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Michael McAllister

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About Michael McAllister

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    Wheelin' and dealin' tech
  • Birthday Mar 12, 1988

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  • CPU
    Core i7 3770k @ 3.7 Ghz on all cores under load
  • Motherboard
    P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT (Realtek ALC892 HD Audio)
  • RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM (XMP enabled)
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX 12 08G-P4-6173-KR 8GB
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R (Black)
  • Storage
    2TB Western Digital Caviar Black
  • PSU
    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110
  • Keyboard
    Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Essential Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Clicky)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Objective2 Amplifier/ODAC (Mayflower Electronics); Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, Sennheiser HD 600, Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro (250 Ohm)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)

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  1. Source: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/11/after-12523-replacements-feds-investigate-tesla-media-control-unit-failures/ The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla after thousands of replacements of its Media Control Unit have plagued the company. The MCU controls the primary functions of the vehicle, including the touchscreen. Investigators believe the issue may stem from the use of an 8GB eMMC NAND flash chip, which is written to often. Because of this, the chip reaches its write cycle limit within a few years. According to Ars Technica:
  2. @CiBi Yep. HBO should have budgeted for the 10-episode format. There's just not enough time to develop the plot otherwise.
  3. I'm using an adapter right now on my O2 amp for my Beyerdymanics. Wanted to avoid chaining together adapters as that would get clunky. Of course, all of this is necessary because Bluetooth. Love my sister. Appreciate the thought, but there should be some unwritten rule saying non-techies do not tech shop for techies...
  4. I'm not finding any that support a 1/4 inch jack. Know of any?
  5. Thing is if I don't use them, she will probably not be too happy.
  6. I think $70 bucks or so. https://www.amazon.com/Sony-XB950N1-Wireless-Canceling-Headphones/dp/B01MUGEYT7
  7. For the past few weeks, my sister had been asking me random questions about Bluetooth and whether my computer supported it. She had also asked me why I don't use wireless headphones. I explained to her that it does make much sense considering I'm at my desk. The earpads on my Beyerdyamics need replacing. They're a bit grungy now that I've used them most days for a couple years now. I told her this. Christmas rolls around and she got me some Bluetooth headphones and USB receiver, which would be fine if I had a mobile phone. Using them, of course, means not being abl
  8. If we do nothing at all, if we do not at least make an attempt, if we do not at least take every avenue possible—we will not be able to complain later. If we have the ability to reverse this decision, it would be absurd not to take that course of action.
  9. The fight for Net Neutrality is not over. Please call your Congressmen and Senators, and ask them to propose a Resolution of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn yesterday's FCC decision. The number for the US Capitol Switchboard in Washington, D.C. is (202) 224-3121. Thanks!
  10. That's crazy. When I started this topic, I went through the trouble of mentioning it on EVGA's forum, too. Wow… ?
  11. With my VPN on, I get about 50% down of what's shown above.
  12. It's not a matter of whether or not people trust the government. The government granted subsidies to these private companies to expand, and these companies chose not to. If it weren't for the government in some sense, today's Internet would not exist.
  13. The government aspect of it would be good for the economy in general. Huge infrastructure projects create sustainable jobs for the foreseeable future. The ISPs share most of the blame. Back in the 90s, ISPs were given money to expand, but they just pocketed most of it. That's the TL;DR version anyway.