Verily British

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About Verily British

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  • Birthday June 5

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    Celestia/Nightmare Moon
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    England
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    Oh, stop being such a pansy and DOWN IT FRESHER!
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    Gaming, Networking, Music(Mostly metal, Big Band Swing, Sea Shanties and Jazz), Reading, Writing, Daydreaming.

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  1. Verily British

    Mega Thread How are you feeling

    Nostalgic. I'm listening to the Halo 3: ODST soundtrack, with some light rain ambience. God, I love the atmosphere in that game. (For those who want it) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew0XWd-blwE&t=0s
  2. Verily British

    Any people here with computer networking skills?

    Well, there are many different pieces of Cisco kit: You've got their Switches: (Here we have some of their Catalyst switches) You've got their routers: Firewalls: Layer 3 Switches: You've got topologies, which I think are the same regardless of the brand you're using. And you've got some basic configuration for some switches: (This was taken from a piece of my own case study work about a simple hospital network) enable conf t interface range fa0/1 - 24 spanning-tree portfast no shut exit interface range g0/1 - 2 switchport mode trunk no shut exit no ip domain-lookup enable secret class hostname [S1 - 11] banner motd # !!UNAUTHORISED ACCESS IS PROHIBITED!!# line con 0 password cisco login exec-timeout 5 logging synchronous exit line vty 0 15 password cisco login exec-timeout 5 logging synchronous exit vlan 90 name NetworkManagement interface vlan 90 vlan 100 name MedicalDevices interface vlan 100 vlan 110 name VOIPDevices interface vlan 110 vlan 120 name Doctors&Consultants interface vlan 120 vlan 130 name IPCameras interface vlan 130 vlan 140 name Administration interface vlan 140 vlan 150 name Security interface vlan 150 vlan 160 name Fire&Security interface vlan 160 vlan 170 name Printing&Scanning interface vlan 170 vlan 180 name Video interface vlan 180 vlan 190 name HelpKiosks interface vlan 190 vlan 200 name Servers interface vlan 200 end service password-encryption copy running-config startup-config conf t interface fa0/1 switchport access vlan 100 interface fa0/2 switchport access vlan 110 interface fa0/3 switchport access vlan 120 interface fa0/4 switchport access vlan 130 interface fa0/5 switchport access vlan 140 interface fa0/6 switchport access vlan 150 interface fa0/7 switchport access vlan 160 interface fa0/8 switchport access vlan 170 interface fa0/9 switchport access vlan 180 interface fa0/10 switchport access vlan 190 interface fa0/11 switchport access vlan 200
  3. Verily British

    Any people here with computer networking skills?

    I'm not 100% sure what you mean by this. Do you want to know what Cisco kit looks like? How the topologies look, the configuration? Because whatever you learnt was likely tailored around Cisco, they have something around an 80% marketshare in computer networks. The only other networking company I'm familiar with is Juniper, and I only know of them by name, haven't gotten around to messing with their kit yet.
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    Any people here with computer networking skills?

    I'm actually currently on a Computer Networks and Security degree at Staffordshire University. However I'm only in my first year and I'm only really familiar with the design and configuration of networks based off of Cisco kit. Come back to me in a couple of years and maybe I'll be able to hold an actual conversation about it.
  5. Verily British

    Movies/TV Which Harry Potter house would you be in?

    When I took the Pottermore quiz, I was sorted into Hufflepuff, which I am completely and utterly fine with, happy even, as the Hufflepuff house has turned out the fewest Dark Wizards of them all. Other Harry Potter quizzes over the years have sorted me into all of the houses intermittently, however I shall take Pottermore's decision as the final say. So yeah, woo! Hufflepuff!
  6. Verily British

    News Britain has left the EU, your thoughts?

    I absolutely gave up trying to find a legitimate reason for my vote, so in the end I just decided that I don't really care. I voted to leave because I just wanted to see what would happen. And I'm still curious to see what would happen. Will we rise up anew, a truly Greater Britain? Will we crumble and fall? Or will very little actually change?
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    Music Do you prefer Youtube or Soundcloud for listening?

    I use YouTube, I generally can't find much of what I want on Soundcloud, and that which I can find is usually someone's crappy cover.
  8. Verily British

    Favorite Joke Candidate For President

    There is only one real candidate that could possibly win this election. It might be tough but I truly think that he can make America, nay - the world a better place.
  9. Verily British

    Gaming Hacking and Cheating In Games?

    I think that really depends on how you're hacking, what you're doing with these hacks and what game it is you're hacking. If you're using a save editor on games like Mass Effect or Dead Space etc. I don't think it really matters, because those are mostly single-player games and what online there is, is either co-op or where save files aren't used. Then you have games where hacking can go either way, Dark Souls is a HUGE example of this. Some people hack to make themselves glow all pretty colour and have exaggerated effects on their moves that is normally only limited to bosses or mobs. You have some players that are invincible and just give you some cool weapons or upgrade materials and then leave.Then, of course, you have the people that basically enable god mode and just invade people for the hell of it. Then you have hacking in games that can only be detrimental to the other players experience, such as aim-bots and diminished (or entirely removed) hit-boxes.This kind of stuff in competitive shooters like CoD, Halo, Gears of War, etc. is entirely unfair and should be punished severely.
  10. Verily British

    Electro-Magnetic Drive

    I might only have a high school level understanding of physics, as well as a degree in bootleg wiki page readings, but I'm fairly sure this doesn't break the law of conversion. The device just creates an Electro-magnetic field, or to put it simply, a magnetic field. The object is then propelled via magnetic repulsion/attraction. Maglev trains operate under similar circumstances, the track is lined with powerful electro-magnets which are turned on and off very quickly to push/pull the train. EDIT: HOLD ON! I realised I may have interoperated this incorrectly. If so, please hold on for around 10-20 minutes while I ponder this. Hmm, is it possible that you heard about Ion thrusters, and simple misunderstood the concept? Ion thrusters generate thrust via the acceleration of electrons with electricity. This boils down into two general methods: acceleration using Coulomb force and an electric field, OR, acceleration using Lorentz force and an electromagnetic field. "In either case, when an ion passes through an electrostatic grid engine, the potential difference of the electric field converts to the ion's kinetic energy." - Wikipedia
  11. Verily British

    Music When gutteral growl/speaking and yelling is in music

    It really depends on the type of band and genre you're listening to. As Denim&Venom said above, sometime a more guttural, aggressive growling is just what a song needs to get a point across. Then, of course, you have Brutal Death Metal, Tech Death and other such genres where the lyrics are, generally, entirely unimportant. Due to the fact that many artists in mainstream media focus on the lyrics and vocals first, everything else second, people tend to only listen to a song for its vocals. So when they stumble across bands like Cannibal Corpse, they instantly dislike it because they haven't a clue what they're saying. The best way to look at such singing styles is not to view the vocals as something apart from the music, think of the vocals as another instrument. To be played along with the rest to create an amazing sound. (By-the-by, I'm not saying that BDM can't have meaningful lyrics, I'm simply stating that regardless of if they do or not the music will sound awesome either way.)
  12. Verily British

    Looking for advice for a new upcoming fanfiction

    There are only two things that really put me off a story: The dialogue and the Tense. I personally suffer from the former, I not very good at creating quality dialogue. You could have the most intricate plot and interesting characters, but if you have really stiff and unnatural dialogue then people just aren't going to enjoy it. You should also ensure that you aren't writing in the present tense. I've seen a couple of people doing this and I find that it utterly ruins a story. Look at popular novels like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, these are both written in the past tense, as if someone were recalling a memory. I'd also get a couple of people to help, someone to proof read (checking grammar, spelling, the flow of your writing). And then I'd get someone else to ensure that the story is easy to follow, that you haven't missed any details or plot points, that the dialogue flows smoothly and that the chapter/story/etc, so far makes sense.
  13. Verily British

    A Poem that sums up the English Language

    Yeah, probably. I keep forgetting that people outside the UK often pronounce things somewhat differently. I would have thought that some of it would rhyme though. Take the third line, for instance; Corpse corps and horse are all pronounced with an OR but worse, which is spelt the same way, is said differently, with an ER.
  14. So, I was browsing a website called Knowable, and I happened across this poem. I feel like it perfectly sums up the entire English language and the strange way we pronounce words almost exactly the same as something completely different. Enjoy! Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare heart, beard, and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it's written.) Now I surely will not plague you With such words as plaque and ague. But be careful how you speak: Say break and steak, but bleak and streak; Cloven, oven, how and low, Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe. Hear me say, devoid of trickery, Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore, Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles, Exiles, similes, and reviles; Scholar, vicar, and cigar, Solar, mica, war and far; One, anemone, Balmoral, Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel; Gertrude, German, wind and mind, Scene, Melpomene, mankind. Billet does not rhyme with ballet, Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet. Blood and flood are not like food, Nor is mould like should and would. Viscous, viscount, load and broad, Toward, to forward, to reward. And your pronunciation's OK When you correctly say croquet, Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve, Friend and fiend, alive and live. Ivy, privy, famous; clamour And enamour rhyme with hammer. River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb, Doll and roll and some and home. Stranger does not rhyme with anger, Neither does devour with clangour. Souls but foul, haunt but aunt, Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant, Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger, And then singer, ginger, linger, Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge, Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age. Query does not rhyme with very, Nor does fury sound like bury. Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth. Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath. Though the differences seem little, We say actual but victual. Refer does not rhyme with deafer. Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer. Mint, pint, senate and sedate; Dull, bull, and George ate late. Scenic, Arabic, Pacific, Science, conscience, scientific. Liberty, library, heave and heaven, Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven. We say hallowed, but allowed, People, leopard, towed, but vowed. Mark the differences, moreover, Between mover, cover, clover; Leeches, breeches, wise, precise, Chalice, but police and lice; Camel, constable, unstable, Principle, disciple, label. Petal, panel, and canal, Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal. Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair, Senator, spectator, mayor. Tour, but our and succour, four. Gas, alas, and Arkansas. Sea, idea, Korea, area, Psalm, Maria, but malaria. Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean. Doctrine, turpentine, marine. Compare alien with Italian, Dandelion and battalion. Sally with ally, yea, ye, Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key. Say aver, but ever, fever, Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver. Heron, granary, canary. Crevice and device and aerie. Face, but preface, not efface. Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass. Large, but target, gin, give, verging, Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging. Ear, but earn and wear and tear Do not rhyme with here but ere. Seven is right, but so is even, Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen, Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk, Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work. Pronunciation -- think of Psyche! Is a paling stout and spikey? Won't it make you lose your wits, Writing groats and saying grits? It's a dark abyss or tunnel: Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale, Islington and Isle of Wight, Housewife, verdict and indict. Finally, which rhymes with enough -- Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough? Hiccough has the sound of cup. My advice is to give up!!! (I don't know who wrote this, if it was the OP or if it was copy and pasted. If anyone recognises it, do tell. Here's where I found it.)
  15. Greeting everybody! Now recently, I've been thinking about upgrading my computer, but I'm unsure what to upgrade to. As such I've decided to ask you in the form of a hypothetical scenario: If you had a budget of £300/$446.76/€411.12 to spend on upgrading your gaming computer, specifically the CPU or GPU, which would you upgrade first and to what? (Thank you in advance)