hey folks its time to see what went down at Winnipeg’s pride parade :D

i did my best to keep it pg and skipped some stuff to avoid it getting into the area of questionable content (chains & leather, guys not wearing much beyond a plastic chest plate, and the like). all photo’s were taken on a camera phone with a 12mp camera (Sony Experia Ion(sorry anyone expecting super awesome photographs!)). Next year i look forward to being in the parade itself (and coming equipped with a better camera). this year is very special to Manitoba based LGBT’s as this is the year GSA’s (gay-straight alliance) were made MANDATORY for all elementary schools to honor the creation of, if a student comes forwards and wants one. I believe they are looking in to one day making this mandatory for high schools as well.

you can view the full album here (low quality, comment me if you want higher quality stills but i didn’t want to go overboard and have just a bombardment of photo’s): http://imageshack.us/g/1/10177313/

but to whet your appetite a bit here is a single shot:

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im off the gay pride parade :D

ill be taking some pictures in the coming days of the Winnipeg PRIDE parade and will try to upload them here for your viewing pleasure, i promise to avoid the guys/gals in BDSM gear if there is any and keep it nice and PG for you all. i will have in attendance with me my good friend amber and maybe my other friend ryan (i am unsure if he will come he has a concert that evening out of town)

a10-6800k richland benchmarked, AMD pops its way to the meat of sandybridge

 

the a10-6800k is nearly upon us. richland (or piledriver 2.0 for those in the know) is her architecture and we are here today to show you what she has got!

  • 3DMark 11 Performance – P1773
  • 3DMark 11 Performance OC – P2221
  • Fritz Chess Benchmark – 7512 Kilonodes/s
  • AIDA 64 Cache and Memory – 12696/10331/18001/59.3ms (Read/Write/Copy/Latency)
  • CineBench R11.5 – 3.70 Multi-Threaded

to compare for those at home thee multi-thread results are a bit wonky and tend to place it somewhere just about all the core i3’s and the bottom of the modern core i5’s (ivy & sandybridge). or roughly in line with a gen 1 core i5 quad. these results are all at stock (omitting 3dmark where gpu was overclocked)

results photo’s can be seen here:

http://wccftech.com/amd-a10-6800k-richland-apu-performance-unveiled/

this is a nice change i think and it will do well considering how much this improves over the 10-5800k with the potential to overclock to 5ghz on air (stock speed is 4.4ghz and its unlocked) it could probably go much higher

this is very good news for those who want a competent cpu but like the functionality of a gpu not labeled ” intel ” and is the one i would probably recommend to people in the stands wanting a media center

the young adults dilemma: moving out; help me internet!!!

hi internet me again! i face a serious problem and omitting everyone but the trolls have a serious problem i would like to discuss; me moving out.

for months now  have been trying to move, however due to a control freak mother i am stuck on how to proceed. currently if i move my mom loses the ability to afford living in her home and while I haven’t always been very vocal and up front about leaving i have made a persistent effort to shop for a good deal and have finally found one that’s both functional in location and affordable within my meager full time pay.

however as noted above my mother is a control freak and due to my lack of constant up front desire to leave she believes two very conflicting ideas. the first is that i am not 100% serious about it. and the second is that she wishes to butt her nose in and determine when and where i move too in order to plan a move of her own out of the home in which she has raised all her kids but would be essentially alone in once i move (my parents are divorced but she still has the family dogs).

i cant stall the purchase of this apartment that screams quality and cost effective buy forever; and the way things are looking if i play along with her controlling game plan i wont be moving until (at the earliest) October. by which time i will be one year older (I’m born in October). not moving into a place that i want too (or i stand a chance of that) and she may even try and set me up to fail which is something id like to avoid as well. (she has & will figuratively do and say anything to keep me around).

i refuse to be a mamma’s boy clinging to her basement any longer and i refuse to play by her rules. but she is offering 0 support on me doing it on my own and is even threatening to evict me if i try to move on my own terms anymore when & where i want hoping ill come home crying and stay.

help me internet i am at a loss on how to deal with this conflicting crazy mom of mine and the dilemma all young adults face which is hard enough without a parent like this. moving from your parents basement.

Minnesota cracks like an egg, same-sex marriage legalized

http://www.startribune.com/politics/blogs/207434441.html

yesterday morning governor Dayton of Minnesota signed the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in to law. as of august 1 2013 it will be legal for two men/women to marry. this marks the second state in under 30 days to sign it into law for themselves.

on the day of the legalization city hall will be open in St.Paul and the mayor himself will be sitting in and supporting the first gay marriages.

bravo Minnesota bravo you have crawled out from the dark to join the rest of us in the year 2013. i applaud your move and encourage other states to do what your federal level isn’t doing and just get it over with. the winds of change are a blowing and you would be a fool to stand against them. the government shouldn’t rail on people and what makes two people happy and if they wish two be joined because of that happiness. if anything they should be encouraging more unions of two people as this is a community building thing, this is how families become interwoven and cause people who wouldn’t normally know each other or get along to come to terms and become better because of that.

so enjoy your bright future Minnesota  and maybe now that this is out of the way you can start dealing with other draconian legal problems in your state.

Same Sex Marriage

Same Sex Marriage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Watch “Blood Angels Space Marine at LinCon 2013” on YouTube

Bioshock Infinite review: never thought id be so high in the air

bioshcok infinite is a spin off to the games bioshock 1 & 2 by irrational games. its set in a post american civil war world and takes place in the fictional city/state of columbia which floats on motors and balloons high in the air. and now ionusx will dive waist deep into it for you.

graphics: let me 1st set aside that this game is beautiful, irrational really went to the limit here and has some really nice visuals to show for it. everything fits nicely together and I’ve encountered very few visual bugs, weapons, characters and animations all work and look as they should and the games almost 1980’s comic book-esque art style is truly a sight to see. so they get top marks for this side of things

audio: bioshock infinite’s audio is passable, nothing particularly special or memorable but what is here is done well enough that it wont bug you throughout the game and in some places you may even find it mildly amusing.

gameplay: the gameplay of Bioshock infinite is hit & miss. on the ground the gunplay is nice and fun and easy to handle and you will find yourself pressed to change up your tactics to get the job done many times and the variety of tools really makes it a great game to experiment with new combinations.

however at the later5 stages of the game you will learn how to expect the AI to react and you will start clinging to only two or three weapons and a couple of superpowers (called vigors) making it seem a bit wasteful that they have all these other guns and abilities that were more for show of what irrational can do rather than providing a sense of play style variety.

furthermore new to the game is the idea of rail riding and shooting while riding them. when stationary the combat here is okay, but while moving it can be VERY difficult to fight effectively and  should be considered an art form by itself to both fight and do it effectively

story: spoiler freee here the story is rather amazing and i being a gamer who enjoys a good story was delightfully thrilled. this game has been interesting start to finished and encourage everyone to give it a chance, despite its slow start.

overall: bioshock infinite is a treat for many people and you will find alot to enjoy if you can look past some of the uninteresting or pointless bits to it. and as a result here is my final verdict

bioshock infinite gets herself 8 and a half points out of 10 and she will be played long after i have finished her to try and squeeze out more fun

BioShock Infinite takes place on the steampunk...

BioShock Infinite takes place on the steampunk air-city of Columbia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

i am now out of therapy!!! death to codependency

hiya internet! its ionusx here. i have finally completed my time in therapy for codependence. i am now working to solve the problems in my own life to prevent a relapse. codependence is when a person has a traumatic event in their life that forces them to set aside their own person and become what others need or want them to be. and then they never pick it up again. this is sometimes also a behavior you learn at a young age from your parents.

the end result is that the person becomes completely reactive. they no longer act on their own and instead begin simply going through the motions often as a nay-sayer or a yes-man (varying on their personality or situation). they tend to become very clingy to people they associate with and can lead to them becoming real control freaks or people pleasers. they also tend to try and rescue others from their problems without self motivation to do so. they tend to become quite mad if you don’t reward them for doing so.

the cure is to make your own decisions, start small and work your way up. and from there you will walk into the light of social interaction, the ability to want and desire stuff and the ability to set goals.

however its very problematic for me as my parents and grandparents are all codependent in their own way and they are always trying to force me into their lives when i don’t want to. so i am now trying to distance myself as much as i can physically and mentally so i don’t relapse back in. i am actively seeking my own place and wont come back ever for fear of going back to being that way.

this has been very liberating and i am glad that i am no longer reacting and now if only some of the time acting on my own and doing what i want to do. and its been surprisingly fun to 😀

so i raise a glass this morning of the finest water i can buy at a convenience store to my new-found freedom and encourage you all to do the same. long live me!

also as a reward to myself i bought a dog tag set on ebay 😀

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Got-Pride-Rainbow-Dog-Tag-Chain-Gay-GLBT-LGBT-Pride-Necklace-/290852150763?pt=Fashion_Jewelry&hash=item43b8239deb&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1048

there you can see it if you want!

AMD HD 8970 “Hawaii” architecture shots leak. AMD’s solution for Kepler flagship 2.0

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this is hawaii. amd’s answer to the titan/gtx 780. it is essentially DOUBLE an hd 7970 GE on paper

sporting 4gb GDDR5, 4096 stream processors (7970 has half this), 16 newly designed SPU’s (7970 has 32 inferior spu’s), 256 TMU’s (7970 has half this), 64 ROPS (7970 has half this), and a 512-bit memory bandwidth (7970 is 384-bit).

this is essentially equivalent to double a 7970GE assuming a clock for clock situation. power consumption, actual stock clocks, and some other things still are missing from the sheet but if thats the case AMD has a real winner here as far as a flagship architecture goes. and thats just on paper

http://www.techpowerup.com/183704/amds-answer-to-geforce-gtx-700-series-volcanic-islands.html

Delaware has seen the light, same-sex marriage is now legal

the US state of Delaware has declared that same-sex marriage is now legal. congratulations Delaware on stepping out of the shadow of archaic and rusting worldviews and into the 21st century. perhaps future states will use you as motivation to legalize it as well/fully legalize it. go now and be free oh citizens of the state of Delaware and enjoy your new-found freedom in all its glory.

now if only we can get the rest of the 39 states to crack open the rusty old tomes on constitutionally legal marriages that haven’t been touched in years ( that have probably started to fall apart ) ; and consider more carefully that maybe giving guys and girls the right to tie the knot with whomever they please instead of believing in hard-line religious dogma is the only path in the universe to union of two people.

id like to think that one day the whole world will stop denying people the right to do as they please so long as it doesn’t physically or psychologically hurt anyone. and that when that day comes we will look back on these days and wonder why it took so long to get there and maybe laugh at how stupid the people who make this stuff up  and then think its never going to change.

but enough of this banter by me. time to start singing songs, cheering in the streets and making out with your girlfriends & boyfriends and future fiances today the vast country that is the USA has taken the next tiny step toward a modern world view