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    Intel 5930K @ 4.4
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    Asus X99 Deluxe
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    Crucial 8GB x4
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    Asus GTX780 Direct CUII
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    Fractal Design Define R4
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    Samsung 840 Pro, Crucial MX100, WD Caviar Blue (1TB), WD Caviar Black (3TB)
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    Corsair RM1000
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    AMH A329GAM, Asus PA238, HP 2009m
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    Corsair H100i
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    WASD Code (MX Clears)
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    Arion 2.1
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  1. One of the few, if only, reasons I can see suppressors being actually useful is in the culling of feral/wild hog populations (or other invasive/overpopulated species). A person with a suppressed AR-10 (.308 chambered AR-15-style rifle) can take down several hogs in a group without said group of hogs noticing. Other than that, it's kind of pointless. In North Carolina, hunting with suppressed firearms is now legal, and is mostly due to the feral hog 'problem.' I put 'problem' in quotes because it's only an issue because of the massive amount of pig farms to supply delicious bacon and other pork products. So, like with anything in the gun debate, it's a bigger ball of wax without a simple solution. Many will debate the 'benefits' of suppressors for a hunter's hearing, but if you're rattling off more than two or three shots when hunting, you're doing it wrong (unless you're slaying those damn hogs). Waterfowl hunting is the only hunting where you could be firing multiple rounds in rapid succession, but a suppressor on a shotgun is about as logical as a muffler on a monster truck. Nutria can be taken out with .22's and don't really need a suppressor...but it sure as hell would be fun Having said all that, to legally own a suppressor still requires quite a bit of paperwork and legal checks, so it's kind of a moot point anyways.
  2. I am a long-time BlackBerry user since 2007. Started with a 7740, then 8830 World Edition, Tour [9630], Bold Touch [9930], Q10, and now a Priv; I even have a PlayBook . This device has no real interest to me, and I don't see any reason to buy this over any other Android slab. If they want to gain market with these types of devices, they really need to innovate on something; which at this point I believe is far beyond the capabilities of BlackBerry. The biggest selling point to me has always been the physical keyboard, and is why I continue to buy BlackBerries today. Before BB went to Android, I never used the apps that were 'necessary' for a lot of people; and now with Android it's the same experience as any other Android device. As long as BB continues to make a physical keyboard device, there is a tiny, tiny portion of the market like me who will buy it because of the keyboard. It's funny how when people see my BlackBerry now, the most common response is, 'Oh man, I miss a keyboard!' I never understood why people were always so against BlackBerry. Yeah, they totally shit the bed when the original iPhone debuted and they discounted the demand for apps and a marketplace (not to mention the total failure of a touch-based UI), but why can't there be more than two brands in a market? My only assumption is that Americans are so dumb we can only decide between two things; Republican/Democrat, Android/iOS, Pepsi/Coke, etc, etc. I just hope BlackBerry can stay afloat with their enterprise services and government contracts and occasionally deliver reasonable physical keyboard devices.
  3. Just curious if anyone at LTT knows where the ECCO name for the dolphin/video game comes from? The short(ish) story: John C. Lilly, inventor of the sensory deprivation tank, had done research involving LSD and dolphins. He thought that, on high enough doses, humans could communicate with dolphins. Later in his career, he moved from LSD to ketamine, and focused more on his own mind than inter-species communication. Through his experiences on high doses of injected ketamine in a sensory-deprivation tank (it almost killed him once; not from overdose, but he somehow rolled face-down in a float-tank) he began to interact with benevolent 'beings,' sent to Earth to help certain people lead humanity towards a greater purpose, enlightenment, or consciousness, if you will. He considered these beings part of the, Earth Coincidence Control Office, aka ECCO, and they would intervene in certain situations; not necessarily actually changing events, but altering subtle things as to appear as coincidence. I said he almost died in a float-tank? During that episode, a good friend of his had a random 'bad feeling' and decided to call Lilly. Lilly's wife answered the phone, told the friend he was in the tank, but Lilly's friend insisted it was extremely important and to get the phone to Lilly immediately. It was at that point that Lilly's wife found him face-down in the tank, she performed CPR and kept him alive. After that experience, he only further believed there was this ECCO group watching out for him, and anyone else that was helping humanity towards this 'higher consciousness.' That video game is not just some dev's poor spelling, or an attempt to make it trademark-able; it's a nod to Lilly and the work he did. I never played the game, at least I don't really remember playing it, but I do remember seeing the box at game stores all the time though. Apparently you control a dolphin on a pretty psychedelic adventure? Sorry for the long post, and the quasi-tinfoil hat-ishness, but 1) I haven't seen that game in yearrrrrsssss, 2) I was just talking to my friend yesterday about Lilly, ECCO, and the SSE (the Solid State Entity, it is the 'evil' to the 'good' of ECCO), and C) that can't merely be a coincidence
  4. For just recording, I use these settings. Look at the lower 'Recording' box, ignore the 'Streaming' one. You may want an SSD for your recording drive. This is an example of the quality.
  5. Yeah, looked up some reviews and the biggest complaint I saw was the price. I can't believe even new they're going for ~$100. I did find a lot more reviews on the HD8's (Linus's is pretty funny looking back at it) rather the 7's, but I'm stoked for em. Thanks for the recommendation.
  6. I ordered the HD7's. There was an open box from a seller on Amazon for $90.
  7. I don't like on-ear headphones; they sit on my ears awkwardly and they don't really isolate you from the room noise. The HD7's look good though.
  8. My DJ headphones have broken and it's time for a new set. My broken ones are the Technics RP-DH1200 and I would love to buy them again, however there are a few problems I have with it. For one, it's discontinued and the new 'updated' model looks nearly identical but costs $250, rather than the $175 I paid for the older versions. And the new ones look nearly identical with no major changes to the design. Mine broke on the right side at the joint that rotates/folds. It's pretty cheap, weak plastic, and when wearing them one-sided, it can torque the headband causing it to crack. I don't think it's worth $250 to have the same thing happen again. So that leads me to looking for a new set of $100-200 over-ear, closed back, studio monitor-style headphones. I'm leaning towards the ATH-M50x's, but I'd like to hear from any actual DJ's that use them and how they hold up. I know lots of people have them, and they come well recommended, but I spin a fair amount; a weekly gig, Twitch streams and then the random house party and other club/bar gigs from time to time, so anyone who has been a little abusive towards their M50x's, I appreciate your input as well. Edit: I noticed the included coiled cable is a straight plug; are there any replacement right angle cables that can be purchased separately? I can buy a 3.5mm to 1/4" right angle adapters if I have to, I would rather it be just the cable though. The broken ones [sorry for potato quality]
  9. ArsTechnica had an article with some pics (they're pretty crappy, so I won't bother posting them here, click the link if you want to see them) and more details: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/04/inmates-built-computers-hidden-in-ceiling-connected-them-to-prison-network/ So it would appear that these inmates were a bit more adept with computers than the initial article made it out to be. I wonder what it was that these guys were in for in the first place. For those asking about parts, I imagine pretty low-grade stuff; as the article mentions, they '...were assembled with discarded computers from an Ohio aircraft parts company and an Ohio school district.'
  10. Ingenuity cannot be caged: two inmates in an Ohio prison managed to cobble together a couple PC's out of salvage parts to make pr0n (among other things) machines. It doesn't say anything about displays, so I wonder how that was setup, in addition to the mouse/keyboard. I'd also like to see what parts were used; did they refer to LTT videos for help??? What did these guys do before they were in jail, were they hobbyist PC builders? The most interesting thing that they found on the computers to me is the, '...records of passes being issued for inmates so they could access various parts of the prison.' Does that mean they were printing fake ones so other inmates could go to areas that weren't intended? Or they were just tracking the passes being used? The rest of the stuff, pr0ns, how-to's, etc, is not all that surprising for a secret prison PC. It should inspire those who feel uneasy about building a PC themselves: if these guys can build a PC in prison, you can build one in your home! http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39576394
  11. As @SSL asked, what are these 'systems?' Can you clarify what the input would be and what the outputs are going to?
  12. Make sure the correct input is selected for whatever you have plugged in (VGA from what it sounds like). Most monitors go into a sleep mode when there is no input detected after a certain time. If it's not working with VGA, try it with DVI; if it doesn't work with either it's very likely a dead panel.
  13. I really think the differences would be negligible at best. The solid panel should be quietest, but I really doubt there'd be any temperature difference. The side panel window is purely for aesthetics. The bigger question as far as noise goes, is where is your tower going to be, relative to where you sit at your desk?
  14. I haven't personally tried, H.264 is fine for me; but I think it was last week's TechTalk that Barnucles was saying YouTube doesn't know what to do with H.265 files. I guess it uploads, but audio doesn't work or it just infinitely processes? Can't remember exactly. Either way, when you export, make an H.264 and H.265 files, try uploading them, and see which one works.
  15. If Adobe CC and Serato were supported on Linux, I'd be using it all the time. I don't dislike Windows (minus the whole telemetry, data-mining, etc. with W10) but Linux is great. I've been using Fedora after Ubuntu started doing all of the social integration junk a few years back. I need to setup dual boot on my main rig, but waiting for a new m.2 drive first.