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    I'm taking an online class and the Discord format (mandatory for live classes) has been horrendous. It keeps on cutting in and out and crashing. The instructor insists using the server for class and a lot of the kids have been using their webcams as it gives them more credit for attending.

    I've tried Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge. Chrome seems to be the most stable where I can get visual of the screen sharing from the instructor and a lot of the lecture, but even then it cuts out every two minutes or so for 30 minutes. It also pops up a Java error with Chrome, and sometimes it even stabilizes around 30 minutes in, I had a chat with a group today with one time being cut out.

    The desktop refuses flat out to even load on my computer for discord. I am hoping it's just an internet issue, (my internet is probably amongst the worst for cable, and I use ethernet for class) but I was hoping someone knew what was going on and how I can fix it. Thank you.
    Thread by: Sara, Sep 9, 2020, 0 replies, in forum: Technology
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    So true... In every way...

    13. No matter how utterly useless Team Rocket is to the plot and how they can severely hinder it... (So many examples of this...) They will show up at least five minutes per episode to be an utter annoyance and ruin a flow of a good plot.
    Post by: Sara, Sep 30, 2018 in forum: Anime and Manga
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    I recently started watching the Pokémon anime (XY to be exact) and 13 episodes in, I learned several things:

    1. No matter how ridiculous the disguise or how cheap/stupid it is... No one will recognize you. Ever.

    2. Never look up, then you can actually see attacks/Team Rocket/Enemies coming.

    3. Tears will get you anything.

    4. It's okay to quit on what your parents want you to do, they'll still be happy for you when you call them/tell them you're abandoning your duties.

    5. No matter how many times an invention blows up, always rely on the same person to make another invention for plot reasons that will blow up either during use where you'll find a way to solve the problem you could've used in the first place, or right after it's needed so it will never be used again.

    6. Even status attacks will knock out a pokemon. Confuse Ray and Stun Spore will totally knock out an opponent without any other attacks.

    7. A first Gym Leader will have a pokemon that knows Solarbeam and can use it in one turn without charging... And PP doesn't exist in the world.

    8. Team Rocket doesn't need a ten year old kid to beat them... They just need to spend their whole budget trying to catch an electric rat without telling their boss.

    9. Always trust a villain, they'll never betray you. Even when they're laughing evilly in front of you. Just their friends will betray you.

    10. Cuteness is the only standard for Pokémon for young girls, period... (If you've seen the anime, you know exactly which character I'm talking about)

    11. Anyone can survive a 50,000 volt jolt of electricity, and never gain immunity to it. Same for falling, flying through the air and crashing, explosions and god-knows what else trying to kill you.

    12. Ash is immortal. There's no other way to explain it. He also has the worst memory of anyone on the planet.

    And that's it. Anyone want to add on? (Sorry if this is in the wrong thread.
    Thread by: Sara, Sep 22, 2018, 2 replies, in forum: Anime and Manga
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    It’s an adult book due to some of the eh-heh... Discussions in it, including a REALLY adult scene (it’s not NC-17) just discussion of an adult-ish topic that I won't say what here, most is teen, but it does have adult moments so I would say older teens to adult because of a few moments.
    Post by: Sara, Mar 12, 2018 in forum: Movies & Media
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    Anyone hyped? I'm slightly hyped, though seeing the last trailer... Not as much as I have a hope for it being great.
    Thread by: Sara, Mar 3, 2018, 5 replies, in forum: Movies & Media
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    Ready Player One...

    Dear God, 80's and 90's nostalgia everywhere... Suspense... Riddles...

    Great book, I couldn't put it down and am hyped for the movie.
    Post by: Sara, Mar 3, 2018 in forum: Literature
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    It's still something to think about when you look at gun control... But I stand corrected...

    We actually have safety protocols for people who end up in university shootings at a different campus. It became a big deal after some staff members were at the Virginia Tech shooting.
    Post by: Sara, Mar 3, 2018 in forum: Debate Corner
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    A mass shooting is defined by four people being dead by a gun by one or two people in one area. 4.

    Every day now there's a mass shooting, this has been confirmed by multiple sources.

    The media covers the major ones, if they covered every mass shooting, they wouldn't have time for everything else.

    Definition of a mass shooting:

    To pull a up a link from a non-U.S. Country, the United Kingdom to keep bias out:

    Oh yeah... People blame video games, violence, tv shows...

    Go to Japan, see what the kids watch, what they're exposed to, Power Rangers is a very popular kids show. (Yes, I know it's called Sentai) and totally different from the American version. Read what those stories are...

    And then look up how many shootings have happened.

    Also, how have the British, and many other countries who have banned guns not all have been killed? I have spoken to people who are from the U.K., they have their own issues with violence. Why haven't they all died?
    Post by: Sara, Mar 3, 2018 in forum: Debate Corner
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    Sorry, but I'm anti-gun...

    I have a nephew who lives in a house with a family who are part of the NRA... They have a collection of guns. He's also mentally unstable and dare I say it, has already threatened his high school with shooting everyone, but got away with it because his mom talked the police from investigating. And she told my mom this, someone who believes her son is an angel who would never hurt a fly when he beats dogs, told my mom she had this happen, but their guns are locked up, but he's smart enough able to go easily into my uncle's room, break the lock box and kill how many people with the guns.

    And before you say it, he's had training... He knows how to fully handle, load, clean and fire a gun. And has been at a shooting range many times.

    The Right to Bear arms was made the same time it was a soldiers goal to load one bullet in two minutes in the military. One. Bullet. For. One. Gun. Took. Two. Minutes.

    Do a mass shooting with a rifle where you have to load a gun for every bullet. Do a mass shooting where it takes you two minutes to load each bullet. See how long it takes without the AR-15 rifle.

    Or even take three teachers that I know personally probably would've shot someone in my class before I graduated high school if they were armed because they were pissed at a student. One teacher was a subsitute screamed obscenities at a student and chased him out of the room calling him a "******ed piece of ****" while the kid was fleeing. He was fired for what he did. Another teacher screamed at another student in the face calling him a dumbass for not knowing math. Another one outright said to his class: "If I had a gun, you'd all be shot dead right now." At least one had tenure, meaning she wouldn't be fired for calling him that.

    Don't give them guns, you'll end up with pissed off teachers with a way to kill students and be kept with their contracts.

    The United States has a hero mentality... See a kid waving a toy gun in a dark movie theater, five people with hidden guns stand up and fire, hitting the kid and probably themselves. This was actually a scenario someone wrote up after the movie theater shooting in the "The Dark Knight Rises" when they wanted to arm people to go to theaters.

    9/11 caused this mentality of being a hero and fighting the armed person... Here's what people don't realize... When flight 93 happened... When the heroes of that flight fought back... They knew they were going to die. They had family calling them on the plane and telling them the World Trade Center had been hit with hijacked planes. They knew the Pentagon had been hit... And they knew that their plane had been hijacked also. They knew they were going to take at least hundreds of lives with them. They knew that they were going to die anyway... And so they fought back.

    I'm guessing if they thought it was a 50/50 chance that it was a regular hijacking that day... Most of the news didn't even REALIZE that day that it was just a coincidence until way later in the day. They would've not fought back... They knew there was a 95% chance of them dying and killing lots of people that day... So they fought back.

    The rescue people, god bless them... They lost brothers and family and went back into those buildings after the first collapsed. They were heroes also, but they've had training, work and dedication to rescuing people's lives behind them. They've spent years or even just months... (A rookie firefighter in the U.S. usually had to stay behind and watch the fire station in case of instances like this because they had to hold down the fort and keep all the volunteers rushing in and causing chaos.) Being trained for situations like this... And they had a brutal time dealing with what happened after 9/11. The ones who survived... The ones who were scarred for life and never forget.

    But that's not the main reason I'm totally against guns...

    Every day I go to work, after a shooting at a school, I'm terrified out of my ****ing mind. I work, but I keep an ear out... I keep my eyes open and I try to concentrate on my work...

    Do you want to know why?

    I work at a university and we've had gun videos played all the time about what to do if a shooter happens to be on campus. What to do if you hear gunshots outside of your room...

    What to do to survive if you have a shooter on campus.

    It's required at my university... Every semester I have to watch it and be reminded that this can happen where I work. That I can someday get mowed down while I'm working at my cubicle because there's not enough gun laws in the federal/state level and how easy it is to purchase a gun.

    I never want to fire a gun, I want to sit there and work and be happy and chat with my co-workers, not come out one day to find that some have been shot for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

    I never want to call my mom after a shooting and tell her I'm okay... I never want to tell her that she didn't have to worry... That I didn't get shot... That I made it okay from the gunshots going on in campus.

    I don't want to have to leave a message to my mom because I am dying in my cubicle because the shooter got me... And I can't get a hold of her... To tell her I love her one more time. And to take care of Aiden. (My cat)

    And I don't want her to be sitting there, terrified out of her ****ing mind because she can't call me but it's all over the news there's a shooting at my university. That there's so many dead and so many wounded and I haven't called her to tell her that I'm okay for whatever reason, and she can't call me because it would alert the shooter.

    I don't want to be hiding under my desk and be terrified while my mom is frantically calling me and the shooter shoots me dead.

    I love my job... I wouldn't give it up for the world...

    But I would give my right arm to sit at my desk one day and not be afraid of someone busting into the university and opening fire on everyone on my floor.

    That's why I want gun control, there's a reason why a lot of countries are banning them, and I'd be proud to be one of them.
    Post by: Sara, Mar 2, 2018 in forum: Debate Corner
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    I'm wondering if they're going to execute the one who messed up... :/
    Post by: Sara, Feb 23, 2018 in forum: The Spam Zone
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    I am very surprised this hasn't been posted yet...

    I saw this on the BBC... :P
    Thread by: Sara, Feb 22, 2018, 8 replies, in forum: The Spam Zone