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About AluminiumTech

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    Student at Uni


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT (12C/24T)
  • Motherboard
    MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • RAM
    32GB DDR4-2666 (2x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX
  • GPU
    Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 56
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite
  • Storage
    500GB Samsung 860 EVO, 6TB Seagate Barracuda 5400rpm (2020)
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850i
  • Display(s)
    2560x1440 27" Gigabyte G27QC 165Hz VA with FreeSync Premium + Asus VX 238H 23" secondary monitor
  • Cooling
    2x Corsair ML120, 1x Corsair ML 120 Pro, Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX RGB MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G903 Wireless
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 450BT Wireless Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
  • Laptop
    HP Envy 15" x360 5700U with 32GB RAM and 1.92TB SSD.
  • Phone
    OnePlus 7T (4G)

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  1. That's great that AMD ended up enabling this on RX 5000 series but one has to wonder why this wasn't enabled for that series in the first instance alongside RX 6000 series
  2. Since when did Steam's download UI look so modern and sexy? OwO



    1. Skiiwee29


      Agreed.. I just noticed it like 2 days ago. 

    2. TVwazhere


      I noticed this Saturday on the GF's computer. I have to update it to get the new look onto my PC though

    3. BondiBlue


      I haven't looked at a Steam download page in about 4 years, so sometime between then and now would be my guess.

  3. GTA Online Casino Mantrap gods love us again. 😄


    The mantrap glitch is no more.


    1. soldier_ph


      Yeah back to spamming Casinos like there is no tomorrow.

  4. The results from AluminiumDNA are in.


    Aluminium is a Neanderthal confirmed. 🤣




    99.9% European - This breaks down as 90.9% Northern European and 9% Southern European. There is a country and city breakdown in their reports but I'm omitting it here. This I wasn't entirely expecting, but it did make sense once I started to think about it a lot more.

    0.1% Mongolian or some other random country. I honestly have no idea with this part. It's a total surprise to me.


    Apparently the 9% Southern European part is cos that part is a number of generations older than the Northern European stuff.

  5. Ayyy. Kinda glad Epic forfeited 3.6 million USD for this but the result was Epic. 😄 .



  6. Naked and submitting to my every command.




    This was in my Seagate 4TB External HDD.


    Unlike my stupid ass SSD and Windows install that can't stop killing itself. Ffs Microsoft.

    1. Schnoz


      Man, that first sentence is a wild read out of context.


      By the way, it's great to see that the USB port isn't soldered to the HDD itself. Does connecting another HDD to the controller board work?

    2. AluminiumTech


      50 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

      Man, that first sentence is a wild read out of context.

      That might have been intentional haha 😄.

      50 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

      By the way, it's great to see that the USB port isn't soldered to the HDD itself.

      Ikr. It's so awesome.

      50 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

      Does connecting another HDD to the controller board work?

      I don't have another to test atm (besides a big boi 3.5") but I imagine it would work for anything low power i.e. not a 3.5" drive but any 2.5" HDD or SSD should work since the board should just be a Sata 3 to Micro USB 3.0 adapter.


      I might be getting a used SSD from CeX soon, if I do then I'll definitely check to see if it works.


      May test the 3.5" big boi later but I'm not expecting miracles since the power draw is much higher.

  7. No but in theory there's nothing stopping them from getting Email subject lines as well as receipient and sender email addresses since those aren't encrypted on Protonmail.
  8. Their privacy policies and websites previously didn't state that this was even something that they could be forced to do. People were under the impression that they wouldn't be able to provide logs of any kind and this has been a big shocker for a lot of Protonmail users and non Protonmail users alike. Edit: Also Protonmail didn't explain that it's a lot easier for them to receive legal requests than they led people to believe because legal requests can end up being issued by the Swiss government as a proxy for another country wanting to get information about individuals.
  9. Summary Protonmail has been exposed as logging IP addresses despite their misleading messaging on their website and communication channels suggesting otherwise. Essentially what happened is Protonmail was told by a Swiss Court it needed to log the IP addresses of one their user's accounts and use browser fingerprinting to see what browser and device they were using. Initially I found out about this a few days ago but it's being posted now in Tech News cos nobody else has posted it and we now have sources from the likes of ArsTechnica and a few others now that there is further
  10. Namecheap support are lifesavers.


    Had an email configuration issue preventing me from receiving emails and thus from receiving an email login code but Namecheap were able to help me fix the issue quickly and now my email is working again and so are my logins to websites requiring email codes.

  11. When you publish a library on Rust's crates web repository for one of your open source projects but you're not expecting other people will use your library (directly at least).......


    2 of those downloads are from me. I don't even know where the rest are coming from 😛 . It's not like the library is that good rn 🤣 (there's a reason I first released 0.1.0 and not 2 hours later released 0.2.0) (and I don't think it's that useful to other people) . Idk.




  12. When you have to write some code all over again cos you accidentally perma delete some meme programming files.


    Makes for good practice/thinking about a problem in a hopefully new way. Still a bit annoying tho.

  13. I hate to use the word PSA because it's somewhat overused imo but this time it's somewhat needed.


    PSA: If you use Protonmail your IP address is logged by Protonmail contrary to their no log policy. This is now known because Protonmail cooperated with a court order by a police force for information about some targets and the targets' IP addresses were handed out among that information.


    Personally I am going to be looking at moving to Tutanota for my email needs (although it must be said email inherently isn't private). If you're using ProtonVPN I would recommend switching to Mullvad. I'll be switching to Mullvad once my NordVPN subscription expires.

    1. Spotty


      Like with everything you need to read the fine print.



      IP Logging: By default, we do not keep permanent IP logs in relation with your use of the Services. However, IP logs may be kept temporarily to combat abuse and fraud, and your IP address may be retained permanently if you are engaged in activities that breach our terms and conditions (spamming, DDoS attacks against our infrastructure, brute force attacks, etc). The legal basis of this processing is our legitimate interest to protect our Services against nefarious activities.

      Your login IP address is also kept permanently (until you delete it) if you enable authentication logging for your account (by default this is off). The legal basis of this processing is consent, and you are free to opt-in or opt-out at any time in the security panel of your account.


  14. My desktop's Windows 10 install died for seemingly no reason.😠


    Who doesn't love to spend their friday night trying to re-install windows /sarcasm 

    1. Schnoz


      Sorry to hear about that. Windows 10 is an unstable pile of junk compared to Windows 7 in my experience--I've only ever seen one legitimate Windows 7 BSOD, while I've had to reinstall Windows 10 eight times in three weeks once.

    2. FakeKGB


      9 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

      Sorry to hear about that. Windows 10 is an unstable pile of junk compared to Windows 7 in my experience--I've only ever seen one legitimate Windows 7 BSOD, while I've had to reinstall Windows 10 eight times in three weeks once.

      Here, look at this image:



      Now imagine someone punches it.

      What falls over?

    3. FloRolf


      That's why I have all my data on a NAS now. Windows can just die and I am easily up and running again. 

  15. Discovery channel are HILLARIOUS.


    I watched one of the episodes of Shark week in their back catalog. This one specifically being about Megalodon.


    Discovery Channel (para-phrasing): Some experts and Scientists think Megalodon still exists.

    > Shows a lot of episode of looking to see what shark is bigger than orca and killing whales like a Megalodon

    > Shows footage of a hunt for a Megalodon and shows people actually nearly getting killed by one.

    > Shows that it goes to depths that no other shark species goes to

    > Ends show with interview about the scientists being sure Megalodon still exists.

    Also Discovery Channel (para-phrasing): Our legal department told us to to tell you that we can neither confirm nor deny that Megalodon still exists.


    Like why tho.