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About purple_rider

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  • Birthday October 3

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  • Steam

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Probably in a theatre
  • Interests
    Old tech and technical theatre
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Xeon E3 1240 v5
  • Motherboard
    MSI C236A Workstation
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4
  • GPU
    Sapphire RX 470 4GB (Reference cooler)
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define S
  • Storage
    PNY CS1311 120GB SSD + WD Blue 1TB HDD
  • PSU
    SeaSonic M12II 620W
  • Display(s)
    Dell P2310H
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12s
  • Keyboard
    WASD Code w/ MX Clears
  • Mouse
    Logitech B100
  • Sound
    Dell AS501 Soundbar (actually pretty decent)
  • Operating System
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Does your work buy you the parts for them and let you keep them after they're retired or something?
  2. purple_rider

    Rate the Photo Above you

    10/10 I really like it and can't find much wrong ------------------------------------------------------------- I realize the stars trailed a bit, oops. Try to find the 5 constellations!
  3. purple_rider

    There is a sucker born every minute...

    AIOs have very little liquid in them.
  4. purple_rider

    The under 100 line challenge!

    Python dice roller. Works with whole numbers, catches errors when a decimal or word is entered. #Dice roller v3 #By: purple_rider #Python 3.7.1 import random print("*Automatic Dice Roller*") while True: print('-------------------------------') while True: try: number = int(input('Enter number of dice: ')) break except ValueError: print('Oops! Try again with a whole number this time') while True: try: size = int(input('Enter size of dice: ')) break except ValueError: print('Oops! Try again with a whole number this time') for number in range(number): roll = random.randint(1,size) print(roll)
  5. purple_rider

    Four Thirds to Micro Four Thirds Conversion

    Try this! https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-V3230500W000-MMF-3-Adapter-Ring/dp/B0073A1EBE
  6. I don't need to, the lighting is good enough that the color camera can still grab details without the help of the higher res b+w camera. There is no difference.
  7. I think you need cpu-z? Not sure if XTU counts?
  8. You need to have cpu-z in the screenshots m8
  9. It's because when you block the b/w lens it composites nothing with the other image. The one you took with both uncovered looks the same because you have good enough lighting that the single lens can get the details by itself.
  10. I believe you made a good choice. The kit lenses aren't great for much. Primes are good as they are made to be really good at one focal length where a zoom needs to be acceptable at many.
  11. purple_rider

    What's the Deal with the Anti-MSI Circlejerk?

    I have an MSI workstation board with the C236 chipset. For what I paid, it's solid feature-wise and isn't gaudy. Black pcb, one of the vrm heatsinks says "workstation" on it. I haven't had any problems in 2+ years with it.
  12. purple_rider

    How fast is the LTT member's internet connection?

    Here at [Redacted] State University, I get great speeds!
  13. purple_rider

    Intel 4 gen. vs 8 gen.

    If you were to upgrade, you should wait until 9th gen. I believe (I may be wrong) that gen will have in-silicon spectre and meltdown mitigations.
  14. New school, new laptop. Here's my XPS 13 (2018)
  15. That stock heat sink was a pain to get on. I'd rather not do that again. I should unplug something important...