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    Paypal Changes?

    Did F&F count against the $600 before taxation number?
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    WTB: X299 OC Formula or X299 Dark

    Hope everyone is doing great. Love my CH VIII Hero/5800x setup but in looking to setup my PC for both music/gaming, the lack of PCIe lanes and boards to accommodate the layout that I need has me looking to go from X570 to X299. After looking the past few weeks, the x299 OC Formula and Dark...
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    BlackBerry not Dead Yet

    Windows Phones had a native transit app (Here Transit). I still got my Nokia 1520 Bumblebee stashed away somewhere.... :( Probably the best phone (from a build and feature standpoint) I've ever used.
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    BlackBerry not Dead Yet

    100% agree. RIM focused too much on enterprise and their classis designs/OS and waited too late to bring BB10 to the market. Same is 100% true with Windows and them going from 6.5 > 7 > 8 There is no revisionism in my view of BB10. It wanted to be the best of both worlds and that's why they put...
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    BlackBerry not Dead Yet

    *sigh* BB10 is still 1 of the best, if not the best, mobile OS's I've ever used. While BB10 was still security focused, it had nothing to do with the other vendors being more consumer-focused and everything to do with developers creating apps for the platform, which happened to WebOS and...
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    Apple will remotely install software to scan all US phones for child sex abuse images

    Yeah....*sigh* I was rooting for a lot of alternatives but at the end, we only have 2, which will then pilfer everything that made the other systems awesome and folks who have never looked outside will act as though it is the greatest thing to ever hit a mobile device.
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    Apple will remotely install software to scan all US phones for child sex abuse images

    Before app developers paved the current landscape, we had these options. I miss BB10 so much. *staring at BB Passport* :(
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    Crap, in my book, Windows 8.1 with its standard start menu was a winner. After using it for a few days, it was just second nature and got me to everything that I used faster than before but those reasons that you mentioned you liked 8.1 always gets lost on a lot of people.
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    Til this day, I will still say that Windows 8.1 was the best version of Windows I've ever used and every device that can still run it in my house does. But I understand that people are reluctant to change and that totally killed the direction that Microsoft was going in and it would have been so...
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    Apple Event Reveals iPhone 12

    Honestly, it is different strokes for different folks but I also spend less time on my phone than most. I had the Razor Phone 2 and for me, the novelty of the high refresh rate wore off in about 2 days but how scrolling looks on my phone is the least of my concerns. That was one thing that I...
  11. J

    Apple to Announce its own Mac Processor

    That moment you facepalm and chuckle at the same time.
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    Apple to Announce its own Mac Processor

    In front of me, I have an iPhone 8 and Pixel 3a. Thinkpad for work at home and Mac at work. Crap, in my drawer, I have a Nokia 1520 and 925. I can be in any thread that I want..lol. But to my original point, as a mobile OS, it was a better OS, in my opinion. What it lacked was apps. Most...
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    Apple to Announce its own Mac Processor

    As a Mobile OS, I would take Windows Mobile over iOS or Android ever day of the week without question. The only problem with Windows Phone, as well as BB10 and WebOS was when it came to market. It was always an app issue and not because of problems with coding. Microsoft made it super easy to...
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    Sophos UTM working....but should I switch to the Unifi Security Gateway

    I thought about going towards the USG from Sophos but I felt that it wasn't worth it. I purchased a Fortigate 60F and will repurpose my Sophos UTM (C2758 with 16GB) as a "pure" proxy/load balancer. I would have went XG but I wasn't onboard with the hardware requirements, so I went the ASIC route.
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    More Windows 10 update fail

    It's crazy reading this every time it happens. Honestly, I would have stayed on 8.1 if given the option. Didn't have to worry about this Windows as a Service BS, some of the best parts from Windows 7 and 10, all my legacy parts/software still worked. :(
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    [H]OT Asus RTX 2080Ti $708 after 40% Newegg

    *gif fail* But yeah, saw $40 on the link and got mad at the OP. lol
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    So, it turns out that 5700 cards won't work on Windows 8.1...

    I will still take Windows 8.1 over 10. In my opinion (and hindsight), 8.1 was the perfect sweetspot. The only reason I'm using 10 now is because I went Ryzen instead of my x79 build that I planned.
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    LTO-8 Library and Linear Tape File System

    With LTO-8, you should just be able to utilize LTFS and be good to go.
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    Gigabyte Will Allegedly Lay Off Sales and Marketing Staff

    That hasn't been the case for a while *shrugs* I will say that on the server side, Asus IPMI user interface is probably the best that I've used outside of the major server venders, yep...random.
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    Windows 10 Mobile Is Officially Dead

    I still have 3 Windows 10 phones on my desk. Windows 10/BB10/WebOS just felt right as a mobile OS, but apps, money, and the whole shabang.
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    Radeon 7 (Vega 2, 7nm, 16GB) - $699 available Feb 7th with 3 games

    It was throwing me off when everyone was talking about price, like the Founders Edition dropped in price. It will be easier to compare when AIBs get ahold of the GPU. Considering they decided to go with HBM, I figured the price would be around $600-$700. All in all, I'm still on the fence.
  22. J

    Nintendo Switch Outsells All Other Current Generation Consoles

    I'm hoping they release the Prime Trilogy before they release Prime 4.
  23. J

    Microsoft Is Replacing Edge in Windows 10 with a Chromium-Based Web Browser

    I was just about to post the same thing. If they didn't lock us into that software, I would probably still have my Zune today. The hardware, UI, and audio quality was top notch.
  24. J

    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    My body was so ready for this.....then saw that lack of X79/X99 support. :(
  25. J

    Titanfall Devs Have More Than One Game in the Works

    I hope not.....we gotta know what happened to BT. :nailbiting:
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    Alaska’s Last Two Blockbuster Stores Closing, Leaving Just One in the US

    Dang.....I was a regular at the Blockbuster in North Pole, AK (not Fairbanks as stated in some of the articles) around 2004-2005. When I went up there for vacation, I was going to go by there for old time sake. :-/
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    Nintendo Trademark Sparks GameCube Classic Edition Rumor

    And it was an awesome looking game for it's time. I played Viewtiful Joe for the first time in a LOOOOOOOOONG time and played it on Adult mode in front of the kids. The first thngs the kids saw was the billboard with the naked lady... :facepalm:
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    Nintendo Trademark Sparks GameCube Classic Edition Rumor

    Adding Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes to that list :cool: Just feel like they could have done so much more with that hardware. *shrugs*
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    From looking at the motherboard schematics in the user manual, it looks to be the correct one. Changed the setting in AMIBCP and then flipped a few bits using HxD and it shows up with the link speed for each port but then adding the card got me nothing. I reset the CMOS and nothing, so I'm...
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    I know this is the SFF forum, but I was wondering if anyone was able to mod the BIOS of a Supermicro motherboard? I've been trying to get this working on my X10DRL-CT but not getting anywhere. I changed the settings in AMIBCP and when I go to the BIOS, it shows 4x4x4x4 but when VMWare boots, it...
  31. J

    Samsung S9 and S9+ Really Are Faster

    Because these companies tells us that we all want ultra thin, water resistant phones. :meh: I'm sticking with my V20 until the wheels fall off and then buy another. :cool:
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    FS: 128GB (4x32GB) DDR4 LRDIMM, 2xE5-2650Lv3, and X10DRL-CT

    Price drop. Preparing to move and getting rid of spare things.
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    FS: 128GB (4x32GB) DDR4 LRDIMM, 2xE5-2650Lv3, and X10DRL-CT

    So, the evolution of the Cisco switch software (more specifically distribution/access) is: CatOS --> IOS --> IOS (XE) Around the time that I got into the field, there were still some swithces with CatOS (I think mostly 2948s and 2950s) but everything being taught and learned was IOS. So I got...
  34. J

    AMD Ryzen Gen 2 Processors and Motherboards Available for Pre-Order Today

    Looking at the X470 boards listed on NewEgg, I might have to get the Biostar X370GT5 or hope they pull out a similar updated board. I need those legacy PCI slots.
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    Microsoft Wants to Force Windows 10 Mail Users to Open Links in Edge

    I only use Windows 8.1 in my house and run Windows 10 Enterprise at work so....*shrugs* Not a Windows 10 hater, but forced updates makes it a no no for me
  36. J

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Announced

    Until they announce Modern Warfare 2 Remastered.....meh
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