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    Re: Curved monitors & gaming

    I went from a 27" 16:9 to a 34" ultra wide a couple years ago, was not sure if it was a good Idea but haven't regretted it at all.
    A surprising amount of TV shows and movies also fit this aspect...
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    Re: Live recovery USB options

    you could just use one of the linux distros, linux mint is close enough to windows that most people can manage to do the basics with it. The drive names will be different but you should be able to...
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    Re: Toner - never ending

    I gave up on inkjets for the reasons Wainui mentions. I print a few pages every couple of months on average. Current laser printer is on it's second toner cartridge and I've owned it for 5 years....
  4. Thread: Water filters

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    Re: Water filters

    I have an under sink filter from purewater products just because when I moved to the other side of town the water tasted a little odd. I am not overly concerned about what's in the water but I didn't...
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    Re: I'm Nervous re fix

    Backup anything you want to keep before doing that, seems like it'll reset everything and you might lose your data and programs.
    It's not uncommon for some technical support and repair guys to go...
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    Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    it's not recurring, just a lot of decimal places. it is actually a finite number.
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    Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    I don't think there's any reason to postpone it, anyone who wants to gamble and can't or won't go online will just have to wait until the end of lockdown. In a way they are being forced to save some...
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    Re: I've done a bold thing - or maybe not...

    Yes :p
  9. Re: Classic Bentlys, Rolls Royce, adapted to electric

    Electric motors don't need to be all that large physically to have a lot of power and torque, it's the batteries that need to be big.
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    Re: Alt Code in Windows 10

    you can run the character map app and cut and paste, been in windows forever but it takes a bit of searching, this symbol is called square root and hovering over it shows U+221A whatever that means...
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    Re: Format Recovery

    To get on a soapbox for a second, this is why you always have a backup of important files yes?

    Good luck, MP3's are probably easy to replace but photo's not so much. I keep my important photo's on...
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    Re: Did you have a crystal set?

    I remember making one but I don't recall it being successful. I also remember climbing out onto the roof and attaching a wire that I ran about 50M up the bank behind our house and attaching it to a...
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    Re: Landline phone battery life

    Maybe they aren't making good contact with the terminals inside the phone, might need a clean or something.
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    Re: Are you a Beatles fan?

    They are ok, not my cup of tea. Beatallica though... :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBAEi7xJJLY
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    Re: Landline phone battery life

    what kind of batteries? NiMH low self discharge batteries are far superior to the old nicads we used to use. The sort that come pre charged like eneloop and equivalents.
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    Re: Migrating from old PC to m/b upgrade.

    Ignore windows 11 until your hardware fails or you buy a new pc, that's my plan. Windows 10 will be fine for a few more years.
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    Re: Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0 reinstall Win10

    you can also sometimes hold a key to launch a boot menu and select the drive from the list if it's there. Think it's F12 on my BIOS. Temporary option that's easier than changing the boot settings for...
  18. Thread: Malware

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    Re: Malware

    I have encountered websites that seem to be designed like this on purpose, torrent sites and the like. One site it was happening every time I clicked a magnet link (straight to a gambling site the...
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    Re: Email client alternatives

    I abandoned email clients in favour of webmail years ago and find it much easier all around. I hardly ever clean out my inbox either and space has not been an issue.
  20. Thread: Windows 11

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    Re: Windows 11

    Might seem not so old to you but that is an 8 year old cpu design (launch date Q2 2013). Still perfectly capable for most people but why not just stick with windows 10 and save the headaches.
  21. Thread: ZTE Modem

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    Re: ZTE Modem

    was a bit longer ago than I thought. Was these ones https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MEMAPC11530/Apacer-AH357-32GB-USB-31-Flash-Drive-Swivel-Cap-De

    They were $7.60 each when I bought them about a...
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    Re: Direcctx12 video card

    I have that exact one sitting in my parts cupboard doing nothing, make me an offer if you want one 2nd hand. Was used for a few months in a media pc and upgraded to a 1650 so it could play some games
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    Re: ZTE Modem

    kinda is a storage device, they put some flash ram in them to store the software if I remember correctly. But not especially worth keeping, I bought 3 x 32GB USB 3 flash drives for under $20 total...
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    Re: ASUS B450M-A video mystery

    To add to the above only ryzen APUs have built in graphics and the connectors are on the motherboard to support those. They tend to have a G for graphics on the end of the name such as 3200G, 3400g
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    Re: Server 2019 Trial

    Unless you are playing the audio directly on the server or transcoding it for some reason I can see no reason the audio quality would be different.
    A digital data stream should be Identical...
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