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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. 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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    5,125
  3. DarkAudit
    Like x 5

    Tech minor victory thread

    A big issue with hackintoshes is updating the system after Apple releases a software update to the App Store. Sierra updated to 10.12.6 yesterday. After checking tonymacx86, I updated mine. No...
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    88
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    2,812
  4. DarkAudit

    The Tech Random Crap Thread

    I got the ransom demand letter from Photobucket tonight. I told them to kiss my ass.
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    654
  5. figmentPez

    Laptop for college & video editing

    One of the great things about that $200 deal I mentioned is that these are not "student" versions of the programs, they are the full versions, and you get to keep them (and all their future...
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    7
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    122
  6. 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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    59
  7. stienman

    Beware cryptolocker

    Well, you SAY that, buuuuuuut...
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    1,845
  8. GasBandit

    Public DNS providers?

    Let me try and answer them in order: -Windows (and macOS) do cache DNS lookups, but that's local to the machine only, and we have almost 20 devices on our network. Any DNS lookups done by one...
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    20
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    279
  9. 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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    184
  10. 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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    86
  11. 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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    111
  12. GasBandit
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    11
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    182
  13. Chad Sexington
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    9
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    606
  14. 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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    374
  15. 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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    8
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    186
  16. 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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    121
  17. GasBandit
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    1,467
  18. 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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    198
  19. 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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    168
  20. 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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    115
  21. LordRendar

    Mobo/GPU Problems

    Just you wait. ;) gonna get another 480 to do crossfire.
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    13
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    243
  22. 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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    160
  23. 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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    629
  24. 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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    185
  25. 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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    198
  26. 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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    223
  27. 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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    295
  28. 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:
    290
  29. 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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    189
  30. 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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    2
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    205
  31. 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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    4
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    167
  32. 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
    Views:
    257
  33. 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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    172
  34. AshburnerX
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    4
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    200
  35. 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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    323
  36. 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
    Views:
    550

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