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  1. Thought I'd start a new thread.. What makes a bluetooth product interesting or rare? Good or Interesting: -- Presence of Class 1 Range "100m" Specification -- Presence of AptX , or even better, APTX-LL -- good fit for freedom of movement without a badly designed cable (Like the mpow swift's al dente spaghetti cable) -- proprietary wireless dongle instead of bluetooth. Not Important / Not Interested -- "total wireless" or not -- AAC support -- Microphone Calling quality (they all suck) -- Larger Full-size bluetooth headphones I'm looking at the Sennheiser HD series whict at least has APTX-LL. Also: List of good transmitters: http://www.avantree.com/multipoint-bluetooth-transmitter-avantree-tc418.html I'm trying to Insert a tablet into this post and having trouble
  2. Polling for interesting ideas. I know how to use basic screen capture software, but I want to make sure I'm using the most effective tools because I'm going to be doing this more often. Some considerations: 1. I'm curious about exporting to a GIF (or similar) format -- the destination audience will be Microsoft Outlook users. This could be a cool way to have short tutorials in-line with an email. But, I'd imagine some email programs don't play gifs, and also gifs are large. I don't want to have a complicated process to encode and optimize, lower the framerate from an mp4 into a gif, has to be easy to take a snippet from a longer video and make a gif out of it. 2. For long-form tutorials, I'm going to be uploading to Youtube. I tried OBS capture, one of the issues I'm running into is I want to capture only a "part" of the screen, and I want to be able to "move" the viewport or "camera", maybe via hotkey. The idea is to make it easy for the person watching the video to see exactly the part of the screen they should be paying attention to; capturing in full-screen 1080p is very bad for this. I also need to move the viewport around sometimes to avoid capturing irrelevant or confidential content. 3. Anything else that would be useful to quickly make tutorials that are more professional (e.g. Title screens, or basic powerpoint-style content to explain concepts). I could just use OBS to switch to poweropint, but I was curious if anyone had other ideas. Thanks
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    VoLTE on unlocked android phones = vaporware

    Here in canada there's no Way to use an unlocked android phone with VoLTE unless you bought it from the original carrier.
  4. Seems to be the trend that VoLTE doesn't work ounless carriers whitelist it. This means, Apple phones support it, and only "select" 1st-party Android phones. This is vexing because the "cool" place to be is imported/unlocked android phone, and it's an arbitrary restriction because of jank-slow VoLTE rollout...
  5. I've been bouncing back & forth on various enthusiast sites like cnx software following ARM mini PC news (god only knows why, I haven't even figured out why I need one) I may actually be interested in puchasing 2 seperate devices, or maybe 1 device can do everything and if I get tired of messing with Linux I could repurpose it as a HTPC with AndroidTV or LibreELEC Here are my 2 objectives 1) ARM PC with good performance and official-ish linux support (for example Armbian) I found this cool list: https://www.armbian.com/download/?device_support=Supported - The ability to run a linux distribution that mostly is up to date without having to use all sorts of workarounds , hunting for driivers. compiling kernels, etc. - If possible , hardware GPU accelleration in linux (maybe). Probably useless. - Support for external storage of some kind (for example, to build a ghetto NAS) The Rockchip RK3399 for example is recent and apparently powerful but isn't supported by linux as nicely as some older SoC 2) Runs a recent (7.x+) version AndroidTV or OpenELEC nicely , including 4K HEVC Decoding, and stable 5Ghz WiFi support . Again, without having to hack ghetto roms that never get updated properly. A lot of older TV boxes have very old android Versions. Ability act as a chromecast destination is nice too. Cool stuff I found so far: Rock64 https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=7147 Rockchip RK3328 + 4gb of Ram and USB 3.0 Supports Armbian and many other OS's Sandisk "A1" and "A2" Class microSD card for high IOPS Performance Mi Box S - Supports Official Android TV Builds and is cheap (59.99 USD on sale sometimes). Can act as a chromecast destinaiton. Various Amlogic Chinese TV Boxes ?? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ACEMAX-Latest-Android-8-1-Oreo-Amlogic-S905X2-4GB-32GB-Quad-Core-TV-BOX-2-4G/32950245959.html Discuss!
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    Unable to activate Windows XP in New VM 2018

    Just tried to activate by phone with 2 different keys, doesn't work. Also tried calling their activation line in Italy, per youtube. no dice. I guess they just don't care...
  7. I loaded Windows XP in a VM to play old games but it's refusing to activate by telephone or by internet. It's like Microsoft completely shut down activation servers. Do I have to use a stupid workaround or reset the activation timer just to use my legit WinXP?
  8. I found this question that explains the situation well https://superuser.com/questions/954262/why-do-damaged-hard-drives-freeze-the-entire-system basically this is what's happening, I have a Corsair F120 who's main partition disappeared. I realise it's an SSD so the chance of recovery is low, but at least one of the partitions is still there, and I need to be able to load up recovery software to have a fair chance. But the drive just hangs there forever, hangs windows explorer and EaseUS recovery software when I plug it in. I also didn't get very far in trinity rescue kit or System Rescue CD (Linux) but I don't exactly know what im doing, especially when it just sits there for 20-30 minutes before I can try something else
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    Boom Mic without headphones?

    Hi, I use a jaybirdX2 as my headphones , but I disable the microphone portion because Bluetooth microphones are stupid and revert to mono audio if you use them. I've been using a cheap USB headset just for it's microphone which rests on my shoulders. I would like a more elegant solution, a boom microphone that I can use while using jaybird bluetooth Stereo at the same time. If anyone knows wireless mics that aren't bluetooth and aren't 200$, that would be a welcome suggestion as well, but I'll settle for wired.
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    mpow swift awesome?

    What's makes the mpow swift bluetooth earbuds so awesome? (other than aptX). I trending toward not using any other headphones. The vocals are clear when I watch movies and the bass blows my head off without sounding distorted. Just curious because I'm not an audiophile and I'm beginning to dislike pretty much any headphone that doesn't sound like these.
  11. With the new creators update on the way, its time again to un-do the resetting of default font sizes by microsoft for tooltips, menu bars, icon text, Windows Explorer, etc. This is for font boosting without the forced use of Display Scaling. https://www.wintools.info/index.php/advanced-system-font-changer
  12. In Windows 10 the CPU graph works differently than in Windows 7. On a 4C/4T i5 if you run Prime 95 on 1 thread only, it will show each CPU using 25% on the graph, instead of the expected behavior, 1 core at 100% and 3 cores at 0%. This creates a problem because if I'm playing a game, I have no idea if there's a CPU bottleneck. I run v-sync so my GPU is never at 100%, so I can't use that as a metric for determining if a CPU bottleneck exists. That's a poor metric anyway because bottlenecks can occur anywhere in the game, etc. the concept of minimum FPS. I tried MSI afterburner's overlay but I think it uses the same CPU% numbers as task manager. Clarification: for example if a game is dual-core optimized I'll look at my CPU graph and I have to 'guess' that my bottleneck point to look for on the graph is 50% on each core instead of 100% ? EDIT: OKay apparently Windows 10 likes to share 1 thread among all its cores? If I force prime95 to CPU0 then the graph is as I'd expect it to be , and Core0 heats up more than the others. Can someone explain how this works and how to find bottlenecks
  13. I sort of figured out whats going on here. If I crash with a BSOD for some reason (maybe too much OC) something happens to my bios/cmos. My system won't boot after that unless I pull the cmos battery and reset everything. Everything works fine after that. So, a BSOD, when it occurs, is triggering some sort of bios change or corruption. Weird, don't know how to fix.
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    Waking from sleep

    Most desktop motherboards support wake-on-lan, but it's a capricious technology, you probably just need to enable it in the bios (Wake on PCIE device) or a driver update (Realtek for example had Windows 10 WoL problems with older drivers). Or, you're not sending the packet correctly, you need to sent it from a device in your internal network, not from the internet. But, it's definitely not reliable enough to use as an alarm clock. Use an old phone in airplane mode.
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    What's the safe temperature limit for a GTX 1070?

    Why lock the fan speed? Let the card self-manage decreasing the RPM automatically for lower loads
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