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About dcb-z

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  • Birthday 1999-06-08

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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    somewhere crying about robots
  • Interests
    robots and old computers
  • Biography
    i'm not sure what to put here

    low-key tech lover i guess. sometimes i help people but most of the time i just cry about college tuition
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Intel i7 5820K 3.3GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS X99 Deluxe
  • RAM
    16GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX
  • GPU
  • Case
    NZXT Phantom 630 Windowed Edition - White
  • Storage
    2TB Western Digital Black HDD; 120GB Samsung 850 EVO
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650
  • Display(s)
    LG Flatron E2290; some other cheap screen
  • Cooling
    Cryorig H5 Universal
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma
  • Mouse
    Razer Taipan - Origin Edition
  • Sound
    Plantronics Gamecom 780
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-bit Home

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  1. dcb-z

    Why does opening Firefox take 4 sec?

    4 second open time really isn't that bad. If you're really pressed about it, maybe try uninstalling browser plugins, clearing history, etc. Also make sure your Firefox version is up to date.
  2. dcb-z

    Good prebuilt PC or not?

    What kind of games?
  3. it'd be kinda cumbersome to get in and out of the setup i'd imagine
  4. case in point: people know exactly what someone means when they refer to "Linux" without needing to go into the technicalities of it. It's like when someone says "Kleenex" and everyone knows that they just mean a facial tissue, "Velcro" when they mean "hook and loop fastener" (as the company would prefer you call it), or "Tylenol" instead of "acetaminophen." Everyone will know exactly what you're referring to when you say "Linux"-- you aren't referring to the kernel itself, but rather you're using the term "Linux" as an all-encompassing name to refer to the wide variety of open-source operating system distros that utilize it.
  5. I was responsible for training some underclassmen in computer work before I graduated high school last year and used a bunch of TechQuickie videos to give them a crash course in what they'd be working with. They explained things far better than I would have been able to (and also much clearer than I would have).
  6. A lot of people in the computing field tend to lack the social skills necessary to properly handle people, especially people who might not be quite as intelligent or otherwise knowledgeable as they are. It's just something you kind of have to expect with the territory. Honestly, I mostly see it with people who consider themselves a part of the Linux community, especially with how they're so eager to throw noodly hands if you say you don't like using Linux or you use a distro that they don't like.
  7. dcb-z

    Programmable, Non-graphing Calculator?

    Just found the HP 35s, which claims to be programmable. Disclaimer: HP is fond of RPN calculators, but they're built like tanks. The HP calculator my dad used in college is still very much alive and kicking. http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-35s-scientific-calculator-p-f2215aa-aba--1
  8. dcb-z

    Programmable, Non-graphing Calculator?

    A TI-36 Pro might be a good bet. It's not programmable, but it's got some pretty nice feature sets, including the ability to store up to 8 memory variables...
  9. dcb-z

    How to you pay for computer hardware?

    debit card because it's really all i have. eventually i'll get a credit card but not anytime soon
  10. dcb-z

    I can't stop pretending to be someone else

    serious responses so far, yes, but a tech forum (even one with well-meaning people) should not be the first place someone goes to receive medical/psychological help under any circumstances, really (and i spend a lot of time on a forum full of teenagers who post on the forum about their bleeding penis/broken finger/multiple hour long nosebleed before they think about seeing a doctor-- it never really goes well and they only get told "call a doctor?"). best case scenario, OP gets convinced to go and get actual help or maybe just gets a little comfort that he's not as crazy as he might think. OP shouldn't be putting his mental health into the hands of people here and should, as praesi said, talk to his parents about maybe seeing a therapist.
  11. dcb-z

    I can't stop pretending to be someone else

    maybe because chances are, none of the people that will reply to this topic are medical professionals
  12. dcb-z

    What would you like for Christmas?

    coffee, makeup/skincare, clothes, and money to put towards a galaxy s7
  13. dcb-z

    What do you consider "Stealing"

    At the high school I went to, they'd confiscate your phone and your charger if they caught you charging your phone from the wall or from the computers. A couple years ago they nabbed a kid with child porn on his phone because he plugged the phone into one of the computers in the Mac lab, so the high school started really cracking down on students charging their phones on-campus after that.
  14. dcb-z

    200mm Fan Options

    I've got 200mm NZXT fans in my case that are nice and quiet on lower speeds. They aren't PWM as far as I know, though.
  15. Your cables should be fine.