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Sep 27, 2016 People who swear have larger vocabulary It's all over the news, according to a recent Language Sciences Journal study they found people who swear have a larger vocabulary and often more clever than those who do not. A simple google search will show many websites to confirm the same article. Here's but one link: Does this mean those raging sweary trolls > passive aggressive casuals? In terms of language yesDekar2 Sep 27, 2016
Sep 26, 2016 Water in Space Water is the most important resource on Earth and while 70% of the Earth's surface is covered with water only 3% of it is fresh water. Because water is so scarce from where I come from in California it is easy to see space as a desert. But I found this great article that says that "two teams of astronomers... discovered in 2011 the equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world's ocean" in space. Now we just need to send somebody 12 billion light-years away near a huge feeding black hole and bring some water to our solar system, sounds like a quick trip. NASA has spent quite some time looking at Mars with the idea "Follow the Water." Now if only we had a cheap way to get off the planet and onto any trajectory. We could start making real progress and drink water. Sep 26, 2016
Sep 2, 2016 Can't fullscreen, stuck in windowed fullscreen Everytime I try to revert it to fullscreen it doesnt apply and it reverts back to windowed fullscreen. I've tried the command line and variable.txt methods for display mode but it just reverts back to windowed fullscreen. Thanks for help stuff: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.6GHz 8192MB RAM Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 3840 x 2160 64 bitcollegedebt0 Sep 2, 2016
Aug 29, 2016 Optimization CPU Hello I made some tests on the CPU today. Here are the points which it would be necessary to improve: - The game not distributed not enough the load between hearts, indeed with a two-tier one Core the heart 0 will be 90 % and the second in 30 %. - The game does not manage Hyperthreading. - The game need a big frequency the CPU below 3Ghz we can being CPU Limited if we do not manage the CU graphics (Physical/Effects/reflections) correctly in the parameters. What is problematic for the processors of laptop computer which are often on average near 2.5Ghz to see less. To play with I3 in 2Ghz is unthinkable. 3 points to correct version but if you could settle(adjust) at least 1 ( the most effective ) would already be a lot If Dev can learn it would be nice and good job for the first optimization CPU patch note 19.0 Sorry for my englishFrancoporto1 Aug 29, 2016
May 16, 2016 Heroes of the storm app Blizzard should make a mobile app for hots just like they did for hearthstone so people can play on the go. It would be like the game vainglory, tap to move and so on. Your account would be linked to your one so you would have all of your characters, mounts and skins. Heroes of the storm would become such a popular game, causing more people to play and maybe even try out other blizzard games.eLLIOTJJ33 May 16, 2016
Apr 17, 2016 Account suspension? I was playing HoE and "GameMaster" messaged me saying i have to verify owner ship of my account and that it will suspend my account unless i verify... Had this account for like 4 years... pretty sure its mine :/ (I posted this some where else but idk if either are the correct area)Sexican5 Apr 17, 2016
Apr 11, 2016 Vulcan support? As Intel and AMD implemented Vulcan support in their drivers, it would be really nice if Heroes of the Storm could make use of it. For one it would reduce CPU overhead and another bonus would be higher FPS (maybe due to the reduced CPU overhead?). DX12 not so much as that seems to be a Windows10 only "feature" and a good implementation of DX12 seems to be a fair bit more time consuming than porting to Vulcan.MazeFrame0 Apr 11, 2016
Apr 9, 2016 For people who do HTML and stuff I present to you DOM99, DOM99 is a JavaScript framework to ease the interaction between the HTML and your program. You can preselect DOM nodes, add event listeners and synchronize UI elements and JavaScript variables, populate HTML templates with data and insert it in the document. You can also build the HTML with custom elements. OPEN SOURCE Have fun !GrosSacASacs0 Apr 9, 2016
Jan 8, 2016 The cheapest rig to play HoTS at 1080p. Hello everyone! First of all, the suggested build is not something that I need. This is something that I got asked a few times in /r/buildapc and /r/buildapcforme. Lots of people are interested in this game, but since it has a much higher hardware requirements than LoL and Dota 2 - many MOBA players find themselves in a position where they need a new PC for HoTS. I myself don't have that much knowledge about how this game runs on different rigs, I know my i5-4430 and GTX 970 are doing a nice job, but I am pretty sure you can get good results on lesser hardware than i5 and 970. Just not sure how much. PCPartPicker part list: Price breakdown by merchant: CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.88 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($43.98 @ Newegg) Memory: Team Zeus Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.49 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg) Case: Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz) Total: $410.31 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-12 16:47 EDT-0400 That rig is my best guess at the moment. A few things are unclear for me. First of all - how this game performs on AMD GPUs. Is it a valid choice, or is it like WoW - which hates AMD, and where GTX 750 Ti(150$) beats R9 280X(220$). Also, from my personal experience - the game doesnt really spreads the CPU load among many cores - in my case, prefers C2 all the time. So, I have included g3258 instead of i3. How does it run on AMD CPUs?manaek095 Jan 8, 2016
Nov 20, 2015 Help me build a budget computer for black friday! So! Here are what we've got. A crappy old computer I got for $20 years ago that I want to upgrade to be able to run hots at 40-60 fps on LOW settings. Low low low settings. Minimum. I'm not rich. I need to build on a budget. Even if all I can use are the peripheral devices like disk drives, fans, network card, tower, and stuff like that. Its still going to save me money. Currently The comp is down because its old, and I have misplaced the power and the monitor cords. So those are just technicalities I will have to buy. It also means I cant turn it on and get the detailed specs of what it has. What I do have are pictures. My Monitor is low quality and 15". It could use an upgrade, but later after I build the computer. I have no idea what is in the computer other than 1 crappy gig of ram. I would like at least 8gigss. SSD is NOT necessary. neither is more than 250g of hard drive. 2 areas I'm 100% okay with skimping on. I'm just trying to get a decent machine. Most memory I've ever taken up is 100g. I don't dl music or movies or anything. Here are the pictures of the insides and some of the items. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Here are my resources for purchasing parts.: I have a $50 gift card there. So whatever is gonna be the most pricey, I would like to take out of that. Frys and bestbuy are local computer stores that typically have good deals. More so on black Friday. Any and all advice/help is appreciated.LordShoe0 Nov 20, 2015
Nov 5, 2015 q games With a draft in the league is reset (it happens when someone came out of the draft) and I set off the penalty for what I allegedly left the game. Lately cases have become frequent. If we consider a contingent selected in punitive q games lost the desire to play at all. sorry for my english.Heisenberg0 Nov 5, 2015
Oct 7, 2015 ALL GAMES INSTALLATION DAMAGED My heroes of storm cant play because installation damaged and now it time for my starcraft 2 HOTS which the game 1 PAY MONEY!! cant play.both say installation damage.What i can do now??My anti virus keep detecting some virus. it say "\" contain unwanted program "TR/Crypt.EPACK.Gen2" i reinstall both game and still the same error please help me someonetheking0 Oct 7, 2015
Sep 17, 2015 Creating Alien Bacteria The Full article can be found here: "Biologists have managed to create a bacteria with DNA made of the usual A-T, C-G plus an artificial third base pair, thus encoding more data in DNA." Abathur would be proud!Umbracron6 Sep 17, 2015
Sep 14, 2015 World's first climate-controlled city planned for Dubai Browsing through the awesome site also known as '' I have came across this concept for a city which soon might an actual reality. Dubai seems like the new "American Dream", the economic sector is rising, the technologies are pushing the boundaries on what you can achieve all the time, tourism is growing rapidly and new feats are reached every year. Although in certain cultural areas it's still little backwards. (image depicting the future city) A short concept video of the planned city to be built in Dubai: It's truly mind blowing. On the other hand, makes me wonder. Why can't all cities be like this? Personally I do wish that world would be more based on 'Jacque Frescos' vision of the future with 'RBE' (resource based economy) as we could be so much more farther ahead in all aspects of humanity, however that''s not going to happen anytime soon. Anyway worth a watch!Supremus7 Sep 14, 2015
May 4, 2015 Help I got heroes of the storm, I INVESTED a large amount of time in the game and I was enjoying it quite a lot, heck, I even loaded my balance so I could get some heroes and skins. The game worked perfectly fine the first days but was recently crashing during loading screens, and now that I deleted the cache folder it crashes right when I try to run HoTs. Please provide some help a.s.a.p. as I can not seem to be able to play. something that seems coincidencial is that if during the loading screen I clicked on Alt+Tab the game did not crash. Now the game crashes all the time, I even reinstalled it. Please help!SteamHD0 May 4, 2015
Jul 21, 2015 Gaming PC Hi guys, looking to buy a gaming PC. My laptop from college just isn't cutting it anymore. What would you guys recommend I shop around for? I would only use this strictly for gaming purposes, I don't need video editing or anything like that. Not opposed to switching to a desktop either. Really I just don't know what specs I should be looking for. I play MOBAs (League, HOTS) and some MMOs.Chocotaco11 Jul 21, 2015
May 29, 2016 Looking for a mouse specifically for this game & mobas Hi all, I have been using the 2014 Naga. However for the MOBA style game, it has a tendency to hurt my hand after a few matches. I was wondering what other mouses (mice) are out there that people use? I would like a mouse with a few side buttons for moba with number keys. I have looked at the Hex but it looks little bit to heavy and too tall. I think it will hurt my hand too.Plague7 May 29, 2016
Apr 15, 2015 wow no one is interested in this section! Dont know what to think about this! well lets kick start this section then. What do you think of the new nVidia GTX 800M for laptops. pretty impressive to pack this much power on that small chip size. am yet to test any system running these hardware, I Wonder if any one got any objective feedback. Most interested on heat dissipation and battery life performance while gaming, does it deliver what it promised?Snake643 Apr 15, 2015
Apr 12, 2015 Digital currencies I'm thinking of buying some bitcoins, but frankly I know very little about it. I'm fascinated by a currency that isn't regulated/trashed by a govt organization, however I know little about it. There are others, dodgecoin, lightcoin, darkcoin, etc. Bitcoin is the one I've read the most about, though, so I'm thinking of going with it. Has anyone here gotten a digital currency before? Can you help explain to me how it works? I read that if you lose your 'wallet', then you lose all your bitcoins that it possessed. Managing a digital wallet is more difficult for me to grasp than a physical one.iad5 Apr 12, 2015
Apr 9, 2015 HoTs YouTube Videos! - Check Me Out (: Hey guys, just wanted you let you know I'm posting Heroes of the Storm YouTube videos which I am putting a lot of time and effort into and I could really use the communities feedback to help me improve these videos. Below is a video I recently posted, please check it out! :) Feel free to drop me a comment, like or subscribe! Apr 9, 2015
Apr 8, 2015 Jewelcraft technology I Understand the lack of items in this game, but skills points are sort of fulfilling those inner-moba-needs. However, how about ... Quick jewelcraft that can be upgraded throughout the gameplay in the Heroes of Storm, that may make the team members go back to base little more often- securing them, negating there suicidal steps during 5% to 6% life, when the mana-pool have ran out; Jewelcraft may also be done during the first few seconds you wait during the grand opening of the game- now! the gem doesnt need to be too powerful, just small boost on character's evolution. Yes! I am talking about on of the many possibilities, shown as followed: 1. Blue sapphire- for little mana boost as %X mana regen per sec or overall +X mana. 2. Red Ruby- X% damage over time to surrounding enemy (may include structures). 3. Quartz- X% or 0.x Attack speed or spell casting boost. 4. Pyrite - Strength x% or X + permanent damage boost. 5. Hematite - +X or 0.X second increase stealth time. 6. Tiger's eye - +x% or 0.X increase range. The possibilities of this little mini fun upgrades are always fun and Blizzard's build of income will increase potentially, During the grand official launch even a small glimpse of Jewelcrafting- will boost client attraction and blizzard overall income by at least 35.5% .Divinekrsna2 Apr 8, 2015
Mar 7, 2015 [FR] Sli Nvidia Bonjour, BUG SLI 780 TI OC avec 4 écrans, bug de texture, freze, perte de IPS .... Des personne on trouver un moyen pour corriger cela ? Merci.ErotikNoLife0 Mar 7, 2015
Mar 7, 2015 Is this computer worth the buy? Hey everyone, I'm currently looking into buying a new pc for HoTS, WoW, Aion, and Diablo. How do you guys think this pc will preform? Is it worth the price tag? I play HoTS the most so performance for this game is my main concern. Gaming is all I do on my computer so movies and video editing is irrelevant. Mar 7, 2015
Feb 23, 2015 I can't play heroes of the storm cuz of some licence. I got the beta invite and when i log in game i cant play it it sees you don't have some licence on your account i tried changing passwords and regions it doesnt work ah well back to dota :P. And blizzard please fix this issue.PROkiller121 Feb 23, 2015
Feb 3, 2015 I played during Alpha test But I didn't get my icon? As topic, I never get my icon. I don't know why, is there a website that I need to log on to collect icon?BedorBad2 Feb 3, 2015
Jan 17, 2015 Discover look like robot player in game I saw this situation in the match on first 15 mins. He is using Raynor that come from Korea player. he keep the distance in the middle line and sometimes attack non-hero enemy. he will go back to gate when enemy heroes coming but no any counterattack to enemy hero. Please follow this situation for all player and keep fairness.CDChris0 Jan 17, 2015
Jan 5, 2015 How Nexus works? All of the Heroes we see in the game are "sucked" into Nexus where they fight but I wonder how it actually works. Is there like a portal on Azeroth and other universes where heroes needs to go through to get into Nexus or it's one way jurney like going to heaven. lets say there's no portal then how person operating it knows who is where and who should be "sucked" into Nexus, they don't seem to make mistakes like sucking deer because of wrong calculations or hero jumping away. In normal fantasy world you have 2 portals and once you go through it you're on the other side.Lizzard11 Jan 5, 2015
Dec 7, 2014 Scientific advancement! I just read this article on the reversal of liver cells into stem cells and thought this was just amazing. Dec 7, 2014
Oct 19, 2014 And Fusion. Legit. Oct 19, 2014
Aug 5, 2014 Can't see reddit post for some reason everytime that I enter de reddit I don't see any post, anyone with the same problem or know how to fix it?AlexD18912 Aug 5, 2014
Apr 29, 2014 Skynet is learning how to play modded Starcraft Full article is found here: Let's just hope it does not get to simulating how to launch a nuclear missile anytime soon.Umbracron0 Apr 29, 2014