Recent content by atarione

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    Haven't used Linux in some years... Installed Linux Mint on old (SLOW) laptop... pretty impressed so far.

    I have a very old HP Laptop with a 5th Gen i5 and 4GB ram and a slow 5400RPM 500GB harddrive... I never used this laptop, partly because I rarely use any laptop but this one in Particular was so sluggish with Windows 10 that I simply would get mad and turn it off when I ever tried to use it...
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    Is this guys method of applying thermal paste a good idea? Wrap cling wrap over your finger and then use it to spread the paste?

    going to take a "wild" guess that given his accent English is not probably his 1st Language? I take your point, but I work with people in asia on a regular basis, and while they can communicate essentially effectively there are frequently "head scratching" lost in translation moments when...
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    Do the "funny shapes" on modular power supply cables match up with voltages, etc?

    It is completely stupid nobody standardized these modular cable supply cables early on when they started getting popular.... I would say to be "very careful" using cables from a different modular power supply even if they are the same brand.. A few years ago my Season X750 needed to be...
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    12700k to 13700k or 13900k ?

    well... I was sort of forced to buy a few months ago, So I went with a 12700K as my wife's pc ate crap and so I gave her my Ryzen 3600 ... other than braggin' rights nothing I have seen makes me wanna fork out for a 13th gen at this point... I will probably wait a gen or two before moving...
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    Case selection = SAD!

    I have never liked Fractal designs cases very much the front bezels feel/look very plasticy and cheap in my view.... I have this way too big case that I will probably keep using for the time being ... I have had it since 2014 NZXT H630 Full Tower case... the airflow is probably not the best...
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    What causes tempered glass panel to explode?!

    sorry op.... that sucks.. I have no idea... when the glass wasn't in use was it exposed to extreme temperatures (stored in non-insulated garage or something?) Well, I have to say this story has done nothing to lessen my hatred for all these tempered glass side panel cases out there... I mean...
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    lol... Geforce Experience breaks autohide taskbar on my windows 11 machine

    Well... I was getting quite angry for some reason all of the sudden I found that the taskbar would not unhide with any windows open on my primary display (would hide but wouldn't unhide except with non maximized windows or desktop only showing). Taskbar on 2nd monitor hid and unhid as usual...
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    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    Ahhaha... this, I have android auto in my truck and it liked to occasionally intrupt what I was listening to, deciding it had been summoned on it's own....... It intrupted my music when I was not in the mood one day and I replied "**** off" and it totally lectured me about it ... my wife was...
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    Case selection = SAD!

    I wish I could get a aluminum case as your could in days of yore... but what I would settle for is no window versions of some of the new cases with modern mounting / cable management options. When you search for atx mid tower case on newegg / amazon..etc 95% of what comes up are cases...
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    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    I have been using Firefox almost exclusively since 2004~ .... I never have adds interrupt YouTube videos on my browser... mostly no ads ad at all. with a few well known add-ons / plugins running I just looked at my windows 11 start menu and (yeah I have turned a few things off..but what...
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    2022 Black Friday Cyber Monday Holiday Deals

    I have no desire to get anything this year.... I have my pc stuff pretty well covered / audio stuff not have any room for more stuff anyways... I have no idea what to ask for from my wife or family. The deals I have seen have all left me fairly underwhelmed so far... but it...
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    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    I only do this also... I have the "hey google" stuff disabled on the phone.
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    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    They didn't actually it was "paraphrased" in the post here.. However with the addition of turning lights on and off and playing spotify is all I do with the alexa thing in my house.
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    USB DAC and studio monitors best option?

    Do you need the extra inputs / outputs of the 8i6 vs The 2i2 for $110 less... if you are doing home studio stuff or want more outputs.. great but if you just need usb dac and TRS balanced output 2 channel the 2i2 is $110 less? I have been using this for many years Steinberg UR22 mkII, I also...
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    Nvidia 4090 meltdown maybe an answer

    This is why I haven`t ever bought anything launch day / 1st mos after launch ever, I figure other people can figure this kinda crap out and I will buy later when things are sorted out / clearly working as advertised.