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    Password manager

    I've used Password Safe for a very long time. Super handy; random pw generator with adjustable parameters is cool;
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    sound of towel being thrown in, loud

    FWIW, I'm with Comcast / Xfinity, and I'm running my own hardware; a Motorola MB8600 modem, and a TP link AX1800 router / wi-fi hub. PC's and NAS are hardwired, and the rest of the house flies WiFi. Zero regrets; just checked, I'm getting 948+ down, and 42+ going up on my main PC. Happy here...
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    How can brand new memory go bad within weeks?

    Not an unusual failure mode in solid state electronics. Burn in is supposed to capture 'infant mortality' but it happens. Seeing silicon fail after a short time in operation isn't unheard of.
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    What search engine are you guys using?

    I've been pretty happy with DuckDuckGo. Run a few identical searches on it and'll see. May not be perfect, but it's pretty darn good.
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    Best bootable stability software?

    I've gotten a lot of mileage out of the Ultimate Boot CD: Nothing you can't find on line if you look, but here it is in a bootable, stable, easy to use disk image.
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    Please help us [H]. Disheartening looking for a new phone for the wife and I.

    We got our phones connected with Xfinity and love it. With all their hotspots our data usage is quite small. $35.00 / month for our two phones...very nice.
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    14TB HDD for Gaming PC Backups/Imaging File(s) and File Backups?

    I've been very pleased with my basic Synology NAS and WD Red drives. Easy to recommend. Here's the one I bought: Synology 2 bay NAS DiskStation DS220j (Diskless), 2-bay; 512MB DDR4
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    14TB HDD for Gaming PC Backups/Imaging File(s) and File Backups?

    My home NAS solution has 2 WD 'Red' drives in it, in RAID0. So far, so good..... Agree with MrGuvernment....putting a big drive in your computer isn't really a 'backup'. I've got a Synology NAS box, not expensive, very happy with it.
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    need help identifying a capacitor

    47uF, 25V is what you've got there. 72A is the lot code. Also heed the fact that this is an electrolytic cap, hence polarized. A quick check with your DVM will confirm which pad is ground, which is what I'd do to confirm which is which.
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

    Still can't get MW2 to play...and this isn't my first rodeo. Shit is ridiculous. I've reset my PW...twice. You can go onto Steam and associate your account with Activision (did that). You can go onto Activision and associate your account with Steam (did that too). Still getting the 'invalid...
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    Does Microsoft still sell MS Office? or does everyone has to rent indefinitely w/ Office 365?

    Another Libre Office user. Nothing but good things to say. Be sure to donate a few bucks when you download it.....
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    Are all DVD writers the same these days?

    I've got an HD DVD player around here somewhere....and a few movies to go with it. The Betamax of optical disks, lol......
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    FS: MSI GeForce GTX970 - Price Reduced

    Bump for the reduced price......