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    HTPC - no more?

    The HTPC might make a comeback. Devices like the Nvidia shield are starting to put ads on their home page which aggravates people. PC's in a 4x4 form factor are becoming more common. I can pick up an Asrock Ryzen 3 4300U x4 box with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD drive, and have a box with more...
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    Does Windows copy files in any particular order?

    No matter how it does it, you can be sure that it will be slow if done through Explorer. It always amazes me how Microsoft can screw up such a simple function. It's fine if you're only doing a couple of files but deteriorates quickly when doing any significant number...
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    We need better site-to-site VPN routers/gateways

    60% should be a realistic expectation.
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    We need better site-to-site VPN routers/gateways

    Does this VPN tunnel allow all traffic or are you doing split tunneling? I was wondering if you could peg the line with a speedtest.net test and note the CPU utilization during that test. If you can't do that, can you do some type of sustained file transfer and get the CPU utilization while...
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    "Home" Router with "Enterprise" Features?

    You should be separating the Wifi from the router and using AP's. The router/firewall should be concerned with the routing, firewalling, QoS, and NAT'ing. With respect to QoS, if you have a relatively low speed and asymmetric connection then a router that can do FQ_Codel would be important...
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    We need better site-to-site VPN routers/gateways

    How are you even getting 60Mbs? Upload from the 400/100 site? The lowest common denominator in this scenario is the 50Mbs. You shouldn't be able to download more than 50Mbs from the 400/100 site and shouldn't be able to upload more than 100Mbs since those are your bandwidth restrictions...
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    We need better site-to-site VPN routers/gateways

    What was the encryption algorithm used for the IPSec connection? Also, you're not going to get beyond 80-90Mbs since your uplink speed is limited to 100Mbs -- not that you're anywhere close to that yet.
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    What are you guys using for a router that you love?

    Still using an Edgerouter Lite here with 1Gbs Symmetric Internet without issue. I'd probably use VyOS since it has a very similar syntax to the Edgerouter if I had to replace it. The big drawback in doing so though would be the power consumption on the HW that I have (old I7-2600K or...
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    WD 18TB Red Pro 7200 Rpm, $251 at Amazon

    Shows as $394.70 now. Guess I missed it.
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    I guess the Nvidia 1080TI. I purchased it 4 years ago for $699 and it's worth more now than it was then. I'd prefer a RX 6800-XT now since I'm using Linux but certainly am not going to pay today's prices for a modest upgrade. I'd have to purchase an RX6900-XT go get any noticeable speed...
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    Linux driver for Intel GPU

    With the Intel Arc Alchemist GPU's to be release in 2022, what's the driver situation for Intel on Linux? My understanding is that the Intel Iris XE is fully supported in the latest kernels and that Intel is similar to AMD in being open with their drivers and not like Nvidia.
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    What's a computer?

    I think you mean Turing Machines -- not turning. Spellcheck in this case doesn't do you any favors. Younger people can't get by without a spellchecker these days. They can't do simple math in their head and they also can't write their own name because cursive isn't taught. I think our...
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    what is your best gpu that is just colecting dust

    Just gave my GTX 980 to my nephew so he can wait a bit longer for pricing to return to something a bit more normal. It's been gathering dust since my 1080TI purchase 4 years ago which was only $750. Weird that I could probably sell that for the same price or more than what I originally...
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    Windows 11 May Not Run on Early Ryzen, Threadripper, Skylake-X, or Any Pre-2016 Intel PC

    Installing Linux is not the pain it once was. Most Distro's use Calamares and it's just as easy as Windows. Office should not be a concern for anybody at this point. I use Softmaker Office 2021 which has a native Linux install and think it's better than Microsoft Office for what I use it...
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    A fresh new Firefox is here

    Looks like I'm going back to Chromium. Was never a big fan of Firefox anyway.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    I guess we all have an idea what another Carrington Event would do to our graphic cards now...
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    I've discovered some issues which don't seem to occur on your standard cheap keyboard. I've been doing some Linux distro testing and on reboots -- I've run into a the following problems: 1. Keyboard simply doesn't work 2. Keyboard partially works (one of the keys that consistently doesn't work...
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    I don't think there was when I ordered but in any case, I like the whites. It was just a surprise since my last Unicomp didn't have them.
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    And after a year, my Mini-M has arrived. Biggest surprise so far is that some of the keys are actually white; my original Model-M had all grey keys. This keyboard has the same key layout as my original model-M (2011 vintage) with respect to the Alt and windows keys which is a positive. The...
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    Well, 3/20/21 has come and gone and I haven't received mine or any shipping indication. I kind of take that back. I just logged onto their site and see a UPS shipping number from 2/26 when I last posted but UPS doesn't acknowledge that it exists. I then dug down deeper into their details and...
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    Im gona do it...second opinions

    Definitely not for me. I don't really see the attraction but I hope you enjoy it for the amount you just spent on it.
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    They've finally emailed those that did pre-orders on 2/24 with a release date for the Mini-M. That's supposed to be on or before 3/20/21 so they're about a year late. The price has gone up since then and they're honoring the original price but the shipping charge via UPS ground is $22.25 to...
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    They seem to be in Kentucky. It's not really known as being a draconian leftist enclave. I've been waiting since last January which is ridiculous.
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    U.S. to allow small drones to fly over people at night

    Am I the only one who thinks that packages are going to regularly arrive on my roof? And possibly down the chimney on Christmas eve?
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    AMD’s RX 6000 GPUs to Boost Perf With Ryzen 5000 CPUs via Smart Memory Access

    Is this strictly a hardware benefit or is it dependent on driver? I'm wondering if the same performance increases come when using Linux. If so, are the proprietary drivers a requirement?
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    Ready to make the move to Linux

    The problem with Ubuntu is that it's becoming Windows lite. Canonical acts like Microsoft with their tracking and have way too cozy of a relationship with Microsoft and their WSL2. I like that Debian embraces FOSS.
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    Ready to make the move to Linux

    I went with Debian stable and then used backports to get the latest kernel and Nvidia driver there. I paired it with the KDE desktop -- not sure why somebody would pick something differently now. Other desktops used to have performance advantages but I don't really think that's the case now...
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    Does this switch exist?

    Juniper EX4300-48MP 24 1GBS ports, 24 10GBS ports -- all POE Expansion slot for uplink module.
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    Right hand injury mouse/trackball left handed?

    I wasn't aware of it when I wrote my original reply but if money is no object -- check out the Ploopy. It's an open source Microsoft Trackball Explorer clone. It's available in both right and left-handed models. The big downside is that it's $210. I'd take a chance on this long before the...
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    Right hand injury mouse/trackball left handed?

    +1 on this. The Logitech trackman marble works with either hand and is cheap. It's also a finger based trackball (the only good type). For scrolling, you can map a button as a toggle on the trackball so that the trackball itself can be used for scrolling. You might also try these since they...
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    Blizzard Workers Share Salaries in Revolt Over Wage Disparities

    You wouldn't feel the same way if you were the one who was jilted. It may not have anything to do with how good of a negotiator you are. In my experience, there's generally not a lot of leeway in negotiations anyway. The employer has a specific salary range in mind and doesn't go above it...
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    Bill English, co-inventor of the computer mouse, dies at 91

    We'd have been better off without the mouse. We should all thank the Canadian military for the trackball...
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    Blizzard Workers Share Salaries in Revolt Over Wage Disparities

    I feel sorry for some of these employees. It's not a problem with capitalism because that would imply open salary figures and the concept of supply/demand. Salaries are almost never disclosed so you don't have the data to make an informed decision as an employee. The bigger problem though...
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    Moderna Coronavirus vaccine sees positive results in phase one trial

    How about we all just go back to our normal pre-Wuhan Virus lives since you've got about a 99.5% chance of surviving it and probably a greater than 80% chance of getting it and not even realizing it? Unless your elderly or have some underlying condition, this virus isn't that big of deal. It...
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    Ubisoft’s CCO resigns in wake of sweeping allegations

    This guy was a jerk but on the basic of dating people at work -- it may not be ideal but these are the people that you are spending most of your time with and will know the best. Easy for those that are already married to object to but if your single and not into picking up drunken women at...
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    GPU - diminishing returns reached

    What's happening in the GPU market? My last purchase was a 1080TI FE back in 3/2017 for $699 back then and I'm not seeing any compelling reason to upgrade. It looks like the AMD alternative is the RX5700 XT and Nvidia's is the RTX 2080TI. The AMD might match the 1080TI but still might be a...
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    Trying to say goodbye to Windows 7 and 10, Just need Windows Media Player in Mint or Ubuntu!

    I use Debian Linux with a KDE desktop. The default KDE Dragon Player seems to work well for both audio and video playback. Very simple, light on resources, and is a KDE app. For a full-featured audio only app, maybe Vvave?
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    Windows 10's next major update for 2021 codenamed Iron (Fe) 1-c

    Windows snap: never use it Start menu search: rarely use it. It's worthless if you don't know the name of the item you're searching for but a hierarchical menu system will get you there. Virtual desktops: never use them. There are a couple things that are a must in a GUI -- you should be able...
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    4K, 60FPS Footage of New York City in 1911

    We're not seeing the pyramids as they were when first built. They had a limestone covering and metal cap. We're seeing the stuff that was supposed to be covered up. The base blocks of the pyramid weigh more than any of the components of the skyscrapers so I'd say the pyramids were a more...
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