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    Programming on quantum computers

    Hopefully someone can use it to make a dating website that doesn't suck. BUT that'd require people to be honest answering profile questions much for that idea.
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    UPS Shutting Off

    True but I really don't recommend running an expensive AVR or display off of anything that isn't a true sinewave. Even if it may only be powered by it for short durations. I'd equate a modified sinewave UPS to running your gasoline powered car on diesel. It may run but it's not going to be...
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    ATX Power Supply - standalone connector (instead of paperclip)

    Awesome! Thanks! Even better than what I was looking for. The switched one will be PERFECT.
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    ATX Power Supply - standalone connector (instead of paperclip)

    Hi Everyone, A couple years ago, I bought a Seasonic power supply and it came with a handy connector that would let you make the power supply run standalone (without being plugged in to the motherboard). It does the same thing as the old-school paperclip trick but in a much...
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    UPS Shutting Off

    I'd connect the UPS to a PC, install the management app (PowerAlert for Tripplite, Powerchute for APC) and see how much power that the projector is using and the estimated runtime. (Only plug the projector's power in to the UPS, not the PC. You only want to measure the projector's power draw.)...
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    Win7 EOL Jan 2020!!! really??

    I wonder if Windows 7 will have a simple registry hack to get POS (point of sale) updates like XP does? POS (cash registers) have a long service life kind of like embedded PCs used in industrial machines and whatnot...
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    Help finding new Hardware News Site

    It's not news but this is the first place I went too with the same question. I like PC Per and the Inquirer. I didn't check out Gamers Nexus until today. For video based news and reviews, I like TekThing and BP
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    Flickr Photos Were Used to Train IBM Facial Recognition

    When you don'1 pay for a product, you are the product.
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    Dell Technologies Gains Global Market Share in Server and Storage in Q4 2018

    I used to like their stuff because you could get it relatively cheap for home testing and whatnot. HP pissed me off when they required a support contract just for BIOS updates. EAT ME HP.
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    Energizer Smartphone has a 18,000 mAh Battery

    It's probably still smaller than the Nextel phone that I used to have to carry for work. :D Ahhh, the good old days.
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    Tesla Buys Maxwell Technologies

    They wouldn't be an issue size-wise but they would be a safety issue. I've seen large UPS's with capacitors the size of tall beer cans. When thy get old and explode they dent the side of the case and fill the room with a toxic smoke/film/stench. I can't imagine what a 55-gal drum sized...
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    Tesla Buys Maxwell Technologies

    Maxell makes audio cassette tapes. Duh. (I'm old.) I'm guessing that besides the electrode technology, they may also want to use ultracapacitors for more efficient regenerative braking energy recovery. They can absorb an incredible amount of energy quickly then dump it slowly to the battery...
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    Intel Changed Its Spirit in 2018

    At least they are smart enough to kiss some butt and eat some crow with their recent failures. It does make you wonder if they would be as complainant if AMD hadn't returned as a capable competitor.
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    Former NASA Engineer Makes a Box That Tortures Package Thieves

    One of the guys opens it in his LEXUS.
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    FCC Panel Suggests Taxing Business Internet Usage to Pay for Rural Broadband

    ^^^^THIS is why we don't need anymore taxing crap Government. The private sector will solve the rural internet problem whether it is space based or cellular based. I pay $1,100 a month for my 200Mb fiber connection at work. Businesses already pay PLENTY for internet connections. The last...