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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    Seems like not much new has come out in the AC router department that people like overall better than the likes of, say, the Asus 68/66u? Or has that changed at this rate? I know we've had a generation or two for stuff to mature since. Has anything solidified since that's newer that has caught...
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    Backup/Overflow storage: Time Machine Vs. WD Mycloud?

    Given neither my iphone Macbook can have their storage upgraded, I probably need to look into an overflow/backup drive at some point I figured (especially for my phone/photos). The main two "cloud" type access from anywhere drives (which would be nice beyond just a simple local backup) seems...
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    ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Router

    What's confusing me about Asus's offerings, is that the newer/faster the model, the less well it performs (even with newer firmware updates this appears to be the case)? I mean, I'm all set to get the 87u at this point, but even it's glowing reviews imply the 68u still can outperform it, is...
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    I actually have owned and mostly enjoyed my Netgear WNDR3700 for years, but it's time to replace it! I wish I could wait for the next wave, but I might need to act soon. Asus does seem to make the best (despite my initial interest in staying with Netgear and their slick, but mixed reviewed...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    Yeah, I read some reviews of the 87u though and was surprised that many of the seemed to imply that the 66 was actually better? Still confused about that. The Netgear Nighthawks seem to have the same issue if not even worse (their middle of the road one that was less new than what came after...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    Future proofing, definite yes. Also I do have "a" AC device already. I am also still somewhat convinced that the newest stuff out there also has stronger legacy support all the same, given more processing, more attenae, and more range "overall"(some even advertise gimmicks to squeeze out more...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    Thank you Crosshairs! That needless bit of babysitting went on WAY too long. Very glad not to be "obliged" with more unhelpful responses. Also thankful that one trouble maker didn't "ruin" the thread after all ^_^ . I'd also like to take this moment to remind future helpful and well meaning...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    I hear you on that, but I was sure that the AC routers did still have benefits for legacy devices? I mean, while the AC standard has higher range, I thought that some of what these newer routers have between more attenae and newer tech is better range/throughput for all involved? I mean, I...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    ANY-way, hopefully now we can get back to business with an adults only thread without anyone "crying" about anything (trolling a conversation is not a high ground or means to show you can handle anything btw, let that be a lesson kids), @heavenscloud, I still want to know if you've had any...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    I told you to go away once you started flaming/trolling and being rude, your continued interest in doing so proves no point except you shouldnt be trying to give advice when you dont understand how to have a constructive and non-dismissive conversation about it. You're in the wrong, and others...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    You'd be surprised what poking a mod by freely flaunting the forum rules will do, especially when you continue to harass other users in light of it. Also, I find it amusing that when you once seemed to care so much about your stance and knowledge, that you're now parading your rudeness and...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    Yeah I think someone pee'd in his oatmeal or something, since he's disproving his own point that he really has anything worth saying or listening to, and will seemingly troll until his posts are deleted and he is penalized... I guess that proves someone's point, just not his. I've also...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    Since you seem to be willfully trolling the thread at this point, I will gladly report your childish need to do so "free of charge" too. If you're trying to save face from your initial tantrum over this, it's not helping, just saying. Funny, my response was not disrespectful at all, it was your...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    Yeah, I'm thinking dragon may have forgotten what the whole damn point of this place is if he keeps evoking google and amazon in an ignoramic attempt to have me post about router stuff there. Gee, sorry I was taking up space in his private little home for conceitedness. Anyway, dragon, you are...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    If you're going to be snippy about it, you could also google other threads to contribute to instead of remaining here to give me crap for really no good reason? What I do understand is that you are presumptuous and easily agitated, so I will gladly speak with other people about this, how I...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    Yeah, I really don't know what Shibbys tomato firmware is? I have a Neatgear N router from 3-4 years ago, and it just works, I have messed with the bands and options a tad, but mostly the thing just worked without any tweaking. Again though, and I dont know if this is a thing, but it seems to be...
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    Wireless router advice: Asus Or Netgear Nighthawks?

    I was hoping to wait until another refresh, but it appears that my routers signal strenght is weakening (is that possible?), and I might need to do something about this sooner rather than later. I really wanted to like the Netgear Nighthawks more, but the reviews seem to reveal that they...
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    Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU & X99 Chipset @ [H]

    Hah, woah, those scenarios were quite a mouthful, if only because I havent really studied/memorize all future code names and whatnot. But I get the gist of what you're saying, if not feel like you basically just bolstered my point further on the "why is this not a good upgrade for...
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    Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU & X99 Chipset @ [H]

    Hah, well I'm one of those "had a gaming PC I got back in 2008 that broke in 2012 and have been limping along ever since" people :P . I had a Geforce 8800GTX that just wouldn't quit (something else did, could never figure it out..). Anyway, point being is that gives me little to no bias on the...
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    Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU & X99 Chipset @ [H]

    I kind of came to the exact opposite conclusion that the article did. Wouldn't this be the perfect time to jump in on a powerful new gaming system? Yes, I didn't really contemplate just how much overkill it is in the processor arena, at the same time, this feels like the first bonafide huge...
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    Windows 8 Gaining Market Share

    To be fair, do you think anyone will put up a stink when they take Vista away? Wait, have they taken vista away yet?
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    Steve Ballmer Officially The New Owner Of The Clippers

    http://youtu.be/wvsboPUjrGc?t=23s GIVE IT UP FOR HIIIIIM, GET ON YOUR FEEEET. Honestly, this video is what made him destined to own a sports team someday, I feel :P .
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    Robots 'Invade' Starwood Hotels

    Is there a pleasurebot model? Will there be a pleasurebot model?
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    Netflix ISP Speed Index for July

    I actually really like that this exists (as Netflix itself seems to imply, it seems to help keep these companies a little more honest about fixing the speeds). However, at least for me, it's a little less useful given I use one of those contractor ISP's. While I'm pretty sure my internet is...
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    World's First Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

    I'd go as far as to put two down there....uh....for stereo effect :P
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    World's First Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

    I want to see an audiophiles take on the final product before I even thinking about throwing down. What catches my attention more is the idea that these dudes built and are doing their own crowdsourcing page? Is that a thing now? Kickstarter (and Indeo) may want to take notice of such a...
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    Jawbone/Iphone 5?

    Ok, let's just agree that we don't need to talk about the Legend in this thread :P . Yes, I know it's great, it's also old, clunky ugly and just all around a bit out of date. Respect to the fact that it is indeed hands down an excellent headset, but surely it can't be the only (or most up to...
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    Jawbone/Iphone 5?

    Are they pretty much the best go to wireless headsets at this point? I've bought a BlueAnt, hated it, I am barely liking the Motorola one I got stuck on me either. Some have recommended the Platronics one that is huge, but it seems a bit too legacy for me. And despite Jawbone being pretty...
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    Sonos speakers? How are they?

    Well thanks! the BW ones were tempting, but I guess nothing beats well established techniques. Now just gotta decide what specifically to get. I guess I can just call Sonos and get some advice for that. Given each speaker is sort of self contained, it seems as if I don't need a stereo setup...
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    Sonos speakers? How are they?

    I like the sub, but I got really unsold when I noticed it can't really be used like a normal sub addition to a regular home theater setup. Not unless you buy more Sonos crap anyway. And for a seperate sound zone for music I hardly need the oomph of a sub. The design is neat though. I likely...
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    Sonos speakers? How are they?

    I was thinking about picking up a few for my place soon (how many and what sizes I've still be pondering), but I did notice others are getting into the higher end wireless speaker game (Bowers and Wilkins, for instance). So I guess I was curious to hear how people think Sonos stacks up, and...
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    Randy Pitchford: No Borderlands 3

    "I'm not going to fuck around with you like Valve does with Half-Life 3. " Hah, thems fightin' words Pitchofrd.
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    Amazon Prime Price Hike Will Hit Subscriber Base Hard

    You have to be pooping me. I wasn't really able to justify the cost as it is (and was even willing to tolerate the price hike on the minimum free shipping). I can't imagine Amazon needs the money, they should slow their roll.
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    Prince Targets Facebook Users in $22m Lawsuit

    But yes, no one said Prince was not a petulant, eccentric, and sometimes odd man. Suing his normally dedicated and loyal fans is not the best move, but if you ever did go to see one of his shows, you'd also know he takes that no recording devices and cell phone stuff REALLY seriously. It's kind...
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    Prince Targets Facebook Users in $22m Lawsuit

    I waited to see him live at Paisely Park for four hours this fall, and they almost couldn't fit everyone in the airplane hangar sized concert hall that came on a whim in person. The 22 fans comment is cute, but it's Prince we're talking about here, after the amount of crazy sold out shows he did...
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    Tesla Superchargers Now Stretch Coast to Coast

    Seriously? Two stations in the ass end of south Minnesota but still no Tesla dealership up here? Thanks dudes.
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    CEO Of Winklevoss-Backed Bitcoin Exchange Arrested

    On the one hand, upon watching the Social Network, I really did feel like Zuckerberg did kind of leave them high and dry and stole their idea. At the same time, and of course the movie may have taken it's own particular slant in portraying them the specific way they did, they were total...
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    Woo-hoo! FX App to Stream Every Episode of 'The Simpsons'

    So wait, did I read that right? You can only take advantage of this streaming goodness if you have an iPhone, or a windows 8 desktop? A laptop running macos is a no go?
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    Steam Controller Drops Touchscreen

    I just realized something, that means the 300 prototypes that got sent out are going to become REALLY rare collectible items, aren't they?
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    Steam Greenlight Gets Death Sentence

    Ooook, I got a little mad at first, but thankfully I decided to read the whole article and was happy to see Gabe hadn't just lost his mind and was shunning all those many cool Greenlight contributors, but rather wants to get rid of it as a sort of barrier of entry? Well, hopefully whatever more...
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