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    Powerline network adapters are good, just have...

    Powerline network adapters are good, just have some limitations (they're slower than Ethernet and current generation WiFi, they can't jump over different circuits in the house). If you use them for...
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    Yes, I've been using Ryzens for the past couple...

    Yes, I've been using Ryzens for the past couple of years... My main box has a Ryzen 7 3700X.. My daughter's desktop has a Ryzen, and I've built/helped pick some for friends/clients. I still buy...
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    Ended up buying these, all at Newegg: CPU: AMD...

    Ended up buying these, all at Newegg:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G, $239
    MoBo: ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING-ITX/AC AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard, $99 (in retrospect I...
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    Yeah, but prices on Ryzens seem to be up, and...

    Yeah, but prices on Ryzens seem to be up, and only a handful of retail models (G, GE series) have built-in video, otherwise I'd have to squeeze in a video card in that crammed little box too. Haven't...
  5. Thread: Windows 11

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    I suppose they're randomly selecting their...

    I suppose they're randomly selecting their beta-testers ;)
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    I don't run it yet on my main desktop, I will...

    I don't run it yet on my main desktop, I will wait for a bit more mature build, but it is very usable.

    With Windows 11 MS moved the menu down to the middle of the taskbar, seems like another move...
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    I have an old generation I3 Windows10-based HTPC...

    I have an old generation I3 Windows10-based HTPC I use, and it's starting to struggle with the newer h265 video codec if there are overlayed subtitles.. I was looking at Mini-ITX...
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    Christmas presents! ;)

    Christmas presents! ;)
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    I just looked it up, Chinchorro Banks I guess?...

    I just looked it up, Chinchorro Banks I guess? Hadn't heard of it before.
    I've been to Cozumel on a cruise before, haven't had a chance to go diving down there though... Coming to think of it, I...
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    Regular went up to $3.30/gallon here. Cat, F150 I...

    Regular went up to $3.30/gallon here. Cat, F150 I guess?
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    Ended up not buying much else, seems Black...

    Ended up not buying much else, seems Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are too watered down lately, heh. Companies seem to try different approaches (flash deals, early Black Friday Deals, month of...
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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...
  20. 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...
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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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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,...
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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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