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Stylized_Violence

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    United States
  • Biography
    I am a college graduate with degrees in Information Technology and Psychology. I served six years in the United States Army as an infantryman and did one tour in Afghanistan. I built my first PC in 2006 and have fallen in love with them ever since. I don't overclock much and mainly buy parts for aesthetic purposes and stock performance. I'm somewhat of an Intel/Nvidia fanboy as I have never dealt with AMD systems before. I've built approximately ten complete systems total from the ground up, some for myself and others for family and friends, and have swapped out individual hardware components on so many occasions that I don't have an accurate count.
  • Occupation
    Military

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    Core i7 4790k
  • Motherboard
    Maximus Formula VII
  • RAM
    16GB @ 1866Mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV
  • Storage
    Intel 730 Series SSD 480GB
  • PSU
    Seasonic 860W
  • Display(s)
    ROG Swift PG278Q
  • Keyboard
    Razer Deathstalker
  • Mouse
    Razer Death Adder
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. Perhaps this'll help: https://apn-settings.com/us/straight-talk-apn-settings/
  2. Either the card itself is bad because of <insert reason here>, or internally your phone cannot recognize the card because <insert reason here>. To rule it out, do what @kirashi said and swap it for a new one at a retail store. I don't know what carrier you're on, but on Verizon if you visit a corporate store SIM cards are free. Give it a shot. If your phone recognizes it then it was the card itself...if it doesn't then we know something went wrong internally with the phone.
  3. I have a 3a. Your battery life issue is actually fairly normal; brand new phones sometimes have a 'break in' period when it comes to Lithium, where you'll get pretty bad battery life for awhile. Some last a day or two, some as long as a week and others don't notice it at all. But after you use it and charge it and get somewhat on a schedule, the software will learn and adapt to your charging habits and it'll improve overall. Also, try toning down the brightness just a little bit, you do only have 3000 mAh to play with after all. I'd suggest using the adaptive display setting. The freezing is another story, as I'm not sure what could be causing that. Perhaps uninstall Chrome and reinstall? Or go into the app and clear the cache and data.
  4. Anecdote incoming. I bought my Pixel 3a in its launch month and it's as snappy as the day I bought it. I haven't noticed any issues with it. My battery is still stellar and I can squeeze out a day and half of moderate use, at least what qualifies as moderate for me. I know on paper it's complete garbage but for me it's the perfect amount. But we also have to establish what slow down really means. Like, some people bitch that an app takes ten seconds to load as opposed to five...does that really matter? So when it comes to things like the phone locking up, not responding, app crashes and the like, no I haven't experienced those things. Waiting a few extra seconds for something to load? Sure.
  5. More times than naught, I look for components that are pleasing to the eye, if not necessarily practical. For example, I spent $350 on a motherboard because I liked the way it looked. It's got WiFi, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt, dedicated overclocking button, support for an intense water cooling setup and so much more...and I use absolutely none of it.
  6. Science: Green Math: Blue English: Red History: White
  7. Gaming and reading but I also write fan fiction for the Halo universe, mostly short stories.
  8. I use a paid VPN service for my mobile device and laptop and desktop computers. On the computer side, it works wonderfully and I haven't noticed any kind of slowdown. And I can get by certain geo-restrictions on Youtube and Netflix with a few clicks. On the cell phone side, well, it's a mixed bag. The service allows you to be on a VPN when you're on WiFi, LTE or both. I usually have both selected and one of the downsides is that on either network, it can take FOREVER for something to load, even if my bars are at full strength. The second I disable the VPN everything returns to being snappy. Generally I have to turn on airplane mode and turn it off to reset my network to get anywhere. It can be quite frustrating when you're trying to look something up, like Youtube, and all you see is a spinning circle and eventually an error saying you timed out. But when it does work, it works great. So I guess my whole point is when it comes to something like a VPN, it's better to pay for it. It's a few bucks a month and its benefits do outweigh the cons.
  9. Acer Nitro 5. Picked one up at Best Buy for $399. They got several models that go all the way up to your budget limit, but I got a simple one that's good enough. 8th Gen i5 8GB RAM 256GB SSD 1050Ti
  10. I picked up a Void headset by Corsair for $50 and they sound great. I'm not an audiophile by any stretch of the imagination, but I like them a lot. I got the USB Elite one on the website. https://www.corsair.com/us/en/void-elite-gaming-headset The RGB is tacky as fuck but they were on sale and the lights can be turned off so no big deal.
  11. I used to sell a similar product when I worked for Staples and having seen them in action, they're terrible when compared to traditional tempered glass or film protectors. They provide only minimal protection and worst of all, they wear off over time so every six months or so you'll need to reapply it. Anything abrasive, even the tiniest amount, will shear it off even faster. I see the price is around $30...the top rated TG protector on Amazon is $9.99 and comes with a pack of three. It's biggest draw to these products is that there won't be any bubbles or anything since it's a liquid that dries to form a coating above the glass. In that respect it's fine, but the fact that they tout as good protection as TG is ridiculous. It's very minimal and won't last. Save your money, just get a regular protector. Source: anecdotal
  12. Well I couldn't quote the man verbatim, it was around twenty years ago, but the jist was that because of the distance of some of those stars, they could be dead and we wouldn't know it because of how far the light has to travel to our eyes.
  13. Then I wish ya luck. For the record it's not time wasting; you'll spend the same amount of time backing up that amount of data to an app compared to external storage. But to each his own, I hope you find what you're after.
  14. Well shit, my science teacher lied to me! Lol. Thanks for the correction.
  15. I think it's neat to be able to just look up at the night sky and see a bunch of stars that don't even exist anymore. The star dies yet they're so far away that the light takes YEARS to get to us. Kinda freaky when you think about it, and really makes you think about the size and scope of the universe.
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