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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    BestBuy has had a few rigs for $1,199 today with the 3060. I decided to grab one since nobody is selling bare cards at or near MSRP anymore. $1,199 for Ryzen 5 3600, 16gb ram, 3060 (non-TI), 1Tb hdd + 512Gb SSD isn't that bad. I had a similar spec HP on order, but cancelled it since the...
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    What mouse and keyboard do you use?

    G502 mouse && Ducky One 2 SF
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    After a few days of using the ducky I decided I needed some sort of wrist support. Ended up making a little wrist rest out of some scrap 1x3 and am really happy with it. Need to get some poly on it. Fun little 15 minute project with some sandpaper.
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Just got a ducky one 2 sf pure white and really enjoy it so far. Still using a g502 mouse. I went with blue switches this time since my last board had browns. Gotta love that click. A few complaints about it so far - I got the "year of the rat" space bar, and the color is a little more...
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    I'm excited, a pure white ducky one 2 SF is on the way to me. Went with the mx blue switches this time. Current board is a leopold with mx brown.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    It seems like there are some pre-builts with nice specs and a 3080 around $2k. almost seems worth it to buy, sell the 3080 for $1,400 on ebay, then buy another one once prices come down and get a nice rig for ~$600 + whatever video card you add later.
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    EBay RTX3080 LOL

    WTF
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    I quit gaming.

    After having kids I've had almost zero time for games. I'll still fire up CS:GO for an hour or two with a few cold beers after everyone goes to sleep, but it's pretty rare.
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    games that were on your school computers

    Early days: Kid Pix Studio (not really a game, but hella fun) Oregon Trail Lemmings Dr Riptide Meavis Beacon teaches typing Later days (HS): (We had a tech teacher who was awesome and hosted "computer club" after school on thursdays. Basically just a LAN party on school PCs every week, then we...
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    How much RAM you got?

    I've got 12Gb in my rig, but it's an older rig. Still runs fine for me, but next rig will probably be 32Gb
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    GOAT of Duty

    in!
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    Cherry MX Browns Too Loud For Office?

    I do a lot of phone interviewing, and my browns were distracting. Now I have two keyboards sitting on my desk, one with browns for when I'm just working alone, and an apple keyboard for when I'm on the phone
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    “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money”

    "Amazon Go basically combines a library with a Starbucks." wait.... what? Amazon Go has nothing to do with Books or Coffee? Also.. the Forbes link is dead now.
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    8TB for $14

    In for one
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    I feel like this is a dumb question - POE injector question

    You should be fine to put the poe injector at the switch end as long as your total cable run isn't over 300'
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    Passive Network Tap

    What gear are you running currently? Can you setup a span / monitor port on the existing firewall / router? Or build one like this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Passive-Network-Tap/ hak5 also has one available for cheap: https://hakshop.com/products/throwing-star-lan-tap
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    Player unknown Battlegrounds

    Bought this today after a few friends convinced me to. Played about an hour and a half tonight. It seems fun, but I get bored sitting around waiting so I start running around, then I get shot in the face. Seems fun, but I'm not sure how much time I'll spend playing. In my hour and a half I think...
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    UPS Pre-orders 125 Tesla Electric Semi-trucks, Largest Order Yet

    125 in a fleet of 108,000+. bit of a piss in the ocean, eh? "Over 108,000 package cars, vans, tractors, motorcycles, including more than 8,500 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles" sauce
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    Microsoft Edge Now Available for iOS and Android

    The fact that MS thought it was a good idea to throw Dev hours at this says a lot about their business.
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    After you're done turning the universe into paperclips...

    I have no idea what I'm doing, but it's kind of fun.
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    Nothing PC at Gamestop ...

    I don't understand how game stop is still in business. If there is a title you are looking forward to, why wouldn't you just pre-order it online? Same with new consoles. Even trading in old games can be done online through Amazon now.
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    GTX 970 Dying - Need Replacement ASAP

    Sounds like a good opportunity to upgrade to a 1060 http://a.co/4RgALoE
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    Help a VLAN noob?

    That's a pretty slick looking setup for ~$500. Now you are giving me ideas haha
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    48 Port Gigabit Switch Suggestions...

    You could find a 3750X in that price range if used is an option: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cisco-Catalyst-3750X-48PF-L-switch-managed-48-ports/282715551396?epid=83749058&hash=item41d328f6a4:g:ZesAAOSwynRZ1A6F The fans are not super quiet, but they are not that loud either.
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    Apple iPhone X Discussion

    64gb space gray pre-ordered, but showing early december delivery date. I got the case for it yesterday and it is smaller than I expected. I'm excited to see how it looks when I get the actual phone. If I don't like it, I'll sell on Ebay and buy an 8 plus.
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    Portuguese ISP Shows Us What the Net Looks like without Net Neutrality

    It's kind of funny how the argument goes both ways. With Cable TV everybody complains that they are paying for a bunch of channels that they will never watch. Nobody complains about all the websites they have access to that they will visit.
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    Post a screenshot of your linux!

    Yup, Dell u3417w
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    Post a screenshot of your linux!

    nothing too exciting. <edit> Added screenfetch since all the cool kids are doing it </edit>
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    Hardware for VM hosting

    Why not move to AWS or some other off site solution?
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    Amazon May Finally Accept PayPal

    I see no reason for amazon to accept paypal. They already offer their own payment service that is much better (and more cost effective for sellers) than paypal. Slumping to paypal seems like a downgrade overall. The sooner paypal dies, the better.
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    A Picture I Took 2017

    She's really that furry. between my Russian and the wife's Italian roots I guess we just make furry babies. she's about two weeks older now and quite a bit less hairy.
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    A Picture I Took 2017

    Have to show off our first Daughter. Born on December 15, and we finally got around to taking a few posed pictures of her. Never did baby photos before, so I am open to any critique you guys can offer! Canon T5 with kit lens. Sunlight with baby laying on a blanket on mom's chest.
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    Video card upgrade for older machine

    Turns out that the 1060 was a great choice. Picked up another 16gb of ram and have been getting 60fps on ultra @ 2560x1600. Some tearing and dips down to ~48fps during crazy explosions and stuff. Overall, totally stoked with the purchase.
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    Video card upgrade for older machine

    Monitor is 2560x1600, but I don't need to max everything out. Most of the gaming I do is still older games anyways.
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    Video card upgrade for older machine

    For less than the cost of a case of descent beer, why not :)
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    Video card upgrade for older machine

    So I went to fire up the battlefield 1 beta today and discovered my current card is too old (driver outdated and no newer version available). Ordered a PNY 1060 (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01IR5MR32) from Amazon, how bad of a bottleneck will the rest of my machine be with this card? Current...
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    Lost Account Access and Passwords Changed

    I'm back in action! Thanks Kyle. I was freaking out last night because I tried every password I could think of and no longer had access to the email address I used when signing up (remember back in the day when you couldn't use a free email address?)
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    Woot is now a Subsidiary of Amazon

    Yeah... this is super old news. love this video though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnCHCcveteA
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