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leadeater

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    leadeater reacted to Windows7ge for a status update, ...197 days later... heh, heh, heh.   
    ...197 days later...

    heh, heh, heh.
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    leadeater reacted to VegetableStu for a status update, .... I WANT MY MOUTHFUL OF COFFEE BACK   
    .... I WANT MY MOUTHFUL OF COFFEE BACK
     
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    leadeater reacted to Windows7ge for a status update, Biggest waste of a network switch ever. I've been meaning to take a pic of this for m   
    Biggest waste of a network switch ever. I've been meaning to take a pic of this for months but they locked the room it's in before I had a chance and only recently found it unlocked 😛.
     

     
    So this is the businesses WAN. The fiber line is coming from either the street or a modem located in another building. That blue cable goes to their router's WAN interface in another room.
     
    This switch is a CISCO Catalyst 2960-X series switch (48FPD-L it looks to be specifically). Of course much of this equipment today can be bought second hand off eBay for cheap but brand new these switches are expensive. $2,000+ from the online retailers that I've seen, and they're using it as a f***ing media converter. You can buy a 1Gbit media converter for ~$15.
     
    The stupid things businesses do sometimes. It blows my mind.
     
    Anybody have any similar stories to share of poorly put together setups?
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    leadeater got a reaction from clickme.sh for a status update, WOOO!   
    WOOO!
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    leadeater got a reaction from XenosTech for a status update, WOOO!   
    WOOO!
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    leadeater got a reaction from scottyseng for a status update, WOOO!   
    WOOO!
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    leadeater got a reaction from LukeSavenije for a status update, WOOO!   
    WOOO!
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    leadeater got a reaction from Lurick for a status update, WOOO!   
    WOOO!
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    leadeater reacted to VegetableStu for a status update, YAS DAS HEATSINK   
    YAS DAS HEATSINK
     
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    leadeater reacted to Windows7ge for a status update, Well it was nice knowing everyone. Everyone except [removed-by-mod] , [removed-by-mod   
    Well it was nice knowing everyone. Everyone except [removed-by-mod], [removed-by-mod], & [removed-by-mod] you three can [removed-by-admin].
     
    Edited October 28 by Whiskers
    Removed profanity
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    leadeater reacted to VegetableStu for a status update, *plants one of these with the roommate's*   
    *plants one of these with the roommate's*
     
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    leadeater reacted to VegetableStu for a status update, holy crap did linus have a momentary heart attack O_O   
    holy crap did linus have a momentary heart attack O_O
     
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    leadeater reacted to Spotty for a status update, LTT's community Folding@Home month is here again, so it's time to dust those PCs off   
    LTT's community Folding@Home month is here again, so it's time to dust those PCs off and put them to work!

    Before:

     

    After:

     
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    leadeater reacted to VegetableStu for a status update, "Alexa, call Jim." ... "Alexa, call, Jim." ... *taps earpiece* "ALEXA--" "MY NAME IS   
    "Alexa, call Jim."
    ...
    "Alexa, call, Jim."
    ...
    *taps earpiece* "ALEXA--"
    "MY NAME IS SIRI, YOU DORK."
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    leadeater reacted to Windows7ge for a status update, I have the idea for what I think would be an incredible GPU BOINC rig. @Ithanul | @To   
    I have the idea for what I think would be an incredible GPU BOINC rig. @Ithanul|@TopHatProductions115 you guys might like this. I would love to build a rig that crunches 7,8, or 9 different GPU projects simultaneously.
     
    We're aware the BOINC manager doesn't let you do more than 1 project at a time and the hack during the BOINC Pentathlon was only a means to bunker more of the same project. Well, what if BOINC didn't know more than one instance was running on the box? I propose building a BOINC rig around QEMU virtualization. Performance tuning isn't hard and most of what will maximize the performance is simple enough. Done right the GPU compute performance will be near bare metal.
     
    My thoughts for CPU/Motherboard would be the AMD EYPC 7351P & ASRock Rack EPYCD8-2T
     
    Part of my reason to want to go EYPC is just because I want an excuse to use an AMD server platform. Next reason is testing GPU pass-though on Threadripper works quite well and it's my expectation it should work just as well on EYPC. QEMU works well with SVM as far as I've seen and the platform supports enabling IOMMU for device pass-though so I don't see an immediate reason not to use it when a 16 core CPU from Intel costs a lot more.
     
    The motherboard is up for debate but it has 7 PCI_e slots and the M.2 slots could be adapted into full size PCI_e slots. It has extra power for PCI_e devices, 8 channel memory, the works.
     
    I can see with a project of this scale I'd be liable to run into issues such as attempting to connect 7+ GPUs and having the server even POST. I'd probably run into the same issue Linus did when he was building the 6 editor workstation where the motherboard just wasn't having it. What I would probably do is start with a "safe" 4 GPUs. Most systems seem fine with 4, going beyond that things get sketchy. Beyond this I would probably only buy one at a time and see how she handles.
     
    For now this is just a far off in the distance dream. I'm open to thoughts & criticism.
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    leadeater reacted to VegetableStu for a status update, Apple: we don't comment on rumours and unannounced products. Macrumors and SellYourMa   
    Apple: we don't comment on rumours and unannounced products.
    Macrumors and SellYourMac: RAFFLE! STAND A CHANCE TO WIN AN APPLE iPHONE 11 PRO
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    leadeater reacted to Windows7ge for a status update, Finally, after a month of BS dealing with NEMIX, Newegg, and my local Post Office as   
    Finally, after a month of BS dealing with NEMIX, Newegg, and my local Post Office as a finale with:
    Sending me the wrong RAM (Newegg) Telling me to only return the wrong RAM (NEMIX) Turning around and saying they need all the RAM (NEMIX) Telling me they'll give me Advanced replacement (NEMIX) Turning around and saying that didn't happen (NEMIX) Sending me 3 working DIMMs and 1 dead DIMM (NEMIX) Having me return 2 DIMMs (NEMIX) Nobody home to sign for those sticks so I had to ride a bike 11 miles at 8:00AM in 55°F weather to my "local" Post Office to collect it. After all of that I have finally achieved:
     
    Dual channel:

     
    x2:

     
    With 64GB DDR4 DIMMs:

     
    :

     
    What ended up happening is my old RAM which was R4x4 (Quad-Rank) got switched out for R2x4 (Dual-Rank) which should in theory perform better? Somebody may have to clarify that for me. Something about VMs can benefit from lower ranks.
     
    I think I'm going to stop at 512GB. I have other projects that also need more RAM. If I have to send back RAM to NEMIX again I think I'm not even going to argue I'm just going to STFU, shove ALL the RAM in a box and ship it because what should have been a 1~2 week replacement turned into about 34 days. It was so stupid.
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    leadeater reacted to VegetableStu for a status update, so the lowdown on the Amazon rainforest fire thing: yes, it's on fire no, people on t   
    so the lowdown on the Amazon rainforest fire thing:
    yes, it's on fire no, people on twitter are spreading the wrong photos (they're of past or even unrelated fires) don't know, that the forest in general produces 20% of the earth's oxygen supply (this one's real)
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    leadeater reacted to Windows7ge for a status update, My thought process when writing a tutorial: This is going to be easy, there's not a w   
    My thought process when writing a tutorial:
    This is going to be easy, there's not a whole lot to it, it's just:
    Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Done! It's so simple I'll have it done in a day...
     
    *3 days later*
    Step 1 Step 1.1 Step 1.2 Step 1.3 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 4.1 Step 4.1.1 Step 4.1.2 Step 4.1.3 Step 4.1.4 Step 4.1.5 Step 4.2 Step 4.2.1 Step 4.2.2 Step 4.2.3 Step 4.3 Step 4.3.1 Step 4.3.1.1 Step 4.3.1.2 Step 4.3.2 Step 4.3.3 Sill not done... *Yearn for the sweet release of death intensifies*
     
    So anyone who needs a Linux server tutorial cal look forward to that mess.
     
    Unrelated RAM Update:
    So NEMIX actually just called me while I was typing this to confirm I shipped the 2nd set of memory. Turns out they don't have good communication between departments because they didn't know they used the same shipping label/number for both the set of RAM I sent back the first time & and for the 2nd set I sent back. So they thought I didn't send the RAM out because they were looking at the wrong tracking number (the same number...it's a mess).
     
    Remember how I said advanced shipment? Yay? They forgot about that. He just told me "We should be able to send it out by next week."..."I was told I was given advanced shipping"..."what?"..."Yeah, I was told it was being shipped out this past Monday or Tuesday."..."Uhh, let me call you back in about 15 minutes while I look into this. We'll get it shipped today."
     
    ...could anyone point me in the direction of the nearest table? So I can flip it?
     
    So this is where we are right now. Nice of them to call instead of e-mail every 2 days. BS that they have such poor communication between departments. I'm convinced they won't have anything shipped before that package to them arrives estimated tomorrow and I probably won't see my shipment until the end of next week.
     
    IF this guy calls me back today I'll give an update with whatever he tells me.
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    leadeater reacted to VegetableStu for a status update, boi he fly   
    boi he fly
     
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    leadeater got a reaction from Derkoli for a status update, I see you didn't have a good landing yesterday https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/11096   
    I see you didn't have a good landing yesterday

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/110963390/auckland-seaplane-crash-lowered-wheels-could-have-caused-accident-says-planes-former-pilot
     
    All I could think about was Floatplane memes during that news story
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    leadeater got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 for a status update, When you're left handed and @LinusTech smacks you down for merch options 😞 Never actu   
    When you're left handed and @LinusTech smacks you down for merch options 😞
    Never actually brought any LTT merch
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    leadeater got a reaction from LinusTech for a status update, When you're left handed and @LinusTech smacks you down for merch options 😞 Never actu   
    When you're left handed and @LinusTech smacks you down for merch options 😞
    Never actually brought any LTT merch
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    leadeater got a reaction from Pascal... for a status update, When you're left handed and @LinusTech smacks you down for merch options 😞 Never actu   
    When you're left handed and @LinusTech smacks you down for merch options 😞
    Never actually brought any LTT merch
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    leadeater got a reaction from XenosTech for a status update, When you're left handed and @LinusTech smacks you down for merch options 😞 Never actu   
    When you're left handed and @LinusTech smacks you down for merch options 😞
    Never actually brought any LTT merch
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