Recent content by Max Power

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    Help buying a computer (Windows)

    If you're not going to take it anywhere, a laptop with a 15" screen would give you more screen space for working on documents or spreadsheets. I'd recommend going with an 11th gen Intel CPU. It was a big bump in graphics performance and battery life over the 10th, and if you're going to keep it...
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    Help buying a computer (Windows)

    Also think about whether you want to bring it different places of if it will just stay home all the time. If you're on the go with it, you'd want something lighter weight with better battery life, but if it stays at home you could get a larger screen and more power.
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    Might as well start talking about 2021

    I understand the logic behind it, but how effective is a lineup full of platoon guys in the age of openers? Your platoon advantages get blown up by the second half of the game.
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    Rolling non-Red Sox non-Yankees 2021 Spring Training Game Thread

    So the very early returns aren't showing much difference for the new ball.
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    Red Sox to have fans at Fenway to start 2021

    That's why I asked the question. I don't know what your factors or risk scales are. If you're not willing to go to the park fully vaccinated at 1/8 capacity, when would you?
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    Red Sox to have fans at Fenway to start 2021

    If both of you are fully vaccinated, at what point would you feel it's "safe" to go back? Everything I've read says there hasn't been a single Covid fatality for people who have finished their vaccine cycle. All COVID vaccines stop severe illness and death. Take what's offered. (usatoday.com)...
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    Computer Fan

    Right click on the Start button and choose Computer Management. Services under "Services and Applications" on the left side. If it's SysMain that's causing the CPU usage, you can try stopping/disabling that rather than messing with Windows Updates if that's working correctly. Here's a site...
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    Computer Fan

    Which "Service Host?" It should say Service Host: XXXXX. My guess is the Installer Service and you have a Windows Update that's stuck. If that's the case, go to Computer Management > Services and stop Windows Update. Then delete the entire C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ directory. Reboot and...
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    Computer Fan

    When Chrome is closed and you go to Task Manager, what's at the top when you sort by CPU? There's some task that's stuck. The specs on your computer are quite good. An i7 from a few generations ago shouldn't be taxed like that all the time.
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    Computer Fan

    It's much more likely Chrome is messed up in some way. Have you checked your extensions in there to see what you have? You should remove anything you don't recognize and disable anything you don't think you need. You could also try using new Edge for a bit to see if that makes a difference. It's...
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    Computer Fan

    When you go to Task Manager and sort things by CPU, what comes up with the highest CPU load? Your computer overall should be under 5% almost all the time and then burst to higher amounts when you do stuff, so sticking at over 50% is not right and completely explains the constant fan noise.
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    Remote Desktop Solutions Over VPN

    If you can connect via VNC, you can connect via Remote Desktop. I can't imagine how a VPN connection would block one but not the other. You'll get much, much smoother graphical performance out of it as well. Your company's IT department really should have set up a trust relationship between the...
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    Remote Desktop Solutions Over VPN

    When the work desktop and your personal computer are both on your home network, there shouldn't be any issue. You can RDP to it directly without any VPN, by hostname if your router is doing its job or by IP address if it's not. At that point you can establish the VPN connection on the work...
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    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    I hope Aramark is working with Madrigal to make Franch dipping sauce available at Fenway.
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    MLB Offseason 2020 News & Notes

    The 7 inning double headers aren't being used for speeding up the game. They're keeping them so that Covid-related make up games can be completed without tearing through two pitching staffs. Even if they were playing at 1984 speeds, you wouldn't have the arms to get through multiple double...