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    Guess WHAT this is, and WHERE it is.

    Guess WHAT this is, and WHERE it is. Answers below first pic. It's a bug, and it's INSIDE my friggen monitor. F-me. I just went from a pixel perfect 43" monitor to a "10 dead pixel" spot. So I was just surfing the web and saw a tiny bug/gnat moving on my monitor and attempted to wipe...
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    Firefox and "registered service workers" - Questions

    MUCH THANKS in advance for reading this long mess of a post. tl;dr: I F'ed up. Got UN-F'ed. Error happened. Error went away. Discovered something new. Confused as usual. Questions. ----- I goofed again. So it's another pain-in-the-ass, frustrating, confusing night. I have two "users"...
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    Merry Christmas 2019 and Happy New Year 2020

    Merry Christmas 2019 and Happy New Year 2020. I'm taking mom over to my Niece's house for an early, 10-11 A.M. Christmas Brunch. What, if anything, is everybody else doing? Again, Merry Christmas 2019 and Happy New Year 2020.
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    Not obtaining audio CD metadata (.MP3 Tags) from

    First of all: 1) I'm no audiophile; 2) my DAP and headphones don't warrant any "quality" EAC ripping; and 3) I'm lazy and just need a basic CD-to-.MP3 rip. So I'm just using FreeRIP with everything default. I came across a CD that FreeRIP doesn't automagically obtain the track names/metadata...
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    Search function is garbage.

    Title. /rant incoming I've never been on a forum with a search function that wasn't utter shit. SD posted a while back about a nice portable music player. I think he said it shipped from China as it wasn't available in the U.S. yet? I wanted to re-read his post as I'm looking for such a...
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    Are Gmail's account recovery options insecure and mostly useless?

    My main email account had a really simple password. Something like: "xxabc1234." Seriously that simple. Since 2009. And for three years before that it was "xxabc123." Never any issues, but I figured it was time for a change. So I decided to change the passwords and recovery options on all...
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    Obligatory: oH My gAWd the foRums sUxXers NOw. gO baK toO olD fORumS. KtHKs. bYe. POST.

    So far so good. Kinda threw me for a bit as I was in Cali for 3 days and come back to new site. Glad I picked a "simple" forum password because I don't have it written down anywhere.
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    Photokina 2019 been cancelled

    Via canonrumers... Photokina 2019 scheduled for May has been cancelled, show to return annually May 2020. Interesting. CaNikon can now delay future MILC's a bit longer. Maybe. EDIT. Doh. Can a mod move this into DSLR thread. THXs.
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Unboxing

    Short AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Unboxing post with pics courtesy of Hard|OCP. Youtube video here. This bad boy is a 32 core, 64 thread CPU w/80 MB of cache memory. 3.0 GHz base and 4.2 GHz boost clocks. The 2950X is 16c/32t w/40 MB cache. 3.5 GHz base, 4.4 GHz boost clock.
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    Forum downtime

    Forums were down for 29 minutes, 17-July. Anything interesting to report?
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    Nimbus Data Launches the World’s Largest Solid State Drive – 100 Terabytes

    "Irvine, CA, March 19, 2018 – Nimbus Data, a pioneer in flash memory solutions, today announced the ExaDrive® DC100, the largest capacity (100 terabytes) solid state drive (SSD) ever produced."
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    Firefox 57 and Legacy Addons

    I'm currently running Firefox 56.0 (32-bit) and seven Addons. -Adblock Plus. -DownThenAll! -Ghostery. -Imagehost Grabber. -NoScript. -Video DownloadHelper. -YouTube HTML5-Video. All of them except Ghostery are tagged as legacy and will be blocked with Firefox 57. Any comments/suggestions on...
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    Found old laptop. It still works.....

    I was looking for something and in the back of a closet I found a really old, no, ancient laptop. An AST Research Ascentia 900n to be exact. Still powers up and boots into Windows 95. It was WAY outdated when I used it at uni to type up papers during 1998-2000. Keyboard is still better than...
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    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    I'm starting a new thread for "Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras" (MILC) and Lenses as I didn't see a thread on this subject. Interesting story at PetaPixel titled, "Nikon Patents 2 Full Frame Mirrorless Lenses: 52mm f/0.9 and 36mm f/1.2" Very interesting. An f/0.9 and f/1.2 scream...
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    Anybody planning a trip for this event?

    Anybody planning a trip for this event? Some of you guys are fairly close and a days drive will get you there, I'd have to fly. The next, and realistically last, event for a good percentage of us here is 2024.
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    Western Digital He12, 12 TB and 14 TB HDDs

    Western Digital He12, 12 TB and 14 TB HDDs.
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    8k TVs and Monitors

    27" 8k (7680x4320) @ 120 Hz monitor from IGZO. Link. Quote from article ... "8K120 with HDR is no easy task, suggesting 7680x4320 at 10 bits per color channel (so 30-bit for RGB) at 120 times a second would suggest needing 120 gigabits per second of bandwidth at a minimum (or 15 GB/sec). That's...
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    Chase bank and Javascript

    Well this is bullshit. I can't log into my bank, Chase, with NoScript plugin anymore?!? WTF? I have to completely disable NoScript then restart browser to log in. NO scripts were blocked for chase. Ad block disabled, Ghostery disabled, cookies enabled, pop-ups allowed. Everything allowed...
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    DirectX nonesense - Direct 3D Initialization Error

    I've started to get a "Direct 3D Initialization Error" after starting a game. Game requires DirectX 9. I have DirectX 9 and 11 installed. I have updated video drivers and re-installed DriectX v 9 and 11. The game I was playing worked fine at 3840 x 2160 x 60 Hz for a day or two, now it...
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    Adblock Plus "Malware Domains" filter sub breaks YouTube

    Link. reddit thread. You will need to click the "Actions" button for the "Malware Domains" sub under the "filter preferences" option of ABP and update. I guess these don't update everyday as some of the subs were a few days old. Perhaps I should look into the other adblocker you guys are using.
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    CAPTCHA check before post

    I just got a CAPTCHA check before I could post. I was logged in. Never saw that here before. It wasn't that big. LOL. Snipping tool gone crazy. Just a WTF moment. Time for bed.
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    What is your IPv6 readiness? Test here. My readiness score: 0/10
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    HAMR or Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording. 100 TB HDD by 2025.

    "The HAMR process consists, in short, in heating the magnetic media platters before writing the data to about 450°C using a laser with 810mm wavelength and 20mW power." and "Apparently, the HAMR technology is only a first step of development for HDDs since ASTC (Advanced Storage Technology...
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    Google has a new parent company named: Alphabet

    Quote from their blog, "Our company is operating well today, but we think we can make it cleaner and more accountable. So we are creating a new company, called Alphabet ( I am really excited to be running Alphabet as CEO with help from my capable partner, Sergey, as President...
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    3D XPoint Memory

    3D XPoint Memory. "The new 3D XPoint (pronounced "cross-point") technology promises speed and endurance up to 1000X faster than NAND, and 10x the density." Short article on [H]ard|OCP here. Intel link here. Micron link here.
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    Samsung’s working on an 11K screen for smartphones

    "Samsung’s working on an 11K screen for smartphones" Holy Resolution Batman. Link here.
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    Messed up sound when playing Blu Rays

    I currently have this Blu Ray player and it's a piece of shit. Or the TV is a piece of shit. Or I'm a retard. I'm on the exact opposite end of the A/V knowledge spectrum as SD. My setup: The player is plugged directly into a Vizio E420VA TV via HDMI cable. No receiver. I only have a set of...
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    Transparant aluminum

    Transparant aluminum. Link here.
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    AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Video Card Review

    "AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Video Card Review" @ HardOCP. Underwhelming performance @ a $650 price point. The 980ti is faster, has 6GB vs 4GB video memory and has HDMI 2.0 vs HDMI 1.4 to boot.
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    10 Gb Internet service.

    Yes Please!!! Link.
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    Post your photographs here

    I did a quick search and couldn't find a recent dedicated photo posting thread. So I'd like to start one here. These are photographs you have taken and not pictures you copied off the web. All images are owned & copyrighted by the respective poster and can not be used without their express...
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    Signature Length increase.

    Signature Length increase. Current max is 500 characters. If there's no objections from other users can this be bumped up a bit? Nothing crazy, maybe 750? Or is my current sig (cut down to meet current guidelines) too long and obnoxious already? LOL. Thanks in advance.
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    Nvidia's Titan X is coming soon.

    Nvidia's Titan X is coming soon. From [H]ardOCP..."It looks like NVIDIA had another trick up its sleeved for GDC 2015. During Tim Sweeney's State of Unreal talk this morning, Jen-Hsun Huang strolled onto the stage with a Titan X claiming it is the "most advanced GPU the world's ever seen," with...
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    Site was down for a bit.

    The site was down during the late P.M. hours. I checked with and it was down for them too. Sorry didn't keep track of time or duration.
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    Super Flower 2000w PSU.

    Super Flower 2000w PSU here. Product page here.
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    What is an Active member?

    Members: 641 Active Members : 31 So what constitutes an active member? One post/month, week, day? One, two, three, etc logins a week? Etc? Sorry 4am and can't get to sleep.
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    G.Skill Phoenix Blade (480GB) PCIe SSD Review

    G.Skill Phoenix Blade (480GB) PCIe SSD Review on Anandtech. Interesting. It's bootable on older systems. From the review, "The Phoenix Blade is bootable in any system. Upon boot, the drive loads legacy drivers before the BIOS and hence it can be selected as a boot device just like any other...
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    "edit post timer" increase?

    Can we get please, pretty please, have the "edit post timer" increase from 5 minute to something longer? An hour? A day? 3-days? This would ease the pain for those with OCD or those who want to fix their mistakes, etc? MUCH THANKS!
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    "Preview Post" button shows correct preview but completely erases the message!?!?!

    "Preview Post" button shows correct preview but completely erases the message!?!?! Goofy problem that started happening for me, but not for every post. "Preview Post" button shows correct preview but completely erases the message!?!?! 1) I enter text. 2) Click "Preview Post." 3) Correct...
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    26.5" Eizo 1920x1920 (1:1 aspect ratio) monitor

    "EIZO Announces the IPS 26.5” FlexScan EV2730Q Monitor with 1920x1920 Resolution" News blurb from Anandtech.
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    IBM wants to kill the hard drive it invented

    "IBM wants to kill the hard drive it invented," story here. "But whether it's a solid-state or hard disk drive, conventional storage solutions have their limitations -- namely, speed, rewritability and durability. A team at IBM Research's Almaden facility in California has a cure for all of...
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    4K Blu-ray Poised For Holiday 2015 Debut

    "4K Blu-ray Poised For Holiday 2015 Debut" News blurb here.
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    Dell UltraSharp 27" 5k monitor (5120 x 2880)

    Dell UltraSharp 27" 5k monitor (5120 x 2880). Four time the rez of a 2560x1440 monitor.
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    Anand of Anandtech calls it quits....

    ...for himself, not the site. Anand's blog post here. He really got started on the net when I did in the late 90s. Anand is one of the originals that set the standard for modern, high quality, PC hardware review sites. Good luck to him on his future endeavors.
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    Intel Haswell-E (X-99 chipset) processors reviews.

    Anandtech review. HardOCP review.
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    Thank You Google Fiber

    "The announcement comes on the heels of Cox's decision to begin offering gigabit Internet speeds in Phoenix starting in the fall." "Cox Communications Arizona announced that customers with the company's two most popular Internet plans will see their download speeds double for free by July 31...
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    iBUYPOWER and Newegg Launch Live Configurator

    iBUYPOWER and Newegg Launch Live Configurator. Read about it here. "The best thing to happen to enthusiast PC gaming July 8, 2014, City of Industry, CA – iBUYPOWER and Newegg are proud to announce an amazing new way to get the best components you want without having to deal with the hassles...
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    Central Air Conditioning for house - Need any and all advice ASAP

    Like the subject says...I need any and all advice as far as central A/C for a house. Two bed/Two bath house, 1200 square feet. I live where it's HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111eleven!!!111!! 5+ months of the year. Considerations: 1) Not be ripped off. 2) Five+ years where were not paying...
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    Summer is here folks. At least in my little slice of hell. It's going to be 108 on Tuesday. 42c in May sucks. I'm hoping it doesn't actually get that hot.