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    04-23-2018, 07:23 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    Where did I say it was okay? I was simply pointing out in general that I don't have a problem with people buying houses if they want one. I didn't...
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    04-21-2018, 10:49 AM
    I bought a used CD on eBay last weekend that arrived on Thursday along with a bunch of others. I couldn't rip two of the tracks successfully. The...
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    04-20-2018, 04:10 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    That sucks... I haven't had that problem yet. AFAIK, you can use one of several different methods to calculate the cost basis of multiple...
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    04-19-2018, 02:58 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    Your last point basically debunks the whole first part of your post. You don't know what I'm on about because you apparently don't know very much...
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    04-18-2018, 10:32 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread WD 14TB CMR in News
    Get perpendicular! I'm dancin', I'm dancin'...
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    04-18-2018, 08:10 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread dSLR thread in Pub & Brewery
    Regular folk don't buy $1-2k lenses either. Regular folk use their camera phones. Even most of the "regular folk" who buy a DSLR don't buy any...
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    04-17-2018, 09:18 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    Well, the two are directly connected.
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    04-17-2018, 02:00 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    I'm pretty sure the real answer is that the gov't is addicted to the power they can wield via social engineering through tax policy. A flat tax with...
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    04-17-2018, 07:13 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    I'm pretty sure Verizon is still in business.
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    04-16-2018, 08:12 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    So why can't we have straight forward tax system? Does H&R Block and the accounting industry present that much power as a lobbying block?
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    04-13-2018, 06:36 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    If Yahoo discontinued their free webmail there's no way I could possibly update all the online accounts that send to it.
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    04-11-2018, 11:03 PM
    You think?
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    04-08-2018, 06:57 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    It doesn't use a DMA like scheme directly in the chipset to move data around without going through the CPU (and the DMI bridge)?
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    04-08-2018, 03:29 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    And when does that happen in real world use? When running SSD benchmarks? What other data do you need your system to be moving around while you're...
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    04-08-2018, 03:28 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    Yes, but so what? In what scenario does that present an actual throughput problem to him that's going to be perceptible?
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    04-07-2018, 12:00 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    And we went over this already that there are actually 40 lanes to play with. 16 from the CPU and 24 from the chipset. Unless the motherboard...
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    04-07-2018, 09:59 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    I guess the moral to the story is that if you basically tread water in your product development in terms of IPC performance for almost a decade even...
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    04-07-2018, 09:57 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    Because that's all they put on the CPUs. You still can't seem to put together any sort of specific hypothetical use case where it's going to...
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    04-06-2018, 03:26 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    He's not going to notice that either.
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    04-02-2018, 04:07 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    Yeah, but what actual use case are you going to push more data than that simultaneously? Even a 10GbE copy to or from a NVMe x4 drive isn't going to...
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    04-02-2018, 07:24 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    And the Z370 chipset for Coffee Lake has 24 more lanes. So there are 40 total to work with in a Coffee Lake system. The 16 from the CPU will go to...
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    04-01-2018, 10:56 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    Of course it will work. However, I don't think you understand what you're talking about. The CPU has PCIe lanes and so does the chipset. For...
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    04-01-2018, 11:52 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    For what? I have a feeling your "need" doesn't actually exist. You're not running a 3-way or 4-way SLI setup, so...
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    04-01-2018, 09:40 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    It's simply Intel's response to AMD's high core count CPUs. Even the typical power user can't take advantage of either, but Intel already had the...
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    03-31-2018, 05:34 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    If you mean the host OS, no.
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    03-31-2018, 02:21 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread KVM Switch in Computers
    I beg to differ. It's bad for any sort of scrolling too.
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    03-31-2018, 12:12 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    Don't lose the keys and what do expect from a cheap appliance on wheels?
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    03-31-2018, 12:08 AM
    I watched it tonight. It was dark and rather depressing. It certainly wasn't a typical uplifting feel good X-Men movie. It had the vibe of a bad...
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    03-30-2018, 09:41 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Core I9 in Computers
    With current software for the typical user there's very little benefit beyond 4 cores. My main desktop has 8 cores / 16 logical threads and it's...
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    03-27-2018, 07:12 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    That sounds like your place of employment, not work.
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  1. Fritzy is out of his mind if he thinks eliminating dealers will cause higher sell prices allowing the dealers to make more money and requiring less support from GM.

    It would also be more believable had they targeted underperforming dealers, but we all know some crappy dealers were left open and good dealers were closed. The decision of whole to close and who not to close seems to have been made by some other criteria determined by the Obama administration and Fritzy is just parroting the talking points given to him with the list of which dealers they were going to close.
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    "But cost savings are not the only reason restructuring the dealer network is so important. GM's success over the long haul - which U.S. taxpayers are invested in - will depend in no small part on a healthy, strong and profitable dealer network that can provide the industry's best customer service and enhance the image of our four remaining brands: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. Dealers who underperform simply cannot provide these benefits to our customers. GM's remaining dealerships will be better positioned to keep their current GM customers, while aggressively marketing to take sales from competitors."
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    "Second, the dealer network reductions will also save an estimated $415 million per year in structural cost savings - items like local advertising assistance, service and training, and information technology systems. These savings amount to about $180,000-per-closed dealer. In total, the dealer restructuring should result in approximate savings of over $2.5 billion per year, or over $1.1 million per closed dealer on an annual basis.
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    Answer: The testimony that Fritz Henderson gave on June 12, 2009 before the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee for Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce provides good background information to help in answering this question:


    "...A focused dealer network will reduce costs for GM in a very meaningful way at a time when every dollar is precious. These cost savings come in two categories.

    "First of all, a right-sized dealer network centered around strong dealers will allow us to drastically reduce, and in some case eliminate, many direct dealer support programs - programs such as the incentives paid to the dealer, factory wholesale floorplan support, and the one percent market support for each vehicle. The reductions in direct dealer support will result in annual savings of over $2 billion annually - or about $928,000 per closed dealer.
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    I think I saw something on the site where you were wondering why GM wants to close dealerships. Here's some info.


    "How do I convince people who ask why GM has to let dealerships go--they don't cost GM anything?"

    Full question (sent in during the July 13 employee webchat with Fritz Henderson): I struggle to effectively convince people when they ask why GM has to let dealerships go - they don't cost GM anything. Can we republish some talking points to help us tell this story?
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