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    Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals?

    Has anyone found some good deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

    Just bought another USB flash drive, Samsung 256gb for $29 @ Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ldWqTl

    Newegg has great prices on G.Skill...
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    Glad I could help, have a great one :)

    Glad I could help, have a great one :)
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    I have an old Epson Perfection V30, works fine...

    I have an old Epson Perfection V30, works fine and I'm happy with it. They're like ~$50 shipped on eBay it seems, even though there are much newer models out there.
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    Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks to everyone who has...

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the SG forums, we appreciate you, and hope everyone that celebrates it has a great holiday.

    I will be getting together with my wife's...
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    The "normal" level seems to cope with fast...

    The "normal" level seems to cope with fast connections just fine, I am on 500 Mbps fiber connection and that's what I use.
    I would set it to "experimental" only with 1 Gigabit connections, and it...
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    Having Lagunitas DayTime IPA ... One of my...

    Having Lagunitas DayTime IPA ... One of my favorite beers lately (I got a couple of 12-packs stashed). Very good full-bodied tasting, yet low carb beer.

    Cheers :beer: :thumb:
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    High Nightowl! How's the frozen land up there? ;)...

    High Nightowl! How's the frozen land up there? ;)


    Went up to $3.15/gallon, but yeah.. It's cheap here comparatively. I think the cheapest I've seen was in South Carolina.
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    Hemm, this sounds terrible, to have this stop...

    Hemm, this sounds terrible, to have this stop working with such light use. Is the light still functioning in that left margin area?
    You may be able to find something on sale around Black...
  9. Thread: Vaccines

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    Good for you, the side effects subside in a...

    Good for you, the side effects subside in a couple of days. Now that I got my booster, I feel better about being around elderly (hi Ken), and potentially vulnerable people, in a sense that I am...
  10. Thread: pfSense

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    In general, it is safe to close all inbound ports...

    In general, it is safe to close all inbound ports unless you are running some type of server application that needs people to connect to you.
    Blocking new incoming connections is safe.

    When your...
  11. Signal looks much better now, notice the...

    Signal looks much better now, notice the downstream power is close to zero! :)

    Some errors are unavoidable with cable technology, correction is built into the system. The errors are only...
  12. You are right, there seems to be an issue with...

    You are right, there seems to be an issue with the line/coax. I would get the Cable modem on a straight run of RJ6 coax from outside the house. I would also call a tech to fix the line, those power...
  13. Hi, it's been a while, good to see you around! :)...

    Hi, it's been a while, good to see you around! :)

    You may be correct about the throttling, if the headend doesn't see your modem it may be defaulting to a lower tier? Just a wild guess, you may...
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    Something is corrupt in the OS, or, it could be...

    Something is corrupt in the OS, or, it could be RAM chip being bad..

    I'd first try to boot/repair from flash media again.
    I would run memory diagnostics (or/and try to bump up the voltage a bit,...
  15. Thread: Vaccines

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    I thought the mix-n-match was most beneficial for...

    I thought the mix-n-match was most beneficial for people that got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine initially, haven't followed it closely but I got the same Pfizer booster.
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    Yeah, that's what I've been doing for a few years...

    Yeah, that's what I've been doing for a few years now, I rarely burn a CD/DVDs and not for music. Thinking about it, I probably only burn CD/DVDs once a year or something if I need it for backup on...
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    I would sell the Onkyo ;) I play music from...

    I would sell the Onkyo ;)

    I play music from flash drives, and a NAS (network attached storage) at home. Easto is right, mp3s are digital so they won't change quality depending on the media, rather...
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    Crude oil prices have been going up in the last...

    Crude oil prices have been going up in the last couple of months. Combine that with Cali's high excise fees and taxes on gas, and prices may be the highest in the States there.
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    $3.20 Regular, up to ~$3.80 Premium here at...

    $3.20 Regular, up to ~$3.80 Premium here at regular gas stations, I don't think it's much cheaper at Costco/BJs/Sam's, etc., maybe ~10 cents difference.
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    He had a wife younger than this for a while......

    He had a wife younger than this for a while... Heck I think he got out of it when she was ~22 coming to think of it.
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    Hey there stranger :D

    Hey there stranger :D
  22. Thread: pfSense

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    I do not use pfSense, but I think that list...

    I do not use pfSense, but I think that list refers to the amount of time those different protocol states remain open before timing out.

    All those timeouts seem to be a bit too long/conservative...
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    I suppose they figure it is connected to your...

    I suppose they figure it is connected to your email so you can always reset your password.
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    And all that time I thought that email with...

    And all that time I thought that email with MadDoc's secretary was sent from him... jk.

    Ask her to look at the headers of the email (or forward them to you), that's where it can become apparent...
  25. Thanks for following up and confirming it is not...

    Thanks for following up and confirming it is not a TCP Optimizer issue. If you reset TCP/IP and Winsock everything is reset completely, and returned to the Windows defaults by the operating system...
  26. Thread: Vaccines

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    I just went to CVS and got a booster shot of...

    I just went to CVS and got a booster shot of Pfizer, it's been 7-8 months since the original vaccine. I felt some shoulder discomfort for a day, and muscle ache everywhere for 2 days, a bit under the...
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    Hi Ahren, good to see you around :)

    Hi Ahren, good to see you around :)
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    Cellular Internet is also an option while you...

    Cellular Internet is also an option while you wait for Starlink to enter your market...

    T-Mobile offers like 50Mbps down, 4 Mbps up, Verizon has 25 Mbps down, 5up.

    Some home routers allow you...
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    February... Gotcha, sounds good, will meet up :)...

    February... Gotcha, sounds good, will meet up :)


    Keep in mind that's the coldest month of the year.
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    Hello, welcome to SG. Bandwidth requirements...

    Hello, welcome to SG.

    Bandwidth requirements for Zoom are not very high, 1 Mbps should be enough to get good quality video.
    For High Definition 720p video you need a bit more, 1.2 Mbps (1:1...
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