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About DavidKalinowski

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  • CPU
    Core I5 3450
  • Motherboard
    Intel DH67BL
  • RAM
  • GPU
    Geforce GTX 550ti
  • Case
    generic full tower
  • Storage
    250GB WD Blue SATA SSD x1 1 TB Segate HDD x1 1.5TB Seagate external USB x1
  • PSU
    raidmax hybrid 550
  • Display(s)
    dell ultrasharp 24 x2
  • Cooling
    stock HSF
  • Keyboard
    logitech Elite Multimedia Keyboard ( HAS DIED! I got like 15 YEARS out of this thing.)
  • Mouse
    logitec generic
  • Sound
    onboard going out to a pioneer 5.1 reciver powering large floor statnding tower speakers
  • Operating System
    win10 Pro and some times linux through VM.

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  1. I love that album. Easily the most enjoyable of all there albums, every song on there is easy to listen to.
  2. Core 2 Quad Q6600 I got it used on ebay about 5 years ago, its been running OCed to 3.0Ghz since then. It replaced a core 2 Duo that didnt need replaced. The motherboard that is currently resides in is at least 12 years old, and run 24/7 for about 10 of those years. Its now my debian testing/learning server. Also have an old fat PS2 and memory card, with HDD/Network adapter that still works.
  3. depends on how you want your career to go. As I said my A+ was enough to get my current job (First line help desk, with some college under my belt and a computer tech/repair course in my 11th and 12th grade years of high-school) but I have been looked over for promotions now because I don't have an actual degree. I work currently at a community college. I also at one point owned my own repair business (I was mobile didn't have a store front. my town is small so I didn't make more than about 150-200$ a month doing it, it was not worth the effort I was putting into it.) I wish I had finished col
  4. I actually said getting a higher education is never a bad idea, its not. Knowledge is power. My examples of people succeeding with degrees was to simply illustrate my point that from my experiences getting a degree will help in the job market. You can google, bing, duckduckgo, etc. search, the numbers dont lie, having a higher level of education will help with getting a job, and make more money while doing it.
  5. A+ cert is what helped me get my current job with out a degree, (that and I had references that knew the hiring committee and gave me a leg up because of it) Entry level help desk, at a college. Great benefits, all holidays off, spring break, thanksgiving break, Christmas break, they cover my health insurance even, salaried with the option for overtime.. But to go any higher, I need to finish my degree. Not all university has to be crippling dept, my wife only owes about 16,000 for her associates and that is from a regionally accredited University, to finish her Bach degree wont ad
  6. This is bad advice, most employers will not even look at your app for anything more than a BASIC entry level help desk, and even then they still want at least an associates degree or 5 years experience in the field with A+ cert. Getting a higher level education is NEVER a bad idea. You might find you really don't like IT as a job, and having a BS degree will transfer to other employment opportunities. I know a guy who got promoted to a network admin from a help desk position because he had a degree (not even in the field, just a degree..) SO yea. Get a degree, if you really want IT, get an IT
  7. http://www.redgamingtech.com/does-intel-hyper-threading-hurt-gaming-performance-i9-9900k-analysis/ It makes very little difference from the quick glance I did at this websites benchmarks. (granted he was running a i9-9900k but hyper-threading has been a thing since the Pentium 4HT on socket 775, I am amazed that games don't use it effectively (allegedly )
  8. Thats weird. what brand is the SSD? I have a WD Blue SSD that suddenly would not work correctly, WD software said it was fine, but windows stopped loading, and Linux would not install. I formatted it three ways from Sunday, and gave up (It was outside warranty). left it setting in a drawer for like 5 months, pulled it out the other day to throw it into a junk tower and see what happens (as I was bored lol).. I restored a backup from another system to it and its working like a champ now.. so yea.. Good luck. I'm out of ideas.
  9. not that I know of. M$ has never made an OS free that I am aware of. Other wise no one would upgrade their windows. (even now there are still millions of people using windows 7, and I am sure ever a few still running on vista. and IF you really want to you can get by on XP still. There are forked versions of firefox and chromium that will run on XP yet)
  10. What you might try, use gparted to to just blank the drive, dont partition or any thing, just blank it. Then check your BIOS for secure boot options. enable secure boot if its not enabled. IF it is enabled you could try disabling it and turning on Legacy(CSM) I've had weird issues with this kind of thing my self before. linux boots differently than windows and is honestly more forgiving of BIOS issues in my experience. (no idea on the hackintosh working, unless its using the linux boot loader.
  11. I've used ebay for keys about 15 times no issues. I have noticed that the USA ebay site is getting hard to find the keys online, I think US ebay is cracking down on the sale because its a grey area in the USA, but ebay.co.uk has no issue with it, and has many more key sellers available. prices from aprox 3-5$ once converted from pounds sterling(I think thats what they call their currency) to USD
  12. Maybe something like https://www.autohotkey.com/ would do it? I have not used it much but a co worker of mine swears by it for automating things.
  13. depends on the level of mgmt, entry level "floor manager" just a college degree (at least a bachelors) would be good enough. Any thing more than that will want that degree and 5 years experience at a minimum. If you have 15+ years experience and an associates you might get some where, but for anything higher than middle mgmt, bach with 10-15 years or masters with 5-10 years experience. This is generally speaking, there are going to be instances where this does not hold true.
  14. Okay, I'm familar with servies out side the USA, but on the ones I sold there was just one APN, any more an it would mess things up. The trick was to find the one that worked for everything. (granted at the time most USA carries did not let you tether, or if they did it was an extra charge and had to be turned on on their side.) I would suggest contacting your carrier and see if they have a single APN setting that can cover your use case. (phone and PC tethering)
  15. Yes, viable desktop replacement in a phone will be great. BUT I want it to be USB-C, and support triple monitors. (doesn't even have to be 4k I'm using three 1440x900 19 inch Acer monitors right now. so yea..) and good app scaling. I want it a feature of the OS and not a 3rd party option. (unless Samsung makes dex available to every one. I think they are the only ones actively trying to make this a real option..