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    Have an old Klipsch 4.1 speaker system? Did it die? I bet you can fix it!

    I remember my late father using his finger when analyzing tv or amplifier boards. He would put a little saliva to his fingertip and then probe different connections on the board and observe what happens. By listening and looking, he could pinpoint usually the problem within a few seconds and...
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    Move Dialog Buttons in Nautilus Back to the Bottom of the Dialog

    If you're using Xfce, you're not using Gnome obviously. You might have to make your own custom theme in order to achieve this: http://www.fifi.org/doc/gnome-users-guide/html/gnome-users-guide/C/custom.html
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    Will you be able to "fix" a Windows 10X laptop?

    You will always be Microsofts bitch no matter what version of Windows you use. The solution is to dump Windows.
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    Why doesn't Microsoft want people to create local accounts?

    The point is that the vast majority of people will be tricked into creating the account. Dishonest business practices have been the trademark of Microsoft since the beginning.
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    Are there any Bluetooth replacement technologies on the horizon?

    I just upgraded my car to latest Audi A4 (from my trusty old MB S500L 4-matic year model 2003 which surprisingly has more option extras than the Audi but no bluetooth. Hmm I wonder why :D ) and the BT implementation in that car works really well. Whenever I sit in the car, playback resumes like...
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    Are there any Bluetooth replacement technologies on the horizon?

    Also my Bang&Olufsen BT devices work flawlessly with Apple products
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    Why doesn't Microsoft want people to create local accounts?

    Yes it makes me wonder how two persons can get a different setup dialog. For me and many others I've done installs to, there is no obvious option to bypass the account option but if you choose to seemingly cancel the whole setup, then all of the sudden you get the option to create the local...
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    Why doesn't Microsoft want people to create local accounts?

    You proof read your own comment? If so, agreed.
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    Why doesn't Microsoft want people to create local accounts?

    That would be good except this screen does not appear on all installs... On most installs the setup prompts to create a Microsoft account and it has _no_ option to cancel or choose an offline account. It has 'accept' and a red cross to close the dialog (implying that user would cancel the whole...
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    Why doesn't Microsoft want people to create local accounts?

    Microsoft developed the project Freta to scan linux servers for vulnerabilities. In order for you to use it, all you need to do is to upload your data to Microsofts servers. I kid you not.
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    win 10 & sanboxie a thing? returning pc builder enthusiast

    Going 'that' route will open your eyes and slowly you'll start to realize you don't need Windows for most of your daily things. It can be used for some applications that have no multiplatform support but that's it. Virtualizing Windows has the added benefit of being able to experiment and/or use...
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    win 10 & sanboxie a thing? returning pc builder enthusiast

    I'm sorry but I'm not buying it. No sandbox is going to push the CPU to any meaningful levels unless the CPU is some weak POS. If the laptop can't handle normal use, trash it.
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    win 10 & sanboxie a thing? returning pc builder enthusiast

    Not videos but: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=break+out+sandbox+vulnerability
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    Looking for Yamaha HS5 In Gray

    They were gone again :) Seems like a volatile shop
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    win 10 & sanboxie a thing? returning pc builder enthusiast

    There are multiple vulnerabilities around that enable breaking out of sandboxes. If you use Windows, you will never be safe on Internet. Even with the best antivirus ever. Antivirus makers are always a step behind the attackers and Windows is the number one attacked platform on the planet. It...
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    win 10 & sanboxie a thing? returning pc builder enthusiast

    That kind of a system would be horribly wrong designed and ready for trash.
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    win 10 & sanboxie a thing? returning pc builder enthusiast

    Perhaps on some cheapo laptop and battery use, sure.
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    win 10 & sanboxie a thing? returning pc builder enthusiast

    Why do you care about cpu usage? Are you running a prehistoric computer?
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    Z reviews new digs

    I live in a 3200 sq ft house alone lol
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    win 10 & sanboxie a thing? returning pc builder enthusiast

    Any Windows installation should be considered as a 'throaway' install as it's most likely going to be infected sooner than later if you use it online. Sandboxes can be defeated and if you use the most targeted OS in the world (Windows, duh) then you'll run into some pretty nasty attacks inevitably.
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    win 10 & sanboxie a thing? returning pc builder enthusiast

    Best way to use Windows is to virtualize it on a safer OS. Then you can snapshot it and return to a clean image when it gets owned. :)
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    Looking for Yamaha HS5 In Gray

    Probably your only shot of getting those :) Of course there's also the option to break out the ol' spray can :D
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    Why doesn't Microsoft want people to create local accounts?

    Well, since 99% of Windows users are totally clueless about IT and know only the button where the thing goes 'bleep' and screen lights up, this is the intended way.
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    Very High DPC Latency - Need Advice

    I have an optical hole where the drive used to go. No wonder my computar feels fast like a black hole!
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    Why doesn't Microsoft want people to create local accounts?

    Seemingly free. The price is your privacy.
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    Advice on new PC speakers

    For 150 bucks the only speakers I can recommend are second hand JBL305's, Pioneer SP-BS22-LR or Micca PB42X. Even the last two hifi bookshelfs have the problem that they're not designed for near field listening. Practically no speaker is, outside of studio monitors so their spectral balance is...
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    Macrium Reflect Linux equivalent

    I've successfully pulled an entire image of a virtual machine over the network using dd...
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    Looking for Yamaha HS5 In Gray

    Try Ebay...
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    Advice on new PC speakers

    1) What is this midrange hump you refer to in LP's? Any sources on that? :) I prefer large barn door size electrostatic panels for the exact reason that they provide a VERY accurate reproduction of sound. Sure bad recordings will sound just as bad as they are. But so do the good ones...
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    Advice on new PC speakers

    It's the other way around. Since studio monitors are used for producing the music and the musicians / master techinians tune the sound using them, you get exactly what they inteded the sound to sound like. Analytical and exact are the meaning of hi-fi. High Fidelity. If your gear alters the...
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    GRUB2 USB Boot Ubuntu ISO issue

    Do you have the correct ISO on the root of hd0 that's gpt format? If not, the boot hangs as it can't find the image you refer to. If you hold the ISO on the usb stick you need to modify the path to look similar to the Clonezilla one.
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    Win 10 download

    It's as legal as using a 5 dollar Ebay key :D
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    Win 10 download

    I see :) I got all my WIn10 licenses for free so I wouldn't know...
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    Win 10 download

    It works without a key only for a few days, then starts nagging for one. If you're comfortable with a nag text and black background, you never need a key.
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    Advice on new PC speakers

    You could have saved a lot by just getting a pair of Genelecs or other pro near field monitors. Hifi speakers are generally not designed for near field so their balance will be off when listened close.
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    Win 10 download

    IIRC Rufus creates a bootable image which is why it's not so good to use with linux ISO:s as it messes up things. It's also possible to make the image bootable when using dd but that requires changing a flag using command line...
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    Samsung SSD Over Provisioning

    The SSDs have a bank of unused and 'invisible' memory cells as overprovisioning which get used if a cell is detected faulty and has to be replaced. The overprovisioning option in the magician is just a chance to reserve even more cells for this purpose. If you delete the recovery partition then...
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    Samsung SSD Over Provisioning

    Most modern SSDs overprovision by default internally, why do you bother with this? Just keep steady backups.
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    How to remove time and date info from Windows 10 screensaver slideshow?

    Windows is simply not the best OS for you if you want to modify how it looks and works.
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    Plugin that supports Temporary Cookies Firefox

    If you're using Windows, you should remove your main threat vector first. Windows itself.
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