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    For the purpose of insurance claim, does a PC game has depreciate value?

    okay, so we can't get replacement cost. And I have no interest in suing my own insurance co., as they've done nothing wrong. I rather sue the other side. So w/ the other side, the laptop is damaged, as such, the hardware and software needed to be replaced. But they are bound by federal law...
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    For the purpose of insurance claim, does a PC game has depreciate value?

    no kidding. But we are going in circle: there is no desktop / laptop running win 98, so we can't get virtua fighter 2, there is virtua fighter 4, but that's for Sega playstation https://gamefabrique.com/games/virtua-fighter-4/ so it's not really a replacement as these software need the...
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    Remastering "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" with Machine Learning

    for the upcoming holiday, I am digging out the movie Star Trek: Evloutions , on the first section, there is 2 future Enterprise beyond Enterprise F, does anyone knows if there is any 4K wallpaper on those 2 models
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    For the purpose of insurance claim, does a PC game has depreciate value?

    I am only interested in claming the replacement value of all my PC games. They were in the windows 98/XP era, but these CD plays fine. With the lost of my laptop, these games obviously won't run (or install) in win 10. So I just want to get a gauge of the replacement value. I mean, a lot of...
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    For the purpose of insurance claim, does a PC game has depreciate value?

    but what about the entertainment value not change or has not diminish at all? Pick Sierra Pinball. It's pretty much the same back then vs. today's pinball game. So how can we justify a drop in the entertainment value of the game? the whole software is a game about entertainment
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    For the purpose of insurance claim, does a PC game has depreciate value?

    that's why I post the original question in the first place: how do you gauge a game value? because these old games that I have, I've seen the exact same game at the arcade , as recent as last week, when you put a $1 to play. And I don't see the loss in entertainment value. I will play the...
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    For the purpose of insurance claim, does a PC game has depreciate value?

    you don't understand. The games are old, in CD, there is no direct replacement. say I lost a sierra pinball game in CD, because the laptop has water damage from a car accident. And those game doesn't run at today's OS. how do you gauge the replacement cost? get another pinball game in Cd?
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    For the purpose of insurance claim, does a PC game has depreciate value?

    I have no policy. I 'm suing the other side
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    For the purpose of insurance claim, does a PC game has depreciate value?

    So while a regular piece of hardware has depreciated value, a PC game, any general PC game, say a first person shooter game, does it really have a depreciate value? Because the same type of game that we play on the arcade, is the same game that we play on a PC, and should the entertainment...
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    where do you buy those lacquer mirror finish wood for speakers?

    https://www.oakwoodveneer.com/veneer-collections/engineered/italian-veneers.html I found this place. but their veneer is ugly
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    where do you buy those lacquer mirror finish wood for speakers?

    if there is a slab of wood, I would just use the slab of wood ea. cut is definitely be different. But w/i the italian burl walnut series, what would I find? would I be able to get similar pattern being the fact that they are in the same family
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    where do you buy those lacquer mirror finish wood for speakers?

    so if I change my mind and want to buy the veneer sheet like the one from Audio Vector speaker website, where do they buy that? As all the search on the internet shows no pattern remotely near it local shops don't have audio vector pattern. (No burl from Italy)
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    Windows 11 available via WSUS

    well, that too. I did the off line backup. There are multiple backup.
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    Windows 11 available via WSUS

    personal data files are in removable flash drive. Download files, such as music CD are burn to CD-R, so if I lost download files, I just download it again. Flash drive have backup
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    Windows 11 available via WSUS

    I have no personal data files on any of my SSD.
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    what is the real difference between a generic brand name doorbell camera vs. brand name like Ring?

    Update: my neighbor got a Google Nest, and he said he can create a schedule , but I try to download the manual, it seems google won't provide the link to their manual
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    Windows 11 available via WSUS

    sometimes update causes more problem than it's worth.
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    Windows 11 available via WSUS

    the only feature that I care about it: can you disable windows 11 update? or is it like windows 10, that there is no way to disable the update?
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    what is the real difference between a generic brand name doorbell camera vs. brand name like Ring?

    okay, say I set it up to a cellular phone, do you still hear the mechanical door bell? if so, how did you disable it
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    Who owns 1 of those DOF reality chair?

    I hate car racing game. It's so dry. It's a dozen track over and over again. Star Wars mission is different. But for me, I can never have the above, I don't have the space, unless I setup that in the basement. Also, I can't deal w/ those motion sickness from that Virtual Reality visor...
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    what is the real difference between a generic brand name doorbell camera vs. brand name like Ring?

    I have a tablet. There is an old cellular phone but it is turn off and call forward to the ground line. I don't turn on the tablet all the time neither So I suppose if these Ring or Nest Product can disable the mechanical door bell, then I need a cellular phone or tablet to what for the...
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    what is the real difference between a generic brand name doorbell camera vs. brand name like Ring?

    but I don't use cellular phone at all. I want the mechanical door bell to ring say in the morning when they deliver parcel, and that's it. Turn off in the afternoon and evening and weekend. can that be done?
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    what is the real difference between a generic brand name doorbell camera vs. brand name like Ring?

    too complicated for me. These co. should have such a simple function available. It shouldn't be my job to do their job for them
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    what is the real difference between a generic brand name doorbell camera vs. brand name like Ring?

    update: Ring representative gives me a reply, turns out their product cannot control the door bell inside. But I am quite sure I read from some commerical or some co. advertise a door bell product that can control w/ a schedule that you can control the door bell ring / not ring
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    Need serious help: No sound after installing Sound Blaster ZxR to new PC

    Final update: so this is the end results: everything work mostly. 1) during boot up, there is no more windows chime music, I don't care much about that sound anyway 2) all current video, the sound ONLY comes out of the "Center/Sub" port, the last port on the sound card 3) all old video such...
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    where do you buy those lacquer mirror finish wood for speakers?

    but the other side of the argument is: people wants things that are natural. For e.g., I use to have foam / rubber yoga blocks. In the past few yr., I switch to nature cork yoga block. Because people is saying you breathe the chemical dissipating from the object that is coated w/ chemical
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    what is the real difference between a generic brand name doorbell camera vs. brand name like Ring?

    I bought something like that from ebay, it works fine. It's a health product, they advertise for like $25 on some TV commerical. I paid like $5 at ebay, as they all made in china, and still using it today, no difference that I can tell. So as long as it's the same thing, I am happy But which...
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    what is the real difference between a generic brand name doorbell camera vs. brand name like Ring?

    I just need one that I can TURN OFF the ring during most time of the day so I don't have to hear anyone ringing my door bell. So I just need one that I can wirelessly connect to it from my PC to program the doorbell I see the basic ones at ebay is only $15 whereas brand like Ring go for over...
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    where do you buy those lacquer mirror finish wood for speakers?

    so 2 quick questions: 1) if you read this article, https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/the-truth-about-wood-veneers How do you know which is which? how would you know which sheet is high quality veneer and which sheet is those plastic / paper? 2) to go slightly off topic for a...
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    where do you buy those lacquer mirror finish wood for speakers?

    by the way, there is zero chance for me to believe a thin sheet of vineer will last. For dry weather cities, it will crack after a no. of years
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    where do you buy those lacquer mirror finish wood for speakers?

    I am actually looking for those wood, (now discovered as veneer) for upgrade on kitchen cabinets. I don't need speaker. I did find this: https://www.hearnehardwoods.com/walnut-european-lumber-2/
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    where do you buy those lacquer mirror finish wood for speakers?

    1) say it is poly urethane, and say these high end speakers are scatter around the world at up scale home. Are those people smelling the chemical? or is it safe? 2) if I like the grain of the wood, can you get it in real wood? or it has to be veneer? as I've seen veneer comes off after a...
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    where do you buy those lacquer mirror finish wood for speakers?

    1) I don't want veneer. Veneer is cheap junk. Out of the question. Are you guys saying that Denmark co. make that pair of speaker in veneer? 2) Here's the question I always wonder: many brand name of high end speaker uses lacquer or the equivalent, like Pendragon said, Elbow Grease, to make...
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    where do you buy those lacquer mirror finish wood for speakers?

    https://audiovector.com/r-8/ so the 2nd photo from the top, where do you get those wood? I try to search at etsy, all I get is false result
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    Why is that some VPN is several times the monthly fee vs. others?

    but that's not really illegal. Facebook has been doing that to me daily.
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    Need serious help: No sound after installing Sound Blaster ZxR to new PC

    You got me. I totally miss that. In the old days, when I install an older driver of nvidia, they allow me the option of NOT to install the other stuff, such as their audio, so I just grab the basic driver back a no. of yr. ago in the old PC. This new PC, when I download the nvidia latest...
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    Why is that some VPN is several times the monthly fee vs. others?

    okay, okay, exactly what would they do? Are you saying they'll store my bank information, my password, etc., and sell it to a 3rd party? They'll scan my email looking for juicy information? Or are they just store the information going thru their VPN services, say the website I go to?
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    Why is that some VPN is several times the monthly fee vs. others?

    but various website review are very good. In particular, the 1st link, it's independent by home owners https://www.trustpilot.com/review/privateinternetaccess.com https://www.vpnmentor.com/reviews/private-internet-access/ https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/private-internet-access-review...
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    Need serious help: No sound after installing Sound Blaster ZxR to new PC

    noone has said Nvidia until today. So I just disable all the Nvidia audio today
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    Need serious help: No sound after installing Sound Blaster ZxR to new PC

    I caught the Nvivida control panel is goofing around w/ the HMDI audio setting, so last night I disable that nvivida audio as well, so far, it works
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