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    Recent PC Games are buggy ... this has to stop

    Generally I don't much care about minor bugs - sometimes they can even be funny like the ragdoll physics in BF1. The only time I get riled up is when there are game breaking bugs that stop progress (e.g. GTA4 boat ramp glitch insta-failing story mission) or a combination of bugs that makes the...
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    Simple webserver without HTTPS no longer possible?

    Setting up HTTPS isn't too bad, the only real downside is that you have to renew the certificate every three months (which can be automated). I've not done it for IIS but it should be a low level of complexity these days. I use my website for very similar operations.
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    Windows 10, Admin Acct or User Acct in 2020?

    Unless you are in a corporate environment or you are sharing the PC with others it doesn't make a lot of sense to have a separate User and Admin account as long as UAC is enabled. I am not an expert in elevation exploits but I would imagine that any malware that could bypass the UAC approval...
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    Weirdest issue with "UPLAY" i've ever experienced! HELP!!

    Sometimes you can see the causes of issues through the system tab of the Windows event viewer. You'll be looking for error sources that took place just before "Kernel-Power" and "Kernel-Boot" entries.
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    GTA Online’s most powerful bike is on sale (and people are panicking)

    Thanks for the tip. Just bought one.
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    Wireless Keyboards and Mice - For Gmaing - Input Lag

    I am currently using a wireless Logitech G700s. In my experience with the G700s the wired and wireless modes are virtually indistinguishable. I have played BF1 and 5 with both and noticed no input lag or performance drop. That said, I do leave the power settings at "Max Gaming" and I must charge...
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    I may be interested. Do you have the exact model number and perhaps a photo?
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    Forgot the password? Your device is bricked.

    California already has a law on the books requiring connected devices have a unique passkey. In my past to prepare for this, for a Bluetooth product we developed the initial pin number was a custom hash function of the serial number of the product. Worse comes to worse if the customer lost the...
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    Backup with checksum

    In FreeFileSync if you select the blue gear next to "Compare" it will give the option to identify by file content (e.g. checksum). Note, it will take much longer to compare since it has to hash every file.
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    Why do I get hiss on an external DAC?

    Although the transmission is digital the power lines can still have power supply noise on them that makes its way into the speaker outputs. If the DAC does not have its analog circuitry properly isolated from the digital circuitry it can definitely end up with hiss. I've had this happen with...
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    Games that should be revived...

    +1 to original Prey. I also miss Armored Core. A real Sim City
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    Live Cloning

    I would like to know of some proven solutions as well. We have computers at work that run multiple test stations that may run for 15-30 days at a time. There is never any down time unless the hydraulic pumps go down. Options are limited since the machines are currently airgapped (until my...
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    SNES game battery replacement q's

    Solder pumps work best for clearing the solder out of the through holes and wick is better at clearing pads.
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    SNES game battery replacement q's

    I've done a few of these. There was only one time that I had to keep the save data intact and what I did was trace the pads to alternate solder-able points and temporarily solder jumper wires to them. If you really care about the data then using hot glue or tape is not the way to go. As far as...
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    Remote Desktop connection problems

    Sometimes corporate firewalls block incoming and outgoing RDP connections. Sometimes you can get around that by changing the RDP port. Also, using the default port is not good for security. Changing it to something non-default raises the bar a bit higher for exploits and brute force attacks...