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    Any experience with unRAID?

    I have been using unRAID since 7/2011 and been working great for me as a file server. Running 10 data drives, 1 parity and 1 cache drive, all spinners of various sizes with no problems, plus once 6.2 becomes finalized, you have the option for a second parity drive. Expanding the system is fairly...
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    What switch are you using for your home lab?

    Got a HP ProCurve 1810G - 24 port here. Set up with 3 VLANs, Internal, Guest, and WAN. Using the SFP port to convert incoming coax to fiber and back again before hitting firewall. Works out pretty nice, even if it is ghetto rigged under my desk. Sadly only using 10 ports out of it right now...
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    ESXI 5.5 and APC SmartUPS 1500 - Shutdown Procedure

    I would say to look in to the PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.0 or v4.1 client. It's a VM from APC that runs on ESXi to do exactly what you want. The only piece you might have to get is the network card for your APC Smart UPS 1500 so the unit can be on the network. Then just have all of your VMs...
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    Windows 10's End-Of-Year Report Card

    Everyone keeps arguing about how Chrome, Google, Safari, etc are tracking, selling, stalking and poking you at night. Understandable as NOTHING on the internet is not recorded or sold to someone somewhere at a given time. The difference is, I don't have to use Chrome or Google or Safari or...
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    Gmail Ending? Google Starts Migrating Users

    Huh, didn't even know Inbox (dumb name but someone probably got paid millions for the revolutionary idea) was being tested. Just logged in earlier today on the computer and saw normal GMail. What is everyone going to migrate to if GMail tries to cram Inbox down our throats? Yahoo is pretty...
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    T-Mobile Unveils Free Video Streaming For Two Dozen Services

    I'm still on their totally unlimited plan with 3 phones and we have zero restrictions when it comes to data, text or minutes. And there is zero throttling when it comes to data usage as well. But this is awesome for anyone that wants to jump ship and join T-Mobile, they are really changing...
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    Aladdin Magic Carpet Prank

    That is cool as hell that this guy was riding around. Don't think it's a prank or joke but still an awesome idea. And yes, New Yorkers are absolutely crazy. Was in the city today for a job and saw 3 women standing around talking and as I got closer, noticed one was holding a pigeon, petting...
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    T-Mobile To Let You Stream Video Without Using Your Data Plan?

    This changes nothing for me. I'm on their unlimited data/text/phone/everything plan and the two primary phones get 5 GB of tethered data each. So far, our data usage for one month was 25 GB, 19 GB and 13 GB for the 3 phones. Never once had any slowness or issues with T-Mobile. I never use...
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    New Malware That Makes ATMs Keep Your Card

    First, congrats on eating my debit card, just means I can't piss away money as easily since the machine ate it. Guess I'll have to settle on 2 hookers and no blow when this happens. Secondly, does an elevator smell differently to a mental midget as opposed to a normal midget?
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    America’s First 10 Gigabit City

    Ha ha, I had a college roommate that lived there! But I think he has since moved out to Cali for some woman... :rolleyes: and no, I don't have pics of either. Anyone who moves/lives there now, mind opening your house up as a bed and breakfast for random [H]ers? :D
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    Snapchat Makes Money Disappear

    Outside Services: $13,781,412.04 (as far as I can tell this is not bandwidth or datacenter costs) Wow that is a lot of H&B... :eek:
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    D'oh! Panda Security Mistakes Itself for Malware

    My company resells Panda antivirus and turned last week into pure hell. Such a fuck up, it ate random programs, including the Windows folder and then killed itself! Not sure how this was even possible and the cherry on this delicious cake. The phones for Panda support in America were down at...
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    Your first OS

    Bahaha, mine was Win 3.0 at home, never did much on it other then poke around on it. Pretty sure it was a Pentium 33Mhz, no idea on RAM or HDD. My school had Commodore 64s and having to load in the 5.25" drives to play games, good times! And for a throwback:
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    Vandalism Shut Down Internet, Cellphone, Telephone Service Across Arizona

    We have a client in this area and got notification of their server going offline, called and got a fast busy. Only found out the next day that the only internet line coming in to the area was cut! How can half a state have just a single line coming in? Why not make it easier and put each...
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    Hey Parents, What Is Minecraft Doing to Your Kids?

    My girlfriends daughters are both in love with minecraft. They have it on their iPads, Xbox 360, Galaxy S3 phones and watch endless hours of it on Youtube. The oldest is very much more in to playing the game and just loses herself when playing, much as I remember when I was younger and gaming...
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    Sprint: Another Huge Step Toward Buying T-Mobile

    Leave T-Mobile the hell alone! They are doing a pretty good job where I am anyways. I've seen my speeds avg around 25-38 MB on my phone and now they just said free streaming music with no addiitonal fees.
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    Netflix ISP Speed Index For May

    Hurray! My ISP is #1 on the list and funny thing is, I get a solid 7MB/s down from them 24/7.
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    Comcast Plans Data Caps For All Customers

    This kind of news makes me so happy I live in the North East! Yeah our winter was brutal and sucked ass but my ISP has zero caps and no throttling. For 200 channels and 50/25 package of which I always get 60 down, I pay $79 at the end of the month. They just care about getting money and that's...
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    Post Your Connection Speed

    Got my upload upgraded for free a couple months ago, not bad for a 50/25 connection for $30 a month.
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    Sophos UTM vs Untangle in current terms?

    Sophos (Astaro) literally has blown Untangle out of the water in terms of usability for home firewalls, I have been running my Sophos for almost 4 years now and it is rock solid in my VM. I have used Untangle back when it was version 6 or so and just looking at the package comparison chart, it...
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    vSphere 5.5 is out

    My ESXi box is listed below in my specs but I went from 5.0 to 5.5 and *knock on wood* had a smooth transition to 5.5. I upgraded 6 of my VMs running Windows to the latest VMware tools and all fully functional but also just using the free license and vSphere Client. The web page doesn't...
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    iOS 7 Update Doesn't Make Your iPhone Waterproof

    My boss was right! We do need dinosaurs back again for these morons. He says that there are so many dumb people out there that if we had dinosaurs, the problem would be fixed. Dumb guy runs in to a dinosaur leg and looks up and goes, "oh look! a dinosaur!" Dinosaur looks down and goes, "oh...
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    Audi Launches Car with Integrated 4G Connectivity

    Your dick has 4g? :confused::confused::confused:
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    Volvo's Autonomous Self-Parking Concept

    I think it is an awesome idea if you are going somewhere and want to get in and out, the car can deal with the parking. Also would be beneficial when it's a downpour and you don't want to get soaked to the bone. Otherwise yeah, parking is not that hard people. Ive fit my truck in spaces that...
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    How to convert an existing Unraid setup into a 3 VM environment

    When I condensed my computers in to one tower and ran either with ESXi 5.0, I did the same approach you are wanting. For unRAID, you have to have pass the USB that runs unRAID to the VM you are wanting to boot up, also, the best way to get your storage to unRAID is to have a RAID card so that...
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    Cablevision Disconnects Persistent Pirates for 24 Hours

    I'm also a Cablevision customer and I have the option of going to FIOS as well, in fact my apartment already has everything installed for FIOS. The only reason I am staying with Cablevision is the fact of all the free WiFi access points in my area. My laptop, iPad, cell and girlfriends cell...
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    ESXi to use one VM on an entire HD

    By doing that, am I in a sense, killing off the SSD and making its life span shorter than normal?
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    ESXi to use one VM on an entire HD

    I was hoping someone with more knowledge could tell me how or even if this is possible to do for ESXi 5. I am thinking of purchasing a 64GB SSD for Ubuntu and will be running a MySQL DB on that system, however I want to have this as a VM on my ESXi but give the entire drive to Ubuntu. I...
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    Which Quad Processor for Power Hungry VM's?

    I agree with Dash on this point, I love my Supermicro board, having IPMI on it alone saves from having drag out a burner, hooking up monitor, keyboard and mouse.
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    SSD Recommendations

    I would go with the Crucial M4 128GB, the firmware was a bug that related to something like 500 hours of run time. I am sure by now the drives all come with the latest firmware but if not, it is very painless to do. I am actually looking at getting a second M4 to replace a laptop hard drive...
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    Ikea desk gallery

    I have the L shaped Galant with two extensions, one on each side and the T legs, mine has always been on carpet but it is rock solid. So much that I have actually sat on it with no issues what so ever. Could it be the feet on the bottom of the T legs need to be adjusted? Maybe something is...
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    Facebook Looking to Buy Opera Software?

    Oh I hope this doesn't happen, I have been using Opera for over 5+ years now and like the browser. I can only imagine how much Facebook would screw up the browser with all their one click buttons to Facebook areas. :mad:
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    Anyone used CrashPlan?

    Was actually just looking over some remote backup options just in case the external backups in the fireproof safe are lost. My only question is that, uploading to a service such as CrashPlan, what about security? Wasn't it Google's own data warehouse that said once you upload your documents...
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    what router brand do you use?

    Using Astaro in an ESXi box for home Fortigate at work
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    Extreme switch OS

    As the title implies, I have a couple Extreme switches with some old OSes installed on them, they are out of date as the support contract goes but still work great. Does anyone have the latest OS or know, legally, where I could get the latest OS for my Extreme switches? TIA!
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    How do I add or expand HD in ESXi 5.0?

    If it is Windows 7 or Server 2008, you should be able to do it with the machine running, as noted, there cannot be any snapshots of the machine. Otherwise you would have to use GParted to expand the drive. I just tried it on my Windows 7 VM and while it was running, just increased it by 5GB...
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    8GB DDR3 Unbuffered ECC UDIMMs

    Looks like the Crucial RAM just got a price drop, hopefully it stays and will continue down in the next couple weeks/months. http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-8gb-ddr3-sdram-memory-module-8-gb-ddr3-sdram-1333-mhz-ddr3/228261634.html
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    8GB DDR3 Unbuffered ECC UDIMMs

    Found that same ram Firebug listed on Buy.com for a little cheaper if anyone is trying to pinch a couple cents. http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-8gb-ddr3-sdram-memory-module-8-gb-ddr3-sdram-1333-mhz-ddr3/228261634.html How long till you think we will see even a stick of this ram around $100?
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    Post Your Connection Speed

    Recently moved to a new apartment and amazed that my speed actually went up being I am now surrounded by more people then at my last location. I pay for 50/8 but I will take 60. :D
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    Digital Rentals Rise As Physical Rentals Decline

    Reading through, it looks like everyone is only thinking of Netflix or Hulu. Vudu has a service called HDX that streams 1080p and 7.1 audio if your bandwidth can support it, not sure how many people have tried it but I don't have surround sound yet but the picture quality was great. Link to...
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