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    posted a message on When Did Minecraft Go Bad?
    Quote from ZaffreAqua»

    I'm not going to say MC was ever particularly ruined, but 1.8's "optimizations" hurt everyone that doesn't have a shiny new computer, and 1.7's biome generation changes killed exploration value and the former good look of the terrain. (MasterCaver for this very reason has not updated beyond 1.6.)



    By "shiny new computer" you must also mean my wife's 5 year old i3 laptop with basic Intel graphics that gets 60 FPS max settings with 12 chunk view distance. ^_^

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    posted a message on 1.9 isn't a bad update, people just need to get used to skill.

    Has nothing really to do with if it's better or more skill based for me. It's just different. I tried it out for a while and still plan on playing with it for fun now and then, but for the time being at least, I reverted my servers to 1.8.9 and plan on using it in general for the foreseeable future. Feels more like Minecraft to me.

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    posted a message on Have you ever taken an illegal drug for recreational use?

    Why? Well, really same as "why not?". Seriously, if you're careful about what you do, many "drugs" aren't the boogieman that they're made out to be. It's when you can't handle them responsibly that you have a problem.

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    posted a message on Why does the Void even exist?
    Quote from NullVoid_»

    Null & Void.


    Void where prohibited?


    Different meaning of the word. "The void" is closer to, "Captain, our scans show this planet to be void of all life." "The Void" is basically meaning the same as "The Empty Space."

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    posted a message on Hiding confidential information ingame within Minecraft books
    Quote from Carrotcake85»
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    The NSA is going to start tracking me now, aren't they?


    In all seriousness, they might be to some degree, having flagged you for some reason or another. But, probably not just because of your post. Use Linux, look up info about this kind of stuff, maybe how to use the Tor browser, etc? More of these kinds of things start adding up, the closer they look at you, especially if for some reason they're able to link you up with others that are under closer inspection.

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    posted a message on Hiding confidential information ingame within Minecraft books
    Quote from Jallar4»

    Lol of course we are not suggesting anything illegal *wink* *wink*.

    On a more serious note, I just wanna say to everyone that I am talking about Single Player, not MP where its hosted on servers because that would be a security flaw haha.


    Really, the thought of mobsters, spies, or similar meeting up to play Minecraft kind of cracks me up. :D

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    posted a message on Highest FPS ever got on minecraft?

    I think for highest FPS, I was getting over 3500 FPS (from an earlier post of mine in this thread) back when I had my 680s, but that's neither here nor there, really.


    I have a couple EVGA Titan Black Superclocked cards now, which Minecraft really only uses one of, and I was testing out some "4K" (3840×2160) rendering. This isn't the highest or the lowest FPS I could manage at that resolution, but rather it's a relatively nice test result for evaluation and comparison. This is current vanilla Minecraft at max settings and render distance with 0 chunks updating. (Seeing the grass and pumpkins off in the distance is kind of cool.)



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    posted a message on What is your favorite graphics card vendor?
    Definitely EVGA.

    They've done a great job of taking care of me (though I'm likely a bit more tech savvy than most of their customers, and therefor easier to work with).

    Probably the coolest thing they've done for me: I was (presumably) having a voltage regulation issue with one of my two 680 FTW+ (4GB) cards, causing the drivers for it to crash intermittently when the card wasn't heavily loaded (which was rare for it, since I used it to crunch for scientific research nearly 24/7). Anyway, long story short, they sent and upgraded me to two new 770 FTW (4GB) cards to replace both of my 680s, since I used them in SLI; no questions asked. Oh yeah, and they payed for shipping. Pretty awesome.

    I've since upgraded to two EVGA Titan Black Superclocked cards on my main rig (in signature), and with dropping that kind of cash on some graphics cards, I definitely feel that EVGA deserves their cut.
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    posted a message on How Terrible is My (And Your) Computer?
    Quote from _Xiae»

    I personally really wouldn't go with that case, a Define R5 has better build quality, features and arguably better aesthetics for a lower price. But hey... a case is a personal opinion, and i'm not going to stop you from getting one case or another based on my own opinion. I do, however, recommended that you take a good look at other cases in that price range as there are certainly better options for the price.

    Oh, you also shouldn't need extra fans screws. Each fan will come with enough to mount it. You also want a slightly positive pressure, not negative. Keeps the dust out and will possibly keep the system slightly cooler. 3 140mm exhausts with 2 140mm intakes will create a negative pressure and will suck dust etc into the case.

    I have been looking at other cases too, but so far this seems to be the closest fit to what I'm after (aesthetics aside, unfortunately). Good catch on not needing the extra screws. Wasn't sure if the fans came with them or not, but it looks like they do. Looks like I probably won't need the cable extenders either. For this case, I'm thinking that I do want some negative air pressure since the bottom of the case has filtered air intakes, and I'll be elevating it a bit off the floor anyway too. Either way, it should be a lot easier to dust out than my current case; that's for sure. (I can fine tune it with custom fan curves as needed too.) So I'm not too worried about that. Main goal for me is to effectively and efficiently get cool air into the case and exhaust hot air out.

    I am taking your advise into consideration though and I'm looking into other options. Thanks. ^_^

    ...

    Edit: Thinking about Corsair Obsidian 750D now. Decisions, decisions.
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    posted a message on What OS do you use?
    Primary: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1

    Secondary: (GNU/Linux) Debian (newest stable) with KDE (GUI)
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