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Just bought a new barrel, gun stock, dual trigger, reflex red-dot sight, and remote line in for my paintball gun.

 

#FirstWorldProblems

Just had a realization that I spent more on this paintball gun than a real gun would have cost

You know what's the actual sad thing here?
That you can buy a ******* real gun for this cheap.

Not reeealy... Considering the massive surplus of guns some nations have (coughRussiacough), getting an old Mosin-Nagant for under $100 from a sporting goods store isn't out of the question.

 

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THIS IS GLORIOUS!!!!!

 

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Meh, I keep stuff in ALAC only mostly so I can transcode it to whatever format I want, just like I had to do yesterday lol. It's probably just a placebo though, but who knows. How did you arrive at AAC 400kbps by the way? :o

I wanted to buy legal music, so I went for iTunes. iTunes though lately recently upgraded their music quality to 256kbps AAC/.m4a or somewhere there. When I bought a K-On! CD I compared it to my iTunes K-On! songs and virtually found no difference. Plus, the icons for my music files were blue in .m4a instead of red.

 

I found out there was a nero AAC encoder for Foobar2000, and found out it was tons better than the paid converter I was using (xilisoft).
It offers VBR 400kbps Q.100 encoding. The plugin includes 512kbps ABR, but I don't find a point in that because it annoys me when the bitrate keeps changing during playback.

Lol, legally buying downloads of music... Ok.jpg

I agree that the difference between high bitrate lossy and lossless isn't really audible that much, especially with AAC.

 

Ah ok I see, I actually prefer ABR because then when the song needs it, it gets more bits and when it doesn't, it saves space.

 

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Believe it or not, most 'hunters' and gun wielders in the USA are respectable, do it right etc.

The convervative countryside(read80% of Murica) has roots in this stuff, from what I've seen, is pretty respectful, and follow the legal rules etc for tagging, how to 'kill' with the least pain etc etc.

The urban Murica is generally the one with the bigger issues.

 

EagleScreech.CountryEdition.JPEG

Oh I'm sure they are. I was referring to people who buy a gun, pretending they need it to go hunting and instead use it to point it at people who happen to step on their lawn.
 


So, are pupils in the US required to learn a foreign language?
Here you have to know at least one to pass middle school and two to pass highschool.

A good majority of people don't do that. Even if they do, they usually at least have enough of a brain to holler at the people and tell them to GTFO. If said trespasser has half a brain, he usually will just leave. Problem solved.

 

In our school district we didn't have to take any foreign languages, but in order to get into uni I had to take one or two years (forgot now). We got the massive selection of Spanish, French, German, and sign language...

 

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I did not know you also have one of these stupid district systems like we have.....worst idea ever.

Ehhhh, school districts have their faults but I'd say they're a necessary evil for America just because of how geographically and ethnically spread out we are. The needs of Bowei's old high school are totally different from mine, for example.

 

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It's in fact a really reliable way to kill an animal.
If you happen to hit it properly (lung- or heartshot), which is a lot harder to manage with a bow compared to a real rifle. I think that's one of the main reasons why it's banned here.

Have you ever actually been trained to hunt at all? :blink:

We had a rifle marksmanship class at my HS that I took where we learned about hunting and got our hunting safety certifications. I can say killing an animal with a bow and arrow is MUCH MUCH more difficult than with a rifle. To the point where bow hunters get extended hunting seasons compared to rifles so they have a marginally higher chance of killing an animal.

 

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That sounds more like US Pop and less like J-Pop
#urobutcherStrikesAgain
:P

It's not a good thing when a Japanese song sounds like American pop... >_<

 

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On Hyouka

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm having very conflicting thoughts about the show. Currently on 12, and I've noticed that the show, like you say, uses a lot of mellow SoL mystery's. They aren't exactly all that interesting during 'down' times and so, the show will often use Chitanda doing cute things, or sly things from the MC and Chitanda to fill in. The OP and ED's of both 1 and 2 are also extremely suggestive of these themes theya re using.

And thus the issue is that I can't but help to be conflicted by if Hyouka is mearley a show with a plan to be mellow with mystery's that realizes it needs Chitanda cuteness or else nobody would give a rats ass about it, or if it is a show that is great at execution and is about to meld everything together. 

Mostly the latter, IMO.

 

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This is the only thing that's stopping me from watching the new animes:

 

 

If I run out of quota before the usage cycle ends, the already slow ADSL2+ speeds drop to dial-up!

Ouuuuuuch.... :C

 

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Although, I really wish I could go to the University of Washington just for the gigabit speeds. The entire 1080p Bakemonogatari Series downloaded in 5 minutes would be great.

I haven't experimented with it very much (since I have just been using my seedbox at home for torrents) but I tried once and they saw I was using bittorrent and throttled that port in a matter of a few minutes, from 10MBps to dial-up speeds... :/

 

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Don't want to study for finals yet. Need something to watch...
Boku no Pico?
I actually just watched the first episode. I had no idea what it was about beforehand so that was a bit surprising. I didn't think it was too bad overall; it's your typical hentai-like "plot," but it's creepy to see some adult dude doing a pre-teen-looking person. XD

:blink:

 

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Well if you watch hentai, which I do occasionally, this was actually okay relatively speaking. It's not much different than girl-girl action. XD

 

I once believed that head-fi was filled with innocent music-filled minds away from the hentai/anime/loli infested 4chan image boards. 

That belief was just 10 minutes ago.

LOL

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Oh right I recommend that everyone who likes manga read Rabbit Doubt :d
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So PSY'S Hangover ft Snoop is actually a thing. Welp.


Hmmm... Powerful Vocals on this one, not sure about the random dubstep tho
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Hmmm... Powerful Vocals on this one, not sure about the random dubstep tho
Poor mastering too unfortunately, despite being mastered for iTunes.

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Poor mastering too unfortunately, despite being mastered for iTunes.


Kinda expected. Lindsey and Lzzy are both very talented ladies, but they've always had terrible mastering in albums. Which is why while I am a fan of Sterling, I only listen on YouTube. :/
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(O.O) Data caps...who's your ISP?

Bigpond (Telstra)

 

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Dayum....

 

Try compression techniques like a VPN that has massive compression or a program that will do it. Or use web apps or apps like Opera Turbo that do a schiit ton of caching and compression

 

Another technique would be to get a VPS and remote desktop to it. This mainly only works well for accessing static content and downloading large files there and then 'viewing' the static files. 

Example would be say your job requires access to large manuscripts or data 24/7 but isn't good enough to provide or care that you have a data cap at home. You could then use a vps and remote in as a way to bypass your data caps limitations. Not sure how much data rdp or VNC uses, but for that circumstance, it should be less.

 

But for anime viewing?....yeah......

 

You could get a seedbox or a vps and then download anime or large files there. Then get a laptop, and use a public hotspot (starbucks or University or school) to access and download it onto a hard drive during class (in your backpack) and then have all the files locally at home

 

 

......yeah, all I can think of at the moment besides using mobile hot spots and tethering to computer if you somehow had a grandfathered mobile hotspot unlimited data plan

I might consider the seedbox thing, it sounds interesting!

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Bigpond (Telstra)

 

 

I have half your internet :( Im on cable though......

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It is 3:30am, and I am very, very, underwhelmed.

Spice and Wolf truly broke my heart in ONE WAY that every good anime always does.
 

Spice and Wolf Ending: (Click to show)
Read the manga.However, Spice and Wolf is a light novel, woo! I love novels, I don't like picture books.


Yup, you truly went there didn't yah. Something I thought I would never do ever since I started watching anime.
But not to worry, I truly crushed my feelings tonight by googling "Spice and Wolf ending explanation" in google images. Surely enough, I got a nice clean screenshot of it and spoiled myself.

Yaaaaaaay.


Edited by Nec3 - 6/9/14 at 12:41am
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

Bigpond (Telstra)

 

Upgrade to the 500GB plan, or, plan a month of heavy downloading and ask them to uncap you, you'll have unlimited internet for the rest of that month. They'll let you do this a few times per year IIRC.

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Just finished the third season of Zero no Tsukaima. This dense male MC + tsundere female MC combo is getting pretty old.

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Upgrade to the 500GB plan, or, plan a month of heavy downloading and ask them to uncap you, you'll have unlimited internet for the rest of that month. They'll let you do this a few times per year IIRC.

Yeah, three times a year I think. But in the long run the 500 GB seems like the better choice.

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So PSY'S Hangover ft Snoop is actually a thing. Welp.

What. The. ****.

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In terms of art direction, it seems pretty bland and nothing really stands out, but that doesn't mean it's bad by any means.

 

Apparently a decent chunk of the budget was spent on the animation.  I'm guessing the rest went to top notch audio.  I still dream in techni-audio about that show.  Waking up in a cold sweat and all that.

 

Speaking of top notch.  I recently got a Vita, and I'm really enjoying Persona 4 Golden.  Pretty catchy music. 

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What. The. ****.


Yeah.... There was a reason why I didn't link the MV, couldn't make it past 1min myself, it's just all over the place
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Speaking of top notch.  I recently got a Vita, and I'm really enjoying Persona 4 Golden.  Pretty catchy music. 

P4G is awesome. Way better handheld version the P3P. I personally am excited to see how P4G Animation will play out, as they now have way more material, and it seems like they might be throwing some original content in there too. Hyped!
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By the time I finished school I already forgot my three years worth of French. Never liked that language anyway.
It's pretty uncommon here in Germany to be better at Japanese than at French :P

C'est un sacrilège! On n'oublie pas la langue française comme ca. Il ne faut pas la détester, il faut l'aimer cette belle langue qu'on appelle le français! Regarde tous les français, nous somme tellement fière de notre langue que on s'en FOUT des autres langues!

Cela est un plaisir de vous rencontrer monsieur, je vais m'y en aller et déguster un bon camembert avec une baguette et un verre de bordeaux. :D

 

In all seriousness, French is not an easy language to master if it's not your mother tongue. Though I'm the exception here since my mother tongue is Indonesian but went into French school since I was a kid. Now, I'm pretty much fluent.

 

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Friendship for the win!

 

 

Left: Italy

Center: Germany

Right: Japan

 

Friends Forever!

 

Since WW2!!!!

 

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Lol! Pretty much sums up every reactions of BnP first timers.

 

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What. The. ****.

 

Well that was ****.

 

Concerning all of that BnP things that I read here I watched all 3 episodes out of curiosity and I ended up with more questions in my head than answers, especially the third one.

Yeah it was shocking at first but I did kind of expect it. The only thing that baffles me is how the hell it was approved.

I love how wikipedia says that it was "intensively product-tested before production". I wonder what those tests were?


Edited by VortexBlast - 6/9/14 at 2:10am
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