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    23% Of Users Abandon An App After One Use

    The primary thing i've found useful is that you should pay more attention to the permissions they require. Alot of the more popular apps require tons of permissions and its kind of fucked up because they really slow down some devices, not to mention all the info they data mine from you. ALSO...
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    A Future Without Windows Is A Dystopian Nightmare

    My browser is Chromium Nah, I'm not not passing through a dedicated device through to the virtual machine, its just via the "extended features" set which allows you to enable 2D / 3D acceleration if you have the VirtualBox Guest Additions installed. You can give it up to 128MB vram, and when...
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    A Future Without Windows Is A Dystopian Nightmare

    I'm on a flavor of Linux right now (Lubuntu 14.04) and for daily average use its pretty much the same as windows. The main thing I needed to install was the nvidia proprietary driver. That gave me 3d acceleration and the ability to easily configure multiple monitor desktops. When I boot up it...
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    WTB: Longshot - regular PCI card better than a Nvidia FX 5200 256mb?

    Well CS Source, the CS before CS:GO really needed a GeForce 6600 or so to run halfway decently. So I doubt any PCI video card would have what it takes to run LoL and CS GO at any decent framerate. You'd probably need AGP at the very least, I think you can go up to around Radeon HD 3850 on AGP...
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    Home VM server

    What socket 2011 board did you opt for?
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    Blizzard Servers Attacked Following Shutdown Of WoW’s Nostalrius Servers

    Also this server didn't have any gimmicks, like "pay to win" or increased XP, it was a purely legit experience. Was awesome.
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    Blizzard Servers Attacked Following Shutdown Of WoW’s Nostalrius Servers

    I played on this server a number of months before stopping a while back. It was a very good server overall and the PvP realm atleast had a very sizable (and sometimes annoying) population. It felt basically 100% like vanilla. Even though I quit playing, because I didn't want it to consume me...
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    Intel Adds Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition 10-Core 25MB Cache CPU To Support Site

    Why don't you just use the dedicated ASIC in Nvidia's newer cards (if you run Nvidia) via NVENC so you can have your GPU do the transcoding instead of your CPU. With this you don't need to worry about what CPU you have or need to have a 2nd encoding machine. Obs supports NVENC now too so...
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    NEVER10 - 1 click to avoid Windows 10 forever

    Holy shit, GRC. I remember doing port scans with their ShieldsUP! utility back in the 1970s. Good times
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    Youtube no longer supporting IE on Windows 7.

    Wow nice, didn't even think about that. Installing it on all my machines now!
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    Youtube no longer supporting IE on Windows 7.

    What sucks is the move also means most people aren't getting accelerated decoding / rendering through their GPU anymore. This is true also for anyone on Windows 10 and any other OS. I noticed HD videos on YouTube now seem to take up more CPU since they use an HTML5 player with the vp9 codec...
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    Dota 2 Host Fired By Gabe Newell Tries To Explain Himself

    So what did this guy do that pissed Gabe off so much? Anyone got any links to video examples?
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    What game have you logged the most hours on?

    This is probably how mine would go in order from most hours to least hours WoW - 5000+ hours Diablo 2 - 2000-4000 hours Warcraft 3 / Starcraft - 500-2000 hours And then everything else a misc amount of hours. Although I haven't played WoW in years, I still do occasionally play Diablo 2.
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    Weakest link?

    Talk with Kyle about your older account he might be able to help you out.
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    Sick of all Video Games?

    I'm guessing most of us are old enough that we have seen most things there is to offer when it comes to video games. We need something new. I bet a completely immersive VR experience would bring back everyone's gaming passion.
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    John McAfee Offers To Decrypt The San Bernardino iPhone For Free

    They're gonna social engineer the shit outta that encryption
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    360TB Optical Data Storage On A Tiny Quartz Disc

    This news is OLD apparently. Here's an article about it from 2 YEARS ago. DailyTech - Scientists Create 360 TB "Superman Crystal" Discs Maybe it's just a group of people looking for investors?
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    My first news thread!

    And probably last! Safe to say users shouldn't be able to create threads in the news section! p.s. This was mostly a test to see if it would work, and it worked p.s.s. Don't kill me
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    Favicon gone

    Yeah it doesnt seem to exist at the moment.
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    Please for the love of god.....can i go back

    There is tons and tons of wasted space in a desktop environment, but it looks much better in a mobile environment than before. One of the reasons I liked this forum was because it held the same layout as for as long as I can remember, nice and plain and simple. This new layout on the desktop...
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    2016 CPU Progression Thread

    AMD K5 116 mhz AMD Athlon T-Bird 900 Mhz (huge boost, haha) AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (my first dual core, I love this guy, felt a huge performance boost, still have it as a backup) Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (nice multitasking boost, in active use) AMD Phenom II X4 840T (in...
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    looking for a good router (no-wifi) to replace Verizon box

    I'm running one of these as a dual 2.4/5 ghz AP + Switch with NAT/DHCP disabled. Been pretty solid so far: System Up Time: 128 days 01:49:32 Although I haven't really been stressing it. Can't say how good it is as a pure router though.
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    9x1TB HDs, Supermicro intel atom, 16GB DDR3

    Approximate hours on the drives? No reallocated sectors / read errors etc?
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    VPN setup for home use, recommendation

    I have pfSense with OpenVPN running on a shitty Pentium M 1.3ghz single core laptop with 512MB ram. Works beautifully. It also handles DNS (with a 1000's host long blacklist), DHCP, NAT/Firewalling, NTP and various other routeresque things. The WAN is the built in ethernet w/ an intel...
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    Poor man build thoughts/advice

    Thought about going to one of the Core 2 Quads? They're real cheap nowadays and should be powerful enough for the casual usage you mentioned. You could also build a new system, but I figured i'd point out a "quick" alternative. On my 775 machine I went from a Core2Duo E6400 (2.13ghz) to a...
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    What is the Average Lifespan of a Modern Shelf PC

    Core2Duo's are still usable today for a basic system. Core2Quads are still great. Hell if you were crazy enough, I think a Pentium 4 with an SSD would do most people fine as well. As long as these types of systems have enough memory and a GPU to offload rendering, they're gravy.
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    Lost Account Access and Passwords Changed

    Got my account recovered, thanks bud
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    Pew Die Pie first gaming broadcaster to surpass 10 Billion views

    PewDiePie is his own personality, who kids watch because they find him entertaining. I think he's the lesser of the evils compared to stuff that rotates on TV when there's dozens/hundreds of no names behind it. He created his own success, keeps delivering videos, and keeps people coming back...
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    FS: BC PS3 80GB, Dell XPS laptop for repair, 3dfx system combos!

    Nice cable management on the retro system
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    X99A GODLIKE Gaming LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    There's a typo at the end
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    Swapping Laptop Screens

    What you might be able to do is read the manual and see if it mentions additional part numbers for other screen sizes in the screen replacement section. Otherwise it'll probably be a crap shoot in terms of whether or not it'll be completely compatible and/or fit.
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    That game that everyone hates, but you love...

    Heroes of Might and Magic 4. It's the one everyone loves to hate on, because HOMM3 was so good. HOMM4's gameplay is solid and it fixes alot of what was wrong with 3. The developer never really got to polish up 4 though before going bankrupt and as a result some of the graphics and...
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    HP dv6-2004eo Boots ONLY half the time?

    Ran into this issue recently. The HP laptop's BIOS literally had a whitelist of approved wireless Vendor/Hardware ID's, and if you put in something else the laptop would refuse to boot. It was the dumbest shit ever.
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    Refurb. EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $155 - Promo Code

    Awesome deal. GTX 960 is a solid and great card at that price. Or people could buy a 960 here for cheap, save that extra money they would have spent and put it towards a higher end future card that hasn't been released yet. It really doesn't matter what people do, it all evens out in the end.
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    Seagate 5TB External Drive USB 3.0 $129 thru 08/26

    Well, statistically Seagates have a higher failure rate than other drives.
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    Just use OpenHardwareMonitor. It's extremely well done and more flexible. It also has a desktop gadget option.
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    Powershell - my mild rant

    In Windows 10 you have to use Powershell (well, or CMD) in order to bring up the old Personalize menu to easily arrange different wallpapers on separate monitors. Also, it's a great way to massively uninstall modern apps. But I can understand what you mean to a certain extent. Let the guys...
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    Commercial router capable of 120 mbit internet?

    You could also repurpose an old laptop/tower into a relatively strong router, anything made within the last 10 years can do it no problem. My router is a Pentium M 1.3ghz based laptop with 512MB ram running pfsense and it handles 100 mbit easily. Also acts as the DNS / OpenVPN server. Also...
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    Noob home network question about bandwidth

    I remember when using my WRT54G (don't remember which ver) that it was bottlenecking my 100mbps connection, each switch port would only max out at around 28-33 mbps. So it might not be yet for you, but it's very close. Also my WRT54G only had like 8MB ram, not very ideal these days with alot of...
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    DirectX12 on 5xxx and 6xxx GPUs

    Yep, current gen cards aren't going to run DirectX 12 games very well even if they completely support it's feature set. It's going to take another generation or so after DX12 games come out before we get cards that run DX12 games beautifully. This shit always happens, and it gets old too.