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Everything Else / Re: Gripe Thread
« on: March 13, 2013, 08:25:40 pm »
It's not too easy. The project I'm stuck with is massive, I mean massive, my complaint is that I'm a high schooler doing a massive project on a third grade book. It's hard because of volume of work, not because of difficulty.
The whole whole point of that poorly-thought out and likely worse-structured rant is if you're going to go through all the work of organizing this massive project, make it something we can actually glean and, oh I don't know, LEARN something from; not from some book an eight year old could break apart just so we have something to sodding do. The whole thing is just off. It's been an issue I seem to singularly have with my mandatory education; it doesn't seem to be worth anything. The book itself is far beneath the class; the workload is right up there at the top as far as how much there is to do. The packet I got today was 39 short answer problems, a journal entry, and five paragraphs' worth of writing responses, and this is just the first 3 chapters, for reference.

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Everything Else / Re: Gripe Thread
« on: March 13, 2013, 04:44:52 pm »
Fairly small gripe, but
GRAAAAAAAH! Why is the educational system in this state so f*cking pointless? I'm in a TENTH GRADE MIDDLE-LINE (not remedial, not pre-AP) English class, and I'm freaking having to do a whole damned project on ANIMAL FARM?
Whuh? This book is sixty-six f*cking pages! This is a 3rd grade level book, and we're doing an entire damned project on it in a tenth grade class? I've been given a packet on the first three chapters of the book and the basic questions alone are meaningless, nonintellectual droning on a keyboard transferring answers over from the book to the answer page.
It requires zero mental input, it's simple droning. It's goddamned busy work.
At this rate, the project will have more content then the sodding book does.
Ok, so it's a decent satire around Stalinist Russia, but still. This is -again- English, not history. A whole project based on the premise that it's a communism satire is better served for a HISTORY class, not an ENGLISH one - especially considering the unit on Communist Russia was about two months ago.
There isn't a sod in that classroom that this isn't far, far beneath.
...ugh, had to vent. Feel free to ignore.

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PC Games / Re: GS SimCity (2013) Community Game (Sign Up!)
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:01:00 pm »
No guarentees, but I'll see if I can get in. Don't count me to it, though, I'm totally at the whims of my parents for new stuff >.>

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PC Games / Re: Minecraft
« on: February 13, 2013, 09:54:41 am »
LadyM, I may need to be whitelisted on your server. I can join but am totally incapable of doing anything aside moving around; I can't break any blocks or anything.
EDIT: Nevermind, it was just spawnpoint protection...stuff.

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PC Games / Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:44:04 am »
Thanks for the tips, Ovi! HDs are one of my grey areas, I'll hop on Fryes and pick out a better one; I might drop the size too. Even if I don't want to clean the thing off, 1.5-2t should still be all I ever need. Also, thanks Didero; I can figure my way around computers *somewhat* decently but I don't know a sodding thing for networking, that includes the hardware involved :(
I'll be looking in on both of these today (hell, with my laptop's graphics chipset in it's death-throes I've nothing better to do), but I'm really, er...excited? to see what Pat has to say.

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PC Games / Re: Advice on buying or building a PC or Laptop
« on: February 09, 2013, 07:51:46 pm »
In a similar vein to Rys, I'm *also* due in for a gaming computer about a week from now. I've gone through several builds, and narrowed it down to this:
MSI Interceptor "Nighthawk": http://www.frys.com/product/7055061?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG - $79.80
Western Digital 3TB Hard Drive: http://www.frys.com/product/6761185?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG - $139.99
Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3 Motherboard: http://www.frys.com/product/7326284?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG - $169.99
Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" Processor: http://www.frys.com/product/7028331?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG - $339.99
2x Patriot DDR3 8GB RAM: http://www.frys.com/product/6898106?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG - $129.99
2x GeForce GTX 650 GPU: http://www.frys.com/product/7394854?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG - $299.99
Raidmax 1200w ATX Power Supply : http://www.frys.com/product/6806106?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG - $178.99
3x Enermax Blue LCD Fan 120mm Fans: http://www.frys.com/product/6827006?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG - $38.99
3-Port Firewire Card: http://www.frys.com/product/7223173?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG - $69.99

Few 'iffies' on this one. I'm worried that even though I'm running two fairly decent graphics card (and yes, the motherboard does support multiple graphics cards), I'm concerned that it may not equate to one 300 dollar one or still be outperformed by one that's like 200 bucks; better to get one expensive one than two (relatively) inexpensive ones? Also, I'm not exactly sure what fryes lists as a wireless card - I'm assuming that's what a firewire card is but surely there'd be more than a single three-port one?
I understand some of this seems overkill, but I'm building this for future upgrades in mind. I intend to drop a better processor in at some point as well as upgrade those two aforementioned graphics cards to higher end models. I've left peripherals off this list as they're not my main concern; if I get the computer right the rest of the peripherals are no real issue.
The 3TB hard drive is basically far more than I'll ever need but I'm generally ****e about keeping my drive optimized and after having computers tossing around 124-140gig hard drives my whole life and constantly having to make room for stuff I'd like to have a drive I NEVER EVER EVER have to clean stuff off of. The number of fans and the case design in general should keep this thing amply cooled off.
In all, whatcha guys think?
(Also, I'm not forgetting a disk drive, my dad's handling those and they fit the case and everything, we already checked them out for compatibility)

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PC Games / Re: Achron
« on: January 22, 2013, 10:06:40 am »
I remember this, there was a post about this waaaay back when. Seemed kinda iffy with the time travel bit. Still neat that it actually came out though, may have to look into picking it up.

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Everything Else / Re: The Gun Topic
« on: January 18, 2013, 04:13:32 pm »
^^^
This is why these people shouldn't be passing legislation. They don't even follow the safety procedures that responsible gun owners follow.
Yet gun owners are the crazy evil careless folks that cause tons of murders each year.
>.>
I give up.

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Everything Else / Re: Transhumanism
« on: January 18, 2013, 04:11:20 pm »
They do exist, Tesla. Electro-Reactive Polymer muscles are a proven tech (though currently not as efficient as we'd like, a human can out-arm wrestle them.)
Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroactive_polymers

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Everything Else / Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
« on: December 10, 2012, 05:07:33 pm »
Nope, I've got 14 days to go until my 16th birthday, making me 15, and thus the youngest regular.
 :-\

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Everything Else / Re: Personal Problem Discussion Thread
« on: November 19, 2012, 11:47:02 am »
I'm so sorry to hear about your father. If I had any to give, I would, but alas, our financial situation is not very good (I've got a parent out of work and the other one got screwed on their check, so we're not even sure if we can pay our rent this month). I wish you best of luck in your attempts to get your sister up to where you live and to get your father's things from his bitch roommate.

My condolences for your loss, I don't even want to think what it must be like. Stay strong.

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Everything Else / Re: Gripe Thread
« on: October 21, 2012, 05:45:20 pm »
Talking to family about having highly considered getting an after school job. Asshat stepfather manages to call me lazy in the same discussion.
I quit life.

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Everything Else / Re: Gripe Thread
« on: October 04, 2012, 04:33:32 pm »
FREAKING QUADRATICS!

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Everything Else / Re: What's On Your Desktop?
« on: September 30, 2012, 09:23:43 pm »
Martyk. I respect your taste in choosing backgrounds.
Seconded.

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PC Games / Re: FTL: Faster Than Light - Roguelike spaceship captaining!
« on: September 16, 2012, 11:38:37 am »
Yeah, this game is a bitch. Fun though. If you ever want a game to teach you how to think on your feet, this would be the game to do it.

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