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    Warcraft III: Reforged is the World's Worst User-Reviewed Videogame

    It's true. I flatly refuse to buy EA or Ubisoft which can be a real shame. Ubisoft has some really nice games.
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    comptia opposes right to repair bill

    I think that can be true for some limited sections of security+ and such. But I don't believe most of these things changed so much that you should have to rapidly renew or replace them. Honestly, if you got your A+ certification in 2001, I cannot fathom a reason why you would need to renew it...
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    comptia opposes right to repair bill

    They also changed their certification process where you have to give them money every two years to keep your certs up. Comptia can get bent tbh.
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    12 Core Laptops

    I am all for this, my Xeon thinkpad is fantastic but the quad core is limiting when I need to push a few vm's. It gets great battery life with general use too. 15" is about the limit you want for a laptop, especially now that DaaS has matured. 15" you can get a full keyboard with number pad...
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    Any of you with an AMD GPU and Centos Stream 8.0 (or 7.7)?

    Sorry, my brain just translated to just video driver and not AMD video hehe. I don't think so, honestly I have never looked. I can't say for sure, but I don't know that the rx580 driver has wayland support. Does it? I know the Vega64 does, but I THINK for some reason that that generation...
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    "Cleanest" version of W10?

    Windows 10 Workstation edition is probably the cleanest version of windows 10. But I see this thread is primarily windows v linux at this point lol.
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    Any of you with an AMD GPU and Centos Stream 8.0 (or 7.7)?

    did you disable nouveau driver in the grub boot menu?
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    Switch From Windows to Linux

    You need to get out more man. The simple truth is the more servers a company has the more likely those servers are going to be Linux. I would say windows servers are very close to single digit, and that makes sense if you think about it. You primarily find windows servers for small to medium...
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    Taking Immersion in Gaming One Step Further: Full PC Immersion with the CoolBitts ICEbox

    No, it will be. The mineral oil puget recommends for mineral oil pc is arguably better than this stuff and has the same problem. https://www.steoil.com/wp-content/themes/steoil/pdf/techdata-crystalplus70t.pdf
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    Switch From Windows to Linux

    I think it's probably true that the NT kernel is coming to end of life and I can't help notice how much microsoft is working to integrate aspects of linux and linux compatibility. The truth is I cannot tell if it's because ARM is gaining ground and probably the future or because they want to be...
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    Why 8K TV is a non-starter for PC users

    Ya, somewhat. Bluray came in a weird time where streaming was getting started and Sony was giving the finger to customers on the bluray disc tech to keep the prices artificially inflated. Since most consumers were not tech savvy enough to know the difference between 4k and 1080 it was...
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    Xbox Series X GPU is better than any Navi GPU released so far

    Now that I own a console, I am really not so certain. You have to make A LOT of sacrifices to get to the $500 mark. You would have to rely on finding good used hardware for cheap to get a $500 pc that can push modern 4k games at 30-60hz. Honestly, a gtx 1060 can just barely push a game at 4k if...
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    Switch From Windows to Linux

    I am a fan of the right tool for the job approach. I daily drive windows and linux and I find things like coding / development and general work stuff is just easier on linux. I think the primary reason for windows at this point is the MS Office monopoly and people that use their pc as a $3k...
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    Why 8K TV is a non-starter for PC users

    I have no doubt 8k will be a thing in the near future, but it's a good example of one technology out pacing it's complementary counterparts.
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    Xbox Series X GPU is better than any Navi GPU released so far

    I dunno, I have an Xbox One X and it often struggles and/or freezes with diablo 3 which has a gtx 260 as it's recommended card. I wish venders would release recommendations based on resolution rather than 1080p.
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    Linux Mint on Abit AT8 32X (socket 939)

    I had ubuntu on a sister board to that one. It's going to be a toss up though. That is a 12-13 year old board.
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    John Wick 4 and Matrix 4 to Release On Same Day

    Well, I think that weekend is booked for most of America now.
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    Intel NUCs Hit With Five New Security Flaws

    They are actually pretty decent devices. They even have a gaming one that is pretty dang capable. Also, all these vulnerabilities require local access. Local access = access for all intents and purposes, vulnerability or not.
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    Failed plot to steal domain name at gunpoint brings 14-year prison term

    This guy is an idiot. That being said, I feel domain squatters should be shot on site. It's basically scalping legally.
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    Is the mobile Intel HD 530 Integrated GPU ok to run Baldurs Gate 2 EE?

    Ya, it should be fine. The requirements are so low that you can play that game on a tablet or phone. Not even the high end ones either.
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    Which laptop brands are best?

    This is flatly false. They are pretty and give the illusion of quality, but they are really terrible. They also basically melt if you use them for anything intensive. If you just want to watch tv on it or write php/html, it's a decent machine. It's sad and hilarious to watch the smoke come...
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    Ford Mustang Mach E Leak: Mustang goes Electric

    I don't understand how they can call this an SUV. There is no utility that I can see. It's just a 4 door car...
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    What's the latest verdict on Windows 10 LTSC?

    Pretty much this. Unless you are using advanced excel or access functions, you can do all your office stuff in the browser. Or bring online a remote windows box on azure or similar for the few times you really need it. Honestly, the only reason to NEED windows is if your pc is a glorified...
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    RHEL Certs

    Ya, what started me down this path was a rack buildout I was doing for a company and the tech off handedly was complaining they have not had a linux guy in years and they were having a lot of trouble with the rhel 7 systems on the network. I helped them out with some of their problems while I...
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    RHEL Certs

    No, I was on the Red hat site. You are correct though, it's $400 for the exam, and $4k for the online course and exam, which is what I was looking at. Still fairly pricey for an cert, but not nearly as bad as I thought.
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    RHEL Certs

    They are fantastically expensive, ~$4k a pop. Anyone feel it made a difference on their resume? Was thinking of starting with RHCSA, the baseline sys admin cert. I have RHCT, but that is a really old cert at this point. I also find it interesting the LPIC1 and Linux+ certs are the same now.
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    Where to buy a Thinkpad?

    This. https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/outletus/laptops/c/LAPTOPS?IPromoID=LEN251549
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    Microsoft has new Surface Wireless Earbuds

    I would probably buy them. I have been impressed with their xbox wireless headphones performance. They have to at least be as good as the Bose buds I have now.
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    Windows 10 users fume: Microsoft, where's our 'local account' option gone?

    OS as a service, coming to a computer near you! Only $299/year for basic service.
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    Windows 10 users fume: Microsoft, where's our 'local account' option gone?

    They need everyone on the online accounts so they can move to their OS as a service platform.
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    Stop Paying For Anti-Virus

    I understand what you are saying, it is just not really in any way realistic for a typical home user. Putting aside the fact that a very minuscule % of users have the technical expertise to implement and maintain such a system. The sheer cost of putting it in is overwhelmingly prohibitive for...
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    Stop Paying For Anti-Virus

    This is completely ridiculous. I don't believe anyone needs HBSS on their computer to safely play facebook games or check yahoo mail. Enterprise level networks are an entirely different matter, but that isn't what this is about. This is home use systems by regular users. Even a hardware...
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    Stop Paying For Anti-Virus

    While it is true that windows built in AV can do the job if you don't click that email or install that toolbar, we all know that most people are not that disciplined and/or have the basic understanding that it is a problem. I have had at least a dozen c-level people in large corporations over...
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    CentOS 8 Released

    Did you understand what they meant by CentOS is now going to be a "midstream" rolling release like fedora?
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    CentOS 8 Released

    Part of me wants to say "about dang time" but I understand that RH7.7 had to come first. Ill prolly spin up a vm to check it out.
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    The state of VR - Lost it's steam?

    VR has never really been a thing. It takes too much hardware horsepower to be available to the non enthusiast masses and is not even usable by the 33% of the population that gets motion sickness. This will always be really niche until we get over these hurdles.
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    Question about performance impact based on location of swap file

    But that is flatly untrue. Having a page file on a slow drive can have a considerable and noticeable difference in things like games with lots of load screens. Going with out a page file has a near 0% performance loss that cannot even be recognized by a normal person. Even then, trying to...
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    Look what popped up on my Ubuntu box today!

    Maybe I should do that... I keep buying games on sale, then never getting to play them. lol
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    Question about performance impact based on location of swap file

    I understand it quite well thank you. It's just not a problem we actually deal with on computers where the bulk of your ram is never used. I have turned off the page file of my systems since xp-64 and only ever encountered a problem once. And that was from a game that had to be installed from...
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