Recent content by toast0

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    Scalper group says it has ‘no regrets’ over reselling 3,500 Playstation 5 consoles

    Kind of funny because there's not much to miss out on with a new console. If you wait for units to stay in stock, you're going to have more games to pick from too. Maybe better system software.
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    Has Anyone Ever Replaced the Fan in a APC UPS?

    From the look of the board in the video, all those caps are nice through hole caps, and shouldn't be too hard to replace. That guy says he doesn't bother to remove the board from the enclosure before soldering, but I probably would pull it out. It's a lot easier to work on stuff when you can...
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    New feature to calculate 'productivity scores' turns Microsoft 365 into an full-fledged workplace surveillance tool

    Since I left my job, they've now filled my position with four people (at the same time), but I was only spending like 10% of the time on that stuff; so I have no idea how four people can work on it for all their time. 90% of my time was spent debugging random stuff that was broken across the...
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    New feature to calculate 'productivity scores' turns Microsoft 365 into an full-fledged workplace surveillance tool

    If I'm running an Office product, my productivity is low. Especially if it's Outlook ... Let's wait all day for it to load an email. Let's be sure to close it before sleeping the laptop, because the laptop doesn't really sleep if Outlook is running. Let's push send and receive 20 times cause...
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    IS Nitro Debugger Wireless + Video Out Console Nintendo Dev Kit

    Wow.... I hadn't heard about this console, at all. Wireless checkbox may just mean it supports the wireless features of the console?
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    Lenovo 4700g System - $540

    I ordered a couple (4650G) from AliExpress. Nerve racking, but pretty happy with the resulting systems. Was tired of waiting to upgrade.
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    Intel Corporation Class Action Lawsuit - 7nm Woes

    My father in law called me about two months ago asking if I knew anything about Intel's new processor and wasn't it going to be great, and shouldn't he invest. Not sure where he heard that from, but there's clearly some weird information circulating around.
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    Any non-google/Android or Apple phones out there?

    I've got a drawer full of Windows Phones. If you're not going to use any apps, they're nice. I'd probably look for a WP 8 phone rather than Windows Mobile 10. Mobile IE is garbage, but Mobile Edge is worse (unless they made it tolerable after I gave up; Edge might be ok if you get a 900 series...
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    Why is RAID 1 not popular any more?

    We used (software) RAID 1 at work for holding multimedia messages in transit; something like 6 or 8 pairs of disks in a machine, raid 1 isn't space efficient, but is cpu efficient; and was fairly simple to setup. When disks went bad, the datacenter techs would swap them out and we'd rebuild the...
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    Blocking SYN-Flood Attacks on macOS?

    Hmmm... I found a FreeBSD forum post that looks similar. I pulled config examples from OpenBSD, but it looks like it's a newer syntax, and you'll probably have to use older syntax like they said for FreeBSD. pf is definitely not my strong suit. I'm pretty sure you should be able to adjust rules...
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    Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

    Did you see HP's free ink for life (15 pages per month); that one didn't make it to a year before they decided to make it $1/month. Chrysler does this too (for remote start via website/phone apl). Not worth anywhere near what they want for it.
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    AMD Ryzen Master 2.6 Is Out

    FYI for Renoir users. The previous version refused to install on my Renoir desktop system (4650G), although it was reported to work if installed previously with a supported processor; this version installs, but then refuses to run.
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    Bricks from DeForest Kelley's childhood home

    That's why I posted it ;)
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    Bricks from DeForest Kelley's childhood home
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    Help on 5600x build

    If your GPU isn't pci-e 4, you could go a520. Gigabyte a520i ac itx is about $100 and you can flash it (if needed) without cpu and ram.