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    Feedback and suggestions on a new NAS storage build

    I thought you were pretty limited in adding more drives to an existing ZFS pool? As I mentioned, I've never used the filesystem before but I do want to use it to ensure integrity of my archived data. Also i have no need for hotswap enclosures. Mainly just looking for a case that has the...
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    Feedback and suggestions on a new NAS storage build

    So I wanted to get some feedback from folks here on a possible design for my NAS. This storage unit will primarily be holding a lot of video files and general archives of home movies, pictures, and all the other junk we want to keep in a central repository. So with that said, I'm looking for...
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    Has extensive cloud implementation in your organization resulted in outsourcing?

    This is something mine is really starting to move forward on with stuff like Azure, Office 365, vblock, general cloud hosting and all that jazz. For anyone who has already been down this road, in terms of your onsite infrastructure like physical servers or hosts for virtual servers, how has...
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    Response Plan If Network Is Hacked

    I'll walk you through what happens at my place when something like this occurs. First thing, once someone with even a remote understanding of anything tech knows this is definitively happening, they run at mach 2 to the nearest exec and interrupt whatever they're doing to let them know the good...
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    Powershell - my mild rant

    So this rant is about powershell. Having worked in the IT industry for 20+ years, the majority of those doing system administration type stuff, I've seen a lot of things come and go over the years. Powershell is now on my most recent "this is getting annoying" list. Hear me out first...
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    Recommended home switch?

    I may soon be in the market for a new switch for use at home. Now this should only be a WIRED gigabit switch, no wireless at all in fact. 12 ports is enough however here in the past few weeks I've been experiencing occasional dropouts of network connectivity. Having troubleshot the router and...
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    What do you use to manage BYOD at your company?

    All of these responses are good, still not quite what I'm after though. We already use ActiveSync and VPN stuff. The primary reason we're looking into something more than that is we want to see if we can automatically issue certificates for an employee's own device so that they can gain access...
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    What do you use to manage BYOD at your company?

    This is becoming more of a hot issue at my place lately and I'm looking at both Airwatch and MobileIron. I'm forecasting that if we enabled this feature tomorrow we'd have at least 500 user utilize the service immediately and a couple thousand in the months following. Does anyone use either of...
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    BF4 "network smoothing"

    I know that the setting seems completely arbitrary at times, some even wondering if it has any impact at all. What I'm asking for is to just post the average ping time you have to one of your favorite servers and then also include what smoothing setting seemed to work best for you. If we...
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    BF4 "network smoothing"

    I wanted to create this thread separate from the official thread because a lot of people have wondered exactly what sort of difference this setting makes on different servers. I was hoping some could offer their input on what setting they have used and also be sure to report what your average...
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    Battlefield 4 **Official Discussion Thread**

    I'd also like to see something, a guide even if it's just a rough guesstimate. For example.... If your ping to the server is between 0ms - 30ms, set it to X If your ping to the server is between 31ms - 60ms, set it to Y If between 61ms - 100ms, set to Z and so on.
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    Battlefield 4 **Official Discussion Thread**

    Here's a question I'm hoping someone might know. So on my system I achieve the best performance when playing in window mode, i just maximize it. The options in BF4 setup are windowed, fullscreen and borderless, so of course I have window selected with the max resolution of my monitor...
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    Battlefield 4 **Official Discussion Thread**

    Is there an official [H] clan here? Can anyone join? I'm at lvl6 for now, but I'm willing to listen and work as part of a team and as soon as I dig up my mic I'll have voip capability.
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    BF4 forcing me to upgrade...need recommendations

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Looking over Newegg's selection, I'm thinking maybe a 760 would best fit my needs. The 770 prices are just a little too high for me. I'm specifically leaning toward evga's 02G-P4-3765-KR. It's not absolutely mandatory I be able to play the game on ultra...
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    BF4 forcing me to upgrade...need recommendations

    So my current setup when running BF4 is bottlenecked by my current card...here are the pertinent system specs for the machine I play on: Intel i7-3770 8GB memory evga GT640 Asus Maximus V extreme Win7 64-bit Only use a single monitor setup, 1920x1200 can only take up 2 expansion slots This...
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