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  1. Thread: Instant karma

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    I would pull out my phone and take a picture of...

    I would pull out my phone and take a picture of these people while they're standing there, it might have some psychological impact on them, and then I'd post the picture in the staff room as a...
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    I would go into System > Windows Update and try...

    I would go into System > Windows Update and try the update manually. If there was a problem with an Update it will usually mention it there.
  3. Thread: Instant karma

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    Is the bike ok?

    Is the bike ok?
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    Thanks for sharing. There are thieves and there...

    Thanks for sharing. There are thieves and there are crazies. The combination doesn't help. Nowadays with cameras being almost everywhere I would think people would think twice before trying...
  5. Thread: PCIe 5.0

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    Update: The news today looks as is...

    Update: The news today looks as is AM5/DDR5/PCIe5 are going to make their debut in September. I've been watching prices on the Rzyen 9 5950X and DDR4 memory like a hawk. Although there have been a...
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    You have internet privileges in jail?

    You have internet privileges in jail?
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    Yeah, I try to make a point of not bringing it up...

    Yeah, I try to make a point of not bringing it up or complaining while in the store. I realize that the cashier has no control if a $1.79 bag of chips now costs $2.29.
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    I noticed that the protein bars we buy at Costco...

    I noticed that the protein bars we buy at Costco have shrunk. The packets inside the box are the same size except now the bar only fills about 2/3rds of the packet.
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    This turned out to be somewhat of a timely...

    This turned out to be somewhat of a timely thread... Our 12 y/o granddaughter was here for the weekend there was a question that came up about cooking an artichoke and she came back into the room to...
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    I'm cutting back on snacks

    Lately due to all the economic tensions it seems that manufacturers are shrinking the size of their product portions as a "backdoor" way of maintaining profits. I know this has always gone on but...
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    The other day I asked my 16 y/o granddaughter how...

    The other day I asked my 16 y/o granddaughter how many stars are on the American flag. Fail.
  12. Thread: PCIe 5.0

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    I use a music program that lets you add samples...

    I use a music program that lets you add samples that are produced by other companies and some of those packages can be almost a TB in size. They also recommend storing them on a NVMe, PCIe or SATA...
  13. Thread: PCIe 5.0

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    Although I'd love to put together a new AM5 board...

    Although I'd love to put together a new AM5 board I just can't justify it right now. My last build was in December and it's doing everything I need it to do. I can update my BIOS and put in a Ryzen...
  14. Thread: PCIe 5.0

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    PCIe 5.0

    Has anyone been following the specs for these new AM5 Mobos? NVMe M.2 drives hitting 13,000 MB/sec (reads). That's incredible.
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    Looks like we need to take up a collection for...

    Looks like we need to take up a collection for bail again.
  16. Thread: Best multi-tool?

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    Unknown brand with no markings. This was some...

    Unknown brand with no markings. This was some swag that a sales rep (my brother's wife) gave me years ago. Although I've had it for 10 years it mostly lives in my daypack and only gets used once...
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    The problem I seem to be running into is that...

    The problem I seem to be running into is that every dealership has 100 of the models we don't want but the Touring model only shows up about once a month and not in the color we want. I was speaking...
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    The dealerships will let you "reserve" one for...

    The dealerships will let you "reserve" one for something like $150. But... it could be up to 6 months before it arrives, there are no guarantees. I've even been told that most of the cars on some...
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    I can't believe it's been 10 months and we're...

    I can't believe it's been 10 months and we're still looking. The wife changed her mind and now wants a Pilot. I have no problem with that but the big problem is finding one in the color and...
  20. Thread: R.I.P. Ken

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    I just don't know what to say. Ken always had a...

    I just don't know what to say. Ken always had a kind word. When he would make a joke at my expense he would always message me to make sure I knew he was kidding. Please send my condolences to his...
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    5/20/22 Lower Price This is now priced at...

    5/20/22 Lower Price

    This is now priced at $119. That is a crazy low price. For 1tb of M.2 storage... I don't think you can beat that.
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    Bitcoin down = Vid Card Prices down

    I never really thought about it but there was an article about Bitcoin's slump in the latest market and they were saying that miners aren't buying high-end cards as much as they had been. This may...
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    Interesting stuff and a lot of "interesting"...

    Interesting stuff and a lot of "interesting" people do live up in your part of the State.
  24. Thread: CC question

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    A roommate of mine bought an IBM with 1 floppy...

    A roommate of mine bought an IBM with 1 floppy drive. I remember going with him to buy a 2nd floppy drive and we carried it home as if it was a newborn baby. Although it was his computer we felt as...
  25. Thread: SG is 23yo today

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    Sometimes I'll read through the posts in the...

    Sometimes I'll read through the posts in the General Achive's section at the bottom of the main forum page. It can bring back some sad and great memories.
  26. Thread: SG is 23yo today

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    Happy Birthday SG! No need to thank me. I...

    Happy Birthday SG!

    No need to thank me. I feel it's just part of my DNA.
  27. Thread: Vaccines

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    For the great majority of my life I never got a...

    For the great majority of my life I never got a flu shot. Just the basic reasons like everyone else. Then, about 7 years ago (age 60) I decided to get one. The background to this story is that I...
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    I don't have a FB, Twitter or anything else for...

    I don't have a FB, Twitter or anything else for that matter. I enjoy the forum format. I was just thinking that FB doesn't really seem to be that big of a thing anymore. I agree with you about...
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    Is FB going to slowly fade away?

    In light of the recent decrease in their stock price... it got me thinking. Do you think that there is any chance that FB will just become some backwater app? I really don't hear the name come up...
  30. Thread: CC question

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    We usually pay our various insurances through our...

    We usually pay our various insurances through our bank app. But now that the wife has the Costco card I may just pay a few of those bills with the CC. Between the various insurances, monthly bills,...
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