Admiral Regulus

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About Admiral Regulus

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    Princesses are overrated. Join the armada!
  • Birthday 02/21/1994

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    Central Florida
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    Ridiculousness has no limits.

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  1. Man, I feel like horsecrap today. Skipped work, except to make a trip to the machine lab to pick up some parts. Skipped classes too. Hardly slept at all last night, and am super tired today. I got some aloe to put on my sunburn, but even with that it still burns like hell. Now it's just more like my face, neck, ears and arms are in an oven rather than drenched in napalm.

    1. MidnightFire1222

      MidnightFire1222

      I guess that's better?

  2. Today was... possibly the worst day of work I've had so far.
    Had to miss two classes to help some other students do field testing of a robot. Missed breakfast this morning, couldn't have lunch, and didn't get to go home until much later than I expected. In total I spent nearly eight hours outside today... and instead of getting some of my owm work done, I managed to get what is probably one of the worst sunburns I've ever had. My feet are killing me from standing all day, instead of being nice and comfy in the lab.

    I'm home now, but I'm dehydrated, exhausted, and it hurts to move. Oh, and I still haven't had the chance to go to the post office this week... damn it.

     

    1. MidnightFire1222

      MidnightFire1222

      At least it's almost Friday right?

  3. I hate it when the post office requires you to sign to receive a delivery. It's so stupid.

    I was supposed to get a very important document returned to me in the mail today, but that didn't happen. The mail carrier apparently left a notice because... "sorry we missed you!"

    My ass. I've been home all day, and I never heard the doorbell ring. But I now have to go to the postal distribution center during inconvenient hours to pick this document up, when it could have just been left in the mailbox like... you know, all the other important mail that goes around.

    1. Arc Flash

      Arc Flash

      Hmm..sounds like my mail department here...or they deliver it to someone across town:lostit:

  4. How to classify any mathematical expression:

    cOhvgKS.png

    I was inspired to make this quick guide after my troubles in the past few days.

  5. It is amazing how unproductive a day at work can be sometimes. Finish printing parts? No, the printer broke. Solve partial differential equations in an analytic form? lol... I'm sure a solution exists, but I've been at it for 15-20 hours now and haven't found it.

    Another long day, another day of accomplishing nothing. Welp, I should get some sleep. Going to have to do it all over again tomorrow.

     

    1. MidnightFire1222

      MidnightFire1222

      Good luck tomorrow!

  6. Admiral Regulus

    My bad experience with an anime club

    Well... yeah. Sounds like high school, for sure.
  7. I graduated in December of 2017, and spent most of 2018 looking for work. I was able to find a part time job tutoring, but it didn't go well, and for the most part, things weren't looking good. I knew I needed to rethink my life, so I decided I would go back to school for a master's degree.

    I didn't have funding for my first semester, and I questioned if it was a wise decision. Now, I can say that it was. I've been offered a full time job as a research assistant just this week. This upcoming Monday will be my first day of real, actual work--and for the first time ever, I will have complete financial independence. My tuition and fees will be paid for, I will be doing real engineering work, and I will have my own health insurance coverage, among other things.

    It's difficult for me to express just how grateful I am that this is happening, and it's very odd to think that everything managed to fall into place after all. I'm not just relieved; I'm completely blown away by how awesome it is.

     

    1. MidnightFire1222
    2. Arc Flash

      Arc Flash

      Awesome:ph3ar:

    3. TigerGeekGuy

      TigerGeekGuy

      That sounds amazing, congratulations!

  8. In the past 10 days, I have done literally nothing but sleep, eat, and work on end-of-semester assignments for school. Even that is kind of a generous statement to make--I ate nothing but microwavable trash food, and even my dreams were filled with thoughts of conformal maps and partial differential equations.

    Once I finished my last final exam yesterday afternoon, I went home and slept for a little more than 12 hours. It's over now. No more classes again until January. Today I'm cleaning up and eating some not-so-trashy food. It feels good. I feel free. I don't know what else I'll do today, but I suppose that's the beauty of it.

    1. MidnightFire1222

      MidnightFire1222

      At least it's done until next semester. :)

  9. That's quite a username you have there. And happy birthday too!

  10. I've decided I would much rather have a Phanteks case. Specifically, this one:

    It seems to pack a bunch of features for a fair price and has everything I need.

    Unfortunately, it seems that I won't be able to get my dream computer built anytime soon due to an unexpected financial situation.

     

    Anyways, what are your thoughts on the RTX 2080? Yay, or nay?

    1. Admiral Regulus

      Admiral Regulus

      I've never worked with a Phanteks case before, but they look pretty nice. That one looks like it would be a solid choice for most builds.

      With the RTX cards, I'm a bit torn on the whole ray tracing thing. On one hand, I see it as a complete gimmick that should be avoided by any value-seeking consumer. On the other hand, I understand what ray tracing is and I know it's the future of rendering 3D graphics. Needless to say, I'm actually quite impressed by what Nvidia has done, and their AI denoising algorithm is very, very clever to say the least. It's the future of gaming for sure, it's just that the future is still kinda far away, and the technology is still in its infancy.

      Overall, I have a bit of distaste for the state of the GPU market right now. The GTX 1000 series was awesome, but I hated how expensive it was without any competition from AMD. The GTX 2000 series takes that a step further. The performance isn't breathtaking, but it is a solid step up from the 1000 series--with, of course, a solid step up in price.

      It's totally off the radar for me, as I'm happy enough with my GTX 1060 and can't afford to upgrade anyway. But for those who have money they're willing to burn, I wouldn't fault them for opting for a 2080 over a 1080 ti. There are architectural advancements made with Turing, and although it doesn't result in increased FPS at 1080p, it's clearly the card to have for upcoming AAA games and/or higher resolutions. 

      This is especially true when we can count on GameWorks to ensure new games run like crap on the previous generation's cards. They've done it in the past, and you know it's going to happen again. That's why I dislike Nvidia.

      Nvidia: great technology, horrible ethics. That's my view in a nutshell.

  11. Admiral Regulus

    News Hurricane Florence

    As a Florida resident: Why do Virginia and the Carolinas get to have all the fun? Hurricanes are supposed to be ours; come on, send us some too! We're waiting!
  12. What. Why are all images black and white right now? Has the web server gone back in time to before color was invented?

    1. Snow Frostflame

      Snow Frostflame

      Its been like this since yesterday. I like it, but now the artist I commissioned can't see my reference pictures very well. I thought it was amazing timing.

    2. MidnightFire1222

      MidnightFire1222

      It's an noire theme.

  13. Admiral Regulus

    How are you feeling

    I feel like I need more coffee.