A comment in the white noise thread gave me the idea to start a thread on ASMR, the technique of listening to audio with specific stimuli (known as 'triggers'), but also includes visual stimuli. This stimuli can cause a tingling sensation that can start at the scalp and go down the spine, and is said to help you sleep and relax.
Some examples of triggers include, but are not limited to:
Whispering closely into a microphone, either into one microphone, or two microphones to create a binaurual effect
A person's accent, usually softer ones
Crinkling of surfaces such as paper or plastic
Tapping on hollow, metal, or large objects quietly
Our own KHV user, Trigger
What are your thoughts on ASMR, and who are your favorite ASMR creators?
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but what's a good way to remember details of a book when you struggle to remember details of a book?
I have autism, and a lot of people with autism generally think better when they see pictures (including me), but I feel like I can improve this availability somehow. I'd love to read more, but whenever I try, it's hard for me to remember anything.
Hip-hop has been a thing for quite a while now, but I was wondering what are some modern rappers you like? I mean, we have a lot of pretty good ones nowadays. List whatever you want, whether it's what you think is a genius rapper, or a guilty pleasure. A reason would be good too, but you don't have to.
Post Malone - I know he shows a lot of tropes of modern hip-hop (and that get tiring sometimes), but something about him really calls to me. I guess it might be that it's kind of electronic-influenced, but not enough bass to make you go deaf from all the vibration. Plus I kind of like typical modern hip-hop every now and then.
Childish Gambino - The rap name of actor Donald Glover, Gambino has many varieties of influences, including funk, classic hip-hop, and even the goofiness of artists like Tyler, The Creator (which is kind of what some of "Because The Internet" reminded me of). He's really well known now because of the song "Redbone", which has become sort of a meme now, but he's definitely a favorite of mine.
Kendrick Lamar - You all know who he is. I'm not gonna explain him.
How about you?
If you have a tablet, tell us what kind, OS, etc. Let's see those tablets!
Brand/model: Lenovo Tab 10, model TB-X103F
OS: LineageOS 14.1 (based on Android 7.1.2)
So, I have a Motorola Moto G4 (https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-g) that's about 1 and a half years old and has worked out like a charm so far. I've noticed, though, that the battery has been draining a little bit quicker than a few months ago. Usually, it would take two hours to drain at least 30% of the battery, but has recently been really draining more in an hour tops. The phone is not charged constantly (usually about once or twice a day), I have all apps closed, and I even turned down the brightness a tad (with the adaptive brightness still on, because the phone is virtually unreadable otherwise). The only time I have anything on that can cause quick drainage is when I have my VPN (Opera VPN) on when I'm on public wi-fi, which is not that often in the day (1 hour tops on public wi-fi).
Any advice on what I could do to diagnose what's going on with the quick draining?
Phone Type: Moto G4 w/ Prime Lockscreen Offers (Amazon.com Edition)
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
Age: 1 year old (accquired August 2016-ish)
Provider: Republic Wireless (T-Mobile/Sprint-based virtual operator)
So, does anyone else watch Curb Your Enthusiasm in here? It's a show on HBO that's been on since 2000. Season 9 just started, and while I plan to watch that, I want to watch a few more earlier episodes before I watch Season 9.
Here's a general synopsis:
The show is about Seinfeld creator Larry David, and his semi-fictionalized retired life with his wife. In the show, it usually centers around Larry David's faux pas, annoyances with other people, and general troubles with people in general, where he screws up something (or something screws up for him, as in a mistake or misunderstanding), causing people to react poorly to him. It takes place in Los Angeles, and is friends with some very famous celebrities, including Richard Lewis, Ted Danson, and so on. Sometimes, cast members from Seinfeld also appear on the show as well, such as in season one, where Julia Louis-Dreyfus (who played Elaine in Seinfeld) in an episode.
It's a pretty funny show, though there's a lot of adult/inappropriate humor in it. I recommend the show, and is on Amazon Prime Video currently. Check it out!
Civilization (full name Sid Meier's Civilization) is a series of games in which one goes out to settle cities and manage a nation based on real life ones (usually like an empire, or a certain country). It's an older series, but they're wildly popular games and have a growing community.
I've only played Civ V so far (it was on a Humble Bundle sale), but it's pretty interesting I think. I like how all of a sudden, you're just sitting there being peaceful until a bunch of nations declare war on you, even if you haven't done anything to them. Though sometimes, I like to be fun and declare war on everyone and watch my empire go into utter chaos.
It's pretty fun when they do that! I'm looking forward to playing the others now! :)
I already have an SSD in my laptop (240GB ADATA SU700 Ultimate), but today I am getting an adapter that allows me to have a second hard drive in my laptop via the DVD drive port. The drive that was originally in the laptop is a little slow (which I would have to guess is because it's a 5400RPM drive), so I was wondering what would be good advice on a regular, mechanical hard drive.
I was looking into Seagate drives, since they seem to be a little cheaper on Amazon, and since I have one in my desktop, but I don't know the reliability rates on them. Some say they suck, some say they don't, so what do you guys think? A recommendation would be good too.
This is the one I'm looking at. It's about $50, which is good for me:
Alternative Title: "Nanbaka - The Numbers"
Writing: Mitsutaka Hirota
Airing: Crunchyroll, Funimation|Now
Personal Rating: 10/10
Watch on Crunchyroll (subbed)
Watch on Funimation|Now (dubbed)
This anime is HILARIOUS! The anime takes place in Nanba Prison, the highest security prison in the world, located in the sea outside of Japan, which contains some of the most dangerous criminals, some who have committed many crimes. The main characters: Jyugo, Uno, Nico and Rock all have something about themselves that makes them perfect to overpower the guards and put off any safety nets to help them escape, which makes for some hilarious results.
The characters show various traits that I think are written pretty well. Jyugo being your typical jailbreaker by picking locks and putting off anything that keeps him from escaping "because it's fun". Uno loves all and anything women, while Nico is obsessed with anime (and has a power of all drugs having the opposite effect on him), and Rock loving food and being rather strong. Any anime fan will get a good laugh at these guys getting into all kinds of trouble! There's other things that the characters do, but I won't spoil it.
Pretty much all the episodes have a right balance of funny and serious moments, but I guess I'm easily impressed. You'll just have to watch it to see for yourself!
Has anyone else seen this?
Figured I'd go ahead and make a post in the Kingdom Hearts section since this IS a forum about that. :P
So, what are some good tips on starting on Kingdom Hearts? I've never played the game and plan to buy a console sometime in the near future so I can go ahead and play it. I just want to know what's the best way to begin. I usually suck at a game unless someone guides me with tips in the beginning, is why I ask. All tips and suggestions are appreciated!
What sources do you get your music from? CD, streaming (such as Spotify or iHeartRadio), downloading (from a place like iTunes or other sources), or how?
I use Spotify some, but I kinda like iHeartRadio. I started using it recently for their original stations (stations exclusive to the platform that originate from an HD Radio subchannel of a random radio station in the US). I don't know, I guess I just like the radio platform. I used to use Pandora some and might go back to it someday.
As for Spotify, I have a free Premium account through my brother's family subscription, but I don't really use it that much because I can never make up my mind on what to put in a playlist. It's all good music, but some I like more than others at certain times, and I'll hate certain music at certain times. I guess I'm just picky! D:
Cities: Skylines is a city-building game created by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. It's similar to SimCity in ways, but a lot better. Similar to SimCity 4, the game has a massive modding community, and has elements of the current SimCity but tweaked out (for example, no need to be online or play like a multiplayer game). It was well received when it came out, and is one of my favorite games of the 2010's in any genre. I don't play it as much as I did, but it's still fun.
Do you guys play it? If so, do you have any cities you can show us?
So I'll be 22 this month and I figured before too much time slips away, I should start preparing for college. I know I need to study for the SAT and whatnot, but I'm not sure what else to do beyond that. My parents have gladly said they will guide me with the rest, but I was wondering what are some other tips for preparing to go to college? I already have a few universities in mind (depending where I am by next year), so that's already covered. I'd love your thoughts!
So, whenever I go into the corner to click for my calendar, nothing shows up. I actually have to go launch the Calendar app in Windows 10. What should I do to diagnose this?
I'm really interested into using this but I wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts on it. Here's a link if you don't know anything about it:
I'm SushiKey, or SushiKii as I go by on my Discord. So, I'm pretty new to this Kingdom Hearts thing, I haven't played it yet but it sure looks really cool, so I figured I'd join a Kingdom Hearts forum and get all the dirt on the game before I go out and buy a copy. o3o
Before I start to ramble on, I'll wrap this up by saying this looks like a nice site and if you wanna add me on Discord, PM me (I could use some friends!). Thanks!