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    Intel Coffee Lake Another Rush Job

    You're a little man. A very little man.
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    Intel Coffee Lake Another Rush Job

    You seem confused. AMD rolled out their 300 series chipset well before Intel launched their own. The idiots, if idiots there are, are on Intel's marketing team.
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    Something Random

    Few people speak French in Toronto's area. It's in Ontario, Canada. It isn't in Québec. We have an office near Toronto and out of ~20 employees, only two are able to communicate in French and it isn't their main language.
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    Beverages

    Currently drinking a beer called La Vache Folle (the Crazy Cow). It's a milk stout. It's actually quite good.
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    Western Digital He12, 12 TB and 14 TB HDDs

    BTW, locally, the SATA version of the Seagate Enterprise Capacity Helium 12TB drive is slightly cheaper than either the Barracuda Pro or the Ironwolf Pro at similar capacity. The choice seems obvious.
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    Western Digital He12, 12 TB and 14 TB HDDs

    Your link works for me. It must be an accident.
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    What Makes Fiber Optic Cables Better Than Copper Cables?

    305U$ for a 16-port SFP+ switch from Latvia. Stock too. Microtik's transceivers are also quite affordable. I linked it in the Home NAS thread a few weeks ago.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    Buy this drive and this adapter. Follow the instructions in this video to know how to install it. Finally, you must absolutely click on that link.
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    Something Random

    They are in the case fans, memory modules, motherboards and graphic cards. I don't own such a system, but when I'll eventually upgrade my aging tower, I'd like to be able to do so with ending up with a disco ball sitting on my desk.
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    Something Random

    I'm quite sick of all the RGB light rage in computer components these days. Is it too much to ask from a computer that it doesn't look like a gay pride parad when it's on? Besides looks, it's a waste of energy for no useful purpose at all.
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    Something Random

    I wouldn't either. Use it as-is and then move on.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    The 2.5" NVMe drives have been available for 2 or 3 years now. They are significantly cheaper than SAS SSD (although often faster), but don't expect consumer-like prices either. Expect ~1$/GB for the write-intensive models (Intel DC P4600, Micron 9100MAX, etc) and 0.50$-0.70$/GB for...
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    Email forwarding from dead email address

    They own the domain name of your former e-mail. What were you expecting? If what you want to do was easily feasible, we would all be victims of man-in-the-middle hacks. E-mails wouldn't be even remotely reliable.
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    Audio Equipment

    Thank you all for the suggestions. I'll see what I can get locally* and at what price. * More often than not, Amazon.com doesn't ship to Québec and selection from Amazon.ca is more limited than the U$ version. Prices on the Canayan site are also higher, even after figuring out currency...
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    Home NAS

    It has fanless operation up to 40°C.
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    Home NAS

    There's a thread about it at STH's forums. One of the members got one.
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    Home NAS

    Microtik's 16xSFP+ fanless switch. Dual PSU, L3, 400U$ MSRP, but you can pre-order at ~300U$.
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    Audio Equipment

    I might opt for their 3-channel model. Reading back the beginning of the thread, Mercutio wrote that a center speaker significantly improves the listening experience. I'd like to have the option. So it would be better to get a receiver, plug the receiver to the amp and then plug the speakers...
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    Audio Equipment

    I need something that will receive the audio signal from a source (TV, computer, USB stick, whatever) and push it to a pair of Paradigm speakers. Ideally not too expensive but still capable of sending high-quality audio to the speaker towers. If I'm not clear enough, then I guess I just need...
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    Audio Equipment

    Are Emotiva X Series a great value or overhyped? Need a good amplifier to feed a pair of Paradigm Prestige RF-85 tower speakers. Knowing that speakers makes a far greater difference than the amp in overall sound quality, I don't want to go mad on the amp. I probably could just opt for a...
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    What Makes Fiber Optic Cables Better Than Copper Cables?

    Length of cables will also affect what's best for you. also, there're two kind of copper cables for +10Gbps connections: 10Gbase-T and DAC cables. 10Gbase-T is your standard NTP cable with an RJ45 connector. Depending on the wire standard, you can connect devices up to 37m to 100m with those...
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    Something Random

    Facebook.
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    Sous Vide cooking Great stuff

    I'd rather not eat food cook in a plastic bag. Plastic particles tend to be transfered in the food when heated and are supposed to increase chances to dvelop cancer. Taste might be great, but I'll pass. I probably do a lot of other things that are bad for my health, but I avoid what I'm aware...
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    Which is the best Buy: Shielded and Unshielded Ethernet Cables?

    For home and most offices, unshielded networking cables are fine, since there isn't that much electrical interference in those environments. Shielded cables are more often used in industrial environment where cables pass thru zones with strong electrical fileds (motors, high-voltage cables...
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    Beverages

    I can no longer find the Köstritzer here. I've almost exclusively switched to local microbreweries, with the exception of a few Belgian Trappist beers. There are hundreds of local varieties and quite a few are excellent.
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    Anybody planning a trip for this event?

    You can only get so far on bike in a day...
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    Anybody planning a trip for this event?

    Here's one genius who didn't miss it : Apparently, he also thinks the blindness risk of looking directly at an eclipse is a chinese hoax.
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    Something Random

    I don't even know why I still try clicking on the links in your posts.
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    Cryptocurrency Mining and GPUs

    You Aussies give way too much money to your children.
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    Cryptocurrency Mining and GPUs

    Contrarily to early reports, AMD's Vega isn't such a great miner afterall. Disappointing.
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    2.4TB 10K SFF SAS mecanical drives are available

    Up until I've read the review on our former home, I did not realize that 2.4TB 10K SFF mechanical drives existed. They are available for sale too. About one third the price per GB compared to enterprise SSD. For mechanical drives, they perform well. Compared to SSD...not so much. Useful to...
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    Home NAS

    It gets under my skin.
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    Home NAS

    Don't know for the others, but personnally, I hate being boxed.
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    Intel X299: What is it good for?

    I cannot speak about the motherboards because I haven't read much about those yet, since they aren't available. The Threadripper CPU though, are at the very least better thermally connected to their heatspreader than their Core i9 opponents. AMD used solder to connect the cores to the...
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    Intel X299: What is it good for?

    In case you want more details on the upcoming Core i9 models. For what it's worth, I wouldn't buy anything Intel offers on the X299 platform. I have no confidence at all regarding the reliability of that platform. Most current motherboard designs seem to suffer from over-heating of the VRM...
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    Something Random

    I used to like watching "House of Cards" on Netflix. It's a very well made TV series. However, even though the latest season has been available for some weeks on Netflix, I haven't even been tempted to watch it yet. Cable news about the White House these days is so much more entertaining...
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    Something Random

    Just to be sure I'm not misunderstood, like it so easy happens with written communication, I do find your posts entertaining. Some of your typos are true gems.
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    Something Random

    The forum software probably trucnates your posts when it detects too many spelling snafus in order to spare you some embarassment. At least that's my theory.
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    How to Install an AMD Threadripper CPU

    Here's a tutorial video. I would have guessed that the orange plastic plate should be removed during installation if I hadn't watched the video.
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    Epyc vs Intel Scalable Xeon

    For now, none. I had to modernize our servers two months ago and couldn't wait because we were quickly running out of resources. It would be surprising if we had to purchase new servers for our needs during the next three years. However, I'm also, on occasion, the design architect for...
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    Something Random

    You being a tourist in a foreign country reminds me a joke I heard yesterday : "How do you call someone who speaks two languages?" Answer : "A bilingual person" "How do you call someone who speaks only one language?" Answer : "An American" Please take the time to learn a few words or even...
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    Epyc vs Intel Scalable Xeon

    Seen the comparative reviews yet? For small/medium business architectures, AMD wipes the floor. Epyc 7601 pretty much equals the Xeon 8176, which cost twice the price. Where Intel shines is on larger scale servers like quad-socket servers, but those servers are irrelevant to most...
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    HOT

    I'd take 8-11°C all year long. Not sure I can learn Swede language though. I'd like to visit your country someday.
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    NAS Drive

    And another train goes by without stopping at the station...
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    NAS Drive

    Unless you're trying to cool off a volcano, that is some serious overkill.
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    Something Random

    Going back to Oregon?
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    Home NAS

    A little over 1GBps, I've seen worse for a NAS. I hope this is finally adequate for your needs. Is it between your PC and the Synology DS3617?
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    Something Random

    Nothing much to say. There's little but work in my life these days. Trying to keep proper cabling tidiness and documentation up to date on a large building infrastructure is a tedious job, especially when the company's management is constantly moving people for no rational reason and...
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    Folding@Home

    Carry the team on your shoulders. Don't forget to enter your passkey.
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    N.V.M.e. or "Envy Me"?

    Oh well, guest I saw something that wasn't.
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