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    Visiontek Mystery boxes are back

    Reminds me of the "bag of crap". Except that was only $5 and universally known to deliver the goods.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    It's true, I have a bad habit of nickel and diming myself for features that I think I might need. Younger me would have ended up with a $500 motherboard. In the end I looked at what my 12 year old computer eventually morphed into and realized a bare bones board would do just fine.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Pulled the trigger on a 7900x build. Between the Amazon sales, and EVGA B stock I was able to keep it reasonable. I was really hoping the promise of a $125 board was going to deliver but oh well. Ended up getting an Asus prime b650 plus. I wanted another Nvme slot or 2 but it seemed every...
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    7950X $680 at amazon

    No actually I was already buying it, just a happy bonus. Actually the day before they had the price jacked up to $580 so it was more like $50 less than I was planning on.
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    7950X $680 at amazon

    Looks like all of the zen4 processors on Amazon ar $20 off. I got an alert about the 7900x in my cart and pulled the trigger. I triple checked that it was the one listed in the AMD store.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Lol yeah, I was being sarcastic. I'm a bang for the buck guy myself, I'm still playing old games on an i7 920 with a 650ti.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Hold the phone. I'll gladly take any functional rtx card that is going in the trash. I know that 3090 is practically a dinosaur but some of us are on a budget.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    And I remember paying $100 per gb of DDR for my socket 939 Athlon 64. And then I paid $200 for a 6gb kit for my i7 920 setup.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    The thing is, if I'd had a decent option to upgrade the CPU down the road I would have. But Intel changes sockets so that you can't. AM5 however is going to have some interesting options. Still I'd probably be perfectly happy with AM4. But I'm also in no big rush. What to do....
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Sigh. Im planing to finally upgrade from my i7 920 and I was really hoping Zen4 was going to be a no brainer. But these MoBo prices are discouraging. And then on the other hand AM4 is sitting there perfectly capable but at the end of it's upgrade road. But then would I ever actually upgrade the...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Oh no doubt, I got married 6 years ago and haven't had time to play games since ;D. The wife doesn't understand why I would want to replace a perfectly good computer. This is what I get for buying quality parts that won't die.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Lol current main system has an i7 920. Put this baby together 11 years ago, over locked it to 4ghz and its never felt old. The only reason I want something new is Microsoft flight sim 2020.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    They waited so long to bring these back to MSRP that people like me who waited almost 2 years can now wait a little longer for the next generation. My original plan was zen3 with a 3070. Now the plan is a zen4 with a 4070 (depending on the iews of course). If they want me to buy these cards the...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    It's not being cheap, it's good marketing, luring you to the higher trim level. and your falling for it.
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    Asphalt Could Speed Lithium Metal Battery Charging by 20 Times

    I think the key to this being used for high capacity batteries such as cars is to have two. One battery is obviously in the car. The second battery is stationary and charges at the slower rate limited by you power source. When you get home and plug in the stationary battery dumps into the car...
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    WD 250gb SSD $20 DEAD

    Ordered 5 last night. Cross your fingers and pray to Jesus
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    Galaxy Note Brand Now Damaged Beyond Repair

    I don't buy products until they've had at least a few months of circulation for this very reason. I also don't upgrade until the hardware I'm currently using can no longer perform it's function correctly. I curently have a galaxy note 4 that does everything I ask of it. The battery is starting...
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    Scientists Find Gravitational Waves First Predicted By Einstein

    The scientists that i have seen quoted claim that the only thing powerful enough to make gravitational waves is a pair of black holes orbiting each other at near half the speed of light. The experiment has been running for over a decade at a cost of over $1 billion dollars and has to date...
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    Scientists Find Gravitational Waves First Predicted By Einstein

    This is mildly interesting but ultimately of very very little value. After browsing what information is available , gravitational waves appear to be completely useless other than gathering limited details about one very rare and distant natural phenomenon. It's nice to know Einstein was right...
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    Humanity Has Consumed All Of Earth's Resources In Eight Months

    I agree, we really need to find a way to reduce the population before mother nature forces us to. A few thoughts. 1) 1st world countries are inflating the population of 3rd world countries by providing humanitarian support. Shipping food to poor nations isn't fixing the hunger problem, it's...
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    Star Wars Battlefront 3 E3 2015 Trailer

    I know it's ridiculous but I let the little details bother me. Doesn't help that I read all the books when I was a kid. Star destroyers can't enter enter the atmosphere and it pisses me off every time I see them floating in the sky in a game. Other than that it looks like a ton of fun.
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    World's Lightest Portable Immersive VR Glasses

    My guess would be that it's using some slower, very light hardware to run a basic augmented reality app. then if they are using daylight for the display back light they can cut some more weight. etc Or it could be vapor ware
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    The 3D Printed Jet Engine

    I wonder how durable that is, if it's anywhere near the durability of a production engine then I can see that moving into the market for small scale applications such as RC and even light sports aircraft. Whether or not it can be scaled up to produce a full size jetliner engine will all depend...
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    Put USB Ports On Your Wall Without Wiring

    I've worked as an electrician for a few different companies and with dozens of electricians and taping the terminals is mostly preference. at the first company I worked for doing remodel work half the guys did it and half don't. The current company I work for building tract houses no one tapes...
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    Apple Sued For Poaching Auto Engineers To Build Battery Division

    Apple see's the little electric cars and how much the hipsters love them. They'll be Smart Cars with a big apple logo on the grill for 3x what they should cost and the hipsters will snatch them up like hot cakes. Actually I think Apple is just going to try and get some key patents on electric...
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    Newegg expires 1/6 $167 512GB SSD+

    Wow it was JUST $169.99 five minuets before I posted that. I bought mine, and posted here bang bang. I'd keep an eye on it it seems to me that something has the price bouncing around.
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    Newegg expires 1/6 $167 512GB SSD+ it let me buy that one for $169
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    Apple's Enormous Year Finally Starts On Monday

    I'm hoping for HUD contact lenses, those I would buy.
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    How Many Peeps Can A .50 Cal Go Through?

    No doubt that you'll get a few angry Christians. shoot a stack of Bibles and you'll get some harsh words and a nasty glaring at. Shoot up a stack of Korans and you might cause an international incident and more than a handful of deaths.
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 vs .50 Cal

    That slow motion camera has me drooling. I could find a lot of interesting things to do with that in addition to shooing and blowing up stuff.
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    Google Launches Project Tango Smartphone

    I'm guessing that all the data will be streamed to Google so they can truly map the world in 3D, including the inside of your house and every other private space you can think of. It'll be fun for a while as we get a few games that allow us to have massive shootouts in any real world location we...
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    Man Throws Away Hard Drive Containing $7.5M In Bitcoins

    $%*@ I hate hearing about bitcoins. I tried to buy a few thousand of them back in 09 just for kicks but I didn't trust the site with my card info and decided it was to much work to go 10 minuets to the store and get a prepaid card. Please stop posting new stories about how much they are worth.
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    Asus GTX 670 Direct CU Mini

    I would be much more interested in a low profile card.
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    The 12 Best Mods For PC Games

    Desert Combat Starwars warlords. How you overlook a single guy recreating every combat ship in the starwars universe to spec and putting it all together into an awesome mod I'll never know.
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    56 Steve Ballmer Photochops in Honor of His Retirement

    I've never understood these CEO people who have millions and billions of dollars and keep working. I have a small company that is growing, if it's ever worth a couple million I'm selling it and retiring (hopefully sooner than later). there are way to many tropical beaches to see and roller...
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    PayPal Accidentally Gives Man $92 Quadrillion

    It'll make a good story. How many people can say that they were, for a short period of time, the richest person in the history of civilization.
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    The How And Where Of Fireworks Injuries

    I'd like to know the what percentage of people injured were also drunk.
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    Retailers Recall Potentially Dangerous Buckyballs

    I've got 5 unopened sets that I'm hoping will gain some value due to the cool back story.
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    Netbooks Forecasted to Die Off by 2015

    I like the netbook form factor, I don't think that it's dieing because people don't want it but because the industry doesn't like them and never developed them properly. Look at all the restrictions that were placed on them by the hardware manufacturers in the first round: they limited the...
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    FS: Planetside, World of Tanks, Hawken

    what is the WoT content? the game is free so it must be gold or premium content of some sort.