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About Kaloob

  • Title
    Professional Dumbass
  • Birthday 2005-08-01

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Maryland (DC Metro area)
  • Interests
    Trains, planes, automobiles, ships, video games, animation, The Simpsons, SpongeBob, Mario, Sonic, Splatoon, books (kinda), those scale model airplanes that are no longer made, model railroading, and of course tech.
  • Biography
    I want to be a pilot, no matter what it takes.
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600@4.0 GHz (1.35V)
  • Motherboard
    ASRock AB350 Pro4
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill RIPJAWS V DDR4 @2666 MHz (2x8)
  • GPU
    ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Turbo
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C Dark TG (4 intake 1 exhaust)
  • Storage
    1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM, a 500 GB Segate 7200 RPM HDD and a 256GB WD Black NVME SSD (2017), along with a 4TB and 2TB external drive
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    Dell SE2417HG-4, LG25UM58-P Ultrawide, Dell SP2008WFP
  • Cooling
    Scythe Fuma 2
  • Keyboard
    G.Skill KM570MX (Cherry MX Blue)
  • Mouse
    Logotech G602
  • Sound
    Amazon Basics A100 Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. LMG In all seriousness, hopefully a Note 9.
  2. So another question has been raised from yesterday night's status update: why does a $22,745 Legacy have more screen area than a $44K Ascent (9.0" vs 8.0"?) To be fair those 8 inches are continuous on the Ascent, but that's... odd. You could even have a legacy with the 11" screen for 24K!

    That's just one of the weird things about Subaru's lineup...

    1. Show previous comments  5 more
    2. Kaloob


      @dizmo 11" infotainment.

    3. dizmo


      Different segments. You make the product compared to similar vehicles. If you were to say why does the Tahoe have a smaller screen, and they were the same price with the exact same features, sure you'd have an argument. Why is the larger screen in the Legacy? I dno, cuz you're paying more? Also, design. The dash of the Ascent might simply have been too hard to incorporate it.

    4. Kaloob


      @dizmo Thing is (and this was my point), the Legacy is a good 7 grand less than the Ascent for the Premuim trim. Also, the Outback has no direct competition and the Legacy's competitors don't have a similar display offered, so why add it there?

  3. Ok so the play store has a dark mode now.

    1. MrFixitBlankFace


      Ooohing intensifies


    2. Cyberspirit


      Seems like it isn't available here yet, bummer. 

  4. I can now sleep soundly knowing that this is what "dual 7.0 inch display" means. But this raises a new question: how does 14" of screen leave so much room on the center console, but 11" of screen uses almost all of the space?


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    2. Ryan_Vickers


      It's a trick of math.  Lets assume these displays are 16:9 just because that's common and we need at least some number.  A single 16:9 7" display will have dimensions of 6.1" x 3.4" for a total area of 20.9 sq in.  Multiply this by 2 for two displays and you get 41.9 sq in.  Now, if we imagine a single large 9:16 display with that area, its dimensions will be 4.9" x 8.6" for a diagonal size of 9.9" - not 14" as you might expect.  Therefore, a screen that's larger than 9.9", like say, 11", will take more space than these two 7" screens.


      Here's an animation to help explain:



      Technically this is a different scenario - just adding two panels irrespective of aspect ratio rather than having one match the total area using the same aspect ratio as the small ones that went into it, but using the same numbers from before, we can see how taking two displays that are 7" each, measuring 6.1" x 3.4" and doubling this to 6.1" x 6.9" gives a final screen size of just 9.2"


      (all numbers may be a bit off if you use mine due to rounding, I encourage you to work it out yourself :))

    3. VegetableStu


      normal TL;DR: you're getting two very different measurements when you add two diagonals (4 corners) vs doing both the correct and straightforward way (2 corners)

      maths TL;DR: Pythagoras

    4. Kaloob


      @VegetableStu @Ryan_Vickers Thanks for the explanation! I was wondering why the base model would have the most screen area.

  5. Warmer and wetter than normal winter predicted. I think last year was warmer and dryer, but it got pretty cold. Hopefully this means more snow (IDRC about having to shovel, but that may be a pain in the ass if another blizzard happens.

  6. Most service trucks around here are crew cabs. I have not seen a regular cab of any truck for a while. I have seen busses and the like with truck cabs, but those are usually E series cabs.
  7. Yeah, it also has flames on it. Looks cheap and bad. Superchargers do have intercoolers, but you can tell the one on the F150 is fake. A real one would be badass.
  8. There's a lack of recent WMATA maps on Google, none show full time Yellow service to Greenbelt.

  9. That's quite a nice truck. There's an early 2000s F150 Supercab up the street from me that has a fake hood scoop on it for some reason.
  10. Quad cabs look the least awkward out of modern trucks imo. I prefer trucks like the first gen Ranger, to anything, though.
  11. Having the day off and not being somewhere else is a weird feeling. 

    1. Schnoz


      Usually, I'm studying during days off.

    2. Kaloob


      @Schnoz My motto: don't take school home at all costs. Usually I don't benefit from studying, but I have a couple times.

      That said, I have to do some work this weekend.

  12. Pixel 4 doesn't get unlimited photo backups? News to me. Would be cool if other smartphone manufacturers switched to HEIF and HEVC so everyone gets free unlimited original quality backups. Then again Google may want to hold off so they can charge people for drive storage.
  13. Serious question: once EVs take over, how will we able to drive old ICE vehicles? Will we just be throwing away most of automotive history? 

    Also, I hate the idea of autonomous cars for one reason: I like to drive (don't ask). What'll happen when AVs take over? No more driving? That would be quite the bleak and boring future that I don't want to live in. (Also I'm hoping airplanes will still have pilots, which they probably will, because that's what I wanna do.)

    1. Schnoz


      I think that the gasoline market will shrink but still exist because people are still going to hang on to gas-powered vehicles for a while. Also some companies like GM and Ford are very slow to pick up all-electric vehicles.


      I also think that AVs can eventually exist, but very slowly and there will still be a steering wheel. 

    2. Kaloob


      @Schnoz GMs doing an OK job with EVs, they have the Bolt and Ford had the Focus EV. It's the Japanese brands that have been slow, though their EVs will pop up soon. 

      As for AVs I'm also worried that driving them manually could become illegal on public roads.

    3. Ryan_Vickers


      The transition to electric will take a very long time, and the total fade out of ICE (removing most gas stations, etc.) will be even slower so I wouldn't worry about that.  By the time it happens you won't likely feel the same about it.  Having one of those cars will be like owning a horse.  It's still possible, it's just a niche hobby and you're gonna need to put more effort into it.  Same with driving.  There'll be tracks for that for sure, you just won't be doing it on the open roads.  Manual driving will slowly become more expensive as insurance goes up, and eventually will be banned outright due to the vastly greater risk a human driver poses to everyone around them, and to the fact they may simply be incapable of integrating with the more sophisticated road systems that AVs enable.  Again though this is thinking quite a long way down the road, no pun intended.