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    Was given some 10Gb/16Gb FC Cards...

    I have to check with some of you if there is any practical use for something like this in a home environment. Recently, a friend needed to offload some inventory as the company he worked for was making some upgrades and the owners just wanted to recycle all left over parts. I was given a pair...
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    Need upgrade/rebuild assistance

    Hey Everyone, I'm going to be upgrading my Sandy Bridge build soon and I kind of stuck of how I want to do something. I plan on starting a streaming channel for fun but I also want to provide the highest production quality I can. So, with that said, should I put my old rig to work as a streaming...
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    What card is this thing?

    Someone help me identify this video card. Says that it a GTX 780 on the back but has a 4pin Molex on the side. Never seen a cooler like it before. I thought that it might be a GTX 7800 but even back then they used 6 pin for power. Says 384bit and 2GB of ram.
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    66 block not piercing into jackets?

    Anyone got any experience with 66 punch-down blocks? I'm adding a few new lines and when I punch down the wires, the block is not cutting or piercing the jackets. What am I doing wrong?
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    HBO Getting Serious About Game Of Thrones Piracy

    What? Cox here in Kansas allows me to pay for basic cable and add HBO, Starz, Encore for $10 more a month. When I see the next flyer, I'll post a SS.
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    Lab-Grown Meat Is In Your Future

    Gross huh Steve? I guess you never worked at a slaughterhouse before...
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    Consumer Complaints About Broadband Caps Are Soaring

    I do have the 150/10 plan and I never got contacted about my usage. Ever. I think Cox only contacts you if they're are having congestion issues for a node that you're part of. Now, I did noticed that my Gateway IP to Cox changed a few times, so I was probably load balanced to a different node...
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    How To Kill Patent Trolls Once And For All

    Yep... a .30-06 will do the job.
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    Consumer Complaints About Broadband Caps Are Soaring

    I use Cox here in Kansas and I never gotten a letter about my usage yet. Maybe its on file that I'm a cord cutter and that they are being lenient on me but I'm regularly using 1+TB a month and peaked at 8TB one month. (Hosted a LAN Party and everyone needed everything).
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    Intel CEO Says His Team Has Received Threats Over Stance On Diversity

    Here, have a big old cup of NOPE! That is called crony capitalism. The problem that you all are describing right there is not a racist item but a government corruption item.
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    why are used AMD cards so expensive?

    Pfft, when bitcoin mining took off at over $500 a coin a few years ago, I had a 7950 that I bought for $200 and sold on ebay for $380 3 months later!
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    Nvidia Branded GTX 970 - Correct Waterblock?

    No one knows huh? Guess I'll just have to contact one of the companies. :P
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    Nvidia Branded GTX 970 - Correct Waterblock?

    Hey everyone, I'm trying to find the correct water block for my Nvidia branded GTX970. Everything I'm coming across points to some custom PCB. This card appears to use the reference PCB for the 980 along with the same cooler. But the PCB numbers near the PCI-E interface do not appear to match in...
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    How do I test if a Cable Modem is going bad?

    FYI... it appeared to be the router... the USB Stick that was hosting started to die. So It is now running off of a Intel x25-E SSD. :p Cannot kill that thing.
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    How do I test if a Cable Modem is going bad?

    Hey everyone. I got a fun issue going with my internet connection and of course Cox Tech Support says it's not them. I also love it when you have pfSense running for your firewall, they ask you to hook up a computer directly, and tell them it is a computer. They're all like: Anyways, I've...
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    The Division Breaks Ubisoft Records

    HEY! WTF is wrong with doritos? The new Ranch Dipped Hot Wings are bomb!
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    Free Cell Phone up to $650 via Citi and Att

    Yep... Attention to detail. I did not realize that this was a credit card.
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    Free Cell Phone up to $650 via Citi and Att

    Wait... you have to spend $2000 or more in 3 months to qualify? Who the hell spends that much for cell service?!
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    Backup Software Suggestion requested

    I'm looking for something with the following requirements. Tell me what you think will work good. Details: All home PCs are using folder redirection to the the NAS (with sync) so that in the event of the laptop/desktop going belly up, I can get to the data just fine. Looking for something that...
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    Looking for a Micro-sized DAC/AMP

    Sorry, I should clarify. My TV's output is Optical Audio only and I have my Chromecast plugged into the TV. Then I just take the optical to that small box, then to the amp and boom, power. This amp is able to power the speakers to the point to where I cannot hear my wife screaming at me to turn...
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    Looking for a Micro-sized DAC/AMP

    I have an update. I ordered the following and will let you all know how it turns out. Should have it monday. It was a little but more than what I wanted to spend but should get the job done. http://**************/1QP1g01 http://**************/1Tr2y6c
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    tenkay desk

    I got maple cabinets and yes is is a gorgeous wood with a nice tight grain. Tough as hell. Get fresh, share carbide tips blades. To avoid getting splits and chunks from the jig saw, use a FINE tooth blade and I would sandwich the maple between some sacrificial wood. This will help with getting a...
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    Looking for a Micro-sized DAC/AMP

    Ok, I can get the audio to analog via an HDMI Extractor. Pretty Cheap... Now, all I need is some kind of 2.1 amp that is really freaking small, does not cost a ton and has good quality sound. (Pick two I guess)
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    tenkay desk

    QFT!
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    Looking for a Micro-sized DAC/AMP

    Hey everyone! I'm trying to locate a HDMI in/out DAC with AMP that is roughly the size of a pack of playing cards. I can go larger if needed. Anyone happen to see what I'm looking for? I found plentyof HeadPhone Amps that are ok but nothing with a HDMI passthrough that will read the audio and...
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    tenkay desk

    SWEET! Take some phones of the stock that you get!
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    Next advice on WHS v1 Upgrade path

    Yes, you need to use ECC Ram. What happens if you have a bad stick of ram that flips a bit on random items during a scrub? Well, I hope you have a good backup. https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/ecc-vs-non-ecc-ram-and-zfs.15449/
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    Odroid C1+... Anyone else running one?

    Yep, that is what I'm using this for. I have a server that just sit in the basement that handles everything. This does work great as a front end only device.
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    Odroid C1+... Anyone else running one?

    the C1+ is hard to beat for the price. It does have a eMMC port on the bottom but it also supports U1 SD Cards up to 90MB/s. Anything faster than that will probably exceed the performance of the SoC. The XU4 is absolutely wreck the C1+ in performance but Kodi/OpenELEC does not need that kind of...
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    Next advice on WHS v1 Upgrade path

    Man... that is a lot of data to deal with. If you go the unRAID route, DO NOT use ZFS with the current hardware you have. You NEED to use ECC RAM if your going to use ZFS.
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    Here... just get this http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-500205-071-32GB-4-x-8GB-DDR3-ECC-RAM-PC3-10600R-Server-RAM-Memory-/151950610850?hash=item2360f651a2:g:nDIAAOSwKtlWlV9t that is the max the board will handle. $15 a stick essentially
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    Also... one thing you could do if you need more drives in the future. Get an External port HBA and a hellua cheap Rackables encloser and go to town. :D
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    tenkay desk

    Cabinet idea i like. You can get vanity cabinets since they are shorter and not as deep at kitchen cabinets. I recently overhauled my kitchen with maple cabinets from Kraftmaid. I think the avg price for a finished cabinet out here in Kansas (we don't have a lot of trees) was about $120 a pop...
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    No More Pirated Games In Two Years

    Let me clear this then and keep it straight... do you have to use a legal tender to acquire it? ...Yes Did you take it without paying, knowingly or not, weather or not you can afford it or not. ... That is theft... Which is illegal. If it was given to you, and it was stolen, and knowingly or...
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    Finally Bought a HDHR3-CC Need WMC Alternatives (Free or Low Cost)

    If you go with a dedicated OpenELEC machine, then all of these issues are already worked out. Mine is 9/10 Wife approved after I setup all the libraries. The ONLY backend I found not to be a TOTAL pain in the ass to setup with Silicone Dust hardware is NextPVR. Pair that with the front end...
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    Odroid C1+... Anyone else running one?

    I recently switched from an 775 socket HTPC to a Odroid C1+. Other than the keyboard issues I had when it first stared (have to use the Micro-USB to OTG connection) I have not had any issues with it at all. It could be a little faster at certain things but the wife gave it a 9/10 so, I'm happy...
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    tenkay desk

    For the legs, you could get creative with some tube or bar aluminum and a torch. Then polish to a mirror shine. Aluminum polishes so EASY. Also, I see that you know a quality chair when you see one. That is the chair we use for all of our office... all 30,000 office oriented positions. Gawd...
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    Nvidia GPUs Breaking Chrome’s Incognito Mode?

    hahahah... like any normal red blooded man can stop. :P
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