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About MatazaNZ

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  • Birthday 1994-12-29

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    Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand)


  • CPU
    Intel i7 4770K @ 4.0GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Z87 Extreme6
  • RAM
    G.Skill RipjawsX 8GB
  • GPU
    Sapphire R9 290 4GB Tri-X
  • Case
    Cooler Master Centurion6
  • Storage
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD, Intel730 240GB SSD
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    Cooler Master V850 850W
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    Sony Bravia 32" HDTV and LG 19EN33
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    Cooler Master Seidon 240M
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    Logitech G710+ (MX Browns)
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    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1

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  1. Rule of thumb is to always clean reinstall for a motherboard change
  2. The problem with Time Machine is that it requires HFS+ formatted disks. I'm assuming your SMB share is most likely ext4 or FAT. I've found this that *may* help, or it may not. https://www.imore.com/how-use-time-machine-backup-your-mac-windows-shared-folder And also maybe this https://kirb.me/2018/03/24/using-samba-as-a-time-machine-network-server.html
  3. The honest answer: No one can tell you that. Best I can say is to try both out, and pick one. It's all down to what you prefer. Mint is based on Ubuntu, so they should both support the same packages. That said, I haven't run either of them in a while (Last I used was when 14.04LTS was released(Been on Arch since)), so I might be wrong on some things now.
  4. I actually recently went through and tried a whole bunch of distros in VMs, Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Fedora, and a few others. One I find myself coming back to is Xubuntu. I love the Xfce interface, and with the support of Ubuntu and Ubuntu applications, I love it. A lot of people seem to love Ubuntu with Unity, but I personally don't like Unity, not entirely sure why. Gnome was a DE I enjoyed a bit too, but Xfce was where my heart lies. So Xubuntu it is
  5. Ah okay. For KVM, would it be better to use a version of Ubuntu with a GUI than CLI?
  6. Yea, I was thinking virtualisation route. I was thinking unraid or esxi due to them being type 1 hypervisors
  7. Hi all, I'm planning on building a server. I don't have any hardware in mind yet, as I'm in the planning phase. Hardware will be thought out once I have in mind how things are gonna work. The server is going to run a file server for the household, a Plex media server, and possibly a print server to make our printer easier to access for everyone (we've had lots of problems with sharing the printer over the network from the Win7 PC it's attached to). My main dilemma is working out if it would be better to have a single installation of Ubuntu Server (I'm not going to use freenas or anything else, I'm comfortable with Ubuntu Server) which runs all the services I need, or run something like unraid or VMWare esxi as a hypervisor, and 3 (or more in future) VMs with Ubuntu Server, each dedicated to one core service? What would be the more resource efficient way to do it, and possibly the way that would cause less headaches once it's all set up?
  8. I know this thread is a little older, but @Tory4Glory make a windows recovery disk on a USB (always handy to have around). If you ever have problems with the windows bootloader, boot into the recovery disk, choose command prompt, and use this command. bootrec.exe /fixmbr This should rewrite the MBR on the HDD/SSD to point to windows. When I needed to uninstall a Linux dual boot, I just deleted the partition it was installed on from Windows, extended the windows partition and used the method above, worked like a charm. However, I did panic at first, because like you, my PC didn't boot after removing the partition. Thankfully, I was using windows 7 at the time, and my dad's PC was as well, so I used his to research it, and create the recovery disk. (I know now to use virtual machines to try out an OS before physically installing it)
  9. I work as decommission and installation at a company that specialises in IT procurement and service. Basically we are the middleman between local universities and lease companies. We perform all services required for said leased hardware, and they pay for it. Even though they have their own IT staff, most things are done by our on-site representatives and techs. It's quite interesting. Tech is also a hobby at home, but one that I rarely have the money for. My latest project is a home server. Can't even afford a motherboard right now. (although, I *am* looking at a supermicro board, so it's a little pricey)
  10. Nice! What's this for? Also, I believe Taran's surname is Van Hemert
  11. WinRT was a big mistake. But I think WinRT was dropped for Win10.
  12. Ah okay. I don't think anything would really happen if you plugged into AC power, either the AC power would overwhelm the capacitors, or it would simply fry the port
  13. Austin Evans has a video on it. It does indeed go down the data lines, as he tried it on multiple devices. Chromebook was completely killed. Macbook had the data on its usb port killed, but power still flowed through it. Completely killed the usb port on a smart TV. And killed the data on a smartphones usb port. Some devices, like the Macbook have protection mechanisms to block off the affected port in time, but those that don't will have the massive amount of energy course through the motherboard, frying it. And it works in less than a second. Scary stuff
  14. Thanks so much. I'll definitely look into Functional Programming in Scala after I'm finished with Scala for the Impatient. Functional programming does interest me, but I feel like I'm gonna need to forget about a lot of stuff I already know while learning it, having come from a heavy OOP background with C#. But I have read that it can be very powerful, not so much as C++ (which I tried and failed miserably to learn), but potentially more so than Java or C#. Plus there's the added benefit of accessing Java code from Scala and vice versa.