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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    OMG. You turn on caching software and it caches things!
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    Can I Circumvent Lenovo and MS Licensing

    I have three Win 10 Pro machines at home. One is on 1703, another on 1709, and the third is on 1803. Just make sure to set your advanced options appropriately.
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    Can I Circumvent Lenovo and MS Licensing

    For Home, maybe. All of my Pro installs stay at the version I want them to be at.
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    Can I Circumvent Lenovo and MS Licensing

    The main problem is that you can't install a particular version of Windows 10. It'll only make up an installer for the current version.
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    No one wants over 16TB per drive SSDs

    The statement is hyperbolic, but the sentiment is there. If you think about it, there's a level of data density where it's simply not currently worth the cost in money and time to deal the probability of failure.
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    No one wants over 16TB per drive SSDs

    As it turns out, 16TB is already a lot of data to lose in a failure and takes a long time to rebuild in an array.... https://www.anandtech.com/show/14081/the-reality-of-ssd-capacity-noone-wants-over-16tb-per-drive
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    Phone Charging Control

    Please see your comment of March 3.
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    Can I Circumvent Lenovo and MS Licensing

    Windows 10 either installs or it doesn't. I think that you're worried about activation. If you activated Windows 10 online in the past it should reactivate after a clean install.
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    Phone Charging Control

    I think that you've made my point. Battery lasts two years. Après nous, le déluge.
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    Missing Members

    I'd be hoping more for a third marriage age....
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    4k video playback: What do you really need?

    Nonetheless, BluRay is dead. Like with music, people are "good enough" with streaming their video.
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    10 gig Ethernet

    Shouldn't the box be attached to a stud or cross brace, and the faceplate screwed into the box?
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    Maybe you should get something like StoreMI/FuzeDrive.
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    Phone Charging Control

    I'm pretty sure that would be up to the manufacturers, and I doubt that there are enough people who care to sell phones on such a feature.
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    4k video playback: What do you really need?

    BluRay is dead. Long live streaming.
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    RAID Failure

    I find that FreeBSD, while more difficult to use, is more stable and less hackey. Merging ZFS development has been long-time coming (the projects always traded code), but it was the meaningful death of Illumos that is real impetus.
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    Phone Charging Control

    Accubattery is what I use. Just keep in mind that it only reminds you when you hit 80%. It doesn't stop the charging.
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    RAID Failure

    My issue there is where ZFS runs, not with ZFS, per se. I run FreeNAS (FreeBSD) on my server. ZFS is native on FreeBSD.
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    RAID Failure

    I've been using ZFS for years. Perhaps you've confused it with BTRFS.
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    RAID Failure

    The time it takes to rebuild an array is limited by the size of a disk divided by its sequential write speed. The bigger the disk, the longer it takes. The slower the disk, the longer it takes. And, because reading a disk's worth of data is a lot of work, you're putting stress on the...
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    Windows 10

    In addition to being free, Spybot Anti-Beacon was dead easy to use. I could talk people through downloading and setting it up without much fuss.
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    Windows 10

    Spybot Anti-Beacon is apparently no longer free. Any suggestions on a replacement?
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    Windows 10

    Like Oracle, Microsoft now has users as testers. It's much cheaper.
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    Are Gmail's account recovery options insecure and mostly useless?

    The user is pretty much always the weakest link in security....
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    Are Gmail's account recovery options insecure and mostly useless?

    One thing that I did was have all new logins confirmed with the Google app on my phone. Anyone trying to access my account needs the password, 2FA, and access to my phone. While not foolproof, it's a lot of ground for someone to cover.
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    Ryzen

    I'm pretty sure that this has to do with which parts of the 1000/2000 series chips is linked to the RAM clock. If I recall correctly, the Infinity Fabric speed is linked directly to the memory clock. So, faster RAM makes crossing CCXes faster. Product differentiation? Four is "half way"...
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    Ryzen

    Plenty of folks have 8 core/16 thread chips with 2 memory channels without running afoul memory bandwidth. So, in most cases, it can't be terrible to run 16 cores out two channels. At least each chiplet will have equal access to the memory, unlike the four-chip Threadripper 2000 CPUs.
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    Ryzen

    I feel like, if AMD thinks that they can make money with it, they will release the higher core-count products. They don't care about undercutting their own HEDT products any more than they did about HEDT undercutting workstation/server. However, throwing on that second chiplet will not be a...
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    So, these Ironwolfs *might* be SOHO grade?
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    16TB Toshiba CMR

    It turns out that shingled is also perpendicular. So, technically, PMR includes SMR. They had to coin a new term for what we were all calling PMR that's not SMR.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    When we're talking about an enterprise storage server, how many drive writes per day is expected?
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    Windows 10

    There are so many of these sellers, and they're moving so many keys. If MS cared, they'd at least be trying to shut them down. It's easy enough to use Windows totally unactivated. If MS is looking to monetize Windows to home users in ways other than just licensing fees, the more users the better.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    QLC will be great for write-once, read-many data. That's good for file servers and for desktop application [read: game] disks. Instead of getting a couple terabytes of spinning rust for their fat-ass applications, I can see people getting a QLC SSD to complement their faster OS SSD. If it's...
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    Windows 10

    I was suspicious myself, but haven't had any problems with these cheap keys. Should MS suddenly decide that one I received isn't genuine, I'd still be well ahead buying another one.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    So, yeah. They're not going to notice.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    I really doubt that QLC will be slow enough for the general consumer to notice. They'll still be whiz-bang fast compared to spinning disks.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    I was looking for some used 60GB SATA SSDs to use as boot drives in servers, but it turns out that new, low-end 120GB TLC drives are cheaper. Picked up two for less than $40. Used drives under 250GB are heading towards zero sale value. With QLC now in the mix, high capacity (but not...
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    SMS - phone, tablet & desktop all-in-one?

    I switched Android Messages for my phone, and use Messages for Web. It's not as slick and easy as Google Voice does it. I use the Hangouts or Voice app, and conversations via the web. It looks and acts the same everywhere.
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    SMS - phone, tablet & desktop all-in-one?

    Google Voice
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    Alternatives to Amazon

    Stop looking at women's underwear ;)
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    Ryzen

    Were Ryzen CPUs ever *not* competitive with Intel? It just seems like Intel has continued to bungle it while AMD is hitting all of its targets, making the situation a lot more clear. Also, Intel couldn't price a processor competitively if its life depended on it.
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    Windows 10

    Just upgraded to 1709 a couple months ago. Maybe they'll have that fixed in the next year. ;-)
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    Alternatives to Amazon

    As DD said, the problem isn't with Amazon. They're just trying to get it to you the cheapest/fastest way. All delivery services are garbage. The business is entirely commoditized. Only high-cost international and express packages get any kind of preferential handling. If you want to always...
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    New phone time: old-school

    Swiftkey. Never any problems with the women....
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    LACP-capable SoHo Router or Switch Suggestions

    Redundancy is a more important goal than performance. Whatever switch or router that I pick up for this would only connect the two devices. My original thought on this was to hack one of the spare consumer routers that I have lying around for the experimentation, but it turns out that the only...
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    LACP-capable SoHo Router or Switch Suggestions

    I think that I'd like to eventually roll my own router, but I'm not ready to dive into pfSense yet. I'm just looking to get my feet wet and figure out how to set up LACP on the machines.
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    New phone time: old-school

    In general, your right to repair will extend to the battery. Any third party willing to do the replacement work should warrant it themselves.
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    LACP-capable SoHo Router or Switch Suggestions

    Now that I finally have multiple ethernet ports on my NAS and desktop, I'm looking to experiment with LAGG. I could hack around with my current gateway router to get it to work, but I'd run out of ports for anything else in my network. I was looking at the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X but was...
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    Cloud Backup

    G Suite has been doing okkay for me. I have run into their invisible transaction limits every once in a while, but I'm well away from the invisible data limit.
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    New phone time: old-school

    I know that most smart phones aren't designed for battery replacement, but I don't know of any company that doesn't allow battery replacement....
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