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    Xbox series X controllers on sale at $40

    For whatever reason plastic textures make my hands sweat like crazy. Like, after a few minutes of gameplay. It's awful and incredibly uncomfortable, and if they're anything like the series S controllers I'll hate 'em. I think it's cool MS and Sony have added this feature to their controllers for...
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    How to turn OFF auto updates Win 10 Pro?

    I can really only speak for myself, but I have used group policy to set my update settings to notify since release and have never had any issues with windows auto updating anyway. I have skipped a couple feature updates as a result so might have been a bad patch maybe? Here's the MS docs on the...
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    How to turn OFF auto updates Win 10 Pro?

    You can turn off or change the way windows 10 pro manages updates with the group policy editor. I don't remember the actual policies but look it up. You can even block driver updates. I've been using this method to notify but never download since windows 10 was released and it has never switched...
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    LG B8 55" 4K OLED - $1049 shipped

    Just FYI, but that seller kind of blows. Placed an order with them on 5/11. Card was given a pending charge, but TV was not shipped. Then on 5/15 they cancelled my order with no reason given. Totally killed all references to my order on newegg and you need an order on the dashboard to leave...
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    Are TN panels as bad as they used to be?

    I tried moving from a 23", IPS screen @ 1080p60Hz to a 144Hz TN and I couldn't stand the color shifting. IPS ruined me. Currently on a 144Hz IPS @ 1440p and am very happy with it. Unless you really want the faster response time I don't think TN is worth the cost savings.
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    Facebook and Instagram Are down

    I sign on once a week or so just to catch up on messenger. Today was that day. Womp womp.
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    It's really not that heavy handed. Our entire US economy is tied to the dollar. People are paid in cash for the work they do, even if it ultimately gets deposited in a bank. That's just how things work. Philly is just working in that framework to make sure everyone plays fair -- though some of...
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    Those benefits come with a cost, though. Every transaction used with a card has a fee associated to it. Which businesses take the brunt of that then gets passed to you in the form of increased prices. I prefer using my CC overall for the reasons listed, but I wouldn't judge someone for using...
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    Random wireless drops...

    Are you sure the driver that was installed for the wifi card isn't developed by microsoft? I had issues with wifi dropping from my xbox one, and any wireless windows pc when using a lot of bandwidth. Never from my macbook pro, Amazon fireTV, switch, etc. On one of the PCs I made sure to install...
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    How CPU-limited am I with an i5-2500k @ 4Ghz?

    I use a vega 56 with a stock 2600K. Been fine for me. I play at 1440p in Rocket league.
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    Microsoft Admits Normal Windows 10 Users Are "Testing" Unstable Updates

    Thanks for the link. Didn't know about this because I don't go through every setting every time windows rolls out a new feature update.
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    Windows 10 October Update is Losing User Data

    Why are their so many people in this thread suggesting that one drive for everything is idiocy? If your data drive goes you still have the same issue... Backups are good suggestions though. Also, dang MS what a clusterf**k.
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    No, GeForce Cards Are Not Suddenly "Playing Nice" with FreeSync Monitors

    If triple buffering is applied by windows 10 is there really much point in having the ability to use GSync/FreeSync in non-exclusive full screen? Do the drivers circumvent Windows when GSync/FreeSync is working correctly? I guess I will have to check my display's FPS counter next time I'm...
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    No, GeForce Cards Are Not Suddenly "Playing Nice" with FreeSync Monitors

    FreeSync does not have issues with very high or low FPS. Just as an example, some freesync monitors may be worse/better at anti-ghosting with dynamic refresh rates than competing GSync displays but that has nothing to do with the Freesync technology. It has to do with the quality of the monitor...
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    Anyone else not give a single hoot about overclocking

    Have you thought about delidding your 4790K to keep it cooler?
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    Anyone else not give a single hoot about overclocking

    I don't overclock either really. Not on my main PC anyway. I don't get any joy out of overclocking. If you do: cool.
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    CaseLabs Announces It Has Been “Forced into Bankruptcy and Liquidation”

    If you read the posted link caselabs says it's due to the tarrifs and a major client of theirs defaulting. Not sure why the latter wasn't included in the OP...
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    SQL - where's my bottleneck?

    Do the tables all have primary keys?
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    What I’ve learned from nearly three years of enterprise Wi-Fi at home

    Gotcha. I can do almost all of that with DD-WRT but I remember the guest network on another subnet being done with IP table commands and that was less than fun figuring out... I'll check out the prosumer stuff when the router goes if it makes guest network management easier with a UI. Thanks!
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    What I’ve learned from nearly three years of enterprise Wi-Fi at home

    Question to you guys that have issues with WiFi: is it just the number of clients that require WiFi mesh/prosumer gear that causes it? I have a ~2700 sqft. Home on .25 acres in a subdivision and can get a signal anywhere on my property. Basement, backyard, front yard, garage, master bathroom...
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    Microsoft’s Got a New Plan for Managing Windows 10 Devices for a Monthly Fee

    I mean, yeah it's annoying but if this is seriously a concern at your organization then you should be running a WSUS server regardless. I'm a little surprised by the doom and gloom responses too, but I can understand that there would be companies out there that think they can replace their IT...
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    Apple Unable to Recover Data from 2018 MacBook Pro When Logic Board Fails

    More and more I'm thankful I made the decision to purchase a late 2015 MBP at a discount than plop good money down on these funky touch bar models. Bummed that the memory isn't replaceable but at least I can update the SSD. Shame too 'cause they're good machines. But at this rate, my current...
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    PC would wake up right after sleep if Eathernet is connected.

    Make sure that wake-on-pattern match is disabled as well in the ethernet driver.
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    Need suggestions on OSX email client

    I use Thunderbird on my Mac.
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    Blind Test - RX Vega FreeSync vs. GTX 1080 TI G-Sync

    Was V-Sync enabled during the test?
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    Wonder Woman Official Origin Trailer

    How would you even know what an Amazon's English accent sounds like to know that it's "heavy"? This thread is just full of absurd remarks, but that one is particularly befuddling.
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    Microsoft Removes Group Policies From Windows 10 Pro

    Agreed. You cannot use your windows 7/8.1 license on 1 computer and use your upgrade windows 10 license on another computer. Having read the upgrade EULA there's no verbiage in there that says your previous windows key becomes invalid though. You may surrender your license for the previous...
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    Microsoft Removes Group Policies From Windows 10 Pro

    I may be misreading this but are you suggesting that your previous license for windows that you used to upgrade to 10 is invalidated or just that you can't run both at the same time? Just wanted to point out to others that the former is definitely not true if that's what you meant. But...
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    Microsoft Removes Group Policies From Windows 10 Pro

    You do have a choice with Pro. There's a group policy setting to control when windows updates are installed (don't remember the name). I have it setup to notify me of updates but I choose when to download and install. *EDIT* It's in Computer Configuration -> Windows Components -> Windows...
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    Microsoft Removes Group Policies From Windows 10 Pro

    I'm usually pretty easy on windows 10 because I do like it a lot, but this is horse crap. I'm not installing the anniversary update (thanks group policy) until there are workarounds or a reversal of Pro's neutering.
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    AMD confirms Power Issue for RX 480, blames memory bus, will patch

    I didn't interpret this as AMD blaming the memory. I concluded it was just some marketing guy adding a positive spin to an otherwise crappy situation. Memory uses, what? 10W maximum maybe? Can't just be that...
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    “Star Wars” Heading For Box Office Record Of $215 Million-Plus In US

    Unfortunately, they do not. Not for me. Perhaps 8 will reveal more, but I'm not holding my breath.
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    “Star Wars” Heading For Box Office Record Of $215 Million-Plus In US

    Liked the first hour, thought the rest was terrible. Too many plot holes for me.
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    Review: New Windows 10 version still can't beat Windows 7

    I would very much like to see proof of this. The closest thing I can find is this article I read awhile back on ars: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/ Most of this is windows downloading data from...
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    Review: New Windows 10 version still can't beat Windows 7

    Agree, but, like you have said, it really would have been nice to be given the option to opt out completely with a simple button.
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    Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers at Best Buy $109.99

    I've owned a pair of these since black Friday in 2012. They're the newer version without the power switch. They still sound great and I haven't had any problems with them. *knocks on subwoofer wood*
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    How long will AMD stay in business (CPU), and aftermath.. (speculation(

    If Via is still in business then AMD can do it too. Not saying they'll be in a great spot 15 years from now, though.
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    Need help finding the right monitor for me. Please and thank you!

    Yeah looks like that BenQ comes with 2 HDMI and 1 VGA maybe? At any rate if you have a DVI connector on your graphics card you can buy a DVI to HDMI cable from monoprice (or really any electronics store). Shouldn't be more than $5-10.
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    Need help finding the right monitor for me. Please and thank you!

    Agree with the above. Additionally, it doesn't sound like you really want color accuracy but color consistency between your sets. Unless your TV is truly calibrated that is. I don't know that TV's specs off the top of my head so your two screens may never look alike. However, if you want them...
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