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    AMD Ryzen 1700 on the Test Bench Under Water

    Loving the mirror finish -- well, sort of a mirror finish. As long as it's flat, then it's going to be good. Curious what the before/after temps were? Also, would you be re-benching the 1700 with HPET disabled, Windows' power profile set to high performance, updating the BIOS to the latest...
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    As Expected, Robots Are Taking Over Call Center Jobs

    Perfect timing. I got a voicemail of someone requesting a call back. I called back and after just one ring, I spoke with a very professional-sounding female offering a survey in trade of winning a chance to go to the Bahamas. I'm thinking, "Oh jeez, another telespammer." I curiously asked what...
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    iPhone 6 Gold - 16 GB - Verizon

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/331726037026 Let me know if you have any questions.
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    LG G2 Factory Unlocked GSM Smartphone 32gb BRAND NEW $190

    I'm concerned about it not being compatible with T-Mobile. Will it simply not work with 3G?
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    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $129.99 at Amazon

    I've seen these brand new on eBay for $110.
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    Craigslist finds

    It would be interesting if craigslist, like eBay, provide ratings based on account names. We could then trust the seller easily. But then there's the missing anonymity.
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    Craigslist finds

    How do you do all the calculations when figuring out trades? When you trade, don't one party usually lose out?
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    Craigslist finds

    Wish people would realize that. They're extremely reliable and sips gas like nothing else -- it's your go to commuter car. And I got all of these cars running in good condition. :p I'm seeing a brand new Samsung 850 PRO 256GB for $110. Hmm, not sure if that's good. The closest Amazon has...
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    Craigslist finds

    :D I've got three Geo Metros. I've gotten them all for incredible prices ranging from $1,200 in 2006, $750 in 2010 and $700 in 2013. All came with free spare parts and even upgrades. That $1,800 price is </3. Some people simply ask high, you just need to talk them down to what's reasonable.
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    Craigslist finds

    How's that possible? I would've bought that phone for even $75. Was it unlocked or tied to a carrier? Possible it was stolen? Did you ever ask the seller why he was willing to let it go for so cheap?
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    New Lenovo X240 - Keyboard sometimes pauses / disconnects and resumes

    Using exclusively wireless connection so I am not sure if I should bother with the registry editing. I am running Windows 7 Enterprise. Reinstalled drivers including Lenovo trackpoint drivers and keyboard drivers. Used it all day yesterday with no problems. I hit one point where the keyboard...
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    Craigslist finds

    Considering the motherboard and CPU and heatsink can be worth about $90 (going by eBay selling price points), I think you've got your money's worth! You can put together a pretty powerful system for just a few hundred bucks! I should look into something like that to build a server. :)
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    Craigslist finds

    Amazing prices. Keep them coming. Currently typing from the new laptop -- awesome so far. :)
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    New Lenovo X240 - Keyboard sometimes pauses / disconnects and resumes

    Just bought a Lenovo X240 off of someone for a really, really good deal. Tested it at the time of purchase and it was fine. Then bam, I noticed that when I type, the keyboard would eventually stop working or pause. Pressing the keys repeatedly does nothing, then eventually it'll come back and...
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    Craigslist finds

    I've caught great stuff on Craigslist. For example, I got a rare 1989 Cannondale Criterium 3.0 bike in top condition for $175. These would normally go $300 or so. And I just got a very awesome laptop as you'll see above. You can find great stuff if you look for it.
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    Craigslist finds

    Well, I met with the seller to see his Lenovo ThinkPad X240. What a beaut it was. Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit SP1 Intel Core i5-4300U CPU @ 1.9 GHz 8 GB DDR3 11-11-11-28 1366 x 768 max res with 12.5" screen (actually quite enough for its size) HGST 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA He wanted $350 but I...
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    Toyota Begins Production of Its First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

    Very fascinating assembly process. I... cannot imagine there's any way to even fix it DIY in your garage. Give or take, for most of the work, you'd need to take it to a Toyota dealership.
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    VM Workstation --> ESXI

    Bingo, that's where the difference is. He is probably talking about clients utilizing a much smaller amount (i.e., 10 VMs). He did hint that it was a very specific configuration.
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    Craigslist finds

    Responded to the guy. Hopefully we'll see the laptop tomorrow!
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Still rocking my NEC MultiSync FE1250+ today. My wife thinks I'm crazy. Running 100 hz on desktop and 120 hz in games.
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    Craigslist finds

    Smart enough to use craigslist but not smart enough to know the value of the laptop.
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    Craigslist finds

    Did you verify who he is? Did he show you his ID? Did it conform to the signature on the box?
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    Craigslist finds

    What do you guys think? http://rochester.craigslist.org/sys/4911445727.html "Brand new, never used." These sell for $500 average. Very good specs.
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    Craigslist finds

    I mean, I hope it wasn't stolen but it does seem fishy. You just got yourself the best deal of the year. In all of my transactions on craigslist, usually people come to my place or I come to theirs. I don't think I can get a deal like that around here!
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    Craigslist finds

    I bet that $300 laptop was stolen.
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    Vitamix Refurbished Blenders: 6300 Series $262, 5200 Series $247 | 25% off+Free Ship

    I was comparing Vitamix and Blendtec. Here's what you can get out of Blendtec: Total Blender Certified Refurbished with Wild Jar - $279.95 or Total Blender Certified Refurbished with Four Side - $259.95 You can get free shipping by using promo code BBGift. FatWallet is offering 7.5% cash...
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    [Hot] Most Udemy courses $10 right now

    Would anyone recommend Udemy for Windows Server or any sysadmin-related subjects?
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    Vitamix Refurbished Blenders: 6300 Series $262, 5200 Series $247 | 25% off+Free Ship

    Thanks for the explanation! I guess I'm still a bit confused since I'm not sure how the shape of the jars would affect how you layer your ingredients or how it would affect the consistency or clean up. It's all the same to me. :confused:
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    Lasers Could Boost Engine Efficiency By 27%

    Why do you want to run the engine hotter? More heat = fuel efficiency?
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    Vitamix Refurbished Blenders: 6300 Series $262, 5200 Series $247 | 25% off+Free Ship

    What's the difference between the 5200 and 6300 series?
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    A Quake Tournament Where Nobody Knew How To Play Quake

    So sad that I still play Quake -- Quake Live to be more specific. It's painful to see them play like that.
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    Machine is Power Cycling Itself?

    You need to get a humidifier for the house. I have the same problem here in Rochester, NY where it's very, very dry in the winter. One way to keep yourself un-staticy is to spray some water on yourself or just use a humidifier.
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    Budget-Conscious Cam Security / File / Streaming / Virtualization Server

    Dangman, thank you for your well thought out post. I should re-emphasize that while I'll be having several purposes for the server, it still remains entirely experimental. My requirements are not exceedingly high and I know it'll be relevant for the next few years (just as my desktop gaming PC...
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    Machine is Power Cycling Itself?

    Excellent troubleshooting! Not enough ground causing the reset to trigger. Who would've thought?
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    Budget-Conscious Cam Security / File / Streaming / Virtualization Server

    My current PC is running on a Core 2 Duo Q6600 CPU, 2 GBx2 G.Skill F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ RAM, Sapphire HD4850 GPU, on Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R motherboard. It's beefy, does everything admirably. It can run as a decent server. Noted. I'm going for Xeons, not the i3. It actually holds two! And...
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    Budget-Conscious Cam Security / File / Streaming / Virtualization Server

    I think I'm loving the Lian-Li PC-37B. It's a mini-ITX case. What do you guys think? Now to discuss on what to stuff in the case. I'm pretty much decided on a Xeon CPU with ECC RAM. These are my minimum. Case - Lian-Li PC-37B. CPU - It'll be single CPU -- unsure which Xeon CPU to get --...
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    Budget-Conscious Cam Security / File / Streaming / Virtualization Server

    I may not even do new at all. I'd probably hit the [H] Buyer's/Seller's forum to get the parts. I don't mind previous generation parts, as long as it performs just fine. I, for example, am running a 7 year old PC and I will not be upgrading anytime soon (yes, laugh at me, but it does the job...
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    Budget-Conscious Cam Security / File / Streaming / Virtualization Server

    Sounds good. I'll explore ITX, MPC, and even mini-tower options where I can set them horizontally. I'd probably go with built-in fans and if it get gets loud, I'll consider swapping them. Let's get to the specs. This is one area I have absolutely no idea what to get. Should I go with desktop...
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