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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Why hockey is greatest sport..

-Overtimes that are sudden death, something unique to hockey and not other sports. Sudden death makes EVERY bounce of the puck, check of the body, point shot, pass, and save INTENSE.
-Hockey games are the FULL 60 minutes. No bs having the clock run while everyone stands around, by comparison NBA games are only 20% of actual playing!
-Fights add A LOT of intensity to the game and also keeps the game in check to prevent playing dirty, cause if you dish out a dirty hit get ready to get hit yourself. Unlike basketball where slapping a wrist , or even breathing on another person seems to be a major penalty, the refs in hockey let them duke it out adding more energy to the game and getting the fans more involved with the game. Hockey is the toughest sport.
-The rules and gameplay are much easier to understand than most other sports and games are always at a fast pace, never a dull moment you don't stop playing after a player get hit
-So much more to cheer for! Goals, hits, saves, fights, sick plays, dekes, great passes, trash talk, etc
-Playoffs are the most intense of any other sport. Especially game 7's, after a game 7 game, you are mentally, emotionally, and physically thrashed.
-For being such a physical and aggressive game, the sportsmanship is almost unmatched by any other sport. At the end of every single playoff series, all the players line up and give a good job, congrats, or good luck to each other and then fans of both sides cheer and applaud for both teams.
-And of course the stanley cup, the most iconic trophy of any sport.

Zerg Vs Zerg

more straightforward and self explanatory, and you can usually counter each unit with more of the same but upgraded...

-zerglings: get more of them and upgrade, if not, roaches are quite good, plus their 1 armor makes them really robust. Later on, ultralisks, brood lords, and mutalisks will eat them up.
-roaches: Hydras are pretty good since they out-range roaches and have very high dps. Ultralisks will tear through them (like any ground unit really) and mutalisks obviously since they are air.
-hydras: a large zerglings/banelings force will decimate hydras. Anything else? Ultralisks..enough said.
-banelings: anything armored like roaches and ultras. Mutas and BL's too, but make sure to keep lings and hydras away.
-Ultralisks: Nothing on the ground is very good vs ultras, but if you have to, make sure to keep your units spread. The safe way is to use mutas and BL's to at least soften them up so you can take them out before they wreak havoc.
-brood lords: corrupters obviously good, but mutas too. I dont recommend hydras since they are outranged and can be taken out easily by BL's attacks, but if you must, snipe them as fast as possible.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Protoss vs Zerg

PvT (main units)
-zerglings: high temp storms are very good vs zerglings, killing huge amounts of them in seconds, just make sure to keep them safe in the back. once HT are out of energy, morph into archons, they deal splash and are good vs lings too. Collosus are also great, with great splash damage, but again keep them in the back. Zealots can be good vs zerglings, especially at choke points, in the open the lings will have the advantage.
-hydras: Always good to have sentries in your army, same it true vs hydra because of guardian shield. HT's are also good with storm as well as zealots cause of their high dps.
-banelings: Ht storms and archons are good, as well as immortals because their of their shields.
-roaches: obviously immortals, they are so good vs roaches. Roaches have high damage but slow attack, meaning that their attacks become ineffective vs the immortals and get taken out in 3 shots.
-mutalisks: phoenix is a good counter, but likely you won't have a big army of them when u get attacked, so stalkers should hold them off along with some archons for splash.
-ultralisks: any air like voids, carriers, and motherships do well obviously. On the ground immortals do well because of their shields, but keep them spread for max efficiency. Stalkers deal out pretty good damage, as well as collosus if there are multiple ultras, but be careful because if you are too grouped up they will tear through you.
-brood lords: best counter is air vs them, void rays especially. Blink stalkers should only engage them if you can snipe them out fast.

Quick SC2 counters

I will probably make a comprehensive guide later, starting off with some terran counters vs zerg first. Will do other combinations later.
Terran vs Zerg (main units)
-Zerglings: Against early zergling rushes, walling off is a great counter. With some SCV's repairing, marines can freely unload hell on zerglings from safety. If the zerg is going straight up zerglings, make him pay with either helions or reapers. Helions do well vs zerglings early on because they are faster and can kill several lings at once, but be careful after metaboost. Reapers with nitro packs don't work as well as helions, but are still great, able to 3 shot lings and drones, so a group of 3 can pick off several drones before being noticed. Siege tanks can be used to, but after the 1.1 patch they only deal 35 damage, so still effective if they have no armor upgrades
-Roaches: Siege tanks can deal massive damage to clumped roaches, mixed in with the standard m&m, roaches shouldn't be a problem. If you don't have time for siege tanks, marauders are a hard counter to roaches, with stim packs and concussive shells, a group of micro-ed marauders will easily deal with roaches.
-Hydra: Siege tanks do well against hydras because of the hydra's low hp. Even after the patch, a group of siege tanks will provide great support to defend against hydras. If you don't have siege tanks, then marines are another alternative. They aren't a great counter, but for the same cost, 3 marines will easily kill 1 hydra, i recommend upgrading marines attack, stim packs, and shields if you are going to use them tho.
-Banelings: Siege tanks! They wreck banelings, if you see them coming, quickly pull your troops back into siege tanks range and enjoy the bloodbath. If not, reapers deal good damage to banelings (keep them safe tho) and marauders don't take full damage because they aren't light
-Mutalisks: Frustrating to have a mass of mutalisks swarm your base when you are unprepared. Even tho vikings dont deal full damage to them, they still work well vs mutalisks. Thors are soo good vs mutalisk because of their high damage and splash to light air, but beware if they use the magic box, then thors aren't so good.If worse comes to worst, stim pack marines can deal with them, but the jumping attacks from mutalisks can own marines too, so marines are just to deal with them short term.
-Ultralisks: Banshee and BC's are great because they are air obviously. If you only have ground units tho, be careful to spread them out as much as possible. Marauders and thors do well vs ultralisks because of their high damage to ultralisks.
-Brood lords: Vikings dominate brood lords without taking damage in return. BC's are also good as well as PDD and Seeker missle from ravens. Thors can work, but not recommended. Marines should be avoided too, unless you can quickly stim and run under it to snipe it.

Tips for fellow college freshmen

I am in my first year of college, and though i would post some tips from "Your First Year of College: 25 Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive Your Freshman Year and Beyond" by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

1. Go to all orientations. Do you really need to go on yet another campus tour? Yes. The faster you learn your way around campus -- and around all the red tape -- the more at ease you'll feel and the better prepared you'll be when issues arise.
2. Get to know your roommate and others in your residence hall. The people you live with, most of whom are going through similar experiences and emotions, are your main safety net -- not only this year, but for all your years. You may change roommates after the first semester or you may stay roommates for all four years -- just take the time to get to know your fellow first-year students.
3. Get Organized. In high school, the teachers tended to lead you through all the homework and due dates. In college, the professors post the assignments -- often for the entire semester -- and expect you to be prepared. Buy an organizer, a PDA, a big wall calendar -- whatever it takes for you to know when assignments are due.
4. Find the ideal place for you to study. It may be your dorm room or a cozy corner of the library, but find a place that works best for you to get your work done -- while avoiding as many distractions as possible.
5. Go to class. Obvious, right? Maybe, but sleeping in and skipping that 8 am class will be tempting at times. Avoid the temptation. Besides learning the material by attending classes, you'll also receive vital information from the professors about what to expect on tests, changes in due dates, etc.
6. Become an expert on course requirements and due dates. Professors spend hours and hours preparing course syllabi and calendars so that you will know exactly what is expected of you -- and when. One of the lamest excuses a student can give a professor: "I didn't know it was due today."
7. Meet with your professors. Speaking as a professor, I can assure you there are only upsides to getting to know your professors, especially if later in the semester you run into some snags. Professors schedule office hours for the sole purpose of meeting with students -- take advantage of that time.
8. Get to know your academic adviser. This is the person who will help you with course conflicts, adding or dropping courses, scheduling of classes for future semesters, deciding on majors and minors. This person is a key resource for you -- and should be the person you turn to with any academic issues or conflicts. And don't be afraid of requesting another adviser if you don't click with the one first assigned to you.
9. Seek a balance. College life is a mixture of social and academic happenings. Don't tip the balance too far in either direction. One of my favorite former students always used to say her motto was to "study hard so she could play hard."
10. Get involved on campus. A big problem for a lot of new students is a combination of homesickness and a feeling of not quite belonging. A solution? Consider joining a select group -- and be careful not to go overboard -- of student organizations, clubs, sororities or fraternities, or sports teams. You'll make new friends, learn new skills, and feel more connected to your school.
11. Strive for good grades. Another obvious one here, right? Remember the words of the opening paragraph; while good grades could have come naturally to you in high school, you will have to earn them in college -- and that means setting some goals for yourself and then making sure you work as hard as you can to achieve them.
12. Take advantage of the study resources on campus. Just about all colleges have learning labs and tutors available. If you're having some troubles, these resources are another tool available to you. Another idea: form study groups.
13. Make time for you. Be sure you set aside some time and activities that help you relax and take the stress out of your day or week. Whether it's enlisting yoga techniques, watching your favorite television shows, or writing in a journal, be good to yourself.
14. Don't feel pressured to make a hasty decision about a career or a major. It doesn't matter if it seems as though everyone else seems to know what they're doing with their lives -- believe me, they don't -- college is the time for you to really discover who you are, what you enjoy doing, what you're good at, and what you want to be. It's not a race; take your time and enjoy exploring your options.
15. Take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Don't look to place the blame on others for your mistakes; own up to them and move on. Being an adult means taking responsibility for everything that happens to you.
16. Make connections with students in your classes. One of my best students said his technique in the first week of classes was to meet at least one new person in each of his classes. It expanded his network of friends -- and was a crucial resource at times when he had to miss a class.
17. Find the Career Services Office. Regardless of whether you are entering college as undeclared or have your entire future mapped out, seek out the wonderful professionals in your college's career services office and get started on planning, preparing, and acting on your future.
18. Don't procrastinate; prioritize your life. It may have been easy in high school to wait until the last minute to complete an assignment and still get a good grade, but that kind of stuff will not work for you in college. Give yourself deadlines -- and stick to them.
19. Stay healthy/Eat Right. A lot of problems first-year students face can be traced back to an illness that kept them away from classes for an extended period of time that led to a downward spiraling effect. Get enough sleep, take your vitamins, and eat right. If you haven't heard the jokes about college food, you soon will. And without mom or dad there to serve you a balanced meal, you may be tempted to go for those extra fries or cookies. Stay healthy and avoid the dreaded extra "Freshman 15" pounds by sticking to a balanced diet.
20. Learn to cope with homesickness. It's only natural that there will be times when you miss your family, even if you were one of those kids who couldn't wait to get away. Find a way to deal with those feelings, such as making a phone call or sending some email home.
21. Stay on campus as much as possible. Whether it's homesickness, a job, or a boyfriend or girlfriend from home, try not to leave campus too soon or too often. The more time you spend on getting to know the campus and your new friends, the more you'll feel at home at school. And why not take advantage of all the cultural and social events that happen on campus?
22. Seek professional help when you need it. Most colleges have health and counseling centers. If you're sick or feeling isolated or depressed, please take advantage of the many services these offices provide students. You don't have to face these issues by yourself.
23. Keep track of your money. If you've never had to create a budget, now is the time to do so. Find ways to stretch your money - and as best you can, avoid all those credit card solicitations you'll soon be receiving. The average credit card debt of college grads is staggering.
24. Don't cut corners. College is all about learning. If you procrastinate and cram, you may still do well on tests, but you'll learn very little. Even worse, don't cheat on term papers or tests.
25. Be prepared to feel overwhelmed. There's a lot going in your life right now. Expect to have moments where it seems a bit too much. As one student says, be prepared to feel completely unprepared. The trick is knowing that you're not the only one feeling that way.

some good advice in there, hope it is helpful to other college students

Monday, September 27, 2010

i know it was a while ago, but i remember thinking it went exactly like this xD

Sunday, September 26, 2010

fking luv this video

sc2 humor lewl

Funny stuff

kid has a good future ahead of him


i'm back every1

funny but true

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hockey season almost here!

We are just a few weeks away from the start of the nhl season. My team (the anaheim ducks) underperformed greatly last year, due to a horrible start that they could never recover from, despite playing well the rest of the year. The major problem last year with the ducks was defense. Having traded away Pronger and unable to afford Beauchemin, we were left with a major lack of depth. Surely we had our captain Niedermayer, but that he is only one player. Witless Whitney was a complete bust and could not hold a blue line or hit worth a damn. Wisniewski was decent, but unfortunately was forced to play top pairing minutes which lead to some mistakes in his play. There wasn't anything stellar about the rest of our defense either. In the 2010 draft the ducks lucked out and managed to get Cam Fowler as a 12th pick, who in some prospect ratings was considered top 3 behind taylor and tyler, and already looks nhl ready, but ducks might want to be patient and let him build up his size. Also with sbisa having a few experience in lower leagues he will be pushing for a spot on this seasons roster. With the addition of Sutton, ducks bring back some size and toughness that was lost when pronger left, and with Lydman and Mara added as well, ducks hope to try and fill in the gap left by our beloved captain. We have Visnovsky (great trade for Whitney) to help fill in leadership, but feel that we still lack a top 4 defenseman. However with Getzlaf healthy and Selanne back for another season, our offense should be able to put goals. We will see in the next couple weeks what more changes will be made.

Legalize marijuana...

I don't see why its still illegal. By making it legal, we would be saving millions that would otherwise go to keeping people who smoked the drug in jail, failed prevention programs, and police resources. Prohibition of the drug has failed for the last 75 years and has been based on untrue statements and research by the government. In actuality, alcohol is worse for you than marijuana, and it is impossible to die from overdosing on marijuana. If legalized, it would not only generate possibly billions from tax revenue to help economy and government's financial troubles, but it would severely weaken the drug cartels that the government is in pursuit of in the first place. In california there is a new proposition that if passed would legalize pot. Do some researching and thinking for yourself rather than just being another sheep and believing what the government says without a second thought. Yes on prop 19!

News on 2014 M3

Reports say BMW is switching the m3 model naming from eXX (i.e. e92 m3) to fXX (i.e. f30 m3). As such, the new m3 will be called the f30 m3. It has been confirmed that BMW is transitioning back into a 6 cylinder engine for the car, having used a naturally aspirated 4.0L V8 in the e92. BMW has always engineered incredible, powerful, and high revving engines for the m3, such as the I6 e46 m3 ( personal favorite). However, m3 will not be basing the engine off of the e46, and some speculated a possible v6, but seems as though BMW will be pushing for a turbo I6 engine possibly like the current N55 engine in the 135i. Since it is still years from being released, these are just some of the few details on the new m3.

I wanna know who da real g is!

Hey whats up! My first blog, seeing how this all works xD.