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    Guy came out and replaced the coax from the tap...

    Guy came out and replaced the coax from the tap to the house. Ran a speed test and got over 100 Mbps, first time in a long time. Here's what it looks like now. Not sure what can be done about all...
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    Looks like our signal levels are pretty poor on...

    Looks like our signal levels are pretty poor on some channels with lots of errors. This screenshot was taken right after powercycling the modem. I assume it's a line problem, either coming into the...
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    ISP sees modem offline, but connection works

    Might anyone have an idea as to why my cable ISP tells me they see my modem as being offline even though my connection works? They've told me this twice now when I've called in for tech support since...
  4. Thread: Covid-19

    by Brk
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    I went into the supermarket today and forgot my...

    I went into the supermarket today and forgot my mask; I felt far more dread about forgetting it than I likely should have, and that freaked me out. Don't like this "new normal" at all.
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    It's 2017, and download-to-upload speed ratios...

    It's 2017, and download-to-upload speed ratios are still this ridiculous...

    http://i.imgur.com/eeHQdIP.jpg
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    Fs: Sold

    sold
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    They should find a way to stream Spotify...

    They should find a way to stream Spotify playlists into this thread.
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    I've used it, but I found it eminently annoying....

    I've used it, but I found it eminently annoying. It requires a lot of work on the user's end; I found myself being blocked out of a lot of sites because of one or two settings I messed up.
  9. Expecting anything from government is the...

    Expecting anything from government is the country's problem. It's grown beyond anyone's ability to control, and there is no chance those in power -- regardless of party affiliation -- will even try....
  10. You've a lot of reading to do, Sly; your surprise...

    You've a lot of reading to do, Sly; your surprise seems quite naive.
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    FS: 'Bond 50' James Bond Blu-ray Collection

    ASKING PRICE
    $115.00

    ITEM DETAILS
    Bought the set, watched each disc once, decided I didn't care anymore.

    SHIPPING
    - Ships via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation.
    - Price includes...
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    Been hanging with Mad Haggis lately, I see.

    Been hanging with Mad Haggis lately, I see.
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    I will now start a thread about how great a...

    I will now start a thread about how great a president Bush was. GRENADE!
  14. Kind of like their commercials that try to...

    Kind of like their commercials that try to convince me to buy a Surface over an iPad.
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    I need some employee pricing.

    I need some employee pricing.
  16. Thread: Antivirus freeware

    by Brk
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    MSE. Microsoft-branded, and "free" is all most...

    MSE. Microsoft-branded, and "free" is all most people need to hear. Seeing many people these days buying "internet security" software, brands I've never heard before that sound more like spyware than...
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    I've been wrong all these years? Crap.

    I've been wrong all these years? Crap.
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    Among other things like drive health, life...

    Among other things like drive health, life remaining on the flash cells, etc., it can invoke the TRIM command manually. Helps optimize the drive. Defragging is frowned upon with SSDs strictly because...
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    Bump

    Bump
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    I've only used Intel. Fast and I like their SSD...

    I've only used Intel. Fast and I like their SSD cleanup utility. You'll see all kinds of one star votes on SSDs at NewEgg, people claiming the drive died after a month or whatever. I've never had any...
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    Some of those jokes are groaners, man...but I...

    Some of those jokes are groaners, man...but I rely on high-quality gameplay videos to determine if I'll buy game or not. Subbed your channel.
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    Those HDMI cables with 90-degree connectors are...

    Those HDMI cables with 90-degree connectors are even worse. Always feel like they're going to fall out with the slightest bump.
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    Dumped Facebook quite a while ago. Got sick of...

    Dumped Facebook quite a while ago. Got sick of every friend update being about Jaeden or Braden or Kaedyn or Tucker or Tyler or whatever they named their kid. Having to back in and set up my privacy...
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    Social media has dispersed the eyeballs that used...

    Social media has dispersed the eyeballs that used to be held by forums and Usenet groups.
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    Every time McAfee is uninstalled from an OEM...

    Every time McAfee is uninstalled from an OEM computer, he goes a little more insane.
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    Well, certainly a lot of good advice and changes...

    Well, certainly a lot of good advice and changes to consider.

    This isn't a business for me, it's a casual, "Hey, are you so-and-so's brother who knows how to fix a computer?" kind of thing. I get...
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    Selling a license might be feasible. The backup...

    Selling a license might be feasible. The backup is strictly a courtesy as the agreement states, though. I'm not magnanimous enough to do a server and that kind of retention.
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    Does the laptop have switchable graphics...

    Does the laptop have switchable graphics (integrated graphics that operate under light conditions, and secondary discrete video that kicks in when more power is needed)?
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    My computer work agreement, thoughts?

    Like many of you, I perform occasional cleanups/repairs on people's computers. Below is a one-page work agreement I wrote last year and revised today. Anything any of you pros think is missing?

    ...
  30. Thread: IPhone purchase

    by Brk
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    Save for (very) minor discounts offered on...

    Save for (very) minor discounts offered on refurbs on the Apple Store and by resellers like Mac Mall, the cost of Apple hardware doesn't come down from MSRP (high margins, baby). Off-contract pricing...
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