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    Samsung's Ditching The Headphone Jack and Furiously Deleting Its Ads That Made Fun of Apple

    I'm still rocking an HTC 10. Headphone jack, decent screen, SD card slot. I will use it until it fails to boot.
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    Anker PowerCore 13000, Compact - $30

    Bought this same one for a use on a long vacation last year. One of the best no-frills battery packs I could find and no regrets.
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    Half Life and Portal Writer is Back at Valve

    You're not the only one. Stalker is easily one of my highest replayed games in modern gaming.
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    Facebook is Allegedly Developing a Stablecoin

    They don't understand KYC right now. That would be an epic dumpster fire.
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    Curved Monitors Surpass 50% of Gaming Monitor Marketshare as Sales Climb

    Does having two monitors at a slight angle to each other count? No? I'll see myself out...
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    Silicon Valley Wages Are Shrinking for All Except the Top 90th Percentile

    So Silicon Valley has followed every other industry in the US, they just had to play catch-up since all the others had a 20 year head start on siphoning everything to the top.
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    Micron Intends to Make 10k HDDs Obsolete

    There's a pair of 1TB Vraptors in my wife's rig. Took them out of RAID as it wasn't playing nice after years, but they've been in there for nearly 5 years now without a hiccup since. My kid's rig is using a 300GB as the primary drive that was bought about 8 years ago. Even have a pair of the...
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    Razer Launches Their Second Phone

    As much as I would like a Razer phone, no headphone jack is a deal breaker for me. It seems that the big Android manufacturers are realizing that mistake and are reintroducing jacks in their newest flagships, so here's hoping Razer follows suit on their 3rd try.
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    Gearbox CEO Has Millions Embezzled by Personal Assistant

    We live in a different world from these guys. I work in real estate focused on San Francisco and the surrounding bay area. There's people there that are running 10 different bank accounts, 3 wealth management funds, have 4 or 5 income streams and 10 active credit cards that they ring up...
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    New Kindle

    Late to the party, but that's an allusion to an Aerosmith song. At least that's how I'm taking it. "She just loves my big ten inch Record of her favorite blues"
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    Everyone Should Be Terrified of Amazon’s Alexa Microwave

    He could have done like I did on my new TV: "Oh, you want me to agree to you recording everything I do on my TV in order to sell me ads? How about I don't agree ot these terms of service?" "But you won't be able to use all the apps we built in!!" "I have an HTPC and a PS4. I don'e need your...
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    Financial Info Leaked in Newegg Data Breach

    Posts like this make me wonder how much longer until CC companies decide they're done with 3rd party websites and force CC purchases to be handled through their own sites. It would be cheaper in the long run, and could be a revenue stream as they force companies to pay for access to their...
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    RTX 2080 - 2080 Ti - 2070 Pricing Revealed

    So a 30-50% price increase at launch vs last generation? That's a bit much.
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    FS: (New) 9x Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVME, i5-4690K, 8GB DDR3 kits

    The z97 board that was sent for rma - what's the price when you get it back?
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    Is there a way to prevent the HTC Sense Companion and Alexa popups?

    So far I haven't seen any popups from Sense, and my older HTC 10 doesn't have Alexa (not will I install it). I would think disabling the apps would be the only way to truly stop things like that.
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    System instability after removing second GPU

    DDU'd the system, still crashed on me. Pulled it apart, reseated everything and re-tightened screwes, checked all connectors, etc. Probably should have done this first. I think I may have had a loose plug on the PSU that could be a culprit. Not sure if it's safe yet - will have to run it for...
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    System instability after removing second GPU

    Just wondering if anyone has seen something like this before as this seems kinda weird to me. Sig Rig for the hardware. I pulled my second 970 out and gave it to my kid since he's gaming a lot more than I am lately. Immediately after pulling it my computer started randomly shutting down. I'm...
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    Developer: "There is absolutely no adoption for the Windows (10) Store"

    Not a single one of those apps listed in your post have any value to me. The Windows Store was opened once on my PC to look at it, saw that it had no value and hadn't even crossed my mind until I saw this thread. Based on the information in the OP, it seems that most people share my view of it.
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    Looking for Z87/Z97 or other cheap setup

    Long story short my youngest kid's PC took a dive. Corrupted BIOS, no saving it. Before it's death it was a Pentium G3258 (AE) setup. So I'm looking for one of 3 options: 1) a Z87 that has been flashed to accept Haswell Refresh / Devil's Canyon chips 2) A Board/CPU combo that isn't going to...
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    FS/ Done

    Hopefully that haswell combo is still available. PM sent
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    Facebook May Have Violated FTC Privacy Deal

    Even if they did violate the decree, I'm sure there will be some select payments to specific officials to make it all go away. No business ever gets fined enough to hurt it or damage it's profits for more than a quarter. Capitalism baby!
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    Dell H625 Color Laser AIO $175, your inbox may have -30/100 or -50/200 today

    Mine is sitting in it's box in the front room of my house until I figure out where to stuff it. Two day shipping from Tennesee to AZ for $155 - I do wonder how much was spent to send it that fast.
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    Dell H625 Color Laser AIO $175, your inbox may have -30/100 or -50/200 today

    Did you have to grab it or did they leave it at your door? I got the email saying I would have to pick it up from the lift, but I sure won't be home for that.
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    Dell H625 Color Laser AIO $175, your inbox may have -30/100 or -50/200 today

    The size is my concern as well. Not sure where I'm gonna stick it but it's needed. Yeah, there was a lot of worry in the previous thread but it seems most everyone got their printers in good timing. I'm hoping I'm one of the lucky ones.
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    Dell H625 Color Laser AIO $175, your inbox may have -30/100 or -50/200 today

    Picked it up myself. 70lbs of printer on it's way.
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    Taking a Look Back at the GTX 680

    I hadn't kept up, but it's crazy that I can make a profit off cards I bought almost 3 years ago (got my 970's with a pricing error for $160/piece). The third 970 I have was bought off evga b-stock a little over a year ago for about $175 if I remember right. Maybe it's time to skip out on...
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    People are the Problem With Fake News so Leave Those Poor Bots Alone

    Has your brother-in-law posted the meme that Snopes is a Dem/Soros controlled agency only out there to promote liberal propaganda? My favorite part is Snopes has a debunk of that meme already waiting. :D
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    U.S Copyright Office Considering Exemption for Abandoned Online Games

    There's enough data. Just check out the people that still log into CoH regularly just to chat. Titan Network could effectively make the game live and close to original almost immediately as they run a decent chunk of it it already. I still say I got the best loot in the game, though. The...
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    Facebook is Not Cool Any More

    Nailed it - just like Myspace before it, AIM before that, IRC before that, and phones before that - the next set of kids can't use the same thing their parents did to communicate. In 10-15 years the current "cool thing" will then be used by parents, and the tweens will get something else.
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    First Arrest Made Using Forensic Gait Analysis

    I would add "I hope I don't walk like, talk like, share height/weight proportions, and skin tone of a criminal?" - It's safe to assume they used the gait analysis on video to pick out likely suspects then said "ok, this guy looks just like the suspect."
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    HTC U12

    The HTC 10 sitting on my desk is the last HTC phone I'll buy. No 3.5mm jack = no purchase. HTC sent me a survey not too long ago asking what it would take to make me buy a new HTC product (I've had just about every flagship of theirs since the G2 which had the best hardware keyboard EVER) and...
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    Smart Stupid People Click Phishing Links

    My company does random phishing checks throughout the year. If you click the link or open the attachment it takes you to a "we are conducting a test. You just failed" type page with links to data integrity and other internal stuff. I think it took about 2 tries before I was able to get...
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    Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Bookshelf speaker

    Pretty awesome speakers. I have the center, Floor standing, and bookshelf sets for my 5.1 and I have zero complaints about the amount of sound I get.
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    this has got to be the most inflated GPU price yet!

    Looks like the 970's are going for more now than when I bought mine years ago. Time to stick one of my older cards in, complain about the noise and make a few bucks. :D
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    AMD and Nvidia Must Do More To Stop Shortages and Gouging

    I wish I could find the article again, but the argument was being made that AMD/Nvidia indeed are not too happy with the current situation. Yes, they are selling their cards. However, they are being sold to people with zero loyalty to their company and once the bubble pops, will offload metric...
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    Pop Music Now Sucks According to Science

    Just need to move out of popular mainstream to find the good stuff. One of my favorite current bands is Halestorm which their debut album isn't 10 years old yet. Saw them in concert last year with an unknown opener called Dorothy, which had my jaw on the floor when she started singing, and...
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    FCC Vows Probe into False Alarm That Sent Hawaii Scrambling for Cover

    "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones" - Einstein
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    Cable TV’s Password-Sharing Crackdown Is Coming

    I don't think they understand that those that are using shared passwords aren't going to instantly start paying for these services if they get them taken away. I don't share nor take any passwords, but at the same time I am not paying for any television programming with no intentions of that...
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    Does Anybody Else

    Nailed it! I loved that board. :) Make a board like that today and coat the copper in nickel, paint the board black and it will sell.
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    Does Anybody Else

    I kinda feel the same. The more industrial look of the 775 era was an aesthetic that I preferred, but as it is with these in general tech fashion changes. I forgot what board it was but it had a copper heat-pipe loop that came up a couple inches off the board. I wanted that board just because...