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    Solar System

    So it's been shrinking... it won't be the great red spot much longer but soon to be called little red pimple.
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    Mysteries of the Sun

    Bad idea. Iron kills the sun. It's the reason massive star dies, when the element starts fusing into iron, that's it. Iron absorb energy which basically saps the nuclear power of the star's core and stops the convection pressure, allowing gravity to win over and collapse the star.
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    Thin black line on the left side of the screen

    I have 2 identical LCD monitors. One of them has no visible line on top and about 3mm thick line on bottom. On second one there's 1mm line on both top and bottom.
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    Can I change the SSD in Asus Taichi 21?

    Probably not. That uses mini SATA (mSATA) connector and is meant to be installed on computers that already comes with SSD. Computers that comes with hard drive can't fit that without an adapter like this: The adapter comes with holder for 27mm, 50mm, and 70mm long mSATA SSD. You can find...
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    Distant Universe

    The size of known universe is limited only by the light that have reached us, and the oldest light source is only a few hundred million years after the big bang. But really, how big is the actual universe? Since there is no real "center" of the universe, for all we know we're about 50 billion...
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    DRAM chip supply to fall short of demand in 3Q14, say Kingston and Nanya

    Was convenient for me as well. I had a new never-used memory pack that I sold for $180 when I bought it new (edit for under $120 originally) a year earlier due to fluctuating supply and demand price. I originally planned on 4x8GB in my rebuilt rig but I decided by the time I needed more than...
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    [FS][US] EVGA SR-2 mobo, 2x Intel X5650 CPU, more

    Sold or dumped what I had left, please close this thread as there's nothing left available.
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    Exoplanets

    Now we need to get someone to build a probe with orion engine. With luck it'd arrive in under 600 years.
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    Mars rover says: 'good evening gale crater!'

    Anyone noticed that the wheel on that rover spells out morse code for JPL?
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    Graphene smart contact lenses could give you thermal infrared and UV vision

    Built in HUD please. One that alerts me to speed trap by highlighting the cop car's hidden spot so I can avoid speeding ticket. (image is from Hitman Reborn series, sometime past half way in the series Tsuna gets contact lenses.)
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    Ram prices are crazy need help.

    Remember when memory used to be $200 for 4MB? Megabyte, not GB. 20 years ago
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    Mysteries of the Sun

    The heat would kill the probe long before it could even touch the outter surface. It is about 10k Fahrenheit or 5600 Celsius. All metal, even titanium, melts long before that temperature.
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    PSU woes

    Whiny PSU has been around since they started showing up in home. I had a C64 that whined badly. I had a Powerbook Duo dock that whined ( before I discovered internet or I could have saved $300 on repair) and more. It is almost always an inductor coil. If it's out of warranty, open the PSU and...
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    Exoplanets

    Still haven't figured how to reach them yet, much less get out of our own solar system. It took a probe a couple decades to get past the outtermost planet and many more years to leave solar system completely.
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    Mysteries of the Sun

    Too bad it's aimed off to the side, no northern lights.
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    Ram prices are crazy need help.

    I remember when I paid almost $200 for 4MB memory stick (72 pins 32-bits SIMM, 80ns) way back in 1994. With inflation, that would have been $315 in today's dollars. I also remember spending $500 for an 80MB hard drive in the same year.
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    usb 3.0 front header only works on one side.

    The connector is on the motherboard right? Get a bright flashlight and a magnifying glass and look into the connector. I had the same problem once before and it was caused by a bent pin inside the connector. Those pins are rather thin and bends more easily than older USB 1.x and 2.0 header pins.
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    IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X and makes drinkable water

    I probably won't see one of them in Michigan at all. Michigan is surrounded by largest freshwater system after all and it'd take extreme disaster to dry up all of the Great Lakes.
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    Oh, wow, Purolator playing with my shipment, I see.

    LMFAO I think it got stuck on conveyor belt and is being auto-scanned multiple times. Someone needs to wake up and pop your box out.
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    Do 10-bit monitors require a Quadro/Firepro card?

    Can an average Joe see the difference between 8 bits color and 10 bits color? I didn't think anyone can see the difference in a few million shades of color.
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    [FS][US] EVGA SR-2 mobo, 2x Intel X5650 CPU, more

    Bump, SR-2 chipset waterblock still available. Radiator is down to about 36 hours left on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321322375770? (check my other auction for 2 more radiators and a mobo with 1090T CPU)
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    Asus P8P67 problem does not detect all memory

    Tried reseating CPU, tried reseating RAM, tried RAM in another computer, tried RAM from another computer in this one. Last week, it started failing even more, detecting only 1 stick, then it won't boot anymore, stopping at error 55 (RAM not installed) I just got a replacement mobo in today...
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    Looking for a Good MFP Laser Color Printer

    Consider looking into clearance sale, and see if any of the office store still offers printer trade in. Some years ago Office Max had Samsung 315W on sale for $79 (originally 400) and they accepted a junky Sir-Leaks-A-Lot printer for $50 off. Wireless but no duplex or scanner. It's fine anyhow...
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    [FS][US] EVGA SR-2 mobo, 2x Intel X5650 CPU, more

    Will do. I think he'll buy it since he said he's getting money by 18th.
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    [FS][US] EVGA SR-2 mobo, 2x Intel X5650 CPU, more

    power supply (ebay) and one CPU gone. Rest not marked as on hold still available
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