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About Vitalius

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    Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past
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  1. Hey guys. Been watching One Piece (which accounts for over 10% of all anime series I've watched, i.e. not counting movies and such), Goblin Slayer, & JoJo Part 5 Golden Wind. Apparently I've kept up with the fact I'm at like 8,000 episodes of anime, but One Piece is on episode 865 and is included in that 8,000. So that's both disappointing and interesting.
  2. Just a reminder that there is an HSC Steam Group: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/HeavenSociety The reason I mention this is because Steam updated and has a Discord-like Chat now. It's not as good as Discord, but it has at least one feature Discord doesn't. Spoilers for images. It's a huge improvement over old Steam Chat though. Group chats are attached to all groups so yeah. I'm pretty sure you all have Steam accounts, so if you wanted to talk more instantly, but not use Discord for some reason, there you go.
  3. Cool, so, my problem is that the two modes don't work as expected. PWM keeps the pump at 100% even when I set the performance curve. DC keeps the pump at 20-30% regardless of settings.
  4. I have this motherboard: https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITXac/index.asp Here is the manual: http://asrock.pc.cdn.bitgravity.com/Manual/Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITXac.pdf I have this pump: https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-ddc-3-2-pwm-laing-ddc-3-2-pwm It is now wired like this: Going out to this: So ending up like this on the motherboard (sorry about it being dark): Now this motherboard supports doing this as it says in the manual: Which is what the specifications for that pump are, as listed on the site: And in the manual, it says this:
  5. SO-DIMMs for DDR4 are double the price compared to regular DIMMs. Yeah, that's what I'm wondering. Where are they getting 5 USB 3.0 Type A ports? And 5 USB 2.0 ports? Are they counting them twice? Or the USB 3.0 & 2.0 Headers? That's dumb. They never do that with other boards. And the 2nd GbE port couldn't be anywhere else. Maybe those pictures are pre-final production?
  6. Here is the calendar for keeping up with HSC gaming events: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=4t11i5l77il0ucp82skdlaiufc%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago Vote here now for HSC's gaming events. http://www.rkursem.com/poll/view.php?id=fcfbe4f315b1fddf6 You can add your own answers and check multiple boxes. I can administrate this poll so if I see someone trolling, I can undo the trolling. And I'm stubborn enough to do it consistently, so YMMV but I doubt it will be worth trolling. You can also change your answers, so if you see someone added something
  7. On average, each manufacturer cheaps out in a specific area more often than not. What they cheap out on is hard to determine, so it's mostly hearsay, but.... ASRock tends to cheap out on marketing and their website (generally things that involve communication with the customer). As opposed to the actual boards themselves. MSI tends to cheap out on power delivery. The worst possible thing to cheap out on. YMMV, but ASRock is more reliable in my experience and what I've heard from friends' experiences.
  8. Eh, I default to words. If I don't have words, I have nothing usually. I have to intentionally invoke visualizations and concepts (those are two separate types of imagination btw). And emotions? I can't think with those, like at all. I barely feel them. It's nice in a way, since I can actively shut down emotions I am not interested in feeling, but that's very much a double edged sword. It doesn't extend to all my emotions either. Just the higher, more complex, ones.
  9. Funny thing regarding that. Some studies hypothesize that the concept of God comes from the human mind developing an inner monologue. At some point in human development, instead of having an inner monologue, it sounded like someone was speaking to you. This was the left and right sides of the brain communicating, apparently. Gives me a whole new perspective on people with schizophrenia who hear "voices". I don't believe that's the case, but it makes logical sense in a way. And considering some people just don't have an inner monologue, and purely think in terms of emotions and co
  10. ? In Galatians, Paul condemns jealousy in the same breath as idolatry (Galatians 5:19–20).
  11. Presuming the world is a hologram/simulation, the coder is God. .... presumably. I know it sounds stupid, but the idea is that there is some "thing" we don't fully perceive as humans that God would. And if He is, then it's logical He would be able to do that if that thing also existed. That thing being a soul (or something like it). Like, ok, presuming a God exists, and souls along with Him, how do souls work? Does it have some tie to genetics? Are they similar or are they not? Is mine just an amalgamation of pieces of my parents or are they unrelated entirely? Assuming
  12. HandBrakeCLI.exe -P -e x265 --encoder-preset slow -q 16.0 --vfr --all-audio -E av_aac -B 128 --normalize-mix 1 --all-subtitles -i $old -o $new -f av_mkv

    Got this here handbrake command, but converting high quality content with it ends up with absolutely terrible audio. 

    Not sure if it's just cuz the AAC codec for Handbrake is bad, because I used --normaliz-mix, or because, somehow, the decoder doesn't know what codec the audio is in so it just says ??? (AAC), implying it doesn't know so it defaults to AAC.


    1. ionbasa


      If you're not 100% sure what the source audio codec is, use MediaInfo.


    2. Tech_Dreamer


      i only use normalization if i'm converting for a phone with a crappy stock earphone otherwise for me its pretty much a no no

    3. Vitalius


      After some help elsewhere, someone mentioned that the AAC codec in Handbrake is largely inadequate. They stopped using a higher quality encoder for political reasons apparently. 

      Switching to audio passthrough, rather than re-encoding, fixed my issue. 

      `HandBrakeCLI.exe -P -e x265 --encoder-preset slow -x strong-intra-smoothing=0:rect=0 -q 16.0 --vfr --all-audio -E copy -B 160 --all-subtitles -i $oldfile -o $newfile -f av_mkv`

      I probably don't need -B 160 now. 

      That makes sense Tech_Dreamer. That's probably what it's for anyway.

      Thanks ionbasa. That will be useful.