETORS WILL NOT OPERATE FOR THEM UNLESS THEY HAVE AN ID CARD.
SPACEPORT LOBBY, TRANSFER GATE AND CARGO AIRLOCK: THE GATE STRUCTURES AND CARGO AIRLOCKS ARE THERE BUT EVERYTHING HAS BEEN CLOSED AND SECURED. ONLY THE FREIGHT ELEVATORS ARE WORKING FOR MOVING PALLETS AND CARGO CONTAINERS COMING FROM THE TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAINS.
SECURITY STATION: SECURITY OFFICE, 3 TOWERLINK SECURITY OFFICERS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
CONCOURSE AND THE TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAIN: THE HEART OF THE TOWER IS A WIDE-OPEN WALKWAY WITH LARGE WINDOWS LOOKING INTO SPACE, SPACIOUS PLAZA, WITH SEATING AREAS AND VIDEO SCREENS, LINED WITH A SECURITY OFFICE, 2 MARKETS, RESTROOMS AND A RESTAURANT. 4 TOWERLINK TRANSIT TRAINS ARE GOING AND COMING FROM ALL 4 TOWERS (30 METERS IS A 2 MINUTES RIDE AT 90 KM/H). TRANSPORTATION IS FREE AND AUTOMATED. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT.
MARKET: 2 MARKETS PROVIDING ESSENTIALS AND LUXURIES FOR TOWER PERSONNEL AS WELL AS TRANSITING PASSENGERS (CLOTHING, ELECTRONICS, TOOLS, FOOD, JEWELRY, SHOES AND MANY OTHER ITEMS). 1 SERVICE PERSONNEL IN EACH STORE EACH SHIFT.
RESTAURANT: THE RESTAURANT IS A BAR AND GRILL. 2 SERVICE PERSONNEL ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB
D-DECK-TYPE - LIFE SUPPORT DECK
GARDEN: A HYDROPONIC GARDEN, SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF THE DECK BY LARGE CLEAR WINDOWS. IT IS USED NOT FOR ENJOYMENT OR AGRICULTURE, BUT AS A SUPPLEMENTARY OXYGEN AND WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM.
WATER TANKS: DRINKING WATER IS STORED HERE.
LIFE SUPPORT BAY: SEWAGE IS TREATED AND RECYCLED INTO WATER, USED WATER IS RECYCLED AND AIR IS SCRUBBED AND RECIRCULATED FROM HERE. 1 TECHNICIAN IS HERE EACH SHIFT.
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB
E-DECK-TYPE - HAB BLOCK
CREW CABINS: BASIC CREW CABINS (CONVERTED FOR A GARRISON OF MARINES AT THE MOMENT), EACH WITH BED, TOILET, SHOWER, VIDEO-PHONE, DESK AND STORAGE UNITS. A STANDARD TERMINAL GIVES ACCESS TO THE A.P.O.L.L.O. NETWORK, INCLUDING VARIOUS PRE-RECORDED ENTERTAINMENT CHANNELS. A KITCHENETTE ALLOWS SIMPLE MEALS TO BE PREPARED. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT, WITH STAIRS LEADING TO A SECOND LEVEL AND THIRD LEVEL OF CREW CABINS. EACH LEVEL HAS 43 CABINS FOR A TOTAL OF 129 CABINS.
THE UNITED STATES COLONIAL MARINE CORPS HAS ASSIGNED HERE THE 2ND COMPANY OF THE SUPPORT COMMAND SOUTH DIVISION COMPOSED OF 129 MARINES. THERE ARE 8 SECTIONS (ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA, ECHO, FOXTROT, GOLF AND KILO) WITH 14 PRIVATES, 1 SERGEANT AND 1 LIEUTENANT IN EACH. THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE COMPANY IS A MAJOR. 4 MODIFIED CHEYENNE DROPSHIP (WITH FTL CAPACITY) ARE STATIONNED IN THE F-DECK-TYPE SHUTTLE DECKS READY FOR PERIODIC MISSIONS. THE MAJOR WILL ONLY ACCEPT ORDERS FROM HIS HIGH COMMAND AND THE COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION BUREAU.
MARKET: (CONVERTED INTO A MILITARY SUPPLIES OFFICE), 1 MILITARY PERSONNEL IS HERE EACH SHIFT. VAST INVENTORY OF CLOTHING, FOOD, SHOES OR BOOTS PISTOLS, RIFLES, HEAVY WEAPONS, AMMUNITION, CLOSE COMBAT WEAPONS AND SUITS OR ARMOR.
LAUDRY: WASHING AND DRYING MACHINES WORKING WITH ID CARDS.
MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER: MEDICAL CENTER WITH FOUR BEDS, AN OPERATING ROOM, PHARMACY AND CONSULTING ROOM. 2 MILITARY MEDIC ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
RESTAURANT: (CONVERTED INTO A MILITARY MESS), 2 MILITARY PERSONNEL ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB
4X F-DECK-TYPE - SHUTTLE DECK
SHUTTLE HANGAR: HOUSES A MODIFIED USCMC UD-4L CHEYENNE DROPSHIP (WITH FTL CAPACITY AND WITH A USCMC M577 COLONIAL MARINES APC ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER) IN EACH DECK READY FOR PERIODIC MARINES MISSIONS, WITH SPACE ADJACENT FOR MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP AND FLIGHT OFFICE. THERE ARE NO PERSONNEL HERE.
FLUEL PROCESSOR: PUMPS FOR TRANSFERRING LIQUID HYDROGEN FUEL FROM A TANKER AND PROCESSORS FOR REFINING IT.
AIRLOCK ACCESS: AN AIRLOCK FOR ACCESS TO EXTERIOR OF THE TOWER, INCLUDING AN EVA PREP AREA WITH PRESSURE SUIT AND EQUIPMENT LOCKERS.
OFFICE: THIS IS USUALLY THE CEO'S OFFICE BUT THE UNITED STATES COLONIAL MARINE CORPS HAVE CHANGED IT INTO AN INTERVENTION ROOM IN EACH DECK. ACCESS TO THE OPERATIONS CENTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED FOR NOW.
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB
G-DECK-TYPE - OPS LEVEL
OPERATIONS CENTER: OPEN-PLAN NERVE CENTER AND COMMAND POSTE FOR THE TOWER, SET OUT LIKE THE CLUTTERED BRIDGE OF A STARSHIP. AROUND 5 OPERATIONS PERSONNEL (AND 1 CEO FROM 0800H TO 1600H) ARE HERE EACH SHIFT. OPERATIONS CENTER IS MONITORING THE FUSION REACTOR AT ALL TIME. SPIRAL STAIRS LEAD DOWN BUT THEY HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY THE UNITED STATES COLONIAL MARINE CORPS.
A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME FOR THE TOWER: THE A.P.O.L.L.O. MAINFRAME SERVERS ARE LOCATED HERE FOR THIS TOWER, ADJACENT TO THE OPERATIONS CENTER. THE ROOM INCLUDES A DIRECT ACCESS AND PROGRAMMING TERMINAL.
CREW CABINS: BASIC CREW CABINS LIKE THE ONES ON E DECK. THIS DECK IS DOUBLE HEIGHT, WITH STAIRS LEADING TO A SECOND LEVEL AND THIRD LEVEL OF CABINS. EACH LEVEL HAS 18 CABINS FOR A TOTAL OF 54 CABINS.
RESTAURANT: A MORE EXCLUSIVE FACILITY FOR PERSONNEL AND GUESTS. 2 SERVICE PERSONNEL ARE HERE EACH SHIFT.
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB
5X I-DECK-TYPE - CORPORATE DECK
2 CORPORATE OFFICES, 2 CONFERENCE ROOMS AND 2 LABORATORIES: LABORATORIES AND OFFICES RENTED BY, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, ICSC (THE INDEPENDENT CORE SYSTEM COLONIES) BUREAU, ICC (INTERSTELLAR COMMERCE COMMISSION) BUREAU, THE COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION BUREAU, THE COLONIAL MARSHAL BUREAU AND AN UNITED STATES COLONIAL MARINE CORPS BUREAU. MULTI-FUNCTION LAB, GENEROUSLY FURNISHED WITH EQUIPMENT. 2 CORPORATE PERSONNEL OR SCIENTISTS ARE HERE EACH SHIFT IN EACH ANY OF 5 DECKS.
THE 2ND COMPANY OF THE SUPPORT COMMAND SOUTH DIVISION IS HERE ON E-DECK WITH 129 MARINES. THERE ARE 8 MILITARY SECTIONS (ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA, ECHO, FOXTROT, GOLF AND KILO) COMPOSED OF 14 PRIVATES, 1 SERGEANT AND 1 LIEUTENANT IN EACH. THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE COMPANY IS A MAJOR. THE MAJOR WILL BE HERE IN THE USCMC BUREAU MOST OF THE TIME GIVING ORDERS TO HIS LIEUTENANTS.
4 MODIFIED USCMC UD-4L CHEYENNE DROPSHIP (WITH FTL CAPACITY AND WITH A USCMC M577 COLONIAL MARINES APC ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER) ARE STATIONNED IN 4 F-DECK-TYPE SHUTTLE DECKS READY FOR PERIODIC MISSIONS. THE MAJOR WILL ONLY ACCEPT ORDERS FROM HIS HIGH COMMAND OR THE COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION BUREAU.
THE CENTRAL CORE HUB
J-DECK-TYPE - COMMS PLATFORM AND PENTHOUSE
CORPORATE PENTHOUSE: A LUXURY SUITE WHICH STORED A HOLOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND SCREEN (LIKE IN THE PROMETHEUS LIFEBOAT), A LIVING ROOM WITH A SMALL BAR AND A PIANO, A DINING ROOM, AN ARMORY AND MED SUPPLIES, 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS AS WELL AS A PAULING MEDPOD (MEDICAL AID PLUS 10). THIS ROOM NEEDS THE BLACK ID CARD TO BE OPEN.
(OPTION) YOU CAN CONVERT THE CORPORATE PENTHOUSE INTO A FTL LIFEBOAT FOR A SECURE DETACHMENT FROM THE STATION. THIS EMERGENCY SUSTAINING MODULE HAS INDEPENDENT NAVIGATION AND PILOTING CONTROLS. SYSTEM ALLOWS ONE OCCUPANT FOR 50 YEARS OF BREATHABLE AIR WITH OR WITHOUT HYPERSLEEP POD.
AVIONICS: SENSOR EQUIPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS BAYS. THERE ARE NO STAFF HERE.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: A BACK-UP OPS CENTER FOR THE TOWER, USUALLY LOCKED AND DISUSED.
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2020.09.27 02:04 Dowsing-rods Saturday nite vent megathread for male listeners who aren't spergs

I'll start. Really over everything at the moment. I'm back in the place I grew up in to finish my undergrad and online classes are just soul-crushing. I see a small group of old friends once a week or so and have dinner with my parents on Sundays but otherwise I'm trapped in a 3 bedroom apartment with two extremely basic neo-lib normies who work customer service remotely for a life insurance company - this alone would be somewhat bearable if they weren't also constantly talking about how their anti-depressants have fucked up their bowel movements in granular detail while sitting on the couch taking bong-hits and cycling through rewatches of the same 3 cartoons ( they are literally afraid to try watching anything new that requires any level of intellectual engagement). I'm in my mid-20s and somehow feeling more sexually frustrated than I was when I was 17, and on top of that I'm feeling intense quar loneliness/fear that by virtue of being an idpol skeptic I've effectively destroyed any chance of finding a cool person to date (I gave up on dating apps because they make me depressed/ I don't think market-based strategies are a good place to look for people who want a stable long-lasting monogamous relationship).
Some bright spots: I found a cheap practice space sublease so I can work on music/ get myself out of the house, I've been cycling again which feels good, and the weather has been ideal for my preferred outfits (not that it matters since I have nowhere to go really worth dressing up for).
Anyone else feeling similar? Does anyone have any recommendations on how to at least minimize the feelings of loneliness? Am I actually a sperg for posting this? Probably.
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2020.09.26 23:33 D-U-U-B-L-E-U To file for Sleep Apnea ASAP (by Oct 1st) or wait/do it the right way, but lose possible Back Pay?

Good Afternoon Everyone,
I received a diagnosis in service for sleep apnea and got issued a CPAP when I was active (2012-2019). I got off AD on Oct 2nd, 2019. I am now BACK on AD for 9 months (retraining, joining the reserves long-term). Since the orders are over 180 days, it's considered a 2nd period of active service.
My question is:
1) Should I file a claim online by MYSELF before Oct 2nd, to initiate the claim for possible back pay? (I'm assuming since all I have is a diagnosis and would be submitting without assistance it would most likely get denied and I would have to appeal).

2) Should I wait and use a VSO and my Active Duty medical office to complete a pre-discharge claim for my 2nd period of service? (increasing the likelihood of it getting approved the 1st time having all of the necessary things such as Nexus letter and whatnot).
I would just hate to f*** myself by trying to keep the idea of back pay in the picture and end up making it more difficult to appeal in the long-run. As far as I understand, if you file a claim within a year of discharge, you are eligible for back pay to your discharge date if you get approved.
ANY and ALL help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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2020.09.26 22:49 theMaddiJayne Should I be creeped out or am I too picky?

I recently started dating again. I signed up for an app, got a few matches and went out to meet two men that I thought would be good coffee dates. There was this one guy though, out of the two, that was just a little different. He was nice, has the same life values as me(I’m a Christian) and we clicked pretty well. Our first date we vibed well and when it ended, he didn’t walk me to my car or ask for my number. He shook my hand and told me it was nice to meet me. Then drove over to my car and asked if I wanted to learn how to drive stick shift. So I was like okay he seemed playful, but a little weird.
I ended up going on a second date with him. He picked me up after I worked. We drove to get food and we asked each other questions and realized that we have a ton in common. It was a good date and I was happy and excited that I met someone who I could click with.... this was the normal date don’t worry it gets weird.
I went out with him one more time and this is where it gets weird. I met up with him, he told me we’re going to have a picnic in the park and hammock. I’m like okay this is cool he is super sweet. We hammock and eat and he basically tried to interview me for a lifetime relationship.... tells me he looked me up online and found out that he will not go to the church I go to(which is fine but that’s weird, he said he watched a service of the church I go to and tried to find me in the service... 🤦‍♀️). Then told me I’m weird after that for what I believe in... then he said he likes friend dates that are 5 or more hours long so he can get to know the person. Which I get it he is trying to be careful but it was just a weird date. I felt safe to ride with him in the car but he wouldn’t let me go home. I was with him from 12-8 pm and it felt like a platonic friendship hangout. A date that turned into a platonic friendship marriage interview basically. Before I left, He told me alright well I’m gonna go to sleep now you have a good night. I was getting my stuff and he shook my hand and he didn’t even walk me out to my car.. so it was just like I was on an interview for a marriage that I didn’t sign up for on a third date that lasted 8 fucking hours.
He calls me randomly and I don’t know what to do or think cause the signals are off. To be honest I was really turned off and don’t wanna get to know him anymore.
I feel like my gut is telling me to stay away from this person, what do you guys think? Is he weird or am I too picky.
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2020.09.26 21:56 flyinmacaronimonster Where You Can Drop Off Your Ballot Right Now in Pinellas County (and Other Election Information)

ALL BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED BY 7:00pm local time on Election Day, though it would be recommended to drop off your ballot as early as possible.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU MAY NOT DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT AT A POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY.
PINELLAS COUNTY
https://www.votepinellas.com/
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Elections/Current-Upcoming-Elections
Drop-boxes:
AVAILABLE NOW: ZERO (0) 24/7 EXTERIOR DROP-BOXES AVAILABLE. If you want to return your ballot before the Early Voting period, you must hand-deliver your ballot in-person at one of the three Supervisor of Elections Offices. These locations will also eventually serve as early voting locations and ballot drop-off locations from the beginning of the Early Voting period through to Election Day:
EARLY VOTING AND DROP-OFF LOCATION #1: Supervisor of Elections - Elections Service Center @ 13001 Starkey Rd, Largo, FL 33773
EARLY VOTING AND DROP-OFF LOCATION #2: Supervisor of Elections Office - County Courthouse @ the Old County Courthouse, 315 Court St, Room 117, Clearwater, FL 33756
EARLY VOTING AND DROP-OFF LOCATION #3: Elections Services Center - County Building @ 501 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
BETWEEN MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1: During the early voting period, there will be (25) drop-off locations available.
There will be drop-off points at all (5) Early Voting Locations, available 7am-7pm MON-SUN through to Election Day. The 5 early voting and drop-off locations include the 3 Supervisor of Elections Offices as listed above, as well as two more locations as listed below.
EARLY VOTING AND DROP-OFF LOCATION #4: The Centre of Palm Harbor @ 1500 16th St, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
EARLY VOTING AND DROP-OFF LOCATION #5: SPC Allstate Center @ 3200 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33733
As well, there will be an additional (20) drop-off points, available at various hours (none of them are available on Sunday).
ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AND ELECTION DAY: 5 drop-off locations as listed above, available 7am-7pm both days.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EARLY VOTING SITES, SEE THE EARLY VOTING SECTION BELOW.
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Ballot-Drop-off-Locations
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Early-Voting
Early voting:
Early voting is available at the (5) locations as listed in the Drop-boxes section above, open 7am-7pm DAILY (SAT & SUN INCLUSIVE) between Monday, October 19 and Sunday, November 1.
IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN PINELLAS COUNTY, CHECK OUT THE DIRECTORY OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS AS LISTED BELOW:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/ [Supervisor of Elections contact directory]
Hey Floridians, absentee ballots are being sent out. This is a rolling process, and it may take some time for your ballot to get to you, so be patient if you have not received your ballot yet.
If you have not registered to vote yet, you should do so right now, using the link below:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/register-to-vote-or-update-your-information/
The voter registration deadline is Monday, October 5.
If you are planning on voting in-person, skip to the VOTING IN-PERSON section below.
VOTING-BY-MAIL
If you want to request an absentee ballot, you can do so online through your Supervisor of Elections website (SEE TOP OF THE PAGE).
If you have already received your ballot by mail, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING IT OUT, then, once you have read the instructions, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE.
Once you have completed your ballot, if you wanted to return your ballot before the Early Voting Period, you would need to hand-deliver it in person to one of the 3 Supervisor of Elections offices.
Ballot drop-off, including curbside ballot drop-off is available ONLY AFTER MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 at the 5 early voting sites and at 20 additional drop-off sites.
SEE THE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR A LINK TO DROP-OFF POINTS AND EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS.
If you cannot return your ballot yourself, you can have somebody else return it for you. AS A GENERAL RULE, DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY THAT YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
All ballots need to be returned by 7:00pm on Election Day, so try to get it in as soon as possible.
In the case of a signature mismatch or a missing signature, there is a cure process for mismatched signatures.
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/ [How to Correct a Missing or Mismatched Signature on Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot]
To be more specific, according to the Florida Division of Elections website:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/ [How to Correct a Missing or Mismatched Signature on Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot]
A Supervisor of Elections is required to notify a voter as soon as it is practical if a voter's signature is missing or does not match the one on record.
Once a voter learns about the missing or mismatched signature, the voter may complete and return a “Vote-by-Mail Ballot Cure” Affidavit (Form DS-DE 13). Forms can be found below:
In English
En Español
A copy of valid identification must be returned along with this form. The documentation can be returned by mail, email, fax ,or in person.
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE FORM AND THE COPY OF THE ID THE AFFIDAVIT IS 5:00pm TWO DAYS AFTER THE ELECTION (5:00pm on Thursday, November 5).
As a side-note, Florida processes their ballots early, which not only means that there is a higher likelihood (not necessarily a certainty, but a higher likelihood) of results being known on Election Night, but it also means that you essentially have a comfortable amount of time to cure any issues with your ballot.
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx
VOTING IN-PERSON
If you are voting in-person, early voting is available between Monday, October 19 and Sunday, November 1 in Pinellas County. SEE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.
If you have already requested an absentee ballot but want to vote in-person, this is allowed.
Per the State of Florida Supervisors of Elections Website:
"If you decide to go to the polls to vote instead of voting by mail, you should bring the vote-by-mail ballot (marked or not) with you so that it can be cancelled at the polls.
If you come to the polls without the vote-by-mail ballot, you can vote a regular ballot if the Supervisor of Elections' office can confirm that it has not received the vote-by-mail ballot.
If it is confirmed that the Supervisor of Elections office has received the vote-by-mail ballot or it cannot be determined, you cannot vote a regular ballot at the polls. However, if you believe that you have not already voted, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot."
https://www.myfloridaelections.com/Voting-Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Vote-by-Mail-Absentee-Ballots [can vote in-person even if you have requested a ballot]
If you are voting in-person, you need a valid form of Photo ID. Check out the link below for details:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/frequently-asked-questions/faq-voting/ [Voter ID]
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though I would highly recommend early voting.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/register-to-vote-or-update-your-information/
https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/supervisors/ [Supervisor of Elections website directory]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/ [Supervisor of Elections contact directory]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/early-voting/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/election-day-voting/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/election-dates/
https://www.votepinellas.com/ [PINELLAS COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS MAIN PAGE]
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Elections/Current-Upcoming-Elections [PINELLAS COUNTY ELECTION DATES]
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Ballot-Drop-off-Locations [PINELLAS COUNTY BALLOT DROP-OFF]
https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Early-Voting [PINELLAS COUNTY EARLY VOTING DATES AND TIMES]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/frequently-asked-questions/faq-voting/ [VOTER ID]
https://www.myfloridaelections.com/Voting-Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Vote-by-Mail-Absentee-Ballots [can vote in-person even if you have requested a ballot]
https://www.flaglerelections.com/early-voting [example of an “exterior” drop-box vs. an “interior” early voting drop-box]
https://www.coralgableslove.com/what-to-expect-when-voting-during-a-pandemic-august-florida-primary-election-2020/ [example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in Coral Gables]
https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/03/12/more-polling-sites-moved-over-coronavirus-fears-five-days-before-florida-primary/ [another example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in St. Petersburg]
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/siloed-nbc-wsj-poll-shows-how-gop-dems-hold-widely-n1236958 [another example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in East Tampa]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-10-who-can-collect-and-return-an-absentee-ballot-other-than-the-voter.aspx [who can return a ballot]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx [ballots processed in advance]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx [signature mismatch cure process]
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2020.09.26 21:47 relationshipadvice51 Looking for thoughts about a divorce over a change in a partner

This is a longer, more complex one so please be patient.
About a year ago, my wife and I would argue almost daily about every day cleaning household differences. I couldn’t fold a towel right, I might have forgotten to put a blanket on the back of the couch right, I might have forgot to clean or missed some soap that has dripped from the soap dispenser onto a counter top, or maybe I forgot to use a coaster for my drink.
I made efforts to try to make these things change to make her happy, but every time I slipped up and forgot to do something minor, I felt like a dog that peed on the carpet and was having it’s nose pushed in it.
It made it stressful in the house, as I also like things clean, but I am okay with the house not looking like a hotel all the time. As long as the house was comfortable, I was happy. I think I probably started to feel resentment and I didn’t want to be in the house much.
My wife began to have baby fever beginning in the beginning of the year. I had some reservations about bringing a child into the marriage whenever I didn’t feel happy and I felt that there was constant bickering and unhappiness. I told her I didn’t feel happy in our relationship so we decided to go to marriage counselling.
The marriage counsellor basically said we had a mix-match of love languages. Her love language was acts of service and mine was touch. So he said hold off on the baby, we have plenty of time. Focus on each other and our love languages.
I started trying to pick up my stuff more, in an attempt to show her that I am trying to make her happy. We revisited out chore list and I took on some additional chores. I installed a new toilet, installed a new privacy fence, hung up a line for our grapevine to climb on, as well as did most of the cooking. I didn’t see a change in her behavior, which was frustrating. We stopped having sex. She didn’t want to do things together with me. I felt like we were stuck.
I am a police officer. George Floyd happened. I started to see a lot of anti-police type messages (or at least a lack of support of police) from my wife on social media. She began getting into arguments or “discussions” as she would say with my friends. She would attack my dad’s facebook posts. My friends saw her as a liability to their career and blocked my wife, upsetting her. I told her I felt sorry for her, but I could also understand where they were coming from. She took this as not supporting her, and still to this day she brings it up as not having her back.
With feeling like she is pushing away our friends, my family, and not supporting me or my career choice, I really had reservations about having a child with her. I reached out to my old college roommate several times for advice and to see if he has seen a change in her within this year (he said he has). I reached out to her college roommate and asked similar questions and she stated she has. I reached out to a friend, I only really known from online for advice and a place to vent. I never really talked with my wife because I think she has the right to post whatever she wants to post on social media as long as she believes what she posts. I also wanted to see if this was a fad, or a bandwagon thing because it seemed to come from out of the blue. I was just hoping it would go away and we could go back to how we were. In one of my most recent conversations with my old college roommate, I said that I was afraid my wife and I weren’t going to make it, and I said a lot of the beliefs she had were crazy antifa, anti-cop, feminist ideas (this is important later). I also told my buddy that if we were dating that I would break up with her. Now, I stand by what I said, but if I was talking to my wife, the message would be similar, but the words would be very different. I considered this venting to my old buddy.
My wife gave me an ultimatum about the child and started hinting at divorce. She wanted me to have an answer if I wanted to have a child with her by the end of fall, and not only a yes or a no answer, but if it is a yes, when. She said things like she would rather be a mother than married. She said she wanted a sprinkler system for the house, but didn’t want to invest money into a house that she didn’t know she would be living in.
With all this going on, and it getting closer to Fall, I wanted to reach out to a therapist to get an outside perspective and opinion, and a way best I could relay my feelings and thoughts and have them best received by my wife. I made an appointment, but the nearest appointment was a few weeks out.
On an off day, I was bobbing around the pool by myself, listening to music, watching TikTok videos on my Bluetooth speaker, and drinking. It was late at night, but I work night shift so it wasn’t unusual for me to stay up late on my off days. I invited my wife out to come hang out with me on 3 separate occasions this evening and she turned me down to keep playing Nintendo or keep watching Netflix or whatever she was doing.
Well about 5 A.M., I look up and see my wife outside staring at me. I didn’t hear her coming I guess because of the Bluetooth speaker or the waterfall of the pool. And I didn’t see her coming. She surprised me and I am sure I reacted. She said I should probably come to bed and I agreed. I went to bed and slept like a rock.
I woke up around noon as I see my wife come into the bedroom. She is upset and crying. I asked her what was wrong and she told me she went though my phone. I asked her what she was upset about and she saw the messages I sent to my old college roommate, her roommate, and that online friend I had. She scheduled a marriage counselling session at 2P and said to get ready.
We go to the session and she basically said that my wife isn’t anti-cop, and I wasn’t a racist cop and we needed to learn to communicate better.
We get home that evening and I had some screenshots on my phone of some of her social media posts that I didn’t agree with. I thought it would be a good way to discuss foundational differences that we had. I learned in therapy that I needed to try to communicate better so I sent her the screenshots in hopes she would see a theme of her posts and could see how I would feel what I feel. This somehow scared her that I took screenshots of her social media posts, she said she had to leave the house and acted like I did something a psychopath would do. She get dressed and I guess she left. I am not sure if she left or just went into another room.
The next day we are talking and she said she thinks we need to get a divorce. She started to list our differences, said we needed to get divorce attorneys, how we could split the house, I could keep the furniture, what pets would go with who. She asked what reason we had to stay together besides we have been together for 9 years and we were comfortable. I struggled to come up with an answer. I asked her the same question. She struggled to come up with an answer. She said the idea of divorce brought her a feeling of relief. Alright, I considered us split.
The next day we sign up for another counselling session, kind of a hail Mary for our relationship. The counsellor said that we would just have to accept we have different thoughts and beliefs and learn to deal with it.
I was still in a mental fog. Feeling broken up with. Confused with my feelings. A couple days later wife approaches me with a “what’s your deal?” I told her I was concerned for our relationship. She gets upset, raises her voice, cuts me off, talks over me. Said again we need a divorce, and to get an attorney, blah, blah, blah. Okay. We are broken up a second time and we didn’t even get back together after the first lol.
One morning I get a call from my co-worker asking if everything was okay. I said it was. He said that isn't what my wife said. I asked him what she said and he said that she messaged him and told him that we were getting a divorce and I might need someone to reach out to me. I explain everything to him and get off the phone with him after about an hour phone call.
I then check my text messages and see that my mom texted me asking if everything was alright. I called her around her lunch break from work and asked her what she heard. Apparently my wife called my mom as she was getting ready for work and told her that we were getting a divorce and that I might need someone to reach out to. I am worried about my mother, knowing she was at work probably worried sick about me. I went over to my parents house and told them everything that was going on since they were so blindsided.
The next day she said I need to hurry up with the divorce papers because I drag my feet on everything. Said she is glad she never had a kid with me because I would be a shit father and leave her to do 90% of the work. I took a shower and she apologized. I said okay, accepting her apology, but not being okay with what she said.
The next day she goes over to her parents and talks to her mom and sister who I guess convince her that she made a mistake. She writes me a facebook message saying she didn’t mean what she said about divorce and wants to try to make it work. She said that the reason she said she wanted a divorce is because she saw in my phone when I was talking to my college roommate that I didn’t think it would work.
At this point, I have no desire to make it work. I feel so detached from the relationship and I started accepting the relationship was over the first time she brought up divorce and how it made her feel relief. It is awkward around the house because she hasn’t moved out but yet we still aren’t really talking. I still feel the same way. I don’t think I can look at her the same way. I feel like she pushed it past the breaking point and the damage is too much. I am confused and my thoughts are mud. I had my own therapy session with a new therapist and he didn’t really offer much groundbreaking advice. If anything it was a good place to talk about it. And hopefully this is a good place to talk about it as well. I am open to other people’s thoughts and opinions, and I will reply to comments if there are any. When this tread dies down, I will most likely delete the post, as I have several friends and my wife also are on Reddit and I would like to keep this in between myself and anonymous people on the internet. Thanks for listening.
TLDR: I am a police officer. Wife started posting anti-police social media posts. Wife gets in fight with friends and family over social issues. Wife goes through my phone and said she wants a divorce.
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2020.09.26 21:07 flyinmacaronimonster Where You Can Drop Off Your Ballot Right Now in Hillsborough County (and Other Election Information)

BALLOT DROP-OFF NOT AVAILABLE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTYUNTIL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1.
ALL BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED BY 7:00pm local time on Election Day, though it would be recommended to drop off your ballot as early as possible.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU MAY NOT DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT AT A POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
https://www.votehillsborough.org/
Drop-boxes: No permanent 24/7 drop-boxes, but temporary curbside ballot drop-boxes will be AVAILABLE AS OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1. If you get your ballot before Thursday, October 1, keep your ballot until then, and then drop it off at a temporary curbside drop-box site at any time on or after Thursday, October 1.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1: Starting on Thursday, October 1, (4) temporary curbside drop-boxes will be available DAILY (8:00am-5:00pm MON-SUN), at each Supervisor of Elections office location as listed below:
DROP-OFF POINT #1: Frederick B. Karl County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602 **Located in Downtown Tampa
DROP-OFF POINT #2: Robert L. Gilder Elections Services Center, 2514 N Falkenberg Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
DROP-OFF POINT #3: Northwest Elections Office, 4575 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33624
DROP-OFF POINT #4: Southeast Elections Office, 10020 S U.S. Hwy 301, Riveview, FL 33578
AVAILABLE STARTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 THROUGH TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1: (22) additional temporary drop-boxes at early voting sites during the early voting period (Monday October 19-Saturday, October 31), including the temporary drop-boxes at the (4) Supervisor of Elections offices (26 drop-boxes in total during this time period).
ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, AND ON ELECTION DAY: you will have to drop it off between 7am-7pm at the 4 curbside drop-off locations at the (4) Supervisor of Elections Offices, as listed above. YOU MAY NOT DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT AT A POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EARLY VOTING SITES, SEE THE EARLY VOTING SECTION BELOW.
https://www.votehillsborough.org/VOTERS/Vote-By-Mail
Early voting:
Early voting is available at (26) different locations across the county (including the 4 Supervisor of Elections offices), available 8am-8pm DAILY (SAT & SUN INC.) between Monday, October 19 and Sunday, November 1.
https://www.votehillsborough.org/VOTERS/Early-Voting
https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/2020%20General%20Election/2020%20General%20-%20Early%20Voting%20Sites_EngSp.pdf?ver=2020-09-04-190025-200 [MAP OF EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS]
IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, CHECK OUT THE DIRECTORY OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS AS LISTED BELOW:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/ [Supervisor of Elections contact directory]
Hey Floridians, absentee ballots are being sent out. This is a rolling process, and it may take some time for your ballot to get to you, so be patient if you have not received your ballot yet.
If you have not registered to vote yet, you should do so right now, using the link below:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/register-to-vote-or-update-your-information/
The voter registration deadline is Monday, October 5.
If you are planning on voting in-person, skip to the VOTING IN-PERSON section below.
VOTING-BY-MAIL
If you want to request an absentee ballot, you can do so online through your Supervisor of Elections website (SEE TOP OF THE PAGE).
If you have already received your ballot by mail, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING IT OUT, then, once you have read the instructions, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE.
Once you have completed your ballot, drop-it off at one of the temporary curbside drop-boxes at any one of the (4) Supervisor of Elections Office.
You can also drop off your ballot at a temporary drop-box at any during the Early Voting Period. In some cases, the temporary drop-box will be exterior, and in some cases, the drop-box will be interior.
SEE THE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR A LINK TO DROP-BOXES AND EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS.
If you cannot return your ballot yourself, you can have somebody else return it for you. AS A GENERAL RULE, DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY THAT YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
All ballots need to be returned by 7:00pm on Election Day, so try to get it in as soon as possible.
In the case of a signature mismatch or a missing signature, there is a cure process for mismatched signatures.
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/ [How to Correct a Missing or Mismatched Signature on Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot]
To be more specific, according to the Florida Division of Elections website:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/ [How to Correct a Missing or Mismatched Signature on Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot]
A Supervisor of Elections is required to notify a voter as soon as it is practical if a voter's signature is missing or does not match the one on record.
Once a voter learns about the missing or mismatched signature, the voter may complete and return a “Vote-by-Mail Ballot Cure” Affidavit (Form DS-DE 13). Forms can be found below:
In English
En Español
A copy of valid identification must be returned along with this form. The documentation can be returned by mail, email, fax ,or in person.
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE FORM AND THE COPY OF THE ID THE AFFIDAVIT IS 5:00pm TWO DAYS AFTER THE ELECTION (5:00pm on Thursday, November 5).
As a side-note, Florida processes their ballots early, which not only means that there is a higher likelihood (not necessarily a certainty, but a higher likelihood) of results being known on Election Night, but it also means that you essentially have a comfortable amount of time to cure any issues with your ballot.
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx
VOTING IN-PERSON
If you are voting in-person, early voting is available between Monday, October 19 and Sunday, November 1 in Hillsborough County. SEE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.
If you have already requested an absentee ballot but want to vote in-person, this is allowed.
Per the State of Florida Supervisors of Elections Website:
"If you decide to go to the polls to vote instead of voting by mail, you should bring the vote-by-mail ballot (marked or not) with you so that it can be cancelled at the polls.
If you come to the polls without the vote-by-mail ballot, you can vote a regular ballot if the Supervisor of Elections' office can confirm that it has not received the vote-by-mail ballot.
If it is confirmed that the Supervisor of Elections office has received the vote-by-mail ballot or it cannot be determined, you cannot vote a regular ballot at the polls. However, if you believe that you have not already voted, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot."
https://www.myfloridaelections.com/Voting-Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Vote-by-Mail-Absentee-Ballots [can vote in-person even if you have requested a ballot]
If you are voting in-person, you need a valid form of Photo ID. Check out the link below for details:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/frequently-asked-questions/faq-voting/ [Voter ID]
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though I would highly recommend early voting.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/register-to-vote-or-update-your-information/
https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/supervisors/ [Supervisor of Elections website directory]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/ [Supervisor of Elections contact directory]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/early-voting/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/election-day-voting/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/election-dates/
https://www.votehillsborough.org/ [HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS MAIN PAGE]
https://www.votehillsborough.org/VOTERS/Vote-By-Mail [HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY GENERAL VOTE-BY-MAIL INFORMATION AND DROP-OFF]
https://www.votehillsborough.org/VOTERS/Early-Voting [HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY EARLY VOTING DATES AND TIMES]
https://www.votehillsborough.org/Portals/Hillsborough/Documents/2020%20General%20Election/2020%20General%20-%20Early%20Voting%20Sites_EngSp.pdf?ver=2020-09-04-190025-200 [MAP OF EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/frequently-asked-questions/faq-voting/ [VOTER ID]
https://www.myfloridaelections.com/Voting-Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Vote-by-Mail-Absentee-Ballots [can vote in-person even if you have requested a ballot]
https://www.flaglerelections.com/early-voting [example of an “exterior” drop-box vs. an “interior” early voting drop-box]
https://www.coralgableslove.com/what-to-expect-when-voting-during-a-pandemic-august-florida-primary-election-2020/ [example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in Coral Gables]
https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/03/12/more-polling-sites-moved-over-coronavirus-fears-five-days-before-florida-primary/ [another example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in St. Petersburg]
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/siloed-nbc-wsj-poll-shows-how-gop-dems-hold-widely-n1236958 [another example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in East Tampa]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-10-who-can-collect-and-return-an-absentee-ballot-other-than-the-voter.aspx [who can return a ballot]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx [ballots processed in advance]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx [signature mismatch cure process]
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2020.09.26 20:31 EspeTing complaints about Fedex

I've recently discovered lululemon, and have made several orders. Everything else with the online shopping is pretty good, but the delivery service really sucks. First af all, the expected delivery date can never be trusted. I mean, if you can't make it quicker, that's totally fine, but don't give false hope. For one order, I saw the tank stuck in one place for a week, and finally it says "shipment damaged." No one told me anything. For another order which was sent in two shipments, I can't find one of them anywhere while Fedex claimed that they delivered it. I never had any problem receiving my package with UPS or even USPS in my apartment building. Lululemon customer service was nice and helpful, but it was frustrating and energy& time consuming to experience delivery issues twice in a row. Now I even hesitate before i place an online order from Lululemon. Is there anyone else who has had this problem with Fedex?
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2020.09.26 20:08 flyinmacaronimonster Where You Can Drop Off Your Ballot Right Now (and Other Election Information)

IF ANYBODY KNOWS MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF DROP-BOXES (THAT ARE AVAILABLE BEFORE EARLY VOTING) IN POLK COUNTY, PLEASE EITHER COMMENT BELOW OR PM ME.
ALL BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED BY 7:00pm local time on Election Day, though it would be recommended to drop off your ballot as early as possible.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU MAY NOT DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT AT A POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY.
POLK COUNTY
https://www.polkelections.com/
https://www.polkelections.com/Events/2020-November-General-Election
https://www.polkelections.com/Contact-Us
Drop-boxes:
AVAILABLE NOW: (1) 24/7 EXTERIOR DROP-BOX AVAILABLE at the Polk County Supervisor of Elections Headquarters, @ 250 S Broadway Ave, Bartow, FL 33830.
Source: https://www.theledger.com/story/news/2020/08/17/polks-primary-high-turnout-expected-tuesday-polks-primary/3380163001/
You may also hand-deliver your ballot in-person to the Polk County Elections Operations Center @ 70 Florida Citrus Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33880. Office open 8:00am-5:00pm MON-FRI.
AVAILABLE AS OF MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 THROUGH TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1: (9) temporary drop-boxes will be established at early voting sites during the early voting period, available DAILY (SAT & SUN INCLUSIVE), 7am-7pm, Monday October 19-Sunday, November 1. (10) drop-boxes in total will be available during this time period. You may also hand-deliver your ballot in-person to the Polk County Elections Operations Center in Winter Haven during business hours.
ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AND ELECTION DAY: Drop off your ballot at the 24-hour drop-box located at the Supervisor of Elections Office or at the Elections Operation Center in Winter Haven, as listed above. Ballots must be returned by 7:00pm on Election Day.
https://www.polkelections.com/m/Voter-Services/Vote-by-Mail-FAQ
Early voting:
Early voting is available at (9) locations across the county (NOT including either of the Supervisor of Elections Office locations), open 7am-7pm DAILY (SAT & SUN INCLUSIVE) between Monday, October 19 and Sunday, November 1.
https://www.polkelections.com/Events/2020-November-General-Election [POLK COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION (INCLUDING EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS)]
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&mid=1U-Sn1pc6sJMXlpyB6DkYEoLHh8A&ll=28.17777418206353%2C-81.49209346207138&z=10 [MAP OF EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS]
https://www.polkelections.com/m/Voter-Services/Early-Voting [POLK COUNTY EARLY VOTING INFORMATION]
IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN POLK COUNTY, CHECK OUT THE DIRECTORY OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS AS LISTED BELOW:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/ [Supervisor of Elections contact directory]
Hey Floridians, absentee ballots are being sent out. This is a rolling process, and it may take some time for your ballot to get to you, so be patient if you have not received your ballot yet.
If you have not registered to vote yet, you should do so right now, using the link below:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/register-to-vote-or-update-your-information/
The voter registration deadline is Monday, October 5.
If you are planning on voting in-person, skip to the VOTING IN-PERSON section below.
VOTING-BY-MAIL
If you want to request an absentee ballot, you can do so online through your Supervisor of Elections website (SEE TOP OF THE PAGE).
If you have already received your ballot by mail, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING IT OUT, then, once you have read the instructions, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE.
Once you have completed your ballot, drop-it off at a drop-box at the Supervisor of Elections Office.
You can also drop off your ballot at a temporary drop-box at any during the Early Voting Period. In some cases, the temporary drop-box will be exterior, and in some cases, the drop-box will be interior.
SEE THE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR A LINK TO DROP-BOXES AND EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS.
If you cannot return your ballot yourself, you can have somebody else return it for you. AS A GENERAL RULE, DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY THAT YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
All ballots need to be returned by 7:00pm on Election Day, so try to get it in as soon as possible.
In the case of a signature mismatch or a missing signature, there is a cure process for mismatched signatures.
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/ [How to Correct a Missing or Mismatched Signature on Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot]
To be more specific, according to the Florida Division of Elections website:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/ [How to Correct a Missing or Mismatched Signature on Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot]
A Supervisor of Elections is required to notify a voter as soon as it is practical if a voter's signature is missing or does not match the one on record.
Once a voter learns about the missing or mismatched signature, the voter may complete and return a “Vote-by-Mail Ballot Cure” Affidavit (Form DS-DE 13). Forms can be found below:
In English
En Español
A copy of valid identification must be returned along with this form. The documentation can be returned by mail, email, fax ,or in person.
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE FORM AND THE COPY OF THE ID THE AFFIDAVIT IS 5:00pm TWO DAYS AFTER THE ELECTION (5:00pm on Thursday, November 5).
As a side-note, Florida processes their ballots early, which not only means that there is a higher likelihood (not necessarily a certainty, but a higher likelihood) of results being known on Election Night, but it also means that you essentially have a comfortable amount of time to cure any issues with your ballot.
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx
VOTING IN-PERSON
If you are voting in-person, early voting is available between Monday, October 19 and Sunday, November 1 in Polk County. SEE LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.
If you have already requested an absentee ballot but want to vote in-person, this is allowed.
Per the State of Florida Supervisors of Elections Website:
"If you decide to go to the polls to vote instead of voting by mail, you should bring the vote-by-mail ballot (marked or not) with you so that it can be cancelled at the polls.
If you come to the polls without the vote-by-mail ballot, you can vote a regular ballot if the Supervisor of Elections' office can confirm that it has not received the vote-by-mail ballot.
If it is confirmed that the Supervisor of Elections office has received the vote-by-mail ballot or it cannot be determined, you cannot vote a regular ballot at the polls. However, if you believe that you have not already voted, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot."
https://www.myfloridaelections.com/Voting-Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Vote-by-Mail-Absentee-Ballots [can vote in-person even if you have requested a ballot]
If you are voting in-person, you need a valid form of Photo ID. Check out the link below for details:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/frequently-asked-questions/faq-voting/ [Voter ID]
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though I would highly recommend early voting.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/register-to-vote-or-update-your-information/
https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/supervisors/ [Supervisor of Elections website directory]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/supervisor-of-elections/ [Supervisor of Elections contact directory]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/early-voting/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/election-day-voting/
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/election-dates/
https://www.polkelections.com/ [POLK COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS MAIN PAGE]
https://www.theledger.com/story/news/2020/08/17/polks-primary-high-turnout-expected-tuesday-polks-primary/3380163001/ [EVIDENCE OF 24/7 DROP-BOX IN BARTOW]
https://www.polkelections.com/Events/2020-November-General-Election [POLK COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION (INCLUDING EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS)]
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&mid=1U-Sn1pc6sJMXlpyB6DkYEoLHh8A&ll=28.17777418206353%2C-81.49209346207138&z=10 [MAP OF EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS]
https://www.polkelections.com/m/Voter-Services/Early-Voting [POLK COUNTY EARLY VOTING INFORMATION]
https://www.polkelections.com/Contact-Us [POLK COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE LOCATIONS]
https://www.polkelections.com/m/Voter-Services/Vote-by-Mail-FAQ [POLK COUNTY GENERAL VOTE-BY-MAIL FAQ]
https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/contacts/frequently-asked-questions/faq-voting/ [VOTER ID]
https://www.myfloridaelections.com/Voting-Elections/Ways-to-Vote/Vote-by-Mail-Absentee-Ballots [can vote in-person even if you have requested a ballot]
https://www.flaglerelections.com/early-voting [example of an “exterior” drop-box vs. an “interior” early voting drop-box]
https://www.coralgableslove.com/what-to-expect-when-voting-during-a-pandemic-august-florida-primary-election-2020/ [example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in Coral Gables]
https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/03/12/more-polling-sites-moved-over-coronavirus-fears-five-days-before-florida-primary/ [another example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in St. Petersburg]
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/siloed-nbc-wsj-poll-shows-how-gop-dems-hold-widely-n1236958 [another example of an “exterior” early voting drop box (manned) in East Tampa]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-10-who-can-collect-and-return-an-absentee-ballot-other-than-the-voter.aspx [who can return a ballot]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-16-when-absentee-mail-ballot-processing-and-counting-can-begin.aspx [ballots processed in advance]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx [signature mismatch cure process]
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2020.09.26 19:54 teslamotorsarchive ARCHIVE - Guide for buying a used Tesla

Guide for buying a used Tesla
Submitted September 26, 2020 at 01:41PM by Snuggmeister https://ift.tt/3mXsAld
via /teslamotors ---- Content:
After months of obsessively pouring over used vehicles on tesla.com and finally pulling the trigger on a 2017 Model X 100D, I thought I would summarize some of my notes for others to use in the future, as some of this information wasn't the most apparent without digging through forum posts and websites.When buying used, there are three options available: Inventory on Tesla.com, Non-Tesla Dealership, and private sale. Each of these have pros and cons associated with them that you should be aware of.Inventory on Tesla.comTypes of InventoryThere are three types of inventory on tesla.com: New, Used, and Hidden. ev-cpo.com is a fantastic resource to quickly navigate both new and used inventory, as well as historical sales, but I do not believe they have ever displayed hidden inventory. Tesla-info.com used to have a designation where you could just view hidden inventory, but it seems to have been removed, but still makes the cars visible on their search, as well as aggregates inventory from 3rd party dealerships. If you have ever visited a Tesla dealerships, you should have an assigned sales associate who can help look into hidden inventory. I still don't understand exactly why Tesla will hide certain inventory. In my experience, hidden inventory was either high mileage used vehicles, or near current year models with low miles.Tesla used to have a CPO program, but has discontinued its operation. That means that you are ultimately buying a used car with a nice warranty to cover issues that pop up.FeaturesTesla has made many changes over the years of when certain options were available. This article was a huge help in figuring out the exact time frame I was looking for:https://ift.tt/3czIY6J me, the most important features you need to watch out for is AP1.0 vs AP2.0/2.5/3.0 and MCU 1.0 vs 2.0:AP1.0 or "Autopilot with convenience features" was discontinued by Tesla in mid 2016 and can never be upgraded to FSD. You will see large price differences between AP1.0 and AP2.0+ vehicles.AP2.0 can be upgraded to FSD, though there are slight differences in camera quality vs 2.5. If you buy a AP2.0 with FSD, and have the upgrade completed by Tesla, it is considered AP3.0.MCU 1.0 has many documented problems but can be upgraded to MCU 2.0 for $2500. MCU 1.0 does not have any games or streaming services.At time of writing, it is more difficult to find a car without FSD already purchased, then cars with FSD. Tesla will typically enable every software possible for a car they are selling, such as Acceleration boost for Model 3, FSD, and uncorking 60 to 75. Full Self Driving Capability means the vehicle already has FSD enabled and you do not need to spend $8k to upgrade to full self driving.At time of writing, only 1 car on Tesla.com has free unlimited super charging (FUSC) left enabled that can be purchased. If that is important to you, you will need to go private sale route and look for a Tesla purchased before January 15th, 2017, as vehicles with FUSC purchased before that date have transferable FUSC. Tesla could always bring this back, but they seem much less willing these days to use FUSC to help drive sales.PicturesTesla has recently removed all pictures of used vehicles from their website, but some can still be found on ev-cpo & Tesla-info, as well as by googling the VIN number of the car. Your assigned sales associate may be able to pull the used photos for you to view.Pictures were critical for me to reference when buying my car, as every car could be in radically different condition from others and the price shown does not reflect the condition. I found instances of large gashes in seats, scratches on the center console, and other things that would turn me off from buying the car.WarrantyThere are two warranties available: 4 year / 50k miles and 2 year / (100k minus current mileage)If the vehicle is less than 4 years old and less than 50k miles, it has a 4 year / 50k mile warrantyIf the vehicle is more than 4 years old, but has less than 50k miles, the warranty will be 2 year and (100k minus current mileage) warrantyIf the vehicle has more than 50k miles, it has a 2 year / (100k minus current mileage) warrantyCosmetic issues are not covered under the warranty. You can find conflicting information online about what Tesla will claim as 'cosmetic', such as the seals on Model X Falcon Wind Door. Do not expect Tesla to fix paint chips, scratches, curb rash, etc.PricingTesla follows a reverse auction model for all used vehicles, which means they will post a vehicle available on their website and then slowly lower the price until it is sold. They will typically increase or decrease the price every night, but have found instances where certain vehicles would see a massive discount, $6k-9k, for no apparent reason.Example: A red 2017 Model X 90D with FSD dropped from $61,600 to $52,700 overnight, but had only decreased by $100-500 each night for the past few weeks. I would have purchased that vehicle if I hadn't just pulled the trigger on the 100D!!Vehicle HistoryVehicles have two statues: clean history & previously repaired. Previously repaired does not necessarily mean that it was involved in an accident with another car, as my car was flagged as 'Previously repaired' but had a clean CarFax, which Tesla provided upon request. In my instance, it meant that it had been repaired at a Tesla service center.Payment & FinancingTesla has recently increased the non-refundable deposit on a used car from $100 to $500, and transportation costs range from $0-$2000. Tesla gives you the option to travel to that location and pick up the car without paying the fee. If you end up paying to have the car transported to you, expect it to take weeks with no updates on where your car is until it has arrived at the SC.As of writing this, Tesla currently does not allow the use of credit cards when paying the down payment on any used vehicle. They will send you to a website where you are able to login to your bank and pay via your checking/savings.The % APR they advertise on their website isn't necessarily the lowest they will offer, as when I applied I was ultimately given a rate 0.5% lower.Inspecting the carIt is important to investigate common issues that may be known about vehicles with your build date because you will want to pay close attention to them before you accept the car, such as:Model X/SYellowing screen on center consoleMCU 1.0 [eMMC, multiple issues]Model XFalcon Wing Door Glass Seal deteriorationBattery degradation on 90D modelsMy recommendation is go spend time on the Tesla Motors Club forum for your car and be aware of what people are experiencing and feel comfortable with knowing what you're getting yourself into with buying a used Tesla.Refusing a used carIf you end up declining the car after it is shown to you, you will not receive a refund of the transportation or delivery deposit.Post DeliverySoftware may take up to two weeks before your car will update to the latest version.Non-Tesla DealershipI'm not as familiar with this route as it is one I quickly removed from consideration due to Tesla removing the ability to buy extended warranties for any car purchased used through a non-Tesla dealership. While there are extended warranties you can buy through other parties that are supposedly the same cost, I am not interested in going that route.Pricing on models will be all over the place, as dealerships won't typically understand what they have in terms of 75/90/100, RWD/AWD, what software has been purchased (AP/EAP/FSD), know how to check battery degradation, etc.
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2020.09.26 19:41 Snuggmeister Guide for buying a used Tesla

After months of obsessively pouring over used vehicles on tesla.com and finally pulling the trigger on a 2017 Model X 100D, I thought I would summarize some of my notes for others to use in the future, as some of this information wasn't the most apparent without digging through forum posts and websites.
When buying used, there are three options available: Inventory on Tesla.com, Non-Tesla Dealership, and private sale. Each of these have pros and cons associated with them that you should be aware of.
Inventory on Tesla.com
Types of Inventory
There are three types of inventory on tesla.com: New, Used, and Hidden. ev-cpo.com is a fantastic resource to quickly navigate both new and used inventory, as well as historical sales, but I do not believe they have ever displayed hidden inventory. Tesla-info.com used to have a designation where you could just view hidden inventory, but it seems to have been removed, but still makes the cars visible on their search, as well as aggregates inventory from 3rd party dealerships. If you have ever visited a Tesla dealerships, you should have an assigned sales associate who can help look into hidden inventory. I still don't understand exactly why Tesla will hide certain inventory. In my experience, hidden inventory was either high mileage used vehicles, or near current year models with low miles.
Tesla used to have a CPO program, but has discontinued its operation. That means that you are ultimately buying a used car with a nice warranty to cover issues that pop up.
Features
Tesla has made many changes over the years of when certain options were available. This article was a huge help in figuring out the exact time frame I was looking for:
https://www.currentautomotive.com/ultimate-tesla-buyers-guide-2020/
To me, the most important features you need to watch out for is AP1.0 vs AP2.0/2.5/3.0 and MCU 1.0 vs 2.0:
At time of writing, it is more difficult to find a car without FSD already purchased, then cars with FSD. Tesla will typically enable every software possible for a car they are selling, such as Acceleration boost for Model 3, FSD, and uncorking 60 to 75. Full Self Driving Capability means the vehicle already has FSD enabled and you do not need to spend $8k to upgrade to full self driving.
At time of writing, only 1 car on Tesla.com has free unlimited super charging (FUSC) left enabled that can be purchased. If that is important to you, you will need to go private sale route and look for a Tesla purchased before January 15th, 2017, as vehicles with FUSC purchased before that date have transferable FUSC. Tesla could always bring this back, but they seem much less willing these days to use FUSC to help drive sales.
Pictures
Tesla has recently removed all pictures of used vehicles from their website, but some can still be found on ev-cpo & Tesla-info, as well as by googling the VIN number of the car. Your assigned sales associate may be able to pull the used photos for you to view.
Pictures were critical for me to reference when buying my car, as every car could be in radically different condition from others and the price shown does not reflect the condition. I found instances of large gashes in seats, scratches on the center console, and other things that would turn me off from buying the car.
Warranty
There are two warranties available: 4 year / 50k miles and 2 year / (100k minus current mileage)
Cosmetic issues are not covered under the warranty. You can find conflicting information online about what Tesla will claim as 'cosmetic', such as the seals on Model X Falcon Wind Door. Do not expect Tesla to fix paint chips, scratches, curb rash, etc.
Pricing
Tesla follows a reverse auction model for all used vehicles, which means they will post a vehicle available on their website and then slowly lower the price until it is sold. They will typically increase or decrease the price every night, but have found instances where certain vehicles would see a massive discount, $6k-9k, for no apparent reason.
Example: A red 2017 Model X 90D with FSD dropped from $61,600 to $52,700 overnight, but had only decreased by $100-500 each night for the past few weeks. I would have purchased that vehicle if I hadn't just pulled the trigger on the 100D!!
Vehicle History
Vehicles have two statues: clean history & previously repaired. Previously repaired does not necessarily mean that it was involved in an accident with another car, as my car was flagged as 'Previously repaired' but had a clean CarFax, which Tesla provided upon request. In my instance, it meant that it had been repaired at a Tesla service center.
Payment & Financing
Tesla has recently increased the non-refundable deposit on a used car from $100 to $500, and transportation costs range from $0-$2000. Tesla gives you the option to travel to that location and pick up the car without paying the fee. If you end up paying to have the car transported to you, expect it to take weeks with no updates on where your car is until it has arrived at the SC.
As of writing this, Tesla currently does not allow the use of credit cards when paying the down payment on any used vehicle. They will send you to a website where you are able to login to your bank and pay via your checking/savings.
The % APR they advertise on their website isn't necessarily the lowest they will offer, as when I applied I was ultimately given a rate 0.5% lower.
Inspecting the car
It is important to investigate common issues that may be known about vehicles with your build date because you will want to pay close attention to them before you accept the car, such as:
My recommendation is go spend time on the Tesla Motors Club forum for your car and be aware of what people are experiencing and feel comfortable with knowing what you're getting yourself into with buying a used Tesla.
Refusing a used car
If you end up declining the car after it is shown to you, you will not receive a refund of the transportation or delivery deposit.
Post Delivery
Software may take up to two weeks before your car will update to the latest version.
Non-Tesla Dealership
I'm not as familiar with this route as it is one I quickly removed from consideration due to Tesla removing the ability to buy extended warranties for any car purchased used through a non-Tesla dealership. While there are extended warranties you can buy through other parties that are supposedly the same cost, I am not interested in going that route.
Pricing on models will be all over the place, as dealerships won't typically understand what they have in terms of 75/90/100, RWD/AWD, what software has been purchased (AP/EAP/FSD), know how to check battery degradation, etc.
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2020.09.26 18:22 stememcphie Here's a newer Nintendo fan's opinion of the games in Mario: 3D All-Stars (64 is fine, Galaxy in incredible, and Sunshine is Jak and Daxter, but worse)

As someone who only really got invested into Nintendo with the Switch, I was really excited for the chance to play Mario 64 and Sunshine. This was the first time I'd have been able to sit down and genuinely experience Mario 64, and I grew up on the early-naughts platformers like Jak and Daxter so Sunshine still might've been a huge nostalgia trip for me. I was actually least excited for Galaxy. I knew it was popular, but I mean no shit, it was a Mario game for the Wii. I just was not interested in gimmicky motion controls, linear level design, or the pretentious idea of "Rosalina the space goddess" in my Mario game.
Luckily, I'm fucking stupid and Galaxy is peak Mario. I guess it came out at the perfect time, when Nintendo actually had an idea of what Mario universe was (thanks to NSMB), but before they became far too fixated on maintaining the simplicity of what the Mario universe is to consumers (no thanks to NSMB). Galaxy is just filled to the brim with charm and innovation, and now you're telling me they did it all again, but with Yoshi?
And now in retrospect, 64 and Sunshine weren't nearly as worth it for me, as much as I can respect them. There's of course already 101 ways to play Mario 64, I'm going to feel like a dick if Nintendo ever does release a N64 Online service, and of course, it's still a pretty old game. Yet, despite it being 6 years younger, Sunshine feels even more dated. Again, all due respect, but it's sad how it sacrificed so much of what makes Mario 64 still hold up in favor of so many early-naughts gaming tropes in an obvious effort to keep up with Playstation and pals. Also, for whatever it's worth, Sunshine is eerily similar to Jak and Daxter, yet it came out a year after. Hm, strange.
All in all, I appreciate it for what 3D All-Stars is, but think I would've much preferred a collection of Mario Galaxy 1+2. I believe would've felt infinitely more concise and worth my time than the current collection /rant
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