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    posted a message on The Minecraft Farmers Thread.
    I also want to mention that we have a very large Apiary out in front of our castle. I know that not everyone has mods, but I love the forestry mod, the bees have been a lot of fun, learning how to get certain strains is what has interested me the most. Here is a picture of our Royal Apiary.

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    posted a message on The Minecraft Farmers Thread.
    Our Castle on our server has a couple of different farms. One is a massive underground tree farm, it houses Birch, Pine, Maple, and Rubber trees (mod tree). The first set of pics is of our first farm, a greenhouse that was built to keep us going while we built the castle, or to get us started building the castle. The second set of pics is the large underground farm, this keeps our chests full in case of emergencies. We use Jack-O-Laterns in these areas because they are good light and are cheap.

    All this is legit and is usesd constantly, especially the rubber trees for industrial craft. The greenhouse is mainly used to feed the animals now, tons of chickens and cows and pigs. There is also a colored sheep farm under ground that houses every color, about 14 sheep for each color.

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    posted a message on Mega builds
    Okay, I assume you want screenshots. This is Castle Ruefels in the land of Two Rivers on our server. It is all legit, and is also still under heavy construction. We do have some mods that over time have made it a little easier to aquire this much building material, but we had to clear all the land, and gather all the material either way.
    If you have any questions or want more pics of detailed stuff just let me know. I have some more pics of buildings from our old server if you are interested.

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    posted a message on THE PEOPLE'S PALACE II TWO RIVERS
    Okay well a lot of new construction has been underway so I thought I would give you guys some screenshots. Our server is still under construction as a whole, but we now have mods and bukkit combined successfully, so we are getting the best of both worlds.

    Everything here is legit. My favorite new project is the Palace expansion, it crosses over one leg of the two rivers, kinda of like a big bridge only it is actually part of the Palace. The other big part is the reactor room, we only have one breeder reactor right now, but we plan to build a few more high powered reactors and sell power to the residents if they so choose. Well here are the pics.

    Here are some pics of the new areas as a whole.

    This is my actual room in the tower.

    View of the tree farm from the surface.

    New port area.

    Enchanted Library with new final floor.

    Reactor room at level 14 underground.

    I will post more when I get a lot more finished, hopefully you all enjoy.

    Oh, as for the Jack-O-Laterns, as I said, they are cheap, and I only use them underground for the utility rooms, eventually we will porbably change them out, but for now they work, and being that this is legit, it takes a while to build and is very expensive.
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    posted a message on THE PEOPLE'S PALACE II TWO RIVERS
    Okay, here is the tree farm. There are Elms, Birch, Pine, cactus, and rubber trees.

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    posted a message on What has our world become?!?
    Quote from fumifieder

    I'm not as old as some of you are; I'm just 17. But from what I've glance through, it seems that most of you think that the reasons teenagers and kids act like this these days, is because of how exposed they are to many forms of media. From what I see IRL, I can generally agree. But IMO, it really boils down to how the adults (parent or not) teach the kids.

    Many people of my age and younger, including myself, speak profanities and vulgar language. But it does not mean they have a bad attitude or behaviour; it's just the way they speak. Of course, there's no denying that some do, but you can't generalize everyone, right? Speaking of attitude and behaviour, media can't take all the blame for the way things are; adults have part of the blame too. I've seen with my eyes what kind of parents bad teenagers and kids have; putting it nicely, they aren't good role models, to say the least. Some parents I've seen in public uses technology as glorified babysitters to entertain their children, while they go and chat with their friends, not caring what sort of shows they watch or game they play. Around the kid, some adults don't check themselves and be proper Gentlemen and ladies. Children learn best by imitating, and by imitating what they see and hear, their attitude and behaviour becomes that way. Don't think that children won't think so much and won't bother about things at age 3; that's when they are very curious about their environment and the people around them.

    I know that not all parents are amazing from the start, but some don't even try to teach their kid and expect everyone around them to do it for them. (tough luck in today's society). In fact, I've met some teachers whom taught me when I was younger, and they wonder if they are teachers of hundreds of kids or parents of hundreds of kids.

    I wasn't trying to blame kids only, I'm going to completely agree with you that it starts at the parents level. Sometimes though being a good parent is extremely difficult due to what is out there, which has really always been true.

    Some examples, we didn't let our kids see R rated movies until they were like 15, they played kids games growing up, and they have plenty of chores. They bring home a bad report card and it is adios to the TV, computer, phone you name it it is gone until I see fit to give it back, or they improve to where they should be. You think about talking back to me or the mommy unit and I will knock you into the next world. I'm sure that sounds terrible to most people here, but we did this through their younger years, now they are almost complete adults and things are a lot more lax, but they have proven to their parents that they can handle what we dish out. You can ask them if you want they are on the forums also, not as much but they are here.

    Anyway, I'm agreeing with most of what you said, except I wouldn't expose my children to those things that early, but it is my choice, my children.
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    posted a message on A sad day to be an American
    If any of you have served in a war zone please raise your hand.

    The thing I always found hard in my 20 years of service is why when an American does something like this we have to get our proverbial panties in a wad, but say our soldiers dead bodies are dragged through the streets in some God forsaken land, or say the enemy decapitates our soldiers and innocent people on camera for the whole world to see, and you want to what, take them to court for doing this to us, I mean what do you want our soldiers to do? The enemies we have faced in the last 3 decades have no moral respect for you or anyone else on this planet, they will do anything to accomplish their ends, but you want to handcuff ours, to make them a kinder gentler killing force. I'm not sure what your reading, but the red baron story is just so neat, but it is one story, how about all the other disrespect of enemies in all the other actions in the world? That crap is a fairy tale, when you are in the middle of it there is no telling what your gonna do, until you've been there please do not attempt to venture a guess, or to dictate to the very souls that fight for you how they should do it.

    That said, that is not the smartest thing they could've done, I'm not saying what they did is okay either. What I'm saying is I can see how and why they would do it very easily, and it is a military matter, not a civilian matter period. If you would like to get involved in it then you should join and become a lawyer, then you can decide how terrible these guys are.

    I don't remember who said it but someone here said we shouldn't hate our enemies? I mean what the hell kind of la la land do you people live in? I'm aware that we should love our enemies, but when they carry AK's I will love them when they are dead thank you, and I'm just not gonna do it kindly, not in anyone's nature to do so either. Babble all you want about how you are peace loving, but when you face the end of someone else s rifle barrel you just might change your mind, because believe it or not, not everyone in the world is like you, there are actually bad people who will blow you up because you are different, nothing else.

    This is all just my humble opinion built on years of experience, despite the way you feel about it, I would go out and fight all over again for any of you who are citizens of the US, just so you can continue to say things you want to say or think need to be said.

    One last thing, this sort of thing has been happening forever, just that now we have this lovely media that brings it all home, so now the people we protect do not want us to protect them the way we always have, they want to add rules to the way it is done, rules that the enemy will not or does not follow.
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    posted a message on Interesting Science Facts
    This is my favorite all time little known science fact:

    Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.

    Although the U.S. Government and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) do not classify Dihydrogen Monoxide as a toxic or carcinogenic substance (as it does with better known chemicals such as hydrochloric acid and benzene), DHMO is a constituent of many known toxic substances, diseases and disease-causing agents, environmental hazards and can even be lethal to humans in quantities as small as a thimbleful.

    Research conducted by award-winning U.S. scientist Nathan Zohner concluded that roughly 86 percent of the population supports a ban on dihydrogen monoxide. Although his results are preliminary, Zohner believes people need to pay closer attention to the information presented to them regarding Dihydrogen Monoxide. He adds that if more people knew the truth about DHMO then studies like the one he conducted would not be necessary.

    A similar study conducted by U.S. researchers Patrick K. McCluskey and Matthew Kulick also found that nearly 90 percent of the citizens participating in their study were willing to sign a petition to support an outright ban on the use of Dihydrogen Monoxide in the United States.

    Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:

    Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
    Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
    Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
    DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
    Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
    Contributes to soil erosion.
    Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
    Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
    Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
    Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
    Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.
    Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S.
    Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.

    A recent stunning revelation is that in every single instance of violence in our country's schools, including infamous shootings in high schools in Denver and Arkansas, Dihydrogen Monoxide was involved. In fact, DHMO is often very available to students of all ages within the assumed safe confines of school buildings. None of the school administrators with which we spoke could say for certain how much of the substance is in use within their very hallways.

    There is a lot more, I will leave it here.
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    posted a message on Power supplies
    Quote from Xaanos

    There is no way you are running a I7 and two 560 in SLI.

    Nvidia recommends a 500watt just for one 560ti

    As stated, it is possible, not recommended.

    I will one up all of you, I own MMCI, I build custom pc's and server systems, I'm not a younger person as someone said before, lol. I have been playing with comps since 1978. I'm gonna tell you your best bet all around is 700-750 watt, I'm leaning toward the 750 because it gives you a lot more wiggle room for later.

    This is what I'm running in a similar system except I have more HDs, COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply.

    You will never, I say never waste money on a solid power supply because it is more power then you need, one day you will want the extra power, it is really about economics, what your pocket book can handle. I will agree with some here, do not skimp on the PS, I can show you some PC's that have actually caught on fire because of cheap $20 PSs. The other thing, brand is just your opinion, some are a little better than others, but there is not much difference between two PSs that are rated the same that cost about the same. I'm saying, if you like antec, OCZ, Cooler Master, none of that matters, just get the one that fits your needs.

    Hope this helps.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on How fast do Nether warts grow?
    Quote from last_username

    Fun facts:

    • Netherwart actually has 4 stages of growth, but the middle two stages look the same. This is why the middle phase appears to last longer.
    • The average time between stages is about 3 minutes and 30 seconds, but it is random and highly variable. Light does not affect the growth rate.
    • Contrary to rumor, the Nether does not have a "minimum light level". It has 16 light levels, just like the overworld. The ambient glow is purely a visual effect. It does not affect game mechanics.
    • Netherrack does not emit light. Neither does Netherwart.
    • The only difference in lighting between the Nether and the Overworld is that the sky is considered "visible" from everywhere in the Nether. This is why Netherwart can be planted in the dark and it won't uproot. In the Overworld, it will uproot if light is below 8, just like most other plants.
    • Due to a bug, Netherwart (and most other plants) will uproot in the Nether if underneath a natural vein of glowstone and light is below 8. The bug causes the glowstone to block the "view" of the sky. Only natural veins do this. If you place glowstone manually, it won't block the sky.

    Almost all of what your saying is true, but if you have a shadow caused by say obsidian above the wart, the wart will not stay if will pop up. I'm going to guess this is a bug also, but never had actual confirmation, just know that light does not affect the growth rate or anything like that, but if it is at it's lowest point, the wart will pop up, give it a try.
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