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Cognac Jack 14 days ago on 07/15/14
I"m 3 episodes in and like it so far. It's engaging in a way that not many anime has been for me in years. The show to me has the feel of an anime BSG. Hopefully the story will stay interesting.

The animation I enjoy, the CGI is a little weak, but I think it works for the show.

Tiara said:
I loved the theme song for some reason. It kind of reminded me of 80s and 90s animes.


I love the theme song too. Real patriotic feel to it.

This is a reply to the thread "Knights of Sidonia" by John Booty, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 29 days ago on 06/30/14
Lord_BullGod said:
I really liked Oberyn! And I get that some people get careless in the heat of passion, but I thought him getting all Inigo Montoya and getting slipped up was bullshit. He's written as this genius and very tactful dude, and he goes out like a punk....



Dude I've been thinking of who Oberyn reminded me of. That's exactly it....damn Inigo Montoya got fucked up. [addendum] Also I really hate how they're doing the Bran storyline. Like he doesn't get nearly enough screentime and it's so obvious that his storyline is probably the most important story of the entire sh ...

This is a reply to the thread "HBO's Game of Thrones" by A Study in Pink, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 29 days ago on 06/30/14
Congrats! you go girl!

This is a reply to the thread "Becky, OtakuBooty Loves You" by m1cnBot, posted in Gen. Chat

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Cognac Jack 44 days ago on 06/15/14
All my ex's live in Texas, so I moved...

This is a reply to the thread "Texas thread!" by Raptor_Mary_Magdalene, posted in Gen. Chat

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Cognac Jack 2 months ago on 05/29/14
I think I created a thread about this movie a 2 years ago. Its a dumb movie but it knows it's dumb and not in a slapstick humor kind of way.

You have to enjoy it's type of humor and even at that it's one of those movies that's probably best when you're high/drunk and with friends.

Some of the jokes ran a little long but it's overall a good movie.

Would watch again...drunk and with friends.

This is a reply to the thread "I think I may have found the best movie ever." by FlyinJew, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 2 months ago on 05/25/14
Cognac Jack said:
I found this deal on reddit.

DailySteals.com | Save $50 on H2O 620 CPU Cooler www.dailysteals.com/heist/#deals/24039

For 30 bucks I can afford to buy 2 and experiment. So I think I'm getting it!


That deals website sucks big ones. I still haven't received my coolers. They just shipped on friday I ordered it as soon as I made that OB post. So 11 days before it even shipped out. And I won't receive it until the 3rd of June. Luckily I'm not in a big hurry.

I'm having second thoughts about the Kraken G10 cooler. Tons of people are skeptical, and alth ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 2 months ago on 05/21/14
John Booty said:
The argument is whether or not it's lame and irresponsible to use sexual violence as a gratuitous way to "spice up" your book-to-TV adaptation.

Sure, maybe they added the rape to make Cersei more sympathetic and to make Jaime less sympat...


I'm late on this and I haven't read the books so this isn't such a controversial shock to me, but from the descriptions I've read how the scene went in the books, I dare say the change was better.

I think HBO's GoT showrunners have already established that they're not going to be totally loyal to the books. I u ...

This is a reply to the thread "HBO's Game of Thrones" by A Study in Pink, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 2 months ago on 05/14/14
I found this deal on reddit.

DailySteals.com | Save $50 on H2O 620 CPU Cooler http://www.dailysteals.com/heist/#deals/24039

For 30 bucks I can afford to buy 2 and experiment. So I think I'm getting it!

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 2 months ago on 05/13/14
I'm not looking for a gpu cooler necessarily because of overclocking (though it may be in the future) It's mostly because I want my computer quieter. Both my CPU and GPU are running stock fans and they can get loud (and hot) under load. I may look into a GPU air fans too. But I think I'll go ahead and get the CPU watercooling, see how my GPU reacts with lower CPU temps and go from there.


Right now I have the two fans booty gave me on the bottom vent and side vent. but I don't think the bottom fan is really doing much of anything. My PSU is right beside it and is blowing hot air out, so ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 2 months ago on 05/12/14
John Booty said:
(Corsair says you need to have the H50's fan blowing inward, which seems retarded. Why would you want the hot air blown into the case? I faced mine blowing outward. I think a lot of people do.)



I saw that too, I thought that was pretty interesting. I think CPU watercooling is definitely on my list. As far as the GPU there really isn't a lot of info on it. Newegg reviews are mixed as to people getting it work properly with their video cards. I might try to find another GPU cooling solution that won't make my computer run any louder.

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 2 months ago on 05/06/14
Jkid said:


It's a long term contract, years long so it's effectively full time.


That's good man. It's hard to find a contract job that offers benefits. And yeah that's great pay for starting out guy.Save that money and learn as much as you can there. Perfect opportunity to gain experience.

This is a reply to the thread "How do I get a job as a Linux Systems Administrato" by Jkid, posted in Gen. Chat

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Cognac Jack 3 months ago on 04/14/14
Why would she come back to the place that gave her cancer in the first place?

This is a reply to the thread "HEY BECKY! (Mrs. Mink)" by Barney Stinson, posted in Gen. Chat

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Cognac Jack 3 months ago on 04/10/14
Updated: 2 months ago on 05/05/14
John Booty said:
I don't have a side in the AMD vs. Nvidia thing.

My last four video cards have been fine. They've all been AMD, though that's more luck than anything. It just so happened that AMD had a slight lead in performance at whatever price point I was ...


Yeah I should rephrase. AMD CPUs were shit back in the day. I remember having a Athlon XP CPU and that thing overheated like crazy. AMD CPUs still have a heat problem but now there's better (and cheaper) cooling options.

ATi always had good video cards and it was a back and forth every month for a long time wh ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 3 months ago on 04/09/14
AMD has always been behind Intel/Nvidia on everything. So that story hasn't changed. My particular problem was with the manufacturer of the card, a company called Powercolor, who I never heard of until this card went on sale. More popular manufacturers like Asus, MSI, etc. Make the exact same card but for $40+ more expensive and on top of that I got an additional $30 rebate. So what was normally a $180 video card I got for $119.

Powercolor had mixed reviews, but aside from the hdmi going out I didn't have any problems with support or getting my RMA and Rebate back. In fact I've had more tro ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 3 months ago on 04/08/14
So I got my Radeon 7870 back. The fan seem a lot quieter than before and the HDMI is working. So yaaa getting what I paid for - in January - in April. Between shipping two RMAs for the damn thing I basically broke even with my rebate. It was still a good price for a video card ($119 after $30 rebate) but considering it took me almost 3 months to actually use it (partly my own fault but you know shit should not break down) idk if I should of just shelled out the extra $40 bucks and bought from a more reputable manufacturer.

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 3 months ago on 04/07/14
No spoilers, but I'm pretty sure that Arya is going to grow up to become Xena Warrior Princess. I'm positive that's the direction the show is heading.

This is a reply to the thread "HBO's Game of Thrones" by A Study in Pink, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 4 months ago on 03/22/14
A Study in Pink said:
Hetalia has made international politics into a möe masturbation game. This is the real shortcoming of modern politics: we need hotties out there on the international stage, and then everyone will be so busy drawing sexy fanart of them and writing ki...


That somehow makes sense...

This is a reply to the thread "Japan's New Crush? Crimean Prosecutor" by m1cnBot, posted in News & For Sale

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Cognac Jack 4 months ago on 03/14/14
Obviously your monitor needs upgrading, also I say your ram would be the next thing that needs a boost. At least 8gb but 16gb is starting to be the norm for ram.


Depending on what you're using it for everything else could technically stay. If you're using this for gaming or mining you're going to want to upgrade the video card. Core 2 Duo is still a decent CPU for general computing, but I know the more intensive programs are going to recommend quad-core. processors. I'd research your motherboard and see what you can upgrade to. You wouldn't necessarily have to upgrade mobo.


I shoul ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 4 months ago on 03/05/14
Jkid said:
JB: The 6.6% unemployment rate is for people who collect unemployment checks. The real unemployment rate is usually double that percentage. Currently it's 12.7 percent. (www.cnbc.com/id/101398855)

The real unemployment rate consists of the "un...



http://youtu.be/GE8rTzdKI6E

This is a reply to the thread "How do I get a job as a Linux Systems Administrato" by Jkid, posted in Gen. Chat

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Cognac Jack 4 months ago on 03/04/14
Jkid said:


I'm not going to argue about this, as I have a long story about it which I'm not in a good position to discuss it in public. But it involves me "living with" and "working with" people who got jobs so easily who tell me various wishful/positive...


Bro, it's a hard job market out there and you're gonna have to fight for every job, interview, contract, etc. Companies are hiring very slowly and specifically in IT companies rather contract than employ full-time.

I'd apply for any IT job even if it's lower-level/wage positions. It sounds like you ...

This is a reply to the thread "How do I get a job as a Linux Systems Administrato" by Jkid, posted in Gen. Chat

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Cognac Jack 5 months ago on 02/26/14
Honestly I hope they don't try to make this too faithful to the comic. Because AMC isn't going to be able to bring Preacher full glory, it just can't.

What I hope they do is actually give comic fans brand new stories while borrowing from the comic's plot when needed.

This is a reply to the thread "Garth Ennis' PREACHER coming to AMC" by StuntCock, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 5 months ago on 02/26/14
Jkid said:


And where is that main website is located?

https://www.talentexchange.com/

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This is a reply to the thread "How do I get a job as a Linux Systems Administrato" by Jkid, posted in Gen. Chat

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Cognac Jack 5 months ago on 02/25/14
If you wanted to make 75k right out of college you should of been an Engineer. IT work you can maybe get a junior admin gig for half that. 75k I'd imagine is on the upper end of the experience chain.


Jkid said:


Maybe I should clarify my response: I do apply for positions online. I apply for positions online via various job boards such as monster, career builder, dice, and there is one website that is a job searcher ala google known as indeed. There a...



I will agree with you there Taleo and the like is a fucking horrible HR system and just makes your resume that muc ...

This is a reply to the thread "How do I get a job as a Linux Systems Administrato" by Jkid, posted in Gen. Chat

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Cognac Jack 5 months ago on 02/20/14
I've been playing the heck out of this game it's seriously the most fun I've had in a first person shooter in a very, very, very long time. What console are you guys playing it on?

I'm playing on PC, but I have a Xbox One Beta Code if anyone wants it.

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Cognac Jack 5 months ago on 02/11/14
Slade xTekno said:
So adding the case fans dropped your CPU's idle temperature from 34 to 26C?


I thought it was a big drop too considering I'm running the stock heatsink/fan on my cpu. I'm going by the asus temp software that came with my mobo. I'm going to check my mobo or get some different software to see if it's any different.


Also my HDMI went out on me on my video card. I had the bright idea of pulling it out while I had a game paused and hadn't turned back on since. Since HDMI is what I wanted most I guess I'm going to now have to return it.

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 5 months ago on 02/10/14
Slade xTekno said:
This is your case, right?
...tigerdirect.com/...?EdpNo=3863499&CatId=1509

It looks like there are two mounts on the side, two on top, and one on the back. Is there a front fan mount?


Yes that's the case and there is a front fan mount. It took me a while to figure out how to access it because the damn case didn't come with any instructions whatsoever. It was also hard to find any real technical info on my case as well, but I did eventually find Thermaltake product page for it.

With the fans Booty gave me (thanks again John) I decided to ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 5 months ago on 02/08/14
John Booty said:
Actually shit, fuck that. Whether you do the H50 or not, I have that two-pack of Corsair fans and I wound up never even using it. It's yours, just give me your address. PS: Actually sorry, this is what I have, but yeah it's you...



John thank you, thank you, thank you, I got the fans they look good. Now I got a question.

So I should of gotten a different heatsink/fan than the stock for the 8320 but I was dumb. My CPU normal temps with the stock fan was around 45c so I got the fan running at maximum rpm and its now idle at 34c so that's alr ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 5 months ago on 02/03/14
I think it was Warren Ellis that said if you want to know how to write comics then read Shakespeare. I paraphrased, but he was making a point about that you can't be a good creator in any medium if your only frame of reference is the said medium you're creating in.

Considering how weird Japanese societies are with relationships and otaku culture in general, I can totally see this being true.

In their defense though there's been a ton of horrible anime made in the past 20 years so it's not like the shit just started getting bad.

This is a reply to the thread "Miyazaki says "Suck it, nerds"" by DevCore, posted in News & For Sale

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Cognac Jack 5 months ago on 02/01/14
Updated: 5 months ago on 02/05/14
John Booty said:
Actually shit, fuck that. Whether you do the H50 or not, I have that two-pack of Corsair fans and I wound up never even using it. It's yours, just give me your address. PS: Actually sorry, this is what I have, but yeah it's you...


Thanks man, I just removed the fans from my order. I'm glad you responded when you did cause I'd already placed the order. Speaking of which Tigerdirect.com is pretty badass all I had to do was go into chat and give my order number and it was changed pretty quickly. They used to have really crappy customer service bu ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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Cognac Jack 5 months ago on 02/01/14
Ok so I'm not waiting any more.

I changed up the cpu and decided to go higher than the 6100/6300 since benchmark scores saying it's a decent jump in quality and only $30 more in price.

I've been sold on the cpu and mobo for a while now and past week has really been on trying to find the best deals. I'm really just interested in mid-tier gaming on this computer so this hardware topped with the $119 Radeon HD7850 I bought and using the same ram and HD's I already have gets me to a decent computer for under $500.

The big thing for me was deciding on a case and power supply. I had bou ...

This is a reply to the thread "Generic PC Hardware discussion thread." by Frito, posted in Otaku Chat

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