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About EarthWormJM2

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    The Home of Old Bay
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    Network Administrator


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    6600k OC @ 4.5ghz
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    Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3
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    16 GB (2x8GB) 3000 G.Skill Ripjaws V
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    Gigabyte Gaming OC RTX 2080 (OC'd)
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    500GB Samsung 850 evo, 1.2TB Intel 750 NVMe, 2TB WD Black
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    4k Samsung 42" TV, Asus MX259H 1080p
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    Cooler Master Evo 212, Lots of fans, Air!
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    Win 10

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  1. ...you are aware that there are a TON of phones out there for only a few hundred $$ right? You don't HAVE to buy a flagship $1k+ device. And a lot of these arguments are for older people who wouldn't be spending that much on a device anyway. Plus here in the US pretty much every carrier has phone payments built into your bill so you can get a high end phone for like ~$30-$40 a month and nothing up front. The barrier to entry is super low. Yes, I do not agree with forcing upgrades every 2-3 years, but if they are saying my 7-8 yr old android phone is no longer getting updates... we
  2. This can't be real... you are not even allowed to bring your phone into any NSA building. They will confiscate it. It has to stay in your car... EDIT: looking at the link, it appears to be a job fair, woops lol
  3. I'd say look online for some local trade shows or swap meets, especially if any specialize in retro tech. Usually a good place to start for cheap, and can get some good information out of those people. Then maybe look further on ebay and craigslist to see whats out there. The first computer I built was a win 95/98 pc with an AMD slot CPU (I think a k6-2 400 or 450 or something), a Creative Sound Blaster Live! card, 64MBof RAM, and a 4GB HDD. Not sure which Graphics card I had, I wanna say an old ATI Rage 128 or something. That all worked for me back in the day, who knows about 20+ years later.
  4. I would say do a re-install of windows 10 64-bit as something could be corrupt or not set right and that would give you a fresh base to start with if it is still not reporting the full 8GB. Also what make and model are the sticks of RAM? (as haas asked) are they the same 2 sticks, or different?
  5. The 'System' screen in windows will never show the exact amount. So having 1 4GB stick in and saying 3.45 could be right. Open task manager and look under the performance tab to verify it says 4GB (or something close). That will report more accurately. You can also test this with both sticks in, the System screen may be reporting incorrectly and if you look in task manager it may say 8GB (or something close).
  6. So now it's reporting 6GB on 2 4GB sticks... weird. Normally this would be if he had 4 2GB sticks and one isn't reporting right. To rule out any memory issues, you could have him try to take out one stick, boot, see if it reports 4GB, then swap the sticks and do the same. That way you at least know the memory is all good. Also could try other RAM slots (if available) to rule those out as well. Hope that helps!
  7. Definitely sounds like he has a 32-bit version of Windows installed. You may want to have him double check in the system settings that it is showing up as 64-bit windows if that is what he is saying. 32-bit windows limits you to 3.5GB of RAM, that why everyone is pointing to that. Especially if the BIOS is reporting the correct amount.
  8. Just because you sell the most of something, doesn't mean it's the best... Doesn't even mean it has to be good. Look at Lada in Russia for example... lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lada https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_automobiles
  9. That's exactly why he makes these videos, because he sees so many devices with issues that should be simple fixes but are made harder and longer by Apple themselves. I'd be frustrated too. But he makes most of his living fixing APPLE products, so obviously he doesn't want Apple to go out of business or anything, he just wants them to be better with their business practices, like the repair side of things. If anything, I would say he's the PERFECT guy to make these opinions about these devices as he is one of the front lines seeing all the issues. Much rather trust him then an 18 yr old "g
  10. Ummm, this is wrong. We aren't anywhere near GigaPixel levels in smart phones yet...Title is misleading. 108MP does not equal 1.08GP. 1,080MP would equal 1.08GP. 1,000=KP, 1,000,000=MP, 1,000,000,000=GP, just like file sizes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigapixel_image
  11. Neat. This is how it should be. Curious to see what they come up with. This doesn't need to even be said. Stop praising Apple for doing things they should have been doing in the first place. It's like praising a murderer after he "got his life back together" even tho he spent most of his life as a criminal and is still a MURDERER. (and I'm talking about the legit 1st degree ones, not an accidental dui or anything) But i guess when you have already set the bar so low...
  12. You're not wrong... but based on what the government likes to say that we don't have enough money for education and other things, there's an easy answer for them instead of making us citizens pay for it. But we know (here in the real world) it's actually because they can't manage money, yes. I'm just pointing out how the government likes to say they don't have enough tax revenue for things to justify raising it for us when there are plenty of other avenues to look at first. Not saying tax the shit out of them, not even increase it, just remove these ridiculous tax breaks. And if you add u
  13. Just give me the ability to ACTUALLY disable the WiFi and cellular networks and I'll be ok with having it in newer cars. Problem solved.
  14. ...just the amount of government debt, infrastructure, and funding that could be benefited by just a handful of these companies not being shitty slime balls and paying their taxes. Yet we citizens are the ones who have to keep making up for that deficit more and more. I'm not saying tax the hell out of companies, but when you are paying nothing or even receiving money from the government that could be spent on, i dunno, say our reeling education system... that's not right. Pretty freakin' pathetic...
  15. 2 words: GROW UP. It's an emoji, about the farthest thing from anything you should be exerting your efforts on. It's not even a religious symbol. It's a hat for an imaginary character... smh. also, I'm here in the DC area with a huge Jewish community (even dated one) and I have never once heard of any one of them being "offended" by anything Christmas. Either they also celebrate it just because, or ignore it completely. This whole thing smells of someone wanted to be offended for the sake of feeling special and getting a quick article out of it.