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Hm...Does anyone here have any advice on Cosplay?

I was originally going to go to a yearly Hetalia cosplay event with a friend just to take photo's, but ended up feeling brave and offered/promised to go as Spain.

I haven't cosplayed in three years, and back then it was just under the context of "halloween." I cosplayed as the singer of a Visual Kei group (Hikaru of Hizaki Grace Project) so it was easy to pass as a goth among strangers. I tend to judge myself a little too harshly, so I'm a little embarrassed/nervous.

 

I'm thinking of improvising based off of this image, sans jacket:
 

Spain Fan Art (Click to show)

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/28600000/Spain-hetalia-spain-28656544-1440-1064.jpg?1349146196239

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

You could maybe check out the bigger model too.
http://www.vizio.com/notebook/specs

 

Hmm...There's is no denying that the 15.6" Core i7 version is an incredible value at $1099, and Vizio is clearly low balling the market, but Nvidia is playing some tricks with the 640M LE that could substantially affect gaming:
 

  GeForce GT 650M GeForce GT 640M GeForce GT 640M LE
GPU and Process 28nm GK107 28nm GK107 28nm GK107 40nm GF108
CUDA Cores Up to 384 Up to 384 Up to 384 96
GPU Clock 850MHz 625MHz 500MHz 762MHz
Shader Clock - - - 1524MHz
Memory Bus 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth Up to 64GB/s Up to 64GB/s Up to 28.8GB/s Up to 50.2GB/s
Memory Up to 2GB DDR3
or GDDR5
Up to 2GB DDR3
or GDDR5
Up to 2GB DDR3 Up to 2GB DDR3
or GDDR5



Figuring out which version is in the Vizio and how it would affect gaming performance in comparison to the standard 640M seems like a nightmare. At least I know what I'm getting with the Gigabyte U2442, which is smaller and uses the standard 2gb 640M.

I really like the 15.6" Notebook, but I just don't know much about that card, save for the fact that people on other forums have told me to avoid the LE edition.

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Meh, I'll just get my player tomorrow and all will be well.....hopefully I get it tomorrow.

 

In other news a massive fuel plant exploded in my city and is currently still burning as I write this. There was a huge plume of black smoke drifting in the East side of the city all afternoon.

 

That sucks.  Hope it doesn't get any worse.

 

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Originally Posted by Sylverant View Post

Hm...Does anyone here have any advice on Cosplay?

I was originally going to go to a yearly Hetalia cosplay event with a friend just to take photo's, but ended up feeling brave and offered/promised to go as Spain.

I haven't cosplayed in three years, and back then it was just under the context of "halloween." I cosplayed as the singer of a Visual Kei group (Hikaru of Hizaki Grace Project) so it was easy to pass as a goth among strangers. I tend to judge myself a little too harshly, so I'm a little embarrassed/nervous.

 

I'm thinking of improvising based off of this image, sans jacket:
 

Spain Fan Art (Click to show)

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/28600000/Spain-hetalia-spain-28656544-1440-1064.jpg?1349146196239

 

Most characters these days are too bishie for me to pull off so I've never even tried.

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Broken image... frown.gif

Check it again. Now it's fixed. I don't know what's wrong the first time, but it sucks if it's happening often. Come on jude (and other guys) stop mucking and breaking HF.


@DF, wow. Hope you're safe and nowhere near that disaster. Stay safe.
Edited by jgray91 - 10/1/12 at 10:14pm
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LOL, not to say that she's not in any way.  Just that online personas are just that.  Love the ever changing ESRB ratings BTW.

 

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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

Check it again. Now it's fixed. I don't know what's wrong the first time, but it sucks if it's happening often. Come on jude (and other guys) stop mucking and breaking HF.

 

Maybe it's Huddler messing about?

 

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@DF, wow. Hope you're safe and nowhere near that disaster. Stay safe.

 

+1  Did you hear/feel it go boom?

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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post


@DF, wow. Hope you're safe and nowhere near that disaster. Stay safe.

 

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+1  Did you hear/feel it go boom?

 

When it happened I was coming from the north side of town and all I saw was a huge plume of black smoke coming from the east side of town. A few minutes later there was a transit all call to all the buses that run routes into the east side to immediately stop and stall their buses. About 5 minutes after that emergency vehicles and cop cruisers went flying by me heading toward the east side. All this crap happened at the beginning of our rush hour and when I got my bus into downtown at around 5:00 PM, which is the height of rush hour, the whole place was one big cluster %$#@ of bumper to bumper traffic. The roadways running east were all backed up from the east side industrial park where the blast happened right back into the heart of downtown. According to a buddy of mine the WPD were running around trying to figure out where to reroute traffic and by the time they figured something out it was to late cars and trucks were backed up as far as the eye could see. There was also a lot of running around trying to get vehicles away from the fire zone which is located on the edge of an industrial park. There were buses stuck in the east side for a good hour and when they started moving they were forced to reroute a good 20 minutes travel time off their routes. The bad part about that was the buses were being funneled into other road arteries that the downtown backup was being funneled into meaning even more gridlock.

 

Here's the kicker, I used to drive by that fuel plant everyday going to and from my old job. The place is only about a quarter block from the plant I used to work in. I used to sit outside when it was summer for a smoke during lunch and I could see the fuel storage bins in the distance. When I got home I placed a phone call to a old work friend of mine and he said when the blast occurred everyone was either walking to their lockers or was changing to go home. The force of the blast caused the windows to crack and the floor to shake and all the power went out with the exception of the emergency power backup lights. People became freaked and ran out the emergency exits to their cars and took off for home while others just stayed put to scared to go outside because they didn't know what to expect. The ones who left quick enough got out of the general area before the backup the ones who didn't got stuck in the gridlock. My buddy told me his usual 20 minute drive home took him almost two hours.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 10/1/12 at 11:06pm
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On the bright side, at least no one died or got hurt (I'm assuming).  Small blessings and all...
 

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It's a given that using the Sony mdr7550 is a bad idea of you're going to travel by subway. But nope, I did it anyway. It turns out pretty well, only there's a rumble in everything :-P
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That looks absolutely incredible, as much as the price itself. Talk about spec's on a laptop though, you should be fine for a while.

My Fujitsu UH900 on the other hand, despite serving me well for these past 2 years, is finally starting to go.

 

It's strange; its integrated GPU can still handle a good deal of 720p content and any 1080p youtube rip, but Internet Explorer and Chrome seem slow in comparison to when it was new. Overall all, the response time just seems fairly bad.

 

I remember when I had this baby hooked up to my monitor with mouse/keyboard, and couldn't tell the difference between my desktop in regards to file folder navigating, internet browsing, and watching dvd quality video, in both H264 and AVI. It could even play Sonic Adventure 2004 on medium settings!
I also used to be able to browse headfi without issues, but now the attempt isn't worth it -its much too choppy. I'm thinking my little baby burned itself out; as the inside body below the battery has some brown burn marks.

I'll try restoring it and starting fresh in case the SSD is the issue, but I'm definitely thinking about an Ultrabook now.

The Gigabyte U2442 is looking real attractive to me right now:

http://www.dynamism.com/top-notebooks/gigabyte-u2442.shtml

It's arguably better spec'd than my brother's Dell XPS 15" 935sLV in a 14" form factor for $400 less, and if I go for the i5 version for $1099, I get a computer that's just as competent for gaming in comparison to the 935sLV for $600 less.

Had I known about this laptop, I would have bought the i7 version and never built a new desktop ><

LOL, that's actually a very cute and handy little one. What's the resolution? It looks kind of high, and it seems to me that the hardware might actually be better than the size would lead me to believe. Must be pretty hard typing on it, but for browsing the web it may very well do the trick. I remember when I was little and bought those databank type of things:

 

Not exactly that one, but they looked about the same.

 

However, it's pretty incredible to see how much they can squeeze into a small form factor, when you were raised up with less than a C64 into pretty much the same:ish size (those databanks were a bit smaller, but in the grander scheme of things ... both look more or less pocket sized to me).

 

My father had a programmable calculator:

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_FX-702P

 

I never learned to use it though, and by the time I had began learning BASIC, I had a C64 and could do coding on it instead. I never really learned coding BASIC though, but merely do some grafic tricks and stuff, like a flying balloon over the screen with the colors changing. 

 

As for an ultrabook, my friend, I'd probably go with a Zenbook at this moment. They are pretty well priced and there is a version with a discrete graphics card. As for the 640M LE, I believe the only thing funky about it is that it's (supposedly) very underclocked (making it good for overclocking). Personally, I haven't done any overclocking with MSI Afterburner (or any other software), but I remember attempting overclocking when it was done with jumpers on the motherboard.

 

Speaking of ultrabooks, I just heard that the U500 I talked about earlier, with the IPS screen, is going to be somewhere above $2000 .. which is absolutely too much for my taste. It's a good one, but I couldn't have imagined it being that expensive. Oh well, if you wouldn't mind a 17" screen, I'd suggest you to take a look the chronos series from Samsung: 700Z7C. In my opinion it looks really good, and has some powerful specs, and is not $2000.

 

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post


I bought one of these for a local school to give away to a student as a prize, and it's a sweet little UB.

http://www.vizio.com/thin-light/overview
Even makes a cool hackintosh with a little work.

The only gripe I have with Vizio is their keyboard. It's apparently pretty bad IIRC. Also, Vizios don't exist in Sweden, so I haven't really been studying it, even though I have read reviews out of sheer interest.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 10/2/12 at 1:01am
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I actually own a Vizio thin+light. In my experience, the keyboard is actually pretty good, the screen is beautiful, and it's incredibly fast.

However, the battery life is a little low, and the trackpad could use work compared to the mac one.
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Hm. average_joe's review of the Hidition NT-6 Pro could maybe be summarized as, "The archetypal hi-fi sound, in pill form!"

 

This is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if that's the sort of thing you want. It gets me thinking.


Edited by ardgedee - 10/2/12 at 4:57am
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Perhaps the verge was exaggerating the problematic nature of this laptop (admittedly, I think have a bit of apple bias tbh). I can't tell, I've never felt one and probably never will. But they do look good imo.

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Thread Starter 

I know I've asked this before, and I don't mean to be an ass, but has average_joe ever not liked a CIEM?

 

I'm genuinely curious.

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

Perhaps the verge was exaggerating the problematic nature of this laptop (admittedly, I think have a bit of apple bias tbh). I can't tell, I've never felt one and probably never will. But they do look good imo.

 

And the specs are above average for the price ( of course they are not meant to be gaming machines).

 

The lowest priced 14" model ( heck, $600 128GB SSD)

 

The most expensive 14" model ( $1100, 256GB SSD)

 

I personally like their thin&light 15.6" models which have IPS + Full HD displays + SSDs. I don't play games and I don't need mobility hence the specs are what I need in my notebook ( great design, IPS display, SSD). And the price is reasonable $1000-$1150. I wish they improved their keyboard ( The Verge were complaining on this part).


Edited by mutabor - 10/2/12 at 5:43am
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For the DIY-ers among the people here:

 

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-In-Ear-Monitors/

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