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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    Picked up a Dell PowerEdge R620 with 2x Xeon E5-2640v2, 192 GB DDR3, Intel x540 dual port 10Gb, Intel I350 quad port 1Gb, redundant supplies, and a couple of 300GB SAS drives in a 1U chassis. I'll probably end up replacing its fans with quieter Noctua models, increasing the memory to at least...
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    WatchGuard M370

    Can't complain. :D edit: my mistake, it has 4 gigabytes of memory. It has another slot so I could add a 4 gigabyte DIMM to get dual-channel mode working...
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    WatchGuard M370

    Here's some information: https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-help/documentation/hardware-guides The as-shipped M370 uses a Lanner NCB-WG4210 mainboard with a Skylake Celeron G3900 CPU and 4 gigabytes of memory. Storage is (now) a Kingston mSATA 120GB SSD. I kept the original 16GB drive with...
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    WatchGuard M370

    Unexpectedly, I ended up with both the M400 and M370... for free. I swapped the M370's drive, upgraded the CPU with a spare on hand, and installed pfSense. It's the fastest IPSec server, and firewall generally, that I've owned. No complaints. The M400 is probably going to be sold again, so I'm...
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    WatchGuard M370

    I was able to grab one of these in new condition on eBay this morning for less than $30. I anticipate the UTM license is expired for the unit, but I intend to install PFsense anyway. This is all for home lab work and ultimately a dedicated home appliance. I have been shopping around for similar...
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    E-ATX Workstation Case Decision

    The R6 is quite good. It’ll probably house several builds in its lifetime.
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    Any issues with exFAT on Windows 10?

    Yes, it works. Haven’t seen issues. What would they look like?
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    Any issues with exFAT on Windows 10?

    I use it when creating compatible volumes between Windows and MacOS. No problems.
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    RIP ThinkGeek - 75% off Sitewide

    Got a Vault-Tec bathroom tumbler for cheap, thanks!
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    The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

    What speakers are these? (nice setup!)
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    Gaming Desk?

    A small screen, a single cupholder, and two controllers for, presumably, two people to play? But hey, there's DVDs on the shelf - those ought to come in handy on a 4k monitor.
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    The Raspberry Pi 4 is here

    It’s cheaper than a video game. In 4 one. :oops:
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    240v line...did my Electrician do it right?

    One thing you can do in the future to verify an install like this is to use a meter to probe the voltage of each hot leg to ground and between each other. I own several Fluke models including a 117 and can definitely recommend it or a 115 (I bought for the dad) for residential installations. I...
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    E-ATX Workstation Case Decision

    Yes, one 5.25” object.
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    Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    All new Microsoft games coming to Steam

    Port it all - to just my XBox.
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    All new Microsoft games coming to Steam

    Just permit Steam to be installed on an XBox.
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    Access point w/ 24VDC input?

    I ended up with this model: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0144ESOSM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 For $42, it's a fantastic piece of equipment. Thanks again, bds1904!
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    Access point w/ 24VDC input?

    Great link! Thanks so much
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    Access point w/ 24VDC input?

    Hi all, I’m shopping around for a (preferably compact) WiFi access point that accepts 24V input by either terminal block or barrel connector. Anyone see something like this? While there are plenty of PoE injectors that accept 24V, I’d prefer to avoid the need to carry the extra weight and...
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    Date Format Specifiers (ISO 8601)

    This might be more of an "academic" question than practical, but it's been bugging me. With my custom DateTime class, if my date is Feb 29 on a leap year, and the year is adjusted to a non-leap year, what correction should take place: Maintain month, decrement day Increment month, set day to 1...
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    Date Format Specifiers (ISO 8601)

    That's probably too costly of an approach for the real-time stuff I'm working on (or perhaps any). A precious few kilobytes of memory would be burned, a lot of blocking code introduced, and so on. For this, I ended up defining a 'DateTime' class that strictly does its work upon integral data...
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    Date Format Specifiers (ISO 8601)

    I worked it out - was overthinking the whole thing.
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    Date Format Specifiers (ISO 8601)

    So pretty much I'd just rely on the format itself and the specifier would be okay to be omitted outright?
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    Date Format Specifiers (ISO 8601)

    Hi all, Background: I'm working on building a lightweight (microcontroller platforms) DateTime builder class that accepts various flavors of dates and times and assembles a formatted string, depending on the client/service selected format specifier. I'm using this link as my point of...
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    Scarlett Johansson Can't Stop the Internet from Pasting Her Face on Porn

    Indeed it will be. Perhaps a form of digital signing of content is the way forward?
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    Pennsylvania Proposes Tax on Mature Video Games Due to Violence, School Shootings

    I'm not suggesting causation, but there's a correlation between the availability of games and violence in society: they're inversely related.
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    Asus ROG Maximus XI Code - installation problem

    The board should have arrived with an indexing standoff that would be used to replace the corresponding standoff in your case. No need to get under the heatsink.
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    CS:GO Goes Free-To-Play and Adds Battle Royale Mode

    Played a couple rounds and noticed that a chunk of the map is inherited from HL2.
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    power supply for surface go third party hub

    Provided that it provides at least the current demanded and within the voltage range, you should be okay.
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    Replacement Antennas for mu-mimo 802.11ac

    I ended up getting the linked product and they work well.
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    Simple Case for 9900k

    I just built a pair of machines with the Define R6. They're robust, building in them is quite easy, cable management is straightforward, the design is simple yet flexible, and they're very quiet.
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    Replacement Antennas for mu-mimo 802.11ac

    I'm in a similar situation. I have an Asus Maximus XI Hero WiFi and don't like the eyesore of an extended antenna they package with it. I'm leaning toward a pair of these.
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    [H]ot - Newegg via Ebay: 512GB Intel 545s $55

    In for one, thanks!
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    NASA to Launch SpaceX Safety Review Following Elon Musk's Pot Interview

    Burns hotter than an atmospheric entry.
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    Screw for M.2 SSD + Heatsink

    Asus, per support, doesn't supply them, but they did provide a diagram of the dimensions.
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    Screw for M.2 SSD + Heatsink

    This seems to be very close to what I'm looking for. I can probably get a few different sizes ordered and try each to fit.
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    ASUS Maximus XI Hero not playing nice with Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X

    Tool -> Graphics Card Information -> GPU Post
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    Screw for M.2 SSD + Heatsink

    I suspect the ones linked are too short to reach beyond the heatsink. I'll try Asus. Thanks again.
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