Recent content by rabident

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    This Gas May Erase Bad Memories

    There are drugs they can give you if they know they're going to cause you trauma, which is kind of scary. They do it for most surgeries now. There are some horror stories out there like hospital staff giving it to people, doing horribly painful things without pain killers, but the person...
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    The most stupidly named video card of all time ?

    Diamond Multimedia ATI Ultra Pro Turbo mach64
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    Sony Execs To Take 50% Pay Cut

    Their projectors are good. They were the first with a reasonably priced 1080p projector which forced DLP to reduce prices. I like Bluray, which they were a large part of. PS3 wasn't bad, and so well supported with feature based upgrades that I never had to pay for new hardware. And they've...
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    Electronic Arts announcing that they are shutting down the servers for...

    Is this for online play, or will the games not work anymore because DRM can't phone home?
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    Microsoft Speeding Up Windows Release Cycle

    Never been a fan of Linux on the desktop, but MS seems intent on self destructing. My next work laptop will probably be a Mac.
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    Netflix Begins 4K Streaming

    Netflix 1080P brought DVD quality to streaming. I had hoped Netflix 4k might approach broadcast 1080i OTA. To bad they limit it to people with 4k displays.
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    Aeron chair

    We have the Aeron at work and I don't like. The springy mesh thing is comfortable, but the rigid edges it attaches to cut in on my legs. So it's super comfy, other than this strip of metal digging into the back of my thighs. I bought a Human Scale Freedom for home and it's comfy. I was...
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    USB keyboard/mouse switching? Not KVM!

    Same question. Can I get an updated recommendation for 2014? I would like a 4 port model. USB. Pure hardware solution, no software. Would like to hear from anyone that has experience with a particular KM switch that works well.
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    Looking for a keyboard with keys that don't move around

    I know this sounds weird, but it bothers me. I like the key cap to be rigidly attached. I don't like that there is a little bit of play before the key starts to travel down. It's like I have to balance my finger on the key for a split second, to stabilize the key before it goes down. My...
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    Best monitor for work regardless of cost?

    The doctors say my vision is 20/20 but I have been suffering from headaches and now nausea from looking at the screen too long. I bought a Dell 24" 6 years ago and it was great for spreadsheets, but recently it started making me sick to look at it. I've increased the font sized which helps...
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    Best monitor for work regardless of cost?

    For office type work. Excel, e-mail... basically text. I'm not doing anything that requires color accuracy or a wide gamut. I just want something easy on my eyes.
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    what's the best motherboad for 980x

    I considered getting a workstation motherboard, but pricing on the Xeons make the 980x look like a bargain. The x5680 is essentially the same chip as the 980x with dual socket support for $1700.
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    what's the best motherboad for 980x

    There are unresolved issues in the Asus forum with the bios for 980x on P6T Deluxe v2. Mine is even older. I was hoping to hear what others are using. I consider the Intel, but that board seems to have issues across the board with the latest bios... and unfortunately you pretty much have...
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    what's the best motherboad for 980x

    I have highly parallel CPU bound code that will eat up as many many cores as I can give it. I will also game on it when not working. I have Asus P6T Delux (v1) which I'm fairly happy with overall. Can anyone recommend a motherboard that's not stupid expensive? All I want are 2x16pci-e...
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    what's the best way to tunnel through XP laptop?

    The laptop is slow, but has access to stuff. I can't upgrade the laptop, but I thought maybe I could tunnel through it.