Recent content by Coldblackice

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    epic game store GTA5 for free

    Awesome find, thanks! This game still sells for $15+ at a minimum, and still sells very well, even all these years later. I've heard that the content they add and the userbase numbers are the reason they haven't done GTA VI yet. Might be fun to get an [H] GTA robbery meetup going sometime :D
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    129.00 for a cyberPower CP1500 ups BH

    Damn, been needing a UPS after my last one bit the dust just recently (also a CyberPower). Any guesses if this deal is bound to come around again anytime soon, or was this a one-off freak sale?
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    FS: INTEL 9900K 5GHZ Copper IHS.

    How long have you had the CPU? Is this for the CPU + motherboard?
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    tl;dr: Windows 10 sucks I was just in the middle of debugging a network stack when I noticed connections going out to Microsoft going in the background. No biggie, I thought, Windows Update/Defender/whatever. I decided to peek at some of the packets, out of curiosity, and found this: These...
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    What's the latest verdict on Windows 10 LTSC?

    Can I ask how recently or far back this was? Not that I imagine much has significantly changed in LTSC since (that would change the outcome), just curious about general time period'ing. Thanks, that would be a deal-breaker for me, as well. How recently was this that you couldn't get VAC to...
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    The state of VR - Lost it's steam?

    This game looks insane. Like I-need-to-order-a-VR-headset-right-now level of insane. How much playing time have you gotten from it (or expect to)?
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    What's the latest verdict on Windows 10 LTSC?

    Windows vs. Linux aside, has anyone used LTSC 2019? How's that experience been? And has anyone modified an LTSC install to force Windows Store ability into it?
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    What's the latest verdict on Windows 10 LTSC?

    I definitely know and appreciate Linux has come a long way, and I'm always open to growing pains with change, but it definitely still has some non-trivial cons: Software support, e.g. Visual Studio (latest, at least) and Microsoft Office, particularly if you're someone that has to rely heavily...
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    What's the latest verdict on Windows 10 LTSC?

    Believe me, I would(n't) if I could. Really wish Linux would stop dicking around and catch up for once, as Microsoft needs a competitor to pop them and their abortion of an OS one right in the mouth, to bring things back to sanity with some Microsoft accountability. Mind sharing what those...
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    What's the latest verdict on Windows 10 LTSC?

    With the infinite loop of update insanity that is Windows 10, I've considered dipping my toes into LTSC waters again and again, each time thinking (foolishly) "Surely next update they'll iron everything out and it'll all be good." Well, I think it may finally be time. In context of...
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    AVR Audio Guard in Win10

    Thanks. I was going to try hexing it, but if SPDIF Keep-Alive works, might as well use that instead. Too bad on AVR; I've used it for years and it's been great. It's dumb that it relies on connecting to a website to work. EDIT: I spoke too soon. The benefits of AVR Audio Guard I liked were the...
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    AVR Audio Guard in Win10

    I wonder if it'd be possible to jury-rig AVR Audio Guard to work? Looking at the error log, it says that the manifest from the website couldn't be accessed. I wonder if we could manually feed/supply this instead? Also, does the SPDIF support HDMI?
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    With Firefox self-destructing, what's the next best choice (for addon users)?

    With Mozilla selling out to Google/Chrome by moving to WebExtensions, thereby destroying their best asset of an extensive addon community, what's the next best choice as far as browsers go? Looking through my list of addons, I get depressed when I realize that most of them will die in the near...
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    Is it possible to “transplant” parts of another machine for a program's use?

    I want to test how a program generates a seemingly unique system-id by "feeding" it parts of another (virtual) machine. For example, say I have VMware #1 and VMware #2, both "physically" identical machines, but with separate non-cloned Windows 7 installs. On VM1, test.exe generates a system-id...
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    Possible to "tune" in on individual 5.1 audio channels via software?

    Anyone know of any type of easy software method to "switchboard" individual audio channels from a 5.1/7.1 mix of an .mkv movie? I'd like the ability to easily switch through the audio channels of a playing movie file -- without too much trouble. In other words, I'd rather not have to extract...