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    Turning Off Wi-Fi And Bluetooth In iOS 11's Control Center Doesn't Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or BT

    Bluetooth is the big absolute NOPE and if you discover it's enabled on your phone, you are required to report it to security immediately. Honestly, everything truly boils down to the honor system; you are being trusted to do the right thing and follow protocol when you are granted a...
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    Turning Off Wi-Fi And Bluetooth In iOS 11's Control Center Doesn't Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or BT

    That's....not how it works. Computers are used to process classified data, albeit on an "air-gapped" network. There are certain areas where personal electronic devices are absolutely prohibited (vaults, SCIFs), but generally, employees are allowed to bring personal electronic devices into...
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    Turning Off Wi-Fi And Bluetooth In iOS 11's Control Center Doesn't Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or BT

    This is a disaster for anybody who works in a classified environment. You're not allowed to have wi-fi and bluetooth enabled, so anyone with iOS 11 is at risk of a security incident if they don't realize this.
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    HD Retrovision Component Cables for Genesis, SNES, Saturn, etc.

    Right, depending on how you upscale, there will be input lag. The Framemeister uses a frame buffer to perform its upconversion, so there's like a 2 frame latency there. However, the OSSC is a line multiplier and has no frame buffer, so the latency is 1-2 scanlines (essentially no latency), but...
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    HD Retrovision Component Cables for Genesis, SNES, Saturn, etc.

    "Fuzzy pixels" weren't necessarily due to the CRT, but because of the awful video quality that most people would see via RF or Composite video output. Furthermore, for people who value accuracy/faithfulness, playing on the console itself is superior to playing on an emulator, in spite of all of...
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    HD Retrovision Component Cables for Genesis, SNES, Saturn, etc.

    I've got another item on order, the OSSC (open source scan converter) that is essentially a line multiplier that takes Component, VGA and RGB Scart as inputs and outputs via HDMI, so that won't be a problem. I'm currently using a Sony CRT HDTV (30XS955).
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    HD Retrovision Component Cables for Genesis, SNES, Saturn, etc.

    www.hdretrovision.com So, first off, no I don't work for these people, nor am I affiliated with them, but I just picked up these component cables for use on my SNES and Saturn and I must say, wow. If you have a decent TV and like retro gaming, you must get these. Here's a quick comparison of...
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    Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    You can use sapphire, rubies, topaz, and diamonds to upgrade the various circlets. Sapphire = cold resist circlet, Topaz = lightning, Ruby = fire, diamond = guardian resist.
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    Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    None of the dragons can be killed that I'm aware of, and the only one you have to clear corruption from is the one on Mt. Lanayru. I also agree about the snowball bowling. Seems like it's better to just go around and farm ores, but I don't know where a good place to find them consistently is.
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    OneDrive "Runs like a Dog" on Windows OS Rivals

    As a onedrive user, I feel like it runs like ass on Edge/IE too. Every time I need to go through my camera roll to select a bunch of pictures for something, it drives me insane how shitty the performance is.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Any reason you wouldn't just want to get a USB-C cable and pair it with a flattish battery pack instead of lugging the AC adapter around?
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    new dreamcast hdmi box - looks good!

    Wondering if this is actually any better than getting a catch all device like the OSSC Upscaler.
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    NES Returns!

    I was able to get one recently....I hooked it up, played a little mega man 2, and then disconnected it. I guess it's cool, but I realized I just don't care about most of the games on it (right now). Nice to have for collection's sake, though.
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    T-Mobile Battles Verizon Unlimited by Rolling Back Tethering and Video Throttling

    You don't need to pay anything to get unlimited international data. The only negative is that it's capped at 128 kbps, and I think there's an option to bump it up to 256 kbps if it's not standard now. I recently spent a month in Taiwan and having that was indispensable, despite the speed.
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    Plex server and Mu-mimo wireless adapter

    I've been wireless on my plex server for the past year without many issues. Other than USB drivers being flaky, the speed is good enough to stream 1080p to one client. Not sure about simultaneous since I'm the only one using it. As long as you're getting 100+ Mbps, you should be okay. I was...
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    What graphics card to buy for replacement?

    What is your definition of "too close?" most 1070's are $375+....we are talking about an almost $100 difference minimum.
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    Final Fantasy XV

    I finished chapter 13 last night; probably the least fun I've had with the game, but I'm debating whether or not it was bad; I definitely felt as frustrated as Noct was in that situation, and when: I felt a similar sense of relief. I thought the story pay off for the chapter was good enough...
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    Final Fantasy XV

    I haven't finished the game yet (Ch 10? now), and agree with all of these criticisms, but still find myself having a good time with the game.
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    Final Fantasy XV

    Kind of frustrating, but this is kind of what happened with Witcher 3 from an interface perspective. AFAIK, there were a lot of "quality of life" improvements between launch and now that have significantly improved the experience. However, short of DLC, they didn't go back and add main story...
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    RT-AC68U clone $59 - use code WIFI40 - T-Mobile.com

    Not to be pedantic, but if you have more gain, your beamwidth decreases, thus "narrowing" your coverage area. I don't think that image really conflicts with what I posted, looks like an elevation pattern as opposed to azimuthal. As you begin to have higher gain, you lose the omnidirectional...
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    RT-AC68U clone $59 - use code WIFI40 - T-Mobile.com

    This is a great illustration of what happens when you attach a "high gain" antenna. Higher gain = higher directivity. It will go farther, but in a more focused pattern. So you lose overall coverage footprint but can get more signal at a specific point, if that makes sense.
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    Final Fantasy XV

    You can get a part that speeds up the Regalia later, and once you level past 30 or so, Ignis will start driving at night, allowing for fast travel/whatever at all times. You can also switch to auto at any point during a manual drive by bringing up the menu and selecting Auto.
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    Final Fantasy XV

    Digital foundry also put up an X1 analysis video: Bottom line: no frame pacing issues, but lower resolution/image quality with occasional minor screen tearing. Holds 30 FPS.
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    Scary Games thread

    Fatal Frame 3 scared the shit out of me, super creepy atmosphere IMO.
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    Final Fantasy XV

    I just watched Kingsglaive last night....super hyped. I LMAO when I saw Ultros, can't believe they put that dude in there, made the movie THAT much better. Critics hated it, but I'm pretty sure most of them aren't nostalgic final fantasy fans.
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    RT-AC68U clone $59 - use code WIFI40 - T-Mobile.com

    I wasn't able to get the Mini CFE GUI on my first one either. However, if you hold 'reset' while powering up for 10-15 seconds, even if there are no LED's flashing, you should be able to access the router via 'tftp'. Make sure you set your transfer mode to binary if it isn't already, and use the...
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    Intel compute stick gaming

    Can't speak for OP, but based on my experience working with telecom drive testers, they're often using experimental devices without mature drivers and specialized software (i.e. Ascom TEMS). There are many occasions where, for whatever reason, a particular notebook just doesn't want to cooperate...
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    Intel compute stick gaming

    I don't think you've ever been a drive tester in the telecom industry...
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    RT-AC68U clone $59 - use code WIFI40 - T-Mobile.com

    For those of you wondering, this is doable on macOS, you just need to use a free app like iHex (available on app store) to edit the CFE binary. Very straightforward, and you can compare the bin files via grep from terminal.
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    Did anyone expect something else?

    I still don't see Scorpio running most games at 60 fps. GTX 1080 can't even guarantee that level of performance and it has a higher compute throughput than the Scorpio's announced numbers. I think as we start seeing more games come out that support the Pro's increased horsepower, it will start...
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    Did anyone expect something else?

    If anything, Digital Foundry has been rather bullish on PS4 pro; the arkham city comparison was just to note that performance increases can be had without any particular optimization by just letting the game go "unlocked." Richard Ledbetter (DF head honcho) constantly praises the PS4 pro and the...
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    RT-AC68U clone $59 - use code WIFI40 - T-Mobile.com

    I bought two of these routers and flashed both of them, both with very different experiences. On the first one, for whatever reason, the mini-CFE server just didn't work, although tftp did. Also, I could not go directly from Asus 376.26 to Merlin 380.xx, I had to do several intermediate firmware...
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    Doom (2016) on a laptop via Steam in-home streaming

    As long as your signal is good, you should be fine. I've streamed Witcher 3 @ 1080p to my HTPC in the living room with a ~100 Mbit link rate, but you should be much better off.
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    New HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, LFC, VA panel = $343 shipped

    Off topic, but that hand waving in the video reminds me of this:
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    PS4 Pro not quite 4K

    If you watch some of Digital Foundry's videos, it's supersampling. So yes, internally rendering at 4K, then outputting at 1080p.
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    Inside PlayStation 4 Pro: How Sony made the first 4K games console

    This. I don't have any interest in a pro unless they can get bloodborne running at 60 fps. I don't plan on buying a 4K set anytime soon, so it's useless to me otherwise.
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    NES Returns!

    No, they won't. :)
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    NES Returns!

    Okay, but I also think everyone with half a brain understood what I meant. Nintendo produces a lot (if not all) of their hardware in china now, and the build quality is still fine. See the Wii U pro controller, as an example. Also, I'm over 30, not sure that exactly qualifies as "kid," unless...
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    What was the best console of all time

    For me, it would be a tossup between PS1 and PS2 (though you could argue that since PS2 can play PS1 games, they are one and the same). PS1 was a kind of "coming of age" console for me and I had so many great gaming experiences on it, but the same with PS2. PS1 had FF7, Tekken 1-3, Crash...
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    NES Returns!

    I think every person with functioning eyeballs realized that this was a -wired- controller affair. And also that the controllers were exact replicas of the original NES controller, meaning no extra buttons.
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