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  1. SineDave

    Google replaced the White Noise on Nest speakers so people can't sleep

    I never used a white noise machine until I met my wife, who has tinnitus. Now I use one and love it. Not because I need the white noise, but because it drowns out all the annoying behavior like my dog whining for food at 5AM :D
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    Bill Gates predicts our work meetings will move to metaverse in 2-3 years

    Have to cap your webcam quality at 540p, that way 2-3 days of beard growth can be gotten away with :D
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    Fortinet Account

    YHPM
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    Fortinet Account

    AFAIK, fortinet does not limit download access if you have any registered support account regardless of product entitlements, so you could just register to download yourself.
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    I had a near identical experience, though i'd upgraded to the Hybrid cooler. Minor PITA removing that, replacing air cooler and putting it back on my new card, but not bad overall.
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    World of Warcraft Classic

    My guild has been together since shortly after classic came out and just finished clearing 15/15 Naxx, which is quite tough with 40 people only raiding 2 nights a week. We're all getting excited for BC Classic, but the tough part is knowing we have to cut some folks from our raid roster.
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    New AMD Ryzen™ Chipset Driver (2.13.27.501)

    Must be this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%C2%B2C
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    Got my first FTW3 3090 a while back, but still in queue for a friend.
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    My office speakers are a pair of Legacy Audio Studio HD's in Cabernet finish (it's gorgeous). I power them with a custom built ICEEdge 1200W amp, fed by an RME ADI-2 Pro DAC
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Google "github streetmerchant" - one stock notification bot for Ampere, PS5, Zen3 etc. Runs locally (so faster) and isn't trying to buy for you. I got a 3090 using this within a week
  11. SineDave

    Doom 3 - 16 Years Later: A Retrospective

    I remember playing this on a brand new Radon X800 XT in the dark, with my Logitech Z560 surround speaker system. I was such a badass! :D
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    FTW3 Ultra 3090 constant crashing!

    I have seen a few XMP profiles that didn't hold up in use. Try bumping up your memory voltage by 0.1-0.2 volts.
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    Anyone snag a 3090 today?

    I just got my EVGA order in for the FTW3 Ultra i really wanted. If anyone wants this Gigabyte card, I am more than happy to pass it on at the price I paid + shipping. PM me if interested.
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    Anyone snag a 3090 today?

    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 DirectX 12 GV-N3090GAMING OC-24GD 24GB 384-Bit GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card
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    Anyone snag a 3090 today?

    Was lucky to snag a Gigabyte 3090 today from the egg. Can't wait!
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    So I built a pc with a dell mother board, and a hard drive from an hp pavilion

    HP and Dell usually have a recovery partition. You'll need to do a clean install of windows if you want to get rid of that.
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    Cheapest way to get Atmos 5.1 or better sound

    I have been reviewing home theater gear for over a decade, so please don't take this response as an insult, it's intended to save you some pain. Buying box systems is invariable a waste of money. Either spend a little more/wait until you can afford to, or just buy a good pair of bookshelves and...
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    Avowed (Obsidian RPG)

    They did a good job with their other titles - one of the few studios that consistently impresses me, so i'm excited for this.
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    They're very good for the money - especially in smaller rooms where they can reproduce bass as they are capable of. You can also look at other DIY OB speakers that are quite good. Here is a design i'm really fond of: http://gr-research.com/nx-otica.aspx
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    I wish! We're going to make one soon
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    LG 48CX

    This is my go to optical cable: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13700 I don't think anyone has 48gbps optical yet.
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    Yeah, we bought it at the LV convention about 3 years ago and love it (my wife is a Trek fan too). Guests continue to be confused by it also.
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    Sure, i'll share some. I have 3 setups - and before you comment, I do recognize that I have a problem :D and I am unashamed. In all seriousness, I review AV equipment, so I have multiple systems as a reference point also. Home Theater setup: Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 System Legacy Audio Focus SE Left...
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    When too far is never far enough: 4D Theater Wind Effect

    My subwoofers move enough air that in heavy bass scenes I get a draft - but the idea of adding fans is only appealing on top of having a motion controller a-la DBOX. I've invested a ton of money in my setup, including a 20K projector and I still can't justify the price of DBOX.
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    When too far is never far enough: 4D Theater Wind Effect

    I followed this over on AVS. Definitely a cool idea, though to me the fan noise would be a bit annoying. What we really need is a theater fan, something that moves a lot of air nearly silently and can be floor or ceiling mounted for aesthetic reasons.. Wishful thinking I know!
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    Is that a Topping D90 DAC I spy on your desk?
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    LG 48CX

    I review home theater gear, so when my 48CX arrives I plan to calibrate it using my colorimeter using CalMan: https://store.portrait.com/meters/portrait-displays-c6-hdr2000-with-add-ons.html I know it's not usually perfectly applicable across displays, but LG has good QC, so if anyone is...
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    LG 48CX

    I am using a Sony XBR X850F (43") - been waiting a long time for this.
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    LG 48CX

    Mine ships tomorrow. Can't wait!
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    How do you cool your 3900x?

    I'm using a Noctua NH-D14 - runs nice and cool and nearly silent.
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    Renting a powerful cloud PC

    The display lag without acceleration technologies (Citrix HDX, PCoIP) will be awful. I'm curious how they are solving for this.
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    You got to be kidding me. This is a nightmare! Visible Bug INSIDE monitor!

    It makes me glad that this story has a happy ending.
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    You got to be kidding me. This is a nightmare! Visible Bug INSIDE monitor!

    You could probably get it out of there with some canned air if you just pop the case off. You don't have much to lose.
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    Anyone have any experience with Amplifier Troubleshooting and Repair?

    You can usually find a comparable RCA input on Mouser or DigiKey. I agree with posters above, simple reflow should do the trick. You probably can't see cold solder cracks.
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    USB bluetooth dongle that offers LDAC?

    I use an EarStudio ES100 mkII with my phone for LDAC on regular earbuds. Android Pixel devices support LDAC too. You might be able to use the EarStudio via USB this way, but not sure. Why not use a mobile device instead?
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    What is this about LED tvs I’m seeing?

    It's a "feature" called motionflow, adaptive motion or something similar and the naming varies by brand. It's easily turned off in settings, so nothing to hold you back from purchasing. That said, most LED TV's are edge-lit which means horrible contrast ratio and lots of back light bloom. I'd...
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    IEMs?

    Picked up a pair of ZSX and the upgraded cable. Sounds really good via my EarStudio ES100 Mk2.
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    World of Warcraft Classic

    I've been enjoying classic a lot. We formed a guild composed of people who PUGed MC together for a few weeks, and last week we one shot the entire instance, and single phased Rag.
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    Meraki MX64 or Sophos UTM9 or Pfsense

    You can also get a free Fortigate if you listen to their sales pitch. That might be worth it.
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    Why is display/monitor market such a shite?

    And I love IPS color but can't stand the washed out blacks. So I am a VA guy. The real answer is to get microLED or OLED PC monitors - but that's not happening any time soon.
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