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May 20, 2015Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
3D printing and RC seems to go hand in hand. I have a tricopter that is about half 3D printed parts. Unfortunately I don't have my own printer, however, I do have 24/7 to the ME department's printers.
And yes, there are kits to build 3D printers.
Mar 12, 2015SteevyT posted a message on What is Your Favorite Car? (You don't have to explain why you love it, but if you want to, you can.)I'm kind of excited to see the 2016 Focus RS. AWD Focus rumored to have more horsepower than the V6 and EcoBoost Mustangs, Ford has said it will have "more than 316 horsepower". It has some insane control over where that power goes too. 70% to one rear wheel if it needs it? No clue why that would ever be needed, but it can do it.Posted in: General Off Topic
Mar 12, 2015SteevyT posted a message on 2015 has been a terrible year so far, lets cheer up!Ended up on one graduate research project simply by expressing interest. Getting paid for it which is nice. Ended up acting as a sort of consultant on a couple others without doing anything, I actually had the professor come to me asking if I could help with them. Considering I'm beginning my job hunt for after school, this is very good for my resume, especially since I'm only getting my bachelors right now.Posted in: General Off Topic
I also got a $1,000 scholarship to perform with the marching band internationally, second time I'll be heading out of the country with them (third really big performance), should be fun. I still find it hilarious that we get invited to huge performances, and my university doesn't have any sort of music degree (unless you count audiology or acoustical engineering).
Also, rented out the space that I'll be getting married in at the end of the year.
And finally got around to replacing that seized caliper on my car.
Feb 4, 2015Honestly, after 5 years and 3 devices of testing, if I could do it all over again, I would start with a Galaxy Tab and a decent desktop. Or a Surface Pro if I were limited to just one device. I love having electronic notes, I can take them all wherever I need, search them, easily sort them by class and topic. Whatever you do, limit yourself to a carried device under 10 lbs. Lighter is always better for portability. I hauled a 17" 12+lb monster around and it SUCKED, don't do 17" for carrying around with you.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Feb 3, 2015As someone who somewhat recently graduated high school (ok, 5 years ago) you don't need to worry too much. Yes, you won't be seeing your friends every day, or even every week, but with modern technology (phones, internet, and such) you can still communicate with them. Honestly, I found that moving on caused me to weed out all but my true friends, leaving a smaller, but closer and more supportive group, which I see as a good thing.Posted in: General Off Topic
Hell, I managed to keep my girlfriend from high school, and we are about 1.5 hours apart right now (4 hours over the summers due to internships, and she spent one semester at basic training and AIT for the National Guard). We actually have a wedding date set now, it was a lot of work, a lot of growing for both of us that we had to do to make it work, but it was more than worth it.
Also, there are opportunities to meet people, make new friends whatever you do. Whether you are going off to college, or right into the job field, there will be new people to meet, new people to hang out with. I've made connections both in college, and on my internships. Both of which have been very beneficial.
If you are going to college, join groups. They are great for getting to know not only your peers, but they give a good place for potential employers to possibly see you. Trust me on this one, it really helps. For example a couple employers wanted to talk to me just because I was in the band and the interviewers were in the band back when they were at my school, it gave us a common starting point to talk.
If you are going into the workforce, find a club or hobby group or something related to your interests. It will give you people to talk to, share experiences with. I have a little experience with this too. I found an RC model flying club near my workplace and flew with them a few times. Since the summers were short, I didn't get to spend much time there, but I did meet some people, learn some new things, and generally had a good time.
I'm coming up to the same thing again since I'll be graduating college and (probably) moving to another state for a career. But since I've done it before, this time it's not too sad, or scary, it's actually very exciting. Yes, I've had a blast at school, and there are things I'm going to miss a ton. But it's time to move on, hopefully to do some real good in the world now, maybe not a huge, or noticeable difference to most, but still make a mark and make the world a better place.
Feb 2, 2015Here is mine. It's about 2 years old now.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($118.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I ATX Full Tower Case ($144.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.95 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE208T 20.0" Monitor ($113.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer V196HQLAb 60Hz 18.5" Monitor ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DS 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($73.08 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($154.98 @ Newegg)
Speakers: Logitech LS21 7W 2.1ch Speakers ($34.95 @ B&H)
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I would have an awesome picture to show, but my desk is an absolute mess right now. I need to just grab a trash bag and throw away a ton of old papers.
Feb 2, 2015It is also hypergolic with such things as cloth, wood, and test engineers, not to mention asbestos, sand, and water-with which it reacts explosively. - John Clark, referring to chlorine trifluoride, an absolutely ridiculous chemical.Posted in: General Off Topic
Feb 24, 2014SteevyT posted a message on Need help - which mac is better for minecraft? (has to be a mac…)Posted in: Hardware & Software SupportQuote from aceattwister
I assume that for school it would need to be portable. As much as I agree with you, unless there's a hackinstoshable laptop, it's pretty hard to do.
Oh, I didn't realize it has to be a laptop.
Feb 24, 2014SteevyT posted a message on Need help - which mac is better for minecraft? (has to be a mac…)Is Hackintosh an option? (assuming you only need the Apple programs) You could also easily dual boot PC like that.Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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Aug 6, 2011Posted in: NewsQuote from "SilentClowdProductions" »
Elder Scrolls is best known today for their game Oblivion. Skyrim is the sequel to that.
So does this mean that GSC can sue Bethesda for using the word Oblivion since the original title of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was Oblivion Lost?
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