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    Stop Paying For Anti-Virus

    Every application we use runs under Windows, including our own software product we sell. No Windows means no company. You are also underestimating the current generation of RansonWare and the damage done. These are criminal organizations that are targeting companies to extort money. All they...
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    Comcast, beware: New city-run broadband offers 1Gbps for $60 a month

    Wish someone would run fiber out here, except we don't have any poles as everything is under ground. Sick of Cox and their high prices and caps.
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    The Death of Overclocking is Nigh...(we knew it was coming)

    As someone who has been overclocking for over 35 years, getting lazy in my old age is part of the problem. :p However, it's mainly the diminishing improvements when overclocking the current generation of chips. Just some of the improvements I used to see: 286-6 to 286-8, 30% improvement...
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    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    If I'm already using Cat6, why would I go with SPF+ and separate transceivers? I though I got rid of transceivers when I got rid of all that old 10mb ethernet stuff. Beside, if you connect your servers with SPF+ and your main switch goes down, I hope you have a spare SPF+ switch around. With...
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    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    10G Base-T is much more usable on the desktop/laptop due to it's backwards compatibility with GB Ethernet.
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    Millenium Falcon Ride Disney World exclusive

    I'm only a 30 minute drive from Disneyland, but haven't been to Disneyland for years. Too expensive and way to crowded. Can't even imagine how crowded the Star Wars area will be. Maybe I'll go in a few years after the crowds have thinned out.
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    Intel Announces Sunny Cove Brings 18% IPC Improvement

    I stand corrected :banghead:
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    Intel Announces Sunny Cove Brings 18% IPC Improvement

    Remember when Intel was having problems with the PIII competing with the Athlon, and they pushed the PIII to 1Ghz, and ended up having to recall the CPU because it would introduce errors at that speed?
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    SSD for NAS, do you think that high volume ssd will replace the hdd?

    SLC is 1 bit per cell. MLC is 2 bits per cell TLC is 3 bits per cell. QLC is 4 bits per cell. The multiple bit per cell is achieved by storing different voltage levels in the cell. The more bits per cell, the longer it takes to write or erase a block of data. More bits per cell generally means...
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    Texas expected to ban red light cameras

    +100 As others have said, if safety was the issue, they would lengthen the yellow light or implement a 1-2 second delay before the cross light turns green. Most the revenue for red light cameras out here in Southern California came from people who didn't come to a complete stop before turning...
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    SSD for NAS, do you think that high volume ssd will replace the hdd?

    New laptop 240GB SSD's are already under $30 which makes them about the same price as a new mechanical drive. (I don't count 120GB SSD's as that's not enough storage for most people) SSD's on the desktops are cheap enough that I've been gradually replacing all the spinners in the office over the...
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    Server 08 on Dell R710

    If you had the same problem with a spinner, then it's not the SSD's You said you had the same problem with server 2016. That shouldn't be a problem as I've installed 2016 on an H700 controller without a problem. Have you made sure the drives are completely clean? You can go into the install...
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    Server 08 on Dell R710

    Consumer EVO SSD's on a Dell Raid controller might be the problem. I've used non Dell SSD drives on Dell servers with H700 controllers, but I only use Intel enterprise level drives, since Intel is one of that drives Dell uses. Read of too many problems with desktop level SSD's If you have a...
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    Tesla Model S "Spontaneously" Erupts

    They had the foam and other "recommended" extinguishing compounds, but the problem with these battery fires is that they provide their own fuel and are difficult to stop.
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    Tesla Model S "Spontaneously" Erupts

    Near where I live, there was a Tesla that was crashed into a tree. Major accident that damaged the battery. The fire fighters worked all night to put out the fire, but it kept reigniting. They finally just let it burn till the following mid-day and once it was out they had it towed. Later that...
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    Tesla Model S "Spontaneously" Erupts

    Wasn't defending ice cars, or saying that Tesla is intentionally putting in defective cells. I'll even agree with your statement that Tesla probably has the best engineering when it comes to the battery packs. However, that still doesn't change the fact that the batteries can burn, and once a...
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    Tesla Model S "Spontaneously" Erupts

    So you are saying that 100% of all Lipo batteries are manufactured without any defects? That there is no possible way for a battery to overheat unless it's punctured or over charged? I disagree. With the hundreds of individual cells in these large battery packs, and with hundreds of thousands...
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    EVs outsould fossil fuel powered cars in Norway

    It's never happened to me because I live in Southern California, but it's not unusual in places where that can get several feet of snow in a single day. We have 2 cars, a high mileage Hybrid for commuting and long trips, and a Minivan for hauling stuff or people. Current electric cars don't...
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    EVs outsould fossil fuel powered cars in Norway

    And when it's really cold and you are using the heater, that 200 mile range drops to 120 miles. Hopefully you have a full charge when you leave home and don't get stuck in a long traffic jam requiring you to run the heater for a couple hours. Most people don't buy a car for just their commute...
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    PayPal's new refund policy has sellers up in arms

    Many years ago, the wife & I used to sell a lot of stuff on eBay. Some weeks we shipped out 20-30 boxes. (Both new and used stuff) But the costs kept growing. Both eBay and PayPal kept increasing the costs, along with higher shipping costs. We started selling less because it just wasn't worth...
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    EVs outsould fossil fuel powered cars in Norway

    More fake news. So they compared the average electric car (mostly small cars) to the average ICE which includes large cars, mini vans, SUV, etc. :rolleyes: How about something more apples to apples, like comparing a Leaf or Bolt to a Prius? Be sure include all the global warming gasses...
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    EVs outsould fossil fuel powered cars in Norway

    But California is under the control of the far left more than just about any other state, and the left has been able to implement much of what they have dreamed about. Yet, all it has done is raise the cost of living for the middle class and created a much large divide between the rich and the...
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    EVs outsould fossil fuel powered cars in Norway

    So small country (i.e. short drives), cheap electricity, heavy subsidies for electric cars, high gas taxes and high import duties on gas cars. If I could buy an electric car for half the cost of an ICE, and the cost per mile was 1/4 the cost of driving an ICE, then I'd be a fool not to get an...
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    Micron Cuts DRAM and NAND Flash Output as ASP Falters

    I have ran into a firmware problem on a few of the Crucial drives (looked like a failure, but just needed a firmware update, and no data lost). However, I have also had firmware issues with the Samsung 840 EVO's that not only required a firmware upgrade, but also a full wipe or refresh of all...
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    EU plan to fit cars with speed limiters could be UNSAFE

    It will be tied into the car's computer, and any attempt to deactivate it will result in disabling the car.
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    EU plan to fit cars with speed limiters could be UNSAFE

    In that case you will receive a double fine for driving over the posted speed limit in a construction zone. Just wait until someone dies because they couldn't be rushed to the hospital in time due to the limit on the car's speed. Or when someone dies because they couldn't speed away from...
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    Captain Marvel Will Lead the MCU, Kevin Feige Says

    Same problem they have in DragonBall Z. They keep increasing the power levels where even someone who could destroy a planet several seasons ago, would now be considered weak. Now they have someone who can destroy entire universes like it is nothing :confused: :rolleyes:
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    Micron Cuts DRAM and NAND Flash Output as ASP Falters

    Maybe that's the difference. I'm not buying their consumer "Performance" brands, I'm buying the regular standard speed memory for various Dell laptops/desktop. I almost always buy Crucial because they are cheaper than Dell memory and I haven't had problems. Just upgraded a number of laptops...
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    Micron Cuts DRAM and NAND Flash Output as ASP Falters

    Yet, I've had no problems with Crucial SSD's or ram products over the years. Only SSD I've even had die was a SanDisk, and I've only had 2 of them. I've purchased and installed several dozen Crucial SSD's over the past few years, and have never had a failure. Same with Samsung, never had a...
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    PCIe SSDs Will Overtake SATA in 2019

    Already decided the next laptop upgrade cycle at the office will use NVME drives. Went with Sata drives 3 years ago since NVME drives where too expensive, and I was able to reuse the 1TB Sata drives from the previous laptops. (Bought laptops with a 500GB spinner, and replaced it with a 1TB...
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    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    Easy to double your sales when you have such a small market share and your prices are heavily subsidized by the taxpayer. It will be interesting to see what happens to sales over the next couple years as the rebates go away. Even if the price is the same, the current electric cars still won't...
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    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    Not sure about else where in the country, but here in California, most homes built before the 70's will not have a 200 amp panel. If they have added central air, they are likely maxed out.
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    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    There where electric car over 100 years ago, but Ice won that battle. There have been people trying to build electric cars ever since. Just because no major car company manufactured an electric car until the EV1 doesn't mean there where no electric cars around. Guess we'll have to wait 10...
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    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    People have been promoting EV's as the future for decades, and they will still be saying EV's are the future decades from now. For many people, electric cars have too many limitations. (limited range, no place to plug in at their apartment/condo, older homes that would require expense electric...
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    Disney Completes Fox Acquisition

    I wonder if Disney will ever stop spreading propaganda on their non-news channels.
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    Microsoft Criticizes FCC Broadband Report

    That's what we need, more competition. Where I live, middle of a large city, I have 1 choice, cable. Their price for 60/5 is higher than your deal for 1gig.
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    All Myspace Data Before 2016 is Gone

    Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.... I transferred the 8mm movies from when I was a kid to DVD's and added music, since they where a little boring without sound. We have also been going through old family photos now that my parents are gone. Just wish they had written names on...
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    All Myspace Data Before 2016 is Gone

    Upper 50's. Luckily I don't look that old so the age discrimination in the IT world hasn't hit me yet ;)
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    Apple Launches iMac With Coffee Lake and Vega

    At least to could upgrade the ram, unlike many of the newer Mac's...… They wanted to make sure there was no way around that planned obsolescence.
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