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    Hot Air Rework Stations

    You are asking for two different things. 1. To recap stuff or solder an I/O port any decent soldering iron from Hakko or Weller is perfectly fine and is super easy. 2. Reflowing BGAs like RAM is a totally different story. To do this properly, we use JBC hot air stations with all the...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Of course, but that is not my point. My point was that Duke's lack of experience and propensity for grandiose statements led him to choose an example that was not really correct. While most car owners in general lease cars and know nothing about them, those numbers are far less for...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    It is so funny, your arguments always have the same problem whether it's cars or computers. Your assumptions are always wrong because you lack actual experience. I used to own a BMW M2 before I ditched it for a Porsche and I was an engineering partner that helped the early aftermarket...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    I am not sure about this but what I will say is that tons and tons of government employees and contractors use them. I am at TechConnect Innovation Summit down in D.C. right now, which is a trade show that is based around innovative technology and selling to the DoD, NSF, NASA, DoE, etc and a...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    It is so funny to watch some people attach their whole identities around defending some random technology like x86. Some of the logical contortions are amazing to watch, like "The M1 is only fast because the video encoder, its 9999x slower than x86 on everything else besides video encoding!!!"...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Believe it or not, I used to hate Apple with a passion (before they started making superior products on the laptop side). I was a die-hard Thinkpad fanboy. Had so many of them - X series, T series, P series, etc. I was one of the "nipple" die hards too that refused to use the track pad...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    My laptop doesn't have the M1 Pro, it has the M1 Max. The GPU is twice as fast on the max and the CPU has twice as much memory bandwidth, plus double RAM capacity and double the video encode engines. So once again, my point holds despite you trying to cherry pick benchmarks. That laptop with...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    I believe Windows ARM is doing the x86 emulation, the VM itself is not x86. When you install Parallels on your Mac, there is a one-click setup where it will download and install Windows 11 for you in a VM. I am pretty sure this is an ARM version of windows, though honestly I didn't even bother...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    I don't have a ton of time to game anymore but I actually have been shocked by how well games run in a VM. I can run the Metro series just fine at high settings 3440x1440 (AA slows it down), Titanfall 2 maxed out with AA maintains over 60FPS, etc, etc. Emulating Cinebench in a VM on windows...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    That is patently false unless you did something stupid like got an air with 8GB ram. But I welcome you to nominate some cross platform compute benchmarks. You can use your desktop if you want, it'll still lose to my Macbook if you're at stock clocks.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Yeah, but that wasn't what people here were arguing. They were saying that Apple's M1 CPU architecture is smoke and mirrors. It's not; it's the fastest CPU in each formfactor. Gaming is certainly an area where PC laptops can perform better merely by virtue of native Direct X compatibility...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Here we go again with PC fanboys refusing to believe that Apple now makes the fastest laptops in the world in their respective formfactors (Ultrabook, thin and light 13 and 14). I have a loaded MBP 14. I'll paypal you $10 if anyone here has a 13 or 14 inch laptop in the same class (not a 4...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    Outside of the whole phased array issue, the scheme you describe as illustrated in your picture here (antenna -> coax -> ADC inside the transceiver) would not work at the frequencies Starlink operates at. The losses of running KA band over coax are too great. A 6 inch 40ghz cable costs about...
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    Herman Miller Embody

    So there is not really a cushion on it to wear out, and the plastic linkage will never wear out. I have one that is going maybe 10 or 11 years and it's totally fine. I did replace the fabric since it tends to wear on two specific spots. HM will allow you to pay for re-upholstering and when...
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    Seagate 18TB Hard Drive Exos X18 18TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Manufacturer Recertified $245 Shipped

    The fans is at 100%, it's in a small biz environment so noise is not an issue and the synology fans aren't even the loudest thing in the rack. The hard drives sit in the mid 30C range. Regardless of what you think of Backblaze, they have published the largest reliability data that is publicly...
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