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    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    antok86 Any updates? I ordered a pack of 10 resistors and still have 9 left. If you need one to try the fix and aren't in a rush, send me a pm and I can send you a couple. Fixes like this are what make me miss radio shack
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    Games to Play with young kids

    Geographical Adventures It's a work in progress, technically free but I think has the potential to be fun, educational, and look pretty decent graphically. I won't claim to know coding, but, in the videos, he covers that as well when he's creating/updating it which could add more educational...
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    Costco Members: CyberPower 1500VA 900W True Sine Wave UPS $150 + Free Shipping

    I just went back in. Turns out there are actually two models listed for 149.99 but the OP is 30 off. I can do add to cart as well
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    Costco Members: CyberPower 1500VA 900W True Sine Wave UPS $150 + Free Shipping

    Showing "out of stock" Could try this one. Its the general page search- https://www.costco.com/surge-protectors-ups.html?refine=||Brand_attr-CyberPower&searchProvider=lucidworks
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    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    C'mon! You can't be [H]ard if you don't live on the edge once in a while! There was no way I was buying a similar model to swap the drives into. I'm not sure what I was going to do if the resistor didn't work. Probably call it a loss and try the drives in a different storage device. But, I...
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    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    antok86 Just completed the resistor "fix" and so far it's up and running! Even cleaned (more like chipped and scrapped) the cpu cement and put some new past on and added a 4gb ram stick i had laying around. I wish you the same luck !
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    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    Agreed. Just keep the specs in mind when searching. Not all Synology's are created equal when it comes to their horsepower.
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    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    I meant for the warranty piece of it and getting an "official" fix for it, not that it carries a ton of weight these days. But the fact they did offer something when they didn't have to, is worth noting. -I bought mine used about 2years ago from my old boss. It was running great until I did a...
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    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    You got lucky? lol. that it was in the extended warranty period. If OP is looking at new gear, this issue shouldn't be a concern but if looking at used too, I would keep an eye out since they aren't under warranty anymore. I think they ended 2017 or 2018.
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    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    RS815rp+ with the Atom C2538 cpu
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    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    Depending on your actual issue, It'd be worth looking into the resistor fix. It looks like it may have the exact same issue and has a chance at a second life with a simple resistor. This would potentially give you the time needed to transfer over to a new solution. I will hopefully have my...
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    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    Only because I'm feeling the pain now but if going synology, look into the models to see if there are any major flaws? Not necessarily Synology's fault, but still wroth checking. ex. Many products using the Atom C2000 series CPUs (older synology's rs815, ds1415, etc) have a fatal flaw that may...
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    Craigslist finds

    Not a bad deal for going rates. I didn't buy it but if someone is in the area. 2070 Super - $370 https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/sop/d/milwaukee-evga-geforce-rtx-2070-super/7445451104.html
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    The Matrix Resurrections GeForce RTX Custom PC Giveaway

    Backplates look cool. The laptop or left PC would be my pick if there were a choice. Although any of the builds have to be better than my current gaming setup and it would be nice to upgrade. Going old school here. They need to do the work this guy did. The details were awesome...
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    Looking for a POE swtich Need some suggestions

    I would look for the SG250 out of those two. The SG200 only supports 802.3af per my searching. The SG250 supports 802.3at but the SG250-26P or SG250-26HP look like they are over budget (SG250-26HP started at $350 on fleabay)...
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    10 Gbps from the pole, how do I effectively do this?

    Spitballing here. Could you go something like they did here? Their 'budget' setup was about $325 and was only able to hit 6GBs but you might be able to bring that down some more with some different used equipment and maybe a 2port 10GB to start since that is all you need for the basics. That...
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    PF Sense test box build

    If you are running the basics, that setup is plenty. I run 400Mb service through my pfSense as a VM -4cores of L5638 (~1yr older than yours) -8GB DDR3 -100GB allocated HDD I bumped this down from 6 CPUs and 12GB DDR3 because it wasn't using it. Mostly idle it sits at 3-5% CPU and 11% MEM...
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    What POE switch do you use?

    That's a good point. These seem like they would be a good middle ground then. I could still run 2 of them but they would be lower total power being 2 smaller port counts, and not as large a PSU because only 12 ports are POE capable. I started counting ports... I just realized I need to go back...
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    What POE switch do you use?

    These cameras can record to DVR I believe but that requires paid software. I'm going to be doing SD card for recording which will lower the bandwidth too only for viewing. The gigabit is because I want to plug in the APs and not be restricted to the 100mb link. Less restricts for future...
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    What POE switch do you use?

    I've been browsing for a little while now but wondering what you guys recommend. Budget= <$200 in US, used is fine Requirements= 802.3af/802.3at spec, VLAN support, Gigabit, rack mount I am going to be installing 5-6 AXIS POE cameras and have 3x existing POE APs. The APs currently use power...
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    Hackers Hold Man's Penis For Ransom In Digital Chastity Belt, Demand Bitcoin To Unlock

    Did you try turning it off? *no I didn't read the article*
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    Hyper-v, VMware player, or Virtualbox for XP?

    Correct both software accelerated but I was thinking more is still better in this case, at least a little bit since Virtualbox is only 256MB at max. Really depends on what they are doing in the photo editor... but for a 32bit app, I can't imagine it being too demanding on modern hardware.
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    Hyper-v, VMware player, or Virtualbox for XP?

    Fair enough. I did mess with VMware player for a couple min. It did feel a little smoother with the same resources allocated. Another thing is it looks like you can allocate much more VRAM (8GB+) over VirtualBox (256MB) which may be necessary with the images being edited.
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    Hyper-v, VMware player, or Virtualbox for XP?

    I've used virtual box for simple use cases like Win98 to play old games or for work running Linux VMs from the desktop. It may not be as robust as some virtual offerings but it's free and very simple to set up and give a try. You can easily do folder sharing too between the VM and host. Are...
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    HP DL380p Gen9 PSU question

    Just an opinion. But you shouldn't have any issues. The internals of the chassis should be identical regardless of the PSU used. Quick spec sheet lists the power supplies and models you can use with the chassis. https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/Getdocument.aspx?docname=c04346247 It looks like...
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    Oculus Quest 2

    Came to post this. It is also for the Quest 2 facial interface accessory and Quest 2 Fit Pack per the email. Here is the email body. "We’re reaching out to let you know about a voluntary recall of the Oculus Quest 2 removable foam facial interface in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer...
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    What is your "coping" strategy for the time until you can get a latest-model Nvidia/AMD GPU?

    Will be on my 4770k and 980 for the foreseeable future. Even if I wanted to make a version jump to 1080 (not really worth it imo), I'd need at least a PSU.. if not a case too (drawback of mitx builds). Anything beyond the 1080, I'm probably going to have a cpu bottleneck.
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    SETI.Germany's 12th Annual BOINC Pentathlon (2021)

    Sorry. i'm a bit lost. I see there is talk of other stuff going on. Are people switching to them from sidock or just running multiples on the same/additional machines? Should I switch?
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    SETI.Germany's 12th Annual BOINC Pentathlon (2021)

    Good I think mine worked out. When it added all of them for the new cores, they were all 20+ hours out. I assumed I didn't need to do anything else.
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    SETI.Germany's 12th Annual BOINC Pentathlon (2021)

    I think I'm ready. I assigned it all 48 cores but limited it to 90% for host overhead.
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    SETI.Germany's 12th Annual BOINC Pentathlon (2021)

    I think I got the VM stuff going. Probably need to wait for refresh to see if I joined the Sidock team correctly. I did use the code: Crunch_4Science. I'll try to work on the server this weekend. Unfortunately, right now, it's only 2 cores.
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    SETI.Germany's 12th Annual BOINC Pentathlon (2021)

    Don't thank me yet lol. I got a Windows VM already started for it, just need the app installs. i can look at linux distros but I'm not as familiar
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    SETI.Germany's 12th Annual BOINC Pentathlon (2021)

    I'm late as usual. I need to get the machine setup. I still have the quad opty I got from jebo_4jc (48 cores). I don't think these workloads were memory intensive, were they? As of now, I may only have 16GB to give it. I also have to find an outlet :/
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    With ATT internet, how do I add my own wireless router?

    Sorta went through this the other day. If you prefer your router to manage things, you have 2 options for the ATT gateway --Bridge mode- not recommended per ATT as they can't manage/update the modem per their documentation --IP Passthrough- recommended and you can leave the WIFI on for emergency...
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    Best Wireless Solution for Small Home w/ Plaster?

    Did you find something yet? I can't compare to other competitors, but 2 friends each have the Ubiquiti Amplifi system and are very happy with it. The router is also an antenna giving you up to 3 antenna's. The 2 dedicated antenna's simply plug into an open outlet and auto pair with the router...
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    pfSense 2.5.0 upgrade results?

    A little late to the party but.. I've since gone back to 2.4.5p1 for now. Quick overview (nothing crazy): -virtual pfsense in ESX -5 LANs (primarily 2 used) -5 DHCPs -Port forwarding -NAT configs -few monitoring packages and vmware open tools -AES-NI on The actual upgrade was as easy as one...
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    Virtual pfSense and switch VLANs

    Almost forgot about this :/ I did run a backup xml today. Thanks for that. I think I got the AP stuff working right. I just need to secure it at the pfsense level as it can traverse any subnet. I create the firewall rule for any/any to test. The AP port is configured with Trunk on default...
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    Virtual pfSense and switch VLANs

    Going to be a bit.. lol I was trying to get mulitple subnet DHCP following a doc and... well.. I bricked pfSense setting bridged connections. And nope, I didn't snapshot it. And it won't boot far enough to do a setting revert. :( Lesson learned. I'll be doing a separate DHCP server setting. In...
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    (WTF Amazon?) Would you use these or return them?

    File the complaint to see what your options are. Popping them into an ESD bag shouldn't be that difficult and should already be done when sitting on the shelf. Worst case- they want you to return for refund - reorder? Best case- they say they will send you new ones and keep the old ones?
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