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    What to do with old 10/100 switches?

    Remember that scene with the printer in Office Space?
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    Logitech G29 + Shifter combo @ Rakuten - $234.97 FS

    Looks like a great deal for the price. I would say pick it up if you are in the market for an entry level racing wheel, this is a great deal. The biggest direct competitor to this wheel is the Thrustmaster T300rs gt, but costs a bit more and doesn't include the shifter, but it is belt driven...
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    Facebook Outage Caused by BGP Routing Error

    Wasn't a BGP error.. BGP did exactly what it was designed to do. This was someone advertised the wrong routes which got propagated to all other routers with no safeguards in place. Seen this happen multiple times in the past with multiple carriers that don't even know they are responsible for...
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    "Floss" and "The Carlton" Dance Emotes Removed from Forza Horizon 4

    Waiting for Elaine from Seinfeld to sue all the bad dancers in the world for copying her.
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    "Floss" and "The Carlton" Dance Emotes Removed from Forza Horizon 4

    Greedy mom whose going to be in for a shock when she finds out her son copied the dance from Roy Purdy. Granted part of the reason the dance made it in was because of the Orange Shirt Kid.. thus the name Orange Justice, but the dance credit on Epics site are to Roy.
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    R.I.P. Billy "Wicked" Wilson - Dead at 33 :-(

    Billy was super cool. I too frequented the website back in the day. I remember I noticed one day that on my browser, the icon for VE was the VE binky icon (think that's what he called the little voodoo doll). I sent him an email asking him about it and he was super cool and told me how he...
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    How is COD multiplayer these days? Honestly?

    Interesting to hear that MW1 still has activity. That was by far my favorite CoD MP. I REALLY wanted to like BO4 but after forcing myself to play it for a week, I just couldn't get into it. All the grapple hooking, sliding, and crazy movement just made it feel more like Unreal Tournament...
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    Starship Technologies Robots are Delivering Packages

    Saw these running around Sunnyvale a few months ago. Seemed to work well enough.. my biggest concern was there will undoubtedly be pedestrians who aren't paying attention or listening to headphones or something and when they 'trip' over it.. lawsuit. The unit from what I saw navigates around...
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    Call of Duty Black Ops 4

    Well the tick rate explains a lot.. heck.. sometimes you watch the play of the game at the end of the match in slow mo and the shots aren't even on the target... yet the target dies. Anyways, still a little on the fence about this game. I feel as if I've almost been forcing myself to play...
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Sale at GMG

    Thanks... I think.. lol. I bit. Digital Deluxe is still available this morning. They didn't seem to have the Digital Deluxe Enhanced anymore though. Been a while since I've played CoD. The last one I bought was Ghosts which I pretty much hated.. then for a while it seemed they did a whole...
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    Do AIO coolers run out of water/liquid?

    I have an h50 that I got back in 2009 that is still running today. I feel as if it isn't as efficient as it once was, but it still works fine for systems that aren't overclocked.
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    Apple Special Event is Streaming Live

    The prices are all in line with the existing iphone X. Base is $1000 and 256G is $1150. The plus is now the max which has always been a slight price increase. That said, I have an iphone X, and I told myself I would go back to the old design in the next iteration. But now, there is no old...
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    VR Newbie needs advice

    Personally I went with a Samsung Odyssey to use to test the VR waters. Few reasons for doing so. 1) I didn't want to have to worry about the mess of cables needed for Rift or Vive. 2) It was cheaper than both Rift and Vive (although after you buy a few games to test out the WMR headset...
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    30 Minutes of Internet Access Costs Vacationing Family $13,470

    I was under the impression that Airplane mode shut off the radios needed for LTE connections... which is the whole reason of having the mode while in an airplane so the radios don't cause interference. Plus as most of you said, when does a background app.. especially chess, need to download...
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    RTX 2080 - 2080 Ti - 2070 Pricing Revealed

    Wow. When I was a college student, I would save up what I could to get the latest and greatest card each generation.. and it made sense since I played a lot of games. But if I were in college today and saw a $1200 price tag on a card.. I'd probably have to pass. Today (many years after...
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    Affordable Oversized Table/Desk Tops?

    Just saw this thread, but I second the Gladiator workbench. I spent quite a while trying to find a good desktop that was super sturdy and large enough that I could fit both my and my son's gaming PCs comfortably. Was only in the market for a solid wood top of some sort and the workbench is...
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    PC Arcade style Racers

    Thanks, I'll give the Crew 2 another look at. I was looking at it for a bit and saw that it had bikes and planes which don't really fit in with using a wheel... watched a quick youtube video just now and does look like it could be quite fun with the wheel with the cars though.
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    PC Arcade style Racers

    Recently picked up a Thrustmaster TS-XW since my daughter loves those racing games at the arcades. I also picked up Dirt Rally, F1 2017 (both cheap on humble bundle right now), and Forza Horizon 3. Dirt and F1 were way too sim like and just not something a 4 year old would have fun with. FH3...
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    What I’ve learned from nearly three years of enterprise Wi-Fi at home

    Just to correct you, one of the MAIN reasons to use Cisco routers is for their HARDWARE ASICS. To be able to support full line speed L3 across all of it's interfaces while supporting all the major peering protocols is no small feet... especially when you are talking about high throughput. The...
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    240hz gaming monitors

    I have my 165hz Acer Predator xb1 next to my 240hz alienware, and I can't really tell the difference between the two in terms of refresh rate. That said, I haven't really been playing too many games the last year or so that would make use of the refresh rate. What I do easily notice though is...
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    ESPN, Disney XD and Blizzard Announce Telecast Agreement for Overwatch League

    Ironically I saw this on DisneyXD last night and decided to give it a shot.. again. I just couldn't get into it as usual. The top down view misses all the intricacies that make an FPS game competitive, and when they do go first person, they keep hopping around players randomly, so it's hard to...
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    PUBG Moves to Reclaim Lost Player Base

    PUBG can be fun, but there are things about it that just make it frustrating. Sometimes you just get caught on the wrong end of the circle spawns. I've played games where all I am doing is sprinting to get in to each circle.. no cars in sight, and by the time, you get in circle, the folks...
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    What game did you Build your 1st Rig around?

    I started piecing together my gaming rig starting with Quake 2. It wasn't fully built on my own as I was just using parts from some of my older systems and upgrading incrementally. Around that time it was a Celeron 300A OC'd to 450 with a Canopus Pure 3d add on board for openGL. My first...
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    Data Center Network Design

    If your network is small, and your distribution layer isn't doing anything different than your core, you could easily just stick with option 3. If you don't have the port density for the next few years, then you would probably want to go with 1 or 2.. Not too familiar with Arista switches, but...
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    (RUMOR) Single player campaign cut from Black Ops 4 UPDATE: Confirmed 5/18/18

    Wait what? The only thing enticing about any CoD game nowadays seems to be the single player. The multiplayer just gets dumbed down with each new release. Heck... look at half the map packs.. they are just remakes of maps from MW1 or BLOPS1. They even 'remastered' MW1 . Here's a wild...
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    AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen 2 2700X Zen+ CPU Review @ [H]

    Lol.. things have changed. That MC closed down a few years back. Nvidia HQ moved across the street to a new campus they just built. The old AMD HQ has closed down and moved about an exit away from Nvidia in a new shared campus setup, kind of sad seeing that the old campus address was 1 AMD...
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    Can I used a managed switch to tell if the comms loss is another switch or a NIC?

    It could just be that your patch panels/network drops in the cubes are bad. Have you tried connecting directly into the switches?
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    Can I used a managed switch to tell if the comms loss is another switch or a NIC?

    A manage switch would definitely make this easier plus would probably have logs detailing if the port actually flapped and if so, why if it is something on the switch side. Otherwise ya, could use tcpdump/wireshark if your device supports it.. if not, again, a managed switch would come in...
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    Tesla Assists in Removing Partially Destroyed Battery Pack after Fatal Crash

    I saw the wreckage on the way into work last Friday. The area that the car crashed is kind of an awkward offramp for carpool lanes. The area has 2 carpool lanes, and the left most eventually turns off into the 85, while the inner carpool lane stays south on the 101. A LOT of people drive in...
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    Electric Cars Likely Won't Save You Money

    I think with the technology in it's current state, people should be leasing electrics vs buying them. As I've seen a few times in this thread, you don't need a massive home super charger.. and a lot of public places offer free charging or cheap charging. I've seen a lot of folks with dirt...
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    Overwatch Is Proactively Scanning YouTube For Toxic Behavior

    I actually kind of like this. I think the occasional bad words etc is fine and should be tolerated, but there are certain players out there that are making a living out of being toxic and providing an unpleasant gaming experience for other players. While he is hilarious at times, one guy that...
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    ASUS Jumping Into the Mesh Networking Arena

    I feel the same. I bought the ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 which is supposed to be their flagship router. At $400 the thing is a piece of garbage... it is by far the worst router I have ever used. I still have it and have finally got it somewhat stable, but plan on turning every feature off and not...
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    Arris SB6183 Cable Modem Possible Overheating: Comcast Customer

    From your error logs, the issue is definitely at the modem. Is it completely due to the modem? Maybe not though. From a google search on the error, the reset is issued remotely via SNMP for various reasons... being that yours is constantly resetting, I would imagine it is due to a connection...
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    Arris SB6183 Cable Modem Possible Overheating: Comcast Customer

    I'm in San Jose as well with Comcast, and haven't noticed any drops. So, at least somewhere upstream at Comcast, things are ok... doesn't mean your particular area is without issue though. Might want to try running a basic ping test from your computer to your router, modem, gateway of the...
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    Looking for a Cellular Network Analyzer/Tester

    Sorry, unsure of any tool that lets you do what you are asking, but if you are merely looking to get good signal in your home, as long as you have a decent internet connection, you can opt to get a Femtocell. All the major carriers in the US offer this, and if your phone is paid for by your...
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    Logitech G502 Proteus Core $29.99

    I've had a G502 for a while, and it's definitely a great mouse. My biggest complaint though is the positioning of the sensitivity buttons just to the left of the left mouse button. Occasionally in FPS games when things get busy, I accidentally hit those buttons and it messes everything up...
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    Crazy network job, corp, stories

    A lot of ISPs won’t accept a BGP announcement smaller than a /24.
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    Powerconnect 3548 questions

    Pretty much what Cmustang87 said. If what you say is correct in that your gateway is the SonicWALL, generally the .1 address of each of your /24 blocks assigned to a vlan is the gateway address. Meaning that you would not configure the switch with the .1 address which you were trying to...
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    Crazy network job, corp, stories

    It's been quite a few years, but I believe it was hub and spoke though. They were running some smaller catalysts to handle their L3, so pretty sure they didn't have VSS available to them and almost positive, they weren't stackable Catalysts.. definitely not Nexus, so individual trunks to each...
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    Crazy network job, corp, stories

    Don’t know that I have any crazy stories... although I am pretty jaded by the things I’ve seen. I suppose one of the craziest things I’ve seen was a company we were working with wanted to save money on equipment and switching, so in their infinite wisdom, they bought these super micro blade...