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  1. Modred189

    Diablo Immortal

    I will say the Shadows/Immortals stuff is not my jam. I won't play enough to stay in I suspect, but I get that there are a lot of kids with free time. Where are the game modes meant for 39 year old attorneys with families? Lol
  2. Modred189

    Diablo Immortal

    Ok, hot take, I kind of love DI. Pocket based dungeon crawling? Check. Excellent graphics and performs well (OnePlus 8 Pro)? Check. Very Diablo story line? Check. Loot cycle and cool looking gear? Check. Free? Check. I get that if you're a min-maxxer who spends a ton of time on games like this...
  3. Modred189

    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    Lots of wifi devices. Fire sticks, Google home devices (minis and alarm clocks), smart TVs etc. Thanks for the heads up.
  4. Modred189

    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    I guess what I'm thinking, based on your post, is that if I point my router at the pi hole instance running in a VM on my server, all the devices in my home will check with that pi hole instance for DNS lookup? So, pi hole maintains its own whitelist and blacklist?
  5. Modred189

    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    I am not big on networking, so I'm going to have to do my research on this. This seems like an easy solution.my only issue is that the unRAID box is in a separate room from my router.
  6. Modred189

    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    I have an Unraid server that can host VMs.
  7. Modred189

    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    Yea, turns out mine does too. It's just buried in the one bad part of the Google Mesh system: the phone-only UI. Did a quick test, and it looks like it reasonably works. This is what I noticed too. A Pi plus case, power, ram, etc got up to $300-400 real quick.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    As a reasonably tech savvy parent, I look forward to that arms race. But for now, I'm not really worried about them searching out porn, but more along the lines of 'innocent' searches following up on conversations we have. Just want to put some barriers in the way of the most hard core stuff...
  9. Modred189

    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    They are currently 7 and 9 and will not be having phones ANY time soon. Both good options, but at least the pi-hole option seems, in terms of cost, close to a new wifi system. Which, you know, upgrade itch.
  10. Modred189

    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    Currently have a gen 1 Google mesh wifi, and really do love it. It provides good coverage for my 3600 sq foot house (2 floors). But my kids are getting to that age where we will begin having "the talk' and I want to get ahead of any curious google searches. Any recommendations? Or is there some...
  11. Modred189

    Need a Bookshelf Speaker Setup

    Returning it. It's ok, but it's inability to do call audio is weird, and lack of play/pause controls a deal breaker. Grabbed these instead, which look to be smaller versions of the Edifiers. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08777GG4P/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_0J38BAEJZXCBP054GJER
  12. Modred189

    Need a Bookshelf Speaker Setup

    Yea, I know (both points). It arrived today, and I'm... Not sure. The voice quality (for Teams/WebEx etc) is outstanding. Music is, ok. But no remote.
  13. Modred189

    Need a Bookshelf Speaker Setup

    Thanks, all for the recommendations. Lots of good ideas, but not really on point. That said, simple bookshelf systems seem to be either real expensive and not appropriate for an office building environment (i.e., too much bass) or hot garbage. This one from rhkcommander959 is pretty close, but...
  14. Modred189

    Need a Bookshelf Speaker Setup

    Moving into a new office in 2 weeks (actually getting the office they promised me 6 months ago when I started), and I'm looking for a nice bookshelf speaker system that can: - Have an Aux input form my computer - Have bluetoooth - Have a remote control - Have reasonable sound at low volume - Be...
  15. Modred189

    Post your "rate my cables" here

    Had enough trouble getting it on. Lol.
  16. Modred189

    GeForce RTX 2060 VRAM Usage, Is 6GB's Enough for 1440p?

    I might disagree with you on the 12 gig titan. For gaming, I tend to agree, but for those who did double duty gaming and productivity, there were uses where it came in handy. Now those cases were almost as rare as the number of people who bought the card, so I'm not sure how much that means.
  17. Modred189

    Post your "rate my cables" here

    New build. Need to take a second pass at a few now that it's together. But pretty happy so far.
  18. Modred189

    GeForce RTX 2060 VRAM Usage, Is 6GB's Enough for 1440p?

    And the 6500xt appears to prove everyone's point in this thread. Not enough vram. Too slow vram. Too little bandwidth.
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    GeForce RTX 2060 VRAM Usage, Is 6GB's Enough for 1440p?

    Also, wasn't there an Nvidia GPU series where they played games with bandwidth and vram capacity? Was it the 9600s? Bandwidth turned out to be a huge deal over capat...
  20. Modred189

    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    Agreed. I keep coming away from these remakes (like Ghost in the Shell) thinking the attempt to make them LOOK like the anime gets in the way of the quallity of the product.
  21. Modred189

    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    I've been trying to figure out why I am not enjoying Cowboy Beebop. And I think I figured it out. Cowboy Beebop as an anime, had a really limited pencil stroke budget. The amount of cells they could draw was tightly controlled, and had a limited time frame. THis meant a lot of sylized scenes...
  22. Modred189

    Delete Account

    This, and when you ask for a deletion, they change the username, so no real way to link it back.
  23. Modred189

    Delete Account

    They think deleting it will also delete their posts and content.
  24. Modred189

    Price Check: NIB Intel Pentium 4, 2.4ghz, PGA-478, SL6s9

    Alas, the box is pretty faded. The value to that audience is lost.
  25. Modred189

    Price Check: NIB Intel Pentium 4, 2.4ghz, PGA-478, SL6s9

    Found this while cleaning up. NIB Worth anything?
  26. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    Confirmed. Mine was just submitted.
  27. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    Naw, having helped hundreds of companies with data breaches, a few days of down time after an attempted targeted attack like this is SOP., or should be in terms of a good SOC Incident Response Plan. Hastily leaving things up, or re-starting them too soon is bad juju. Like closing the panels of a...
  28. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    https://www.nicehash.com/blog/post/withdrawals-are-gradually-re-enabled-today Things coming back, but slowly. I wonder if the snafu with CB will be alleviated as well.
  29. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    Yup: https://www.nicehash.com/blog/post/update-on-withdrawal-situation But this is horse hockey when you can't even do that in the US.
  30. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    Again, noob here, what's with the boosted pay rate in the last hours?
  31. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    Yea, but for those of us that are relatively new, sorting the legit products and services from the crap is NOT easy. Ask here, and there's baseline amount of knowledge and competency built in, and at least a modicum of scam-filtering. I don't know about you, but I don't rely on google for...
  32. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    Yea, but I'm playing a little before I dive in, and this is a real PITA for NH:
  33. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    So is there a CB alternative for NH transfers? Free and can exchange between coins easily? I'm running NH on my 2060 when I'm not gaming on it, and sinking $60+ into a hardware wallet, or paying fees is a massive overhead, proportionately.
  34. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    Not in the US. I get an error every time I try, saying it's not available in my country.
  35. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    Not going to lie, that's what got me in. I'd been thinking about mining for a while, but didn't want the hassel. NH made it real easy. But just overnight bouncing the easiest way to move my BTC around? Dick move.
  36. Modred189

    NiceHash suspends Bitcoin withdrawals to Coinbase

    https://www.nicehash.com/blog/post/suspending-withdrawals-to-coinbase That sucks. This was simply the easiest way to extract BTC from NiceHash and exchange to some other currency. Not sure who to blame though. NH hasn't always been a great industry member, and they are laying ALL the blame on...
  37. Modred189

    PG32UQX - ASUS 32" 4K 144 Hz HDR1400 G-Sync Ultimate

    Even if you did, would it matter? lol
  38. Modred189

    mechwarrior online

    How long after redeeming the mech did you see it in your mech list?
  39. Modred189

    mechwarrior online

    And using a Jager to wreck is hilarious to me as a old school CBT player, where the Jagermech is largely a joke, and the dragon is only useful when melee is involved.
  40. Modred189

    mechwarrior online

    Decided to give it another try. I've been having some real fun chasing the Huntsman, and nabbed it this morning. But the real fun was finding a mech that absolutely tears into enemies better than any I've had before. JM6-DD- 2 LB 5-X and 2 LB 2-X ACs, 8.5 tons of mixed ammo, CASE, and double...
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