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    Introducing HDMI 2.1 Specification

    Good point. I'd rather have better all around image quality than just resolution.
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    Introducing HDMI 2.1 Specification

    Damn. I may just go from a 720P tv straight to an 8K tv at this rate.
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    'Sorry, I've Forgotten my Decryption Password' is Contempt of Court

    Last I read, they stopped producing the software as apparently the FBI, CIA, NSA, or whoever was going to force them to put in a back door. This was maybe 2 or 3 years ago.
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    'Sorry, I've Forgotten my Decryption Password' is Contempt of Court

    Guy should find some expert witnesses that can attest to forgetting a password in the past. It shouldn't be too difficult.
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    'Sorry, I've Forgotten my Decryption Password' is Contempt of Court

    I never really used it, but when I was reading up on the feature, the hidden partition was inside the decoy partition. The decoy partition would actually overwrite your secret partition if you filled it up. They couldn't even see if there was a secret partition or as even the free space was...
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    Microsoft's Web Services Have Been Hit with a Major Outage

    The way things are currently, you can't really do much work off the internet anyway. Same with gaming and Steam.
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    Cosplayer with No Game Experience Was Lead Facial Animator for ME: Andromeda?

    I'm not all that sure how much you can even blame the lead animator. Maybe there was an overbearing manager who wanted things done a certain way. I've had plenty of bosses that ordered me to do projects the wrong way. It's a shame the one person in this thread who may know what's going on took...
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    FBI Arrests Man in Seizure-Inducing Tweet to Dallas journalist Kurt Eichenwald

    The spineless action would be to let the troll get away with it. He's being a brave and conscientious liar :D I'm not going to politicize this by pointing out perceived current and/or previous administration lies.
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    Intel Claims Storage Speed Record with First Large-Capacity Optane SSD

    I wouldn't be surprised if vendor NAS/SAN systems are internally set up like he suggests, but yeah for a critical server, you want standardised and supported storage.
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    'Sorry, I've Forgotten my Decryption Password' is Contempt of Court

    Except apple are (in theory) engineering their phones such that they really can't unlock them themselves. The FBI wants them to change their methodology to allow for easier breaking into the phones.
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    Police Get Search Warrant for Everyone Who Googled Minnesota Resident's Name

    I always thought CUG was a lady and I miss his/her perspective as well.
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    Ebay Takes on Amazon with Guaranteed 3-Day Delivery

    The last book I ordered from Amazon had Prime 2-day shipping. Only thing is it took them 3 days to start shipping it!
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    'Sorry, I've Forgotten my Decryption Password' is Contempt of Court

    Truecrypt had exactly that functionality.
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    'Sorry, I've Forgotten my Decryption Password' is Contempt of Court

    Not everyone the cops convict are actually guilty. I'd hope he gets his property back.
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    How much bottleneck will I get if I just upgrade the video card on my old computer?

    That's a good point. OP would probably be better off getting a geforce 1060 as a better match for an older board and processor like that. It should be fine for 1080p gaming. If you did get a 1080ti, I'd get it with an eye to upgrading the rest of the computer shortly. It's also possible...
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    How much bottleneck will I get if I just upgrade the video card on my old computer?

    Not sure what the numbers are, but it should be quite playable. My i5/2500K is doing great with a 1080.
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    Police Get Search Warrant for Everyone Who Googled Minnesota Resident's Name

    Well that's because you didn't cross-check it against the murderer's tire tread pattern.
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    Police Get Search Warrant for Everyone Who Googled Minnesota Resident's Name

    What if it was for a specific make and model based upon examination of the rounds?
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    ISPs Say Your Web Browsing and App Usage History Isn’t “Sensitive”

    It wasn't even just a few dollars. It was $30/month.
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    Intel Claims Storage Speed Record with First Large-Capacity Optane SSD

    Ok, write-caching does sound like a good use case. I suppose the industry has moved away from battery backed raid cards?
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    Star Trek Themed Kirk Ransomware Brings us Monero and a Spock Decryptor

    There are plenty of crypto malware that runs under standard user accounts and still encrypts all of their files along with any mapped shares' files.
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    Intel Claims Storage Speed Record with First Large-Capacity Optane SSD

    60% the price of dram just means you might as well spend twice as much and have actual dram speed. The linked article strangely has no comparisons between the SSD and actual DRAM.
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    FBI Arrests Man in Seizure-Inducing Tweet to Dallas journalist Kurt Eichenwald

    So? People high up in our government seem to lie about anything. If his lies get a troll arrested for trollish behavior, more power to him. Don't want no shit don't start no shit.
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    FBI Arrests Man in Seizure-Inducing Tweet to Dallas journalist Kurt Eichenwald

    lol. I dare you. Edit for any prosecutors: In no way do I endorse the suggested behavior. I am merely pointing out how foolish to do so would be.
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    Police Get Search Warrant for Everyone Who Googled Minnesota Resident's Name

    I am actually quite happy the police are trying to catch one of these crooks. Too many cases where they don't give a shit.
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    AMD Ryzen 5 Processors Start At $169 and Launch on April 11th

    Fair enough. Is there a good supply of Ryzen motherboards available now? Edit: Microcenter shows plenty of Ryzen motherboards from $90 to $270.
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    AMD Ryzen 5 Processors Start At $169 and Launch on April 11th

    My Microcenter page has the i5-7600K at $199 and the i7-7700K at $299, so it'd be more like 80% the performance of an i5 for 85% of the cost. The 6 core at $220 does better at 73% the cost of the i7.
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    Google Increases JPEG Compression by 35% Without Loss in Image Quality

    So, in theory, they could split the difference and make images 20% smaller while increasing perceived quality.
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    Rare Nuclear Test Films Saved, Declassified, and Uploaded to YouTube

    My dad got some sort of throat cancer from growing up in Utah in the 50s. He got it removed, and is fine now, but I'm sure other people weren't as lucky. Related source: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/05/us/suffering-effects-of-50s-abomb-tests.html?_r=0
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    Ubiquiti Routing Products Vulnerable to Hijack due to Use of 20 Year Old Version of PHP

    I installed a bunch of Ubiquity WAPs where I work, but we don't have any of their routers. edit: However, we do have some PoE Toughswitches that also seem to be on the list. By default, you have to use a special management port to access the administrative interface, but you can change that in...
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    Backblaze Dispels SSD Recycling and Disposal Myths

    (I only ask because you're deleting your sda)
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    Backblaze Dispels SSD Recycling and Disposal Myths

    Ever accidentally get the wrong /dev? :D
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    Backblaze Dispels SSD Recycling and Disposal Myths

    All of this permanent damage is rather wasteful. SSDs do enough housecleaning that a standard reformat will make your data unrecoverable after a few minutes.
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    Netflix May Edit Its Content Specifically for Mobile Users

    I'd be fine with some minor cropping as long as it is optional. Kind of like the old DVDs that had both widescreen and 4:3 versions.
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    Netflix May Edit Its Content Specifically for Mobile Users

    That's too bad. I thought Luke Cage was amazing.
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    Backblaze Dispels SSD Recycling and Disposal Myths

    That'll be great for when I get 6" offset wheels!
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    Backblaze Dispels SSD Recycling and Disposal Myths

    I think a sledge hammer would be fun.
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    Windows Vista Has Just 30 Days to Live

    I don't know about the ram management claims, but Wikipedia mentions this about Vista service pack 1: A white paper, published by Microsoft on 29 August 2007, outlined the scope and intent of the service pack, identifying three major areas of improvement: reliability and performance...
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    Mazda Claims There Is No Demand for Electric Vehicles

    Tesla was also talking about having an in-home large battery backup. I imagine a large in-home battery could moderately charge all day and then use its stored energy to burst charge one or two cars. That being said, I know you lose energy every time you move it around, so that will affect your...
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    Windows Vista Has Just 30 Days to Live

    Like other people said, a lot of systems were sold with sub-par specs and Vista at release had some sort of bug that would destroy filesystem speeds. I remember it taking over an hour to copy someone's word documents from the old hard drive to their new Vista machine. It was maddening.
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