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  1. We do a little necroposting.

    On 11/21/2015 at 10:29 PM, Nosotraes said:


    Highest amount of iterations per second that the world's most powerful computer can do.

    So it would take around 609k seconds to crack an 8-character long password.

    This guy is full of shit. He knows very little about computers and he was a huge smartass 8 years ago.

  2. In this thread, we post books that we've been reading or have read in the not too distant past that we enjoyed reading. I'll start.


    Isaac Asmiov's Foundation series [Wikipedia link, contains spoilers if you read past the intro]

    When it comes to science fiction, nobody does it quite like Asimov, who I like to consider to be the most important pioneer of science fiction. In the wake of the long declining Galactic Empire, one planet is destined to lead the galaxy through its dark age. This all sounds cliché as duck but remember that it was Asimov who invented these clichés. Without the Foundation series, there wouldn't be Dune (which is on the reading list), Star Wars, 40k or anything else in science fiction the way we know it. Neither would our current concept of a planet-spanning city exist in the same way, as Asimov's legendary Trantor inspired every other ecumenopolis eversince.


    I finished the first book in a day and two months later, I finished the last book in the series. The series revived my long gone passion for reading in a matter of hours.


    Verdict: 10/10. Must read if you're into science fiction.


    I believe the books are sold in just about every (web)store there is. If you don't feel like spending money, the Internet Archive has thr whole series available for download in multiple formats.



    Liu Cixin's Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy, more commonly known as "the Three Body Problem" [Wikipedia link, also contains spoilers]

    Humans discover aliens. The aliens, in turn, discover us. A phenomenal trilogy originally written in Chinese, by Liu Cixin, translated by Ken Liu and Joel Martinsen. The books address one particular proposed solution to the famous Fermi Paradox, while simultaneously being written against a totally different cultural background than the more typical Americanized works of fiction we read these days.


    Translating works is hard, but the translators have included footnotes that explain things usually unknown by Westerners. On top of that, the translations are pleasant to read, making the stories much more enjoyable. While I didn't finish the three books as fast as I did with the Foundation Series, the trilogy has influenced my view on extraterrestrial life a noticeable degree and it shows what could happen if we add a little more of humanity to the Fermi Paradox.


    Verdict: 9/10. Pleasant read, probably not for everyone though. For availability, see before.



    1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Wikipedia link, non-fiction

    History is fun and this book goes into great lengths on how the discovery of the New World went on to influence the world. After reading it, I found myself to have a better understanding of the world and why things are the way they are.


    Verdict: 9/10, essential rewding if you are interested in modern-ish history. If not, you can choose not to read the book lmao.

    I got my copy from my history teacher years ago as a gift so I don't know about availability.


    I'm currently reading The Expanse series and I will reply to this topic with another mini-review like this one.



    And now it's your turn: post books, tell us what you liked about them and, ultimately, if you rexommend them or not.

  3. On 10/26/2022 at 5:43 PM, Ogull said:

    the forum is quieter than before for sure :pensative:

    I mean I can start spamming it and forcing it into activity again but I'm not really interested in doing that anymore. I found other games to play that I enjoy more.

  4. This system is designed to be unfair and to encourage you to spend money. It's good from a business perspective, but oh so bad for the consumer. Part of why I quit playing this, going fully f2p is de facto impossible to do, especially at higher levels.

  5. The amplification system is based on de facto random chance. The guy in the screenshot rolled insane rng, he may have just used up his luck for the next year or so.

  6. DISCLAIMER: I am not trying to start a debate about the war. Hell, I don't even know if this is allowed, but whatever.


    We all know Aigrind is based in Kaliningrad (formerly Königsberg/Króweliec), which today is an exclave of Russia. I am sure you also know of SWIFT halting their services to Russia, as well as the implications that will have on money flowing to Aigrind.

    Altough I don't play anymore, this game holds a special place in my heart and possibly seeing development stop because of some idiot wanting more land is quite sad.



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