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mach

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    mach got a reaction from Promosss in What happens to returned products?   
    If not faulty or defected, they'll most likely get repacked as close to unopened as possible, and of course sold as new.
    It's naive to think all returns becomes B-stock.
    In countries where everyone can freely return stuff. "I'd just return it." seems a very natural thing to say, right? Even LTT ordered computers, did a review and returned the gears. Think of the sheer amount of stuff get returned but do you see tons of B-stock and open-box deals around? 
    This easy return rule is a double edge sword. Very convenient to consumer but the down side is your "brand new" stuff is probably slightly used, unless it's a immensely popular item or a pre-order.
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    mach got a reaction from Jet_ski in What happens to returned products?   
    If not faulty or defected, they'll most likely get repacked as close to unopened as possible, and of course sold as new.
    It's naive to think all returns becomes B-stock.
    In countries where everyone can freely return stuff. "I'd just return it." seems a very natural thing to say, right? Even LTT ordered computers, did a review and returned the gears. Think of the sheer amount of stuff get returned but do you see tons of B-stock and open-box deals around? 
    This easy return rule is a double edge sword. Very convenient to consumer but the down side is your "brand new" stuff is probably slightly used, unless it's a immensely popular item or a pre-order.
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    mach got a reaction from EldritchMoose in Unpopular Tech Opinions   
    People shouldn't cheap out on their cases. They're probably the only component that last for years without becoming obsolete. 
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    mach got a reaction from PocketNerd in Unpopular Tech Opinions   
    People shouldn't cheap out on their cases. They're probably the only component that last for years without becoming obsolete. 
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    mach got a reaction from Schnoz in Worst Tech mistake you have ever made?   
    Bought an obscure intel nuc with e3815.
    That shit is too slow for anything useful.
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    mach got a reaction from Dash Lambda in Thinkpad Goes Ryzen! Lenovo Adds Ryzen Pro To The Main Thinkpad Lineup   
    Too bad they got rid of the dual battery in the new versions.
    I'm still going to buy a T480 instead.
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    mach got a reaction from SlimyPython in The Pixel 3a XL is... official before announcement?   
    Poor Ol' Gil is gonna get fired again.
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    mach got a reaction from Octagoncow in The Pixel 3a XL is... official before announcement?   
    Poor Ol' Gil is gonna get fired again.
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    mach got a reaction from AluminiumTech in The Pixel 3a XL is... official before announcement?   
    Poor Ol' Gil is gonna get fired again.
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    mach got a reaction from IDprofile in Facebook oopsie: 1.5mil people's contacts uploaded without consent   
    Governments would rather secretly work with facebook instead of fight it.
    Shit as big as facebook can kind of manipulate public opinion by serving the users news articles etc. of their choice, a great propaganda tool essentially
    Plus government want your data too. Perhaps more than anyone else! 
    It's never a government's interest to protect your privacy you know...
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    mach got a reaction from vanished in Facebook oopsie: 1.5mil people's contacts uploaded without consent   
    Governments would rather secretly work with facebook instead of fight it.
    Shit as big as facebook can kind of manipulate public opinion by serving the users news articles etc. of their choice, a great propaganda tool essentially
    Plus government want your data too. Perhaps more than anyone else! 
    It's never a government's interest to protect your privacy you know...
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    mach reacted to GoodBytes in Windows 10 May 2019 Update - Here is everything you need to know - OUT NOW!   
    Either works.
     
    Yea, here it doesn't do that. And the account is newly generated to have 0 relation with yours
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    mach got a reaction from FreyjaBun in Shipping an already built PC system from NA to EU   
    Are you going to ship by air? Have you estimated the weight and get a quote from the courier/ postal service? Because the result could shock you.
    A full system and monitor...It's gonna be damn expensive. Unless they have special meanings to you, are you sure it's not going to be cheaper to just sell and then rebuy some of the bulkier parts in your country? 
     
    I'd say take the storage (hdd or ssd) with you unless you don't care the content on them.
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    mach got a reaction from FreyjaBun in Shipping an already built PC system from NA to EU   
    I'd imagine the shipping cost to be at least a few hundred dollars. 
    Parts like the case, cooler, psu or even the monitor. They are the "cheaper" parts in the system but really heavy. Also they risk getting damaged on the way.
    I'd seriously do the math and think it through.
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    mach got a reaction from FreyjaBun in Shipping an already built PC system from NA to EU   
    A monitor is surprisingly heavy ?
    My 27 inch monitor is 7.3 kg on it's own. With it's original box that's ~10 kg. His own packaging is gonna be more than that. (to safely ship it)
    I put in the rough number on some online freight estimator and that 10 kg box alone would easily costs $300+ to ship.
     
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    mach got a reaction from FreyjaBun in Shipping an already built PC system from NA to EU   
    I just randomly googled an cost calculator to get a ballpark number.
    That could vary a lot that's why I suggested OP to ask for a real quote before making the decision.
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    mach got a reaction from dgsddfgdfhgs in How far ahead are you planning for next "dream" build?   
    In what kind of workload/games would the 8700k be bottlenecking a 2080 ti?
    I have the impression that if I choose reasonable graphic settings in modern games the gpu would always be the limiting factor. Even with high refresh rate monitors.
    I am rocking a 6700 with my 2080 but I'm not seeing any bottleneck. I really want to dump intel and go ryzen but can't justify buying new CPU+ motherboard when the current ones are working fine.
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    mach got a reaction from MarbleHornets in ISP warned me they detected virus from my PC, I am quite concerned..   
    I use PIA. I did a scan with NOD32 but found nothing. A malwarebyte scan spotted a trojan file but it's way too old to be the one they claimed. 
    But using my own VPN router seems to be a great idea!
    Since I'm not knowledgeable enough to find out what slips through I guess it's better to be sure!
     
    Thank you all for the help!
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    mach got a reaction from Okjoek in AMD Moves Vega 56 Embargo Forward, Asks Reviewers to Prioritize Over 64   
    Just put them on the shelves already.....
    It's not like they are releasing anything groundbreaking that deserves all the teasing
     
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    mach got a reaction from shadowbyte in AMD Moves Vega 56 Embargo Forward, Asks Reviewers to Prioritize Over 64   
    Just put them on the shelves already.....
    It's not like they are releasing anything groundbreaking that deserves all the teasing
     
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    mach got a reaction from handymanshandle in AMD Moves Vega 56 Embargo Forward, Asks Reviewers to Prioritize Over 64   
    Just put them on the shelves already.....
    It's not like they are releasing anything groundbreaking that deserves all the teasing
     
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    mach got a reaction from leadeater in Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 - The Return of Sound Cards!?   
    Yes I know what a dac means and it's importance. That's why I have a high end dac in my audio system. What I wanted to say is we don't know the performance of other components in the chain (analog stage). Creative doesn't provide any data regarding the actual analog output. Simply stating 122dB of the dac chip doesn't guarantee good sound. 
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    mach got a reaction from Ithanul in Well this can't be good, Vega 64 could be great for mining   
    agree
     
    Some people are talking like graphics cards are meant to be used to game only, mining with them is somehow morally wrong. Don't we all have freedom to do whatever we want with our hardware? If miners can preorder them why can't you?
     
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    mach got a reaction from mrthuvi in Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 - The Return of Sound Cards!?   
    to be honest who "need" to do 32bit audio?
    Even 24bit music is a niche in a niche. Many audiophiles don't care about anything above 16 bit. Those who do probably will get something serious, not this RGB gaming-branded gadget.
     
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    mach got a reaction from SpaceGhostC2C in Well this can't be good, Vega 64 could be great for mining   
    agree
     
    Some people are talking like graphics cards are meant to be used to game only, mining with them is somehow morally wrong. Don't we all have freedom to do whatever we want with our hardware? If miners can preorder them why can't you?
     
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