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    question Ironically, your problem is that you already have...

    Ironically, your problem is that you already have a very fast system. Intel's focus has been on power efficiency and increasing core count for the same power envelope rather than single thread (or...
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    question No current equipment meets your requirements.

    No current equipment meets your requirements.
  3. I'd do a google search for the exact box/remote...

    I'd do a google search for the exact box/remote combo. IIRC, sometimes you need to enter a special code to unlock volume adjustment. It's been forever since I dealt with Comcast though...
  4. David, are you sure the Comcast cable box doesn't...

    David, are you sure the Comcast cable box doesn't have its own volume control? Some do...
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    Like the Diet of Worms?

    Like the Diet of Worms?
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    Haven't run into a non-FB or Google site that...

    Haven't run into a non-FB or Google site that requires a social network login, but they sometimes hide the non-social link pretty well...
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    Turbo tax is on sale at Amazon according to...

    Turbo tax is on sale at Amazon according to ArsTechnica.
    Wish I had seen that before paying TaxAct's silly price this year.
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    1213 how about now?

    1213
    how about now?
  9. Random thought: Thermal throttling? Though that...

    Random thought: Thermal throttling? Though that seems strange on read-only loads...
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    Yeah, I'm undecided as well. I might just give up...

    Yeah, I'm undecided as well. I might just give up 15 seconds of totality and stay in Metropolis - or drive just out of town. The casino might even have their own party/excursion...
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    Tenatively, yes. I've got a room booked at...

    Tenatively, yes. I've got a room booked at Harrah's Metropolis that weekend, so I might just make the hour drive north to Carbondale Il. to participate. I'm hoping SIU has something planned...[edit]...
  12. Thread: T shirts

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    Cafepress might meet your needs....

    Cafepress might meet your needs.
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    Thanks Nitsirk!

    Thanks Nitsirk!
  14. Try a 3rd party drum for

    Try a 3rd party drum for <$50?
    I don't know about that exact model, but other Brother printers allowed you to reset the drum lifetime counter without actually replacing the drum (no chip in drum).
  15. Thread: Politics

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    Dunno, Germans can be rather good at...

    Dunno, Germans can be rather good at engineering...Teutonic drift might be several orders of magnitude faster than tectonic variety.
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    FrontoTemporal Dementia?

    FrontoTemporal Dementia?
  17. My opinion as well! I do love the light-on-dark...

    My opinion as well! I do love the light-on-dark theme in the new software.
  18. Inside the fora the dates under "Last Message"...

    Inside the fora the dates under "Last Message" are still grey, but linked. The ones at higher levels are grey and not linked.

    EDIT: "Last" not "Latest";
  19. Clicking the date under the author of the last...

    Clicking the date under the author of the last post takes me to the last post.
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    SD, part of David's problem is that "They contain...

    SD, part of David's problem is that "They contain specific hardware configurations that need to be maintained (P3 with a specific chipset and a several custom PCI cards).", so no NUCs or other OTS...
  21. Small Block Chevy?

    Small Block Chevy?
  22. If my 10TB drive was actually 9.09GB, I'd...

    If my 10TB drive was actually 9.09GB, I'd consider a class action.
    FYI, your 10 Terabyte drive truly is a 9.09Tebibyte (9313.226 Gibibyte) drive. Windows reports the binary capacity, not the drive...
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    No, not really. AFAIK namejet doesn't contact the...

    No, not really. AFAIK namejet doesn't contact the domain holder, just waits for domains to be almost-expired and reported by namejet-affiliated registrars. Then if there is an offer pending for the...
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    Whois partial result: Domain Name:...

    Whois partial result:
    Domain Name: DRUEDING.COMRegistry Domain ID: 12480565_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.networksolutions.com
    Registrar URL: http://networksolutions.com
    Updated...
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    Reg. expires sometime in 2020 tho...

    Reg. expires sometime in 2020 tho...
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    Truly annoying thing about white streetlights is...

    Truly annoying thing about white streetlights is that it makes it harder to distinguish between ambient lighting and vehicle headlights.
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    You've installed the saddle backwards.

    You've installed the saddle backwards.
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    You are doing better than me. I get no video and...

    You are doing better than me. I get no video and audio with buzz overlay (underlying audio sounds like inside a gym - sneaker squeaks).
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    VGA to HDMI active converter...

    VGA to HDMI active converter

    Newegg reviews are varied; generally I think user error unless the reviews are consistently bad.
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    Best sunscreen is the one you use correctly -...

    Best sunscreen is the one you use correctly - almost nobody does. Sweethome had a decent roundup

    I didn't rip that from the article - several dermatologists said the same thing to me...
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    Lunar can stop pining now...Samsung ships 15TB...

    Lunar can stop pining now...Samsung ships 15TB SSD.
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    ? After fixing SD's link, I could download...

    ?
    After fixing SD's link, I could download directly from publisher's domain.
  33. Absolutely not divergent from real world...

    Absolutely not divergent from real world situations, unless you consider FFTs a non-real world scenario.
  34. Horseshit. AVX and AVX2 (FMA) instructions are...

    Horseshit.
    AVX and AVX2 (FMA) instructions are used by Prime95 exactly as they are designed to be used. Idiots who didn't/don't understand the response of the CPU to AVX instructions spread...
  35. Thread: Home Solar

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    If grid connected, you also need to coordinate...

    If grid connected, you also need to coordinate with and meet the connection requirements of the utility. They can be rather exacting and onerous.
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    Huh. Just set up a new account and it just did...

    Huh. Just set up a new account and it just did verification by email. Entered a MagicJack phone number.

    Edit: Now when it needs to send a verification code it gives me a choice between text,...
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    They will also use an automated voice call if txt...

    They will also use an automated voice call if txt not supported.
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    I've got two waiting for me at my local Fry's....

    I've got two waiting for me at my local Fry's. I'd be happy to send you one at no markup ($27 + postage) if you want. PM if interested.
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    Was in Vegas this weekend and heard a local refer...

    Was in Vegas this weekend and heard a local refer to the Luxor light as the "bat beacon", so I had to find out why.
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    Deleted. Rendered moot by SD's post.

    Deleted. Rendered moot by SD's post.
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    Appropriate term (xkcd comic)...

    Appropriate term (xkcd comic)
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    This will make Merc happy...

    This will make Merc happy (or maybe not).
  43. Thread: Windows 10

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    Because that is what happens when available funds...

    Because that is what happens when available funds exceed available time.
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    Next year...

    Next year
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    I guess I was lucky back in the day. My 486DX-50...

    I guess I was lucky back in the day. My 486DX-50 never gave me any problems, but it was on an ISA only board. Summer '92 I splurged and bought 8 megs of RAM (30 pin SIMMs with parity [remember...
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    problem Dammit! They keep changing things. My early Core2...

    Dammit! They keep changing things. My early Core2 Toshiba had it (tripped me up more than once) as well as numerous other earlier Toshiba notebooks/laptops. But I just checked and my last Toshiba...
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    problem Quick note on the touchpad. Toshiba BIOS like to...

    Quick note on the touchpad. Toshiba BIOS like to disable internal pointing devices if it detects another pointing device; happens before OS boot, so OS never sees the internal device. You can alter...
  48. Thread: Windows 10

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    Here's one removal script for Win7/8.1 (I haven't...

    Here's one removal script for Win7/8.1 (I haven't used or tested): GitHub Gist
    Edit: This one goes a bit further; edits the HOSTS file, kills scheduled tasks, and removes services.
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    problem A505 disassembly video...

    A505 disassembly video. This is the first one I found; there must be others.
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    Performance is ... adequate I guess. Car and...

    Performance is ... adequate I guess. Car and Driver review for 2011 model.
    MotorTrend has a preview of the 2016 model - it appears much improved.
    More current MT 2014 mini-review.
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