2021.10.27 19:21 aooram Need help with my first build (~1.6k budget, just for gaming and hopefully lasts me a while)
(link to build on bottom)
As an avid playstation fan I never considered building/buying a PC until recently. I am a total beginner but tried to do as much research as I could, and put a list together using Newegg and watching many Youtube videos. I live in Canada and am looking to spend around 1,500-1,700CAD on this.
What I will use it for:
2021.10.27 19:21 Albertjweasel The Lady of the woods and the witches brooms; Silver Birch
The Silver Birch
The Silver birch, Betula pendula, the ‘Lady of the Woods’, is a graceful looking deciduous tree which grows up to about 30m tall and flowers from around April to May, they are a short-lived species and rarely live beyond 100 years, it’s scientific name, betula, comes from the ancient Gaulish word ‘betu’, meaning bitumen, or tar, as the Gauls extracted a tar-like substance from the sap of the tree which they used, and is still used to this day, for pain relief and as a stimulant.
Widespread and tolerant
It is native to and found throughout the British isles in a wide variety of dryer habitats including woodlands, fell-sides and heaths and is able to tolerate a wide range of temperatures, on the continent its range extends as far north as the high Arctic tundra to the southern-most reaches of the Iberian peninsula.
The adaptations that the Silver Birch has evolved in order to survive such temperature extremes include having narrow, flexible branches, which shed heavy snowfall rather than break under its weight, small leaves with a tiny surface area, which help them keep hold of water in dry winds, and the light colour of a Birch’s, paper-like bark reflects light, which stops the tree from warming up in the daytime sunlight only to cool down too rapidly after the sun has gone.
This rapid warming and cooling can cause stress damage to the cambium, which is the living layer of the tree which is found beneath the bark and around the heartwood, and the white colouration of the cell walls which reflects light and prevents this happening is due to an organic compound called Betulinic acid. Betulinic acid also acts as a waterproofing agent, which prevents frost damage, but it has the drawback of being highly flammable, if temperatures become high enough it can even become superheated and form clouds of highly flammable gas which then explode, this does make Birchwood very useful for lighting fires and it does crackle very nicely on a log fire!
Recently scientists have been looking into the use of Betulinic acid in fighting certain types of tumours, including malignant melanoma , although native peoples have know for many years that Birch sap has many healthy properties.
The Silver birch is a monoecious plant, meaning that it produces both male and female flowers on the same tree, both flowers are arranged as a catkin (‘little cat’), so-called because they resemble a kitten’s tail. You can see both catkins in this picture, the male flowers are long, yellow/brown catkins which hang in groups of two to four, these appear in autumn and remain on the tree all winter, only opening around April to May, female catkins are smaller, shorter, green, stick upwards, and appear in spring along with new shoots. Pollination happens via spores being blown from the catkins by the wind, which is responsible for allergies in susceptible people, and afterwards they become browner and thicken, the tiny, winged seeds are produced in huge numbers and are also dispersed by the wind.
Firewood and brooms
The trees attractive appearance and the fact that it is tolerant of dry conditions and temperature extremes means that it is widely planted as an ornamental or garden tree, and it is very common in the wild too, accounting for over 7% of our total woodland area.
The timber of the Silver Birch is pale brown, almost white in colour, finely textured, and straight-grained, it has similar properties to, but lacks the durability of, Oak, it is also very easy to work with and turn. This makes it commercially useful for manufacturing furniture, plywood, pulp, and it is increasingly grown purely for firewood, especially since log-burners became fashionable. Traditionally the twigs were, are still are, used to make hurdles for horse racing and sweeping brooms or ‘besoms’.
Silver birch are also planted to improve soil quality, as its roots grow quite deeply and extract nutrients from the bedrock and lower soil layers into the leaves and branches, which are then reintroduced to the upper layers of the soil when the leaves fall and the tree dies and decays, although it doesn’t grow well in soils with low Phosphate levels. Its tolerance to cold weather also makes it useful as a ‘nursing tree’, planted strategically in new plantations to shelter less hardy species such as Beech, Oaks and Conifers.
Importance in conservation
Upland Birch woods are now classed as a priority habitat under the U.K. Biodiversity Action Plan due to the sheer number of species they support and the uniqueness of the habitats an established Birch Wood sustains. The characteristically light canopy of a Birchwood allows woodland plants and grasses such as Wood Anenomes, Bluebells, Wood Sorrel, Lesser Celandine and Violets, amongst others.
The trees themselves support many species too, their sap attracts aphids which in turn attract birds such as Long-tailed Tits and Chiff-Chaff, the ripe seeds provide food for seed eating birds such as the Goldfinch and the leaves provide food for several moth species, such as the ‘Angle-Shades’, ‘Buff-tip’ and Emperor moth, all-in-all a healthy, established Silver Birch Wood can support over 300 species of insects.
Silver Birch woods are also rich in fungi, with the tree forming symbiotic relationships with species such as the Fly agaric, several species of Milk cap, Birch brittlegill, Chanterelle and the Birch polypore, which is a member of an interesting group of fungi, called polypores, I recently posted about a variety found on Oaks. Silver birch is susceptible to several damaging, non-symbiotic species of fungi as well, Melamsporidium betulinum, a type of ‘rust’ fungi, which can badly affect a trees health, and it can be killed by ‘canker’ fungi including Discula betulina and Marssonina betulae and a type of ‘honey’ fungus; Armillaria.
One species of fungi which infects the Silver Birch but does not kill it is a parasitic species, Taphrina betulina, called the Witch’s Broom fungus, as it caused abnormally dense growths of small twigs on the branches, which supposedly look like brooms, although they are more often mistaken for bird’s nests, as you can see in the picture at the head of this post.
‘Walking had been easy, because his knapsack was nearly empty and he had no worries on his mind. He felt happy about the wood and the weather, and himself. Tomorrow and yesterday were both at a distance, and just at present the sun was shining brightly between the birches, and the air was cool and soft’
Snufkin in Tales from Moominvalley, by Tove Jansson
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2021.10.27 19:21 pineapplee_ [23/F] looking for long term friends
Hello gender fluid here from the Midwest just looking for people to talk to and hopefully it can turn into long term. I’m into horror and thriller movies, I like to make smoothies, cook, listen to music,and podcasts, paint, draw, and do photography. I’m agnostic, but interested in getting into witchcraft I’m also into alien and cryptid stuff and things about the universe. I would love to talk to more people who are in the lgbtq+ community since I myself am lesbian and asexual.
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2021.10.27 19:21 damnBcanilive Our first planted tank. 10 gallons. Chili Raspboras and Kuhli Loaches. 10 weeks today!
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2021.10.27 19:21 advtimber Reborn Ancestral Guardian Support Barbarian
Buddy is making a campaign and wants us to roll 3d6 (instead of 4d6 drop lowest) with a total minimum of 72 and run it without pulling punches... A bit of a meat grinder campaign. I've dubed it;
Anywho, I kinda want to build a support character.
Reborn; woke up in a Necromancer lair -the Necromancer was stupid and forgot to reassert control before bed and his zombie minions killed him in his sleep... Cept my guy, he awoke as a hollow - doesn't remeber much, jut snippets while he was cursed but for some reason Kelemvor saved him.
I want him to be Neutral Good, hates undead - doesn't associate as one of them, but also doesn't associate with the living... Somewhere in between...
A couple things about the race I like here; the 4 hour elf: trance-like long rests, and the advantage on death saves; while the former is mostly fluff I'm really interested in trying the Chef Feat (+1 CON) and cook food that is great but he can't taste and that pisses him off beyond imagination but he tries to taste vicariously through others and the joy they express while eating. The latter ability is really the bread and butter of being a tank, between Reckless Attack and Ancestral Guardians I should get focused pretty hard... So having advantage on death saves would be really nice... I'm also debating playing a zealot but I'm not sure if the campaign is going to 5th level even and won't have a Party member with revivify yet to utilize the main ability.
With the stat set up restrictions I'm expecting a whole bunch of 11-13s across the board with maybe one high and one low. The highest 3 and the +2/+1 racials will go STR > CON > DEX
With reckless attacks and a 16ish STR, I should have a decent chance to hit and having DEX and CON be around 14 ideally. There's also the option of (+1/+1/+1) racials to get a few rolled odds the other half of the way to a mod increase. Beyond Chef at 4th level, the rest of my ASIs will probably just be +2s in STR and CON.
Any gaping vacant eyesocket-sized holes I'm overlooking?
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2021.10.27 19:21 Big-Vast-19 current gen franchise 20/32 spots taken… trying to start tonight if we can
2021.10.27 19:21 Inevitable-School-72 Need a design
I’m about to turn 18 and wish to get a tattoo to cover up sh marks on my wrist. For a short period of time I was in the hospital and met a girl with a tattoo down her arm that read “strength” but the inside of the g contained the semicolon, which is symbolic for survivors of sh. If anybody has seen a tattoo design like that/ can make a design I will be forever grateful 🙏
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2021.10.27 19:21 ethanct ALL my managers and coworkers are quitting... Should I ask for a raise or quit too?
So I work for ubreakifix which just got acquired by Asurion so we're going through many changes. I received a pay raise from 15 to 16.50 which I'm not complaining about. But my managers are all quitting because of many corporate issues and HR really not listening to them and making their jobs harder.
I've personally not been on the receiving end of it, but since we are a 4 person operation and 3 of them are quitting, I'll literally be the only person keeping shop.... and I can only work part time cuz school. I want to ask for an even bigger raise but I know other franchised stores around are running severely understaffed too and corporate just doesn't care (and also im part time).
I actually really really like the job since it has been easy on my sanity and the hours are great. I want to know how I can leverage for a bigger raise since they're already stubborn as is. But on the other hand, I might be a one man show, so should I also quit?
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2021.10.27 19:21 TioKramer Grande el profe, le sabe a las suscripción
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2021.10.27 19:21 portalrbn Copa do Brasil: Fortaleza e Atlético-MG decidem quem vai à final
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2021.10.27 19:21 Frankometrix Trading this dude on the switch
2021.10.27 19:21 Pizzaroeschti Finally
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2021.10.27 19:21 savcloud Roav S1 Audio is completely distorted
I have had this thing for about a year, The audio is just garbled static and distortion now, and it seems to randomly restart. Anyone run into this? Looks like it's no longer available, reviews now put it as middle at best compared to when I bought it. Looking for something that is a similar form factor.
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2021.10.27 19:21 redramen_ Advice on apartment hunting for mid 20s
Hi everyone, I'm moving to NYC soon and have been having some trouble trying to decide where to live/apartment hunting. I've been searching for a while but was hoping to get some additional input from you all. Some info about me:
Budget: $5000 (sharing with a roommate)
Age: Mid 20s
Job Location: Remote but optional office in Financial District that I might like to go to
A bit about me: - I like to stay in and watch TV or read though I'm trying to change that. I like going out and doing things but have a hard time getting myself to go out in the first place so I'd like to be near fun things to do - I don't care about bars/clubs as much, but do like having great food options and trying new restaurants of all types - I love working out so ideally I'd be in a location where I can walk to a gym or get there easily even in the winter (idk if neighborhood changes this) - I am going to NYC with basically 0 friends there so if there's any places/tips for having a good time alone or meeting folks I'm all ears - I am coming from San Francisco where I was used to a doorman building with amenities, that is out of my budget here but I'd like to have washer dryer in unit and a modern looking bathroom ideally. Everything else is a bonus for me. - I'd love a neighborhood that is highly walkable, like I can get to my gym, grocery store, etc really easily and not have to trek much - I'll be working from home at least in the beginning, so I'd like to have enough space for a decent sized desk and monitor setup
What I've ruled out so far (open to changing opinion): - Any place other than manhattan. I want to try living in manhattan first since I loved the idea of it as a kid (might be silly). I also feel walkability and density wise nothing else compares?
Neighborhoods I'm currently looking in: - UWS: looked greatfrom a food perspective, close to parks, seems clean and calm but incredibly expensive. I found some here that I loved but were out of my price range or immediately snatched up. - UES: Much cheaper than UWS from the apartments I've found, more renovated units so that's nice but very small in terms of space. Also seems like the streets I've looked on are busier and will be more noisy. I've found good apartments here but they are incredibly small so I'm hesitant on getting a place I'll be potentially cramped in.
If you were in my position which neighborhood would you go with? I liked both neighborhoods when I've visited them in person in the past but have not seen them post covid and have no idea what it's like living in either.
Sorry if I come off as really naive, I really don't know anything about NY and am struggling to find an apartment. Should I be looking at other neighborhoods? Should I wait until the winter for things to come down in price?
Thanks in advance for any advice!
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2021.10.27 19:21 Icy_Possibility304 HMFT after I throw the slowest punch of all time
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2021.10.27 19:21 rgelles Help with PS5 graphics (Yakuza Kiwami 2)
Desperately want to play Yakuza 2 Kiwami. Played 0 and 1 on the PS4, and am hooked. I got a PS5 and new TV however, Yakuza 2 looks like shit on it, and I've tried so much troubleshooting... Is there anything I can do? I've turned off HDR, tried every setting variation I could find, and nothing helps much.
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2021.10.27 19:21 kayshea1689 Morning sickness
I haven’t even missed my period and I’ve been dealing with nausea and lightheadedness for 2-3 days. I had an embryo transfer last Thursday. Im currently 3.5 weeks pregnant. This is my third baby. My first pregnancy I was nauseated in the evenings starting from 8 weeks up until 13. My second pregnancy started at 5.5 until 17.5 It was all day and accompanied with vomiting. Is there any chance this will not ramp up and turn into vomiting? Any chance it will be over by the second trimester? My first two pregnancy’s were boys, this One is a girl.
What helped you with nausea and or the dizziness?
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2021.10.27 19:21 CobraCollector Cap Badge of the German 205th Infantry Division
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2021.10.27 19:21 Fragrant_Cellist_125 USB c not charging the laptop
Hello all, I just got the g14 3060. The laptop is charging via main but not charging with USB c adapter that came with it. I also tried others but no luck. I see only two USB slots on each side. Can someone help and tell me what I am doing wrong. Came from Mac and loving this laptop but this thing is annoying me.
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2021.10.27 19:21 SailorSquishy Dreams
Okay so awhile ago, I don't remember exactly when, but I severely pissed our prosecutor off and since that I've had no communication. No voices in my head, very little thought, no adhd nonsense.. It's very quiet and empty, quite an uncomfortable feeling.
We used to have vivid dreams and nightmares/night terrors cycle throughout the year but since I pissed him off.. I dream in myself (rarely happens) and every dream is so wildly vivid I wake up exhausted and severely confused. It takes an average of 30 minutes of convincing myself things are okay. Would there be an actual explanation or just another "perk" of being highly dissociative?
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2021.10.27 19:21 APerfectCircularTool If Maynard were to randomly launch a rap career, what would his stage name and the title of his first mixtape be?
2021.10.27 19:21 Thayerphotos '04-'05 ish I'm fairly certain there was a Takara Microman Batgirl solo figure. NOT the Batman/ Batgirl 2 pack. Anyone know about this?
2021.10.27 19:21 ILoveMudkip69 Darkrai on me 7402 7792 6470