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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    FYI - went cheap on the over-under stand. 36 bucks for a set-it and forget it since I don't need to adjust it once it's set. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1R9PKHR5Z4WFZ Does the job.
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    Just dropping a (non-audiophile) recommendation based on a recent upgrade

    Replaced some ancient Logitech Z313s with a Vizio V21t-J8 2.1 soundbar/subwoofer. https://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-Compact-Theater-Sound-Virtual/dp/B099BJV68H Main reasoning was to clean up the cable mess the Z313's created since I moved into a new house and now I have my own office rather than...
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    New home, new office, new setup. Smaller desk, so now its over/under. I actually like it better.
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    Docsis 3.1 Emta - why are they only "valid" for comcast?

    Understood about firmware.... And Wave's site says "anything that fits the standard (except motorola 8600 has issues) will work" and don't bother giving a list. But its only Modems they talk about. The local reps at the store said they need to use their own equipment for voice, so I thought...
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    Docsis 3.1 Emta - why are they only "valid" for comcast?

    Did a search, didn't find an answer, if there is one, just point me to it. I just moved out of Comcast's service area and into Wave (now "Astound") cable service area. Paid for their near-gig service which requires docsis 3.1 Plugged in a non-phone docsis 3.1 modem (Arris Surfboard SB8200)...
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Logitech MX vertical Mouse Roccat Vulcan KB
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    JOHN WICK 4 AND MATRIX 4 THREAD (All Keanu)

    Yeah, I gave it a shot due to it being a Ryan Reynolds vehicle, even though otherwise I had misgivings. But IMO, they hit it out of the park. Not an epic movie, but very enjoyable on all almost all fronts - other than Tiaka Waititi's caricature.
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    Update: Microcenter Barebones Bitspower PCs -- Westmont Illinois

    All outta stock. Not that it matters, godammit.
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    Sixteen Years Old, $1.7 Million in Revenue: Max Hits It Big as a Pandemic Reseller

    ROFL.... The hate is strong.... As noted - dealerships sell hot cars above MSRP quite frequently for hot models. The other items.... competition and plenty keeps the prices low. Full stop. Corporate big wigs at the grocery stores and walmarts COULD do what this kid did and jack up the...
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    Sixteen Years Old, $1.7 Million in Revenue: Max Hits It Big as a Pandemic Reseller

    Such fierce, emotional value judgements of people based on a single article. Most people earning a living selling/reselling stuff haven't invented their own product. Walmart? Grocery store? Car dealership? The IRS will tax him on that 110K. Hopefully his ledger is clear. Based on the...
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    Sixteen Years Old, $1.7 Million in Revenue: Max Hits It Big as a Pandemic Reseller

    It's envy of those who can afford the increased prices and a sense of entitlement that they should be able to get what they want just because they want it. "It's not fair"... buck up kiddo, life isn't fair. Work harder. Make your own breaks. Oh, there are problems... but this kid and his...
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    the Truth about the GPU / CPU Shortage finally explained

    Expect it to continue through 2022.... No new builds until 2023 it looks like..... https://www.caranddriver.com/news/g36218381/car-models-affected-chip-shortage/
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    NVIDIA 5nm Lovelace GPU Rumors and Whispers Thread

    Oh goody, another GPU we can't buy....
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    ASUS TUF AMD 6900XT AMAZON PREORDER NOW

    ^.... and the porch pirates would have your money, AND the card that they could sell on ebay themselves. You're clearly not thinking this through ... :p
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    Microsoft Internal Documents - Permanent Work From Home

    My company is definitely going to be going to be cutting office hours as things cool down. Will be 2 or 3 days in office, 3 or 2 days home. Engineering (for a large company that builds transportation vehicles) is collaborative, and while phone calls and video calls help, it is NOT like being...
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    **DEAD**Fire TV 4k stick $34.99 @ Amazon

    yeah, missed this dammit, finally got tired of my old one a couple months ago and just paid the 50 bucks - even at 50 well worth the upgrade from the original.
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    I took a picture 2020

    really out of the game, lately. But finally got a decent shot from a family day hike on Boulder River Trail https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/boulder-river-trail
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    AMD: Sorry, No Official Ryzen Drivers for Windows 7

    Where the hell is the "I can't pin things to the start menu" coming from? While I don't have any, it supports subfolders, too, as long as you drag one icon on top of another to create the "folder" and tiered menu structure. I can understand not liking the "look" of it, but the functionality is...
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    Boundary, a high-concept space FPS, headed to PS4 and PC in 2020

    how the fuk is that "high concept"? "Gravity" with guns and backpacks.
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    Zooms end to end encryption, not really end to end.

    yeah, webex and "lync" (skype) here for work. And no video for any conferencing - cameras are not even installed on the laptops - unless you have some customer contact, then you have special dispensation for video. It is amazing how many players there are in the space, and how quickly Zoom...
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    In Europe Netflix might throttle during peak hours

    waaaah, so we all stream at 720P (Looks at 2009 panasonic 720P plasma).... cry me a river. GOD are we entitled bitches.
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    DOOOM - "We're not prepared for the end of Moore's Law"

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615226/were-not-prepared-for-the-end-of-moores-law/
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    Rosewill mech keyboard (browns) RGB w/ Volume/Media controls - $50

    thanks, picked one up because one of my case's front panel USB died, my refurb K70 doesnt have usb ports, and plus the volume ctrl will help me quickly turn down the volume when the wife yells for (at) me... :)
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Travelling... so "right now" I'm using a Anker "gaming" mouse () that is actually a really good deal at that price, along with my HP Pavilion 15Z-cw100's native keyboard......
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    comptia opposes right to repair bill

    Consumer has a choice to go with a licensed service or unlicensed. Shoddy work can still be sued - just have to be sure you have a good contract before you get it done. We have the internets now, we can do research. "Always make sure your contractor is licensed, bonded and insured" - I do...
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    comptia opposes right to repair bill

    All of that is a reason for licensing to exist, but not a reason to require it. BB
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    ASUS Unveils "All-White" Concept Strix X570 Motherboard

    meh... PCB is still black...
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    Eight of Amazon’s Top 10 Best Selling Processors Are AMD CPUs

    yeah, allllll the way down to #15.... after an AMD motherboard somehow shows up in the list...
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    PC gaming is in a decline — and deserves to be

    In other words, you would like to be willfully ignorant by ignoring the source material of the original article that contradicts it's conclusion, indicating a strong, inaccurate spin of the author by his cherry picking of data; and you choose to continue to display your ignorance and lack of...
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    PC gaming is in a decline — and deserves to be

    Someone is ignoring this post and doesn't understand the difference between percentages and totals, and how sales can increase over time yet still "lose" market share when the overall gaming market is simply growing faster than a particular segment's increase. Mobile gaming is a "new" segment...
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    Cutting AMD Coolers Open & Flat vs. Vertical CPU Cooler Benchmarks

    He DOES like to hear himself talk. I turned it off after 10 minutes and the third or fourth or fifth time he referenced capillary action, gravity, atmosphere...
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    PC gaming is in a decline — and deserves to be

    Phone gaming is huge and becoming bigger, that does not mean pc gaming is getting smaller, ffs. While there are issues with PC gaming, and he does hit on some of them, they're not the reason market share is declining. The reason is that mobile game market share is GROWING. Market share !=...
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    Here's Why Graphics Card Pricing Could Shoot Up In 2020

    Nah - just built my brother in law a "new" PC for Christmas with a bunch of used parts (levftover HD, Case, PSU, 1700X CPU) and new mobo/RAM/card - aorusM B450/cheap DDR3000/RX590. It's plenty enough to game at 1080P and gets him in the door where he'll eventually upgrade. When most newbs...
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    Frys going out of Business

    won't post the big pics, but yeah - Renton, WA is just like the above when I went there this afternoon...... I hadn't seen this thread and was unprepared for the empty walls and shelves.... Rarely go because its 35+ miles away, and in Seattle traffic that's an hour and not worth the trip...
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    2700X mini temp spikes?

    nothing changes the base temps... 45 -> spiking to 53... unless I manually undervolt/throttle the processor I guess that's one downside to 2700x over 1700x. Higher speeds = higher temps. :) So just settled on changing fan smoothing spool up time to 2.6 seconds in addition to increasing the...
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    2700X mini temp spikes?

    ^ Thanks. For now, just adjusted my fan profiles. Gotta go make some more tamales now. Will revisit later, maybe, after I watch temps for a bit. BB
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    2700X mini temp spikes?

    Yeah, but then it would be common to both the 1700x I just swapped and the 2700x, but 1700x never did it. What adjustments? Note the processor seems to be running steady at 4.05 Ghz and not 3.7, which could be making up for the temp diff between my 2700x and 1700x. Most days I value quiet...
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    2700X mini temp spikes?

    Just swapped out a 1700X for 2700X in system in sig. 1700X going to a family member. These mini 5 degree temp spikes are really annoying as they cause fan spool up. Information on the net is all over the board. "its normal"; "I never see it"; "run amd power profile" (I do, and it doesn't...
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    Not only google... your car MFR also knows everything about you...

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a30260730/chevy-volt-hacked-data-collection/ Not like this is a surprise to anyone REMOTELY familiar with modern data flows, but still...
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    Night mode could actually be worse for your sleep pattern, study finds

    Daylight is actually pretty fukin blue. Not as blue as twilight, but it's sure as fuk not yellow. It's sunset/artificial incandescent light that is golden/yellow.
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