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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

    Arstechnica has had their guide out for a week or so, too. They used to segregate by Budget Box / Hot Rod / God Box, but this year, they've broken their tiers into Thriftstation (<$600),...
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  2. DarkAudit
    Like x 5

    Tech minor victory thread

    It just hit me. With the lack of space after this pending move, why not use the Roku TV as my monitor for the main PC instead of trying to find space for the entire rig? DUH!! I'm already using it...
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  3. DarkAudit

    The Tech Random Crap Thread

    Ooo, another Gibson tool. Yoink! EDIT: Aww, just Windows, no Linux/Mac. --Patrick
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  4. GasBandit
    Like x 5

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

    Net Neutrality isn't in the Bible. Nor is the internet, for that matter. That will be enough for at least a handful of House members to kill it. And you can bet Fox and Friends would defend that...
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  5. Ravenpoe

    Slow speed on same wifi network

    I'd look at the specific adaptors in use. Perhaps the old laptop is only 802.11n while the LTE hotspot and new laptop support 802.11ac (or worse, old could be g...). As others point out, 2.4ghz...
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  6. ThatNickGuy

    Something Weird Happened to my Desktop & Explorer

    Heh, funny that you found my own solution from the last time. I tried that, but right clicking the icon doesn't show an "open with" option this.time for some reason,
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  7. DarkAudit

    [Rant] Tech Whine Like a baby thread

    You sound more and more like George Carlin every day. And yes, once every DRM gets broken like two weeks after it is introduced, they should be like, "Welp guess that's a really dumb idea."...
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    2,217
  8. stienman

    Beware cryptolocker

    Advice, education, and tools to unscramble some of the most common ransomware schemes for free. --Patrick
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    2,402
  9. GasBandit

    Shopping for a new Android phone

    Apparently one of the "power saving" features of the Pixel is that it doesn't check my damn email very often. Seems every day, I get an email notification 10 or 15 minutes later than the e-mail...
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    101
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  10. Bubble181

    [Question] Outlook/Excel question

    Unfortunately I don't know enough off the top of my head to help you. I'd be looking in all the same places on the internet that I'm sure you are to figure out a complete outlook export.
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  11. Ravenpoe

    Help me find a new laptop

    The “sale”price was only $20 off? Sheesh. —Patrick
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    6
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    123
  12. drifter

    [Question] Car problem: won't start

    Yeah, the purge valve solenoid mentioned in Gared's link controls fuel vapor to the engine. If that's all it is it'll be a relief.
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    241
  13. Eriol

    Eve V Tablet Computer

    Neat article on this computer from Wired - How Two Guys and an Internet Forum Built a Kickass Computer It's a 2-in-1 tablet. Pretty much an exact competitor to the MS Surface Pro line. The...
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    0
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  14. Grytpipe-Thynne

    Flickr

    Thank you. I'm pretty sure that I have not been hacked, but will take extra care. As for Flickr, I shall just have to forget it.
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  15. Squidleybits

    [Question] Which MacBooks can be upgraded?

    It's plenty portable for me. It will fit nicely in my work laptop bag with my work laptop so I can bring both on trips if I'm going somewhere that I want to take nice pictures. It's tiny....
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  16. GasBandit

    Public DNS providers?

    They are, sorta. They're an "anycast" provider, which means it will always try to respond from the server closest to your physical location. --Patrick
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  17. ThatNickGuy

    Merging Google Accounts?

    There's apparently a way to copy data from one account to another and then delete the other. But I'm a little confused about the process.
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    3
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    128
  18. figmentPez

    Are apps getting more bloated?

    I don't have that option on my version of Lollipop :-(
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    15
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    317
  19. Jay

    New Mouse

    The Logitech M330 is supposed to be pretty good at that, and it's only $15 on Amazon. Maybe check some video/sound reviews?
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    1,272
  20. Zappit

    Raging Over iTunes Right Now - Help!

    That's what I was saying implying! and make a duplicate of everything you ripped - and keep that archive away from anywhere iTunes can find it!
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    331
  21. Officer_Charon

    [Question] Got a new box (finally) - Wat do?

    Not sure this is a thing, at least no more often than platter drives. Would like to know where that theory comes from. *** Would also like to point out that things like this exist...if you're...
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  22. drifter

    [Question] Electrical wiring

    Thanks @stienman, that looks great. I was actually going to ask if you guys had any ideas for better alternatives, but got sidetracked. @GasBandit I considered a power strip, but didn't want...
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    15
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    260
  23. figmentPez

    [News] Oh shit! The Fuzz are on Hoverbikes!

    25 minutes That's how long you can run this thing. That's why you won't be patrolling on it. Also, those market stands it's flying over? Packed with people. Those crowds are going to make it...
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    318
  24. GasBandit
    Informative x 6

    Turn bluetooth off on your android device until you get a system update

    There are policies, procedures, and automated systems to detect such an attack, alert the appropriate system administrators, and today there are automated systems that figure out ways to limit the...
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    347
  25. fade

    [Brazelton] Solaris and SPARC

    I'm still not happy what they did to ZFS. --Patrick
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    155
  26. 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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    13
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  27. 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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  28. 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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    6
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    308
  29. 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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    230
  30. 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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  31. DarkAudit
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  32. 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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    5
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    203
  33. 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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    372
  34. 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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    422
  35. 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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    408
  36. GasBandit
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