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CircleTech

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About CircleTech

  • Title
    The forums used computer parts guy.

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    @Dylan_873

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    SIUC
  • Interests
    Computers, computer hardware, DIY activities and pretty much anything involving electronic stuff.
  • Occupation
    scrapyarding

System

  • CPU
    2x intel Xeon e5-2609 v2
  • Motherboard
    Lenovo D30 Motherboard
  • RAM
    128GB of DDR3 (16x8gb)
  • GPU
    Nvidia GTX 970
  • Case
    Lenovo D30 case
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Evo 256GB, 256GB samsung 840 Evo SSD, 2TB HGST HDD
  • PSU
    1100w delta PSU
  • Display(s)
    1920x1080p 21.5" samsung monitor
  • Cooling
    Lenovo D30 cooler
  • Keyboard
    HP keyboard
  • Mouse
    HP mouse
  • Sound
    Soundblaster audigy2 PCI sound card.
  • Operating System
    windows 10 pro 64-bit

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  1. I abandoned my ebay account recently.

     

    I had several returns I didnt respond to. Ebay permanently restricted my account. I can no longer sell on ebay. I called them and they gave me the runaround.

     

    And you know what? I feel like a giant weight has been lifted off my sholders.

     

    Thank you ebay. This is (and I mean it) the single best gift I could've ever asked for.

     

    I can just focus on school, because now that's all i've got.

     

     

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    2. CircleTech

      CircleTech

      I expected ebay to do this at some point, I also remember why I left the forum.

       

      If you hadn't guessed, I've been suffering from an identity crisis and depression. I debated killing myself, once. That is why I never checked my ebay account.

       

      @givingtnt is probably just gonna say "suck it up" or "go kill yourself its natural selection at work". That's nice, but it doesn't help me at all.

       

      I am trying to dig myself out of a deep pit. I wake up, go to school, go to sleep. I have no life outside school. I have no direction. Nothing to work towards. No goals.

       

      Things got slightly better recently. I am back on medication, I reconnected with old friends. But the climb out is huge.

       

      This is no longer me just being an arrogant asshole. I actually need help.

       

      Of course, what was I supposed to expect from the forums members? Logging out again.

       

      @Schnoz not gonna even bother with ebay anymore. You can buy stealth accounts to get around this problem if I really wanted to sell again. It was fun while it lasted.

    3. VenomZ_

      VenomZ_

      Man, you still got your whole life ahead of you it's too early to be having an identity crisis though I understand why, this college thing is temporary & I'm sure you'll figure it out. Also, the next time you do think of killing yourself realize it's kind of selfish for those who do care about you like your parents. We all have periods of depression but suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. 

    4. givingtnt

      givingtnt

      Quote

      I expected ebay to do this at some point,  Why are you complaining then, your sarcastic overtones are ridiculous.
      I also remember why I left the forum. Implying it's our fault ? you can block us.. heck, I don't even know why you follow me now...

      Quote

      @givingtnt is probably just gonna say "suck it up" or "go kill yourself its natural selection at work". That's nice, but it doesn't help me at all.
      Yes, I am nothing but a devil who wants you to DIE... (yes, that's sarcasm) You can find the learning you need in the failures you and you alone created.
      That's how life works. don't pretend as though I'd tell you to go kill yourself because you can't find your way. 

      I'm not gonna go into a conversation about suicide and depression. I've had enough of this for a lifetime already and I'm not qualified in any way shape of form.

      Get professional help, colleges have councilors. you can hire one too. There's nothing good or bad I can say to you that will help.
      There's nothing bad about your situation
      .
      People (heck, I won't name names but pleeenty of people here on the forum have gone through the same thing and come out much better than they have ever been.)

      Take things as they come.
      Stop blaming everyone for your own mistakes.

      And get some professional help.

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    1. OlympicAssEater

      OlympicAssEater

      beautiful

      10/10

    2. dizmo

      dizmo

      Nice.

      No snow.

    3. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      Is that the moon or the sun? I'm so confused...

       

      Like the pic though!

  3. Need to focus on my health.

     

    Going offline.

     

    @VenomZ_ Until my health improves. 

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    2. VenomZ_

      VenomZ_

      that's fair, take it easy man. I'm sure you'll get out of this rut power through. 

    3. Den-Fi

      Den-Fi

      Be well man.

      Physically, mentally, and otherwise.

    4. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      Shhh...time to get him to 10L...xD

  4. Something very strange happened over the summer regarding my medications. 

     

    I take both Adderal for my ADHD and Zoloft for depression, and over the summer I managed to drop both of those. 

     

    I visited our Univertiites healh center and I have a perscription for Zoloft. Looks like I am going back on pills again. I have taken Zoloft before, and it did help me immensely.

     

    But here's the weird thing. Why is it that I didn't need these medications all during summer? What was it that was so different about my external enviornmnet that warranted me not needing to be on costly drugs again? 

     

    I think it's because summer felt like literally a gigantic party to me. I was making money, paying my bills (I rented an apartment and bought food, toiletries, ect), and saving 50% of my income (my bills were VERY minimal, I was spending 1K a month on everything). Yet I could also afford to go out to meetups around Michigan and network, and I met people worth in the 7-9 figures and asked them all sorts of questions. I even got a job offer at a battery startup because of the electric bike I built this summer as a technician. I was Running around to scrapyards and making new discoveries every day, and my income and network continued to grow. I felt like I was actually in full control of my life, and that what I did had a direct positive affect on tomorrow, vs being in college where life just seems to mundane in comparison.

     

    I feel like I had found a one-in-a-million job. One where every day is something different AND you are paid well. There are only a few people I know that have these kinds of jobs, and they generally work in highly creative fields. I'm not talking about working a high paid job then doing a bunch of things outside of class, i'm talking about doing a high paid job for a living that you love the vast majority of (not ALL of, all jobs have their shitty times), and you would happily do for free if there weren't bills to pay.

     

    All that came crashing down when I came to SIU. 

     

    I thought I could just bring the business with me, turns out I can't. I need to live near a city for this business to work. Out here, there just aren't nearly as many people (and thus ewaste) so in comparison to being back home, the juice isn't worth the squeeze. 

     

    Imagine if you got paid to party and travel, then you have to go back to school? You probably wouldn't be so thrilled. We'll that is the position I am currently in. 

     

    I have a friend back home who works at a resturant then blows all his money on EDMs every weekend and smokes weed, and he's the happiest guy I know. This is not what I would do with my life, but it's his not mine. Now imagine if you got PAID to go to EDMs and smoke weed, And let's imagine that the weed only had positive side effects? You probably wouldn't be so thrilled at leaving that behind?

     

    My experience at Rockwell taught me another valuble lesson: I can't work in a big company. Maybe once I "settle down" or something, but there's all sorts of things I want to do. I'm young, I don't want to squander this time in an office, doing meaningless work. I want to get out there and do awesome stuff that is so distracing that I won't even have time to think about being depressed. I have yet to find a job which connects all the same dots like the one I had during the summer.

     

    I long to get back to something, anything, that makes me that excited to wake up at 6am every single day, but I haven't found it yet. School and it's subjects are never gonna do that for me. There are also very slim chances a standard job will ever do that for me. Maybe all I need is more excitement in my life? SIU is a huge party school after all. But parties don't produce anything of value. Building cool projects and talking to people who are vastly more successful than you will ever be at least has a potential to ROI.

     

    I am focusing on my health right now. I am trying to consistently get 8hrs of sleep a night and eat better. It has been helping, a little. I still have yet to experience any life-changing events like I did summer of 2019. 

     

     

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      I seem to remember you said you're doing electrical engineering? What if you set a weekly or daily goal for projects? Things directly impacting the usability of what you enjoy, like designing a set of e-bike gauges and instruments, or building a data display and input device that slots into a PC's front panel.

    2. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      I know you can pull it through! You can do it! You're already running a thriving electronics store, so I have no doubt you can do the same to your health.

  5. @Schnoz not much to comment here except uhh: Good job. I Its not suprising at all these old PCs are still usable and worth something. I just wish I was back in Detroit again where I have access to as many cheap PCs as I could ever want.
  6. Kahn academy is a 1000% better teacher than my actual statistics teacher.

    1. givingtnt

      givingtnt

      Someone doesn't read status replies...

    2. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      @CircleTech They're free and they're good. I absolutely love Khan.

  7. going back to a Dynex $5 keyboard is gonna take some getting used to

    1. Schnoz
    2. CircleTech

      CircleTech

      @Schnoz I spilled water on a much nicer HP keyboard. It doesn't work anymore.

    3. Schnoz
  8. You ever stumble across a youtube channel in your recomended that has millions of subscribers but you've never heard of them and you're just like "where the F have you come from"?

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    2. Den-Fi

      Den-Fi

      No.

      Why should I automatically know everyone over a million followers?

    3. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      2,400 channels with more than 1,000,000 subs

    4. VenomZ_

      VenomZ_

      remembere when 1Mill on YT used to be a huge deal 

  9. There are a LOT of things I write in these status updates that nobody ever sees, because I delete them before hitting the "submit Status" button. 

     

    1. dizmo

      dizmo

      Sounds like a lot of wasted time 😛

    2. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      Meanwhile, I make ş̷̢̭͉͚̘̪̭̳̟̻̫̜̳̾͆̂̐̃̚̚ͅt̶̪̑̈́̉̌̊̈́̿̃̅̽͛̋̐̌̕a̴͓̿̆̓̃̈̐̌͝͝t̴͍̣̳͚̲̱̟̍͋̊͆́ừ̴̛͉̃̔̇̅͌s̵̛̭̘͒͆̋̀̉ȩ̶̛̠͙̤͚͕̪̖̑͂̽̑̃͐͜͠͠ͅͅs̶̨̯͚̝̱͙͙͋̂͛̿̐̀̈́̉̉̕͠ ̷̢͔͍̫̦̯̖̻̺͕͕̫͆̊̎̍͑̎̐͌͆̊̑͆̐̕̕ų̸̡̤̭̥̰̝̤̀͝ͅn̷̡͚̗̣͎͚͉͕̝͉̥̻̂̃̒͛̎̃̌͒̃͘̚r̵̛̹̫̥̫̖̤͎̈́̽́̄̂̉̅͆̈́̊͝͠͠è̶̛̱̼͕̆̈́͋͑̎͂̕͠ą̴̢̠̟̩̩̙̜̣̓̒͐̀͝d̶̰͓̤̻͉̫̮̞̖͂̒̔̃͐́̀̀͛͝a̶̞͚̞̬̗̗̭͙̦͙͉̳̐̿̋ͅb̴̢̢̛͕̫̫͈͔̟͙͓̟̋͌̐̋̾̀̾͑͛̌̽̕͝͝l̷̛͇̪̝̯͗́̐̈́̆̅͝͝e̷̛͍̣̝̺̞͑̂̈̀͆̄́͋

  10. Which number is bigger?

     

    1000

     

    OR

     

    3

     

    Hmmmmhmmmmmmmhmhmhhhhmmmmm

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    2. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      @OJTheAviator The 3 is bigger, actually:

      image.png.ff29ffef49b7d64e5c050fead0b36f8e.png

    3. Ultrasnoop

      Ultrasnoop

      I WAS CORRECT YOU FOOLS!

      GABEN ALWAYS WINS

    4. will4623

      will4623

      the number 1000 is bigger. the numeral 3 is bigger

  11. Arthur must be pretty dumb cause this boys been in 3rd grade since 1996. /s

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    2. nerdslayer1

      nerdslayer1

      @BuckGup yeah

      Quote

       Arthur was renewed for four additional seasons, up to Season 25, continuing through at least 2020.

      Also this gem 

       

    3. BuckGup

      BuckGup

      Wow I have some catching up to do

    4. minibois

      minibois

      Can't believe this man is still.on the air after the "Great Rage of '99"

       

  12. Kik was the OG tinder

    1. Den-Fi

      Den-Fi

      FBI has joined the chat.

  13. I wonder if because of #Teamtrees people are visiting the r/trees subreddit and then discovering it has nothing to do with trees.

    1. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      me: curious

      me: visits r/tree

      me: realizes i typed it wrong and r/tree is indeed about tree

      me: types r/trees

      me: wut

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