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    RadioShack Says Company May File for Bankruptcy

    I hope this site never goes away!
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    Apple Wins 2014 ‘Outstanding Commercial’ Emmy Award

    I thought this one was pretty good for Samsung.
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    Cross Desk for client

    How does the relatively high restriction of the flowmeter on the suction side of the pump affect performance? The suction side of these pumps should be restricted as little as possible!
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    8x 1TB 840 Evo? why not.

    I would be very concerned about write amplification on RAID6... I tried R6 on Areca ARC1882ix-24 with 10 512GB 840 Pros. Disks all had zero data written (fresh specimens) and after an initialize they had over 1.6TB written! That's BEFORE the array was even put to use. RAID10 would be far...
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    Chromebooks Outsold Apple's MacBooks In 2013

    Apples to oranges comparison. How about comparing the Chromebook Pixel to the Retina Macbook Pro instead? ;)
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    TV Made Out Of Remotes

    The narrator reminds me of Howard Cosell. :D
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    Surface Windows 8 Pro for $0

    Is the ram upgradeable? 4GB is quite entry level. 8GB would have been better especially if there in no upgrade path. Perhaps a 16GB option available as well. C'mon, memory is cheap these days!
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    Moving Magnetically Levitating Graphite With A Laser

    So this is a modern day version of the Crookes Radiometer. :D
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    High Tech Prank of the Day

    The possibilities are endless! I work on a cruise ship, we could have a lot of fun with this! I'm thinking water with a big white shark jumping up with its mouth open! :D Or when the elevator stops, lights go to emergency only and the person presses the emergency call button have the...
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    Server Rack Tossed Off 18 Story Building

    Definitely low budget and poor taste. If they wanted to make something to brag about perhaps they should have made a real cluster content delivery system with failover. While people are watching movies from both sites have one site struck by lightning. Yes, lightning! It can be...
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    Kim Dotcom Helicopter Chase?

    Could be a 'shop. Also could be a Vario (model). These things are about as real as they come!
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    Kingston Digital Releases Enterprise-Class SSD

    Since when did enterprise storage products have a desktop (SATA) interface? There are actual enterprise SSDs, they have a 6Gbps SAS interface. (and are quite expensive!)
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    Rise of the Triad remake? I'll take two

    Those were fun. Anyone remember Corridor 7 Alien Invasion? Definitely bring back games of the 90s. Heck I would not even care if the graphics were not upgraded, just let them run on modern 64bit OS! ROTT was awesome especially with my Turtle Beach Multisound and custom GM patches...
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    RAID0 SSD - Pros and Cons

    Been there, done that. ;) For sustained, "saturate the bus" writes of terabyte video files, it's a must. ;)
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    How to Build a Tesla Gun

    The danger comes not from the high frequency side but electrocution from a D'Arsonval type discharge that can connect the user to the lethal primary side currents/voltages. An arc is a conductor as if one is touching a solid copper wire. In a 25kVA set up with 34kV and 750mA I can assure you...
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    Balloon Popping With Lasers!

    Don't believe that's 750mW or at least for long. WL handhelds are the most unstable pieces of crap. They are the bose of the hobby and give laserists a bad name. Head over to and read up on this. A good (true) class IV lab laser putting out 1W 532 TEMoo with a...
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Ours work, you need a mobile rack with sideband support. Ipass functionality is the best since it uses one simple connection. One thing that I've noticed that's strange regarding LED indicators though. Only Intel SSDs will actually fire the activity LEDs. I've tried other SSDs with SF...
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    Firefox 12 Released

    I refuse to use IE9 since it enables cleartype with no way to turn that steaming pile of junk off. Cleartype should be an OPTION, if the user wants it they can have it, not the other way around.
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    Intel SSD to Boost Windows 8 Boot, Wake Times

    So this video proves hibernation works in Windows 8? :D
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Firmware 1.50 for 1880 was released today!
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    [Hot] 16GB ddr3-1600 ecc reg, DUAL RANK $189 + ship

    Not sure about these modules but it does in fact support (unofficially) 192GB RAM with Samsung modules. Three sticks per socket (96GB) should be no problem with these even at 1T command rate!
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Create a passthrough drive by selecting it from the physical drive menu. The controller will do the rest for you. When booting into your OS it will be seen as a SCSI device.
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    Angry Birds Space Demos with Help from NASA

    That's a Samsung Galaxy Note! I love mine. When I pick up an iphone it feels like a fisher price toy!
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    Windows 8 Beta Soon?

    The fish is a betta (short for Betta Splendens), spelled with two ts. It's also pronounced bet-ah, NOT bay-tah like the greek letter. ;)
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    Exploding Popsicle Stick Wave

    That reminds me of this:
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    What It Feels Like to Fly Over The Earth

    IIRC a satellite takes about 90 minutes to orbit the Earth so it's definitely sped up. ;) It's neat seeing the thunderstorms - the twinkling/flashing cloudtops is lightning! :eek:
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    Windows 8 to Offer Built-in Malware Protection

    This is my point - every time I install 7 I disable "windows defender" and "system restore" right off the bat. If they put it in the OS so it breaks something when disabled or can't be disabled at all that's bad. It's bad enough dealing with bloatware of a modern OS but when you have...
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    Windows 8 to Offer Built-in Malware Protection

    Frankly I don't see the point of Windows Defender or any of these so called "protection" schemes. As long as a browser can run a script surreptitiously and wreck a system there's going to be problems. No thank you, I'd much rather have the best performance possible and NOT have any of this...
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    I would not worry about that. The CPU on the 1680 won't raise an alarm until 70°C IIRC. What gets hot without active airflow or a fan is the 1880ix series. Temps in the 80s are not uncommon! :eek:
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    Make Homemade Playdough Circuits

    Definitely this! :D I remember doing this a few years ago! YouTube - ‪LED Sausage‬‏ Wieners and electricity. Hard to beat that! :o
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    Can't decide on flow sensor.. ?

    The second one will not restrict the flow if the rotating element sticks. (stops) It does require the converter board. When connected to that and then connected to a fan header either on the motherboard or a popular fan controller like Lamptron the RPM reading is number of milliliters per...
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    White House Wants New Copyright Law Crackdown

    And yet malware attacks run rampant with no end in sight. :rolleyes:
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    Lenovo Thinkpad U260 Core i3 12.5-in Notebook

    1366x768! :rolleyes: If that display was 1600x900 it would be better. (1650x1050 for 16:10 users) 1920x1080 on that would be drool worthy to those of us with good peepers. :p
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    UK Plans to Block All Internet Porn

    Haha yes! I could not agree more. Perhaps this will become a global thing. Leave the smut to magazines. I'm fine with that.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    30" for mine. :)
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    Government Seizes BitTorrent Search Engine Domain

    I guess everyone is scrambling to get IPs of their fav sites now to put in a hosts file. ;)
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    Seeing Where the Microwaves Are in a Microwave Oven

    Neat video but wires don't "absorb" microwaves as explained in the video. An electrodeless envelope will glow as well. Many noble gases will exhibit specific spectra. This is a well known phenomenon. A borosilicate tube with a rarefied atmosphere and a getter will also produce a nice show...
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    School ‘Snow Days’ Ruined By The Internet

    Did someone say "snow day"? :eek:
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    GTX 480 SLI PCIe Bandwidth Perf. - x16/x16 vs. x4/x4 @ [H]

    Sorry, have not read though this entire thread... (btw thanks for doing this testing - it seems to reinforce what I've been seeing with my non NF200 boards so far!) What about the effects of SLI bridges? I know if you don't use 'em performance drops. A three way bridge on two cards does...
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    Your Crystal Disk Mark Scores!!!

    I did not see any selection higher than 2000. WB is enabled and there is 4GB of cache though. :) Here's my most recent ASSD benchmark on this array: PCI-E at 115 MHz makes the ARC fly. Been running 110 forever and that's the breaking point of all my previous boards. Most Asus boards...