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    IBM Warns of Instant Breaking of Encryption by Quantum Computers

    If you just double the wait time between pwd tries (or even go more aggressive with t^n increased delays) you eliminate this "instant cracking" idea. The trouble is going to be blockchain because anyone is free to pound away at decrypting them.
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    Stats Show How Rarely Game Campaigns Are Played

    FPS campaigns have sucked for years now which is why I no longer buy or play most of them. Over fifty with work, family, volunteer work, etc. means when I have time to game I don't want to deal with 12 year olds practicing their temper tantrums. I'll got SP 90% of the time so the modern FPS with...
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    Latest MacOS Update Disables DisplayLink

    I've switched to running W10 on my iMac Pro and ponied up cash for new software. Apple only has UNIX and iMessage now and I can run Linux in Windows or as another bootcamp option. Just glad I'm switching before they updated macos to use that T2 chip to block bootcamp entirely. Pretty sure...
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    Latest MacOS Update Disables DisplayLink

    10.13.4 also blocks eGPU over TB1/TB2 as well as all Nvidia GPUs. Intentionally. As in they worked before, no longer do and the kernel panics point to a new OS component called GPUwrangler.
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    Latest macOS Adds External GPU Support

    The problem you cite affected laptops. I had zero issues getting bootcamp running with both AMD and Nvidia drivers simultaneously with apps correctly identifying which GPU they were using. But the truth is this is Apple so my bad as they're on board with knowing more about my needs than I do.
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    Latest macOS Adds External GPU Support

    I realize HardOCP has few macos members, but figured this warning is still worth posting: Macos 10.13.4 breaks Nvidia eGPUs. More than 80% of reported macos eGPU builds on are dorked by upgrading from the perfectly functional 10.13.3 to 10.13.4. AMD builds are unaffected. Boo hiss...
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    Latest macOS Adds External GPU Support

    Is this a change since 10.13.3? Or does it only work with external displays connected to the egpu? I'm reluctant to update to 10.13.4 for fear it breaks something.
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    Latest macOS Adds External GPU Support

    Fortunately Nvidia releases macos drivers in spite of Apple and bootcamp is just windows, though there are some tricks to getting the latest Apple hardware to boot from an external drive.
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    Latest macOS Adds External GPU Support

    I set up an iMac Pro + Akitio Node Pro + 1080ti + BenQ 32" monitor. Macos performance is decent enough with nvidia's web drivers, but it's way better booting to Windows 10 where it doesn't correctly ID the 1080ti over TB3 so things like Oculus tell you your system can't hang, but if course it...
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    Cable TV’s Password-Sharing Crackdown Is Coming

    Those who fail to innovate often litigate.
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    Microsoft Receives Patent to Protect the Headphone Jack

    LG V30 > Pixel 2 XL strictly because of headphone jack. Just return it for another if you get one with a splotchy screen.
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    Portuguese ISP Shows Us What the Net Looks like without Net Neutrality

    This is so cool! Now I can just add the websites I want and not have to worry about searching for new ones. Plus, my ISP can make kick-backs from the sites it does offer so it can get paid two ways for the same thing.
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    Laptops Could Be Banned from Checked Bags on Planes Due to Fire Risk

    So you cannot take laptops in carry-on bags and now you can't check them either. Queue up laptop kiosks and vending machines in baggage claim.
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    Benchmarks Contradict “Apple Slowed Down My iPhone” Claims

    My 6S+ is fine within apps in iOS 11 but laggy as hell switching between apps and even swiping between home screen pages. I'll try a factory reset and wipe when time allows but after that I'll go LG V30 or Pixel 2XL.
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    Watch Star Trek: Discovery’s Main Title Sequence

    People thought the original Star Trek was nuts for having a black female officer and a communist and Asian as well. I guess Roddenberry was always a SJW. In fact, the entirety of the Star Trek universe is PC/SJW complete with socialism (free healthcare, no money, etc). If you don't like this...
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    Watch Star Trek: Discovery’s Main Title Sequence

    I thought it was pretty good. I remember how sucky the first TNG episodes were and this was better.
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    iPhone 8 Faster than a Core i5 13-Inch MacBook Pro in Geekbench

    Would vastly prefer to be able to stick with Android for my phones but every time I get things set up for sms on desktop and messaging that'll work well with iOS and Android friends it inevitably breaks because of a new chrome version, os patch or something. Meanwhile the bloated ecosystem of...
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    Valve Introduces Histogram to Combat Review Bombing

    Good move. Kudos to Valve. This actually reduces effort as I won't have to scour reviews to detect review bombing.
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    iPhone 8 and iPhone X Don't Support T-Mobile’s New $8 Billion LTE Network

    The new iPhones are meh, but the number of posters in this thread who've managed not to grasp the fact that this 'Apple fail' applies to Samsung, Google, HTC, Lenovo, Motorola, LG and literally every other maker is simply fascinating. There is currently no phone that supports T-Mobile's new...
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    Microcenter Handles Miner Purchases with Maxopricing

    Too bad Microcenter is price gauging Vega at +$100-200.
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    AMD RX Vega 64 Eclipses Polaris in Ethereum Mining Efficiency by 2X

    While there are a few retailers who accept Bitcoin, it's a tiny fraction of Bitcoin's usage. No other coin is accepted by retailers. So cutting out retail does nothing, especially as all the major banks and investment firms are throwing into blockchains with gusto.
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    AMD RX Vega 64 Eclipses Polaris in Ethereum Mining Efficiency by 2X

    There is no single ASIC miner that generates that kind of return and a good ASIC miner is at least $2k but you'll need to wait 3-4 months for delivery. You could buy one on eBay for immediate delivery but that'll set you back about $8k.
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    Mazda Is Going to Start Restoring First-Generation Miatas

    I owned both a Miata and a 370z Roadster over the years and the Miata was arguably more fun to drive in spite of the Zs higher power and torque.
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    RX Vega Reportedly Offers “Insane Levels” of Mining Performance

    If you have a local Microcenter buy it there since they price gouge the least. Otherwise set up NowInStock alerts and buy online when a fair price comes in stock.
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    RX Vega Reportedly Offers “Insane Levels” of Mining Performance

    Linux FTW. *IF* they're both going to cost $400 it's clearly a no-brainer, but running 13x300W means 32.5 amps so it isn't going to fly on any single household breaker (20 A). Not to mention your A/C bill going through the roof as all that Radeon excess heat (nearly 4 kW) are dumped into one's...
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    RX Vega Reportedly Offers “Insane Levels” of Mining Performance

    It's simple to get 29 MH/s running a 1070@95W so managing 3x that for 3x the power isn't terribly remarkable. Since there are motherboards that let you run 13 GPUs at a time the 1070 will definitely be cheaper than RX Vega for the same hashrate.
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    AMD RX Vega 64 and 56 Pricing Leaked

    If they mine like Vega FX they'll be available for gamers. Way too inefficient (>300W for 33 MH/s Eth vs. 95W & 29 MH/s for GTX 1070). [Edit: gigaxtreme1 beat me to this point]
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    Apple Has A Serious Problem With Software Quality

    Ironically it's Linux of late that is the most stable...shame it isn't up to being a consumer or gaming OS (yet).
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    F.C.C. Backs Fast Lanes For Web Traffic

    The corporate vision (supported by most governments) for the future of the internet will make web sites into for pay channels with a token "public access" channel to claim net neutrality. Time to get serious about an alterNET outside the control of corporations and the governments they own.
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    More Top Hedge Funds Dropping Apple Shares

    There was an article last week on how virtually all hedge funds underperform the index funds. LOL.
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    Enermax Hoplite ST Lucky Draw

    My Enermax MAXREVO 1350 PSU has been powering my H2O rig since December 2011. In that time it's seen 2x6970s, 2xGTX580s and is now 2xGTX 680s. It remains whisper quiet even as one of my Gentle Typhoons is starting to chirp. Great PSU.
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    Cellphones That See Through Walls?

    Really, really stupid article. Unless you're going to put a high-powered terahertz emitter on a phone it can only pick up something that is emitting. Basically it will be worse than infrared imaging (longer wavelength) and we all know IR lets you "see through wall" so darned well. Oh, yeah and...
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    Biographer Says Bill Gates Was Smarter Than Steve Jobs

    "if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to the one better marketed."
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    Apple Sued Over Siri

    I remember one Siri commercial with Santa Claus in it...they better not have been making that shit up!
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    Cosmos II

    HAF 932 has a fillport hole...
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    18-Mile Crack Seen by NASA in Antarctic Glacier

    Just days after Bloomberg gets blasted for getting PC gaming wrong, the mighty enthusiast PC gamers decide that thousands of PhDs certainly know less than they do. Sweet irony.
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    Corsair "Barebones" Christmas Giveaway!

    I remember when Corsair did only RAM and one of their employees, after a support phone call from me, literally hand picked some sticks for my successful drive to break 10k in 3dmark with a heavily-overclocked Athlon 1800, modded Radeon 8500 and, of course, overclocked and over-volted Corsair...
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    Serious Sam 3: BFE Launch Trailer

    The first non-console-port-mayhem-shooter with all sorts off GPU options (including SGSSAA built-in!), and you say it's dated?
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    Serious Sam 3: BFE Launch Trailer

    Every PC Gamer should buy SS:3. Why? This: