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About Tedster

  • Title
    Technology Abuser
  • Birthday Sep 05, 2000

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Profile Information

  • Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Cybersecurity! Photography! Music! Minecraft!
  • Biography
    Hi! I'm Ted.
    I've been around for a while but am pretty busy these days.

    I'm a second-year Cybersecurity student in Edinburgh (Scotland), and it scares me.
    I'm also a Linux nerd and hardware enthusiast.
    I'm also a photographer and a folk musician (fiddle, learning melodeon).
    I also help run MinecraftOnline.com.
  • Occupation
    Cybersecurity & Forensics & Edinburgh Napier University


  • CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Motherboard
    MSI X470 Gaming Plus
  • RAM
    64GB of DDR4-3200
  • GPU
    Powercolor RX 590 Red Dragon (looking to buy a 6700XT used for ~£500)
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition
  • Storage
    2TB XPG SX8200 Pro (boot); 2TB WD SN750 (fun); 2x16TB Toshiba Enterprise Drives (md RAID 0)
  • PSU
    EVGA G2 850W
  • Display(s)
    Triple BenQ EX2780Q (2560x1440, 144hz, IPS)
  • Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280mm
  • Keyboard
    Cheap Aukey fake MX Blue keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury
  • Sound
    Samson SM-850 (thanks to DankPods for the strong recommendation to the world)
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux with GNOME
  • Laptop
    ThinkPad X230 in an X220 body with an X220 keyboard; ThinkPad W520
  • Phone
    Google Pixel 3a; Samsung Galaxy Note9
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. For me...classwork, coursework, sysadmin tasks, laundry...........
  2. The keycaps are fine, wherever they are. The key-holding plastic itself is gone; I should probably buy a dead shell and swap the keyboards but I'm too lazy
  3. Indeed you did! No pressure to, but I'd look forward to seeing your picture some year! And thanks! This is an X230 in an X220 shell. It's missing a couple keyboard keys and I swapped the heatsink assembly yesterday because the fan had gone quite grindy. Temperatures on the CPU dropped substantially, but there's quite a delta between the two cores. Still, under full CPU and iGPU load, a 20C drop on the warmer core and 30C drop on the cooler core is nothing to sneeze at
  4. I received an email from this comment and remembered the thread. I may as well give a many-year update. Not sure I've ever shown my face outside of my profile picture on here. Let's change that! This was me a couple nights ago, in the study area in my student accommodation complex, panda Djungelskog in hand. Shot by girlfriend
  5. I can tell you're using a Lenovo laptop, but I can't tell what it is beyond that. That's also...odd. Looking at the bottom of the screen, to me, it kind of looks like you just have some form of display cable issue. Does the issue change at all with different angles?
  6. Welcome to the Forum! Congratulations on that promotion! You've outlined the hardware you're using which sounds alright - but you haven't said what you're doing beyond streaming some video and mixing in presentation slides. What software are you using? Are people happy with the quality of the content you're producing? Is your process relatively consistent? Are there difficult things about it which you think you could easily improve with guidance?
  7. Unrelated: 64-core Linus confirmed.
  8. Or an engineer needs to install the new modem/router because the client can't be trusted to do it?
  9. (Apologies, I can't get spoilers to work...) And how dare you live in a country which has had proper infrastructure planning!?
  10. Welcome to the Forum! I just realized that Carnivorous is an anagram of Coronavirus apart from the 'u'; misread the title It...kind of sounds like a power supply issue, potentially. What power supply are you running?