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Entertainment / Music / Speaker / Setup
« on: August 01, 2013, 12:18:30 pm »
What kind of speakers are you all using to listen to your music?
I have a system setup for stereophonic with an 8 inch 100 watt sub-woofer. So 4 speakers 2 left 2 right and a sub.

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The Glitch Mob - Bad Wings - The Glitch MOb - Drink The Sea 6:40 - Flac 768 kbps

FLAC OR DIE
seriously if you have some good headphones get the FLAC and just close your eyes and relax!

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Technology / You have got to be kidding me? Newegg!!!!!!
« on: November 26, 2012, 07:01:49 am »


This is beyond ridiculous!
I am sure it is just a mistake. At first I thought it must be a pack of 1000 or something but its just for one? Thought I would share.

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Technology / NZXT Switch 810 White - Pics of Build
« on: November 25, 2012, 07:58:46 pm »
[spoiler][/spoiler]

Case: SWITCH 810
Brand: NZXT
Est. Cost: 169$
Direct URL: NZXT site 

Ok, so this case is an absolutely amazing case! I recently built this computer for my father after he needed a powerful computer for his work. I took some pics with the intention to post them or do a guide of some sort. I finally have a second to post them here.

If you would like to know more about any aspect of the build etc let me know.

Not my pic but here is an exploded view of the case.

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Build Pictures:
Top with H100 installed.
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View of the back side of the motherboard with the H100 Backplate and processor installed.
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View of the Dust plates on the bottom of the machine.
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Back side of the case with some cable management done. Large grommets are very nice for cable routing.
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Case with both sides removed and nothing installed.
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Top of the case with vents in the open position.
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Top of the case with vents removed and one 140mm fan installed.
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Looking through the top of the case at the motherboard after it had been installed.
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Top of the case with vents in the closed position.
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Looking up from the inside of the case with the motherboard and processor installed.
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Box for the MSI z77 Big Bang motherboard. A very very nice motherboard.
[spoiler][/spoiler]

Here are the rest of the pics: Click Me
Quality: 5/5
Material: 4/5
Size: Very Large
Cable Management: 4/5
Cooling: 5/5

Other Parts Used:
nVidia GTX 660ti
Motherboard MSI 1155 z77 Big Bang
Seasonic 80 Plus Platinum 1000w full modular PSU
G.Skill Sniper Ram 1600 (2x8GB) 16GB
2x128GB SSD
Intel Core i7 3770
Corsair H100
(Disclaimer this info is off the top of my head I may have missed something)

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Other Games / Does anyone know of some good single player games?
« on: August 30, 2012, 03:00:02 pm »
I recently acquired Max Payne 3 and some tycoon games. Anything else?

EDIT: Also  Batman Arkham City, Test drive Unlimited 2, ...

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Programming / [C++] C++ 101
« on: August 29, 2012, 05:13:19 pm »
I am starting a very basic class on C++. I am willing to teach whatever I learn to anyone that is interested. My instructor informed me that we will be assigned a program almost every week.

You don't have to post here to display interest. Just message or talk to me on Teamspeak.

Class 2:
[spoiler]Learned that C++ is titled C++ because in C the syntax for adding one is x = x + 1 and in C++ the syntax is x = x++. C++ is simply one revision newer than that of "C". I hope I explained that correctly. Basically C++ is one revision newer than C.
Homework: Make a flow chart "program" that mimics a task you do in your daily life. Must contain a check loop and have more than 5 steps.[/spoiler]

Class 3:
[spoiler]Well I have been slacking a bit on updating this. Sorry to all the avid followers of this post. If you would like to learn more I can teach you while I am on teamspeak. I have a couple of new assignments as well as a guess the number game that I am working on. I have some notes that I am going to type up and add to this post as soon as I get a chance.
-Minor Update:
Here are some examples of comparisons in C++
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1. A < B //A is less than B
2. A > B //A is greater than B
3. A == B //compares if a is Equal in value to B
4. A = B //Note this is actually setting A as B and not comparing the two
5. A >= B //A is Greater than or equal to B
6. A != B //A is not equal to B
7. A <=B //A is less than or equal to B

!Remember! Comparisons in C++ return results as true or false!
#1. In this statement we are taking A and seeing if it has a lesser value than variable B. This is often times used in if statements and while loops. If you have questions feel free to ask in the comments.
#2. In this statement we are taking A and seeing it it has a greater value than B. This is the compliment to the first comparison.
#3. This is a tricky one for some beginners to coding. This statement is checking if the values stored in Variable A are equal to the Values stored in variable B. This is not setting B to A but rather checking if B is equal to A.
#4. This is setting B to the variable A. If B was equal to 4 and A was equal to 2, A will now equal 4. It overwrites the value in A with the value stored in B.
#5. This statement is checking if the Value stored in A is greater than or equal to the value stored in B.
#6. This statement is checking if the value in A is not equal to the value stored in B. So if A is 6 and B is 5 the result would return true. True because A is not equal to B in this case.
#7. This is the counter part to the expression in number 5 and should be self explanatory by now.

/*You can only compare certain types of variables in C++. Technically C++ will compare what you tell it to but it may cause runtime errors. Runtime errors are errors that are only found when the program has been compiled and is running. for example lets say you try to take a user input and divide it by another user input. If you do not have a method of checking the user input and the user inputs a 0 and tries to divide by 0 they will crash the program. Or throw an error.

Try it for yourself*/

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/*
//Replace with your name
#################
#                                     #
# Created by aMacUser     #
#                                     #
#################
*/

//Defines what is included
#include<iostream>
    using namespace std;

//Starting of main.
int main(void)
{
       //defines a variable type integer that holds the value that the user will input
        int userInput = 0;
       //cin takes input from the keyboard and then is storing it into the pre defined variable
cin >> userInput;
        //cout is prining the output of the function, in this case the dividing function
        cout << userInput / userInput << endl;
        //system calls only work in windows. If you use a mac to code talk to me, I do.
system("pause");
return 0;


}
SORRY about the spacing. I wrote the code here instead of writing it in an IDE.
This program will crash. It should crash right after you enter an integer value of zero. It will try and divide by zero which is not possible.
[/spoiler][/spoiler]

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Other / [TV] One Car Too Far
« on: August 26, 2012, 09:41:47 pm »
It’s all about the drive to survive. What happens when you ‘MacGyver-ize’ a car? In ONE CAR TOO FAR former British Special Forces operative and an American car junkie are dropped into incredible landscapes and forced to work together to survive and ultimately escape to safety. The twist – they will have to take a small red car with them. It’s the perfect combination as one knows how to drive and the other knows how to survive. With no proper roads and no real supplies, the two must rely on instinct and expertise alone to make it out. From the treacherous slopes and near-freezing temperatures of a mountain top, to the wet, dense vegetation of the rainforest, they use whatever supplies they can find to turn a regular car into an all-purpose vehicle to get them over, under and through just about any obstacle in their way.

I think it is a good show. If you like Off-Roading then you will like this show.

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Technology / Computer Case Discussion
« on: July 16, 2012, 01:50:32 am »
Post your case here, tell us the pros and cons. Be truthful. Every case no matter how good it is has pros and CONS.


My Case
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

Pros
-Very roomy
-tons of fans
-great air flow
-Blue (imo)
-7 expansion slots
-ssd holder
-usb 3.0 mobo connector(vs extensions)
-tool less
-Very rugged/sturdy

Cons
-No Dust filters
-Side panel window is weird

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Entertainment / Project X Soundtrack
« on: June 20, 2012, 01:01:44 pm »
Look it up. I am sure it will not disappoint you if you like party/rap music. It has a great remix of a Kid Cudi song called Pursuit of Happiness.

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Entertainment / [Music]~What Are You Listening To~[Music]
« on: April 30, 2012, 02:43:33 pm »
I recently found
Divergent Spectrum - Bassnectar
I particularly like
- Upside Down
 - Lights (Bassnectar remix) // Ellie Goulding
 - The Matrix
 - Paging Stereophonic
 - Plugged In (Bassnectar Remix) // Rollz

Go ahead and post your music below


Please note we will not tolerate any links to pirated content etc. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! If you do it you will be banned without question! :o

p.s. If you provide enough accurate info Google can help with the rest!
I wil be adding more but for now this is what I am listening to.

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Other / [Help] Can somone explain Telnet [Help]
« on: April 26, 2012, 02:52:45 pm »


I would like some help with telnet. I have an idea of what it does but don't really know. Can someone give an example or a scenario in which I would use telnet? Any help is appreciated!

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Technology / Great Program List
« on: March 13, 2012, 03:32:38 pm »
*****************************************************************
If you mention a good program I might add it to the list!
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This thread is for useful programs that are on your must have list. Post as much info as you can about the software so others can make educated decisions on whether to use it or leave it.

To start I will post some(possibly already mentioned elsewhere on the forums)

CCleaner
Homepage: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

A general (amazing) bloat remover. this program will remove all of the unwanted un-needed temp files from your computer. Improves performance in some cases. This program also can be used as a program uninstaller that actually works.

Malwarebytes
Homepage:http://www.malwarebytes.org

Great anti malware program. I use the free version and it works well.
DeamonTools Lite
Homepage:http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

Allows you to mount .iso files as if you had them on a DVD. Many more file formats and options so read the website.

Media Player Classic
Homepage:http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/media-player-features.html

Amazing video player that supports almost all file extensions known to man. Also has capability to utilize graphics cards.

foobar2000
Homepage:http://www.foobar2000.org/

Hands down the best music player on the web. Another great feature of foobar is that it is very light. This uses very little resources compared to iTunes or even VLC.

VLC
Homepage:http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Great music and video player. It has a user friendly interface. So many different options and skins. Works very well. A little more user friendly than foobar. Will play visualizations and it is possible to add more.

Filezilla
Homepage:http://filezilla-project.org/

Best FTP client I have found so far. Also it is free!!

uTorrent
Homepage: http://www.utorrent.com/

Best torrent client. It is great for sharing family photos and downloading the latest version of Linux from Ununtu.com!

HERE IS HOW YOU FORMAT POST - You also Must upload any image you link to the forum to imgur!!!
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[color=black][size=18pt]ProgramName[/size][/color]
[b]Homepage:[/b] [url=http://www.HOMEPAGE.com/]http://www.HOMEPAGE.com/[/url]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/mYWai.png[/img]

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Programming / [Python] Help?
« on: February 14, 2012, 12:30:39 am »
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import time
pass = str("password123")
password = str(raw_input("Password: "))
time.sleep(4)
if password == pass: #hi
print ('good job')
import os # obvious implements the os module
os.chdir("C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC")   #path
os.startfile("vlc.exe")    #program
else:
print ("try again")
password = raw_input('password: ')

Ok well It doesnt work. I need help with why it doesn't work.
using python and notepadd++ thanks in advance

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Programming / WE NEED A PYTHON CHILDBOARD
« on: February 14, 2012, 12:29:13 am »
Yup title says it all!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D [eG] [eG] [eG] :'( :'( :'( 8) 8) 8) >:( >:( ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Other / Website Groups/Tags
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:01:52 pm »
What does the General and Colonel name tag mean on the side under your name mean???

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