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    How can you still use your old 128 and 256 GB SSD drives?

    Windows Storage Spaces if you want to combine them into 1 pool If you have spinning drives in the system. Use them as a cache drive with PrimoCache. 128GB or 256GB of write cache can make a spinner feel amazing.
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    Samsung Display to close LCD business

    Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars? Lawrence: I'll tell you what I'd do, man, watch two OLED’s at the same time, man. Peter Gibbons: That's it? If you had a million dollars, you'd watch two OLED’s at the same time? Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do...
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    PlayStation 5 Pro and New Xbox Series S / X Specs and Release Date Leaked by TCL

    Was the PS5 Pro the one that will actually be sold in stores? I’ve been waiting for that one.
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    I also like this feature. Not every computer needs a dedicated video card. And with video card prices being what they are it sucks spending at least $150 extra just to get a desktop image. Plus with iGPU it means you are free to use full lane PCI slot for something like a NVME adapter. My CPU...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    The idea of the computer and the idea of something being unique cannot co-exist together. The entire purpose of a computer is to copy. You can’t stop the signal.
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    Intel launches AV1 Video encoder and decoder for processors with more efficiency and less power

    But encode we much....we must...and will much...about...that....be committed.
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    Embracer Group is Buying Square Enix Montréal, Eidos Montréal and Crystal Dynamics for $300 million

    Databases were so much better when they still made them with genuine Bakelite.
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    That's all folks!!

    Sounds like a interesting book. Lucky 381 people. The 3Dfx splash screen is one of coolest things I have seen in computers. It was always exciting to see that thing switch on. :cool:
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    Intel launches AV1 Video encoder and decoder for processors with more efficiency and less power

    This is a competitor for h264/h265, not a replacement for QuickSync hardware encoding right?
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    ‘Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet’ NFT Went on Sale for $48M. It Ended With a Top Bid of Just $280

    Even when Jack was on Joe Rogan 4 or 5 years ago, it was pretty obvious that the girl that was on there with him was playing the role of handler. Especially if you are going to have a guest like Tim Pool on at the same time.
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    16TB M.2 SSD!

    100% real, just note that because of the USB protocol interacting with the aluminum case, that actual formatted space may be significantly less than what is advertised. Significantly……..
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    Intel opens new Fab, moved up 18A process.

    Similar to what was mentioned previously, the company I work for manufacturers the actual wafers here in the United States. But then we ship the wafers to Asia to get diced up and put in the black packaging. Lots of good paying jobs here in the states, but ultimately the chips do end up in Asia.
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    Intel opens new Fab, moved up 18A process.

    Nice try, it’s in Portland. Not the USA. We had a ex-Intel guy recently join us here in Texas. He just straight up moved to Texas and THEN looked for a job in the semiconductor industry. Getting out of Portland was more important to him than having another job lined up. I can’t imagine that...
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    ‘Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet’ NFT Went on Sale for $48M. It Ended With a Top Bid of Just $280

    Jack may have been a hostage to the machine. He has historically tweeted things that were questionable in the context of Twitters general practices. And he is already starting to open up now that he is no longer the face of twitter. We will see.
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    Auctioneer puts Space Shuttle CPUs under the hammer

    The STS Columbia & Challenger units aren’t available at this time.
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    Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windows: Lifetime License $49.99

    Why is there a emphasis on the license being "lifetime"? Isn't a retail license always "Lifetime"? Or is this saying that you would be eligible for updates in the future? LIke when Office 2026 comes out, you would get that too? Or it just saying that this copy of Office 2021 will always work...
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    Can Optane be used to accelerate non-OS HDD?

    It does appear based on those tests that Intel RST does provide deferred write caching, meaning it writes to the Optane first and then offloads to the HDD later. That has usually been the missing factor with cache systems (like the hard drives that had 8GB of NAND onboard). They only cached...
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    Can Optane be used to accelerate non-OS HDD?

    You used it to cache a spinning drive? The configuration can be a little confusing the first time around. With deferred write turned on, you should definitely see a difference though.
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    Can Optane be used to accelerate non-OS HDD?

    PrimoCache is incredible. Different types of caching mechanisms, and you can use nice big drives. A 500GB or 1TB is excellent with a big spinner.
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    Classic DOOM with Ray Tracing in New Video

    Authentic 2D ray tracing?
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    Ronin hacked, $600M in Ethereum stolen

    $600 million from this?
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    Wolfenstein 3D secrets revealed by John Romero in lengthy post-mortem chat

    Shoot man, one of the best experience I ever had as a kid was combing those 2 things. Gratuitous pixelated naked lady textures for the walls in doom. Did naked ladies make sense as a wall texture? Yep! Insert joke about Doom wad.
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    The “he” isn’t you think it is. It’s the other he, the one that would never give inflation as the reason. I got no issue with Elon.
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    10% for the big guy, across the board. Nice……
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    Asus Pure Go detects Pesticides on fruits and vegetables

    How can you expect us to wash our vegetables when the sink doesn’t even respond to verbal commands?
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    Recommend a very fast USB 3.0+ Flash Drive.

    I have a Samsung T5 and it is very impressive. Bigger than a “thumb drive”, but still decently compact. It will max out the USB bus. And enough physical mass to dissipate heat. Some of the small USB drives have good performance but damn they get hot (looking at Samsung thumb drives).
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    Best affordable NVMe SSD?

    For a laptop, you might look for reviews that include power usage. Some NVME drives use a lot of power (for performance or because of relaxed power management). More power usage means more heat and lower battery life. When I upgraded my MacBook Air I went with the Intel QLC drives, they had the...
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    Migrating SSD from one build to another

    I have accidentally discovered this new Windows feature a couple times in the last several years. Windows 10 will boot up in a new system very well. Just connect the hard drive and let it boot. It’s worked several times for me. I usually forget about it and then I do the initial boot and the...
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    Frustrated Father Accidentally Takes Down Town's Internet

    On a serious note, if you are not aware as a parent or soon to be parent, there are LOTS of ways to restrict your kids digital freedoms now-a-days. And many of them are fully integrated into the operating systems. My experiences so far (there may be stuff on other platforms, but this is what I...
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    Frustrated Father Accidentally Takes Down Town's Internet

    Should have told him about child accounts. Much easier to implement.
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    MLID shouts out [H]ardocp - AMD’s fake MSRP

    So I can choose between a 6 year old GTX 1030 with 4GB DDR5 of memory for $250 or I can choose a brand new 6500 card with 4GB DDR6 of memory for $250. And I should be mad about the new card? Want to make sure I have my outrage properly aligned.
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    Ubuntu shows 4x8GB installed, but only reports 24GB mem avail.

    It ended up being a bad memory module. I did reboot the machine and get dmesg stuff and it also reported 24GB. Submitted a ticket and they identified a bad memory stick. All good now. (y)
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    Ubuntu shows 4x8GB installed, but only reports 24GB mem avail.

    This is on a rented server, so I am wondering if there is some OS feature I am missing. The server has Ubuntu 20 installed, and should be natively installed as far as I know, it shouldn't be a VM. I am running a VM within Ubuntu. I'm using KVM and have allocated 16GB to that VM. I'm wondering if...
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    Apple India factory of on probation for wanting better food and better conditions

    I work and live in America. Am an American. 2 year degree. Make 6 figures. Apple is one of our primary customers. I don’t have much to complain about. Would China citizens be better off without out sourcing? If the rest of the world had not sent it’s jobs to China, it’s citizens would be living...
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    Apple India factory of on probation for wanting better food and better conditions

    “Apple makes so much money partly because they'll do anything to keep production ultra cheap in overseas sweatshops while keeping prices ultra-high compared to their competition” Does Apple charge ultra high prices compared to their completion? I don’t think many of their products are ultra...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    I would imagine the unit itself can keep itself warm in cold temperatures, assuming it has power. But the upper limit of 122* seems very easy to hit on a roof in the summer anywhere south of Ohio. I wonder if people have tried putting fans or forced air underneath it for summer operation. Maybe...
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    Notebook Review and Forums closing 1/31/2022

    In all the excitement of creating endless data, humans never thought about what would happen to that data. Now the digital world has been around long enough that we are seeing the death of data. Very sad. Hopefully someone else will take care of the problem.
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    Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda Thinks Games Shouldn't Be Fun

    You don't make characters like Aerith and Tifa and not expect it to be "fun" :love: Maybe he is thinking labor of love.....
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    Bill Gates predicts our work meetings will move to metaverse in 2-3 years

    I've been waiting my whole life to be sexually harassed at work....finally it can happen (y)
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