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    Chair mat for carpeted floor?

    Rolling chair. Thick carpet. Bad combo. My only experience with chair mats was about 20 years ago when my mother had a relatively thin piece of plastic she unrolled and laid down under the desk. It's been decades. Surely there's better stuff out there. Can anyone recommend a good, large mat to...
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    External monitor.

    Some things to be aware of with the Apple Thunderbolt displays (the old ones with the thick bezels): 1) The bezels are THICK. So thick that you basically can't use multi-monitor arms designed for 27" monitors. 2) The displays are HEAVY. Most arms support up to 15lbs. These beasts are 25lbs...
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    Apple leaks M1 Max Duo, and M1 Ultra

    *perks up* Sorry, I felt summoned. Bad car ideas tend to do that ;)
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    I've got a 4GB and a 2GB drive from college like 15 years ago. I just plugged them in after reading this. Sure enough, I can access my homework. Groovy.
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    Using Geforce drivers on Quadro?

    I know it's not a Quadro, but my Radeon W5700 (PRO/Workstation) card has no performance benefit modifying Adrenalin drivers to pretend it's a RX 5700/XT/etc. I imagine it's probably similar with nVidia cards.
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    Boeing and Airbus Warn of Risks from 5G, Ask for Implementation Delay

    That's exactly what it is. There's a theory that an aircraft component COULD potentially operate out of spec, and said component COULD potentially produce inaccurate data as a result. From what I hear (granted, I'm in Telecom, not aviation) it's the FAA being overly cautious. Nobody has been...
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    World's First "Warp Bubble" found by DARPA

    I recalled something similar and looked it up. 2001, British guy, called it the "Em Drive." NASA tested in 2016 and showed it worked... Which apparently since has been debunked.
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    what do you do with the case from a shucked WD 3.5" drive

    I have a 2TB Toshiba SATA drive in my 14TB WD's old case. It's being used as an XBox One storage device. Works just fine. So your mileage may vary!
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    Bill Being Pushed to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods

    I was expecting that anyway. Going rate for a card these days seems to be directly related to daily returns when mining. 1 year of mining returns = cost of card. So if the 4090 makes about $10/day, I fully expect it to be a bit over $3500.
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    Bill Being Pushed to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods

    They do? Admittedly, I've never been after any high-value guns. Mine are always like a Remington 700, or an AR-15, or an old M-1 Garand. Common firearms, and nothing anyone would scalp. For new purchases, I've always walked into the store, said "Gimme that one" or "Order me this", filled out a...
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    Bill Being Pushed to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods

    And that's basically what STIR/SHAKEN is. All it does is prevent caller ID spoofing. It says, "We, Verizon/ATT/TMo/Comcast/etc, do hereby certify that the number showing up on your screen IS the originating number." I believe most cellular phones these days can require the flag to be set in...
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    Eight computers pretty much doing nothing but mining RTM. I am envious of your 100/day.
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    Bill Being Pushed to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods

    I completely forgot about that. A legitimately GOOD law, and one that is (mostly) adhered to. Problem is that it’s a US law, so if the company doing the calling is in, let’s say, a “dealership warranty center” in India, they’re still allowed to spam ya. That’s where STIR/SHAKEN comes in. We...
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    Bill Being Pushed to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods

    Robocall Mitigation Database Opens; Filing Instructions and Deadlines (April 20, 2021) FCC Denies STIR/SHAKEN Caller ID Authentication Extension Petitions (March 30, 2021) FCC Adopts Call Authentication Trust Anchor Second Further Notice (January 13, 2021) Report to Congress on Caller ID...
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    How much RAM you got?

    32GB in all of my systems. NAS because I was playing with dedup at the time. VM boxes because... Well, VM boxes. It's the max the mobos will take. Gaming box because it's the smallest amount I could buy the system with. Never seen a game push it over about 10GB, so most of it's wasted. Laptop...