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    Ryzen 5 3500 - whether worth upgrade

    Need only CPU upgrade, but am filling questionnaire anyway. 1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.') Ans...
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    Microsoft sneaking telemetry into Windows 7 and 8.1 - again

    It seems Microsoft will just never respect the privacy of its users or inform them properly of its' actions - they're caught sneaking telemetry into windows 7 and 8.1 - yet again! source: The Inquirer at Microsoft is thrusting its hidden telemetry app at Windows 7 and 8.1 users again |...
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    Boot issues with Ryzen 2400G and A320 motherboard

    Well, after a long long time, I ran into boot issues with a newly assembled system. Before diving into it, the system specs/questionnaire: Purpose of system? General use, for a relative who's a schoolteacher. Will be running Ubuntu 18.04 or later (compulsory, for school related work). Would...
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    Negative Experience Amazon India... Take the money and run or what?

    Had (and continuing to have) a first ever *B*A*D experience with Amazon India. Ordered SSD (prepaid)., 1 week since order and still not even shipped. Also, to boot, seller is Appario Retail (i.e. Amazon themselves)., and the item is Amazon fulfilled. What gives? There is no place on the site...
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    Windows 10 Enterprise date & time issue

    Well, I'm having a strange issue with date and time on my machine at work... before going into the same, a few specs. -It's a Dell Optiplex newly purchased by the organization, barely 6 months old. -Our office got a total of 4 new systems with identical specs - Skylake i5, 4GB RAM, no ODD, 1TB...
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    Negative Experience Flipkart's "Payzippy" causing severe issues

    Hello all, Sharing today's experience on FK - Have been a FK user from the time they sold only books. Did not have major issues with the site till today.... Was ordering a mobile (On7) for a friend. Opted for online payment, with netbanking. The site redirected me first to a...
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    PC upgrade - CPU only - choice

    1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.') Ans: Apps - MS Office (2007 or later), Audacity, Exact Audio Copy...
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    Negative Experience Belkin USB data cable - freebie removed by seller or FK during shipment and Item not as advertised

    My 2nd negative experience from FK. Ordered a pink Belkin USB data Cable. Item at Belkin Mix IT Micro USB to USB 2.0 Charge Cable/Data Cable USB Cable - Belkin : Flipkart.com seller name: AIRDEALS Ordered: Pink USB Cable. Got: Dark Purple :-( On the original Belkin Box: "Includes...
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    Micromax pushing adware and replacing google update on their phones

    Original Source: Micromax is remotely installing crapware and pushing ads onto users' devices - Neowin Quote: "Developers have uncovered evidence that Indian hardware brand Micromax has been surreptitiously installing software on its devices without users' knowledge, following complaints...
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    My New Blu-Ray Writer

    Hello everyone, my brand new Blu-Ray Writer :-) LG WH14NS40 - purchased through a friend from Chennai. Cost 6600/- (No courier charges). (*for chennai-ites, not from Ritchie Street - from Parrys :wink: ) Please note even after resizing the images are around 2.6megs all together - sorry...
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