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    posted a message on How much Money do you spend on Diablo III?
    Well, so far, I've spent about 6k on Diablo 3, with more on the way:

    • EVGA LGA 1366 Intel X58 4-WAY SLI Classified XL ATX Intel Motherboard
    • Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
    • CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Memory
    • COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    • 4x EVGA GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    • Diablo 3 T-shirt from J!nx
    • Diablo 3 Poker Set (Blizzcon 2010 Exclusive) bought from eBay

    And then, I'll be picking up 2x Collector's Editions (one for the display, one for gaming), and an additional copy of the game for the Mrs (who promised that she'd play with me since I bought her a Wii).



    Edit: Since taken these pictures, I've swapped out the case and the heat sink (went to liquid cooling), changed the Power Supply to the Corsair 1000w.
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    posted a message on Diablo 3 poker set
    Sure thing, I'll get it tomorrow, if that's okay. I am exhausted and will be sleeping.
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    posted a message on Diablo 3 is bigger than....

    Bigger than fuckin' Diabetes!
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    posted a message on Vegan Zombie
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    posted a message on Vegan Zombie
    Base-jumping zombie - ....... *thud*
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    posted a message on I am a video gamer.
    I am a video gamer.
    I love to control characters in games, but I do not let it control me.
    I have nostalgia about “the way it used to be”, but I’m not a snob to the newer games
    I frequent forums to have discussions directly related to games I’m interested in, but I do not start flame wars, nor do I insult other people’s opinions.
    I will spend a full day playing video games on occasion, but I have a full-time job that I’ve never been late to (directly related to video games).
    I pay for my games, because I support the developers who spent time and money on them.
    I enjoy Action RPGs, but I’ve also played and enjoyed RTS, FPS, MMO, and JRPGs.
    I respect people online and help n00bs, as I was once a n00b, and someone has helped me.
    I do not beg or whine in multiplayer games, as I strive to become the best on my own.
    I love learning about upcoming games, but I also read topics in the news that I am concerned about.
    I love relatively soon release dates, but I am willing to wait for a game to have ample enough development time, as I understand that (for the most part) more development time means a better game.
    I have several favorite games and franchises, but I keep an open mind about other games and franchises, and their fans.
    I love the community aspect of many multiplayer games, and I use full and complete sentences to get my point across.
    I am in my mid-twenties, but I am not a fan of certain franchises aimed towards my age group (such as Grand Theft Auto).
    I enjoy Mountain Dew and Pizza, but I have great eating habits, and a love for healthy foods
    I have been known to order out on occasion, but I've also been complimented on my cooking of various formal dishes.
    I take a shower once a day, wash my own clothes at regular intervals, and do my own dishes before they become a pile in the dishwasher.
    I have a girlfriend who also plays games with me, but we also go for walks, watch movies, and enjoy just hanging out.
    I enjoy the beauty of a naked woman, but I feel that women in video games should wear more clothes.
    I love historically accurate games and movies with creative licensing, but I hate the fact that creative licensing usually places females in “plate thongs”.
    I have an opinion about politics, religion, and the economy that's realistic, and I don't force others to listen to my opinions.
    I am a video gamer, and I’m not alone.
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    posted a message on Vegan Zombie
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    posted a message on Of Global Warming
    The hype of the Global Warming phase has begun to dwindle. For this, I am relieved. Global Warming, a misnomer at worst, was, in my opinion, a struggle for the gain of power and profit by which the use of faulty and/or short term data was grossly over-exaggerated to cause public outcry (knowing how the public will react to "imminent danger").

    To tackle this subject, we must take an analytical approach to the problem. First off is recognition that there is a problem. From there, we should seek how it is a problem, where the problem is occurring, and how we can fix it.

    Global warming is described as "the increase of the average temperature of Earths near-surface air and oceans since the mid 20th century and its projected continuation". According to most of the scientific community, the average global temperature has risen between one to three degrees since 1990. This is fact. The global temperature has risen a few degrees in the past two decades, according the surface temperature analysis from satellites in orbit since the late 1970's. The fear is that too many man-made emissions will cause what is known as the "Greenhouse effect", causing a sharp incline to the aggregate global temperature, making Earth uninhabitable. The question, however, lies in the cause. How much have we (as humans) contributed to this, and how much of it is the Earth's natural cycle?

    It has been proven that the Earth undergoes many cycles (akin to that of a SIN wave on a co-ordinate scale as X approaches infinity, and X is measured in Time). This can be easily noticed by the geothermal anomaly known as El Nino, and by the Milankovitch cycles, which are the "collective effects of changes in the Earth's movements upon its climate, named after Serbian civil engineer and mathematician Milutin Milanković. Milanković mathematically theorised that variations in eccentricity, axial tilt, and precession of the Earth's orbit determined climatic patterns on Earth." (source)

    Billions of dollars have been poured into research on the subject of Global Warming, from tests to analysis and predictions. Many of the tests have returned inconclusive due to time being a limiting factor (being that there is not enough time to fully study changes and cycles on such a broad level ). Though a lot of time and money was spent on this project as a whole, there are many members of the scientific community that feel that there is a rift in communication between the scientific data, and the interpretation by members who are not a part of the community (source)

    I feel that current science is inconclusive at best, dealing with the climate change. People perceive immediate change and panic (as is the common reaction to change in general society [note: speaking strictly as an American in an American society]), but since our perception is narrow and limited on the basis of time (being unable to observe long periods of time to better understand the change in the long run) it is easy to make claims based on short-term data, and extrapolate from that data ideas that are weak and, in terms of being truly relevant to time, inherently false.

    Does this mean I disagree with the idea of Global Warming? In some ways. I frown upon those who bought into the hype, but I agree with some changes being made to become "green" and efficient, but for reasons not fully related to Global Warming. Alternative uses of energy, be it renewable via; aero, hydro, or solar power, and recycling are good ideas. Also, finding cleaner ways to use currently available forms of energy (for example, a coal plant that releases 98% less toxic smoke than its predecessors) will help keep pollution down. Unfortunately, Mexico City and Los Angles are suffering from this problem. I also agree that there are some global issues at hand... droughts that have lasted several years, deforestation caused by: wildfires, a shift in climate patterns (which could stem from a number of different things), and human interaction.

    Do I think there is a problem with human interaction with the environment? Yes. Do I feel that we are in imminent danger? In fifty to a hundred years if we remained stagnant in our ways and practices, sure. Do I feel that the hype around Global Warming is silly? Yes. However, I will say that the hype around Global Warming has increased awareness of how volatile we can be to nature in all areas, and that is at least a good benefit. One of these days, the idea behind Global Warming will stop being used as a crutch to garner more capital from governments and its citizens.
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    posted a message on New Site & Software Issues
    Hokay, quick question:

    The RSS image next to "View New Content".... doesn't seem to work to actually use the RSS. Any suggestions?

    Ah, figured it out, I thought it was just a mouse-over, not a list.... but I gots it!
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    posted a message on New Site & Software Issues
    Have I mentioned that I love you guys! It feels good to be back. Good job on the layout too!
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