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    Coil whine with my PSU

    It seems to be an issue with that line of Seasonic-made PSUs. I went through 3 Corsair HX units that had obnoxious whine years ago before I gave up and picked up an Enermax Infiniti. I most recently bought the highly-regarded 850w Kingwin Lazer platinum PSU which is pleasantly quiet...
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    Seasonic High Voltage Lucky Draw

    Reliable and quiet...
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    Freaky Microsoft Piracy Video

    Actually, that first result I posted is real. :) No edit!
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    Freaky Microsoft Piracy Video

    If Microsoft really cared about counterfeit software, they would crack down on all the high quality counterfeits being sold on ebay by power sellers who are either ignorant or indifferent. I just did an ebay search for "MS Office Professional", and the very first result is counterfeit based...
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    160 Billion Planets in the Milky Way?

    Enter the bidet (the wonders of advancing technology).
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    160 Billion Planets in the Milky Way?

    I've been watching 'Bashar' videos on YouTube, which consist of 'channeled' information that is quite fascinating to me in its apparent logic about aspects of reality and the universe. Bashar claims to be a human/alien hybrid and a 'contact specialist' from our perceived future. :D He says...
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    Four Weeks of Galaxy Give-Aways!

    I want one because I believe I'll be happier in the having of it.
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    How Carrier IQ Was Wrongly Accused of Keylogging

    Oh well, at least we can still worry about smart meters. :)
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    Cosair's Mice and Keyboards delayed

    I never liked the WASD position -- too limited. Make a YGHJ keyboard and you'll have at least one sale. :)
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    Why slots?

    We're getting there... ($25 Raspberry Pi - plays Quake 3 in HD)
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    Quadro 4000 and GTX580 together?

    What software are you using the Quadro for? Not all CAD programs require the specialized Quadro drivers to perform properly. You should compare the performance and function of the software between the two drivers. There's the option of dual-booting another instance of Windows, to have one...
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    16% of Cell Phones Have Poop on Them

    I made the assumption that if you're using a public restroom to do #2, then you must have life-threatening, explosive diarrhea, which explains the shit on the walls. :)
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    16% of Cell Phones Have Poop on Them

    The Classic Foot Flush. It doesn't make much difference if you're still handling the toilet seat, the door knob, the tissue roll, your clothing, etc. :)
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    16% of Cell Phones Have Poop on Them

    If your hands are getting 'dirty' when you wipe, then maybe you're not using enough tissue! But yeah, I always assume everything has shit on it and act accordingly. :) I don't like to buckle up before doing a preliminary wash. I use different parts of my hand and make as little contact as...
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    Microsoft Kinect Turns One Year Old

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCD14IrOcIs
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    AMD Appoints Mark Papermaster as Senior VP and CTO

    Papermaster > Rockefeller
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    Mozilla Postpones Firefox 3.6.x - 7.0 Update

    You guys know you can run multiple versions at the same time, right? I'm still using 3.6 as my default browser, but have 4+ (updated to 7.0.1) installed alongside it with a separate profile (and a different shortcut icon) that can be run concurrently to evaluate its development and make a...
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    The Best Game No One is Talking About

    FiringSquad's 'verdict'.
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    NEC LCD2490WUXi still the best thing since sliced bread?

    I did ask such a question, and the final auction amount was $458. I bid in the last few seconds, and was annoyed that someone else had made a large proxy bid with minutes to go because that gave an inexperienced 'nibbler' the chance to keep bidding up the price. :) Because of the existence...
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    NEC LCD2490WUXi still the best thing since sliced bread?

    I bought a second, used unit off ebay a month ago with less than 1800 hours on it for under $500. Such a nice monitor.
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    Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

    Love him or hate him, just the amount of discussion itself validates Steve Job's significance, influence, and impact on the industry and society. :)
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    Scientists Predict Possible Ice Increase in Arctic

    What about all the ice above sea level that is currently not displacing the water?
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    Cooler Master HAF X Mini Bike

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fqpp-IAXF0
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    Moving OS from one HDD to another

    HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices is where drive signatures are stored. If you delete that key, it will be regenerated at next startup, and drive letters will be reassigned. For problem-free cloning, I prefer to generalize the BCD and delete the MountedDevices key before making the image, as...
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    Find Out if Your Passwords Were Leaked

    I've had it with all these security risks on PCs!!! I'm getting an Apple, in exchange for one of my unnecessary kidneys. It's a legit procedure because it's been in the news already, so I don't have to worry about them stealing other organs or not washing their hands when they splay open my...
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    16:9 vs 16:10

    Wouldn't you want your speakers farther apart for better stereo separation?
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    16:9 vs 16:10

    The argument of aspect ratio doesn't make a lot of sense by itself without including screen size and pixel dimensions. The wideness of 16:9 is not really ideal on a tablet-sized screen, but on much larger screens where the vertical size fills more of our FOV, 16:9 and even wider aspects are...
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    Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon Trailer

    After watching Transformers 2, I've realized it's not enough to turn off my brain. I have to completely disconnect it and hand it over to a bomb disposal unit.
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    Windows 8 Facial Recognition Moves Closer to Reality

    The system will probably be smart enough to recognize a 2D photo. So just create a plastic head from a 3D printer and THEN you'll be able to have access to the company or government. Or just ambush the CEO at his house and steal an eyeball.
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    XFX Radeon HD 6990 Drawing!

    In for two.
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    GPU for Architecture Student

    Actually, that Quadro 400 doesn't look too good for 3D apps. Only ~12GB/s memory bandwidth?! Might as well consider an old G80/G92-based Quadro in that case.
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    GPU for Architecture Student

    There's a huge performance difference between Quadro and Geforce cards in some CAD apps due to driver optimizations, even when the Geforce has far superior specs. Look for SPECviewperf benchmark results. Quadros can perform several times faster than a comparable Geforce. However, for the...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I'm considering removing the AG because of some annoying scratches on one of my FW900s, but I would prefer to leave it intact. My calibration results are completely satisfactory with an average DE <1 using a DTP94 with ColorEyes software. Thanks for the photos, Myramond!
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    Leopold keyboard shipping?

    Just got mine today (in Toronto), with browns. This is my first mechanical keyboard. It's alright. The backspace key is very chirpy and mushy. It feels awful. I guess it's a great deterrent for typos. I was mainly using a Dell QuietKey from 1996 (from my first computer), and a Logitech...
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    Harvard Twins Stuck With Facebook Agreement

    160 million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars.
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    Downloaded OS (LEGALLY) from a website, need help

    Don't just take my word for it. When you come across a site with incredibly low prices on software, do a search on it and learn to discern illegitimate policies.
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    Downloaded OS (LEGALLY) from a website, need help

    softsupreme.net is a classic scam site. You unfortunately bought an illegal/unlicensed/pirated version. A legit activation of Windows is not performed through the manual installation of a file. :(
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    Surgeon Uses Robotics to Make Tiny Paper Airplane

    You mean I'm not qualified to perform micro-surgery or credited with advancing technology after replicating an arbitrary feat in response to another poster's humourous tangential reply? But wait! Watch me walk up the stairs more effectively than Honda's robot. I'm amazing! Talk about...
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