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    posted a message on Uninstall ubuntu
    Quote from Sakyamuni

    Ubuntu is great if you know how to use it.

    Why is this always the terrible Linux response?

    "If it sucks it must be because you don't know how to use it."

    Actually Ubuntu is basically considered the kiddy pool of all Linux distros, so saying that is laughable at best, and I've tried Ubuntu, its terrible. Really terrible. In fact Linux in general is terrible but that's probably a discussion far above your level of comprehension so we'll leave it at that.

    Hey guess what, that "know how to use it" response? Oh yeah that's what Windows 8 activists say too, go figure!
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Uninstall ubuntu
    Quote from Sakyamuni

    Why would you want to uninstall ubuntu? :P

    Because he doesn't like terrible things being on his hard drive?
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Winderps 7 hangs on boot screen
    Quote from slango20

    well, they have quite a few crap operating systems, with only 2 or three good ones
    AHCI to IDE in the BIOS causes 0x0000007b or unmountable/unreadable boot volume (I can't remember exactly which)
    it was set to AHCI when I installed it, and every time I ran it
    (I run an EFI install with windows 7 and ubuntu and occasionally mint, so that could be the AHCI problem)
    as for "linux is not a replacement for windows" crap, Linux has equivilents for almost every windows app (libreoffice, banshee media player, etc)and I only use winderps for games that require it (cube world, MechWarrior Online, etc)

    Yeah Linux is terrible, we know.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Just bought a new laptop, have some questions
    Quote from RaianRTF

    It really doesn't suck... a lot of times, when I was on my older system, it was the only way I could actually enjoy a lot of my games.

    Please do your homework next time on what it does.

    Next we're gonna recommend throwing salt over your shoulder when the game lags because the lag ghosts are behind you and you have to blind them to speed the game up.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on The True Meaning Of FPS
    There's actually two good reasons to have over you screen's refresh rate in fps.

    1. FPS tends to dip in certain game areas more than others depending on visible geometry/effects/etc, having higher fps lowers the chance this slowdown will ever dip below your refresh rate, which actually causes much more visual stutter than if your fps was magically running 30 fps consistently.

    2. Input lag, this is mainly important to fps's but input is processed at whatever rate the fps is due to the one step at a time process required for updating and drawing games. Even if you can't -see- something happen you can actually click one or two frames earlier and for instance, have a shot go off. Although some people would say this can go to unnecessary levels(and I sort of agree) humans are very good at adapting to guessing about motion. There actually is cases where a professional FPS player or something may click at the exact moment to land an incredibly far away shot just because the input was more responsive, doing so by their brain interpreting position between frames even if they can't actually see them move step by step because of refresh rate.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Will compressed air actually free my laptop vents of dust? (Extra question)
    I can't even tell if the replies to this thread are supposed to even be halfway serious.

    Using compressed air is usually bad because it will just blow the air off of your fan housing/blades deeper into the laptop, probably landing on the boards and such, that likely would help your fan still but it might mess up the airflow, and theres a possibility it might just end up getting its way back onto the fan anyway due to the blowing action.

    A vacuum cleaner is never going to do anything, seriously you can try if you want but I can guarentee you that unless its a handheld vacuum with a brush tip or something the dust is just going to sit there and not move, its not even related to grounding, dust does not just fly off of things when you vacuum it, in fact thats why you need such a strong burst of air to dislodge it, it tends to stick to whatever it falls on and the suction from a vacuum is really weak.

    Solution? Either take the laptop apart and blow everything out from the inside or if you somehow have access to the fan blades you could use a damp qtip and run it along the blades to capture the dust, in my case that wasn't possible anyway since I had to take the laptop I had apart in order to get to the cpu fan.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Computer for Raiding, Editing, PvPing, Recording, And General Minecraft Gameplay
    Quote from fm87

    The only version of minecraft PVP I am aware of involves an Ion Cannon server mod and trying to land it on people. Sample result.

    Also setting an auto clicker to spam a volley of arrows back when the bow had no pullback.

    ........ Man, this game got less fun over time.

    I actually got curious after I wrote that all and went and tried runescape again for a bit. Oh man that game has changed so much even since the hd updates a year or so ago. The game literally has like.. standard mmo combat skills now, this game I don't even know it anymore.

    So I guess just minecraft has mindless clicking now.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on [Performance] Extremely Slow Minecraft
    Quote from HunterWolfClan

    IObit is really good I dont know what you are talking about I use it all of the time and it really helps also adding more ram will help a little bit but if you switch to an SSD it will be way faster. I had the same specs as him for my laptop and I upgraded to 8 gigs of ram and it did help a lot and then I switched to an SSD and it was way faster for me. I don't know why you would think adding ram is a bad idea.

    All I read was:

    "I was towing a boat behind my bicycle, I put bigger tires on it and it seems way faster! Bigger tires are the way to go man!"
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Computer for Raiding, Editing, PvPing, Recording, And General Minecraft Gameplay
    Quote from Quanni123X

    Most people wish that Minecraft PvP was clickspamming, so they have a reason to bash it.

    It's only 65% clickspamming. Other things come into play, too.

    EDIT: You'll be able to record raids at 60 FPS at that budget. No need to be worrying about anything.

    I bash it because it's the equivalent of runescape pvp, something I've also gotten tears of "OH MY GAWRD ITS HARD ITS NOT JUST AUTO ATTACKING" about many a time already. Except I've done it, quite successfully, and there are plenty of videos and such about that particular topic as well. People seem to think that running around chugging food or shooting arrows or doing something that is basically just an alternative of running up and clickspamming is somehow more challenging.

    In fact runescape is so random that a long time ago when I played one of the most effective strategies out there was to get a poisoned dragon dagger and to run up and spec people and hope you insta killed them, half the time it worked too. Same with godswords.

    Personally, I don't know that much about minecraft pvp, but given how few actual fighting tools even exist in the game it really doesn't take that much imagination to understand what pvp involves. You have a whopping two weapons, a sword and a bow, both of which are incredibly simplistic one button weapons, there's no flourishes and counters in this game thats for sure.

    I can at least say something like WoW requires enough dedication and knowledge on the pve and pvp front to where its impressive to be good at it.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Computer for Raiding, Editing, PvPing, Recording, And General Minecraft Gameplay
    Quote from Gregrs

    Its not really ultra cheap. $60 is standard, $80 is more a bit more, and $100 is more more higher up builds.

    Uh, you realize they have 200 dollar motherboards right?

    I paid 80-ish for mine on sale and I'd consider that an average board, the cheap ones are always micro atx anyway. I'd aim for around the 80-90 dollar mark for any build really, cheaping out on the motherboard is like cheaping out on the power supply, you're just going to feel stupid later.

    Granted i wouldn't pay the 200 dollar range unless I had some speciality need but even going up to 120-140 for a higher end build wouldn't shock me.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Computer for Raiding, Editing, PvPing, Recording, And General Minecraft Gameplay
    I lost a little faith in humanity when someone thinks of the word raiding and the first thing that comes to mind is playing kiddy left click fights on minecraft instead of something like MMO raiding.

    Also whats with everyone going ultra cheap on motherboards.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on The point of a Gaming Laptop
    Quote from CraftedGeek

    But who would travel around with an expensive gaming laptop? surely they can't just get a cheap laptop and then an expensive gaming desktop for home

    For a lot of people a couple thousand dollars for something is not that much, I hope you realize a lot of people customize cars and stuff for fun and will easily spend a couple thousand just on different parts or paint jobs.

    Gaming laptops are not for people without any money, I already stressed that point. They're a luxury.

    Gaming is actually one of the cheaper hobbies you can have, especially if you're loaded.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Admin, please delete this.
    This is very 14 year old.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on How many fps would this PC get? And what should I pay for it?
    Quote from ShawnEyBoy

    It's somewhere around 24-40 FPS.

    You realize you can quite easily pick out the difference in two objects moving at different fps even around the 120 range right?

    The point is that over 60 FPS the smoothness difference is so minimal that it won't distract you at all.

    Also: Stop buying off that website, like really.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Maxing WoW
    I would definitely prioritize CPU power for WoW, when I played it a few months into mists the old desktop I was using had extreme issues with fps drops depending on how much was going on. in empty areas with a few people I had almost 60 FPS even on moderate or high graphical settings(1920x1080) that was with an hd 4670. On the other hand the first generation phenom quad core it had pretty much died in raid situations and the fps could drop to 5 or 10 fps at times.

    I doubt they've even upgraded the engine since its the same expansion still, so keep that in mind.

    I'm fairly confident the fps drops were due to the cpu for the reasoning that even in big cities, areas with just a lot of people and no graphical effects or AI going off, the fps dropped to almost the same levels. It just got ten times worse in a raid in that it would have random freezes and stuff and no graphical change would help it, even putting everything at minimum was almost identical to max. In the overworld, only the draw distance had any fps drop effect really.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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