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    MacOS on VMWare (on AMD)

    The Mojave one is based on a build that has the certificate expiry issue, so yeah, at one point during it you have to change the date and time. The guide suggests just disabling it in the VM software at that point, but I just disabled the virtual NIC full stop until I needed it during the setup rather than install process. The big issue for the AMD builds seems to be the kernal hacks - they only support specific builds, so you can't update them. The Intel ones, I'd hope, are a lot more forgiving. One of the easier ways seems to be just running it in a linux KVM with qemu, which... I guess I wish I'd heard about a week ago. But yeah. I don't plan to use it much, but not being particularly familiar with MacOS, it makes it hard to support them for clients at work. I'd rather load up a VM rather than take care of a laptop so when I eventually turn it on, it still turns on.
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    MacOS on VMWare (on AMD)

    It took most of two days trawling and trying a few things and scratching my head, but I found https://amd-vm.hackintosh-guides.ml/ to be about the easiest guide to follow, with not too much guessing to work around some of the pitfalls. I feel a little uneasy grabbing install media from people rather than getting it straight from Apple and making the changes I need, but I guess it's a learning process. Anyway, at least now I have a Mojave Mac I can play around with and learn how to use for work.
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    redeploying win10

    I thought the same. I couldn't find any brackets for anything remotely recent, which was a bit sad.
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    redeploying win10

    Can you redeploy the Tru120 elsewhere? I did that and moved to the Noctua D15 for my new prime HSF.
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    the atomican child of ravenclaw

    Which soup did you have?
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    redeploying win10

    Dunno what the issue is with a UEFI GUI - the ones I've seen and used still let you tap around with a keyboard. But fuck setting fan curves with no GUI.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Most of that is hidden, but the last I remember they signed a MOU. Chinese companies putting in tenders for Vic infrastructure work shouldn't really have much to do with B&R. Don't know. 'There are Chinese people there, that must be it!' isn't at the top of my list of options, tho'.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Sorry, my fault, I logged into 24x7 and bugged them about an issue from Feb. That sounds like a whole lot of potential correlation.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Does it just say that there's lots of people from China in some places, and maybe Wuhan specifically? Or are they moving freely back and forth and are carrying COVID19? Because 'they signed up to Belt and Road and have Chinese nationals' sounds like a pretty long bow.
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    redeploying win10

    When my 4690k/board died earlier in the year and I moved to a 3700x/x570 platform, it took 2-3 reboots before Windows came up. Jump into device manager and check out what needs drivers that windows can't do automagically via windows update. It technically works but I need to do a reinstall/tidy up at some point to try and resolve some quirks in responsiveness when I open certain things (I'm assuming HAL differences, but I'm guessing blindly). So it may just work but don't expect it to be without issues, and don't expect working around that to take less time than just doing a clean install and re-entering the windows licence key/activating from your microsoft account.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    a) I ignored this for months because conspiracy threads are pretty boring b) coincidences tend to be rather striking, otherwise we wouldn't notice them nor call them a coincidence. How were the queues at the polls? I saw a few job ads for people to go and enforce distances
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    So I guess this became some kind of coronaposting thread, rather than 34 pages of conspiracy fanfic?
  13. 'Steal my heart, not my toiletpaper' I suspect a lot more first/early dates are now going to be over zoom/skype/facetime/etc.
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    PSA for men who shave

    Don't even remember the last time I had a bloodied face from shaving. Potentially maybe never?
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    Off-topic

    We are generally in favour of an easy-touch approach to moderation. It's rare for us to PM a user and ask them to modify content, or it being objectionable enough to just hide or delete it immediately. There are some threads that are just made for going off-topic, and some that seem to sprawl and wander back and forth a little, gyrating around a mostly understood central axis. There are also some great threads that end up having nothing to do with anything they should, or were intended, because of, for want of a better description, user interactions and their history. We're open to suggestions on how you'd like to have thread derailing handled. A possible option is to fork disparate conversational threads into their own thread, or into another thread.
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    Off-topic

    I think the best solution is going to be if we move everything to a single subforum called 'Chaos.smells'. That way no-one feels a sense of FOMA, and we can bypass quirks in the 'show new content' view.
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    Locked threads and suspensions

    I do what I can, in the time I have available. They really didn't belong in the other thread, either, but this bunch is harder to tidy up, and wasn't my priority.
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    Off-topic

    I was discussing a few options last night. Briefly, I think a few very basic groups would serve things well: TGR as it stands, Tech Talk for software and hardware, Gaming for the obvious, and Feedback for website/community issues. Nostalgia says a Community events sub, but it's barely ever used (tho' that's not a unique comment). Maybe a sub that's unmoderated (maybe for everything other than spam, and certain aspects of legality). One idea is to just flatten everything down to those basic categories. Another is to archive things and start 'fresh' with new categories. Flattening is going to cause some weird congestion with stickies, tho' I'm inclined to just un- them and let them sink or swim, or un- them and put links to them all in a single announcement thread pinned forum-wide. There's a lot of options. My biggest concern with flattening is where to put some things. Say we basically keep the five subforums in 'The Geeks'. Most of the other subforums easily fit into 'Tech Talk'. But Photography is a slight outlier. If 'Tech Talk' is 'enthusiast PC' where PC is taken in a broad sense of stationary and mobile computing, and 'The Green Room' is basically 'off topic' so non-IT stuff, like weather/twitter/politics/religion/cars, which side of the divide does photography fall? Potentially
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    Locked threads and suspensions

    What I'm getting, @eveln, is that you're upset that a shitstirring thread that you were enjoying got locked, and Leo decided to leave and whatever Kimmo did in a thread I didn't read. And sure, you've every right to be upset. But it feels a bit rich for you to try and paint the mods into a corner for rather trite reasons, and sidestep any and all responsibility you have for your own words, preferring to take ours out of context - as well as placing some in our mouth. Suspensions were handed out for at least one member continuing to be abusive after being asked to refrain - or, lest you want to take that out of context too, being abusive and when called upon it refusing to rule it out again in the immediate future. The thread was locked for going nowhere fast after it descended into arguing with direct mod requests that were upholding the forum guidelines/rules/whatever you want to call them. If the thread was locked because it wasn't going 'our' way, then it was pages/weeks/months too late. That's not what happened. That Leo was suspended for refusing to curtail his abusiveness at some members wasn't a personal grudge or vendetta, either. If it were, we could have suspended him and locked his threads on hundreds of prior occasions, when we've disagreed about things passionately. To belabor the point, I thought some of the points he raised in among it all in that locked thread were salient enough that I asked him privately to raise them in a new thread, to better focus discussion. That he demurred was understandable, because it wasn't a thread I particularly wanted to make, either. Now, if you'd prefer, I can stop being amused at all of this and skip straight to frustrated and disappointed? But at this point you're just as likely to jump up and down and be upset at us for putting words into your mouth and telling you what you can and can't say, and how dare we ruin things, so honestly, Not to be too blunt about it, but while this is no longer a highly commercialised site with oversight from on high, it's still not a free for all where anything and anything can be said without consequence. We go out of our way to try and keep it feeling like that's not the case, but occasionally we need to put on our mod hats for things that you'll notice. At the end of the day, you're free to raise concerns with us, stay, or go. But please don't insinuate we can't ever do anything again that might risk people not posting on the forums by us actually being mods because that'll just upset people and they won't want to play anymore, when what it feels like you're saying is you want to be the boss, not us, and you don't want us to do anything you don't like.
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    Regular laptop or 2-in-1 ?

    No HDMI is weird (unless it's using USB-C for video), but I'm not surprised there's no card reader. I see card readers like optical drives, when it comes to laptops: better kept in a case, connected via USB, for the once a year you might need it.
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    Software Boardgames - any good?

    I have a few board/card games on PC and the biggest drawback is it makes everyone buy it to play, rather than just everyone mooching off the friend with the kickstarter addiction. So I stopped looking in to them, in general, and didn't even open the email humble sent me about that one.
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    AMD Zen

    Small miracle it changed the HAL at least somewhat to handle the new CPU. Mild sadness it didn't do it properly to save the reinstall. Guess I should try a refresh first, save me dicking around with nssm setting up daemons again.
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    Regular laptop or 2-in-1 ?

    OneNote + like you said, being able to quickly draw something would be my main uses for a business usecase. Maybe slightly easier to drive powerpoint if you're doing it wirelessly and want to walk around and don't mind carrying it in tablet mode, vs going back to a desk/lectern etc all the time to look at what's next/change slide if you're not doing that wirelessly anyway. For me the main reason I'd want a 2in1 is to read from it in portrait mode without a keyboard sitting out at an angle - but that'd be moreso for personal use than business.
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    Locked threads and suspensions

    I mean, he was a Hero, once upon a time. But I guess the mods at the time got the willies and removed that. That's a pretty curious take on things.
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    Logic's woes.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-nu-audio-pro-sound-card Found you a new soundcard, LP!
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