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    What's a computer?

    Yeah, screw that literacy and writing nonsense. Who needs that anyways?! :whistle:
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    What's a computer?

    Not surprising. This is what you get when your computing devices are "magic" and "just work". Kids get tablets and they use a touch interface to Launch colorful apps (not executable programs). They never interact with or even see the folder structure so why is it a surprise they don't know...
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    Samsung makes Controller changes the right way

    Similar, the big difference to me is the Intel parts always seemed to get better - likely due to manufacturing process maturity, the products did not go backwards. G0 stepping was better than B3, but it came out after B3. Hard to complain about products getting better as time goes on...
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    Beware of Exploding Gigabyte PSU's being Dumped by Newegg in Forced Bundles

    I've soured on them somewhat. I had two 450 watt Seasonic Focus Gold +'s fail. No real power load on them, media center PCs without a dedicated video card so they had a pretty "easy" life, not cooped up in a closed box either so heat wasn't an issue. One at my home and one at my parents...
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    Intel 12900K benchmarks leaked

    Meh, I'll stick with my 7700K. I did want to upgrade my MB/CPU/Video card but with the vendors chasing short term profits over prioritizing availability for long term customers, F em', I'll spend my money elsewhere.
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    Right to repair executive order

    I'd replace the battery in my 3.5 year old phone and keep using it but i can't. Verizon att and tmo are shuting down their 3g networks at the end of the year. My phone uses 3g for calling and 4g for data. It doesn't support volte so my only choice is to get a damn new phone or not have voice...
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    Domino's Delivery Robots

    Just what we need.. a slow ass vehicle that has no qualms about driving down the center median of the road. Oh, and the whole point of ordering delivery is so I don't have to go out in the rain etc. to get it. With this I'll still have to walk out to the curb and get soaked.... Thanks, but...
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    EA Frostbite engine and FIFA 2021 source code allegedly stolen in hack

    Hope the hacker offers them the opportunity to not release the source code for a "micro transaction". Maybe after a few days they can shut down that version of the microtransaction software... and offer to sell them the newest version of source code hack (2.0!) with a new no release source code...
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    Jeff Bezos to Shoot Himself Into Space

    Here's to hoping they square the escape velocity and sq. root the fuel needed for return calculation.
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    Amazon sharing your internet without consent

    Ok. I'll give you a reason or two you don't want this.... Let's start here: https://aws.amazon.com/iot-core/pricing/?nc=sn&loc=4 Amazon isn't just intending on giving their devices access to make services better. They're opening it up to other device makers... and selling access to it. A...
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    What are some Ubiquiti Unifi Alternatives? or Z's Ditching Unifi for Good Thread

    I've heard positive things about TP link Omada gear. https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/omada-software-controller/
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    What are some Ubiquiti Unifi Alternatives? or Z's Ditching Unifi for Good Thread

    Accurate in context. Totally different meaning out of context. Quote of the year.
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    AMD 280X black screen issue

    Have you tried updating your motherboard bios? I had issue with a 280X a ways back, updating the motherboard bios fixed it.
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    New Router Recommendation

    I'm not hard set on UBNT and in fact I don't like how their newer stuff requires a cloud controller. I like running my own stuff inside my network. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll keep PFsense in mind, was hoping for something more prepackaged than rolling my own device, but if that's what...
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    New Router Recommendation

    Internet speeds upgrade to 400mbit down. Current network Gear: Edgerouter Lite ER3 Router Dell 5448 Powerconnect switch UniFi Pro AP / Unifi AC-Lite AP I am doing traffic shaping on the Edgerouter and it looks like it can't go past ~100mbit with shaping enabled. CPU is maxed at ~100mbit...
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    Networking with Ubiquiti

    I almost never reboot my ubi gear. The only firmware I update is for the edgerouter 3 from 2014 and that is because it's exposed to the Internet. The rest of the gear is still running the shipped firmware and an old controller. For an idea of how old some of it is, I have the original UAP pro...
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    GameStop Stock keeps going up no end in sight

    If you think Gamestop's stock run has been because of increased demand for gaming and increased sales then you haven't been paying attention.
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    Intel has started benchmarking their high end GPU's

    I thought Intel doesn't believe in bench marks! Hey, wha happen?!
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    Silver Sparrow - New Malware Found on 30,000 Macs

    Silver Sparrow. Sounds like the name of a super hero.
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    Nvidia RTX 30-Series GPU Availability to Worsen in Q1: Report

    If you go to the store to check stock and the attendant savagely beats you with a brick until you permanently lose vision in one eye. Then he also tells you they don't have any in stock while you lie there on the ground writhing in pain and blood.
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    Microsoft patented a chatbot that would let you talk to dead people. It was too disturbing for production.

    MS has a history with this..... Anyone remember their other chatbot? Tay AI. The one that was a racist Nazi and was tweeting pro Hitler stuff. I won't post pics here because it's definitely NSFW, but if you want to read the MS AI posts you can here...
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    TSMC to prioritize production of chips for cars, not your next graphics card

    I'll just keep my cars that I own and paid off. Thanks. Proper maintenance (lube points, oil, transmission, differential, coolant, etc.) and garaging your vehicle regularly should make them last a long time. Like most possessions, it's a tool. If it reliably and efficiently does it's job no...
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    The Rise of Retrocomputing

    Use QEMM daddio.
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    The Rise of Retrocomputing

    Rise in retro computing? More like just can't get any new parts because of stock. ;)
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    ASUS officially increases graphics cards and motherboards pricing

    Your post gave me a reminder from a blast from the past. Anyone remember this? Full read if anyone wants it: http://postarchives.entensity.net/040105/scam.htm
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    GPU Shortages Will Worsen Thanks to Coin Miners

    Just like last time I'll scoop up some ultra cheap used cards after its over. Winning. A year and a half ago I bought two rx580 for $80.
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    GONE - RTX 3090

    .... and it's gone.
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    Is your TCL TV a Decepticon? (Secret backdoor software?)

    I use a htpc for all of my media. I dont trust smart devices at all. We skip having any "smart" amazon echos etc. It really isn't that hard to take 30 seconds and use the amazon website to order something. Streaming services have websites and the old Lenovo HTPC remotes work great. Htpc...
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    U.S. to allow small drones to fly over people at night

    Nah, I make no mistake about it. My fence has a few signs on it that say "Guard dog on duty". No mistake of what it's there for. In all honesty I don't care if some porch pirate thief gets fucked up by my dog. I have a lot of insurance for that and other reasons. As far as I'm concerned I...
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    U.S. to allow small drones to fly over people at night

    If you want to hop the fence with my pit bull there that's on you. I'd rather my package be there with my dog than on my front porch unguarded.
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    Glitterbomb 3.0 Porch Pirates 2020

    Glitter seems too nice. I'd prefer to spray neverseize and food dye everywhere.
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    Every desirable video card model is now OOS tonight. Unreal.

    I paid around $100 for an RX 580 more than a year ago so I'd hardly call $150 for a RX 570 a deal.
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    SanDisk Branding Ceases to Exist, Integrated with Western Digital

    Why kill off this brand as a whole. For USB thumb drives and SD cards SanDisk has a huge brand advantage. Why give that up?
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    Apple apps on Big Sur bypass firewalls and VPNs — this is terrible

    Hardcoded dns servers wouldn't work. When it reached my hardware firewall it woukd drop the dns packet as it wasn't from one of my dns resolvers. For webtraffic to work I'd have to enable access to it. If you plug your device into my network you don't get internet access at all unless I...
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    Microchipping humans

    The prestige.
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    Apple apps on Big Sur bypass firewalls and VPNs — this is terrible

    How do they bypass a hardware firewall that is whitelist only for all internet traffic? My DNS = Internal resolver with the rest of the network dropping all DNS traffic. You either use my resolvers or you don't get DNS. Devices are fully blacklisted by default for all Internet traffic. If...
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    What's with PSU's almost all being at the bottom? Bad idea for water cooling, no?

    Wtf happened? Watercooling isn't mainstream. You might be surprised to hear this, but mainstream cases are designed for mainstream users.
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    The age of engineering life begins

    Please make these happen...
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