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About paddy-stone

  • Title
    Iron Druid

Contact Methods

  • PlayStation Network
  • Xbox Live

Profile Information

  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Gender


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 2600X
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    16Gb DDR4 3000Mhz @2933Mhz Corsair Vengeance
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1060 6GB
  • Case
    Fractal design Meshify C
  • Storage
    250GB Samsung 970 EVO NVME SSD
    480GB other SSD
    NAS/server storage
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W P2 Platinum fully modular
  • Display(s)
    LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Cooling
    CM Masterliquid 240 lite
  • Keyboard
    Aukey (RGB) blue switches (Outemu)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus spectrum
  • Sound
    bluetooth headphones
  • Operating System
    Win 10 + Ubuntu VM
  • Laptop
    Lenovo ??? / Asus K53E - not used excessively, mostly for testing, or problem solving occasionally
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  1. Got my new tripod. It was expensive-ish, but it's a beast. Will make my forays into night shooting more enjoyable than to try and set up that gorillapod type one for sure... they have their uses, just in my garden where I do more of my star/sky shots aren't many places to mount that pod-mount.


    I'm actually debating on whether to get a NICE camera. I'd love one for sure, but want a good one with inter-changeable lenses, hopefully 4k movie capable too, and a decent sensor for those low light shots.

  2. Now downloading the Android 11 based MIUI for my poco f2 pro, hopefully it's OK seeing as it's now listed as stable.

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      Not some, ALL devices that got updated to A11 on 31th of December got bricked, %100 failure rate. Android One devices of Xiaomi NEVER get any quality assurance or actually bug fixes. I am extremely riled up against Xiaomi and their shitty developers. Last time something like this happened with a big brand like Samsung was back with original Galaxy S and S2.

    3. paddy-stone


      Yes, I can see why you'd be upset at that, I would be too.


      I have found a bug on mine, it was one I kind of heard of before though... the recent apps drawer doesn't work any more, it presses but nothing shows up in the UI at all. It's not a big deal I guess, just frustrating, I didn't use it all the time, but it was quicker to switch between apps, and was an absolute godsend when you needed to force close an app. Now it means to force close an app many more clicks involved.

    4. paddy-stone


      Ahh, weird... it's now started working. So scratch that.

  3. Try it and see, best way to find out... just run something on plex on your TV and have a game on the PC and see if it affects either adversely.
  4. I'm running ESXi 6.7 on my x370 and Ryzen 1700 with no problems. This is what is currently running hardware wise:- PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor Purchased For £0.00 CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Purchased For £0.00 Motherboard Asus PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard Purch
  5. I can't even hear anything, even at almost 100% sound output.... granted it might be my old grandpa ears Seriously though, I too am sensitive to sounds, some I can overcome with repetition so I get used to it, and others I can't live with. My newest ESXi server lab build was troublesome for a week or 2 until I got used to it, now it doesn't bother me at all. And I sit only about a foot or so away from it when at my desktop, and it's in my bedroom... it's not LOUD at all, just wasn't used to the sound (my desktop is very quiet by design). I would either:- Try t
  6. http://www.whatsmyip.org/port-scanner/
  7. Well, there's definitely something weird going on, because going by your first post's numbers the SSDs had very different amount of GB used, and by the new crystal numbers they both say 583GB used.
  8. I'm just going by what I have heard/read just about everywhere, where they use the term "charge-cycles" for explaining longevity, for example they say the iphone has approximately 400-500 full charge cycles.
  9. AFAIK the latest line of batteries for mobiles at least, suggest only letting it go down to around 20% before charging again. But I think that it doesn't matter so much now, say you used 50% battery one day, charged it up again that night, and did the same the next day, equaling 100% in 2 days, which would be one charge cycle. And depending on the battery tech, they say that most batteries should still have max capacity up until so many charge cycles IIRC. I think you should be good for using one charge cycle a day for at least 3 years before the capacity significantly decreases.
  10. Still getting to grips with my DJI osmo action camera. Just about got the right settings for night shots now though.




    It's not perfect by any means, there was loads of cloud cover last night, so I had to go with what I could frame. And unfortunately that included the edge of my house, so got some light in shot that I didn't necessarily want... I don't hate it though, and can maybe do something in post, even if it's cropping it.


    It's a very capable camera though, this was using ISO 1600 and a 25-30s shutter speed. 


    This is what it was like mostly, so had to find some breaks in the cloud.






  11. That's how I play with Dink, she loves that I do what another dog would with her... I started doing it when she was really young when there's more of a communication barrier, but she and I both like it, so I continued Yes, I look mental when I do it, but it's so fun... she tells me off sometimes, cause she doesn't want to play. It's still funny though.
  12. Yep, that's what the fan curve does/is - it's much better than setting a static %/rpm for versatility.
  13. For Ryzen CPUs you may want to set the lower amount higher, so that you don't hear the fans spinning up and down all the time. So like 40% at 40C or 45C 60% at 50C 75% at 60C and so on... it'll depend a lot on what you do with the pc too, so if for example it's mostly idle like my main pc as I don't game, then a lower bottom amount is OK. If you game mostly, then you may want to set the values higher as the components are likely to be hotter most of the time.
  14. Here's what mine is like 25% at 30C or below 40% at 45C 60% at 60C 80% at 75C - which is max IIRC But just play with them and see if you like it that way, and if it keeps your PC components cool enough.
  15. You set a fan curve, not a static %... so that it can adjust itself if it needs to, so if the case/cpu gets hotter it will increase the fan %