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2 comments | 20th February 2015, 13:46 PM

Heroes of the Storm is... addictive.
Also a resource eating monster.

8 comments | 1st December 2014, 20:35 PM

So I discovered something really cool in the kitchen. Was cleaning the stove of dried cooking oil and what not, and took out the stove grate and burner parts. I thought: "Hmm, I wonder how the flame would burn without those parts...". It's a fucking rocket! Instant bunsen burner.
This is so fun, must try one more ti

7 comments | 17th November 2014, 10:37 AM

I loose a lot of time commuting and walking in the city nowadays, and I am a bit frustrated by that lost time. Yeah the first times when you go on new routes you admire the landscape and buildings but then it's routine.
I'd like to start listening to some podcasts while on the road, but I don't know where to start. I have my phone and an MP3 player.

Do you have any podcast and podcast apps recommendation in the technical domain? For example tech news, stuff about coding... hardware etc. There was once a cute podcast from "techstuff" or something like that, it was nice in that it explained how different devices work.
Or any podcast that you find sufficiently interesting... I just want to start somewhere and see if listening to podcasts is a thing I could do :).

EDIT Just to be clear, I'm talking about walking in the city and going by bus, which at rush hours can take up 40 minutes between point A and B. When I commute by train there is wi-fi so I can watch stuff on youtube.

8 comments | 23rd October 2014, 19:50 PM

Upgraded from the S1 Mini to an S4.

Holy cow what I've been missing on.

4 comments | 30th August 2014, 22:38 PM

Has anybody from here heard about BitTorrent Sync? If you use it, how well does it perform?
If not, what is your favorite file-syncing app(not necessarily cloud)?

I use Dropbox but I'm looking for alternatives.

13 comments | 4th August 2014, 10:18 AM

I changed my Gigabyte HD4850 with an MSI HD7750. Now I can run Crysis FullHD.

1 comment | 13th June 2014, 10:57 AM

I started a thread about Nootropics some time ago, but seems like nobody was interested.

Well, I took Rhodiola in the spring exam session, and it kinda helped me. I can honestly say I resisted with less sleep than usual, although the pills I took had small concentration in it. But in time I found out that Rhodiola on its own isn't really a nootropic, but has a synergistic effect with other mind-enhancing supplements.

Now I switched to something else, after reading through some sites and consulting the reddit wiki of /r/nootropics. Seems like this is the "safest"( as in no side-effects) nootropic available, and some drink it everyday(green tea). It's Theanine. The ones I bought are 30 pills/100mg for 15$, imported from USA.

The way I took them is ingest a pill, wait 20 minutes then drink a cup of moka pot coffee( lighter than espresso, more concentrated than drip coffee). At about half-an-hour after ingesting the pill I begin to feel a bit spaced-out, but soon I become more aware of the surroundings. I don't feel like on NZT, you know, just that I can concentrate better. It really helps me getting me into "the zone".

Now of course, the way you think, the way you are organized, this leaves a mark on how efficiently one can study.

In autumn I will try something else.

Do any of you guys consume brain super foods? For example, I like eating walnuts, fish, and dark chocolate in periods of hard study. Also drinking lots of water helps, and some good physical exercise.

13 comments | 4th May 2014, 20:13 PM

What is a good file hosting site these days?

I used to upload files for the map vault on filefront(now gamefront), but they delete them after a while.
Also, linking from my dropbox account or something like that doesn't feel very secure either.
... so?

Also, when is TWHL going to increase the 2mb limit and allow for more than one screenshot? :\

23 comments | 14th April 2014, 23:34 PM

It is now legal for me to drink alcohol in the U.S.A.

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