foxhound590 reacted to Ryan_Vickers in Easy tips to prevent some accidental Plagiarism?
Particularly when the problem is simple to solve, there's really only very few ways to do it, and maybe only one, so it might be unavoidable. If you're concerned, style it differently, change variable and function names, and add comments to show you understand what it's doing.
foxhound590 reacted to GoodBytes in Moderators on the forum
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foxhound590 reacted to JoostinOnline in Which Antistatic wrist strap to get?
Make sure it's long enough (the length listed is if it was stretched to 100%, which is uncomfortable, so give it some buffer), and don't buy one where the strap is elastic. They wear down quickly.
It depends on where you live. I repair computers for a living, and I absolutely need one. Static is a bitch during the winters here. Shifting in your chair can lead to getting shocked. I ruined a motherboard because I forgot to put my wrist strap on.
During the winters I grit my teeth and slap something metal every few minutes because I know I'm going to get shocked. It's better to have smaller ones than really big painful ones.
foxhound590 reacted to Enderman in Heating up pool water
Yes only the heat would transfer, not the fluids.
I'm not sure how many watts pool heaters are, but if you get some 295X2s and FX9590s it shouldn't be too hard to reach thousands of watts of heat.
Pretty much all power that a PC consumes is turned into heat, so it's really easy to calculate heat based on the wattage of the components.
foxhound590 reacted to Enderman in Heating up pool water
The way to do this is to use heat exchangers and stick the heat exchangers inside the pool. This way the watercooling loop water does not mix with the pool water which would destroy your tubing and waterblocks.
The pool water needs to contain chlorine.
The loop water needs to contain other more concentrated biocides and anticorrosives.
This method would cool the loop and heat up the cool water without mixing the two, and yes it would work because a pool can absorb like billions of joules of heat due to all the water heat capacity.
foxhound590 reacted to Whiskers in Why Linus is wrong (another macbook topic)
Tone down the hostility. It's unnecessary to throw insults at each other; either discuss your difference of opinion in a civil fashion or don't bother responding at all. And to be clear, this works both ways - accusing people of being a fanboy because they don't agree with your opinion isn't acceptable, and nor is telling them they must 'open their mind' just because they view things differently. Your opinion is not law.
Keep it civil or the thread will be locked.
foxhound590 reacted to Windspeed36 in Macs are 3x cheaper than Windows based PCs says IBM
No - it doesn't work like that. You see with retail copies of a Microsoft product, you need to keep the physical media around for it and you cannot bundle it into an image. This means two things - firstly, if you've a business with 50+ seats it becomes very difficult to keep track of which license belons where. You're also not allowed to use Office 365 Home/Personal in a business environment as per the EULA. The second issue is that you can't bundle it into an image if you're using a retail product. With a MAK (mass activation key) obtained through Open/VLSC/SPLA/EA, you can create an image for an OS using 1 product key but you can't have that same image use a list of say 500 retail keys.
For the tech support issue, more stuff generally goes wrong with Windows than it does with MacOS - from driver updates to users being able to accidentally change something like a network adapter status. With MacOS the OS updates are also better thought out - I've currently got a list of about 400 new patches to go through to either aprove or disallow for Windows environments - if I accidentally allow a certain patch for say SBS 2011 or 2008 R2 that doesn't play nice with a certain piece of software I could break the functionality of tens of thousands of client endpoints and hundreds of servers, all in production environments.
I'm not saying that MacOS avoids this issue entirely however generally there are less recorded issues of patch problems compared to Windows.
The issue I'm noticing with the points that a lot of you are raising is that while they are somewhat valid, they are not applicable to an enterprise enviornment - a lot of you seem to be looking at this from the point of view of a tech enthusiast/gamer, not from a corporate/enterprise mindset where one wrong step can affect 10's of thousands of users and cost a huge amount of money in terms of broken SLA's amongst other things.
foxhound590 reacted to Windspeed36 in NAS - Remote Access
So, you want to access your NAS/internal storage shares when you're out of the office or away from home? Well there's two ways of doing this.
Bring the network to you
Put yourself in the network
Bring the network to you
This quite simply is allowing you to remote into the network without being a part of it. The common way of doing this is having a web page such as mystorage.myhomenetwork.com with a login page. You'll simply be able to go to that site, put in a username and password then download or upload whatever content you want. You'll see this quite commonly with services like Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive but it's not limited to that. QNAP and Synology alongside most NAS manufacturers as well as certain versions of Windows Server allow this. For example, QNAP call this feature 'Web File Manager' and more info on their implementation can be found here.
What do you need to do this?
You need a NAS setup that supports such an application - as mentioned, almost all NAS manufacturers do and most versions of Windows Server do as well - in server it is known as RWA or Remote Web Access. More info here. You need to allow this process through router and local machine firewalls & forward the ports. For the firewall, it'll depend on your device. You simply need to allow either the UDP or TCP (depending on connection type) through the device's firewall. I know QNAP will do this automatically when you enable the WFM. You'll need to forward the ports as well - a guide on port forwarding for your router can be found here. What this does is means that requests made to a specific port number, eg 8080 via your external IP eg, 184.108.40.206 are forwarded to an internal address. What you'll then be able to do is access http://220.127.116.11:8080 via a browser and be presented with the web interface for either the immediate file share or your NAS's remote management page depending on the OS & hardware you're using. A lot of NAS manufacturers also support mobile apps to access content. They'll also need certain ports to be forwarded so they can communicate with the NAS. Why do you need to forward ports?
Ports are closed by default for security so that people can't simply hack through basic login pages and gain access into your network.
Put yourself in the network
This means using a VPN connection to put yourself inside your network without physically being there. This is a really good option if you don't want the world to have immediate access to any open port rules or if you need to share quite a lot with the outside world. Eg, remote desktop, samba shares, terminal server ect.
What does a VPN actually do?
A PPTP VPN (when setup on a device to forward all traffic) will put your device as a part of the same subnet that the VPN server is running on. Eg if you have a VPN server setup internally to assign an IP in the range of 192.168.1.100-192.168.1.120, you'll be put in the network and be able to access the rest of the network as if you were running at home. Any traffic sent from your device will first go through the VPN server then out to the wide world.
What's the downside of running a VPN server?
If you've setup the client to send all traffic through this VPN server, you'll be limited by the speed of the internet connection on the VPN server. Eg this is fine if you're like me and have 100/100 fibre however if you're stuck with 10/1 ADSL or similar, this might be a problem and you'll want to reconsider the entire concept of file sharing from home if you can't get a better internet speed. Hence why Dropbox/Google Drive are so popular.
What do you need to do this?
A VPN server. Yep, that's it. More specifically, most routers these days support running their own PPTP VPN server. Some more advanced units are able to comply with more advanced VPN types that are much more secure however I'm not going to delve too much into that - chances are if you understand them, you don't need this guide. Why do you need a VPN?
Once you've got the VPN running and you're inside the same network that the NAS is, you'll be able to access everything as if you were there. Samba shares through file explorer and similar will all act as if you were right there next to it.
But putting in my IP in the browser or as the VPN doesn't always work? It used to connect and now it doesn't??!?
This is because you've got what is known as a dynamic IP. What this means is that your IP is changed randomly, normally on reboot of your modem or based on a lease expiry time by your ISP. However this doesn't mean that you're doomed = enter dynamic DNS.
To understand how this works, you need to understand what a DNS is. DNS is a domain name server, it's where you translate a host name: google.com into an IP address that is used to route packets. You can't really go to your router and say Hey, I'm a packet and I want to go to google.com - a DNS server is contacted by your PC or router (depending on the PC's DNS settings) and says Hey, I want to go to google.com, what is that IP address - Oh, that IP for google is xx.xx.xx.xx
A dynamic DNS works by having an account with a dynamic DNS provider like DYNDNS - you put your account credentials into your router and regularly the router will contact DYNDNS saying Hey, my account is ABC and my external IP is 123.
When you then access your external domain such as http://mydomain.dyndns.org, the device your on will lookup what the IP for that is through a DNS server and get back your current external IP.
You can use this dynamic DNS process for anything where you need your external IP such as VPN server or the remote file access via a web browser. You'll simply need to put a port number on the end: eg mydomain.dyndns.org:8080
Keep in mind that not all routers support DYNDNS however those that do normally also support their own VPN server and it's becoming more and more common these days.
Hopefully this helps clear a few things up. Keep in mind that you will be limited by the upload and download speeds of the internet where the server is.
foxhound590 reacted to Dredgy in Square Monitor - 1:1, 1920p - EIZO EV2730Q
So this is a piece of tech that most people won't be able to try out, so I thought I'd do the hard yards. It's the Eizo 1:1 Square monitor - the EV2730Q. I think it's a really interesting piece of tech and would love to hear your thoughts.
@ALwin @ShadowCaptain if you haven't seen already. @Windspeed36 thought this might interest you.
Ironically the video is best viewed in 1440p on a 21:9 display. I worked really hard on the video so would like your opinion on it, as well as the monitor.
- Excellent quality panel, little to no backlight bleed, 10 bit IPS with great viewing angles and high colour accuracy.
- Perfect pixel density. Same amount of pixels as a 2560*1440p display in a 26.5" square. Can be pushed to 2048*2048.
- Good stand with tilt and height adjust.
- Resolution is f**king awesome for productivity. Cuts down on excess whitespace you get on 16:9 and 21:9 displays - nearly every pixel is actually useable.
- Best for video editing, audio editing, database/spreadsheet, layout design, photo viewing, web browsing, CAD, programming.....everything that's productive.
- Motion sensor for waking up the monitor when you sit down at your desk.
- Price. Though if you are making money off of your work, this is a worthy investment.
- Speakers are terrible. Like 1W affairs with no depth. Even for monitor speakers....
- Gaming field of view is terrible, albeit novel.
Any questions or comments, please ask. This is unusual technology to see in a "consumer" space, and it still fascinates me. Never had anything change the way I work so drastically, so quickly.
foxhound590 reacted to Blade of Grass in Questions to ask non-techies.
I have none. If someone is trying to act as if they're smarter/better than I am, I'll just smile and continue on. If they're willing, I'll have a real conversation about stuff and try to get my points across, but otherwise why would I waste my time on someone like that? (excluding if I had to, i.e. work)
foxhound590 reacted to Windspeed36 in Moving Desktop (US -> Australia)
We use instapak to ship nation wide at work.
foxhound590 reacted to Windspeed36 in EdgeRouter Hype..
I just want to clarify regarding the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter's - I'm seeing a lot of people recommending them both here and around the web in general but it seems that a lot of people are forgetting that these are not consumer grade products and will not work out of the box. They are not a plug and play device and need a skilled technician who is familiar with either Vyatta or is UBRSA certified. You cannot correctly configure an EdgeRouter for maximum performance via the GUI - some features just can't be added through it.
I'm not saying that they're a bad product at all - they're absolutely great but just remember that they're not a one product fits all solution.