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About Cy-Fy

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  • Location
    Aqui mismo..
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Hardware, Technology and the Future!
  • Occupation
    I study. (boooring)


  • CPU
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    4 GB
  • GPU
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Storage
    750 GB
  • Display(s)
    15.6" 1366*768 TN
  • Cooling
    The most annoying fan ever!
  • Mouse
    Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400

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  1. Hi, I'm writing this here in the event that there are people here with similar experiences or knowledge. I'm about to graduate with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering but have not yet been able to secure a job. To be honest, all the workload from university has made it quite difficult to focus on making good applications and also I do believe that this year there have been less opportunities due to the pandemic, especially at companies that I was looking forward to applying to. It just feels like I'm just settling for whatever's available instead of really being able t
  2. Hi, I'm looking for a new mouse recommendation. I am specifically looking for a gaming mouse (for the better precision), but with bluetooth (even though the dongle connection might be more responsive I'd like to connect without a dongle). It seems like there aren't many options, mainly the logitech g604, the logitech g603 and the Razer Basilisk x Hyperspeed for below about £100. Would you recommend any o these in particular? I admit I won't do much gaming but it seems like gaming mice just perform better even in day to day activities. I was thinking of the MX Master 3 s
  3. Hi, just wanted to write how I managed to fix this issue in case it's any help to anyone. It turns out the problem was caused by having a network drive from my university mapped in my pc which I used to access using my university's VPN. After I unmapped the drive all the problems seemed to go away.
  4. Hi thanks for your replies. I have made sure I don't have anything else running in the background and the startup apps are pretty minimal. Also sometimes putting the computer to sleep and waking up again fixes it/ messes it up depending on how it was before. Is there anything that can be checked without having to download additional apps?
  5. Hi, I'm using a Dell XPS 15 9560 laptop from 2017. I don't actually believe the SSD is faulty (at least I hope it isn't) but for the past few months I've been having issues that have been getting worse when doing anything to do with the File Explorer. For example, creating a new folder crashes the laptop, renaming folders/files also crashes the laptop, copying/pasting and deleting files kind of works but the pop up window gets stuck on 99%, thumbnails don't load half the time. I'm not sure if this is an issue with the SSD but I suspect it is since it happens any time I do anything
  6. I see, well thanks, I hate how much of a laptop's usability gets hindered by a bad battery. Worst thing is Dell won't even sell me a new replacement if it's out of warranty.
  7. Yeah that's what I am afraid of. However, isn't it strange that the battery works perfectly fine for its full capacity as long as I don't turn off and on again?
  8. Hi, My XPS 15 9560's battery died a while ago. I purchased a third party replacement and it seems to work fine but after it reaches roughly 50% or less, if I shut down the computer then next time I turn it on it goes straight to 7%. But this only happens if I shut down or restart the laptop. If I just close the lid and it goes to sleep then the battery works as expected and I get the full battery life. Anyone have any idea of why this is occurring or if there is any settings that could be adjusted? It's almost like shutting down and turning on again is what's draining i
  9. Hi everyone, I have a question specifically for people who have purchased Dell laptops in the UK before. I have a Dell XPS 15 9560 from 2017 that has been great for me throughout my time at university. I have taken good care of it and honestly I've been paying particular attention to taking care of the battery because I damaged the battery on my previous laptop by keeping it plugged in all the time. However, recently the battery just suddenly died with no warning, and all the symptoms are those of a dead battery including the flashing amber light at the front, the three
  10. Hey thank you very much for your reply. Yeah that is another difficulty with the Year Abroad programme, you have to put down your preference of 3 of the UC campuses but you are not guaranteed any of them, and even then UCLA is not a possibility for us so the choice might not seem that great after all. MIT does seem like a great idea but it's very competitive so very difficult to get into the programme. I also appreciate what you mentioned about your own career path. I have also been looking into possibly applying for an internship at one of the companies you mentioned, maybe parti
  11. Hey thanks for your reply. Yeah it seems like the priority should be the year in industry to begin with then, if possible then go abroad. But yeah I understand what you mean, if I can do both that is probably better.
  12. Yeah that is an interesting point about doing the year in industry abroad, maybe that would be a good balance of the two. Thanks for your reply, I'll look into this.
  13. Yeah thanks for your reply. Yeah, more often than not, people I have known from my university who did an internship did end up getting an offer for a graduate position so it does seem very beneficial to do the year in industry.
  14. Hey haha yeah I mean these sort of companies do attract a very distinguishable type of person to work for them.. Yeah I think doing both will probably be the best. Imperial has a big name in the UK and it does have a lot of links with industry it it just sometimes difficult to see that they actually exist when you are just an undergraduate.
  15. Hey thanks for your reply. Yes I believe doing both would be an option, it might be slightly more complicated to apply as I won't be at uni to do all the process because I would be applying while I'm in industry, but anyway that's more of the administrative side of things. I am currently at Imperial College in the UK and the options I was looking at was to do the year abroad in the US where the choices are the University of California or MIT. The options are obviously very competitive so there are also other options in Australia, Singapore and Europe. Maybe I should mention th