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    HBO Getting Serious About Game Of Thrones Piracy

    ive been on this website for 14 years and we are still arguing about napster-politics semantics
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    Picking up HAM radio through my speakers?

    This is very important. Your first line of contact in a situation that is unfavorable is to reach out to the operator. I'm a licensed operator, and I strongly urge this kind of one-on-one interaction/contact between neighbors/operators. If this is a licensed amateur radio operator / ham...
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    Why Best Buy is Going out of Business...Gradually

    Checking signatures on credit-cards is rarely used. I cannot think of one transaction in the past decade of either of my cards , where a merchant has declined due to my blank signature pads. Regardless, you have missed the point of the post entirely. The manager at the best-buy was...
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    Scored 3 Intel Pro/1000 PT Dual Port PCI-E 1gb Gigabit NIC's for $108

    I just picked up two myself for 36, hell of a deal! Hopefully these are both functional when they arrive, I need to replace the 32b PCI realtek's I have in my low-budget whitebox ESX and NAS machines.
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    Lost on adding an array to existing ESXi setup

    Thats quite obvious, yes. See Option #2
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    Help with VMware Server.

    If you are curious as to why this happened, the underlying hardware of a VM does change slightly between server and player. If I remember correctly, Windows triggers activation after 3 hardware component changes at once So, a different USB controller, different CPU (CPU presented to the...
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    Lost on adding an array to existing ESXi setup

    I am fairly new to ESXi, but from what I understand the options are as follows: 1) Wipe and use a drive/array as a datastore 2) create a LUN on an existing array to use as a datastore 3) mount an NFS export as a datastore And judging from my options under datastore, it doesn't look like...
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    Study Says Google Does a Brain Good

    I can google a word, and usually have wikipedia as the first or second result. Anything that I dont know about, which previously might require research in books, possibly even reading text and thinking. Not any more, now we can just google a topic, and make copypasta from wikipedia.
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    Schwarzenegger Pushing Green Tech

    Not to mention the consumption of resources to build those vehicles. It doesnt really matter if someone bought 7 H1's, and never drove them a single mile thus never burning fuel... the metal had to be mined out of the earth, the plastic/rubber parts came from oil, water was used to wash it...
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    Google Mail Goggles

    Exactly! by the time you answer those math questions, you will no longer be angry at whats-her-face, but angry at google for making you look at numbers. beevis & butthead episode for reference material (lulz): http://blogs.msdn.com/fontblog/archive/2007/06/15/uhhhh-i-m-like-angry-at-numbers.aspx
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    Ford’s MyKey Limits Teen Driving

    Well, no one said they were trying to "solve" this... But, the idea of it could make people feel better. All warm and fuzzy inside, helps them sleep, etc. I remember a quote ive seen somewhere : "Speed doesnt kill, speeding does". Id have a better chance of killing myself or someone else on...
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    ‘CostToDrive’ Web Application Is Handy

    my truck gets about 10-13mpg (10mpg doing 65mph, 13mpg doing 55mph). To be honest, I really do not want to know in advance what my cost to drive somewhere will be. I just think happy thoughts as I fill up my 40 gallon tanks with diesel. The cost-to-drive caclulator doesnt factor in idling...
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    25 Most Influential People on the Web

    I also agree with the disagreement. Moot didnt even make the list, what nonsense. 4chan's stupid lolcats alone have had more influence on the interwebs than all of those people on that list.
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    Suspect Nabbed in Candidate E-mail Hack

    I thought it was the home of countless teenagers who macro pics of cats
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