Recent content by inbedwithhomer

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    GIGABYTE AORUS FV43U 43 inch 4k 144 HDR1000 QLED monitor

    Micro LED is likely not the next thing, or even a mass market thing, as the production is much more like silicon wafer lithography (insanely expensive) and less like "printing." The next thing is probably QNED. Electrically conducted self-emissive quantum dots. Looks like it can be produced more...
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    A Better Way? (Dump Sound Card?)

    Not understanding is not weakness, nor is someone recognizing that a slur. My only intention was to hand over a wrench when what you asked for was a tool to turn bolts. If my direct approach came off as demeaning or insulting, I must apologize. Good luck.
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    A Better Way? (Dump Sound Card?)

    You seem to be unable to accept that something that meets ONLY your use case doesn't exist. The difference between what you want and what I suggest is a few extra inputs. Companies make products that meet a variety of use cases, and this is the tool that exists that can complete your task. If...
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    A Better Way? (Dump Sound Card?)

    You would use HDMI. So what you want is something that can amplify both 5 discrete speakers OR headphones and you can't wrap your head around why something like that doesn't exist in a smaller form factor? Okay...
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    A Better Way? (Dump Sound Card?)

    You're looking for a proper surround receiver. It will exceed all of these requirements. It's really not complicated.
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Glorious GMMK TKL White Ice with (Feker)Holy Panda Switches and Aura caps. EVGA X17.
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    What key do you use to 'Move Forward'?

    G13 thumbstick. I think spreading out your directional control over multiple fingers isn't living your best life.
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    How Bethesda Quickly Fell From Grace In One Year

    I'm pretty sure anything actually developed in Maryland will still be praised. Such alarmism.
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    Another useless launcher enters the fray.

    I mean if I get to play any game I want and the developers get a higher share, what are my worst-case scenarios personally? So maybe when all these launchers get frustrating I'll have to generate shortcuts for each title I have installed and put them in a folder? Or some disk space usage when...
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    Another useless launcher enters the fray.

    I support whatever means give a higher percentage of game sales' profits to the developers themselves. And yeah, I know it's going to the publishers largely, but the devs are far more likely to get an increased cut from them than some sort of middleman.
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    Crap Wifi, tons of APs

    You could try reducing the channel width on your 5Ghz antennas. You will lose bandwidth but if reliability is what you're after it may be worth a shot.
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    Those with Fiber what is your speed tier and what is the fastest you downloaded from steam?

    I have symmetric gigabit. Past a certain threshold, Steam downloading becomes more about decryption than bandwidth, so CPU limitation becomes a factor. On my connection, an i5 6600k pulls about 65MBps, but my new 3900x effectively saturated it yesterday downloading Remnant: From the Ashes at...
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    Dropbox Changing Plans/Pricing

    I'm kinda surprised no one has bought up Backblaze. Unlimited data (though I know that word seems meaningless in many industries) for $60/year. I'll admit I haven't scoured the fine print but this pricing seems disruptive, and I believe there are competing products with identical pricing.
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    Light-based hardware

    Gravity is caused by what amounts to a bend in spacetime. Light travels along a straight path, yes, but a black hole is a really extreme bend, sort of like a pit. Also, it's possible the light may eventually escape, but as hawking radiation.
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    Anyone use MoCA?

    Assuming you're in a house, it would be a (likely gray) box on the outside near the electric meter and such. Though it's been a while since I dealt with any of this stuff, I believe the correct way it should be grounded is a fairly heavy gauge solid core wire should be coming off the coax...