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About Ryan_Vickers

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  • CPU
    i7 4770 "K" @ 4 GHz, 1.25 v
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    ASUS Z87-Deluxe
  • RAM
    32 GB Corsair DDR3-1600
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    SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 Fury @ 1150 MHz core / stock mem (really gotta set that back up one day)
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    Modified Cooler Master 690 II Advanced (USB 3)
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    240 GB SSD (OS + programs) + 4 TB HDD (files) + 1 TB SSD (games + VMs)
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    EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G2 plugged into a CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD
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    BenQ GW2255 + Samsung SyncMaster 940BF
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    Logitech G610 w/ Browns + o-rings
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    Mionix NAOS 7000
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    Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 + Kanto YU5
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    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. This is inevitable, I'm amazed they even kept it that long. Just as the hardware itself will one day cease to exist, so will the drivers. Sure, the former is an unavoidable fact of life while the latter is a choice, but it's a choice that shouldn't be seen as evil or unreasonable due to the existence of the former. Anyone who for some reason cares about and need these things will have made a copy for themselves long ago, and if not, then they're not likely to need it anyway because someone who can't be bothered to save some drivers is very likely also not going to have saved multiple motherboards to go with it, and so when their single one fails, that'll be that.
  2. I'd make the argument that if you've had the incredible patience to continue using a HDD for boot all this time then you can easily bear to do a clean install
  3. EaseUS offers software to clone your existing partition. In theory it should work fine, but there can and often are oddities that crop up when doing this. I suppose it doesn't really hurt to try, but if you want to guarantee a clean move, you have to clean install.
  4. It's not really possible to change your username by accident. You have to navigate into account settings, then click on "Change", then type in a new name and hit the button. For this reason I don't believe more protections are necessary, but if anything such an addition would consist of a popup saying "Your new username will be xXx_1337hax0r_xXx for the next 6 months, do you wish to proceed (Cancel/OK)" or something of that nature. I don't believe this is strictly necessary though since given the significance of the event, it would be normal to take care and ensure everything is correct before proceeding. A filter for bad words, as mentioned, would be ineffective as well as cause unintended side-effects.
  5. You implied your friend has the same display, do you notice this same effect with theirs? That should be an easy test for if this is an inherent issue with the design or it's perhaps a one-off problem with your unit somehow. This situation reminds me of this story https://www.techpowerup.com/245367/your-1440p-monitor-could-be-using-a-4k-panel I laughed hysterically at the time, along with many others, at how absurd this is since anyone buying such a thing would instantly notice it looks like shit, but perhaps some actually made it out into the wild? It's hard to believe because anything that attempted this would have made the news after being destroyed in reviews, so I feel like I would have heard about it, but I suppose it's not impossible. With that said, I don't think this is really what's going on here, but it's just something to note.
  6. Random thought experiment: Does the ability to be empty imply and require the ability to be full?

    Example: there is a lot of "empty" space within an atom, but ignoring edge cases like a neutron star, etc. it's not like other material can occupy that space, so is it really empty?

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    2. BuckGup


      No because the empty set is part of null or nothing

    3. Mira Yurizaki

      Mira Yurizaki

      I'd argue that depends on what the definition of empty is. If you say "something that contains nothing", I would argue the fact you say "contains" implies it has the ability to hold something.


      However the ability to be full may not be there. If we're being theoretical you could have something of infinite volume.

    4. Tech_Dreamer



      there is a lot of "empty" space within an atom, but ignoring edge cases like a neutron star, etc. it's not like other material can occupy that space, so is it really empty

      Well technically it's empty but as far as i know from watching some interviews in the past  is that's supposed to be pure electron field forces  repelling between those atoms that create that empty space. kinda like opposing poles in magnetism . an example which said was like you sitting on a chair technically you're making contact with the chair as you sit but if you get in on it close like zooming in real close to a level of atoms between you & the chairs you're basically sitting as in hovering on empty space being repelled purely by forces repelling between atoms in the chair & atoms that are in you . that empty space is exactly like space between two magnets repelling each other.



      Does the ability to be empty imply and require the ability to be full?

      with that said i have no idea how this would work out.

  7. Wow, that's a huge group and not the kind of thing I was thinking about, but frankly it seems like that more than anything is the exact situation where an app is necessary. I can't imagine how you can possibly keep 500 people together over SMS. Does everyone just reply all and blast the whole group? That sounds horrible, but if they don't, then someone's missing out. I know of groups with only 4 people that constantly split off into side chats and experience other issues because they try to use SMS and don't know what they're doing, never mind 500.
  8. Yes it has its place as a baseline service people can communicate with when it's a first time or once in a blue moon situation, and I don't think that will or should go away any time soon. I'm talking about "primary messaging", as in a daily driver method you use with people you communicate with regularly. If you talk regularly with someone there's really no reason to not already be on an app that's vastly better in every way.
  9. Well, they don't take any sponsorship they don't personally stand behind and won't lie just for money, but yes it is an ad and therefore you have to take comparisons with a grain of salt and assume that any potential downsides may not be mentioned, so it's not unbiased or objective like a real review by any means. With that said, I think the comparison was fair. Aside from the fact that, so long as the benchmarks are accurate, which I wouldn't question, it's not untruthful, even if it's not useful, I would argue that it is still useful, relevant information since despite appearing to be 2 gens old, the Intel chip they're going against is still very common to find on brand new machines.
  10. The thing is I understand that rollouts are staggered and some hardware gets it much later but from release day you should be able to force it on any machine using that tool
  11. I was curious and planning to try it on my laptop that is more or less an unused clean install so nothing to lose, but even after clicking "check for updates" it didn't find it. Fair enough, perhaps they haven't tested that hardware yet, I'll just force it manually using the update tool... nope. The site claims it's not out until the 18th https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/3159635/windows-10-update-assistant What's with that? So, is it actually not out yet then? Somewhat unrelated, I also just realized that this is supposedly supposed to have been the September update and well...
  12. Am I losing my mind or is this picture physically impossible?  I swear there's like 2 or even 3 different and conflicting perspectives shown here all at once.




    No one told me Picasso was resurrected as a product photographer

    1. MEC-777


      Was about to say it looks fine to me, but then I saw the track pad... Yeah, that looks weird.

    2. Ryan_Vickers


      That's actually what caught me second - notice how the base is asymmetrical like the camera's off to one side or at an angle or something but, the screen doesn't feel like it agrees with that positioning

    3. MEC-777


      The screen looked a bit off at first, but then if you look at the hinges, it makes more sense. The white background makes it look straight-on though. Strange image, regardless. lol

  13. Good to know, but yeah, better options have been available for a long time already
  14. More proprietary garbage we don't need. Who is still using text messages for primary communication? And let me guess, this won't support Apple devices just like iMessage doesn't support Android? Can people please just wake up and pick up Telegram or one of the dozen things like it already that has offered this and more for years already and is completely platform agnostic, even on desktop devices?
  15. The fact you so clearly preferred one bar over the other shows you care about sound so imo it's worth comparing that sonos bar to other speaker options. I could be wrong but I just very much expect some proper speakers to blow the sound bar away for the same price, which means you either end up with a better experience, or can get the same experience for less.