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About Takarin

Takarin is a custom computer technician from Houston Texas. Whenever not working on a complicated build, he enjoys browsing the web and playing various games on Steam. This is just the crossing of his obsession with a way to get the voices to quiet down.

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Here are my most recent posts:

Copyright And Ownership

Dec 19, 13 Copyright And Ownership

Posted by in Binge Critique, Technology

With the recent changes to YouTube’s copyright policy and the eminent shite storm that has been following it, there's been an ever-growing movement to change current copyright laws on the basis that they are both outdated and archaic, and for good reason.

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The Problem With Online Courses

Nov 29, 13 The Problem With Online Courses

Posted by in Binge Critique, Education

I'm really growing to hate online courses, and I'm 90 percent sure that people other than me feel the exact same way for almost the exact same reasons, and it's bloody well time people stop being so pacifistic about it and actually stand up and say why it's bothering them.

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Afterfall: InSanity

Nov 15, 13 Afterfall: InSanity

Posted by in Gamemaster's Grimoire, Gaming

If you’re ever in the situation where you have to review an indie horror game, the fastest and simplest way is to ask yourself, “How many seconds will it take for me to load up my britches once the lights flicker?” Because on a scale of Dead Space to Slender, Afterfall: InSanity sits comfortably at an Alan Wa- OH, SWEET JESUS! WHAT WAS THAT?

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Bridging The Gap Between Media

Oct 28, 13 Bridging The Gap Between Media

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. Whenever we think of any media that has been adapted into another form, it is very rare that both forms of the media are considered good. Instead of the colorful and fleshed-out worlds merged into one, we see a half-rendered, dark, gritty and shitty rendition of a prebaked notion of what it was.

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Buying From The Silk Road (An Almost How To)

Oct 10, 13 Buying From The Silk Road (An Almost How To)

Posted by in Technology

When the Silk Road was captured and seized, I watched news outlet after news outlet talk about how this was an easy access drug market where your precious children could, with little effort and minor discretion, purchase drugs without ever leaving home. I feel almost obligated, as someone who has bought from the Silk Road, to address the fallacies in these reports on just how easy it is as.

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What I’d Like To See South Park Rip On

Oct 05, 13 What I’d Like To See South Park Rip On

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

Last Thursday started the 17th season of South Park and boy what a way to start a season, even if it was somewhat predictable. It felt well written and renewed my hope for another strong season, full of witty satire and clever writing that has made South Park a classic. Although it probably won't happen, here are a few things I think could be ripped on beautifully.

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Valve Announces New Controller

Sep 29, 13 Valve Announces New Controller

Posted by in Gaming, Technology

The third of three announcements made by Valve, much to everyone’s expectations was not in fact Half Life 3, but a new controller for the Steam Machine. And while were all disappointed that Half Life 3 was not confirmed, here are some features you can look forward to.

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The Steam Machine Is Upon Us!

Sep 28, 13 The Steam Machine Is Upon Us!

Posted by in Gaming, Technology

Before I begin passing along these holy words to my flock (of two), let us say a prayer. PRAISE GABEN NEWELL! PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME AS HE DELIVERS US FROM THE DARK AGE OF GAMING! TODAY IT WAS WRITTEN THAT HE WILL DELIVER UNTO US A MACHINE OF STEAM AND VALVE AND IT SHALL BRING ABOUT THE END OF THE XBONE HEATHENS! Amen.

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Adblock Plus Sells Out, Allows “Acceptable” Ads

Sep 24, 13 Adblock Plus Sells Out, Allows “Acceptable” Ads

Posted by in Technology

All good things must come to an end, including the notion of surfing the Internet without advertisement. Announced earlier this month by Eyeo, the team behind it, Adblock Plus will now begin allowing “acceptable” ads to run on websites, provided they follow a “strict criteria” and remains non-intrusive.

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PhoneBloks: The iPhone Killer?

Sep 23, 13 PhoneBloks: The iPhone Killer?

Posted by in Technology

Just hours after the announcement for the new iPhones were made, the guys behind PhoneBloks launched their trailer, gaining over 1,500,000 views within the first hours alone. With views like, this ship is sure to not sink right? Well... maybe.

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