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About Cyclic

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  • Birthday 1984-12-12

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    Software Developer


  • CPU
    AMD FX 8320 Black Edition
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    ASUS M5 A97 R2.0
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    8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance LP
  • GPU
    XFX Radeon 7870 Double Dissipation
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    NZXT Phantom 410 Black/Orange
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    1Tb mechanical, 128GB Corsair & 64GB SanDisk Pulse
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    550W Powercool Green Dual
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    2 x 27inch BenQ monitors
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    Stock :( for now
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    Not sure, I think I stole it from my parents house
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    Windows 8.1
  1. cyclic https://www.vessel.com/videos/JYZEYDYx0 https://www.vessel.com/videos/Yj4PbcgKj Is this the right thread to post in though?
  2. Have a look at any of the "handy tech under $100" videos, you might find some inspiration there.
  3. Boeing has filed a patent for a force-field technology that could protect vehicles from explosive shockwave damage. The force-field works by sending out shockwaves of it's own in the form of laser pulses that ionise the surrounding air absorbing the force from the explosion. This will not provide protection from a direct impact however as the force-field will only protect from the shockwave created by an explosion, projectiles themselves will not be affected (or at least not affected enough to provide sufficient protection). Sensors on-board the vehicle will detect incoming projectiles such as missiles, RPG's etc. and will then calculate where and when the projectile will hit and therefore where and when the explosion will come from. The protective shockwave will then be directed at the appropriate area and nobody dies! Pretty cool stuff eh!? Original article from siliconrepublic.com
  4. When they create a mechanical haptic touch keyboard then I'll be impressed!
  5. Study, study, study! The more letters you get after your name early on in life, the easier things are later on in life
  6. Yeah I agree with you on some points but at the same time the change to password-less security has to start somewhere. I get the feeling that the facial recognition here isn't going to be the buggy - completely bypass security by using a freakin photo - bullshit that we're used to, whether this is true or not remains to be seen but I somehow get the feeling that it will actually be very robust using IR. I do completely agree with you that if there's a backup password/pin then the entire thing is kinda rendered useless cause rainbow tables etc. will not be affected in any way but I think that this will just be the starting point, I reckon in the near future there will be a switch to entirely biometric sign in with no backup passwords, they would have to implement a system to allow users to sign in if they do break their biometric reader or whatever but this is surely fairly simple, something like the code sent to your phone during two-step verification.
  7. I'm probably missing something here but is the point of this not to take passwords out of use therefore rendering rainbow tables useless?
  8. +1 for waiting, if the rumors are true (and it's looking like they are) about the 390x having 8Gb of HBM memory then it could be very interesting.
  9. One of Playstations flagship exclusives Uncharted 4 has had its release date pushed back to spring of 2016. The games directors have said that the project was "much more ambitious than we originally envisioned." and so they have decided to stall the release so they can be sure it's up to standard. They said: "This game deserves every bit of the attention to detail, precise pacing, and nuanced storytelling Naughty Dog is known for so we've made the difficult choice of pushing the game’s release date. Giving us a few extra months will make certain that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End not only meets the team’s high standards but the high standards that gamers have come to expect from a Naughty Dog title." This will no doubt once again open up the argument of whether game developers should release an unfinished game on time or delay a release in the name of quality. Either way it doesn't matter to me because I refuse to pay €400 for a console built with hardware that doesn't match the price tag so I won't be playing it. What do you think? Would you rather get a buggy game on time or wait for polished game? http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/03/uncharted-4-pushed-back-to-spring-2016/
  10. Did not know that! You learn something new every day
  11. I actually meant system memory, sorry I should've said that. I'm having a similar-ish problem at the moment and a memory leak in system memory is the cause. Probably not what's causing your problem but it's worth a look.
  12. Check your memory usage, keep an eye on it while you're gaming and see if it's maxing out, you could have a memory leak.
  13. Microsoft give a fairly substantial discount for students on Surface's. You probably know that already but worth checking out if you don't. My personal opinion would be to go for the surface (I may be biased though because I've wanted a surface since I saw the first one), I've heard pretty much nothing but good things about them (the pro 3 at least). Wendell over on Tek Syndicate loves his one and you would be using yours in a similar way to him by the sound of it. Let us know what you do decide.