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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    While I love seeing some of the sexy setups, mine looks same as yours, although perhaps a little jankier because I don't have a rack for it. They just sort of lay on top of shit or on the floor. My philosophy is the same - functionality. Plug in what I need, test what I need and be done. it's...
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    Wireless and Wired network at home not talking to one another.

    Unless I'm mistaken Google's Wifi has a router+firewall activated by default. It sounds like this might be a double NAT situation (router behind a router). OP - are you running a modem or a router to the WAN port of the Google Wifi device? If the latter, you're certainly double NATed. Working...
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    How Emulators 'Rewind' Games | MVG

    Modern Vintage Gamer (MVG) is famous for his in-depth videos, and was responsible for the recent Diablo 1 port to the Switch homebrew. His content is some of the highest quality youtube offers. Definitely check them out.
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    Minimum drive size in ESXI 6.5?

    I've had an old 32GB Kingston SSD refuse to format, much like what you're describing, in esxi 6, or 6.5 (one of the recent versions) I also have a newer 64GB RealSSD branded drive that works fine. Not much help, I know, but I suspect it has something to do with early generation SSDs.
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    San Francisco University Lays Off IT Workers; Jobs Head to India

    Apart from a handful of people a couple of countries doing research on Basic (or Universal) Income, we are merely kicking the can down the road and ignoring it So, we have no idea what will happen, but an educated guess is probably doable. Either a lot of dead people or what I just mentioned.
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    San Francisco University Lays Off IT Workers; Jobs Head to India

    Hahaha, made me LOL and reminded me of this exchange just af few days ago: Me on phone with Nintendo Support, trying to get repair service going (DOA refurb Wii U from Nintendo...). The worst part was that the dude was American, accent, and all. Support: Push the red syncing button and let me...
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    The Achilles' heels of Ryzen no one is talking about

    LOL - I dunno, 4K support at 60 Hz is about the only limitation HDMI has in practical terms, whereas PCI presents much greater limitations compared to PCI-E. I don't see them as comparable, but I get where you're coming from in your analogy. Apart from PCI sound cards as another poster mentioned...
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    and...Intel is already dropping prices...

    Yep, it was quite the solid board. Now that I'm thinking about it more, it was pretty unique. Full AGP and PCI-E bandwidth (well, there was a negligible drop I think), you could stably run both an AGP AND a PCI-E video card simultaneously, with some tweaking as required. That was impressive...
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    The Achilles' heels of Ryzen no one is talking about

    This MSI B350 AM4 board mentioned in the thread - why the hell does it have 2 PCI slots? Am I missing something? I had figured mobos with PCI slots would be kind of niche today, for the "legacy" market. Or is this a side effect of the apparently more limited PCI-E lanes of this chipset? Pretty...
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    and...Intel is already dropping prices...

    THIS. Straight up, the last time I had chipset driver issues was on the ALiveDual-eSATA2 AGP + PCI-E 2-in-1 board, with a weird chipset that stopped being supported after NVIDIA bought the company, roughly a decade ago. What a weird board, in retrospect. Reminds me of those DDR2 + DDR3 boards...
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    are you going to abandon intel for ryzen?

    That gives me that much more appreciation for living 20 minutes away from both a MicroCenter and a Fry's Electronics store. While most of my shopping is online these days, it's nice to be able to walk into a computer superstore and just stare at the shiz like a kid. So much shiz! It won't be...
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    High capacity 2.5 inch drives?

    When you lose data on multiple Seagate HDDs, and none in WDs over a few years (granted, this is just anecdotal) and then years later read stats like on BackBlaze's blog about the higher failure rates of Seagate & Toshiba compared to WD, and then HGST shows all of them up with even lower failure...
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    are you going to abandon intel for ryzen?

    I'm not going to be "abandoning" anything. Since Intel hasn't brought anything to market since my OC'ed i7-2700K that makes the platform upgrade cost effective (mobo, cpu & RAM), I haven't had a reason to upgrade. I purchased AMD procs before because they provided the best bang for the buck...
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    Iptorrent Invites

    I'm interested in the latter but since I can't PM you, if you could do the honors via that route, it would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    HP Unveils New Supercomputer Up To 8,000 Times Faster Than Existing PCs

    My point is that FB is just as much an echo chamber for the left as it is for the right. Both self-selection and FB's own newsfeed algorithms serve to create a near perfect echo chamber of both side's views, and did effectively play a role in this past election. It reinforced the so-called...
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    Durn you google: Material is an ugly theme, and worse on Windows

    No difference noticed here either. Been using Chrome for years. Adjust sensitivity as required.
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    HP Unveils New Supercomputer Up To 8,000 Times Faster Than Existing PCs

    Some serious Facebook haters up in here. Alt-right news outlets not enough for ya? Why you gotta shit on the #1 social network, the one that gave a forum for crazies to find other crazies and succeed in electing Trumpadarus?
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    Windows 10 now losing marketshare, Windows 7 gaining

    Max Payne ran amazingly on my old phone at 1440p, so no surprise that it runs great on modern PC hardware (including mobile). I do agree with you though, even on a diminutive screen the textures look horrible...
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    Intel Retail Edge Winter Deal 2016

    Same. Decided it was better to save money up than try and waste my time with never-ending quizzes/activities. Decidedly, another factor was an increase in income.
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    Facebook Exec: We Resisted Having Standards On Fake News

    <snip> Besides the fact that your post deserves reporting because it attacks a poster instead of commenting on the topic, your anger is severely misdirected because you didn't bother to read the entirety of his comment. Confirmation bias much?
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    Android: What's a good replacement for ES File Explorer?

    Man I flippin' hate ES File Explorer after all the adverts and unannounced lockscreen takeovers, and the constant requests to try some stupid new feature that's 100% assured to be spam(ware). I paid for Root Explorer a while ago, so that's what I've been using. That and the built-in file manager...
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    How do you mask your wifi while streaming content at home?

    You'd have to either encrypt the connection at the router level, if your router supports it (some more advanced routers have built-in VPN connectivity (such as OpenVPN) that you could use to route all/select traffic through the VPN), or you would have to encrypt it on the phone via a VPN client...
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    Edit: code sent. - Have a code for TimeShift PM for game code - first come, first serve, as usual.
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    EDIT : given away already --------------- First PM gets it: Roguelands - no fancy URL: Roguelands on Steam EDIT: How about that. Automagic fancy URLs.
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    PC Slowness due to old CPU?

    I second this, as well. Chrome is the most stable browser I've used, and yes, I also use Adblock. With your system's specs, there's plenty of power.
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    PC Slowness due to old CPU?

    Are you using Internet Explorer, by any chance? The only browser that craps out even on ridiculously overpowered hardware is IE, for me. Fresh installs, old installs, Win7, Win8/8.1 or Win 10.
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    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered “Crew Expendable” Gameplay

    COD4 has a special place in my heart, as well. First 60 fps immersive shooter on my 360 that I would just gawk at while playing on my first big-screen TV. Those were the days baby (college... heh. Not even VR today generates as much excitement as nostalgia).
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    Being Open Source Is Killing Android

    I tried playing the OEM game for a few years, but eventually learned it's not in any of their best interest to update the software on their older headsets,and that there were too many obstacles when it came to testing by both the OEMs and service providers. I started with the Nexus One, and...
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    Ethereum - Anyone into this?

    I'm moving into a new place very soon, and I think have a plan from my electricity company that's set per month for 1 year at the new place. As in all you can eat electricity for that amount a month... and it got me thinking about mining, since I've never had such an opportunity before. I'm...
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    Warm? OCZ Intrepid 3700 480GB SATA SSD "Certified Refurb" $90

    On my Crucial MX100, when it started doing that same thing, the only thing that fixed it was running the Secure Erase function through their boot utility. I was getting ready to file a warranty claim and tried it on a whim, and it is running strong to this day. Give it a shot if you haven't...
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    Amazon Oculus Rift Bundle Shipping Before Pre-order Customers?

    I thought the same thing, and refused to buy it. When it gets to retail, we'll see.
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    Repair corrupt .PST & .OST files?

    Let me google that for you
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    Best Buy's Geek Squad Swapping Beetles For The Toyota Prius

    Hahahah, this. It is almost guaranteed you'll get it back worse off than when you gave it to them to work on, and usually missing some personal data, conveniently covered under their standard disclaimer. (Not from personal experience, thankfully)
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    MPA: We’ve Reached A Turning Point On Piracy

    Yup! Precisely this. It's going to happen, and while I agree that it is theft to a degree, there are other factors at play here, like social or cultural pressure, viability of the media, risk factor of parties involved, income level, etc etc.
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    Ashes of the Singularity Day 1 Benchmark Preview @ [H]

    I see what you did there. ;)
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    snipping tool

    Thanks, and in the original post I meant to type Win7+, not "Win +".
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    i5 4670K OC @ 4.5GHz reaching 92C max temp during 15min RealBench stress test

    I was going to reply to silent-circuit, but you beat me to it. To add some more anecdotal evidence, I've had my 2700K for approx 3 years, and it's been on 2 water coolers so far (a hand me down and a Corsair H80i) - about 3-4 months ago, I noticed some weird FPS fluctutations in Planetside 2...
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    snipping tool

    OMG, why didn't I know this? Was this a Win + onward feature?
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    Samsung gear vr?

    My big issue with it was ... the size of my nose. I could not get it comfortable without hurting. I tried padding it, but it didn't work as well as I'd liked, and it introduced light gaps etc. Not comfortable, so I returned it. This was the $200 dev model initially released. I'll probably suffer...
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    i5 4670K OC @ 4.5GHz reaching 92C max temp during 15min RealBench stress test

    I think you'll be OK as well. Something that I have noticed in my own overclocking setups is that overclocks seem to "wear off" with time. After a year of running on the same speed, now i'm getting greater temperature readings on the same unchanged OC on SandyBridge i7 on my AIO Corsair. (I...
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