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    So then why has it been a blur? :shaking:

    So then why has it been a blur? :shaking:
  2. I pointed that out too. You can lead the horse...

    I pointed that out too. You can lead the horse to water...
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    Are you sure that's not something you've been...

    Are you sure that's not something you've been drinking or smoking? :rofl:
  4. A poster there was repeatedly trying to hump my...

    A poster there was repeatedly trying to hump my leg over a post I made where I stated the TBW ratings on these consumer SSDs meant nothing, were strictly marketing numbers, and that the drives would...
  5. When I bought mine it was slightly more (after a...

    When I bought mine it was slightly more (after a 10% off eBay coupon). And now I have to pay sales tax from Newegg. :(

    Here's the exact quote from Anandtech's 2018 Holiday SSD guide:
  6. Anandtech recommends that HP as the high...

    Anandtech recommends that HP as the high performance NVME SSD to buy. They say no one is going to be able to tell the difference between it and the more expensive NVME drives that benchmark a tad...
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    Decades? Perhaps you should calibrate your sense...

    Decades? Perhaps you should calibrate your sense of time. 5 years is not decades.
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    If you'd been paying attention years ago, you'd...

    If you'd been paying attention years ago, you'd know his real name.
  9. Nice, I have a 1TB HP EX920 (NVME) on order for...

    Nice, I have a 1TB HP EX920 (NVME) on order for my Dell XPS 13 laptop. It was $167.99 after tax. I'm supposed to have it by Friday.
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    No, they are not further into the UV spectrum. ...

    No, they are not further into the UV spectrum. They reduced the size of the pits slightly to get 33GB per layer instead of 25GB. I'm not sure why this seems to have such a dramatic effect on...
  11. The 1TB Samsung 860 EVO finally arrived today...

    The 1TB Samsung 860 EVO finally arrived today after being on backorder for a few weeks. Here's how it tests out in the ~$15 Wavlink enclosure.
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    So apparently UHD Blu-rays are extremely...

    So apparently UHD Blu-rays are extremely sensitive about having a perfectly clean disc. I opened a brand new movie last night from the shrinkwrap, put it in the player, and started watching it. At...
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    Potentially something to replace my RX-100 MkII. ...

    Potentially something to replace my RX-100 MkII. I don't see Canon trying to double the price of the II with the III to equal the RX-100 MkVI
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    This surprises you? Pretty much every review...

    This surprises you? Pretty much every review shows that somewhere when they use Bapco Sysmark or something similar to show real world app performance. Everyone focuses on the synthetic benchmarks...
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    Yeah, about 1200 of them.

    Yeah, about 1200 of them.
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    I'm more interested to see if the Powershot G7x...

    I'm more interested to see if the Powershot G7x Mk III will be introduced at CES like rumored.
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    Is there a difference? :rofl:

    Is there a difference? :rofl:
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    As long as they don't cancel Christmas I'm good.

    As long as they don't cancel Christmas I'm good.
  19. Thread: CAT8 cables

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    What are you talking about? I replaced the CAT6...

    What are you talking about? I replaced the CAT6 between my cable model and my router with one of these CAT8 cables and the CAT6 cable between my PC and the router and my internet ping dropped, I now...
  20. Thread: CAT8 cables

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    I think (hope?) that they're being made...

    I think (hope?) that they're being made tongue-in-cheek.
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    Running Linux on a Chromebook is old news, but I...

    Running Linux on a Chromebook is old news, but I don't think that's what you actually meant judging from the topic.
  22. Doesn't Samsung use a special Displayport over...

    Doesn't Samsung use a special Displayport over USB-C to HDMI mode?
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    Looks like it's time to get yourself a Titan...

    Looks like it's time to get yourself a Titan RTX...
  24. Thread: CAT8 cables

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    CAT8 cables

    Apparently they're a thing. I saw these in an e-mail today.
  25. Thread: Home NAS

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    Some of the Intel CPUs have AES acceleration.

    Some of the Intel CPUs have AES acceleration.
  26. That will definitely be a very expensive skin.

    That will definitely be a very expensive skin.
  27. Thread: Samsung QVO

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    I ordered (don't have it yet) a 860 EVO 1TB for...

    I ordered (don't have it yet) a 860 EVO 1TB for $127.99. They'd have to be way under the MSRP for the QVO to be attractive.
  28. Thread: HOT

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    Some people will believe anything... The planet...

    Some people will believe anything... The planet is cooling and has been for the past decade plus. They just can't stop fudging the data to hide it though.
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    Time to recalibrate...

    Time to recalibrate...
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    So how do you charge it?

    So how do you charge it?
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    No love for Nair or waxing? :rofl:

    No love for Nair or waxing? :rofl:
  32. :scratch: They're the same basic size. I'd...

    :scratch: They're the same basic size. I'd rather have a short cable than the the direct USB plug. First it allows connecting to both USB-C and USB-A ports. Second, I don't end up with a...
  33. Thread: Headphones

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    I decided to get this Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789...

    I decided to get this Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789 Linear Amplifier and a Massdrop x Grace Design Standard DAC to connect to my desktop computer at home in the library. I will use my HiFiMan HE-560 or...
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    I used today's eBay 15% off coupon to buy a set...

    I used today's eBay 15% off coupon to buy a set of 6 matched NOS IN-18 Nixie tubes and an assembled PCB to put them in.
  35. In what fantasy world is that? Have you seen all...

    In what fantasy world is that? Have you seen all the chips on a M.2 2280 SSD? How are you going to miniaturize that into a USB stick?
  36. It's also much faster than a thumb drive type of...

    It's also much faster than a thumb drive type of case. Life is full of compromises.
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    :scratch: I think you meant to send him a PM with...

    :scratch: I think you meant to send him a PM with that question.
  38. No idea if you're still looking, but Amazon has...

    No idea if you're still looking, but Amazon has this Lighting deal going on a USB 3.x M.2 enclosure. It's $17.98 and you can get another $2.70 off with the 10% off coupon making it $15.28. Add in a...
  39. :rotfl: Well played... :rotfl:

    :rotfl: Well played... :rotfl:
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    FWIW, Monoprice has their Sous Vide on sale today...

    FWIW, Monoprice has their Sous Vide on sale today for $43.99 with free shipping. https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=21594
  41. After using CueTools a lot more in the months...

    After using CueTools a lot more in the months since starting this thread I have a few comments to add.

    1) It is possible that EAC may rip damaged tracks in a way where they can't be recovered. If...
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    Yes to EAC. There's a now somewhat dated guide...

    Yes to EAC. There's a now somewhat dated guide that I wrote up here. EAC now has AccurateRip and CTDB comparison capability built it. Combining those with my routine of using the secure mode and...
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    That's a totally different equation... I'm all...

    That's a totally different equation... I'm all about value for my money. I didn't buy my gear from the most expensive retailer either. I can buy 2-3x as much music for the same amount of money. ...
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    Some are out of print or were never sold in the...

    Some are out of print or were never sold in the US new. Also, there's the whole value proposition of a $4-5 used CD vs. a $12 new one.
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    I got another batch of used CDs today in the...

    I got another batch of used CDs today in the mail. The eBay seller that I've bought the most CDs from, decluttr_store, pretty much straight up lies about the condition of their discs. They list...
  46. Thread: Music

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    So, apparently BT came out with an album...

    So, apparently BT came out with an album at the end of 2016 that can only be had in a lossy format. Hard pass for me...
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    Tell me about it. I bought tickets through...

    Tell me about it. I bought tickets through Ticketmaster for one event at one venue and now I get spammed with e-mails for that venue. I click the unsubscribe link and it takes me to a webpage where...
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    The person who inspected the disc. Their name...

    The person who inspected the disc. Their name was on the paper slip included with the disc.
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    I've been gaining weight from the all the Oreos...

    I've been gaining weight from the all the Oreos they're forcing me to eat. That's not happening to you?
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    I bought a number of used CDs in the past 2...

    I bought a number of used CDs in the past 2 weeks. Today a large number of them arrived in my mailbox. I thought I had seen it all in my used CD buying over the past years, but today I was...
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