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njmyers3

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    njmyers3 got a reaction from CircleTech in Raid+Backup or Raid 5?   
    If any data is irrecoverable, a backup is absolutely necessary. Raid is not an alternative to a backup, its main purpose is for high uptime, but a backup will allow you to recover from a catastrophic failure or user error. If you're only storing movies, TV shows, music, etc, then a backup isn't 100% necessary since you could recreate the data.
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    njmyers3 reacted to BuckGup in Someone is hacking my server,I need your help   
    It's called the public internet. You need to setup security measures to stop bots and crawlers. People will make crawlers that try every single public IP with default parameters like admin password for ssh and so on. If you aren't using ports close them, disabled functions that you don't use, also use something like fail2ban in tandem with iptables to protect yourself. I setup fail2ban and set my ssh parameters to block the IP forever if it failed more than twice in the timespan of 8 hours and I have over 40,000 IPs banned already. It's scary
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    njmyers3 got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I'll eventually post pictures of my whole office, but it's a mess right now so enjoy my recently built PC!
    Core Specs: 6700K, GTX 1070, 16GB Ram, 256GB NVMe SSD, 2TB HDD... More in signature. I just want to make sure this reflects the PC in this picture in case I upgrade in the future.
     
     
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    njmyers3 reacted to homeap5 in Converting Partition (not entire drive) to GPT?   
    It's impossible. GPT is drive format, not partition. Partitions are still NTFS or FAT.
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    njmyers3 got a reaction from oahbpn in Whenever I record it lags extremely bad.   
    I don't have experience with AMD graphics cards, but on the Nvidia side I can use NVENC to take the load off the CPU and put it on the GPU which greatly improves my performance. You should check if you have a similar option for an AMD card in the settings menu here:
     

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    njmyers3 reacted to desertcomputer in RAID vs UNRAID   
    I prefer ZFS.
     
    Why not talk about backup? What happen if all your drive dies at same time, raid won't help.
     
    Raid is mainly for performance boost and in-case if a drive break due to life and allow you buy new drive and replace array without losing data.
     
    Also this topic has been discuss to death, just use forum search next time or even better Google or duckduckgo/searx if you want some privacy.
     
    You also might want to put all question in one thread instead of posting 3 different threads about UNRAID vs Raid.
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    njmyers3 reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Graphic Design/Engineering Machine...   
    Currently if you want multiple remote desktop sessions you need windows server or a upcomming edition of windows 10.
     
    Remote desktop is always a bit slow, so really id just get higher power laptops. WIll be much a much better experience, and with laptops like the xps 15 you get almost as much power in a thin and light package.
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    njmyers3 got a reaction from Gawron10001 in Program for usb camera previev for raspberry pi   
    You can either use a program called "cheese" which I think is preinstalled, or create a simple Python program with openCV and perform calculations on the image.
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    njmyers3 reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Cat5E Cables   
    Don't solder network cables together. Put ends on them, then get a female to female adapter.
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    njmyers3 reacted to Assembly in Incorrect Testing of Multicore Machines in Videos   
    After release of Threadripper 2990WX, I've been paying more attention to Linus Tech Tips videos with large number of cores. For example, like attached below. A problem with all these benchmarks is that for anything larger than 10 cores, the bottleneck in benchmark is not the hardware but the Windows operating system due to high cost of thread creation. As such, all the benchmarks are somewhat incorrect. It would be much more accurate to perform benchmarks with Linux as an OS and software like Linpack. I understand that the viewership of the channel is more interested in applications like Blender or Tomb Raider. And I appreciate the need to emphasize the performance of hardware on such applications. However, it would be nicer if a more complete picture was presented. 

    With obvious slowdown in hardware gains in performance, CPU makers are going to go into more number of cores for the appropriate market. And linux benchmarks would be a good way of attracting those crowd which are currently catered to by phoronix benchmark suite.
  11. Funny
    njmyers3 reacted to arty_knots in So uh.. I found a shrine for linus on L1T minecraft server.   
    It reads:
    "Everlasting Shrine to Linus of LInusTechTips"
    "Also Enshrined : Luke, Riley" 
    "Alternate name: Shrine to LinusCatTips"
     
    Soo yeaah who did this?

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    njmyers3 got a reaction from leo1798 in 1080p or 1440p?   
    I would highly recommend an IPS panel for any multimedia creation. The colors get really distorted from any slight angle with any of the other panel technologies. It depends how much gaming you're doing. I actually game on 60Hz screens because of the better colors I get while video editing. In the future I'd love to get a 4k 144Hz IPS G-Sync monitor but they're way too expensive right now.
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    njmyers3 reacted to Demolishdude in Considering a big boy camera   
    I own the Panasonic G7, which is an awesome little camera!
     
    However, stabilization is lens only. Quality is awesome for video, pretty good for photos. Its super light (mirror-less rocks), relatively easy to handle. Good low light as well. Lens options are good. Currently $500 on adorama (expires tomorrow but this isn't the first time it went on sale).
    https://www.adorama.com/ipcdmcg7s.html
     
    If you want something better, the G85 is an upgraded model with 5 axis in body stabilization and weather sealing. Apparently, auto focus was wierd, but was fixed in firmware updates. It also has a marginally better stock lens.
     
    https://www.adorama.com/ipcdmcg85k.html
     
    Just my two cents.
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    njmyers3 got a reaction from Demolishdude in Considering a big boy camera   
    I agree 100%. I also have a G7 and the kit lens is really good considering it comes with the camera for $500. Unfortunately it doesn't have IBIS but it's not a problem for me, especially with wide angles lenses. It takes excellent video and good photos. I've found that the photos tend to be somewhat noisy above ISO 800 but it's certainly usable up to ISO 3200. For video it looks good all the way up to 3200.
     
    For product advertisements you probably want a tripod rather than a gimbal, but you can buy excellent gimbals for around $700. Sometimes gimbals sell for as low as $300 but they're not always worth it. Please also remember that audio is very important, so don't skimp on it. Consider a Rode Video Mic Pro to sit on top of the camera, and for commercials if they're staged, use a boom pole above the presenter. A lot of people neglect audio. In my opinion it is equally as important as the video.
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    njmyers3 reacted to Keystone Nyan Cat in Paying for winrar   
    7-zip; why use anything else?
     
    Edit- sorry for this low-quality post; I'd usually type more, but I think the post is pretty much self-explanatory to anyone familiar with 7-zip
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    njmyers3 got a reaction from ryugami28 in Building my first NAS   
    Looks good but you don't need the thermal paste. The CPU comes with a cooler that will have pre-applied thermal paste. If you want to clean it off and apply your own you'll get a few degrees cooler temps, but on a Celeron it's not going to matter much.
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    njmyers3 reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Home server   
    yea it will work fine, just put your favorite os for a nas on it and some drives and your good.
     
    Price wise, its often cheaper to buy newer lower power hardware if pay for power.
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    njmyers3 reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Building my first NAS   
    Id probably go prebuilt here, but for diy,
     
    Id go with a celeron here. You don't need much cpu here. 4 or 8gb of ram will be fine aswell.
     
    For storage id go with 2x4tb drives, bigger drives are normally cheaper per tb, user less power and are faster. Raid 6 with 4 drives really don't make since either.
     
    FreeNAS will work well here, unraid will also work fine.
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    njmyers3 got a reaction from AvocadosGuac in Dual monitor   
    If ti has a VGA port, sure.
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    njmyers3 got a reaction from AAJoe in Computer Audio   
    "Great audio" for under $50 doesn't really exist, but for speakers you can get anything from Logitech. For a microphone for gaming I'd recommend a modmic, but for multimedia production the Blue Snowball will be better. For a "gaming headset" I'd recommend just attaching a modmic to regular headphones, but if you must have a "gaming headset" I believe HyperX makes some good ones, such as the Cloud II.
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    njmyers3 got a reaction from KenjiUmino in Computer Audio   
    "Great audio" for under $50 doesn't really exist, but for speakers you can get anything from Logitech. For a microphone for gaming I'd recommend a modmic, but for multimedia production the Blue Snowball will be better. For a "gaming headset" I'd recommend just attaching a modmic to regular headphones, but if you must have a "gaming headset" I believe HyperX makes some good ones, such as the Cloud II.
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    njmyers3 reacted to Enderman in Pricing of 16GB RAM   
    Your games don't require 16GB.
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    njmyers3 reacted to Slottr in Mechanical Keyboard   
    Logitech or corsair is a good way to go
     
    I personally like the G610 (brown), but the strafe is also nice
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    njmyers3 got a reaction from ArduinoBen in Casual couch gamer with kids: Best option?   
    If you already have a gaming PC, I'd recommend just buying a Steam Link and using in-home streaming. If not, it depends if you care about upfront cost or total cost. The PS4 is cheaper up front, but games and PS-Now will cost more in the long run. A PC will cost a lot upfront, but games will be cheaper and you don't need a subscription. Whichever you choose will give you a good couch gaming experience though. Have fun  
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    njmyers3 reacted to lionsland in Best Game Recording Software   
    OBS, best recording software imo
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