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    The Intel 4004 turns 50

    50 years ago, Intel introduced the world to the first microprocessor, the Intel 4004. The grandfather of CPUs started the computer revolution and led the way to the digital world we know today. Without it we could still be playing board games, creating all those documents and spreadsheets by...
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    Burn-in all the time

    Strange situation here. The new system I put together, freezes once every few hours when being used casually (nothing in the event viewer). But when gaming, video encoding, or anything else that puts a load on the CPU, it has never frozen. I tested this by running some burn-in software all...
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    LG 27GL650F-B Out of range

    My gaming system uses two LG 27GL650F-B. I disconnected one to briefly install an OS on another system and configure for remote access. When I reconnected it, I go the Out of Range message, but still had video. Officially, the monitor supports up to 1920x1080. It now shows 4K as the...
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    Subnet settings

    LAN gateway IP on new ISP-provided gateway/router must remain 192.168.1.254 in order for me to retain write access to it. (I don't know why) IP config before the new ISP gateway/router was 192.168.2.0/24. I do not want to change all the static IPs on the LAN IP range I am trying to configure...
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    story driven co-op fps

    What are some fps games with co-op. I prefer ones that have a good story vs Doom or Serious Sam series.
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    Got my new gaming and server system

    Old Server: (Plex, Minecraft servers, VM's) MB: Supermicro X10SLL-F CPU: Xeon E3 1220 v3 Mem: 16GB DDR3 GPU: GeForce 210 Storage: 128GB Kingston SV300S3 SSD Full ATX tower, Plex library was also in here (used 4 HDD) until I got a NAS Old Game System (Built in 2013) MB: Gigabyte...
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    Watts needed

    What wattages for this equipment would you suggest? I tried some online calcs, but they all show less than 500W? Ryzen 7 5800X RTX 2060 ATX X570 chipset 3x M.2 SSD 2x 16GB DDR4 4000 Any other components that should be considered as significant power usage?
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    leveling or setting maximum Db

    I have video files that have extreme volume differences during different events. Turn it up to hear the dialog then an action event comes up that annoys the neighbors. Is there a way to level out the audio or reduce it to not exceed a certain Db?
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    Linux for an old laptop

    I found some old laptops that still work fine but the HDD is wiped. Both have 4GB RAM. CPUs are a Core 2 Duo T5500 and a Celeron 205. I installed the latest version of Linux Mint and it is running rather slow. Is there another flavor someone could suggest that will run Libre Office and web...
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    wifi bridge across house

    We are planning to implement a wifi bridge across our house. We once had one setup when 802.11g was the fastest, but when we got internet >50Mbps down, we switch to the cable. Now that there are WiFi speeds beyond 1Gb/s, we are getting rid of the cable and going to a bridge again. Any...
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    Audio format converter software with certain settings

    I have a chosen software for video/audio conversion and video URL downloading. I am opening more space on my HDD. I need software that can convert audio formats to .mp3 @ 128 kbps. I have a lot that are .flac or .mp3 @ 320 kbps. The key setting I need is to be able to take the whole folder...
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    Standalone Flash file player

    With Flash now officially ended and blocked on web browsers, is there any standalone app that can run .swf files? I am trying to find a way to play Fishy!
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    Gaming chair for Christmas

    I received the chair below for Christmas, the seat is wide enough, but lower parts that jut forward from the back are squeezing my lower torso when I lean back. Yitahome gaming chair Could anyone suggest one with a wider back and/or the sides don't stick out as much? This is my old chair.
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    Gaming chair for Christmas

    I received the chair below for Christmas, the seat is wide enough, but lower parts that jut forward from the back are squeezing my lower torso when I lean back. Yitahome gaming chair Could anyone suggest one with a wider back and/or the sides don't stick out as much? This is my old chair.
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    Linking remote music in Sims 4

    I have a NAS on my LAN and I would like to link the custom music folder to the mp3's on the NAS. Shortcuts won't work. Is a symbolic link required? If so, how do I do that? UPDATE: Apparently such links only work locally and not to a shared folder. I copied them over instead
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    WAN IP is a private IP

    I suddenly began to get very slow internet speed, sporadic connections, then complete disconnect. Logged into my router and instead of the usual external IP address, I had 192.168.100.20. I released and renewed and got a normal IP back. Any clue what could cause that?
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    Do not show hidden files on a NAS

    I have a NAS with BTRFS. I also have show hidden files enabled in Windows Explorer. Because of this, files that start with "._" (resource fork of BTRFS files) are visible. I want to make it so that the resource fork files remain hidden on the NAS, but not locally. Is this possible?
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    upgrade to M.2 SSD from 6TB HDD

    I am piecing out a plan for upgrading my 6TB HDD to 3x 2TB in JBOD or RAID 0 Last year I put together a new system MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 32 GB DDR4 MSI RX 5700 Mech OC Corsair Force MP600 (500GB) Moved 6TB libraries/game HDD to the new system So what I am looking to do...
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    floating point operations per cycle

    How do I determine how many floating-point operations per cycle my CPU is able to do? I have the rest of the formula to determine the FLOPS. sockets * (cores per socket) * (number of clock cycles per second) * (number of floating-point operations per cycle). I am charting FLOPS from past...
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    Digitizing a yearbook

    What software would be best to digitize a yearbook to be able to interact with it like this? Sears Roebuck Catalog.
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    FPS as a holodeck program

    If you could choose 2 FPS games to convert to a holodeck program, what would they be? For me, Black Mesa & Bioshock Infinite
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    Suggest post-apocalyptic game

    I have played the Fallout & Metro series multiple times. What are some other post-apocalyptic open-world games similar to them? It does not have to be post-nuclear destruction. I'd like something that has a world like from the show "Life After People"
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    Hypothetical ? about VPNs

    I have a what if question about nesting VPNs. Suppose I am subscribed to PIA, Nord and Express anonymous VPN services. What would happen if they were all active? Would there be 3, 2, then 1 levels of encryption on the connection as it exits each VPN service? Or would it end up as a total...
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    onboard graphics

    Does a motherboard with an HDMI/Display port require a CPU with an integrated GPU? Or is the GPU somewhere on the motherboard? I am piecing together a system and I selected Asrock X570M Pro4 and a Ryzen 7 3700X. I do not need a graphics card. Onboard will do fine for what I need. The...
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    data usage per app for OSX

    Do MacBooks have a feature that shows how much network data each app uses? Like Windows 10 has "Data Usage" and view usage per app?
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    Windows firewall: allow communication within subnet only

    Is there a way to make a rule for windows firewall which will allow a program to communicate within a LAN but not outside the subnet? Basically forbidding internet communication but allowing LAN communication
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    GBWR: Largest Collection of Video Games

    I heard this on the radio this morning. I wonder how much this cost? How many were bought new or used? What percent of those games he has completed? Or if any of those games include some of the very rare ones such as the NES World Championships cartridge. This gamer has the world’s largest...
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    <ignore>. already covered

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    Loading website on port 1433 without using “:1433”

    Boss wants me to set up a website so that by typing "https://www.mydomain.com" (no :1433) in the address bar of a web browser, the request will go through port 1433 on a Watchguard Firebox to an apache web server with domain-ssl.conf containing Listen 443 <VirtualHost *:443> ServerName...
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    replacing all entries of <oldowner> with <newowner> in multiple php files

    Ok, my employer bought out another company. As we are doing some changes to the website and intranet website. Every php file has the string copyright old.owner@oldcompany.com . We want to change this to new.owner@newcompany.com. Is there a command in Centos 7 cli which will replace the old...
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    Removing users from a CentOS domain controller (solved)

    Management has been handed down and numerous people have left including the person who configured the DC's. I need to know where to look on these domain controllers to remove the departing users. I installed Webmin on both. Neither is running Samba or LDAP Users and Groups. What else could...
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    Found my first MP3 player

    Cleaning out numerous boxes of various computer parts and gadgets and I find this. My first MP3 player from about 15 years ago. And it still works.
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    USB hubs in VMs

    If I plug in a USB hub to a USB port which is bridged to the VM, will all the ports on the hub be part of the VM too?
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    HDD capacity incorrect

    The eSATA docking bay on my PC case is detecting 1.6 TB on any HDD > 1.6 TB that is attached to it. Four different HDD (2,3,4,4) TB all show as 1.6 TB when attached to the bay all other sata ports and USB connected HDD show correct capacity. Also, all the HDD are GPT.
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    Computer Gaming World

    How many of you remember the magazine, Computer Gaming World? My first issue was December 1994. I continued on until 2006 when the name was changed to Games for Windows. Need a taste of nostalgia? Computer Gaming World archives
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    What would be a good game to movie transition?

    With the announcement of a live-action Mega Man movie, what are some games which you believe could succeed as a movie if done right? I believe Bioshock could do well. Not necessarily the game itself, but a prequel to the game. A movie about the downfall of Rapture from the utopia it was to...
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    PCIe meltdown

    About 5 - 6 years ago we received this surveillance system. It was one of ours. Never in my history of declaring myself a computer geek have I see this bad of a meltdown.
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    HDD burned

    We received a system back from one of our client. The report said there was smoke coming out of the system along with a burning plastic-like smell. This is what we found.
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    Dumbest peripheral device ever

    In your opinion, what is the worst, dumbest, most worthless PC peripheral device you, personally, have used? For me, the :CueCat.
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    Remote terminal

    What would be a good live USB which can run in memory as an RDP client? Boot to the flash drive. Software loads into memory. Then can access a remote Windows 7 PC on the same LAN and subnet.
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