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    DEAL DEAD. Life Cereal FoodMaxx 99 cents a box

    Life cereal is on sale for 99 cents for a small box at my Foodmaxx in Fremont, Ca. Ends up being $0.08 / oz. Seems like a good deal. 2020-03-11: Deal is dead at foodmaxx in fremont.
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    AMD Rome EPYC Zen2 reviews

    amd rome server CPUs seem to be pretty good. https://www.anandtech.com/show/14694/amd-rome-epyc-2nd-gen https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-epyc-7502-7742&num=1 https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/133244-amd-epyc-7742-2p-rome-server-review/...
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    PWM Fan controller. Tach must come back to system.

    I have 2 4-pin fan outputs from system. I need to either to limit the duty cycle to some max value, or to adjust the duty cycle to limit the tach to some max value. I don't care which. The tach from each fan MUST come back to the 4-pin fan output from the system (I need the system to still...
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    New remote work solution needed

    This is not strictly networking. Please feel free to move it if this is the wrong place. I need ideas Small company I work for has most of their tech infrastructure in-house (email server, smb share, etc etc). We need to move it into the "cloud" so that employees can work remotely from home...
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    Network Service Authorization

    If this post looks familiar it's because I have this same post posted at anandtech Say I have a webserver that is unfixably insecure and is on my local network. What I mean is that if an intruder was determined and had network access to the webserver he could exploit the machine like crazy, and...
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    99$ sandisk ultra plus 256 GB ssd

    Seems like a fairly good deal. Decent performance, fairly good power charactaristics, 7mm height. Sorry, it's newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171741&nm_mc=AFC-dealnews&cm_mmc=AFC-dealnews-_-NA-_-NA-_-N82E16820171741 edit: seems the newegg deal is dead...
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    What's your opinion? (Screen tearing and latency)

    I am not a fan of screen tearing. Screen tearing is caused when the video frame buffer and the screen refresh rate are not synced correctly. The monitor draws pixels on the screen left to right, going down each row, the same order as when you read a book, from the video buffer. So...
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    Puzzles #3

    If you already know the answer without working it out, please don't post it. Let others work it out. 1. Reposted shamelessly right from spikedmath: 2. Reposted shamelessly from the AMATYC math exam OCT/NOV 2009: In how many ways can six computers be networked so that each...
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    Puzzles #2

    1)There are 100 prisoners in solitary cells. There's a central living room with one light bulb; this bulb is initially off. No prisoner can see the light bulb from his or her own cell. Everyday, the warden picks a prisoner equally at random, and that prisoner visits the living room. While there...
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    Two puzzles.

    I enjoyed this thread started by eLiu: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277519 and decided to start one here. Can't say mine are as fun, but oh well :p 1) Alicia always climbs steps 1, 2, or 4 at a time. For example, she climbs 4 steps by 1-1-1-1, 1-1-2, 1-2-1, 2-1-1, 2-2, or 4...
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    onkyo tx-sr500 5.1 issues

    I have this issue, and i have read the manual and played around with this reciever but i wanna see if you guys have any feedback for me. I got an onkyo tx-sr500 reciever and i have a 5 satellites and an active sub hooked up to it. I am currently just using my onboard realtek sound via analog...
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    normal vs reverse polarity

    I understand the concept of polarity, but I wasn't sure how to actually detect which setting would be correct to use. I recently got a subwoofer that has a button for normal or reverse polarity. I know i stayed consistent with my wiring between satellites, but i don't know if all of them are...
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    iastor iastorv msahci

    I've been researching some blue screen issues some computers were having regarding storage drivers and i came across these 3 drivers: iastor iastorV msahci 1) Do amd chipsets use msahci or yet a another driver? amd_sata.sys, is that it? 2) is msahci just a microsoft generic ahci driver...
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    c++ functions, classes, header files problem.

    I've been staring at this code for a while now and i just dont get it. Everytime I issue: g++ main.cpp ./vectortest/vectortest.cpp i get this: ./vectortest/vectortest.cpp:9: error: no ‘int vect::return_i()’ member function declared in class ‘vect&#8217...
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    perl LWP::Simple

    I'm trying to use perl and LWP::Simple to make a small script that gets the html code for a google search. Currently I just have it print out the code and URL it used to get the code in the "returnHtml" subroutine. The problem is that LWP::Simple is only working on just the domain name, not...
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    2d to 3d TV's

    So i'm hearing about these tv's that dynamically "upconvert" 2d movies to 3d. Do you guys know how this technology works? I can't even begin to comprehend how a tv can dynamically extract any depth information from a 2d movie. I've heard this is a gimmick, but I wonder how "smart" the...
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    SOPA - what is it. Pros? cons?

    Stop Online Piracy Act What is the SOPA bill? What are the pros and cons of it? Also, why are so many people against it? I tried reading the actual bill, and it seemed to only reference dns and internet providers in fighting piracy specifically. It doesn't seem like the bill has any...
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    Binaural / Holophonic / 3d virtual sound

    What do you guys think about the idea of implementing binaural recording audio engines into games? examples (you must listen with headphones, speakers wont work): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5G3HUiscW4&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IXm6SuUigI I know they already do...
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    hardforum not ssl?

    im new to this. is there a particular reason that the hardforum isn't hosted on an https protocol? too taxing on the server? i just started playing around with packet tracers and was suprised how clearly your username and password are spelled out in the packet when you login. I know...
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    Like minecraft? Like CTF? Ace of Spades

    hey guys, just started playing this game, it's still in beta and free. It feels a little wonky at first, but it's addictive. http://ace-spades.com/ I'd recommend giving it a try.
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    ssd diagnostic

    Do standard hard drive diagnostics tell you anything on ssd's? I can't find much information on this topic, except for some post on the internet somewhere where someone simply said that standard tests do not work at all on ssd's. I can see how a test that tells you your drive is fine may...
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    How much of x86-64 is legacy

    Do you guys know how much space (i dont know, measured in percentage of transistors i guess?) is kept alive on modern processors for legacy instructions, How much of the x86-64 processors exists to keep it backwards compatable with all x86 code? For example, is x86 real mode really used for...
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    fundamental networking question (NAT)

    I'm trying to figure out how NAT tables work and how a router knows which computer to send an income packet to. So let's say i have two machines on my network both connecting through the router to http://hardforum.com. I'm assuming the original Private IP's are completely stripped off by...
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    2 networks, 2 internet connections

    so, i don't have an actual physical setup, i was simply inspired by this thread: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1602758 and didn't really want to thread hi jack as i have questions that might not pertain to him. Let's assume i have two internet connections and two routers. I...
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    150$ 2.1 or 2.0 setup

    looking for some new speakers for a friend for around 150$. I can get the klipsh media 2.1 system for 90$, anyone have experience with these speakers? Otherwise i can get the m-audio av40's for 120$, but i think my friend would appreciate the extra bass more than the clarity of the...
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    what do you think of my htpc?

    so I've been obsessed with passive cooling for a while now (i keep researching builds for completely passive setups). Anyways, while i am obssessed with the idea, I don't feel like it would be that satisfying to just start dropping 600$ on a computer i dont actually need. Recently, i recieved...
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    video buffer a000. video 13h

    K, so i've started to do some basic real mode programming. I've made a couple real basic programs that fit into the disk mbr. The problem i'm having is with writing to pixel into vga 13h mode (320x200 256 colors). I can do it via interupt with no problem (int 10h, ah=0c). However, for...
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    #include vs manually doing gcc

    hey guys, is there a difference between using an #include to include some other function vs just using gcc to manually do it instead? example i could make a headerfile myfunction.h and do #include "myfunction.h" or instead just make an obj file right away and do gcc myprogram.o...
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    bypassing segmentation fault

    I'm doing some basic assembly language programming for x86-64 using gcc on ubuntu 64. Anyways, i've noticed that whenever i try to access memory i'm not supposed to, it breaks with a segmentation error. This is not the problem i have. The problem is that i want someway to be able to check...
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    Intel retail edge updated

    intel retail edge has been updated, the big deals have been announced, also, they added an auction tab where you can buy different items with only chips (not completely sure about this). They have a q6700 on the auction right now. the big deals have been announced but to recap: intel...
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    windows xp mode in 7

    so i was curious with xp mode and wanted to try it, but unfortantely i can't install virtual pc because i'm running RC1 still. Either way, the xp mode file installed fine and extracted everything, so i was even more curious and decided to mount the .vhd file it supplied into virtual box...
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    why the sub needs it own channel in 5.1?

    i was just wondering about this, and am having trouble finding info the internet. Why does the subwoofer use a separate channel in most 5.1 setups (shared with the center channel) but with most 2.1 setups it just filters from the two stereo channels? I guess what i'm asking is: are there...
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    PSU for core i7, gtx280 ...

    building new rig for friend: core i7 920 MSI micro x58 gtx 280 (no sli) 2 x hdds 3 x 2gb ram 3 or 4 fans NO overclocking. The parts above are not up for discussion. However, i do need a psu to power the machine, and im not quite sure what to get. i can get antec 650watt (ea650) for...
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    dolby 3d technology

    recently saw a disney movie with dolby 3d glasses instead of: polarized, complete blue/green red seperation, and shutter. http://news.cnet.com/Dolby-stakes-its-claim-in-3D-movie-tech/2100-1026_3-6212112.html Holy crap... highly recommend seeing a 3d movie with this technology. Didn't...
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    C.O.P. submersion testing

    Computer Oil Project. So i've decided to do some oil submersion testing. I'm interested in which oil / fluid performs best per price. I've been mesmirized by submersion cooling for quite a while because of two unique properties it has that other methods of cooling do not. a)...
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    extract or modify files from virtual disk image ( vbox )

    is there any way of operating on a *.vdi file and extracting/ inserting files?
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    Booting Ram Drives

    i've been trying to find some info on ram drives, and i'm failing. 1) I've heard that people have actually been able to use the remaining parts of their 4gigs to make ram drives (on 32bit systems...). What about above 4 gigs (if have a 5 gigs of memory on xp32, can xp use 3 gigs, and my ram...
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