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Whiskers

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About Whiskers

  • Title
    CSS God

Contact Methods

  • Steam
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  • Xbox Live
    Wh1skers
  • PlayStation Network
    uss_catalyst

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Scotland

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.7GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z77 Mpower
  • RAM
    16GB (2x8GB) Kingston HyperX Beast 2400MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 780 Classified, ASUS GTX 650 Ti 1GB Twin-Fan
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Black w/ Window
  • Storage
    1x Samsung 840 EVO 500GB, 1x WD Green 3TB, 4x WD Blue 1TB, 4x WD Green 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair AX750 (Fully Modular)
  • Display(s)
    24" Dell P2414H (1080p IPS), 23" Acer X223HQ (1080p TN)
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3 with Cherry MX Blues w/ White LEDs
  • Mouse
    Logitech Performance MX and Corsair Vengeance M65
  • Sound
    Corsair Vengeance 2100, Logitech x530
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

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  1. Nice PC specs man. Great to see somebody who favours using hardware til its unusable rather than throwing it away once it can't run everything on ultra.

    1. Whiskers

      Whiskers

      Thanks. Yeah, my rig still runs everything I'm interested in playing well enough. I might update the graphics card in a year or two but I don't see me upgrading anything else for a while yet.

  2. Let's not resort to this kind of thing, shall we? If this thread doesn't remain a civil discussion on both sides it will be closed. Accusing someone of "shilling" just because you have a difference of opinion is not acceptable.
  3. Apple iphone SE 2 leaked

    What degrades the battery (for the most part) is charge cycles, and the SE doesn’t go through cycles significantly faster than the other devices. In spite of the smaller battery it actually has typically better battery life than the standard 6 or 6S model, owing to smaller power demands (smaller and lower resolution screen, no 3D Touch etc). Interestingly I’ve noticed significantly more users of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S plus suffering from battery degradation. I’m almost positive that Apple started using significantly lower quality Li-Ion batteries from the 6 onwards - my 7 Plus has already lost 12% of charge capacity with around 250 cycles which is a concerningly rapid deterioration in my opinion. Most reports of charge potential I’ve seen on the SE are still in the high 80 to high 90 percent range, which is decent. And also slightly angers me when phones that are a full year older than mine still hold more of their charge.
  4. LTT Plex Share

    As mentioned, there are too many legal concerns involved for something like this to be allowed on LTT. Sorry OP. Thread locked.
  5. Just saying HI

    Welcome.
  6. New user just saying hello

    Welcome.
  7. Are you new here? 

    1. Whiskers

      Whiskers

      No, I’ve been a member of LTT since the year of its launch in 2013 and a moderator since 2014. :)

  8. Apple now powered by 100% renewable energy

    I've always found it a bit of an odd criticism when people say "they're guilty of exploiting child labour and polluting the environment" of Apple and Apple alone. In isolation it's true yes, but you're ignoring the fact that Apple's competitors are pretty much all comparably guilty, some likely even more so. If you're going to criticise any one of them you should criticise them all in relation to their respective levels of guilt. It's also a bit odd to criticise Apple of all companies for engaging in "forced obsolescence". By and large their post-launch software and hardware support is considerably better than average; the now 5 and a half year old iPhone 5S still runs the newest version of iOS 11 and now that the early issues with it have been dealt with most users still seem satisfied with how the phone performs. They even continue to offer hardware repair options for devices all the way back to the iPhone 4S - can you say the same of Samsung, LG or any of the other big name competitors? Apple are an imperfect company with an arrogance problem they need to work on. Their software development side has been deteriorating for a good few years now and their internal development culture is reputed to be phenomenally toxic. They definitely need to improve in many ways... but product lifespans and post-launch support aren't amongst them.
  9. “Tech News” covers a massive subject area, and video games are entirely technological in nature. ESports are an important and ever-growing part of the gaming industry, and as such a noteworthy part of the tech industry. If you ever feel that a topic doesn’t belong in the section though please use the report system to bring it to the mod team’s attention rather than pointing it out in the thread; we know how to handle it, and we can take care of it as needed. It is our job after all.
  10. New member, Looking for new tech community

    Welcome.
  11. Hi - Refugee from Futuremark

    Welcome!
  12. Moderators on the forum

    Only a thousand? Jeez I got ripped off.
  13. Thread cleaned. Personal attacks and insults towards fellow community members won't be tolerated. Keep it civil, please.
  14. Playstation 5 leak/rumours

    Yeah, the Wii was pretty much just an upgraded GameCube. And the Wii U was also just an upgraded Wii on the CPU front... and was also an odd one because it was sort of a half-generation console? It launched way too late into the 360 / PS3 gen to compare to them, but much too early (and far too weak) to compare with the PS4 and XOne. One of the greatest successes in Apple's history. Oh, right.
  15. Playstation 5 leak/rumours

    Only one complete generation so far with IBM too, though. The original Xbox used a customised Pentium III, and the PS2's Emotion Engine was based on a MIPS R5900. Though the GameCube did use an IBM PowerPC chip.
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