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  1. Solaris17

    Need some AMP DAC recommendations

    Hi, my set of Audio Technicas are starting to break. I really love them, but I was going to take this chance to jump on another manu to try. This time around I was going to go high Ohm, which leaves me without a way to properly drive them. I was thinking about giving tube driven a shot. Does...
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    City of Riviera Beach Florida pays ransom

    Just another (of several) cities that have been hit with ransomware. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/20/us/riviera-beach-to-pay-hacker/index.html This time an employee clicked on a malicious email link. Which is actually one of if not the most common method of infection regardless of payload type...
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    RCE found and patched again for NTLM

    What a fun sector. Remember fellow admins, all uptime means to me is days you went without patching. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-ntlm-flaws-expose-all-windows-machines-to-rce-attacks/
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    Guide: Setting up and implementing a TIG stack

    Hello everyone! Pretty boring sunday, so after I was done recording the video I decided a written guide might be a good idea. So today, I am going to show you how to setup a TIG stack. As always, I do NOT Represent any specific company Stand by any specific product or Represent Techpowerup as...
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    City of Baltimore goes down because of ransomware

    The second time in a little over a year. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-ci-it-outage-20190507-story.html Cool facts, Most cities have municipal intranets that control core city systems, from cameras and stop lights to city broadcasts or emergency services. They are...
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    Ultra non-scientific benchmark of beat saber

    On a machine that barely qualifies as a "VR" machine. So built myself a VR room. Mostly for friends and relatives. The unit itself is mega basic. AMD Ryzen 2600 (non X variant) 16GB of the cheapest DDR4 money could buy and a Radeon RX570 8GB some asus board Its via an HTC VIVE (non-pro) It...
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    GPU-Z vendor detection?

    I have a huawei matebook X pro. My MX150 shows unknown vendor. I was curious how GPU-Z does detection. Is this a case of the vendor ID simply isnt exposed or just some blank or filler ID like 0's? Or is it not displayed because it is not known and an unrecognized ID?
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    [Solved] AMD HDMI scaling help

    Hi! I recently built a VR room and got a RX570 for the rig in that room. Now I have dealt with overscan before but the last time I used AMD was the Hawaii launch and I never had the problem. Dealing with overscan for me With AMD dates back to the mid 2000s. With that said I’m running the new...
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    7980xe Delid

    Thanks to @Xx Tek Tip xX a few months ago for pointing me in the right direction. (I was originally going to do bare die but was advised instead to just to an IHS delid. Its been a bit but finally got around to it. Ambient Temp: 22ºC CPU Clock: 4.5ghz all cores Test: Intel XTU 15min stress...
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    Titan RTX Benchmarks

    I did these on a normal everyday system, It's not a clean OS its a "Daily Driver" it has AV slack, skype etc running. The GPU was driving 3x 2k monitors in total during testing. (This shouldn't be confused with the test itself using 3 monitors.) All tests were ran using 3dmark defaults. I will...
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    Guide: Making a better diag drive

    Hi everyone! Cranked a redbull and some coffee and with end of the year projects coming to a close for me or progress waiting on co-op from other departments I thought it was high time to cover this in a tech forum. As some of you know I work in the IT industry. On the other side I am still on...
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    First UEFI rootkit found in the wild

    This shit is so cool. https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/09/27/lojax-first-uefi-rootkit-found-wild-courtesy-sednit-group/
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    Fresh wave of wordpress exploits

    Redirects users to tech support scammers. Check your framework. https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2018/09/mass-wordpress-compromises-tech-support-scams/
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    Newegg checkout process compromised

    You can read about it here https://www.riskiq.com/blog/labs/magecart-newegg/
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    Google and FF to block certain SSL certs

    https://www.templarbit.com/blog/2018/09/07/the-story-of-why-chrome-and-firefox-will-soon-block-sites-with-certain-ssl-certificates/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=netsec- pouring a beer for my fellow Admins and engineers may your ticket queues be forever empty.
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    Show off your homelab!

    Hey everyone! There seemed to be some interest from a Few people in THIS thread. So I decided to make a thread were like minded people can tell us what kind of equipment they have running at home. I am confident a closet majority of us run some kind of extended/augmented/just for fun learning...
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    [FS][US] 32GB Iphone 7 Matte Black

    Hiya. I am selling my iphone 7 matte black (32GB). Work issues and pays my phone so I dont need it. I have dis-associated it from my icloud account and phone is unlocked with clean ESN. I bought it directly through apple and paid in full. Phone comes in original box. Lens is perfect and LCD...
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    27" 4k $275 w/ coupon (freesync)

    https://www.buydig.com/shop/basket.aspx?sku=LG27UD59PB&qty=1&add=1&warranty=&warItemID=LG27UD59PB&cpn=PIVOT seems like a great deal for a 4k IPS panel
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    "Fake" adblockers affect 20m+ chrome users

    This is the importance of doing some research and not installing the first thing you see at the top of the list. I am sure this also goes for other browsers as well. Either way, education is always key. Read the article below...
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    Professional/homelab sub forums

    @W1zzard I would like to propose the following under the software section. Homelab Administration (server network etc) Defense: We have many categories and sub forums under hardware. Arguable some of which are not even used that often. Examples of this would immediately be Crypto currency...
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    Windows spotlight images (Lock screen)

    This is really dumb, but if you are like me and use spotlight for your windows lock screen images, I actually tend to like some of them alot. They rotate it seems every few days but it doesn't seem to delete them as often as it gets new ones. With that said I couldnt find anything similar...
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    I lost 2TB worth of data and here is what I learned

    Tonight was like any other. I came home cleaned the cat box started the dishes and re-heated some old pizza. I booted my PC and logged in. Ten minutes or so later my wife came home. The back story is that for the life of my chrome has not been running correctly. What I thought was simply an...
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    Back in Action! 2 years and the checkered flag

    About 2 years ago this season my office roof collapsed. some of you know the story. Most of what I owned and attributed to the IT/Gaming world was destroyed. However that changed last night. After getting the roof replaced (we sealed off the room its been wet for a long time) and fixing the...
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    How are you handling stiff tubes?

    How are you modders dealing with the stiff cables? It is my understanding that you need to use a heatgun to bend them but I am also curious how you are getting them to bend at such nice angles is there a trade secret? Can anyone shed some light on the proper procedure or an ideal method to...
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    More CPU reviews?

    When it comes to specific products I am aware the OEM dictates a lot of it. I was victim to a few "Sorry we don't have enough"'s when I did reviews. But is it simply the OEM in TPUs case? I don't see many reviews on CPU's or motherboards and I would really like too.