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profile for David at Super User, Q&A for computer enthusiasts and power users

I'm a Support Administrator (T1 and T2 support) for a datacenter which specializes in VMware virtualization. I'm also a hard core gamer. I play the PS3 (soon to probably switch to PS4) and I play PC.

My Current Gaming Rig:

Harware

  • Case: RAIDMAX Quantum ATX-798WB
  • PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W
  • HDD: 1 x Western Digital WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB (For storage)
  • HDD: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB (For OS)
  • Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
  • CPU: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz 8-core
  • Monitors: 2 x LG 27EA33V Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS-Panel
  • Graphics Card: EVGA 04G-P4-2686-KR GeForce GTX 680 w/ Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5

Peripherals

  • Mouse: Razer DeathAdder
  • Kayboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2012 Mechanical
  • Mouse Pad: Razer Manticor

Jul
10
comment Ubuntu VM “read only file system” fix?
I know this is a late answer to the question @socken23 asked, but I just noticed it and it may help someone else in the same situation reading the question. The directory /mnt/cdrom does not necessarily have to exist. If it doesn't exist, you can just run the command "mkdir /mnt/cdrom" to create it.
Feb
13
comment Free official documentation for cables and models?
You use three different acronyms there... IOS (apple operating system), OSI (Open Systems Interconnection), and ISO (ISO 9660 file system).
Feb
13
comment VMware Workstation
I don't know that much about the licensing of the software. I used it as a lab one time, then uninstalled it. Again, I would ask their support about the purchasing and licensing of the product.
Feb
13
comment VMware Workstation
Every time I have used it as a VMware partner with my company (data center), I just download it. I have not purchased it as a consumer (non-business). I assume you would just download it. Sorry for providing an answer that was not helpful to you. Your initial question was not clean enough. Perhaps you should ask their sales department, things like that are likely to change over time.
Feb
4
comment I have a dv6 3122us laptop,and wondering what kind of upgrades i can get for games?
I know this question has been closed as off-topic, but as a tip that I have done and have suggested to people that can handle it is to install an easy to use Linux OS on the computer. Linux uses a lot less resources than Windows, therefor the graphics can be dialed up a few notches to make a better experience. I know someone who recently installed Linux Mint on their old laptop and now have Minecraft set to max graphics settings. They were at the worst settings with Windows Vista. Linux Mint is an easy to use, free OS that could accomplish the task. I don't know if Tekkin would be compatible.
Feb
4
comment Access 2010 fixed width files
Welcome to the Super User community. Maybe you could elaborate a little bit more... Are you getting an error? Maybe you could provide some nice screenshots.
Jan
29
comment How to get TeamViewer to ask for a password everytime when connecting to a remote machine?
I didn't see where you mentioned it was on a portable device. Which device are you running TeamViewer on? I now realize you are running it on TeamViewer portable, but what type of device are you running it on?
Jan
22
comment Getting strange IP Address from router
It appears that you stopped typing midway through your comment. Is the problem fixed now or are you having issues understanding DHCP?
Jan
22
comment Asterisk Server not accepting voice
Have you checked for blocked firewall ports? If you are doing this in an isolated environment (not connected to the internet), try disabling all firewalls as a quick easy test to confirm whether or not it is a firewall issue. Also, is this noticed on both sides of the phone conversation or just one way?
Jan
21
comment Embeded computer F-RAM imaging
Is it time for an upgrade yet? If I were in this circumstance professionally, or if it were in my personal setup, I would personally upgrade. If all the hardware is severely outdated, an upgrade is in order. This is not an opinion, it is just the way it is. VM's can emulate DOS if that is all you need.
Jan
21
comment Windows 8.1 not in Fedora 20 boot
If you don't really care about Windows, just continue to use Fedora 20 and get used to it. Fedora is a perfectly good operating system. In my opinion, Linux Mint is easier for computer illiterate people to get used to.
Jan
21
comment Windows 8.1 not in Fedora 20 boot
Take your computer to a professional (not Geek Squad). You are not suitable to complete this level of work. If you know what Fedora 20 is and you have a purpose for it, then ask the professional to set your computer up for dual boot with Windows 8.1 re-installed and Fedora 20. If you have no idea what Fedora 20 is, then just ask for Windows 8.1 to be re-installed. It would take an obnoxiously long time for me to walk you through the process and most techs would expect to be paid for this task. Please note that the tech's on this site are volunteering their time to help.
Jan
21
comment Windows 8.1 not in Fedora 20 boot
Did you make an image level of your computer? If not, then you can't do that since the image level backup doesn't exist.
Jan
21
comment Windows 8.1 not in Fedora 20 boot
Do what? Revert to an image level backup or re-install the Windows 8.1 operating system? It appears you are asking how to be a tech. If the terminology I am referring to is too complex, you may need to hire someone to do this for you. It's like asking a home builder how to build a house when you have no experience with it, and only have experience with small DIY projects around the house. Fedora 20 is not a program, it is an operating system.
Jan
21
comment How to remove WLAN network that reappears at each restart of Vista Business
Have you deleted it from the "Universal Connection Manager" and the other method you already try?
Jan
16
comment Is there a Chrome (or other browser) plugin that blocks JavaScript alerts that fire when leaving a page?
@anywho. It may be helpful if you try to explain your script to help others know what they are doing. This would also allow you answer to be used by many since a specific piece of the script may be able to be altered in a way to improve the script or a piece might be able to be used in a completely different script. It is also a good idea to explain you answer anyways to help people know how it applies to their question. Thank you for posting your answer though.
Jan
16
comment My music and videos are splitting not playing the sound correctly
You're welcome. Please post back if this fixes the issue. If it does, I will try to tailor up an answer that is less opinionated about McAfee being awful AV so you can accept that answer to help distinguish what exactly fixed your problem.
Jan
16
comment My music and videos are splitting not playing the sound correctly
Is this a constant problem or does it only happen sometimes? I really don't trust McAfee by any stretch. Any good, experienced, seasoned techs will agree with me on that. I have had MANY encounters where McAfee has caused horrible problems on client machines at the data center I work at as well as free lancing projects. A test to see if McAfee is causing you issues would be to first, disconnect yourself from the internet to prevent you from accidentally installing a virus, then completely stop McAfee (no services or processes running), then try playing the videos.
Jan
16
comment My music and videos are splitting not playing the sound correctly
There isn't a lot of information given in the question. It may not get a lot of answers since people don't have a lot of valuable information here. Some good information might be; what type of anti-virus are you using, is the computer under a heavy load while this is happening, are you running other resource intense programs at the same time, etc.
Jan
10
comment Multiple computers mysteriously slow down, not traceable to system resource
What about the other suggestions? I made several edits...