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    Google Pixel Deal

    I was in the same boat as you with a 6p. Bought a used Lenovo P2 for around 140eur. Best thing ever - cheap, so I don't need to be afraid of droppig it, nearly stock android, fast enough and, to top it off, 2-3x the amount of battery life of when my p6 was new (so around 2-3 days). Not going...
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    New 8th Gen Chips from Intel

    Wow. A whole 100mhz improvement for the i3? Now people can choose between slow and a little bit less slow? What is the difference between 8600 and 8400? One is okay, the other one is a bit more okay? Their product stack is weird, ryzen made a bit more sense - bigger gaps between products (maybe...
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    President Trump Getting Options to Crack Down On Chinese IP Theft

    Oh yes. Genious idea. Great PR move. Probably as good as blaming violent video games for mass shootings and proposing some sort of ratings board for games and other entertainment software. Perhaps an entertainment software ratings board, can get shortened to esrb or something. So probably now he...
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    One radiator vs two?

    The more - the better. Worst case - you can run your fans as slow as possible or even turn them off and run the pc with "passive" cooling while it's idling. I have a 420x60 cooling a 1080ti and a 5960x and I'm thinking of adding two more 240 radiators just so i can run fans even slower and keep...
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    Now BMW is Recalling 12,000 Diesel Cars Over Emissions

    Aren't petrol and lpg cleaner fuels, compared to diesel? Why don't we leave diesels for trucks, tractors and other heavy machinery, where diesel engines work very well? Is it just the price of fuel that people look at? I've driven petrol cars all my life - can't see how some increase in fuel...
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    Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert “An Idiot” and Says Public Transport “Sucks”

    What european cities are those? I'm from europe, maybe haven't been around that much, but I've visited Edinburgh, Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, some other places and myself come from an eastern european country and every time it's faster to use a car. The only time I've had a very enjoyable trip was a...
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    Facebook Will Launch Pre-roll Video Ads in 2018

    I think you really underestime the power of suggestion. Do you not know any people who buy the thing the salesperson reccommends or that looks the best, even if the price is high? Or the thing that they have seen ads for countless times instead of the cheaper, yet unknow alternative?
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    The FCC Has Repealed Net Neutrality

    Didn't Verizon or ATT block or throttle Skype to favor their own offers? Didn't the same happen with FaceTime? And peer-to-peer downloads? And something else I am forgetting? All of this before 2015. Not sure, not from the states, just the whole internet was up in arms against this decision and...
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    People Are Taking Out Mortgages to Buy Bitcoin as Price Soars

    Wow. Don't want to be holding btc when all these people need to sell their bitcoin to get at least some money back to cover the loans. Will be a tidal wave of people scared that btc will crash and they will panic-sell, causing said crash... Good thing I put the money I can afford to lose into...
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    Microsoft Edge Now Available for iOS and Android

    Great. Now I can ignore it on Android as well. Although, I did find the browser emulation thing useful, when microsoft's media creation tool was borked and I had to pretend I'm using Safari to get access to download the win10 iso... Just Microsoft things :)
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    I *BLEEP!*ing HATE WINDOWS!

    Phanteks P400S is pretty good, comes in a windowless version and whatever LEDs it has - they can be disabled. I have one, it was pretty easy to build in, as a lot of external parts can be quite easily removed leaving you with a "roofless" frame to work in. No 5.25" bays, though, if you need one.
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    5960x / MSI x99 Gaming 7 PWM frequency

    I've been poking around the BIOS to somehow iprove my cpu's overclock/stability (4.3ghz @ 1.28V) and noticed the option for PWM frequency. I know that the higher the frequency - the lower the efficiency on VRMs but lower voltage ripple. I have a waterblock stuck on there (on the cpu as well) so...
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    Real Life Wolf of Wall Street Calls Cryptocurrency ICOs Biggest Scam

    "Heyyy, we came up with this cryptocurrency (like BitCoin!!!) and we are trying to sell it at this arbitrary price we thought of - come buy and become rich. We got <<insert some semi-famous person's name>> supporting it!" Yup, seems legit. At least that's what the ads on my facebook feed look...
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    Warning of “Ecological Armageddon” After 75% Plunge in Insect Numbers

    Never said it was unnatural or that we are not a part of nature, but we are more capable than any other animal on the planet and, for better or worse, we think we know what we actually don't know (or just don't give a damn). What I meant was that we, as any other animal, have an impact on the...
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    Warning of “Ecological Armageddon” After 75% Plunge in Insect Numbers

    I think it's pretty clear that we, humans, are unable to be a part of nature and it has been this way for a very long time. Even if we really want - we can't. Humans have caused extinctions of many animal species way before civilisation rose, and now, with all the technology available to us that...
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    Google and Levi’s $350 “Smart Jacket” Can Only Be Washed 10 Times

    "This damn younger generation is a useless bunch of dumbasses. Now MY generation is just so great - we do everything the old fashioned way" - every generation ever.
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    Available 1080 ti founder edition cards?

    Cheaper, have a good cooler if you need the gpu to exhaust the hot air, clock as high as any other aib card when given better cooling. The only reason to get a non-fe is when you want to air cool it and have a large case with good airflow.
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    The iPhone X Needs a $25 USB Type-C Cable to Fast Charge

    Don't know where you are getting this... My 6P came with a usb-c/usb-c cable and usb-c charger, my wife's huawei p10 came with c/c cable and ar 3A charger. Isn't that quick charge?
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    Amazon Hit with Lawsuit over Eclipse Glasses

    Sigh... When I was a kid we didn't have fancy eclipse glasses. We took a piece of broken glass, held it above a candle to get it all sooty and it worked great. Didn't need to buy stuff to use once and throw away... On topic - let 'em. Fun to watch these :)
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    Which 1080ti and Water Block?

    I think the MSI 1080ti Armor or any of the Founder's Edition cards will be the cheapest. The MSI armor one has a non-reference pcb, so might be harder to find blocks for. In any case - most of the 1080ti models seem to be very, very close to each other given proper cooling - just get the...
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    5930k 4.5ghz 1.3v at 82c CPU temp but coolant at 49c... wut?

    I have a similar chip, a 5960x, and I'm getting into the 70s at 1.3V and 4.4GHz with a 420mm rad just for it and a ekwb supremacy evo waterblock. I think that an aio is not as effective and also that you will reach a point when the thermal bottleneck becomes the ihs/tim. In your case you'd need...
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    Help with current state of multi GPU games

    As far as I'm aware, nvidia and amd pretty much stuck mgpu support onto game devs in dx12/vulkan. Looking at how games are released semi-broken more often than not, I personally have no belief that game devs will waste their time on the few people that use mgpu. Perhaps some, but I'd bet that...
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    P8Z77 no sound over optical or coax (no LED on optical)

    I tried wiggling the cable, but the bigger issue is that the optical port is not lit. I'm quite certain the sound card part of the motherboard is pretty much dead, as there is no sound over analog outputs and it does not detect of anything is connected there. A usb sound card works fine.
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    P8Z77 no sound over optical or coax (no LED on optical)

    Just an update: Updated BIOS to the newest version, reinstalled windows, tried different realtek driver versions. The realtek control panel shows that there is something connected to the front panel jacks (both headset and mic icons are lit up), but I have not even connected the front panel...
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    P8Z77 no sound over optical or coax (no LED on optical)

    Newest drivers from Asus and output is set to "Digital output (Optical)". I will try to mess around in the bios, must have missed something. Just tested with another PC and optical works fine. Seems windows is not actually using the optical output on the htpc as it stays dark, even though it's...
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    P8Z77 no sound over optical or coax (no LED on optical)

    Just built a htpc with a Asus p8z77 and a 3570k. Have an older Denon receiver that has no HDMI, but has TOSLINK and coaxial. Before this I used an old acer prebuilt pc with a g45 chipset and a q6600. I built a S/PDIF adapter plate that connected to the motherboard and it worked well. There were...
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    Ubisoft Far Cry 5 E3 Trailer - The Father's Amazing Grace

    I was just talking about the reaction to the fact that it's set in the US. Nobody bats an eye when it's one of the other countries (although GTA is sort of set in the US, but it's an alternate version of it). Anyway, I agree with your point that it's played out a bit and the drug cartel setting...
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    Ubisoft Far Cry 5 E3 Trailer - The Father's Amazing Grace

    Excuse me for not taking my time to make a comprehensive list of all the possible targets. I was thinking about current times, not historical.
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    Ubisoft Far Cry 5 E3 Trailer - The Father's Amazing Grace

    After reading some comments: When it's a game about shooting brown people (or eastern europeans) - everyone's okay witht that. When it's a game set in the US - suddenly there's people worried about how it will portray the country.
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    4k gaming & VR at 120 fps requires PCIe 4.0

    Probably because we don't really have 4k@120hz or 240hz :)
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    Videocard HDMI Audio Woes (highly technical)

    I had a similar issue with a pj, long hdmi cable, pc and a tv tuner - with the tv tuner as a source it would start flickering and lose signal within a minute, the pc was no problem. At 720p the tuner worked fine. I figured my cable was too long and/or too crappy and perhaps the tv tuner had a...
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    Videocard HDMI Audio Woes (highly technical)

    Why not connect one of the monitors to the Onkyo and use it as a passthrough? Must both monitors be using DP?
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    Net Neutrality Going down in Flames

    Just looking at the shitty internet speeds you guys get in the states and the price it costs where one of these isp giants is involvesd shoud be a wake up call and a good reason for the government to regulate it. You have bandwidth caps? Wth is this, dial-up? There is no competition between ISPs...
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    Facebook Fined $112 Million Over WhatsApp

    If a company wants to do business abroad, they have to abide the laws of that country. Otherwise every company would be registered in Bullshitistan and would do whatever they please.
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    Strix raid dlx buzzing background noise

    That's what I will do to test it - I'm not that stupid... As for grounded pipes - all pipes ar copper, they are grounded in the basement (there is a ground wire coming up from underneath the house and it's connected to the pipes and the fuse box). Pipes are not insulated - they are electrically...
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    Strix raid dlx buzzing background noise

    First of all - I'm in Norway. The electrical system here is a bit different. There is no neutral. In a normal house you'd have two live wires (230v phase to phase, 115v phase to ground) and a ground. My house is quite old, needs rewiring (which hopefully will happen next year) and all I have is...
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    Strix raid dlx buzzing background noise

    Yes, i have a furnace in the basement that has been converted to use electricity to heat the house. The pipes should be grounded, as far as I am aware. I will check on that, though. I'll try to google, maybe I can test for that somehow. I will also try to take the pc back to the other room just...
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    Strix raid dlx buzzing background noise

    Nope. That part of the house is using wiring from 1947 :)
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    Strix raid dlx buzzing background noise

    Would a radiator work?
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    Strix raid dlx buzzing background noise

    I will try out a psu from another pc and a ground loop isolator. One more thing - when I had the sound card in the z77 system I also had my pc in a different room. That room has newer electrical installation and the electrical sockets hve a grounding pin. Now I'm using a room that has old wiring...
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