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Nintendo Switch - News, Updates, and Information

2016.10.20 16:00 Andis1 Nintendo Switch - News, Updates, and Information

The central hub for all news, updates, rumors, and topics relating to the Nintendo Switch. We are a fan-run community, not an official Nintendo forum.

2010.02.18 13:47 mabogie Workout: in fitness we are one

All are welcome to discuss working out in all its various aspects; discuss routines, nutrition, ask for help or support, and share your success with others! Please be kind to all.

2013.09.25 20:13 Dorkside Chloe Bennet

Subreddit for actress Chloe Bennet, best known for her role as Skye on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

2023.05.30 07:26 auftragarmy The Truth About Rick The Mullet Man

There are a lot of newbies out there who don't know the actual history of Rick The Mullet Man, and I'd like to set the record straight. I was there in the OG days, with Mr88Nismo, TheGoldenPhone2, and MistahBlonde.
Mr88Nismo and GoldenPhone2 were in The Toy Chest vent (a group where prank calls would be dialed live), and there were about 10 other people in there that were online at the time. Mr88Nismo was searching through Craigslist for people to call, and that's where he found Rick, hence "I'm just sitting here on the fucking TV and computer." Nismo always liked to use Craigslist, where he also found Mopar Man.
Despite what others have said, at the time Rick lived in House Springs, MO. This was exactly what Nismo told me in DM's way back in 2009 or 2010.
At the time, there were ads on White Pages that claimed to do "comprehensive background checks", similar to the ones that are around today. The sites were complete bullshit. One of the callers paid for one once, and it turned out to be complete BS. Rick ended up paying for one, which is why he claimed "I know everything about you now, motherfucker!" Rick ended up calling a number ("I called once back to see that it was you", "your wife said its the wrong number") and he thought it was Duncan. But the numbers Nismo and Golden spoofed were just random "000122121000." So Rick never called a Soundboard Prank Caller back, he called some random Frank Garrett.
Rick said he was getting the cops involved numerous times. I knew that whenever this happened, everyone in the vent would flee, out of fear of being caught. So I submitted a FOIA request to the police and sheriff in Rick's county and no reports were ever filed by Rick.
Somehow, they lost the number in all the confusion with Skype. They didn't use VPN's back then, so they had to spoof IP addresses and use SSH tunnels in some cases, to avoid detection. They would routinely delete Skype accounts and they used a service that still exists today to spoof their phone numbers.
Fast forward and by this time, Nismo and GoldenPhone were already doing the Nightmare on Burton Street series. I wanted to find the real Rick, because I felt we could get so much more out of him.
Google used to have a service called 'phone directory', which was eventually discontinued because they published silent/private numbers, including the numbers to celebrities. This service was the only online phone directory that allowed people to search for others using only a first name. So I searched for "Rick" in one tab, and "Karen" in another tab, with the location set to Missouri. There was a Richard and Karen living in a "McMansion" in MO, and another couple living in House Springs in a trailer park in House Springs, MO.
I called him at around 2 AM, and it went straight to voicemail. I couldn't help myself, and I used the Duncan soundboard on the voicemail.
Nismo was the first person I told. He confirmed the number was the original, and he told GoldenPhone. They took a different approach, by calling his neighbors and threatening them using Rick's voice. Nismo just had that personality where he wanted to rock the boat, and cause as much chaos and mayhem as possible.
At the same time, the entire Nightmare on Burton Street series was all over the news, and everyone was panicking.
Realm of Darkness didn't allow doxxed information on their site, and everyone temporarily abandoned the Toy Chest. So I created a website 'www.rtmmn.webs.com' (now offline) and had a picture of Rick's phone number on it. Then I linked it on Realm of Darkness. This was a stupid loophole that ended up working for a few days. The number was eventually disconnected, because, as I imagine, some amateur soundboard prank callers harassed him and didn't record it. This is one of the reasons that the high level prank callers were so reluctant to give out numbers and addresses.
Then the community had Ricks full name, but people decided against putting his address out. In some cases people have guessed the right guy, in other cases its some random Rick with the same name!
I wasn't known for making calls myself, although I did take some 'loyalty tests' in the Toy Chest, and called some ballers. I was more of a fixer, known for getting shit done and finding those who couldn't be found. That's the story of Rick.
LET ME TELL YOU HOW I FEEL: FUGG YEW!!! Motherfucker you.
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2023.05.30 07:26 spkrinsb Yet another posting about how bad this "Tell All" was

I wasn't going to write this since there are probably 25 topics about it already, but boredom got the best of me. Yes, the "Tell All" sucked. I feel like Kris may have handed out "party favors" to everyone before the show began, including Shaun and the producers, with the illogical absurdity of it all.
Not only was it the worst in terms of content, but it was also the longest and most tedious. In order to stretch this shit out, they kept bringing on random fools nobody cares about :
- Tim & Veronica as the two old guys from the Muppet Show. (Because it is, in fact, "like a kind of torture to have to watch the show". Ironically, watching them comment on the show was equally as torturous. ) These two need to sail away into the dysfunctional relationship sunset. Time for TLC retirement. They shouldn't be handing out relationship advice to anyone.
- Gabe's ridiculous-hat-wearing fake American friend in Colombia who can't speak Spanish. This guy was in one episode for like 10 minutes. Why was he back? Probably because Gabe has no actual friends to speak of (did we see a single one at the wedding?), including his sister, because his "non-confrontational", "meme sending" ass is just as annoying in real life as he was in the Tell All. All that ridiculous wedding drama with his sister sounded like a story Kris might have come up with --- miracle dresses being made without fittings, unassigned roles at the wedding, etc, etc. The only story missing was that Gabe's sister rolled over in her car on the way to the wedding and walked into the wedding on crutches right before the chandelier fell on her, crashing her into the mint-flavored cake she was allergic to.
- Kris' clueless mom. TLC paid to fly her out to NYC to talk for 5 minutes and say absolutely nothing of value? The woman is either in denial about her daughter, or Kris learned the art of lying from her mom.
- Danielle's ex and his large package. Zero reason for him to be there, except to annoy Yohan...and us.
- Jen's giant-headed interfering friend and her sidekick. As if we haven't seen enough of these two, they had to grace us with their thoughts on the other couples to drag this shit out even longer.
I'm sure there are others I'm thankfully forgetting. I'm surprised they didn't bring on Nicole's manufactured insta-friend from Egypt who yelled at Mahmoud over dinner to yell at him again. Or how about Danielle's Captain Coconut "spiritual advisor"? Where was Rishi's best friend "astrologist" who pulls random dates out of his ass, only to later admit there was no chance in hell they'd ever be married? How about Ousamma's scam-partner sister? Gabe's mom, who acted like a hired actor the entire time she was on this season, apparently was so tired of this contrived mess she didn't show up. If I had 2 kids that annoying and narcissistic, I probably wouldn't show up either. The only people who might have been of value were Jeymi's friends since she was getting attacked from all sides by the idiots on set.
Other random thoughts:
There's some debate about why Shaun is so completely inept in these things and barely there as a host. I don't think she watches these seasons at all, and probably isn't paid enough to. She gets handed cards, watches a few short clips of random scenes (probably during the actual show with her "I wanna go back now....let's take a look" repetitive clip introductions), makes her appearances every few months, and leaves. She knows and cares less about these people than we do, and it shows. If they want to "talk amongst themselves", she's fine with it as it means less work for her. She's the total and complete opposite of that woman they had interviewing the Sister Wives cast who actually knew something about what had happened in the season without needing a stack of cue cards and had logical follow-up questions to ask.
As others have mentioned, the only two people in the show who came out looking good were Jeymi and Isabel.
All the tiptoeing around Kris (whether production driven or otherwise) made absolutely no sense. What were they worried about? That she'd storm off, like countless other cast members have done over the years? Angela was the queen of volatility for several seasons, and there was no tiptoeing around her. As with everything related to Kris, there's a piece of the contrived puzzle missing here. Anyone on that set who thought Kris was telling the truth (Debbie, Tim, etc) is too stupid to be alive, never watched the season, and/or was told to do so by production.
Does Rishi's mom think Jen is old? Is Jen older than Rishi? I wish more time was spent on Jen's age, as I couldn't quite figure out if she was older or not. Riveting television at its finest.
Based on some of the ridiculous outfits we saw, I'd like TLC to do a 90 Days: Reno Brothel Edition spin-off. Kris can be the manager, Debbie can be the Head Madame, and Tim can be the pimp. (They can even bring in past cast members like Molly, who can be in charge of costumes for the ladies and bra decor on the walls, and Larissa and Darcey, who can advise the ladies on how to spend thousands to destroy their looks.) And if there's any funny business going on in any of the rooms, you better watch out or Kris will kick down the door and throw away your cell phone. At the end of the season, Kris can light the place on fire, roll over in her car 25 times while fleeing the scene, and then be struck by a police car driven by Debbie's son that didn't see her because both its headlights had simultaneously burnt out on the way there.
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2023.05.30 07:25 WarHisNut Broadside view of USS Chenango (CVE-28) off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, on 22 September 1943. She was in overhaul at the yard from 21 August until 25 September 1943.

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2023.05.30 07:25 athenasykora CMV: Ex-Convicts are treated excessively unfairly when it comes to applying for jobs

I would like to start by saying that I am not an ex-con. Never even had so much as a speeding ticket, so this is not coming from a biased or jaded POV. I think that ex-cons, and people with really any criminal history are treated extremely unfairly, and I don’t think that companies should be allowed to not even to consider someone if they have any kind of criminal record at all. Of course, we don't want murderers and rapists working at our local Wendys, but Im talking about drug offenses, petty theft, vandalism, prostitution etc. My opinion on this is especially strong if these offenses were when the person was 18-25 and years later, they are trying to better their lives and be different people. I truly think it's unfair discrimination, and hiring should be based on interviews and current credentials and not stupid actions made YEARS ago. People DO change, and I understand there are programs to get convicts into the workforce, but they are often very low-level jobs. So many crimes are a product of circumstance and upbringing, and how can we expect as a society to bring these people up if they are excluded immediately from 95% of jobs? It is unfair.
Please let me know your thoughts or if you have any insight on why these practices are good.
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2023.05.30 07:25 MasterfulMesut What we saw this series is a symptom of what we have seen the entire season. The 2022-2023 Boston Celtics play down to the level of their opponents.

This post isn't meant to discredit the accomplishments of the Miami Heat, Erik Spoelstra, or any of the players (Drafted or undrafted.)
What I am trying to say is look at any of those multitude of games this season where the Boston Celtics should have won comfortably and failed to dominate and in some cases failed to win at all.
Boston was a resounding home favorite to a depleted Suns team. They were ten point home favorites and lost badly.
The Celtics were big favorites on the road against Houston and not only did they lose, but it wasnt pretty at all.
There was a game against the Jazz towards the late part of the regular season where the Jazz were scoring at will.
This wasnt a couple games. This was night in and night out that the Boston Celtics were not playing to the level that they should be.
This series highlighted that and it was evident in not one, but in two of those blowouts where Miami looked like they were the 2 seed and Boston a play-in team.
Sure, Tatum jumped up and rolled his ankle and that pretty much sealed their fate, but lets be honest...this should have never gone to a 7 game series.
Am I asking the team to go 82-0? No, but there are games this roster, with this talent, should be winning COMFORTABLY regardless of coaching and they just simply weren't.
Maybe these guys on the roster we thought were the next big thing...just aren't.
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2023.05.30 07:24 Masterhearts_XIII My first experience with the game

So i bought the game and i thought i'd fill in people how it went so far. I started with the Aspirant or whatever. I died horribly from running out of money. I then was the police guy. I died from running out of money. Then i was the well off lady. i finally started making traction on how different things work, but i died when i apparently was sacrificed to Winter or something. Then i was a doctor that gave into despair, but not before starting to organize things. I at least got a cult going that time. The cult that has to do with Knock. Finally, i started another doctor run. I like the steady income. I have spent the last 4 hours just on this run. I'm quite stable now. I have my cute little cult of like two guys (it took me way too long to figure out how to get more members). I have a couple Paths, my stats are all at like 4. I have a level 6 Knock Lore, i've got a couple patrons that i'm trying to figure out how to get lore for, i've succesfully captured, killed, and used the corpse in a ritual my named detective pursuer, and i'm currently completely anonymous again. I still have no idea how to actually win the game, but finding the pause button was a godsend. I've been able to actually figure out things and organize my board. No spoilers. I still have no idea what my goal is, but I am quite enjoying it.
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2023.05.30 07:24 trailangel4 Madison Scott - Missing since 2011. Remains found after 12 years.

Madison Scott *link to her entry in the Canadian missing index.
Missing since May 27, 2011
Year of birth1991
Age at disappearance20
Missing from Vanderhoof, British Columbia
Madison Geraldine Scott was a Canadian missing person who disappeared on 28 May 2011, after a birthday party she attended at Hogsback Lake, 25 kilometers southeast of Vanderhoof. She planned to spend the night camping with a friend, but her friend left during the night without her. Some of the last people to have left three hours later, between 3am and 4am, reported speaking with Scott and asking if she wanted a ride home. This was the last time anyone reported talking to her.
On 29 May 2023, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) released news that the body of Madison Scott was identified at a rural property on the east side of Vanderhoof a couple of days prior.
A post on this sub from two years ago.
A link to a Wiki, with case details.
Remains found article.
Another news article.
Police are still investigating.
What happened to this young lady is a tragedy...a tragedy some people exploited to sell a mysterious tale. Our hearts go out to her family and loved ones. May they get the answers they've needed and may justice be served.
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2023.05.30 07:23 Chicken-n-Chips Car Park Liability?

Hi all. Looking for a bit of advice.
I parked my car in a Care Park car park in Dandenong earlier in the month and unfortunately while reverse parking on the ground level of the car park I smashed my rear window due to a very dark large pole that was not visible at all. The car park is extremely dark even during daylight. There were no ‘do not reverse park’ signs in the car park and within 5 minutes of this happening to me, the exact same thing happened to another vehicle who attempted to rear park. We exchanged details and filled out the incident statement report supplied by the car park however I have not heard back from them despite emailing follow ups about what is happening. I am tempted to go down the VCAT route however I wanted to know do I have a leg to stand on?
For resolution I am looking for the car park to reimburse my rear window repair at a cost of $550
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2023.05.30 07:23 Aliceyua Sakuya - Review

🐉 Credits for Sakuya Release & Fairy Tail Rerun <:gasp:692908028412035142>
Sakuya Review - <@910463974817005568> New Legend of the Forbidden Ninja Scroll Act 2 Equipment Info & Review - <@98761877273731072>
Natsu Review - <@98761877273731072> Lucy Review - <@767775211977179166> Gray Review - <@372743358847778816> Erza Review - <@361664519736524801> Fairy Tail Gacha and Farmable Equipment Info & Review - <@574197337732284416> _ _
You didn’t expect me to come out this fast or did you just want to glare more at my Melons?
Earth, Human
HP - 6750 +999 ATK - 2998 +459 DEF - 2801 +430
12s CT - 2200% Earth DMG (PHY). Drives 3 Kunais into the ground (up to 6). 500 BREAK ~~~ A rather interesting gimmick to rely on Sakuya’s buffs and damage output.
16000% Earth DMG (PHY). For 10s, increase Allies' evasion by [5% × # of Kunais driven]. 900 BREAK ~~~ An evasion buff that’s appreciated, if the boss accuracy isn’t increased. This will help your team’s survivability. With that said however, her Arts will generally not see much use as Evasion is a very niche debuff.
For 120s, enter Third Eye. During Third Eye: [40000% + 10000% × # of Kunais driven] Earth DMG (PHY). Blows up all driven Kunais. For 15s, increase Allies' PHY DMG by 100%. 1500 BREAK ~~~ Offering a decent multiplier that can be increased even further by using Sakuya’s Skill to plant bombs and thus push the damage up to 100k% and also being able to provide a teamwide physical damage buff. Sakuya is able to dish out some great damage.
During Third Eye or True Third Eye, ignore 100% of Enemies' DEF and increase Arts by 5/s. ~~~ Self sufficient artgen while in (True) Third Eye, and being able to ignore the Enemies’ DEF will help Sakuya out to be a good dps unit.
_When entering Third Eye or True Third Eye, if enemy boss is God/Spirit, activate True Third Eye instead. During True Third Eye, increase DMG to God and Spirit enemies by 200%. _ ~~~ Increases Sakuya’s Damage output furthermore by activating True Third Eye when God/Spirit Enemy is present.
Increase Accuracy by 10%. ~~~ A nice 10% accuracy buff, which isn’t too noticeable. It can help a little bit, if the enemy has evasion up buff.
_ _
x2 Fragment of Goldola x1 Fragment of Radachne
Newer players are considered to be those who joined during the rerun of Fairy Tail Collab and onwards.
5☆ <:lbphys:650796348194422823>
Newer Players
True “Hyakka” [Sakuya True Weapon] Relic “Radeus” ["The Glowing Sanctuary" (Fosradius) Giant Boss Farmable]
True “Hyakka” Izumi no Kami Kanesada [Golden Kamuy Equipment Banner] Aikuro’s Dotonbori Robot [Kill la Kill Pt. 2 Equipment Banner] — True “Hyakka” True "Dark Bringer" [Emperor Iislid True Weapon] Luahn's Wabi-Sabi Jams [Summer CTB 2022 Equipment Banner] Rishley’s Sunset Bikini [Summer Equipment Banner] Gem of Ragsherum’s Grudge ["Revenge of the Cursed Armor" (Ragsherum) Event Farmable] ~~~ For general use, just stick to arts generating equipment. For nuking, use damage buffing or resistance down equipment.
5☆ <:lbdef:650797237286338589>
Newer Players
Relic “Logislett” [“Trials of the Flame God” (Ifrit) Giant Boss Farmable] Blazing Cloak “Flame Stola” [Knights of Blood Pt. 5 (Sword Berwick) Side Story Farmable]  Optimal  Flexible True "Flambardo" [Sanstone's True Weapon] Iris's Change of Pace [Summer Equipment Banner] ~~~ In general, run your best damage resistance item either overall or in accordance to the stage.
4☆ <:lbsupp:650797466354057228>
Newer Players
Blood Crest “Arc Ignite” [Knights of Blood Pt. 1 (Berwick) Side Story Farmable] Divine Staff “Keion” [General Equipment Banners]
Fen’s Aloha Shorts [Summer Equipment Banner] Blood Crest “Arc Ignite” [Knights of Blood Pt. 1 (Berwick) Side Story Farmable] Divine Staff “Keion” [General Equipment Banners] ~~~ As usual, bring your best Arts generating equipment. Terra Conjuction can be used as a crit source when nuking.
True "Hyakka”
5☆ <:lbphys:650796348194422823>
50s CT - 7500% Earth DMG (PHY). For 10s, increase own DMG by 50% and reduce Enemies' Earth RES by 30%. 700 BREAK ~~~ A decent damage buff with a decent uptime, which is also able to decrease Enemies’ Earth Res.
When equipped by Sakuya, increase Skill CT REC by 30% and increase max # of possible driven Kunais by 1. Does not stack with Abilities of the same name. ~~~ A nice Skill CT Recover buff that allows Sakuya to plant Kunais faster, and increase her Damage output furthermore.
Increase evasion by 10%. ~~~ A nice 10% Evasion buff, if the boss doesn’t have accuracy up.
Overall Impressions
Sakuya is a good Def Ignore DPS unit, if the niche is required or you don’t have better options. As she falls behind in the current meta with faster alternatives DPS units. Regardless, she can fit in the current meta with her DEF ignore niche, if needed. _ _
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2023.05.30 07:23 Easy-Boat-8664 Drug test sensitivity

Does anyone have any idea how sensitive the urine test is for weed? Meaning at what levels they test for? Most tests in the west are for 50ng/ml in a urine strip test. Does anyone have any idea what it is when you show up for recruitment?
I am a heavy smoker but I plan on detoxing for 5 weeks before showing up to Aubagne.
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2023.05.30 07:22 Wordartist1 Sometimes I feel guilty for complaining about my very real problems

SpoileTrigger Warning: struggling with darker thoughts, death fantasizing
I am late diagnosed, last year at 46, with Level 1 Autism and ADHD-C as well as alexithymia and now added by my psychiatrist a generalized anxiety disorder (although I think my anxiety is really a result of the challenges I get myself into as a result of other issues).
Sometimes I feel guilty even support even though I am professionally diagnosed and have very real and difficult problems.
I am married. I have a teenage child. I have a PhD. I have a job as a professor and I was even (somehow, maybe because no one else wanted it because it is a lot more work for not much more money and they knew I’d say yes) chair of my department.
I am well-paid and and successful and have a good family but I’m still a mess and I always wonder how much other people see it. Sometimes people notice things like how I’ll miss a deadline. I can’t read the social nuances. I’m never sure if people like me or think I’m doing a good job. I often feel like I’m making my best guess.
I don’t make friends. Not really. Not beyond an acquaintance level. Only my husband really knows me and even then not completely. He is ND but allistic with his own challenges (severe anxiety, dyslexia, looking to get tested for ADHD) and helps fill in a lot of the gaps for me, especially in regards to running the household, cooking, childcare (I’m ashamed to say but true), and social navigation.
Meanwhile I’m the temperamental partner who makes money, provides the financial and health care security, and shoulders those responsibilities. (He has been struggling with finding work after being the stay-at-home parent and grappling with bad anxiety for years.)
Sometimes I hate that I’m taking up space in places where I know it’s going to seem like I’m just complaining about a decent, middle class life where I have a respected job.
Even as I agonize because it’s 1 am and I have to have my 3 summer classes online by 8 am and I’ve done almost nothing and once again, like always, I’m going to have to burn myself to the ground and drag myself through tomorrow like happens every single last minute of my life.
Sometimes I catch myself wishing I’d have a heart attack.
Sometimes my thoughts get darker than that.
(I am safe. I’m not going to hurt myself. I’ve just struggled with difficult thoughts basically my whole life.)
And then I hate myself for thinking these things when I have a good life.
And the only place I have to share this is in an anonymous place like Reddit.
Because I hate the phone and have no close friends and don’t want to over-rely on my spouse.
So because I lack deeper level social skills I have to just keep relying on myself and it’s exhausting.
Anyways, I warned this was a rant.
I have to try to make myself work now, beating the clock again.
Thank you for reading this long post. Wish me luck.
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2023.05.30 07:22 firmsconsultingreal1 WHAT IS AN IT CONSULTANT

What Is an IT Consultant and How To Become One
IT consultants assist clients with technology-related issues. It involves such work as developing technology strategies (which, of course, should be done based on business unit strategy, which in turn should be based on corporate strategy). IT consultants also conduct technology assessments, where they evaluate a company’s current technology infrastructure and systems to find areas for improvement and development. They also design and implement technology solutions based on the specific needs of the client. Of course, clients may need ongoing technical support, which may also be provided by IT consultants. Because of their area of expertise, consultants need to stay on top of technology trends and have a good understanding of risks and how to maximize the benefits of technology investments clients may be considering or should be considering.

The work environment for IT consultants

IT consultants often work for large consulting and professional services firms like Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, E&Y, etc. As a result, their work environment is not that much different from that of other consultants. Although projects are often longer in duration and more time is spent on the client’s site. Of course, there are also boutique consulting firms that offer IT consulting services, and their work environment will be different from work environment of large international consulting firms and professional services firms.
Overall, consultants generally work in traditional office environments. It can be either their own firm or the client’s offices. Remote work is also common, given advancements in technology and especially after COVID lockdowns. Many consultants do most of the work remotely and communicate with clients and their teams through email, zoom, or other videoconferencing platforms, and other online collaboration systems.
Consultants usually work in a project-based format. They have short-term projects and long-term projects depending on the client and their needs.
Because of the nature of the work, consultants generally work closely with clients and other stakeholders to make sure IT solutions are implemented and well-integrated. Consulting, and IT consulting specifically, usually involves a fast-paced environment and is often challenging.
Consultants have a challenging job. However, it is also a rewarding job if someone likes technology and working on projects for variety of clients. And the biggest reward for many consultants is seeing the impact their work makes on their clients after IT solutions are implemented.

What education is needed to qualify for an IT consultant role

For large consulting firms, to become an IT consultant, you will generally need at least a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, and a related field of study. Some consultants interested in specializing in technology related work also obtain an MBA or another master’s degree, often in a technology-related field.
Of course, the degree requirement will vary depending on the firm hiring the consultant and the specific technology area in which the consultant specializes. Some IT consultants also obtain industry certifications in a technology-related field. Certifications may indicate to managers or to recruiters that this particular consultant is very serious about upskilling and being the best they can be in their chosen line of work.
Of course, education is not enough. To be an effective IT consultant one also needs work experience related to technology, as well as a track record of successful delivery of technology consulting projects. So it is not uncommon to see IT consultants who came from technical roles and later in their career obtain an IT consultant role. After all, when clients hire consultants, they expect them to be well-trained. They are not paying large consulting fees for junior people without work experience to learn on the job.

What kind of skills are needed

An IT consultant needs a variety of skills to be successful. On top of the expected foundation of education and work experience, the following skills are crucial to being an effective IT consultant.
Communication skills – Any consultant needs to have strong communication skills. And the more senior a consultant becomes within a consulting firm, the more they need to have strong communication skills. Just having technical skills is not enough. Consultants work in teams and work with people from the client’s side. So without good communication skills, the days of a consultant in that consulting firm are usually numbered. Even in firms where the up-or-out policy is not used, consultants without communication skills are usually pushed to stay in junior roles and will lack opportunities for advancement and growth.
Project management skills – Since IT consultants work on projects, sometimes simultaneously on projects for various clients, the ability to manage projects effectively is crucial. Projects need to be delivered on time, on budget, and up to standards.
Business judgment: Another crucial skill for any consultant, including an IT consultant, is business judgment. Since technology is a tool that is used to achieve an organization’s goals, consultants need to understand their client’s goals and business circumstances so they can assess, design and implement technology solutions effectively.
Ability to write – Most consulting roles require an ability to write concisely and clearly. Even if consulting project is primarily about implementation, a lot of communication with a client and reporting to the client may occur in a written format. So writing skills are important for someone to be an effective IT consultant.
Networking and client relationship-building skills – For any consultant, including an IT consultant, the more senior they become, the more they are usually expected to bring home the bacon. They need to support all the junior consultants under them in terms of being able to bring in large enough and overall enough projects. This is where networking and client relationship-building skills become more and more important.
Foundational problem solving skills – Of course, any consultant also needs foundational problem solving skills. The video below provides some training on foundational problem solving skills consultants need.
Time management and ability to work effectively under pressure – To be an effective consultant time management skills and ability to work effectively under pressure is a requirement.

An average salary to expect

As an IT consultant in the United States, you can expect around $80,000 at junior levels and over $150,000 as you rise within the organization, often much more depending on how much business you bring in at a senior level.
The salary of an IT consultant differs depending on the firm they are working for, their level of experience and education, their economic situation, the location of the consulting firm, and many other factors.
In addition to a base salary, an IT consultant generally receives health insurance, an annual bonus, and health insurance. Sometimes, an consultant is even compensated with a percentage of a fee for the project.
Usually, consultants who work for larger firms earn more than consultants who work for smaller firms or who offer their consulting services as a freelancer. However, if a consultant is able to build a successful consulting business, which we teach how to do in Consulting Sales Rainmaker coaching program, in that situation, a much larger compensation is possible.

Growing and protecting your consulting business

Consulting is a very rewarding line of work that allows for accelerated personal and professional growth. If you want to work as an IT consultant, you can start taking steps to ensure you are qualified for such roles. It is often easier to start in a technical role or as a consultant for a small boutique consulting firm, or by starting your own firm. Of course, if you end up starting your own firm, you will also need to learn a lot of skills related to starting a running your own business, which we do cover as well as part of our training resources and coaching programs available.
Learn more here on how consulting firms compete:
Some thoughts to keep in mind if you decide to start your own IT consulting firm. You will need to register your business. You will need to develop and implement a marketing strategy. Marketing is usually the hardest part for business owners. Business owners are usually qualified to offer a product or service that they choose to offer, but they usually struggle with finding customers and clients. You will need to ensure the delivery of the projects you sell is high quality, and at the same time, you need to ensure you are selling new projects. Most businesses go out of business because they run out of cash. So it is very important to watch your finances very carefully and watch your cash flow. You will also need to stay on top of business and industry trends and continue to improve your business since your competitiors are not sleeping, and they want to take your customers.
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2023.05.30 07:22 Unfair_Pric ECTS to study hours.

All I want to know is how many hours a day/weak will I spend attending letures and classes at the university.
I year ECTS
General Biology and Histology 12
General and Inorganic Chemistry 8
Mathematics 8
Physics 7
Statistics and Computer Sciences 8
Organic Chemistry 7
English language - Level B2 6
Laboratory I 6
total 60
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2023.05.30 07:21 AwardKind2266 Nickelodeon slime cake recipe

Nickelodeon slime cake recipe
I was craving something 90's themed and as there isn't anything close to Good Burger (except for maybe 5 Guys) I decided to make the slime cake from the birthday issue. It was quite cheap (Betty crocker yellow cakee, jello instant pudding, milk, cream, food coloring, 2 new 9" pans were all less than $25! Already had the eggs, veg oil, vanilla extract, and water at home). It was very vanilla and sweet, I'd recommend going a lil more liquid on the slime and less liquid on the whipped topping. I'd also cook for the minimum amount of time, 27 minutes was just a bit much.
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2023.05.30 07:21 Meta_Synapse Spent the last few days crafting this beauty!

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2023.05.30 07:21 njsullyalex I've had good results on one year HRT but nervous about the changes stopping in year 2 (22 MTF)

Hello, I've had almost every change in the book happen to at least some extent in year 1, and generally pass when in public now. My breasts have grown and rounded out, my hips, thighs, and butt got bigger, body hair is mostly nonexistent, my face changed a little, and my emotions are way better.

I'm worried though that this is the end. I'm still hoping for more fat distribution and I've been having a hard time eating enough due to my low appetite (online calculators say I need at least around 2,800 calories a day to gain weight at 5' 10" and 150ish pounds - I'm struggling to meet that goal daily). I'm also nervous about the fact that I started progesterone at the 6 month mark. My breasts haven't gotten too much bigger since then but they have grown - they are somewhere around 34ish B cups I think (I need to get them properly measured). I can wear some tighter tops without a bra and they show nicely but they are still small. Since they rounded out after starting P, I'm nervous that I finished their growth and I shouldn't expect any more. They are still mildly sore.

I'm thinking of seeing if I should switch to injections. My E level at trough is around 126 pg/mL and T levels at trough are 20 ng/dL at 7mg E sublingual daily, 50mg Spiro oral daily, and 100mg progesterone rectally daily. This regimen hasn't changed in the past 6 months and I am still slowly seeing fat redistribution happen to my lower body.

So to any who were in a similar position to me around the one year mark, can I still expect anything to happen or am I done? As happy as I am with the changes, I'm really hoping they continue into year 2, I'm really hoping my breasts and lower body in particular continue to fill out.
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2023.05.30 07:21 Own-Peak-4464 25 [M4F #Penrith, uk. In Cumbria for a week and I hear you Cumbrian girls surpass all other competition 😉

So about me 25 stocky build 5'8 brown hair and blue eyes. Only hear for a week visiting mates but fancied some fun while I'm here. From what I hear all you gorgeous women in the area are second to none and definitely have the best techniques and skills. So let's see if that's the case 😏. Fairly kinky and open minded. So the question is how do you know unless you send that message right ?. I'm open to chatting and exchanging pics and seeing if we hit it off first. I'm real laid back and east to talk to so fire away. If your a brunette or a redhead and curvy you'll definitely be at the front of the que 😘.
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2023.05.30 07:21 LoveMangaBuddy Read Necromancer Survival - Chapter 72 - MangaPuma

Sometime after ‘Gates’ appeared in this world, humanity was divided into two: [User] and [ordinary human beings] Lee-kyung was able to awaken into a user and choose a [Class]…but, in momentary misjudgement, chose to be a [Necromancer], the worst of all classes..Lee-kyung, searching for the materials to evolve his skeletal servant, ‘Lackey,’ was barely able to participate in a high level raid for [ ... Read Necromancer Survival - Chapter 72 - MangaPuma. Read more at https://mangapuma.com/necromancer-survival/chapter-72
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2023.05.30 07:20 jabbalaci My mage doesn't heal the party

New player here. I liked Rook because he always healed us up. However, I noticed that he didn't level up, so he became weak after a while. I changed him to a higher level mage but the new mage doesn't heal the party at all. How could I tell him to behave like Rook? Thanks.
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2023.05.30 07:20 xpsdeset [Meta] Trolling Griefing feeding should be discouraged or banned

I enjoy Ability draft for it's unpredictable style. Have won games with bad bodies bad skills and lost games with good bodies and skills. It's about the game play and how seriously you take ability draft.
Agreed sometimes games becomes one sided and because of bad drafts wish there was a gg in AD, thank god latest few patch gave invulnerability in fountain to fountain farming so that people can move onto next game and not get any abondon.
Referring to this post https://old.reddit.com/Abilitydraft/comments/13uqhdd/close_game_we_probably_just_needed_a_bette
That being said I am talking about /useCrispy23 he is promoting trolling here on this sub reddit. I take it as an offence because we all are here to have a serious AD game, learn about the combos or denies not ruin someone's games. Already at a personal level I am sure many face criticism for playing AD because they feel normal game is superiors and AD is funny it may sound funny at surface level but its not. It's a request to mods ban such behavior, it's on thing to post about a stomp, combo, close game. It's psychotics behavior to promote troll builds.
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2023.05.30 07:20 Legitimate_Leather76 Am I being an asshole?

Today, I played a 1v1 Commander game against someone I'll call Bob. Bob really likes winning and plays hard, even in casual EDH games. He picked a deck ( Slogurk the Overslime landfall) and I picked mine (Arcades walls). After discussing deck power we agreed that they were about the same level. Game one was fairly balanced, but I won. We decided to play them again. This game resulted with both of us having large board states, but no way to kill each other. He cast a Walk the Aeons which I counter with a basic Counterspell. He than casts Fierce Guardianship. Okay, a free Counterspell odd. I cast a Swords to Plowshares which he counters with a Force of Will. At this point I'm tilted because he than wins the game with extra turns. In the pre-game discussion he deliberately left out the fact that he had free counterspells and an extra turn spell. He never told me about them while I told him my deck was a casual one with zero of that stuff. What hurts more is that he's my older brother and now I don't want to play with him again because he might try tricking me.
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