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About kirashi

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    Cynical Analyst (Level III)
  • Birthday 1992-10-26

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    scientia potentia est
  • Occupation
    IT Consultant & Web Designer // Cynical Analyst III


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97M Gaming
  • RAM
    24GB DDR3-2133 G.SKILL RipjawsX (2x8GB & 2x4GB)
  • GPU
    EVGA RTX 2060 XC Ultra Black Gaming 6GB
  • Case
    Corsair Air 240 Red & White Custom Edition
  • Storage
    2x 500GB Crucial MX200 SSD // 2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA HDD // 2x 2TB Western Digital HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 650GS 80+
  • Display(s)
    2x Dell UltraSharp U2715H 1440p Monitors
  • Cooling
    Phanteks PH-TC12LS
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+ (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G700s // G500
  • Sound
    Logitech UE9000 Headphons // AntLion ModMic 5
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. kirashi


    better suited as status update material... on twitter
  2. Say it with me. RAID IS NOT A BACKUP. RAID IS NOT A BACKUP. OK, now fill in the blanks. RAID is ____ backup. C'mon, you can do it; it's easy! Now that this is out of the way, I recommend looking into an off-site backup solution, such as cloud storage, coupled with external HDDs you rotate out and store in a safety deposit box or at least at a friends place miles away from your location. I currently run a Synology NAS with any important documents backed up to the cloud via DropBox, in addition to software RAID 0 / 1 read / write locally on my PC. Currently just using custom made rclone scripts to backup to the NAS that run on a schedule. Is it a perfect backup system? Far from it, but I've always got at least 3 copies of any important documents (like insurance, taxes, etc.) spread across 3 devices at a time, one of which I always have on my physical person. This ensures I have a copy with me in the event of a local disaster, such as a fire or flood, as my laptop, phone, iPad mini, and at least 1 external HDD have copies of my important docs folder from Dropbox sync'd within 5 minutes of each other.
  3. It's in my forum signature... the OnePlus 5T. I bought it knowing the OP6T was just around the corner, but the OP6T doesn't have a headphone jack, and the price increase between the OP5T and OP6 wasn't worth it for my needs, so OP5T it was. Only pain point is the non-removable battery - lack of hardware Home & Back buttons still annoys me, but at least OP's Oxygen OS offers better customization than most stock Android ROMs for the navigation bar.
  4. Yup, along with a headphone jack & removable battery. And before anyone chimes in telling me to "buy an adapter" and "you'll replace your phone before the battery wears out", no, and no. I'm not going to buy an adapter I'll lose or wear out nor am I replacing the stereo in my car when there's no physical limitation preventing manufacturers from putting a headphone jack in a device, and not being able to replace the battery in my phone is 1) a safety risk should I be unable to power down the phone for whatever reason and 2) a movement of planned obsolescence as I won't be able to continue using my phone for the 3-5 years I usually do because the battery will wear down.
  5. While it certainly sounds like your problem is frustrating, something tells me that either a) Windows 10 doesn't like your hardware/drivers, or b) your Windows 10 becomes easily corrupted due to software running on the PC after some time. We have no way to know for certain, however, the easiest way to rule out software is to perform a clean install of Windows build 1809, then try to update. If it updates, you know it was software, and if it doesn't, chances are it's hardware or drivers.
  6. If this is for work, your IT department should be able to segment off an IT/setup network so it has no public internet until your devices are setup, or better yet, they should be running SYSPREP with an autounattend.xml file to pre-configure your machines on the domain. If none of that makes sense, either the business is too small for an Active Directory server, or has a really broken IT department.
  7. Use something like the Microsoft ToDo app and the built-in "Show this window across all desktops" function...? Then follow this HowToGeek article to setup Microsoft ToDo to open on startup. Bam! Done. https://www.howtogeek.com/364263/how-to-open-windows-store-apps-on-startup-in-windows-10/
  8. You should be able to use any standard 2.5" SATA HDD, or even an SSD if you so choose, however, you'll need to partition and prepare it with the OS files ahead of time. Here's a handy link to a guide on doing this: https://betanews.com/2018/01/04/upgrade-xbox-one-x-hdd-to-a-2tb-sshd/
  9. Because ISO8601 is the only valid date format that sorts properly on a computer. But I did include a "/s" because although I prefer that format, I can live without it... usually.
  10. kirashi


    If your copy of Windows was a RETAIL license (not OEM), then you can activate it on another PC, as long as it's only active on ONE PC at a time. Licenses bought from unauthorized resellers are usually in violation of the EULA, so I don't recommend this.
  11. The ASUS ZenBook was at one point made on the same production line as the MacBook Air because Pegatron was the ODM for both devices. (That's right; Apple doesn't actually engineer everything they make, even though they like to throw that "Designed by Apple" verbiage on everything.)
  12. As @Slottr said, you'd visit https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition/ to purchase the game after installing https://www.java.com/en/
  13. No worries - setting up multi-monitor stuff can be a chore when you're not needing a beefin' gaming card. Let us know if you've got any other questions.
  14. Yup, as is tradition, Canada either never gets certain tech, pays way above exchange rate for it, or gets it months after release. sigh In this case, it might be for the better, because apparently Valve indeed is discontinuing production of the Steam Controller.