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    When will Video Card prices come down lower?

    I bought both an AMD 5700XT and an nVidia 2070 Super back in late 2020 at retail price before the insanity hit, I think it was like $800 for both. I didn't even think much about the prices back then, I just bought both to see which one I would like more in my main rig, thinking I would put the...
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    Windows 11 beta thread

    Anyone tried this in a VM? Would it even work?
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    5700XT driver situation August 2020

    Same here. I bought my 5700XT late last year and it's been nothing but problems, so many problems, and I'm not even much of a gamer. Many of my Photoshop plug-ins simply crashed if I enabled GPU acceleration, in fact, I had to disable hardware acceleration on numerous other apps as well...
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    Paramount Is Urging Theaters to Show Ang Lee's New Sci-Fi Movie at 120 FPS

    What turned me off when I saw the HFR version of The Hobbit was how much the hyper-realism took me out of the film. It was too easy to see all the flaws in the sets and costumes, things like sloppy paint brush marks on the walls, Phillips head screws holding planks together, fake fire in the...
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    How do we give gamers first crack at new cards?

    Right now video card makers have little incentive to cater to gamers when crypto is rolling in profits by the truckload. They might end up getting burned big time down the road though. If this keeps up long enough, it might stagnate the market for high-end gaming as developers scale back to...
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    ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 O8G GAMING Video Card

    A gaming video card? I remember those! Back in the day you could just walk into a store or go online and buy one. Gosh, I haven't seen one of those since forever. I didn't think they still existed. :D
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    Microsoft’s Edge Browser Is in Serious Trouble

    I will go to my grave hating any web browser MS creates because my brain is forever scarred by the abomination that was IE6.
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    I am so excited!!!!!!

    I still remember that day I showed up at the LAN party rocking my huge tower case containing a pair of Voodoo2's, Matrox Millenium, and a Celeron 300A@450 with a Golden Orb cooler. I was like I walked in with the Belle of the Ball that day.
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    Is Azio MGK1 Mechancial Keyboard any good?

    So far the only thing that bothers me about the keyboard is that they flipped the position of the Shift key characters (E.g. the The numbers are above the symbols, forward slash above the question mark, etc.. instead of the other way around). While it doesn't affect the way the keys work...
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    Is Azio MGK1 Mechancial Keyboard any good?

    Just got mine in today. Love the build quality, nice metal base and it has a good heft to it. The brown switches feel pretty good for typing. Not sure I like the lighting, it seems a bit too bright, but I'll see if I get use to it. Haven't had a chance to do much gaming with it yet, so can't...
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    Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer To End Soon

    The reason I don't think this will work is because most households probably have more than one computer (E.g. Main desktop, tablet/laptops for each family member). $10/month for the entire household would be affordable, but $10/month for each PC, laptop and tablet could amount to $40-$60/month...
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    You May Need Less RAM Than You Think

    Our new workstations came with 64GB, seemed like complete overkill at first, but we anticipate the use of VM's to become more and more common, and the projected 5-6 year life-span of these machines will probably take us to the era where 64GB is close to mainstream.
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    Intel Tick-Tock dead, Now Process-Architecture-Optimization.

    I recently upgraded not because my system was slow, but simply because it was getting old . After almost 5 years of 24/7 use it was probably close to the time for components like the mobo, power supply, hard drive etc. to start failing. Toss in a much needed video card upgrade and I figured I...
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    What Stack for Project?

    Doesn't sounds like anything you couldn't do with PHP/JS/MySQL, and I don't see that combo going away in the near future.
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    Which Programing to learn?

    I don't think the cost of the IDE should be the determining factor when planning your long-term career goals. But even so, Microsoft does offer free versions of Visual Studio for individual use, and the expensive paid versions will likely be covered by your employer anyway.
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    Which Programing to learn?

    I can only speak for where I work, but I make a very comfortable living as a web developer in a very large government type environment. The skill sets that I see in high demand in this part of the industry are: HTML5 CSS3/SASS/LESS Javascript/jQuery/Prototype C#/Java .NET MVC/Struts...
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    This 2600k is still lingering!!! :)

    I'm running an 3770k and simply cannot justify dropping $800-$1000 on a new system. It barely breaks a sweat at anything I throw at it. My wife and my pocket book both thank Intel for the current stagnation in CPU advancements.
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    What Programming Language to write Hardware driver for Creative X-Fi

    Buy a different sound card? Seriously, if you have to ask something as basic as what language to use, you probably shouldn't writing drivers.
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    Upgraded two machines over the weekend. The only problem I've encountered so far is a weird permissions issue on a shared folder that points to a Linux box. I haven't had time to troubleshoot it yet, so it may or may not be a minor fix. Besides that, everything else is working just fine...
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    Will Skylake be a big leap forward?

    I'm still sitting on my 3+ year old 3770 Ivy bridge. It easily handles anything and everything I throw at it. Barring a catastrophic failure, I have little incentive to drop coin on a new CPU/mobo for at least another couple of years. The move to SSD is by far the most noticeable performance...
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    Windows 10 Free for 2 years?

    that's exactly what I was thinking.
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    windows 10 whats next for microsofts insider testers

    What if I've been testing it inside a VM instead of my actual PC?
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    What are you doing to prepare for Windows 10 update?

    How much do you think the parts will be worth in 2020? :)
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    Windows 10 Notification on Windows 7

    I just checked one of my TechNet test machines and the upgrade notification icon is there.
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    What are you doing to prepare for Windows 10 update?

    I'm planning to clone my current setup a few days before release, then just let the upgrade do it's thing. If all works fine, then great, if not, I'll just swap my cloned drive back in.
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    My experiences with Windows 10

    Yeah, seems like a lot of effort to basically reinvent a wheel that did not need reinventing in the first place. Heck, they could have saved a ton of time and money and just bought one of the companies that developed the superior start menu replacements for Windows 8 that can seamlessly switch...
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    Windows 10 IP build 10074 available on the Fast ring NOW

    I could only get that to work one time :(. It was a pretty cool effect, though I'm wondering how distracting it might be if you have a bunch of tiles doing that.
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    Windows 10 Build 10061 has been loosed upon the world

    You do realize Windows 10 it's still in development, right? And you do realize that "still in development" means there are going to be bugs and not fully tested features, right?
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    Windows 10 Successor Codenamed 'Redstone,' Targeting 2016 Launch

    I'm actually fine with that so long as it doesn't automatically disable the version I'm currently running.
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    How long did it take you to like Windows 8?

    +2 it got way better after I installed a start menu replacement. It's really a fast, stable OS under that abomination of an start screen.
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    Windows 10 build 10022 - the best keeps getting better!

    One of the indications of a well designed product is attention to detail. I'm sure you would not buy a new car with misaligned panels, lawn chairs for seats, and a screwdriver handle for the gear shifter with the dealer explaining that "Car are cars, I fail to see the problem here".
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    Windows 10 build 10022 - the best keeps getting better!

    I agree, you can't have both. But I feel they could have tried a little harder with the new icons. It's entirely possible to go "flat and functional" while still looking professional. These just look amateurish. Though I'm wondering if they would look better when viewed at a more reasonable size
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    Your first OS

    First OS I ever used: Windows 3.1 First OS I ever owned: Mac OS 7
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    fixes for windows 10

    *sigh* :rolleyes:
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    Windows 10 is free for Win 7 - 8.1 users?

    I really hope it's not subscription only. I despise the idea of "renting" software.
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    Registry cleaners: Useful? Or a waste of time (or worse)?

    I use CCleaner, usually after I uninstall something, to make sure I get rid of all the left over stuff the program left behind. It's also good for cleaning out old cache, temp files, cookies, etc.. I often recover a couple gigs of space after I run it
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    Windows 10: the top 10 most requested features

    Agreed. I actually like plain, white, border-less windows myself. Windows are simply containers for content, and should therefore get out of the way as much as possible, let the content inside those windows provide the colors and effects. Though with that being said, I'm all for choice, so...
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    Windows 9 live event...

    So the OS is smart enough to detect when a keyboard is attached/removed and prompt the user to choose desktop/tablet mode accordingly? That is the obvious answer I've seen since the day Windows 8 was released. It's about freaking time, Microsoft!!!
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    Flash is (almost) dead

    Flash only annoys me if a website uses it for UI, but most websites moved away from that years ago. I'm not bothered by Flash banner ads or embedded Flash videos.