Recent content by andrewaggb

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    Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser launches on Windows and macOS

    I had all sorts of problems with netscape 4 crashing and so I gave ie4 a shot. Never looked back. I understand the anti-competitive charges and whatnot, but I don't think I would have switched if the early versions of netscape 4 weren't garbage. Eventually switched to firefox and chrome as...
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    Microsoft issues new Windows 10 update warning

    I completely agree with delaying updates. I used to install them as they were available and broke my work pc twice. I have multiple vpn adapters (both windows and openvpn), dual nic's + wireless, and hyper-v networking. One of the big 6 month upgrades broke all my networking and I couldn't...
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    The Biggest Problem with Triple-A, Open-World Games: "They're Boring as Hell"

    I think I'd agree with the OP, but I realize there are lots of types of gamers. My brother loves single player games, side quests, etc. My friend at work is the same way. I'm much more about multi-player games. Most games I don't start the campaign and most I start I don't finish. Games I...
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    Another Intel vulnerability!

    If history is a predictor of the future, I suspect we'll find AMD has hardware vulnerabilities as well, just not the same ones intel has. With the number of identified intel exploits and that AMD has a price/performance advantage in the server market I'd definitely recommend buying AMD, but...
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    Best 144hz monitor for around $150? 24 vs 27

    I find 1080p at 27" has lousy text/dpi and so I personally don't like it. It's fine for gaming but if you spend half your time reading/browsing/chrome etc my preference would be 24" size.
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    Replacing Video Card

    That sounds hard to diagnose without a second computer and monitor to test things out with. What sort of monitor cable are you using? I could see a broken vga cable causing greyscale or blurry images. Lockups shouldn't be happening though. Maybe run a stress test (eg prime95), a memory test...
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    Is a 128 GB SSD still large enough for Windows 10 in 2019?

    120 is only big enough if you have another drive for other stuff or you only need windows + office. I wouldn't buy less than 240 anymore for anyone though, even grandparents.
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    RISC-V CPU With No Silicon: Made from Carbon Nanotubes

    well if it's a working processor it's something. but it sounds very simple. Let's see a dram or sram module (also simple but dense) made with the stuff or something similar. It'll be years away anyways. Silicon has had so many years and billions of advancements taht anything else will be...
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    Gray bars...

    So to be clear we're talking about what appears to be evenly spaced, subtle, shadowy vertical columns right? A quick check with a white background on my 3 monitors (all different makes/models...) I don't see this any of them but they're all cheap monitors. A Samsung 24", Acer 32", Acer 24"...
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    Navi vs Turing architechture comparison.

    I'd still buy nvidia today. I can get a dual or triple fan cooler, CUDA support, and RTX. I dislike blower coolers, use CUDA, think RTX would be fun to play with even if it's a gimmick at the moment. Saving $100 isn't worth putting up with a blower cooler and losing CUDA to me. I appreciate...
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    2080S + CPU or 2080 Ti?

    As other people said, if you're upgrading for a specific game, maybe wait until the game comes out. If it's pretty much all gaming, why not get the 9700k instead and double your ram, get a bigger ssd, put it towards the 2080 ti, or keep the cash? If you're set on 144 fps at 2560x1440, the...
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    any good deals on camera security systems?

    I personally use Axis, Hikvision, or Dahua cameras. Hikvision and dahua have some knockoffs/oem/firmware lockdown stuff if you buy them cheap off ali express or whatever, but if you get official north american versions then you can do firmware updates. I put IP cameras on a separate network and...
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    Samsung's Ditching The Headphone Jack and Furiously Deleting Its Ads That Made Fun of Apple

    It will definitely annoy me to not have a headphone jack in my old car which doesn't have bluetooth.
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    Is a 5Ghz Ryzen Cpu coming?

    I have an 8700k with 3 monitors I use for work (at home). Most of the time I just leave most apps open and games still run fine. I do have a separate gaming pc but the convenience factor of running games on my work pc (I work from home) and not closing everything is pretty high. I'm not super...
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    Anandtech: The Ice Lake Benchmark Preview: Inside Intel's 10nm

    My main disappointment is that I think they could launch this on both 14nm and 10nm. I realize they would have had to do alot of the work twice to make it happen but I think it would be worth it for their desktop and server market if 7nm is even a year or two away. If we could get 6-8 core...