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#1 Edited by Ben_H (3619 posts) -

I used this before I started my comp sci classes so I would be at least a bit familiar with the concepts. He is pretty good at explaining things. His tutorials should be able to help you with that question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvC1WCdV1XU&list=ECAE85DE8440AA6B83

Also, I echo the sentiments of EXTomar, is Visual Studio mandatory? That seems really unnecessary for the question you are doing. We were told specifically not to use it for my classes this year. Code::Blocks, QT Creator, or Eclipse would be much easier to use for that type of work (I would recommend the first two over the last one I listed, that one can be a bit of a pain to install because you have to install a bunch of other stuff and can be finicky. The first two set everything up automatically).

#2 Posted by Ben_H (3619 posts) -

I like it a lot. I have played it online daily for almost 3 years now. Unless they screw things up considerably, I will continue to play it.

#3 Posted by Ben_H (3619 posts) -

Really sad news. Never been much of a Slayer fan (I'm more of a European metal guy) but I have always respected him. He was hugely influential in metal in the 80s and still is today.

#4 Posted by Ben_H (3619 posts) -

I kept all my old Nintendo Power magazines when I recycled all my other stuff. I subscribed to it like 10 years ago and it was so good back then. I stopped subscribing shortly before it changed hands. I don't have the heart to get rid of them. I still like looking through them every once in a while. They remind me of games I should go back and play (like F-Zero GX. I need to buy that again. My copy was stolen).

Other than those though, I purged myself of all the rest of my magazines because I never was going to look at them again and they were taking up way too much space.

#5 Edited by Ben_H (3619 posts) -

Sure I'll give it a go for $3. I adore both Star Trek so I should enjoy this a lot.

#6 Edited by Ben_H (3619 posts) -

I actually wrote a university-level paper on this exact topic a few years back for a sociology class. It was quite fun (and I got a great mark too, which was a bonus). I was primarily discussing the (at the time) issues going on with the Texas Board of Education and their efforts to add ID/Creationism into biology texts and the science curriculum. Basically my argument boiled down to that ID/Creationism should not even step foot into the science classroom. Whether or a person believes it or not is irrelevant. ID/Creationism is not science so it has absolutely no place in the science classroom. In school we are taught that basically all forms of "hard" science are based upon empirical evidence and the scientific method (the hard sciences being Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, etc.). The arguments put forth for ID/Creationism are not testable by the scientific method, have absolutely no empirical evidence backing them, and thus are not suitable to be taught in a science-based class. Again, the entire argument has nothing to do with religious belief and is entirely based upon the principles of science itself.

#7 Posted by Ben_H (3619 posts) -

@ben_h said:

@rebgav said:

@optix12: Orange Caramel creeps me out. I am not sure why. They are like little singing and dancing Stepford Wives though, that might be it. You have my kryptonite, sir.

Yeah they can be kinda creepy in their newer videos. They used to be so different too. They really switched to the creepy overbearingly-cute thing. Their songs are still awesome because they are so overwhelmingly cheerful though. Some of the lyrics to their songs are kinda stalkerish though.

actually OC started out as the cutesy cheerful subunit of After School. Bangkok City is a complete outlier.

this was their debut song

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Ah yes totally forgot about that one. I always just think of Bangkok Romance and how weird it is compared to anything they have released since.

#8 Edited by Ben_H (3619 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@optix12: Orange Caramel creeps me out. I am not sure why. They are like little singing and dancing Stepford Wives though, that might be it. You have my kryptonite, sir.

Yeah they can be kinda creepy in their newer videos. They used to be so different too. They really switched to the creepy overbearingly-cute thing. Their songs are still awesome because they are so overwhelmingly cheerful though. Some of the lyrics to their songs are kinda stalkerish though.

Newer style Orange Caramel:

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Older style Orange Caramel (much more stereotypical Kpop clubbing music type stuff. This song came out 6 months before the song above):

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#9 Posted by Ben_H (3619 posts) -

Oh wow that new G-Dragon video. His stuff has always been bonkers but that is something else.

The funniest Kpop song I have always has always been Mighty Mouth's "Racing Queen". Between the dope LA Raiders hat the one dude has and "I KNOW YOU LIKE MY SWAGGER" it is just insane enough for me to like while still being a pretty good song. It has sick bass.

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Also, the subtitles CJ E&M provided in this video are so sketchy yet so endearing. They spell stuff with z's and everything. Makes it extra stupid. Swagger is spelled "swagga"

#10 Posted by Ben_H (3619 posts) -

Competent I suppose. I am at the higher end of Master league in Starcraft 2. I used to have a pretty decent E. Honda in SSFIV, I think like B rank or something like that. I've always been pretty decent at shooters but those are not usually to difficult. I am ok at DOTA 2 but I don't play it much. I find those games kinda dull.