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    Any Geek forum recommendations?

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    by mike-scott ·

    I know, it’s probably rude to put this on this forum, but can anyone recommend any other forums where geeks hang out?

    It seems like most of the techie forums turn into tech support forums, and let’s be honest, when 1 half of the page is adds, it makes it pretty hard to find stuff worth reading.

    Thanks in advance.

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    • #2999881

      Ads.

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to Any Geek forum recommendations?

      Firefox and Ad-Block.
      What ads?

      • #2999879

        Well

        by mike-scott ·

        In reply to Ads.

        That’s one solution, although I still view it as a failure in the site itself.

        Thanks for the reply!

        • #2999857

          Gotta pay the bills some how

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Well

          Jason and company gotta eat. Tammi’s got those new bike payments to keep up.

        • #2999846

          Exactly…

          by forum surfer ·

          In reply to Gotta pay the bills some how

          Call me a sell out, but those ads pay the bills and I don’t see anything wrong with them. I hate ads, but I understand. The ones I find fault with here on TR are the annoying ones that play video and sound as soon as the page loads. Annoying if you happen to be at work to say the least.

        • #2999845

          Understood…

          by mike-scott ·

          In reply to Gotta pay the bills some how

          I understand that, and that’s why I’m not a fan of ad blocking. However, there comes a point where too much is too much, and it’s something that each site owner has to balance.

        • #2999839

          Don’t forget

          by jck ·

          In reply to Gotta pay the bills some how

          Tammy needs her Diet Coke too 😀

          Next time I see her, I hope she has a van. I’m gonna bring her a bunch of Diet Coke…which should last her 2 or 3 days lol :^0

        • #2999836

          Yup.

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Gotta pay the bills some how

          It’s the sound and moving video that got me to blocking ads. Don’t [b]even[/b] like those kinds of surprises.
          Well, that and the interminable page loads when the ad servers are misbehaving.

          etu

        • #2999797

          Nothing like bringing up a site at work…

          by notsochiguy ·

          In reply to Yup.

          …and the “Viva Viagra” melody starts blaring from your PC.

          Ad-Block couldn’t have been installed fast enough!

          😉

        • #2999838

          Been awhile since I played there…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Well

          but I learned a lot hanging around in Gibson’s newsgroups.

          http://www.grc.com/discussions.htm

        • #2999832

          Didn’t think to check

          by mike-scott ·

          In reply to Been awhile since I played there…

          Should have been obvious, but I didn’t think to check GRC. Thanks a bunch!

        • #2999823

          If your skin

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Didn’t think to check

          isn’t made of kevlar, stay out of 10-Forward if it’s still around. :^0

        • #2999798

          Note to self…

          by mike-scott ·

          In reply to If your skin

          Will do. Thanks!

    • #2999841

      Hardware\software geek forum

      by forum surfer ·

      In reply to Any Geek forum recommendations?

      http://forums.anandtech.com/

      Great site, too. Very interesting stuff.

      • #2999833

        Great!

        by mike-scott ·

        In reply to Hardware\software geek forum

        Thanks!

        • #2999826

          Check out some of his how-to’s

          by forum surfer ·

          In reply to Great!

          Especially his home theater stuff. Dude has a rockin home setup for nearly everything. Somewhere between normal and MTV cribs type stuff.

        • #2999796

          Might cause envy…

          by mike-scott ·

          In reply to Check out some of his how-to’s

          Anand has been around forever, I bet he’s tweaked everything he owns.

          Thanks!

    • #2999723

      Other IT sites

      by mjd420nova ·

      In reply to Any Geek forum recommendations?

      Mike: Check out some of these: PCWorld, PCMag, TechRadar and CNET. They all have PC Q&A forums. PCWorld is the most active.

    • #2998536

      I’ve used

      by purpleskys ·

      In reply to Any Geek forum recommendations?

      http://www.tomshardware.com/us/#redir on occasion, has lots of different things there…there are some ads, but not a lot

      • #2998353

        I forgot that one too

        by mike-scott ·

        In reply to I’ve used

        I’ll have to check that one out too, thanks!

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