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    Windows Server 2019 Sluggish

    Hi All - quick question on the off chance some of you have run into this issue. We recently re-imaged one of our server machines - after the imaging all is well. However, when we apply the latest updates from MS, the performance is very sluggish (for example, it can take 10-15 seconds to launch...
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    Stephen Wilhite, creator of the GIF, dies at 74

    To be honest, I never really understood the controversy. He made it...he gets to name it. Pretty simple. As others said - another Pioneer lost. RIP
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    When will Video Card prices come down lower?

    They'll come down soon. I won the Newegg Shuffle this week and was able to grab a 3070 combo. No sooner did I pull the trigger on that purchase...right on cue...the cryptocurrency market started to fall out. I expect this trend to continue to the point where, in about 1.5 weeks, I could have...
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    Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard

    I'm surprised MS had to pay $68+ billion. Seems high, but what do I know. I do miss playing Guitar Hero on the Xbox...
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    Bill Being Pushed to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods

    I also hate bots/scalpers, but I don't know what can be done about it (and trying to pass some law/bill to stop it is pretty ignorant). I *could* see old-fashioned B&M being the 'answer'. Disney just trespassed a bunch of scalper resellers who were hoarding/reselling merchandise. Separately...
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    2020 Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1

    So just a small update: I forced an update on the Chromebook OS. This seems to have resolved the issues with YouTube and browsing. I reset the alarms on the default clock app, and they now preview the 'oxygen' 'oxygen'alarm sound. So we'll see if they actually go off as expected in the morning...
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    2020 Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1

    So, my Pixel C tablet bit-the-big-one so I thought I'd go 'modern' and get a Chromebook 2-in-1 This thing is a hot piece of garbage. First of all, I'm asking *very* little of this device. I don't expect it to be my Plex server...I don't expect it to mine for Eth at 80 MH/s...really all I'm...
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    Retailers Paywall Consoles, GPU's, Black Friday Deals Behind Expensive Annual Passes

    To be fair, that's like every used car over the last year (e.g. has gone up in value :( OnTopic: Sadly this behavior seems to be the norm in the almost-post-pandemic days. Another example: DisneyLand Annual Pass Holders who purchased the new 'DreamKey' annual passes for $1400 (with NO...
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    Rumor: Nvidia allegedly halting RTX 3000 production this October to keep prices as high as possible until 1H22

    I certainly hope you're right. I don't enjoy parting with my money. I'm just not very optimistic these days. But I will keep my fingers crossed and be very pleased to eat crow and tell you that you were correct (should things come to pass that way)!!
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    Rumor: Nvidia allegedly halting RTX 3000 production this October to keep prices as high as possible until 1H22

    While you do not have to sell product (necessarily) as a Publicly Traded company, you do have a fiduciary responsibility to your shareholders to act in their best interests. There's room for discussion on how to go about doing that, of course - but there's a distinct difference between a...
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    Rumor: Nvidia allegedly halting RTX 3000 production this October to keep prices as high as possible until 1H22

    Correct. The one thing the pandemic taught Corporate Accountants everywhere: People are willing to pay *significantly* more for the same (or in most cases, less) product. The good old days are *now*. It only gets worse from here.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    People keep telling me that...I hope you're right. Unfortunately I'll have to take an "I'll believe it when I see it." position for now - but I will very happily proclaim that I was wrong if it happens!
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Agreed. It doesn't really look like there's a stock problem. If you're willing to pay double-triple MSRP, you will get the card you want. Unfortunately, what that tells me is that $1200 is going to be the new "sudo-MSRP" for x080 and y800xt model cards from nVidia and AMD, as corporate...
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    Copper Foil Shortage

    I know - and it's funny that the typical American was blissfully unaware of this until yesterday when Dollar Tree announced it was increasing prices. I literally LOL'd at how people lost their minds at this announcement. Where the hell have you all been... But whatever it takes to get people...
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    Steam Turns 18 YO Today - Rolled Out: Sept. 12 2003

    I'll tell you what - when I got my Zip Drive (parallel port model!) it was like a dream-come-true. Copying my floppies onto 1 Zip disk (with much faster read access than 3.5") made reinstallations a breeze. Those were the days!
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