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    Fastest cloud storage for Fiber 1 Gbps + connection

    Try to estimate the amount of storage you are going to need for your images and compare that cost to a cheap NAS. I have a Netgear ReadyNAS 4 bay on my network and it does a pretty decent job of holding my files. The downside though is that drives can be expensive and they will eventually wear...
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    Fastest cloud storage for Fiber 1 Gbps + connection

    What do you want to use it for? The cost for cloud storage adds up pretty quickly so you should definitely know how you are going to use it before committing to the spend.
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    Corsair Gaming Audio Series™ SP2500 High-power 2.1 PC Speaker System Drawing

    I'm switching between a Creative system (https://www.newegg.com/creative-inspire-p7800/p/N82E16836116153?Item=N82E16836116153) I picked up forever ago and an extra soundbar I had lying around (https://support.vizio.com/s/article/SB3851-C0-Model-Information?language=en_US). I'm really not sure...
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    How feasible is this?

    I worked on a project where we established backup to cloud as a substitute for tape and AWS with storage policies to move the older stuff to Glacier. If your looking at a way to dip your toes in the water and come off as the cost-savings hero, that's a pretty good first step.
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    How feasible is this?

    Moving to SaaS offerings is a good move for most companies. Often times it enables them to purchase a real enterprise-class solution for a fraction of what it would have cost them to build/support something on-prem. However, moving your internal or customer-facing systems to the cloud...
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    RTX 2070 or RTX 2080?

    I recently picked up a 2070 to replace an ancient 680 which was no longer able to make min settings in games. Aside from a few annoying delays after initial loading, it's running BF5 at 4k at max settings with ray tracing enabled. In my case, it made sense to finally drop the $$ for an upgrade...
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    Need advise on gaming crashes and HW changes

    PSU is definitely my first suspicion but heat or low fan speed could cause thermal protection to kick in and cause a hard shutdown.
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    Server load problem

    Production and non-production/development are fuzzy definitions meant to assign a qualitative value to performance capabilities. I have multiple production domain controllers and jump hosts running in Azure using their equivalent of t2 instances and I've seen no performance related problems. The...
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    Server load problem

    Caching is a good idea and definitely one of the go-to options AWS would recommend. Are you actually running out of CPU credits during peak load times or is there something else causing the performance issue?
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    Azure vs AWS - What is your experience?

    Oh, and did I mention that because Azure changes so rapidly and they have two portals (classic officially retires this January) that most of the documentation you will find is out of date?
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    Azure vs AWS - What is your experience?

    My company uses both but my division has standardized on Azure. Azure just feels like it's perpetually in public beta with so many features "coming soon". We like to say that Azure is "just a little bit wrong" in pretty much every service they offer. My biggest gripes: 1 The API is constantly...
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    Consumer Reports Tests iPhone 6 Bending Versus Other Phones

    Came to say this. Leaving happy
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    Gaming Keypads

    Hmm, try before I buy. Might be difficult but I'll see if any of the local stores have some in stock.
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    Gaming Keypads

    That's very useful! So, when the chips are down, which one should I get?
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    Gaming Keypads

    Hey all, I used to be more of a hardcore gamer but now life and career have relegated me to the ranks of casual. Lately, I've been looking for a new gadget to waste some money on and was wondering if anyone uses or has used a gaming keypad. If so, what were your experiences with them? Do...
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    optical drives! are they really going away?

    Well, given that the entire planet is moving to digital content distribution for nearly everything that used to rely on physical media, I would say its days are definitely numbered. However, considering how long it took for the floppy to finally die, I would say that optical drives will be...
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    Troubleshooting no image when computer boots

    Couple of silly questions. Have you checked to make sure you have connected all the supplemental power headers on the Mobo? Also, have you plugged the CPU fan into the CPU fan header? It might also be worth connecting a speaker to the mobo to see if your getting any post codes which could...
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    Black Rhino on a Rampage! Blackrino9 will be running you over soooon!!! watch out!

    makes sense although not really, you would think that CUDA compliant code would be able to run on any NVIDIA GPU.
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    Black Rhino on a Rampage! Blackrino9 will be running you over soooon!!! watch out!

    no AMD cards for me, I crammed a GTX 680 into this build.
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    Black Rhino on a Rampage! Blackrino9 will be running you over soooon!!! watch out!

    Maybe I was doing something wrong but I had to disable the GPU component of the new folding app. When it was enabled, I could only generate 5-10k a day. As soon as I turned it off, I jumped to 25-30k a day.
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    Black Rhino on a Rampage! Blackrino9 will be running you over soooon!!! watch out!

    Yup, that's my new baby.Insane amounts of horsepower.
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    Black Rhino on a Rampage! Blackrino9 will be running you over soooon!!! watch out!

    Funny how I'm able to generate 25k points a day on my rig now and that out-performs the entire cluster I had folding for me back in the day.
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    Black Rhino on a Rampage! Blackrino9 will be running you over soooon!!! watch out!

    I left my previous job at the end of December and work for a very large consulting agency as a datacenter/virtualization/cloud computing consultant. It's a pretty sweet gig with one of the largest firms on the planet.
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    Black Rhino on a Rampage! Blackrino9 will be running you over soooon!!! watch out!

    Man, I never even knew this thread was here. I remember what it was though that contributed so many points in a short period of time. I worked in a data center at the time and had to evaluate several new pieces of hardware. While I was running my other tests, I figured it would be a good...
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    Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

    Nope, I dislike the company for it's marketing and the blind fanatical devotion of the followers. I was genuine when I said thanks for the innovations. Apple has completely changed the market time and time again and its competition has forced the rest of the industry to innovate in order to...
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    Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

    Steve Jobs was Apple... and without him, the company will fall back into the obscurity it deserves. Thanks for all the inventions and innovations in technology. For everything you've accomplished, it will always be underscored by your fanboys and smug commercials marketing your products to those...
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    Upgrade for a watercooled 295GTX?

    Honestly, there aren't too many games out there running with DX 11 support and even fewer that take full advantage of all the features 11 has to offer. Check out the wiki (probably not a complete list) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_DirectX_11_support If it was me, I'd wait...
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    there is no disk in the drive please insert a disk into drive \device\harddisk3\DR3

    It might also be a good idea to see if there are any firmware/driver updates available for the device. This could be a known issue that has already been solved by the company.
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    Corsair Vengeance™ 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit Drawing

    Honestly, I've never used Corsair memory, although I've never heard anything bad about it. Would be nice to try some in my new rig which I'll be building this year.
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    How to tell if cable modem is going bad?

    I found out I had a bad cable modem by running a ping -t against my router and another ping -t against the cable modems gateway. What I saw was I was dropping packets going to the public gateway and didn't drop a single one going to my router.
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    Intel Core i7 Full System Drawing @ [H]

    Mmmmm, free computer.... Sign me up come on lucky number 2140!
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    CD/DVD Drive Stopped Reading Discs

    I guess that's possible although I wouldn't think that is the most likely cause. It's more probable you have a loose or bad cable connecting the drive.
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    16x drive/media only burns at 4x?

    or firmware version, might be a known issue.
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    Incorrect BIOS refresh rate?

    My first thought was the boot order in the BIOS for graphics adaptors. I've never seen what happens if you have the wrong device set to initialize first but then I looked up your mobo and saw that it doesn't have integrated graphics so this isn't likely the problem. Then I thought that your LCD...
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    CD/DVD Drive Stopped Reading Discs

    If it won't read or write anything, chances are it's dead. Most common cause is the lens has fallen out of alignment. However, before you through it in the pile of "maybe" hardware you have stacked up in your closet, I'd check the manufacture's website for a firmware update which may correct...
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    Apple Declares Jailbreaking iPhone is Illegal

    This isn't about copyright or control of their product, it's about losing profit from the sale of their "approved" apps in the store. I jailbreaked my iphone last week and love the freedom I now have with the device I own. I can now play the original DOOM on the worst interface on the planet.
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