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  1. ZeDestructor

    Welcome to XenForo

    Would that really help though? Default is 20 posts per page, and nutters like me spin up to 100 posts per page...
  2. ZeDestructor

    Welcome to XenForo

    I would prefer not. Linking to an external host just for photos just breaks up the flow of a nice writeup, and many I suspect aren't willing to setup and maintain a blog somewhere else they can link to.
  3. ZeDestructor

    Welcome to XenForo

    woot woot! Dark theme when?
  4. ZeDestructor

    The "New Toys" Thread

    So I finally reached the point where I needed more frames than my trusty old GTX670 could put out: For the insufferably curious: it ended up costing me 1040 shipped, so 900-950 for the card itself, plus some more shipping it to mu, and yet more in taxes. PS: don't mind the dust, I cleaned it...
  5. ZeDestructor

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Stock is indeed very much the issue. I caved and picked up an sealed BNIB EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid from a randome guy last night for 1040 USD shipped. Once I remove shipping, it drops down to about 980.. which is only 80 above EVGA's current MSRP (900... pre-mining boom that particular card was...
  6. ZeDestructor

    The "New Toys" Thread

    For the most part, yup. For the 3 absolute nerds who build custom cables from scratch, it's a godsend not having to void the warranty and still be able to do it properly (i.e.: without resorting to extensions).
  7. ZeDestructor

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Passwords? In 2017? Jeez guys, have you not heard about public key authentication? I personally have all my SSH-enabled things run pubkey auth only. Good luck bruteforcing my Curve25519 keypairs.
  8. ZeDestructor

    The "New Toys" Thread

    Bitch at yout.. owait, Google doesn't do feedback..
  9. ZeDestructor

    The "New Toys" Thread

    I use ReplayGain on my music to keep the variance in levels between albums basically non-existant (could also do per-track, but I listen to power metal and symphonic metal, so per-album with shuffle albums playback mode works better), games seem to all be mostly at the same level across the...
  10. ZeDestructor

    The "New Toys" Thread

    You need a newer building.
  11. ZeDestructor

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    In the USA (the place where there s the highest likelihood of you being randomly ordered to unlock your phone), precedent has been set that fingerprint unlock can be compelled, but PINs and passwords cannot. On my phone, for the 64GB of internal storage: 13.59GiB "System" (meaning OS, Android...
  12. ZeDestructor

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Don't worry, I use a PIN lock. Prints of any sort are too weak or impractical to use 300 times a day. I have been told that nipples also work...
  13. ZeDestructor

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Option C that apparently does work is one's penis. Make what you will of that knowledge
  14. ZeDestructor

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Part of it is the lack of real resolution, but even then the improvements will probably be quite small. No, 8K won't be a big improvement for games, but very small text will be so much better.
  15. ZeDestructor

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Fan completely off when at lower temperatures is perfectly normal and intended behaviour these days. On my dad's laptop, the fan stays off until the CPU hits 75?C iirc (my laptop is somewhat more agressive and turns things on at around 55?C.. then again, quad-core with dGPU vs dad's dual-core...
  16. ZeDestructor

    The "New Toys" Thread

    It works fine at stock settings, and enthusiasts aren't exactly afraid to go delidding either... Dell 7470?
  17. ZeDestructor

    The "New Toys" Thread

    As CD82 said, the big investment of everything besides the GPU blocks tends to last for ages, and in the case of the GPU, you can get EVGA's hydrocopper cards if you're particularly lazy. As for maintenance, I gave it a really good think a while ago, and I reckon that using something completely...
  18. ZeDestructor

    The "New Toys" Thread

    Put your HDDs in a NAS in a different and make your desktops and laptop all-SSD (or diskless, if you're nuts). Tht way the HDDs can make all the noise they want and you get to never hear em. I'm surprised you haven't built a full custom liquid-cooling loop that cools GPUs and CPU and have the...
  19. ZeDestructor

    The "New Toys" Thread

    Yeah, they really do need to change the fan colours already. I prefer the D9L over the M9i because of the mounting and because it also fits LGA2011 sockets, which is useful for more server-y usage.
  20. ZeDestructor

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    I've been using Linux on desktop and server regularly since 2011, and I've seen things get better and far more universal across distros since then (systemd <3). Mind you, each distro wanting to have their own special little package manager and special selection of software version can still be a...
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