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About Zodiark1593


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-4590 @ 3.7 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus H97-Plus
  • RAM
    2x4 GB PNY XLR8 DDR3 1600 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 960 SSC
  • Case
    CoolerMaster N-400
  • Storage
    120 GB AMD R7 SSD + 2 TB WD Green
  • PSU
    Thermaltake TR2 430 Watt
  • Display(s)
    HiSense 1360x768 HDTV + Toshiba 1280 x 720 HDTV
  • Cooling
    Stock Intel Cooler
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+ Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Corsair Harpoon
  • Sound
    Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Placerville, California
  • Interests
    Computers, anime, games, 3D, writing, RC, Shooting
  • Biography
    Video gamer for entire life, albeit, not nearly so as of late. Transgender MtF. A skilled writer, and borderline insomniac.

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  1. Publicity would probably be a bigger factor, though if the loss of data represents a particularly big loss for a business, neither factor would take precedence. I believe a hospital in Britain had been hit with ransomware at one point. Had it been patient data that was encrypted, I would suspect this would quite vastly outweigh the prospect of funding criminals. Tbh, this is probably what it comes down to. If the loss is small enough, a business would probably write it off, both for the minimal risk and return value, and for publicity.
  2. As ever, my best advice to address this is to keep backups, though said advice is of no help whatsoever to one facing a ransomware in the first place. Obviously, most businesses would much prefer to avoid paying to criminals, but in the unfortunate event that valuable data is held in ransom with no functional backup present, the impact of losing that data is also added into consideration. In the case that data loss may be catastrophic for a business, having a shot (however small) of getting it back may outweigh the downsides of paying out to criminals. Among factors in determining whether or not to pay a ransom, the criminal aspect is merely one factor among several (or many) others.
  3. Unfortunately, many are those that have little option but to pay the ransom (and hope) due to lack of backups or similar foresight. Some chance of data recovery >>> 0 chance of data recovery, after all.
  4. USB Flash drive accidentally went on a bike ride with me

    I would go with the isopropyl route, reason being that even if drying occurs, the time that the water remains can cause corrosion and damage the drive. That's assuming water actually got into the drive. Otherwise (like condensation), just dry and use.
  5. The school computers

    So long as we were on recess or lunch, my old school did not care what we did on the school iMacs. My early PC gaming days were on the old school iMacs actually.
  6. With my LeEco Le Pro 3, I could probably approach the 3 day mark if I wasn't using the hotspot mode a lot. I don't even charge past 80% most of the time anymore (unless needed) so as to extend the lifespan of the battery. Though as I lack home Internet, my phone is the primary form of my internet access, so it gets a lot of use.
  7. Unlocked Phone For Under $250?

    If software isn't a concern, the LeEco Le Pro 3 is probably one of the best price/performance phones you can find right now, with better battery than many flagships.
  8. LGBT community

    The PS2 had monstrous fill rate and bandwidth that was capable of matching it's successor. Particle effects (such as explosions and smoke) and other fill heavy effects like grass and transparent objects tended not to slow down the PS2's performance much. However, the hardware was developed before pixel shaders were a thing (and hardware T&L for that matter), and the 50 GB/sec VRAM was limited to a mere 4 MB in size, the latter proving to be a royal PITA for ambitious developers, necessitating texture layering via multi pass techniques. The 32 MB of main memory was also constricting, and quite slow in both bandwidth and latency.
  9. Cheap, underpowered devices

    It was a device from 2012, but when I think of a truly terrible device, this comes to mind. Though the 3DS still uses Arm11.
  10. Intel and AMDs Furture

    Apple, except it won't be ARM compatible, but rather Apples own iSA.
  11. Cheap, underpowered devices

    As someone that does some 3d, I'm sure I can figure something out. To be fair though, that 12" Macbook does thermal throttle, though it is more of a normal thing than an emergency overheat thing as it wasn't meant for extended loads. https://m.gsmarena.com/t_mobile_prism-4736.php There isn't a lot that I actually despise in the tech world aside from censorship, spying, malware, and drm. I'm of the opinion that there are seldom bad products, only bad pricing. That thing I linked above happens to be an exception to that. The slow ARM11 core and miniscule RAM is bad enough. That display possesses such bad viewing angles that each eye gets different colors. A literal headache to use.
  12. Honestly, less dead than Component, with the latter being capable of at least 720P if not 1080P.
  13. Cheap Android That Runs Quick

    This would be the point where I would say that "this is more like Can you find me a pc that is usable for under $25?" In this case however, our OP seems to be quite the optimist.
  14. Yeah, just wait for price drops, or, if you can find one for cheap, an older used Haswell based business PC, like a Dell Optiplex. I mention Haswell as this architecture is significantly faster in emulation than Ivy or Sandy, though I'm not certain if/when businesses will be cycling this generation out.
  15. Even without a board capable of overclocking, many locked board support some means of forcing maximum turbo clocks on all cores, in the case of the 4790K, that will be 4.4 GHz across all cores. Of course, OP has a Z board, so this is moot I suppose.