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    Beat the image above with a Picture Caption :)

    \(*.*)/ I'm done.
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    How much wattage should I get?

    Thank you for pointing out my flaws. I'll be sure to fix them but I use the CD drives to play movies and such. Also I prefer to install Windows 7 off the CD just because it comes out as a CD Already.
  3. Hey guys. So I'm planning on saving up and getting these parts http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1052Z sometime in the next 2-4 years. I was curious what power supply should I get? The GPU I already have and that's an AMD Radeon HD 7950 gigabyte version. I also have a 750W power supply PC power and cooling I think was it's name. Is all this enough to supply the things I have or no?
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    How much wattage should I get?

    Think those prices will go up or down? I was thinking personally that those prices will just go down and my 1.4k can be used to purchase better up to date parts (filtering out things like inflation ect.)
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    Essay help.

    She said good job and mostly corrected my grammar. That's literally all she did as far as tips and probably two things about transition. I also have a B- in the class which improved from a C so thanks once again!
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    Essay help.

    Hello I'm working on an essay about Elizabethn hand weapons and armor. My essay is below. I'm asking for some tips on how to improve. NOTE: I'm in 8th grade also the formating is correct on the word document. Elizabethan Weapons and Armor What three old boy hasn’t dressed up as a knight with weapons wielded? They may not know it, but they dressed up similar to Elizabethan knights. Most of us wore just a typical sword and shield, but of course we as kids didn’t wear giant spears and we didn’t actually encase ourselves in armor. Elizabethan weapons varied from many sizes, the armor could be from encased in armor to being covered with just a leather cap. Thus making Elizabethan weapons and armor very diverse. There were many types of weapons during the Elizabethan era. One important type of weapon would be the melee weapons. Melee weapons are weapons used in hand to hand combat. There were many different types of melee weapons. Some weapons such as the broadsword measured up to 32 inches while some weapons like the great sword measured up to 72 inches (Alchin L.K.)! Some of the popular weapons in the Elizabethan era would be weapons like the Basilard, the mace, the falchion, the rapier, and last but not least, the long sword. The basilard was a double edged dagger (Alchin L.K.). While the basilard was very basic the mace had a slightly more complex design but the design proved to be lethal. The mace was a steel ball that was attached to a handle made out of wood (Alchin L.K.). Usually the steel ball was spiked which let the user take down their target with ease. Most weapons were derived from the long sword. For example, the rapier and the falchion were derived from the long sword. The falchion is like a 1 sided only sword, which is similar to a kitchen knife (Murrell 7). The rapier was a sharp sword with decoration on the cross guard (Murrell 7). But out of all the weapons, the long sword was the best. The long sword “allowed knights to use the force of his entire body which was very deadly” (Murrell 7). With these weapons they could take down just about any opponent. Except horseback riders. When your fiery opponent came charging at you, you had two last resorts. Either use a pike, or set up a caltrop. Pikes are long spears. Foot soldiers would stick the pike into the ground with the point pointing upwards thus scaring the horses. Any horse who challenged the pike would die (Murrell 8). The caltrop had four spikes so when three spikes were planted in the ground the fourth spike would stick upwards so when a horse ran over it, the horses leg would be wounded (Alchin L.K.). There weren’t only hand weapons. There were bows and arrows, the famous crossbow, and more. The hand bow was a simple weapon. Very similar to modern day hand bows but Elizabethan hand bows were stronger (Murrell 10). Some strategies the Elizabethan archers used were that “Archers never aimed directly at their target. They targeted an area and fired at it” (Murrell 11). Also the archers who used crossbows would stand behind the archers with the hand bows and longbows to shoot (Murrell 12). The reason behind this was because the crossbow took around 1 minute to reload and could only fire 1 to 2 bolts a minute. In conclusion, ranged weapons in the Elizabethan era weren’t as diverse as the hand weapons, but were a vital part in warfare. The armor used for protection varied from encasing the user in metal to being barely covered by leather. Elizabethan knights had to wear multiple pieces of armor such the collar plates. The collar plate was a steel armor that surrounded the neck and collar bone (Byam 26). For head defense the knights would use sallets or basinets. “Sallets are light, curved helms with sloped sides” (Murrell 21). To defend the legs they had to wear multiple pieces of armor. They wore the greaves, poleyns, and the cuisses to defend the legs (Mahabal). For peasants all they had to wear for armor was a leather cap which had little protection (Murrell 19). But a vital part that Elizabethan knights wore would be the chest plate. It covered the hips, abdomens, and lower back (Mahabal). The material that the armor was made from varied from steel paddings to leather. Chainmail was at first used to create armor but later replaced by steel plates (Mahabal). The armor protecting the arms was made of chainmail. Besagues were small round shields that covered the armpit (Mahabal). In conclusion Elizabethan armor had many different materials which ranged from Steel plates to leather and the knights were usually heavily armored. In conclusion, Elizabethan weapons could as be as big as a teenager or could be as small as a newborn child. Elizabethan armor could be mistaken as the Iron Maden or couldn’t even be noticed until closer examination. If we didn’t have Elizabethan weapons where would we be? We wouldn’t have the advanced knifes, guns, weapons, and bulletproof vests without the Elizabethan weapons and armor. Just think where we would be without Elizabethan weapons and armor.
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    Essay help.

    I got a B+ (85%) thank you everyone!
  8. thenewguy1

    Best phone availible in MetroPCS?

    Thanks I'll be sure to do that.
  9. First off, sorry if this is in the wrong section. I thought this section was the best for this topic. But anyway, I currently have MetroPCS (cause it's just so cheap) and I might get a new phone there. There is no budget and I currently have the HTC Wildfire S which is a good phone, just really laggy sometimes, overheats, and has bad storage. I was considering the Samsung Galaxy S3. But I want to know if there's a better phone. My plan is unlimited everything if you need to know and I prefer smartphones only. Link to where you can help me choose: http://www.metropcs.com/metro/category/Phones/cat170019
  10. I got pissed/sad for a reason. Grabbed a knife. Failed to bleed but have red marks on my arm. How could I either make these go away, or hide them easily in a school that's as hot as an oven? I have a pretty high heat tolerance since as I'm from Egypt but sometimes it gets too hot to wear a sweatshirt. So any ideas? NOTE: I have no long sleeve shirts.
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    Best way to hide scars (not really scars)

    Thanks for the suggestion but I'm fine. I thought about the incident recently and feel like a selfish piece of crap. I'm fine now.
  12. You know your a wimp when you get scared from playing half Life...

    1. Arianna

      Arianna

      omg facehuggers

  13. The yolo mcswagger

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    Best way to hide scars (not really scars)

    Thanks for caring and giving me tips. I rarely cut though. This was the first in like 2 years. I prob won't do it again though. Fixed the issue.
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    Best way to hide scars (not really scars)

    I've gone about like a year or two without cutting. I literally feel like a cabbage-lover for doing it but whatever. Atleast it's not permanent.
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    Best way to hide scars (not really scars)

    Tried it. Worked. Thanks.
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    Best way to hide scars (not really scars)

    tears to fap? lul wut? And I don't really shed tears. Bit too young for that.
  18. Well I feel slightly better after that...

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    I swear I did this unintentionally

    I don't get it.
  20. thenewguy1

    Remi vs Police

    This guy would get life from all the misdemeadors he's done if it was in the USA.
  21. thenewguy1

    Essay help.

    This is what I'm getting at. If you're limited by the amount of research, however, there's probably not much you can do. Don't forget you don't have to list every single weapon ever used - if there are any, leave out weapons that weren't all too popular and instead expand on the other ones. Again though, if you don't have the information, the only thing you can do is research some more. EDIT: Could you maybe write more about each weapon's advantages and disadvantages? You already do, but you could write more about it so that it's less list-y. Honestly I've tried writing on the advantages. It's just the fact of not enough info and I can't really do that either since as that would result in a deduction of points. So let me take back my saying of loads of freedom and put it into the equivalent of a jail cell.
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    Essay help.

    I originally was going to do what you said, but I couldn't find anything that said how each thing imacted what. Also I suppose I should add the question I'm suppose to answer. "Describe the weapons and armor used in the Elizabethan era." I was originally going to do "Describe the weapons in the Elizabethan era and how they impacted warfare." But sadly there wasn't enough content about it to write and essay so I went with my first question.
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    Essay help.

    And yes, read it aloud to yourself, it'll help immensely. Regarding content, This is a wonderful sentiment, but completely disconnected from the rest of your essay. Your last sentence can't just be something you decided to tack on at the end. Now, and since you're in the 8th grade this might not apply, I would go more in depth than you did. Again, might not be necessary, but at this point you've got a collection of short descriptions of weapons. Posting the exact goal of the assignment would be helpful in assessing that. Depending on what degree of freedom you have in writing this, it'd be better to focus on a single topic, say just armour or just melee weaponry. You'll be able to write more about each individual weapon and say useful things. This sort of looks like the introduction of a longer paper on medieval weaponry to me like this, rather than a paper of itself. It's good that you use plenty of citations, but I'm fairly sure there's a way to only cite L.K. Alvin once at the end of that first paragraph. Depends on what style you're using, but it's a little bit jarring and I think unnecessary to repeat that citation over and over, especially considering you're not citing specific pages but entire books. I have loads of freedom in the writing and the teacher said to stick to the three topics, melee, ranged, and armor. Also if I don't cite the way I did then I get a 0. But thanks for the response! Ah, I'm not surprised about the citing. It's unfortunate, because it would help readability. By 'stick to', do you mean you have to cover each one? If not, I highly recommend you focus on just one. Doing all three makes for an easy essay of average length, but also a relatively mediocre one. Focusing on one requires you to go more in depth and is slightly more difficult but also much better. Sadly I need to cover each one. This essay in my view is insanely poorly written due to the lack of facts given during my 3 hour research time. The only decent amount of facts where in the first body paragraph. But thank you for helping! thank you for the help. I feel like I am going to need some grammar lessons. thank you for the feedback :)
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    Essay help.

    And yes, read it aloud to yourself, it'll help immensely. Regarding content, This is a wonderful sentiment, but completely disconnected from the rest of your essay. Your last sentence can't just be something you decided to tack on at the end. Now, and since you're in the 8th grade this might not apply, I would go more in depth than you did. Again, might not be necessary, but at this point you've got a collection of short descriptions of weapons. Posting the exact goal of the assignment would be helpful in assessing that. Depending on what degree of freedom you have in writing this, it'd be better to focus on a single topic, say just armour or just melee weaponry. You'll be able to write more about each individual weapon and say useful things. This sort of looks like the introduction of a longer paper on medieval weaponry to me like this, rather than a paper of itself. It's good that you use plenty of citations, but I'm fairly sure there's a way to only cite L.K. Alvin once at the end of that first paragraph. Depends on what style you're using, but it's a little bit jarring and I think unnecessary to repeat that citation over and over, especially considering you're not citing specific pages but entire books. I have loads of freedom in the writing and the teacher said to stick to the three topics, melee, ranged, and armor. Also if I don't cite the way I did then I get a 0. But thanks for the response!
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    Essay help.

    I want to focus on content mostly. Enough to get me a B. Thanks for the tips.
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