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To Their Respective Futures

"Time passes, people move. Like a river's flow, it never ends."   On November 18, 2011, I left the anti-brony "crusade" in favor of neutrality. This neutrality lasted until January 24, 2012, when I joined the MLP fandom. How funny is it that I joined the very thing I used to hate. It ended up helping me during one of the toughest times of my life, when a nerve was caught in my right elbow and it was misdiagnosed as tendinitis, which led to a very painful two years. Watching MLP and the friends

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The remnants of my Twilight Sparkle pic collection

Main collection (approx. 90%): https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=CF04814D530DC55F!37714&authkey=!ANjUfPsf_Dr72Zw&ithint=file%2czip   Wallpapers (100%): https://onedrive.live.com/?id=CF04814D530DC55F%21182806&cid=CF04814D530DC55F&group=0&parId=CF04814D530DC55F%2115101&authkey=%21AAySeY3sIFjvxcc&action=locate   Feel free to download them. These files are staying up there. Just remember that you need to be able to open zip archives to get them.

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How to: get a gaming PC on the cheap

1. Buy any pre-built PC from the store with a Pentium or i3 in it 2. Buy a GTX 750 Ti (they go for around $99 now, that's a LOT of GPU for the money tbh) 3. Slap it into a PCIe 16x slot, plug it into the power supply if needed (if there are no power connectors on it then that isn't necessary) 4. Install the driver 5. ????? 6. PROFIT!

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Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Pro

Surface Pro 3 maximum storage: 64 - 512GB + Expandable up to 2TB via MicroSD cards (and even more over the USB 3.0 port) iPad Pro maximum storage: 32 - 128GB + lol no   Surface Pro 3 cloud storage: Microsoft hands out terabytes of OneDrive storage like it's candy iPad Pro: $19.99/month for 1TB iCloud storage (and that just gets you 1TB)   iPad Pro CPU architecture: ARM (Apple A9) Surface Pro 3 CPU architecture: x86-64 (Intel Core i3 - i7 low power)   iPad Pro backwards compatibility: iPad

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Windows 10 privacy and anti-piracy, the reality

So, yeah. Windows 10 is probably as controversial as it's buggy. In fact, there seem to be some bugs that cause it to continue pinging Microsoft even if OneDrive is disabled or you don't have any live tiles on your Start menu. Now then, unlike these clickbait-y articles popping up everywhere about Windows 10 being "too invasive" or "it blocks pirated software", I did some digging (you can thank me for doing your job later, journalists), I studied Windows 10's privacy policy and the Microsoft Ser

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How long will I be staying here?

Since I left the fandom, this is a question I've been asked multiple times. "How long will I be staying here?" This is a question I've been asking myself too.   If I had to make a rough estimate, I'll be here until around November - January. After then, I'll be gone. Just another former member of this site (and the fandom for that matter). And just what is the point in staying here for that long if I no longer enjoy the show this forum is built around? It's because I have friends here, and I a

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How to: Make a phone stand using PCI brackets

So you built a PC, you removed two or so PCI brackets to install all your PCIe-based components and you need somewhere to put your phone when at the desk that doesn't take up a whole lotta room on the mousepad or is out of the way or whatever. So, just throw away those PCI brackets, right? NOPE! Turn them into a phone stand! Take a PCI bracket or two Bend them to about a 45° angle If you're using more than one bracket (I recommend this if you have a 5.2" or larger phone) secure them togeth

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Me leaving the fandom: what it means

It means I've left the fandom. That's basically all there is to it. I'm not interested in MLP anymore, so what need is there for me to be in a fandom about something I'm not interested in?   Although if Pokémon is an indication of anything I may or may not get back into it 5 years from now........ naaaaaaaaaaaah. That won't happen! I'm going to regret saying that later...   As a side note, yes, Pokémon does have a bit to do with it. Not a whole lot, though.

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In the wake of the Windows 10 privacy scare...

Anyone remember these guys?     They make 90% of their revenue off of... y'know, selling your personal information for ads. They're not the world's largest ad broker for no reason. They've also been confirmed to read your email in Gmail to display "relevant" ads based on a few key words in said email, track your Google Chrome activity, have poor COPPA compliance, keep any deleted emails from your Gmail account, have ties with the CIA and NSA, among other things. Next to Facebook they have o

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How to: edit OEM information in the Windows registry

So today via /r/pcmasterrace I learned that you can edit OEM information in the Windows registry and make it say silly things, like this.     Want to know how to do that? Good! Because I'll tell you how.   But first, a warning. This involves editing the Windows registry. Do not do more than what I tell you to do or things might break. In fact, you should back up your registry first by going to File > Export in regedit, just to be safe. Again, do not edit the Windows registry if you don

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Hey you!

Want a free Dota 2 loading screen for pre-ordering Final Fantasy Type-0 HD? Good, shut up, because that is exactly what Square-Enix is offering for pre-ordering the PC version!     And yes, this is legitimately a pre-order bonus for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on Steam.   Stop pre-ordering games. This should not be okay. This should never be okay.

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Changes to be made

So, I have an internship with Attleboro Schools now. Cool. However, this means I must make some changes to my lifestyle.   The biggest one, perhaps, is that I can no longer stay up past 12:30AM eastern time. I have to get up early in the morning now. I intend to keep this up, even on weekdays I don't have to work (weekends are fine), so I can get used to this schedule.   Second one is that I won't have as much time for chat or streams or whatever. I am also still a college student. Wednesday

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Super Mario RPG Expedition

Hello there, dear reader! ...............okay, that sounded creepy, let me try that again.   Hello there! I've decided that, to help me get doing things, I will be streaming Super Mario RPG on my Twitch.tv every day from Saturday on until I beat the game, Culex included. The superboss, if you don't know who that is. So, be there, it'll be... great and... um... stuff and... things. But yeah, be there.

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A Mourning Industry

From Twitter.   Microsoft:   Larry Hryb: https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/620401919429771264 Phil Spencer: https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/620448674972196864 Aaron Greenberg: https://twitter.com/aarongreenberg/status/620468176023715840 Ken Lobb: https://twitter.com/RealKLobb/status/620385557105917952 Phil Harrison: https://twitter.com/MrPhilHarrison/status/620532386934226944   Sony:   Shuhei Yoshida: https://twitter.com/yosp/status/620388345969971200 (Translation: "He has given a

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"The death of the PC has not been greatly exaggerated"

https://t.co/RCKcUaC5Fc Only focuses on OEM sales, ignores that individual part sales are at an all-time high Overly simplifies the issue, even going as far as bullshitting you by saying that Google desktop edition returns mobile sites when it, in fact, does not Tries to get us to believe that businesses are replacing computers with mobile devices, which is totally efficient Acts like everyone - and I mean everyone - buys a new PC as often as Apple adds a new button to their phone or some

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The Flag of the Commonwealth shall not be changed

So during the big Confederate Flag debate, the Boston Globe published an article stating that the flag of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the state name and motto and city names should be changed because it might offend the Native American tribes here.   I'm sorry, but no. Let us keep things the same. The Wompanoag on the flag represents the Wompanoag tribe, who helped the first European settlers of Massachusetts adapt to the land and helped prepare the first Thanksgiving, ergo, it's part

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A great day for LGBTs in America

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled same-sex marriage legal across all 50 states in a close 5-4 decision, with the outcome being "Yes". The United States is now the 25th country worldwide with marriage equality.   We in Massachusetts already legally recognized same-sex marriage, the first state to do so all the way back in 2004. Now same-sex couples across America get the same legal recognition and protection under the law and the right to marry the person they love. Truly, a grea

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Let's talk about tornadoes in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is thousands of miles away from tornado alley. You wouldn't think the state would be under the threat for tornadoes, would you?   Well... no. We're still threatened by tornadoes each year. A state-wide (excluding Berkshire County) tornado watch, like what happened yesterday, is an uncommon occurrence, though.   Tornadoes in MA are rare, and those that do happen are minor, causing under $50k in property damage on average. Severe tornadoes, like what happened in Worcester in 1953

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