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About Nineshadow

  • Title
    Hypno Disco Ball?
  • Birthday Jul 07, 1999

Contact Methods

  • Steam

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  • Location
    A disco somewhere in Romania
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Anything related to technology
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    i5 4670k
  • Motherboard
    ASrock z87 EXTREME4
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB DDR3 RAM @ 2133GHz 9CL
  • GPU
    Asus DirectCU GTX 560(going to upgrade later)
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide 200R
  • Storage
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB
  • PSU
    Super Flower Golden King 550W(Platinum)
  • Display(s)
    some Samsung1680x1050 monitor(TN)
  • Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder x4
  • Mouse
    Hama uRage Evo
  • Sound
    AudioTechnica ATH M30x
  • Operating System
    Windows 10/Arch Linux

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  1. Yes, the reason it doesn't work is because in C an array (eg. int v[]) is almost the same as a pointer (int *p), but the array is allocated on the stack and not on the heap. When you declare a vector int v[] = {0, 1, 2, 3, 4}, v is a pointer to the location in memory where the beginning of the array is found. You can view the exact memory location if you do something like printf("%p\n", v). To be exact, the only difference you will see between a declaration like int *v or int v[] is that int *v sizeof returns 4/8 bytes (the size of a memory address, 4 bytes for a 32 bit
  2. Quick update: Today I've seen a local retailer restock the RTX 2060. Unsurpisingly, it's quite expensive: (roughly 600 EUR)
  3. It depends on the execution. I didn't read all the specifics of the patent exactly. Another somewhat similar examples are QLC SSDs. QLC store 4 bits of information per cell and is much slower. Most drives offer an SLC cache for decent performance. Are QLC SSDs bad? Not necessarily, they provide a larger storage space at a really low price.
  4. You coud probably make a context free language for some simpler situations. Eg: ADD(+x, offset) is something like: >offset +x <offset (assuming positive offset, it's reversed for a negative offset) However, it doesn't cover situations where you have inter-weaved + and - eg. +---++--+++--+-+-+- Generally, it should be something like: ADD(x, offset) >offset w <offset , where the number of "+" in w minus the number of "-" in w is equal to x That's pretty complicated and kinda useless (why would you do ++++--- instead of
  5. I've had a 200R for some years now and didn't think to remove the front fan to see if it makes any difference. I will try to do it and observe the results. I have one issue though. A few months ago I moved my PC and I now get a weird, but faint sound coming out of the case. It's annoying and I don't really know where it's coming from. Usually a bang in the side panel fixes it. I think it's either the front fan, the side panel, or the drive cage.
  6. Summary Among the GPU shortages of these days, NVIDIA has plans to reintroduce more RTX 2060 and 2060 Super cards into the market, even though the 3060 is planned to be released next month. The prices are expected to hover around 300 EUR for an RTX 2060 and around 400 EUR for an RTX 2060 Super (in France). Quotes My thoughts I've wanted to upgrade my GPU for quite a while now, but I, like a lot of other people out there, don't want to spend a big amount of money on a GPU. Right now, most mainstream video cards, such as the 1660 supe
  7. So it seems a SATA 3 port on my motherboard is somewhat broken and that's why the SSD showed up as SATA 2 (with Intel Rapid Storage). I plugged it into another port and it works fine now
  8. Ok so I've installed Intel Rapid Storage and now the write speeds are good: But for some reason the SSD is now working on SATA 2 (SATA 300): I'll try reinstalling some drivers to see if anything changes. EDIT: uninstalling Intel Rapid Storage brings the SSD back to SATA 600, but makes write speeds unbearable.
  9. Yes, I'm sorry, I uploaded the wrong screenshot.
  10. Hello everyone. I've just bought a 1 TB WD Blue 3D NAND SSD and I've noticed I have some very poor write performance: Read speeds are fine, this is a SATA drive. But write speeds are very bad. Here is CrystalDiskInfo:
  11. Hello everyone. I've just bought and external 1440p monitor (Philips 275E1S/00) which I will use alongside my Lenovo 530s (14"). However, I can't set the monitor resolution to 1440p. The maximum I can set is 1080p. I'm using the included HDMI cable in the box. The monitor spec sheet says "The maximum resolution works for either HDMI input or DP input". I'm using Linux and I tried setting a custom resolution using xrandr but that didn't work. I also tested it on Windows and nope, 1080p is still the maximum resolution. Edit: apparently in Lenovo's spec sheet the maxi
  12. I don't think their phones got compromised, but rather their website which handles costumers' orders.
  13. Tbh I think this is more of a proof of concept. They showed that you can build an entirely FoSS phone, without Android or proprietary firmware, and that you can actually ship it. I was actually just thinking about this very topic a few days ago and I wasn't sure if it would be possible in any practical manner. This phone is definitely more than I would have expected. It looks somewhat decent. Yeah, it's not a modern phone, it looks more like an Android phone in its early days, not a modern phone who a normal user would want to buy now. And I don't think anyone should really buy it, except for
  14. Yet another person who is under the attack of the media and public view for having an opinion, daring to express it and also caring about themselves. Look at Trump. He said so many stupid things that should outrage the people but nothing is happening. He doesn't care.
  15. Imo, I see this is an experiment from Google to see how well a new, modern OS, based on a microkernel would work. It could be successful and become something big, or else it would bring a lot of insight into developing a new operating system, since the base of current ones were written decades ago and they might not be the best solution to modern problems.