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  1. cwaffles

    Cheapest way to virtualize old Windows 2000 database server?

    My best experience migrating a legacy system into a VM was with Acronis True Image with Universal Restore. I took the drive out of an old P4 Dell running XP, imaged with True Image, created a VM, booted from the recovery iso, and used universal restore feature. Worked pretty darn well, much...
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    12v motherboard with most features (as close to normal A/ITX board) available

    Might want to look into the Intel NUCs, some run of 12V power according to this review: Only 1 sata port, but there is USB3 on board.
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    Windows 10 Boot time very slow...but games improved?

    1. Windows has a bit of a habit of delaying boot up processes a bit to reduce I/O overload (in my experience). I would just test with the stop watch and if it's under 30 seconds to desktop after BIOS, things are good. 2. Newer built in drivers?
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    Free Font Automatically Redacts NSA Surveillance Trigger Words

    Sir, I swear I never said those words!
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    How long did it take you to like Windows 8?

    When I got startisback, which came about 3 months after launch or so. The lower ram usage, faster boot, and faster installs made me switch. Also not having to deal with 4 years of extra updates and crap.
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    Browsers and memory usage

    I've noticed this too. Windows and applications will make use of the extra available ram as buffers and caches, rather than too read from storage and process through the CPU, it can near instantaneously get it from RAM. Unused RAM is wasted RAM, as RAM can be flushed extremely quickly.
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    Spend a Week Inside the Dark Web

    Brb, gotta go to Virginia check out their steam tunnels.
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    Comparison of AS5 vs. MX-4 on Haswell i7-4790K

    Nice research! Interesting conclusion versus other shootouts... Tom's Review Hardware secrets
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    Need to defrag SSD revisted due to files becoming corrupted

    That is not normal whatsoever. I would RMA the drive ASAP after backing up your data.
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    Secure web form with hosting?

    Minimum is SSL/TLS security, and some good security hardening from the hosting company. I would use Google Docs for forms if you're on a shoestring budget, or give Wooforms a try (heard they're good, but haven't used it for myself -
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    IPV4 address: worth keeping?

    Not sure if trolling, but funny nonetheless :P
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    Texture-less games

    What about orange_ maps in CS:S, DOD:S, and TF2? Just throwing it out there...
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    Any1 has a sound sample WAV file of 45dB?

    I think he's looking for a 45hz tone. Here's a link
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    Tf700T Stock, Super Laggy/useless, Is CM way to go?

    With CM11, the tablet is moderately usable, just be careful when multitasking too much, or have a lot of background tasks.
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    Tf700T Stock, Super Laggy/useless, Is CM way to go?

    The problem is that the storage is slow as bananas, and CM11 did help, but keep the google account sync to an absolute minimum.
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    Bioshock 1: Who are you?

    With the teddy bears, the adam collection was similar in the end.
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    Internet Explorer 11 Passes 9 And 10 Combined

    Modern IE, or less crappy IE. Either way IE is still 2 years behind Firefox and Chrome.
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    The Police Love Pinterest

    They love social media in general. Willful surrender of privacy FTW.
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    Intel Architecture Fuels New Wave of Chrome Devices

    Baytrail is a fast as an e6400, that's 2006 technology, 8 years later.
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    SanDisk Announces 4TB SSD, Hopes for 8TB Next Year

    Watch it all die to a firmware bug the next time your system goes to sleep :P
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    Dell Charges $30 To Install Firefox

    Bestbuy will certainly charge you to install iTunes on your system. No joke.
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    Symantec Calls Antivirus 'Doomed'

    Symantec ought to sell them selves to the NSA, or buy out virus writers to keep their software useful.
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    Whatever Happened To Blu-ray?

    Too expensive, and DVD is far more ubiquitous.
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    NSA's Coded Tweet Deciphered Using Online Tool

    It should have been "about all your base are belong to us"
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    Comcast Forced Netflix With Clever Traffic Clogging

    Keep up the good work Comcast. Maybe we'll be back on dialup in 5 years.
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    Man Getting Sued Over An Amazon Review

    And that's why we use aliases on the internet!
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    Amazon Granted 'Photography Against A White Background' Patent

    Amused and appalled. Amazon trolling USPTO?
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    Apple wants HTC's sloppy seconds!

    Good for apple, spending some money after hoard so many billions.
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    Long time PC user, thinking about making the switch

    Non upgradable cpus and batteries are something to keep in mind before purchase a MBP.
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    About to pull the trigger on the T-mobile Galaxy Note 3

    I'm using CM11 Milestone 5 on my Nexus 4, and it's been very stable, only occasionally having issue with mobile 3g connection. Otherwise, it's been running like a charm.
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    Is PhysX even relevant anymore?

    Nope, not worth it, and has been overhyped since it's inception.
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    When do you retire a PSU?

    As long as there are no BSODs, no random crapouts when booting up from being unplugged, and no crashes during gaming, I'll keep on using it.
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    Excel 2013: the picture is too large and will be truncated - very annoying error

    I get this message with excel 2013 on Windows 8.1 copying just 20 cells.
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    IPS monitors repairable?

    I've had this happen to a BenQ monitor (old 17"), the problem was a failed power supply. Open it up, look for a replacement on ebay, or just recycle it.
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    Monitor for Xbox One

    I think you'll definitely see more minute details with a desktop monitor (single pixel discrepancies, showing you enemies hiding/moving), as well as have lower input lag. Only real downgrade could be a downgrade of color saturation (as TVs generally artificially increase them). I would also make...
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    Bill Gates Says Government Spying Isn’t Always Bad

    The more important question is where the line is drawn.
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    Boot or DOS benchmarks?

    You might want to look into WindowsPE or Linux live CDs
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    Combining 2 PSU in Parallel to 1 mobo

    Using the simple 24pin atx connection splitter with 2 Corsair TX950 psus
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    Feds To Sell $25M of Silk Road Bitcoin

    Former drug money here we come.
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    Smart Appliances Hacked to Send Out Spam

    Solution: Faraday cage, or disable the bloody wifi.