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    Ryzen 7 3700X is $279 at Newegg for Black Friday...

    Ryzen 7 3700X is $279 at Newegg for Black Friday w/ promo code BFRDAY79
    Ryzen 7 3800X is $335 w promo code
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    Black Friday / Cyber Monday

    Any amazing deals out there for Black Friday / Cyber Monday ?

    I am just randomly browsing some online retailers.. Here s what I've found so far.

    I just got some domain and hosting package from...
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    I like disabling unnecessary startup tasks too. ...

    I like disabling unnecessary startup tasks too.

    CPU speed greatly depends on the generation of I3 also, newest I3 iterations can almost perform as an old generation I7..
    Here are some PassMark...
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    Hi BMED, good to see you around. As far as I...

    Hi BMED, good to see you around.

    As far as I know you have to be registered to vote in order to get a mail-in ballot anyway, and your signature is checked by hand to match it to your voter...
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    Happy Thanksgiving! I am very thankful for my...

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    I am very thankful for my family and friends, including all the regulars in here.

    Wishing everyone health and a lot of happiness!
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    Sounds good, make sure to keep a couple of copies...

    Sounds good, make sure to keep a couple of copies of those pics on different media ;)

    I use Malwarebytes on demand only, seems all of those tools tend to become more resource-intensive over the...
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    If you are doing a clean install the easiest...

    If you are doing a clean install the easiest thing is to repartition/reformat the drive.
    I would install Windows with custom size partition (half, or whatever, leaving the other half "unallocated"...
  8. Thread: Stock Market

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    Growth is where to be in the long term for sure...

    Growth is where to be in the long term for sure imho, however, I still expect bumps in the road near term.
    The virus is still here and causing deaths every day, a lot of European countries and some...
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    I can't wait for people to stop being so...

    I can't wait for people to stop being so polarized, it's gotten way out of hand lately.
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    My guess is ~3 months for availability, and then...

    My guess is ~3 months for availability, and then another few months for wider adoption. Hopefully it will ramp up and we'll get some resemblance of normalcy by the summer.
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    Lol, been there done that.. If usually boils down...

    Lol, been there done that.. If usually boils down to untrained employees, or even a third-party service working off some predetermined list of "solutions" and not offering any personal...
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    Google Maps has phone numbers of businesses...

    Google Maps has phone numbers of businesses usually easily accessible. As for the auto-tellers and going through 28 menus to get to listen to elevator music and wait for a person it is ridiculous,...
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    Smaller businesses do suffer. Our DDS seems to be...

    Smaller businesses do suffer. Our DDS seems to be busy, they're scheduling cleanings 6 months in advance :/ I must admit I am not doing those regularly, especially now with the virus, but my...
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    Hi Norm :)

    Hi Norm :)
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    Good to see you around, a lot of people's plans...

    Good to see you around, a lot of people's plans were changed with this pandemic :/

    As to the dual-boot Windows and Linux, here are a few tips.

    1. It is best if you have Windows installed first,...
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    Election results are certified by state...

    Election results are certified by state officials, not the media. Besides, "the media" is not all the same, some lean right, some are more biased than others, they have different fact checking track...
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    Jeremy, this now has been reduced to comparing...

    Jeremy, this now has been reduced to comparing egos, rather than sharing knowledge, and you are a part of it.
    There is absolutely no need to be abrasive by lecturing others and putting all this...
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    We sometimes come across differently than...

    We sometimes come across differently than intended, especially when we feel strongly about a subject and put away niceties to get to its substance.
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    What about that former secretary?? :(

    What about that former secretary?? :(
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    Happy Birthday Russell, all the best! :thumb: ...

    Happy Birthday Russell, all the best! :thumb:

    I'm doing ok, thanks for asking. World is definitely different this year with that virus and the election polarization, hopefully it will get better...
  21. Thread: Speed dropout

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    It is possible that there is some periodic...

    It is possible that there is some periodic interference causing the DSL line to lose sync, or the modem to sync at a lower speed for a bit. I would look into the modem stats page, and see what signal...
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    There always seemed to be a high failure rate of...

    There always seemed to be a high failure rate of startup businesses in the food/retail/services industry. I am not sure of the exact impact of Covid-19, but I imagine it is devastating, especially if...
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    You can determine where the latency is...

    You can determine where the latency is increasing, in other words if it is at your premises, close to you (your ISP), or closer to the destination (the game server). This will help you understand the...
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    Unfortunately small businesses are the most...

    Unfortunately small businesses are the most vulnerable, they don't have any cushion to weather long-term closures and revenue slumps.
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    Lucina, When you say you "wire in directly to...

    Lucina,

    When you say you "wire in directly to the modem), do you mean your laptop has an Ethernet adapter and you use Category 5 cable to connect to the router? Or, are you connecting wirelessly?...
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    For that CPU it would be a while for price to go...

    For that CPU it would be a while for price to go lower in my humble opinion, it has great price/performance ratio as is. Other components vary in price, maybe there would be some deals around Black...
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    It is not a simple fix.. This is usually related...

    It is not a simple fix.. This is usually related to ping/latency, what does your traceroute to the server look like?


    There are a number of gaming tweaks, but they are all dependent on the...
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    I saw a few small businesses close, mostly small...

    I saw a few small businesses close, mostly small restaurants that didn't adapt/change to expand their delivery business.
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    It is already dissipating, it was only a...

    It is already dissipating, it was only a hurricane briefly before it hit FL. We are only getting a bit of a breeze and some rain, nothing notable. Thanks for the thoughts though, it could've been...
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    Zoom stock went from under $100/share in the...

    Zoom stock went from under $100/share in the beginning of March to over $500/share in October because of the extensive usage, the need for online meetings, schools use it, etc. Those companies had...
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