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Tech Talk

Got Computer Issues? This is your place to ask!

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  1. Bonhomme Richard
    Sticky

    Build your own computer guide

    I agree, though I'll bet they have one waiting in the wings when this ACTUALLY drops.
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  2. Sparhawk

    [Question] New Mouse

    I use the logitech g700s, and I'm fairly happy with it. You don't have to stop using it to recharge it (and when plugged in, it uses the cable for data as well as power, instead of the wireless)....
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    6
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    57
  3. stienman

    Beware cryptolocker

    And relative rarity.
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    1,692
  4. figmentPez

    Getting 5.1 audio out of my new PC

    It's more movies I like to have in surround than gaming.
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    74
  5. GasBandit
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    11
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    143
  6. Chad Sexington
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    558
  7. Chad Sexington

    [Question] I am a 28 year old adult who does not understand lightbulbs

    Does he have an EZ-Bake Oven he's planning on handing down? --Patrick
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    28
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    328
  8. fade
    Like x 3

    Enabling PVR features on TV: The Saga Begins

    I'm sure you can probably whip up an actively cooled enclosure of some sort for it, with parts you have hanging around the house. --Patrick
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    154
  9. Eriol
    Informative x 3

    Keylogger on HP Laptops found in Audio Driver

    Follow-up: HP issues fix for 'keylogger' found on several laptop models Apparently the 2016-and-forward models are fixed, with a Windows Update all you need to remove the code and the log file....
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    2
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    93
  10. GasBandit
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  11. DarkAudit

    [Question] Laptop battery recalibration?

    Glad to hear it!It's much worse (ie, more expensive to find and fix) when a new battery doesn't fix the problem.
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    11
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    173
  12. LittleKagsin

    Printing Labels...

    The smaller label that says "label maker label" is still optional, but I've heard they plan to introduce an amendment making it obligated for multi-size label makers in 2019.
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    10
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    122
  13. Gared

    [Question] Universal Remote

    Yeah, that was my first step last year when my first crappy remote died. It looks like this one is going to hold on for a while longer though, and could actually really work well if I just find...
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    5
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    88
  14. LordRendar

    Mobo/GPU Problems

    Just you wait. ;) gonna get another 480 to do crossfire.
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    13
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    198
  15. Eriol

    Red Flag Windows for China

    Assuming equal level of monitoring, I'd rather be spied on by China, personally. Their enforcement apparatus is quite a ways away, compared to the U.S.'
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    8
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    127
  16. GasBandit

    GeForce Now: Rent-a-virtualized badass gaming PC

    It's always fascinating to me just how many takes visual media takes to get "perfect" or nearly so. And then it reinforces whenever I see live performances (theatre especially) just how many...
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    33
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    494
  17. Bubble181

    [Question] Yet Another Excel Question

    Oh man, I took a class on Filemaker Pro "programming" in my CS undergrad. What a pain in the ass.
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    146
  18. Grytpipe-Thynne

    [Question] USB HDD.

    Generally a small quantity of online storage on hard drives at a data center operated by them, much like having your own locker at the club or something. I'm sure they would be willing to expand...
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    10
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    163
  19. Anonymous

    [Question] Web hosting for (NSFW) content.

    I hadn't even considered Patreon. Otherwise, it looks like Cloudflare is the one to use (they're hosting gwern and several other sites of that ilk).
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    167
  20. DarkAudit
    Like x 5

    Tech minor victory thread

    I'm for it. I'd be properly satisfied if booby-trapping your devices became illegal. --Patrick
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    2,356
  21. GasBandit

    RANT: Extensions driving me nuts

    Only the stuff that is absolutely 100% mission critical. The salespeople all have late model budget Dells with windows 7/8/10
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    15
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    251
  22. Bones

    looking for advice on a new monitor

    I'm pretty sure you could flip a coin and be happy with whatever outcome. The monitor that fits your needs is available now, and it'll only drop in price a little. You don't need to wait for a...
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    13
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    259
  23. Terrik

    Speaker Question

    After long deliberation, I think I'm ready to give my expert opinion and say that it's probably resonance. :awesome:
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    5
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    153
  24. jwhouk

    [Question] Anyone Want a Slightly Used HD?

    To the prospective new owner...it's actually a 30GB drive, but be aware that it's an ATA/100 44-pin drive, not SATA. --Patrick
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    172
  25. evilmike

    Web hosting recommendations

    I've been using gkg.net since day one for gasbanditry.com. They're not the most feature rich (it's possible to get unlimited storage/bandwidth out there for 4 bucks/mo) but they're a small shop...
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    137
  26. Dave

    I fucked up. Need audio help.

    I hope I'm wrong, but I get the feeling the audio tracks will only be separated left and right, not mic and loopback/speaker. If that's the case, getting the mic feed out of it will be like...
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    10
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    213
  27. Dave

    [Question] HDMI/Mini-Display Port Question

    Yes. The vibe can use either hdmi or DisplayPort, but they only package the hdmi cable. You might find it cheaper and easier to buy the DisplayPort cable and leave the hdmi port on your laptop...
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    2
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    124
  28. AshburnerX
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    4
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    177
  29. blotsfan

    Getting a laptop

    Well, mine is hopefully going to make me money. But yeah, they are both pretty strong gaming machines.
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    10
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    275
  30. bhamv3

    [Question] Getting a new computer, thoughts on this build?

    Just FYI those next processors are finally being reviewed and tested in the wild. tl;dr: It performs almost the same as the 6xxx series, except for being slightly faster and bringing new built-in...
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    25
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    493
  31. Grytpipe-Thynne
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    320
  32. Cog

    [Question] Is this worth the effort?

    I think Kodi is probably the best place to start. There are others, like Plex, but they are not as mature or require money for more nice features. So far Kodi (used to be XBMC) is mature, free,...
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    10
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    324
  33. Krisken

    New Build, no visuals

    Wisdom there! Also, the worst I ever saw was a computer where a spider had made a nice web in the bottom of it. Was quite "toasty" there near, but not TOO near the PSU. More regular cleaning...
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    928
  34. Chad Sexington

    Logical Increments

    Oh, I know; I was just lamenting! I'll forgive you. THIS TIME That's what I thought/hoped, but This.
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    17
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    408
  35. Gared

    [Question] Windows 10 user corrupted, recoverable?

    The same goes for bootleg anime porn. Or whatever, that was just a random example and in no way specific. The point is I... I mean we can hook you up.
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    17
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    423
  36. GasBandit
    Like x 5

    The Internet will never satisfy its lust for Net Neutrality and Bandwidth

    I need to look into our Comcast stuff more often, when it gets back up. The only issue is that I subscribed YEARS ago, and have since forgotten every single password I had on the account, so I...
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    164
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    4,668

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