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    Nothing wrong with 32Gb of RAM these days :)...

    Nothing wrong with 32Gb of RAM these days :) Whatever size you get, two sticks rather than four leaves room for expansion, it's a bit more future-proof. The only downside being if a module goes bad...
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    It will be fine. I've only ever kept to...

    It will be fine. I've only ever kept to manufacturers' approved memory for server components, registered ECC dimms. For regular builds, just use RAM within specs from a reputable brand and you will...
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    FunK, I agree with some of what you're saying as...

    FunK, I agree with some of what you're saying as to the government role being somewhat heavy-handed in all this. However, it has been highly politicized, I think people should be allowed to social...
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    This may only be a short-term issue, for the...

    This may only be a short-term issue, for the couple of weeks they are sick. After that they would eventually develop some type of immunity and not spread it anymore.
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    It depends on your needs I suppose.. For simple...

    It depends on your needs I suppose.. For simple PDF opening/saving/reading any program will do, even web browsers can open them directly these days. I use Adobe Acrobat Reader, another good...
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    Hi Funk :) I am not convinced. There is always...

    Hi Funk :)

    I am not convinced. There is always a difference between deaths caused by a virus itself, and virus-related deaths.

    The global annual respiratory deaths associated with influenza...
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    Happy Birthday! :thumb:

    Happy Birthday! :thumb:
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    I pulled the trigger on upgrading my main PC a...

    I pulled the trigger on upgrading my main PC a couple of weeks ago, I got the upgrade bug and I also had to build another rig using my old CPU/mobo. My old system was Intel Core I7 K6700 (4-cores),...
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    Downstream Power level should be closer to zero.....

    Downstream Power level should be closer to zero.. You may have some coax issue. If you want to tackle this yourself, I would buy a "Forward Path Attenuator", probably in the 6dB range, this should...
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    Happy Birthday Tom! :thumb:

    Happy Birthday Tom! :thumb:
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    Masks alone help slow the spread, I totally agree...

    Masks alone help slow the spread, I totally agree they are a prudent first step, but they are not a magic bullet, or a long term solution. Some countries may have had more adequate response than...
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    Hi Burke! I keep a few of the paper ones in my...

    Hi Burke!

    I keep a few of the paper ones in my car as well, I've had a situation where me, or my daughter forgot one and needed it. Most supermarkets/stores have paper ones near the door for such...
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    I just use incognito tabs in Chrome, or a VPN.....

    I just use incognito tabs in Chrome, or a VPN.. But I do sometimes consider I should be using a different search engine, both of privacy and kind of tired of Google having ads as the first 3-4...
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    My sincere condolences Deb, I can only imagine...

    My sincere condolences Deb, I can only imagine what you're going through. I have lost my parents, but losing a sibling that young must be really tough.

    Our thoughts will be with you. :(
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    Yeah, I don't mind it either, but I've been...

    Yeah, I don't mind it either, but I've been doing it for years. Many people seem to be working from home, but then there are many professions/trades that can't do this and social interaction is...
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    Oh, hi MadDoc :) Your post count is getting up...

    Oh, hi MadDoc :)
    Your post count is getting up there it seems, keep up the good work!
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    Hadn't seen the second one, really interesting,...

    Hadn't seen the second one, really interesting, thanks for sharing! :)
  18. The Network Throttling Index tweak depends on the...

    The Network Throttling Index tweak depends on the particular games/apps you are using, you can always change that one setting back to the Windows defaults and test to see if it works better for you.
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    Your signal levels seem ok, your downstream power...

    Your signal levels seem ok, your downstream power is a bit high but still ok. You can even add one more two-way splitter and be ok, but you don't want your upstream power to get much higher. You...
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    I suppose the first step would be to upgrade your...

    I suppose the first step would be to upgrade your HVAC filters to HEPA ones and change them often. If you want to get fancy/do better, you can also add activated carbon filter before the regular ones...
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Happy Birthday :thumb:

    Happy Birthday :thumb:
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    Lately I just use Microsoft Defender, most other...

    Lately I just use Microsoft Defender, most other anti-virus programs seem to bog down computers noticeably, both CPU and i/o it seems.
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    I'd also check if defragment is running on the...

    I'd also check if defragment is running on the drive, or anti-virus scan. If there is nothing apparent, it is possible that it just appears slow while loading apps into RAM, staring programs that...
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    The Task Manager should provide some more info......

    The Task Manager should provide some more info... In the list of processes, sort by disk usage (just click on the "Disk" heading). Also, under the "Performance" tab, tick the appropriate disk in the...
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    If it is aftermarket install your best bet is to...

    If it is aftermarket install your best bet is to learn from the previous owner how to activate/deactivate it correctly. Most factory versions are more intuitive, they usually have a second "valet"...
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    I am not surprised... People die from...

    I am not surprised... People die from complications from other conditions/diseases and combinations of factors, seems kind of subjective to determine when the cause of death is definitely Covid-19,...
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    All I can say is be very careful with most of the...

    All I can say is be very careful with most of the Amazon/online sellers, they use shady unauthorized activations/key servers.

    Office Home & Business 2019 is $249 directly from MS, as low as $229...
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    Aerosols/vapor can pass through masks, but not...

    Aerosols/vapor can pass through masks, but not larger droplets, so you're significantly reducing spread, masks reduce virus spread much more than 5-10%....
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    There has been a trend in the US towards...

    There has been a trend in the US towards healthier choices lately, even though individuality is one of its' founding principles as well. "Get healthy and stay healthy" is a great long-term goal, but...
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