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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. DarkAudit
    Like x 5

    Tech minor victory thread

    Upgrading to v5.34 replaces the tainted version, but it will not undo any mischief that might already have been done. --Patrick
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    3,487
  3. DarkAudit

    The Tech Random Crap Thread

    I am SO jealous. Seriously jealous.
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    146
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    2,350
  4. fade

    [Brazelton] Solaris and SPARC

    I'm still not happy what they did to ZFS. --Patrick
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    53
  5. DarkAudit

    [Rant] Tech Whine Like a baby thread

    That's just it - I thought I HAD BACKED it all up.
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    42
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    566
  6. SpecialKO

    Consensus on Windows antivirus/security suites?

    I suggested both (I have a chromebook as a secondary, just-bumming-around-the-house laptop), but my parents don't really like either the concept of the cloud or not being able to install programs...
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  7. DarkAudit

    [Brazelton] Juicero

    I read about it a month or two ago when it blew up in the tech news as a solution looking for a problem. I remember the first few times I heard about it I honestly thought it was satire. The...
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    5
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    125
  8. LordRendar

    Crypto Mining

    These days, people seem more willing to gang together a bunch of the #2 cards (470, gtx 970, 1070) because their performance is only a little less, but their power consumption is a lot less....
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    122
  9. Dave

    [Question] Voicemail download

    AT&T's Visual Voicemail app allows you to save voicemail as a file. So it's definitely possible on Android, at least with certain carriers.
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    8
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    134
  10. Squidleybits

    [Question] Which MacBooks can be upgraded?

    Did you ever explain why the MacBook Pro was the only one to consider?The new pad is still in it's wrapper lol because my MacBook hasn't gone any further than one couch to the other :) On car...
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    22
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    312
  11. GasBandit

    Public DNS providers?

    That was how I found the problem. IPVanish uses their own DNS, and even though the overall connection speed was cut significantly, downloads were orders of magnitude faster than when the default...
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    23
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    597
  12. figmentPez

    Laptop for college & video editing

    I bought two separate macs straight from the Apple store with a faculty ID. It said "FACULTY" in huge letters on it, so the clerk would've had to have been blind. They gave me the same discount I...
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    14
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    264
  13. DarkAudit
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    290
  14. GasBandit
    Like x 5

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

    I'm on Verizon, and have noticed over the past week that data stream to YouTube will sometimes just stop. It'll load fine, and then halfway through a video it just won't load anymore.
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    5,385
  15. Bones

    displayport cables

    There are several different versions of DisplayPort, much like there are different revisions of USB 1, USB 2, etc. just make sure everything in the chain supports whatever revision you need....
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    104
  16. stienman

    Beware cryptolocker

    Well, you SAY that, buuuuuuut...
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    1,998
  17. Sparhawk

    [Question] New Mouse

    G400 and G400s are good mouses all-around. You can get them new for $70, or get a bunch of them used for $15-25 (what I did).
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    245
  18. fade
    Informative x 3

    Wacom Graphire 4 and Windows 10

    Also, if you, like me just discovered the ahem "joy" (irritation, stupidity, annoyance, etc.) that is windows ink and "flicks", please see this, uh, colorful guide for disabling the crap out of...
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    1
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    156
  19. 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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    7
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    179
  20. GasBandit
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    11
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    271
  21. Chad Sexington
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    678
  22. 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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    465
  23. 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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    300
  24. 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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    162
  25. GasBandit
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    1,543
  26. 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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    248
  27. 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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    230
  28. 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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    162
  29. LordRendar

    Mobo/GPU Problems

    Just you wait. ;) gonna get another 480 to do crossfire.
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    13
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    302
  30. 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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    211
  31. 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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    840
  32. 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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    8
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    238
  33. 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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    259
  34. 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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    7
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    311
  35. 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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    373
  36. 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
    Views:
    334

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