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Dark_wizzie

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About Dark_wizzie

  • Title
    M'aiq the Liar
  • Birthday December 29

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    California, USA
  • Interests
    Computers, chess, computer chess, gaming, music, audio, fashion, and philosophy.
  • Biography
    INTJ. Transgender. Anti-placebo.
  • Occupation
    Boop

System

  • CPU
    7600k @ 5.197/4.789ghz
  • Motherboard
    Asus z170 Hero
  • RAM
    16gb Gskills Trident Z 3600 @ 3804 15-15-15-32
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1080 TI @ 2100/6133
  • Case
    Corsair 540 Air
  • Storage
    512gb Samsung 960 Pro (Undelwalt), 2tb MX500 (Pack Yak III)
  • PSU
    1000w EVGA Supernova P2
  • Display(s)
    Catleap 27inch 1440p IPS Glossy
  • Cooling
    3x560mm Nemesis GTX
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Trigger Browns
  • Mouse
    Logitech G Pro
  • Sound
    HD800, KrK Rokit 6 G2, O2/Odac, Sescom AB Switch
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Dark_wizzie

    Trace Based Analysis

    Hi, I'd like to see the block transfer size and QD my SSD encounters while running around in a video game. I only know of HD Tune Pro, but it doesn't track QD. Is there a piece of software that's somewhat understandable which does this? Example:
  2. Dark_wizzie

    LGBT community

  3. Dark_wizzie

    LGBT community

    Banana Republic's probably not going to be better stitched than Nordstrom's Halogen stuff, and that's not stitched perfectly. Mackage one comes with detachable lining with feathers in it to increase insulation, the hardware is higher quality, the color is closer to the purse I want to match. Main thing is I wish the front had less buttons. Most people probably wouldn't go for the Mackage even if they prefer it, but I have a lot of cash to burn, and a pink trench could be my signature outfit, so I'm considering it. That's why I'm more asking about people's opinion of which looks better.
  4. Dark_wizzie

    LGBT community

    Left or right? Left has metal buckle, detachable lining with down fur, a bit more embellishments. Zipper pockets?! Right has epaulets and those black buttons look decent too, though lacks a buckle, and the back is more plain. $550 vs $150 (Mackie vs Banana Republic); Both are poly lining with cotton/poly blend.
  5. Dark_wizzie

    Yet Another Yeti Gain Thread

    I don't hear any sound like it when I'm recording. If the microphone emits such a sound I can't hear it. This is why I only noticed the sound now, because I had no reason suspect such a sound was going on. So... Maybe I can think of it as high vs low gain changing the ratio of loudness from my speech to the background? I'd like to test high vs low gain but I'd have to try to somewhat level match which seems tough off the top of my head. I can make a repeatable background noise by turning on the faucet though. It's probably more confusing because I know a lot less about microphones. I wish more people explained the theory behind why they do things instead of just what to do.
  6. Dark_wizzie

    Yet Another Yeti Gain Thread

    Most people on the internet recommend setting gain all the way down and increasing volume via Windows to decrease pickup of background noise. My experiences run contrary to that. I'm not mic expert but: It seems the recommendations people give to reduce background noise centers around decreasing volume in general. Yes, if you make everything super quiet you won't hear the background noise, but you'll also not hear my voice. I did a recording on Audacity on my Blue Yeti (non-pro) with max mic gain and low Windows mic volume, and another with no or low gain and high Windows mic volume. To my surprise high gain low Windows volume was better because setting low gain on Yeti for me (<40%) I can hear a high pitched noise. When gain goes above 40% the sound disappears. I saw another person on Reddit mention this. The noise is spans from 1khz to 15khz. If you own a Yeti maybe you'd like to try this out too to see if you get the same thing or not. If so, I am wondering what causes this. Is that noise always there, fixed, never increasing with higher output settings and overpowered by the noise floor of the microphone, or is the condensor microphone just not designed to operate at such low gain settings? In terms of background noise when factoring out the high pitched noise, I didn't find any benefit going from max gain/low Windows to low gain/max Windows volume. I don't understand the theory behind lower gain/higher Windows volume meaning less background noise from my room. At most I can imagine it decreasing noise from the microphone itself through analogue conversion or something. In that case I'd imagine the best setting to be max Windows volume with lowest gain setting, but above 40%. If too loud, decrease Windows volume instead instead of lowering gain even further. Or hey, maybe I'm totally wrong and have no idea what's going on. Help me out here.
  7. Dark_wizzie

    LGBT community

    Got my name and gender legally changed! Filed with social security, driver's license incoming too. Yayyyyy
  8. Dark_wizzie

    LGBT community

    The feels when my skin is softer than my girl friend's now
  9. Dark_wizzie

    860 Evo or MX500?

    If MX500 is cheaper go for it, and buy yourself a burger with money saved. AFAIK warranty period is same for both.
  10. So many idiotic AMD fanboys these days... Some people can't fathom anyone having different priorities and budget than them. *shrug*

    1. imreloadin
    2. Windows7ge

      Windows7ge

      I'm not quite understanding what you're getting at. AMD fanboys hating on people who opts for other vendors to suit their needs?

    3. Dark_wizzie

      Dark_wizzie

      Exactly Windows7ge. AMD fanboys shout so loudly I will get tinnitus for days.

  11. Dark_wizzie

    LGBT community

    So much paperwork for name and gender change... If Medi-Cal kicked me out at 138% FPL, then I have to be careful of which stocks I buy since dividends could push me over and wreck me. All the medication and blood tests add up.
  12. Gender dysphoria is a type of pain and pain makes it easier to appreciate what others take for granted.

    1. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      I suppose someone who's physically disabled could say the same thing.

       

      It's a bit different, but yeah.

  13. When I decided to transition I decided to take the harder path in life.

    1. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      What makes it harder?

  14. Dark_wizzie

    LGBT community

    How are you going to tell if somebody transitioned if they did it really early? At or after puberty, okay, but not a mile away, a tenth of that, or probably even a a hundredth of that if you meet one that regularly passes. It's just too far to clearly see anything. It's very hard to pass for a lot of people but some people do make it for the vast majority of people. I'm not opposed to revealing I'm trans, the problem is not wanting giant signs that I am trans. Both my date and I are most likely going to prefer a voice that matches. Like, everyone can talk about not caring what other people think and finding somebody who likes you for you, but that's pretty easy to say on the sidelines. I have it okay, some people have it ROUGH. Just saying that it's all attitude/etc isn't going to help when you're forever lonely. What I'd like is to be like any other typical female out there, and that includes looking the part and getting treated the part as a result. I don't even like my voice. Eventually the advice ends up being 'don't want what you want', which isn't all that helpful. The entire advice could be given for transitioning in the first place. And then I say dysphoria is setting in again, and then others say 'just don't worry about it'. It sucks that I was born as part of the 1% for whom this is actually an issue. Friends think I'm rich, but if I'm willing to give it all away to be born the right sex then who's the lucky one? I don't spend every day like this. There are good days and there are bad. Transitioning's not the easy path in life. Maybe I could've mentally stuck in the closet. Just say it's a fetish or a fantasy or whatever. I don't regret it though.
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