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About starry

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  • Location
    Your web browser, eating your cookies.
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Peanut butter
    PC Hardware
    Deck Building Games
  • Biography
    "For the millionth time, there are no culinary applications for bloodstone dust. None."
  • Occupation
    Hit it, hit it very hard.


  • CPU
    Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4 GHz Quad-Core
  • Motherboard
    MSI SLI Krait Edition Z97s
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX Fury White 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3-1866
  • GPU
    Sapphire RX 460
  • Case
    NZXT S340
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB, Western Digital WD Blue 1 TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 W 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Dell P190S 19.0" 1280x1024 60 Hz, BenQ GW2480 1920x1080 60Hz, Dell P2014H 1600x900 60Hz (Portrait)
  • Cooling
    Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM
  • Keyboard
    Eagletec KG011-N Mechanical Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech G600
  • Sound
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
    Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
    AKG K72 (secondary headphones)
    Nobsound NS-10P Tube Preamp
    Old M-Audio Hi-Fi Stereo Speakers (They still hold up)
    Generic 4-way 3.5 AUX Switch
    Some cheap portable record player with the internal speakers removed
    Pyle PP999 Phono Preamp (for record player)

  • Operating System
    Manjaro Linux
  • Laptop
    Modded Dell Latitude E4310 (modded battery and fiberglass shell)
    8GB DDR3L
    120GB SSD
  • Phone
    Moto G7 Power (Lineage OS)
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  1. I helped out with the computer stuff at a local nonprofit organization. The person who ran it once asked me if i could show them "that trick I know." It took me 30 minutes to figure out what they meant, but it was copy and paste.
  2. Data drive and backup drive failed at the same time. Half of my data lost. Am now very suspicious of my power supply. Didnt loose any of my work stuff thankfully.

    1. Bombastinator


      You were running both drives off one PSU?  

    2. Levent


      You only had online data backups?

    3. starry


      25 minutes ago, Levent said:

      You only had online data backups?


      42 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

      You were running both drives off one PSU?  

      I have 2iq

      I will probably never learn tbh.

  3. Hi, thank you so much for your insight. Here is a diagram of my audio setup: I should mention that the HTPC is a repurposed laptop that plugs into a barrel charger with 2 progs, no ground line. Per your advice, I have gone into some more in-depth trouble shooting. Here is a list of things I have tried: I tried plugging it into the same power strip as my computer, nothing really changed. I have also tried 2 different USB DACs. One of them was worse, the other was a bit better, am using the better one right now. They both came with some gaming he
  4. My favorite game recently dropped Mac support because they don't have the resources to develop an ARM version, and they outright recommended a game streaming service for Mac users to continue playing. So Id definitely say so.
  5. Edit: Upon thinking about it with more than two brain cells I have realized that this belongs in General Discussion. My bad. Please feel free to move, youll get no complaints from me. Sorry for the trouble. So recently I was browsing ebay and I came across a graphics card selling scam that had quite a few sales already. No doubt taking advantage of GPU shortages to make a quick buck. I know a lot of people on this forum want graphics cards really bad, so Im writing this as a PSA on how to not be taken advantage of. How do I know this is a scam? I dont, there is
  6. Currently I am doing this; disconnecting the htpc input when Im not using it, but I find this very inelegant. How can I fix the grounding issue? I have a limited understanding of electrical terminology so forgive me if that's a stupid question.
  7. Currently I use this to switch between my different audio inputs and outputs: I use the same speakers and headphones for computer, bedroom htpc, turntable, etc. My bedroom HTPC has a lot of electrical noise that bleeds over into other inputs, but this bleeding is only noticeable to me when the output is through my headphones and amp setup. I have tried a cheap USB DAC that came with some gaming headphones years ago and it helps a bit but seems to make its own noise. Beyond that I dont really need to fix the actual noise, because I dont use my HTPC with my headphones 99% of th
  8. Pizza is not meant to be eaten. It is meant to be c o n s u m e d.
  9. Wrong, all anime is bad and has nothing good to offer.
  10. Dunno if you still want people to play with but im happy to help you try pvp or something as a party. Been playing consistently since launch. Finding people to play with has become more and more difficult over the years because of some of the design decisions causing isolationist gameplay, but once you get in with a group its a very social game.
  11. Have you ever wanted to read a needlessly long status update? Well Youre in luck, because ive got a story for you today:



    Well... Ive been wanting to upgrade for a very long time but its not looking good. I didnt get my stim check last year and I still havent received the refund I filed for this year (date has passed for when Im supposed to receive it). Maybe I dont understand how to file taxes, or maybe the IRS just hates my guts, either way Im stuck on haswell for at least another 2 years it seems.

    Haswell still rocks though, just hard to find the space for the VMs I want on a quad core.


    So for now, I put together some Frankenstein nonsense. Nobody has been watching TV in the living room so I took that system apart and stuck my Xeon 1231v3 in it. The i3-4170 from the living room went in my desktop. Ram got split into 12gb and 16gb between the two. And 1660 Super got put into the living room PC. Desktop is running the RX 460.




    I realized that I dont actually do anything on my desktop computer at the moment besides use krita and gimp and the web browser, and sometimes It decodes the video from moonlight when i play games, so all the parts for games went into the other PC and that will be my gamestream server now, replacing the optiplex system I was using. Everything is now better balanced for its job and runs a lot better. The sandy bridge optiplex with the 1650 in it was having trouble keeping up with a CPU bound MMO and software encoding at the same time. Ever since I switched to this setup latency has been miles better too.

    Will probably set up that optiplex system as the new HTPC. Its nice and compact for the media center shelves.



  12. Lightly dust it with baking soda, it absorbs oder. Wipe it down or hand vaccume it up after a few days. I did this to my carpet when i moved into my apartment because the previous tenants hotboxed the place. Worked great.
  13. On the subject of office suites Im going to have to go with libre office. It lacks a lot of the bloat that comes with the microsoft suite and is more feature rich than pages. All my docs go in nextcloud, which is better than drive. Can you tell which OS I use?
  14. Not as over-hyped as blue exorcist. At least demon slayer followed through on being edgy. Blue exorcist pretended it was going to be edgy and then the studio made a slice of life anime instead.
  15. Is any of this stuff really the fault of individuals who use more power than you, or is it the fact that in the grand scheme of things, those in power will continue to use toxic materials and pollutant power sources because its more profitable? Would anyone even be having this conversation if the world ran on solar? Absolutely not, because burning electricity for financial gain wouldn't be valid scape goat to hate on crypto. A lot of people continue to act like its the fault of everyone around them that the earth is dying but really were all in this shit boat and were just trying to live on it