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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. LordRendar

    Mobo/GPU Problems

    Just you wait. ;) gonna get another 480 to do crossfire.
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    13
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    114
  3. 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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    103
  4. 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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    405
  5. 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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    115
  6. 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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    133
  7. 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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    121
  8. 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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    1,334
  9. 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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    2,170
  10. 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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    215
  11. 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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    227
  12. 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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    122
  13. 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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    148
  14. 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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    114
  15. 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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    184
  16. 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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    101
  17. AshburnerX
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    4
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    137
  18. 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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    243
  19. 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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    429
  20. Grytpipe-Thynne
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    273
  21. 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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    293
  22. 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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    61
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    836
  23. 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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    17
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    346
  24. 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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    17
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    357
  25. 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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    4,519
  26. 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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    1,281
  27. 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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    398
  28. Ravenpoe

    WGL dummy window fodder

    Or perhaps more fully than you realize? --Patrick
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    6
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    1,252
  29. 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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    241
  30. 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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    212
  31. Bones

    new computer build feedback

    ...with a lot of storage. --Patrick
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    66
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    1,046
  32. 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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    295
  33. 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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    222
  34. 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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    349
  35. 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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    367
  36. 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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    364

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