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    Nikon Z6 + Atomos Ninja V

    Video autofocus.
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    Linux Mint 20.04 released

    On Linux, not usually. I usually expect reasonably up to date software in the repositories. On Windows, most of my software updates itself, be it Adobe for content creation among others, or games with their stores and so on. But that's your Linux install and it also won't be kept up to date...
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    Does this switch exist?

    10Gbase-T uses a ton of power per port is the long and short of it. You can use it, but I'd advise against trying to '10G all the things' at this time. Figure out what needs 10G, what really doesn't, and what might get along with 2.5G or 5G. Those are where the relatively sanely priced stuff...
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    Linux Mint 20.04 released

    Which you have to first know is an option to even know to search for the possibility -- and then you have to know that your software isn't going to be updated by the package manager, and you have to troubleshoot any dependency issues manually, and you have to remember where you put it, and...
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    Linux Mint 20.04 released

    People using Linux to actually do work are either a) doing their own integration testing between their entire hardware and software stack, b) paying someone else to do it, or c) using something that stays intentionally ancient like RHEL. Or they use Linux for a specific small set of tasks, or...
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    Nikon Z6 + Atomos Ninja V

    Sue me. I hate poor focus, however it's pulled, for moving or still content. There's a reason that Sony has concentrated significant on this area as well as Canon; the only reason I surmise that Panasonic hasn't is that they simply can't, and Nikon behind because they depend on Sony's scraps...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    After their back-to-back(-to-back?) debacles, it's hard to recommend trusting any new AMD GPU release for at least three months, be it at $90 or $900. They usually turn out pretty well, but given how far AMD usually has to make up and how much less sway they have over their board partners to...
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    Snapdragon chip flaws put >1 billion Android phones at risk of data theft

    It's Google's catch-22; they marketed Android as an operating system that was extremely modular and thus customizable by both the manufacturer and the carrier; in a sense, it's Google's fault for starting it out that way. Apple has an advantage here because they didn't allow customizations that...
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    Does this switch exist?

    The confluence of 24+ port 10Gbase-T and PoE is... quite likely near zero. Which means that if it exists, you should have your internal organ / offspring sacrifices lined up and ready. You're already going to pay dearly for 10Gbase-T at any scale. Also... Cisco? Bleh, unless it's simply the...
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    Snapdragon chip flaws put >1 billion Android phones at risk of data theft

    Honestly I wasn't aware that Apple didn't support this functionality... I use it all the time. As a home user. It's standard practice for access point placement and troubleshooting. I'm not a fan of Samsung's approach to phone models, but it seems to me that they do cover a broader section of...
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    Windows 10 May update version 2004 or 20H1

    The only systems that I've had actual trouble on were a) an old (circa-2011?) gaming laptop that isn't actually stable i.e. will blue screen at the desktop, and an XPS13 that hadn't been updated in well over a year, I believe it had 1809 on it, and did the boot-loop thing. The gaming laptop I...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    It's a further assumption that they even really want to; marketing is one thing, but AMD rarely actually targets the high-end with the parts that they choose to produce in the first place.
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    Creative X7 dying need a sound-card replacement

    I have a different option to consider, actually US$50 cheaper than your price floor and with more functionality than a sound card: Audient's EVO4. Something I wound up with while looking through audio interfaces for a separate capability, but really the device is essentially a sound card with...
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    Move to "Gaming Headset"?

    My ancient HD555 cans that had previously pulled work duty are / were the most comfortable headphones I've worn. I'm still somewhat surprised that Sennheiser didn't move the HD660s to that design, though also not too surprised that they didn't given the continuing legacy of the older platform...
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