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    RAID Woes with Asus P6T Deluxe (v1)

    Ran into a similar problem on my P9X79 Deluxe. The probably ended up being that hardware RAID was not possible across the two storage controllers on the board. I had to make sure that the drives I wished to setup RAID for where either on the Intel controller or the Marvell controller.
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    "Door Handles Wouldn't Work": Tesla Driver Dies in Burning Car after Crash

    Cars being in accidents and doors not opening after said accident is a very normal thing...
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    Linus Torvalds Comments On Apple's Potential Move to ARM

    For 90% of Apple users that I know the switch to an Arm processor would mean nothing to them. All these people care about is email/Facebook/Instagram/etc. For 5% they also wouldn't care as they would just never buy another Mac and instead probably switch to some sort of *nix. And the last group...
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    Password Manager Vulnerabilities Exposed

    Just an FYI if you memory dump Chrome or IE ( or probably any browser on Windows) after entering a password on a website you are really likely to be able to see the password you entered in plain text. On of the web applications I work on keeps on getting a security issue with that finding when...
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    Here's a Tutorial for Applying Liquid Metal TIM to a Laptop

    For long term use and stability I would never recommend Liquid metal on pretty much any laptop. It mostly comes to the fact that liquid metal has a tendency to flow more than other TIMs and is eclectically conductive. As it flows it tends to go places where you don't want it to go which causes...
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    Activision Explains Why It Broke Up with Bungie

    So what I got out of this is the following... Destiny made money, but not all the money, so its not worth anything to Activision Blizzard Activision Blizzard needs developers so they are laying off around 8-10% of their work force Speaking from experience nothing motivates developers more than...
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    Software Pirates are Allegedly Hijacking Apple's Enterprise Developer Certificates

    Wait are people just now figuring this out.... I figured this out as soon as I started doing some iOS development about 7 years ago.
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    Amazon Abandons Plans to Build a Headquarters in New York

    Good for New York. I generally will not fault a business for trying to get best deal possible, but the way Amazon went about its selection process was dubious at best in my eyes. Also before people say that New York lost out big on this, they may be right, but from a person living in that area...
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    Only Plebs Use Office 2019 over Office 365, Says Microsoft's Weird New Ad Campaign

    Only plebs use either of them. Google Docs is good enough for most people out there, for those that need more there is always Libre/Open Office. The only users that "need" MS Office are those that must use it because of company/enterprise restrictions.
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    Firefox 66 to Block Audible Sound from Autoplay Video and Audio by Default

    So not gonna lie I thought this had already made it to stable FF along time ago. Ironically, or maybe not, I find this to be most useful on major news sites. They all seem to have a stupid 1-2 min video at the top of their articles that just starts auto playing and blasting sound the second the...
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    Nvidia CEO Claims GTX 10 Series Cards Have Almost Sold Out

    1080Ti's and 1080's are pretty much gone everywhere, except maybe the 2nd hand market, however every brick and mortar store around where I live seems to have 1070Ti's 1070's 1060's and 1050's for days (figure of speech). And a quick glance online has most mainstream retailers are in a similar...
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Dismisses the Radeon VII as "Underwhelming"

    I agree that the performance of Vega 2/Radeon 7 is underwhelming when strictly looking at performance, as of right now the value seems to be pretty solid (this may change once 3rd parties bench the chip). As far as G-Sync and FreeSync/Adaptive Sync/VRR the only one I consider a scam is G-Sync...
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    Microsoft Wants to Kill Passwords, Starting with Windows 10

    Using just SMS for authentication seems like a terrible idea. As we have seen several times in the past year just how easy it is to execute a port out.
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    Windows 10 19H1: All the Changes We Know So Far

    Was kind of hoping for "Fixing all the stuff we broke in 1803 and 1809". Such as but not limited to default application settings and network file share disconnects.
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    Basic 3-4TB 7200RPM Drive Recommendation

    The only drives I would say avoid for right now are the WD 6TBs. Otherwise its really just pick whatever you think works best for you.
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    To Drobo or not to Drobo?

    While I cannot speak on their DAS options DROBO's NAS options are great for when you want something that, for lack of a better term, "just works". I know a few people with DROBOs and I personally have an FS (bought it in 2012) and so far no problems with any of them. That said there are trade...
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    Microsoft Admits Cortana Is an Epic Failure by Shamelessly Selling Amazon Echo Dot

    I guess you could say they failed to launch a HALO product in this segment
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    Crypto Hangover Could Take Blame for NVIDIA's Potential GeForce RTX 2060 Delay

    They don't want to release the 2060 because they know everyone will stop buying the 2070 because "ray tracing" is worthless on the card (and arguably on the others). Also in this segment of the market I am not sure how well the 2060 will compete with the rx590 (at least price wise if nothing else).
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    Xbox Chief Admits Microsoft Has "A Ton of Work to Do on Windows" for PC Gamers

    It's great that they are saying they will fix their store, but how about fixing the operating system the store is on first?
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    Blizzard Faces Hellish Backlash after BlizzCon Diablo Mobile Reveal

    I actually feel sorry for the guys that were up on stage. In all likelihood they had no part in any of the decision making process to develop or on how to present the game at the con. They were just up there doing their job to the best of their ability. All the criticism should be directed at...
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    Blizzard Faces Hellish Backlash after BlizzCon Diablo Mobile Reveal

    I think the community's knee jerk initial reaction is a little over the top, but I do understand why they are upset. The blame for this mess still mostly rests on ActiBliz for the horrible management of expectations and not understanding what their core audience wants and NOT the fact that this...
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    IBM to Acquire Red Hat in Deal Valued at $34 Billion

    Look I am not saying this will be the end of Red Hat, but this will probably be the end of Red Hat.
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    Chinese-Built Replica of the Titanic to Set Sail in 2022

    Chinese knock off of an "unsinkable" ship... the jokes practically write themselves.
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    Intel Tells Us Charlie has got it WRONG

    Didn't Intel say that Specter and Meltdown were not a thing at first as well.... That said I find it hard to believe that Intel would just ditch 10nm completely. So perhaps the truth is somewhere in the middle. For instance what if Intel Desktop/Server CPUs will on longer be developed on 10nm...
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    Bloomberg Stands by Chinese Chip Story as Apple, Amazon Ratchet Up Denials

    So not to say China's Government and even some companies doesn't do a lot of shady things, but at this point there is absolutely no evidence of this claim, or at least no evidence people are willing to pony up. So I am not really buying it. BUT lets assume for a moment that this thing is...
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    Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after Reports of Mass File Deletion

    On one hand maybe people will finally start creating backups of their important files (Look I can dream). On the other this kind of thing just shouldn't happen. I am really considering moving to some Linux distro in the future, probably when I do a new full system build. The only reason I don't...
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    How Microsoft Became the New Apple

    They finally get compelling hardware but at the cost of their software. I just recently made the mistake of switching to windows 10 after my 7 install blew up (totally my fault) and things are broken that I didn't know could be broken (Example: setting file type associations).
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    Linus Tech Tips: "Linux Gaming Finally Doesn't Suck"

    For those that complain about Linux not being the optimal environment for games, I suggest to them that they get a console. That would be the most optimal system for most games made in the past 5 or so years. Sure you won't get the most performance or best quality but it will be the most optimal...
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    League of Legends Superstar Loses Entire Cryptocurrency Balance to Port-Out Scam

    The real take away from this, which should have been obvious from the start, is that using SMS for 2FA is a dumb idea. Not only is this vulnerable to port-outs its also susceptible to fake towers (i.e. StingRay like devices). Applications that run on your mobile device (Google Authenticaticator...
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    Windows 10 Buggy Updates? Our Patching Is Simple, Regular, Consistent Says Microsoft

    At work I use Windows 10, and encounter lots of issues through out a given month. I figure if in an extremely controlled and near static enterprise environment Windows 10 cannot function correctly, what hope do I have trying to run it on my personal machine where I constantly make tweaks. I...
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    SemiAccurate Teases 10nm Failure Fallout

    "A massive $20+ billion market cap tech giant" Well this tells us that the market cap of the company is probably between 20-30billion because any higher and it would probably be written as "30+ billion market cap". Massive probably means well known and has several fabs and has some through put...
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    Total coincidence: Intel Vulnerabilities Exposed and Stocks Sold

    Same thing happened with the Equifax breach. Several top executives just happened to sell almost all of their stock before the news broke... but you know there was no way they knew about that nasty business. Its all just a coincidence.
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    Murdered my GPU I think - suggestions

    Had a similar problem on a new gfx card a bought many years ago. One or more of the VRMs were bad (or at least something near that area went bad) and was causing the over current protection to trip on my PSU once it was put under load. It took me a few times to figure out what was wrong but by...
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    Denuvo Has Managed to Win the Last Big Battle of 2017

    Did they really win though? Or did EA, Ubisoft and SEGA lose? I mean all of these games are just bad, so maybe even pirates don't want them....
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    Cyber Monday Hits Record-Breaking $6.59B in US Online Sales

    It hurt, but I bought a UPS (CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD). However, this is the first thing I have bought during black Friday/cyber Monday in about 7 years. The last time I bought stuff was for my current rig.
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    Equifax Ex-CEO Backs Plan To Stop Using Social Security Numbers As ID

    CGP Grey did a pretty good and simple video of explaining the flaws of using the SSN as a national identifier and just some general history/facts about the SSN
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    EU Setting Up for Another Record Fine on Google

    Once again, Google is not forcing phone manufacturers to pre-install their apps in order for the device to run android. The reason those apps are pre-installed is because its part of the terms to use the Google Play Store Service. No Google Play store, no need to have those apps installed. Just...
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    OnePlus 5’s Display Is Inverted, Causes “Jelly Scrolling”

    I have the OnePlus 5 and I do not have this issue, or if it is happening I haven't noticed it. So far I am really liking the phone, but it could be the effect of moving up from the Samsung Note 3 and the fact I didn't have to spend 700USD to get a phone with these kinds of specs. Also I am not...
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    EU Antitrust Commission Opens Investigations into Asus and Valve

    If I am not mistaken its studios that limit what Netflix can show where. This could be the same with Steam and game publishers. But either way, I do agree that improving availability and convenience is the best way to fight piracy, and that DRM tends to only hurt the people that do things legally.
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    Firefox Hardware Report

    So their data comes from the standard release version of Firefox. Most of the "tech-savy" people I know that use Firefox do not use the standard release builds, it makes me wonder what the data from beta/dev/aurora/nightly looks like. So I wonder if the reason their data looks shows such...
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