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AngryBeaver

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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Simple Cheap ~$10 Gadget?   
    If you are anal about a clean desk maybe some good wire management for said desk. A under desk raceway or similar would be a cheap option for example.
     
    I personally though normally just buy a flash drive. I feel like I never have enough flash drives lol.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from wkdpaul in [GUIDE] Make your own VPN server - for Windows   
    Depending on how it is done.. then using the SSL port would hide it about as well as you can hope.
     
    That is assuming they are just using ssl to encapsulate the already encrypted VPN connection. If they so it properly they can make it looks like any other web traffic over ssl so that dpi won't detect the underlying vpn.  Now the initial connection request will still be seen unless you are using a encrypted dns service too.
     
    So they would see the packet info calling out for vpn.nohands.killme or whatever. Then it would be gobbledygook. You remove that possibility with encrypted dns.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from jagdtigger in Adding a physical Firewall to my home network   
    I second this. There are much better solutions like the one above. I mean if you just want a firewall with added VPN capabilities there are plenty of consumer grade offerings for that and you also have 3rd party firmware if you need more advanced features.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in [GUIDE] Make your own VPN server - for Windows   
    Until you get caught and they chop yours hands off.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Founders in End-User   
    I mean yes, maybe the do it yourself and solder your own mentality is dying, but so is the necessity for it.
     
    Back then you didn't have the automation and the capabilities to work on these much smaller processes. You were very limited to what you could fit on a board and then limited by just how big the components were. So you would peice together a machine, and replace different components by just unplugging one board from the others. You also had huge machines with huge cost.
     
    Today the size of these machines is a fraction of what it was, same thing for the component size, and cost. The machines are also higher quality and last longer thanks to all these improvements. They are more user friendly and are in pretty much in everyone home in a first world country.
     
    So the question is; was the trade off worth it? I think so. There will always be a small enthusiast market for some of what you are missing and soldering will be needed for a very long time still. In return though we get computers and smart devices into more houses, with higher reliability, and a low costs. My cell phone for examples is tens of thousands times faster that the computers talked about here. All in the size of something I can carry in my pocket. I have access to any information, entertainment,  or communication need I might have in seconds. That IMO is worth it.
  6. Agree
    AngryBeaver got a reaction from mtz_federico in Adding a physical Firewall to my home network   
    I second this. There are much better solutions like the one above. I mean if you just want a firewall with added VPN capabilities there are plenty of consumer grade offerings for that and you also have 3rd party firmware if you need more advanced features.
  7. Agree
    AngryBeaver got a reaction from dalekphalm in Adding a physical Firewall to my home network   
    I second this. There are much better solutions like the one above. I mean if you just want a firewall with added VPN capabilities there are plenty of consumer grade offerings for that and you also have 3rd party firmware if you need more advanced features.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from lewdicrous in End-User   
    I mean yes, maybe the do it yourself and solder your own mentality is dying, but so is the necessity for it.
     
    Back then you didn't have the automation and the capabilities to work on these much smaller processes. You were very limited to what you could fit on a board and then limited by just how big the components were. So you would peice together a machine, and replace different components by just unplugging one board from the others. You also had huge machines with huge cost.
     
    Today the size of these machines is a fraction of what it was, same thing for the component size, and cost. The machines are also higher quality and last longer thanks to all these improvements. They are more user friendly and are in pretty much in everyone home in a first world country.
     
    So the question is; was the trade off worth it? I think so. There will always be a small enthusiast market for some of what you are missing and soldering will be needed for a very long time still. In return though we get computers and smart devices into more houses, with higher reliability, and a low costs. My cell phone for examples is tens of thousands times faster that the computers talked about here. All in the size of something I can carry in my pocket. I have access to any information, entertainment,  or communication need I might have in seconds. That IMO is worth it.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Ben17 in Questions for people who are computer techs...   
    So on the cybersecurity front it could play out that way, but in most cases it doesn't. 
     
    As for the A+ unless you are intending to skip higher education entirely I would probably wait or skip it all together. It is very much an entry level cert that only is acknowledge for a handful of entry level jobs.
     
    I mean I guess of you are wanting to get the comptia trifecta to show general competency then that might be different. That would consist of A+, Network+, and Security+. All of which are easy.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Ben17 in Questions for people who are computer techs...   
    So the the job you accept will determine if you are driving around or sitting behind a desk.
     
    There is nothing wrong with getting your A+, but it should only be an entry point and not something you plan on long term. Networking, Security,  development, etc... those are areas to focus on. If you want to make yourself a very valuable resource go down the Security path. There are literally thousand of unfilled jobs and we there is a big shortage on people with the skillset needed for this field.
     
    So not only will you be highly valued, but you will also make great money. If that sounds good then I would start with focusing on your networking education.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Kilrah in Tech Quicke and lies about free Windows   
    This article is just someone who got upset with something they saw online and decided to come rant about it.  He is ignoring any fact that doesn't support his own argument. 
     
    There is literally no point in even responding. In his eyes his stance is the only correct one. Can't argue with people like that.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Blue4130 in Tech Quicke and lies about free Windows   
    This article is just someone who got upset with something they saw online and decided to come rant about it.  He is ignoring any fact that doesn't support his own argument. 
     
    There is literally no point in even responding. In his eyes his stance is the only correct one. Can't argue with people like that.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Taja in Tech Quicke and lies about free Windows   
    Did you know that while they don't advertise it as free or a trial that microsoft intends it to be used as such. They allow you to use most of windows 10 outside of a few features and a watermark.
     
    They know that keeping you in the microsoft ecosystem is the best move they can make. Sure they might not make money off you right away or even for years, but eventually they will. Be it a full key, a purchase on the store, office products etc.
     
     
  14. Funny
    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Cora_Lie in Are these SAT scores good enough?   
    Well I am starting to believe these might not be yours. If you are smart enough to score in the 99th percentile, yet need to come ask us if that is good or not.... ya doesn't speak much to your intelligence.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Tsuki in Are these SAT scores good enough?   
    Well I am starting to believe these might not be yours. If you are smart enough to score in the 99th percentile, yet need to come ask us if that is good or not.... ya doesn't speak much to your intelligence.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Mark Kaine in My gaming perfomance below what i expected   
    If you are averaging 150 and jump to 200 it shouldn't really be noticable. You could always cap your fps at 120 or 140 (depends on your monitors refresh)
  17. Funny
    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Santo22 in Best Fluid on the market right now??   
    It is a well kept secret that "blinker fluid" is the best you can possibly use. It comes in several different colors and can be found at any auto parts store. Just make sure you ask the person at the desk because they don't normally have any on the shelves.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Technous285 in Cox gets massively shafted - Jury awards music industry 1 billion dollars from Cox over copyright infringers   
    So here is what generally happens.
     
    People get illegal content via bittorrent without using any way of masking their real IP address. The big copyright holders have people who literally sit there and log all of these IP addresses. They then lookup the IP owner (ISP) and reach out to them directly with a cease and desist. The ISP is then suppose to send that to the person that was using that IP address at the time. The previously rule has been that if you receive 3 of these strikes they terminate your service for (in most cases) about a year.
     
    The Copyright holders are always wanting the ISP's to just hand over their customers and the ISP's for the most part will not do so without a warrant. The warrant pretty much never happens because of the agreement above they have with most copyright holders. So I guess the argument is they were not sending over the cease and desist orders or that they were not terminating customers after X amount of times.
     
    Not sure how the copyright holders could prove that information. As for the government using a subpoena for that information... if they never collected it then they cannot hand it over. This isn't a Litigation hold type scenario unless they have previously been ordered they had to keep a record of all of this. I feel this is very shaky ground and I am not sure it will hold up to higher court appeals. 
     
    The RIAA is greedy as hell and very rarely does the money won from these cases go to the artists and people that produced the content to begin with. On top of that the fine/penalty is nowhere close to inline with the actual offense. The problem here though is that COX 100% will have all of that information as all of the ISP's keep anything they can on us so they can turn around and sell that data. That statistic information is worth a lot of money.
     
    In the end Cox should have just cut off the users who got 3+ letters. Chances are that after the 1st or 2nd the user would either stop doing it or get smart enough to use ways they didn't get flagged again. Hell I am guessing a fair bit of these is from a kid or relative in their house doing it without them even knowing. How many parents do you think concern themselves to whether or not their kid is downloading anything that might not be legal?
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Adason in raspberry pi zero w pi-hole and vpn   
    It depends on the speed of your internet connection. The pi zero doesn't have true gigabit and would probably we pushed too hard performing both tasks.
     
    If you want to do both I would get a pi4 1gb and us that. It has true gigabit and a much stronger cpu.
  20. Agree
    AngryBeaver got a reaction from LAwLz in How Do I Tell My Parent Why I Need To Upgrade   
    If my kid did that they would have a nice long break between PCs. Coming to me about it is one thing, trying to manipulate it so you think I don't have a choice? Not sure you will like the outcome.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Yogi_DaBear221 in linus is the biggest hypocrite on earth   
    Well where to begin. 20k on the Mac Pro probably does make him feel uncomfortable especially with his previous experiences with apple products. 
     
    As to the other machines he makes. Yes they might be in the same ballpark in price, but they are NOT in the same ballpark when it comes to power and use. Having 10 people game on 1 machine is much more effiecient than 1 person on 1 machine which is all you have on the mac pro. The same goes for the 6 editors 1 pc scenario. You cannot do that on the MAC so you would need to spend 6x as much for 6x the users.
     
    He does work with expensive stuff all the time, but he gets more mileage out of those products compared to the apple system. They aren't as limited and locked down to the apple ecosystem and allow for some very creative uses. You get much more value out of a system you can fully utilize. So have 6 or 10 people on one machine keeping it at high utilization is much better than having one expensive Mac pro that a single user cannot in most circumstance utilize to the full capabilities of the machine.
     
    I don't see him as being a hypocrite. He just isn't on the apple bandwagon that so many are willing to jump on without seeing the truth behind apple.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from EarthWormJM2 in Blackhat talk on T2 chip security   
    I mean don't get me wrong this is some needed protection to the PCI-E vulnerabilities, but again if someone is doing that they have physical control of your machine. If someone is able to gain physical access to it then you already have a much bigger problem. I mean you pull the drives and depending on what they are using pop the encryption. Lets look at something like bitlocker. They have FREDs (A forensic machine) made specifically for cracking bitlocker and it normally takes 3-6 months depending on luck. So yes that keeps them out of the data for awhile, but ultimately if they have it they can get it.
     
    I guess this is more just the last line of defense to make it harder, but still it isn't going to stop it entirely.
  23. Agree
    AngryBeaver got a reaction from LAwLz in How Do I Tell My Parent Why I Need To Upgrade   
    From someone that has a step kid of his own...
     
    From my perspective I am a little critical of him probably more so than I need to be, but I also see how the world is trying to keep these kids coddled. I have been more a part of his life than his recently deceased dad and I am also trying to fix some of those bad things he has inherited from him.
     
    So from a kids perspective YES I probably annoy the shit out of him. In a decade though when he has kids of his own he will appreciate the crap I put him through.
     
    Maybe just maybe instead of thinking he is ignorant or w/e you should sit down and explain to him why you feel you need this. Sure you probably get way too much screen time and play more videos games than he likes, but you can also show him the benefits outside of gaming it serves. 
     
    Do you want to get his backing? Code something fun or show him some examples of some of the things you have written. You might just get him on board. 
     
    The truth is being a step-parent can be a thankless job. We aren't your true blood parent, but need to be a good role-model and make sure you are raised right always wondering if we are stepping on the other parents shoes. We also are putting out for you guys financially (which we don't mind), but then we also get your attitude with the assumption you know more than we do or that we weren't also kids ourselves once.
     
    So how about trying to talk to him. As it stands now without you two talking neither hand knows what the other is really doing or thinking and you just assume shit.
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    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Froody129 in Best Fluid on the market right now??   
    It is a well kept secret that "blinker fluid" is the best you can possibly use. It comes in several different colors and can be found at any auto parts store. Just make sure you ask the person at the desk because they don't normally have any on the shelves.
  25. Funny
    AngryBeaver got a reaction from Bombastinator in How Do I Tell My Parent Why I Need To Upgrade   
    If my kid did that they would have a nice long break between PCs. Coming to me about it is one thing, trying to manipulate it so you think I don't have a choice? Not sure you will like the outcome.
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