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About Nineshadow

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

Contact Methods

  • Steam

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    A disco somewhere in Romania
  • Interests
    Anything related to technology
  • Occupation


  • 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. Hello everyone. I've just bought and external 1440p monitor (Philips 275E1S/00) which I will use alongside my Lenovo 530s (14"). However, I can't set the monitor resolution to 1440p. The maximum I can set is 1080p. I'm using the included HDMI cable in the box. The monitor spec sheet says "The maximum resolution works for either HDMI input or DP input". I'm using Linux and I tried setting a custom resolution using xrandr but that didn't work. I also tested it on Windows and nope, 1080p is still the maximum resolution. Edit: apparently in Lenovo's spec sheet the maxium output resolution over HDMI is listed as 1080p. Oh well, guess that's it. The USB type c port on the laptop doesn't support display port so there aren't any other options.
  2. I don't think their phones got compromised, but rather their website which handles costumers' orders.
  3. Tbh I think this is more of a proof of concept. They showed that you can build an entirely FoSS phone, without Android or proprietary firmware, and that you can actually ship it. I was actually just thinking about this very topic a few days ago and I wasn't sure if it would be possible in any practical manner. This phone is definitely more than I would have expected. It looks somewhat decent. Yeah, it's not a modern phone, it looks more like an Android phone in its early days, not a modern phone who a normal user would want to buy now. And I don't think anyone should really buy it, except for the people who are really interested in the topic of an open source linux phone and would like to try it out themselves (and who can afford spending $700 just for this).
  4. Yet another person who is under the attack of the media and public view for having an opinion, daring to express it and also caring about themselves. Look at Trump. He said so many stupid things that should outrage the people but nothing is happening. He doesn't care.
  5. 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.
  6. Mozilla the internet villain is not a designation I would have ever thought about.
  7. I've considered those and the UX433 seems like the best for me.
  8. 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/
  9. Not available here. Same story for the Matebook. Thanks for your input.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. Oh man, I haven't played ps2 in such a long time...