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    Google Fiber with Google Wifi (mesh)?

    I have had the damndest time trying to figure out this problem. I've got my internet service with Google Fiber, so I have their modem/router. The tech told me that it would work fine with my Google Wifi mesh access points. He was sortof right, it worked fine with just one powered on, as soon...
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    Swifttech Storm and AM4?

    Does anybody make a mounting adapter for this combo? I’m trying to get a rig put together out of hand me down and spare parts on a shoestring budget. I was hoping to use this old waterblock. So I’m trying to decide if I’m going to buy a new mounting plate, rig up one of my own, or break down and...
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    Where does everyone buy their gear, these days?

    I was a huge Danger Den fan. Bought almost all my WC gear from them, and their customer service took super good care of me, if I ever had any trouble (how you make lifelong customers). Thinking about building another desktop on liquid, and I didn’t have a clue on who the good vendors are any...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 Reviewer's Kit Giveaway

    I'm in.
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    Microsoft Certifications?

    Are there any experts, here? I've been looking them over on Microsoft's website, but I'm still unsure of what path would be most beneficial. My primary goal would be learning and improving on my skill sets. Secondary goal is adding something beneficial to the resume. I'll give a little...
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    Desktop bigger than display problem:

    I've got a Mac Pro tower that's been giving me grief for the last few days. It used to be plugged into a 30" cinema at 2560x1600. Unfortunately, somebody kicked in my back door and the display walked off. So I pulled a 24" LG (1920x1200) out of retirement to hold me off until I decided on a...
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    Unconventional Liquid Cooling Discussion

    Submerge your components in the oil and chill the water in the loop. That way, you can get your super low temps and the oil will prevent condensation on the components.
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    Android NDK help?

    This shit is so frustrating. Why is it so hard to incorporate native files into your projects? What is with these crazy-ass function names that you have to make up? Why can't it just work? I'm missing Visual Studio. Damn InvocationTargetExceptions.
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    Android NDK help?

    Boom! That got it. Appreciate the help.
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    Android NDK help?

    First off, I'm not a Java guy, by any stretch of the imagination. I had an intro class back in college, probably 8 or 9 years ago. I'm way more comfortable with C/C++/C#. I'm trying to figure out the Android NDK so we can port over some existing code (static libraries written in C) to run on...
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    Turn a PC Off or Leave It On?

    I leave mine on, but sleep them.
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    Parallels and booting DOS?

    I already run Parallels. I was just going through my Windows OSes, creating a virtual machine for each one. Since I had DOS 6.22, I figured, why not?
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    Parallels and booting DOS?

    I figured out my problem, and actually got everything up and running. My first problem, with the CD's, was that my CD drive was in use by another virtual machine. Figuring out that everything wasn't sharing the drive at the same time was my first breakthrough. After that, I discovered...
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    Parallels and booting DOS?

    I'm trying to get a DOS 6.22/Win3.11 virtual machine set up on my Mac Pro. I'm having the damndest time trying to get Parallels to see a DOS boot CD as bootable. Anybody know if this is possible? Any off the wall suggestions to try? I'm sure this is way out of their design spec, but I'm just...
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    Civ5 problems?

    After a bit more searching, I found where somebody had suggested "Verifying the game cache", I think it is. I did that, it found problems, downloaded files, and now it works. I guess I'm Steam newbish, because I had no idea that it could do that.
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    Civ5 problems?

    The latest patch for Civ5 has rendered the game unplayable, on my rig. I no longer get the battle preview stats (which is annoying, but not a game killer). The killer, though, is that I no longer get the menus on the foreign relations screens. The leader screen shows up, and they babble...
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    Where the Tech Jobs Are

    Huntsville, here. Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center drive most to the jobs in the area. Sanmina-SCI has a pretty big presence here, too.
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    Applying gamma correction to PictureBox.BackgroundImage in C#?

    I've got a PictureBox, let's call it pictureBox1, and I want to load an image into it's BackgroundImage. That part is easy, but I want the image to appear "washed out". I figure somewhere around gamma .25-.5 would be about right. I'm having the damndest time trying to find how to apply this to...
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    Powering external fans through PS3?

    I want to put my ugly-ass PS3 in the drawer of my media stand, in my living room. I figure I should have a couple of 120mm fans to help with air circulation. Is there an easy to use adapter that I can wire off the USB, or an easy enough way to wire them off the internals? Five volts would...
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    The latest AVP?

    I guess that snuck by me.... Thanks for the linkage.
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    The latest AVP?

    Has anybody played it? Worth picking up?
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    Intel Core i7 Full System Drawing @ [H]

    I could use a new rig.
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    Aluminum and Copper naysayers look here

    I'd rather stay all copper. I've had it get me before.
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    Chevy Volt Gets 230 mpg City?

    If I had one, it would be damn near infinite MPG. My morning commute is only seven miles. So I could go all week without burning a single drop. I don't see myself having the disposable income to drop on one of these, when they come out, but I'd love to have one.
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    Wireless keyboard and mouse with decent range?

    I took my old keyboard back (best thing about buying from a brick and mortar). I ordered a Microsoft Bluetooth combo. Should be here on Monday. I'll let everybody know how it goes.
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    Wireless keyboard and mouse with decent range?

    I recently bought a Logitech S520 keyboard and mouse combo for my htpc rig. The keyboard works wonderfully, but the range on the mouse is pathetic. It seems to only work from about five feet, or less. My coffee table is only about ten feet from my entertainment center, so I really didn't expect...
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    Changing Vista color schemes for individual programs?

    I've got a program that wasn't developed in-house that I've got to use here at work. A few weeks ago, I was upgraded to Windows Vista. The program that I'm using apparently pulls it's color settings from the Windows scheme. In XP, the program looks fine, but with the default Vista color...
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    Biggest game dissapointments for you?

    FEAR 2. Hands down. I actually enjoyed Far Cry 2. All the way up until the end. Then I was like "WTF? Who the hell thought this ending was a good idea?"
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    Grouping radio buttons in C#:

    I haven't forgotten. I've just been overwhelmed at work, so I haven't had a chance to work on my projects at home. The joys of looming deadlines (and overtime). This weekend might provide an opportunity to get back after my own projects.
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    C.O.P. submersion testing

    I would try to keep things that don't need to be submerged, unsubmerged (PSU and HD's). I guess PSUs are optional, but I could see HD's reacting very badly to being full of oil.
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    Doom 4 expectations

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    Silicon fluid immersion?

    In my opinion, the best reason to build a system in an immersion environment, isn't for active cooling. It's for totally fool-proof condensation prevention. So I would use it in conjunction with a direct phase change, or water cooler, or pelitier, or some combination of the above, active...
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    Grouping radio buttons in C#:

    I'm recoding a project I put together in MFC/C++ (Visual Studio 2003) into C# (Visual Studio 2008). I had a bunch of radio buttons that all existed within the same group box. They weren't all tied together, though. There were three rows of two radio buttons. The grouping is supposed to be...
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    PC v. Console in regards to relationship status

    I consider myself a PC gamer, though I also own consoles. My girlfriend lives here with me, and her four-year old son splits time between here and his dad's. I didn't know how to vote.
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    Silicon fluid immersion?

    It's probably awfully rough on the plastics and rubbers in the motherboards, cables, and everything else. Give it a shot and let us know how it works for you... :p
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    Craigslist Helps The Downtrodden

    I'm with the rest of y'all. I can't believe he was bragging about living it up on 70k. The fact that he was doing it in California makes it that much worse. I can't imagine, and I live in one of the lowest regions in the country for cost-of-living.
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    FEAR2 WTF?

    I was talking about the first one. I got so mad at the second one after I went to set up my controls that I never haven't even played it, yet.
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    FEAR2 WTF?

    Yes. Leaning is pretty important to me in a game like FEAR. The vast majority of the game takes place in an office building, basically. I want to use corners for cover. I want to lean out and see what's down the hall without having to walk all the way out around and fully expose myself to...
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    F.E.A.R 2 New patch out!!

    Where's the lean?!?! :cry:
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    FEAR2 WTF?

    I didn't realize this was a simultaneous cross platform release. Blaming consoles probably makes more sense than blaming steam, then.