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    Networked Windows machine instead of Parallels 17

    Did a test run of it with RDP on an old Thinkpad i5 system with 8gb and 128gb SSD. So far, its faster than if I were running it on the MBP under Parallels ARM -> x64 emulation. Success! I dont make large, complex models so I think RDP with gigabit should be sufficient for my needs. Just hobby...
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    Networked Windows machine instead of Parallels 17

    I currently have Autodesk Inventor running on Win11 inside Parallels 17 on my M1 MBP. It works, but it isn’t fast. So I’m curious about running a networked Windows machine instead of using Parallels. What would be the best approach to putting a Windows machine hooked up to my gigabit home...
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    Ender5 pro bl touch

    Did you update the firmware after installing BL Touch? I really liked it when I had it on my Ender 3. Super PINDA on Prusa is even better, but the BL Touch made life easier in my experience. I hated tinkering, I just wanted to print, BL Touch sped that up once installed.
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    Ender5 pro bl touch

    I had an Ender3, not a 5. If I recall, at least on the board I had, there were two different ways to set it up. Either replace the Z stop switch with the BL touch wiring, or plug it into the ABL port on the board. Not sure the specifics on your board, but thats how mine was. It was the...
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    How to connect 5 devices to VCC on Arduino for 3D printed mouse?

    I went with your suggestion. I attached two red wires to VCC on the Pro Micro board, and one wire went to the OLED + rotary encoder, and the second red wire went to the RGB strip and joystick sensor. That way the amps were kept lower.
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    How to connect 5 devices to VCC on Arduino for 3D printed mouse?

    I'm in the process of assembling an Orbion Space Mouse, https://github.com/FaqT0tum/Orbion_3D_Space_Mouse I'm a newbie to electronics. The OLED, rotary encoder, 3x rear switches, neopixel, and joystick all connect to the single VCC wire. How would you go about connecting all of these devices...
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    Preorder Prusa XL

    Glad you're getting it figured out! I have a Prusa Mini+ and a MK3S+. I ditched my Chinese printers, they made good results, but I was tired of tinkering and calibrating. The real strength of Prusa is their custom slicer and their firmware work so dang well together that it makes 3D printing an...
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    Post Your Mac Setup!

    The previous monitor gave me wicked headaches and eye strain, never could figure out why. Originally went back to my 2x 27" Apple Thunderbolt Displays, and just today replaced it with this LG 34" USB-C curved monitor, love it, its even better than having 2 Thunderbolt Displays. The Thunderbolt...
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    Notebook Review and Forums closing 1/31/2022

    Oh man, thats a shame. I heavily relied on that website when in college and grad school, since I used a laptop back then instead of a desktop. Their reviews and guides were very helpful in finding the best value machine that fit my requirements. As some of you have already noted, their forums...
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    Really newbie question, when my AT&T router is unplugged, whole home network goes down

    Right now its just: AT&G fiber optic RG -> cheap Netgear switch from Best Buy -> Unifi AP LR and other hardwire ports to stuff like Xbox/desktop PCs. UAP-LR is WiFi to tablets/phones/Ring doorbell/3D printer Octoprint RPi/etc.
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    Really newbie question, when my AT&T router is unplugged, whole home network goes down

    The AP won’t be running the DHCP, the Ubiquiti controller box that is running the Unifi software would be
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    AirPort Extreme

    Yuck. I'm an Apple person and ditched AP years ago. They haven't kept up. I'm running Ubiquiti for my home network now. With that being said, you're right. For some reason people still buy them.
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    Really newbie question, when my AT&T router is unplugged, whole home network goes down

    Think I got it figured out with a little bit of Google'ing. I need to set the AT&T box into "IP Passthrough" mode, it uses subnet 192.168.1.0/24. Then set the UniFi controller up as the DHCP server, subnet 192.168.2.0/24 so there aren't any conflicts. Does this sound right?
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    Really newbie question, when my AT&T router is unplugged, whole home network goes down

    Would it be better to set up a second LAN using the managed switch? The AT&T router provides 192.168.0.1 -> 192.168.0.255. Should I use the switch to provide 192.168.1.1 -> 192.168.1.255, for all the devices in my house? And connect the router to the switch to provide internet services only...
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    Really newbie question, when my AT&T router is unplugged, whole home network goes down

    Ah, thats probably it. I have a new managed switch coming this week that should be able to handle DHCP. I only want the AT&T gear bringing internet into the house, nothing else. I'm very new to advanced home networking and I'm learning as I go this week.
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    Really newbie question, when my AT&T router is unplugged, whole home network goes down

    I unplugged my AT&T FIOS router this morning to do some cleaning and rearranging. When it was unplugged, my entire home network went down. I couldn't access my Wifi from my laptop and I couldn't access my various Raspberry Pi devices running stuff like my 3D printers. My WiFi access point is a...
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    Checking in with my Ender3 pro

    Pronterface always works. Make sure the baud rate is correct.
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    What am I doing wrong when printing?

    I like the hairspray approach. It is just the lightest dusting of hair spray is all it takes. Quick, thin layer, don't coat it. I also use hair spray as a release agent for PETG since that stuff bonds so well to most build plates. The only except is the prusa textured plate, that thing is...
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    Finally finished my custom built printer furniture and a Klipper Ender 3 Pro

    Project long time in the making. I built a sideboard table to fit 2 standard size 3D printers (Prusa MK3S+ and Ender 3 Pro frame), plus drawers for tools and cabinets for filament, etc. There were no furniture pieces on the market that fit my wishes so I found some sideboard plans, drew it out...
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    I'm not an Apple guy, to me a computer is a tool and I pick what fits my needs at the time. Currently thats Apple. As your post states, Windows has been pushing a lot of shit that a lot of folks don't care for, loved it back in the Win7 days. Apple isn't perfect either, but for now the tool...
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    Checking in with my Ender3 pro

    Got a Prusa Mini+ for Christmas last year, getting a Prusa MK3S+ for my bday tomorrow. So I'm currently stripping down my Ender 3 Pro and will be rebuilding it to run Klipper, following this tutorial: https://www.youmaketech.com/klipper-on-ender-3/
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    Uh, you’re response was an overly dramatic reply to my take on Windows. You’re the one who assumes wild dreams take place on a computer choice. Mine is an appliance. I explicitly stated Mac isn’t perfect. But yes, my maxed out 14” MBP has no competition in the Windows world, and likely won’t for...
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    One of the many things that pushed me into the direction of OS X. Mac isn't perfect, but some of the shenanigans MS has been pulling have been too irritating.
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    Ars Technica article: No end to chip shortages

    I'm curious what GenMay thinks on this effect spreading way beyond chips. Everyone and their mother seems to be sitting on dry powder in the event of another 2008 like crash. I don't think one is coming. So much money has been printed, unemployment is low, consumer demand is high. I think what...
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    Post Your Mac Setup!

    14" Macbook Pro M1 Max 10 core CPU/32 core GPU, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD that I picked up in stock at my local Apple Store. Paired it with an LG 32" 4K Ultrafine display and a Logitech MX3 keyboard/mouse. This setup replaced my 2017 i7 27" 5K iMac with 27" Thunderbolt display.
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    Steam Deck officially announced by Valve

    Ordered mine yesterday. Guess I'll be waiting awhile: "Your expected order availability: Q3 2022"
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    Intel CEO: Most People Only Replace A PC After 5-6 Years

    I'm in a similar boat. My 3 year old 27" iMac is rocking the 7700k with a RX 580, it is still incredibly fast at anything I throw at it, and most gaming I do these days are quick Starcraft sessions when the kids go to bed. Theres no value in spending insane cash to upgrade, I suspect this...
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    Apple M2 enters mass production

    My only counter point to this is the 8gb M1 Air is dogshit. 8gb just doesn't cut it. Not sure how Apple is handling the memory but I was doing at home continuing med education using a university's streaming website and it kept reloading with an out of memory error. This was with 1 tab open in...
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    Apple M2 enters mass production

    Yeah, I'm starting to think the 27" iMac in my sig that has every spec topped out was a waste of money. My M1 Air is ridiculously fast. For light home use (3D printing, slowly learning hobby CAD design, and astrophotography) the Apple silicon is every bit as fast as an i7 desktop class CPU.
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    Post Your Mac Setup!

    Crosspost from the Hobbies section of GenMay. Custom built this replica of the Pottery Barn Logan desk suite. On it is the iMac setup in my sig. I also built the little wood stands under the TB display and the iMac. Some guy sells "The Last Stand" on Etsy, but I didn't see how scrap plywood...
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    Cinebench R23

    Macbook Air M1, 8gb, 512gb SSD Not bad for an ultralight with no fan that can last all day on a single charge. Best screen I've ever seen in an ultralight too. Kind of crazy that a passively cooled laptop made a higher score than the i7-7700k thats in my 27" iMac.
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    GameStop Stock keeps going up no end in sight

    Bingo. Pigs get slaughtered.
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    GameStop Stock keeps going up no end in sight

    I don’t really care if it squeezed already or not. I made $90,000 over last week by averaging out Thur to Mon. These guys down tens of thousands are insane.
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    Random Brand, odd form factor, cheap NVME 1TB

    Came here to post this, first time I've seen a Liteon branded product since I built a full PC tower back in college. Don't think I've used a DVD drive since then.
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    Finally got my Ender 3 dialed in with direct drive and dual Z

    Second Ender 3 Pro is finished. Rear electronics mount holds the SKR mini E3 v2.0 and RPi 3b+. It’s cooled with dual 4020 12v fans and has magnetic top covers for easy access. I did a Hydra hot end with a magnetically attached 4020 24v fan for easy hot end access. Only one 5015 parts cooling...
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    Finally got my Ender 3 dialed in with direct drive and dual Z

    Yeah, 0.6mm definitely helps with print times. I'm using my printer to make functional parts, I don't print highly detailed things like DnD minis that you see so much of on the 3d printing sites. Right now I'm making parts to mount my monitor on the pegboard on my desk and mount my m715q tiny...
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    Finally got my Ender 3 dialed in with direct drive and dual Z

    Got my Ender 3 perfected, I think. This is the direct drive printed kit I settled on, after trying 2 other ones that I didn't care for. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4002782 I used the new SKR Mini E3 v2.0 which has two separate Z stepper motor ports. I tried a belt driven dual Z from...
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    Microcenter Powerspec Duplicator i3 Mini 3d printer, shipped!

    I think this is the solution to why the guy in the video was having some issues with his prints: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3056318
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    First Apple Silicon Benchmarks

    I tend to agree with your sentiment. I’m skeptical a multi billion dollar company hasn’t done their research and isn’t 100% ready to release a highly competitive product. I doubt this will be a flop. I’m sure they’ve been working on this for years as well.
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