Zarathustra[H]
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Zarathustra[H]

Pick your own.....you deserve it., Male, from Boston, MA, USA

W00t. I'm notable! :p Aug 29, 2016

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      W00t. I'm notable! :p
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      Now, new and improved, with WATER!
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattlach/
    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    Occupation:
    Quality Engineer, Medical Device
    My (mostly) Tech Creed (in no particular order):
    • My workstation is just that. A workstation. I may play the occasional game, but that is not the purpose of its existence.
    • My primary OS is Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon edition. The only time I boot into Windows is for games. IMHO, it's the only thing Windows is good for these days.
    • Playing games on the PC is superior to playing games on the console in 100% of every regard, to the point where even owning a console is a silly thing to do. I haven't owned one since the 80's and I'll never own one again. PC or bust.
    • IMHO, the only place games belong are at a proper desktop at a proper desk, while seated in a proper office chair. I don't want any of this mobile or livingroom bullshit.
    • Fast, twitchy deathmatch games are lame. They had a place in the 90's, but that was only because nothing better existed then.
    • If you have to scale your desktop, you wasted your money. 4k Screens are great, but only if they are 40"+ in size. There is no need for more than 100 DPI on the desktop.
    • 60fps is as high of a framerate you'll ever need. Above 60fps is placebo territory.
    • Multi-GPU setups, be they discrete SLI/Crossfire or multiple GPU's on the same video card are all awful. I wouldn't use one no matter what.
    • "The Cloud" is the worst thing to ever happen to tech/the internet. Devices should be standalone and controllable by their users without phoning home.
    • Windows 10 is a nice OS. It runs smoothly. I just wish I could get rid of all the cloud nonsense, uninstallable Microsoft apps, and telemetry.
    • I hate the term "gamer"
    • I hate the term "battlestation" when used to refer to your PC setup.
    • Patch your god damned OS/Software. If an OS is EOL and not receiving any further updates replace it with something else. It is inexcusable to run a system with known vulnerabilities.
    • My first impression of people suffers if I see them using Apple devices. It makes me think they are less knowledgeable, and impressed more by shiny objects and marketing than substance.
    • My mobile preference is for Android, but only for Nexus devices. Samsung/HTC/LG/etc. with heavily modified Android code receiving wholly inadequate security updates are just as bad as Apple products.
    • 3D TV was definitely a fad, just like smell-o-vision.
    • My jury is still out on whether or not the current VR hype is a fad or not.
    • I'm all for social justice (seriously!), but if you use terms like "trigger warning", "safe spaces", "microaggressions", "cultural appropriation" or "the patriarchy" I'm sorry, but we can't be friends.
    • If you support Trump for any political office, I'm sorry, but you are worse than the people I can't be friends with above.
    • I've been waiting for AMD's resurgence ever since the initial Phenom launch in 2007. I haven't completely given up hope, but I am no longer holding my breath.

    I don't troll. If you read something I have written, it is my legitimate opinion on a subject. This list will continue to expand until I have - through my legitimate opinions - succeeded in pissing everyone on these forums off :p

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