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    Going to do my first WC system, looking for suggestions

    Thank you for the reply :) Indeed it's just a bit of bling but it will also help for directing the push of hot air out of the case and to eliminate the high pitch fan noise on the chipset some reviewers noted. -- I don't intend to OC, just run the internals of the system as close to ambient as...
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    Going to do my first WC system, looking for suggestions

    First off, sorry if this is not in the right location :) I'm looking to build a compactish build with my first custom loop but saw that EK doesn't have a monoblock for the motherboard I wanted to use and was wondering if anyone on here had suggestions. I'm looking to build a system based on...
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    Marvel Uploads a New Avengers: Endgame Trailer

    Well... I saw a few scenes that were slipped in that could potentially kill a few theories out there. One theory was Ant-Man got caught up in the quantum realm and tossed back in time - Potentially debunked when he is seen looking at all the missing people posters Another theory was Clint took...
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    Senate Report: Equifax Accused of Failing to Prioritize Cybersecurity

    Ahh the joys... this is one of those times you want to say let the turtles eat them starting at the toes... however that would be cruel and unusual punishment for the turtles.
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    Vox Media Goes After YouTubers That Mocked The Verge PC Build Video

    Ahh the video that keeps on giving. Class action lawsuit in 3... 2... 1...
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    Microsoft Begs You to Stop Using Internet Explorer

    Another hat in the bucket for websites that won't work with anything but Internet Explorer are State & Federal websites, especially those on the employee side of things. To make matters worse getting them to do stuff like re-signing Java Applets so newer versions of Java work, or even so they...
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    SoftBank Dumped Its NVIDIA Stock

    No way! LoL with wod spreading saying they underestimated the reliance on cryptominers for card purchases, I wouldn't put it past any company "Nvidia in this instance" attempt to release a new cryptocurrency via a third party that could only be efficiently mined via their latest generation...
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    SoftBank Dumped Its NVIDIA Stock

    Next up, a Cryptocurrency that pops up out of nowhere that can only be efficiently mined on an RTX card.
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    Most Customers Would Stop Watching Netflix if it had Commercials

    There would be one and only one instance where I wouldn't mind Netflix inserting some advertisements... If Netflix starts to simulcast Tv shows without requiring you to have a Television service provider along with your Netflix subscription I wouldn't mind them having advertisements during a...
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    Waymo Expands Its Self-Driving Vehicle Operations in Michigan

    Honestly I think some of our roads out here in Michigan would require the team in charge of the mars rover to train the car to avoid the potholes big enough to eat a car that you can find easily.
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    Star Control: Origins Is Available for Purchase on Steam

    Honestly I would highly suggest the MegaMod project over the HD remix as it's constantly being updated still. I can honestly see both sides to it, they gave Star Control II to the fans, and worked with many who had since that point became...
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    Star Control: Origins Is Available for Purchase on Steam

    I quite enjoyed the game and have about 170hrs into the game, however yes I am a Lifetime Founder and had access to the Alpha + Beta. TBH it's a really good solid game, but like most Stardock games I've played it only really starts to shine once a few patches/dlc hit it. Sadly the rabbit hole...
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    TSMC is Working on Quantum Computers

    Ouch that shows just how little I know about the Quantum Computing architectures and fall into the group of those who just generalize things. Either way D-Wave's input could be helpful in the long run. Also if you want to see part of the internal workings of the D-Wave "Quantum" computers...
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    TSMC is Working on Quantum Computers

    Wait... did I miss something, did D-Wave go belly up and no longer offer Quantum Computers? If IBM could get D-Wave and other key players into the fold that could potentially bring Quantum Computers to power users years if not decades earlier than if just TSMC and IBM go it alone.
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    Intel Has a Big Problem. It Needs to Act Like It

    Honestly I'd love to say Intel should replace any CPU requested via RMA process with the same chip that's a v2 without being vulnerable to Spectre or Meltdown as long as it's still within the standard manufacturer warranty period. -- Also make it a no questions asked swap, as long as the chip's...
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    Quick Facts about Meltdown and Spectre

    Oh man how nice would it be if Intel would step up to the plate, fix the issue in the chips and allow you to cross ship RMA your affected chip(s) as stock on the new version of the processor becomes available. That would be a pretty good PR move on their part, but would likely be insanely...
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    Gamers Want DMCA Exemption for “Abandoned” Online Games

    Agreed, it'd be nice if the communities of fans could get their hands on long abandoned projects and be awarded provisional licenses to keep the server(s) running in the case of the right's owners coming back around to that property and wanting to use it again without having the sue the pants...
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    What Needs to Happen before Electric Cars Take Over the World

    Honestly I think the biggest thing needed is a better infrastructure of Primary & secondary charging stations, as well as a defined universal format for fast/moderate/slow public charging stations. That way you could roll up to a Tesla fast charger in a chevy volt "not sure if this is possible...
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    Boeing CEO: We’re Going to Beat Elon Musk to Mars

    I say let them compete, add in a few other companies from other fields of specialty and then it'll get even more exciting, especially once they realize they've hit a brick wall in progress and start to collaborate on items.
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    Boeing CEO: We’re Going to Beat Elon Musk to Mars

    That didn't work out so well in the latest Time Machine movie... they kind of blew off a chunk while excavating it.
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    Google AI Built a Better AI

    Well, possible up side to it all, dedicate a few AI to MMO world building & self improvement, after enough time we'll see vast detailed worlds... I best stop talking now before someone at Blizzard or Square Enix sends a hitman after me.
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    State Legislator Wants to Ban Kids from Buying Video Game Loot Boxes

    How I see it... I hate lootboxes - so I won't pay for them, but I'll use them if I get them free in game, however I won't stop others from buying/using them. Here's how I think it should be attacked... Companies like Microsoft / Apple / Google / Amazon / Facebook / Etc -- all the companies that...
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    Mom Defends Her Fortnite Cheating Offspring in Court

    Honestly I have about as much sympathy for this kid and his mother as a person who continuously talks on their cell phone loudly during a movie in a packed theater. The mentality of "I paid my share, I can do whatever I want" is just an excuse used to justify their own personal greed among...
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    Julian Assange Tries to Convince Trump to Not Repeal Net Neutrality

    Well... tactics like this have worked in the past, just look at the ACA numbers before & after Jimmy Kimmel pleaded with people to sign up for the most amazing health insurance known as TrumpCare at which point he directed everyone to the ACA signup portal.
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    Almost Everything on Computers Is Perceptually Slower Than It Was in 1983

    Yikes that article was TL;DR I'm guessing it can be boiled down to 2 things that he's writing about... Code Bloat & Feature Creep?
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    Ubisoft’s Microtransactions Have Out-Earned Their Digital Game Sales

    It's getting bad, and what's worse... numbers like this are encouraging it :( Not far off from now... Prologue $59.99 Main Story $249.99 Side stories relevant to character X $29.99 X= any number 1-7+ After credit scene $9.99 Play after credits $39.99 New Game Plus $59.99 and so on and so forth...
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    LED Lights Causing Traffic Problems in Winnipeg

    I say offer up a year scholarship to the first college student to come up with a working solution / repair to this. 15 min later a kid will come up with a replacement glass lense with heating elements like a rear window defroster controlled by a thermostat to turn it on once it gets close to X...
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    Guy Documents Nearly a Year of Quality Problems with His Tesla Model S

    Honestly some of the items reminds me of that old movie Gung Ho with Michael Keaton. -- :D Shall we send the movie to Tesla?
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    Could Cryptocurrency Kill Online Advertising?

    Oddly I gotta ask, didn't this already happen once before? I want to say it was in one of the content providers such as Origin someone had slipped in a bitcoin miner program which wound up roasting some gamers video cards many years back. With that said, I wouldn't mind it if and only if I...
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    NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti Overclocking and Specification

    I'd be curious to see how a SLI of 2 1070Ti cards would stack up against the EVGA FTW3 1080Ti in single card configuration
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    Overclocking the Intel 8600K - Delidded on Air and Water @ [H]

    I gotta say, it's starting to make me want to pick up the i7-8700K to replace my i7-4790k system, however the sticker shock is a hard bullet to bite... For those complaining about Intel moving away from solder, I heard a reasonable sounding reason on why they didn't use solder is as follows...
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper NVMe RAID 0 Demonstrated

    Honestly, call me odd but if I had the type of $$$ to put down on the card & drives I'd like to have raid 5+0 support across multiple cards.
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    “Daily Stormer” Termination Haunts Cloudflare in Online Piracy Case

    As I see it, it's not an attack on free speech, basically Cloudflare said... "Well that's enough, I'm not taking the punches for you anymore, take your soapbox off my front lawn and go somewhere else" If it was an attack on free speech they would have turned over logs on Admin & Visitor access...
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    Companies Are Storing Your Data on Tape Again

    All archival media has it's downfalls, tape probably works better/easier for some as unfortunately some places still use AS400 from the early 90s and earlier.
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    GTX1070TI spotted

    Good to know, I was possibly going to buy a 1070 this Friday/Payday
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    GIGABYTE Aorus and MSI Z370 in the Wild

    I hear ya, I tend to darken all effects and quiet my systems down as much as possible especially if they're in/near the livingroom.
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    Google May Be Purchasing HTC's Smartphone Business

    Please oh please be better than when they bought Motorola.
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    Intel's 12 to 18 Core Skylake-X CPUs Delidded

    That may be the case for those who don't reseal the lid upon applying the liquid metal TIM, however once it's sealed it's fine from everything I'm seeing. Now could the formula be adjusted to be less abrasive to certain materials? Yes. Is it more expensive than what is currently used? Yes. Do...
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    Intel's 12 to 18 Core Skylake-X CPUs Delidded

    Actually I recently saw a video on youtube with Der8auer suggesting Intel not solder the heat spreader on and instead use a good liquid metal thermal compound instead stating that the Solder would vastly shorten the lifespan of the chip in due to expansion/contraction and eventually breaking...
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    Is the ASUS RMA Process Legit?

    My experience was a "Fun" one which I was hoping it got better over time, but sadly it looks like it hadn't. I sent my old G1 Laptop in for warranty repair since they wouldn't send or sell me a CPU Cooling fan... 45 days after I get confirmation from the shipping company saying they got it...