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About Zodiark1593

  • Title
    The Maiden That Never Was...
  • Birthday Aug 27, 1991

Contact Methods

  • Steam

Profile Information

  • Location
    Placerville, California
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Computers, anime, games, 3D, writing, Photography
  • Biography
    Video gamer for entire life, albeit, not nearly so as of late. Transgender MtF. A skilled writer, and borderline insomniac.


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-4590 @ 3.7 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus H97-Plus
  • RAM
    2x4 GB PNY XLR8 DDR3 1600 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 960 SSC
  • Case
    CoolerMaster N-400
  • Storage
    120 GB AMD R7 SSD + 2 TB WD Green
    1 TB WD Black NVME
  • PSU
    Thermaltake TR2 430 Watt
  • Display(s)
    Vizio 4k 43” TV
  • Cooling
    Stock Intel Cooler
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+ Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Corsair Harpoon
  • Sound
    Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. The PC is designed to give the user absolute control. It’s not meant for the sort of low level control that these anti cheat solutions apparently require. It’s my opinion that devs looking for this sort of control over a user’s system would probably be better served elsewhere. The only other solution I can think of that doesn’t introduce steep security consequences, and provide some control over memory management, would be for the game to ship with its own stripped-down OS, and boot into that whenever you start the game. Not sure if this would be a workable idea though.
  2. Hot take alert; Honestly, if devs really need to resort to ring 0 access to prevent cheating, there’s a very strong case to be made in migrating their game off the PC platform altogether rather than pursue a worst-of-all-worlds approach that costs time and money to maintain. If a dev is compelled to maintain even some control over the system for some reason or another, the PC is the wrong platform for it.
  3. Oh god this. Looks like I can sell my GTX 960 for more than I actually paid for the thing in this insane market, which is mind blowing for a 6-7 year old card that wasn’t even considered great.
  4. I don't use a printer much, but when I need it, I just want the thing to work. So I went and picked up a laser printer.
  5. I wonder if Linus will probably take a closer look at the people he’s making a build for in the future, before going YOLO? Edit: I would totally pay a Floatplane subscription for an outtakes reel of this.
  6. The big cores are Cortex A72s with a 1.5 GHz clock speed, and quad Cortex A53s. Definitely pretty long in the tooth there. At $400, I would want something a little more robust.
  7. Huh, my sister just scored an AMD RX 570 from a friend for about $100. Suppose I’ll get to work speccing out the rest of what will be her system then. 

  8. So how’s that thousand dollar cable again? The Silver Starlight 7 I think it was called, or something similarly cheesy.
  9. If it weren’t for the fact that Nintendo and Apple are both pretty bullheaded, an Apple/Nintendo partnership could be a very potent combination. As the Switch has shows, you don’t necessarily need to compete in raw performance with the big consoles so long as it’s close enough, and the M1x will probably hit that mark. And especially now, Apple has a strong advantage in actually keeping their products in stock vs Sony and Microsoft.
  10. Signed up myself. Unsure whether or not to keep it if I do get one, but my sister could probably use it (as decent video cards are expensive let alone the rest of the system she’d need), and my other sister’s fiancé really wants one, so I’d probably give it to either for MSRP.
  11. I am a bit above Average Joe when it comes to dexterity, so opening up iPhones isn’t a problem. So the lack of a user-replaceable battery isn’t a big problem for myself so long as a) I can actually get reputable parts, b)the battery is reasonably sized to begin with, and c) there isn’t mounds of glue in the way. That said, I do really like what Fairphone is doing here. My Dad would certainly benefit as he drops his phone a lot. The improvements they’ve made are substantial, and will make it trivial to replace broken parts. However, for a device meant to be kept alive for many years,
  12. Stainless Steel makes sense too. Way more rigid than aluminum, but has some give in the event of a drop.
  13. Depending on profit margin, I could actually see GPUs (especially those for workstation and server) being prioritized over lower margin chips for automotive and other products requiring real-time controllers. Though realistically, Apple is king of the hill for chip allocation.