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Just a few cards from a binder. Have another binder with stars, can post if interested.

I'm selling these btw - if my title is wrong or missing something pls let me know what I should include/remove


edit: I added a few more star cards, some dark:

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If you are looking for more dark/japanese/trainer cards, I can post some more cards.


can you send me prices for 1st edition holos?

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Original Poster1 point · 10 days ago

sent pm

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

added some more cards

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0 points · 1 month ago

I have japanese voltorb and erikas victreebel

Fun fact, if you ever get the chance to go back in time bring a bunch of rolls of aluminum foil. Refined Aluminum used to be more rare than gold and silver, well at least through the 19th century it was.

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21 points · 1 month ago

Rly? Why?

3 points · 1 month ago

I'm really sorry and happy for your experiences. All the things, which you mentioned, can happen not only to the foreigners but to indian as well. As an Indian, who has limited knowledge of Hindi language, I felt helpless in Delhi Airport because one of the customs officer refused to speak any language but Hindi. I can imagine what you might have gone through.

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2 points · 1 month ago

Ha ya same. India is challenging... even for Indians.

The Caves of Ellora are quite beautiful.

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1 point · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

This. Together with Ajanta caves (close by) are the coolest place I’ve been to in India, and I’ve been all over. Huge ornate Buddhist paintings across the whole ceiling from the 2nd century bc that still show color! Other parts have statues carved into the mountain.

18, Male, Canadian. First solo travel. Will be in Iceland August 24th to September 6th. (I land like 4:45 AM on the 24th)

Message me if you'll be in Reykjavik during the 24th and 25th and maybe we can meet up, could meet up anywhere around the country of course but I assume it'd be easier to in Reykjavik.

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1 point · 1 month ago

Hey 27M from Oregon. I'm there just for a day on the 24th.

1 point · 1 month ago

Hi, I'll be stopping in Iceland for 24 hours on my way to Berlin on August 24th. No plans yet, but I want to check out the Icelandic landscape. I'd be down to split a car do a day trip/hike if anyone is interested. I might also just check out Reykjavik for the day. It's always more fun to explore with new friends, so let me know if anyone wants to meet up that day!

I'm 27M from Portland, OR, taking a 2 week break from grad school to backpack around Europe for the first time!

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Hi All,

I'm planning on spending a week in Germany during an upcoming Europe trip. I'm flying into Berlin on August 25th and taking a train out of Cologne on August 31st. Between that, my plans are still fluid. I was planning on spending 2 days in Berlin, 2 days in Cologne, and 2 days somewhere in-between.

Nuremberg seems interesting - looks like there are lots of historical sites in the city. But then I read some comments that Wurzburg is a better choice. Can anyone comment on this?

Or I could do 2 cities for a day each?

Suggestions are much appreciated. FYI I'm a 27yo guy travelling solo.


Err, check a map. Neither of those is "between Berlin and Cologne".

In my opinion you would be better off with Dusseldorf or Aachen.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

O, just meant I have a booked ticket leaving Cologne and one arriving in Berlin, travel plans between them are open.

Yes, but as /u/Frontdackel said, you're going the wrong way, unless you want to spend a LOT of time on a train or driving.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Hmm, I am getting a Berlin-Munich flight on 8/28 for $15 (??). I'll look into Dusseldorf/Aachen, or, someone below said Bonn. Thanks for the suggestion


Hey! I'll be spending a week in Germany starting with Berlin. Thinking of spending a few days in Cologne/Munchen. If anyone wants to link up let me know. Exploring is always more fun with new friends!

1 point · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

If you want a classifier to take some text and match it to an author, you'll need a numerical representation for each authors' writing 'style' (syntax, grammar, etc.). Designing this representation... is a vague and tough problem, but possible.

Start with the word2vec model and tensorflow's page on vector representation of words. This was groundbreaking work from google that uses a concept of a 'word embedding'. Basically their idea was to take each word in relation to the other words nearby to calculate a vector. Thus, each word would generate numbers that take into account some sort of context.

Also look into extensions of word2vec. There was a sent2vec model that built representations of sentence-level embedding - using word2vec vectors and combining them on sentences. Then generating vectors based on the surrounding sentences.

Next... how to take these vectors and build a model/classifier? The complexity of representation means you need a deep learning topology. word2vec/sent2vec use recurrent neural networks/LSTM/GRU. You would need to design an RNN architecture for your problem, but I'm not really familiar in what that would take (simply use the word2vec architecture, or something new like a dynamic memory network).

Idk if you've been reading the news at all, but trump and his party are doing terrible things for the country like continuing to use coal and oil excessively because it personally benefits them, or how trump just removed/changed safety standards on fucking asbestos solely because russia manufactures shitloads of it.

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1 point · 1 month ago

Umm the EPA is doing a good thing, no politics involved. Just to fyi if anyone is interested:

The 'legal' asbestos-use categories are now obsolete (1976). There are new uses for asbestos and the EPA wants to know what they are so they can ban/allow them. The rule will force companies using asbestos to report their intent 90 days prior to manufacture so the EPA can review.

727 points · 1 month agoGilded1 · edited 1 month ago

Edit: Thank you, kind stranger, for my first Reddit Gold! You just made my day :)


Obi-Wan doesn't need to be on the high ground, the high ground just needs to exist within the battle; Obi-Wan knows that when he has the low ground, he really has the high ground, from a certain point of view; see Diagram A:

Look at his battle record:

Maul: Has low ground, wins Example A:

Dooku: No high ground, loses

Dooku rematch: No high ground, loses Example B:

Greivous: Has low ground, wins Example C:

Vader: Has high ground, wins

Vader rematch: No high ground, loses

Obi-Wan with the high/low ground is canonically the most powerful Jedi. This is fact. Had Yoda not denied his request to battle The Senate with typical Jedi arrogance, Obi-Wan could have defeated Palpatine in the Senate building, which housed a variety of different altitudes; this was designed so that the Chancellor could always have the moral high ground in political debates. But Obi-wan didn't fight The Senate, and Yoda soon learned that you can't cleave the Sheev in a normal 1v1. It took the Tusken Raiders years of conflict against Old Ben Kenobi to grasp his superiority in terrain advantage, as you see them visibly flee in ANH when they realize he holds the low (inverse-high) ground; this was the optimal strategy against a near-invincible opponent.

Yoda is shorter than virtually every other fighter, which gives him a permanent low-ground disadvantage; however, his saber-fighting style utilizes a flipping-heavy technique in order to negate this weakness for a temporary window. You'll notice that, after falling from the central podium in The Senate's building, he immediately retreats upon realizing he is on the lowest ground. You'll also notice that, while training Luke, he rides on him like a mount, to gain the intellectual high ground and accelerate Luke's training. Example D: . Obi-Wan's defensive Form III lightsaber style synergizes with his careful military maneuvers; as he only strikes when prepared, he can always hold the strategic high ground. (The business on Cato Neimodia doesn't count.) You'll come to realize that this is why Commander Cody's artillery strike failed against Obi-Wan, when hundreds of Jedi were killed in similar attacks. Cody failed to grasp the strategic situation, as the Jedi Master's elevation was superior to his by hundreds of meters, making him virtually unkillable. (You'll notice that all the Jedi killed in Order 66 were on level ground with the clones, thereby assuring their demise.) Had Cody taken his time and engaged the Jedi on even terrain, he would have succeeded. Obi-Wan subsequently retreated under the surface of the lake, so that he could maintain the topographical low/high ground. This is why Obi-Wan is so willing to fight against impossible odds to the point where he thrusts himself in immediate danger; when your probability of victory is 1-to-10, you have the statistical (and therefore strategic) low ground, a numerical advantage when you use your point of view to flip the value to 10/1 . Almost losing is, in Obi-Wan's case, certain victory. See Example E:

As we all know, spinning is a good trick. However, only the Chosen One can spin outside of a starfighter. Palpatine tried spinning, but he lost due to this technique (but this was intentional, as losing gave him the emotional high ground when Anakin arrived). The reason for this is that spinning provides a yin-yang approach to combat (based in Eastern philosophy on balance), giving the spinner the high ground from above and below. Only the Chosen One can master the spin, as it is their destiny to maintain balance in the universe. This is why Obi-Wan was so emotional after defeating Vader on Mustafar; he expected to lose the high ground to the spin, but Anakin fell to the dark side and could no longer use his signature trick, becoming the very thing he swore to destroy. Additionally, Anakin told Obi-Wan that, from "[his] point of view, the Jedi are evil". This broadens Anakin's mind to the concept of relativity in the context of the moral high ground, a mere step away from tactical comprehension.

Anakin doesn't hate sand for the reasons he told Padme; all Jedi hate sand, as the battlefield can rapidly change between low and high ground on multiple vectors, so your perspective must be from a certain three-dimensional point of view in order to comprehend who holds the high ground. This is the only reason why Obi-Wan killed Maul in Rebels. This is also the reason why Obi-Wan hates flying; there is no gravity in space, therefore there is no high or low ground from any frame of reference (This also negates the spinning trick, as noted in Example F:\.

In ANH, Vader proves his newfound mastery by engaging Obi on perfectly even ground. However, Obi-Wan intentionally sacrifices himself on the Death Star, so that he could train Luke from a higher plane of existence, thereby giving him the metaphysical high ground Example G

Why was Vader so invested in the construction and maintenance of the Death Star? Because he knows Obi-wan can't have the high ground if there's no ground left. Image A: As seen through the events of the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan was known to be on friendly terms with Senator Organa, whose homeworld held large quantities of mountainous terrain, the perfect habitat for a Jedi Master. Grand Moff Tarkin was already in position to destroy Alderaan as a first target, as the distance from Scarif to Alderaan was too vast to reach between the escape and recapture of the Tantive IV, even at 1.0 lightspeed. Alderaan had been the initial target all along, as Obi-Wan with the high ground was the primary threat to the Death Star. How? Because a moon-sized space station would have some form of gravitational pull, thereby negating Obi-Wan's zero-gravity weakness; Obi-Wan with the perpetual high-ground in a low-orbit starfighter would easily be able to fire proton torpedoes through a ventilation shaft, although the Empire was uncertain of the specific weakness of the Death Star planted by Galen Erso (who was a good friend).

In Return of the Jedi, you can see that the Throne Room contains a variety of different altitudes; Palpatine placed these there to ensure Vader's defeat. However, Sheev failed to realize that his weakness was no ground, and should have covered that useless gaping pit which does nothing.

A common misconception is the idea of a 'prostrate position' version of the high ground, wherein Obi-Wan lies flat on his back, giving him tactical superiority from his point of view. However, this strategy is futile, as for the high ground to come into effect, there must be a differential between parties on both the x-axis and y-axis to a moderately significant variation from both absolutes (Angles only a Sith would deal in). For Obi-Wan's high ground powers to be in full effect, he must stand between 15 and 75 degrees (π/12 to 5π/12 radians) diagonal from his opponent(s) on any quadrant of the area circle; this has been dubbed the Trigonometric Perspective Diagram. Diagram B: The total effect for conventional high ground advantage can be calculated via the MetaComm Equation, or f(x) = lim 0→x π/12 | 7π/12 5π/12 | 11π/12 Ʃ(x) (2tan(x) / 3sin(x) + (log10Δ)) * cΦ Δ = distance on hypotenuse (meters)

Φ = Surrounding Force [c (variable) * β (Earth Gravity) * (pressure (psi)/2.2)]

'x' refers to the angle of contact between the two parties on, with advantage being based purely on position on the Y-axis, as the vast majority of force users base their perception on elevation rather than spacial relativity.

The power of gravitational force has great effect on the high ground; too weak, and the high ground holds no traction; too strong and the ground becomes the real enemy. Experimentation has proven that the high ground typically holds significant value between .8 and 1.4 β (Earth Gravities) with maximum impact standing roughly equal to 1.05.

Pressure is equally important, as it is a surrounding force attached to gravity (the high ground has famously low impact in aquatic environments). Pressure(λ) is measured in pounds per square inch (psi), to be used as a gravity multiplier (or division if pressure is sub-atmospheric; Φ (Surrounding Force) is a variable defined as β * 2.2λ , with no metric value assigned due to its singular application in the MetaComm equations.

In situations regarding Obi-Wan and his relativistic point of view, you must substitute the Quadrilateral MetaComm Equation (the Jedi Master function), f(x) = lim 0→x minmaxƩ (2tan(x) / 3sin(x) ) * (1.2)cΦ [min = (|cos(x)| = 1) | (|sin(x)| = 1) + π/12 ), max = (|cos(x)| = 1) | (|sin(x)| = 1) + 5π/12 ].

The viable Φ field is expanded, as Obi-Wan has taken advantage of the high ground in so many different environments that he simply uses it more efficiently, and the min/max values apply due to his multidimensional point of view, evidenced by the Trigonometric Perspective Diagram. Additionally, the distance factor does not affect Obi-Wan, as spacetime can be perseptively compressed, giving him the ideal Δ value from his point of reference.

In conclusion, Obi-Wan abuses spatial relativity and Taoist doctrine in order to always invoke his high-ground powers. To properly analyze the strategic genius of Kenobi, one must hold advanced knowledge in Philosophy, Mathematics, and Calculus-based Physics, and be able to integrate these topics together.


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1 point · 1 month ago

This is the best thing I’ve read on reddit. You should be president


This is my first boots/hiking shoe purchase - I only have some canvas/running shoes and dress shoes. I'm also going on a 3 week backpacking trip to Europe next month and my brother is insisting I get some durable walking or hiking shoes (he's buying).

I'm not an avid hiker and I don't need durable boots for work so I'm looking for:

* something durable that I can take on light hikes

* something with a 'casual' style that I can wear with a pair of jeans for a night out, look fine for walking around europe

* leather - I kinda just want a pair of nice leather shoes.

I got a pass to the Columbia employee store yesterday and came across Sorel Madsen Hiker boots (on sale for $100) and preemptively bought them. Here is what they look like from the [side] and from the [top]. I changed out the blue laces they came with. I'm worried they look to "boot-y". They look slightly more pudgy in person. Would these look fine walking around the city or when out at a bar? Would these (or boots in general) look out of place if I wore them to the office?

Sorel seems to make winter shoes and these seem like winter shoes - would the full leather be bad or too hot for walking around a lot on? The leather and quality seems durable, but I also have no idea what to look for boot quality.

I'm also looking at a pair of [Salomon Pathfinder]( shoes which seem more technical, less stylish(?) and a [Danner Skyridge]( shoes which look the best imo, but maybe less durable(?).


Jack of all trades, master of none.

What you want doesn't exist. You will have to make compromises on one side or the other.

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Original Poster14 points · 1 month ago

I believe the original phrase was ‘jack of all trades, master of none, oftentimes better than a master of one’ :). But yeah, I’m coming to the same conclusion.

The skyridge & jag boots by Danner are going to be your best of both worlds shoes, but if you're going to be hiking/walking a lot in the woods maybe not the best bet. The Salomon's aren't bad, if and ONLY if they fit your foot well.

Here's a good article about buying hiking boots and some really good options/suggestions.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thanks, I’m going to check out their store later this week.

2 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

I got a pass to the Columbia employee store yesterday and came across Sorel Madsen Hiker boots (on sale for $100) and pre-preemptively bought them. This is my first boots/hiking shoe purchase. I'm going on a 3 week backpacking trip to Europe next month and only have running shoes and dress shoes. My brother is insisting I get some durable walking or hiking shoes (he's buying).

I'm looking for:

  • something durable that I can take on light hikes
  • something with a 'casual' style that I can wear with a pair of jeans for a night out, look fine for walking around europe

Here is what they look like from the side and from the top. I changed out the blue laces they came with. I'm worried they look to "boot-y". They look slightly more pudgy in person. Would these look fine walking around the city or when out at a bar?

Sorel seems to make winter shoes and these kinda look like winter shoes - would the full leather be bad or too hot for walking around a lot on?

I'm also looking at a pair of Salomon Pathfinder shoes which seem more technical, less stylish(?) and a Danner Skyridge shoes which look the best imo, but maybe less durable(?).

I'd say stick with the Sorels, because Danner has always struck me as a brand people choose because they're fashionable, and in any event I agree that they're probably less durable, which is huge (also the thicker sole on the Sorels is probably going to be easier on your feet than the relatively minimal sole on the Danners). I don't think they look too booty anyways, they definitely give off an outdoorsy vibe for casual wear, but you are backpacking, so yeah. As far as them being too warm I'd just say that you should probably be wearing wool socks anyway for hiking/backpacking, so if your feet get sweaty, which I'm not even sure they will, you'll be more or less fine (bring extra socks tho).

In any event, I think the Sorels look best, but that's just personal opinion. The really big thing tho is that they don't hurt your feet, and just as important that you break them in before any kind of hiking.

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1 point · 1 month ago

Yeah I like the Sorels a lot.. mostly because I have them in front of me. I’ll still check out the Danner store and rei later this week. Never heard of either brand but danner do seem more fashion oriented... and they do look pretty good.

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457 points · 2 months ago

Eats shoots and leaves.

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10 points · 2 months ago

Who’d he shoot?

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