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    If you don't raid, why not?

    I love raiding and specifically tanking raids but I was forced quit raiding when I started chemotherapy. Some days I am too wiped out to make it to a raid night and the last thing any decent raid guild would want is a tank that cannot be there consistently.
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    What was your 1st 3D video card ?

    A pair of Diamond 12MB 3DFX Voodoo 2s
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    Windows 10 Pro, Office 2016 , others -CLOSED, - new thread.

    Office 2016 key worked like a champ.
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    New HardOCP Mobile Site

    I am digging it, looks good and very easy to navigate.
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    Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter launches later this month

    I got it downloading right now, I will dig into this heavily this weekend.
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    Video card brand in your first PC?

    Not including the Apple ][ and Commodore Amigas I owned prior to buying a used PS/2 Model 30 in 1989 my first video card was an IBM 8514/A. The first PC I built was an AMD 386DX40 which I installed an ISA 512K ATI Wonder XL that I bought along with a Sound Blaster Pro 2 from the Base Exchange at...
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    Steam Summer Sale will start on June 23

    At the price I couldn't resist Doom. I also picked up Grim Fandango Remastered and the Star Wars: X-Wing bundle for retro kicks, for my son I picked up Rocksmith 2014 to give him something to help him with his guitar practice. I can pick up picked up a few more games and still have reduced my...
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    Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

    I ended up preordering the S7 Edge from Verizon, my S4 has been showing its age.
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    LG And Samsung Supplying OLED Screens For iPhones

    Apple would try to get around that by calling it an iLED screen. :D
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I have been in a bit of a retro mood lately, so I am going back and playing Max Payne after that who knows.
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    2015’s Most Popular YouTube Videos

    A-listers have been doing commercials overseas for "stupid shit" for years.
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    Revenge Porn King Gets Two Years In Prison

    Exactly how do you appeal a guilty plea?
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    Suggestions for someone new to programming

    Thanks for the recommendations. In the end I ended up talking to a CS teacher at a local community college where I tutor math on occasion and brought the subject up with him. He suggested grabbing a selection of books from the library and finding one that caught her interest and then throw in...
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    Suggestions for someone new to programming

    My 10 year old daughter has expressed an interest in learning programming. Having not done any programming since learning C in 1990, I am looking for suggestions for a good programming language for someone with no prior programming experience. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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    This Week’s Best Game Trailers

    Could not agree more with this statement.
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    FS: Mint NEWEST MacBook Air 2014 128GB, i5 1.4GHz $799

    Nice looking Mac. I would be all over it if I wasn't needing a bit more RAM for recording purposes. Good luck with your sale.
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    PCB repair?

    While the underside of the board does not matter from a looks perspective. On surfaces like the bottom end of a pcb with all those component legs sticking out, electrical tape has a tendency to come loose unless secured by another method. The varnish or nail polish also stop the run from being...
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    PCB repair?

    If you have any insulating varnish around that would be the preferred method. I have used clear nail polish for some electronics repairs in a pinch, but I have no clue about it long term viability.
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    WoW; 5th expansion Warlords of Draenor

    To my knowledge Green Fire isn't going away, but they are giving an achievement and title to those that completed it pre-6.0.
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    Who's going to wait out the 970/980 craze?

    My GTX 680 has had a good life as the graphics card for my main rig, but this weekend it will be time to replace it with a pair of STRIX 970's and move the 680 to the wife's machine.
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    WoW; 5th expansion Warlords of Draenor

    I have enjoyed playing the beta. Leveling does not seem as grindy as past expansions. I went from 90 to 100 in about 12 hours of questing with a few zones left to go, getting experience from dungeons seemed a quite a bit slower though. I have dabbled with garrisons a bit and you can collect a...
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    X99 motherboard choice, specific req.

    I am going with an Asus board, most likely the Deluxe and a 5930K once a few more RAM options are available. I would go with the 5960X, but I can't justify the extra cost.
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    Sep, Oct and Nov will be insane :eek:

    My pics to buy on or around launch would; Civilization Beyond Earth FIFA 15 WOW: Warlords of Draenor The rest I can wait until they are on sale somewhere.
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    Anyone else hate in-game radars/mini map?

    If the mini-map is out of the way I do not mind it. WoW's default placement and size happens to work for me. I would find in-game radars highly annoying unless I was doing something like a piloting a fighter.
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    Candy Crush a good game?

    I played it for about 30 minutes and was bored out of mind, if people are having a good time playing it more power to them. As someone who has been playing WoW for years, I have no room to talk when it comes making claims about wasting time.
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    Why So Many People Are Watching Twitch

    I had never thought of using it as a means to demo a game, but it does make a lot of sense even if I mostly buy games during Steam sales. I mostly use it a learning tool for WoW raiding. Seeing how they handle certain situations has allowed me to help my raid groups avoid more than a few wipes...
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    Beware of PNY dirty tricks

    Since a specific controller isn't listed in the specs for the SSD I don't see an issue here as long there isn't a performance hit. If PNY was using the SMI controller as a selling point I would take issue with it.
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    Razer Develops Own Mechanical Switch (Guru3d)

    I picked up a Black Widow Ultimate using a birthday gift card last month and have been putting it through it paces. Overall, it is not a bad keyboard. Not worth the price and not as good as my Corsair K70, but still a pretty solid keyboard thus far.
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    PNY GTX 780 XLR8 OC Edition Video Card Review @ [H]

    I picked up one of these this weekend and have been quite impressed with it. I am not experiencing the noise issue that you guys experienced, but I am still seeing what this card is fully capable of.
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    WoW; 5th expansion Warlords of Draenor

    What faction? There are tricks you can do to solo it if needed, but on my Horde server I see a few people in trade advertising World Bosses runs and looking for people. I also see groups in Open Raid for them. Shoot me a pm if you are Horde and I will see about getting us into a group sometime.
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    I can see how people can enjoy the game, but as much as try I just can't get into it.
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    WoW; 4th expansion Mists of Pandaria

    I think the main issue is timing, releasing this spring would have created a buggy mess worst than a normal launch which leads a mass exodus of pissed of players, launch when people begin summer vacation and when the launch is slow you will have more people claiming the death of WoW and some...
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    WoW; 4th expansion Mists of Pandaria

    I have been experimenting with a Prot Warrior ilvl510 right now and have found it to be fun. All the utility abilities that Warriors have can be a bit daunting at times, but like anything with practice it will become easier. I would have to say that Prot Warrior are more similar to Paladins than...
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    WoW; 4th expansion Mists of Pandaria

    Nice sword and a very nice transmog.
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    Tygon R-3603 - becomes soft, 7/16'' slips off 1/2'' barb

    Personally, I think it is more of an issue of you choosing to force smaller tubing over a larger fitting as opposed to using a proper method of securing the tubing to the fitting. You took a chance, it didn’t work out, and now you want to blame the tubing.
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    Steam 2013 summer sale is here!

    Everything I have voted for has not won, so I didn't vote for SS2.
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    ASUS & [H]ardOCP Haswell Z87 ROG Motherboard Giveaway! Week 2

    Having recently built a system using the Hero for a friend. The ease of which Autotune established a stable overclock simply floored me.