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2020.06.10 01:10 skaailet Error When Writing to SQL Table

Im getting an the Windos error [WinError 10061] when trying to run a scriptthis ih the script
from pylogix import PLC import sys sys.path.append('..') import time import pymysql with PLC() as comm: comm.IPAddress = '172.21.12.10' comm.ProcessorSlot = 0 ret = comm.GetPLCTime() print( "Fecha y Hora de Registro Revision Fallas", ret.Value) time.sleep(1) Estacion = "D2R_030" print("Connecting To Database") connection = pymysql.connect(host='X', user='X', password='X', db='Python_PLC') cursor = connection.cursor() print("Connected") #------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ESTACION D2R_030 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------# print("INICIO DE REVISION ESTACION :" , Estacion) #ACTUADOR 1 ACTUADOR = comm.Read('D2R_030.Status.Act._1.WBypassed') ret = comm.GetPLCTime() Numero_Act_EnBypass = 0 if ACTUADOR.Value == True: Sensor = "ACTUADOR 1 WORK SENSOR EN BY PASS" Numero_Act_EnBypass= (Numero_Act_EnBypass+1) sql = "INSERT INTO 'PLC Actuadores' ('Id', 'IP', 'Date', 'Estacion', 'Tag', 'Value') VALUES (%s, %s, %s, %s, %s)" cursor.execute(sql,(comm.IPAddress, ret.Value, Estacion, ACTUADOR, Sensor)) plc_data = plc_data.append(temp_dict.copy(), ignore_index=True) plc_data.to_excel("Actuadores.xlsx", sheet_name='Result', index=False) print(Sensor) connection.commit() else: Sensor = "ACTUADOR 1 WORK OK" print(Sensor) comm._closeConnection connection.close() print("Terminado") 
and there is to errors
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\jsalass\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\pymysql\connections.py", line 581, in connect
sock = socket.create_connection(
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Python38-32\lib\socket.py", line 808, in create_connection
raise err
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Python38-32\lib\socket.py", line 796, in create_connection
sock.connect(sa)
ConnectionRefusedError: [WinError 10061] No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it
During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\jsalass\Desktop\Prueba SQL.py", line 23, in
connection = pymysql.connect(host='ACTWSLT01',
File "C:\Users\jsalass\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\pymysql\__init__.py", line 94, in Connect
return Connection(*args, **kwargs)
File "C:\Users\jsalass\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\pymysql\connections.py", line 325, in __init__
self.connect()
File "C:\Users\jsalass\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python38\site-packages\pymysql\connections.py", line 630, in connect
raise exc
pymysql.err.OperationalError: (2003, "Can't connect to MySQL server on 'ACTWSLT01' ([WinError 10061] No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it)")

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2020.05.27 09:19 suldags Kentaro Sakaguchi Master List

Hello there!
Here is a comprehensive Master List containing all of Kentaro Sakaguchi’s acting work in dramas, live action films, animated films, and stage plays. I have compiled these in hopes of gathering other international fans of Japanese cinema on this platform. The goal is for more people learn of Sakaguchi’s talent and join us in supporting his career.
Additionally, I have compiled CMs*, official interviews and some fun facts about Sakaguchi. Personal information will be limited to his birthday, blood type, and other generic facts. If you have anything to correct or add to this information, feel free to comment on this post! However, I urge people not to relay anything that may intrude on Sakaguchi’s privacy, like addresses, contact information, or anything too intrusive about his family. Let’s have fun while respecting personal boundaries. Thank you.
You may use this post as a guide to learning all about Kentaro Sakaguchi and his work. 😊
To follow:
\The way I understand it, CMs (Commercial Messages in Japan mean the same thing as CFs (Commercial Films in Korea. They both refer to promotional videos/short movies made as advertisements. CM = Japanese term; CF = Korean term.)* According to this user, "CM" means the music in "CFs" in Korea, but for this instance I will be using the term CM to denote ADVERTISEMENTS since it is the official term used on Kentaro's Talent Agency Profile.

ABOUT

Source: Tristone Entertainment Inc.

PUBLIC SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

FUN FACTS

FILMOGRAPHY

Official English titles are not the same as actual titles aka the direct translations from Japanese. I didn’t include those to avoid more confusion (e.g. for “My Little Sister” the actual title is “Seaside Diary”). However some of these have more than 1 accepted English title (see: “Color Me True”).
Titles will be listed from most to least recent. In the ABOUT column, links lead to EACH WORK’S corresponding page on the Official Website (OFFICIAL), AsianWiki (AW), MyDramaList (MDR), and/or IMDb. These links offer comprehensive descriptions, cast lists, ratings and reviews on each drama and film. They're a good place to start if you are interested in delving into the career and works of Kentaro Sakaguchi.
Here are my sources for his filmography. I cross-referenced every site to come up with the most accurate and updated list.

DRAMAS

TITLE (ENGLISH, ROMAJI & JAPANESE) ROLE ABOUT RELEASE DATE AND NETWORK
And, Live Soshite, Ikiru そして、生きる Kiyotaka Shimizu OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb From August 4, 2019 (WOWOW)
Innocence, Fight Against False Charges Inosensu: Enzai Bengoshi イノセンス~冤罪弁護士~ Taku Kurokawa OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb From January 19, 2019 (NTV)
Signal Shigunaru: Choki Mikaiketsu Jiken Sosahan シグナル 長期未解決事件捜査班 Kento Saegusa OFFICIAL / AW) / MDR / IMDb From April 10, 2018 (KTV)
Dr. Storks (Season 2) Kounodori 2 コウノドリ Ryo Shirakawa OFFICIAL / AW) / MDR / IMDb From October 13, 2017 (TBS)
I’m Sorry, I Love You Gomen, Aishiteru ごめん、愛してる Satoru Hyuga OFFICIAL / AW) / MDR / IMDb From July 9, 2017 (TBS)
Tokyo Tarareba Girls Tokyo Tarareba Musume 東京タラレバ娘 Key OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb From January 18, 2017 (NTV)
Sleepeeer Hit! Juhan Shuttai! 重版出来! Jun Koizumi OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb From April 12, 2016 (TBS)
Toto Nee-Chan: Fatherly Sister Toto Nee-chan とと姉ちゃん Takezo Hoshino OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb From April 4, 2016 (NHK)
Love That Makes You Cry Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naite Shimau いつかこの恋を思い出してきっと泣いてしまう Haruta Nakajo OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb From January 18, 2016 (Fuji TV)
Dr. Storks (Season 1) Kounodori コウノドリ Ryo Shirakawa OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb From October 16, 2015 (TBS)
Yokokuhan: The Pain Yokokuhan−THE PAIN− 予告犯−THE PAIN− unnamed OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb From June 7, 2015 (WOWOW)

TV MOVIES/SPECIALS

TITLE (ENGLISH, ROMAJI & JAPANESE) ROLE ABOUT RELEASE DATE AND NETWORK
Signal (Working Title) Shigunaru シグナル Satoru Hyuga OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb 2021 (Fuji TV, KTV)
Tales of the Unusual Yo nimo kimyo na monogatari - Eiga no tokubetsuhen 世にも奇妙な物語 映画の特別編 Shikura Shinji OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb November 10, 2018 (Fuji TV)
Teacher Gappa Gappa Sensei がっぱ先生! Ryuji Saeki OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb September 23, 2016 (NTV)
Copycat Criminal Mohouhan 模倣犯 Koichi Amikawa (Peace) OFFICIAL / AW) / MDR / IMDb September 21-22, 2016 (TV Tokyo)
Mother, I’m Fine Okaasan, Ore wa Daijobu 母さん、俺は大丈夫 Toru Kuroki OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb August 22, 2015 (NTV)

LIVE ACTION FILMS

TITLE (ENGLISH, ROMAJI & JAPANESE) ROLE ABOUT RELEASE DATE AND DISTRIBUTOR
Signal The Movie Gekijoban Signal: Choki Mikaiketsu Jiken Sosahan 劇場版 シグナル 長期未解決事件捜査班 Kento Saegusa OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb 2021 (Toho)
Mask Ward Kamen Byoto 仮面病棟 Shugo Hayami OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb March 6, 2020 (Warner Bros. Japan)
And, Live the Movie (a condensed edit of the full drama series plus unreleased scenes) Gekijouban Soshite, Ikiru 劇場版 そして、生きる Shimizu Kiyotaka OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb September 27, 2019 (WOWOW)
Brave Father Online: Our Story of Final Fantasy XIV Final Fantasy XIV: Hikari no Otousan 劇場版 ファイナルファンタジーXIV 光のお父さん Akio Iwamoto OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb June 21, 2019 (Gaga Corporation)
The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps Ningyo no Nemuru Ie 人魚の眠る家 Yuya Hoshino OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb November 16, 2018 (Shochiku)
Color Me True/Tonight, At Romance TheateTonight, At the Movies Konya, Romance Gekijou de 今夜、ロマンス劇場で Kenji Makino OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb February 10, 2018 (Warner Bros. Japan)
Narratage Narataju ナラタージュ Reiji Ono OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb October 7, 2017 (Toho, Asmik Ace Entertainment)
The 100th Love with You Kimi to 100 Kaime no Koi 君と100回目の恋 Riku Hasegawa OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb February 4, 2017 (Asmik Ace Entertainment)
Golden Orchestra! Oke Rojin! オケ老人! Sakashita-kun OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb November 11, 2016 (Phantom Film)
64: Part 2 64 Rokuyon Kohen 64 ロクヨン 後編 Teshima OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb June 11, 2016 (Toho)
The Kodai Family Kodaike no Hitobito 高台家の人々 Kohei Kishimoto OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb June 4, 2016 (Toho)
64: Part 1 64 Rokuyon Zenpen 64 ロクヨン 前編 Teshima OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb May 7, 2016 (Toho)
The Inerasable Zange - Sunde wa Ikenai Heya - 残穢-住んではいけない部屋- Tetsuo Misawa OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb January 30, 2016 (Shochiku)
My Love Story!! Ore Monogatari!! 俺物語!! Makoto Sunakawa OFFICIAL / AW) / MDR / IMDb October 31, 2015 (Toho)
No Longer Heroine / Heroine Disqualified Hiroin Shikkaku ヒロイン失格 Kosuke Hiromitsu OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb September 19, 2015 (Warner Bros. Japan)
At Home At Home At Home アットホーム Jun Moriyama OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb August 22, 2015 (Phantom Film / Katsu-do)
Our Little Sister Umimachi Diary 海街diary Fujii Tomoaki OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb June 13, 2015 (Toho, Gaga Corporation)
Prophecy Yokokuhan 予告犯 Manabu Ichikawa OFFICIAL / AW) / MDR / IMDb June 6, 2015 (Toho)
Her Granddaughter Otoko no Isshou 娚の一生 Shinobu Dozono OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb February 14, 2015 (Showgate)
Shanti Days 365 Days, Happy Breath Shanti Deizu 365 Nichi, Shiawasena Kokyu シャンティ・デイズ 365日、幸せな呼吸 Shun OFFICIAL / AW / MDR / IMDb October 25, 2014 (Suurkiitos)

ANIMATED FILMS

TITLE (ENGLISH, ROMAJI & JAPANESE) ROLE ABOUT RELEASE DATE AND STUDIO
Dragon Quest: Your Story Doragon Kuesuto Yua Sutōrī ドラゴンクエスト ユア・ストーリー Henry OFFICIAL / IMDb August 2, 2019 (List)
Modest Heroes Chiisana eiyû: Kani to tamago to tômei ningen ちいさな英雄-カニとタマゴと透明人間- Papa (segment "Samurai eggu") / Isha (segment "Samurai eggu") OFFICIAL / IMDb August 24, 2018 (Studio Ponoc)

STAGE PLAYS

TITLE ROLE ABOUT DATE AND LOCATION
As You Like Orlando OFFICIAL (Watch a bit of it here!) From July 2019 Tokyo Art Theater, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Playhouse
Seagull OFFICIAL / TOKYO MET From October 2016 Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Playhouse

CMs

This is the list provided by Tristone, however it is incomplete. All these and more compiled HERE.

INTERVIEWS

Most of these are official interviews from publications. Unofficial scans and translations will be marked with *.
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2020.05.06 23:13 KenpachigoRuffy A guide on foreign accounts : declaring - taxes - tax return

As we can start filling out our tax returns of 2020, I wanted to make sure that everybody is aware about all the formality's you need to do when having foreign accounts. Most of below information is focused on DeGiro (most used broker in this community). But everything is off course also applicable to other foreign accounts. This information was spread through the subreddit, so I decided to compile it in one post.
Feel free to provide feedback !

Foreign accounts needs to be declared

The Belgian government requires you to declare foreign income and accounts holding your money or securities. These accounts can be held at a bank, a credit, savings or exchange institution. So not only bank accounts. https://financien.belgium.be/nl/buitenlandse-rekeningen#q3. So even if you only have money in the monetary fund of DeGiro (and no securities), you need to declare your account.
TIP: Save the confirmation page. Or make a screenshot. Or print to PDF. Because you do not get a confirmation mail nor can you review which accounts you have submitted. You can only request an overview by mail (possibly also e-mail, to be confirmed).

When do you need to declare them

You need to declare the foreign accounts before the tax return following the year that you made the account. So if you made an account with DeGiro in 2019, you need to declare the account before you submit your tax return of 2020 (which is about the fiscal year of 2019).

How to declare them ?

You have to declare them with the Belgian national Bank. Procedure for E-ID and Google Chrome (Internet explorer might also work):

  1. Take your E-card reader and Belgium ID
  2. Insert you ID in the E-card reader
  3. Optional: install and open the eID viewer app from the Belgium government. I do this this to confirm that the card reader is working. It should display your picture and details
  4. Click on this link: https://cappcc.nbb.be/my.policy
  5. Click on your name on the pop up window to select the certificate
  6. Enter your ID pin code
  7. Click on the before last link ("Belastingplichtige : klik hier") to declare an account for yourself or click on the last link to declare an account for somebody else ("Lasthebber voor deze opdracht (boekhouder, fiduciaire, ...) : klik hier")
  8. Click the blue arrow ("volgende" = "next)
  9. Click the blue button with black text "een rekening toevoegen"
  10. Fill in the details of your account
  11. 3a = account number or user ID / username
  12. 3b = name of broker or bank
  13. 3d = country where the account has been opened
  14. 3e = oldest year when you opened the account
  15. 3f = date when you closed the account (if you already closed the account in the meanwhile)
  16. 3g = oldest year when the earning of your kids where added to the parents earnings
  17. 3c = BIC code
  18. 3c (last lines) = adress
  19. Street and number
  20. Postal code and place
  21. Province/State/region
  22. Country
  23. Hit blue "OK" button
  24. Last step is to select the language you want to use (if they contact you?) + confirm everything
Degiro Example (I checked myself with Degiro)
  1. 3a = account number or user ID / username
    1. 3b = DEGIRO B.V.
    2. 3d = Nederland
    3. 3e = oldest year when you opened the account
    4. 3f = date when you closed the account (if you already closed the account in the meanwhile)
    5. 3g = oldest year when the earning of your kids where added to the parents earnings
    6. 3c = Not applicable
    7. 3c (last lines) = adress
      1. Amstelplein 1, Rembrandt Tower - 9th Floor
      2. 1096 HA Amsterdam
      3. Noord-Holland
      4. Nederland
Lynx example
https://www.lynx.be/service/aangifte-cap/

You also need to mention your foreign account in your tax return each year

Although the Belgian government already knows that you have a foreign account. You need to remind them every year! In field XIII (13) of your tax return, you have to mention if you or anybody in your family has a foreign account (spouse, kids, or the partner with which you have declared living together with). Or if you are the manager of an account from a non profit association (investment clubs for example).
You have to check mark field 1075. You have to mention the name of the account owner, the country of the financial institution and if you have registered it with the national bank (which you should have done already, as mentioned above). It's quite simple and straightforward.

You need to mention if you had more then one investment account in 2019 in your tax return

The government wants to know if you had multiple investment accounts. So they can check if you need to pay the (illegal deemed) taxes of 0,15% on your investment portfolio from Jan 2019 to Sep 2019. The tax is only applicable if your the combined value of your portfolio exceeds 500K. These taxes have been deemed illegal in September 2019. But you still needed to pay them for the period of Jan to Sep 2019.
All accounts are taken into consideration, both Belgian and foreign ones. The reporting obligation is not linked to the value of your accounts. It's only linked to how many accounts you have.
You can have 1€ on 10 accounts and still need to declare it (10€ total). You can have only 1 account with 1M€ and you do not need to declare it. Banks/broker should take care when you already have more than 500k€ with them.
You have to check mark XIII e if you have more then 1 investment count as mentioned in this law)#Art.151) article 152-1-a.

Source 1
Source 2
https://www.bolero.be/nl/lp/wat-houdt-de-effectentaks-in

Did your broker pay the tax on stock transactions?

Please check if your broker pays the Belgian tax on stock transactions. Most (Belgian) brokers automatically do this. Lynx and DeGiro also do this (remark: you can opt out on DeGiro but I would not recommend this).
Check your transaction history in your account and look for "Transaction tax" / "Transactiebelasting". If they do not withhold this tax, you have to pay it yourself to the government within 1 month's time or you can get a hefty fine. Take a look at this post for more details.
https://financien.belgium.be/nl/experten_partners/investeerders/taks-op-beursverrichtingen#q4

Did your broker pay the withholding tax (dividend tax)?

In most countries, you have to pay withholding taxes. These are the taxes paid on dividends.
For shares of a company from Belgium
The company issuing the dividends should pay the dividend taxes. These are called source withholding taxes. For most companies in Belgium, the rate of dividend tax is 30%. There is a reduced rate of15% for Belgian REIT company's who specialize in care property's. Currently, there are only two: Care Property Invest & Aedifica.
For example, if Delhaize would pay a gross dividend of 1 euro, they will pay 0,3 euro taxes to the Belgium Government. You do not have to declare these dividends anymore because the taxes are already paid. However, first 800 euro's in dividends are tax free. So you ask back the taxes you paid. More about this can be found below.

For shares of of a company from outside of Belgium
Yet again, the company issuing the dividends should pay the dividend taxes. These are called source withholding taxes. HOWEVER, these are the source withholding taxes for that particular country that the company is located. These are not the taxes you have to pay to Belgium government. For example, if Apple would pay a gross dividend of 1 euro, they will pay 0,3 euro taxes to the US Government. You will get 0,7 euro. On this 0,7 euro, you still have to pay Belgium withholding taxes of 30%. You have to declare this in your personal taxes. You have to fill in the 0,7 euro in tax box 1444 / 2444.

The first 800 euro of dividends are tax free! (with one big remark)
One big remark - Only for shares of individual companies
Thanks for u/G_Shark for pointing this out in this post:
You can ONLY recuperate that amount from tax paid on dividends you receive from shares of individual companies and NOT from funds, ETF's, bonds....

Tax treaties to prevent double taxation
Belgium has tax treaty's with a lot of countries so that you do not pay two times source withholding tax.
https://www.test-aankoop.be/invest/fiscaliteit-en-wetgeving/belastingheffing/news/2019/06/fiscus-belegging-belastingaangifte-codes
https://www.test-aankoop.be/invest/fiscaliteit-en-wetgeving/belastingheffing/dossiers/belasting-van-buitenlandse-dividenden

However, to claim it back yourself can be very difficult and costly. For the US, you have the W-8BEN form. To fill in this form, you need a ITIN number (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) which you have to request with a W-7 form from the US (6-7 weeks). Take a look at this Flemish guide.

DIVIDEND EXAMPLES:
In bold are the taxes which are already paid. In brackets are the taxes we should pay. Consequently, in brackets we can also see the leftover dividend we should get when taxes are paid.

Example 1
Company Gross dividend (euro) Foreign source withholding tax (euro) Belgium source withholding tax (euro) Leftover dividend
Coca Cola 100 30 0 (21) 70 (49)
Apple 100 30 0 (21) 70 (49)
Bpost 100 0 30 70
KBC 100 0 30 70
Proximus 100 0 30 70

In this example we received 140 euro of foreign dividends and 300 euro of Belgium dividends (of which we already paid 90 euro taxes). This is below the 800 euro limit of tax free dividends. This means we do not declare the foreign taxes that we normally should pay (2 x 21 euro). And we ask back for the 90 euro of Belgium taxes we paid by filling box 1437/2437 in our personal taxes.

Example 2
Company Gross dividend (euro) Foreigns source withholding tax (euro) Belgium source witholding tax (euro) Leftover dividend
Bpost 1000 0 300 700
KBC 100 0 30 70
Proximus 100 0 30 70

In this example we received 1200 euro of Belgium dividends and paid 360 of taxes. We can claim back up to 240 euro of taxes (800x30%) by filling box 1437/2437 in our personal taxes.

Example 3
Company Gross dividend (euro) Foreigns source withholding tax (euro) Belgium source witholding tax (euro) Leftover dividend
Coca cola 10000 3000 0 (2100) 7000 (4900)

In this example we received 10000 euro of foreign dividends. The 3000 euro of taxes are already paid by the issuer to the US government (domicile of Coca Cola). We receive 7000 euro on which we should pay another 30% of Belgium taxes (7000 x 30% = 2100). We have not paid these taxes yet so we have to declare them in tax box 1444 / 2444.
We can subtract the tax free amount: 7000-800= 6200 euro to be filled in.

Sources:
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2020.04.27 19:05 hridoyahmed9 Psychic Numbers - What on Earth Are They?

Psychic Numbers - What on Earth Are They?

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Your Psychic Number springs from adding the digits of the date of birth together. Your Psychic Number will say much about your sensory self. It will also tell you much about your inner self and how you perceive the Universe. The numero de voyante features a positive correlation to aspects of your life like sensual desire, emotional relationships, and your inner drive. Focusing on the message of your Psychic Number can help to align the conscious intent with the subconscious drive.
There are many different types of numerology. If you are interested in finding psychic numbers, then you are practicing Vedic Numerology.
You may be familiar with your "Day of Birth Number" and your "Life Path Number". In Vedic numerology, these correspond to "psychic numbers" and "destiny numbers".
Psychic numbers are the day an individual was born, reduced to a single digit. Destination numbers consist of the full date of birth: the day, month, and year, all added together and then reduced to a single digit.

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That is the difference between the psychic numbers and the birthday numbers. In the system you may be used to, the number of the day of birth is not reduced. You wear whatever your day is, from 1 to 31, and, using the appropriate benchmark work, discover your traits and trends.
For numero de voyante (psychic numbers), you add the number of the date of birth. So if you were born on the 21st of the month, your psychic number will be 3.
Once you determine your psychic number and your target number, you need to learn how to interpret those numbers. The psychic number is what defines his character and dominates his life until he is 35 years old. After that, your destination number takes over.
However, with Vedic Numerology, there is one thing to remember when figuring out what your Psychic number is. In this type of numerology, the day does not start at midnight, but at dawn. So if you were born at 1 am on the 5th of a certain month ... in the Western calendar ... you were actually born on the 4th of each month, according to his calculations. It is important to know what time you were born!
There are many sites on the web that present the trends and traits of each psychic number and each target number, and of course, there are also several books written on the subject.
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2020.03.06 17:07 BlancheFromage On the "cults of human potential"

The author here is clearly referring to a specific cult which we have discussed before here, but to respect his obvious decision to not identify that cult specifically, I'll just say that it's the cult whose most prominent members are the star of the movie Top Gun and the star of the movie Saturday Night Fever.
And the town mentioned, the one that's close to the Soboba Indian Reservation, is also the site of one of the US' largest earthworks projects! TIL! Actually, I already knew that - I used to take the kids out there to their excellent museum of the fossilized mammoth (or is it a mastodon? I always get those mixed up) and giant ground sloths and other extinct megafauna they found in the excavation.
Understanding Codependence as "Soft-Core" Cult Dynamics... ...and Cult Dynamics as "Hard-Core" Codependence
That reminds me - I think we're going to have to discuss the Ikeda cult's fascination with "soft power" a while back (do they still talk about that, I wonder?) and the fact that the Ikeda cult is all "hard power" authoritarianism, but another post.
My two theses here are that 1) cults of personality are little other than large networks of what can range up to an extreme form of codependency, and 2) that understanding the operational dynamics of cults can be highly useful to sponsors and sponsees in Co-Dependents Anonymous, as well as to treatment professionals. One paradigm informs the other in both cases.
I grew up in Hollywood. It's no surprise to me that several large cults of human potential have flourished in soil pre-treated to ardent belief in (excessive) self esteem, black and white / all-or-nothing thinking, obsession with achievement and fame, and submission to dominating authority. Observed through the lens of those four concepts (aka: perfectionism, eitheor dichotomism, narcissism and authoritarianism), the attachment and devotion to what some might call a self-destructive degree of co-dependence near the Soboba Indian Reservation close to San Jacinto, California (described in recent articles in the Los Angeles Times and The New Yorker magazine) may make a lot more sense.
While the Ikeda cult hasn't attained anywhere near the level of celebrity adherents, notoriety, or degree of brand recognition that other cult has, the same factors apply.
We may never really know what all it was that the founder of Hollywood's largest cult had been exposed to that empowered his seemingly messianic (and megalomanic?) quest. Read those who deconstructed the individual, family-of-origin and group dynamics of the National Socialist, Red Chinese and North Korean "thought reform" techniques that made Hitler's, Mao's and Kim's (as well as Sun Myung Moon's) cults of personality possible. (Erich Fromm, Eric Hoffer, Robert J. Lifton, Edgar Schein, Margaret Thaler, Michael Langone, et al, are listed below).
In so doing, it may be evident that the founder of Hollywood's Cult numero uno (who finally expired in a trailer in a tiny village in north San Luis Obispo County) had access to -- as well as a considerable grasp of -- them. And that, at least in the last half century, he was only one of several who may have gotten his or her guru chops from the folks who produced the grisly spectacles of 1933 to 1953.
Let's not forget the structure, behavior, and effects of the Japanese Imperial war effort during the Pacific War. I don't fault the authors - they have a very specific focus, and our focus is sourced halfway across the globe.
"Over time, I learned that I could escape the awful feelings of being an incompetent, shameful, guilty, submissive little fool by finding someone else in the cult to dominate, embarrass, belittle, humiliate and demoralize so that I could feel competent, capable and prideful. I learned to do whatever it took to please my dominators, including channeling their domination of me onto other little fools."
Welcome to the world of SGI leadership! THIS is the draw for frustrated authoritarians; they can figure out what it takes to climb the organizational leadership ladder and then get a kind of status, social standing, and power that they haven't managed to earn "on the outside".
For me, anyway, the major shortcoming of many of the fine books out there on cults is that they often pay attention to all the drama but fail to connect all the dots.
We connect dots around here. ALL the dots.
Nor did they look into whether the top dogs of the era following the founders' deaths are less, equally or even more schooled in the methods of mind control described by those listed above nearly as deeply as Joel Kramer, Diana Alstad, Flo Conway, Jim Siegelman, Steven Hassan, Kathleen Taylor, Mark Galanter, Arthur Deikman and the redoubtable Charles Tart (on his concept of the "consensus trance").
BUT... I'll take a shot at some dot-connecting here. Because over the more than four decades since I first either fell down the well or at least drank some of the Cool Aid in several of these organizations, I was able to see from outside the paradigm, "box," "cage," "cave," "frame," "trap" or consensus trance what was going on inside with ever greater clarity. (In fact, it was a renown psychologist in Beverly Hills for whom I worked in the late 1970s -- who himself had a relatively benign, and far less dangerous, human potential cult going there -- who kicked me in the shins just hard enough to start my own, real growth process.) (But giving credit where it's really due, it was Jiddu Krishnamurti who first put the dots close enough together for me to get some real traction with them.)
Let's look at the four characteristics I have seen again and again among cult members, leaders and escapees, as well as ardent codependents:
1) Excessive "perfectionism" usually acquired earlier in life.
2) Black and white / all-or-nothing thinking; aka "dichotomism."
3) Blindly ambitious obsession with either achievement and fame or to compensate for earlier invalidation, devaluation, being ignored and/or functionally abandoned; aka "compensatory narcissism."
That sure sounds like an accurate description of Ikeda right there...
4) An unusual willingness submit to dominant authority to get the rewards of attention, validation and esteem from others; aka "authoritarianism."
"Oh, how I adored President Toda! I dream of him-and-only-him night and day! I devoted my whole life to President Toda, and it is only in service to his memory that I continue to courageously fight ceaselessly for WORLD DOMINATION HAHAHAHA!!"
I could have listed credulity, but elected not to do so because it is evident that while many co-dependents and cult members are highly credulous, many others are startlingly given to ardent skepticism; an almost knee-jerk questioning of and/or argument with those who promote propositions that they find dubious. Nevertheless, credulity and skepticism are worth understanding for those who want to comprehend the mentality of many co-dependents and cult members because it points to a particular form of dichotomism.
Neither do I see psychologic paranoia in the behaviors of all co-dependents or cult members. But I have observed it often enough to consider it a high-order correlate. Nor do I see Seligman's "learned helplessness" or Tangney & Dearing's (and Forward's) "toxic shame" in all co-dependents or cult members... but I do see them a lot.
I also see a lot of excessive internalizing (or taking too much responsibility) in both groups, but find some codependents and many cult members to be either externalizing (e.g.: blaming others) or alternatively (and excessively) internalizing and externalizing in a sort of flip-flop / ping-pong fashion. And I see a lot of Van der Kolk's "compulsion to repeat the trauma," but do not (or cannot) see it in enough people of either category to assert that it is universal in either co-dependents or cult members.
Someone was telling me about one of his SGI leaders, a longtime (decades long) member, who had such profound daddy issues that she only dated married men, despite claiming that she seeks marriage and children. And she's in her 50s...
Taking those four one at a time in the frame of their relevance to both cult membership and co-dependence:
Excessive Perfectionism
Too much of a good thing may not be.
Many (most?) of the co-dependents and virtually all of the cult members or former members I have known are (often covertly and/or unconsciously) perfectionistic to the point of at least occasional (if not chronic) obsession with saying and doing what they believe to be "correct," "right," "functional" and/or "appropriate."
Those are definitions of "orthodox", BTW.
Some came from backgrounds that predisposed them to achievement to meet parental expectations; perhaps because their parents were either high -- and proud -- (or low and shame-infected) achievers themselves. Others seem to have dots connecting their current perfectionism with early life experiences with parents who set them up to "try harder" by ignoring, invalidating, abandoning or otherwise devaluing them.
The worst cases, however, tended to have backgrounds with parents who gave paradoxical injunctions; parents who (overtly) said one thing and then (usually covertly) said or did the opposite so that the child was damned if he did and damned if he didn't follow the conflicting -- often overt here and covert there -- instructions. The typical combination of paradoxical injunctions was something like, "Do your best to get rewards from us," and "Do you really expect us to pay any attention?" The child of such parents is often set up (in the fashion of the classic "double-bind") to strive for enough achievement to finally get the attention and approval that still remains out of reach. And the adult child of such parents will often work him- or herself half to death to meet the expectations and requirements of the parental dynamics that remain normalized in the so-called "superego" between his or her ears. (Wickliff's excellent rundown of family dysfunction as a precursor to cult affiliation is more than germane here.)
We've already noted how SGI capitalizes on and exploits people from dysfunctional families:
SGI and Dysfunctional Families
SGI's Narcissistic Families
SGI similarities to abusive relationships - love bombing, manipulation, gas-lighting, and contempt
The manipulation of one's own, perfectionistic moral principles very easily induces (emotional) shame, guilt, remorse, regret and (cognitive) worry and morbid reflection in the minds of those already conditioned, socialized, habituated, accustomed, normalized and institutionalized to these affective) and cognitive states.
Conditioned, socialized, habituated and normalized by their early life experiences to seek approval by being "perfect," such people make terrific (and "highly co-dependent") employees for bosses and employers who care little or nothing about those who backs they climb over to make their own way to the top, regardless of what they say or the minimal (and occasional) rewards they provide to those in the state of anxious attachment. In moderate burnout (before they collapse from stress), they also make fine and dandy salesmen, supporters and slaves for covertly ruthless gurus.
See "I did the right thing by leaving, because I couldn't have 'tried harder' or 'chanted harder' or done 'more responsibilities' by the end - I was absolutely burnt out."
Dichotomism
If there is any one technique of manipulation that stands out for its ubiquity among those who succeed at politics via the building of massive cults of personality, it is all-or-nothing, this-way-or-that, all-good-or-all-bad, black and white thinking. Our culture conditions, socializes, habituates, normalizes and even institutionalizes polarized perception to such an extent throughout childhood that most of us cannot see that we think in terms of "either / or." Researchers estimate that only about five percent of us can be counted upon to regularly see outside the box, frame or paradigm of this possibility or that. Which makes it very easy for politicians, manipulative bosses and gurus to stipulate a choice between two ("obviously") "good" or "bad" opposites. Such stipulation forces the unconscious employee, party or cult member to limit his or her choice to those offered without noticing any others.
Most children are taught by virtually every authority they encounter to "follow the rules" and not to question those rules. The child's natural capacity to simply use his eyes, ears and other senses to tell what is from what is not with respect to anything fairly complex is dulled nearly to the point of extinction by the time he or she is six years old (see Cvencek, Greenwald & Meltzoff, and who knows how many others). From the point of view of the guru, this couldn't be any better. Because -- like any effective politician -- he will present his own explanations of and solutions for life's challenges in either / or terms that exclude all other possibilities.
Compensatory Narcissism
The very word "narcissism" has -- as the result of vernacular usage -- come to mean "too narcissistic for one's own good." The fact that a limited degree of narcissism is actually useful is obvious to those who watch infants set up a fuss to get picked up, fed and otherwise attended to when they are uncomfortable. And those frustrated, learned helpless children who were too often ignored or dismissed when they needed attention usually grow up to be fine candidates for those who understand how easily they can be manipulated by appealing to their healthy, but unmet, narcissistic needs.
Think about how this ties into that popular child-rearing advice to leave a baby screaming in his/her crib in an empty room with the door shut until s/he "learns" to go to sleep when put in the crib.
I am not speaking of the "classic," entitled narcissist who was "spoiled" by overly indulgent parents (though such people do make good cult fodder, as well). I am talking about the adult child of self-absorbed parents who did not get enough attention, and who grows up having collected all manner of ways to compensate for believing him- or herself to be "unwanted," "unnecessary" and "unimportant." Listen to any card-carrying co-dependent for ten minutes, and then tell me that those three words do not describe their unconscious self-concepts. One need only listen to a cult member for a fraction of that time to grasp how obsessed they are with being wanted, necessary, important and significant.
We've noted this before:
Cult members can't just be normal good people; they have to be moral titans, playing out grand heroic roles in an epic cosmic moral melodrama. Many members feel that their lives will be pointless and meaningless if they don't play such grand roles in life — to live an ordinary life and be a normal good person is "merely meaningless, pointless, existence". Source
Authoritarianism
Raised as "victims" on Stephen Karpman's Drama Triangle (by alternate "rescuers" and "punishers"), the typical co-dependent -- and cult member -- has formed an unconsciously foreclosed identity as a victim. And he or she will spend the rest of his or her life trying to get out of the victim corner by rescuing... and if rescuing fails, by persecuting and punishing. This (non-sexual) dominance and submission schematic is glaringly obvious in the world of the cult, regardless of whether it is "religious" or not.
(Virtually all cults -- whether they are "religious," psuedo-spiritual or "human potential" -- are set up in a tiered, top-to-bottom hierarchy of relatively more powerful dominators and less powerful submittors; each dominator being submissive to the dominators on the level above. The guru stands at the top of a functional pyramid of increasing dominance from bottom to top and increasing submission from top to bottom.)
Here's a visual.
Because it seems germane at this point, let's take a quick left turn into Trinkner, et al's, work on Baumrind's parenting styles:
"Authoritative parents are both demanding and controlling, but they are also warm and receptive to their children's needs. They are receptive to bi-directional communication in that they explain to their children why they have established rules and also listen to their children's opinions about those rules. Children of authoritative parents tend to be self-reliant, self-controlled, and content.
"On the other hand, authoritarian parents are demanding and highly controlling, but detached and unreceptive to their children's needs. These parents support unilateral communication where they establish rules without explanation and expect them to be obeyed without complaint or question. Authoritarian parenting produces children who are discontent, withdrawn, and distrustful.
"Finally, in contrast to authoritarian parenting, permissive parents are non-demanding and non-controlling. They tend to be warm and receptive to their children's needs, but place few boundaries on their children. If they do establish rules, they rarely enforce them to any great extent. These parents tend to produce children who are the least self-reliant, explorative and self-controlled out of all the parenting styles."
Morality is as waaaaay twisted in the frame-work, paradigm, cave, cage, box or consensus trance of the cult as it was for most co-dependents and cult members in the interpersonal family system of the family in which they grew up. Twisted morality was so effectively -- and covertly -- socialized, habituated and institutionalized in such families of origin that it seems perfectly normal in the cult or severely co-dependent marriage or workplace.
The recovering co-dependent is at somewhat of an advantage here. He or she hears that long grind of "patterns and characteristics of codependence" at every CoDA meeting they attend. (For them, it's a way of working Steps Six and Seven again and again.) Those who arrived at this weblog from at least somewhat informed perspectives on cult dynamics, however, may find themselves more than a little surprised.
 "I judge what I think, say, or do harshly, as never good enough." "I value others’ approval of my thinking, feelings, and behavior over my own." "I constantly seek recognition that I think I deserve." "I have difficulty admitting that I made a mistake." "I need to appear to be right in the eyes of others and will even lie to look good." "I look to others to provide my sense of safety." "I am extremely loyal, remaining in harmful situations too long." "I compromise my own values and integrity to avoid rejection or anger." "I put aside my own interests in order to do what others want." "I am afraid to express my beliefs, opinions, and feelings when they differ from those of others." "I give up my truth to gain the approval of others or to avoid change." "I believe most people are incapable of taking care of themselves." "I attempt to convince others what to think, do, or feel." "I freely offer advice and direction to others without being asked." "I become resentful when others decline my help or reject my advice." "I have to be needed in order to have a relationship with others." "I use charm and charisma to convince others of my capacity to be caring and compassionate." "I use blame and shame to emotionally exploit others." "I adopt an attitude of indifference, helplessness, authority, or rage to manipulate outcomes." "I use terms of recovery in an attempt to control the behavior of others." "I pretend to agree with others to get what I want." 
Tell me you've never seen any of this in a cult.
Codependence, Cult Participation & Complex PTSD
Like co-dependents (only generally even moreso), the devoted cult member displays high allostatic loading (especially see Bruce McEwen's, Sonya Lupien's and Robert Sapolsky's work on this very hot topic in abnormal psychology) and other behavioral presentations of complex post-traumatic stress disorder that usually began in childhood. Generally speaking, this allostatic loading was greatly densified in co-dependent, romantic and workplace relationships, as well as religious and other large group activities that were interpersonally stress-inducing, even if they seemed "normal" to the participant.
My observation is that this allostatic loading is the direct result of what Susan Forward called "emotional blackmail" (in a truly fine book of the same title) by means of the "F.O.G." manipulations of fear, obligation and guilt.
I have observed repeatedly -- via scans of the brain with magnetic resonance imaging and three-dimensional computer-aided tomography -- that those who have been tortured psychologically have brains that function very similarly to those who have been tortured physically, as well as those exposed to violent, military combat. I have seen scans of the brains of those who have been exposed to chronic -- as well as severe acute -- stress and abuse. The histories may be as different as one can imagine... but the limbic systems look pretty much the same: amygdalae and hippocampi that are either grossly over- or under-size owing to over-growth to deal with relentless threat, or excitotoxicity from being on the receiving end.
Over time, the severely co-dependent or cult member may find he or she needs to drink or drug, gamble, exercise, work, volunteer or otherwise distract him- or herself to excess to try to displace the conflict, anxiety, mania and/or depression typical in the traumatic stress that both causes and results from continued, chronic allostatic loading.
Are cult membership or codependence potentially "deadly?" I wish you could see those scans. As well as the statistics on both fast and slow suicide among people with anxiety-, depression- and mania-soaked, complex PTSD induced by having become "learned helpless" victims at the bottom of Karpman's Drama Triangle.
Treatment
Once [programmed] and caught in the vicious cycle of trying to escape from what is causing the problem by indulging in yet more of it, is there a way out? I think so, but only for those (more or less as for anyone who has been obsessed or addicted to a substance or behavior like gambling, workaholism, excessive exercise or sex, or severely codependent relationships) who have moved through denial / pre-contemplation and contemplation / consideration into self-identification / acceptance so that they can move on to commitment / action and maintenance / relapse prevention (see Prochaska & DiClemente on the five stages of addiction recovery).
Those ^ are all linked at the site - I didn't feel like linking them in.
In combination with understanding the fear, obligation & guilt ("FOG") dynamics of cult mind control (e.g.: see above, see Goleman's list of cult danger signs, see Zimbardo's ten lessons from the Milgram studies) have seen the following work for both codependents and cult exiters: Pia Mellody's approach to the 12 Steps of Co-Dependents Anonymous, Albert Ellis's Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Aaron Beck's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Marsha Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Stephen Hayes's Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Stanley Block's Mind-Body Bridging Therapy, and Patricia Ogden's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma.
Or one can take a look at the 10 StEPs of Emotion Processing, yet another of the new wave of reality therapies that re-ground the mind in observing what is, as opposed to what the mind has been trained to believe. See also The 10 StEPs for Recovery from the Consensus Trance and The 10 StEPs to Freedom from Emotional Blackmail.)
But one may have to employ the consciousness-raising, "howzitoworkingforyou?" techniques of motivational enhancement much as they are used in the treatments of substance abuse and behavioral addictions (including severe, unconscious, ardently denied or unseen co-dependence) to break through the first stage of denial / pre-contemplation to get the co-dependent or cult member on the road through contemplation / consideration to self-identification / acceptance of his or her causes and conditions.
Finally, those who may be looking for edification on the causes, conditions, treatment of, and recovery from both co-dependence and cultic thought reform will find an exhaustive list of published resources below. Also see the outline on CARM's website. Source
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2020.01.17 22:57 DeNy_Kronos I need help figuring out what these extremely bizarre websites are. Potentially bad?

So this is super weird and I could really use some help figuring out if this is something bad or what. So when you google my girlfriend's name with Reddit behind it in quotation marks it returns this really weird website that is just pages and pages and pages of text. What looks like search terms and youtube videos and they are all dated as today when they are all old. I started looking around the site more and its just hundreds of "posts" that are all phrases and things you would google just in tons of different languages. I will leave a link but here is a part of one of the posts on the site.
" Pensiunea vraja muntelui moeciu de sus. Best defensive prospects 2019 nfl draft. Admitere facultate ase bucuresti 2019. Pc games jungle book download. Pelukis budi ubrux. Consulta processual trt santa catarina. One bill parsonline login. Media funding eu. Numero seriale sim tim 18 cifre. Axelgaard pals platinum blue electrodes. Childhood trauma questionnaire bernstein 2003. C compare 2 null values. Biggest diamond merchant in india. Om shanti picture ke song. Prt 152 final exam. Liftmaster 740cb/ 66lm. Podziekowania urodzinowe dla gosci tekst. Prozac side effects sleep walking. "
I even googled the name of the "author" of some of the posts and it just leads to more crazy websites like this one. Its just tons of nonsense, but that's the weird part to me is there are a bunch of sites like this I found when I was going down the rabbit hole. All just sketchy gambling sites in Asia and then more of these weird posts. We are just trying to figure out if this is some hacking stuff or dark web-related. something about it all just seems super weird to me that there are a bunch of sites like this and even more off-putting that my girlfriend's name pops up in one of them. Sooo yeah I'd appreciate some help or a recommendation for a subreddit to post this on.
here are links to the website and a site of all the domains pointing to the same IP address. https://bosisohehyd.ga/ https://networksdb.io/domains-on-ip/104.31.88.127
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2019.12.20 19:48 pizw Train annulé/confirme : Trainline vs SNCF qui dit vrai?

J'avais reçu cet email de la SNCF qui m'indiquait que tout était bon pour mon train.
Et là maintenant Trainline me dit qu'il est annulé.
Le site de la SNCF semble dire que c'est OK de même que le site de TGV Lyria.
Ce genre de situation est déjà arrivé? A qui faut-il faire aveuglément confiance?
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2019.09.12 23:33 skyner13 ELI5-Intoxicacion por Monoxido de Carbono en Argentina

ELI5-Intoxicacion por Monoxido de Carbono en Argentina
Volvi! Pasaron 2 meses desde el ultimo post de salud, por una combinacion de la carga horaria mia y la falta de temas que me parecieran apropiados para el formato. El otro dia estaba leyendo sobre este tema y se me prendio la lamparita, asi que seguimos para adelante.
Si se les ocurre algun tema que les interese diganme, por ahi me prenden la lamparita ustedes.

Que es y de donde sale el monoxido de carbono (CO)?

El CO sale de la combustion incompleta del carbon o de cualquier material que contenga carbono. Lo podemos encontrar en varios lugares y situaciones. Desde incendios hasta grupos electrogenos a base de gasolina. Dentro de todo ese grupo enorme de fuentes de CO tenemos la fuente mas comun de la intoxicacion de CO, que son los metodos de calefaccion en el hogar, ya sea para calentar el ambiente en si mismo o para calentar agua que se piensa usar.
Cual es el gran riesgo del CO en comparacion con otros gases? Es inodoro, incoloro y no irritante. Que significa esto? No lo oles, no lo ves y no lo sentis de la forma que sentirias la inhalacion de humo por ejemplo. Por esto se lo conoce como el asesino silencioso.
Antes de explicar como afecta el CO a nuestro organismo, tenemos que saber un poco como funciona el oxigeno (O2) en nuestro organismo.

Transporte de O2 en el cuerpo humano:

Esto es un capitulo complejo de fisiologia humana, asi que vamos a mantenerlo simple y limitarlo a lo que nos interesa en este post. Como siempre, si quieren saber mas les puedo dar links o pueden hacer preguntas directas.
Vamos a empezar la explicacion desde el alveolo, ya en el pulmon, y saltarnos todo el camino que hace antes. El alveolo es donde se realiza el intercambio gaseoso entre el aire inspirado y la sangre. Entra O2 y se va CO2.
Como dije, vamos a obviar los mecanismos fisiologicos especificos. Lo que importa aca es que el O2 se une (en su mayoria) a la hemoglobina (Hb), que es la hemoproteina responsable de llevar ese O2 a los tejidos del cuerpo para su oxigenacion. Esa hemoglobina tambien es la que se lleva el CO2 de los tejidos y la devuelve al alveolo para su espiracion.
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La hemoglobina tiene la capacidad de unirse a 4 moleculas de oxigeno, a traves de sus grupos hemo. Y aca es donde el CO empieza a causar problemas.

Intoxicacion por CO y la COHb

Una de las cualidades del CO es su afinidad por la Hb, que es 200 veces mayor que la que tiene el O2. Esto significa que el CO se une de manera muy facil a la Hb. Que pasa cuando se une?
Cuando el CO logra unirse a la hemoproteina Hb la transforma en COHb, la modifica de tal forma que los otros tres sitios de union (habiamos dicho que la Hb tiene 4) generan una afinidad mayor con el O2, causando que sea mucho mas facil que una molecula de O2 se una al COHb por sobre el Hb.
Esto es un problema enorme, porque ademas de aumentar la afinidad, lo que hace el CO es impedir la capacidad de Hb de liberar O2.
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Entonces terminamos con Hemoglobina que es incapaz de oxigenar los tejidos como deberia. El O2 inspirado no puede llegar a nuestras celulas porque el transporte que mas usa no se lo permite, lo que nos lleva a una hipoxia.
Como si esto fuera poco, el CO tambien se une a la mioglobina cardiaca. Esto afecta nuestra capacidad cardiaca al estar intoxicados, y genera una especie de circulo vicioso. Tenemos falta de oxigeno en los tejidos por la COHb y encima de eso estamos hipotensos por como afecta el CO al corazon.
Ademas de estos dos, el CO se une a la hemoproteina de las plaquetas y a la citocromo C oxidasa, lo que empeora aun mas el cuadro de la intoxicacion.
Resumiendo todo esto que parece una lista de compras, de manera muy basica. El CO afecta de manera masiva la capacidad de nuestro cuerpo de oxigenarse por dos frentes principales. Por un lado afecta fisicamente la administracion de O2 a los tejidos, y por otro afecta la respiracion celular en si misma cuando el CO logra entrar a la celula.
Esto se puede complejizar mucho mas, por eso digo que si quieren saber mas pregunten. Pasemos a los sintomas.

Sintomas de una intoxicacion por CO:

Los sintomas y signos de una intoxicacion son variables y dependen del tiempo y la cantidad a la que uno estuvo expuesto. En general los pacientes se presentan con lo siguiente:
  • Dolor de cabeza
  • Malestar
  • Nausea
  • Mareos
Tambien podemos encontrar sintomas que afecten la conciencia o incluso el comportamiento:
  • Cambios de humor
  • Confusion
  • Perdida del conocimiento

Diagnostico de la intoxicacion:

El diagnostico de la intoxicacion en si se hace por medicion de los gases arteriales (a veces venosos) de la persona donde se sospecha intoxicacion. Se hacen lo antes posible y antes de administrar cualquier tipo de O2, para poder tener una medicion adecuada. Esto se suma a una historia del paciente (no vamos a sospechar intoxicacion por CO en una chica que llega de correr con estos sintomas, por ahi si de una persona que viene directo de su casa en invierno).
En un laboratorio de gases arteriales es normal encontrar alrededor de un 3% de CO. En fumadores esta base puede variar entre 10-15%. Valores mayores que sus respectivas normalidades es diagnostico de intoxicacion por CO.
Una vez confirmada la presencia elevada de CO en sangre, se hacen otros estudios para evaluar la gravedad del cuadro. Esto incluye una radiografia de torax para evaluar la integridad pulmonar, un ECG para ver el funcionamiento cardiaco, y un laboratorio para descartar la presencia de posibles enzimas cardiacas.

Tratamiento:

El tratamiento es bastante simple, consiste en la administracion de aire con alta concentracion de O2 (lo normal en el ambiente es de 21%). El CO se elimina por la circulacion pulmonar, por lo que no tenemos otra forma de tratarlo mas alla de esto. En pacientes sin administracion de O2 la vida media del CO (lo que dura en el cuerpo) es de entre 250 y 320 minutos, mientras que en un paciente con adminstracion de O2 ese numero baja a 90 minutos.
En caso de que la persona haya caido en coma o tenga un estatus de conciencia severamente afectado, se intuba lo antes posible.
Si despues de la administracion de O2 no se mejora, o si la persona tiene evidencia de intoxicacion severa, se hospitaliza y el manejo cambia segun las particularidades de ese pacientes. En casos severos se recomienda el uso de una camara hiperbarica para mejorar los resultados del tratamiento. Esta camara tiene aire con mayor porcentaje de O2 y a presiones mayores que la atmosfera, por lo que tiene beneficios claros.
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Si la intoxicada es una embarazada se recomienda si o si el uso de una camara hiperbarica. Esto es por como funciona la circulacion mujer-feto y por como es la estructura de la hemoglobina de dicho feto.

Consecuencias:

Entre un 15 y un 40% de las personas intoxicadas presentan lo que se llama Sindrome Neurologico Tardio. Se desarolla entre 2 y 4 meses despues de la intoxicacion. La persona presenta cambios en la conducta, desorientacion temporoespacial, problemas del habla, deterioro en el equilibrio, incapacidad de interpretar la informacion recibida por los sentidos, incapacidad de realizar una accion cuando se le pide, y un larguisimo etc.
No hay forma de determinar si un paciente va a desarollar este sindrome luego de una intoxicacion, lo que si se sabe es que mas comun en intoxicaiones graves o en ancianos. Es por esto que se realizan controles neurologicos luego de la recuperacion, para asi poder controlar que el paciente no este desarrollando el sindrome.
Entre un 50 y un 75% de los pacientes se recuperen de forma espontanea dentro de los primeros 2 años.
Otras consecuencias incluyen una mayor mortalidad cardiaca en aquellos pacientes que mostraron tener lesiones o alteraciones cardiacas al momento de la evaluacion de la intoxicacion.

Prevencion:

Esta es la parte importante y la razon detras del post. Por esta razon voy a copiar y pegar una parte del Consenso Universitario de Prevención, Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de las Intoxicaciones por Monóxido de Carbono.
Para prevenir las intoxicaciones por Monóxido de Carbono hay que pensar que “TODOS PODEMOS SER VÍCTIMAS” en el hogar, en el trabajo, en la escuela, en un sitio de recreación, en cualquier lugar cerrado que tenga una fuente de combustible quemándose.
Si se trata de una instalación de gas hay que garantizar su correcto funcionamiento, así como el de cada artefacto y sus conductos de ventilación. Todos los ambientes deben contar con adecuada ventilación (rejillas, ventanas entreabiertas, etc.)
A los fines de prevenir este tipo de intoxicaciones resulta indispensable:
  • Seguir cuidadosamente las instrucciones de instalación, uso y mantenimiento de los artefactos. Controlar el buen funcionamiento de calefones, termotanques, estufas a gas, salamandras, hogares a leña, calderas, cocinas, calentadores, faroles, motores de combustión interna en automóviles y motos, grupos electrógenos y braseros, entre otros. Usar el combustible apropiado.
  • Examinar especialmente las salidas al exterior de calefones, estufas, calderas y hornos para asegurarse que están permeables y en buen estado.
  • Realizar verificaciones periódicas de las instalaciones con personal matriculado que pueda identificar y corregir los desperfectos de la fuente generadora de monóxido de carbono.
Existen signos de que un artefacto no está funcionando bien y requiere revision urgente por un gasista matriculado: -Que la llama de estufas y hornallas sea anaranjada
  • Que exista una mancha negra en el techo
  • Que haya una mancha negra o tiznado en la pared, en el recorrido que hace el caño de evacuación de gases, indicaría que un conducto de gas no está bien puesto o está tapado.
Resulta esencial revisar las pautas de conducta en el hogar para proteger a toda la familia, teniendo en cuenta que:
  • Si se encienden brasas o llamas de cualquier tipo, no dormir con éstas encendidas y apagarlas fuera de la casa.
  • No usar el horno u hornallas de la cocina para calefaccionar el ambiente.
  • No mantener recipientes con agua sobre la estufa, cocina u otra fuente de calor.
  • No utilizar disipadores de calor sobre las hornallas, ya que la insuficiente entrada de oxígeno al quemador de la cocina produce combustión incompleta y generación de monóxido de carbono.
  • El calefón no debe estar en el baño, ni en espacios cerrados o mal ventilados.
  • No encender motores a combustión (grupos electrógenos, motosierra, etc.) en ambientes cerrados, en sótanos o garajes.
  • No mantener el motor del auto en funcionamiento cuando el garaje está cerrado. Si su garaje está conectado al resto de su hogar, cierre las puertas.
  • Comprobar que los ambientes tengan ventilación hacia el exterior. Ventilar toda la casa una vez al día, aunque haga frío.
  • Dejar siempre una puerta o ventana entreabierta, tanto de día como de noche, y aun cuando haga frío.
  • Instalar detectores de monóxido de carbono en el ambiente
No es joda esto. Es olvidarse una hornalla prendida, no darle bola a tu calefon que quema naranja, no ventilar, y despues despertarte un dia con la mitad de tu familia muerta y vos con secuelas graves. Mejor prevenir algo que no se cura.

La situacion en Argentina:

Segun el Boletin Integrado de Vigilancia del MSAL en 2017 hubieron 2000 notificaciones de intoxicaciones por CO, con 970 confirmadas. Esto fue un aumento del 2016, donde hubieron 2113 notificadas y 917 confirmadas.

https://preview.redd.it/jhxt6820f8m31.png?width=463&format=png&auto=webp&s=ecbafb6af39af544d05b38eb9132d1d9d33f6921
Esto es un tema serio y que tiene que tratarse como tal. Piesen que un descuido les puede costar el resto de su vida y ustedes ni se enterarian. Por lo demas, lo de siempre. Dudas y eso.

Fuentes:

(1) UpToDate: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
(2) Consenso Universitario de Prevención, Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de Intoxicaciones por Monóxido de Carbono
(3) Boletín Integrado de Vigilancia 2018
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2019.09.12 23:31 skyner13 ELI5-Intoxicacion por Monoxido de Carbono en Argentina

ELI5-Intoxicacion por Monoxido de Carbono en Argentina
Volvi! Pasaron 2 meses desde el ultimo post de salud, por una combinacion de la carga horaria mia y la falta de temas que me parecieran apropiados para el formato. El otro dia estaba leyendo sobre este tema y se me prendio la lamparita, asi que seguimos para adelante.
Si se les ocurre algun tema que les interese diganme, por ahi me prenden la lamparita ustedes.

Que es y de donde sale el monoxido de carbono (CO)?

El CO sale de la combustion incompleta del carbon o de cualquier material que contenga carbono. Lo podemos encontrar en varios lugares y situaciones. Desde incendios hasta grupos electrogenos a base de gasolina. Dentro de todo ese grupo enorme de fuentes de CO tenemos la fuente mas comun de la intoxicacion de CO, que son los metodos de calefaccion en el hogar, ya sea para calentar el ambiente en si mismo o para calentar agua que se piensa usar.
Cual es el gran riesgo del CO en comparacion con otros gases? Es inodoro, incoloro y no irritante. Que significa esto? No lo oles, no lo ves y no lo sentis de la forma que sentirias la inhalacion de humo por ejemplo. Por esto se lo conoce como el asesino silencioso.
Antes de explicar como afecta el CO a nuestro organismo, tenemos que saber un poco como funciona el oxigeno (O2) en nuestro organismo.

Transporte de O2 en el cuerpo humano:

Esto es un capitulo complejo de fisiologia humana, asi que vamos a mantenerlo simple y limitarlo a lo que nos interesa en este post. Como siempre, si quieren saber mas les puedo dar links o pueden hacer preguntas directas.
Vamos a empezar la explicacion desde el alveolo, ya en el pulmon, y saltarnos todo el camino que hace antes. El alveolo es donde se realiza el intercambio gaseoso entre el aire inspirado y la sangre. Entra O2 y se va CO2.
https://preview.redd.it/lfegcf4oz7m31.jpg?width=1023&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=eca729380b2d67a8ae34f92e5900d424d2c52643
Como dije, vamos a obviar los mecanismos fisiologicos especificos. Lo que importa aca es que el O2 se une (en su mayoria) a la hemoglobina (Hb), que es la hemoproteina responsable de llevar ese O2 a los tejidos del cuerpo para su oxigenacion. Esa hemoglobina tambien es la que se lleva el CO2 de los tejidos y la devuelve al alveolo para su espiracion.
La hemoglobina tiene la capacidad de unirse a 4 moleculas de oxigeno, a traves de sus grupos hemo. Y aca es donde el CO empieza a causar problemas.

Intoxicacion por CO y la COHb

Una de las cualidades del CO es su afinidad por la Hb, que es 200 veces mayor que la que tiene el O2. Esto significa que el CO se une de manera muy facil a la Hb. Que pasa cuando se une?
Cuando el CO logra unirse a la hemoproteina Hb la transforma en COHb, la modifica de tal forma que los otros tres sitios de union (habiamos dicho que la Hb tiene 4) generan una afinidad mayor con el O2, causando que sea mucho mas facil que una molecula de O2 se una al COHb por sobre el Hb.
Esto es un problema enorme, porque ademas de aumentar la afinidad, lo que hace el CO es impedir la capacidad de Hb de liberar O2.
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Entonces terminamos con Hemoglobina que es incapaz de oxigenar los tejidos como deberia. El O2 inspirado no puede llegar a nuestras celulas porque el transporte que mas usa no se lo permite, lo que nos lleva a una hipoxia.
Como si esto fuera poco, el CO tambien se une a la mioglobina cardiaca. Esto afecta nuestra capacidad cardiaca al estar intoxicados, y genera una especie de circulo vicioso. Tenemos falta de oxigeno en los tejidos por la COHb y encima de eso estamos hipotensos por como afecta el CO al corazon.
Ademas de estos dos, el CO se une a la hemoproteina de las plaquetas y a la citocromo C oxidasa, lo que empeora aun mas el cuadro de la intoxicacion.
Resumiendo todo esto que parece una lista de compras, de manera muy basica. El CO afecta de manera masiva la capacidad de nuestro cuerpo de oxigenarse por dos frentes principales. Por un lado afecta fisicamente la administracion de O2 a los tejidos, y por otro afecta la respiracion celular en si misma cuando el CO logra entrar a la celula.
Esto se puede complejizar mucho mas, por eso digo que si quieren saber mas pregunten. Pasemos a los sintomas.

Sintomas de una intoxicacion por CO:

Los sintomas y signos de una intoxicacion son variables y dependen del tiempo y la cantidad a la que uno estuvo expuesto. En general los pacientes se presentan con lo siguiente:
  • Dolor de cabeza
  • Malestar
  • Nausea
  • Mareos
Tambien podemos encontrar sintomas que afecten la conciencia o incluso el comportamiento:
  • Cambios de humor
  • Confusion
  • Perdida del conocimiento

Diagnostico de la intoxicacion:

El diagnostico de la intoxicacion en si se hace por medicion de los gases arteriales (a veces venosos) de la persona donde se sospecha intoxicacion. Se hacen lo antes posible y antes de administrar cualquier tipo de O2, para poder tener una medicion adecuada. Esto se suma a una historia del paciente (no vamos a sospechar intoxicacion por CO en una chica que llega de correr con estos sintomas, por ahi si de una persona que viene directo de su casa en invierno).
En un laboratorio de gases arteriales es normal encontrar alrededor de un 3% de CO. En fumadores esta base puede variar entre 10-15%. Valores mayores que sus respectivas normalidades es diagnostico de intoxicacion por CO.
Una vez confirmada la presencia elevada de CO en sangre, se hacen otros estudios para evaluar la gravedad del cuadro. Esto incluye una radiografia de torax para evaluar la integridad pulmonar, un ECG para ver el funcionamiento cardiaco, y un laboratorio para descartar la presencia de posibles enzimas cardiacas.

Tratamiento:

El tratamiento es bastante simple, consiste en la administracion de aire con alta concentracion de O2 (lo normal en el ambiente es de 21%). El CO se elimina por la circulacion pulmonar, por lo que no tenemos otra forma de tratarlo mas alla de esto. En pacientes sin administracion de O2 la vida media del CO (lo que dura en el cuerpo) es de entre 250 y 320 minutos, mientras que en un paciente con adminstracion de O2 ese numero baja a 90 minutos.
En caso de que la persona haya caido en coma o tenga un estatus de conciencia severamente afectado, se intuba lo antes posible.
Si despues de la administracion de O2 no se mejora, o si la persona tiene evidencia de intoxicacion severa, se hospitaliza y el manejo cambia segun las particularidades de ese pacientes. En casos severos se recomienda el uso de una camara hiperbarica para mejorar los resultados del tratamiento. Esta camara tiene aire con mayor porcentaje de O2 y a presiones mayores que la atmosfera, por lo que tiene beneficios claros.
Una camara hiperbarica
Si la intoxicada es una embarazada se recomienda si o si el uso de una camara hiperbarica. Esto es por como funciona la circulacion mujer-feto y por como es la estructura de la hemoglobina de dicho feto.

Consecuencias:

Entre un 15 y un 40% de las personas intoxicadas presentan lo que se llama Sindrome Neurologico Tardio. Se desarolla entre 2 y 4 meses despues de la intoxicacion. La persona presenta cambios en la conducta, desorientacion temporoespacial, problemas del habla, deterioro en el equilibrio, incapacidad de interpretar la informacion recibida por los sentidos, incapacidad de realizar una accion cuando se le pide, y un larguisimo etc.
No hay forma de determinar si un paciente va a desarollar este sindrome luego de una intoxicacion, lo que si se sabe es que mas comun en intoxicaiones graves o en ancianos. Es por esto que se realizan controles neurologicos luego de la recuperacion, para asi poder controlar que el paciente no este desarrollando el sindrome.
Entre un 50 y un 75% de los pacientes se recuperen de forma espontanea dentro de los primeros 2 años.
Otras consecuencias incluyen una mayor mortalidad cardiaca en aquellos pacientes que mostraron tener lesiones o alteraciones cardiacas al momento de la evaluacion de la intoxicacion.

Prevencion:

Esta es la parte importante y la razon detras del post. Por esta razon voy a copiar y pegar una parte del Consenso Universitario de Prevención, Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de las Intoxicaciones por Monóxido de Carbono.
Para prevenir las intoxicaciones por Monóxido de Carbono hay que pensar que “TODOS PODEMOS SER VÍCTIMAS” en el hogar, en el trabajo, en la escuela, en un sitio de recreación, en cualquier lugar cerrado que tenga una fuente de combustible quemándose.
Si se trata de una instalación de gas hay que garantizar su correcto funcionamiento, así como el de cada artefacto y sus conductos de ventilación. Todos los ambientes deben contar con adecuada ventilación (rejillas, ventanas entreabiertas, etc.)
A los fines de prevenir este tipo de intoxicaciones resulta indispensable:
  • Seguir cuidadosamente las instrucciones de instalación, uso y mantenimiento de los artefactos. Controlar el buen funcionamiento de calefones, termotanques, estufas a gas, salamandras, hogares a leña, calderas, cocinas, calentadores, faroles, motores de combustión interna en automóviles y motos, grupos electrógenos y braseros, entre otros. Usar el combustible apropiado.
  • Examinar especialmente las salidas al exterior de calefones, estufas, calderas y hornos para asegurarse que están permeables y en buen estado.
  • Realizar verificaciones periódicas de las instalaciones con personal matriculado que pueda identificar y corregir los desperfectos de la fuente generadora de monóxido de carbono.
Existen signos de que un artefacto no está funcionando bien y requiere revision urgente por un gasista matriculado: -Que la llama de estufas y hornallas sea anaranjada
  • Que exista una mancha negra en el techo
  • Que haya una mancha negra o tiznado en la pared, en el recorrido que hace el caño de evacuación de gases, indicaría que un conducto de gas no está bien puesto o está tapado.
    Resulta esencial revisar las pautas de conducta en el hogar para proteger a toda la familia, teniendo en cuenta que:
  • Si se encienden brasas o llamas de cualquier tipo, no dormir con éstas encendidas y apagarlas fuera de la casa.
  • No usar el horno u hornallas de la cocina para calefaccionar el ambiente.
  • No mantener recipientes con agua sobre la estufa, cocina u otra fuente de calor.
  • No utilizar disipadores de calor sobre las hornallas, ya que la insuficiente entrada de oxígeno al quemador de la cocina produce combustión incompleta y generación de monóxido de carbono.
  • El calefón no debe estar en el baño, ni en espacios cerrados o mal ventilados.
  • No encender motores a combustión (grupos electrógenos, motosierra, etc.) en ambientes cerrados, en sótanos o garajes.
  • No mantener el motor del auto en funcionamiento cuando el garaje está cerrado. Si su garaje está conectado al resto de su hogar, cierre las puertas.
  • Comprobar que los ambientes tengan ventilación hacia el exterior. Ventilar toda la casa una vez al día, aunque haga frío.
  • Dejar siempre una puerta o ventana entreabierta, tanto de día como de noche, y aun cuando haga frío.
  • Instalar detectores de monóxido de carbono en el ambiente
No es joda esto. Es olvidarse una hornalla prendida, no darle bola a tu calefon que quema naranja, no ventilar, y despues despertarte un dia con la mitad de tu familia muerta y vos con secuelas graves. Mejor prevenir algo que no se cura.

La situacion en Argentina:

Segun el Boletin Integrado de Vigilancia del MSAL en 2017 hubieron 2000 notificaciones de intoxicaciones por CO, con 970 confirmadas. Esto fue un aumento del 2016, donde hubieron 2113 notificadas y 917 confirmadas.

https://preview.redd.it/g8d7txaw98m31.png?width=463&format=png&auto=webp&s=27b4a5a583314485cad724dab85bcc262c1a3c0d
Esto es un tema serio y que tiene que tratarse como tal. Piesen que un descuido les puede costar el resto de su vida y ustedes ni se enterarian. Por lo demas, lo de siempre. Dudas y eso.

Fuentes:

(1) UpToDate: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
(2) Consenso Universitario de Prevención, Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de Intoxicaciones por Monóxido de Carbono
(3) Boletín Integrado de Vigilancia 2018
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2019.08.23 22:08 BitterWinterFR Si votre religion est un xie jiao, vous encourez la prison. Mais qu’est-ce qu’un xie jiao ?

Si votre religion est un xie jiao, vous encourez la prison. Mais qu’est-ce qu’un xie jiao ?
Depuis la fin de l’ère Ming, la Chine a utilisé la notion de xie jiao afin de désigner les mouvements religieux que désapprouve le gouvernement. La répression subie par les xie jiao a toujours été brutale, mais la définition d’un xie jiao est tout sauf claire.
La liste actuelle des xie jiao. (Compilée par le chercheur hong-kongais Ed Irons)
par Massimo Introvigne
Bitter Winter a publié le 27 juillet 2018 un document secret du Parti Communiste chinois (PCC) détaillant une vaste campagne ayant pour but d’« éradiquer » les groupes classés comme xie jiao. Mais que sont exactement les xie jiao ? L’expression chinoise xie jiao est traduite dans les documents officiels chinois par « sectes » ou « sectes maléfiques ». Cette traduction, cependant, est erronée et vise à créer l’impression que le problème des « sectes » n’est pas seulement chinois, mais international. En réalité, l’idée de xie jiao a vu le jour durant la période Ming et signifie « enseignements hétérodoxes ». La crainte qu’avaient les Ming face aux xie jiaos’inscrivait dans une tradition séculaire de mouvements millénaristes chinois s’efforçant de renverser le gouvernement. Bien que certains d’entre eux aient représenté une menace bien réelle pour l’Empire, d’autres avaient été interdits pour divers motifs politiques et religieux. L’hétérodoxie des enseignements était déterminée par l’Empereur et les listes de xie jiao étaient basées sur des motifs théologiques et politiques. Le christianisme dans son ensemble avait été catégorisé comme xie jiao en 1725 avant d’être retiré de la liste en 1842, sous l’effet de pressions politiques et militaires de la part des puissances occidentales.
Les gouvernements, républicains comme communistes, ont hérité de cette vieille idée et de ces principes. La catégorie des xie jiao a été utilisée tant à Taïwan, durant la période où régnait la loi martiale, qu’en Chine continentale durant les années 1950, dans le cadre des persécutions de masse, aujourd’hui oubliées, contre le I-Kuan Tao, un nouveau mouvement religieux chinois non-chrétien, qui sont devenues un modèle pour les opérations de répression ultérieures contre d’autres groupes. Durant la campagne contre les xie jiao de 1953-1954, essentiellement dirigée contre le I-Kuan Tao, 820 000 « dirigeants et organisateurs » et 13 millions de disciples ont été arrêtés ou persécutés, selon des rapports de police.
Le terme de xie jiao, cependant, n’était pas le principal terme utilisé durant ces campagnes. Comme l’a noté David Palmer, le PCC avait préféré définir les groupes persécutés comme des « sociétés secrètes réactionnaires » (fandong huidaomen) ou « sociétés secrètes féodales » (fengjian huidaomen), des appellations qui reflétaient l’idée de Mao Tsé Toung (1893-1976) selon laquelle certaines sociétés secrètes avaient joué, dans l’histoire chinoise, un rôle favorable au progrès plutôt que réactionnaire. La notion de huidaomen a été utilisée par la suite pour insister sur le fait que les groupes interdits, bien qu’arborant le masque de la religion, n’étaient pas « vraiment » religieux, mais s’apparentaient en réalité au crime organisé et ne relevaient pas de la liberté religieuse théoriquement garantie par la Constitution chinoise.
Cependant, le terme xie jiao est redevenu le terme le plus couramment utilisé durant les années 1990. Les universitaires David Palmer et Edward irons, de Hong Kong, pensent que le retour à une utilisation préférentielle de l’appellation xie jiao, au détriment du concept de huidaomen, s’explique par une tentative du PCC visant à susciter la sympathie des activistes antisectes et des principales églises chrétiennes, qui redoutaient la concurrence de nouveaux mouvements religieux chrétiens considérés comme hérétiques. Cependant, une description systématique des xie jiaocomme « sectes maléfiques » – une traduction, comme nous l’avons mentionné plus tôt, adoptée par le régime chinois lui-même, alors que l’expression signifie en réalité « enseignements hétérodoxes » – n’a émergé qu’à la faveur des incidents de la fin des années 1990, qui ont convaincu que le Falun Gong était un concurrent et un ennemi dangereux.
Ceci a suscité l’inclusion d’un nouveau crime, celui consistant à « utiliser » un xie jiao, dans le Code pénal de 1999 et a engendré la création d’une unité de police spéciale dénommée Bureau 610 (depuis la date de sa fondation, le 10 juin 1999) pour traiter avec les xie jiao, ainsi que la fondation dans toute la Chine et dans certains hauts lieux de la diaspora chinoise à l’étranger, de branches de l’Association chinoise anti-xie jiao(dénommée, une fois de plus « Association chinoise anti-sectes »), directement liée au PCC. Lorsque ces mesures sont entrées en vigueur, l’ancienne pratique consistant à compiler des listes officielles de xie jiao avait déjà été rétablie, la première liste nationale ayant été publiée en 1995.
L’article 300 du Code pénal chinois a fait de l’« utilisation » d’un xie jiao un crime passible de peines de prison de trois à sept ans « ou plus ». Il est important de déterminer ce que signifie exactement « utiliser un xie jiao » dans le contexte de l’article 300. Les décisions des tribunaux chinois ne sont pas toutes publiées en ligne, mais des milliers le sont. On trouve un grand nombre de décisions publiées où des membres de xie jiao ont été condamnés à de longues peines de prison (dépassant souvent sept ans) sur la base de l’article 300. Il transparaît clairement dans ces décisions que le fait « d’utiliser un xie jiao » est interprété comme la « participation active à un xie jiao », en quelque qualité que ce soit. Bien que les dirigeants se voient infliger des peines plus lourdes, il n’est en aucun cas nécessaire d’être un dirigeant pour être reconnu coupable d’avoir « utilisé un xie jiao » en vertu de l’article 300. En effet, le simple fait d’avoir été trouvé en possession d’ouvrages de l’Église de Dieu Tout-Puissant, l’un des xie jiao les plus visés par le gouvernement, ou d’avoir tenté de convertir d’autres personnes à la religion de Dieu Tout-Puissant, ont été considérés comme des preuves suffisantes de culpabilité au titre du crime puni par l’article 300.
Des récompenses monétaires sont offertes en Chine à ceux qui fournissent à la police les noms de membres de xie jiao et des informations qui mènent à leur arrestation. Une fois de plus, des récompenses plus importantes sont offertes pour les « dirigeants », mais ceux qui dénoncent un simple fidèle reçoivent quelque chose également. Certaines des grilles de récompenses sont, ou ont été, publiées sur internet par les autorités chinoises et les médias locaux.
Il apparaît clairement que les xie jiao sont illégaux et sont considérés par le PCC comme des organisations dangereuses. La définition de la notion de xie jiao, en revanche, est beaucoup moins claire. La tentative la plus récente à ce jour pour améliorer la définition 2000, tout en incorporant ses critères, a abouti à l’adoption de la règle 1 des Interprétations des questions concernant l’application des lois dans les dossiers pénaux liés à l’organisation et à l’utilisation d’organisations maléfiques pour nuire à l’application de la loi, émise le 25 janvier 2017, par la Cour suprême du peuple et le Protectorat suprême du peuple. Les xie jiao ont été définis comme des « organisations illégales qui, via l’utilisation frauduleuse d’une religion, du qi gong, ou de tout autre nom, en déifiant et en promouvant leurs meneurs, ou en inventant et en répandant des contre-vérités fallacieuses, ou via d’autres moyens, pour troubler et tromper les autres […], contrôlent les membres du groupe et nuisent à la société ».
L’ambigüité de ces définitions signifie qu’en pratique, est un xie jiao tout mouvement inscrit sur les listes officielles et régulièrement mises à jour de xie jiao par les autorités chinoises.
Le PCC lui-même pratique différentes approches de la question des xie jiao. Des pasteurs de l’Église protestante unie contrôlée par le gouvernement, connue sous le nom d’Église des Trois-Autonomies, qui sont souvent des membres du PCC, s’appuient sur une longue tradition lorsqu’ils insistent sur le fait que les xie jiao devraient être définis comme des groupes hérétiques qui nient les vérités fondamentales des religions traditionnelles. Ignorant le marxisme du Parti, ils croient pouvoir convaincre le PCC que le seul antidote aux « mauvaises » religions sont les « bonnes » religions. Cette notion présuppose qu’il est possible de définir la notion de « mauvaise religion ». Puisque des groupes chrétiens comme l’Église de Dieu Tout-Puissant occupent aujourd’hui une place de premier plan dans le discours chinois sur les xie jiao, la norme proposée est l’interprétation protestante de la Bible. Les groupes « non bibliques » sont des xie jiao. Les pasteurs sont moins compétents quand il s’agit de critiquer des groupes non-chrétiens comme le Falun Gong, mais ils affirment cependant, par analogie, qu’ils représentent des distorsions hérétiques des Trois enseignements (bouddhisme, confucianisme et taoïsme).
Il pourrait sembler paradoxal qu’un État officiellement athée envisage sérieusement de décider quels groupes religieux devraient être représentés sur la base de critères comme la nature de Jésus-Christ ou la doctrine traditionnelle de la Trinité. Il existe néanmoins des membres du PCC qui considèrent que, bien que la religion soit vouée à disparaître dans un lointain avenir, la meilleure manière d’éradiquer les xie jiaoconsiste à promouvoir le christianisme pro-gouvernemental sous la forme des églises des Trois-Autonomies et à s’appuyer sur la propagande pratiquée par leurs pasteurs.
Une seconde approche, qui est représentée par plusieurs chercheurs chinois, pour la plupart des membres de PCC, qui se spécialisent dans l’étude et la critique des xie jiao, maintient que les « sectes » sont un problème universel et pas seulement chinois. Certains universitaires se consacraient à la promotion de traductions d’ouvrages antisectes américains et européens, et ont même invité des déprogrammateurs en Chine. Ils ont cependant fini par comprendre que cette approche avait pour inconvénient de créer des listes extrêmement longues de xie jiao, alors que le PCC et la police préfèraient concentrer leurs ressources sur les quelques organisations qu’elles considèrent comme réellement dangereuses pour le parti et la stabilité sociale de la Chine. Ceci explique la consécration de la traduction de xie jiao par « sectes destructrices », un terme également utilisé par les organisations antisectes et internationales, ou (plus couramment) par « sectes maléfiques », ce qui implique que toutes les « sectes » ne sont pas « destructives » ou « maléfiques ».
Certains universitaires chinois ont importé d’occident l’idée que le lavage de cerveau est une caractéristique distinctive des « sectes destructrices ». Il s’agit d’un autre paradoxe, puisque le terme de « lavage de cerveau » est en réalité une création du renseignement américain durant la Guerre froide afin de soutenir la propagande antichinoise. Le lavage de cerveau était une pratique des « méchants communistes chinois ». Les tribunaux, dont la Cour suprême du Peuple, se sont tenus à l’écart des controverses sur le lavage de cerveau et, comme nous l’avons mentionné plus tôt, ont décrit les xie jiao comme des groupes répandant la « superstition », qui est définie comme une opposition à la science et au socialisme, par opposition à une religion authentique. En effet, les xie jiao sont également définis comme des mouvements « pseudo-religieux ».
Comme l’a remarqué l’universitaire américain Gordon Melton, il est important de souligner que pour le PCC et les tribunaux chinois, les xie jiao ne sont pas des religions. Toute objection occidentale liée à la liberté de culte est rejetée comme étant non pertinente. Les autorités chinoises répondent que la liberté de culte est garantie par la Constitution chinoise, et que les xie jiao n’ont rien à voir avec la religion.
Il s’agit d’une attitude ancienne, qui ne se cantonne pas à la Chine. En général, lorsqu’ils sont confrontés à l’argument selon lequel la répression exercée contre les « sectes » constitue une violation de la liberté de culte, les adversaires des sectes répondent que les « sectes » ne sont pas des religions. Telle était la position du camp antisectes lors de la « guerre des sectes » de la fin du XXe siècle. Cependant, ce point de vue date d’au moins un siècle avant le début de la « guerre des sectes ». Nul ne saurait nier qu’au XXe siècle, les catholiques étaient victimes de discriminations et de persécutions en Amérique. Cependant le mythe patriotique américain représentait les États-Unis comme un pays dont les origines prenaient leur source dans l’affirmation de la liberté religieuse. Des activistes anticatholiques comme Charles P. Chiniquy (1809-1899), un ancien prêtre catholique canadien devenu pasteur presbytérien, insistait sur le fait que le catholicisme était non pas une religion, mais une organisation politique subversive, un empire commercial ou une organisation criminelle promouvant l’immoralité. Ce n’est qu’en affirmant que le catholicisme n’était pas « vraiment » une religion que l’image des États-Unis en tant que pays de la liberté de culte a pu s’accorder avec la réalité américaine de la discrimination anticatholique.
Cependant, dans l’Amérique du XIXe siècle, ceci n’était qu’un procédé rhétorique, comme c’est aujourd’hui le cas des xie jiao dans la Chine contemporaine. Qui décide si une religion est « authentique » ou si elle fait seulement « semblant » d’être une religion ? Souvent, comme l’a affirmé le sociologue Larry Greil en 1996, la « religion » n’est « pas […] une caractéristique inhérente à certains phénomènes, mais […] une ressource culturelle que pourraient se disputer des groupes d’intérêt concurrents ». Et la concurrence, d’une manière différente dans les sociétés démocratiques et totalitaires, est résolue non pas grâce à la science, mais grâce aux rapports de force. Dans la Chine du XXIe siècle, la devise d’Ulpien (170-223), un juriste romain du II-IIIe siècle avant J.-C., résonne toujours : « quod principi placuit, legis habet vigorem », « ce qui plaît à l’empereur a force de loi”. Le nouvel empereur, à savoir le PCC, décide quels groupes sont des xie jiao. Ces derniers sont exclus de la sphère de la liberté de culte et des droits de l’homme. Leurs membres sont déshumanisés. Ils devraient, en réalité, conformément au slogan du PCC, être « totalement éradiqués comme des tumeurs ». Les tumeurs n’ont pas de droits et ne peuvent être éradiquées que par la violence.

https://fr.bitterwinter.org/quest-ce-quun-xie-jiao/
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2018.12.09 15:29 theserge85 Problèmee vu de ma part.

Et j'en passe. Voila ce que j'ai vu et vécu moi même. Je suis en télécom depuis 15 ans, j'en ai vu des problèmes mais jamais autant que ceux de Fizz. Ajouter vos problèmes. Et libre à vous de le traduire en anglais, ça me tentais pas de refaire mon texte.
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2018.09.16 09:50 PMMeYourSteamBacklog Les trucs spatiaux de la semaine #2

Après l'intérêt qu'a suscité le sujet de la semaine dernière, voici donc un résumé de ce qui m'a intéressé cette semaine dans l'actu de l'espace, des z'étoiles et des trucs tout là haut. A noter que ce sont bien les sujets auxquels je me suis intéressé, donc y'a de la news mais aussi des trucs un peu plus anciens dont j'ai pris des nouvelles.

Petit sommaire avec des tags :
[Images] Les jolis trucs de la semaine
[News] SpaceX, trou dans l'ISS le retour de la vengeance et les Russes sont pas contents, tout ça tout ça
[Retour] Retour sur quelques infos sur lesquelles je suis revenu dans la semaine : Musk fume un pet', etc etc.
[Vidéo] Les vidéos youtube que j'ai matées, y'a de tout et ça ne s'inscrit pas forcément dans l'actu. Mais des vidéos d'explication des ondes gravitationnelles, ça ne se loupe pas.
[Events] Les événements à venir, septembre, octobre et novembre vont être chargés en France !

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[Images] Les jolis trucs de la semaine

J'ai changé de fond d'écran. Une superbe photo de Jupiter faite par la sonde Juno. Sonde qui en a d'ailleurs fait une sacrée série ! A noter que pour toutes les photos, genre les nuages de Jupiter, la NASA refile plein d'infos sur ce que l'on voit et les conditions de la prise de vue. Tout ça a été trouvé sur ce topic de space.

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Pour revenir un peu sur Terre, enfin à peu près, la vidéo à 360° prise par un ballon sonde envoyé à 35km d'altitude. Pourquoi ça m'a marqué ? Parce que bon d'un côté c'est super joli, mais surtout car.... n'importe qui peut le faire. Bon y'a quelques conditions, genre si je me souviens bien avoir une licence de radioamateur qui va bien, demander toutes les autorisations à la DGAC... Mais techniquement, ça ne pose aucun problème. On pouvait le faire il y a déjà quelques années. On atteint les 35/40km sans problème. Alors avec les nouvelles moutures de Rasp Pi 0, le Raspberry qui avait été offert en cadeau avec un magazine... eh ouais.

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Quelques photos de l'ouragan/tempête Florence vue depuis l'espace. Oui, c'est gros. Oui, c'est flippant.

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[News] SpaceX, trou dans l'ISS le retour de la vengeance et les Russes sont pas contents, tout ça tout ça


On va commencer avec des news du trou de l'ISS, ça part en vrille (oh oh oh) : les Russes disent que c'est un astronaute américain qui a fait le coup tout là-haut. D'après eux ce serait des astronautes qui voulaient "rentrer plus tôt" car y'en a un qui serait malade qui auraient percé ce truc. La petite vidéo de Scott Manley (8 minutes, en Anglais) à ce sujet est assez claire, ça n'est vraiment, vraiment pas crédible.
En résumé : ouais ça vient du sol, ça a bien été rebouché à la colle, et on apprend qu'on peut boucher un trou de 2mm donnant sur le vide spatial avec un doigt sans pour autant se faire aspirer dehors (petite vidéo montrant que le vide au bout d'un trou de 2mm, le doigt il s'en fout - 6 minutes, en Anglais, mais osef on veut voir un doigt se faire aspirer dans le vide hein). Ne pas se faire aspirer par un trou de 2mm, c'est quand même vachement mieux quand on veut, genre, survivre. Remarquez, on se plaint de pas pouvoir entrer dans les pantalons (qui ont rétréci, forcément), donc ça aurait été une bonne solution.

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Côté SpaceX, le 16ème lancement est un succès. Un satellite de télécommunications de plus de 7 tonnes est bien parti sur une nouvelle version du booster. C'est le second truc le plus lourd que Space X envoie en l'air (je ne parle pas encore d'Elon Musk qui fume un pet', notez). C'est le dernier lancement pour eux avant un mois. A noter que désormais les deux tiers des lancements de l'année aux US sont donc des lancements SpaceX...

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Dans les vraies étoiles, on a découvert une très, très vieille galaxie 'achement brillante. Le sujet reddit est ici. En résumé, ils ont détecté le trou noir supermassif d'une galaxie apparemment âgée de 13 milliards d'années. Soit... 800 millions d'années à peine après le Big Bang (oui je sais, à peine). Ce n'est pas la plus ancienne ( GN-z11 date de 13,4 milliards d'années) mais c'est la plus brillante, et donc... la plus "étudiable".

Dans le genre "y'a des monstres dans le placard cosmique", on vient de se rendre compte que la galaxie AM 0644 peut se targuer d'avoir un anneau plein de trous noirs. Bon officiellement c'est "un anneau de sources de rayons X", mais on me la fait pas : cette foutue galaxie est un nid à étoiles à neutron et à trous noirs. Bref, là-bas y'a plein d'étoiles qui se sont effondrées et les plus chanceuses ont atteint le dernier barreau de l'échelle sociale cosmique. Tout ça serait rigolo si par-dessus la galaxie en question n'avait pas été formée quand deux autres galaxies se sont rentrées dedans.

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Après toutes cette violence, je tiens à signaler la sortie du dernier numéro de Ciel et Espace, dont les premières pages sont lisibles en ligne. Un numéro fort intéressant que je n'ai eu qu'à peine le temps de feuilleter, avec un gros dossier sur les télescopes géants (genre 40m de diamètre) qui traite surtout du "mais comment on va faire pour traiter toutes les données que ça renvoie ??? " avec de l'histoire (les milliers et milliers de pages de relevés d'observations...), des chiffres rigolos et tout. Sinon, on a aussi au sommaire un article sur Lovecraft, sur l'industrie spatiale japonaise, plein de jolies photos, et le test d'une lunette + monture nomade pour débutants...
Au passage, je n'en finis pas de recommander la lecture du HS "Etoiles : elles racontent l'univers" et du "Débuter en astronomie", tous les deux dispos ici. Le premier a été une claque, c'est très clair, très beau, ça explique tout ou presque et ça scotche.

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[Retour] Retour sur quelques infos sur lesquelles je suis revenu dans la semaine : Musk fume un pet', etc etc.


Quelques infos pas forcément fraîches mais sur lesquelles je suis revenu pour avoir des updates ou parce que c'était quand même rigolo.
Elon Musk fume du shit devant une caméra, le prix de l'action s'effondre et les gens se barrent de sa société. En attendant, on a quand même du résultat technique, mais côté relations publiques on repassera.

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Ca fait à peu près un mois que Parker, la petite sonde qui va approcher le Soleil, est partie ! J'avais suivi le lancement en direct et fait des captures d'écran. Voici d'ailleurs le lancement à 360° dans lequel on peut changer de point de vue. La sonde est partie il y a un peu plus d'un mois. Dans deux mois (donc 3 mois après le lancement), elle sera déjà plus proche que n'importe quelle autre sonde du Soleil.
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On avait découvert en décembre dernier le plus vieux trou noir jamais observé (insérez ici blague douteuse). 13 milliards d'années, 800 millions de masses solaires. Je suis étonné qu'il ne soit pas encore venu me chercher.

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Le web dégueule vraiment de ressources. Voici l'e-book de la NASA téléchargeable gratuitement sur Hubble ! Le boulot est génial. Plein de photos, des vidéos, des textes explicatifs faciles à lire... dispo en PDF et en ePub pour les liseuses. Plus globalement, le site de téléchargement de la NASA donne de quoi bouquiner pour le restant de ses jours.
Y'a de l'accessible et du moins accessible. Suffit de télécharger et de regarder rapidement : si c'est plein de texte avec des schémas pas clairs, c'est moins accessible...

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[Vidéo] Les vidéos youtube que j'ai matées cette semaine

Ce ne sont pas forcément des vidéos récentes, mais je suis tombé dessus et j'ai pensé "ah ben ça c'est cool". Je précise à chaque fois la durée, la langue, le sous-titrage éventuellement. A noter que le sous-titrage n'est précisé que quand il est manuel, fait à la mimine avec amour par un vrai humain. Le sous-titrage automatique, ben... bof.

On va commencer avec le format court d'Astronogeek (Français, 3 minutes) : les IA et l'exploration spatiale, trou noir, de la glace sur la Lune. J'aime bien, Astronogeek. C'est rapide, c'est clair, c'est concis, et il a plus de barbe que je n'ai de cheveux.

On poursuit avec Comprendre les flammes des fusées (FR, 18 minutes). Il y a la partie 2 ici (32 minutes). Ou comment interpréter la flamme qui sort des énormes boosters des fusées. De jolies images de boosters qui vibrent, des paquets de fumée, des flammes partout, c'est quand même vachement metal tout ça.

On part dans l'espace avec Comment on cherche la matière noire, et comment on sait qu'elle existe (16 minutes, en Anglais, sous-titrage manuel en Anglais) : ou comment mettre en image le "on voit des mouvements un peu chelous de trucs lointains qu'on peut pas vraiment expliquer donc doit bien y'avoir des bidules qu'on voit pas par là-bas".

C'est définitif, j'adore les vidéos de la NASA : qu'apporte l'ISS à l'humanité ? (5 minutes, Anglais sous-titrage Anglais). Jolie vidéo, belle musique, jolies images, c'est formaté carré. C'est en fait une vidéo de "promo" pour leur site ISS Benefits for Humanity
et pour le document gratuit du même nom qui va pas tarder à sortir en 3ème version : https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/iss_benefits_for_humanity.html.

Dans le genre "espace lointain" toujours, L'absurdité de la détection des ondes gravitationnelles (9 minutes, Anglais sous-titré Français). Je recommande à tout le monde, vraiment vraiment. Ca explique ce que sont les ondes gravitationnelles et comment on les détecte, et surtout, l'absurdité du niveau de mesure que l'on doit mettre en œuvre. Très simple à comprendre, même le plus novice des novices comprendra, si on laisse de côté 1 ou 2 détails qui n'empêchent aucunement la compréhension de la vidéo. Les nombres parleront d'eux-mêmes !

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[Events] Les événements à venir, les 3 prochains mois vont être chargés en France !


J'en avais parlé précédemment, le festival des deux infinis commence le 23. Des conférences, des soirées d'observation à Montsouris (ils font même une observation solaire en journée, avec du matériel très spécifique - genre le Coronado...), des portes ouvertes de clubs et surtout des "randonnées astro", des promenades dans Paris pour découvrir le patrimoine et l'histoire astronomique. A noter que sur l'une des photos je reconnais au moins un des animateurs de l'AFA qui faisait aussi les observations publiques de cet été. Bref, ça envoie de la connaissance, attention. De mon côté je tente les trucs type visite du laboration de physique nucléaire de Jussieu...
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Les rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace auront lieu les 1er, 2 et 3 novembre à la Cité des Sciences de la Villette. Gros événement, plein de conférences, d'ateliers, un salon avec plein de matériel exposé...Les très nombreuses et différentes petites conférences de 40 minutes couvrent tout, depuis "grands-parents astronomes" jusqu'à "introduction à la photométrie différentielle" (non, je sais pas non plus).


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Bon, ça fait maintenant deux heures que je suis sur ce sujet, rien que pour la rédaction, car cette semaine j'ai uppé le game et utilisé un vrai outil de productivité pour prendre chaque jour des notes sur ce dont je voulais causer ici. Et j'ai évacué quelques sujets, genre cet article en Anglais qui explique pourquoi on a l'impression de voir des trucs se déplacer à une vitesse supérieure à celle de la lumière.

Bref, l'actu est dense.

Sur ce, je vais donc maintenant prendre ce café que je n'ai jamais pris.
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2018.08.04 18:32 incredinspect Learn Network Config or Hire Out

My role as Director of Business Development/Project Management(damn sales guys right) has done little to prepare me for my most recent and apparently urgent assignment:
-Evaluate company’s desktop equipment, software installations, VoIP service and local network and web application environment. The purpose being to identify opportunities for improved security, connectivity, scalability, efficiency and maintenance.
-Question Numero Uno, and the specific goal of this post, is whether I should continue as the confused/uneducated party responsible to maintain the local network, leaning on tele-support options like Geek Squad when I need guidance or clarification to continue? Or am I anywhere near justification for outsourcing and the associated costs? Lastly, can y’all make suggestions outside the two options currently on the table?? Maybe a hybrid solution or tech/hardware/software driven solution that simplifies local network administration for dum-dums like this one???
Just a little tidbit on our business and technology’s role within it:
-We are a Small Business clocking sub$5MM in annual revenue. We employ 23 people and assign work to thousands of subcontractors nationally every month. - The office with the local network, is what I’m most concerned about this minute. There are 20 work-stations for our 24, soon to be 25 employees. Around 5 people generally work remotely, using their own personal computer to access the web ab and with private cell phones. -Keep in mind that no info data, etc -Most key work flow processes are carried out by our team, predominately using our proprietary PreCloudEra-cloud based application. Our CEO guided its development back in 08 working with a seemingly well-talented programmer. He since made a change and we parted ways. We were referred to a development firm in India and we now pay a monthly amount to have them staff one top quality full-time, dedicated developer who handles ALL updates and new coding related to our application. He also created and maintains the hosting environment(AWS redundant servers, etc...) I’m very excited about task automation too. Can anybody give me a little feedback on their favorite platforms for such an item?
-Being I’m addressing the local network, which is used exclusively for internet connectivity and networking printers, (lately those of us with laptops that we can’t plug in to Ethernet, have been greatly affected by WiFi interruptions.) No file sharing occurs locally. We utilize many of the office 365 apps, including one-drive for cloud sharing.
Please stick with me one minute more. Summary of local network: cox for business powers—-> zyxcel router powers——>24 port Cisco switch connects——->live Cat 6 at each station powers——>20+ polycom VoIP desk phones on Intermedia’s platform, powers——- ——-->each of 20+ desktop PCs, all HP, running varying versions of Windows 7-10 home, and varying antivirus/security software all with different renewal dates/trial lengths/associated svc plans..... We are not storing or saving anything locally on the network except what’s saved to our actual individual computers. from our owned software to the office 365 apps, nearly everything we do is cloud based. That said, I’m wondering if vulnerability in the local network could ultimately offer a path to our web application that our on-site/remote employees are logging in to and working in daily. The MySQL database for our web app stores a lot of protected data, so we would want to be leaving a back door.
Solution: This is where you come in. -I have already identified the value in paying for and installing Windows 10Pro on all of the company’s equipment. Especially since we use the office apps and they sync up nicely. -Next, should I shop firewalls, antivirus softwares, upgrade switch (24 ports will be too small within 30-60 days), WiFi router apart from firewall? -Is there any good reason to evaluate security the same way where I have offsite folks who A) use the same phones which connects them to same cloud phx? B) log directly in to our web application with near admin level access from their personal PCs. -Is it realistic, as we near 30+ devices including printers and TVs, for me to continue handling this with as needed tele-support? If so, can y’all suggest a more user friendly solution for setup and for maintenance review? Perhaps an automated solution for risk alerts and guided steps for configuration changes? All of this coupled with kickass security we can be proud of will be a huge weight off my shoulders. You see most of our clients are fortune 500 and either subject to FCRA or HIPPA, so we wanna tighten up before they audit.
IMPORTANT: if we are better off to outsource to a 3rd party IT mgmt company, please give me any available advice on finding a good dependable accountable solution!
Thanks Reddit!!
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2018.04.12 22:29 lolazzoman Desinformation Numéro de sécu

Bonsoir tout le monde, J'ai besoin d'aide pour reconstruire mon numéro de sécu. J'en suis au numero d'ordre de naissance (11ème, 12ème et 13ème chiffres). Etant né dans une grande ville mon numéro d'ordre de naissance est de 4 chiffres. Mes "fructueuses" recherches ont donné exactement le même texte copié collé sur une cinquantaine de sites, qui précisait qu'il existe un certain code extension pour certaines villes et dates où beaucoup de naissances ont eu lieu en même temps.
Comment peut on retrouver ce code et pourquoi est-ce si difficile et obscur?
P.S.: Si j'ai passé deux heures à chercher c'est pas juste pour me taper des barres, c'est parce que j'ai pas acces à mon num de sécu, alors faites gaffe à mes trigger et me dites pas de regarder sur ma fiche de paye ou sur ma carte vitale ou jemetireuneballe
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2018.04.08 09:11 hello-cthulhu Deleted Labels, May 2017-present

I have been meaning to compile a list of all the labels lost since the founding of the new eMusic website last year. We're almost a full year into this thing, and while the site certainly offers great advantages over the old one, it has coincided with periodic culls of labels and content. To get a real sense of what has been lost, I've assembled this list of labels deleted since the founding of the new website.
In many cases, we were told that these were only going to be temporary omissions, labels and content which were still in the process of getting moved over to eMusic's new website. Sub Pop, possibly the most prominent of these, was specifically mentioned as one which would be returned to eMusic by the end of July, and later, August. As of April 2018, it's of course still gone.
Now, as with the other list, I cannot claim this list is 100% accurate. I do not have the time to double check every single one of these to verify that they are indeed still gone. (Though I have checked A LOT of them.) Even if I did, I am limited to the US site. There are a lot of variations according to whether people are using the American, Canadian, UK, Europe or general worldwide sites. So naturally, as with the other list, ANY input here is greatly appreciated, and will only help with the list's overall accuracy. If you know of any labels which have been deleted and are not here, or conversely, if you know of any labels which have been restored, please let us all know below. If you know the reason - say, a label's acquisition by a major, change of distribution, etc., please also add that.
Currently, this list totals over 100 labels. Eek. What it does NOT include are the major labels that eMusic, for a year or two, actually carried, along with the quasi-indie labels that are owned, distributed, and/or operated by the major labels. It also lacks the Beggars Group labels (4AD, Rough Trade, Matador, XL Recordings, True Panther Sounds and Young Turks). Though Beggars is one of the best regarded of the indie labels and label groups, and it would be amazing for them to be back at eMusic, their departure from eMusic is many years old now, long pre-dating eMusic's current ownership and label-bleeding woes. (Ironically, Beggars very publicly severed ties with eMusic because of eMusic's decision to carry major labels, and thereby deprive indie labels of the advantages they had with being on eMusic.) Otherwise, all the labels in this list were fully carried by eMusic, with complete back-catalogues, up until Spring 2017 and the founding of the new eMusic website, or later.

Deleted Labels at eMusic, May 2017-Present

'A' Records (Brian Jonestown Massacre's label)
All Saints
Anti-
Arbutus
Arts & Crafts
Avant Media http://shop.avantmedia.org/
Barsuk
Bedroom Community (UK, though 9 releases are available from the US)
Bella Union (UK; in the US, no post-February 2017 content)
Black Saint
Bordellor Records
Border Coummunity (US & UK)
Caldo Verde ("Caldo Verde" was culled in January, but "Caldo Verde Records" still survives, despite being the same company.)
Casa Del Puete Disco
City Slang (US, though a "rump" of 4 releases linger in the UK catalog)
Cooking Vinyl
Cryptogramophone
Dead Oceans (Hit in the January Cull of labels under the Secretly umbrella)
Dekorder http://www.dekorder.com/ (1 album left)
Denovali Records (Seems to have returned with 27 releases in US/UK)
DFA
Dischord Records
Domino Recording Co (outside US)
Don Giovanni
Drag City (may have an exclusive digital distribution contract with iTunes)
Dune Altar (only 1 release left, from August 2017)
ECM (both US & UK)
Edamame (Lush's new label)
Epstein
Evil Teen
Family Vineyard
Fat Possum (In the US, only two releases remain, a Tennis LP and a 2008 anthology)
Fat Wreck
FatheDaughter
felte
Finders Keepers http://www.finderskeepersrecords.com/
Fluid Audio (only 1 album, from 2015)
Glitterbeat Records (UK)
Greenleaf Music (Dave Douglas's label)
Hardly Art
Harmonia Mundi
Harthouse (was yanked at one point, but seems to have returned as of 4/19)
Helen Scarsdale Agency (As of 4/9, seems to have returned to US & UK)
Hyperdub
Infraction Records
International Anthem
Invada
Ipecac (UK)
IPO
Jagjaguar (Hit in the January Cull of labels under the Secretly umbrella)
Jiaolong (UK) - Daphni's label, though in the US, this material is on Merge.
Joyful Noise
K Records [the American indie label (https://shop.krecs.com/)]
Kanine Records
Kill Rock Stars
Kontrans http://staalplaat.com/kontrans
Kranky
Label Musikfabrik
Labrador Records
Luaka Bop (US)
Metal Blade (UK; in US, only 2013 and earlier survives)
Mexican Summer & sister labels Kemado/Software/Anthology (all US).
Minty Fresh
Minus (Plastikman, Hawtin etc) http://www.m-nus.com/
Moozak http://www.moozak.org/releases.html
Mute (US)
Neurot (UK; seems current through Oct. 2017 in US)
Nettwerk (US & UK) - An odd case. It was one of the labels mentioned in the original update from eMusic, its only attempt to account for what specifically is going on with specific labels by name. At that time, we were told, “Technical Issues - Not getting pricing. Following up with Technical team.” But this catalog has only gradually shrank since the initial update. As of the end of June, they were down to only two releases at eMusic, and as of July 1st, zero. As of July 24th, they are still fully MIA from eMusic, at least, on the US side of things. Weirder still: they were fully returned to the UK as of July 13. But as of August 5th, they seem to have evaporated from the UK. Again. So... make of all that what you will.
New West (might be multiple labels with that same name)
No Quarter
Noisolution
Nuclear Blast
Numero Group (Hit in the January Cull of labels under the Secretly umbrella)
OgreOgress http://ogreogress.com/
Orchard, The
Partisan
Pirouet
Planet Mu (US) - Still survives precariously in the UK.
Projekt
Prosthetic Records
Quarterstick Records
Real World
Relative Pitch Records
ReR Megacorp and ReR USA (Chris Cutler) http://www.rermegacorp.com/
Riot Season
Rock Action (UK)
Roedelius Musik
Ronin Rhythm Records
Rounder (Distributed by a major??)
RVNG
Sacred Bones
Saddle Creek
Secretly Canadian (Purged in the January Cull, the Secretly Distribution Group includes Jagjaguar, Dead Oceans, and The Numero Group)
Setanta Songs/Setanta Records
Shiin (https://www.shiiin.com/accueil.php?L=fr)
Silver Cross
Slumberland
Social Registry, The
Soma
Soul Note
Sub Pop (US & UK, but available in Europe)
Sunnyside
Syllart Records
Temporary Residence
Text - Four Tet's label (some older Four Tet material is on Domino in the US)
Thrill Jockey
Tiny Engines
Todomundo/Todo Mundo - This is David Byrne's private label, purged in the January Cull. Note, however, that one entry under "Todo Mundo Records" still survives, a 4-song live EP, as well as a remix collection under "Todomundo!" (https://www.discogs.com/label/122525-Todomundo)
Topic Records
Topshelf
Touch and Go
Tresor (the Berlin label)
Tri Angle
Trost Records (http://www.trost.at/)
Trouble in Mind
Unit Circle Rekkids
Uptown
Whirlwind
Winter and Winter (UK)
Yep Roc
Zoho
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2017.10.20 13:05 GIANTGROUNDSLOTHMAN DELETED OKC and REVIEWED OTHER APPS

So it took a couple months of dealing with a vistor-less OKCupid to get me to finally throw my hands up in frustration, delete the app and try other dating apps. My verdict: you should do the same. This is from the bias from a nerdy non-white cis straight male of 5'9" height in LA. Here are brief reviews of other apps I tried (ranking best to worst):
CMB: People on this app for some inexplicable reason seem to be smarter, more professional, and less flaky. I noticed depending on the race you write down for yourself (I did this accidentally) their match system generally throws more of your own race at you. I really like how they limit you to 21 matches a day, so you don't drain yourself. I found myself not getting a lot of matches, the ones I did get are of a high quality.
Tinder: I was surprised that it's not as bad as I initially thought. The whole idea of it is so shallow, it frees you up a bit to communicate more extemporaneously. As a result of this, you just plain get more ACTIVITY going on, than you would on OKC- it's a fun experience. I get 0-3 matches a day by swiping right on literally everyone unless if they're clearly that ugly, because it's not worth my time to figure out how deceptive the photo is. The matches you do get tend to be the most attractive of all these apps, but they also tend to be boring in such a way that it's easy for the conversation to fizzle out. Also, because it's a more shallow crowd, I've had women straight up ask for my height, and then reject me posthumously. So there's that :(
OKCUPID: I'd say it's still the 3rd best app. But having had been faithful to this site for so long, I'm SO glad to be off it. Numero UNO: If you are a guy, this site is absolutely emotionally draining compared to all the other apps. By design you have to painstakingly read every profile, and craft a brilliant message to stand out among hundreds of suitors. It's a huge time suck and ball buster.
The response rate is abysmal; not simply in getting ANY message back, but also in that conversations rarely ever flow- it's the snail mail of dating apps. On top of that, the women of OKC, tend to be sensitive artist types (I guess because of the match-% system, I am that type, but it's nice to have a shot at chicks that are out of that bubble)- they will be OFFENDED at anything less than pure mental stimulation coming from your side. It's the highest maintenance app by far. Front loading too much info right at the start at the typically longer OKC-style profile, though logical, stimulates too much self-imposed rejection. The sad truth of of this app, is that I'm sure a lot of us lonely bastards, stare at our wall of faces late at night . . . "matches." AND IT IS A WALL. A wall of rejection that imprisons us in self-sabotage.
It almost tortures my soul to read profile after profile, because you can get so inadvertently invested in these strangers you haven't met. It's unhealthy and borderline voyeuristic. Whereas if it's just a pretty face, it's just a pretty face, swipe the face away, you never see it again, nothing lost.
Hinge: It's a really good idea, but has the same problem with Bumble- a ton of fake/ too beautiful to be real profiles.
Bumble: is by far the worst, I was swiping right for two weeks straight with no matches. A lot of these profiles seem fake (too beautiful Instagram model types). FUCK THIS SITE.
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2017.04.29 21:20 UltimoSuperDragon "Cheap" Vacation scam/spam phone call ends on a sour note

I don't know about any of you, but I used to get a whole lot of calls from spoofed numbers trying to scam me about a vacation getaway "deal".
The scam is this: It's two or three trips to Mexico tourist sites, the so-called deal is a promotional offer and, for some fucked up reason, it's only available while I have them on the line. Meaning, it's such a good deal I must act on it now. Uh-huh. Eventually they're going to try and get a credit card number and run if for about $1K, if not more (no idea there - I've never actually given them a real credit card number). However it ends, it wouldn't be good giving out legitimate credit card information to scamming scum, that's for sure.
I've had these calls a few times, and it's a nice change from the Indian-accented scammers, these guys have Mexican accents (and, before anyone gets triggered or upset, I'm 1/8th Hispanic, my wife is Mexican-born, all my children have dual citizenship with Mexico and I'm working on getting it for myself. I have nothing against Mexico, Mexican culture or any shit like that, go find someone else to protest if that's your deal).
After a few weeks of telling them to, "fuck off" and hanging up, only for them to keep calling back, one day when I was between tasks at work and got a call, I mentally challenged myself to see how long I could keep these people on the phone and waste as much of their time as possible. I couldn't do much to them but I figure the more time I waste of theirs the more time I've kept them from scamming an elderly person or some young fool.
The conversation begins. I'm speaking with some random dipshit. They ask me my name, I give them my go-to obviously fake alter ego "Steve Smith" and confirm I'm between the ages of whatever-and-whatever and have a valid credit card. I'm transferred up the chain.
The next guy goes straight into the sales pitch. I say nothing and let him say whatever he needs. It's well-rehearsed but he's not bad. I ask plenty of questions, to throw him off his script-reading game but to also feign interest and waste more time. Questions slow down the proceedings considerably and at some point one of my queries stumps #2 and I'm transferred once again up the chain to #3.
Number 3 also begins in the same sales pitch. I let him do his thing. I again begin asking questions about various particulars. I'm generally getting different answers than before, but #3 is giving them with more certainty and quicker. I'm questioned on who I travel with. My husband, I lie. What do we like to do when we travel. Night clubs. I'm sure to ask very detailed questions about everything. At one point I'm told all alcohol consumed on the trip is complimentary, which is just nonsensical (come on).
Anyway, I could labor over the details, but the gist of it is, I waste about 30 minutes of their time, most of it with #3, who eventually wins over old Steve Smith and we've graduated to the main event: Time to give him the credit card numbers.
Now, for this part I'm prepared. I've written down in my upper search engine bar a series of fake digits for a credit card. The first four are my actual numbers but everything else, including the 3-digit code on the back and expiration date have been invented. As it turns out, we won't get that far, anyway.
I begin giving him the numbers. Of course, the first pass I say them too quickly and not loudly enough. #3 asks me to slow down. I comply and begin reading off the numbers very slowly...
1...
2...
3...
4...
5... 6... 7... 8... 9... 10... 11... 12... 13... 14... 15...
... pause...
...
...
... wait a minute, I have a question.
Numero 3 asks what it is.
I tell him, wait: What about the Wall?
... the wall?
Yes, the wall. The one Trump is building.
... what about it?
Well, if that guy actually builds the wall, what happens to my vacations? What if I haven't taken them yet?
... I don't understand.
It means I won't be able to travel to Mexico. I'll lose out on my vacations!
... Mr. Smith, no, you will be flying down.
I don't think it's going to work like that. He's talking about keeping everyone out. I assume that goes both ways.
... Trumps not going to build the damn wall.
Well, I hope not but I don't know. He just might! I didn't think he'd get elected in the first place, but here we are!
... You can still fly over it, even if he builds it!
What kind of wall would it be, then? That's just stupid.
... FUCK YOU (click)
In the end, it was just over 30 minutes of their time wasted. Oddly, it did not keep them from calling back, but the next time I did this, the moment I made mention of "the wall", they immediately hung up and after that I haven't had this particular group of spamming scammers bother me from then on.
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2017.03.06 10:57 Pedandick Informations pratiques

Procédure Licence de tir
La licence, valable du 1er septembre au 30 septembre de l'année suivante est délivrée par l'un des 1 600 clubs affiliés à la FFTir répartis sur les 13 régions et 28 Ligues françaises. Elle vous permet :
- de pratiquer le tir de loisir et/ou de compétition dans des installations adaptées,
- d'être couvert par une assurance,
- d'être encadré par des moniteurs compétents,
- d'avoir accès aux épreuves officielles de la F.F.Tir(compétitions),
- d'acquérir des armes à titre sportif selon vos choix de disciplines de tir
Tarif : Il est variable en fonction des services offerts par les clubs, vous trouverez un tarif adulte et un tarif jeune.
Inscription dans un club
Choisir son club dans le site www.fftir.org cliquer sur "Ligues" et cliquer sur la région qui vous concerne. Le postulant doit dans tous les cas de figure :
- Disposer d'un extrait de casier judiciaire vierge
- Ne pas avoir été suivi par un établissement psychiatrique ou le cas échéant être libéré totalement de traitement et suivi
- Fournir une attestation (médecin traitant) attestant l'aptitude du sujet à pratiquer le tir
- Fournir une pièce d'identité et un justificatif de domicile en cours de validité
- Télécharger sur son site Internet un formulaire de demande d'inscription
- Renvoyer les documents demandés accompagnés du règlement intégral de la cotisation annuelle.
Questionnaire de contrôle des connaissances (PDF)
Procédure Acquérir une arme
Autorisation de détention d'arme
Formulaires
Extrait de casier judiciaire, bulletin N°3
Le téléservice e-APS vous permet de gérer en ligne vos demandes d’autorisation pour les mouvements transfrontaliers d’armes.
Associations
FFTir - Fédération Française de tir
UFA - Union Française des amateurs d'armes
Clubs et stands de tir par département
UNPACT - Union Nationale des Propriétaires d'Armes de Chasse et de Tir
ARPAC - Association pour le Rétablissement du Port d'Arme Citoyen
Comité Guillame Tell - défendre les intérêts des utilisateurs légaux d’armes à feu auprès des pouvoirs publics
Divers
FFtir : manuel du tireur sportif
Dates de fabrication par numéro de série.
Carte européenne d'armes à feu
En Anglais
Buying a gun
Trigger control
Diagnosing pistol malfunctions pt.1 - Failure to feed
Diagnosing pistol malfunctions pt.2 - Failure to fire
Diagnosing pistol malfunctions pt.3 - Failure to eject
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2017.02.25 06:09 Emetis Lettre de l'Agence de Revenue du Canada convernant une supposé vérification, arnaque?

Je voudrais savoir si d'autres personnes de ce subreddit ont déjà reçu une lettre similaire à celle que je décris plus bas. À mon avis, c'est de l'arnaque pur et simple, mais ma blonde a quand même un doute. Par contre, elle refuse de la jeter par peur que ce sois vrai. Long poste, alors tl:dr: la lettre a l'air d'un scam, sent le scam et goute le scam, mais sa mère la met en doute donc elle ne sait pas quoi faire.
La lettre concerne le fait que l'ARC ferais des verifications au hasard concernant la TPS/TPA, la prestation à l'aide à l'enfance et autres. La lettre indique qu'elle dois fournir des informations afin de confirmer son status, à savoir marié, célibataire ou conjoint de fait, et concernerait la période de janvier à décembre . Elle insiste sur le fait que si les informations ne sont pas envoyé avant Avril, sont status se verrait redéfini en tant que conjoint de fait ou marié, et qu'elle devrais rembourser l'ARC a propos de la prestation à l'enfance.
The thing is: elle n'est plus conjoint de fait avec son ex depuis septembre 2015 et na jamais eu d'enfant, donc zéro prestation. Elle as son dossier en ligne et il indique bel et bien célibataire. En plus de l'aspect menaçant de la demande, les infos a remplir demandent la date à laquelle elle n'etait plus conjoint de fait, sa signature, etc, en plus de de demander ma signature et mon NAS s'il advenait que j'étais son conjoint de fait. L'enveloppe semble être legit mais on aurais dis qu'elle a été liché et non scellé proprement, et sont contenu était broché bêtement ensemble. En plus, l'enveloppe de retour demande un timbre afin d'être posté, et l'adresse de retour est Jonquiere Cite PDF quelque-chose., et les numeros de case postale et de téléphone ne sont pas identique a ceux donné sur le site de l'ARC.. Bref, ca te rentre dedans comme un orignal dans un pare-brise d'auto.
Elle serait convaincu si ce n'étais pas de sa mère qui lui dit que c'est une vrai et qu'elle dois absolument leur fournir au risque de se faire pénaliser. La dame à (à mon avis) fait l'erreur de repondre à la lettre a toutes les informations demandé. Ils lui ont ensuite demandé de fournir un document pouvant servir de preuve, mais ni Poste Canada, ni la police ni son avocat ne pouvait lui fournir. C'est alors 18000$ sur une période de 3 ans qui ont disparu de son compte. Ce qui est malheureux c'est quelle est convaincu que c'est le fait qu'elle n'ai pas pu fournir le dit document, et non le fait d'avoir fournis ses informations, qui lui ont coûté une fortune. Alors elle crois comme blanc sur neige à la lettre et insiste qu'elle doit y répondre.
Si ce n'était de moi, cette lettre serait déjà aux vidanges et chose du passé. Mais afin de ne pas faire angoisser ma blonde pendant tout le mois de Mars, nous la conservons jusqu'à ce qu'elle se fait confirmer que c'est une arnaque et qu'elle n'a pas a s'en faire.
Qu'en pensez-vous?
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2016.12.15 21:40 Usher_III [HR] The Water Children

The frigid February air haunted the graveyard so intently, its willingness to endure such distain from mankind must have been immense. Tombstones leaned to one side, cracked due to times slow embrace. The wailing wind twisted its body around finger bone twigs scratching out from the girth of the trees. The sound and the fury would cause a man to hear patterns where there were none. A radiant moon fell over the incoming tide that backed up into the edge of the New England cemetery and the taste of salt was in the air. A yellowness to the satellite gave the notion that some sinister intent was closing in on completion. Through the snow, the young couple profaned the silence with every crunch of their boots. Wheezing lungs and thick breath was quite the racket compared to the stillness of the dead all around them. “Did you just see that?” Kevin whisper-shouted. “Would you keep your effing voice down.” Claire backhanded her boyfriend in the arm, “We are not even supposed to be here.” “Something glistened out there on the water!” Kevin continued. “There, look!” “Dude. There is nothing in the water, I’m looking right where you are pointing. “Well it’s not there now! You should have looked the first time! I swore I saw a handful of small, dome-shaped objects floating in the water. Way too organized to be natural.”
Claire backhanded him again in the chest, “Will you be quiet?!” she stooped a little lower as if to compensate for his gross audibility. Kevin stooped a little lower too.
After paralleling the cliffs and sulking among the dead, the two reached their destination. A large marble mausoleum appeared before them, its stout and majestic base stood contrast to the derelict tower that had fallen inward many years ago. Miles of delicate ivy encrusted its perimeter, deepening the macabre already inherent in the house of the dead. Between the snow, the moon, and the encroaching fog, Oak Road Cemetery was highly visible. Kevin pretended he could not sense she was getting anxious.
“I’m not going in there. Just saying; there is no way in hell tha-“ Kevin took his eyes away from the building and noticed his girlfriend had left his side, “Claire! Where are you going?”
“You know exactly where I’m going, Dummy. This is why we are here.” she motioned at the mausoleum and disappeared around the corner.
Kevin made no effort to follow her, he knew he just had to let these types of things just run their course. He had never dated anyone so headstrong. At first, it was incredibly thrilling to date an alternative girl. Her pink & green hair, her plethora of body piercings had exuded a confidence beyond what he had been accustomed. Now he was feeling emasculated, he had wanted a girl with a head on her shoulders, now here he was, in the dead of winter, alone in a graveyard. This had better be worth it. This geocache better make you Honcho numero fucking Uno in your wierdo goth chat rooms.
Kevin heard a footsteps making their way back to him from the other side of the building and for a moment, he was terrified it would not be Clair. A million thoughts raced through his head as how to deal with that scenario. Luckily, it was Claire the whole time, he sighed in relief as she approached him with a scowl on her face.
“It’s solid the whole way around, I don’t know how we are going to get in.” she said.
“Get IN?” I thought we were going to drop the container in the bushes or some shit!”
“Yeah, Kevin. We drove 35 miles outside of town and tress passed through a cemetery after hours so that we could drop the cache ‘in the bushes or some shit’”. She twisted her expression mockingly.
Kevin lost his composure, “Claire! This treasure hunting game is nerdy beyond all fuck! The only reason I’m out here is because I owe you.”
“It’s nice to know that you are beholden to duty.”
Rolling his eyes, “This is exactly what Blart was talking about out, never worth the trouble”.
“How is this not worth it?” Clair grabbed Kevin’s hand and clasped it under her shirt and coat onto her bare breast. A moment ago, Kevin was contemplated ditching and heading back to the Frat, now the rigidity of her nipple under his palm was making it hard to remember why. He slid his body close to hers and spoke soft.
“Quicker we get out of here; the quicker we get out of here. That’s all I’m saying.” He said with a smile. She licked her lips in just the way she had been practicing for many years, calming the nerves of whoever it was that was causing friction between her and what she wanted, he was sure of it. As far as tonight was concerned, chances of a fuck where still looking good, he just had to keep playing nice.
“Then let’s make this quick.” She spoke with her eyes more than anything, “All I need you to do is climb through the hole in the tower, drop down, and unlatch the front door.” She punctuated the sentence with a pelvic thrust.
“Oh is that all? He laughed. The two shared a hard kiss, then, swollen with courage, Kevin began the ascent. His level of athleticism allowed him to easily shimmy upward within an indent of the building perfectly shaped to allow him to do so. Quickly, he had reached landing where the marble roof ended and the brick spire began. As he made his way around to the breach, a sudden gust of wind caught him mid stride. His brain gave up balance and for a split second, Kevin did not know whether he was going to fall to his death. in that instant, the trees seemed to reach out as of one accord, with one devilish ambition: To peel the skin from his face.
“Are you going to make this happen or not?” Clair shouted, against her earlier advice.
Her words echoed inside his brain. Layer after layer of reverb blended with the voice of the trees. For so Long they had lived there, for so many years had they taken root among the dead. How did you not see this coming? The voices teased him. Those vicious words from malice bark and branch. Fingers like knives, scraping his brain. Keven stood frozen in terror on the precipice of doom, his face misshapen into pain. Deep and black and drenched and cold, down and black and drenched and cold. The trees chanted from a whisper to a shout. DOWN AND BLACK AND DRENCHED AND COLD.
“Yo! What the fuck are you doing?” Clair yelled from down below.
He regained his balance and trudged forward through what felt like cement. Something primal within had jump started and was prodding him along away from this ever increasingly realistic vision. The clouds that once hung in gloom now twisted into faces of the damned. All the faces of those trapped at sea, thousands of men wrote in grief, their unhallowed moans accompanied with a wet murmur. Their fear and their venom had spread throughout these cliffs years ago and now, here they dwelt. In this showcase of the dead, they waited to recruit souls to the eternal maw.
Oh God, I’m losing it. I should have stayed home. I should have prayed more. I should – suddenly, there was nothing underneath his feel. He had upended and was falling through the cavity of the mausoleum’s brick spire.
“Kevin!” Clair shouted up at him, horrified, as she watched the statute of her boyfriend plunge though the hole, into the crypt.
As he fell, reality as he Kevin knew it began to chip and flake away like paint from the hull of a sunken ship. There was no loving embrace of life and warmth from all that was good. There was now only down and black and drenched and cold. An ocean of finger bones graced his skin as he tumbled in slow motion. Lilly-white and lithe, the bones acted as villi, using their surface area to rob the helpless man of all that made him human. His soul was being absorbed, the trees and the clouds and water and ghosts where drinking him in. Kevin was beginning to pick up speed as his body fell impossibly far down into a vast nothing nothingness. The moonlight under which he was kissing Claire, just minutes ago, was now a pinprick above him, blinking into the black. The souls of the damned began to swim all around him, drifting with the ebb and flow of the downward current into Hell. Dingy gray rags clung to their boney bodies as they wisped this way and that. Some of the souls muttered curses to themselves, lamenting that which was left undone among the living. Others raged and railed with accusations at each other, gripping every found fault and thrashing it with hatred. Three dead men gripped Kevin among the tumble, ghostly hands sinking into his living bones, he cried out in pain.
Your warm blood will do us good, mother says so, the phantasmagorical faces droned.
For those in peril, for those in peril, for those in peril…on the sea, sang another from behind.
Down and black and drenched and cold! The dead man screamed into his face.
Then there was nothing.
ACHOO! Kevin had sneezed and sat upright on the cold marble floor. He looked around and sneezed several more times. He was having a hard time concentrating, not quite remember where he was or why he was there.
“Kevin?! Is that you? Oh thank fuck! I thought you fucking died!” came Claire’s voice from, well, not here.
“Uh, yeah. It’s me. I mean, I’m okay.” Realizing His but was cold as ice, he decided he felt better and jolted to his feet to take a look around. the single room structure looked like a mini cathedral. Imposing stained glass windows, so dull and muffled on the outside, beamed prisms of light in the pure white floor. At the long end of the room, a podium stood alone on slick wooden dais in the spotlight of the moon. He turned around lifted the heaven wooden beam that barred outside entry. With a slow heave, the door swung open, even more light filled the room, giving the walls lined with corpse drawers an almost unnatural luminescence.
Claire barged in, “What where you doing in her, for like 30 seconds, while I was out there freezing,
supposing you had broken your neck and died?” she demanded.
“I…honestly don’t remember.” Said Kevin and rubbed the back of his head. Luckily this place seemed to be exactly what Clair was being imagining. Wide eyed, she panned the beam of her flashlight along the high arched celling, soaking in the spookiness.
“This is going to be epic, the internet community is going to be set on fire after tonight. If I would have known it was going to be this cool, I would have brought my real camera other than just my phone.” She said more to herself than to Kevin. Convenient, sine he wasn’t really listening anyway. An uneasy feeling was still looking inside of his head, as if he had made a promise to someone in a dream. He tried to recall his last memory before his sneezing fit on the floor; He and Claire were kissing. There lively lips pressed against one another blood flowing, suddenly, a very different memory flashed in its place, a very dark memory. A dark wall swayed gently as little waves began to foam. Water. From the depths rose two rows of three shining round domes in perfect unison. Kevin knew this vision from earlier, when they had just first arrived to the far end of the cemetery and he had his first look out into the ocean. Then the domes began to behave differently than from the memory, a froth of bubbles began to churn in front of each one, as if something under the surface had awoken to life. Violently, and with malice they rose from the water. The domes, they were heads, skulls in fact. Sharp and lifeless grins on the faces of the six skeleton faces born down on him.
“Hell-o?” Clair waved her hand in front of Kevin’s face, “Did you not hear what I said? I said ‘long pole’. Don’t you have some sort of incredibly perverse dick joke to make?”
“Oh, yeah, sorry.” I think I really must have landed hard on my head, maybe we should get going back to town, just in case I need to see a doctor.”
“Oh my GOD!” she shouted, ignoring him completely. She hopped up and down in place, pointing at something behind the podium at the other end of the room. A sinking feeling coated his stomach and something inside his rational mind begged him not to go investigate. It was too late; he was already doing her bidding. He circled around the podium and at the base, where the preacher should stand, a 3 ft. wide hole had been splintered in the dais. Under the floor, a cylindrical rock chute shot strait down for twice the length of a human begin before opening up into a dimly lit cavern.
“Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!” Claire squealed, “This is exactly what I was hoping for! This kind of thing never happens! Listen…You hear that? There is moving water down there.” Kevin, rapidly shook his head back and forth without taking his moistening eyes off of the hole.
“Help me down. Here, take this.” She thrusted her flashlight into his hands. “Help me down.”
“Please, please please. Claire, I’m begging you, don’t go down there. I mean, do you not even fucking care why this hole is here?”
“Okay, see ya. Have fun walking home, wishing you had the car keys.” she said and slid into the hole down to her waist. “Take my hand, use the flashlight to make sure you’re not going to drop me some sharp rocks or something.” locking forearms, he bent to his knees and slowly lowered her down into the whole. Once as far down as he could safely go, she shouted “Looks good. What do you see?”
Kevin strained to see around her body and maintain the light. Suddenly, up from the dark, Kevin made eye contact with set of neon red ones. Big and bulging, with slight pupils, reptilian. His shriek came out as more of a yelp. He lost his panicked grip and Claire fell to the ground with a thud.
“Effing owch Kevin!” she said and stood to her feet.
“Claire, watch out there is something down there with you!” he tossed down the flashlight.
“I understand that you are scared, boo-boo. But you just got to put on your big kid underwear, okay? There is NOTHING down here!”
Kevin clamped his hands upside down on either side of his head, pushing this thumbs into his eyeballs. What is happening? What is wrong with me? A blinding white light flooded his vision until he began to think clearly again.
“I can see the end of the tunnel! she yelled, “Its covered in falling water! That must be the same one we saw down that foot path close to where we parked the car! I can totally get the camera from the car now!” and she was out of site.
“Please,” he whimpered, “Come back.”
The unpleasantness was unbearable. Either he was going insane or there were truly monsters abound. Kevin’s intuition was urging him to come to terms with the idea that he would never see Claire again. A chill swelled up all around him like thousand needles grazing his bones. He squeezed his coat tight before surrendering and accepting his fate that he was losing muscles control and tumbling head first down the hole. From where he lay on his back, looking up into the mausoleum he could have sworn he had seen the lid of a casket blot out the moonlight. Kevin closed his eyes and pretended he was dead.
A peculiar sound effect filled his ears just then, waking him to life. It sounded like a person making snake noises. Then a woman’s voice, very much unlike Claire’s, was asking him where he was from. “I’m sorry?” it was almost as if his ability to feel fear had been overloaded and simply shut down.
“Well the fact that you are here at all means you have a story to tell.” The woman with the bulking orange eyes said smoothly from the dark in the opposite direction of the car. “It’s been a very long time since there has been a man in this cave.”
“I’m not sure where I actually am, thank you.” Kevin replied in his own defense, “I happen to be on a mission.”
“And what mission is that.” she asked. The beautiful woman with the lower body of a massive snake easily slid form one boulder to another, choosing the light from which she would be viewed.
“To sleep with the first woman Blart pointed at in the library” he admitted, “But I thought I was starting to actually fall for her.”
“And your sex game led you here?” her accent was European.
“That’s right.” he replied and violently disheveled his hair making it stand on end. Can you tell me what is happening to my head?”
“I can.” She said. Her body coiled a little tighter, causing the scales to glisten on the thick bands of color alternating down her tail. “Welcome to the lair of The Water Children!” her voice boomed. “The water children, are those the creatures I have been seeing in my visions?”
She nodded her head affirmatively, jangling the small diamond in the middle of her forehead attached to the diadem she wore on top her raven colored hair. “It would seem your presence set off a sort of alarm.”
“What are they?”
“They are from another facet of existence. As far as I can tell, they are not bound by any rule you or I could devise. They came to this realm a very long time ago, and took up residence in this cave. When I arrived here myself,” a touch of sadness ripped through her lovely face, “I read into their minds deeper than I should have, I tapped into the depths of their knowledge and was left baffled by the degree their intelligence.” They choose this; out of all space and time, these six beings choose to embody skeletons and haunt this small coastal area. It really says something about the nature of the universe if you ask me.”
“What do they want?”
“Am I being too wordy for your taste? It’s just been so long since I have spoken to a man, even you are just on the cusp.”
Kevin didn’t register the slight. “Excuse me?”
“Perhaps you are too dull after all.” She sighed remorsefully and the brightness of her eyes dimmed somewhat. As if there were a correlation, Kevin’s fear was returning in force. He begged then.
“You can help! You have got to get us out of here!” he exclaimed toward the exit.
“Oh silly man, you misunderstand. I am their prisoner, they allow me to dwell here, they do not allow me to leave.” Her eyes sullen, seemed to shrink down more like a human’s. as they did so, their hypnotic sedative wore off of Kevin’s mind and he acclimated to the building terror of his dire strait.
“There they are now.” She ended her sentence with a slither of the tongue and bowed out back into the darkness.
Kevin gripped his face in horror and cried at the site. Approaching him where the six water children shambling upon him. Each skeleton held in its arms a play-thing. Respectively, they held the severed remains of Claire’s arm, leg, leg, arm, head, and torso. Kevin, could not for the life of him, understand why she didn’t even look bothered.
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2016.08.06 16:59 Smog_ShadowSeth [Update]Compass to Numpad to Spanish Phone number: Annuary mentioning Sombra found.

Update: DISPROVED. The number, according to different sources, either lead to an automated message telling that it isn't available right now, or is the number of a real person that has nothig to do with the ARG (according to the Discord ARG)
So, since I exposed my theory about the compass matching numbers on a Keyboard Numpad, sbvstw2 googled the number obtained that way (658234197), and found this: http://www.llamando.es/numero/658234197
There are a certain number of elements on that page that needs to be highlighted:
So far so good. But can this source be trusted?
After some research, it apears that this website, llamando.es, is a spanish sort of social annuary, were anybody can come and left a comment about a specific number. It apears to be aimed at users wanting to know who called them, wanting to alert people about a potential fraudulent number (telemarketing companies using screen numbers, harassers, etc.), or just giving general information about it. The "Sombra number" don't have any comment, and is just classified as "Unknown" (Desconocido). I wrongly though before that this meant that the number wasn't functionnal, while it just means that no member of this site did classify it yet.
So, knowing that, we now have two things to do with it:
  • First of all, call it. The number is a Spanish one, so it will lead somewhere in Spain. Since I'm not a spanish speaker and international calls cost me an arm and a leg, I unfortunately can't do that. Can someone here do it?
  • Second, text it. Yes, texting it. This number is a cellphone one. In Spain, all cellphone numbers begin by a "6", wich is the case here. All cellphone operators also have prefixes, wich are the first 3 numbers, here "658", wich match one the code of telco French operator Orange (We can see that direclty on llamando.es: http://www.llamando.es/prefijos), who is present in Spain.
I also through about trying to contact it via an old analog modem (Sombra being a Hacker-type character et all), but since it is a cellphone number, that can't work. Or does it? My knowledge on the subject is rather limited, so nothing is stoping us thinking about an exotic method...
That being said, I think trying to call it and texting it first may help us know more about it. We need some people that can call this number and speak or at least understand engough spanish to be able to get the potential message that will come out of it. The international prefix for Spain is 34/0034.
Thanks in advance for anybody wo will try this. I think we migh be close to the solution here...
Edit: typos
Edit: This number, according to Doct4vius, is just leading to an automated "number not available right now"
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2016.05.01 23:01 Spideymv The "Perfect" Match

It finally happened. After many unsuccessful dates, I finally found her. Wrote her a message and no reply. I was beginning to lose hope on this site as all my dates seemed to be going nowhere. 1 month later I get a notification on my phone a message that read, " Sorry for taking so long to reply. I've been really busy, but you seem great we should meet up for coffee sometime." I was ecstatic! Being in a foreign country it's difficult to find people and even more difficult to connect with someone when you do find someone. The day of the date arrives and she is just, "perfect"! Beautiful, smart, witty and we shared everything in common. During the date we made plans to meet up in the future, but never set anything in stone. Mistake numero uno.
The date ends and we part ways with a hug and her saying, "we will definitely be doing this again." Guess what I did folks, I fucked it up.3 hours later I type in my phone, "It was great meeting you. Honestly never had a first date go this good ever. Hopefully, we hang out soon." I knew this was a mistake, but I hit send. Waiting...Waiting...exactly 14 hours later I get a reply, "I had fun too. I always love great conversations." Shot to the heart; where was the enthusiasm for the next date? Why did she wait 14 hours to reply? I wait another day before I reply and go with a simple, "If you're not busy this weekend we should hang out and go to an arcade like we talked about." This time the reply comes early, "Thanks for the offer, but I'm busy with school this weekend." That's the last message I got from her. I sent one more wondering if she was free the weekend after. Nothing. She hasn't been online on OKC either, pathetic that I keep checking, I know. She's gone.
I know what I did wrong and clearly I was feeling a lot more positively about how the date went than she did. Then I scared off with my texts. My "Perfect" match and I scared her off. Maybe I should try again, but next time I know what to do and it's the biggest advice I can give to anyone on this sub. CHILL THE FUCK OUT!
TLDR - Chill out, have fun. It'll happen.
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