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  1. Bonhomme Richard
    Sticky

    Build your own computer guide

    Yes, and it has finally happened. Intel's new i7-8700k is the best consumer chip Intel has ever made, and (barring any critical chip errata that might be discovered) I can say that they have...
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  2. DarkAudit

    The Tech Random Crap Thread

    An interesting story about how a guy doing business through Amazon was run out of business by a malicious competitor abusing amazon's security flaws (and its inertia/apathy). Just remember,...
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  3. 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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  4. DarkAudit

    [Rant] Tech Whine Like a baby thread

    Yep. Doesn't load anything any faster. Doesn't support a bunch of people's favorite add-ons. Still full of memory leaks. Still a crummy, bloated mess of a browser. I swear it's almost less useful...
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  5. GasBandit

    Shopping for a new Android phone

    From what I've heard the Essential phone got patches that fixed it's camera issues. Now making it a cheaper flagship level android phone that no one is buying because of a bad start. Of course I'm...
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    26
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    371
  6. 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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  7. GasBandit
    Like x 5

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

    Pai's pals are of course painting it as yet another Democrat attack on conservatives. --Patrick
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  8. figmentPez

    Are apps getting more bloated?

    I don't have that option on my version of Lollipop :-(
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    195
  9. DarkAudit
    Like x 5

    Tech minor victory thread

    What a coincidence. So's mine. --Patrick
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  10. 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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  11. 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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    216
  12. 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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  13. 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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    202
  14. 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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  15. 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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    279
  16. fade

    [Brazelton] Solaris and SPARC

    I'm still not happy what they did to ZFS. --Patrick
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    110
  17. 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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  18. 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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    189
  19. 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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    207
  20. 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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    172
  21. 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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    362
  22. 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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    322
  23. DarkAudit
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    353
  24. 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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    143
  25. stienman

    Beware cryptolocker

    Well, you SAY that, buuuuuuut...
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    38
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    2,167
  26. 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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    303
  27. 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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    264
  28. 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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    275
  29. GasBandit
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    379
  30. Chad Sexington
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  31. 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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    583
  32. 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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    398
  33. 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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    206
  34. GasBandit
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  35. 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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    318
  36. 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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    282

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