Recent content by unhappy_mage

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    EVGA GTX 980 - $236.54 for Price Matching ONLY

    BB in my area doesn't price match on third party merchants, and they only sell the 04G-P4-2984-KR directly. Staples says they don't obligate themselves to price match non-stocked items. So, no luck here. Thanks for the heads up, though! If it's still around tomorrow maybe I'll take my...
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    Setting up QoS for Backblaze on a Trendnet router

    That's annoying, they should have the option of using a different port to make it easier to manage. Have you tried adjusting the throttle option? I don't see any way to set up the QoS the way you want with the stock firmware. DD-WRT supports that device, maybe you could get better results...
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    Quad G34 Supermicro 4P "Barebones" + 2U case + PSU's $450

    Note also that it's listed as "ECC Unbuffered", rather than ECC registered that's normally associated with larger memory capacity. The H8QGi supports 256GB of unbuffered memory in 32 DIMMs, (i.e., 8GB each) so that memory won't be supported. That said, I don't think anyone actually makes 8GB...
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    Setting up QoS for Backblaze on a Trendnet router

    Do the filtering based on the port of the traffic, rather than the IP.
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    Quad G34 Supermicro 4P "Barebones" + 2U case + PSU's $450

    It looks like that kit is a less-interesting 12GB. Either way, good luck, and definitely complain if you don't wind up with 128GB of memory.
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    High DPI Displays

    Neat-o. It's very similar to the Adafruit display, which is basically an Ipad display with the same display board, but a little bigger. Eh, I'm in for one. It's a convenient enough size, and I've wanted to own a high-DPI display since... sixth grade?
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    Sony Dualshock 4 (PS4) controller from Newegg, $39

    Nice. I picked one up, since it looks like it's a decent controller and works for PC and PS4.
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    Downloading Games Causes More Pollution Than Boxed Games

    Multiply by the proposed rate: So my router and other network equipment downloads 9 GB per hour, but consumes 0.3 kWh per gigabyte, so it takes 2.7kWh per hour to run it. That means I must have a 2700 watt average power consumption during that time. The Cisco 6000 series routers are...
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    Supermicro motherboard

    "File sharing" is a little unclear: it could apply to anything from a thousand-user data share down to one user streaming x264 over network at 10mbps. I have an E5-2620---which is just a little faster per core and has six cores instead of four---but like I said CPU usage is never a problem, even...
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    Benchmarking a vCPU on an EC2 instance ?

    Benchmark the app you care about. Who cares how fast it encodes video if you're doing fluid dynamics?
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    Corsair CS Modular 550W

    Who uses "pc" instead of "%"?
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    Supermicro motherboard

    The 2603 is certainly enough for general home/media file serving, but it really depends what you're doing with the machine. FWIW I have dual E5-2620s for running VMs on the same machine, and hardly ever touch full utilization. The X9SRL is a nice board. Intel is generally a little more...
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    Where are the Desktop PCIe SSDs?

    I dunno, they're pretty fast (I have two in my home box) but I don't think they're the fastest drives we as humanity can produce. They're only x4 pci express 1.1, which is only 1GB/s. I mean, that's pretty snappy, but the Micron P320H (on x8 pcie 2.0) does 3.2GB/s. I got my FusionIO drives...
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    HP Storage Server ASR Issue

    It looks like you should disable the ASR feature in the BIOS, and see if you get a BSOD or something. You should also try the IML (Integrated Management Log) viewer and see if that tells you anything useful.
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    Connecting battery cabinets to UPS

    I have a Liebert GXT3-2000RT230 UPS, and just got a battery cabinet for it off ebay. Simple question: do I need to remove the load to connect the external batteries, or can I do it live? The manual mentions you can hotswap the internal batteries, but as I read it says nothing about the order...