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    posted a message on Visual Novels

    The only visual novel I ever played/read was Analogue: A Hate Story and its sequel Hate Plus. I got partly through its predecessor (Digital: A Love Story). I wouldn't know any others to get into though, the ones my friends play seem somewhat pervy and I'm not into that stuff.

    Some of them may seem pervy at first glance due to the very inclusion of erotic content. However, there are a great many amazing stories out there if you're willing to indulge the writers in a tiny bit of eroticism. Katawa Shoujo being one of the best ones, and some of my favorites being Sharin no Kuni and Sekien no Inganock. A couple of my favorite ero-free games are Ever17 and Stein's Gate. There are also a good number of very popular ones I haven't had the time to play, like Muv-Luv alternative, Umineko no Naku Koro ni(ero-free) and 999(also ero-free).

    Quote from Govna

    Phenomeno is free.

    Woah, a free nitroplus game? How on earth did I manage to miss that? I'm gonna have to check it out!
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    posted a message on New rig
    Quote from karlzhao314

    They're not "Business" motherboards, they're motherboards that aren't overkill.

    Most of the money spent in developing a motherboard is put in the VRM, and most of the money put into buying one is put into buying the VRM. And yet, a good VRM is only useful for overclocking. When you put a locked CPU on an enthusiast-grade overclocking motherboard like D3H, you're wasting a TON of money on the motherboard's VRM that you'll end up not using.

    I always just assumed that more expensive motherboards would have better heat and power management, quality control, less overhead, and longer lifespans up to a limit on price/performance. Good to know that limit is relatively lower than I thought!
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    posted a message on New rig
    Didn't realize these parts were such fans of the business motherboards. By all means go with 65536's build then, but for god's sake get a different keyboard.

    Quote from JohnOptegrove

    It's actually worse...

    You, uh...realize I was comparing to the original build, right?
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    posted a message on New rig
    Just for fun, I built one which I like for the price.


    -Significantly better graphics card.
    -Motherboard and power supply that aren't overkill.
    -Reduced SSD to 120 gb and gave you a 1 TB hard drive. If you don't need the extra space you can change it back at a $20 profit.
    -Added an optical drive.
    -Gave you a less expensive case. It's still white, and has a window. Flashy!
    -Gave you a keyboard that shouldn't significantly hinder your typing.
    Grand total: $1368
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    posted a message on New rig
    Quote from 65536

    Better for less money
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($145.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.87 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118BB DVD/CD Drive ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC E2260SD 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($107.23 @ Mwave)
    Keyboard: A4Tech G800V Wired Gaming Keyboard ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1184.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 21:10 EST-0500)

    Don't know anything about the ASRock B85 Pro4, but you can color me skeptical of a $75 motherboard for a computer in this price range.
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    posted a message on Visual Novels
    Quote from imotoMaster

    this is a thread i can get behind and yea whilst katawa shoujo was AMAZING it was a let down to hear the chaos over katawa 2 (incase you don't know it was never supposed to be a thing then was almost a thing then they hated where the story was going so they scrapped it because the plot was causing infighting between developers) but im glad they hinted they might skip two and just make 3 which isn't related to the first in the way 2 would have been which is what caused most of the issue but thats off topic just thought mystere9 would like that

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    posted a message on My first ever computer build
    Quote from Minecraftguy105

    1. Could have gotten a better monitor
    2. Don't need blu ray
    3. Are force series old or new? (not sure)
    4. Not going to say much on the case because I have never heard it before (not saying it's bad)
    5. Should have gotten a cheaper optical drive and gotten a modular or 80+ plus certified psu, both if possible.
    6. Cheaper ram could save 4$
    7. Could have gotten the 212 EVO for 8$ more, but better performance
    P.S. Nice 480 for 220$ =D

    1. I liked the resolution, it was decently reviewed, and decent contrast ratio/response time at an alright price so I just jumped for it.
    2. Out of curiosity, why not?
    3. I believe they're fairly new. I know the GT is ranked pretty high on Passmark's hard drive benchmarks, not that I'm sure how much weight that holds.
    4. cheap, 3 fans included.
    5. Crap, I knew I forgot something. I wasn't sure what 80+ certified meant so I just went with one of sufficient wattage, reliable brand, and high reviews for a pre-build, then I forgot to go back and look up what it meant.
    7. Aww dang.

    Thanks for giving input, I appreciate it.
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    posted a message on My first ever computer build
    Hey guys, just about to build my first ever computer. I already ordered the parts, but comments? Anything I could have done to improve price:performance?

    Just curious, you don't have to look if you don't want to obviously.
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    posted a message on Bizarre things you believed as a kid
    When I was a kid I believed that plants must not grow on ocean islands because there must be so much salt in the rain.
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    posted a message on Hyptothetically speaking, how many of you would go to war for the internet?
    Quote from mcurry

    :L I'm pretty good at reading stuff and foreign languages, heck, I know four of them, but I can't read that.

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    "Would you take lives because of your precious internet? God, people these days (on this forum) are so stupid." -- A rather uninspired comment in rather uninspired leetspeak.
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    posted a message on Why did Dubstep become popular?
    Quote from Metadigital

    It's insultingly simple music. Of course it'll be popular.

    I actually consider true dubstep to be one of the more complex genres of electronic dance music out there. It's certainly different from most forms of dance music, at the very least.
    Quote from toast_burner

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    posted a message on How tired are you right now?
    Right now? I am SO tired.
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    posted a message on Best ending on a game?
    Quote from krtshv

    The 2 endings in the Original Deus Ex.
    I loved picking the "rule the world" choice.

    Wow, same exact ending as Dragon Warrior, circa 1986.
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    posted a message on The Fourth Dimension and The Universe
    It seems like a fine, if cliched, version of the universe. My first problem, which is completely personal, is that we have no evidence that the universe works that way, so assuming it does is an interesting concept. If there were a 4 dimensional being would he assume that the world must be 5 dimensional just so he didn't have to deal with concepts such as "end", "forever", and "beginning"?

    My second issue is that you talk about our universe curving in the fourth dimension, but then you mention time as a 4th dimension. It seems that your theory requires 5 dimensions: 1 time dimension and 4 space dimensions. Remember that the surface of the sphere is our 3 dimensions, and that the sphere is getting bigger over time. If the sphere is subject to the rules of time, it could hardly be time itself, unless you'd care to explain that to me as well.
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    posted a message on Let's go back to the good old days
    Quote from Metadigital

    Does that make pre-agricultural revolution days the "oldest" and "best"? We should go back to the and see!

    Yes, actually. Close-knit social groups, more time for socializing and hobbies, larger stature, stronger bones, more muscle, longer expected lifespans for adults(Modal age 72, mean age much lower due to infant and young mortalities), and no sign of depression, obesity, diabetes, acne, Crohn's, IBS, or Celiac's.

    I'd go back if I could without having to worry about a bulldozer coming to clear my land 5 years later.
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