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2023.06.05 13:16 trip-planner-123 Top Places To Visit In India In Summer

There are a number of best places to visit in summer in India for travellers seeking unforgettable experiences.
There is something for everyone in India, from the enchanting landscapes of Ladakh and Shimla to the serene beaches of Goa and the cultural heritage of Udaipur. To make the most of your trip, consider engaging with the best trip planners in India who can assist in organizing your itinerary, accommodations, and transportation.
From serene hill stations to pristine beaches and historical marvels, here are some of the top summer holiday destinations in India
  1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh:
Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is a picturesque hill station nestled in the Himalayas. Known for its colonial architecture, lush greenery, and pleasant weather, it is a popular summer retreat. The Mall Road, Jakhu Temple, and Kufri are must-visit attractions in Shimla. The toy train ride from Kalka to Shimla is an experience not to be missed.
2.Manali, Himachal Pradesh:
Situated in the Kullu Valley, Manali is another sought-after summer destination in India. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Manali offers breathtaking views, adventurous activities like paragliding and river rafting, and visits to attractions such as Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, and Hadimba Temple.
3.Munnar, Kerala:
Located in the Western Ghats of Kerala, Munnar is a captivating hill station known for its tea plantations, misty mountains, and pleasant climate. The Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, and Tea Museum are popular tourist spots. Munnar is an ideal destination for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful getaway.
4.Goa:
Goa, famous for its golden beaches and vibrant nightlife, is an excellent choice for a summer vacation with family. The state offers a mix of cultural heritage, water sports activities, and mouthwatering cuisine. Popular beaches include Baga, Calangute, and Anjuna. Families can also visit historical sites like Fort Aguada and the Basilica of Bom Jesus.
  1. Darjeeling, West Bengal:
Darjeeling, known as the "Queen of the Hills," is a charming hill station in West Bengal. The region is renowned for its tea gardens, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train), and the panoramic views from Tiger Hill. Families can enjoy a peaceful walk at the lush Botanical Gardens or visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.
  1. Udaipur, Rajasthan:
Udaipur, also known as the "City of Lakes," is a beautiful city in Rajasthan. It boasts magnificent palaces, intricate architecture, and serene lakes. The City Palace, Lake Pichola, and Jag Mandir are major attractions. Families can take a boat ride on Lake Fateh Sagar or explore the local markets for handicrafts and traditional Rajasthani artifacts.
7.Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
For a tropical summer vacation, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and rich marine life. Havelock Island, Radhanagar Beach, and Ross Island are popular destinations. Families can indulge in water sports, go snorkeling or scuba diving, and explore the fascinating coral reefs.
  1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand:
Rishikesh, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, is known as the "Yoga Capital of the World" and is a hub for spirituality and adventure. Families can participate in yoga and meditation sessions, visit ancient temples like the Triveni Ghat and Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, and enjoy river rafting on the Ganges.
  1. Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir:
Known for its stunning landscapes and adventurous activities, Ladakh is a dream destination for nature enthusiasts.
These are just a few of the top summer holiday destinations in India that offer a range of experiences and attractions for travellers of all ages. Whether you seek serenity in the hills, fun on the beaches, or cultural exploration, India has something for everyone to enjoy during the summer months.
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2023.06.05 12:18 shaav All trails closed?

Hi there,
I'm at Pico do Areeiro atm (on a thruhike east to west). The trail to Pico Ruivo is closed. Talked to the Policia Florestal and they said all trails on the whole island are closed until at least Wednesday.
I'm not sure if this is just a precaution directed to holiday hikers or also to experienced hikers. I get that rain and wind is a tricky combination. But compared to, e.g. Croatian Bura winds, the winds atm seem quite mild.
Any input from locals on how to proceed? I have no plans on risking my life, but I'm not familiar with Madeira weather in particular.
Thanks!
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2023.06.05 12:11 TheGeekyZoologist Jurassic World: The Hegemony of Biosyn (Dominion rewrite) - Important notes, Prologue and Act I

Since we're nearing the one year anniversary of JWD release, I thought it was a good opportunity to share with you the ideas I had for a rewrite of the film. I grouped them in a detailed pitch which I will present this week in a series of five posts. Today's post is about the story's prologue and first act. Tomorrow's will about the second act and so on... This detailed pitch is divided scene by scene and is accompanied by a few notes. It's basically similar to something that someone would present in a pre-production meeting.
However, before you start reading that series of post, I'll suggest that first you check the foreword on this page (https://archiveofourown.org/works/47647999/chapters/120097705) and secondly that you carefully read the paragraph below, as it's about the connection between that JWD rewrite and my previous rewrites (don't worry, you don't have to read the entirety of my stories before this series of posts, just the information below).

Important notes on my AU:

1) For those who didn't read my previous stories
- The stories told in this AU have a darker tone and are more adult than those of the films. Thus don't be surprised by some character actions or events. If they were films, they would be unsuitable for children under 12 in Europe (and the limit would be probably higher in North America). Thus, I would say that the Read at your own risk rule applies here for the younger users of this subreddit. I'm not trying to be edgy or whatever. I'm just an adult writing from an adult perspective. Nothing more and nothing less.
- By the late 2010's and early 2020's, there is still a considerable population of de-extinct dinosaurs and pterosaurs in the Five Deaths. An UN-backed paramilitary organization, the Grey Guard, protects the archipelago and had troops on Nublar up until the fall of Jurassic World.
- The Jurassic World park had feathered dinosaurs and Owen's Achillobator quartet were among those.
- The Fall of Jurassic World happened in 2017 and the Lockwood estate incident in 2019. The Indominus' rampage and the Sibo's eruption happened at the same time while the Costa Rican incident which preceded that of the Lockwood estate happened in the mainland and not on Nublar. Those two incidents are told in Jurassic World: The Red Queen, my FK rewrite (and which we'll abbreviate as TRQ).
- Roberta and the mosasaur died after the Fall of Jurassic World. Thus, they are not in TRQ and The Hegemony of Biosyn. In those stories, Roberta's role is mainly filled by Acrocanthosaurus.
- Claire and Owen aren't exactly identical to their versions from the official film canon. In terms of look, Owen is closer to Jason Momoa than Chris Pratt and Claire, while still being a fair-skinned redhead, is a bit taller and more intimidating-looking than BDH.
- In this AU, Claire is a far more morally ambiguous character than Trevorrow's version. She's more outspoken, and has a the end justifies the means mindset. For a time, she had serious PTSD from the Fall of Jurassic World, during which she was mauled by the Indominus (which clawed her face and bit off one of her arms). She also didn't create the DPG in this AU (someone else did).

2) Spoilers of the end of The Red Queen necessary to better understand the context and plot of The Hegemony of Biosyn.
- The Dinosaur outbreak which resulted from the Lockwood estate incident is less severe than in Trevorrow's version. Dozens of dinosaurs still escaped into the Californian wilderness but by the beginning of The Hegemony of Biosyn, they hadn't the time to establish considerable wild populations (except perhaps for the smaller species) while the dinosaur alert is mostly restricted to western North America. Broad strokes, there is no "Dinosaurs are everywhere on Earth. We're in deep shit! You're wondering how? Shut up, it's magic!" at the start of this Dominion rewrite but more sporadic incidents here and there and only beginnings of biological invasions in some areas. Moreover, TRQ's epilogue insists more on the propagation of de-extinction technology.
- At the end of TRQ, Claire and Owen are hired as field agents by the World De-extinction Monitoring Centre (WDMC), a UN agency.
- Maisie isn't adopted by Claire and Owen. In TRQ, she even has limited interactions with them (she gets involved in the incident only when the Indoraptor enters her room) and Owen isn't her saviour in that story. After the incident, she stayed at the manor with the Lockwood estate employees and just before his death, Lockwood entrusted her to Wu.
- In the late 2010's, InGen's biggest rivals were Biosyn and Grendel. At the end of TRQ, a collapsing InGen is bought by Biosyn and Wu hired by the latter's R&D department.
- Wu and Claire became sworn enemies when she became park director of Jurassic World (this relation worsened during the park's fall following some revelations) and while she left him alone at the end of TRQ, she told him she'll show no mercy if he has a share of responsibility in another disaster.
3) Notable differences between The Hegemony of Biosyn and Colin Trevorrow's Dominion.
- Grant, Malcolm and Sattler are absent. I preferred to leave those characters in peace rather than mistreat them (and even after I finished THOB's detailed summary, I don't see how I could have integrated them in a pertinent way, and there is already many... many characters).
- Most of the fan-service towards the first Jurassic Park was flushed down in the toilets.
- Barry Sembène is absent too. Not only the reasons of his inclusion in Dominion's story didn't conviced them (how what seemed to be just an animal wrangler ends up being now a secret services agent?) but in this alternative universe, him and Owen had started to fall out during the fall of Jurassic World and at the beginning of The Red Queen, we learn that he went back to France. I originally intented to make him one of the main characters of a spin-off set in France (and after the events depicted in The Hegemony of Biosyn) and we would have saw him again only then (wishing to leave dinosaurs behind him, he took a zookeeper position in some zoo in Ile de France, where he works with birds of prey. But a crisis in another part of the country force another of the protagonists (a gendarme) to recruit him due to his experience in InGen's IBRIS program). Thus, the role he's having in Trevorrow's Dominion is given to other characters in The Hegemony of Biosyn.
- Some characters have a different fate.
- A longer story, sometimes similar to that of a political thriller.
- Additional characters and subplots. A hypothetical casting for the original characters is available on the Archive of Our Own page linked above.

Without further ado, let's dive in the story.

Prologue

The prologue is set in mid-2022, in a village of the Austrian Alps, near the Italian border. On the village's outskirts, a man is awakened in the middle of the night by the panicked bleating of his goats. After checking them, he is attacked and killed by a mysterious small predator while one of the goats, a black billy, runs away. Nothing is seen of the predator during that sequence but the two-toed tracks it leaves in the ground.

ACT I: The chessboard and the pawns

Drive-in
After the prologue in Austria, we move to North America and more precisely an Oregon wood where an Acrocanthosaurus (a species introduced in TRQ) is being chased by a Fish and Wildlife Service helicopter. It's basically the drive-in scene from Trevorrow's version except that Roberta is replaced by the Acrocanthosaurus.
News Montage
Soon, the drive-in incident is in the news and we have a news montage with the world situation three years after the Lockwood estate incident. We learn that:
- De-extinction technology is mastered by various organizations across the globe.
- Incidents involving loose de-extinct animals occur from time to time. The controversial Grey Guard, an UN-backed paramilitary organization based in the Five Deaths, has been solicited by various nations to help their authorities deal with those incidents. The USA are however among the nations who refuse to let them intervene on their soil and instead, the US government use the CIA's Dangerous Species Division (which recruited several former InGen employees like Doctor Kajal Dua).
- Mantah Corp fell during those three years while Grendel was considerably weakened after some deadly incidents in Cameroon and southern India (one of their consequence is the outbreak of a dinosaur-related encephalitis in Cameroon, quite similar to one which occurred in Costa Rica in the late 2010s), leaving Biosyn as the number one in the field of genetic engineering.
- All of its biggest rivals now out of the equation, Biosyn has a hegemony and is thriving more than ever despite heavy criticism by some people who bring out the corporation's past controversies (like a certain rabies vaccine test in Chile). In a conference scene, Zoe Murdoch, Biosyn's vice president presents their newest creations, which includes variants from species already introduced in the series (She compares InGen's tyrannosaur, original trilogy's Raptor, Triceratops, Compsognathus and Quetzalcoatlus to Biosyn's. The raptor is feathered, the rex and trike are more in line with modern scientific depictions, the Compy is feathered and docile enough to be sold as a pet, while the quetzal is more pleasant looking than InGen's flying abominations which massacred people during the Fall of Jurassic World). The report also precise that Biosyn created tailored and more docile dinosaurs and use the example of the pack of featherless raptors they made foloaned to motion picture company Europacorp for one of their action films, showing footage of featherless and boxy-headed raptors jumping from roof to roof during a film shooting, where they were handled as easily as trained big cats or even dogs (This use is possible partly because de-extinct creatures have less rights than modern animals).
- Biosyn is also contracted by several governments, including the US, to capture the loose dinosaurs. To their sanctuary and research facility in the Dolomites valley of Auronzo, they sent some of the escapees from Lockwood's estate and their offspring, the animals which escaped Grendel's facilities in Cameroon and India (A group of Nasutoceratops and a 2010's style Spinosaurus are seen during that part of the report), and others... The close ties between Biosyn and the US government are also mentioned (in addition to providing help to the FWS agents, Biosyn has also several important contracts with the government and some people within the Agriculture department and the Food and Drug Administration are former Biosyn employees).
- However, there are some rumours that the Cameroon and Indian incidents were actually triggered by Biosyn and incriminating proofs were brought before the US congress but the investigation commission, led by Senator Christine West, rejected them.
San Francisco
Shortly after this testimony, Guillaume Vuillier, the World De-extinction Monitoring Centre's general director, is seen in the agency's headquarters in San Francisco. Since the US government doesn't seem to be willing to act against Biosyn, he's afraid that the WDMC and its allies have to deal with Biosyn's case alone. After some incidents in the Alps along the border between Italy and Austria involving creatures they presume to be raptors due to the nature of the tracks found, the UN and the Italian and Austrian governments have imposed an inspection on Biosyn's Sanctuary in Auronzo Valley. Vuillier and others suspect that the attacks' perpetrators indeed came from the Sanctuary.
The Inspection
Vuillier travels to Venice, where he meets with Dougal Benett, one of his European field agents, and the rest of the inspection group, which includes Mario Viscontini, head of the AISI (Italy's internal intelligence agency), and Giovanni Pazzi, Minister of the Interior. The inspection group then heads to its rendez-vous point with Biosyn, meets Murdoch and Ramsay (both usually work at Biosyn's HQ in Cupertino, California), and then embark on a Biosyn helicopter which takes them to the Dolomites and the Citadel, Biosyn's research facility (Though it's not as pretty as the building from Trevorrow's vision and a little bit more austere-looking, it's still impressive) which overlooks the Sanctuary.
The group inspect the facility, with head of security Lucrezia Pellegrino explaining how the dinosaurs can't leave the valley (through control chips and invisible fence systems), and even get to meet Dodgson, who made sure to hide anything controversial and have everything look in order. Thus, the inspection group doesn't find anything suspicious and returns to Venice. But the WDMC employees and Viscontini weren't fooled by Biosyn's "Everyone is beautiful. Everyone is nice" presentation, Vuillier points out the Sanctuary's flaws (too small to let a huge number of animals roam it freely, climate is not ideal enough for dinosaurs...) and are aware that controversial, if not illegal research must be conducted in the Citadel's secret wings (as it's way more isolated and hard to access than Cupertino's HQ).
Dodgson is aware of their distrust and both he and Vuillier start moving their pawns on the chessboard.
The DSD
In the CIA's DSD headquarters in San Francisco, the division's leader Isaac Gibbon (and perhaps senator West. I'm not yet sure if I include her in this scene or not. She could be visiting the division about funding matters or something like this) attends a presentation made by one of his agents, Jessica Bigelow. The presentation's topic is Claire Dearing and after summarizing her life (with a few saucy anecdotes and pictures from Claire's youth and early years at JW), Bigelow shows how the fallen park director fascinate some people, especially online, and how she managed to put a part of the public opinion on her side in the recent years after being treated like a pariah in the couple of years that followed the fall of Isla Nublar (Being positively depicted in the DPG documentary Franklin Webb made back in 2019; occasionally making vlogs; appearing on Stephen Colbert's show without her mask and answering his questions with honesty and self-derision...). The CIA agents say that she's the WDMC's most surprising and promising element alongside her fiancé Owen Grady. Both are nicknamed Vuillier's Wolves by them as they, especially Claire, are tend to be ruthless with those who oppose them, especially in unofficial and borderline illegal missions Vuillier give them, consisting in spying and/or sabotaging nefarious de-extinction related organizations. Bigelow also mention that it's highly probable she's also The Ghost of Nublar, a mysterious figure who challenged the Indominus during the Invasion of Burroughs, when Isla Nublar fell.
The ranch
One night, somewhere in the western US (could be Nevada like in Trevorrow's version), a trio of people is seen breaking out in a ranch-like facility. Once they're in its heart, the group split up, with one of its members heading towards another building. The two others, revealed to be Zia Rodriguez and Franklin Webb from the Dinosaur Protection Group (which is led by Zia, as the organisation's founder resigned at the end of TRQ) enters a warehouse which contains rows of cages with baby ceratopsians. While Zia and Franklin film the evidences of the animals' mistreatment, we return to their mysterious companion, whose face is concealed by a balaclava. However, an attentive viewer can recognize her green eyes and her prosthetic hand: It's Claire, who's on an unofficial mission for the WDMC. After avoiding or neutralizing some guards, she breaks out in the facility's offices. There, she discovers documents which might contain indicate a connexion between the illegal dinosaur exploitation and Biosyn (who could be selling embryos, eggs or juveniles to those exploiters before denouncing or sabotaging them years later, being paid by the government for capturing the dinosaurs and finally sending them to their Sanctuary). After this infiltration segment, ensues an action scene where our protagonists have to escape the facility aboard a vehicle stolen by Claire. During this scene, she seriously injures or even kill one guard, something she doesn't care much about at the moment but which will have some consequences.
The following morning, Claire phones Peggy Zubiri (Guillaume Vuillier's assistant, who sometimes act as a "Mission control" person for Claire and her colleagues) to tell her that she has the evidences they were looking for. The former director of Jurassic World then has a discussion with the two DPG members in which Zia laments that despite all her organization's actions, it seems that things aren't evolving in the good direction for de-extinct animals and that the morale within the DPG is at its lowest. They then departs for San Francisco, where Claire has to give Peggy the documents she found before returning to her and Owen's cabin.
The wranglers and the thieves
We then cut to Owen, who's in the middle of a WDMC-US FWS joint operation somewhere in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where they have to capture some dinosaurs (candidates could be Dryosauruses or juvenile Gallimimuses and Hadrosaurs, as wrangling adults on horseback is quite unrealistic to be honest). However, as they are leading the captured dinosaur(s) back to their base camp, our group has an encounter with Rainn Delacourt and his men. It plays out like in the extended version of Trevorrow's film, with Owen and his companions being forced to give the animal(s) to Rainn. However, just as Rainn's team are taking the dinosaur(s) away, Owen tells one of the FWS agents that this situation is only temporary, as Rainn will soon get a surprise...
Maisie
In Orick, Maisie Lockwood exits the estate to go biking in the area. A scene where she encounters some dinosaurs like in the film might be included here. O'Hara (the old lady who participate to her kidnapping in Trevorrow's film) is seen watching her. She returns to the manor just before the evening. The place is not as vibrant as before (it's almost a ghost manor. As it's the autumn, the place would even look ominous), with only a handful of employees remaining, including Theo Lomas, the man who saved her from the Indoraptor three years ago and who now works as the estate's guard. Officially, Henry Wu became Maisie's foster father when Benjamin died but the geneticist, who was assimilated by Biosyn when it bought InGen at the end of TRQ, now lives in the Dolomites facility and his visits to Orick are rare. Thus, Theo became Maisie's true foster father in addition to being the closest thing to a friend for her. He expresses his worries about her long excursions outside but as she's started to become a rebellious teenager, things are tense.
Vuillier's interview
We cut to an interview of Guillaume Vuillier on the French television set just a few days after the Dolomites Inspection. At first, the journalist ask questions about the inspection of Biosyn's complex and the incidents in the Alps before addressing the rumour which says that the masked individual who recently attacked illegal dinosaur breeders might be a WDMC agent, Claire Dearing to be precise (as the colleagues of the deceased guard(s) claimed the attacker was a woman with a prosthetic arm). The journalist brings out another case where Claire made veiled threats to a suspect while on an official mission (with said suspect declaring she almost acted like a Gestapo member or something like this), and as Claire is Vuillier's subordinate, the journalist ask if he intent to sanction her. Annoyed, Vuillier retorts that she acted on legitimate defence and that those people had the choice to cooperate but didn't. Having noticed strange in the journalist's attitude, he suspect that the French government (Due to certain events in TRQ I won't name to not spoil you, the latter has Vuillier and the couple in their radar) paid them and tried to discredit him through that topic. The interview makes some buzz, enough to attract the attention of Odegaard, Vuillier's boss and the leader of the UN environment programme (the character is mentioned but never seen).
Sightings map
We get several little family scenes with Claire, Owen and Sigurd, their four-year old son. One of those scenes shows Owen briefly looking at a map he pinned in their office, depicting California and the neighbouring states. On it, he put Blue's sightings. The last of those was in Yosemite area, where the Raptor Whisperer searched the Achillobator earlier in the autumn but to no avail.
In the meantime, we learn that Rainn was arrested after the authorities followed the tracking chip Owen put in the animal the poacher stole. With the animal seized by the FWS and him heavily compromised on a judicial standpoint, Rainn is raging.
Nyamu
Just after his return to San Francisco, Vuillier receives a video call from Lester Nyamu, a friend and colleague from the UN environment programme's HQ in Nairobi. After that interview in the French media, Nyamu tells Vuillier that Odegaard fears the bad publicity Claire might give to the WDMC and wants to send him to the US at the end of the winter and have him follow Claire in her missions, acting as an inspector. His inspection will decide if they can keep Claire as a field agent or not.
While on an official field mission, Claire is contacted by Vuillier, who tells her about the current controversy. He announces he is forced to send her back home and have her do teleworking and not participate to any field mission, official or not, until further notice.
Resonating Chamber
Stuck at home, Claire takes interest in raptors' behaviour and reads not only her fiancé's IBRIS stuff but also whatever the WDMC has on the topic, including reports from the scientists stationed in the Five Deaths and the testimonies and notes of Alan Grant and Billy Brennan. After watching a video where a group of WDMC scientists and grey guards stops a raptor attack on Sorna by using a resonating chamber identical to the one Brennan made back in 2001, she remembers Owen commissioned a similar one for Achillobators and finds it. She then start learning to use it.
The Palaeontologist
As Auronzo Valley has received its first snow falls, we are introduced to Biosyn Sanctuary's resident palaeontologist, the Scotsman Rod Drummond. Dodgson asked him to act as a tour guide for two teenage girls, the daughters of an investor with which he is negotiating, but they are not interested in the slightest about what's he is saying and are on their phones even though there's dinosaurs outside (a group of Stygimoloch is seen foraging in the snow). Short-tempered (the character is a bit like the lovechild of Gordon Ramsay and Westworld's Lee Sizemore), Drummond grab one of the phones and smash it against the nearest wall. The girls protest but Drummond gives a long rant in which he almost reveal the Sanctuary's true purpose, something he's really uncomfortable with. When they return, Dodgson ask the girls if they're okay (he has a soft spot for children) and yells at Rod but the palaeontologist ignores him and storms off to his office. Some minutes later, he receives the visit from the girls' father, Nathan Quinn. The investor apologies for his daughters' behaviours and tell Rod that he accepted Dodgson's offer in exchange of a seat in the board of directors.
Bailed out
Rainn is bailed out by a mysterious ally and once free, he plans his vengeance upon Owen. He receives a phone call from an unknown woman and first presumes it's her who bailed him out but it isn't the case. She tells him that she has a mission for him, consisting in capturing a particular dinosaur, a blue Achillobator. Having been told about the relationship Owen had with this animal, Rainn accept the mission, claiming he'll succeed where other poachers failed.
Achillobators
There is a time jump to the middle of the winter, just after the New Year. Claire and Owen recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their meeting and the Raptor Whisperer is in their office, once again studying Blue's moves on the map, trying to discern a pattern or a trajectory. He ends up realizing that she's heading right towards the area where they live. As if to confirm his guess, there is a shot which shows an Achillobator in the snowy woods.
A few days later, Sigurd, Claire's and Owen's son, is playing in the snow when a young Achillobator with blue feathers steps out of the nearby woods. It's about to pounce on the child when its mother, none other than Blue, calls it back, recognizing the boy from the Orick incident (she nearly devoured him during it but changed her mind at the last second when she recognized Owen's smell on him). Owen rushes to grab his son and Blue stands before her young. Claire steps out of the cabin and while walking towards her fiancé and their child, she uses the resonating chamber. At first, it seems to calm Blue but the raptor then decides to retreat into the woods with her young. The family go back inside the cabin and the couple have a talk about what just happened and debate about what they should do with the two Achillobators as they can't be left in the wild, both for their own safety and that of the local animals and people. One of them think about telling the Fish and Wildlife Service but the other retorts that the FWS is likely to send Blue and her young in their complex in Pennsylvania, where the captured de-extinct animals are usually given to Biosyn and flown to Europe, and that they're not sure if Auronzo Valley's sanctuary is truly safe for them. An alternative is suggested, consisting in capturing them without telling anyone but a few trusted people and then bringing them to the local Wildlife Park Owen worked for between JW's fall and the 2019 incidents. This would only be a temporary solution (if Blue kills locals, they're afraid that the park will be targeted) while Claire would negotiate with Vuillier and one of her friends, Lord Francis Clayton, a British aristocrat who owns one of England's largest zoos and wanted to buy Blue during the 2019 auction InGen held at Lockwood estate (a legal one, unlike the one organized by Mills at the same moment). The couple indeed thinks that the two raptors will be safer in the United Kingdom than in the US, where Biosyn's influence is much stronger. During that scene, Owen also gives a name to Blue's young: Victoria, after Victoria Beckham (in TRQ, it's revealed that he originally wanted to name the raptor squad after the Spice Girls). (Thus, bye bye Beta)
The couple starts planning and organizing the capture operation, even asking the help of Zia as they need a veterinarian, but the news of two hunters mysteriously disappearing in the area reminds them of the situation's urgency. And hearing about this, Rainn Delacourt soon arrives in the area.
Wu's call
Wu calls Maisie, telling her he has something important to show her and he invites her and Theo to the Dolomites. As it's about her mother Charlotte, Maisie accepts.
Tragedy in the Sierra Nevada
Zia, Franklin and one or two other DPG members, along with a couple of people from the before mentioned wildlife park and one of the FWS agent from the wrangling scene, arrive at Owen's cabin, ready to offer their help in Blue's and Victoria's capture. The couple and their allies set off.
But Rainn and his men finds the raptors first and lure Victoria into a trap. Blue tries to free her and kills all those standing in her way but Rainn mortally wounds her and leaves with Victoria before Owen can stop him. During the skirmish, one of the DPG members and the FWS agent are also wounded and Claire and Franklin are forced to drive them to the nearest clinic while Owen, Zia and the others search for Blue. When they find her, they realize she's in agony and Zia tells Owen that this time, she can't save the Achillobator. With great difficulty, Owen takes the decision of putting an end to Blue's suffering. She is buried in a secret location deep in the woods and just before he, Zia and their colleagues departs, Franklin tells Claire that this failed mission was the final straw and that he'll leave the DPG and consider a job offer he recently received, arguing that when amateurs try to make things right, innocents gets hurt and that they should let those kind of issues to competent authorities.
Claire then informs Vuillier about the incident.
Leaving Orick
O'Hara, the Biosyn employee dispatched at Orick, picks up Maisie and Theo at the manor and they leave the estate.

End of Act I.
See you tomorrow for Act II.
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2023.06.05 10:46 Gummikoalabears Just got home from our first Virgin Voyage on the Scarlet Lady.

We did the May 31 - June 4 Key West, Bimini cruise. I'll give some pros and cons but overall loved the cruise and put money down for our next cruise, hopefully one of the Mediterranean ones.
Loved: 1. Food. Test kitchen was tons of fun and one of the best dishes we had the entire cruise was the mushroom course. So good!
Extra virgin was just great. Our server pretty much just told us that he would bring out one of each of the appetizers. He also brought out extra pasta. Everything here was great.
Pink Agave. This was our consensus favorite meal of the entire cruise. Our server gave us all of the small and medium plates. We each ordered a different large plate and requested more of the small plates. We also had all of the desserts. We were here for well over two hours and enjoyed every minute. Relax, you're on a cruise. Enjoy your food!
The Wake - we ate here once for brunch and once for dinner. Some of us are the soup for both meals. Everything here was excellent. It wasn't the best steak house in the world, but it was very good.
The Dock House - we snacked here multiple times. The shrimp and the hangar steak are great! This was pretty much lunch everyday.
Pizza place - fantastic pizza.
The galley - the taco place and the Ramen place were the best parts of the galley. We didn't try the Burger place at all. Breakfast tended to be disappointing so we started eating at the other restaurants for breakfast. They were great!
  1. The boat - so many great spaces to just hang out. We played board games, read, did trivia, colored, drank, ate. We just loved this boat. Spent tons of time on deck 7 aft.
  2. Bimini Beach - both the pool and ocean are great places to be.
  3. Scarlet night - so fun. Just go with the flow
Needs improvement:
  1. Bars - we had a bar tab and didn't spend almost $70 because it was almost impossible to get a drink. And the bars were not that crowded. More bars need to be open. Sometimes all the inside bars were open and all of the outside bars were closed or vice versa. Considering everything else is included and this is the main place virgin is going to make money during the cruise, I'm surprised virgin doesn't make it a bigger priority to sell alcohol.
Pool area- pool deck is made of lava. It gets way too hot. Wellness pool is actually a giant hot tub. Not what one wants when we're at sea and it's 95 out. It made the other pool feel even smaller. And the other pool is too small.
Service- really great at some places ( extra virgin, pink Agave, test kitchen,) OK in some places (The Wake) and bad in others (parts of the galley, most bars)
Scheduling - tons to do but many of the things we wanted to do conflicted with dinner. And we love the dinners. We're not skipping dinner for trivia. Move the trivia.
Beach club trams - had the weather been good, this would not have been an issue but there was a big storm with lots of nearby lightening and everyone tried to leave at the same time. Very unorganized. Lots of people running and leaving others who had been ahead of them without seats. It was not the finest moment for some people.
Redemption spa - tons of potential. Just very unorganized. Getting a robe and slides were difficult. I ended up sitting in a line for massages thinking it was the line for the spa. Mud for the mud room is no where near the mudroom. It's a great space and I really enjoyed the spa but it was much more stressful than it needed to be. Also the big tub in the floor should be the hot tub.
Pizza place - again we loved the pizza. But they need to explain to people what kind of pizza they serve and what they should expect. It's wood fire pizza. It's cooked at very high temperature. The crust will have some blackness on it. It tastes great! Don't return your pizza or ask for another one. Saw so many rude who made the wait ridiculously long for everyone else.
Water stations- Loved the water stations except they need more. They are very hard to find and the majority of them seem to be outside. Some drink stations on deck 7 would make a lot of sense.
Again we loved this cruise. We booked another one while on board. The things that need improvement were minor compared to the things we loved. We traveled with friends and that made a huge difference. Had it just been two of us, I think the activity scheduling would have been a bigger deal. We were just there to chill and we had a blast.
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2023.06.05 10:39 ET-FONE-HME NASA's UAP Report Overview/Summary - Unusual Characteristics & UAP Hotspot Links

I've reviewed the recent UAP report by NASA found here, and did further research into the significance of the claims/findings; here are my key findings: Typically Reported UAP Characteristics & Why This Is Unusual:
  1. Morphology: Round and 1-4 meters in size, atypical for aircraft and more akin to drones. The perfect roundness is peculiar.
  2. Colour: White, Silver, Translucent. The latter is unconventional in known aerial technology.
  3. Altitude: Between 10K – 30K feet, common for jets but unusual for small drones due to limited power and thin atmosphere.
  4. Velocity: Stationary to Mach 2. The ability to be stationary and then accelerate up to Mach 2 (approximately 1,500 mph or 2,400 km/h) is not characteristic of conventional aircraft. Helicopters and drones can hover but cannot reach anywhere near Mach 2. Military jets can achieve Mach 2 but cannot hover.
  5. Propulsion: No thermal exhaust detected. This is highly unusual as virtually all conventional aircraft have some thermal exhaust due to combustion. This suggests a propulsion method not based on traditional combustion engines.
  6. Radar: Intermittent radar signatures within X-Band frequencies (8-12 GHz), suggesting possible stealth or radar-masking capability.
  7. Thermal: Intermittent Shortwave and Medium-Wave Infrared signatures. The intermittent thermal signature is unusual as most powered aircraft would produce a constant heat signature, implying advanced thermal masking or cooling technology.
Reported UAP Locations: These are approximations based on the provided map (which is very hard to decipher) I checked for a few potential links, but the most compelling was these locations link to military or geopolitical interest.
Spherical UAP Observations: Spherical UAPs, especially metallic and translucent ones, are commonly reported. Referenced are "foo fighters" from WWII and nuclear operators reporting spherical balls of light shutting down operations. Some examples of previous reports include:
Please note: I am an idiot and take everything I say with a pinch of salt, I did this out of self-interest but thought it was worth sharing.
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2023.06.05 10:29 WCleggs Snow Conditions Mt Hotham

Hi all,
I am looking to go Mt Hotham this weekend. But looking at the forecast it seems to be raining all week leading into it. I'm relatively new to skiing. Is this something to be worried about i.e. will it just melt all the existing snow they have been making so far and it just become slushy/no snow? With it being below freezing between Friday to Monday fix/make it good for skiing?
Thanks
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2023.06.05 10:26 thejoshway Luton Sensible Transfers: Centre-back

Sensible transfers – Centre-back
Welcome to the second edition of my ‘Sensible Transfers’ series, where I analyse what I believe to be realistic transfers (to varying degrees) for Luton Town FC ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League season. In this post we discuss the Centre-back position. With Lockyer’s future uncertain, and Burke and Osho rotating, I believe there’s a need for investment in a quality centre-back. This list includes some ‘first-choice’ picks I believe are realistic, and some ‘wildcard’ picks that I think would be nice but are less realistic for one reason or another. (FYI: this is probably the least inventive post in the series)
First-choice
Jan Paul van Hecke impressed on loan at Blackburn in the Championship in the 2021/22 season, before becoming a squad option at his parent club Brighton this year. The allure of first-team football could be enough to lure him away from the Seagulls, who have no problem selling players should it be in their interest. Transfermarkt values him at £3.4m.
Jake Cooper has always impressed me in our many battles against Millwall during our time in the Championship. The towering 6’5 defender is used to playing in back-three at Millwall, and has even chipped in with 3 goals and 3 assists this season as they narrowly missed out on the play-offs. With a year left on his deal, Millwall might look to sell him before he leaves on a free next year.
Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Callum Doyle both impressed on loan from Manchester City at Burnley and Coventry this season respectively. Doyle appears more realistic, as I can see THB returning to Burnley again this year. Despite this, I’d prefer Taylor Harwood-Bellis as Doyle is left-footed, and I think Bell has the left centre-back spot in our back 3 nailed on. These two players offer a cut-price option on loan, with Man City always happy to loan and sell their young players to comply with FFP.
Jason Denayer is perhaps the most left-field of my initial options, having spent the last year taking the cash the UAE league has to offer playing for FC Shabib Al-Ahli Dubai. Despite this, the Belgian international has some serious pedigree, coming through the Manchester City youth system before experience in the prem for Sunderland, and moves to Galatasaray and Lyon, where he played in the Champions League. Having made his money in Dubai, this seems like a win-win for both parties as Luton gain an international calibre defender, and Denayer can revive his career at 27. He’s available on a free transfer.
Wildcards
I’m a huge fan of reclamation projects, and Luton signing Reece Oxford would be a perfect example of this. Destined for great things after pocketing Ozil for West Ham, Oxford’s stock has fallen after moves around Germany. He’s on Luton’s radar, having previously been linked with the club before, and can fill in at the back or just in front of the defence. With his stock low, Luton could secure Oxford on a cut-price deal with huge upside.
Axel Tuanzebe is available for free, and has huge pedigree coming through the Manchester United youth system. He’s shown to be a Premier League-level defender prior, but injury setbacks have slowly derailed his career, culminating in a disappointing 3 appearances on loan at Stoke this year. It is tempting, but I’d err on the side of caution and pass on him.
Charlie Cresswell was hugely impressive for Millwall on loan from Leeds this year. The England U21 international would be a coup for Luton, but would likely command a significant fee, with Leeds looking to keep him for their Championship campaign this year.
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2023.06.05 09:58 HadesMaster1 🔥GroundZero🔥 {Xbox} {US} {Chernarus}

========☢️GROUNDZERO☢️======== The Plague Is Upon Us https://discord.gg/tyQuB774yX
🎮XBOX🎮 😈PVP/SURVIVAL👿 🗺️CHERNARUS [32 Slot]🗺️ 🌄Days- 3hrs ~~ Nights- 45min🌌
GroundZero is a freshly remade console server looking to bring back that classic DAYZ kinda vibe again, with some improvements to map locations and loot so it still feels new and fresh at the same time. We welcome all kinds of different play-styles and players to join so survivors can have all sorts of interactions from friendly to black screens. We do avoid the heatmaps/ npc traders/ base radars/ etc. because its not what DAYZ was all bout in the first place, its all about the journey and the blood, sweat, tears it took to get there. Hope to see you out there survivors Mahalos🤙
SERVER LIST:
 👀 - 1PP 🏃‍♂️ - 5X Stamina 🚗 - 2X Fully Built Cars ⚔️ - 24/7 Raid 🔨 - Build Anywhere 🔫 - Gun Rack Spawns 🌌 - Dark Nights 🏴‍☠️ - Factions 🗺 - Customized Locations ❄️ - Customized Weather 👑 - King Of The Hill Event 👷‍♂️ - Active Staff ⚠️ - Changes Are Prone To Happen ⚠️ - Always Improving 🛠️ - Server Events (W.I.P) 🛠️ - Faction Events W.I.P) 🛠️ - Zombie Hordes (W.I.P) 
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2023.06.05 09:57 HadesMaster1 🔥GroundZero🔥 {Xbox} {US} {Chernarus}

========☢️GROUNDZERO☢️======== The Plague Is Upon Us https://discord.gg/tyQuB774yX
🎮XBOX🎮 😈PVP/SURVIVAL👿 🗺️CHERNARUS [32 Slot]🗺️ 🌄Days- 3hrs ~~ Nights- 45min🌌
GroundZero is a freshly remade console server looking to bring back that classic DAYZ kinda vibe again, with some improvements to map locations and loot so it still feels new and fresh at the same time. We welcome all kinds of different play-styles and players to join so survivors can have all sorts of interactions from friendly to black screens. We do avoid the heatmaps/ npc traders/ base radars/ etc. because its not what DAYZ was all bout in the first place, its all about the journey and the blood, sweat, tears it took to get there. Hope to see you out there survivors Mahalos🤙
SERVER LIST:
 👀 - 1PP 🏃‍♂️ - 5X Stamina 🚗 - 2X Fully Built Cars ⚔️ - 24/7 Raid 🔨 - Build Anywhere 🔫 - Gun Rack Spawns 🌌 - Dark Nights 🏴‍☠️ - Factions 🗺 - Customized Locations ❄️ - Customized Weather 👑 - King Of The Hill Event 👷‍♂️ - Active Staff ⚠️ - Changes Are Prone To Happen ⚠️ - Always Improving 🛠️ - Server Events (W.I.P) 🛠️ - Faction Events W.I.P) 🛠️ - Zombie Hordes (W.I.P) 
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2023.06.05 09:17 JackWallner2 RF Signal Chain Components Market worth 72.9 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 13.3%

According to the new market research report "RF Signal Chain Components Market by Product (Filters, Diplexers), Frequency Band (Ka Band, Ku Band), Material Type (Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride), Application (Consumer Electronics, Telecom Infrastructure) and Region- Global forecast to 2027" The global RF signal chain components market size is projected to grow from USD 39.0 billion in 2022 to USD 72.9 billion by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.3% from 2022 to 2027. The key factors contributing to the growth in RF signal chain components market growing investments in 5G infrastructure, increasing demand of RF components from defense sector and rising demand for smartphones. However, high cost of GaN-based RF devices is hindering the growth of RF signal chain components market. Increasing number of trade legalizations due to geopolitical factors possesses a huge challenge to the industry. However, growing focus on RF equipment from automotive sector and increase in number of space programs worldwide is the biggest opportunity in the market space during the forecast period.
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Browse 164 market data Tables and 59 Figures spread through 262 Pages and in-depth TOC on "RF Signal Chain Components Market by Region- Global forecast to 2027" View detailed Table of Content here - https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/rf-signal-chain-components-market-234495624.html
Increased demand for consumer electronics to drive market growth
Increasing demand for low-noise amplifiers from the smartphone industry, the rising adoption of long-term evolution (LTE) technology, the surging adoption of E band to meet the increasing bandwidth requirements of the space, defense, and wireless communication infrastructure sectors, and the growing defense expenditure of different countries globally are the factors leading to the increased adoption of low-noise amplifiers in the RF signal chain components market. Low-noise amplifiers are used in smartphones to improve the reception of weak signals and enhance smartphone data transfer rates. To enhance the mobile broadband experience for customers, telecom operators are continuously developing their 4G networks by deploying LTE-advanced technologies. Additionally, low-noise amplifiers are used as an important block in designing receivers for LTE networks.
K band use by meteorologists, police, and law enforcement agencies to boost market growth
K band frequencies range from 18 to 27 GHz with wavelengths from 1.11 to 1.67 cm. Meteorologists mainly use this band to gather cloud and weather-related information, while the police and law enforcement agencies measure the speed of automobiles. Several non-law enforcement radar sources operate in this frequency range, including automatic door openers and some blind-spot monitoring systems installed on vehicles. This has given the K band a reputation for a high percentage of false alerts, leading to recommendations for disabling it entirely to reduce false alerts.
High input power survivability eliminates requirement for power limiters
Gallium nitride (GaN) is an emerging alternative for pure silicon in the field of semiconductors and electronics due to its high brightness emissions and intensities in opto-semiconductors, high power efficiency, superior high-frequency handling capacity, and flexibility to be used along with various substrates such as silicon, sapphire, and silicon carbide (SiC). Gallium nitride is a very hard and mechanically stable semiconductor material with a wide bandgap, high heat capacity, and thermal conductivity. In September 2019, Qorvo, Inc. announced that Lockheed Martin had selected one of its gallium nitride power amplifiers to manufacture the Q-53 radar system of the US Army.
Rise in demand for carrier frequencies to provide high-quality telecom infrastructure
Increased data consumption with advancements in portable electronic technology in the form of voice and data, as well as streaming, uploading, and downloading of videos, have been witnessed. As a result, there is a rise in demand for carrier frequencies to provide high-quality wireless communication infrastructure. These carrier frequencies are expected to provide large bandwidth and micro or pico-cellular networking structure. RF signal chain components such as switches are vital in addressing these challenging requirements.
Asia Pacific to hold largest market share during the forecast period
Asia Pacific is a major producer of consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions, etc. Asian countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India are also witnessing the commercial deployment of the 5G network. Samsung, Huawei, Vivo, Honor, OPPO, Xiaomi, and OnePlus are among the leading providers of 5G-enabled smartphones in the region. The rising demand for these smartphones is expected to fuel the demand for RF signal chain components market during the forecast period.
The key players operating in the RF signal chain components market are Qorvo, Inc. (US), Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan), Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (US), Broadcom (US), Analog Devices, Inc. (US). The players in this market have adopted various strategies to expand their global presence and increase their market shares.
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2023.06.05 08:02 Edgar-Alan-Pug [FO4] Issues with 30 FPS Cap

Hello! Trying to fix my Fallout 4 as it wont go above 30 fps, I use the F4 Config tool as was recommended and changed the Vsync to 2, this made it way too fast, Vsync 1 only gives me 30 fps and 0 gives me 20 fps. How do I fix this? here is my mod list


0 0 Fallout4.esm
1 1 DLCRobot.esm
2 2 DLCworkshop01.esm
3 3 DLCCoast.esm
4 4 DLCworkshop02.esm
5 5 DLCworkshop03.esm
6 6 DLCNukaWorld.esm
7 7 Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch.esp
8 8 ArmorKeywords.esm
9 9 WorkshopFramework.esm
10 a Companion Infinite Ammo.esm
11 b CompanionIvy.esm
12 c Loads.esm
13 d NewCalibers.esp
254 FE 0 BerettaM9FS.esl
14 e Darlene.esm
15 f Z_Architect.esm
254 FE 1 AORobcoReconScope.esl
16 10 MoreBeards.esp
17 11 MoreHairstyles4Female.esp
18 12 MoreHairstyles4Male.esp
19 13 MiscHairstyle.esp
20 14 ManufacturingExtendedFH.esp
21 15 PowerArmorAutopilot.esp
22 16 AutomatronSDTank.esp
23 17 WorkshopRearranged.esp
24 18 ManufacturingExtended.esp
25 19 AutomatronSDTank500slrDesign.esp
26 1a MsAutomatronPartsCollection.esp
27 1b Magos.esp
28 1c Skitarii.esp
29 1d KSHairdos.esp
30 1e Z_Horizon_Loot_Respawn.esp
31 1f Z_Horizon_Loot_Respawn_DLC.esp
32 20 AllSetsExtended.esp
33 21 dD-Action Ragdoll Force.esp
34 22 MoreUniques.esp
35 23 WelcometoGoodneighbor.esp
GunnersOverhaul.esp
36 24 FALLOUT4WT.esp
37 25 Armorsmith Extended.esp
38 26 Krieg.esp
39 27 Tau.esp
40 28 BOCW Outfit Pack.esp
41 29 MyCart_Biohazard.esp
42 2a MutilatedDeadBodies.esp
43 2b Build High - Expanded Settlements.esp
44 2c def_inv_scrap_en.esp
45 2d FunctionalDisplays.esp
46 2e CBBE.esp
254 FE 2 CROSS_CoA.esp
47 2f Better Locational Damage.esp
48 30 The Eyes Of Beauty.esp
49 31 FF Cait Dirty.esp
50 32 BLD - Leveled Lists - DLC.esp
FunctionalDisplays-MISC-Vanilla.esp
51 33 OutcastsAndRemnants.esp
52 34 MojaveImports.esp
53 35 FunctionalDisplays-AID-WI.esp
54 36 FunctionalDisplays-Patch-DLC-ALL.esp
55 37 Better Explosives.esp
56 38 BE_Enhanced Grenades.esp
57 39 BattleRifle.esp
58 3a CompanionIvy_Nuka.esp
59 3b Better Locational Damage - DLC_Automatron.esp
60 3c Better Locational Damage - DLC_Far_Harbor.esp
61 3d Lots More Facial Hair.esp
62 3e LooneyLongfellow.esp
63 3f Better Locational Damage - DLC_Nuka_World.esp
64 40 Better Locational Damage - DLC_WWorkshop.esp
65 41 Better VATS - 0.75.esp
66 42 EFF.esp
67 43 EveryonesBestFriend.esp
68 44 spacefiddle_Follower-Stealth-Distance-Fixes.esp
69 45 Depravity.esp
70 46 The Train.esp
71 47 Faded Glory - Soundtrack Expansion.esp
72 48 AA FusionCityRising.esp
73 49 AA FusionCityRising - HotC.esp
74 4a RRTV_GoodneighborCondo.esp
75 4b W.A.T.Minutemen.esp
76 4c RRTV_HomesAndBunkers_Coastal.esp
77 4d Cotozic's Bunker Ravine.esp
78 4e DCGuard_Overhaul.esp
79 4f Stm_DiamondCityExpansion.esp
80 50 Vivid Waters.esp
81 51 RRTV_HomesAndBunkers_Starlight.esp
82 52 UniqueUniques.esp
83 53 CombinedArmsNV.esp
84 54 Minuteman Watchtowers.esp
85 55 DOOMMerged.esp
86 56 Wastelanders XM2076 by giggity12345.esp
87 57 ProjectValkyrie.esp
88 58 CompanionIvy_quest.esp
89 59 RRTV_SubwaySafehouse.esp
90 5a RRTV_CourierStations.esp
91 5b CompanionIvy_Mags.esp
92 5c mk14.esp
93 5d RussianAssaultPack.esp
94 5e WattzLaserGun.esp
95 5f SubmersiblePowerArmorRedux.esp
96 60 Wana_SA58.esp
97 61 LString_Bow.esp
98 62 Midwest Power Armor Evolution.esp
99 63 ellen.esp
100 64 DWUK_LexingtonInteriors.esp
101 65 ButtonsCompanion.esp
102 66 LooksMenu Customization Compendium.esp
103 67 ESAFC_Piper.esp
104 68 M1Garand.esp
105 69 RU556.esp
106 6a XM2010_SniperRifle_by_tooun.esp
107 6b ImiUzi.esp
108 6c LeeEnfieldNo4MkI.esp
109 6d AK74M.esp
110 6e RRTV_BoxcarHome.esp
111 6f Blues Radio DBR.esp
112 70 OWR_GOP.esp
113 71 BasementLiving.esp
254 FE 3 CROSS_BrotherhoodRecon.esp
114 72 P90.esp
115 73 P90NPC.esp
116 74 Reverb and Ambiance Overhaul.esp
117 75 Vivid Weathers - FO4.esp
118 76 Radiant Clouds and Fogs.esp
119 77 DarkerNights.esp
120 78 DarkerNights-Radiant.esp
121 79 DarkerNightsDetection.esp
122 7a FunctionalDisplays-AID-Vanilla.esp
123 7b DD_Khassar_De_Templari_Increased_build.esp
124 7c ImmersiveAnimationFramework.esp
125 7d ImmersiveScrapping.esp
126 7e K9TacticalHarness.esp
127 7f LongerPowerLines3x.esp
128 80 Lots More Male Hairstyles.esp
129 81 m82a.esp
130 82 MW-Krueger.esp
131 83 Metro Gas Masks.esp
132 84 Loads of Ammo - Leveled Lists.esp
133 85 M1Garand - AWKCR.esp
134 86 LongRangeBulletHoles.esp
135 87 Soviet_Communication_Radio.esp
136 88 M1A.esp
137 89 HRP_Mk23.esp
138 8a KSHairdos_oel.esp
254 FE 4 IAF - Far Harbor & Nuka World.esp
139 8b Better Explosives - Grenade Frequency 30.esp
140 8c LooksMenu.esp
141 8d Northland Diggers New.esp
142 8e Nexus_PMC.esp
143 8f AzarPonytailHairstyles.esp
144 90 PlatinumCurieV2.1.esp
145 91 Pip-Boy Flashlight.esp
146 92 PMC_extended.esp
147 93 Project Reality Footsteps FO4.esp
148 94 QuantumSoundwavesRadio.esp
149 95 Binoculars.esp
150 96 RadiantBirdsv05.esp
151 97 SA80.esp
152 98 R91M.esp
153 99 RemoteExplosives.esp
154 9a FV20_RSS.esp
155 9b AES_Renovated Furniture.esp
156 9c Sandbag Fortifications - Version 2C.esp
157 9d Quieter Settlements - Contraptions.esp
158 9e Quieter Settlements - Vanilla.esp
159 9f Quieter Settlements - Wasteland Workshop.esp
160 a0 P220.esp
161 a1 ReconPack.esp
162 a2 SettlementMenuManager.esp
163 a3 ShellRain.esp
164 a4 Stalker Suit.esp
254 FE 5 StartMeUpShaunDefaultAppearance.esp
165 a5 TheEyesOfBeauty.esp
166 a6 3dscopes-R91M.esp
167 a7 3dscopes-fnfal.esp
168 a8 3dscopes-g67.esp
169 a9 3dscopes-leeenfield.esp
170 aa 3dscopes-m1a.esp
171 ab 3dscopes-reconpack.esp
172 ac 3dscopes.esp
173 ad 3dscopes-robcorecon.esp
174 ae 3dscopes-ru556.esp
175 af 3dscopes-wattz.esp
176 b0 Thematic and Practical.esp
177 b1 PD_VisualReload.esp
178 b2 PD_VReload_M1Garand.esp
179 b3 PD_VReload_DOOMMerged.esp
180 b4 PD_VReload_MK14.esp
181 b5 PD_VReload_P90.esp
182 b6 TFRangerGear.esp
183 b7 PD_VReload_RU556.esp
184 b8 PD_VReload_ReconPack.esp
185 b9 PD_VReload_XM2076.esp
186 ba WestTekTacticalOptics.esp
187 bb WorkshopPlus.esp
188 bc g2m_Workshop_Nexus.esp
189 bd GR123 West Tek Tactical Gloves.esp
190 be Vivid Weathers - FO4 - Far Harbor.esp
191 bf Vivid Weathers - Natural Bright.esp
192 c0 Vivid Weathers - Nuka World.esp
193 c1 Workshop_Planters.esp
194 c2 M60.esp
254 FE 6 Horizon_DEFUI_Melee_Icon_Fix.esp
195 c3 Quick Save.esp
PD_VReload_WSE.esp
254 FE 7 ImiUzi_Addon.esp
196 c4 StartMeUp.esp
197 c5 Spare Railroad as Institute.esp
198 c6 StartMeUpRedux_Horizon.esp
199 c7 StartMeUpNukaWorldPatch.esp
200 c8 Eli_Faction Housing Overhaul - AiO.esp
201 c9 Z_Horizon.esp
254 FE 8 HorizonPatch_sushicid3.esp
254 FE 9 Wana_SA58_Horizon.esp
202 ca ABundleofTape.esp
203 cb ASH127.esp
204 cc HK_MP5.esp
205 cd HK_UMP.esp
206 ce Z_Architect_Extras.esp
207 cf Z_Extras.esp
208 d0 Z_Horizon_DEFUI.esp
209 d1 Z_Horizon_DLC_All.esp
210 d2 Z_Horizon_Timescale.esp
211 d3 DesertEagleNV.esp
254 FE a FCR_Horizon_Patch.esp
254 FE b PV_Horizon_Patch.esp
254 FE c OAR_Horizon_Patch.esp
254 FE d RobcoReconScopeHorizon.esp
MilitarizedMinutemen_Horizon_Patch_Green.esp
212 d4 Z_Architect_EnhancedSettlements.esp
213 d5 Z_Architect_EnhancedSettlements_DLC.esp
214 d6 Z_Architect_HomePlate.esp
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2023.06.05 07:08 kicnyc The Timeless Appeal of Camo Jackets for Men: KIC NYC

The Timeless Appeal of Camo Jackets for Men: KIC NYC
In the world of men’s fashion, certain trends come and go, but there’s one style that has stood the test of time: Camo Jackets for Men. With their rugged charm and versatility, these jackets have become a staple in the modern man’s wardrobe. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a fashion-forward individual, or someone looking to add an edgy touch to your ensemble, camo jackets offer a winning combination of style and functionality. In this blog post, we will explore the irresistible appeal of camo jackets for men and why they should be on your fashion radar.
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Conclusion :
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2023.06.05 04:34 Mean-Classic-7739 Something in the blizzard pt.1

This file comes from accounts of the [REDACTED] incident that took place [REDACTED].
The memories of [REDACTED] were successfully acquired for the best possible retelling.
The account:
PROLOGUE
Weather reports are saying a massive blizzard from the northernmost parts of Alaska will begin making its way down the west coast. Most are saying that the storm will hit us next week. People are calling it the storm of the decade, so sorry folks it looks like spring hasn’t sprung just yet.
The reporter continued but I stopped listening as my dad sputtered out: “Why in the heck do they expect me to believe that? This is bull crap I’m telling you complete bull crap. Blizzards don’t happen in April!”
Part of me wanted to stop and explain to him why the newsman was probably right but I knew my dad wouldn’t believe me. You see, in his old age, my dad had become quite well crazy. He didn’t trust anyone or anything and had gotten really into conspiracy theories.
“Dad, you can’t just dismiss facts and science like that,” My sister Gretchen said.
“You don’t know what you’re talking about. They don’t know what they’re talking about, if you had only seen…” My dad was yelling before I cut him off, “Shut up!”
“Why the heck do you think you can talk to your daughter like that!” I screamed at him.
“What the heck, you’re talking like she wasn’t the one who was trying to tell me what to do!” He yelled again, and at this point, I gave up and left the room.
I found Gretchen. She stood in front of the mirror in the hall I stood next to her and looked into the reflection despite me and Gretchen being 9 years apart and having different moms we almost looked like twins. We both had short straight black hair, dark brown eyes, pale complections, and stood nearly the same height.
“I miss how he used to be,” She said somberly.
“I know me too sis,” I said leaning in and hugging her.
“Let's go,” She said softly.
I nodded and we both left, not bothering to say goodbye. I drove the short 20-minute drive to our house.
When Gretchen was 8 her mom died and my dad remarried a year later and they had me. They bought a small 1 story house in a nice rural neighborhood, then two years later they divorced and my mother got authority over us kids. Me and Gretchen never really moved out, because well the house was big. Despite being one story it was quite spacious and oddly built. It was much longer than it was wide. One long hallway ran the whole interior from the fireplace on one end of the house. To the fireplace on the other end of the house. It had a small kitchen, dining room, and four bedrooms along with a tiny library. In addition, it had a basement. The basement was like a large studio apartment with a kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms, and a large hang-out area.
Me and Gretchen walked inside and were immediately greeted by May, Moore, and Herman, our three dogs. May and Moore were both Australian shepherds, and Herman was an absolutely massive Saint Bernard.
Herman jumped up onto me, almost making me topple to the ground.
“Woah, easy boy,” I exclaimed, giving the big dog a pat on the head as I pushed him off.
“Hi sweeties,” I heard our mom say from the kitchen.
I stepped into the kitchen and saw Mom busy making dinner. Our mom was short with long brown hair and bright blue eyes
“Hi Mom,” I greeted, stepping over and giving her a huge hug.
“Where’s Chloe?” I asked quickly.
“And where’s the kids?” Gretchen asked after also hugging Mom.
“Chloe's downstairs playing with the kids,” Mom explained.
We both hurried down the hall and then down the stairs into the lounge. A mess of legos was on the floor and playing in this mess was Gretchen's sons.
Her first son was named Alby. He is 8 and is rather quiet, he usually has his head in a book and the only thing that consistently gets him outside is the dogs, or going fishing with his dad. Like his mom, he has straight black hair. He wears rectangular glasses and has hazel eyes.
The Second is Alan. Alan is 5 and is always wanting to play having a seemingly endless amount of energy. He had dirty blonde hair with hazel eyes and is fairly tall and stocky for his age.
Third and last is Aaron. Aaron is 3, and he doesn’t talk much. He is almost like Alan's shadow following him along and doing the same thing as Alan. He is tiny with blonde hair and dark brown eyes.
Alan and Aaron were seemingly having a war with Lego dinosaurs, Alby seemed to be constructing a car, and sitting on the couch behind them was Chloe.
Chloe is very pretty with light silky blonde hair that fell just past her shoulders, icy blue eyes that seemed almost impossible to look away from, pale skin, and an adorable smile.
The moment me and Gretchen were down those stairs Alan and Aaron had run up and hugged her.
“Mommy mommy!” They both yelled in excitement.
Chloe perked up and gave me a huge smile.
“Hi babe, didn’t know you’d be back so soon.” She exclaimed as she got up and hugged me.
“My dad yelled at Gretchen,” I said simply and we left it at that.
The blizzard people are now calling snowmageddon should hit us tomorrow and will likely cause a complete loss of power, and the government is mandating that by tomorrow no one is allowed to exit or leave town. They did not try to better explain this…
Chloe clicked off the tv. The storm was already making her nervous enough and she wanted to hear nothing more about it.
“Are you sure we have enough firewood?” Chloe asked, looking at me worried.
“We’ve got enough firewood to last three winters, babe,” I exaggerated.
“What about food, do we have enough food?” She asked, my words not getting to her.
“We could use a few more things, but I’m going to…” I was saying before Chloe interrupted: “Let's go now I want to make sure we have everything we need.”
“Ok babe, I’ll go get my jacket,” I said standing up from the couch and walking over to the bedroom.
I grabbed my jacket and shoes and met Chloe upstairs by the front door. She seemed excited that she wasn’t sitting around worrying and I think that’s why she wanted to go so bad.
“Hey Mom, Gretchen, we are going to the store, do you guys need anything?” I asked them both who were sitting in the kitchen.
“We need batteries, Joey.” My mom responded simply.
“Ok, batteries, anything else?”
“Nope,” They both said quickly.
Me and Chloe stepped outside the house and walked over to my jeep and got in. I pulled out of the driveway and looked around, our neighborhood had a very interesting layout. The houses were spaced out but not an extraordinary amount, just more than you’d see in the average neighborhood. Each house was probably 400 feet apart from each other. Our neighborhood also had a lot of trees, so many in fact that it was hard to see your neighbor's house through them. I could vaguely make out the Marley's house to the right, and to the left, I saw the Richardson's house. Both were older couples that had far much more than they needed.
But the more important thing I observed was that it seemed everyone was packing up. Multiple cars were out in their driveways with people hurriedly rushing in and out of the house with things. I pulled up next to the Richardsons' car and rolled down the window.
“Hey Greg, y'all leaving?” I asked, giving him a polite smile.
Greg Richardson looked over from the back of his van: “Yep, some people are saying the mountains are going to slow down the storm and that it could be here for a few days, so we’re leaving to be on the safe side.” He explained.
“I haven’t heard anything about that,” I exclaimed, a little more concerned about the blizzard now.
“Yeah, well y’all be safe,” He said, giving us a smile and a wave.
“You too,” I said, giving him a wave and then continuing our journey toward the store.
“Wow, there’s a lot of people leaving,” Chloe exclaimed with a slight shock and fear in her voice.
I let my eyes wander while trying to keep my eyes on the road. She was right, almost everyone was leaving town.
“Do you think we should leave?” Chloe asked me, eyeing the packed cars.
“No point, even if we wanted to, the storm would probably catch us in traffic because of all the people leaving,” I said and noticed her momentary worries dissipate.
After a couple of minutes, we pulled in front of the store. It was old, still styled like a store in the 80s. It was very busy today and me and Chloe had to park on the street. As we walked toward the store I felt a chill in the air. I could tell Chloe felt it too because she wrapped one arm around me and cuddled next to me as we walked.
We entered the store and it looked like a tornado had gone through it. Things were lying on the floor and almost everything was gone. There was a long line in front of the counter where the cashier sat. I knew the cashier, her name was Lacy, she was 17 and the daughter of the owner. Just then the owner Carl appeared from around the corner.
Carl was a very short guy with round glasses, dark brown hair, and a very poor attempt at a comb-over.
“Hey Joey and Chloe,” He greeted a large smile etched on his face.
We both smiled back, “How are you doing Carl?” Chloe asked.
“Doing the best I can, basically everyone who’s staying in town has come to stock up.” He explained, “You two staying in town?” He then asked.
“Yeah, just going to hold out,” I grinned a little excited to spend a few days not having to do anything.
“Alright, well if you need anything just give a holler,” He instructed before hurrying off to do something.
Me and Chloe grabbed baskets and split up to get everything we needed.
We met by the register after and waited in line during which I got a call. I pulled my phone out and saw it was from Dad. I thought about not answering but decided I’d better answer.
Before I could even greet him my dad had started on a rant: “Joey you and everybody need to get out of town right now. You gotta get out of there, they’ll escape from the lab and kill you if you don’t… their creatures they’ll kill you…” He tried to continue but I interrupted him, “I don’t know what you're going on about but I’m done.”
I hung up and Chloe gave me a worried look: “Who was it?”
“My dad, going off on his ramblings again,” I told her simply.
She nodded: “Anything I should know?”
“No he’s just being paranoid,” I explained.
We both stood there for a minute watching more people around the store fill their carts with things. One woman behind us had a shopping cart full of toilet paper. Then I noticed Chloe’s head turn toward the window.
“Hey look, it's started,” She exclaimed looking out the window.
I looked out and saw snow slowly beginning to fall to the ground, and I felt a deep sense of dread as it did.
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2023.06.05 03:40 20yearreunion Hey, 2023! Make up your mind. Is it summer or not?

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2023.06.05 03:31 koslay Does Venza 2023 without JBL speaker come in smaller screen without navigation?

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2023.06.05 02:00 Cr4yol4 Utah Warriors @ Seattle Seawolves Match Thread

Matchup: Utah Warriors (9-4, 43pts, 4th in West) vs Seattle Seawolves (11-2, 54pts, 2nd in West)
Venue: Starfire Stadium, Tukwila, WA Weather: 64 F, 18 C, Clear Sky
Broadcast: The Rugby Network, TRN en Español, KMYU,, KSL Sports, Root Sports
Kickoff: 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT
Utah Number Seattle
Olive Kilifi 1 Mzamo Majola
Henry Bell 2 James Malcolm
Paul Mullen 3 Sam Matenga
Jamie Lane 4 Samu Manoa
Saia Uhila 5 Rhyno Herbst
Bailey Wilson (c) 6 Ben Landry (cc)
Onehunga Havili 7 Charles Elton (cc)
Thomas Tu’avao 8 Ronan Foley
Connor McLeod 9 JP Smith
Joel Hodgson 10 Jordan Chait
Joe Mano 11 Martin Iosefo
Calvin Whiting 12 AJ Alatimu
Tyler Fisher 13 Dan Kriel
Mika Kruse 14 Lauina Futi
Caleb Makene 15 Adriaan Carelse
Reserves Reserves
Tuvere Vugakoto 16 Peter Malcolm
Emerson Prior 17 Jake Turnbull
Angus MacLellan 18 Mason Pedersen
Jurie van Vuuren 19 Taylor Krumrei
Lance Williams 20 Andrew Durutalo
Zion Going 21 Nakai Penny
Tomasi Tonga 22 Conner Mooneyham
Paul Lasike 23 Tavite Lopeti
Referee: Scott Green (USA)
Assistants: Brad Schwalger (Canada) & Saro Turner (Canada)
TMO: Derek Summers (USA)
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2023.06.05 01:57 CosToCoast ANA RTW Booking Report - My Learnings & Suggestions

I recently completed a RTW award on ANA and wanted to share my experience to help others with this amazing award. I spent a long time researching before going through with booking --Hope this can help the next person! I did make a few mistakes/learnings along the way hope some can take into consideration. Overall, I spent 125,000 points transferred from Amex MR & ~$950 for 8 segments going East from the US in Business.

Routing

DEN-YYZ-LHR, VIE-BKK-SIN-DPS-SIN-HND-SFO - can paste into GCMap which results in a total of 21,526 mi; within the 22,000 Business Category.

Routing CarrieClass
DEN (Denver) - YYZ (Toronto) AC (Air Canada) / Economy
YYZ (Toronto) - LHR (London) AC (Air Canada) / Business
VIE (Vienna) - BKK (Bangkok) BR (Eva Airways) / Business
BKK (Bangkok) - SIN (Singapore) SQ (Singapore) / Business
SIN (Singapore) - DPS (Bali) SQ (Singapore) / Business
DPS (Bali) - SIN (Singapore) SQ (Singapore) / Business
SIN (Singapore) - HND (Tokyo)* NH (ANA) / Business
HND (Tokyo) - SFO (San Francisco)* NH (ANA) / Business
*I was later able to change the times on the SIN-HND segment, and change the last segment from HND-SFO to NRT-SFO for better timing purposes and a longer stay in both locations. See bottom of this post for details regarding changes after ticketing.
The total portion of my time is about a month, with a majority of my time spent in Europe between LHR and VIE, a small portion of time in Bali to break up flights, and about a week in Japan before flying home.

Research Process

I had been targeting Spring/Early Summer 2024 for this award for awhile but hadn't nailed down a particular date. I wanted to travel during shoulder season to maximize value, crowds, and decent weather across these regions. I was just waiting for the award calendar to open up for most of the carriers. I started looking about a month out (April) and doing some random searches/looks to see what flights were coming available and possible routings. In my research I found that most flights leaving from the US to Asia booked up fastest right after being released at the edge of the booking window (ex: ANA opens up bookings on its metal 355 days out; and within say 3-4 days of release most of these flights are snatched up and go into Waitlist status in Business). I had originally been planning on flying West from the US and starting in Asia, however, after doing a few mock bookings this soon became apparent it would be near impossible (Especially since Japan in spring is peak season with the Cherry Blossoms, festivals, etc). I would occasionally find a random flight departing from the US to Asia within a month of the edge of the booking window; and try to plan flights around that going westward, but it would disappear extremly quickly and my plans would be spoiled. As a result I found for this time of year it would be easiest to go east from the US through Europe first, and then ending in Asia and snatching my return flights at the edge of the booking window when ANA's flights opened/other carriers.
I would definitely recommend being flexible and don't have your heart set on going one direction originally due to concerns about time in the Air vs. Jetlag etc. I had been reading a few articles/discussions about the best direction to take and really had my heart set on going westward originally; but would say after going through this process to ignore choosing a direction initially and try to do a few samples in either direction to see what is easiest. I think I wasted a-lot of time/frustration originally trying to go westward rather than just seeing what was easiest with the most connection opportunities.
Another research point is that domestic US Business availability/North America is extremly hard to come by. United basically was only offering Economy segments domestically; I didn't see any J fares. AC Departures from US up to Canada was nearly the same thing. I did randomly see consistent J availability from SMF - YVR on a CRJ AC was offering nearly every day, and from ORD on a few dates but didn't think going out of my way was worth it. It was at a bad time and on a relatively undesirable (IMO) CRJ so I could see why that route had wide open availability. The problem was once you made it to YVR; you usually had to connect to YYZ or YYC internationally and I had the same issue finding J space domestically in Canada; so it was a dead end. I ended up just booking my first segment in Economy on AC up to Canada - didn't want to waste valuable hunting time looking for a short segment in J domestically when the biggest fish looking for space was internationally. Don't obsess over having every segment in J especially your first flight. If space opens later you can always switch into a higher class on the same flight.
For research and booking I used FlightConnections to get routing ideas based on Star Alliance carriers. I then used United's monthly award calendar (without being logged in) to see Saver availability, and then confirmed this on ANA's website. I was going to use some other tools but didn't find them useful. I paid for a day trial of point . me but found it slow and cumbersome without the filtering I needed. I didn't find Aeroplan that useful either. If I was to do this again I would explore paying for ExpertFlyer Pro and using that to search more easily.. would have probably been faster. The trial wasn't long enough to be that useful for when I was researching/booking, but it did give me some ideas - and looking back I would have easily paid for a month or two of Pro Membership to speed up my searching. Overall though, I just stuck to FlightConnections + United + ANA confirmation.

Booking Process

The time had come to where the edge of the booking window was approaching the dates I wanted. I had a few routings in mind and had saved multiple variations targeting the 22,000 mileage cap. I had a few options but nothing nailed down; so I started the process to transfer 125,000 points from Amex to ANA. Even though as a "best practice" most say to not transfer until you have the flights chosen or held, I had read some conflicting points online stating ANA does not do holds, so didn't want to risk this. I was confident based on my research I would be able to piece something together as I had a-lot of backup options chosen. I attempted to transfer late on a Friday afternoon online but got the message the transfer was unsuccessful and had to call Amex; did that early Saturday morning and they completed the transfer for me manually. Turns out I didn't have a "Call Center Pin" setup; so make sure you go into your account and set one before trying and the transfer online should go through, according to the agent. This ordeal added to my stress during the process -- if you are going to be transferring MR please make note!
I was on edge waiting for the points to deposit the entire weekend, and kept tabs on my various options. US - Europe had a-lot of options on AC; and I also had a few backup options on TAP. The "riskiest" flight for me was VIE-BKK as I really needed to get out of Europe to Asia; and there weren't many options since I was booking really close to the edge of the booking window. I couldn't see any long haul availability on Turkish/Ethiopian/other European Star Alliance carriers; so I was pretty much banking on EVA with my backup as Egyptaiothers. I noticed that Singapore seemingly doesn't publish any saver J availability to partners on long haul flights; but it does have pretty decent availability in J on short haul interasia flights. It seems like the cutoff is around 4.5 hr; but found good availability from some cities in India and even Dhaka in Bangladesh to SIN I could have used to connect to with a mix of EgyptAir / Air India / Singapore if EVA didn't work out but honestly this was a last resort and I didn't want to; but at least I had a plan. During the weekend my original VIE-BKK flight selection disappeared; but luckily they had another flight the next day I was able to book into instead. They also had other options within Europe I could have fallen back on like LHR and AMS. I didn't want to depart from LHR unless absolutely necessary as the UK Departure tax would have been ~200 pounds; something that can be avoided if possible. Definitely look into 5th freedom routes for "hidden gems"; I know Ethiopian offers some too. Apart from this; within Asia there were alot of options, and I wasn't concerned about getting back to the US from Japan because I was purposefully booking on the edge of the booking window for ANA to ensure I had availability.
Points were finally deposited early Monday morning sometime between 1am - 9am EST. I saw them in my account when I woke up early which was perfect as I was targeting calling the ANA Call Center around then, some posters online had said calling around this time resulted in the shortest wait. I waited about 1.5 hours and got a nice agent who helped me. Of note; when I called the very first thing she confirmed was my point balance. It seems like they won't even entertain booking something for you (or at least this agent in particular) if you have 0 points; so I am glad I transferred my points before. She was very helpful in quickly researching and confirming the flights -- at the same time I was on the ANA website with the multi city booking tool confirming the space was there too alongside her. She questioned at first about me backtracking by going from SIN - DPS - SIN but realized I had to do this to connect with SIN - HND as there weren't any direct flights from DPS and was fine with it. At the end of feeding her the flights she said the routing I desired was greater than 22,000 miles (~23,5000 miles) and would trigger the next bucket to be 135,000 points -- my heart sank.
This is where my mistake came in... Originally I had 2 inter-european segments, and also wanted to fly from HND - IAH instead of HND - SFO. The entire time I had been researching with gcmapper to get the distances; I had been using nautical miles (nm) in the calculations rather than statute miles (mi)! The nautical mile calculation had been below 22,000 so I thought I was in the clear the entire time. The agent was super helpful and understood my mistake and I did some research in the background for a few minutes. I ended up dropping the inter-european segments and switching from HND-IAD to HND-SFO which made my routing 21,526mi which was below the 22,000 threshold according to gcmapper. She came back to me and quoted 21,523mi, so we were pretty close in our distances after this... 3 mile difference hah. Disaster averted.
After she confirmed all the segments had availability she put me on hold and calculated the taxes and fees ~($950). The majority of the taxes and fees were from the 2 ANA segments at the end of my trip; with fuel charges. I got sent to an automated phone system to input my card info, and returned back to her (don't hang up!). She told me that she had to have the fare desk ticket the itinerary and I should be getting an email or callback. Sure enough ~2 hours later she called me back and said I had to re-enter my card info as they had some issue with their system; the flight hadn't yet been ticketed. I took the opportunity to change one of the segments during this callback to a better time I had found and she helped me change it since It hadn't yet been ticketed -- I was flustered on the first call when she said the milage was too high.
Something interesting I noted is during the time between calls I was able to see the reservation on the ANA App; and an alert said "Complete Payment by *date*" which was 3 days from the present. So it looks like technically they will "hold" a reservation for up to 3 days while waiting for card payment. It sounded like the Agent was willing to work with me as well when I needed 135,000 points instead of 125,000 points; but I didn't want to spend more or risk the timing with transfers. I wouldn't bank on this at all. Just FYI though. After this second call I got an email about a half an hour later with my receipt and ticket/itinerary and PNR. I was able to select seats and finally relax after the ordeal.
After all of this, I probably spent about 12 hours spaced out during 3 days of the booking process plus my previous research over about a month. Definitely set aside some time for yourself during booking and research.

Change Process

Something I hadn't seen much of online was the process for making a change to an existing RTW booking - I ended up doing this as well, so hopefully this can help some.
About a week after booking I noticed one of the flights opened availability from SIN-HND on ANA at a better time. I was originally flying overnight but wanted to fly during the day to help minimize jetlag, and jumped at the chance. Also I wanted to spend more time in Singapore so this helped. Note you can only change the date + time of a flight; it must be the same routing and carrier and class (except you can move up a class if one becomes available and your original ticket allows for that class). I called around 2PM EST and it only took about an hour to get through this time. The agent simply told me I would owe the difference in taxes/fees for the change. There wasn't any penalty or call center charge assessed for this. I had read somewhere that apparently you'd be charged a 1,000 point fee for the change but this wasn't the case for me. The difference amounted to some small amount around a dollar or so which I happily paid. The agent shared something helpful to me -- she asked I save a card on the ANA website to my account rather than doing it on the phone. This would help the Fare Desk charge faster without needing to call me back like last time, I guess they have issues with their credit card system on the phone with some credit cards. I ended up doing this with her on the phone guiding me and she confirmed she could now see my card. The change ended up going through an hour later with a new ticket/itinerary and recipient emailed to me; no second call necessary.
According to the fare rules denoted on my PNR; you can do a similar change with date/time only up to 4 days (96 hours) before departure - also during the trip itself I believe as well. (full endorsements/restrictions on the ticket: NO MILEAGE CREDIT/NH FFP/NON END/RRT/DT CHNG UPTO 4DYS B4 NEW FLT)

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I hope this was helpful - pardon the length - just wanted to be as detailed as possible and give back to the community after all the help I received. Since this is all fresh in my mind please feel free to ask questions and I'll try to answer. I sincerely feel all the effort was worth it for the value I received - best of luck booking!
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