Mecmax

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     Mecmax got a reaction from Kyle in What do you think of privacy?   
    So another post raised this question in my head. A lot of people fight to stop the NSA from monitoring your internet activity, or from companies selling your data to each other. This can be considered a violation of privacy, since your internet activity is meant to only be shared by you or with your permission.  
    I am quite conflicted on what I think on this topic. A great interview of Edward Snowden (which I could not find now  ) made me consider taking my privacy more seriously, and ever since I have downloaded the Opera browser, with extra VPN add-ons and such, hoping to make it more difficult for my information to be thrown around. However, I still think of how this actually solves any problems at all. Sometimes, on the other hand, I get ads on youtube that I find great and I understand that they have been specifically targetted towards me. The other extreme is spotify, which tailors playlists to my tastes based on every song I've ever listened to on their service, and it works marvelously. It's a weird dilemma and I don't really know where I stand on it.
    What do you guys think? 
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     Mecmax got a reaction from Kyle in Is end to end encryption bad?   
    I read the title and instantly, this video by the internet master CGP Grey came to mind: 
     
    I think I agree with pretty much all that is said in the video. What do you guys think?
    This actually made me think of a slightly different topic. I'll put it in the forums.
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     Mecmax reacted to IAMSNOWMAN in Share your game screenshots   
    I do like this topic and it's something I ofcourse can do :D! but I will start small and I will put them under spoilers just incase people don't want anything ruined, I will also add to the post in time! 

    Enjoy

    Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4 Exclusive)
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
    GTA V (With The Flash Mod)
     
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     Mecmax reacted to Ravek in Discord   
    I see JR has a teamspeak and mumble server but the new thing now is discord, free easy to use, easy to set up permissions. I am just throwing it out there that JR gets a discord channel then I know for me I would be on that alot more and can get to talk to people a lot more. 
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     Mecmax reacted to SpencerCain in Animated Pixel art appreciation thread   
    I usually scan, since my drawing tablet is smaller than a5
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     Mecmax reacted to SpencerCain in Animated Pixel art appreciation thread   
    i just remembered i did these like a few years ago

    I made this one by getting a semi transparent plastic box and sticking a lamp under it.
     


    This was made with an actual lightbox, though it was a5 and very awkward to use.
    I got a really good light box today, wish me luck.
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     Mecmax reacted to  Chris in Your New Build / Laptop   
    My desktop has changed a fair bit since I built it, my most recent additions being 240GB SSD, 1TB HDD, and an extra 8GB RAM so my spec currently stands at:
    Fx-8350 @ 4Ghz 16GB RAM @ 1866 Mhz ASUS Strix GTX 970 4GB Storage: 120GB Samsung 850 Evo (Boot Drive), Sandisk 240GB SSD (Games Drive), 1TB Seagate (Files Drive), 1TB WD Blue (Media Drive) Corsair Carbide 300R H100i Water Cooler 1440p IPS monitor The rest is the same from when I built this a few years ago As for my laptop that I've had since the start of the most recent academic year the spec stands at:
    Dell Inspiron 5558 i7-5500U @ 2.4Ghz 16GB RAM @ 1600Mhz GTX920M (it's for school but can game on it if I want) 2TB HDD 1080p screen (the influencing factor)
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     Mecmax reacted to Jamie in Your New Build / Laptop   
    Well, since my Star Wars laptop broke down, I've since upgraded to a Acer Aspire V15 Nitro. 

     
    And I must say, what a laptop. GTX 960M 4 GB GDDR5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD and 128 GB SSD. Also has an i5-6300 HQ. For the price I got it was a solid purchase. A lot of people that reviewed this unit said that the rubberised chassis picks up finger prints. I have yet had that issue and the finish is actually rather nice.
    I was able to get a solid 60 fps on crysis 2 with extreme settings.
     
    Anyone else get any new kit?
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     Mecmax reacted to Jamie in One Plus 3?   
    Hey guys,
    I'm thinking of upgrading my phone soon enough. I'm not getting a samsung as every samsung I have had has caused me grief. I have a One Plus 2, and might update to the one plus 3, What do you guys think I should do?
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     Mecmax got a reaction from  Flaw in Random Thoughts   
    Or 36 hours of sleep
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     Mecmax reacted to  Flaw in Random Thoughts   
    Days should be 36 hours long. So I can sleep 12 hours and still have 24 hours to work.
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     Mecmax reacted to SpencerCain in Animated Pixel art appreciation thread   
    yeah, it's for an rpgmaker game, when I actually start the outlines the furniture will be their own sprites. I was taken aback for a second because I'm playing pokemon right now on my ds. 
    and thanks, you have no idea how much I've been needing to hear something like that lately xD
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     Mecmax reacted to SpencerCain in Pokemon GO?   
    Doublepost:
    It seems like with most of my friends/acquaintances the general consensus with Professor Willow is "Oh no he's a DILF" and I think that's sort of funny.
    i cant unsee 
     
    i want to smooch him
    platonically
     
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     Mecmax reacted to SpencerCain in What issss up drama alert nationnnnnn   
    I'm your host Cancer Cainstarrrr
    Let's get riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight
    into the shoessssss
     

    I can't answer this ask because I avoid putting non art related things on my blog, just sort of hoping the guy sees this.
    I got this this morning and as far as I remember I haven't posted in at least a week so it seemed like a little bit of a strange time to get this.
     
    So basically to paraphrase something oddguy probably said onceuhh
    Ya'll cowards don't even smoke crack, get off anon if you don't want people to think you're a wuss.
     

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     Mecmax reacted to SpencerCain in What issss up drama alert nationnnnnn   
    yeah, I just thought whoever it was would like to be acknowledged.
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     Mecmax reacted to Kyle in Nvidia GTX 970 Lawsuit! 20% Compensation!   
    Basically false advertising, for example they took a card with 3.5gb memory and rounded the figure up to 4gb in the spec because they're basically the same number right? I read an article on it a few weeks ago:
    http://gamerant.com/nvidia-settles-lawsuit-gtx-970-false-advertising/
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     Mecmax reacted to SpencerCain in Pokemon GO?   
    Valor has the red power ranger effect of bringing in the most kids and people who are overly proud of their team and denounce other teams, mystic reacts to this by being douches to valor members regardless of the individual actions of those members, both teams seem to dislike instinct for not joining their slap fight. Instinct has a few people who are smug about not being part of this slap fight, but other than that I think they're the nicest team. They're all basically the same though.
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     Mecmax reacted to Kyle in Pokemon GO?   
    I've finally got into it, all it took was a week long holiday to get me hooked. Didn't really have anything productive to do so catching Pokemon seemed like the best thing to do given the situation  
    I mean I chose mystic, but you've actually analysed that pretty well. I asked some friends what team to join, one was valor, one was mystic, both said they disliked the other team, the moment I suggested joining the yellow team they lost it  In the end I chose independently of my friends advice and chose mystic because I was more sold by what that person had to say at the gym.
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     Mecmax reacted to SpencerCain in Pokemon GO?   
    our lord an saviour
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     Mecmax got a reaction from Kyle in What issss up drama alert nationnnnnn   
    Don't listen to whoever that is. When I go on JR Network I just catch up on everything you post, and without you there wouldn't be anything to read ^^ At least it's nice knowing that there's more than just us two and Jamie on JR  
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     Mecmax got a reaction from SpencerCain in What issss up drama alert nationnnnnn   
    Don't listen to whoever that is. When I go on JR Network I just catch up on everything you post, and without you there wouldn't be anything to read ^^ At least it's nice knowing that there's more than just us two and Jamie on JR  
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     Mecmax reacted to  Chris in Pokemon GO?   
    Going to the Norfolk broads on a boat for a week, won't be travelling faster than 6mph... get next to no signal there 
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     Mecmax reacted to SpencerCain in Animated Pixel art appreciation thread   
    and my 'stand'
    [DAD JOKE]
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     Mecmax reacted to Kyle in Pokemon GO?   
    I downloaded it the other day, haven't really played it properly yet but planning on giving it a go tomorrow when I'm out on my bike. It seems like a really cool concept and I'm surprised nothing very similar hasn't already taken off. Looks like something that could very easily take over your life though
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     Mecmax reacted to SpencerCain in Pokemon GO?   
    if when you get to pick your starters you walk away and let the pokemon respawn 4-5 times you'll get the option to have pikachu as a starter, you're welcome.