Recent content by efishta

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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    While I love seeing some of the sexy setups, mine looks same as yours, although perhaps a little jankier because I don't have a rack for it. They just sort of lay on top of shit or on the floor. My philosophy is the same - functionality. Plug in what I need, test what I need and be done. it's...
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    Wireless and Wired network at home not talking to one another.

    Unless I'm mistaken Google's Wifi has a router+firewall activated by default. It sounds like this might be a double NAT situation (router behind a router). OP - are you running a modem or a router to the WAN port of the Google Wifi device? If the latter, you're certainly double NATed. Working...
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    How Emulators 'Rewind' Games | MVG

    Modern Vintage Gamer (MVG) is famous for his in-depth videos, and was responsible for the recent Diablo 1 port to the Switch homebrew. His content is some of the highest quality youtube offers. Definitely check them out.
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    Minimum drive size in ESXI 6.5?

    I've had an old 32GB Kingston SSD refuse to format, much like what you're describing, in esxi 6, or 6.5 (one of the recent versions) I also have a newer 64GB RealSSD branded drive that works fine. Not much help, I know, but I suspect it has something to do with early generation SSDs.
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    San Francisco University Lays Off IT Workers; Jobs Head to India

    Apart from a handful of people a couple of countries doing research on Basic (or Universal) Income, we are merely kicking the can down the road and ignoring it So, we have no idea what will happen, but an educated guess is probably doable. Either a lot of dead people or what I just mentioned.
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    San Francisco University Lays Off IT Workers; Jobs Head to India

    Hahaha, made me LOL and reminded me of this exchange just af few days ago: Me on phone with Nintendo Support, trying to get repair service going (DOA refurb Wii U from Nintendo...). The worst part was that the dude was American, accent, and all. Support: Push the red syncing button and let me...
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    The Achilles' heels of Ryzen no one is talking about

    LOL - I dunno, 4K support at 60 Hz is about the only limitation HDMI has in practical terms, whereas PCI presents much greater limitations compared to PCI-E. I don't see them as comparable, but I get where you're coming from in your analogy. Apart from PCI sound cards as another poster mentioned...
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    and...Intel is already dropping prices...

    Yep, it was quite the solid board. Now that I'm thinking about it more, it was pretty unique. Full AGP and PCI-E bandwidth (well, there was a negligible drop I think), you could stably run both an AGP AND a PCI-E video card simultaneously, with some tweaking as required. That was impressive...
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    The Achilles' heels of Ryzen no one is talking about

    This MSI B350 AM4 board mentioned in the thread - why the hell does it have 2 PCI slots? Am I missing something? I had figured mobos with PCI slots would be kind of niche today, for the "legacy" market. Or is this a side effect of the apparently more limited PCI-E lanes of this chipset? Pretty...
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    and...Intel is already dropping prices...

    THIS. Straight up, the last time I had chipset driver issues was on the ALiveDual-eSATA2 AGP + PCI-E 2-in-1 board, with a weird chipset that stopped being supported after NVIDIA bought the company, roughly a decade ago. What a weird board, in retrospect. Reminds me of those DDR2 + DDR3 boards...
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    are you going to abandon intel for ryzen?

    That gives me that much more appreciation for living 20 minutes away from both a MicroCenter and a Fry's Electronics store. While most of my shopping is online these days, it's nice to be able to walk into a computer superstore and just stare at the shiz like a kid. So much shiz! It won't be...
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    High capacity 2.5 inch drives?

    When you lose data on multiple Seagate HDDs, and none in WDs over a few years (granted, this is just anecdotal) and then years later read stats like on BackBlaze's blog about the higher failure rates of Seagate & Toshiba compared to WD, and then HGST shows all of them up with even lower failure...
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    are you going to abandon intel for ryzen?

    I'm not going to be "abandoning" anything. Since Intel hasn't brought anything to market since my OC'ed i7-2700K that makes the platform upgrade cost effective (mobo, cpu & RAM), I haven't had a reason to upgrade. I purchased AMD procs before because they provided the best bang for the buck...
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    Iptorrent Invites

    I'm interested in the latter but since I can't PM you, if you could do the honors via that route, it would be appreciated. Thanks!