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    posted a message on Anthro Earth <Furry RP> [OOC] {Always accepting}
    Enorym... he does have a point. If you read some RPs here and there, not always join them... you can see why some people are very strict. In a past forum I was in, there were the same two people who had a tendency to Marry Sue the entire story, so it's dependent on them and only them. Likewise their post will quickly drop down into one liners that don't make any sense... and soon enough, the story is gone, and all you have is a chatter between them two, and them running off on some crazy adventure that... again makes no sense, by that time, everyone else silently resigned, and the OP had abandoned it with a seething hatred of those two.
    Posted in: Forum Roleplaying
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    posted a message on My Little Pony RP [Accepting]
    Somewhere in the halls of Camelot's Academy, there was one hall singled out completely from the others. The typical hallway being clean, and sterile, mostly attractive to the current residents who all attended the school. However, this one hallway was different, featuring graffiti on the walls. Nothing violent, but oddly enough it were all numbers and mathematical problems. The most artistic drawing was that of a Cloud Point chart created by a fractal equation, surrounded completely in math work featuring the formula used just above it, and circled out with the words that were scribbled out in frustration, “IS THIS CORRECT!?”. Then under it was an obviously aggressively written writing, that was about four times the size of the previous message and even underlined, “NO IT IS NOT CORRECT!” Multiple Arrows were drawn on the wall in blue chalk from all angles, that pointed to that phrase. The cloud chart had several points circled and some had been check marked. And then under it another math problem began, mostly a repeat of the previous one, only this time a few numbers were different from the previous.

    Spanning most of the hallway was the same reused equation, expanding endlessly with multiple changes made, and the answers that were summed up had been written together in a co-ordinate syntax, and boxed out to isolate it from the rest of the world. Random breaks did appear, but only when a wall an obstacle had been present, thus leaving a long winding arrow through the cracks of each and every individual piece to a free open spot, only to be continued. When the walls were finished, the floors were next to be covered, then next wall. Not even the ceilings were safe, the culprit some how having the complete dedication to finish his work without erasing his previous markings. Dusty hoof prints on the pillars as well as some scratches were the only evidence on how the pony had even managed to get so high.

    The gentle ticking of a piece of chalk filled the air, followed by a rapid sequential squeak. Java stood wearily from a high hanging chandelier on his rear hooves to gain a little more height than he could on all fours as he expertly charts out all the co-ordinates on a large parallax graph that he drew by maw. He didn't seem to mind the rather long drop down to the hard floor, it was more the fact that he seemed to be muttering something from around the bit of chalk held tightly between his teeth.

    “Numbers... the worlds most fine yet infinitely expansive source of reasoning. A single thought can be reduced down to a mere digit, or series of digits in a large array all tallied up to represent our thoughts, and the world around us... yes yes... all the world is... is numbers. Numbers... numbers...numbersnumbersnumbers. All natural events happens with a mathematical calculation with a point accuracy so incredible that a newborn colt, if started on his first breath, could only finish writing a thousandth of the first digit involved by the time he reaches his death bed.” He rasped quietly to himself, yet with the hallway being so empty, it echoed creepily down the halls. He quickly dropped the chalk after feeling his lips now touching the ceiling, and promptly grabbed a new piece from a small satchel hanging from his neck, and continued his work.

    He continued on, speaking as if he had been saying the same solioquy ever sense he had his cuties mark.

    “And if these equations... no just pure numbers interacting were to ever cease to exist, there would be no chaos, but without chaos no movement, no movement means no energy, everything would simply cease to move, or worst... possibly cease existing, as without entraphy the world moves into order, and with it's order is by how it chooses... a solid zero. Completely undefined. And thus... if numbers bear such an important existence.... why do we not use it more? Because math is always being used, on an unconscious level for daily activities, ball, dance, walking... but never for something more meaningful outside of machines. I wish for usefulness... and I have something useful... just no were to apply it... thus division by zero... the end of any future fates for me or the possibilities of infinite roles. But my time ticks on, why... WHY WHY!” The pony quickly struck the chalk hard against the ceiling, snapping it in two. He immediately lost his balance after rocking the chandelier to much, and came crashing to the ground with a loud THUMP.
    Posted in: Forum Roleplaying
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    posted a message on Stupid computer questions people ask you.
    I asked a woman who worked in the computer part section of best buys, "Where are the Internal Hard drives located." and her stupid response was, "What's a hard drive." My expression was like this, ">_______________________________________>; " and her manager had the same expression. She was serious.

    Another was... "Does ram make my computer faster?" This technically wasn't a stupid question because there is a lot more understand about this... but then I got the follow up question, "What does the CPU do?"

    And then... one of my class mates at school, "My CPU is AlienWare, it's a beast," I had to explain to him that it's not called a CPU, it's called a PC, and that there is no such brand of a CPU as Alienware... and he asked me this, "Are you stupid, it's called a CPU."

    And some more... I was doing some service for my school, and I got a call from one of the teachers about her computer's "Cup holder" breaking. This racked my brain until I realized that she was talking about her disk drive... which she has been using as a cup holder for a LONG time. She then asked me, "Can you fix my cup holder?"

    "Something's wrong with the power right? My computer is a mac. I am telling you, nothing is wrong with it!"
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Lawsuit Filed Against Mojang - This Time, For Obscure Patent
    Either way.. this is by far the most legal thing you can do remotely in america. Just use two of your inaliable rights and protest against them. If anything they can easily be reversed lawsuited for the suspicions of generating possible safety infringement to consumer credentials for suing anyone using their "so called idea" to protect their customers identities and payment informations. After all that is what you can get by bypassing website security.

    Not to mention they lack any real products that use their ideas which was what the Patent system was originally generated for. You used to have to have a working model or product for a patent. Now it doesn't seem to be the case.
    Posted in: Minecraft News
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    posted a message on Any problems with this PC?
    No... part of what you see when you find things like "SATA 2" or "Sata 3" cables is just a sells gimic. There is no real SATA XX cable, just a SATA cable. The chip controlling your ports is what gives you the SATA 2 or 3 support. Not the actual cable it's self. The one's advertised as SATA 3 uses gold plating, which fools most idiots into thinking it's going to make it even faster... when it's not.

    The only time cable I have seen where it's speeds works as advertised are the Ethernet cables. Yes... even though it's just a cable it does have a max bandwidth which is determined on the cable twist, the shielding, and it's material.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Any problems with this PC?
    Most do, not all of them however. Which can be a tad bit disappointing. Especially if you shell out... say... 170 to receive only two cables.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Any problems with this PC?
    They don't normally. Your motherboard however should provide at least 2 or four sata cables.
    EDIT: THe retail edition ssd should include a sata cable however. Which means you probably have enough cables.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Is this a good hard drive?
    If this hard drive is for a PS3, then get the 5400 rpm models. Do not get an SSD. If an SSD could even work with a ps3, it's life span is not all that great, not to mention the price per gigabyte is not to fathomable at the moment. Another problem with an SSD is that their life is cut short by I/O functions. And... put one in the PS3, I don't believe it's going to survive the month of installation.

    You might be wondering why I said get a lower RPM model as well. Yes it's true that a lower RPM model will not be as fast as a 7200rpm, however this is just latency within the operating system. A 5400rpm model will read more data within a single spin then a higher speed hard disk. That being said, PS3 does make excessive use of it's hard drive by doing Linux style swapping and streaming game data (Main reason why you will normally find PS3 having larger hard drives by default then xbox.) which makes up for it's 256mb of ram.
    So yes. The hard drive you selected is good enough.

    If you want anything larger... I suggest you try to find a multi-platter disk to prevent some loss in speed.

    And a valid source: Most techs and manufacturers will select a 7200rpm hard drive for the main OS drive to prevent a startup that takes a decade. But, all secondary drives installed to machines, especially your external hard drives, will typically be 5400rpm for high media streaming and game data.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on How to speed up Minecraft (Possibly the best working so far)
    Hello all I am here to tell you of a good way to speed up minecraft. I am not going to say much do to the closeness of all other other guides, but their is one slight change to the entire tutorial. Before I go on, this is for those who's FPS is around 15-20s on a low-mid range multi-core computer. Here is a nice explanation before moving on.

    While minecraft has seen a nice performance boost without some horrendous chunk updates, it still has an optimization problem, and in fact it seems to have an issue with multicore systems. Which means in other words is, that it doesn't like them. In fact it's rather close to the unreal engine where you tend to get better performance on one core.

    This is what you do. After following the rest of the tutorials on minecraft, you have three things left to do, and tone thing not to do.

    Before doing anything, lower your screen resolution down two levels. This is to reduce the amount of pixels your GPU must draw. Most of the time with computers now, you should barely see a graphical difference at all.

    When the instructions tell you to open up your task manager to change the priority to high, do not do it. Why not? This will cause threading issues, which means that threads will begin to clash into one another and cause throttling over the entire computer's CPU head time. Just leave this set to normal. That's your one thing not to do.

    While keeping the same task manager open, and right click the Java run-time environment process. Select the affinity option and deselect everything, leaving only one core. When you are done, just close out of the task manager and play your game.

    Oddly enough, Minecraft will typically see a speed up (I went from 15-21 to 28-48 FPS). On the normal tutorial, you will be lucky to see any change. Again this is odd to me seeing how minecraft re-compiles on every run instance to optimise it's self for your system.

    If you don't see a performance boost, play around with Advanced OpenGL. I found that I had to turn this off, again weird seeing how my processor supports hardware acceleration and it's OpenGL 4.2
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Snapshot Ready To Test; Minecraft For the 360: Box-Art Revealed
    The best part is something I can't say :/. I don't like microsoft games, and I don't like the way they run Xbox Live. I wish they converted it for the PS3, and not the Xbox. But I already have it on the PC so... I can't complain.
    Posted in: Minecraft News
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