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    For those who are new to Steam, I want to know if Steam is sucking me dry

    Steam games are licensed to you personally. You can install them on multiple rigs if you have more than one. Game's yours no matter how many times you change hardware. You can game real cheap on Steam if you're willing to live in the past. Just do like my dad does and don't buy anything...
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    Installing Windows today, Win 10 or 11?

    I'd do 11 on a new build or reinstall. Still running 10 except on my laptop. I don't use the laptop much so I decided it would be my Win11 guinea pig. Seems fine. I just haven't gotten around to upgrading my main rig, mostly due to a lack of any sort of motivation to get around to it. 11's...
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    Can someone fluent in Linux help me with this?

    IDK what went wrong but I built it with MSYS2 on Win10. The instructions aren't quite right. First you need to install libtool before trying to build, then the test instructions with a sample audio file aren't quite right either. I don't have USB radio hardware so I can't test properly, but...
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    Can someone fluent in Linux help me with this?

    Sorry, RedHat Enterprise Linux 8, released in May 2019 though I'm on a newer minor release. Guess I've fallen into a habit of just saying "RedHat" rather than to bother adding "Enterprise" since plain RedHat died nearly 20 years ago.
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    Can someone fluent in Linux help me with this?

    CMPLXF is a macro used to define complex numbers (e.g. there's square root of -1 component) which is part of the C11 standard. How old is the compiler? I was able to build it on RedHat 8, though I had to hunt down some dependencies and enable the codeready-builder and epel (Fedora project...
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    Cable Modem Recommendation

    Tons of correctable errors on 37 is normal. It's a DOCSIS 3.1 OFDM channel. OFDM channels send data in much larger chunks, send at a higher bitrate than DOCSIS 3.0/QAM256 channels and use better error correction to deal with the resulting errors. The uncorrectables could be lower, but...
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    Pixel 7 / Pixel 7 Pro / Pixel 7a

    If I had a 5 I wouldn't have upgraded to the 6 or 7, particularly after trying out the 7. I had a 3a XL which is out of support so it was time, but the on screen fingerprint reader annoys me. It just doesn't work as well as the back mounted one and it's less convenient. The old back mounted...
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    Pixel 7 / Pixel 7 Pro / Pixel 7a

    It's been a week and no pocket almost dialing so far. Huge improvement over the Pixel 3a XL I had. Other than that the biggest improvement I've noticed is that QR code recognition is massively better. I'm thinking it probably has something to do with the hardware unless maybe there's a big...
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    Facebook Parent Company Meta loses record $230B in one day.

    Zuck is one of the biggest offenders. Kill the algo and he loses mega billions. Can't trust Zuck. He has so much $ he can trash the US and just bail out to any other country in the world and live like a king. These days figuring out what's really going on takes an unfortunately large amount...
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    Facebook Parent Company Meta loses record $230B in one day.

    "The algorithm" is exactly the problem. They optimize to maximize clicks and thus show you more ads. Thus they spread all kinds of crazy lies and trash because, lets face it, cat videos get boring fast and conspiracy theories get clicks. If social media worked more like [H] and everything was...
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    Do you remember your history of smartphones?

    Personal Ericsson something (1998-1999, dumb) Fell off a planetarium. Nokia 6162 (1999-2005, AT&T, basically a 5000 series with a flip keyboard cover) Palm Treo something (~2005-2012) Some cheap piece of crap I bought as a personal phone after going back to work after grad school and getting a...
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    Pixel 7 / Pixel 7 Pro / Pixel 7a

    That's pretty much how I feel about it. I got my Pixel 7 yesterday. I can't really comment on features much since I'm just not a phone connoisseur. My previous phone was a Pixel 3a XL, which was ~3 years old and no longer getting security updates so I figured it was time to update. Aside...
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    Would upgrading from a Xeon 1620 v2 to a 1650 v2 or 2667 v2 help with gaming?

    The 2687Wv2 will run faster overall since it has more power to spread amongst cores even though the max turbo isn't any better and the base clocks don't look like a big difference. The most desirable chips in the Ivy Bridge Xeon lineup for gaming are the 1660v2 and 1680v2. 6 or 8 cores...
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    Would upgrading from a Xeon 1620 v2 to a 1650 v2 or 2667 v2 help with gaming?

    He's using a Dell workstation though. Probably can't change the multiplier, so unlocked won't help. 2687Wv2 is usually the fastest you can get on that socket for gaming without OCing, but it's TDP is quite a bit higher than the stock CPU or a 2667v2/1650v2. I'd go with a 2667v2 or 1650v2...
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    I'm going to need something heavier than Cyberpunk 2077 to think about replacing my "winter of Covid, if there's ever a time to go big on a rig it's now" 3090 buy in December 2020. Wanted a 3080, 6800XT or 6900XT but I managed to get the 3090 into my cart and check out. Now if history repeats...
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