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Almost Seven

Source: https://www.bungie.net/en/News/Article/49527
On this day, six years ago, players all over the world began a grand adventure. Since then, over 167 million Guardians have joined our ranks and championed the Light for over 8.6 billion hours.
During that time, this community has answered the call time and time again, raising over $8.5 million for Little Lights and worthy causes all over the world. So, when it comes to defending humanity, whether you’re in the 31% that smash, the 31% that love space magic, or the 38% that make cloaks look good, we’re humbled that you have chosen to make the Tower your home.
And now, as we stand at the precipice of a new era, ready to step beyond the Light, we should at least have some cake first. So, let’s light the candles and celebrate with the friends we’ve made in this truly incredible community. From the Farm to the Moon, it’s been a wild ride and we’re incredibly proud to have you at our sides for all of it. Here’s to the future – happy birthday, Destiny.
Keep reading for a few birthday surprises to help you join the celebration as well as a couple of updates on new ways to play our favorite game.

Destiny Birthday Cake

Infinite cake technology still eludes us, but Victoria Rosenthal is getting closer! Not one to slow down after knocking it out of the park with the official Destiny cookbook, she’s here to share her “Infinite Forest” Chocolate Cake with all of us. Find all the instructions you’ll need to transmat yours below.
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Difficulty: Hard
Prep Time: 24 hours
Cook Time: 2 hours
Servings: 1 cake
Dietary Notes: Dairy
Cherry Filling Ingredients:
¾ pound cherries (fresh or frozen), pitted and cut in half
2 tbsp water
3 tbsp honey
¼ cup sugar
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The night before, combine cherries, water, honey, and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes (if using frozen cherries, simmer for about 45 minutes). Cook until the liquid has reduced by ¼. Place the mixture in a bowl, cover, and allow to rest in the refrigerator overnight.
Cake Ingredients:
¾ cup cocoa powder
⅓ cup cherry fruit spread
¾ cup hot water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract
¾ cup sour cream
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Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together cocoa powder, cherry fruit spread, and hot water in a small bowl. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
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Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla extract. Add the cocoa powder mixture.
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Mix in half of the flour until it just comes together. Mix in the sour cream. Add the remainder of the flour and mix until fully combined.
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Spray two 9-inch baking pans with nonstick spray. Split the batter between the two pans and place in the oven to bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove the cakes from the baking pans and allow to cool completely.
Frosting Ingredients:
1 ½ cups butter, room temperature
16 oz cream cheese, room temperature
½ tbsp vanilla extract
¼ cup maraschino cherry liqueur
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
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Place the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl and mix together. Add the vanilla extract and maraschino cherry liqueur. Once mixed together, begin to slowly add the confectioners’ sugar. Whisk until the frosting thickens.
Additional Ingredients:
Fresh cherries to top, optional
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To assemble the cake, make sure both cake layers are level. Place the bottom layer on a plate and top with a portion of the frosting. Add the cherry filling in the center, spreading it close to the edge but not completely. Cover the filling with additional frosting. Top with the other layer of cake. Top with the remaining frosting. Decorate with fresh cherries on top.
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HD Wallpaper

A new poster inspired by some of Destiny’s most beloved characters went live on the Bungie Store today (US/EU), but if you can’t wait for shipping to get it to you, here’s a glorious digital HD preview.
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New Collectibles

Alongside the poster mentioned above, there’s also a new birthday mug, t-shirt, and if your sweet tooth isn’t sated by the cake you just baked, check out the new Destiny cookie cutter set.

Xbox Game Pass

Starting on September 22, both Forsaken and Shadowkeep are coming to Xbox Game Pass! That makes this the perfect time to binge the story before it’s time to get your passport stamped and head off to Europa.

Beyond Light Stasis Deep Dives

Last week, we began unveiling details around the three new Stasis subclasses in Beyond Light. Starting with the Warlock Shadebinder, we followed that up with the Titan Behemoth. The final deep dive focusing on the Hunter Revenant went live yesterday. They're a fantastic read if we do say so ourselves and (much like a fireteam) function as three pieces of a whole. So, in case you missed any, you can find them here:
Warlock Shadebinder
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Titan Behemoth
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Hunter Revenant
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Now let’s blow out these candles, get our coats, and dance with the Darkness.
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Updated List Of Over 50 Out Of Print Jason, Michael, Freddy, Chucky, Final Destination & Other Novelization In Audiobook Form With Links

Since my last update on my list a year ago i have finished up a bunch more out of print novelizations! in fact as of right now I am very close to completing every single out of print slasher book ever written, i have 1 more Jason book and only a few more freddy books to narrate before that is complete! but i have also branched out to other franchises and stand alone movie novelizations/tie ins. I hope there is something on this list you may enjoy! This year has been such a crazy year and I hope that what I do can bring even a little entertainment to my fellow horror fans during all this craziness. It has been a lot of hard work but it is worth it to not only preserve these books before some of them slip into total obscurity but also to give my fellow horror fans an option to experience these books without having to pay a price gouger a ton of money on ebay or amazon for a used copy at a price they pull out of thin air and call it just. Anyways. ENJOY! :)

Halloween 4 By Nicholas Grabowski https://youtu.be/dJsUybTfPgE
Friday the 13th By Simon Hawke https://youtu.be/zbpt06HF_MU
Friday the 13th Part 2 https://youtu.be/-SlAPGcHbUA
Friday the 13th Part 3 by Michael Avallone https://youtube.com/watch?v=fhT6Hlk35Fo&t=13371s
Friday the 13th Part 6 by Simon Hawke https://youtube.com/watch?v=hFl4W35EBcQ&t=15382s
Freddy vs Jason by Stephan Hand https://youtu.be/o3012InxOtU
A Nightmare On Elm Street by Jeffrey Cooper https://youtube.com/watch?v=b1m2zRV6A7E
A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 by Jeffrey cooper https://youtube.com/watch?v=9AzqOX2J-Gs&t=2351s
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 by Jeffrey Cooper https://youtube.com/watch?v=gMwPHEVhsQs&t=1243s
Halloween by Curtis Richards https://youtube.com/watch?v=eZ4_d8Lo8iM&t=16791s
Halloween 2 by Jack Martin https://youtube.com/watch?v=ysQ-PBUk8oo&t=14537s
Halloween 3 by Jack Martin https://youtube.com/watch?v=RGaYDATuLms
Child's Play 2 by Matthew Costello https://youtube.com/watch?v=375SgTH01Gg&t=3s
Child's Play 3 by Matthew Costello https://youtube.com/watch?v=4C8PQ7d_v-c&t=1s
Jason X By Pat Cadigan https://youtube.com/watch?v=CooUy0LemNc&t=16801s
Wes Craven's New Nightmare by David Bergantino https://youtube.com/watch?v=OPjZdzaR28o&t=15901s
Friday the 13th Mother's Day https://youtube.com/watch?v=xbMM6LHKpQ0&t=1s
Friday the 13th Jason's Curse https://youtube.com/watch?v=TLaviIL-2Gk&t=10409s
Friday the 13th The Carnival https://youtube.com/watch?v=5cxzENRnwaI&t=4s
Friday the 13th Road Trip https://youtube.com/watch?v=rgIFt1G2_v8&t=1396s
Friday the 13th The Mask of Jason Voorhees https://youtube.com/watch?v=ePLoTXV-ZHc&t=5755s
Friday the 13th Church of the Divine Psychopath https://youtube.com/watch?v=EdQdywWMgFc&t=19038s
Friday the 13th Hell Lake https://youtu.be/3mQFy7AkWcw
Friday the 13th Hate Kill Repeat https://youtube.com/watch?v=R_pQuB2N_kM&t=3s
Friday the 13th The Jason Strain https://youtube.com/watch?v=Yq_SGGor-D4&t=31736s
Friday the 13th Carnival of Maniacs https://youtu.be/zMXyMtoFRZI
Jason x #2 The Experiment https://youtube.com/watch?v=0mwMnvIcZo8&t=28169s
Jason X #4 Death Moon https://youtube.com/watch?v=xgNrlP6FWEE
Jason X #5 To The Third Power https://youtube.com/watch?v=Xb7pRRGnBQ0&t=2776s
A Nightmare on Elm Street Dreamspawn https://youtube.com/watch?v=Zc9edgxDfQQ&t=3s
A Nightmare on Elm Street Suffer The Children https://youtube.com/watch?v=3-YY-4AG4yU&t=14735s
A Nightmare on Elm Street Protege https://youtube.com/watch?v=NMEpjvjH7ks&t=22916s
A Nightmare On Elm Street Perchance to Dream https://youtube.com/watch?v=StRUMlkexpc
A Nightmare On Elm Street The Dream Dealers https://youtube.com/watch?v=Rv2-4AZgtzE&t=29559s
Freddy Krueger's Tales of Terror Deadly Disguise https://youtube.com/watch?v=X0RTf38F9q4&t=4s
Freddy Kruegers 7 Sweetest Dreams:
Asleep At The Wheel https://youtube.com/watch?v=beCWNIKuW18
Miles To Go Before I Sleep https://youtube.com/watch?v=X3EK6hWha7M
Dead Highway, Lost Roads https://youtube.com/watch?v=fumAGbutrwk&t=1s
Not Just A Job https://youtube.com/watch?v=fC2uhihVW24&t=2628s
Briefcase Full of Blues https://youtube.com/watch?v=ahuZoMe73z4&t=2s
Le Morte De Freddy https://youtube.com/watch?v=xbeqi_y3llM
Close My Eyes and I'll Kiss You https://youtube.com/watch?v=i4b_DrFvPzo&t=23s
Final Destination Dead Man's Hand https://youtube.com/watch?v=L-a2nSvenjI&t=1645s
Final Destination Death of the Senses https://youtube.com/watch?v=QqDZQ6bU9qM&t=19629s
Final Destination Looks Could Kill https://youtube.com/watch?v=Df0X_MUV83E&t=13971s
Final Destination Dead Reckoning https://youtube.com/watch?v=05rHK2_6we8
Halloween The Scream Factory https://youtube.com/watch?v=lkgxJusB9Vw&t=4804s
Halloween The Old Myers Place https://youtube.com/watch?v=U-hpYRx-CXg&t=1233s
Halloween The Mad House https://youtube.com/watch?v=YyIL8T9dojk&t=2247s
Tales From The Crypt Demon Knight https://youtu.be/b3GS89qPJ_s
Final Destination 3 https://youtu.be/sMIYpSanscY
Gremlins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gps08bVh66E
Nightmare On Elm Street 4 https://youtu.be/1yCuRTS55x8
Freddy Krueger's Tales of Terror #3 Virtual Terror: https://youtu.be/dzT-UxdGVWI
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The Strangest, Yet Most Common Criticism of the ST

So that Recent Daisy Ridley interview made me want to dust off an old thesis statement of sorts I’ve been saying since The Last Jedi was released. Not so much what she was saying but the reaction to it.
I was going to include this in my post about why I wondered #ReleasetheEdwardsCut was never a thing but it didn’t seem right at the time.
So Here Goes Nothing:
This is an observation I began to notice about March 2018 or so, when the “””backlash””” for TLJ really began to take form and start getting ugly. A lot of signs went in different directions so it was hard to point to one exact thing.
Then, just after Solo’s release Jeremy Jahns uploads that video, the really dumb one where he says TLJ promotes too much Social Justice or some crap like that and tried to justify everything by saying “I like the movie mother!” (because nothing says good movie like a painfully obvious allegory my neighbours ten year old could figure out in addition to watching Jennifer Lawrence have the shit beaten out of her. Also a Baby gets eaten, yeah.) and something he said in to really stuck with me.
First he Says Star Wars is a cinematic universe (it isn’t) then says “Did anyone know what RJ was doing!?”
And that was it right there, he managed to summarize what I've been observing these last few months but couldn't put into proper words.
Star Wars Fans are mad that the ST is too Directo Artistic Driven then Franchise/ Design by Committee/ Business driven.
It’s as if Jeremy was saying that he wants more studio control on these things and that directors should just follow orders and shut up. Now obviously he didn’t say those exact words I just typed but he sure as hell seemed to imply it.
Now that seems like an oddly specific thing to say people are criticizing them for and I seriously doubt you will hear that exact phrase mentioned anywhere.
But Think About it For a Moment....
How many times have you seen variations of these comments: “Rian Johnson should be on a tighter leash” “They should have had a stric plan for the ST from the start” “One person should have written/ directed the whole thing” “They should only do what the fans want” "Take a page from Marvel."
Or some comment that eludes to the notion that Disney/ Lucasfilm should have stepped in more and not let the directors do as they were hired to do.
What's funny to me is how "They should have had a plan" always translates to "I fucking hated The Last Jedi!!!!"
Now that might seem like an odd way to look at it all but this isn't the first time Star Wars has been "criticized" like this. Look at the PT for example.
In just about every review I’ve seen, both in print and YouTube, there’s always a moment where the reviewer says something along the lines of “Did no one tell George this was a bad idea?” or “Did no one challenge George on this?” This is RLM’s most common talking point.
Or those claiming Lucas surrounded himself with yes-men who would do everything he wanted and that was it. Lucas did pay for the entire PT out of his own pocket mind you. He had an entire VFX company at his disposable to make any crazy thing he imagined. Who’s to tell him what he can and can’t do? Rick McCallum sure as hell wasn't going to.
There is a certain "tragedy" for lack of a better word, when comparing Lucas in the 70s/80s to what he became in the 90s/00s. He ultimately became the very thing he rebelled against, the film producing machine where he could call the shots, order people to do as he wanted and no one could tell him otherwise. This is the entire thesis of The People Vs. George Lucas documentary.
Very few directors working today occupy the same zeitgeist that Lucas once did. Abrams certainly doesn’t and neither does Johnson or Edwards or even Howard for that matter. How many can say they changed the medium of film with just one movie?
I’d imagine anyone who wanted to seriously challenge Lucas would probably be fired on the spot for it. It would be like trying to challenge James Cameron or Steven Spielberg or David Fincher. You’d get about one inch before being kicked out of the door or in Cameron’s case, yelled out till your ears bled while your phone was nail gunned to a wall. You just couldn't do it.
The situation the new films have found themselves in pretty much sets up that criticism though.
George Lucas is gone, never coming back. He was THE BOSS and nothing was going to change that. Disney now owns Star Wars and will continue to own it until Kingdom Come. It has now crossed the rift from Filmmaker’s creative vision to Valuable franchise used for profit. Another IP to add to Disney's ever growing roster.
So now with every new director they have to answer to Lucasfilm, to Disney, to the Mouse but they aren’t treated as servants but as guests. They aren’t ordered around, they aren’t told what they can and can’t do and they have all the resources imaginable at their disposal.
A blank canvas and a $200 Million dollar cheque.
For better TFA is very much JJ Abrams from start to finish. He loves his mystery boxes and stories about young women trying to find their place in the world and male supporting characters with father issues while ultimately being a pastiche of what he loves . If you seriously think TFA was made to be a remake of ANH (It really isn't) because Disney wanted it that way for a quick buck, welcome to your first JJ Abrams film.
For worse, TROS is very JJ Abrams in the most frustrating way possible… but still very much a film made by him. Every decision made in TROS, good or bad(mainly bad), is something that has appeared in all his movies/ tv shows. You see the gear turning in his head with some of the more... questionable choices.
Even behind the scenes, when things seem iffy is never feels like “The hand of the Mouse is stepping in.” It always feels like Abrams listening to feedback from his colleagues like Spielberg and DuVernay. Or in TROS's case, bad impulses....
TLJ is pure Rian Johnson from frame one up until the credits roll. TLJ is eerily similar to the Breaking Bad episode The Fly, the first episode he directed. An entirely character focused story that examines who the characters are and what they ultimately want and their greatest fears. And just like TLJ it is still talked about to this day. Frigg, TLJ and Knives Out both have the same ending twist…
The Last Jedi’s production however is where things get interesting. TLJ might just have the smoothest and cleanest production of any Star Wars film probably ever.
The Story was set and locked before TFA was in theatres. No massive reshoots, no extreme rewrites, no behind the scenes meddling, no studio oversight, no on set drama, no crazy editing changes and finished under budget with months to spare. That doesn’t happen for like 99% of movies made today, blockbuster or not.
The PT on the other hand, oh boy.... TPM got off reasonably well. Some bad weather that destroyed sets didn't send them back too much. Some like to point to everyones reaction to the Rough Cut being the ultimate sign that everyone working on TPM knew it was going to be awful. That's the thing though, it's a rough cut, that's the whole point. It doesn't matter how good or bad any movie is at the end of the day, rough cut screenings are brutal....
ATOC and ROTS on the other hand didn't even have a finished script until about a month into shooting. And most importantly Anakin's entire motivation to turn to the dark side was added after the fact during reshoots. Which were done in late 2004 mind you. No Comment.
It was funny for a while when I’d glance at STC throughout 2018 to see where the narrative was going and the most common one for a good month was always some variation of “Did Disney mess with TLJ!?” Trying to prove that something must have gone horribly wrong during the making of the movie... except there wasn't.
And I’ve seen this play out in real time with in-person conversations, but after realizing that not only is that not the case but they can’t point to any other of the “usual suspects” to say “this is why thing bad” their only option is to say “RJ Shouldn’t have been allowed to do that!!”
If anyone is wondering why RJ is getting his own trilogy this is the reason. The dude gets shit done with no issue. Even the death of Carrie Fisher didn’t put a damper on anything(the amount of comments I’ve seen that said “why didn’t they kill of Leia” got comical).
It’s what makes watching The Director and the Jedi such a fascinating experience because everyone is looking at everything going “Is this gonna work or no?” With Emphasis on Hamill the most.
TFA’s production was kinda messy but manageable. News about TROS's production has been revealed throughout the year and most of it points to it being messy and chaotic. The making of Docs try to hide this by showing us happy faces, people passionate about what they are doing and saying “hey this is awesome!”
Then there’s the horrible realization that we live in this shitty era of movies dictated by film franchises that we watch out of obligation and internet culture creating a massive hyperbolic bubble around everything.
I remember a time whenever information about any film was released (franchise or not) and if it was revealed that there was some form of behind the scenes drama between director and studio or changes made that the director wasn't part of people got mad.
But now whenever we hear that the response is almost always “Hey they probably saved the movie from being a disaster.”
A Real Paradigm Shift.
It’s just accepted that Franchise Films are the result of produce studio oversight and that’s ultimately a good thing(that’s not to say there aren’t examples where this hasn’t been the case but that’s a discussion for another day).
Which Leads Us To...
Marvel immediately comes to mind with regards to this. After 23 movies the MCU has gone through 15 directors. Those who left after one or two movies don’t have nice things to say about it and it’s easy to see why.
It’s funny seeing some put the MCU on some pedestal for “How Franchises should be,” which I find head-scratching. The MCU might just be the most micro-managed film franchise of all time. The amount of times I’ve read some behind the scenes piece about how scenes were shot literally weeks before release or were in six months plus of reshoots after the fact is staggering or how directors get screwed over and told to take a knee. And that’s not even getting into the nitty gritty of it all like how they don’t allow directors to shoot their own action or characters being shifted roles because it would affect toy sales.
They also sure as hell don’t plan everything out.
The amount of times the MCU has retconned entire films out of existence or just pretended certain developments didn’t happen could be its own drinking game. Character development in thrown out the window for the sake of appearance. The writers of Endgame can’t seem to keep their answer straight as to where and when Captain America ended up when he wanted to spend his life with Peggy. If anything Marvel is really good at giving the impression that everything is a well maintained car while running on fumes.
Compare the Avenger’s Home Base between movies and then tell me with a straight face “Marvel Pays attention to continuity.”
As an aside, what exactly do Marvel and Star Wars have in common? Aside from being owned by Disney what do they have in common?
Nothing.....
The approach, risks taken, sense of awe, the types of stories of told. It's like comparing a nice tasty burger from that one restaurant in town to an all you can eat Buffet. Sure it's all food at the end day but theres a difference.
There’s also the matter of the type of directors that Marvel has picked. They largely go for Indie or TV directors with very little experience making films this scale. They also don’t have a huge amount of clout to their name so they can’t make huge demands for what they want. Sure some have more of a style and clout to them but those are the exceptions that proves the rule. For every Ryan Coogler or James Gunn there's The Russo Brothers or Jon Watts.
Star Wars on the other hand has actively sought out directors with experience in films this size and those who have their own style that is reflected in the ones they make. To summarize JJ Abrams is Diet-Spielberg while Rian Johnson is Quirky American Auteur. Gareth Edwards could be the next “mostly” poignant blockbuster director while Ron Howard is a seasoned Veteran.
Star Wars could have easily have grabbed any number of pencil pusher directors and gave them ultra strict guidelines to follow and nothing else. Have them make movies that are nothing more than giant fan service reels aimed at getting all the fan dollars in the world. And I think that's what so many kind of expected we were getting from the get go and are confused and out right mad that isn't the case.
To Quote u/friedAmobo
"Disney and Lucasfilm, regardless of what some people may think, are not stupid - they know the best way to make money is to do what the fans want. That would mean Luke being the main character in TFA, the main trio reuniting, and other fan service moments that would make Rogue One blush. The fact that TFA\ ***isn’t*** *about any of that is telling. It means they had an idea for something different, and they made it."*
"TLJ is even more condemning for the cash grab argument. Rian Johnson was the sole writer and director of the movie, and as we all know, the movie was very divisive. But how was that a cash grab, then? If Lucasfilm wanted to make tons of money, they could have a powerful Luke train Rey, and then have him beat the First Order on Crait with super Force powers. It’d have made an easy couple hundred million dollars more. The fact that they didn’t do that, but ended up going with a story that had the potential to be divisive is, again, telling."
But…. then you have the complete 180 with the anthology films. Rogue One and Solo and reading into their production is mind boggling. For as much as TROS’s production seemed like a nightmare, the production of these two seemed like fighting Nightmare from Metroid: Fusion.
No one wants to come clean with what the hell happened with Rogue One. What movie completely reshoots it’s final act with a little over 6 months before release(not saying it doesn’t happen just bare with me here)? Gareth Edwards is probably never going to talk about how he was basically fired from it and replaced with Tony Gilroy. You think it’s anyway surprising that he has nothing to do with this Cassian Disney+ series?
Solo had its directors fired midway through production then reshot the entire movie with someone else. That Doesn't Happen…… I remember hearing that during the summer of 2017 and my coworkers and I just laughed our heads off at it. The notion of a Han Solo movie (without Harrison Ford) was such a ridiculous idea at the time and then this happened on top of it.
There’s also the uncomfortable truth that no one wants to admit about the Anthology Films.
They Aren’t About Anything.
Not that they aren’t about “anything” in the literal sense, but more so in the “these films exist to shove Star Wars nostalgia in your face and nothing else.” They are set during the OT era for frigg sake and throw LORE and CANON junk at you to make up for their complete lack of emotional/ dramatic meaning(I say this as someone who enjoys Solo greatly).
Because they are side stories you the viewer don’t have to worry about anything of major consequence happening in them that would affect the main narrative (Skywalker Saga in this case). They can do whatever they want and basically a safe bet for an audience. You don't have to worry abut your favourite characters being killed or doing things you don't agree with. It’s like a video game side quest where all you get is a shiny new item by the end of it that’s good for a while until you get something better an hour later.
This might not seem like much but I think fans seriously underestimate the power that comes with these being a side story. The Mandalorian fits into this category as well and something that Hello Greedo has praised the show excessively for.
Add on the fact that Disney/ Lucasfilm is going to keep making Star Wars content in the form of movies/ Live Action series/ animation until the ice caps melt and we all die. It's not out of the realm of possibility that something you've always "wanted" might one day happen.
To quote my very good friend u/SorryNotSpartacus:
“They also, very simply, are not the main saga, and I think people underestimate how much of a difference that makes to the fan audience that by and large seems to respond more positively to the anthology films. Most fans are used to reading or watching EU material.”
I recall seeing multiple comments early 2018 “RJ should have been given an Anthology film(s) instead.” As if to say “That way he can do what he wants and I don’t have to worry about it,” or something to that affect.
But there’s also the sad fact at the end of day that’s all Star Wars fans “Want.” They don’t want a story or anything meaningful but a shrine to their nostalgia, a two hour fan service reel or a big “thank you” for being fans. Fulfill their own expectations and make them feel nothing but superficial joy. Don't let them think or feel anything else in the process.
To quote Frank Oz:
“All the people who don’t like this ‘Jedi’ thing is just horse crap. It’s about expectations. The movie didn’t fill their expectations. But as Filmmakers, we’re not here to fill people’s expectations.”
He’s talking about The Last Jedi if that wasn’t clear.
You’d think this would be obvious but so many fans seem to think it’s the other way around that these things exists to validate them as fans and nothing else.
Don’t believe me? Go to any Star Wars sub reddit and search “this but un-ironcally,” or just type any number of words followed be “fans.” The results might surprise you… or won’t. Better yet just Search Rogue One and look for the most upvoted post.
It's why I take issue with that recent quote from Jon Favreau that's been floating around for the last few weeks.
“We alway knew, and this was something I learned from over at Marvel and working with Kevin Feige, is you always want to keep core fans in mind, because they have been the ones that’ve been keeping the torch lit for many, many years, but there are also stories for young people and for new audiences. These are myths, and you always want to have an outstretched hand to people who might not have that background . And so you’re really telling two stories at once. You’re telling the story for the people who are fresh eyes, and you’re telling the story for the people who’ve been there with the property and with the stories and characters for many years, and make sure you’re honouring them as well.”
Almost as if he's saying "Just shove enough fan-service onscreen, someone will recognize it and it will make up for our lack of story telling abilities." It's funny how he uses what he learned from Marvel as "collective wisdom" when he got screwed hard when trying to make Iron Man 2 a movie about Tony Stark dealing with his own death.
Stop treating these very corporately controlled entities like they are your best friend, they are not and never will be. Even if you think you have, it's not real.
You think this wouldn’t have to be said but it needs to:
You as a fan do not own Star Wars. Buying all the stickers and Funko Pops doesn’t make you an owner no matter how you stretch it. You do not have a say on how these things go, you do not get to say what can and can’t happen, you are not the writer, you are not the director, you are not the person who wipes the table off after a meeting because same jack-hole split coffee all over it. You are the person who buys a ticket then bitches online about it.
Then again there is always the obvious “fans have no fucking idea what the hell they even want anymore.” Not that I’m free from this, I sure as hell don’t know what I want. I could give some vague answer like “More Babu Frik” but even that seems too broad.
I saw a really dumb tweet around February 2018 that showed two posters, The Last Jedi and Justice League and the tweeter said "Filmmakers of these franchises should be actively aware what fans want and go out of their way to ensure that."
Naturally most of the replies were ridiculing the guy for his flawed logic. The most liked reply came from someone who said the following "This implies that Star Wars fans actually know what the hell they even want."
Also Justice League failed because it didn't do what the fans want? Oi Vey....)
None of this is to say anything you yourself have criticized any of the ST films isn’t valid to you or someone else. Unless you’re one of those people who thinks “They have a secret political agenda!” in which case please stop.
For as much as I talked about the ST being filmmake director driven they are still very much films released by Disney for the sake of profit. It’s just as much an art form as it is a business. Just as much of a product as they are a piece of fiction. For as much as RJ and his cast and crew have talked about the freedom he was given, he's not going to kill off all the characters and have Rey become a film scholar and analyze the works of Zack Snyder.
The ST films are not art house epics and never will be.
Neither is the PT or OT for that matter. Lucas is a much better businessman than director. He knew damn well the PT was his ticket to make up losing half his fortune after his messy divorce. Keep things going so he can basically retire once ROTS was done.
But that’s all I have to say on the matter. This was based entirely on observation and conversations with others.
Also there is no JJ-cut of TROS. There is no version of The Rise of Skywalker in which all the past Jedi appear as ghosts and start doing all the kick flips imaginable that was cut because CHINA.
It Doesn't Exist.
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Resources for travel in Switzerland.

Not a single trip report, but more of a collection of experience and lessons from many trips. I don't think I have posted this here before, it might be useful in this very long planning period.
Most of my travel here as day or week long trips has been solo travel. This is probably as safe and easy a solo destination as you are going to get. People hiking or biking across the country by themselves is commonplace, eating isn't a group thing like in some countries, and other than maybe a few activities that require a booking with a minimal group size you won't find yourself excluded from anything. I have never had any problems (though as a white male it might be easier for me to avoid them, I can't speak for other demographics).
The only real factor for me regarding solo travel here has been that if you really want to meet other travelers then it will be much easier at a hostel in a more popular area (ie Interlaken/Luzern/Zermatt) than if you go off to other forms of accommodation in the lesser known regions. There are hostels all over the country, but many (especially the YHAs) tend to attract domestic Swiss tourists of various ages rather than an international scene.
The Swiss are not going to embrace you like a family member, but are friendly in their own way. I have never had a problem getting help (even without a mutual language), sharing tables at relaxed places like mountain restaurants is quite standard (once all the empty ones are partially occupied), and sometimes they will be very chatty in a way that still surprises me sometimes. Speaking the local language makes it much easier to get talking with people, but English often works everywhere (too well given that I still have issues getting people to talk to me in German sometimes).
Disclaimer:
My own guides
More travel related:
  • Travel in Switzerland in general in two posts: new (mostly specific thoughts on places), and old (more general information on the country as a whole).
  • Imgur album/info posts: This is the larger one which has detailed info/links and is still slowly evolving, and I also have this older one which is more basic and locked. This is a list of popular posts on social-media and what they actually are.
  • More detailed blogs on more major tourist spots: An overview of the tourist spots in general (link), and Jungfrau region (Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald/Mürren/Wengen) (link), and Luzern/Rigi/Pilatus (link), and Gruyères (link), and the St Beatus caves (link), and Zermatt (link).
  • Cheap/affordable travel in Switzerland: link
  • When to visit/what conditions to expect: link
  • Transport in Switzerland: link.
  • Scenic train rides: link.
  • The most beautiful villages: link.
  • Hiking in Switzerland: link.
  • Cycling and mountain biking in Switzerland: link
  • Winter in the Alps for non-skiers: Link.
  • Visiting the UNESCO sites in Switzerland: Link.
  • The trip taken by JRR Tolkien that inspired parts of the Hobbit/LOTR: Link.
  • Unique/interesting Swiss festivals: link, with a sidepost on the surreal madness that is Fasnacht.
  • Swiss food and drink: link.
  • An idiots guide to buying a Swiss Watch: link.
Responses to often posted topics:
  • Are there any ugly places in Switzerland (yes): Link
  • Misc. points like why is the grass so perfectly mowed in photos and so on; link.
  • Lauterbrunnen FAQ: link.
  • Blausee: link.
  • Gelmerbahn, the “high-speed rollercoaster; link
  • Villa Vals, the underground “hobbit” house: link
More living related:
Misc tips:
  • Swiss vs European power plug adapters - not always compatible! If you have an EU plug it might not fit into a Swiss socket, but newer ones should do (roughly speaking when the two prongs are 4mm or less in diameter, and 14mm apart they should work in both the EU and Switzerland).
  • Cable cars typically stop running at around 5pm (but can be until 10pm or so if it is servicing a village like Mürren). This is especially deceptive in summer when it stays light until much later. Check when the last run is, the internet is full of stories of people who found themselves with a long walk down in the dark.
Internet - practical
Many of these also have a phone app version which is worth having.
General:
  • My Switzerland. The official and very extensive tourism website. Just about any information you could possibly need about anything is on here.
  • Wikivoyage. A bit hit and miss: the overview and coverage for places like Zürich is fantastic, but many places are lacking in useful or any info.
  • Local tourist areas all have their own websites. Usually in both summer and winter versions, giving you info on: conditions, what is open, ideas for what to do, etc:. Eg: Jungfrau region, Zermatt, Appenzell, and so on.
Transport:
  • You can get regional travel passes which cover all transport and cable cars in specific areas (Eg: the Jungfrau region, or the Tell pass around Luzern). Likewise there are endless passes for museums etc in each region.
  • SBB. The website (and also app) for the train network covering buses, boats, and cable cars too. Timetables, ticket info, and pass info. It is sometimes better to look up the timetable for seasonal things like cable cars and boats on their own websites (eg: BLS boats on Brienzersee, or cable cars in the Aletsch region) as when they don’t run the SBB just gives a vague “can’t find the connection” notice. They do various travel passes, though it is best to carefully calculate your planned routes or figure out if it is worth it It is worth looking for the off-peak “super saver” tickets which limit you to a certain train but can cut the price in half (and if you have the half-tax this cuts the price again, to as much as 75% off).
Accommodation
  • Official accommodation (which should include Airbnb) will offer a guest card in many tourist areas including free/discounted local transport and activities. Typically this is just in the town/village and places 10-20 minutes away (eg for Interlaken), but in the beautiful and underrated canton of Ticino it covers the entire canton.
  • Aside from the standard options for finding rooms you might also want to look into other options such as https://alp.holidaybooking.ch/?language=en, and https://www.rooms.ch/ . Many smaller independent options (especially farms and rural hotels) are not on Booking.com etc and you will have to find them by trawling around on google maps. This could help if you really want to stay in a certain area but everything is booked out, but many of them have a very basic setup so you might need to phone up or fill in a form on their website.
  • Another option that might be worth considering is the Swiss Hotel Card, a 99CHF per year subscription that offers half priced hotel rooms. This is limited to participating hotels and doesn’t apply during the high season, but could easily pay for itself with just a single night or weekend. I have yet to try this, but the range of locations looks like it could be quite good for domestic travellers.
  • For more rural hut and farm based accommodation: https://bnb.ch/ , and https://www.bauernhof-ferien.ch/ , and https://www.myfarm.ch/en/accommodation , and https://naturfreunde.ch/haeuse . Some like myfarm.ch offer the chance to sleep on straw in a barn.
  • Alpine huts are run by a few different organisations. The SAC website is the best starting point.
  • Camping. Standard campsites: www.tcs.ch , www.camping.ch , and www.sccv.ch. In addition there are a few websites where you can officially find a small patch to pitch up on a farm https://www.nomady.ch/ , and on myfarm.ch too.
  • Wild camping is complex. The best way to sum it up is "Prohibited but tolerated under conditions". This SAC page has the most official guidelines. There are some pointers for the ideal situation (the more you follow the better): above the treeline, with the community / landowner’s permission, not in a protected area, single tent, set up as the sun goes down and dismantle at dawn, no fire/noise/disturbance/litter. Wild camping has increased in popularity in recent years, iconic spots like Seealpsee are having problems with numbers, so try and pick a less known spot.
Weather:
Maps:
  • Switzerland Mobility. Detailed map showing all official routes for hiking/biking/skating…. With lots of short and long suggested routes. If you sign up for the (paid) Pro version then you can plan routes on the map with detailed height information and pretty good time estimates. for example.
  • map.geo.admin.ch (mobile app - Swisstopo). The official govt map is amazing. Quick to load and use on desktop or mobile. You can toggle useful overlays like hiking paths (in some ways better than Mobility above as the levels are shown and the contrast makes it much clearer), and just about anything else from geological features to ski runs, you can even switch to historic versions of the map going back to the mid 1800s and watch the country grow. It will even convert any section you like to PDF for easy saving and printing. All for free.
  • When actually out and about I tend to use Maps.me on my phone which has rather good coverage of the footpath system and addresses/businesses. That said it does have some big gaps in some areas. I wouldn’t use it for advanced routes, but to check my position and where a certain side path might take me it is mostly very useful. The directions feature sometimes gives good advice and sometimes decides that a perfectly good bit of path can’t be used and that you should take a 3 hour detour. The time calculator does not take height change into account, so do not trust that either.
Internet - culture
Books
  • Swiss Watching - Diccon Bewes (2010). Switzerland seen through British eyes. A very readable and enjoyable introduction to the history, people, politics and areas of the country by someone who has lived there for years. Ideal reading as a traveller. There are some over generalisations but given the scope and size it mostly does a good job. If you read anything about Switzerland make it this. He also has a Google-talk video which is basically a condensed version of the book
  • Slow train to Switzerland - Diccon Bewes (2013). The author retraces the first Thomas Cook tour of Switzerland and shows how much has changed since then and by the rise of trains and tourism. A very interesting read for the history and travel ideas.
  • Around Switzerland in 80 Maps - Diccon Bewes (2015).Yet another Diccon book, though this is much more history and culture than travel based. At a large 33x23cm it isn’t travel friendly either, but it is beautifully done with a range of well reproduced images and interesting information. It is accessible and interesting to everyone, but I would say this book is most enjoyable to those who already know the Swiss landscape, history and culture to some extent already. The TedX talk that he does on the subject is rather good.
  • The Bergli publisher, which Diccon is part of, have quite a few light hearted books about Swiss culture and Switzerland.
  • How the English Made the Alps - Jim Ring (2000). A history of how the development of tourism, climbing, and winter sports played a major role in the development of the Alps. Not just Switzerland, but it is a major focus of the book.
  • A Tramp Abroad - Mark Twain (1880). FREE EBOOK. Satirical and absurd account of his travels in Europe. The Swiss part is often hilarious. As above is interesting to see just how much the country has changed since then. Several places such as Weggis-Rigi and Zermatt-Riffelberg have Theme walks in the approximate places where he walked himself. A tramp in this sense is to walk, not the homeless person as most people other than the Kiwis might assume.
  • Sherlock Holmes - The Final Problem - Arthur Conan Doyle (1893). FREE EBOOK. A quick and easy read of Holmes' "final" adventure ending at the Reichenbach falls by Meiringen. He oversells the waterfall somewhat though I must say.
  • The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann (1924). Inspired by and set in a Davos mountain health retreat. No comment as have yet to read it.
  • Heidi - Johanna Spyri (1881). FREE EBOOK. The classic kids book which seems to be something of cliché and sales-device these days (for a start you can visit a fake Heidi house in Heidi village). It is only partly happy alpine adventures, and often rather painfully moralistic. Read until she is put on a train to Frankfurt and that should be enough.
  • William Tell - Friedrich Schiller (1804). FREE EBOOK. Performed every year in Interlaken amongst other places. Frankly it is really blood boring - the whole thing can be summed up that the Swiss are good christian brothers, and the Austrians are utter wankers.
  • Bill Bryson passes through in his 1991 book “Neither here nor there”. While still mostly a good read, being almost 30 years old the info is rather outdated in parts. The country has become much more lively since then for a start.
  • La Place de la Concorde Suisse - John McPhee (1984). A very out-dated but in some ways interesting read looking at Swiss military thinking and culture back in the 80s. The attitudes and situation are very different now over 30 years later. This is only really worth it if you really want to learn about that bit of Swiss history. It also commits the cardinal sin of having numerous bits of French scattered about the book but with no translation provided, which is really bloody annoying.
If your German is good then:
  • Von Casanova bis Churchill - Barbara Piatti (2016). A series of articles about famous visitors to Switzerland.
  • The publisher Emons does local Krimis. If you like a nice murder or two to go with your hiking spots. The quality is good enough but the writing is not going to win any literature awards.
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MAME 0.223

MAME 0.223

MAME 0.223 has finally arrived, and what a release it is – there’s definitely something for everyone! Starting with some of the more esoteric additions, Linus Åkesson’s AVR-based hardware chiptune project and Power Ninja Action Challenge demos are now supported. These demos use minimal hardware to generate sound and/or video, relying on precise CPU timings to work. With this release, every hand-held LCD game from Nintendo’s Game & Watch and related lines is supported in MAME, with Donkey Kong Hockey bringing up the rear. Also of note is the Bassmate Computer fishing aid, made by Nintendo and marketed by Telko and other companies, which is clearly based on the dual-screen Game & Watch design. The steady stream of TV games hasn’t stopped, with a number of French releases from Conny/VideoJet among this month’s batch.
For the first time ever, games running on the Barcrest MPU4 video system are emulated well enough to be playable. Titles that are now working include several games based on the popular British TV game show The Crystal Maze, Adders and Ladders, The Mating Game, and Prize Tetris. In a clear win for MAME’s modular architecture, the breakthrough came through the discovery of a significant flaw in our Motorola MC6840 Programmable Timer Module emulation that was causing issues for the Fairlight CMI IIx synthesiser. In the same manner, the Busicom 141-PF desk calculator is now working, thanks to improvements made to Intel 4004 CPU emulation that came out of emulating the INTELLEC 4 development system and the prototype 4004-based controller board for Flicker pinball. The Busicom 141-PF is historically significant, being the first application of Intel’s first microprocessor.
Fans of classic vector arcade games are in for a treat this month. Former project coordinator Aaron Giles has contributed netlist-based sound emulation for thirteen Cinematronics vector games: Space War, Barrier, Star Hawk, Speed Freak, Star Castle, War of the Worlds, Sundance, Tail Gunner, Rip Off, Armor Attack, Warrior, Solar Quest and Boxing Bugs. This resolves long-standing issues with the previous simulation based on playing recorded samples. Colin Howell has also refined the sound emulation for Midway’s 280-ZZZAP and Gun Fight.
V.Smile joystick inputs are now working for all dumped cartridges, and with fixes for ROM bank selection the V.Smile Motion software is also usable. The accelerometer-based V.Smile Motion controller is not emulated, but the software can all be used with the standard V.Smile joystick controller. Another pair of systems with inputs that now work is the original Macintosh (128K/512K/512Ke) and Macintosh Plus. These systems’ keyboards are now fully emulated, including the separate numeric keypad available for the original Macintosh, the Macintosh Plus keyboard with integrated numeric keypad, and a few European ISO layout keyboards for the original Macintosh. There are still some emulation issues, but you can play Beyond Dark Castle with MAME’s Macintosh Plus emulation again.
In other home computer emulation news, MAME’s SAM Coupé driver now supports a number of peripherals that connect to the rear expansion port, a software list containing IRIX hard disk installations for SGI MIPS workstations has been added, and tape loading now works for the Specialist system (a DIY computer designed in the USSR).
Of course, there’s far more to enjoy, and you can read all about it in the whatsnew.txt file, or get the source and 64-bit Windows binary packages from the download page. (For brevity, promoted V.Smile software list entries and new Barcrest MPU4 clones made up from existing dumps have been omitted here.)

MAME Testers Bugs Fixed

New working machines

New working clones

Machines promoted to working

Clones promoted to working

New machines marked as NOT_WORKING

New clones marked as NOT_WORKING

New working software list additions

Software list items promoted to working

New NOT_WORKING software list additions

Merged pull requests

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[EU-DE] [H] GMK Sets [W] PayPal

Hi /mechmarket! I'm dissolving my GMK collection. Expect more sets for sale in the next few weeks.. Let's dive right in!
TIMESTAMP
Kit name Images GH GB link description availability price
GMK Stormtrooper (2016) https://imgur.com/a/4sV30VT https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=82240.0 base set. new, unused SOLD 80€
GMK SKIDATA+ R1 (2015) https://imgur.com/a/sJjbWz7 https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=76521.0 base set + color pack. A few days very light use, no discernible shine SOLD 160€
GMK Terminal R1 (2017) https://imgur.com/a/uRkaQrr https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85838.0 base set + AE spacebars. new and unused. Tray included. SOLD 130€
GMK [Year Of The] Monkey (2016) https://imgur.com/a/GuNFUNW https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=79061.0 Base set. New and unused SOLD 85€
GMK Classic Retro (2016) https://imgur.com/a/WwR3efo https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=80942.0 Base set, 1800 and ISO kit. Never used, no shine. Has R5 bottom row SOLD 135€
GMK 9009 R1 (2016) https://imgur.com/a/bw9aRCR https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=80434.0 A few weeks light use. Mild shine on 6.25u spacebar. Shiny Ctrl/Alt. SOLD 130€
OG Skidata https://imgur.com/a/9RQXm6c - Overall good condition, little shine but some keys are badly scratched and the pad-printed legends are faded. SOLD 40€
~WeyTec HK2000B Set https://imgur.com/a/9SfxoDo - Overall very good condition. Light shine on alphas. Extra spacebar included (not pictured). SOLD 110€
GMK rando set https://imgur.com/a/JKWPXpn - Rando set from an industrial board. SOLD 30€
OG Desko Set https://imgur.com/a/JO6dqjC - Great condition, visible shine only on return key and spacebar. SOLD 100€
GMK HADapter + HADditionals https://imgur.com/a/W2sblKf https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=82845.0 New and unused. SOLD 30€
Shipping details:
Germany EU World
5€ 10€ 15€
I will work with you to find the right packing/shipping option.
Please PM me for questions, details, more pictures or whatever. Cheers!
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Black Lives Matter: A Statement and Resources

TW: violence, racism, death. Links included may use graphic images or videos.
“I can’t breathe.”
Eight minutes and forty six seconds.
The death of yet another unarmed Black man.
In the last week, a lot has happened.
On the 25th of May 2020, George Floyd died in custody, as a police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes and forty six seconds. Three other officers did not stop it. He begged for his life. And still, he died, as people filmed it and pleaded for the officer to stop.
Since then, there have been extensive peaceful protests, including internationally. There has been graphic, violent police brutality against civilians. The free press has been harassed, arrested, and seriously hurt by the police. There has been an utter lack of meaningful response from government leadership amid threats of more violence and apathy towards the plight of Black Americans.
This is not new.
This is the continuation of racist policies, profound and enduring police brutality, and systemic failures of a justice system specifically built to disenfranchise, hurt, and alienate the Black and Brown communities to the core. This is a system that has deep and painful roots in America, and now, it’s spilling out.
These are dark times. People are scared, people are hurting, people are isolated and confused about what to do, about how they can help the people who are suffering the most.
Silence is not an option.
We recognise that we, as moderators, can do little. We discussed a black out but we don’t feel that the impact would be meaningful, and we’re not equipped to speak at length on this issue. Our subreddit is here for support, for advice, for sharing stories. But we can point you to places where you, our community, can help.
Policy note and why are we doing this:
We are also clarifying our rule on political commentary and making it clear where we stand as a mod team on this issue. We recognise that for many, these events will become a matter of conflict within their immediate and extended family, especially those who are PoC. We recognise that they may feel isolated, and need more support than ever. We welcome them. People of colour use this space, and need to know their voices will be heard.
We are sharing this because silence is compliance. If we do not speak up now, we are a part of the problem. By offering this up as a resource, we hope to direct some of these deep and difficult emotions on the subject into productive and helpful acts - donation, education, and reformation.
Further to that, we do not allow ‘All Lives Matter’ here. We don’t allow ‘Blue Lives Matter’. These are attempts to derail from the issue at hand and it’s a bad faith attempt to use the ever popular trick of ‘but-what-about-ism’ to distract from the actual issue in the room. ‘All Lives Matter’ doesn’t mean shit until Black Lives Matter.
It is a fact. We are not here to debate. It is not up for discussion. We will not allow arguing over derailing politics, semantic rows, or ‘but what if!’ comments. ‘All Lives Matter’ or ‘Blue Lives Matter’ defenses have no place in JNMIL or in JNSO. If you feel like you need to say that, make like a tree and get the fuck out of here. That has no home in this subreddit, and we will ban you. No appeals.
If you don’t understand what the Black Lives Matter movement is, and why it’s important to focus on it, you can read more here.
We’re leaving comments open for people to share any resources, places to donate etc. We also encourage people to share their own experiences.
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Best A-book(non binary option) brokers for non-USA. citizens?

Hi, Im a beginner on trading and I want a good non-binary option broker to start my career with. Because binary option seem too much like gambling(espicially Iq option) to me so I am avoiding it(for now), the problem is that im not a USA nor EU citizen, so any recommendation? thanks!
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MAME 0.223

MAME 0.223

MAME 0.223 has finally arrived, and what a release it is – there’s definitely something for everyone! Starting with some of the more esoteric additions, Linus Åkesson’s AVR-based hardware chiptune project and Power Ninja Action Challenge demos are now supported. These demos use minimal hardware to generate sound and/or video, relying on precise CPU timings to work. With this release, every hand-held LCD game from Nintendo’s Game & Watch and related lines is supported in MAME, with Donkey Kong Hockey bringing up the rear. Also of note is the Bassmate Computer fishing aid, made by Nintendo and marketed by Telko and other companies, which is clearly based on the dual-screen Game & Watch design. The steady stream of TV games hasn’t stopped, with a number of French releases from Conny/VideoJet among this month’s batch.
For the first time ever, games running on the Barcrest MPU4 video system are emulated well enough to be playable. Titles that are now working include several games based on the popular British TV game show The Crystal Maze, Adders and Ladders, The Mating Game, and Prize Tetris. In a clear win for MAME’s modular architecture, the breakthrough came through the discovery of a significant flaw in our Motorola MC6840 Programmable Timer Module emulation that was causing issues for the Fairlight CMI IIx synthesiser. In the same manner, the Busicom 141-PF desk calculator is now working, thanks to improvements made to Intel 4004 CPU emulation that came out of emulating the INTELLEC 4 development system and the prototype 4004-based controller board for Flicker pinball. The Busicom 141-PF is historically significant, being the first application of Intel’s first microprocessor.
Fans of classic vector arcade games are in for a treat this month. Former project coordinator Aaron Giles has contributed netlist-based sound emulation for thirteen Cinematronics vector games: Space War, Barrier, Star Hawk, Speed Freak, Star Castle, War of the Worlds, Sundance, Tail Gunner, Rip Off, Armor Attack, Warrior, Solar Quest and Boxing Bugs. This resolves long-standing issues with the previous simulation based on playing recorded samples. Colin Howell has also refined the sound emulation for Midway’s 280-ZZZAP and Gun Fight.
V.Smile joystick inputs are now working for all dumped cartridges, and with fixes for ROM bank selection the V.Smile Motion software is also usable. The accelerometer-based V.Smile Motion controller is not emulated, but the software can all be used with the standard V.Smile joystick controller. Another pair of systems with inputs that now work is the original Macintosh (128K/512K/512Ke) and Macintosh Plus. These systems’ keyboards are now fully emulated, including the separate numeric keypad available for the original Macintosh, the Macintosh Plus keyboard with integrated numeric keypad, and a few European ISO layout keyboards for the original Macintosh. There are still some emulation issues, but you can play Beyond Dark Castle with MAME’s Macintosh Plus emulation again.
In other home computer emulation news, MAME’s SAM Coupé driver now supports a number of peripherals that connect to the rear expansion port, a software list containing IRIX hard disk installations for SGI MIPS workstations has been added, and tape loading now works for the Specialist system (a DIY computer designed in the USSR).
Of course, there’s far more to enjoy, and you can read all about it in the whatsnew.txt file, or get the source and 64-bit Windows binary packages from the download page. (For brevity, promoted V.Smile software list entries and new Barcrest MPU4 clones made up from existing dumps have been omitted here.)

MAME Testers Bugs Fixed

New working machines

New working clones

Machines promoted to working

Clones promoted to working

New machines marked as NOT_WORKING

New clones marked as NOT_WORKING

New working software list additions

Software list items promoted to working

New NOT_WORKING software list additions

Merged pull requests

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A look back at the last 5 years of my career, with a focus on FIRE for the last 3 years

Graphs
http://imgur.com/gallery/wgXPCy5 (all numbers are in SEK, so split the numbers by 10 and you get a decent estimation in USD)

Intro
I found out about the FIRE movement about 3 years ago, and that is when I realized that I was spending way too much and saved way too little. So I tried changing that without losing out on how I want to live my life.
The below only focuses on my investment accounts, my house and it's value increase is not included here. The house is worth about 4,5 million SEK and we have a loan of just below 3 million SEK, but I prefer to keep that out of the equation since I don't plan on making house purchases for profit. Also it is easier to focus on saving my salary than to move my family around for a profit.
I am about 35 years old, I currently live in a suburb to Stockholm, Sweden and I work in IT in our office in the city center (although we have a very nice work from home policy which was in place even before Corona hit).

Taking care of the essentials
The first step in this was to realize that I was getting screwed over by my previous employer (who would've guessed?). I had a "tjänstepension" (pension paid by the employer) of zero which in reality was costing me about 1800 SEK per month. On top of that I didn't really get any raises either, so although I was making a decent IT salary (40 000 SEK per month) I started looking for another job.
I was lucky and found a job that payed a lot more, but on top of that had great benefits ("tjänstepension", private health care, 80% top up on paternity leave, a yearly bonus of 10%, lunch vouchers and the option to either get a car or the equivalent amount of cash on top of my salary). So I really increased my already good salary with about 50%, which of course was amazing. Fun fact is that I was running around with a big grin on my face, in my underwear, when they called me to present me with the offer. And the offer was even higher than what I asked for...

Increased savings rate
With the higher salary started with looking at the salary I was getting vs before and decided that I don't really need all of that extra money. So I decided to start off with "löneväxla" 4400 SEK per month to my "tjänstepension" account. That meant that I will not pay tax on that money today, but I will pay pension tax on it once I withdraw it (which is lower than the salary tax) but the money is locked until I retire. Also my employer tops up that amount with 6% meaning that I get 4664 SEK put aside for my future pension on my investment pension account, where I can invest the money myself just like I want to (focusing on index funds).
I also checked the bonus payout and saw that, and please correct me if I am wrong, we pay 54% tax on one time payouts in Sweden. So I changed that as well so that it goes straight in to my "tjänstepensionskonto". That amounts to about 50 000 SEK per year that goes in to the account as well.
On top of this I started saving 7500 SEK per month of my paid out salary, this since I might need money sometime and then it is great to not have that money locked up until I am 55...
So in total I reached a savings rate of, and this is kind of exaggerated since I have not yet paid tax on the pension money, 30%. Which I felt was totally fine since it still allowed me to travel, eat what I want, have a kid or two and have the quality of life that I wanted.
The above excludes any savings made for the house, that is separate from all of this.

Hey old man, do you know that you are a few years above 30 now?
So it happens, you meet the woman of your life and one day you get pregnant. Amazing and super fun, but the economic side takes a hit. But who cares, really? In November 2018 my daughter was born and I decided to focus more on taking some time off than to work in 2019. On top of that we sold my apartment and bought a house (which you can see in August 2019).
I am however lucky that my employer tops up my paternity leave up to 80% of my salary, and I get to keep all benefits while on leave, so it isn't a big hit on my income. Also, having a kid is something that makes cheap stuff like going to the playground fun while drinking beer in pubs, eating in restaurants and travelling... well, impossible considering that we do not have a babysitter or any relatives near us... So that is money saved as well!
Looking at what I saved into the accounts during 2019 I had a savings rate of about 5%, although if we add the money I invested in my house I had a savings rate of 20,1%. And that really is amazing considering that I was on paternity leave about 25% of the year...
During 2020 I have started with taking paternity days for all of March-May as well (ain't Sweden's paternity laws amazing?) and on top of that... I have about 40 days off left to take out as well. So I hope to be able to spend even more time with our daughter this summer, eat ice cream and enjoy life while maintaining a positive savings rate.

Looking forward
Since I have only been focusing on saving for about 3 years I can't say anything for certain, especially since having a kid and buying a house is a big bump in the graphs, but if we look at this years savings rate I am somewhere around 20-30% which I hope to be able to stay around. If I do that I would have about 9-12 million SEK year 2040 (pre pension taxes) which would put me in a nice spot for FIRE here. Also, this excludes my house and any possibility of making money there, so I will have a place to live also if all goes well. On top of this we have the state pension as well, but I am unsure if there will be any state pension left once I retire so I just keep that as a nice bonus if I ever get to take part of it.
2040 is a target date, however nothing I desperately need to reach. It will probably end up with me working a few more years at least, but at least I will have the "fuck you" money I need to stop working whenever I want to.

Final words
I did write this as a summary for myself since I want to know approximately where I am and how I am doing, but I am actually shocked at how well things seems to be going. I have averaged about 17 000 SEK per month in 2018 and so far about 18 000 SEK per month this year. I am not sure if I have made some errors calculating this, since the numbers look ridiculously good, but looking at random months in my investment accounts it all seems to add up.
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