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Dash Lambda

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About Dash Lambda

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    Dash Lambda
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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Aperture Laboratories, Ambiguaville
  • Interests
    Science; Math, technology, engineering, every other related field pretty much, cubes (the twisty/mathy kind), clockmaking, and other things.

    Oh, and I'm on this forum so you should know, computers.
  • Biography
    I'm not biological, so you can't take a biograph.

    Wait, that's not what that is?
  • Occupation
    Software Developer


  • CPU
    R7 1700X (4 Ghz, Pstate)
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Crosshair 6 Hero
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4x8GB, 3200 Mhz, CL16)
  • GPU
    2x 980ti (Corsair Hydro GFX 980ti @1480Mhz, MSI 980ti Gaming)
  • Case
    Cooler-Master HAF XB (Mesh Top)
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 950 Pro (System), 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus (Steam), 4TB WD Red Pro
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000i
  • Display(s)
    1280x1024 (Westinghouse), 1920x1080 (AOC), 1600x900 (HP), 1280x1024 (Thinkvision)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110iGT with a pair of iPPC NF-A14's
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 6 + G13 + Steam Controller
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core, Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD558, Sennheiser HD8 DJ
  • Operating System
    Win10 64bit Education
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Well fuck.


    My PSU let the angry (angry) pixies out, and I don't have access to my spare. My PSU is dead, I have no idea whether the rest of the machine is kaput or perfectly functional, and I can't remote into work (which I have tomorrow) until I get it working again.


    It's been many years since I've had such a catastrophic failure.

    1. imreloadin


      *peers at my 5 year old PSU hesitantly*

    2. Dash Lambda

      Dash Lambda

      Mine is, in fact, 5 years old.

  2. I've always been a workboots person -for the past few years, in fact, the only footwear I really owned was steel-toe boots.





    I'm converted. My boots are super comfy in a sort of active way, but these just feel like the ground doesn't hurt anymore.


    Relevant here because socks.

    1. Bombastinator


      I recognize the strap style.  Those were designed for river rafting.  Heaving heavy boats while standing on slippery river rocks.  They should stick to your feet pretty good.

  3. When you say 'old BMW', I think you're talking about an entirely different era than I am. All I know for certain is my brother's and my experience with early-mid 2010s models, which were bought used, are currently out of warranty, and treating us fine. I'll believe you about 20-40 year old BMWs.
  4. But... you haven't owned one. It's one thing to hear talk about it, another to deal with it. But hey, mine's an F30 with the N55, my brother's is basically the same but a wagon (I know, GT is its own thing, but it's a fucking wagon). That's a very limited sample size, and from what I hear the N55 is one of BMW's reliable engines, among an army of very unreliable ones. Maybe I'll regret my purchase in a few years, but... I sincerely doubt it. Especially when driving it is so fun.
  5. Vote with my wallet time: any car that's locked behind a 'cars as a service' wall of bullshit is no longer of any interest to me. I wish the votes cost less though. Okay, defensive responses... Have you owned a BMW? I see this thrown around a lot but I don't see much substance behind it. Granted, I've only had mine a year so far, but the only money I've really put into service is an oil change and a cabin air filter. Only one I took it in to do was the oil change, and even then it's just because I'm lazy -it's apparently pretty easy to do yourself. My brother's had his for several years now, and the only times it exploded were quite directly his fault, and the repairs weren't all that expensive. Wasn't that VW? And then isn't Mercedes responsible for a lot of the import laws? What did BMW do?
  6. Oh I love Accutrons! Such a novel solution that could only have existed in that small time window that someone was crazy enough to pull off. It's like someone replaced the drive pendulum of a Shortt Synchronome with a tuning fork and crammed it into a watch case.
  7. When I think of expensive watch brands, Rolex usually doesn't even enter my head. First thought is Patek, second is Urwerk (they're absurd and I love them), third is, hmm... Ochs und Junior? I think of them because they make a perpetual calendar mechanism in, if I recall, 9 moving parts. Jaeger, Ball, Omega... then I guess the high end Seikos. I don't really care much for Rolexes. I know they're super well built and the company has great (for a watch company) customer support, it's just that my dad was an Invicta guy. Invictas, at least back then, are Chinese movements usually dressed up to look exactly like a Rolex if you don't try to read the dial. So, since I grew up with Invictas, I don't think Invictas look like expensive Swiss watches, I think Rolexes look like cheap Chinese watches that people get paid to fawn over on home shopping networks. So... they just don't jump out at me.
  8. Allow me to introduce Sir Reginald Sport Duck. It's not my car unless he stands watch over my fuel gauge, a lone sentinel ensuring I never get stuck.
  9. Really? How can you tell? I just see a super reflective black surface in the picture, and in real life it looks pretty clean. It's just under a year old, too. EDIT: Just under a year old for me, not from the factory.
  10. Actually, I've been seriously considering getting a mounting arm for a fifth. Unfortunately I can't do six because my Index takes up a spot.
  11. You just reiterated what I said but specified the amount of time. I'm not disagreeing, I'm just saying that simply coming out with something better is a categorically separate thing.
  12. As someone who bought an x370 platform shortly after launch, I... don't mind. I didn't get a 2000 or 3000 chip, and I don't plan on a 4000 chip either. Maybe 5000 or 6000. If you really care about cost efficiency, get the best you can reasonably get at the time and stick with it until you have a good reason to upgrade. If, at that point, you can save money on a component, great. If not, well... There are only a few components you should expect to have forward and backward compatibility for more than a few years, and the motherboard is not one of them. I think AMD did good on their promise by supporting x370 up to 2020. I get what you're saying, but it's more like if you had a charging cradle that cost half as much as the phone that you need in order for the phone to operate, and they broke support for that.
  13. Taking my 335i in for service today. It says it's been due for 2 months now, so it's about time.
  14. I pretty much never see my bare desktop. Didn't even realize it was so cluttered.