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Sauron

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About Sauron

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Mordor
  • Interests
    Rings. And elaborate, painful ways to kill hobbits.
  • Biography
    Read The Silmarillion (why haven't you read it yet????)
  • Occupation
    Lord of Barad-dûr, Gorvernor of Mordor until Morgoth returns

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 2600 @ 4.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus P8P67-M
  • RAM
    4x4gb DDR3 1600Mhz slim Kingston ram
  • GPU
    Sapphire R9 Fury
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 800D
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GiB for OS + WD black 1tb 7200rpm + random seagate 1tb 7200rpm
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova G2 850 Watt
  • Display(s)
    Asus PB287Q + Philips 23IE + LaCie 324 (frankenstein surround)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100
  • Keyboard
    CMstorm quickfire XT - MX brown switches
  • Mouse
    Logitech G400s
  • Sound
    Asus ROG Orion headset + cheap trust stereo speakers (hey, they work fine!)
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux, MSX Pro

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  1. That's completely irrelevant, making something socially and legally unacceptable undeniably lowers its occurrence. You cannot argue with a straight face that making, for example, child porn legal wouldn't lead to an increase in the creation and consumption of child porn which would inevitably lead to more child abuse even just in the creation process. Censoring, banning and deplatforming works, to the point where people who are censored or deplatformed incessantly protest. Whether a given censoring or deplatforming action is acceptable within the realm of human rights depends on the specific instance, but you cannot argue that it doesn't work. That's a load of bullshit my dude, just because you can't feasibly eradicate all forms of discrimination doesn't mean you shouldn't fight it to the best of your ability, or that your efforts have no tangible positive effect.
  2. That's a virtual disk format, you downloaded a premade virtualbox vm. You can just open that with virtualbox.
  3. As I told you before, I have a detailed post that explains it.
  4. I'm not talking about size, I'm talking about resolution. A native 1440p monitor running at 1080p will look worse than a native 1080p monitor. Size is irrelevant in this case.
  5. I have an old post discussing this in detail. The short answer is yes, it will look worse than on a native display. If you have some use for a 1440p monitor but will lower the resolution occasionally to play a few games then sure, go for it, but if you're only buying it for games and will lower the resolution in all of them then just don't bother and get a cheaper 1080p screen.
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    1. Den-Fi

      Den-Fi

      Commenting so I can also use the agree react.

    2. Den-Fi

      Den-Fi

      Oh wait, I can't react to myself.

    3. Sauron

      Sauron

      you can agree with this reply linus_swag48x48.jpg.aa8b0c614e046acd0a5a393cad6a7d12.jpg

  7. Installing programs through the command line is extremely straight forward, believe me, it only takes half an hour or so to get the hang of it.
  8. You're out of luck, that's just how it works for Linux. If it's not in the main repos you need to use the terminal. It's a pretty simple process though, once you learn the basics you'll love it.
  9. You're the one who hasn't bothered reading the comment chain they responded to. If you had you'd know I didn't say they lied, I said they would have lied if they added microtransactions with the multiplayer. I know, I know, basic reading is hard. Gotta act real smug about it when you think it's the other person who got it wrong though. But hey, don't let that get in the way of your boot licking for your favorite corporation. Imagine even thinking that a large for-profit endeavor could ever contradict a tweet they made in the past, am I right? I must be a damn conspiracy theorist for even entertaining that idea. You do you my friend, thinking is for losers.
  10. Uhm... you know that being related to a criminal doesn't automatically make you one...? To be clear, I know nothing about this guy - but him being brothers with Pablo tells me nothing about his trustworthiness.
  11. Still, not something I'd recommend for a student due to its other pitfalls (and at this point it would be significantly more expensive than the X1C). If you really need the extra power then sure, but I doubt it. Also bear in mind that most universities give their students access to some sort of computing cluster for heavy workloads.
  12. There's probably some difference in battery capacity and weight but I doubt it's significant. Make sure the screen is IPS though
  13. The cables might not be inserted properly. Or, you could have accidentally damaged a connector during disassembly.
  14. Don't fall into the budget "high specs" laptop trap. The E595 has an awful TN screen, a lower resolution and worse build quality than the X1C, is significantly heavier and the battery life is probably much worse. Honestly, as someone who is just finishing a master's degree in software engineering, get this https://www.ebay.de/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-4-Gen-Core-i7-6500U-8Gb-256Gb-SSD-14-FHD-1920x1080-IPS/153684534797?hash=item23c84fe60d:g:kuYAAOSwg31akABZ it's plenty for software development and you'll only get something significantly better if you're willing to spend over 1200€. You might want to expand your ram but that's pretty easy and cheap to do.
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