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    SOLD: HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini PCs

    You've got PM!
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    The "Use my ESXi host for multiple HTPC's using passtrough" project

    The 4 series brings some PCI bus resetting features that ESXi needs to properly power down/up the card with the VM. I had a lot of trouble with the 2 and 3 series cards, but the RX 460 works perfectly fine passed through to Windows and Linux VMs.
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    The "Use my ESXi host for multiple HTPC's using passtrough" project

    You want to use something like the R7 450, 460, etc. The older AMD cards do not work well with ESXi unless you go very old.
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    The "Use my ESXi host for multiple HTPC's using passtrough" project

    You can passthrough Nvidia GPUs now. You need to add an additional parameter to the VMX file that effectively hides the hypervisor from the guest OS. Then, Nvidia drivers will work.
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    Henge Docks Horizontal

    That dock uses both your Mac's thunderbolt ports and the HDMI port to give you 3 display connections.
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    Veeam vbk and vib files

    You are way off. Veeam creates a full backup and then every back after that is incremental off of the previous backup. Every once in a while, based on your settings, Veeam creates another full backup and you get a new incremental chain. So, if you only have the full backup file and 1 of the...
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    Will VMs always autostart?

    Open VM Tools has some issues with the latest pfsense. Sometimes, the host does not detect the tools and does a hard shutdown after a timeout. You'll notice that if you try to manually shutdown or restart pfsense via the command through ESXI, ESXI will complain that the tools are not installed...
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    ASUS Matrix OR Poseidon - CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

    Using it to simulate and verify my "take over the world" strategy. Simulations are fun!
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    Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

    I had comcast (doesn't deserve to be properly capitalized) in my previous apartment. I had my own modem and my own router. When I cancelled service because I was moving, the phone representative told me that the earliest they could shut off my service was ~2-3 weeks away. My bill would continue...
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    RMA'ed Gigabyte Mobo, they found Nothing Wrong?

    @OP I'm going to side with Gigabyte because you don't even tell us what the error message is. So, I hope you send it to them again, they send it right back because it seems like you haven't done your due diligence. Learn to check everything; cables, drives, install files, RAM, etc. It could be...
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    @happidane Most people have no idea what backlight bleed is or even what IPS glow is. These monitors are advertised as "for professionals" and sadly, they don't live up to that claim. They are $1000 and yet the quality control reeks. I would not settle for that kind of glow. If it was uniform...
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    @Derkspector I'm afraid you're right. I don't think this monitor is right for the audience that LG is advertising to. I mean, their video and box graphics target the professional/semi-professional crowd. The poor quality control, excessive light bleed, yellowish hue in the corners, just speaks...
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    Wow. Just wow. LG's quality control is horrendous. It is really horrendous. Just compare the bleeding between the 3 different 34um95's I got from Amazon. The brightness was set to 30%. The yellow glow is visible even when I have my curtains open and the room lit. Latest: Yesterday: The...
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    Here's a picture of the replacement monitor that Amazon sent me.
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    Thunderbolt bus-powered 3.5" drives?

    @ArthurFM In theory, yes. At the moment, we do not have devices that support that much of a power output.
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    I got my replacement today. Amazon 1-day shipped it, but Fedex only delivered it today. So far, seems like this one doesn't have the clouding in the top right area. I don't know about the rest because it's quite bright right now even with the curtains closed. I'll need to wait till tonight to...
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    Parallels & Fusion, Rant

    I understand that people don't get the big deal, but it bothers me. Kind of one of my quirks I guess.
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    Parallels & Fusion, Rant

    Well, I wanted to get one or the other. I tried both out in an OSX VM. They both ship with BLOAT. Vmware Fusion has stupid Mcafee in the menu. Even if I get the lite version, there is Mcafee in the menu and I cannot stand that. I absolutely hate Mcafee and every time I see "Mcafee", my blood...
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    @Armenius It is that bad. I took the image with the monitor at 20% brightness. The bottom left corner bleed is visible even on non black screens. I can see it when browsing the web. LG has really screwed up their rep with this monitor. I hope their copy burns down in flames.
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    Well, I just received my 34um95 today from Amazon. It's an August revision, but it suffers from severe backlight bleed.
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    So...I bit the bullet and ordered on Amazon. 2x Ergotron LX mounts 1x 34um95 I already have a u2412m and a S27B970D.
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    Warning to all. Do not buy from Ohio Microcenters. They are being very shady and selling returned, backlight bleeding displays as new.
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    I will never buy anything from ASUS again

    Sorry for your troubles OP. ASUS really does suck. I bought the same monitor over a year ago. Tried it for a week and then returned it to Amazon for a replacement. Both units suffered from horrendous backlight bleed. Got my money back and have not bought an ASUS item since. Now, I make it a...
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    Remoteapp woes with Server 2012 R2

    @Grentz Thank you for the thanks. :) I found the solution a mere hour after my original post. Now, I just got to make sure that I add the link to Technet forum post to my original post. I've gotten all the kinks worked out in my home deployment. Added an Enterprise CA to my DC. Set up an...
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    Remoteapp woes with Server 2012 R2

    Figured it out... The issue is not really documented anywhere from what I found, except for 1 lonely technet post from 1 year ago. The template VM had the RemoteFX GPU attached. Thus, when the collection VMs were made, they too had the RemoteFX GPU. The RemoteFX GPU does not work for...
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    Remoteapp woes with Server 2012 R2

    Hey guys, I'm having issues connecting to published remoteapps. I have a DC set up. I have set up the RD Connection Broker, the RD Web Access and RD Virtualization Host. I have created a Windows 8.1 Enterprise VM and have sysprepped it. Now, I've published say the calculator program and I can...
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    W7 has to crash to reboot....!!??!

    @OP Seems like you have hardware issues.
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    Copying a laptop directly?

    Your company probably has some hardware level security as well on those Dells. Seriously, do not do this without the blessings of IT. If you do and they find out, and they will, you are looking at getting fired and sued at the very least.
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    Copying a laptop directly?

    Congratulations. You can now claim unemployment. You're fired. I would've waited until Monday, but this is a security risk. I've already made the call to lock your account. There's a reason why IT wouldn't integrate your personal machine into the corporate environment. You're trying to...
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    Windows 8 sucks so bad. So So So bad. 8.1 doesn't help.

    Windows 8 is much more crash resilient than Windows 7. Windows 8 has a more streamlined kernel and the attack surface has been greatly reduced. Many programs run faster on Windows 8 (with the same hardware). Windows 8 is a much better overall OS. If you don't like the charms or the start screen...
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    Netflix First Original Anime Series Looks Awesome

    I just finished watching the subbed version. You guys will really enjoy this if you enjoy sci-fi and anime. It takes a bit getting used to for the cgi, but you'll forget about it by the 2nd or 3rd episode.
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    Synology NAS with WD Green; good/bad idea?

    You can use greens. There is a tool that can edit the drive firmware parameters and change the idle time before a head park is initiated. I've done that with my greens and turned them into reds. I don't have the longer warranty, but then again, I don't trust my data to a warranty replaced drive.
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    Do unmanaged switches boost data signal?

    @OP Which is why there is error correction. If the checksum isn't correct, resend the packet or use the checksum to fix the error.
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    Return the monitor. LG is using us as paying beta testers and I for one am sick of it.
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    Fiber Optic Modem Recommendation

    The way the fiber connection works is as follows: 1. You get an ONT (Optical Network Terminal) installed that receives the fiber connection and either outputs to ethernet or coax. 2. You connect your own or provided modem to the ethernet or coax (this type of connection is called MOCA). 3...
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    Have Amazon giftcards looking for laptop

    Define light computer games. are we talking Runescape light or Crysis light? Light is a very subjective term.
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    Acer Unveils the 28-Inch XB280HK Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC

    Hmmm...Acer /= Quality... PASS
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    @Tyrindor I tried playing with the picture settings. I even tried turning brightness all the way down. I could still see the bleed on the left side. On this monitor, 0 brightness does not turn off the backlight.
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    Well, I ended up returning the LG monitor. The back light bleed (on the left side) was annoying; especially on a $1000 monitor. Went to Microcenter today to exchange it. Their system showed 1 in stock, but they couldn't find it. Then, they tried to reproduce my issue and tried to justify that...
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    I had quite a bit of fun today. I hooked up all my monitor to my 2012 RMBP. It pumped a combined 2880x1800, 1920x1200, 3440x1440, and 2560x1440 pixels at once. Everything was still butter smooth with several 4K youtube videos playing, mplayerx playing a blueray rip, aperture running through some...