how do people make friends in person
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It helps if you're a social butterfly. For highschool/college joining clubs basically forces you to socially interacts and that usually results in some friendships. You could also hangout with your current friends friends and meet people that way.
When I entered college I hung out with this one guy during my orientation. I lost touch with him for a few semesters but ran into him again and he introduced me to a huge group of people I started hanging out with.
This later happened again with an old friend from high school so sometimes you just get lucky with situations like these.
Making friends as an adult is a little harder unless you're into bars and other social activities like sports. Of course you can always get to know your neighbors and hangout with them. Then, again, if you're a social butterfly striking up conversations with strangers can sometimes lead to something.
My 6s+ served me very well up until I replaced it with a 12 Pro Max this year. Farewell A9!
@DrMacintoshyou have any idea on how to make the UI of my iPhone smaller? I know they made the UI larger in iOS 11 (my daily was 6s+ 10.3.3 until yesterday, where I got a 12 pro max) but it looks like it barely puts up any more content despite being a much larger screen because the text is so large.
I am already using the smallest size font with no display zoom (accessibility or the thing called display zoom in display and brightness)
so all of my reception issues on my 6s for the past 5 years has been caused by:
- literally it being so ancient it doesn't support 600mhz or 850mhz in my area
Which means that I've been only using 1900mhz ... so THATS why my coverage goes from -80 to -100 to -117 to NO SERVICE... and I've always seen anywhere from -110 to -127
there is no minimum, the maximum is probably somewhere around 5ghz+ but realistically you're going to be stuck by the FCLK to be about 4000mhz ish, +/- some because lottery like zen2 as someone as said earlier, difference between 3200 and 3600 isn't that much and it *can* cost a lot more. Personally I'd just buy 3600 for like 10$ more than 3200 and be that my ram can OC to 4000 if I wanted to, but XMP is already fine.
ah no idea then, never had a problem like that
try swapping it from white/red/white/red to red/white/red/white ive had this same issue with ddr3 on my z68-v pro, mixing capacities sucks but eventually you'll find a combination that works (although you may be fucked over by maximum clockspeed via overclocking; xmp is a overclock)
I am both ready to get another iPhone yet disappointed that I am buying another iPhone for myself
Earlier this year I thought I could hold onto my 6s for another year, but not anymore (everything is super slow, cracked display, random amazon tier battery). I really wanted 120hz but it's just not happening.. I also was hoping that there would be good competition from android manufacturers.. nothing appeals to me though.
LG - garbage software.. not worth considering, even on steep discount
Pixel - garbage hardware for a premium price, might as well buy a iPhone
OnePlus - only 7 pro was worth it, the 7T and 8 wasn't appealing (price)
Razer - RP3 is dead
ASUS - ROG phone 3 really expensive instead of being a banging midrange device
Xiaomi - a lot of these phones just aren't viable due to not having US LTE bands, but K30 ultra is not even coming out of China
Samsung - ... I wanted the S20, but then 1080p 120hz upscaled to 1440p for 1000$. I personally can't notice it but it's the same as the iPhone XR/11, I can't notice the difference between 326ppi and 400+, but I just can't live with myself knowing its like 1366x768. This is in addition to the fuck you that is no software updates after 2 years, and no security patches after 3 years
I waited for the S21, which was supposed to fix it to be 1440p/120hz but only S20 FE happened which sucks. Note 20 was also a pick for me but the note 20 is actually MORE EXPENSIVE than the iPhone this year
please ignore the 'note 20', there is only the 'note 20 ultra' which is actually the normal phone.
Really excited for A14, coming from a dying A9. 2 node jumps (16nm to 5nm), 2nd gen in house GPU (A11 was first), and like 3 generations of 50% faster CPU.. Hopefully it's about as large in a usability bump going from the A4 to the A9 (my first phone upgrade; I was debating between a note 5 and a 6s+ at that time). The 765G can go commit no breathing, knowing it's still somehow comparable to A9. Wifi 6 is a bonus since I already have a wifi 6 router
edit: if anyone has another point of view or contention, please do tell. I want all the opinions on this before deciding
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I have heard about the 7 pro since a couple of my friends also have it, but it isn't as much of a deal here as it is in the US. If I remember, in the US you could've gotten it for about ~400$USD new with T mobile back in early 2020, which was an absolute steal. Here in Canada, a used/refurbished one is about 500$, and it's already a year old.
When it comes to android, I'm a lot more worried about the software support over time than the hardware. The hardware inside the 7 pro is excellent and I do love the fact that it doesn't have a hole punchy display AND it's 90hz, but it's pretty much getting android 11 and that's it, a year of security patches after.
I know about rooting and installing 3rd party roms, but it doesn't address my main concern: patches. I don't really give a fuck about what google has done with android, but I do care about fixing vulnerabilities and 3rd party roms just don't fix it.
For 500$ currently for a used phone that will only get 1 more major OS update (android 11, Q4 2020), and will become EOL in Q1 2022, that's a really big oof if I do buy it today
However.. 7 pro might get a lot cheaper in the next couple of months since the 8T was just announced. So it's at least still on the table for me to look for, instead of completely ignored like the pixel and Samsungs
I only overclock because it is fun to see what older parts can perform like when pushed to their max (eg, a Q9400 I got recently, or my i5 760). On my main system, I do it because I am too poor to have any better components
Since the T480 died I've been using my MSI as a replacement laptop and it sucks so much. I know in my head that upgrading from an i5 2410m to a i5 3320m is not that much in raw CPU performance, but it really was a nice overall upgrade. I ended up buying a ThinkPad X230 because it was nice and small (I've been using a netbook and I really appreciate how small the footprint is), it comes with a battery, and I can RAM/BCLK/iGPU OC on it.
In Cinebench R15, it's only about 30cb faster by stock, but it feels a lot more responsive than the MSI for general day to day tasks. It also has a competent iGPU that can actually not drop any frames at 768p, and it is built a shit ton better (because it's a business laptop). The performance does not really bother me as day to day, it feels the same as the T480 despite having half the cores, half the threads, a quarter of the ram, and like half the single core performance.
It's 768p display is actually a upgrade from the MSI. It is just smaller at the same resolution -> higher PPI, and so it feels nicer to use. The panel (despite it being 6bit TN) is actually a upgrade as well; colours look better, contrast is better, and it gets brighter. Keyboard is fantastic as always, even with the 'gimped' layout.
The trackpad is atrocious because of the drivers. Physically, I feel it is fine and it may work nice in Linux but in Windows it is unusable. Too sensitive and jittery, and it's about as large as my AirPods Pros case. Another issue is that it interferes with the trackpoint polling rate if it is enabled, and so I have disabled it in the bios.
The only issue with this laptop is the SD card reader is a bit wonky because I bought a used one off of eBay and the chassis part of that is broken, but the motherboard is not cracked so I believe I am fine. The only thing I have done to this is upgrade the wifi card from the stock Centrino 2000 N to a Realtek 8812AE (had it laying around). I had to tape pin 51 on the card in order to get Bluetooth working. I used ivyra1n to 'jailbreak'
bios unlockthe x230 in order to bypass the wifi card whitelist, but in the end I will be using coreboot because I want to OC using XMP and XTU does not work for me on the 'jailbroken' bios to oc the iGPU.
This is the current song that represents the mood of the past year (2019-2020)
I might've picked up my caffeine addiction again hmmm
Red dead redemption 2 on PC looks absolutely fantastic, even when I'm playing at lowest settings at 4k it beats out metro exodus at lowest
but it gets even better because it supports async .. higher averages
AND it gets even better because there's a lot of options that don't impact frame rates much and makes it so much prettier:
AF to 16x
Texture quality to ultra
reflections and mirror quality to high
medium volumetric fog (far), ultra (close)
Particles, tesslearion, fur quality, far shadow quality all high
averaging about 58fps, range is 50-60fps on a badly oc'd VII, which is just a worse 1080ti/2080 or a slightly better 5700XT
There's not much CPU usage on my 3600, mostly all GPU.