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About Volbet

  • Title
    Your Average Pyromaniac
  • Birthday January 3

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  • Location
    At the Prince's Ball
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Server and networks technician, musician, payed intern and full time student


  • CPU
    AMD 2920X @ 4.15GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSi X399 SLI Plus
  • RAM
    64GB of Corsair LP 3200Mhz
  • GPU
    Asus RTX 2070 Super
  • Case
    NZXT H710
  • Storage
    1tb Samsung 970 EVO NVME SSD, 8tb Toshiba HDD and a 4tb Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus PX-750
  • Display(s)
    AOC U3477PQU & Dell 2720d
  • Cooling
    NexXxos Monsta 360 rad & Black Ice GT 360 rad
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX blue switches & red backlight
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Asus Xonar D2X, NAD M51 DAC, S.M.S.L. headphone amp, Audeze LCD-2 headphones & Blue Snowball mic
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Depends on what you're looking for. The cheapest way to get lossless audio is usually used CDs. For digital downloads there's HDTrack, Qobuz, Bandcamp and Bleep. All of which can be eclectic in their music selection.
  2. I was never too into watches, but I am into weird and unusual tech. In this day and age I do believe a watch should serve as more than a timepiece. Here's my daily-use watch: The name of the watch is The Watch Firebird. It's a nixie, cold-cathode vacuum tube digital watch made in Russia. The clock chip is a Micro Crystal RV-8803-C7 and the housing is made of anodized aluminium. The watch is only splash proof, but I've also never gone diving with a watch. It did originally come with a silicone strap, but I never really liked the feel of those. I swa
  3. I'm updating my office hi-fi soon-ish, and bought a new DAC in anticipation of loosing my current one: It's a Topping D90 without MQA support. It sounds rather nice and clean compared to the one I used to have.
  4. I argue with, and on behalf of, adults that act like children. Lawyer might be the accepted term, but I prefer "general adult supervisor."
  5. If I only listened to black metal I would have killed myself years ago: Variety is the spice of life, after all.
  6. I've spend the entire weekend updating my network throughout the house, in anticipation of the 10Gb/s upgrade we're getting early next year.

    I'm lucky to have an unused chimney to route cables through, but it's still a pain in the ass. 10Gb/s equipment is also surprisingly expensive, I found. 


    Also, my trusty Boxee Box died after 10 years in service, so I bough an Nvidia Shield TV Pro as a replacement. It's not as user friendly, but it's certainly usable with Kodi on it.   


    But I did get my Bathory bootlegs, so I got that going for me:


    1. wANKER


      Not sure if miniature hands holding CDs or Vinyl 

    2. Volbet


      Miniture hand holding vinyl records. 

  7. There has been a lot of really good black metal coming from Europe lately. Projects and bands alike seem to find ways to adhere to tradition while also adding new inspirations and twists to their sound.
  8. I've always liked the idea of nixie watches, but most of them always looked like glorified DIY projects. Something which definitely has its charm, but not something I'd wear in a formal setting. So I bought this: I really like the clean, anodized aluminium look. It did come with a rather nice silicone strap, but I decided to switch it out with a metal one from an old Omega watch I had laying around.
  9. My main setup is a NAD M51 DAC, S.M.S.L. SP200 amp and, currently, a pair of Grado GS1000e headphones. The Grado headphones is just my current favorite for playing video games. They suck at pretty much everything else, but their soundstage lends them really well to immersive games. Else I switch between a pair of Audeze LCD-2, Sennheiser HD600 (or 660s if I feel fancy) or Shure SE846.
  10. Uh, that's really nice. It does sound like a lot of the Pest Production bands, but there's certainly worse sounds you could mimic. It's a really cool old school atmospheric sound.
  11. My university time was just fine. I had a family and full-time job on the side, so not much time to socialize with my fellow student. But I ended up finishing with an LL.M and got a job in my desired field. Where are you getting that number from? I obviously can't speak for Germany, but when I worked at the University of Copenhagen as an external lecturer, we were working with a dropout rate of roughly 5% per year among the student I taught (mainly undergrad pol.sci students). And when I attended the same university, the dropout rate for the entire five year degree, in my