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Tribalinius

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    Tribalinius got a reaction from kokakolia in [Updated] Nintendo Switch retail shortage is leading to exorbitant third-party pricing   
    If anyone is desperate enough, I'm selling my Switch + my 250+ physical games for 16k CAD. Get it while it's hot! ūüėā
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from Envit0 in AMD swaps long time partner Ferrari for Mercedes-AMG F1 deal   
    I can't wait to see Bottas 3.0 in action too!
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from leadeater in VMWare's new Licensing Fees Changes Focus on High Core-Count CPUs   
    I was sure somebody, at some point, would bring up SQL Server licensing haha. To be honest, even if it does not cost as much, normal Windows Server licensing model is kind of whack too. I haven't checked 2019 licensing but it's probably the same thing as 2016. You buy 2 core packs until you cover all your cpu(s) for 2 vms then you multiply these core packs for the total number of vms you need.

    Honestly it costs a crap ton of money to get a local infrastructure up and running these days. Between the physical hardware, VMWare, Windows Server, Veeam, Exchange and SQL to name a few. The numbers add up quickly. That's the main reason why our company decided to focus primarily on AWS and Azure and mostly part ways with local infrastructures deployment. We deal with SMBs mainly and I haven't had a single case in the last 2 years where it was making sense to deploy a local setup over a Cloud one except in remote areas where we can't trust the Internet reliability / have redundancy available.

    One of the problem with deploying local infrastructure today in my opinion, at least in my sector, is the huge upfront cost the customer need to pay. I just dug out a random quotation I did on a whim for a 30 employees~ company 3 years ago. Nothing fancy, 4-6 vms + exchange iirc, To get them up and running, just in hardware and software (I don't even add our consultation fees, installation, migration, etc.), we were looking at 30k CAD$. I did not even include VMWare in it because the customer wanted to use Hyper-V but it would have been an another couple of thousands just to add VMWare in the mix.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from soldier_ph in Third time's the charm, fourth time is... What? I can't hear you - Sony WH-1000XM4 shows up on the FCC   
    I hesitated a lot last year between the WH1000XM3 and the Sennheiser HD1. I tested both and ultimately went with the HD1 because of a killer deal I could not turn down. I don't regret my choice because it's a super nice pair of can but I would have liked all the extra features the WH1000XM3 have over the HD1.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from Ben17 in YouTube Live steaming Advice   
    You can define static streaming keys in YouTube with your recording preferences. Even though you can "bind" the streaming key and "start" a stream (meaning that YouTube receives data) in OBS, unfortunately I don't think you can programmatically automate the process of pressing the "go live" button in YouTube Studio. It's been a while since I've done any stream but it requires to go through "preview" mode first than you commit to start the stream once preview is ok.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from TechyBen in ? Tesla Truck Kinda Edgy Tho - Tesla releases oddly polygonal pickup truck   
    I really dig the Blad Runner vibe. I'd drive that around. I'm too old to give a f*** of people's opinion if they saw me with that anyway ?!
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from TechyBen in Lisa Su confirms AMD Ryzen 4000 chips will be ‚Äúcoming in early 2020‚ÄĚ   
    I'll gladly accept any APU thrown my way. Those suckers are little beasts!
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from dalekphalm in Admins Angry at Attempted Anarchy - Microsoft planning to give Office 365 users ability to bypass their admins and buy their own addons   
    As @dalekphalm mentionned, the problem lies within the organization and how things are handled inside of it in your case. Unfortunately, if the external IT team mandate is just to make sure everything work to keep IT cost at a minimum, locking everything down is a "great way" to do it and you should not expect anymore from them. That's a business decision they took.

    The overall mentality varies from companies to companies regarding permissions. Some cares, some don't, some only want to cut cost. I've been catapulted in the middle of so many situations over the last 10 years, from completely locked down environments to wide open environments, that I can say openly that I prefer a locked down environment, especially if I'm the only one dealing with that said environment for a while. Usually it revolves around poor GPO/security planning/implementation in the first place anyway. At least it gives me time to work on them instead of having to do some sort of system restore because the CEO decided to catch a cryptolocker while watching a russian porn website on working hours.
     
    On a personal administrator level, after I'm done cleaning AD / creating/modifying GPOs / managing security/permissions, you better have a really good reason and good arguments to back that reason for me to give you special permissions ;).
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    Tribalinius reacted to leadeater in Admins Angry at Attempted Anarchy - Microsoft planning to give Office 365 users ability to bypass their admins and buy their own addons   
    It's Office 365, much of it in the backend is actually SharePoint (even OneDrive is just a SharePoint document library in essence) and is delivered by web presence. Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Office 365 Suite can connect to Microsoft Office 365 services but these are not actually the same thing. Both are just Office Application Suite under different license scheme and are not part of the Office 365 service. For example you do not need to install an on prem Microsoft Exchange Server to use Microsoft Office 365 email services, just like you don't need to install anything to use Microsoft PowerBI (you can).
     
    They aren't already installed, there is nothing to install to start using many of the Office 365 services. I mean you don't say Google search engine is already installed do you?
     
    Company credit card or personal credit card a user can still purchase a PowerBI license, connect to a confidential information source which can be as simple as an Excel spreadsheet and publish what ever fancy thing/graph/table whatever to people that shouldn't have access to the information within the company or even outside the company and you'd be very hard pressed to know that has been done.
     
    That's why Office 365 administrators care, because there actually is data security issues with these tools, administrators aren't just being obstructive and annoying they are exercising due diligence for the area they are responsible and accountable for. Who do you think will end up with the blame if an Office 365 tool causes a data breach? The user that did it or the 'IT expert' who's job it is to prevent it from happening.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from Stormseeker9 in What does your company offer as a work computer?   
    I live and breathe with my ThinkPad. We're an IT consultation firm and are allowed to pick whatever fits our work and need the best in the T / X1 series. We also get to order as many accessories we want as long as it's justified. You need 2 docking stations and 6 screens to be the most productive because reasons? Yeah, go ahead buddy. Money is not really an issue when it's your everyday tool and companies depends on you. I often jokingly compare our computer setups as F1 steering wheels in meetings as they all have a "special" something and the layout is different for each of us. I'll give credit to my boss for that, he's not stingy on hardware. He knows that we will be more productive if we have the right equipment.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from JOEYFLY23 in What web browser do you use?   
    My default browser has been Firefox all the way since beta. It's not a perfect browser but it's been really stable since they released Quantum. I do need to use IE/Edge/Chrome for different reasons due to work but Chrome has been the most fun to watch grow into a mutant monster in the last years.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from TetraSky in French division of LTT? because Canada.   
    Don't underestimate people's laziness to learn it and the "almighty law 101". Unfortunately, there's a lot of people that don't have a "functional" level of English because they haven't spoke in English since high school/college or just don't care. Hell, most of my friends vocabulary is limited to yes, no, toaster and tupperware. I've started doing YT videos lately both in English (Tech videos) and French (Pokémon cards openings) and I'm seriously thinking about doing half and half openings from now on and just add subtitles manually because why not?
     
    There would be some merit to do some stuff in French but I don't see why they would cater specifically to a smaller market. I don't follow any French techtubers but I'm sure there's a lot of them already. LTT would only be a +1 in that space anyway.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from Alex Atkin UK in Parents Don't Like Phones At Schools   
    I have a 3 months old baby at home, I'm in IT and my girlfriend is a psychology teacher in college. That's going to be a rough ride to keep her away from screens but that's our plan. I'm Sorry, but I don't see any real meaningful reasons to hand her a smartphone when she will be going to school. If she needs to call us, she'll just go to the reception desk and the school will find a way to reach us, you know, like we used to do 20 years ago. "but if...", she's going to be on the school bus from and to home. Snapchat and texting are not part of the curriculum.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Twitter bans and suspensions questions   
    Banned accounts are banned, meaning the person won't have access to that specific account whatever they do because it's been terminated. Suspensions work the same way since it's basically putting you in timeout.
     
    Nothing prevent someone to use a VPN and burner email addresses to create new accounts since your origin point is different and that email address is not registered on their system. Unless the provider can actually tell two accounts are linked together, they will be treated as separate entities.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from leadeater in Dell modular PC: Optiplex 7070 Ultra   
    Actually, I find the concept pretty interesting. The tiny form factor PC behind a monitor concept is nothing new but it's certainly the most efficient way of doing it I've seen so far. Need to swap the computer in the stand for something a tad more powerful? You just need to pop in the new replacement. You need a bigger screen? You plug in a new monitor and off you go.

    If Dell is committed to support this for a long time, I can see it being successful. It combines the advantages of both a tiny form factor PC and an AIO without too much of their disadvantages. You can change the computer/parts easily, you can change the monitor, it has a small desk footprint, it's aesthetically pleasing. To be honest, It checks a lot of boxes for businesses.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from dalekphalm in Dell modular PC: Optiplex 7070 Ultra   
    Actually, I find the concept pretty interesting. The tiny form factor PC behind a monitor concept is nothing new but it's certainly the most efficient way of doing it I've seen so far. Need to swap the computer in the stand for something a tad more powerful? You just need to pop in the new replacement. You need a bigger screen? You plug in a new monitor and off you go.

    If Dell is committed to support this for a long time, I can see it being successful. It combines the advantages of both a tiny form factor PC and an AIO without too much of their disadvantages. You can change the computer/parts easily, you can change the monitor, it has a small desk footprint, it's aesthetically pleasing. To be honest, It checks a lot of boxes for businesses.
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    Tribalinius reacted to Grand Admiral Thrawn in Critical Linux Kernel network vulnerability found affecting all systems since Linux 2.6   
    I'm waiting for someone to publish a Punch Cards Breach.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Radeon 7- closer look including the cooling solution   
    I'm really digging the blocky look of that card.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from Humbug in Radeon 7- closer look including the cooling solution   
    I'm really digging the blocky look of that card.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from Zhiaaaaaaaaa in Need a Laptop For Civil Engineering ... Help :(   
    I only had hand on experiences with the Lenovo's laptop in that list so I can't speak for the Dell and HP laptops of that generation.

    The T440p configuration should be a bit beefier than the T440s by default but the T440s size should fit your bill. Both have security features and have plenty of connectivity. Both T440 should be strong contender choices but you need to figure if you want more portability or more power.

    Having an aging T420 that I still use occasionally and a T460s as my daily driver, I'd lean toward the T440s if you don't need the horsepower. You will appreciate the portability and the small footprint of the s model especially if you are always on the go. I need to change mine next year and I'll probably end up upgrading to a X1 Carbon or a T490s. I'm not going back to bulkier laptops!
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from Mysticode in Seasonic is raising PSU prices by $5 to $10 due to China US tarrifs   
    Honestly, even with tariffs on them, I won't change my SeaSonic buying habits because of that. They are pretty much the only computer parts company that gets a free pass from me because of their good track record and general product quality over their entire stack of products. So yeah, that 10$ will be cut somewhere else in my builds if need be. I'm not cheaping out on the PSU because of that.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from PianoPlayer88Key in AMD might announce their new CPU lineup on Tuesday   
    Good job AMD, that was a great presentation. Nothing against Milan but I can't wait to see what's after in their roadmap. At the rate they are going, I would not be surprised to see next-gen 256C/512T, DDR5, PCIe 5.0.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from soldier_ph in Weirdest sleeping habits?   
    Yup, that's it. I was taking pills to sleep because I was getting more and more exhausted as days passed by. Basically I was never able to get into a deep sleep state because my body would wake up dozens of times every night. As soon as I switched to my CPAP, I never had to take pills again and felt more rested every morning when I woke up. I've went from 35+ events /h to 0.2 events /h in the first week of using it.

    On a seperate note I have type 1 diabete. Since I switched, my sugar level is much more stable when I wake up, even my HbA1C value has seen some improvement in the past 6 months (5.6 -> 5.4) without changing anything else drastically.
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from ARikozuM in Robocall Reaming - 35 State Attorney Generals slam FCC over Robocalls   
    Sorry, that's the first thing that popped off in my head when I saw your post ?
     
     
     
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    Tribalinius got a reaction from Snadzies in Robocall Reaming - 35 State Attorney Generals slam FCC over Robocalls   
    Sorry, that's the first thing that popped off in my head when I saw your post ?
     
     
     
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