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    Combat_Killer reacted to Mikensan in How to split a virtual & host network   
    Just to reaffirm what was said - set the IP of your intel card on your host's NIC settings to a subnet not being used on your network. Say if your home network uses 192.168.1.0/24 then set the intel NIC to 10.0.0.1/24 with no gateway. Normally you do not want 2 NICs on the same subnet unless they are Teamed / LACP-LAGG / bonded in some way.
     
    This won't impact the VMs ability to bridge to the interface and still pull a 192.168.1.0/24 IP.
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Windows7ge in How to split a virtual & host network   
    If your CCNA classes teach the same things I learned in mine they won't teach you much of anything about Linux. The class quite tightly wraps around how to configure CISCO's proprietary equipment and how to have it interact with other network/internet devices. Along with teaching you all the network protocols. Doesn't cover much if anything Linux outside of if the equipment OS is based off it.
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Windows7ge in How to split a virtual & host network   
    I should also mention that's just the tip of the iceberg there's also distros like Pop, Arch, & Manjaro (all desktop), for servers there's also Redhat Linux & UnRAID but those two cost money.
     
    Linux as a whole has gained an enormous following and many people have backed the further development of many many different forks of the kernel with different GUIs, features, & functions.
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Windows7ge in How to split a virtual & host network   
    Within that many years Linux has come a long way. Linux as a whole has become much more user friendly including very colorful and intuitive GUI's & WebUIs. With this though it is still very CLI incorporated. Many of the most helpful and time efficient tools are CLI via the Terminal so getting the most out of Linux really has you using both.
     
    All the distros I've been playing with are based on Debian but there also Arch Linux, BSD...that's all I have off the top of my head but trust me the list goes on.
     
    For Desktop distros based on Debain you can checkout Ubuntu, Mint, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, SparkyLinux
    For File Server distros you can checkout FreeNAS (based on FreeBSD uses ZFS), Ubuntu Server  (Debian), CentOS (based on RHEL), Rockstor (uses BTRFS)
     
    If you want to explore making virtual machines you can checkout PROXMOX (Debian)
     
    Then as I mentioned if you want to explore distros designed for network appliances you can check out pfSense which is for routers but you can also check out VyOS which can be used as a router but also a fully managed network switch.
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    Combat_Killer got a reaction from Windows7ge in How to split a virtual & host network   
    @Windows7ge
     
    Yeah unfortunately with my modem the only thing i can really do is look at things and hit the reset button to reboot the modem and thats virtually it.
     
    About Linux i was actually considering of putting together a linux based OS on a little PC that i have laying around just so i can dibble and dabble with it, i played around with ubuntu like 10-15yrs ago and thats about it, never really gotten back into linux.
    But i am seriously now contemplating on getting off my lazy ass and learn linux, as linux has come a far way from what i can tell, dont get me wrong tho i like windows, but i feel like companies like microsoft and apple are so consumed by the $$$ in the market that they are now to the point where they are just bullies now.
     
    I have book myself in school to do the 4 or 5 yr cisco course, i used to install servers and local machines for small businesses, but due to my health condition i had to shut up shop. But i do miss the work tho, lol just thinking how geekish that sounds.
     
    So im kind of thinking of doing a server setup at home, but instead of running microsoft software ill run a nas with linux. At least this way i can keep myself on top of things like server side tech, which i really do love and miss. 
     
    Which was half of the reason why i was tempting this little project of splitting the nic's, cause i was going to run linux through virtual box just to learn and get the gist of it. So i was going to run virtual box with linus OS and use my PC as like a local machine on the server, that way i could learn things with out having have to run between PC to PC.
    But i think the best way to go is just pull out this shitty old PC that i got put linux on it and do things that way as trying to run it from one PC would just be making it harder for me to diagnose if something were to go wrong.
     
    As far as changing DNS on local machine, yeah im doing that right now, as my ISP has blocked certain websites that i can not access, unless i change the DNS settings on the local machines. Thats another thing that really shits me with this shitty ISP modem, i can not create static IP and address to machines on the network, etc... I prefer to do things old school and do things manually cause i dont really like this automated stuff, cause when things go wrong its very hard to diagnose them.
     
    When you ask to get something fixed now in Windows 10 it doesnt tell you anything, whereas 2000NT and WinXP at least showed you what it was looking at and diagnosing and when you saw the system hang on that particular area you knew, ok i think thats where the problem is... Now windows 10 just says TROUBLESHOOTING and when its finished it just says cant fix, contact blah blah to take a look.
     
    Which is why im thinking of switching to linux, my problem is i gotta get off my ass and learn it, lol.
    Got on any suggestions on linux OS, for server side OS and local mach based OS?
     
    Cheers,
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Windows7ge in How to split a virtual & host network   
    That would not be necessary. If you have a dedicated switch you could run two networks off of it. Most if not all basic consumer switches operate on Layer 2 of the OSI model. This means traffic is forwarded based on MAC not IP (Layer 3). This would allow you to run multiple networks on a single switch. If you do try though be wary that running multiple DHCP servers on the same switch will give you a bad time. That is unless you have a managed switch that allows the configuration of VLANs. You can still use multiple routers on a single unmanaged switch but to work around that issue you'd need to disable DHCP and assign Static IP addresses.
     
    Their are free Linux distributions (like pfSense) that function as routers. These can be installed on any PC hardware and don't require anything particularly powerful. An old dual core with a couple gig's of RAM would more than suffice. From there you'd just have to pray that the ISP modem/router allows you to set it to Bridged Mode. Then you'd have an OP router with 100% control of everything.
     
    You can set DNS on a system by system basis manually if you want. Manually assigning DNS on a computer will bypass your ISP DNS. Tedious yes but it's a work around.
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Electronics Wizardy in How to split a virtual & host network   
    You can change the ipv4 and ipv6 settings of the network card to not assign a ip to those ports.
     
    You can also look at your switches network panel to see what ports have traffic going through them.
     
     
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Windows7ge in How to split a virtual & host network   
    Part of the problem you're going to have with this experiment here is that both of these NICs are on the same network/subnet and share the same Default Gateway so there isn't much to prevent the HOST from using either NIC to go to/from the Internet unless you configured some sort of rule to prevent it.
     
    Otherwise telling the VM to use your 2nd NIC should enforce the rule that the VM will only use said NIC since from the VM's perspective it is the only interface that exists. The same cannot be said for the HOST.
    It's possible these pages were cached by your web browser and that you weren't actually online. A more effective test would be a CMD ping like:
    ping 1.1.1.1 or ping 8.8.8.8 or ping 1.0.0.1 or ping 8.8.4.4 If these came back then your HOST was using the opposing NIC. If not then those two web pages were probably just locally cached.
     
    Something else that needs to be considered is that your PC, the local host when you want to connect to the Internet is going to check each NIC for a possible Default Gateway. If it see's one NIC is disabled it will check another and send your requests that way if it has an active Default Gateway or even under some circumstances the GOLR, or just send a broadcast out all interfaces and hope for the best. Of course this is dependent on any rules/firewall settings/ACLs you have configured to allow or deny the host applications access over that interface.
     
    I can see why you'd want to have that extra port do some work but unless you're experiencing connectivity problems due to rouge broadcasts or other excessive network traffic or a network misconfiguration there isn't really a reason for your specific application here to want to isolate the host traffic from the VM traffic unless you have reason to want to network packet-sniff specifically that VM's traffic from outside the VM. At the end of the day both go to the same switch/router on the same network, to the same Default Gateway. If your host happens to want to use both NICs I say let it. It adds redundancy if that matters to you.
     
    Something you can tinker with that may or may not help if you really want some possible solution is you can try adjusting the interfaces metric. A NIC's metric is effectively a manual way of telling the computer that a given NIC is faster than another. This will not tell the host to permanently use a particular NIC but prefer it over another unless the "faster" NIC goes offline. Adjusting the metric will not impact the performance of the host or VM. A lower metric value will tell the host that the interface is faster. CISCO uses the term "cost" on their routers as in the lower the "cost" the faster the NIC. Same principal.
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    Combat_Killer reacted to GoodBytes in What pisses you off with PC building?   
    You can spread it. Use a clean card or clean brush to spread an even coat of the thermal paste on both sides. This guarantees a full coverage of the chip.
     
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    Combat_Killer reacted to GoodBytes in What pisses you off with PC building?   
    Get a magnetic screw driver Every motherboard has different IO layout.You can't have it pre-mounted. Although some motherboard now started to have it mounted on the motherboard itself. Molex connector is cheaper, and provides a better connection than SATA power. SATA power was designed for easy plug and unplug for hot swappable drives (hence the extra pins). It is also smaller. You don't want it to unplug in the case. Molex doesn't unplug itself if properly connected. With M.2 drive taking the place of drives, why should we still have SATA power cable? Every manufacture wants you to be locked in to their products. How about not using RGB?
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    Combat_Killer reacted to WereCatf in Very complicated hard drive problem - I wonder if anyone can solve this?   
    There's a +5V low-current wakeup-power going into the mobo at all times and this low current quite likely kept the protection-circuit inside the PSU latched, once you first tripped it with the HDD. You would've been able to reset it just by unplugging the PSU and letting its caps drain too, though.
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Cyberspirit in Very complicated hard drive problem - I wonder if anyone can solve this?   
    The PC doesn't turn on because it can see that the HDD is faulty so, that's a good thing. If it did turn on it could possibly damage something else in there.
     
    As for replacing the PCB, I'm not an expert on this but, I believe it's not all that easy. If it's really important data just send it to professionals.
    If you do want to repair it then, you'd need to find the part number on the PCB and get the exact same one.
    Here are some links:
     
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Bananasplit_00 in Very complicated hard drive problem - I wonder if anyone can solve this?   
    Sounds to me like a short in the HDD is what's causing your problems. Unless you are experienced with HDD repair I'd send it off to drive savers or someone else with a good rep
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Cyberspirit in Very complicated hard drive problem - I wonder if anyone can solve this?   
    The HDD probably got shorted and, that's why the PC refuses to boot up. If the data isn't important then just get rid of the drive.
    If it is important then, professionals can get the data off of the drive but that's usually pretty pricey.
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    Combat_Killer reacted to dcgreen2k in Very complicated hard drive problem - I wonder if anyone can solve this?   
    That sounds like there's some sort of short circuit occurring somewhere on the hard drive. The most likely place for this is probably the PCB, so if you are able to replace that, it's the first thing I would do. I've never heard of a hard drive making computers act like that though.
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Glenwing in Display Technology FAQ / Mythbuster   
    Welcome to the Displays section, where everything's made up and the specs don't matter! 
     
    (EDIT: Please note this thread is quite outdated at this point; eventually I should get around to making an updated version, but that day is not today :P)
     
    Response time and latency

    Do you need a 5 ms response time or less for gaming?

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio (DCR) – 1,000,000:1+ "Contrast Ratios" are Just Made-up Numbers

    "You can't get audio through a DVI port!"

    Isn't HDMI limited to 60 Hz?

    "Humans can't see more than 60 Hz anyway!"

    "Why are there TVs at 600+ Hz when monitors don't go beyond ≈144 Hz?"

    "Does 1920×1080 scale perfectly on 3840×2160 (4K UHD) monitors? What exactly happens when you run a non-native resolution on a display?"

    Does DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync/AMD FreeSync require a new monitor or will existing monitors be upgradeable with just a firmware update?
    Also, if a monitor has DisplayPort 1.2a input or higher, does that automatically mean it supports DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync?

    PLS and AHVA vs. IPS

    IGZO vs. IPS

    LCD vs. LED

    AMOLED vs. OLED

    Quantum Dot vs. OLED / IPS / etc.
     
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    Combat_Killer reacted to mr moose in Why do Tech Corporations have different laws and regulations then Non Tech Corporations?   
    No I haven't yet but I suspect it will be more a how to and informational work for Aussie businesses to help avoid getting in trouble with the GDPR.
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    Combat_Killer got a reaction from AncientNerd in Why do Tech Corporations have different laws and regulations then Non Tech Corporations?   
    @AncientNerd
     
    Well said, im glad that someone that has had a work history similar to me, so now i hope people can see the truths.

    (Off Topic)
    I remember working for a place where we sold genuine and non-genuine parts, but the product/item would come out of the same manufacture. Example; Our company would have starter motors in a white box, and inside the white box we would have different OEM stickers that came inside the box, so if the customer wanted that starter motor as a non-genuine part, we wouldnt put stickers on it. But if they requested for a genuine part, then we would put the OEM sticker on the item, if it was lets say Toyota we would put a Toyota OEM sticker on it.

    When i question head office about this, they said all the parts come out of the exact same place where all alternators are manufactured. Now the only difference between the two items was the price and warranty given. OEM offered 3 to 5 yrs warranty + $50 to $150 more then the non-genuine. Where as non-genuine offered 6 months to a 1 year warranty + the price of them were between $50 to $80 buy price.

    So you could buy a non-genuine for a max price of $80
    Or, you could buy genuine for max price of $240
    But they were both the exact same part, lolz
     
    And im sure, you would of seen similar things like this too!
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    Combat_Killer reacted to mr moose in Why do Tech Corporations have different laws and regulations then Non Tech Corporations?   
    Because until apple this was not an issue.  It still isn't with nearly every other company in that they will repair what you have broken.   Like I said before, with the advent of modern technology (last 15 years) a lot of laws are being tested in new ways.
     
    Here in lies the problem, Yes you are right that the ToS doesn't exclusively make something legal, but for certain practices (like data harvesting) it does.  Because all our laws evolved around pen and paper technology.  All our consumer laws have evolved around some form of physical interaction.  What facebook and google are doing maybe considered illegal after review (especially here in Australia) but not sufficiently illegal to warrant court action. Both FB and Google are under investigation to see if they break any current privacy laws.  Now not being a lawyer involved with this investigation I couldn't say what they will find, however I  can say the reason it has taken this long is because our current law is too ambiguous for current services.
     
     
    I know it's frustrating but you don;t actually want the law to hurry up too much.  Rushed laws are like a rushed paint job on a car.  fucking ugly and people end up losing out.
     
    It's going to be really difficult to define exactly what constitutes reasonable data acquisition.   I think it is going to end up like fair use policy in copyright claims where the boundaries are left purposefully blurry so the judge/jury has wiggle room to make allowances for individual cases.
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    Combat_Killer got a reaction from AncientNerd in Why do Tech Corporations have different laws and regulations then Non Tech Corporations?   
    @AncientNerd
     
    Well said, im glad that someone that has had a work history similar to me, so now i hope people can see the truths.

    (Off Topic)
    I remember working for a place where we sold genuine and non-genuine parts, but the product/item would come out of the same manufacture. Example; Our company would have starter motors in a white box, and inside the white box we would have different OEM stickers that came inside the box, so if the customer wanted that starter motor as a non-genuine part, we wouldnt put stickers on it. But if they requested for a genuine part, then we would put the OEM sticker on the item, if it was lets say Toyota we would put a Toyota OEM sticker on it.

    When i question head office about this, they said all the parts come out of the exact same place where all alternators are manufactured. Now the only difference between the two items was the price and warranty given. OEM offered 3 to 5 yrs warranty + $50 to $150 more then the non-genuine. Where as non-genuine offered 6 months to a 1 year warranty + the price of them were between $50 to $80 buy price.

    So you could buy a non-genuine for a max price of $80
    Or, you could buy genuine for max price of $240
    But they were both the exact same part, lolz
     
    And im sure, you would of seen similar things like this too!
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    Combat_Killer reacted to Jtalk4456 in Why do Tech Corporations have different laws and regulations then Non Tech Corporations?   
    I agree with the sad state of the settings menu, but the practices are allowed unfortunately. They put their practices in the terms of service, we agreed to it. I'm not saying those practices are good, but i'm saying we let them use those practices by not demanding better. He's at fault for creating those practices and we are at fault for letting him use those practices. Sadly though he hasn't broken the law to do this. We need to take part of the blame and realize that in order to change this problem, we need to all start looking for social media alternatives. He listens to the bottom line and you can bet if enough people start leaving advertisers will start leaving, and if the advertisers start leaving, his policies will change
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    Combat_Killer reacted to AncientNerd in Why do Tech Corporations have different laws and regulations then Non Tech Corporations?   
    Yes the car companies themselves do, however (at least in the US, EU, Canada, Brazil and Mexico - the only jurisdictions I am familiar with) the OEM has to provide at a minimum repair manuals and specifications for parts needed to repair the vehicles to second/third party manufacturers to allow for non-OEM repair services to actually fix the vehicles. They can put roadblocks (i.e., charge ridiculous fees for the manuals, slow roll the shipment of said manuals, charge more for OEM parts to third party repair shops than to second party - i.e., dealerships) but at the end of the day they have to by law provide the ability to repair their product by either themselves, second party licencee dealerships or third party independent repair shops. They can refuse to honor your manufacturer warranty if you have a third party shop work on it but they can't make it so you are not able to repair it at all.
     
    That is exactly what Apple is doing in this case - and other computer/electronics manufacturers are just as bad. I am holding up vehicle manufacturers because 1) I know the industry having worked inside, 2) I know the electronics industry also having worked inside so I also know the tricks that they play to avoid the things that the vehicle industry has to do, and 3) at least one place I worked was on the border between the two industries in that it provided electronic test equipment for vehicles so I saw the lengths that the vehicle manufacturers would go to avoid letting their tools out to the third parties, while meeting the letter of the law, while our company was trying to get the tools out to as many people as we could - while avoiding letting our IP get out in the world where someone could copy it (so our repair rules would have been illegal if we had been one of our customers...)
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    Combat_Killer reacted to grimreeper132 in Manufactoring errors brands made in the past (or present)   
    Samsung, with their exploding Note 7s.
    AMD with not making any new CPUs for several years (I can't remember how long it was actually).
    AMD with meltdown
    intel with spectre
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    Combat_Killer reacted to mr moose in Manufactoring errors brands made in the past (or present)   
    Razer once told everyone they were a serious gaming brand.
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    Combat_Killer reacted to mr moose in Why do Tech Corporations have different laws and regulations then Non Tech Corporations?   
    Yes maybe no and kinda.  Manufacturers only have to guarantee the products to work and repair it if it doesn't, they are not obliged to repair a device that has broken outside of normal use.  The limited warranty here is in reference to tying the warranty conditions to a paid repair from only specified repairers.  In other words they aren't allowed to offer a parts only warranty if they tie that warranty to having to use only apple for the repair.  I don't believe apple offer a parts only warranty so this clause does not apply.    However as we see the right to repair laws slowly evolve (which is a whole new thing in consumer law because it has only been made possible by technology of the last decade) we might see new consumer laws that outright prevent a company from limiting who can repair a device regardless of warranty.   This is a complicated issue and really only separate from any other industry due to the nature of the technology they can implement in their product.
     
    I think the problem here is that we are talking about a lot of different laws that pretty much cover every industry (not just tech).  I think the reason we seem to see a difference in tech from say appliance makers or clothing is because the market is simply different.   There is no feasible way to include data collection and a EULA in your washing machine purchase. I can assure you if there was it would be happening already and the same laws that.  
     
    With regard to facebook and google,  I think the important bit to remember is that our laws (all countries) have been evolving very very slowly over centuries.  However technology in the last 20 years (absolutely less than a blink when it comes to law reform and evolution) has changed so fast and oped up so many avenues for business in society that law just cannot keep up.  So the older laws that usually pertain to A. is the product dangerous to your health and B. has the consumer been told about adverse product conditions,  are the only real conditions these companies have to meet.  They have so far had all the data collection activities in EULA and ToS that every customer clicks through (the law usually does not consider a consumers choice not read said terms to be the companies fault, especially when the product is a free).   They also clearly lay out what the product does.  Which means under current laws there are very few situations where it can be shown they have broken laws.
     
    This should be apparent when we consider countries with traditionally tighter privacy laws (Australia, Netherlands etc) are pouring over all the data with lawyers and microscopes and having trouble finding absolute conditions that can be taken to court.  It is also apparent when we consider the EU has spent years developing and implementing the  GDPR. 
     
    What this tells us is that, yes,  we recgonise there is an issue with privacy and data collection and maintaining an internal monopoly or product repairs (warranty or not), but because the technology is so new,  no one can just change the laws and say stop it.   The best example of this changing laws and issues arising is the right to repair and tractor issues in the US.  Here it can literally cost the farmer thousands to have a tractor looked at under warranty.  New laws will change that, but if they aren't implemented properly we might see a lot of unintended damage to the economy. 
     
    There is a lot more to this of course, I have just gone over the general facts as I see them.  
     
     
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