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    posted a message on OCD things you do in Minecraft
    I keep an open space in my inventory always so I can punch a mother****er out if need be.

    Or like, a tree or dirt or something.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on The VAST and UNTOLD wonders of Styx (90 images)
    Considering applying, though I'm currently juggling something like 6 courses (chemistry/elec. engr major) and a job this semester so I'm wondering how much you care about being able to consistently be a member... Also, I'm not even sure if I'm good enough...

    This is some of my stuff (honestly, its old and I'm no longer as pleased with it as I once was so if I actually applied I would probably make new **** for that or use something better or something.). Is it worth applying? Your stuff is all so impressive.
    Posted in: Minecraft Survival Servers (archive)
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    posted a message on More uses for Lapis Lazuli
    I remember this post from a while back on a way to add another type of wiring to minecraft. He called it greenstone, but if it were lapis lazuli that would work too.

    I guess.
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Notch has a life too, you guys.
    Quote from DaBiggman »
    On his twitter someone even said he should hire another dev and he said Absolutely not. He is acting like a spoiled child who refuses to open up his toy to others for help.


    Alright, I ain't one of those creepy notch worshippers but I gotta say: He's runnin' a ****in' business, man.

    Yeah, Minecraft has made a lot of money, but it hasn't made enough money that his business can just ****in' coast indefinitely as he hires more and more people.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on How manly are you in minecraft?
    This is what my character looks like.

    NEED I SAY MORE?
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on THE SECRET FOUND?
    Actually guys, this does look pretty legit...

    OP, where/when did you see this, I'm going to see if I can find one.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Thiocraft Texture Pack version .1 is now out! better stuff!
    VERSION .1 RELEASED!

    Sorry that this was so long in the making, I kinda forgot that I had exams in like 2 weeks from when I started making this. Anyway, I spent the last weekend doing nothing else but work on this so I think I'm a bit burnt out. Regardless, I wrote a whole new original post for you all to read, so what are you doing looking at this one?

    Download link and everything else in original post!
    Posted in: Resource Packs
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    posted a message on more ram?
    Either in a CD that came in your computer, or a torrent. If you opt for the torrent route, make sure that it is a LEGITAMITE, NOT CRACKED COPY OF WINDOWS, IN THE VERSION YOU CURRENTLY HAVE A KEY FOR.

    There should be a key printed somewhere on your computer. If you do /not/ have a key, you're on your own bud.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on more ram?
    Yes, if you were to not back up your things, they would be erased. :/ That's the only danger, however.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on more ram?
    Quote from Ryiah »
    Reinstalling Windows XP may very well help a lot here, but it won't be anywhere near as good as an outright upgrade to a new system. And at best, its only temporary. It'll eventually go back to being slow like Windows XP does.

    Well yeah, but if you've already got winXP, a reinstall is free, whereas a new system is certainly not.

    Quote from Ryiah »

    Your statement makes me believe you really don't know what you're talking about. A properly installed Linux system will never have to be redone simply because it doesn't have this issue you seem to imply exists.
    Actually, I have 2 years under my belt working in a research lab maintaining and setting up unix/linux servers. While it's not that much, I'd still consider myself a person who knows what they are talking about. While the problem is significantly reduced on linux/unix systems, claiming that the system, even on a properly maintained dedicated server, will never need a reinstall is idealist. It just doesn't end up working that way. If you're upgrading, and now, I admit this is debatable, you are nearly always better wiping and reinstalling versus simply upgrading. Aside from that, it is very rare to need to reinstall a system, though that's not to say it never happens.

    Quote from Ryiah »
    I'll admit, yes it does exist for Windows XP. But, I've been running Windows 7 for over a year. It has yet to show this issue at all. Granted I'm running a fair amount of memory - 4GB really does make a huge difference over 1GB. My system almost never uses the page file even with highly demanding games like Aion (which uses the Crysis engine). Most applications are 32-bit, they stop at 2GB which leaves you with another 2GB for everything else including Windows.
    My habit of compulsively reinstalling is largely personal rather than necessary. However, often **** just doesn't feel like it's working right. Reinstalling for me takes around a half hour, so its worth it just for that. Also, I enjoy setting up my system.


    Quote from Ryiah »
    Most of the problems with Windows XP typically stem with overcrowding your system drive with programs and not cleaning them out occasionally. Antiviral programs, instant messengers, printer drives (HP ones are notoriously heavy on resources), etc. It adds up pretty quickly. Especially when the OP's system has, by today's standards, a very low 1GB of memory. Remember, just because you haven't upgraded to a newer version of Windows, doesn't mean that your applications aren't becoming more demanding. The simple fact is, applications are slowly overtime becoming more and more resource heavy. You can't simply sit around on an older system and hope it will run applications half a decade or more newer than the system itself. That might work for now, but eventually you'll have no choice but to upgrade.

    Yeah, overcrowding is a common problem, and really the primary reason that I suggested a reinstall. Also, assuming that add/remove programs does it perfectly is simply not true. I'm not suggesting him to upgrade to a newer version of windows, simply to reinstall the version he has. It is worth a shot, especially when he mentions that there are a ton of background processes, and that it wouldn't cost him a dime.

    On the subject of upgrading versus buying a new system, yeah buying a new system will ALWAYS be a better choice, however often cost factors strongly into the equation. Reinstalling windows is free, upgrading is relatively inexpensive, and buying a new system is waaaaaaay more costly.

    I don't really disagree with most of the things you said, I think you just somewhat misinterpreted my post.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on This looks like Garbage! (cobblestone)
    The cobblestone looks like **** for a reason. You destroyed it. Placing it again requires smelting it because otherwise you'd be reversing entropy without putting in energy.

    Think about it for a while and it will make some sense. It does for me, at least.

    <shameless plug>
    That being said in the texture pack that I'm making, cobblestone has a lower contrast and larger stones so that it looks less like **** from a distance.
    http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=101655
    Theres no download yet because I havent finished enough to feel good about releasing it, and this week is exams... So, expect an update over the weekend when I'm staying up for hundreds of hours continuously to attempt to finish it before the deadline of 12/20 :R
    </shameless plug>
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on For Science!
    Lol, this amuses me. I do science pretty much all day for both work and school, and I've decided that if you're going to be real scientists, you have to know the fear of the dreaded

    PEER REVIEW

    For those of you not familiar, this means that I'll do experiments that other people do that I do or don't like or am skeptical about or I feel needs more testing. You don't get a say in whether or not I do this. If you do an experiment poorly, I'll find out. THE PRESSURE IS ON.

    I encourage others to also take part in repeating your research. After all, repeatable results are the very foundation of science. (Though make sure that when you repeat their experiments, you do it with scientific rigor as well, otherwise you could face the cruel pen of peer review)

    That being said, I think you guys should probably research fire and how it spreads, if you haven't already thought of that. Its a thing that desperately needs looking into.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on more ram?
    Instead of buying a new part, consider backing up all your data, and starting with a fresh install of windows XP.

    Seriously, It will get rid of a lot of dumb ****, and will make your computer run way better. If you don't have a disk, download one. You can usually find them in the usual places (bittorrent and such, but be sure to get a legit copy and not a crack because... you already have it, you dont need a crack). There should be a key on some sticker on the bottom or top of your computer. Use that.

    The worst part of this whole situation is backing up your data. That can be difficult or impossible depending on the materials you have access to. Honestly, it could be worth buying an external hard drive just so you wont loose data if you computer shits the bed. I'll assume that you'll be able to figure that part out.

    If you want to avoid having to do the backup horror ever again (or at least less frequently), partition your hard drive. I'll assume you have around 200GB of space because most people have at least that. If you have less, scale as appropriate. When installing, wipe all the partitions on your drive. Create one 50GB partition. You are going to install windows on this. Create one 150 GB partition. This is where you put all your data you dont want to loose when reinstalling. Also, you'll want to install large programs (I.e. steam or whatnot) to this partition. You could make more partitions but honestly theres not a whole lotta benefit to it. I have 4 but really all you need are two.

    A fresh install of an OS, ANY OS, will ALMOST ALWAYS make the system faster and better. This is only more true for windows as opposed to mac/linux. I reinstall my OS on my desktop once ever couple of months, or sooner if its running poorly.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Minecraft Ubuntu Installer
    Quote from petrus4 »
    Quote from ubuntubas »

    Use Linux if you want to, but do not try and tell anyone that it is anything other than garbage; because if we want to talk about spreading misinformation, that is precisely what Linux advocacy itself is.



    I work at a research lab at a major university, and one of my jobs is to maintain servers. They all run linux. Linux is terrible for the end user, however it's VERY VERY GOOD for the server.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on should minecart boosters stay?
    BOOSTERS SHOULD GET FIXED. IT IS A VERY OBVIOUS BUG IN THE GAME THAT THERE IS NO LOGICAL REASON FOR.

    Just because you already have a huge subway full of them doesn't mean they should stay. I have several things that would be broken if he fixes boosters. You can't let that cloud your judgement.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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