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Lyander

Too sensitive for SBAF, Male, 28, from Pasig, Philippines

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For anyone interested it seems 3DMark is on sale for $2 on Steam. Also the whole .hack//G.U. quadrilogy's on sale for under $7 May 4, 2021

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      For anyone interested it seems 3DMark is on sale for $2 on Steam. Also the whole .hack//G.U. quadrilogy's on sale for under $7
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    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      It's 1AM but screw it, time to treadmill the blues away. Also I've REALLY been into the DOOM (2016) OST lately, like wow it's a ride.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Update: My knees said no treadmill so stationary bike it was.
        Apr 15, 2021
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Did you get the B.F.G.?
        Apr 16, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'm pretty basic so that's my favourite off the entire soundtrack. I actually get a bit teary and really into it when just listening to the damned track.
        Apr 16, 2021
    4. Lyander
      Lyander
      Requesting a dumbass check: Outlets at home not grounded (RIP) so will keeping contact with PSU or any metal obj. during PC building help?
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "8-10 minutes to finish starting up" Good grief, I didn't think even Windows could be that slow.
        Mar 28, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha, thermals haven't been kind to the old friend and I'm pretty sure doing a proper reinstall of Windows (and maybe a battery swap plus a move to a 2.5 SSD) will do wonders for it, but with the new job I honestly can't afford much downtime. Amusingly I'll still be on the laptop for work since I don't have a proper webcam so I'll be suffering still.
        Mar 28, 2021
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        And yup, my interest in computers is nascent but I do remember what they were like in the early aughts. Even this relatively cruddy stock cooler from AMD (lowest tier, about two rungs below yours) is significantly more tolerable.

        The ubersticky thermal paste is less pleasant though. Argh.
        Mar 28, 2021
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    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      No running water for maybe a few days cuz some lovely person cracked a pipe open while working on a phone pole. Awesome.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        What?! No one called One-Call to do the locates? Hang in there. Hopefully water will return sooner than expected.
        Mar 25, 2021
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Senorx12562 Might have been cuz from what we could tell it was a damned klutzy job.

        @luckybaer got off easy, water returned a just few hours back, albeit still kinda icky-scummy. Might not be entirely sealed still so it's good luck we already buy gallons of water jugs to drink out of.

        Dear eco warriors: said jugs are reused.
        Mar 25, 2021
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Wait.. sorry I got distracted.. you broke what working your pole?
        Mar 25, 2021
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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
      Against my better judgement will be trying to repair the Liquid Carbon by myself. Seems it could be a busted pot; suggestions for a new one?
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Take a multimeter and measure the pot, for each channel you'll have three pins. Not sure about the config but between two of them you'll have the same high value regardless of position 100K maybe.
        Then between the first and the other pin it should vary according to volume position, if at min it's not 0 then you have a problem. Compare with other channel. If it's a balanced pot you have 4 channels.
        Mar 11, 2021
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        This couldn’t possibly go poorly!
        Mar 11, 2021
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks @m17xr2b! Will be doing that when I get some free time to take the thing apart. Not been able to confirm what the actual issue is yet but this is handy.

        And definitely so, @DigMe. Not tryna jinx myself or anything silly like that.
        Mar 11, 2021
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    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      The B550M board I was looking at sold out then store recommended the Zaku SE at a ~$39 premium. Hmm... red means it runs faster right?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Precisely what I thought. Guess that means I'm going all in on Team Red for this build after all.
        Mar 7, 2021
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Is P50 = 1USD still a decent rule of thumb for a quick exchange rate calc? I remember when it was P25 = 1USD...
        Mar 7, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yup, it's close enough that I just multiply/divide by 50. Don't think I existed when the rate was that low but hah, I'd be in a position to try a fair bit more gear if that were still the case :P
        Mar 7, 2021
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    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      On the topic of me getting into mics now (crap): I seem to prefer fig.8 polar pattern on most mics with switchable patterns. Interesting.
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Mar 2, 2021
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Mar 2, 2021
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Looks a treat, appreciate the recommendation! The frustrating thing is I remember reading up on all this when I was looking into measurement mics about a year or so ago but it's all fallen out the other ear haha. Might look for a proper reference book in the future too.
        Mar 3, 2021
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    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      "Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight" is a fun take on American slasher tropes by Poland. Not for polite sensibilities though.
      1. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Two thumbs up for Poland.
        Feb 26, 2021
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        By-the-numbers American slashers, history, and booze. Damn right.
        Feb 26, 2021
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Lyander add to the list fantastic passive amps from Khozmo. :-)
        Feb 26, 2021
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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      Honestly with the video going the way it did I sorta figured GMdHC was planning on carrying the Daft Punk legacy by himself.
      1. crenca
        crenca
        I wondered if a breakup was going to happen since they had not released anything in a while...
        Feb 22, 2021
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yeah, it wasn't until I someone else pointed out it'd been ages since RAM came out that this started seeming matter-of-course. Makes a guy wonder whether they've tried to build new stuff and just failed to meet expectations.
        Feb 22, 2021
    11. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Isn't it in part to allow people who actually want graphics cards to game to get some? Miners seem to be a bigger problem than scalpers as far as supply goes.
        Feb 20, 2021
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Whoops sorry, somehow missed these. Can't say for sure it's a good way to combat the GPU scarcity since as bad as miners are making things the overall market just seems fucked.

        Also, say what you will but the wastefulness of this (vis a vis their lack of secondhand utility) really does rub me the wrong way.
        Feb 22, 2021
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        LMAO, I actually nearly spilled fresh (instant) coffee on the keyboard with that Sanderson remark, @Imraan. There's at least ONE fantasy author's work I like that isn't in short supply (can't wait for Stormlight book XLII).
        Feb 16, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        But yeah, I'm more in line with everyone else and I haven't even been waiting as long. Much as I had fun reading and re-reading "Harry Potter Meets Sex Faeries" (as a friend so eloquently described it), DoS will have to be something epochal to warrant this wait.
        Feb 16, 2021
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      5. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        After I spent 20 years of my life reading the wheel of time, I vowed to never read a fantasy series till it’s done.
        Feb 17, 2021
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    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      LF recos, systemwide software for Win10 mic gain? Maxed out in system settings and still soft unless I make out with the mic.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        EDIT: unneeded. Taking a flathead screwdriver to the USB port on the mic to tighten the contact was apparently enough to increase the gain to usable levels.
        Feb 13, 2021
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ...Got me thinking, hey the Grateful Dead sang something about a flat head screw driver, but on investigation, it turned out to be shiny black steel jack-hammer.

        I guess anybody could make that mistake.
        Feb 13, 2021
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        ‘Nuff said!
        Feb 8, 2021
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        When you drunk-confess being the Super Bowl streaker but then have second thoughts after.
        Feb 8, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @DigMe DAMMIT I SAID TO KEEP THAT QUIET :((
        Feb 8, 2021
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    15. Lyander
      Lyander
      I can see how this might have happened but also what in Beetlejuice's holy name.
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Stupidity is a great danger to our future...
        Jan 29, 2021
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        @Deep Funk I think Game Stop is feeling this about now.
        Jan 29, 2021
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Well, frustrating the young generation and forcing the system (of various economies) on them leads to, among others: finding ways to break the system; finding ways to manipulate the system and profiting of its weaknesses because Wall Street says "greed is good." Every civilisation creates its own monsters...
        Jan 29, 2021
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    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      Seeing expected income if I land the new job, I honestly wavered at whether I really wanted to pursue a career in my major. Money's a drug.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Medical practice is well paid in the end, right? And you are doing your bit to help save the world.
        Jan 23, 2021
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        One nice perk about this job is that the bar seems subterranean almost. Now I'm hardly a proficient communicator on the forum since I don't always proofread before posting (sorry), but holy light above the premade modules and lesson plans (another perk, that)? Yeah they need heavy edits.
        Jan 23, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Who knows, maybe I can negotiate a bonus for correcting all the typos and horrendous Engrish on their site and educational materials. Seems like that'd be SIGNIFICANTLY more difficult than just teaching though.
        Jan 23, 2021
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    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      Looking for sound bar suggestions that use HDMI eARC but can also take RCA for a karaoke mic. Mum bit devastated by delay when singing, hah
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      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I might cop the Klipsch 600 since it drops to $300 USD and the main use is prob kids' movies.
        Apr 11, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        They're not hard on the eyes either, I'd say. Looking forward to quick impressions if you ever get em, but yeah unless you need the massive bandwidth of eARC might be best to forego soundbars entirely, no?

        Main reason I was looking into them was because it was for the parents mainly and they're not amendable to BIG speakers, hah.
        Apr 11, 2021
      5. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Speakers look pretty horrible IMO in general. We want to keep our living space de-electronicsed if we can. If I want the full theater I can go down to the basement and fire up the projector and 7.4.2 system. A soundbar is pretty unobtrusive comparatively.
        Apr 11, 2021
    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      In the spirit of cutting costs I'm tempted to buy a tray CPU for 17% less than usual MSRP... but nah seems risky. Boxed it is.
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      2. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        Used to get entire 2U server boards marked for parts and try to revive the chips. Ended up getting half a dozen working Xeon's although some required a few kludges. I'd go with the tray.
        Jan 19, 2021
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        It's a fair chunk of change saved but I do worry about the possible lack of recourse if it turns out to be an arse unit. The vendor seems pretty cool though and offered a year's personal warranty, but words are easy and all.

        Also no stock cooler unlike boxed R5 3600s so that's something else to spend on
        Jan 19, 2021
      4. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        yeah you want the stock cooler. Just good to have for testing post.
        Jan 19, 2021
    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      In a shit mood for reasons but family found a kitten shivering in front yard so my sister now has a palm-sized friend. Say hi to Theo:
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hopefully both our other cats get along with the new baby so they each at least have a new friend to play with. Heck, maybe Theo'll even play peacemaker between them somehow and the other grump will stop trying to maul my kid (the other cat)
        Jan 11, 2021
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      3. Huhnkopf
        Huhnkopf
        "you have a heart of gold, don't let them take it from you"
        Jan 11, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Will pass the words along to family, haha.
        Jan 12, 2021
    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      As if GPUs weren't enough of a pain to get already....
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      2. netforce
        netforce
        Asus and pretty much all manufacturers had to raise prices yesterday because of tariffs exemptions expiring. Newegg did a drop yesterday and Best Buy today but notably it both dropped at old MSRP. Small retailer I spoke to, got stock in right before the price hike and said he was going to keep old MSRP but if his cost increases he will increase his prices to new MSRP.
        Jan 5, 2021
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        Buying PC parts is so shitty right now. Nvidia raised their prices on AIBs and then AIBs also are getting hit by the tariffs again, so a double whammy. The end result has been the consumer quite quickly overpaying for gear that may end when the next administration comes in and revokes tariffs.
        Jan 5, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @netforce excellent summary. I'm somewhat glad that I wasn't aiming for a "modern" build to begin with on account of this but it's pretty much a lose/lose scenario for consumers anyway because this seems to have empowered scalpers.
        Jan 5, 2021
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    A curmudgeon in a young adult's body.
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