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  1. r00k

    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    VooDoo3 2000 PCI. Yep, i didn't even have an AGP slot. Glide was just a great API in its day. Second to that, ATI Radeon 64M DDR VIVO
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    Nice to see this thread still going. Just had a PM for one of the few remaining games from my old list. I really slowed down on the bundles, as wife / kids / life took front seat to games, but i do still love this [H]ard community and I'm glad to see others' loyalty to it as well.
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    RIP ThinkGeek - 75% off Sitewide

    Well at least that picture of me wearing the binary blanket in my w00t! shirt will have no chance of returning now
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    32" 16:9 monitor too big for Gaming?

    I love my 32" 1440p. Fit more on the screen while keeping a reasonable text size at native res. Gaming on it is much more immersive than the 22 or even 27 i had before it.
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    Apollo computer

    I had a guy come in to my shop several months ago who worked on several of the early NASA missions. He had programmed a number of those early systems in machine code etc. Im a bit fuzzy on it all now. He also talked about how he had dumpster dove behind Apple's first store and had recovered some...
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    Divide By Sheep Is Free on Steam

    Thank ya!
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    Grid 2 FREE at Humble Bundle

    lol you beat me to it. yeah, i got those errors too, but give it a few refreshes and a few minutes and you'll be good. i already had the game, but the DLC i did not, so cool!
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    15% Off on eBay App Purchases TODAY ONLY

    Looks like it will work on some smart wifi light switches i need
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    15% Off on eBay App Purchases TODAY ONLY

    Use coupon code PSAVETODAY by 7pm Pacific to save 15% up to $100 Says it excludes tech but perhaps you need something from a different category that IS eligible
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    A "Legend" Reborn: Logitech Brings Back the MX518 Gaming Mouse

    I've been using an MX510 for 12 years or so. Will definitely buy a 518 now that the opportunity is back.
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    WTS/WTB List

    Hmmm i have a cloud key laying around doing nothing at my office . I'll have to check and see what gen it is if you're still wanting one..
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    EVGA 970 sc 4gb graphics card

    Dang, these 970s are getting pretty cheap! Pretty good cards still..
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    creating win 10 usb installation

    Ive had excellent luck with rufus on my 16gb and 64gb drives. The only problems ive had were when my antivirus would get angry with rufus making something bootable and stop it before it could finish. Its got a bit of Mississippi Leg Hound in it...
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    Most Customers Would Stop Watching Netflix if it had Commercials

    I wonder this too. I read an article last week or so that claimed something like 60% of the internet traffic is fake. Click Farms and the like, in order to generate more revenue to the ad companies. So you have to wonder if these ads are actually bringing in any real business, or enough to...
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    Most Customers Would Stop Watching Netflix if it had Commercials

    And not in Braille, or showing enough diversity, or showing a white person smiling while a black person is frowning. There's no end to it. I also would cancel my Netflix subscription if the ads start showing. That really IS the single biggest draw i have to Netflix. I DONT want to see...
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    creating win 10 usb installation

    Use the media creation tool to download the iso. Then download Rufus and use that the make your usb install disk. In some cases. Antivirus actually blocks the media creation from completing. My GData's behaviour monitoring would block mine from finishing for some reason
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    FS: 2 x EVGA GTX1070 SC | 8086k + Z370 Taichi combo

    hmmm... possibly. no particular need other than the upgrade bug.
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    Future Windows 10 Builds Will Reserve Storage and Tabulate It

    I don't mind if Windows wants to create a permanent service area for updates. But hopefully they clean up the space after the update finishes. Last thing we need is it filling up the service area, then deciding "hey, i need more space. I'll just hide another 7gb chunk to use".
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    Is gig worth it at home?

    man i am so jelly. my cost just went up to $109 up from $69 for 200/25 i believe + basic tv, since i am now out of the promotion period. That's how you reward customers who always pay their bills on time and don't cause problems.
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    no problem. glad you got what you needed.
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    Is gig worth it at home?

    you do get 2 months out of 12 consecutive that you can go over without penalty, but yeah, you could potentially have a "fast car" and still only get to travel so many miles. those miles just burn up a lot faster.
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    Is gig worth it at home?

    Question is, "is there a 1tb/mo data cap"? And is it 1g up and down, or their typical 35m on the upside. Personally, i have 200mbit at home comcast. It started out at 75 and they kept doing free upgrades. Unless you frequently do big downloads you probably won't see a difference
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    Sorry - been crazy lately. i have 4 sticks of pc2-6400s SODIMM 2GB. Don't have any 4GB that i can find. Need?
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    Need Anti-Virus Recommendations

    I switched from Avira to GData a few years ago. It has bitdefender as one of its two engines. Out of the 800 or so endpoints i have deployed it on, none have gotten viruses or had problems of that nature. It catches a lot of stuff and actually does something useful about what it does catches.
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    I know ive got what you need at my office. Probably be there tomorrow afternoon, or definitely Wednesday. I can let you know then.
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    PFsense is killing me. SHould I go USG?

    Free version does routing, firewall, QoS, OpenVPN, TunnelVPN, basic gateway antivirus (clamwin, iirc), ad blocking, intrusion prevention. Paid version (business and home are the same features) also has IPSecVPN, Web Cache, load balancing / failover, email filtering, bandwidth control...
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    PFsense is killing me. SHould I go USG?

    I switched from pfsense at my office to untangle a few years ago. Pfsense is a great router distro, but once i tried untangle there was no looking back. Much easier to configure and just as solid. Adblocking is available. The openvpn support is there even in free version. You can try it out...
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    10% Off Everything Ebay

    Saved $26.90 on an already great price for a Milwaukee 2715-20 SDS Plus Rotary Hammer
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    RT-AC87R bottlenecking internet speed, Solutions?

    If i saw this earlier i would have said just build your own. pfsense or untangle on 2 gigabit cards in an old core 2 duo machine would have been dandy!
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    FS: Bulk 1TB Laptop 2.5" Hard Drives

    My laptop was stolen last week, and so it's time to shed some weight and buy a new one. I have a stack of 44 brand new 1TB working pull laptop hard drives of various brands, mainly Seagate and Western Digital. Drive will arrive wiped with DBAN. Selling for $25 each, shipped. I would like to...
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    Laptop stolen, need help trying something

    Honestly, i hope so. It sucks to lose a really nice laptop, but the data that was on it is not the kind of stuff i want getting out in the open.
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    Laptop stolen, need help trying something

    Im banking on it automatically connecting to some nearby Xfinity wifi or other public hotspot, since the only account on it is my Microsoft Account and it won't be generally accessible. Theyll have to sit there and try a few basic passwords, maybe attempt to connect the wifi to see if that helps..
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    Laptop stolen, need help trying something

    I'm not sure if this is the best forum for this topic, but someone ought to have ideas. My laptop was stolen 2 days ago, and wouldn't you know it, i didn't have all my security duckies in a row yet. The only account on it was my microsoft login with a fairly strong password, and i would use...
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    FS: 5960X, Rampage V Exterme + blocks, and more

    real nice cpu. exactly what i'm rocking at home right now. if only i actually NEEDED that much power at the office (have a 5820k there)...
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    Bill Gates Regrets Control-Alt-Delete Key Command

    Do you not remember the keyboards with the Sleep Wake and Power buttons? Bump one of those and "$#!+" Worse was that, back then, sleep and wake took a fair bit of time to do their thing, and iirc were not very reliable.
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    19 Year Olds as Sedentary as 60 Year Olds

    Lol: "Forty-nine percent were male, the rest female." Glad they cleared up what the rest were This is because the data came from studies from 2003 to 2006. Using current data, they'd probably have a few more categories to be "more inclusive." Oops, I think I just missed the point of the...
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    Google to Radically Change Homepage for First Time since 1996

    I really despise most of the fluff they think people want to see. Sports scores? Fuck no. Trending topics? I couldn't give a shit what other people are interested in. Celebrities? What a waste of time. Music? Nah. Huh, the older I get the less I seem to like *anything*.. go figure
  38. r00k

    FS: Windows 7/8.1/10/Server 12/16 | Office 10/13/16 | Win 10 Pro: $8 | Office 2019 ProPlus

    Can i get a windows 7 home key, por favor?