So first off, I'd like to thank the wonderful FA community for inviting me to be a part of your family (or at least be put to the test)! I quite eagerly accepted as I have been waiting somewhat un-patiently (sorry for bugging, couldn't be helped!) for a while now.
Second, I'd like to apologize for a little bit of an absence from the community these past few days. This isn't the place to complain, but some professors (who shall remain nameless) thought it would be a good idea to assign over 2 weeks worth of work in a little over two days.... Anyway! Know that I have been pushing through my school schedule and I will be continuing to do so for a few more days. Spring break is in a week and a half, so count on me being around a lot then!
Third, and perhaps most important of all, I'd like to get to know my clanmates better! I really only talk often with the CoD4 beginners guys (shoutout to you all, you rock!), and so I struggle to feel like I fit in with a lot of other members. I've put myself out there and many of you are very nice, it's just a personal barrier I've put up (working to tear it down!). I will do my best to get to know at least one thing about you all. It will be difficult for me, but I think it's a well-intended goal.
If you've read this far, you're probably bored to tears with this seemingly unending post, so feel free to leave now. BUT, just in case you feel the same as me with regards to the third point, let me tell you my story (and maybe you can open up too):
In one short story, this is who I was, am, and always will be.
I was very young (in second grade or so) when my dad used to race in a small Porsche Cup series as a hobby. Naturally, he was my guide in the ways of the gearhead. By the time I was in second grade I knew quite a bit about modern supercars (at least for a very young kid), and it brought a huge smile to my face to see them in person.
One day, my father's series was invited to race on the Daytona road circuit, and so my family accompanied him. My dad was excited, it was a big day for him! Little did I know that it was an even bigger one for me.
So we were walking toward the check-in booth while looking around and admiring the scenery and taking in the sweet smell of burning 100 octane race fuel when I heard a sound in the distance. It was that kind of sound that would make you stop doing everything to turn and listen, and so I did. The sound was getting closer! It was a supercar, I was sure of that, but which one was it? As it got closer and closer, I knew it was special. I had never before heard such a beautiful exhaust sound! It was a sound that was terrifying, yet it drew you in. Finally, I see what glorious piece of engineering perfection has graced our presence:
a Ferrari Enzo.
To any supercar lover, this name carries weight. The name of Ferrari's founder, it was the ultimate Ferrari (and it's $1 million reflected that). Of the dreams I've had throughout my life, this moment keeps popping up. I remember not being able to look away. I had to keep staring in awe. It was no machine; it was alive. It had feeling, intelligence, and passion. I could pick up on these details as a kid. At that moment, I realized what the point of supercars really was:
Cars get you from point A to point B. Supercars put a smile on your face. It's a simple as this. A supercar is meant to make you forget about the destination and instead enjoy absolute happiness on the drive.
I credit that moment as the reason I am who I am today. It's the reason I've always wanted to be a mechanical engineer who designed cars. It's the reason I push myself to succeed. I want it. I want to be able to look at my own creation one day with the same childish wonder that I experienced that day, and if I did well enough, maybe I can give another child in the future the same realization I received. Maybe, just maybe, I can make a difference in the world.
My dad's car blew a head gasket that day, and it ended his racing career, but my life's work had only just begun.
Thanks for reading! If you have the time, pm me or comment about who you are/what you do so that I can get to know you better! I look forward to meeting you all! Enjoy your day!
Im playing around with the new Rom superdragonPT has released for my tablet, the Asus memo pad hd 7. I really am beginning to love the Rom, (much better then beta 1) and am surprised how much faster it is. Camera still doesnt work, but that will be fixed soon. thx DragonPT!
Well I guess I coulda named this, "Why I Game" but, I didn't like the way that sounds..
You know, I have gamed my whole life, whether it was pc, console, handheld, or whatever, and one of the biggest reasons is, escapism. Now I know a lot of us do it for this reasons, and I know there are various other reason too. For me it is like getting lost in a great book, where you become the main character, and take on the quest or adventure that you are reading. It takes us out of our everyday mundane life.
I live everyday on what feels like borrowed time, with the heart attacks I have had, to the surgery I had to repair, and the surgery that is coming up soon to try and prolong my life, just a little while longer. Seems like in these times, games have become just a bit more important, and at the same time less important, yeah let me explain.
On the one hand, I love to get online with all you, and play, laugh, and immerse myself in an alternate reality, so to speak. If for only a few short hours of the day, I don't think about my heart giving out, or how much time I have left. I don't think about all the troubles of life, instead I am focused on the fun and I am having with you all, my friends. I can't tell you what that means to me..
On the other hand, all these medical issues make me think about how short life is, and how important it is to love the people around you, and enjoy them for who they are in real life. To see people face to face, to interact with them, and cherish them every moment of every day of your life. Looking death in the eye has a way of doing that to you. I just wish at a point early in my life I could have realized all of this, and made good on all the time I already had. Sadly I didn't..
I guess that is why, sometimes I literally get bumfuzzled when I see people on the servers getting so mad, calling names, fighting, and arguing. I realize some of you are very passionate about gaming, but seriously it is literally called a "Game". I understand being passionate, I have been a musician since I was about 3, and there is nothing in this world (Other than family of course) that I am more passionate about. I live, eat, and breathe it. I think if I couldn't be a part of it I would just go into some sort of depression, crawl into a large hole, and never come back out. Sure, there are genres I don't like, players I don't like, or think are super overrated, but it never brings me to cursing someone, or calling them names. Passion isn't being close minded or restricting yourself to one area of it. It is about embracing all aspects of the thing you love, learning from it, assimilating some of the other aspects, and incorporating those into your own, making them what works for you. If I had started out playing music, and only focusing on one genre, I would only be so good, and one dimensional...
I see gaming the same way. I see the guys camping, and laying low, sniping and picking me off 10 times in a row, but instead of getting all mad, it motivates me. I want to put a knife in their back, and it changes the way I play in an attempt to exact my revenge on them, and when you learn how to work around it, and you finally get that knife in there, it is such a gratifying experience. Or the times when a map starts, and the opposing team rushes, and you are stuck in the spawn while they all start walling and spawn camping. Yeah it can get frustrating, but more than anything, it motivates me also. It motivates me to get out any way I can. Again it changes every aspect of my gameplay, and causes me to take a course, or measure that I had never tried. Again once I finally get out and am able to get the spawns switched on them, and my team has the upper hand, it is, again, most gratifying.
Maybe it is my age that causes me to see things this way, maybe I have forgotten what it is like to be 20 years old, but I don't think I have. I think if anything, my passion to learn, to adapt, and overcome has gotten even greater.
I guess what I am saying is, don't take things so seriously, don't take yourself so seriously, don't take others so seriously. When something outside of real life can make me angrier, and more upset than real life already does, I don't need it. When the thing that helps me escape my real life problems becomes a problem of it's own, no thank you. It's just a game, no matter what you try to tell yourself, it is just a game..
Love you all,
Shane A.K.A. Ph0eniX
P.S. Ima still load up my tube on COD, so no matter how much whining, that wont change haha
any mac users know any good place to get games like battlefield 4 and call of duty ghost and other fantastic games besides steam been looking and have not found any good places to buy games for mac.
"I pledge allegiance to my Clan and the Community for which it stands, one -F|A- indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
promoted to Server Regular
5 !spec999 one user - reason - zombie
6 !spec999 one user - reason - zombie
7 !spec999 two people - reason - zombie
!warn 3 times - reason - spanish in main chat
!warn *junior - reason - tk witn panz all the time
8 bad day for server:
!warn *moron 3 times - reason - TK on purpose
!warn *unknown - reason - TK on purpose
!vote 2 times - reason - sometimes equal teams is not enough
!spec999 one user - reason - zombie
9 !warn 2 times *WolfThorn - reason - bitching, flooding nonsense in main chat
!mute (!kick unavailable for my level 3) WolfThorn 10m - reason - multiply, non-stop TeamKill, TK on purpose
10 !spec999 one user - reason - zombie
11 !spec999 - reason - zombie
12 !spec999 - reason - zombie
promoted to Community Regular
05:30 - 7:30 GMT I am admin on duty - AOD - basically
include: !howfair, even teams, recruiting and spotting cheaters...
13:30 - 15:30 GMT AOD
(server starts to lagg)
21:00 - 23:00 GMT AOD
22:00 - 23:23 GMT AOD
06:00 - 08:21 GMT AOD
10:00 - 12:00 GMT AOD
(if senior admins are on server (Antichrist, Stryder, Ocelot, Chuckun, etc...) I don't use a lot of commands, only check !howfair and move myself if teams are not even)
13:34 - 16:22 GMT AOD
!warn *1lolk1 - reason - teamkill and TB
!warn *death - reason - respect players and admins (unsuccessful. he was banned before my warn)
(Dammit, I have just realized I followed the wrong policy "of how to act as an admin if senor admins are on server". Antichrist has lined out for me some valuable guidelines about it.)
promoted to Trial Member with all privileges and responsibilities
!warn 2 times *. Respect another players. Do not TB. Don't be a racist.
12:10 - 21:27 GMT AOD eventually
(learning jay mod commands. damn it's different)
21 - all day long - AOD
!warn *AAA - reason - respect another players
!mute 2 times *AAA - same reason
!warn *AAA - reason - respect another players! again! (AAA was kicked by console after my warn)
!warn *Gesichts-Syphilis - reasons - fooling around with knife, blocking panzerman on purpose, pushing teammates.
!spec999 *Raidy - reason - zombie
(I hope I haven't exceeded my authority at the first day)
A player iDEAL connected to server today and immediately get banned by console. Reason - ban evasion. After few moments later another player with the same nick (iDEAL) successfully connect and stays playing for a while. I can't proof it was the same person, but I have strong feeling we deal with a pretty good user, evading his previous ban.
!warn *Tim - reason - Do not TK!
22 - AOD
!warn *Tim - same reason - chronic troublemaker
specc efool and record.
(I've started to make my own database of troublemaker players)
23 - AOD + recruiting
specc Blotz and record. (he was innocent - pov glitch)
24 - AOD +recruiting
25 - AOD
I've started to admin second server today: - Silent 1.
!warn - *kickback - reason - stacking teams repeatedly!
25-28 Leave of absence.
28 - AOD HC and S1 + recruiting
!spec999 two people - reason - zombie
29 - AOD HC and S1
!warn *kickback - reason - Stop insulting teammates and switches after shuffle.
!warn *kickback - reason - Watch you language! Respect another players!
!mute *kickback 5m, 10m - same reasons - chronic troublemaker
(update: kickback was evading his permanent ban on jay 1 - yoyo order me to ban him - duration one year)
!spec999 two people - reason - zombie
30 - AOD HC and S1
(I was doing AOD on Recruiting server today: - it was a great pleasure to deal with new guys! And I changed my approach to admin duty there - I used words ONLY. (and one command - /scores). We have 50-60 people on server, admin must be SUPER polite then talking to the crowd like that. So I
people to come and help allies or axis, depending on the score, using putteam only after asking nicely to switch teams)
1 - AOD HC
2 - AOD HC and S1
3 - AOD HC and S1
4 - AOD HC and S1
!warn s1 - *seeba - English in main.
!warn s1 - *soldier - English in main.
!warn s1 - *seeba - Stop stacking the teams!!
!warn s1 - *. - Stop stacking the teams!
5 - AOD HC and S1
!warn HC - *arab - stop TK and TB.
!kick HC - *arab - constantly TK,TB with flame on purpose. (he saw my flag and get a little overexcited)
!mute s1 - *Tim - 30m - bitching teammates!
!warn s1 - *barbarus - English in main!
6 - AOD HC ans S1
7 - AOD S1
8 - AOD S1
9 leave of absence
10 - AOD S1
Night trolls party on S1:
Zas106 - warn - mute 10m - English in main.
Apam - kicked - glitching, ping spikes
a pro cock - kicked - racist! FA disrespect! Troll FA! (pity I don't have a ban)
Jason - muted 1h - flooding, spamming. Being a troll.
Sebaa - warn - muted 1h - eng in main!!! AGAIN! , stacking teams!!!
Soldierdog - English in main.
Apam - kicked - reason - stealing the gold and hiding in FIRST RESPAWN with it, like a
! (ON S1 - teammates can't kills him - he was sitting with gold bars about 5 min there, until I came and get him kicked releasing the gold...)
Night on HC
!mute - 90d - col.tenbraun - no advertising!
!mute - corsario - 10m - english in main
!warn and !mute - herman - 2,5,10 - English in main. (he wont listen even then I explained it in Spanish)
!mute - Sebaa - 5h - English in main!! (after get muted on S1, he came to HC ...and got muted again by me with the same reason)
11 - AOD S1 and HC
!warn - /XP/Mexicano/XP/ - Eglish in main chat. S1
!warn - /XP/Mexicano/XP/ - Eglish in main chat. HC
!warn - Sebaa - (last warn!) - English in main chat only. S1
!mute - Sebaa 10d - Eng in main. S1 (Leaders order)
11- AOD - S1
!warn - zas106 - Eglish in main chat. S1
!mute - zas106 30m - Eng in main. S1
!warn - Warek - Eng in main, racist remarks about USA.
!warn - /XP/MEXICANO/XP - bad language, eng in main, disrespect to FA - being a TROLL?
12- AOD - S1
!mute - 1d - /XP/MEXICANO/XP - English in main. No respect to FA. He has 200k of XP on s1, he must know all server rules perfectly, but still can't follow the English rule.
!warn, !mute 5m, 30m- dan - respect all players, troll, bad languages.
13 - AOD - S1
14 - AOD - S1 and HC + Recruiting
!warn /XP/Mexicano/XP/ - stop spamming "great shot" pls!
!warn and !mute m2 - WolfThorn - troll, languages, stupidity. Hello old friend! FUN1
The month of the biggest looser,,, draping 15 pounds and getting 8 pounds of pure muscle.. running 1 mile in 7.49 minutes my first time i did 12 minutes my goal is 7minutes.. so much fun doing kickboxing cardio workout
Hello fellas, long time i don't do a damn post, being busy playing and study and i forgot about this
To continue the saga of Beast Coast, i will now introduce you Flatbush Zombies, another psychedelic, drug pusher rap group (ain't them all like this?), from Flatbush Brooklyn.
The group is formed by Erick Arc Elliott who produces all most every track of them and also raps on them, Meech (Meechy Darko) rapper, who reminds me ODB a bit, and Juice, also rapping, the last member.
They all have the same message, tryna clean up our minds, but they are sometimes confused with the shitty mainstream lyrics, as they do some "bangers" but in a Zombie way.
Their name came up inspire by some video games and the movie "The Return of The Living Dead", and also by their love with zombies while growing up , Meech says: ""If you're staying the same, then you ain't doing something right. Something's wrong with you. That's what makes the Zombies."
Third eye influence, psychedelic drugs, LSD abusers, makes their message clear and wise FREE YOUR MIND
Listen to this song, wich i listen very often and love:
Give them a try, listen their first mixtape D.R.U.G.S wich stands for "Death and Reincarnation Under God's Supervision".
Haven't write blog for while so i felt like writing something
So as all know Men's Icehockey World Championships started about week ago ive watched all finlands game in jiidu's place and ofc drank few beer and grilled some sausage after game. So he has this african studen as roommate and he's laughing and wondering that how the fins drink so much and how can small human make such noise after goal xD.
Also disc golf season started and lucky my there is course less than 1 km away my house so i have been playing it almost everyday.
For those who don't know what this is its like golf but with frisbee. Next to 1 "hole" there is small puddle and there flies 1-10 frisbee a day so kids near track make money by getting those frisbee's out of there
I been lazy on sports during winter so i thought i start running but meh... instead i'm cycling evewhere for summer sporst you cant forget ofc football, basketball nor beach volley.
Summer holiday hitting soon and starting summer job to make some money coz stundet's are poor , still no matter how poor finnish student is there is allways money for beer. But let's see if this summer i meet up with puuha, masa and laintime atleast i hope i could arrange that somehow.
Anyways happy summer to all and don't forget to drink on sunny days
after long time, i post again some rumors . please don't spank me, for the long time without my blog
AMD Reportedly Launching Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” Dual-Chip GPU on 22nd April
It has been reported by PHK over at Expreview forums that AMD would be launching their upcoming Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” GPU on 22nd April 2013. AMD has been preparing their reference Radeon HD 7990 card since a while and was only showcased recently at GDC 2013 (Games Developer Conference).
AMD Possibly Launching Radeon HD 7990 Malta on 22nd April
The AMD Radeon HD 7990 reference dual-chip beast, previously known as New Zealand is codenamed Malta. It was showcased at GDC 2013 which revealed that it still carried the triple fan cooling solution shown over a year ago. It was also mentioned that the Radeon HD 7990 powered the 17 minute gameplay trailer of Battlefield 4 which is being developed by DICE. A few days ago, a reddit user who was later revealed to be a developer on the Frostbite 3 engine posted a picture of his test setup that was running the Radeon HD 7990 in CrossFireX mode.
NVIDIA to Bundle Metro: Last Light with GeForce GTX 660 and Above
Game bundle wars between NVIDIA and AMD have been a one-sided contest in favor of the latter, with AMD bundling the hottest AAA titles with its Radeon hardware, compared to NVIDIA offering in-game currency on popular free-to-play games. Following news of AMD stepping up its "Never Settle Reloaded" with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on all GPUs upwards of Radeon HD 7750, we've learned that NVIDIA is frantically responding by preparing to give away Metro: Last Light with all GeForce GPUs upwards of the $200 GTX 660. The bundle will go live from April 16th.
AMD to unleash the Centurion - FX at 5GHz
AMD's focus for the start of this year has been on explaining the virtues of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) and driving up gaming interest with the impressive Never Settle bundle, available for most mainstream and high-end Radeon cards.
With attention directed elsewhere, AMD's beleaguered FX processors have, it seems, been consigned to the ash heap of history. These chips do without the baked-in graphics present on APUs and, while perfectly reasonable in their own right, are overshadowed by Intel's third-generation Core 'Ivy Bridge' processors.
So how about this as a rumour for a Friday morning? Though AMD will never go on record and confirm this, we have it on good authority that the chip-maker will soon be releasing a super-FX chip. Based on the same 'Vishera' architecture powering the current FX-8350, which runs at up to 4.2GHz, this new FX, codenamed 'Centurion', is to be made available in very limited quantities.
This so-called Centurion is guaranteed to run at 5GHz, on air, though we don't know exactly what voltage or supporting hardware will be required for this lofty speed.
Here's the kicker; our sources indicate that this limited-edition chip is set to cost a whopping $795 - this is not a typo! Yup, back to the pricing of FX chips of old. Is there any way that you, the readers, can countenance such pricing for an architecture that's been in the doldrums of late? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.
For the first spot, a group i've been listening every damn day.
This group is called The Underachievers, a Brooklyn duo. Issa Gold (or Issa Dash, a more friendly name) and AK are the members.
They have a spiritual message behind their music, they are also some weed-tokers, and psychedelic drugs abusers, they believe that we all have a part of divinity in our soul, and the psychedelic helps them to achieve the enlightment and open their 3rd Eye. They have indigo beliefs
They are also in Beast Coast movement, with Flatbush Zombies and Pro Era (will talk about them too!)
All i can say is ear them, they have unique lyricism and their messages, damn, are deep.
You can read an interview they made at MtvHive if you want to know them better.
Take a listen of one of my favorites tracks
If you liked it, give them a try and download their mixtape at datpiff .
Hope you like it, DRE
Heya fellas, ya'll know I'm an hiphop head right? If don't, now you know.
I created this blog in hope that you can appreciate rap & hip hop, but real one not the brainwashed kind, and to show you guys some of the soundtrack of my life.
I would appeciate if you comment here your favorite rappers and stuff like that.
This is the place for Rap & HIPHOP on =F|A=
Cmon players, give it a try!
So i think ive hade this so called fintard show 3 times, i dont remember everything so i just write some sentence's (collection of my and laintime's memories) ... its gonna be "fintard logic" blog so yeah....
First time was in Jiidu's place few months ago, i was in my auntie's husbands 50th birthday party and drank there something and then went to jiidu's place for after party we visited local pub first b4 fintard show began. So we joined ts i cant remember what we talked mainly and did i play et but few fun things stuck on my head and some others apparently.
- Raffle ("when i win raffle i join minecraft server with you guys", i guess i pronounce it in funny way)
- italian story (Jiidu:"When i was in ittale we played basketball and ate icecream", some funny story jiidu likes's to tell when he is drunk)
- cats/beer (Yellow"Do we have more beer?", Jiidu"no but we have cats", Yellow"lets eat cat food/cats"(or smthing like that ))
that night i passed out on jiidus place and hangover? never hade it lol.
Second time was in my beach house with me jiidu and other ruispiirakka(his ts name), so we hade LAN party we played TM,CS:GO,ET and BF3 we hade blast we started drinking at 18:00 so we hade all night head of us. Jiidu and ruispiirakka made their english video presentation with little tipsy and sended them to teacher was pretty hilarious specily coz i was on background playing ET and yelling some random finnish words. So we continued drinking beer and at some point i taped mouse on my hand so i could talk on ts while i was under the table (dont ask why i was under it, i guess its somekind fetish of mine...).
As the evening continued i started singing at somepoint only song i remember singing was Britney spears - Toxic. Next morning we played driving games for 4h and no hangover wich was awsome
(There is in my gallery also pic of me about this fintard show)
Latest fintard show was last saturday, at jiidu's place. We played rainbow six and nhl 2012 on xbox and i was on TS on jiidu's computer allthough i afked alot coz nhl2010 . Ruispiirakka was awsome at rainbowsix it went like this , ruispiirakka:" Watch out jiidu" , Jiidu:"what", "BOOOM!" , ruispiirakka:"sry my nade :P" that happend 2 times until i switched with ruispiirakka . This time there was no singing on ts sadly coz for some reason jiidu dont like when i sing..... . Once again i dont remember what were mainly talking but when there was lots of people and masa and baska were also on ts i apparently called masa to maska when i hade to something to say to him. This time also i went under the table few times until someone game to me and sayd "Mitä vittua sie teet" ("WTF are you doing"). next morning we l played nhl 2010 and path of exile, we alsoe ate breakfest on kitchen table and started to remove some coins from it what were stuck on it by cat pee.... Once i got home i was like cool no hangover expect almost threw up few times and headach so bad i wanted to roll over and die... and ofc first time ever i hade hangover day2....
So i wanna thank all who were on ts at those fintard show.
Soulhjamo? not sure tho if he was
And ofc Laintime!! my swetard friend who is allways with me on ts.
if i forgot someone or something please comment or dont.....
ps i wanna apogolize for those with who i talked on xfire during these show since i have no idea what i have sayd
also made some epic poem luckily lain hade saved it. this was last saturday.
<21:20:04> "chosen one": with lain its allways lame,
but baska brings the party,
gubbi and tipsy goes with wubbi and wipsy
, but all put smiles when joker jokes about fintards!
In the beginning there was me! No wait..... that does quite come off right...
In the first days there was myself, Katie Kuric, Mr Rogers, and Dr Zeuss. Yes that has the sound of "let's get it started!"
Katie was quite the freak by the way. Or so they say >.> Anyway, I wanted to start my own epicness blog cause im awesome!! or so the Voice in my head says. I wanted to reintroduce myself as well:
My name is Mike Berry seasoned war vet and recent Army retiree. I wish you could see my smile right now. Its absolutely the best... If you get a chance to retire, I highly recommend it!
So thats todays triumphant speech. See you all very soon!!!
roger that! OUT!!!
Has been a while since my last blog update. What's been happening?
Well. I'm glad you asked. OK. You didn't ask, but I'll let you know anyway.
Started in my college course in September, which has taken up quite a lot of my time - it's all geared towards getting work, so a lot of work. Crazy amounts. Right now I've got three separate group projects; User Centered Design, Web Communications and an Industry project with one of the larger companies in Ireland. These group projects are with three separate groups and carry an immense amount of work. But.. so far.. I'm coping with it all.
I have also found myself in a new relationship. Very nice in fact - only started this weekend. My past relationships have been.. somewhat odd and unfortunate, so I've always been really wary about whether I want one or not. But then this girl came along and she's just incredible in so many different ways that I just feel lucky to even know her.
Fingers crossed that everything goes well.
Before I start this note I'm going to mentioned that the "Title" was just something that sounded like a good thing to put, not quite sure why. Also, what I've written was supposed to be something more substantial but I'm struggling to work out where to go from where it currently ends. Enjoy.
event is a reaction to an action. When we understand this every moment in life becomes as special as the last, and the next.
I would like to explain something before I delve deep into my thoughts, and ideas, about this subject. I have difficulty explaining my thoughts because, to explain it simply, my brain is wired differently. I am both an Introvert and have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). These two conditions have joined to create a somewhat unique problem; I am mentally at war with myself. My Introvert side tells me to stay inside because it’s relaxing and very enjoyable. However, my ADHD tells me to go out and meet people, and to go “wild”. This causes such a contradiction in my brain, in my thoughts, that it’s difficult to tell what I want to do, or think. The positive side of this problem is that when my brain does actually agree on something, the two conditions work together and I see things that other Introverts, or people with ADHD, might not.
Now to start:
From the simple action of moving a finger, to the weather, to the emotions we feel on a daily basis. Every event happens for a reason. The reason is a series of other events that have converged to create a moment. Life is a series of moments, one after another, after another; each one joining with other moments to create a new moment. This makes each and every moment special and unique.
I can’t remember exactly when I started following this train of thought, but it is one that I’ve always returned to at one point or another for over a year now. This particular train of thought has always been a significant source of mental stimulation for me as it seemingly affects everything, literally everything. One phrase I always find myself thinking is “Everything happens because everything else has happened.” Unfortunately when it comes to elaborating on that phrase I struggle to put into words exactly what I mean. I could try using examples but at some point I would have to stop because the number of events to create that moment would increase exponentially the more you followed the events back; however this does not mean I won’t try.
We’ve all had an event where it could have gone either way if you had just been a second early, or late, like nearly being hit by a speeding car or arriving at a shop just after the shop has closed. These events are what, I think, started me to consider how each event lead to another, and then to another; on and on through our lives and everyone else’s. All of these events, everyone’s lives, interconnected because of everything that had happened before them.
I can only guess, or assume, what other people think when these events happen. I believe that other people can be quite self-centred when it comes to trying to understand how these events have come about. As an example we shall consider the event whereby you are seconds late for the closing of your local shop; I assume that most people will think “If only I hadn’t done that particular action, I would have been just on time.” That would have been the end of it, in their eyes, and it would be on to the next thought. However, I would dwell on it and mull it over in my mind. I would study the events that led up to that event; seeing if at any point there was an event that affected my timeframe which caused the final outcome to be an unfortunate one.
I’m now going to try and use an example to show how this concept works inside of my thoughts. My example is a seemingly simple one; picking up a loaf of bread from the shop. I often wonder how many people have consider how many events had to “go right” for that loaf of bread to end up in their hands. If the factory, where that loaf was created, had been having problems with its machinery you wouldn’t have been able to have that specific loaf. If we go deeper into the series of events then you would come to the basic ingredients. For this example we will follow the wheat used. For the wheat to flourish in the fields where it was grown, a set of events had to have happened. There had to be enough water and sun, which means if it had been a particularly dry year then there might not have been enough water for the wheat to grow properly. Another event is the usage of pesticide; if the farmer didn’t have enough pesticide then the crop would be threaten. To go even deeper; why didn’t the farmer have enough pesticide? It could be any number of events that caused that. Maybe the company that provided the pesticide was going into administration. Maybe the company was behind on production because some of its machinery had failed. Maybe the farmer didn’t have enough money because the previous year’s crop hadn’t generated enough money.
I could go on, and on, going deeper into the events but I would never be able to finish because every event is a result of either another event, or multiple events all coming together.
The end so far.
Well, I hope at least one person found this in some way positive.
Let me know what you think; I'm open to constructive criticism.
Thanks for reading,
I know the W: ET for a long time, like the game since the year 2000. Although known him so long, I never learned much about the game as in recent months. I have great difficulty with English, so I'm sure I made some mistakes, especially with regard to communication. I must have left a very bad impression. I am Brazilian, I like to interact with people, and how I do not understand much English, there is much less understood weeks ago, I simply ignored what they said, well, I must have seemed arrogant and pushy with my orders' Disable the dynamite! ',' do this' and 'do that'. I thought I was helping, without realizing that I related with people more experienced than me in the game.
I believe it has counted heavily against my image on the server.
But now, I have devoted myself to study more and read what my friends say NOQ # 2, I realize how much I missed them. Here is my apology and request for your understanding, Portuguese is a language very peculiar, and my culture tolerates certain things that surely Europeans tolerate less.
Like server NOQ # 2 because of its administrators and its users, much more polite and friendly than others we have attended.
I will continue dedicating myself to both the server and the forum in the manner and amount as you can. I just hope they manage to continue with the our community and our camaraderie.
Count me in that I can help.
Brazilians, devote themselves to the study of English, it worth.
Good Luck! And join the fun.
So here we go. The word on the street is that the team Joe Biden is spearheading has agreed to bring Obama ideas on using executive orders to curb mass shootings with assault rifles. Not mass killings... mass shootings with assault rifles.
What this means essentially is that nowadays the government of the U.S. thinks for some reason we work for them instead of the other way around. The 2nd Amendment is there so we can protect our homes and families. And also to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government. It is stated very clearly in our Constitution that this right in particular "Shall not be infringed." And what that means is the government has no authority to control or regulate our firearms in any way. The same government who flouridates the U.S. drinking water are the same guys that worry for your safety because there are Americans with weapons everywhere? Hard to believe. It's actually unbelievable. The same government who started a war in the middle east that's killed thousands and thousands of people over 10 years now are the same who are compassionate? Give me a break. There's one reason for trying to take our rights away. And that is Tyranny. Tyranny leads to oppression. And that's how dictators are made (dictatorships aren't always just one person).
I hope that if this is the route that they're going to try and take with us... that they are prepared to be shown that the American people will surely be underestimated because we are armed millions strong. Let them come and try to take them from us.
So as you can see, I purchased the CoD:MW3 branded version of the G9x because it's half the price of the standard one - wouldn't you?
Purchased for £30 from Ebuyer - can be bought cheaper in the US.
What's in the box?
1x Logitech G9x CoD:MW3 branded gaming mouse
1x Spare 'rugged' feel CoD:MW3 branded mouse cover
1x Metal Logitech weights tin, holding varying weights for the mouse.
1x Soft textile Logitech CoD:MW3 branded mousepad (no mousepad included with the standard G9x)
The first thing I noticed with this mouse was the beautiful shape. It's large, but not too large, and pretty much fits my hand perfectly. Which led me to admire the stunning soft resinous finish of the mouse cover - not so much of a fan of the other one (it comes with two) though, it feels cheap and a bit 'rough around the edges'.
The button placement on this mouse is to die for! For years I searched for gaming mice which suited my preferred layout and positioning, and finally, I found it! Not only are the buttons in perfect placement but the action of the buttons is soft and feel of a high quality when used.
With up to 5700 DPI and 1000 tracking reports per second(!), this mouse is a very precise and - if I'm honest - slightly too good for someone like myself. And despite trying and trying, I have not managed to create ANY noticable negative acceleration.
The mouse has memory enough to store 5 on-board profiles which do NOT require the SetPoint software to be installed - handy for Mac / Linux users! These profiles do however need to be set up using SetPoint on a windows computer initially - but I'm sure every Mac or Linux user has that windows-using friend that they've not managed to convert yet - finally, a use for Windows eh!? Hopefully your friend wont be too smug.
However, even if you dont have a Windows friend, you can still make use of the manual DPI switch to increase or decrease your effective DPI.
With SetPoint however, you can make use of automatic application-based profile switching - very handy for gamers - for example, I have a Standard profile, a CoD4 profile, and a W:ET profile to cater to the different play styles of the two games, and to tone down the DPI once I'm back doing standard computer usage. This can be temperamental however, due to some sort of bug in the SetPoint software - but this is no fault of the mouse.
You can also customise the X and Y axis sensitivity.. Useful if you know what you're doing - lowering the Y axis sensitivity means up/down motions will be slower, meaning you're less likely to stray from the 'headshot' zone.
The colour of the LED is also completely customisable per-profile, which is handy for knowing which profile you're on, and of course its just nice to have a change sometimes.
One thing I find EXTREMELY useful as a programmer, is the ability to press the button on the base of the mouse which disables the restrictor on the mouse wheel - giving you 'free scrolling'. This is seriously handy when you want to scroll through lots of text (ie code), and also becomes quite nice for using on webpages too eventually.
Ok, like with all products there's always a downside - unfortunately for this mouse, the downside is in my opinion quite a bad one for a gaming mouse... The USB lead. Sounds like no big deal right? Well the USB lead on this mouse has a threaded textile coating which feels more like horrible impressed plastic if I'm honest, and it has a horrible physical memory to it. I've used this mouse now for about 6 months and yet it still has the memory of when the wire was coiled up in the packaging.. The lead literally has 90° kinks in it as if it's just been taken out of the box.. Which matters when it gets snagged on the edge of your desk mid-battle and costs you your kill spree!
Don't let me scare you though - I would still buy this mouse over and over again. I would simply make more of an effort to straighten out all the kinks in the lead before use.
- Custom Weights
- Button Placement
- High DPI
- High Tracking Rate
- No Negative Accel.
- Customisable X and Y axis
- On-board profiles
- Manual DPI Switch
- Side Buttons
- Free-scroll / Fixed Scroll wheel changer
- Free Mousepad (with CoD:MW3 branded mouse only)
- Spare cover
- Cheap, nasty USB lead with ultra long physical memory
- Application-based profile switching can be temperamental (software issue, not the mouse really)
Eu tive que seguir um caminho árduo para chegar até aqui. E ainda tenho muito o que fazer para conseguir ser aceito como um =F|A=.
Procure informaçãos sobre requisições (apply) para aderir ao grupo, isso vai facilitar muito sua adesão.
I had to follow a hard path to get here. And I still have lots to do to get itself accepted as a = F | A =.
Seek Info on Apply to join the group, it will greatly facilitate its accession.
I bought this mouse for a total of £6.98 when my last grey mouse ball wore out and it definitely is the business.
I think that the seller has set the price to 99p and then offset it with shipping costs of £6.99 as a marketing strategy - this is because I notice he doesn't deliver to hong kong where the item is located, so I assume the reason for this is that he would not profit from it ( though it might just be how they ship it)
I haven't tested it on a mac but the seller says it's compatible with mac - so i'd assume the main 3 buttons are working and probably the 2 side buttons also.
I use the mouse on wooden desks, with no mouse mats, and it pwns, Being able to change dpi to different default settings with a click isn't that much helpful for me, but it does save time in changing the settings - when a friend comes over and finds my mouse is too fast / slow.
I've had to clean the bottom of the mouse with a dettol wipe about 4 times a year, (but I think this is because I don't clean my desk nearly enough - and the dust gathers, but after wiping it, it's as good as new.
The mouse has 5 buttons and a dpi button which toggles between 600, 1200, 1800 and 2400 dpi.
It feels very comfortable, i'm able to use it for days straight and it feel, and is rather durable (i've banged it a few times, and I put it in my backpack when travelling and iit's survived.
I bought the mouse about 18 months ago and I was sceptical that it was going to break - based on it's price. But now, i'm pretty confidentthat it will last another few years at least before breaking.
Krauersaut pointed out that it is an obvious imitation of the microsoft sidewinder.
So I went and downloaded the microsoft drivers XD, but unfortunately it doesn't recognise the serial code or whatever of the mouse so it doesn't allow me to use them.
Nevertheless, the mouse works fine - I just plug it in and go.
Pros - A great 5 button optical mouse which i've gotten plenty of frags with
Cons - None
I don't know how good all the pro gaming mice are that you see going for £50 that you can change weights and stuff etc, and I don't think i've used a mouse worth more than £15 before - but from my experience with this mouse and i'ts price, i'd have to give it 100/100
It does exactly what it says on the tin - a 3 tb (2.72 after formatting) usb3.0 harddrive. (and has survived a 1 metre drop by my idiot friend)
I am not sure if it supports USB 2.0, I think it does because it also requires to be plugged into a power outlet - but i'm not sure whether it's just as fast as usb 2.0 should be.
I bought the 3TB model ( STCA3000101 ) earlier in this year when I was helping my friend store some camera raws when his harddrive broke.
If I put my ear to it, I can hear it make a little noise, but it doesn't make enough noise to be noticable if you're more than probably 50cm away from it.
I haven't tried to use any of it's 'instant' backup features - but they apparently come with the software.
I don't believe you can password it - which is a big con.
It was literally plug it in and use.
Oh, I bought mine from the US, and use a travel adaptor which I already owned.
My friend's friend , was able to copy files from it to his macbook, but wasn't able to copy files to it without some trial software, or formatting it. Because of ithe amount of other stuff on it, formatting was not an option, so we ended up using a smaller hard drive and transferring them 500 gb at a time.
The amazon base price was $149.99
It cost me $38.36 in shipping to the UK as I used amazon's expedited shipping. (It would have been $12.56 without it)
It cost me $37.67 with expedited shipping for import fees / duty. (It would have been $32.51 without expedited shipping)
So the total was $226.07 with expedited shipping, ($195.06 without)
With expedited shipping - the estimated delivery time was exactly 5 days from when I ordered (I ordered on a thursday and it came on a tuesday). Without, it was 13 to 23 days (this accounts for non-working days), so unless you are ordering a few weeks in advance, the $30.96 is worth it.
So after spending a grand total of $226.07, I recieved a $7.15 refund because the export fee reduced, which put me in a great mood., bringing my final total to $218.85 which equals £135.69.
I got my travel adaptor from china years ago, so i'm not aware of how much it costed ( but you can get them for $1.46 = 91p on ebay. if not your local hardware store)
So there aren't really any pro's -
its your standard 3tb usb3.0 hard drive
doesn't make noise
oh - actually I guess its transportable ( its just a bit bigger than my hand and I was able to carry it and it's cables in a small bag to starbucks. (It weighs less than my laptop charger anyways.)
The only con is I don't think you can password the harddrive. (Ofcourse you can encrypt the files you store on it - taking care of that problem) I used winrar for this so I guess the con doesn't really make a difference. And also - I found passwording my other external harddrive to be a pain in the ass when I later tried to boot from it.
I'd give this 100/100, does what it's meant to do, had no problems, durable, doesn't get hot and no password doesn't cause any problems. And after the camera raws, I still have more space remaining than my 3 500gb harddrives put together, so big + for its space - I don't think i'll be buying another harddrive for several years.
Oh and as for price, £120 (with 13-23 days delivery from amazon) is awesome for 3TB, if you don't like it - there is a hefty price of around $45 = £27.90 for shipping it back (including tax & duties) so you lose around £20 returning it to the US than you would returning it to the UK.
I would imagine that this harddrive would be a bargain in the US as it would be $150. (Unless you guys hiding some secrets over there)
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