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  1. Otter

    Describe School with 1 movie and video game title.

    Movie: Home Alone Video Game: Alone in the Dark I was homeschooled, can you tell?
  2. Otter

    Why Are Plushies so Expensive?

    If you want a cheap plushie, you buy one of the crappy ones from Hasbro. If you want a good quality plushie that looks like it came straight out of the show, you gotta pay the price.
  3. Otter

    Staff Q+A Dawn Rider (King) Q&A

    y r u so dum and stupid and also dum :^)
  4. Otter

    Video Game Porting at it's finest

    The 3DS ports aren't really that impressive. The 3DS has more powerful hardware than the Wii, so why wouldn't it be able to run a Wii port?
  5. Otter

    Gaming What games have you pre-ordered?

    I only preorder collector's editions, things that I know have limited stock. There's no point in preordering regular games. There's literally infinite copies of the game, so why waste your money buying something sight unseen?
  6. Otter

    Mega Thread What are your computer specs?

    i5-4690K Asus Strix GTX 970 16GB RAM Samsung 850 PRO 128GB SSD WD 3TB HDD
  7. There were apparently floods up to three feet high in my city yesterday.
  8. Otter

    Gigabit =/= Gigabyte

    Not really, they just used somewhat misleading marketing based on the ignorance of the masses.
  9. Otter

    Gigabit =/= Gigabyte

    Welcome to Otter Tech 101! Have a seat, please. I've seen a lot of misconceptions about gigabit internet, Google Fiber in particular. People mistakenly believe that with Google Fiber, they'll be getting download speeds of up to a gigabyte per second. Unfortunately, that's not true. A byte is a unit of computer memory constructed of eight bits. (What's a bit, you may ask? Who cares, that's not important right now.) One byte equals eight bits, one kilobyte equals eight kilobits (or 8000 bits), one megabyte equals eight megabits (or eight million bits), so on and so forth. This is why you'll often see internet services advertised as 10Mb/s, when your actual download speed seems to top out at around one megabyte per second, give or take. This is where you need to be careful. The abbreviation for "-byte" is an uppercase "B," whereas the abbreviation for "-bit" is a lowercase "b." So if something is advertised as "50MB/s," it refers to bytes, whereas "50Mb/s" would be referring to bits. With internet speeds, you never have a perfect connection. Even with ethernet, there's going to be some lag when connecting to various servers, and data transmission can be slowed a bit as it travels back and forth from your router to the server, etc., so you'll never really get internet that's quite as fast as your advertised speed. The general rule of thumb is to take your advertised speed in megabits per second, divide by ten, and that'll probably be close to your actual download speed in megabytes per second. So, why do internet companies advertise their connection speeds in bits instead of bytes? It all comes down to cynical business. "100 megabits per second" sounds a lot more enticing than "10 megabytes per second." So anyway, back to Google Fiber. When they advertise their service as "one gigabit per second", what that actually means is "100 megabytes per second." Which obviously is still blazing fast compared to what most people have today, but not quite as magically speedy as some would believe. I hope that helped clear up some misconceptions you may have and bestowed some mega rad knowledge on you, brother!
  10. Otter

    Possible homicide near the UWGB Campus.

    There's apparently a sniper/multiple snipers randomly gunning down people in my city.
  12. Otter

    Mega Thread Post a Picture of Yourself!

    I must say, I'm looking quite fantastic today.
  13. Otter

    Movies/TV Most underrated Cartoons?

    Samurai Jack. I'm not sure if this is "underrated", per se, but I don't feel it gets the attention it deserves. I loved it.
  14. Otter

    Is the above user's avatar cuter than yours?

    lelno r u srs rerity is laem otterz r way betr
  15. What are friends and where do I buy them?