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    Simple Backup NAS machine

    I might have been looking for an excuse to play with hardware again ;) . If not that then it was for trying something new. If anything this shows TIMTOWTDI and we got some good responses and reasoning for them. Also I didn't realize it but some similar ideas were also posted in the following...
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    Simple Backup NAS machine

    I'm also interested in seeing SATA drive power connections for a system using a PICOpsu or equivalent as I've got several of the ~230W laptop bricks. I have another machine using a DC-DC power supply from HDplex but I'm not sure how much the 5v SATA is rated for especially with 4+ drives. I'll...
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    Simple Backup NAS machine

    The more I look at some of the pre-built stuff again I'm thinking this might be another viable option. For some reason I had the impression that ~400-500 was the starting point for pre-built enclosures which would make this cheaper but for the simplicity that I'm looking for in this one there...
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    Simple Backup NAS machine

    Thanks for the suggestions. I don't think I'm interested in BackBlaze at the moment. I'd rather not be tied to a service, unless you were thinking of a different use model. I put together a microATX option with intel lan and 1151 socket board. About 30-40 more but still within budget ballpark...
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    Simple Backup NAS machine

    I'm looking to making a basic NAS for offsite backups. Something simple that I can leave at someone else's house and use it as backup for the NAS I keep at home. (They could also do the same with me and we'd be colo NAS buddies ;)) Anyways, I already have one of the Synology boxes with a few...
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    Mixed Mode CDs (audio+data)

    Yeah I knew it was possible and I remember old discs that had it but I was concerned the method for making them might have been hard to find. Hence posting here for others and in case someone remembered a better way. As an update I made about 11 or so disks and they all seem to work fine. It...
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    Mixed Mode CDs (audio+data)

    I'm posting some notes on creating mixed mode CDs since I wasn't easily able to find the information I was looking for and it seemed like most of the old CD burning articles from the web aren't around anymore (15 years is pretty long in internet time). Anyways I had some 74 year old records...
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    [H]ardOCP & ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti DirectCU II Giveaway

    Power Reduction -> Cooler GPU temperature (no more toasting bagels on the fan exhaust) Noise Reduction -> Large heatsink + open slow turning large fans = Less noise (and postponement of Tinnitus). Performance increase -> Self explanitory (we'll let you do the comparisons) DX11 (When it...
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    Lower profile air cooler on par with H80/Kuhler920?

    Thanks for the Noctua suggestion, I looked at some of theirs and the NH-U9B SE2 seems to be the only side flow one that is short enough. However it seems like it doesn't have quite the performance (surface area) of the larger air coolers to compete with the entry level water coolers. Thanks for...
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    Lower profile air cooler on par with H80/Kuhler920?

    I'm building a SFF mini-ITX system and am debating between a Corsair H80/Antec Kuhler 920 or air cooler. I only have room in the case (custom) for a heat sink that is 145mm or shorter in height (board is ASRock Z77E-ITX so width is ~100mm depending on heatsink offsets). For airflow...
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    Duke Nukem Forever Gone Gold

    After all those years... Curious if they will include any copies of all the previous work done on the project. I'd like to see how many different versions/engines they went through to get here.
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    Triple 42” 1080P TVs + Car = [H] Gaming

    Nice coincidence. Would you actually use the sound from the car stereo? All you need is a wireless hookup for your wheel and pedals and your set :)
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    The *Official* Post Pics Of Your Network Thread

    Here is my gravity defying network Modem on the left (bottom) DSL filter and phone bridge in between switch and modem plus TV splitter box in the foreground. The machine on the right is a m0n0wall PIII box (good small form factor) The one think I like about this setup is that I can...
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    Free 32MB Flash Drive

    Cool, I have been waiting for this again. Might want to de-parse the link so that it does not go as fast as the last one
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    PStwo + car

    I agree that that third option is pretty tempting due to the price and the fact that it was specifically designed with the PS2 in mind. That datasheet from Linear was pretty funny at page 12, I didn't realize that the writer could get away with that. There is some good information on what can...
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    Rootkit?

    Ok, so today I try to run the Soldier of Fortune II demo and the executable is missing. No problem go to download installer again however, the for some strange reason the file cannot be saved when it is finished downloading. Strange, out of curiosity I create an empty text file and rename it...
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    Advert on the side of the forum

    Wow, sigs are smaller and start more to the left where the user info was, cool. About the ad is not so bad, muted colors help with the black background.
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    Mid-Tower Computer Case $1.99 w/ PS (AR)

    Is this gone early? I can't get the rebate to show up. The OP said it should be good till 1/29?? :confused:
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    This old switch (Linksys DSS x16)

    Well it tested out ok @ 100Mb/s, both fans run without grinding, score++ for me. It will be part of a weekend/holiday project to get a small network running, perhaps a folding box in the future now that I have 16 ports of goodness ;) . Now all I need is a place for a rack... Thanks for your...
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    This old switch (Linksys DSS x16)

    Well I really can't find too much information about it other than they used to go for upwards of $200 easily(amazing how prices drop). If it is still there and tests ok I will probably snag it...
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    This old switch (Linksys DSS x16)

    I have been looking for a 10/100 switch for a home network and I found a (Linksys DSS x16) at a local university surplus place for $10. I am curious if anyone here has had any experience with these (good, bad, ugly)? It is big and heavy with 16 ports as the model name states. I am also...
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    Protoboards

    Yeah I think this is the manufacturer I am going to go through probably a PB-103. Seems like $38.00 at most places. The one I mentioned in the OP is a PB-103 and they want $50 for it (yeah right) so it looks like I am off to Fry's sometime in the near future.
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    Protoboards

    I knew that there was one other name I could not think of. Yeah, the one in the link I have seen once before in the RS catalog but the local RS would charge me for stocking (s&h) it in their store. I am thinking that I also might want one with an extra IC well or 2. Im going to keep...
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    Protoboards

    I am looking to get a protoboard for some of my electronics projects that I am currently doing. I was just wondering what other people's experinces were and any info you have on prices and such would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for a small to medium size nothing special. This will...
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    Google could be an operating system

    Google has their own in house file system used for storing, organizing, and searching the tons of pages they keep. I think that a consumer OS like windows, linux, X, etc. would be less likely although I would not put it past them in the long run, even with the talk about Google's web browser.
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    Jef Raskin Dies

    It is also on Google's homepage. I first found out about him and his site last year through http://www.digibarn.com where he is listed as the true designer of the Macintosh project. His website was full of very interesting and funny articles that were quite fun to read. There is a lot of...
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    Attention! You do not need antivirus!

    I run a firewall behind a dedicated linux router /w NAT and have never had a problem with nasty trojans or worms getting in. I once took it off before I formatted to see how long it took to get infected and BAM!! blaster within like 10 seconds. As for AV I have not run it at all since 98 and...
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    Free satellite imagery of the entire earth (zoomed also): Nasa World Wind Proggie

    Nice find. I still can only get the topographical and USGS quadrangles, might try later tonight to see if any servers are back online. Might also be a good chance to cache up on some good maps rather than using 20 to piece together.
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    Mozilla FireFox!

    I also should mention that I am running the optimized version from the link above on the machine in the sig. Like others I have found some sites that do not load correctly in Firefox, but the features and ideas with Firefox outweigh using IE 95% of the time. I will look into the API...
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    Mozilla FireFox!

    It is a very nice browser as an example look at cpu usage when the newegg ad with the scooter goes by for me FF is at 30% and IE at 35% not much, but it is consistent. Also does anyone know how to make firefox view page source in notepad, I like the viewer that it uses with the syntax...
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    Minesweeper!

    Without editing the config file right... ;) (I think this only applies to win 9x not xp)
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    Do I need to actually click the newegg banner?

    The banner is like an instant shortcut to newegg. 1. Browse the [H] for cool stuff. 2. Find cool stuff. 3. Use quick link at top to get to newegg. 4. Buy cool stuff at cool prices. 5. Benifit the [H] for being such a cool site. 6. Profit. 7. Cool! rinse and repeat as necessary... :)
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    need a looong ide cable

    I looked once into that kind of setup for my car once. Turns out that some people have made some that work fine by cutting an IDE cable in half and splicing in some CAT5 however you have to be really good at soldering and have lots of spare IDE cables lying around. Best bet is to use one of...
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