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Everything posted by KRDucky

  1. Just going to post a couple of Scientific studies/reports about 5G and health effects. Take them as you will. I personally am willing to trust them given the years of study and research under their belts /credentials and detail in the studies. The results are interesting and minorly concerning depending on the technology deployed. 5G can be used for amazing things. It is the implementation that is what needs to be scrutinized. Do I think 5G causes Covid? NO. Do I think more study is needed to analyze the effects of the 5G bands being used? HELL YES https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/we-have-no-reason-to-believe-5g-is-safe/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1438463917308143 https://slt.co/Downloads/News/1102/5G - IEEE with Health comments.pdf https://thecalm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/5G-Wireless-Technology_Millimeter-Wave-Health-Effects.pdf Millimeter waves bio effects CIA Declassified in 2012 Zalyubovskaya 1977.pdf
  2. Since no one here seems to have even mentioned it, why not consider it? Or even try it out. If you want to see what it is about, you are welcome to try it out on my test server. I fired one up for a couple of tech podcasters who were looking for alternatives to Zoom.
  3. Jitsi has been around for a long time. Just because no one you have seen here talks about it doesnt mean no one else does. Level1Techs does, most other tech communities have at least mentioned it at some point. How many people do you know of who talk about Mastodon? Matrix? alternatives to mainstream services? Federation services?
  4. Have you tried using Zoom? Zoom has loads of issues. Their servers are overloaded for example. As to why? Jitsi doesnt require a 10gig pipe. They just recommend one. I have an instance running on a gigabit pipe without issues. Video Conferencing is a great way to socially interact outside of physically seeing someone. Some would ask WHY LTT would spend all that cash to run a Minecraft server....and bandwidth considering Minecraft can and will eat all available bandwidth if you let it. And that is just one server while LTT is running how many instances? What does LTT gain from running a Jitisi Server? The same they would get from running a Folding Server or a Minecraft Server or any community server. Providing gratis options for people to interact with each other is a very philanthropic endeavor. LTT doesnt charge for access to their Minecraft server do they? They don't charge for access to the folder server either. Neither do they for Discord. I fail to see the validity of either of your arguments.
  5. Jitsi Meet is not like Discord. Jitsi Meet is a Video conferencing server. EG: Zoom.
  6. Given the current pandemic going on, everyone is gravitating towards one of several conferencing services eg: Zoom, Citrix, Skype, MS Teams. On the other hand, Jitsi Meet is a solid option and you can run your own server. Jitisi Meet is free and open source. It would be awesome if LTT fired up their own Jitsi Meet server given the 10Gig pipe. Jitsi themselves recommend using a 10gig pipe for a Jitsi server. While it does work fine on a 1gig pipe, if you get a large influx of users, that 1gig pipe will saturate very quickly and quality will degrade. I myself am currently running one on a DigitalOcean droplet for testing and so far it has passed all the tests. The only real issue is finding an affordable 10gig VPS. Given the privacy concerns of many of the conferencing services (See Zoom privacy report from Protonmail), having the LTT group fire up a Jitisi Meet server would be an awesome way to help the wider community interact during this lovely time in our lives. https://jitsi.org/jitsi-meet/
  7. the T710 is not hotswap like the T420. You have to take the entire faceplate of the chassis off to access the drives.
  8. Something like this? https://www.amazon.com/SEALIGHT-9005-HB3-Non-Polarity-Replacement/dp/B07LGL43QF/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=High%2BIntensity%2BLed%2Bheadlight&qid=1551313542&refinements=p_72%3A1248861011&rnid=1248859011&s=automotive&sr=1-2-spons&th=1
  9. Im already aware of the AMD support. The 2200G DOES NOT support it. None of the APUs do.
  10. Im told NEVER to run ZRaid with hardware RAID. Also, 2200G does not support ECC RAM. If you meant to say add an HBA card, then I can do that. But a Hardware RAID card... no.
  11. I want to stay DOT compliant for Inter-state travel. Blue last I checked is not legal across state lines. Plus I want to have the bulbs last a long time. AFAIK, HIDs take a bit to warm up and will get quite hot. From what I hear they also go out sooner.
  12. I am looking to buy or build a FreeNAS server. I want Hotswap hard drive bays. I am going for RaidZ2 and have purchased 8x 4TB WD Red drives. I prefer a Tower chassis as I do not have a free-standing RACK. I want to spend less than $1k on the server. I will be running Plex and using it as a file server and possibly a VPN server. I have a quote from ServerMonkey for a Dell Poweredge T320 with 1x Xeon 2403, 16GB ECC, 1x 1TB HDD, all the trays and the PSU. They quoted me around $860. Any suggestions on alternatives? Is this a good price for a refurb T320? Any build suggestions?
  13. I am in the market for LED headlight conversion kits so I can upgrade the headlights on my 2006 Toyota Highlander Limited. Any suggestions? Im going for 6000K color. I also need new housings unless I can find someone to remove the huge film and burn-through on my existing housings.
  14. What is the Stratis Project? From Red Hat Lead developer Andy Grover Stratis is developed in Rust and Python. White Paper Developer AMA ^^ https://stratis-storage.github.io FAQ: https://stratis-storage.github.io/FAQ.html
  15. figured. I noted in a review that it got less than 2 hours of battery.
  16. I have been advised that Barrel Dongles for charging are stronger than USB-C ones. As such, if you have any recommendations with Barrel Dongle chargers or the rectangle Lenovo style, let me know. I have someone recommending the Asus GL702 with the Ryzen 1700 and RX580. Not sure it will work for what I need though. It is a 17.3" screen after all. Does anyone know about this laptop?
  17. Any suggestions for 13" models? maybe not 2-n-1? How about Ryzen 2700U ones?
  18. I wish I could get the 9575 with 16GB of RAM and 1080p. the i5 variant.
  19. I have placed the 15.6" 1080p 16GB model on auto-notify. What other options do you suggest? Lenovo is on my list of approved vendors. When it comes to soldered aka integrated RAM, If I am going to be limited, go big.
  20. I would prefer 4lbs or less. I had eyed the 15 2-n-1. Yes I am aware of it being 15.6". I just simply reduce the numbering to 15, 14, and 13 inch models. It is somewhat simpler to use that than to constantly say/type 15.6" and 13.3" etc. While I did ask for Vega M, that was just one option as was the tablet feature. I asked that if it is touchscreen that it have tablet mode. If not touchscreen, no tablet mode but instead have a Matte display. I am fine with RX570/580, Vega 10, Vega M, UHD 620 and HD620 graphics. Or whatever the highest intel iGPU is (might be the Vega M ^_^) Battery life should be more than 4 hrs. Preferably, as long as I can get it without sacrificing too much. I have in the past considered the XPS 9370 and XPS 9360 models but was initially turned off by the soldered RAM. Thinkpad's X1 carbon series really attracts me too. Too bad the 8th gen Intel chips are on the 6th Gen X1 Carbon and start around $2200.
  21. Hey guys, So I have been using my current laptop since 2012. It is a Lenovo G570-4334. I have repaired it so many times it is now held together with Super Glue and Epoxy. For example, the screen hinges broke. Initially I was able to fix it. Then that fix failed when the hinge mount on the chassis broke off. So I epoxied it to the chassis and it was good. Then the hinge mounts stripped so the screws dont stay.....I epoxied the screws and hinges together. Then the fan grill broke off and the frame near it cracked. Super-glue fixed that. I had been taking it apart and putting it back together so much nearly all the screw holes were stripped. Also it seemed that every time lately, 1 or 2 screws would go missing even when putting them all in a magnetic container. The thermal paste is Noctua NH-1. I upgraded the RAM to 8GB Crucial DDR3-1600 CAS-9. The chassis is not being opened any more outside of the doors on the underside for RAM and CPU. The chassis has been epoxied together with an extra sealant on the outside of super glue by Gorrilla Glue. As you can probably tell, this laptop has been in service for a while and unfortunately has seen some dangerous times. It usually rides in my backpack at work and is pulled out to update service tickets in the field or to assist with Router and Switch maintenance. The specs are a Sandybridge Core i3 23xx something I think. 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600. 1x 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD. It runs Linux as Windows sucks hard on this machine at this point. Yes I tried 10 on here and NO,,,,,Hell No. So, I am here asking for assistance as I have been looking through my options and am going insane. The requirements I have are simple but sound. No, this is not a gaming computer. I do not game on a laptop if I can help it. I would be fine if it could game at the same time but I primarily watch streaming video, read E-Books, maybe Blender Modeling but also use for work in the field. I use Linux so keep in mind that I will most likely be wiping that virus of an OS (windows 10) off my machine. It needs to be friendly to Linux aka works OOTB with all hardware BT/Wifi etc Must be charged over USB-C/Thunderbolt - I am sick and tired of replacing the barrel port or replacing barrel dongle power bricks. USB C is supposed to have a longer life and stronger port. Should be 15.6" or smaller. At the smallest of 13". 13 or 14" is preferred but 15.6" is acceptable. Touchscreen is optional (not preferred) but if it is touchscreen, it needs to be able to fold over like a tablet so Im not poking at a screen like an idiot but instead using it like a tablet before I flip it back over and use the laptop like normal. I Prefer a Matte screen so I dont have to deal with glare from the sun at work. 1080p or higher -- at Most 1440p. NO NVIDIA graphics - Nvidia's drivers on Linux Suck hard. And when they dont, they are a beotch to install and break as soon as you update the kernel. If dedicated graphics are in it, they must be Intel or AMD (preferably of the Vega series aka Intel's Vega M iGPU series or a Ryzen 7 series or RX Polaris chip like the 580.) Intel or AMD - If AMD - Ryzen 2700U/2500U with Vega 10/Vega 8. If Intel - UHD 620/HD620 or Vega M (ex: Intel Core i7-8809G) Wireless AC Bluetooth 4.1 or higher at minimum 8GB of RAM. Preferably 16GB. Ability to upgrade RAM would be ideal. SSD - m.2 nvme is preferable. DVDRW - not necessary Not heavy - this sucker is riding in my backpack with all my tools. I dont need any additional weight if I can help it. Sturdy/Durable materials able to take it and keep ticking. Max price ~$1800. Newegg. I use my Store card. I do not have an Amazon card at this time. So please keep it to Newegg. i have 12 months 0% APR on every purchase over $500. I have not had any issues with Newegg since I started using them in 2008. ***I would like to clarify this: I am not specifically looking for a 2-in-1 as I am less likely to use it as a tablet. I am also not specifically looking for a Kaby Lake-G. I am however specifically looking for USB-C Charging. I would like to be able to find one with a Ryzen chip like the 2700U. Or, an Intel 8th gen chip. Based on what I can find, Ryzen 2700U Vega10 is better than Kaby Lake-G Vega M. I am less likely to use touch screen than most people seem to think. I have never need to before and didnt really desire the option. The way I see it, if I want touch pad stuff, Ill get a WACOM writing pad. *** If it has the ability to have a WWAN card added for mobile computing, that would be nice to have so I dont have to tether my phone. But again, not a requirement. My laptop has been running into issues more and more as time goes on and I fear that it will break soon in a way that I can not solve at the office. I am Lenovo, Dell, HP certified for computers. HP has been on my watch list but as long as HP stays away from joining the FWUpdate group for Linux firmware updates (Dell and Lenovo are part of that group) then HP unfortunately is not in the running. FWUpdate allows you to upgrade the firmware from the Linux OS automatically like you are installing software packages. No more downloading either an ISO or booting to a Windows USB or partition just to install a BIOS update or something like that. I do like to Blender render from time to time. Here are a couple of examples of things I have made on that laptop over time. As you can see, I make the most of what I have. When I do game on this old laptop, I am playing games like Breach & Clear, Company of Heroes 1 & 2, and other top down RTS games like Warzone 2100. Not super demanding but they work. Hence my request of it being Vega graphics or at the least AMD RX Polaris series like a 580. Not simply because of gaming but also because I can use it for Blender Rendering. Can you imagine making the stuff I have with 5000 samples on a i3-Sandybridge chip? It takes HOURs to render.
  22. there are several AV tools on Linux that will scan a Windows partition for viruses. As previously mentioned: ClamAV Also available on Windows and MacOS. Other options: Sophos Antivirus for Linux - Detects, Blocks and removes Windows, Mac and Android malware. Works with Web Servers, NFS servers, FTP servers or desktop Linux. Really any Linux works just fine. Current supported platforms include: Amazon Linux, CentOS, Debian, Mint, Oracle, Red Hat, SUSE, TurboLinux and Ubuntu. ckrootki / rkhunter Lynis ISPProtect Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux/Endpoint Security for Linux Avast Security Suite for Linux ESET File Security for Linux / FreeBSD Bitdefender for Linux
  23. Fedora is a good choice too. If you really like something interesting, try Fedora 29 SilverBlue Beta. Or Fedora 28 Silverblue (for a released version). Silverblue is a renamed Atomic Workstation. It uses OSTree for the OS and updates. All software is either Layered, Flatpaks or Docker containers. You can also install and use Snap packages. t is interesting to point out that Linus Torvalds does not use Ubuntu or Mint. IIRC, it is Fedora that he uses.