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    Sourcing Parts for Custom Case

    I guess I DO have a thread kit downstairs, lol.
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    Sourcing Parts for Custom Case

    Looking at 80/20s site and their additional services for the extrusions, the center holes are not threaded. Is there a good alternate extrusion source that I can use?
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    Sourcing Parts for Custom Case

    So I have a desire for a rack mount, shallow (17" or less), 2U case that can fit standard ATX parts. Did some research and it appeared that this was gonna be a difficult thing to find. So I went about designing my own in AutoCAD. It was a steep learning curve but I got something designed that...
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    Custom all-in-one open-air case

    Ha, I didn't even look at the original post date. I see the t-slot extrusion pieces all over, I just don't want to piece together what works with MB diameter holes, lol.
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    Custom all-in-one open-air case

    Nice, can you let us in on your supplier, I'd like to do the same for my lab stuff.
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    Network pics thread

    Small house, a little over 900 sq ft so it's able to hit everywhere it needs...but it's range is definitely reduced being in there. I figured if I needed to I could mount it on the side but so far so good.
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    Network pics thread

    My modest home setup, mind the dust, doing a bit of drywall work.
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    Ryzen 2700X or Xeon 2136 Home VM Lab

    That's interesting, in the enterprise I work at, we have more RAM than we know what to do with and not enough CPU...but that's mostly a result of working in the public sector I think.
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    Need a firewall appliance with certain abilities

    Did you read what I said or just immediately dismiss it?? An assumption is made that he has a registered domain. Though if he's paying for a static IP, chances are good he's also got a domain registered. Configure his firewall to only accept connections for those services from CloudFlare's...
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    Ryzen 2700X or Xeon 2136 Home VM Lab

    I won't be doing anything permanent or complex setups that need that much RAM. Im actually looking at just half populating the systems at 32GB expecting that to really be too much as is, lol.
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    Need a firewall appliance with certain abilities

    I very much understand how the internet works, lol. He has public services exposed to the outside and is trying to protect his perimeter. I'm making an assumption that he's got a domain registered. Redirect his domain registrar nameservers to CloudFlare, then configure his router to only...
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    Need a firewall appliance with certain abilities

    Free CloudFlare plan does geo-blocking...https://www.cloudflare.com/plans/#compare-features
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    FC NIC's for Windows 10? / + transceivers that might work? (got some free..)

    Depending on what your goals are, some 10Gbe SFP+ NICs and Twinax cables to connect them all may do it. 10Gbe switches are still expensive to come by in any kind of density but theyre out there if your wallet is deep enough.
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    redoing layout...

    On the storage front, FreeNAS can work pretty well with only spinning drives and lots of RAM. ZFS will cache all the frequently requested data in RAM and, if you want, you can setup tiered storage with an SSD sitting in between the two. I have 20GB of RAM on my FreeNAS with a single SSD for...
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    Ryzen 2700X or Xeon 2136 Home VM Lab

    Looking to rebuild my compute nodes for my home lab. The two CPUs have similar scores on CPUBenchmark with the Xeon having a higher IPC and the Ryzen having two additional cores. I plan to purchase two and load them up initially with 32GB of RAM. What should I look for in a VM host, higher...
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    California Dealers File Petition against Volvo's All-Inclusive Car Subscription Service

    but! but! My anecdotal evidence is wholly representative of the US population!
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    Truck Owners Are Blocking Tesla Superchargers in "ICE-ing" Protests

    Rare Earth Elements is a slight misnomer in that they aren't rare at all, they're actually quite common. The problem is their density in the ground is super low so to get an industrial level quantity of the stuff requires mass strip mining. Why the hate for electrics, would you roll coal on an...
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    Stackable Open Air Case

    Cool stuff, I just took a look at your site as well. Unfortunately, that's still too tall for a single system for what I am looking for. I'd prefer everything in the system on a single plane with a four bay HDD bracket that doesn't exceed the height of a full height expansion card.
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    Stackable Open Air Case

    Looking for open air cases that are stackable and not for mining. Have a small three node home lab I'd like to not have consuming the space of three standard sized cases.
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    SEO "Company" asking me to change my nameservers

    If you change your name servers over to CloudFlare, your authoritative DNS servers will then be CloudFlare which means he can control what IPs your URLs resolve to. If you didn't sign up for CloudFlare, authorize the use of CloudFlare, and, most importantly, don't have access to the CloudFlare...
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    Help with Multi-Node Home Hyper-V Cluster

    I work IT Security by day (nerdy gamer by night), I have no intention of buying anything directly from China. That said, most of the shit comes out of China anyways, lol.
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    Help with Multi-Node Home Hyper-V Cluster

    Where are you seeing those prices on those NICs? I am seeing them 20-40 more than that at their cheapest.
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    Help with Multi-Node Home Hyper-V Cluster

    In my previous setup, the two Intel processors were the compute nodes and AMD was the storage backend. I used the Adaptec RAID card for a RAID 10 (or maybe just RAID 1, cant remember) of the 8 1TB mechanical drives and then used Server 2012 to handle NIC teaming and iSCSI with MPIO. The setup...
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    Help with Multi-Node Home Hyper-V Cluster

    I've got a bunch of old parts lying around that I can use for a small home lab. I've previously had a 2-node cluster setup using all this stuff and a couple other parts. I recently disassembled it to build a gaming computer for my son (pulled a 4th gen i7 out of it). I'm wanting to rebuild...
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    Command & Conquer Remasters Are in the Works for PC

    I'd love to see the original C&C/RA games remastered into the Frostbite or Unreal engines. Maintain the same gameplay, just give it a face lift
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    Dynamic Local Mode for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper WX Series Processors

    I'd love to be able for afford WX....but I cannot....
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X CPU Review @ [H]

    Im curious how well this would perform with VMWare in front of it. All these cores and all these threads would seem right at home in a small home lab.
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X for 1850 USD

    Wonder what the IPC is like on the chip....this could be a solid foundation for a home VM cluster.
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    Godzilla: King of the Monsters Official Trailer

    So....the Titans are now semi-benevolent??? Go watch the Godzilla anime movies on Netflix, those are good. The second just came out and I watched it last night, both are good...different spin on Godzilla.
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    Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset & Base Station Review @ [H]

    What's the updated version?
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    Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset & Base Station Review @ [H]

    I've been using the A50s for about a year myself and had the issue pop up within the first month of having them. After the hard reset, I haven't had an issue with them. Not to say it won't happen again but honestly, I think it's the best $300 I've ever spent in any kind of audio gear. I also...
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    Race Modified Tesla Model S P100D Cars Will Star in New Racing Series

    I hope it's Quagmire repeatedly saying "Giggity", lol. As the throttle opens and "RPMs" build, the "Giggity"s crescendo and, like a turbo, when the driver lets off the throttle you hear a faint "Goo".
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    Software Engineer Fired, Shut Out of Office for Three Weeks by Machine

    Im more inclinded to believe someone wrote a few scripts and then left the company and no one there knew how they worked and couldn't reverse engineer it.
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    Software Engineer Fired, Shut Out of Office for Three Weeks by Machine

    Overburdensome security controls and lack of knowledge of process by internal teams. Can't really blame him for it, sounds like a shitty place to work.
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    PUBG Gets New Smaller Map to go With New Smaller Playerbase

    I don't get the hate...yes Bluehole did a dumb thing by trying to sue Epic Games (?) but the game is fun. Matches are rarely longer than 30 minutes and typically have 90+ players in them regardless of the size of the map. The headline, while catchy, makes rgMekanic appear uninformed.
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    Girl, 9, in Rehab after Getting So Addicted to Fortnite She Wet Herself

    Problem wasn't the kid had an Xbox in her room, the problem is the parents didn't parent. Put controls in place, lay ground rules, and enforce them...be a responsible parent.
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    Girl, 9, in Rehab after Getting So Addicted to Fortnite She Wet Herself

    Proper parenting and moderation is key. My kid has had a laptop of his own for 3-4 years (He's 10 now) and plays a variety of games, including online games. However, I use parental controls to limit/lock down use and know the games he is playing and have instructed him on proper behavior...
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    Girl, 9, in Rehab after Getting So Addicted to Fortnite She Wet Herself

    My son doesn't live with me and I am still able to limit his screen time on his Switch/Computer. Be a parent 1st, not a friend.
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    Google and LG Unveil World's Highest Resolution OLED Display for Mobile AR and VR

    This screen probably has the PPI to make text easily readable. The next two problems is the GPU power to drive a comfortable experience and optics that don't introduce any kind of weird artifacts like the current screens do. I feel like the future is where there are no optics and the screen...
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