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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

    Yes. At best, it'll be better than Intel's increasingly stagnant offerings. At worst, it'll drive Intel's prices down. --Patrick
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  2. GasBandit
    Informative x 4

    Hard Drive Reliability statistics from online backup company Backblaze

    More Backblaze statistics. Spoiler alert: HGST still on top. Seagate 4TB not so good. --Patrick
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  3. 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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    2,054
  4. 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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    197
  5. GasBandit

    GeForce Now: Rent-a-virtualized badass gaming PC

    Oh, you did not just go there... [MEDIA]
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    28
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    303
  6. 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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    206
  7. 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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    102
  8. 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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  9. 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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    95
  10. 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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    165
  11. 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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    79
  12. AshburnerX
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    4
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    90
  13. 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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    215
  14. 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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    369
  15. Grytpipe-Thynne
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    217
  16. 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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    270
  17. 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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  18. 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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    302
  19. 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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    310
  20. 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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    4,429
  21. fade

    Wifi router opinions

    No idea how expensive it's going to be (long-term), but if you are one of those folks who likes the open source builds for WRT, Linksys has announced a newer, faster model that supports it....
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    47
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    1,218
  22. Bones

    Choosing a UPS system for my computer.

    I'd say one thing of advice: your needs are not the same thing as your max power draw possible. Just because I have a 600W power supply doesn't mean I tick "600W" into my calculation. The...
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    18
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    345
  23. Ravenpoe

    WGL dummy window fodder

    Or perhaps more fully than you realize? --Patrick
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    6
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    889
  24. Bones

    hard drive makes regular tapping noise

    If it does, remember not to leave food out after midnight because, mister, you've got gremlins.
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    13
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    224
  25. Bones

    [Question] what does this pop-up even mean?

    Yes. They collect data on hardware, cross check it with user experience, and then they get all the mediocre reports and find if there are common elements - a certain video card, for instance, or...
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    6
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    172
  26. Bones

    new computer build feedback

    ...with a lot of storage. --Patrick
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    66
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    991
  27. Dave

    Yet another Excel question.

    getting all the info in there is easy. Getting it sorted (and blank lines cut) is what I can't see happening automatically without VBA...though I'm sure it's possible, I just never do it :p
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    13
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    274
  28. Dave

    [Question] Microsoft Excel question

    Nope. They are exactly the same. In fact, we take the previous day, overwrite with the new data, and refresh the pivots.
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    4
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    198
  29. ThatNickGuy

    Weird Windows-Related Glitch in Most of My Games

    Step 1 : MSCONFIG, Start-up, Disable everything. Reboot. Try to see if this fixes it. Step 2 : Disable USB configuration. Go to device manager, right click on all USB controller, go to...
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    12
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    320
  30. bhamv3

    [Question] Internet connection to overseas websites really slow

    "Can you give me any idea what to do if this happens again?" "No." "Oh, all right then." --Patrick
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    10
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    345
  31. Dave

    My wireless. My freaking wireless!

    I wish I didn't have to brofist that. --Patrick
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    14
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    342
  32. figmentPez

    Rooting a phone

    I'm willing to bet HS wouldn't run very well on that phone, even if you are able to install it to the SD card. The Hearthstone mobile app is rather intensive in its resource use. I have a fairly...
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    20
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    440
  33. Tiger Tsang

    Looking for VPN or similar services

    EarthVPN treats me well. They are temporarily without Paypal, which is annoying, but you can pay with bitcoin or PaymentWall (which takes every form of payment devised by man). At $5-ish per month...
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    4
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    221
  34. Bubble181

    [Question] GMail/Outlook issues

    It's what I guessed, but I couldn't find the option. I'll try and find it when I'm back home :)
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    6
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    221
  35. Dave

    Weird issue with my keyboard.

    I've been both level 1 & level 2 support. When I tried a couple things I immediately Googled and then posted here. When none of that worked I went the long way around. But I got it!
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    15
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    325
  36. bhamv3

    So... what's up with this Windows 10 thing?

    I'm no Jack Byrnes, but if anything offers to automatically sign you into anything where you keep your personal data every time you go there, you should probably turn that off. This includes...
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    291
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