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    AT&T Raises Prices Again

    Netflix just raised their prices too...
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    Boeing Reveals an Intelligent Drone Designed to Escort Manned Fighters

    "Drone, engage enemy aircraft" Drone: "Working on updates. 17% complete. Don't turn off your computer."
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    "Forgettable, Repetitive": Early Reviews Aren't Kind on Anthem

    I'm actually glad I subscribed to Origin Access Basic. The first 5 minutes of the game made my decision because you can't even use arrow keys as movement keys. Camera zoom is bound to up arrow and can't be unbound. I'll wait until it's on sale and this is fixed.
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    AMD Radeon VII Video Card Review @ [H]

    Thanks for the review! I think we all hoped it would perform better, but at least it's performance is close enough to give hope for Navi. One question: any chance we'll see VR tests incorporated to your test suite soon? I ask because it's very easy for me to max out the VRAM on my 2080ti in VR...
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    Aetna Will Reward Its Attain App Users with an Apple Watch

    You may want to shop your insurance more often. Shopping every few years can save you 10%+ on your insurance. I'd call that significant.
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    Aetna Will Reward Its Attain App Users with an Apple Watch

    I did something similar 70lbs ago. The before/after pics are sobering when I look at them!
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    Aetna Will Reward Its Attain App Users with an Apple Watch

    And that is the key right now. Although I'm okay with lower premiums for active height/weight proportionate people who get regular physicals, this exclusion really makes this a win for anyone already using a watch as a health tracker. This is a great idea from Aetna. My employer does something...
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    AMD Radeon VII Benchmarks Leak Out

    The only thing I am really interested in for this card is what the 16GB of HBM does for performance at 4K and VR versus the 2080. I think we all pretty much realize this card was released because Navi wasn't ready.
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    YouTube Altering Recommendations to Show Less Flat Earth Conspiracies

    Don't worry guys, there is absolutely no chance of abuse for political gain.
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    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing: i9-9900K CPU Testing @ [H]

    This is why I patreon. Are there any Vulkan games that are doing ray tracing yet? Would be interesting to see the results in a different API. I'm still happy with my upgrade to a 2080ti coming from a Radeon 7950, however I'm interested to see H's review on the Radeon 7. I max out my 2080ti's...
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    Radeon 7 Goes on Sale February 7

    16GB is what the 2080 Ti should have shipped with. Kudos to AMD.
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    Malfunctioning Networking Card Led to Huge CenturyLink Outage

    There's more containerizing, contextualizing, and virtualizing being used to create faux redundancy than people realize. I've seen networks brought down when two separate data planes are served by a single control plane and that control plane has an issue, or one physical device is virtualized...
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    VW Says Combustion Cars Will Fade Away after 2026

    Call me a skeptic, but I have a little trouble believing this prediction coming from this particular company.
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    NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 417.21 Has Been Released

    Gotta be the driver size and install time that makes Nvidia so much faster than amd. All amd needs to do is make their drivers a solid 1GB and 45 minutes to install.
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    FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes

    Yes. Plenty of kids with bad parents have grown up to be amazing people. As a society we can give a damn about our neighbors and not depend on a nanny state to do it for us. Conjecture. You're making a big assumption that this 1) an epidemic, AND 2) the kids never learn from their mistakes...
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    FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes

    Good grief. If you hate loot boxes so much, stop buying the games. Stop giving your kids your credit card. Stop auto funding your Playstation wallet. If they disobey, take the PC or console away from them. I can't remember who the publisher was (EA?) that plainly said 'we continue to put them in...
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    RTX 2080 Ti FE Escapes Testing by Dying After 8 Hours @ [H]

    Thanks Kyle for what you do. I just set up my patreon sub. I don't know why it's taken me so long to do it. Still chugging along with my RTX 2080ti FE. I hope it stays that way. I know I can count on you guys to report the reason for the failures when it's determined, and hopefully I'll know...
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    GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Now De-listed on NVIDIA's Online Store

    Agreed. And a rumored (unless it was ever confirmed) big reason why Vega was such a flop is because a huge chunk of R&D was developing the graphics for the next Playstation, because it was the more impactful ROI.
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    GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Now De-listed on NVIDIA's Online Store

    Yeah I don't really believe that. They are making lots of money on integrated and low end graphics. Somewhere there is a team of bean counters that says the return is not worth the investment it would take for them to quickly catch up. Maybe they're playing catch up for 2020. Maybe they aren't.
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    GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Now De-listed on NVIDIA's Online Store

    You should probably go play the lottery. That hardcore sucks, but (hopefully) is rare. Out of myself and 4 friends, only one had an issue with his 2080Ti FE and his replacement has been fine since early October.
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    GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Now De-listed on NVIDIA's Online Store

    How unfortunate it is that AMD doesn't care to compete head-to-head with the 2080Ti in the high-end gaming space. Very unfortunate indeed.
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    New Bill Would Fine Robocallers Up to $10,000 per Call

    I'm in sales, and use my phone often for calls. Being reachable by customers is super important to me. However, it's getting to the point where I rarely answer if the number isn't in my contacts and I don't recognize it. I let it go to VM and look at the message with visual voicemail. The...
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    Facebook Has Patented Generating Friend Suggestions Based on Real Life Contact

    Cool. So some dude hops on the treadmill next to my super hot wife (who works out in really tight yoga pants) and next thing he knows, he's looking at all her pics on Facebook. I told that woman to make her bikini pics visible only to ME.
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    Fallout 76 Has Built in Speed Hacks Because the Physics Engine Is Tied to Its Framerate

    Not far from it at least. The whole game looks, feels, and plays like it's from 2002.
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    Cisco 7200 Duplex Issue

    Not necessarily a weak connection. You could have a bad NIC, but properly performing cables. Bad cables, too many hubs/repeaters, and, as you mentioned, cables being run too far can cause late collisions as well.
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    Cisco Certified Security Professional

    The Internetwork Expert link is what I'd use, or something similar from Global Knowledge or Skyline. That is, unless you want to build a lab with ASA's, IPS's, ISR's running SDM, switches, and servers running CSA. Without hands-on, you're going to have a very tough time passing the exams unless...
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    LCD Monitors with the darkest blacks

    I've got the 2370XL and the black crush is pretty bad. I don't have access to calibration gear, so I've had to use software/visual tests to calibrate...even playing around with it a bunch I haven't been able to get deep blacks without loss of detail. In games like Dragon Age or movies like Harry...
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    Employee Monitoring software

    Part of IT's job can also be providing applications and reports to management to assist in ensuring employees are doing their job. Pretty common practice. Managers can also come to IT and ask for help determining if an employee is misusing corporate resources. It doesn't hurt to have tools...
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    Would like to go into Computer Security

    HIDS/NIDS and firewalls are great, but it's basic security. The future is in biometrics, physical security, event correlation and intelligent expert system development to analyze those events and act on them (autonomous security systems), and digital forensics to name a few. Vulnerability/risk...
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    Second Hand Cisco Hardware - Do I need a licence to use them?

    Check this out: Read the section toward the bottom about "Software Updates" and "Warranty and Service". It covers which switches include it, and what the terms are. Yes, a 4500 or 6500 would be...
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    Second Hand Cisco Hardware - Do I need a licence to use them?

    What are you asking about them? Can you cover them with SmartNet? have to look at the EOL notice and look for the last day of support. It will tell you when the last day is to purchase SmartNet.
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    Second Hand Cisco Hardware - Do I need a licence to use them?

    A lot of the fixed Catalyst switches now come with limited lifetime warranties and free software upgrades. But I'm not aware of any hardware other than that which comes with the same deal.
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    Second Hand Cisco Hardware - Do I need a licence to use them?

    I wasn't aware the Windows OEM license was transferable from the original owner. But at any rate, no...the IOS license is not transferable.
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    Second Hand Cisco Hardware - Do I need a licence to use them?

    The EULA for IOS states that the license is not transferable. Most other software licenses work the same way. Cisco's official stance is, if you bought it used from eBay, you'd need to purchase a license for IOS in order to legally use the software and you'd need to get the equipment inspected...
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    Cisco Express Foundation – Field Engineer

    It usually take 2-3 days, for some reason....that's been my experience anyways.
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    How to employers verify certifications.

    With Cisco certs, you can log in to the Certification Tracking System and generate an email sent from Cisco to verify your certs. Been a while since I've done it, but I believe it also provides a link to a dynamically generated page on which also verifies it....since emails can easily...
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    Which Anti-virus for Business?

    I'm biased but....Cisco Security Agent + (insert fav AV software). And I eat my own dog food. I've had CSA + AVG Free running for two years and not a single piece of malware...ever. (Knock on wood).
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    Begineer Cisco Router?

    Busy as hell. End of know how it is. You?
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    Begineer Cisco Router?

    All of the current selling 800 series are ISRs, including the 871. The term Integrated Services Router has nothing to do with it being modular or not. It has to do with the architecture's ability to handle multiple simultaneous services (security, wireless, voice, route/switch, etc) while...