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Mental Floss: 29 early sports rules

Ok, I didn’t knew the early sport rules were no rules at all. Some of the games would be played in any way you could. For example, soccer, the real football I mean, would be played with a ball, but you could grab it with the hand too to move it where you wanted.

Or boxing. You would box the other guy until death. Or american football or rugby as we call it in Europe: deadly too. And the best part of those games? They were using animal guts, like intestines and pork stomach all over the time. Must have been great times back then :))

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Graphics cards comparison: Radeon R9 285 vs R9 290 vs GTX 760

Only recently I found out that the R9 graphics line from ATI was build upon the HD7000 series and so on. In any case, the guys were going up with the numbers like crazy. Setting on R9 as name is a good choice.

While R9 280 is build upon an older HD7000 graphics card, the R9 285 is a totally new thing. From that point on we’re talking new type of graphics cards and the 285 crushes the 280 and the GTX 760.

You can rest assured that if you buy a R9 295 you’ll all set for at least two years, until the game developers find out how to use more of your computer’s resources. For now, if you wanna buy a graphics card choose one starting with R9 285 and above. Great and quite cheap.

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What’s the fastest animal in this world? Pilobolus, the fungus cannon

Pilobolus can eject the spores with a speed of up to 25 meters/second and it accelerates to the top speed in a millionth of a second. That means 20 000 G in that short period of time. That is simply insane.

No other animal of living being for that matter is that fast.

Now, let’s see something that is fast as hell: explosions. See the shockwave in front of the explosion? That is the shockwave that can rupture your organs if the blast is strong enough.

What you need to know is that explosives don’t need to lift you in the air and then throw you a mile away to kill you. They only have to send a shockwave through your body strong enough that your internal organs will rupture to pieces and you die. Check that first water baloon: it stoo in place, but it was blown to pieces.

When you see a grenade simply run:


Astounding London time-lapse – must watch

Kuriositas has found another great time-lapse you have to see. In the video from above, which has to be run in full screen and headphones on, you can see London like you have never seen it before. The guys who made this astounding video possible are Alex Bordeckiy & Svetlana Abrashova from Be Here Too and they used:

Cameras: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 60D
Lenses: Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4 L, Canon EF 17-40 mm f/4 L

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MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Motherboard and AMD vs Intel For Gaming PC 2014

Gaming pcs are good fow various tasks, but especially for gaming. If you have read about my dream gaming pc then you know these rigs can become quite pricey, but you could have a moderately good gaming pc for $500 too. The MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Motherboard, which has a review in the video from above, has Socket LGA 1150, very well suited for Intel i7 and 3-way CrossFireX and 2-way SLI ready. What would you want more? Well, a ton of USB ports, maybe, which it has.

Now, if you wanted to check whether AMD of Intel is best to use for gaming, please check the video from below:

AMD provides fairly close performance to the i series from Intel, but at a cost 10-30% smaller. If you have enough money to spend, then an Intel i7 is the way to go, otherwise, you can buy an AMD FX 9590 and you’ll be as happy as it gets.

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My dream gaming pc – list of computer components for gaming

LOL, I’ve been a lazy blogging ass yesterday, but I made my wishlist for a dream gaming pc. Really. I checked countless hours yesterday searching for the best computer components that would build me a gaming computer. I checked AMD vs Intel processors and ATI vs GeForce video cards and so on.

What I can say is that the AMD processors are close to Intel as performance, but they cost about 10%-30% less and the ATI video cards are close to GeForce and about the same price range. Maybe some dozens of bucks more or less.

Also read how to build a gaming pc on a bugdet and watch this AMD vs Intel for gaming video.

So, I created yesterday a wishlist in my Amazon account.

Here is my dream gaming computer – total is around $1440. It is not high end, neither low end. It is in the middle and I want to use this same config for at least 2 years.

Given the fact that the games that will be created in 2014 and released in 2016 or 2017 use the technology we use today or from yesteryear, you can conclude that I may be able to play even the newest games that will be sold in 2016-2017 at least.

So, here is the list:
Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-02 Mid Tower Gaming Case (CC-9011051-WW) – $58.46. Nothing fancy. No need to show off with some killer red-hot case with some extra LEDs all over the place.
Noctua NH-U12 S for Intel LGA 2011,1156,1155,1150 and AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3/3+,FM1/2 Sockets, U Type, 5 Heatpipe,120mm CPU Cooler Cooling – $69.99. This cooler is on the lowest end, but it does the job. Can be used on AM3+ motherboard on which I’ll put an AMD FX-9590 8 core processor
Cooler Master RSA00-SPM2D3-US SILENT PRO M2 1000W ATX 12V Active PFC SATA PCI Express 80PLUS SILVER Module Power Supply – $142.44. I wanted to use a source that has at least 1000W power as the graphics card is very hungry. Don’t really care about power consumption. Electric energy is not at such high prices in Romania. On total we pay about $35/month the electric bill for 2 computers, a washing machine, 8 light bulbs, a refrigerator.
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2x8GB DDR3 2400MHz PC3 19200 Desktop, Red CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R – $182.99. 16 GB of RAM DDR3 at 2400 Mhz. Do i need THAT much RAM? Nope, but I like to have as much space as possible and I want to be confortable. 8Gb is the sweet spot of gamers today. I may have overdone it, but you won’t me feel sorry as the seet spot might move i the future.
Seagate Desktop 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001
– $102.99. This 3TB HDD is more than enough as I won’t do any video editing. Just playing games and maybe store my photos and videos I make with my phone. Nothing fancy. Also, no need for an SSD as I don’t care about Windows starting fast. I care about the games running like crazy 😀
Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card GV-R929WF3-4GD – $399.99. This ATI Radoen 290 video card has 4GB GDDR5 RAM. also, I specifically wanted a card with 512-bit memory interface as it will be faster than others on 256 bit or 128 bit. Also, it has 4k max resolution. Read why I chose GDDR5 and 512 bit: 128 vs 256 bit and GPU for beginners.
Gigabyte ATX Socket AM3+ AMD 970 Chipset 2000MHz DDR3 SATA III 6Gbps Ready AMD 9 Series FX Motherboards GA-970A-D3P – $79.99. This motherboard is suitable for the FX processor and is able to handle up to 32GB of DDR3 RAM.
Amd FD9590FHHKWOF Fx-9590 Oem Fx-series 8-core Black Edition – $340.44 right now. It is heaper than Intel Core i7 4790K which costs $432. The AMD FX 9590 is the best processor AMD has to offer at this price range.

Also, watch this video of graphics cards comparison from ATI Radeon 250x, 270x, 2080x, and 290x:

I’ll buy the components later on. So, what about you? what is your dream gaming pc made of?

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My music recommendations: Vocal Trance and Gardyn, from Pogo

What you see above is Gardyn, from Pogo, a guy that created music mixed from Disney videos and from real world objects. I remember listening to Expialidocious dozens of times through 2010, when I first started blogging on, former, a Romanian blog.

Right now, Pogo has a number of such videos and continues to create amazing music mixes that anyone in your family can enjoy.

The second recommendation is, of course,, with the Vocal Trance channel. I listen to vocal Trance when I want to hear some of the songs that were around in the 90s.

So, tell me what music recommendations do YOU have?


Portugal time-lapse and tilt-shift

I never visited Portugal, but sure hope to in the future. Kuriositas published an article recently about the time-lapse video from above. Kirill Neiezhmakov is the one who created this awesome video while he was visiting Lisbon, Portugal in 2014.

He used this gear to film Lisbon and Sesimbra:

Canon 60d, 550d
Sigma 10-20 mm 4.0-5.6
Samyang 8 mm 3.5
Canon 17-55 mm 2.8
Canon 70-200 mm 4L
Vanguard Alta Pro tripod
GoPro Hero 3
Konova K5 motorized slider

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How to get your girlfriend into gaming

Tara Babcock is a model who loves gaming. She teaches us, guys who love gaming, how to get our girlfriends to love gaming too. I’m completely on her side as my girl isn’t very fond of games, but with the time she’ll like it. There’s no turning me back.

Usually if she cares enough about you she’ll let you game from time to time and if you care enough about her, you’ll spend a little less time gaming and a bit more with her too.

Happy gaming, guys!

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ISS time-lapse over Earth. Friday fun!

It’s been some time since I published a blog post with a time lapse video. Once again the ISS given us an amazing view over Earth and the full HD images bring us closer to it, at about 370 km altitude.

The astronauts living in there fly with about 70 km/s and circle the Earth every 90 minutes. They see a ton of great stuff in there. Amazing!

Via Presufer.