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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, RC, Shooting
  • 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
  • PSU
    Thermaltake TR2 430 Watt
  • Display(s)
    HiSense 1360x768 HDTV + Toshiba 1280 x 720 HDTV
  • 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. I could see them wanting to avoid being forced to negotiate with media outlets (as in France), and went straight to the nuclear option instead.
  2. Dragon Quest VIII on the Nintendo 3DS eShop! I’d only been waiting 15 years to play that game. 😛


  3. Barring some very recent developments, anything mobile is almost certainly edge lit. The terminology for backlight also applies to edge lit panels, because the diffuser distributes the light from the back of the display. The terms you’re probably looking for are full-array or direct-lit, where the LEDs sit directly behind the LCD. For thinner devices, this isn’t terribly feasible as you require a lot more emitters within a given area to achieve smooth distribution of light.
  4. Legally speaking, is there anything forcing Google to do business in Australia? If not, they’re fully at rights to pull out if they deem the laws to be overly hostile to the bottom line. I’m not terribly familiar with Aussie law, but should the above ring true, this os probably one of the few instances of a threat being entirely legal. To force Google’s hand, you’d need at least several nations with high traffic volumes (for Google) working in unison. Dropping Australia might only be a blip for Google, but half the EU (because the US certainly won’t do anything to reign Google in) fo
  5. Never had a Twitter, and I had only touched Facebook once back in 2009, and deleted it due to lack of interest. Never cared about social media.
  6. I feel this was likely a very intentional measure to ensure plausible deniability, unless an actual human were reached.
  7. Even if the big companies boot those under 18, verifying age isn’t possible without going the legal ID route, and even then, kids have other, potentially unmoderated platforms they can go to. The internet in general could probably benefit from an age restriction, though as internet-capable devices are so common (the Raspberry Pi is one of the cheaper examples), this is a practical impossibility. Given the myriad of bad options, leaving at least the moderated platforms available to kids seems the lesser evil.
  8. Even possessing underage selfies of yourself appears to be legally problematic, let alone sharing. While the crime of child exploitation is abhorrent, the legal means put into place seems to take the form of a sledgehammer that is liable to strike at even those it was meant to protect. Were the laws intended this way to give prosecutors additional tools against those that may fall outside norms, or was this knee jerk lawmaking?
  9. Not sure what punishment could be imposed that would get Twitter’s attention. Many of the big tech companies have shown to be able to shrug off billion dollar fines. In some cases, share price has actually increased. Raising funds isn’t a problem. Suppose if you were really intent on making an example, asset forfeiture could be imposed. This is often done in the case of property used in commission of a crime. If this were to extend to intellectual and intangible property as well (as server hardware is easily replaced), you pretty much have Twitter dead to rights.
  10. Tried that for a little bit before realizing the futility. 90 seconds is super optimistic. Maybe you got about ten seconds or so at the very best. Unless you pretty much take time out of an actual job to dedicate to this task, you should probably just sign up for notifications at EVGA and pretty much forget about it. As for what to do with your 2070, it’s up to you. One of you is going to be out a GPU for a long while. Unless you pay up the scalper premium, there’s no easy way around that.
  11. I had two LG phones. One was a (hand-me-down) LG Optimus 2x which was a steaming pile that never saw an update past it’s first few months of existence. The Tegra 2 chip, despite being the first high-end dual core mobile chip to market, was, as Linus would put it, “Hot Garbage”. The LG G2 on the other hand (bought used) was a great phone, and the Snapdragon 800 was a great SoC. The buttons on the back, and being able to wake the phone merely by tapping the screen are excellent features I regularly used. The SD800 was a monstrous leap over the Tegra 2 in both features and performance t
  12. If they take it too far to the point that anything ray-traced gets called RTX, the brand could become a generic trademark. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_trademark
  13. Pretty well this. Old PCs have a bit of a challenge decoding the newer codecs such as VP9 and HEVC. The GT 1010 could resolve that, while providing some GPU power for lighter indie games, as well as something usable for productivity software for those in poorer areas. If 4K Netflix and 4K BD would work on it, this can be a great option for old HTPCs as well. The price is the wild card however. If it will go for sub-$50, I think it would be an excellent option to bring an old system up to snuff, utility-wise, though I feel that to be optimistic at best.
  14. Probably should have waited a year, iron out the bugs and have the new consoles achieve better market penetration, then go for release. The game obviously wasn’t ready even on PC, and the console hardware hadn’t reached enough players yet (supply issues and scalping) to make for a successful day-1 launch.
  15. With $200,000,000 on the line, guy had better get to brute forcing. Perhaps by the time the password gets cracked, the value will have multiplied again, and his grandchildren (not a chance he’d crack the password in his lifetime) will have a nice inheritance. I keep passwords in an encrypted container that is frequently accessed and backed up, so while it isn’t terribly convenient, I have the advantage of having written my lesser used passwords down, stored on my cloud drive, and encrypted to prevent even the cloud drive host from snooping. My iPhone is also protected via a passp