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Michael McAllister

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About Michael McAllister

  • Title
    Wheelin' and dealin' tech
  • Birthday 1988-03-12


  • CPU
    Core i7 3770k @ 3.7 Ghz on all cores under load
  • Motherboard
    P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT (Realtek ALC892 HD Audio)
  • RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM (XMP enabled)
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX 12 08G-P4-6173-KR 8GB
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R (Black)
  • Storage
    2TB Western Digital Caviar Black
  • PSU
    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110
  • Keyboard
    Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Essential Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Clicky)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Objective2 Amplifier/ODAC (Mayflower Electronics); Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, Sennheiser HD 600, Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro (250 Ohm)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)

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  1. Etiquette Dilemma: Family and Christmas Gifts

    I'm using an adapter right now on my O2 amp for my Beyerdymanics. Wanted to avoid chaining together adapters as that would get clunky. Of course, all of this is necessary because Bluetooth. Love my sister. Appreciate the thought, but there should be some unwritten rule saying non-techies do not tech shop for techies...
  2. Etiquette Dilemma: Family and Christmas Gifts

    I'm not finding any that support a 1/4 inch jack. Know of any?
  3. Etiquette Dilemma: Family and Christmas Gifts

    Unfortunately, I'm kind of limited on desk space.
  4. Etiquette Dilemma: Family and Christmas Gifts

    Thing is if I don't use them, she will probably not be too happy.
  5. Etiquette Dilemma: Family and Christmas Gifts

    I think $70 bucks or so. https://www.amazon.com/Sony-XB950N1-Wireless-Canceling-Headphones/dp/B01MUGEYT7
  6. Etiquette Dilemma: Family and Christmas Gifts

    For the past few weeks, my sister had been asking me random questions about Bluetooth and whether my computer supported it. She had also asked me why I don't use wireless headphones. I explained to her that it does make much sense considering I'm at my desk. The earpads on my Beyerdyamics need replacing. They're a bit grungy now that I've used them most days for a couple years now. I told her this. Christmas rolls around and she got me some Bluetooth headphones and USB receiver, which would be fine if I had a mobile phone. Using them, of course, means not being able to use my amplifier, which I got in part for accessing the volume easier. All of the controls for volume control and whatnot are built into the headphones. I have fine-motor limitations so yeah... What do I do here? 😟
  7. When will net neutrailty repeal take affect

    If we do nothing at all, if we do not at least make an attempt, if we do not at least take every avenue possible—we will not be able to complain later. If we have the ability to reverse this decision, it would be absurd not to take that course of action.
  8. When will net neutrailty repeal take affect

    The fight for Net Neutrality is not over. Please call your Congressmen and Senators, and ask them to propose a Resolution of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn yesterday's FCC decision. The number for the US Capitol Switchboard in Washington, D.C. is (202) 224-3121. Thanks!
  9. Bold Font (Bug?)

    That's crazy. When I started this topic, I went through the trouble of mentioning it on EVGA's forum, too. Wow… 😲
  10. How fast is the LTT member's internet connection?

    With my VPN on, I get about 50% down of what's shown above.
  11. It's not a matter of whether or not people trust the government. The government granted subsidies to these private companies to expand, and these companies chose not to. If it weren't for the government in some sense, today's Internet would not exist.
  12. The government aspect of it would be good for the economy in general. Huge infrastructure projects create sustainable jobs for the foreseeable future. The ISPs share most of the blame. Back in the 90s, ISPs were given money to expand, but they just pocketed most of it. That's the TL;DR version anyway.
  13. ISPs have had the ability to expand their infrastructure for decades now. The United States should have been investing tax money into this as well. Decades ago, government funds were used to expand telephone lines throughout rural areas. The same needs to be done now. Priorities need to be re-calibrated. So much has changed since then that it may be a while yet.
  14. Should I buy Gears of War: Ultimate Edition?

    From the reviews, it looks like there is some performance optimization issues. Not sure if the Windows Store has a refund policy like Steam.
  15. US senate to ban Kaspersky products

    Third-party antivirus products typically make the OS more vulnerable. They typically add a self signed certificate in order to use real-time scanning. Malicious actors typically try to find flaws in these components to execute remote code. Tavis Ormandy has done a couple of write-ups on the subject.