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  1. Ur_Mom

    Network fees extremely high right now?

    I am .0013 BTC short for making a purchase at Newegg. I bought $10 worth at Coinbase. But, to transfer $10, it'll cost $12 in network fees. Holy fuck! I know it's most likely due to the high network usage right now, but DAMN. How long does it take for the network to settle and those fees to...
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    WTT: Intel 7700 for 7700K

    My son bought me a 7700 for my birthday. He wanted to get the K, but messed up on ordering. I already broke the Intel factory seal, so cannot return it (my bad). Never been used. He gave the ok to trade (he was going to try, but I said I knew some fine chaps that might help a brotha out!). I...
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    CSS & images/Text

    Quick question, hopefully it's easy. I am making a Wordpress theme. I originally had it at 1200px wide, but they want it to be dynamic (she uses a 1280 wide screen, I use a 1600 wide) and full screen. My problem is that I have an image to the left, with text on the right. When I go to...
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    Surface 3 PXE boot?

    I am trying to boot a new Surface 3 (Non-pro, Atom powered) device. I am using a USB to Ethernet dongle, which works fine on the SP3. I tried the SP3 technique of holding down volume and power, but it never works. Anyone try it? I've looked for firmware updates, etc., but nothing is coming up.
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    Freeware Time Lapse Software

    I am looking for a free time lapse software. I want one that automatically grabs a JPG from an IP camera and appends it to a time lapse video. Windows is definitely preferred. I'm looking for an automatic solution. I can create a cron in Linux and have it grab images and store them then create...
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    Free Dianne Feinstein autographed picture

    For all the "fans" of her on the forums. Go grab one. http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/official-portrait
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    Windows 9 live event...

    http://live.theverge.com/microsoft-windows-9-event-live-blog/ Windows 9 Live Event reporting from The Verge (Tom Warren)
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    Moved site to new host - 10% of traffic as before...

    I changed from Hostgator to IWF Hosting, and now I'm not getting anywhere near the same traffic. I went from 100-200 visitors per day down to 10-20 after the move. It's reachable by other people, and the demographics are showing various locations (using Google Analytics). Just not getting close...
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    Best games for new video card

    I just upgraded from a AMD 7770 to a 7950. I am now able to play a lot of games on Ultra settings (Tomb Raider, BF4, Skyrim w/ mods). Now, I am looking for a game to really show this thing off. While the above games look great, I am sure there is something out there that looks better and can...
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    Bonded DSL questions...

    I am looking to upgrade to bonded DSL. Going to 25Mb/2. Few questions - 1. Reviews? Experience? I'm going with CenturyLink. This is a huge improvement from the 6Mb wireless ISP I'm with now (usually get ~4Mb) and the standard 10Mb DSL. Lag shouldn't be too much of an issue. 2. DSL...
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    Java/Netbeans question

    I am taking a programming class where I have to use Java. I can do the code just fine for the program, but we need to design a GUI for it. I am using NetBeans and creating the GUI using the designer, which turns out fine. I can preview it and it looks fine. But, it doesn't create the GUI within...
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    Xbox One as HTPC replacement questions

    I am looking at the Xbox One. I'm getting it, but I was going to wait a bit. However, my HTPC is long in the tooth and having issues playing certain media these days... It's a Core2Duo, 4 GB RAM, SSD (play media off server via Intel Gb NIC, but happens via local media, too), AMD HD4000 series...
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    Downside of running Cisco router w/o firewall

    I have been having issues with my pfSense firewall lately. So, I got a Cisco 2811 running for my router to my ISP (NAT, DHCP running on the router). Are there any issues with running it this way, to the switch and to the PC's. No 'real' firewall being used. pfSense seemed to cut my speeds in...
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    Good card for emulation?

    I am building a nice emulator machine. But, I know for Dolphin and others, a good video card is a plus. Would this one be sufficient...
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    Windows 8 E-Reader

    I am looking for a good e-reader for Windows 8, Metro style. But, all the ones I've tried (Kobo, Adobe Touch, Books HD, Reader) scroll vertically. I'd like to flip through the pages by swiping side to side, like a real book. I am looking to replace my iPad, and this is the biggest obstacle at...
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    Windows 8 Metro apps & return to desktop

    Ok. I just found an annoyance with Windows 8. Not sure if it's fixed in Windows 8.1 or if there is an application that can fix it. If I am on the desktop, and browse using "My Computer" (Computer, now, I guess) or Documents or whatever. If I open a file that uses a Metro app, when I close the...
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    Cisco 2509 Access Server w/ Octal Cable

    Open to offers from [H]ard folk, too. Shipping is pretty much actual shipping, which can be around 20-25. http://www.ebay.com/itm/111137637659?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 If you're going for CCNA/CCENT, I can toss in a book or two, as well.
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    QLogic, Intel fiber NICs, Cisco Access Server

    Prices with shipping are to USA addresses. PayPal or Amazon Payments. QLogic QLE2464 Quad Port Fiber card - $75 shipped (2) Intel Pro/1000 F Server Adapters - $30 shipped for the pair Cisco 2509 Access Server/Router with octal cable and transceiver. - $125 shipped Intel...
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    FS: Core i5 650 (3.4 Ghz, 1156)

    For sale Core i5 processor, works fine. Socket 1156. Pulled from a working machine that got upgraded. i5-650 SLBTJ Malay $100 shipped - Paypal or Amazon Payments Heat: http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=16200
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    Home Gb switch suggestions

    I am going to be replacing my Cisco Gb switch (good PoE 48 port Gb switch - 3560-E) with a smaller home switch. I am not sure which one to go with. I want one with no fans, if possible, 16 ports. But, I love the performance of my current switch. The current one is too loud, and I really don't...
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    Crashplan restore ? and temp monitoring

    I had a hard drive go bad, and had a good backup (99.8%) on Crashplan. First time doing a restore with them. If I reinstall my main OS (Windows Server 2012), and install the CP client, will I still be able to restore the drive (storage drive)? Or do I need to maintain my current WS2012 install...
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    PS3 - updates from launch OS

    Is there a way to update the PS3 from the first version of the OS it came with at launch to a newer, but not latest, OS? I have mine running, scared to plug it into the network for fear of it updating to the newest release OS. It was a free machine that cost me $25 for a new laser. Now, it...
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    Windows 8 OEM/Retail

    I haven't had to do any clean installs with OEM hardware for a long time, much less with Windows 8. Does the Windows 8 DVD (Retail/MSDN) work with an OEM key (Lenovo)? I am getting in a new laptop tomorrow and want a clean install of 8 without all the crapware on there. The restore disks include...
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    Small favor to ask...

    Does anyone have any spare cycles to donate? There is a guy that posts frequently in the News section that I think should join in the GenMay fun (I started this before they fixed the billing issue). I am halfway to 1/2 million points for the year of entry. It's just taking a while (home PC and...
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    HDD platter swap/head swap...

    I had a HDD crash not too long ago. And, what was supposed to be my backup drive ended up being the very important 'data' drive... I have the same model drive that works (fresh refurb from Seagate) that I can use as a donor drive. Does anyone work in a data recovery or clean room that can...
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    Windows 8 Usability Article

    http://www.useit.com/alertbox/windows-8.html This article discusses the usability of Windows 8 using some test subjects. For me, I can agree with a lot of what this article is saying. Some things are due to the "newness" of the OS and the new UI while others carry a lot of merit. Very similar...
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    Matched speakers

    I am looking to buy some home theater speakers. I'd like to go with a decent pair of front speakers (left, right and center). I'm looking at either Axiom, Polk or Klipsch. Budget of ~$1000 for the set. But, I am unsure on the rear speakers. As they aren't nearly as used as the front, do they...
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    Cheap items gone missing in transit

    I have a question. For me, the answer was to just write it off and give a refund. I sold something for $20, free shipping. I shipped it out via USPS First Class (cheap for a cheap item). The buyer never received it. So, I gave a refund. But, for $20, it wasn't insured. It's not a big deal...
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    ATSC Tuner

    I am looking for a TV tuner to get OTA digital signal for my HTPC. I would like as cheap as possible. It's just to bring in the signal, nothing special. It's going to go into either XBMC or WMC. I don't need any special features, a remote or any of that. Just a simple card for ~10 channels at...
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    FS: Motherboard, SFC+, CPU's, RAM & More

    I'll update this as more things come available. I'm cleaning out my PC stuff - I'm just selling the most recent on here. If you need anything legacy, just ask. I might have it, I might not. Shipping is included for cont. USA buyers. PayPal or Amazon Payments (first time with Amazon Payments, but...
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    Labeling cables

    Our network cabling leaves a lot to be desired. There are cables here, there and everywhere. Half time when we are working in the network room, we are tracing wires to and from, etc.. At a previous job, we had some nice cable labels. They were adhered to the cable very well, didn't fall off, had...
  32. Ur_Mom

    I just bought a New iPad

    My first Apple product. I've used my wife's iPhone 4 a little bit, but nothing major. So, this is my first experience with a real Apple product that I'll use for myself (I've played with them lightly with a Hackintosh, etc.). Any suggestions on where to start? I'm Googling stuff to do with it...
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    Website critique: Background mostly

    Sure, it looks like a lot of other sites out there. It runs on Wordpress with a highly modified theme. The one thing that bugs me is that I am using a generic "Windows Type" background. I want to change this, but I don't know if I should go with a solid color or a gradient of some sort...
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    FS: Juniper 10GE SFP's, Intel CPU's, 1155 MB

    Terms and Conditions: Add $5 for shipping (USPS Priority Mail) on everything. PayPal or Amazon Payments. My Heat is under PC509. Everything is guaranteed against DOA. I will also trade CPU's for other Intel CPU's (Pentium Pro, Itanium 1, Slot type Xeon, 286, 4004, i-series - all dead or alive...
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    XP Wierdness - Time jumps, profile corruption

    I have a user today that completely lost his user profile. It couldn't be loaded, so I named it user.old and logged into domain to create a new local profile. All good. user.old didn't have any data in it, other than what is by default (and some missing items). Fast forward 2 hours - user is...
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    Server cabinet cooling

    I have a server rack (homemade) that I need to cool. I want to put sides on it, but leave the front and back off. Only part is that I have it in a laundry room. The dryer vents outside, but it still gets warm. Is there a way to keep the stuff cool? Is there a room cooler that isn't a full blown...
  37. Ur_Mom

    Controlling a 120v pump

    I have an older Eheim pump powered by 120v. Right now, it runs all the time regardless of if the PC is on or not. However, I was looking at one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Strip-LCG5-Auto-Switching-Technology/dp/B000L9635G Would that work as a type of relay to control the pump when...
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    PFSense: Router vs. Firewall

    I am wanting to deploy a PFSense firewall into my home network. However, I was wondering what the benefit would be if I were to put it in behind a Cisco 3600 router rather than having it do all the routing duties. It will be in a more than capable machine (A64 4400X2, 2 GB DDR2). It will be...
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    FS: Intel Core i5 650

    Up for sale is an Intel Core i5 650 socket 1156 CPU running at 3.2 GHz. Nice chip, just decided to go with a 2600K with a different MB. It has been used, but not much, and never overclocked. Total use ~2 weeks. SLBTJ Costa Rica, 3.2 GHz, 4MB cache. $125 shipped.
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    Extremely slow XP boot

    I am working on a machine at work, and it has a difficult problem. When booting, it starts as normal, then goes to a black screen for 20 minutes, then logs into Windows just fine and is fast from there. The same thing happens in Safe Mode. I used BootVis to monitor the startup, and...
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