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About Nineshadow

  • Title
    Hypno Disco Ball?
  • Birthday 1999-07-07

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  • Location
    A disco somewhere in Romania
  • Interests
    Anything related to technology
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  • CPU
    i5 4670k
  • Motherboard
    ASrock z87 EXTREME4
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB DDR3 RAM @ 2133GHz 9CL
  • GPU
    Asus DirectCU GTX 560(going to upgrade later)
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide 200R
  • Storage
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB
  • PSU
    Super Flower Golden King 550W(Platinum)
  • Display(s)
    some Samsung1680x1050 monitor(TN)
  • Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder x4
  • Mouse
    Hama uRage Evo
  • Sound
    AudioTechnica ATH M30x
  • Operating System
    Windows 10/Arch Linux

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  1. Imo, I see this is an experiment from Google to see how well a new, modern OS, based on a microkernel would work. It could be successful and become something big, or else it would bring a lot of insight into developing a new operating system, since the base of current ones were written decades ago and they might not be the best solution to modern problems.
  2. Mozilla the internet villain is not a designation I would have ever thought about.
  3. I've considered those and the UX433 seems like the best for me.
  4. Around 4000 RON. Max weight around 1.5 kg I think. Battery life should be enough to last a day (~8 hours) of light use. 14/13" display, better display quality is always welcome but not necessary. https://www.pcgarage.ro/ultrabook/
  5. Not available here. Same story for the Matebook. Thanks for your input.
  6. Hello guys. I'm looking for an ultrabook in the $1000 range. I currently have a Lenovo Y50 which has good performance, but it's too large and too heavy to carry around campus and the battery barely lasts 2 hours. I'm looking for something portable and with good battery life. I'd also like a good keyboard, but I don't know how much of that I will get in a thin ultrabook. Also, I expect a decent screen at this price point. What will I be using the laptop for? Other than basic use cases such as web browsing, I'll be doing programming-related tasks, but nothing too demanding. The most demanding thing I'll be doing on it will probably be to run a few VMs once in a while. Also, I'll mostly be using Linux for what it's worth. I'm not sure about games though. I do occasionally play titles like Hollow Knight, at least that's what I would consider the "average" game for me in terms of graphical intensity. The most demanding game I would play might be Dark Souls, since I like to come back to it once in a while. I'm pretty sure Intel graphics and Dark Souls don't bode well together, so I might consider an ultrabook with an MX150. But I don't necessarily need it, I will keep my gaming laptop and I could game on if I wanted to or on my desktop. So I'd say a dedicated GPU would be cool to have, but not necessary. I'm buying from Romania, prices differ here a little bit. I ruled out the XPS 13 because it's too expensive here. I considered the Thinkpad X1 Carbon, but again, it's out of my price range. My best option would be, I think, the new Asus Zenbook UX433. https://www.pcgarage.ro/ultrabook/asus/14-zenbook-ux433fa-fhd-procesor-intel-core-i5-8265u-6m-cache-up-to-390-ghz-8gb-256gb-ssd-gma-uhd-620-win-10-home-royal-blue/ It's really compact, has an appealing design (those thin bezels are really nice) and it looks to be pretty ok. I would have liked for it to have Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C charging, but those features are hard to find at this price point. There will also be an MX150 model available for what it's worth. Another interesting choice would be the HP Envy 13: https://altex.ro/laptop-hp-envy-13-ah0011nn-intel-core-i5-8250u-pana-la-3-4ghz-13-3-full-hd-8gb-ssd-128gb-nvidiar-geforcer-mx150-2gb-windows-10-home/cpd/LAP4PK27EA/ It's definitely a good option, it's just that the Asus has a more interesting design and a slightly larger screen. Any suggestions?
  7. Actually it doesn't really emulate hardware. That's what an emulator does. A virtual machine "virtualizes" hardware, if you will. For example, there are specific instructions that split a CPU into more vCPUs. That means that you can't run a virtual machine that runs on a different architecture, eg. ARM guest on x86 host, you'd need an emulator for that.
  8. Is it more like a virtual machine or a container?
  9. Nineshadow

    Planetside 2 6th anniversary: moving from DX9 to DX11

    Oh man, I haven't played ps2 in such a long time...
  10. Nineshadow

    OnePlus wants to make a TV | More ways to spy on its users?

    I hope they will make it Screeny McScreenface.
  11. Nineshadow

    Post Linus Memes Here! << -Original thread has returned

    Tbh Linus did ask for the memes.
  12. I'm not saying they couldn't, they definitely could. I just think it wouldn't be as profitable.
  13. A lot of smartphone makers have a similar release schedule, in the sense that they release 2 flagship phones in a year, but not in the same lineup. Samsung has the S line and the Note line. LG has their G and V series. Huawei has the P and the Mate series, etc. There are 2 phones being launched every ~6 months, packing the latest hardware but with minor differences to appeal to various niches. To me it looks like OnePlus just want to tap into some extra market by offering new hardware and new features more frequently, which should appeal to their target audience: tech enthusiasts. They are a "relatively small" company, and making two different phones might not be that profitable for them. Refreshing their flagship 6 months after release surely brings them more sales without the cost of designing an entirely new phone, so it's a good business plan. They tried to change things up a little with the OnePlus X, but we haven't seen anything like that since so I reckon it wasn't very successful. Unlike other tech companies, they don't have other businesses they can rely on(eg. Samsung has highly-profitable semiconductors, Xiaomi has more profitable internet services, etc.), so OnePlus needs to have a good business model. This model is part of a bigger plan though. OnePlus phones were always very similar to the Oppo F series. Just look at the Oppo F9 and the 6T leaks. Both companies, along with Vivo, are owned by BBK. The parent company positions OnePlus as the premium smartphone, Oppo as the "average" smartphone, and Vivo as the cheaper option. This is why, I think, OnePlus doesn't need to appeal to more niches. On a side note, Sony's smartphone business is almost irrelevant nowadays. To me it looks they have given up on it and instead decided to focus on more profitable areas, like the Playstation, or the semiconductor market (with their image sensors). It's pretty easy to see why they made this shift, since making smartphones is becoming less and less profitable. That's also why Samsung is letting Huawei take the crown for the biggest smartphone maker(which should happen in the near future).
  14. OnePlus has had face unlock on their phones for a while now. I even got an update that added face unlock on my OP3, but I don't use it.
  15. I love single-player games and I don't find much time to play multiplayer games. It's interesting to see people with such varied preferences.