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Everything posted by Computernaut

  1. "Tik Tok Tech Tips" sounds way too much like the beginning of a Dr. Seuss rhyme. Someone please write something with it. I'm begging you.
  2. Look at this thread. At least that's what I'm doing right now.
  3. I always find vegetables to be rather bland, and so I like the greater flavour density of meat. Animal products are also much more satisfying to me hunger-wise.
  4. People in my family use the word "router" to mean home Wi-Fi and use "Wi-Fi" to refer to internet (of any kind) elsewhere. It super annoying and makes no sense.
  5. I would personally add more RAM, as the conventional wisdom is that it's not good to allocate more than half your system memory to one thing. I ran a similar server and used a Core 2 Quad Q9650 with 8 GB of RAM (4 GB allocated) and it worked great. That said, it might be fine with 4 GB in the system and 2 GB allocated; Windows typically needs at least 2 GB of free memory to run well anyway, so I wouldn't recommend trying to allocate 3 GB or something to the server.
  6. Fair enough. Most of them are just about food though, and that's just a bit bland (no pun intended).
  7. My unpopular opinion: This thread would be more interesting and exciting if we were allowed to post political and/or "offensive" opinions.
  8. So, car people, I have a question: Is there a limit to how many RPM an internal combustion engine can run at? What would enforce that maximum?
  9. I've decided to go with the K552, as it's from a larger brand and I don't think I would ever take advantage of the hot-swappable key-switches on the other board.
  10. I found this other board too, what do you think? https://www.amazon.ca/MechanicalEagle-Multicolor-Mechanical-Keyboard-Tenkeyless/dp/B01DBVH16U/ref=sr_1_29?dchild=1&keywords=gmmk%2Btkl&qid=1617050683&sr=8-29&th=1
  11. I wanted to get a mechanical keyboard a while back, but didn't do my research and I guess my budget was too small because I ended up with a board that is passable, except for the fact that the key-switches kind of suck; they are "Jixian blues" which I learned is a really bad Cherry clone. I had wanted blues because I tried browns one time and didn't like them much. I wanted the tactile feedback of blues and the extra mouse space of a 10-keyless design. Anyway, I should have returned the piece of junk I got, but I didn't really understand just how sub-par it was and so I didn't. At the time, by
  12. I think this might be the new Blowey-Matron: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/dynatron-amd-ryzen-threadripper-epyc--cpu-cooler-jet-engine
  13. I use the name Computernaut for several things (though I also go by ThunderStar in a few places). It came from when I was picking a new name for my Minecraft profile back in 2017. I had originally intended to be "Robonaut" ("Robo" from robot, and "naut" from astronaut), but it was taken, so I opted for Computernaut instead. In the long run, this turned out better as shortly after that is when my interest in computers really got going. I still like the name and so it's my go-to whenever I need a username.
  14. It seems most people are not. As such, it seems I am in good company. I have never been a morning person, though I've found in the last few years that it's better if I try to be; getting up late, while amazing in it's own way, sets off my whole day wrong, I'm lethargic and have no motivation and sometimes feel almost sick, especially when it comes to having no appetite. I'm quite lively at night though, I can be wide awake at 1:00 am with heaps of energy, intense motivation, and a burning desire to DO THINGS! In general though, I try to get up at a reasonable time and go to bed at a simil
  15. I currently have a GT 1030 (HDMI 2.0), but if I got a new monitor I would probably also get a GTX 1050 (DP 1.4) or similar.
  16. The Gigabyte monitor is really nice, but also costs about $500 CAD. I found this decent-looking AOC monitor: https://www.amazon.ca/AOC-CQ27G2-Computer-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B0862YHJ56/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=AOC+CQ27G2&qid=1610681042&sr=8-1 Still not sure if I'll order it, but looks good. That site you mentioned is really helpful, thanks.
  17. Resolution: 1080p or 1440p (I would much prefer the latter) Size: Nothing over 22" 1080p or 30" 1440p (I want acceptable pixel density) Input: HDMI is preferred, I can deal with Display Port. Refresh rate: 100Hz+ for 1440p or 144Hz+ for 1080p (though 120Hz would be okay if it were 21:9) Budget: $300-$350 CAD (I know that's not much, but we don't all pick our passions/interests in light of out financial situation) I currently have a 1080p 60Hz monitor (running it at 65Hz) and while it's a lot batter than what came before, I think I'm ready to upgrade to something
  18. How much of that is from the government and their "incentives" to buy EVs?
  19. The start of this videos reminds me so much of what Nick said during the roast. "At least when Linus makes a 6-part video series the audience already knows it will take over a year to complete and will end with fake excitement" (paraphrased).
  20. Great video. This was fun, and I can't wait to see him install it in the server room. There hasn't been a server upgrade video in a while.
  21. Thanks, it turned out to be the cable. As so often happens, the fix is something stupid and easy.
  22. I'm having issues with DroidCam. Whenever I try to run it via USB, it will work for a few seconds and then the video feed stops. I have to restart both the program and the app to get it working again, trying to restart the feed without doing this results in an error message (on the computer side) about how adb.exe can't run, or some-such. I have reinstalled the program on both the computer and the phone, still doesn't work properly. I think it's a computer issue, as that feed always cuts out first, that said this is my first time trying it on my current phone (LG G6).
  23. True, and they have beaks which should make it even more difficult. They do sound weird though and have trouble saying some things.
  24. This is a weird question, but it's bugging me so here we go. Even if animals had vocal cords comparable to those of humans, would they sound human? Not only are their throats shaped differently, but their mouths are too. For starters, the mouths of most mammals are open on three sides (dogs, cats, mice, etc.) rather than on just one side like humans. Also, they have longer mouths and their tongues work differently. They surely don't have all the necessary muscles in their lips/face. So maybe a better question is: Would it be possible for animals to have all the necessary elements to produ