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Captain Chaos

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  1. Captain Chaos

    External SSD vs Internal SSD in Enclosure

    The T5 is basically an external enclosure for an mSATA SSD. Not sure what model is in there exactly, but it's probably an 860EVO. Both the Samsung and the Crucial have error correcting features, so there's no real difference there. Samsung's NAND typically has a higher write endurance than Micron's (Crucial is part of Micron), but for archival storage that's not really important because you won't be writing hundreds of TB to that drive. So no reason to choose one over the other either.
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    What song are you listening to right now.

    I can sooo relate to this. Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3
  3. Captain Chaos

    Google Project Dragonfly, not dead? *Tinfoil Hat Time*

    Do you Qwant some help with that?
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    Best, Cheapest USB Cables?

    You may want to watch the video above your post then.
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    Best, Cheapest USB Cables?

    Never had any issues with Sharkoon or Hema cables. I try to stay away from the no-name brands because they're really hit-and-miss. I don't mind having a cheap cable that works perfectly, but I do mind the ones that short out after 2 weeks and destroy your motherboard or set your house on fire.
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    I am stupid.

    Happy to help. Oh and ... Be sure to stick around. Eventually you might learn how to spell "IQ"
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    What song are you listening to right now.

    Ah, Scandal ... They sure changed their sound compared to before.
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    I am stupid.

    hmm ... looks like that edge broke off. Is that the result of attempting to get it out? If so, putting a screwdriver in the remaining part probably is going to do the exact same thing. Then again if that happens, you'll have the center piece to grab onto with needle-nose pliers.
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    I am stupid.

    @Opencircuit74 Considering that OP managed to get the battery out in the first place, I suspect that he knows this. Those squares are usually on the right-hand side, so it looks to me like the entire battery tray is in upside down.
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    I am stupid.

    Some dynamite will sort that out It's probably stuck due to friction between the plastic tray and the remote itself. Can I get a better picture of the area I'm pointing out? Different angles may help, preferably one where I can clearly see the backside and how the tray integrates with that. You may be able to put a flathead screwdriver in there and use it as a lever. That way you'd be able to put more force on the tray than you can do with your fingers.
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    Is a Ram Bottleneck Possible?

    If you upgrade, you can sell the old motherboard and RAM to offset some of the cost. Not sure how much, you'd have to look on Ebay to find the right price. Look for completed listings, as that gives you the price that people actually pay for them instead of what sellers ask for them. If you can save up that amount of money in a reasonable time and are willing to use whatever your old setup was until you can afford the upgrade, then by all means return it. That's a choice you have to make for yourself, I don't know your financials and how you feel about suffering for a while to get a better performance afterwards.
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    Is a Ram Bottleneck Possible?

    How long it's been used won't affect the speed. The 8350 was released in October 2012, so it's a 6 year old CPU. That's going to have a hard time dealing with modern games and modern GPUs. Also don't trust bottleneck calculators. Some things are more CPU-intensive, others will be GPU-intensive. Someone may have a CPU bottleneck in one game but a GPU bottleneck in another.
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    Possible BitLocker encrypted HDD

    I used to run Bitlocker on all my internal and external drives before I switched over to Veracrypt. Never had an issue turning bitlocker-encrypted drives back to normal. Right-clicking and selecting "format" in Windows Explorer worked just fine, diskpart allows you to clean the drive and create and format a new partition just fine, Gparted can delete the encrypted partition and create and format a new one ... If the system is showing Event ID 7, there really is at least one unreadable block on the drive. By "unreadable" I don't mean "encrypted", I mean "physically damaged". I'm no expert on HDD problems, so I can't give you any advice on how to work around this issue. When a drive starts giving me problems, I simply take it to my local recycling center (I may destroy the platters first if the data on the drive wasn't encrypted, of course) and get another one. As for Gparted, you can indeed run that from a USB drive. Gparted is included on almost every Linux live installer or you can create a Live USB using Gparted's own image. Pick whatever works for you.
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    Intel Optane 905p 960gb vs. Samsung 970 pro 1tb

    Oh yeah, absolutely. But for regular users the extra endurance is just unnecessary. OP clearly is a regular user, so a consumer SSD will suit him just fine.
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    Intel Optane 905p 960gb vs. Samsung 970 pro 1tb

    IMO endurance is never really an issue for home users. The NAND in a modern SSD typically lasts between 500TB and 2+PB. If you write 100GB/day to your SSD (that's over 10 times as much as most people), it takes over 13 years to hit that 500TB mark where you may need to start worrying. Most people will have upgraded to newer, higher capacity drives by then.
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    WebAuthn is here to kill the password

    So you need to plug in a device to authenticate? That's going to suck for those Macbook users that only have 1 port. Personally I'm just going to wait for SQRL. Until then I'll just remember my passwords.
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    Canada has racists?

    Probably because they apologized.
  18. Could have gotten it from someone else's old system. I agree with @SkyHound0202, it sounds like there's something else going on. It's probably struggling to get enough (or stable) power to the CPU.
  19. Do they really think this is going to turn out better than all the previous attempts at creating a "light" version?
  20. Depends on where you live and what expenses you have. Plenty of people live comfortably on less than 20k.
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    Solution idea for the notch

    No need for a second display. Seeing as the back of the phone is usually flat, you may as well put a chrome decal on it and use that as a mirror for when you really want to take selfies. You can use the volume buttons to take pictures, so no need to touch the touchscreen on the other side of the phone either.
  22. Blender shouldn't be an issue seeing as it has a native Linux version. The people behind Unity3D experimented with a Linux version a couple of years ago. Not sure why they stopped it, probably lack of demand because their entire customer base is on Windows anyway. The others will probably require Wine indeed, or a full-on Windows install (or VM). Not sure if there will be a performance hit and how big it will be, the only way to find out is by trying it yourself on your own hardware. "Assuming it sucks" is not really a proper comparison.
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    [POLL] Do you use a Password Manager?

    Keep in mind that a password manager is a single point of failure. If anyone ever gets in to yours, they basically have full access to everything. If you use one, at least put 2FA on every account whose password you store in there. I use different passwords for almost all of my accounts (not that I have many of those, I'm a digital minimalist) and I can memorize basically all of them. I do keep a full list of them in an encrypted file on an offline-only machine, just in case I forget one. I guess that machine is also a single point of failure, but then again you'd need physical access and need to brute-force a long and complicated passphrase in order to get access to a file that's basically random symbols to anyone who doesn't know exactly how I designed it.
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