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Post graduate student (Information Systems) at the University of Auckland. Systems Integration and EDI trainer at Flow Software (NZ). Founder of Thought-Wired.

Geek, problem solver, enthusiast. 

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Jul
14
comment What tools do you use to help you build structures?
+1 to sand/gravel vertical scaffolds.
Jul
14
comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
More experiments to be done then. I will report back.
Jul
13
comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
experimentation shows that in a certain set up it would break in half the times. So now I'm trying to figure out why only in half
Jul
13
comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
Ok, this is nicely put together. Yet we are still at a loss in terms of knowing for sure when this might happen, e.g. at what clock speed (if a piston is driven by a clock) sand would break because the piston head (or other blocks propelled by it) go up quicker than the top sand block lands?
Jul
13
comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
Thanks @Shinrai
Jul
13
comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
Ok this answer is closer to what I was looking for. However, how is it possible that the block that is breaking is moving faster than the one underneath (and therefore manages to "catch up" with the block underneath)? Hm..
Jul
13
comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
@Shinrai I understand. Yet I don't see any definite pattern in when it breaks and when it does not and that's what I am trying to find out: the conditions under which it will break and under which it won't
Jul
13
comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
Try to put a tower of sand 5-6 blocks tall on a piston and then hook the piston up to a fast clock. That should be a good demonstration.
Jul
13
comment How to avoid sand/gravel blocks to break when using in Minecraft mechanisms?
They would break when they land on other blocks of the same type too, e.g. when you have a tower of sand/gravel in an elevator-like mechanism.
Jul
7
comment Is it possible to lift a block from the bottom of the map to the top using pistons?
@Keaanu However, timing with sand/gravel is critical since they will break if you allow the blocks to bounce in the stack..
Jul
7
comment How do I create a hidden staircase?
Do you have to move the stairs only vertically? i.e. it may be easier if the steps come out from the side while the disguise blocks come from other directions. This will reduce your issues with timing.
Jul
7
comment How do I create a hidden staircase?
RS NOR latch is definitely a way to go if you insist on only moving the steps vertically.
Jun
21
comment Call of Duty: Effectiveness of Claymores
@DarkShiva Sweet, thanks!
Jun
21
comment Fastest way to level up in Modern Warfare 2 / Black Ops
You do however respawn only once. Therefore, if you aren't a pro then you'll have a hard time scoring at all.
Jun
21
comment Call of Duty: Effectiveness of Claymores
@DarkShiva: Are you sure about Jammer vs Claymores? Source pls
Jun
21
comment Call of Duty Black Ops Perks
You need to specify a purpose of the class if you want tips on perk selection. There is no one magic combination to go with.
Jul
22
comment Is it possible to kill yourself with a throwing knife in Modern Warfare 2?
The only question is why...
Jul
22
comment How do you circle strafe with a chopper using an Xbox 360 controller?
It may pay to include console controller/xbox reference in the name to avoid PC-related answers.
Jul
8
comment How to make a good start at Battlefield Bad Company 2 multiplayer?
Great answer thanks! I should have mentioned (not by just a tag) that I have the game on PS3. But thanks anyway.
Jul
7
comment Reducing recoil with Barret .50 cal
You lose stopping power (not the perk but actual damage caused by the bullet) with the mentioned rifles though. Otherwise good answer :)