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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen R9 3900X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Strix X570-F
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz 16GB
  • GPU
    AMD RX 5700 XT
  • Case
    Phanteks P400S
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    Samsung 840 EVO 250GB, Corsair Force LE 960GB, Samsung 970 EVO 1TB
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    EVGA 650W P2
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    MG279Q + PB258Q
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    DZ65RGB Build
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    Logitech G502 HERO
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    Sennheiser HD 650
  • Operating System
    Ubuntu :(

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  1. Hot take on my new Everglide Oreo switches: The combination of high tactility and light force is oddly satisfying. They kind of suck on certain keys though (spacebar, backspace, and enter) since the return force isn't quite high enough to reliably push the cap back up. Also, probably 20% of the switches had slightly bent pins which I had to fix.

  2. FreeNAS has the bhyve hypervisor built in which you can use to host a VM for some game servers. I have no experience with FreeNAS though I imagine it's not overly complicated and there are probably guides out there.
  3. I made my own 65% keyboard. Works well most of the time but games that use the function keys aren't always the easiest to play, even with rebinding.
  4. I have a Pixel 3a and use Google Fi as my mobile network provider. The "VPN" simply encrypts the data without spoofing your IP, it is purely meant for security.
  5. I only use a VPN so my ISP doesn't see my linux iso torrents. Also, your mention of no security from these isn't the most accurate. There is a lot of unencrypted parts of network traffic that can give a lot of information, for example DNS, which if you're on a public wireless network could potentially be an issue, especially with rogue APs which aren't as uncommon as one may think. I think you're conflating security with privacy, they're related but not exchangeable terms. I use the Google Fi VPN on my phone because it's transparent and encrypts those packets on public networks for me (not the same VPN I mentioned in my first sentence). I get where you're coming from but you're trying to speak absolutely when the topic is in fact not absolute.
  6. A lot of VPN providers accept cryptocurrency which you don't have to obtain through an exchange. Simply pay someone random with cash without exchanging personal information and there is effectively no trail. That's the decentralized part of cryptocurrencies that public exchanges make people forget about. Hell, Mullvad VPN accepts cash payments through mail (which by the way does not require a return address). They also claim to point their logs to /dev/null (which is a data blackhole for those that aren't familiar with *nix OSes).
  7. I just remembered the Radeon Pro W5700 was announced, yet OpenCL support isn't even enabled yet for the RX5700 on anything other than Windows. :thonk:

    1. Windows7ge


      This is why I haven't moved up to the RX cards. I need OpenCL on Linux.

  8. So one remuxed 1080p BluRay movie. Free cloud with that kind of capacity isn't really relevant. Free cloud isn't really relevant at all. Wasabi or Backblaze B2 are going to be the cheapest for meaningful amounts of backup storage.
  9. Balena Etcher still broke af on Windows. Good thing for Rufus.

    1. Windows7ge


      I wonder if WSL would in any way enable you to use dd for writing ISO's to thumb drives. Not sure if it's capable of seeing devices though.

    2. 2FA


      I don't think you can with WSL1 but even if you could it's probably not a good idea since the IO performance of WSL1 is trash.

    3. Windows7ge


      Eh, it was an idea. I know WSL works pretty good for automatic cross-platform remote data-replication.


      Finding Windows software that worked like FreeFileSync but over SSH was a pain and none that I found was free. RSYNC though WSL worked great though. Just had to find the file path that took you into C:/ D:/ and vis versa.

  10. Well shit, the DisplayPort on my second monitor died.

    1. Cyberspirit


      Rip, is it still under warranty?

    2. 2FA
  11. I wouldn't recommend FreeNAS for anything more than a dedicated NAS as the bhyve hypervisor it uses is pretty mediocre. If you want some more flexibility, check out Proxmox which also has built in ZFS support. As for the build options, whilst the first is the most expensive it also the most useful if you end up expanding your server. Depends on how much you value cost.
  12. Thinking of moving my server onto Fedora Server (I like up to date packages) with ZFS mirror vdevs, most management done via Cockpit. Also considering the merits of running OpnSense (or IPFire) for my hardware on the network, and whether to virtualize it or buy a PCEngines box for it.
  13. The ArsTechnica review didn't have issues with latency on Ethernet, only on WiFI. Another point of potential delay is packet inspection done by firewalls. I don't know how aggressive the source's corporate firewall is but that could potentially be a cause.
  14. You would need to use command line for it, so if that's a negative, then it's not for you. There's probably not going to be a tutorial that exactly fits your exact use case but consider reading through some of the official documentation (https://docs.gluster.org/en/latest/) to learn some of the concepts. You could use a software RAID such as mdadm or LVM and use that for the underlying "brick" of the Gluster volume or have Gluster manage all the individual disks with each being a "brick." If you go with the former, a simple Distributed Gluster volume would work for you (where it simply pools the capacity of each server, similar in idea to JBOD), whereas in the latter a Distributed Dispersed volume would work better (kind of similar to RAID striping and each server would be a subvolume of the Gluster volume). All of that is stuff only you will see, you could then install Nextcloud and configure it to use the Gluster volume as the storage directory.
  15. Please oh please do not use UnRAID for anything that isn't personal use. It's a security nightmare since so much stuff is ran as root, it's also not that great for multiple users reading and writing to it at once since you will get bottlenecked by the performance of a single drive. GlusterFS on a regular Linux distro is the optimal solution and you're not paying UnRAID license costs (since cost seems to be an issue).