Recent content by djstarfox

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    AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 series

    I did, and their sales dept said, "I'm sorry but at this time AMD has not provided us with an ETA."
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    AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 series

    Only OEM? Then, why does B&H have "coming soon"?
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    AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 series

    Any news on the AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 series CPU market? I saw the release date for retail was Aug 3, 2021, but I'm unable to find anyone in North America that's selling them. Should I try to find a European retailer, or wait for the suppled to come westward?
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    Gaming rig upgrade under a budget.

    Try MemTest86+
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    10 Gbps from the pole, how do I effectively do this?

    I would recommend investing in a new router that can handle 10G, such as this one ($700) as an example: And before you ask, yes, the 4 WAN ports are just generic interfaces that can each be configured separately as VLAN, WAN, LAN2, etc. This...
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    Apple will remotely install software to scan all US phones for child sex abuse images

    I should also point out that Tim Cook wrote this letter in 2016 that is still public... condemning survellance on their platform (including iCloud).... talk about a flip flop.
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    UniFi Dream Machine Security Hardening Guide

    That's a great start to hardening those Dream Machine devices. A while back, I recommended one to a friend, but looking at what you found, I am reluctant to recommend it again... Also, it would be helpful to separate out the hardening sysctl values from the IPv6 disable values....
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    What is your "coping" strategy for the time until you can get a latest-model Nvidia/AMD GPU?

    On the topic of waiting for replacement GPUs.... The fan PWM circuit on my GTX 960 failed a while back, and a replacement fan didn't work. :( So, until I can get an upgrade (at a reasonsable price), I strapped on a Noctua 92mm fan. Actually, it runs quieter than the stock fan by far...
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    Best GPU for $200, need by early September

    You might regret going cheap on a 1030... I also agree if you can jump to a 1650 (SUPER or not), I think your client will appreciate the performance improvement. Or split the difference (price and performance) and look for deals on a 1050 Ti...
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    Quieter fans or different case?

    In my experience, the two noise makers are 1) fans and 2) spinning hard drives. Assuming you replaced all HDD with SDD (or super-quiet HDD), then the next step would be to have bigger, slower spinning fans. Less open areas in a case does help the noise, but if the fans have to spin faster to...
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    Windows 10, New Features, DO NOT WANT

    Sounds like you really want to use Linux. :)
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    iOS 15 Beta

    I haven't tried it yet, but I wish they had a LTS edition of iOS... The phones always run slower after a major OS upgrade...
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    Memory Lane: List some of your old favorites

    Agree most with Unreal Tournament and all the frags from Face_2 map. :) Also, I'd love to see a modern remake of Descent...
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    Discord has apparently reached out to Microsoft to discuss its sale.

    Too many sell-outs these days, but I know that's just my idealist talking since Discord is not profitable yet. I respect their stance to not fund with advertising. I would have liked to see a joint venture with Microsoft rather than a buy-out. (Discord + better UI = winner)
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    Looks like NewEgg has them today & tomorrow at $180 as a Shell Shocker deal (limit 3).