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  1. Archer
    July 20th, 2012 11:14 PM
    I just know how to do things both ways now. It's a bit like being bilingual. :D You approach them separately, rather than translating ideas from one to another.

    Yeah, Safari is just underwhelming. Not horrible, there's just no compelling reason to use it over Chrome/Firefox.

    I'm the opposite. I've become very accustomed to high framerates and resolutions. Graphics themselves don't really bother me as long as they're nice and sharp.
  2. Nick
    July 20th, 2012 2:00 PM
    Oddly, I'd rather spend $3000 on a computer with a custom flourescent case, two Blu-ray drives, and 2 1TB hard disks than buy a $500 laptop that you can't customize jack squat with. I'm not terribly crazy about this eMachine here, either.

    With a desktop computer, you can:
    - seperately install a monitor with virtually any screen size
    - add expansion cards for things like Wi-Fi, Dial-up, and of course gaming-grade GFX
    - have a huge USB hub in the front and back with 6-8 ports each with worry-free power management
    - have disc drives that don't burn out like those cheap laptop drives do
    - wield the capabilities to record, edit, and burn music that came from live instruments with ease (my dad plays music a lot with his friends in the shed outside, so I found out).

    With a mobile computer, you'd be lucky to get a parallel port and a sound/joystick port, provided the manufacturers didn't dump every port for USB 2.0/3.0/whateverthefrick.0. Don't even dream for multiple serial ports unless you're the one scratch-building it.
  3. Olli
    July 20th, 2012 10:10 AM
    We even had a conversation about it earlier, how couldn't you notice? xD
  4. Olli
    July 20th, 2012 9:51 AM
    Just? I've had thise profile since the 14th of January this year as part of a collab between me and Alex, so no. I didn't steal it.
  5. Archer
    July 20th, 2012 6:27 AM
    I MUCH prefer the way OSX deals with the trackpad, I just have a three-finger-press gesture for middle click and two-finger-tap or press for right click.

    Safari sucks by comparison. It only gets major updates as often as the OS and there are far fewer addons than there are for Chrome and FF. I use Chrome because it syncs almost everything between my Macbook, Desktop and phone.

    Yes, if you're gaming, you'll need a good mouse. Trackpads just don't cut it regardless of what they are.
  6. Archer
    July 19th, 2012 9:25 PM
    I hate that feeling. Which is why I'm hesitant get an Air in the future. At least with this Pro, I can dump a SSD in the main bay and a HDD in the Optical bay.

    Also, my power adapter is starting to die. That's just another cost that REALLY don't need at the moment. Over the past week:

    - Car - headlights gone, radiator gone, battery died, needed to buy more oil. Now the registration is due. That's a lot of money in a short space of time.

    - Now, some uni fees for next semester and my phone bill need to be paid.
  7. Archer
    July 19th, 2012 6:52 PM
    Do you mean 50/50? It all depends on how much space you want on each side. If you're only using Windows for a few small things, then don't give it half the space unless you need it. You can always create a bootable USB Flash Drive.

    Yeah, they're much better now, but I can't stand less than 60 FPS, so I stick to my desktop with my AMD 6970.
  8. Archer
    July 19th, 2012 8:33 AM
    While playing games on the Air won't be the best experience, go Boot Camp, definitely. Otherwise it's virtualised and the graphics drivers don't have direct access to the GPU and there's massive overheads. 3D games, I mean.

    Can't Parallels access your Boot Camp partition? My concern with Boot Camp on an Air is the space limits. I have a 640GB HDD in my Macbook Pro and I feel pushed for space with my Win8 partition taking up 150GB.

    EDIT: and PC is fine here, ATM.
  9. Archer
    July 19th, 2012 6:40 AM
    lol, you're a pushy one. Sorry, I've been meaning to reply, I just didn't notice it had been 3 days. lol. All of my computer time has been focused on the Steam sales. I've downloaded about 40GB of games in the last 5 days and played most of them for a good few hours.

    Yeah, the gamma certainly helps things appear more vivid. You can pump it up in most graphics control panels (ie. AMD or Nvidia's), although because most screens aren't even close to what they should be, it's still not perfect. The Mac screens (not so much the Airs) are among the best in the industry, partially because they're high quality IPS, partially because they're a standard platform, so they're easy to keep the same. Any LED-backlit IPS panel without anti-glare coating will look pretty good, as does my desktop monitor.

    When you say Ubuntu isn't well-designed, I assume you've been using the newer versions with the Unity DE? Yes, it's horrible, but it wasn't when it still used Gnome. Ubuntu 9.04 was my main OS once. If you do want to play around with Linux, Mint isn't bad. Or if you want to try KDE, I always liked openSUSE. You're absolutely right, though. If you want to get used to a new OS, there are two important things to remember. Firstly, don't go back to the old one the minute you get annoyed. Work through it. Secondly, don't expect it to work the same way. Don't try to force your old methods and understandings onto the new platform.

    I've just finished studying a unit at uni about educational psychology. We have cognitive patterns called schema, where we learn a process/rule/fact that we apply and eventually internalise (it becomes automatic and we don't think about it or even question it). Now when something comes along that doesn't agree with our current schema, we firstly try to force it to fit. This doesn't work and we get frustrated. In order to learn the new system, we either need to modify the schema or create a new one to deal with the new information. That then needs to be reinforced for it to stick properly. Some people don't do this and don't learn or adapt effectively as a result. This carries over to OS and platform changes. You need to accept the differences and try to appreciate them.

    That reply should probably make up for the amount of time I left you hanging. :cer_laugh:
  10. Squirrel
    July 19th, 2012 6:25 AM
    They're clubs not groups :<
  11. PlatinumDude
    July 19th, 2012 6:13 AM
    What groups are you part of?
  12. PlatinumDude
    July 19th, 2012 6:11 AM
    You're depressed about something aren't you?
  13. PlatinumDude
    July 19th, 2012 6:07 AM
    Hey man; how are you doing?
  14. Squirrel
    July 19th, 2012 5:51 AM
    Paha, up to you dude. xD It's very annoying when people don't follow that rule and just leads to tonnes of deleted posts :x
  15. Nick
    July 18th, 2012 7:01 PM
    BTW, I've been meaning to ask you. What genre of music do you most prefer listening to?


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What could be inside? It doesn't seem close to hat
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Just having a chat with Santa
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Ain't got no chat in here :P
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It's making sounds inside!
Thanks for participating in the Holiday Hop's Anniversary Egg Swap 2011/2012. May you and your new Pokémon go forth to face new adventures!
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Pikachu can't even explain this...
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Dedicated Holiday Chatter
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But why is the popcorn gone??
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I don't know what this is, but...
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You've kept the same pair for over a year. The worst is now over! Wait... wasn't this just supposed to be for fun?
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Gotta Watch 'em All
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An Egg Can't Battle
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Such knowledge!
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Take good care of Egg!
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Ring ring! It's your friends calling!
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Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 9:54 AM by Twiggy Comments 0
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TwigZone's moved to a better place, and so does this blog.

The blog's going to be left as is, as an archive, but no more.

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 5:26 AM by Twiggy Comments 1
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Since I'll probably doing my blogging from Word 2013 from now on (that's right), well...

WordPress Web address:

Blogger Web address:

TypePad Web address:

Well, which one would work well for me? I think I'll also do my own research while you guys pour in the comments.

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 6:01 AM by Twiggy Comments 4
Posted inPokéCommunity stuff, ‎Rants
Just what's going on with Pokémon Groups these days?!

I know something strange is going on these days. People are quite the fickle one - sign up, then bolt away. I've seen a lot of deleted posts in threads... including my clubs. Whatever is happening there, it is going to harm everyone involved in the health of Pokémon Groups. It's one thing to not like a group. It's another thing to pretend that you're in a group for show. Nobody wants to be the person that just sits there, huh?...

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 2:13 AM by Twiggy Comments 3
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...and when I tried to reinstall Windows, I noticed that I don't have any blank DVDs or USB sticks around, seeing as I'm living in my uncle's home for the week.

This was the time when I started to learn OS X deeply.

I've begun to actually love it.

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 4:44 AM by Twiggy Comments 0
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One thing I learned today is that even though the screens might be pre-calibrated, it's a good idea to recalibrate the monitor anyway.


Well... at least gamma isn't wonky and it's no longer baked warm. I think I'm now enjoying my display, even in OS X.
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