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Member Since 19 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 09 2017 01:18 PM

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In Topic: Antivirus Software

08 June 2017 - 06:35 PM

I use a student version of McAfee that my university provides. I also run Spybot occasionally.

I was an idiot 4 years ago wow.


After seeing a presentation on computer security at my university, I just use Windows Defender now, occasionally using MalwareBytes just in case. And Adblocker everywhere.


McAfee is awful, and not just the software. John McAfee is a disgusting person.


I once installed AVG on some computers at my old workplace and ultimately had to take it off. They were very old, slow computers and the ads of "we optimized your PC by 40%!" nearly crashed the things. Plus you have to download an uninstaller for AVG? What kind of program requires you to download an uninstaller?

In Topic: TIL there is robot pro wrestling.

08 June 2017 - 06:29 PM

I saw a gif of this earlier this week! 


I wanted to learn how to make a biped robot from scratch a few years ago. I even have the plans somewhere. You'd need a good few servos (one for each joint), a microcontroller, good set of batteries, probably a bluetooth or wifi adapter, and you'd want a bunch of sensors so it can interact with the outside world. I could see it getting expensive, especially if you want to make it look good.


I think the really hard part would be programming it. Getting the servos to work together to create walking would probably be difficult. Even those robots do a crab walk instead of a normal one. Balance is hard.


I still want to do this someday lol. I forget a lot of the hardware I've learned in school though... I've become a soft, squishy Java developer.

In Topic: Happy birthday SushiKitten

08 June 2017 - 06:18 PM

Aww thank you guys! <3


I know I appear every couple months but I love and care about you all.


I didn't get much loot! My nan gave me $50 and I need a new pair of jeans. The joys of adulthood :P

In Topic: I need a cheap hobby

01 June 2017 - 02:02 PM

I hosted a Hebocon with a friend at a local convention last month. We had an exhibition match at the end and my robot looked like this: 




The base was a solar powered gardening decoration where the butterfly spins around. I taped a fly swatter to it hoping it'd flop around like it was trying to squish the butterfly. Aptly named "It's a feature, not a bug"


Sadly there wasn't enough sunlight in the room for the motor to work, so when it came time to battle my robot just sat there. My friend's robot fell off the edge though, so I still won :P

In Topic: I need a cheap hobby

26 May 2017 - 01:59 PM

Shitty robots