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Top 10 Reasons Why Competitive Swimming Sucks

Before I start writing all these reasons why I hate this sport, let me say that I am a competitive swimmer, and these opinions aren't coming out of no where. I swim for my school in the winter swimming program. The season started in late November and ended mid-February. The season was 2 and 1 half months long, and without a doubt those were the hardest 2 and 1 half months of my life. We practiced daily from 3:30p.m. to 6:00p.m. For these 2 and 1 half months I had no life other than school and practice. I usually got home at 6:30, and by then I was so sore and tired I... read more

Asus Mylogo2

Quote: Originally Posted by Dorianime OK. So I've been wanting to make a custom post/boot (whatever it's called?) Image logo for a while and after roughly ten hours i did! I went with the recommended 640x480 dimensions and only used colors within the 256 colors. according to The manual it says must be below 150k ok.. My Jpeg says to be 123Kb , is that the same? and can i trust the update? BIOS Update custom Splash tutorial Sweet! So ever since I got my Asus Motherboard build I’ve been wanting to fully customize it. I remember reading... read more

Battle Of Kings Creative X Fi Vs Asus Xonar

Introduction After trolling many, many years on forums for info on sound cards, you will eventually get the impression that two sound card makers reign supreme in gaming circles. Yes, that's right, I'm talking about Creative and Asus. (Sorry other makers, I'll get back to you. Particularly HT Omega...) So today, what I'd thought I'd do is write a shoot-out/review of Creative's and Asus' flagship soundcards, the X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty and the Xonar Essence STX (Oops, I almost wrote GTX there). (You can skip this if you want. Its not important.) So lets start with... read more

7 Constitutional Isomers Of The Cycloalkane With The Forumla C6h12

1) 1,2-dimethylcyclobutane 2) 1,3-dimethylcyclobutane 3) methylcyclopentane 4) 1-ethyl-2-methylcyclopropane 5) isopropylcyclopropane or cycloisopropylpropane 6) cyclohexane 7) 1,2,3-trimethylcyclopropane What do you guys think read more

Hyperthreading Explained

I've noticed some misinformation about HyperThreading and how it works so I'm going to attempt to explain it. In doing so I tradeoff simplicity for a bit of accuracy but I think it's a reasonable summary. HyperThreading…what is it? Basically, HyperThreading is just Intel’s marketing term for their implementation of Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT, for short). SMT literally means executing two threads simultaneously on a single processing core. In reality, the name SMT is used mostly for historical reasons as two threads never actually execute simultaneously on the... read more

The Case Of Pc Stuttering

Run-time problems with RAM can be tricky to diagnose. Not dead RAM because if the RAM is dead the computer simply won’t start. The issue here is failing RAM. In this case, failing RAM causing PC stuttering. What’s PC stuttering? It’s when one’s PC abruptly and abnormally pauses for a very short time interval, say maybe a few milliseconds. How can we tell? Sometimes, it may not show at all, but when stuttering happens it can be seen through the display on a monitor. What does it look like? It may appear differently for others, but on my computer it happened... read more

AsRock, you dissapointed me on Ryzen launch day. (How AsRock AM4 B350 boards failed to deliver on value.) - draft

Let me begin by stating that the B350 is supposed to be a mainstream-oriented chipset. It is meant to provide 2017 niceties such as up to 2x NVMe, PCI-e 3.0, SATA 3, SATA Express, RAID support, USB 3.1 Gen 2, minor overclocking capabilities, while still being affordable at the approximately $100 pricepoint. [[SPOILER]] I/OGiven that at time of writing (March 4 , 2017) the price of a USB 3.1 add-in card is around $20 USD, it stands that the launch-day AsRock B350 motherboards are poor value on top of sparse availability. The price delta to a better designed X370 board... read more

Overclock Your Brain 10 Ways To Overclock Brain Activity

1. Physical exercise. Physical exercise strengthens your brain. Exercise benefitsyour brain cells. The blood vessels inside your brain dilate and increase blood flow when you engage in regular exercise. Exercise helps to elimin toxins and allows oxygen and other nutrients to flow into your brain strengthening your brain cells. 2. Mind exercises. Concentration and clear thinking are more or less automatic once you remove distractions. Learn to stop and watch your busy mind. As you notice things that are subtly bothering you, deal with them. This might mean making a phone... read more

Hama "uRage" Gaming Mice

I've been looking for some less popular gaming mice because I think a lot of Razer, SteelSeries, etc. stuff is overpriced and you end up paying for the name. I've already had a good experience with a cheaper Chinese brand A4Tech, and although I wasn't able to find a small enough mouse from them for fingertip grip, the build quality and sensor were fine (and it cost a lot less than comparable Logitech products for example) So anyway, I found out that a German PC accessory manufacturer hama is making gaming mice as well. Their newest offering is uRage... read more

Antec Three Hundred Vs An Outdated Pc Case

I've recently bought an Antec Three Hundred chassis to upgrade my nearly a decade old INTER-TECH 2011. I decided to do a small test and see if a modern case actually makes a noticeable difference in cooling. Everyone buys "gaming cases" these days and even install additional fans to boot, but will it actually make a difference for a humble system like mine? For example, I added a rear exhaust fan to my PC, but it didn't result in any noticeable temperature decrease. But of course, my old case doesn't even have intake fans, so perhaps it doesn't create good airflow. The... read more

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