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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Mouse: Microsoft trackball optical 1.0, the big right handed flat one with the thumb trackball. Keyboard: IBM M13 w/trackpoint, the 1997 version made by Maxi Switch. I'm using a Ziotek usb adapter for it. It doesn't seem to type any different than the 1980's M models. The trackball uses the...
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    Netflix Password Sharing Crackdown

    FWIW, I can't stand Sandler. Netflix used up most of it's potential when people had run out of good, older movies to watch. Then it was 'classic' TV shows. Now it's into original shows, and that is often a hard sell. And if they get a hit? No great increase in revenue. There aren't enough...
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    8TB shuckable hard drive $121

    Did anyone ever find out if there's air or helium in those WD white label (and or red label) drives? And for the price of these drives, may as well just make sure you have a backup copy of your data and then ride 'em until they fail, or become too small to be of any real use. I still have two...
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    Wireless USB adapter match for Netgear X6 router?

    Thanks. For some bizarre reason, Amazon didn't show me that one when I searched, but of course showed me all the rest of the Netgear mini adapters. The reviews show it might have heat and realtek driver issues, but using only the Netgear driver it's seems to work fine.
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    Wireless USB adapter match for Netgear X6 router?

    I currently have a Netgear Nighthawk X6 tri band router using it's standard up to date firmware (1.0.4.28). What would be a good wireless usb3 adapter to attach to my PC's to make the most of it's capabilities? This router will be in the center of my vacation home which is approx 60'x60'...
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    Microsoft Tries Sneaking Telemetry Into Windows 7 "Security-Only" Update

    "Come on Microsoft. This is not a security-only update. How do you justify this sneaky behavior?" Because that is what Microsoft had always done. It's never for what's in the best interests of their customers. ONLY what's in the best interests of Microsoft, and they expect YOU to pay for it...
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    Microsoft E books to stop working.

    It would be interesting to know what percentage of purchases are actually refunded. Of course, we're talking Microsoft here, which isn't exactly known for telling us the truth, so we'll never actually know.
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    Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

    Let's face it, Microsoft has never worried about the 'disk footprint' size of Windows. With bloated code which, heaped on top of each previous bit is probably taller than Everest by now, Windows is loaded with stuff nobody wants. It's never been about making the best OS that they can, it's...
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    Microsoft enters bodywash market

    Especially if you tell them it's an Axe brand. Women want to be attracted to stuff that spells "M O N E Y". Tell they they like the scent of Old Spice or some other plebeian scent and they automatically hate it. I also found an Axe scent that women liked; It was maybe about 7 years ago, the...
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    Most significant upgrade you ever made ?

    During the 2000's I mostly never upgraded anything. Maybe it was back in 2001 my main rig was a dual p3 1.13 tualatin with an ATI TV capture card; at least, all the drives were SCSI. Next big upgrade was 2011, a maximus gene motherboard, 2500k, all SSD 16GB ram, and an ATI 6950, quicky upgraded...
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    Oculus Quest Features an Active Cooling Fan

    Actually sounds great if you're playing a flight sim or racing sim, where you're in an open cockpit. Wind in the face; wow, what realism. Can we add water for when it's raining? Maybe bugs splattering on our faces, too? Or will that cost extra?
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    America and Canada Ground All Boeing 737 MAX Planes

    Basically, the same old story of corporate policy. In this case, cut costs until planes start falling from the sky, blame the pilots, THEN fix the problem. If there hadn't been two disasters so close together, they probably would have gotten away with it. Reminds me of the DC 10 problem with the...
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    WD Easystore 10TB - $160 / 8TB - $130

    Well, they CAN sort of raincheck it, as they did a few weeks ago. The ad on Saturday, 4/19 read 'available [Thursday, 4/25]'. So you could purchase it that day, but it wouldn't be available until the following week. ON the 20th, the price went back up to over $200. I'm assuming that they didn't...
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    WD Easystore 10TB - $160 / 8TB - $130

    Really have to check every day. They discount them, then raise the price the next day.
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    US Senator Proposes a Ban on "Manipulative" Video Games

    Slippery slope. Once you regulate to protect children, you open up the door to protect feeble minded adults, too (senior citizens with credit cards who buy useless time shares, midnight infomercial crap; and, of course, all the gullible just plain stupid people, etc.). All of those demographics...
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