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    jasonvp got a reaction from Lurick in Routing computer networks   
    squeaker: I want to become a network professional without actually learning networking!
    squeaker a bit later: Oh, shit, this is difficult.  Maybe someone will do my homework for me!
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Lurick in Does anyone know how much it would cost if I want to install a Level 3 fiber to my home?   
    Connecting to a Tier-1 ISP brings with it certain responsibilities and risks.  And costs, heh.  Do you have a place for them to terminate their fiber run?  That doesn't mean your router interface, it means a patch panel in your house.  Likely, the answer is: no.  So that'll have to be purchased and installed by someone that knows what they're doing.
     
    Then you'll need a router.  Not the shit you buy online, but an actual router with a fiber NIC that can interface with said patch panel.  This can be done with an x86 router running Linux or FreeBSD.  Or you can go commercial and get a "real" one.
     
    Do you have an IP block that you own?  I'm not sure if Level 3 rents out public IP space or not.  They're not going to set a router up at your home and NAT for you.  It's all on you.  So if you don't own a public IP block, you're going need to get one from them.  And then you get to learn how to do real routing protocols, too.  Fun!  Although they may allow for static routing in this case, I'm not sure.  Do you know your BGP basics?  Do you know how to get routing software running on Linux (eg: FRR)?  Better learn.
     
    And ultimately, as someone earlier in the thread posted: does Level 3 actually have an infrastructure near your home?  They're not going to just string up a multi-mile fiber run for you; they're going to connect you to something that already exists in their infrastructure.  If said infrastructure isn't there, you can basically kiss this idea away.
     
    I applaud the interest and idea, but just based on your question and the way you asked it, I suspect you're vastly unqualified to do this.  I could.  It's what I do for a living.  But I suspect this whole project is going to be sooooo far over your head you're going to drown in the technical details.  It's not like dealing with a consumer-level ISP, in the least.  Not even remotely.  They're not set up to deal with "stupid" questions, and you'll have lots and lots of those.
     
     
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    jasonvp got a reaction from dalekphalm in Star Citizen studio accused by staff for making them work during Texas winter storm.   
    We probably shouldn't believe everything we read on the Intard-webz.  CIG has been responding to the original article that this didn't happen.  In fact, employees were specifically told to clock in as if they were working so as to not lose any time off.
     
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Dutch_Master in Does anyone know how much it would cost if I want to install a Level 3 fiber to my home?   
    Connecting to a Tier-1 ISP brings with it certain responsibilities and risks.  And costs, heh.  Do you have a place for them to terminate their fiber run?  That doesn't mean your router interface, it means a patch panel in your house.  Likely, the answer is: no.  So that'll have to be purchased and installed by someone that knows what they're doing.
     
    Then you'll need a router.  Not the shit you buy online, but an actual router with a fiber NIC that can interface with said patch panel.  This can be done with an x86 router running Linux or FreeBSD.  Or you can go commercial and get a "real" one.
     
    Do you have an IP block that you own?  I'm not sure if Level 3 rents out public IP space or not.  They're not going to set a router up at your home and NAT for you.  It's all on you.  So if you don't own a public IP block, you're going need to get one from them.  And then you get to learn how to do real routing protocols, too.  Fun!  Although they may allow for static routing in this case, I'm not sure.  Do you know your BGP basics?  Do you know how to get routing software running on Linux (eg: FRR)?  Better learn.
     
    And ultimately, as someone earlier in the thread posted: does Level 3 actually have an infrastructure near your home?  They're not going to just string up a multi-mile fiber run for you; they're going to connect you to something that already exists in their infrastructure.  If said infrastructure isn't there, you can basically kiss this idea away.
     
    I applaud the interest and idea, but just based on your question and the way you asked it, I suspect you're vastly unqualified to do this.  I could.  It's what I do for a living.  But I suspect this whole project is going to be sooooo far over your head you're going to drown in the technical details.  It's not like dealing with a consumer-level ISP, in the least.  Not even remotely.  They're not set up to deal with "stupid" questions, and you'll have lots and lots of those.
     
     
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Master Delta Chief in Star Citizen studio accused by staff for making them work during Texas winter storm.   
    [Boy has this thread gone WAY off the rails]
     
    A single occurrence of a freak, massive snow and ice storm knocks out the infrastructure in Texas for nearly a week, and the entire world opines on how the state should have "done it better."  I love it.  Look kiddies, if this were a repeated thing in Texas' long and storied history, then perhaps you can point your finger at them and suggest they pivot.  But this was a one time thing; I'm specifically talking about the intensity of it.
     
    Seriously.  Get a clue, folks.
     
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    jasonvp got a reaction from dizmo in Star Citizen studio accused by staff for making them work during Texas winter storm.   
    We probably shouldn't believe everything we read on the Intard-webz.  CIG has been responding to the original article that this didn't happen.  In fact, employees were specifically told to clock in as if they were working so as to not lose any time off.
     
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    jasonvp got a reaction from tim0901 in NVIDIA releases CMP lineup and reduces hashing rates on GeForce cards   
    Correct.  And while the myopia in this forum is unreal with the, "but... but... it's not going to stop miners from using existing cards!" the simple fact is: it'll stop them with future cards.  Like the 4xxx-series that'll be released next year.  NVidia's planning for the future; or at least trying to.
     
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Castdeath97 in NVIDIA releases CMP lineup and reduces hashing rates on GeForce cards   
    Correct.  And while the myopia in this forum is unreal with the, "but... but... it's not going to stop miners from using existing cards!" the simple fact is: it'll stop them with future cards.  Like the 4xxx-series that'll be released next year.  NVidia's planning for the future; or at least trying to.
     
  9. Funny
    jasonvp got a reaction from soldier_ph in Boston Dynamics Updates Spot Robot Lineup   
    Spot's "arm" (looks more like a head at the end of a long neck 😉 ) was shown to us back in December.  Hopefully everyone saw this from BD:
     
     
    When you understand how difficult it is to mimic the complexities of the human foot for that kind of balance, you'll grok just how amazing that entire video is.  And how terrifying.
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    jasonvp got a reaction from leadeater in Activision Bans More than 60,000 Accounts For Cheating   
    He was likely exploiting the infinite stim glitch, which keeps coming back into Warzone after the developer patch it out.  The latest glitch has been "a thing" since around Christmas time or there abouts.  So odds are that's what you were seeing.  He was sitting in the gas somewhere, with an infinite number of stims, and cranking himself to stay alive until the others died to the gas.
     
    Raven literally just patched it out today.   For now.  Until someone else finds a new way to do it.
     
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    jasonvp got a reaction from -rascal- in Activision Bans More than 60,000 Accounts For Cheating   
    He was likely exploiting the infinite stim glitch, which keeps coming back into Warzone after the developer patch it out.  The latest glitch has been "a thing" since around Christmas time or there abouts.  So odds are that's what you were seeing.  He was sitting in the gas somewhere, with an infinite number of stims, and cranking himself to stay alive until the others died to the gas.
     
    Raven literally just patched it out today.   For now.  Until someone else finds a new way to do it.
     
  12. Funny
    jasonvp got a reaction from GDRRiley in Boston Dynamics Updates Spot Robot Lineup   
    Spot's "arm" (looks more like a head at the end of a long neck 😉 ) was shown to us back in December.  Hopefully everyone saw this from BD:
     
     
    When you understand how difficult it is to mimic the complexities of the human foot for that kind of balance, you'll grok just how amazing that entire video is.  And how terrifying.
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    jasonvp reacted to Brinith in Boston Dynamics Updates Spot Robot Lineup   
    yeah no, the complexity is by far the hardest thing that is demonstrated in this video. Asimo is cool for what it is but can't do shit compared to what is shown in the video. The dynamic movement, the ability to balance on one foot, being able to jump in a meaningful manner, the ability for it to do complex movements that require it to carry momentum over from previous states, etc. The actual hardware itself (actuators, batteries, materials, etc.) aren't drastically different from 20 years ago. The amount of computing power, planning algorithms, advancements in computer vision, etc. and absolute talent concentrated at BD. is what has.
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Actual_Criminal in Have you switched TO or FROM an Ultra Widescreen Monitor for gaming and if so, what are your opinions?   
    I got Asus' first UW, the 32" one, I think?  Did 3440x1440 @ 100Hz with GSync, if I remember correctly?  I don't remember the model number, but I got it right when it was launched several years ago.  I didn't keep it long.  I primarily play first person shooters and they just don't work as well with UW in my opinion.  I tried and tried and tried to force myself to like it, but didn't.  So I sold it and reverted to 16:9 where I've been since.
     
    I suspect if I was playing a lot of third person games, it might be a different story.  But it just didn't click with me in FPS games.
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Belgarathian in New Watches May Help Measure Blood Sugar   
    Summary
    Korean IT News is reporting that Samsung and Apple may be including optical blood sugar sensors in their next round of respective watches.
     
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    I've been a type one since the age of 1.  I'm... a lot older than that, now.  In 7th grade (long before most of you were even born .. 😉 ) I "invented" a watch to help measure my blood sugar.  At the time, I had no clue how to build it.  But if this comes to pass, I'm totally claiming credit for the idea.  😄
     
    Kidding aside, I may actually break down and buy an Apple Watch if they're successful with this.  While I'm certain it won't completely replace finger sticking, it will help a diabetic watch trends throughout the day assuming it's accurate enough.  That will be a huge help.
     
    Hopefully I can successfully wear that expensive watch without destroying it like I have most of the other watches I've owned.
     
    Sources
    https://english.etnews.com/20210125200002
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    jasonvp got a reaction from itswillum in New Watches May Help Measure Blood Sugar   
    Summary
    Korean IT News is reporting that Samsung and Apple may be including optical blood sugar sensors in their next round of respective watches.
     
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    My thoughts
    I've been a type one since the age of 1.  I'm... a lot older than that, now.  In 7th grade (long before most of you were even born .. 😉 ) I "invented" a watch to help measure my blood sugar.  At the time, I had no clue how to build it.  But if this comes to pass, I'm totally claiming credit for the idea.  😄
     
    Kidding aside, I may actually break down and buy an Apple Watch if they're successful with this.  While I'm certain it won't completely replace finger sticking, it will help a diabetic watch trends throughout the day assuming it's accurate enough.  That will be a huge help.
     
    Hopefully I can successfully wear that expensive watch without destroying it like I have most of the other watches I've owned.
     
    Sources
    https://english.etnews.com/20210125200002
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    jasonvp got a reaction from GDRRiley in We just leveled up HARDCORE - Fibre Networking Adventure   
    My point stands:  it was a silly product placement bit and entirely unnecessary for what they were trying to accomplish.
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Darren in We just leveled up HARDCORE - Fibre Networking Adventure   
    My point stands:  it was a silly product placement bit and entirely unnecessary for what they were trying to accomplish.
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    jasonvp got a reaction from NZLaurence in We just leveled up HARDCORE - Fibre Networking Adventure   
    My point stands:  it was a silly product placement bit and entirely unnecessary for what they were trying to accomplish.
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Lurick in We just leveled up HARDCORE - Fibre Networking Adventure   
    My point stands:  it was a silly product placement bit and entirely unnecessary for what they were trying to accomplish.
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Velcade in We just leveled up HARDCORE - Fibre Networking Adventure   
    Agreed.  I chuckled when he said that.
     

     
    Two MM runs from the basement 10G switch to my second story office.
     
    And all that silliness with the Fluke was entirely unnecessary.  Good product placement though, but a complete waste of time.  Fiber is far more durable and tough than what was shown. ;-)
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Lurick in We just leveled up HARDCORE - Fibre Networking Adventure   
    Agreed.  I chuckled when he said that.
     

     
    Two MM runs from the basement 10G switch to my second story office.
     
    And all that silliness with the Fluke was entirely unnecessary.  Good product placement though, but a complete waste of time.  Fiber is far more durable and tough than what was shown. ;-)
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    jasonvp got a reaction from CarlBar in Intel thinks PCI-E 4.0 is overrated - PCI-E 5.0 support spotted for Alder Lake CPUs   
    You have to be very careful of these wet blanket generalizations you're making because it's very easy to mis-read what you're trying to say.
     
    A PCI-E 4.0 card running in a x8 (4.0 or 5.0) slot will operate at 128Gbits/sec.  Assuming that's enough for gaming: great.  But that's half its speed, and therefore much less useful in a GPGPU compute role.
     
    A PCI-E 3.0 card running in a x8 (4.0 or 5.0) slot will operate at 64Gbits/sec.  Again: half its speed, and not very useful as a GPGPU card.  Possibly OK for gaming.
     
    What you're never going to get is a PCI-E 4.0 x16 card running at its full bandwidth in a 5.0 x8 slot.  5.0 x8 is 256GBits/sec, but again: it's the lane count that prevents the card from running full bandwidth.  It will run, at most: half.
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    jasonvp got a reaction from Nup in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Three BenQ 32" 4K/60 EW3280U displays.  These are to replace my two LG 27" 27UK650 displays and my Asus PG27UQ when I work.  All three panels are connected to my Mac Pro (off camera) via USB-C, and have HDMI cables running to the CalDigit Thunderbolt-3 docks you see on the desk, for my employer's Macbook Pro.
     
    I also have the two side panels connected via DisplayPort to my gaming PC, but the center one is not.  Instead, the center one has an Ergotron quick-release VESA mount on it.  My Asus PG27UQ also has an identical mount on it.  When it's time to frag, I pop the BenQ off the center monitor arm and swap it with the noisy PG27UQ.  It's a bit weird to have a central 27" panel and two 32" flank panels, but oh well.  When I'm gaming, I'm concentrating on the center panel anyway.  Then, when I'm done fragging and it's time to switch back to the Mac(s), I pop the Asus panel off and put the BenQ back.
     
    Future plans will include an Asus PG32UQX when... ever that gets released.  That'll only be for fragging though.  I work from home and don't want to sit in front of a panel with a fan on for 10 hours a day, every day.
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    jasonvp got a reaction from CalintzJerevinan in I dislike Seafood... Aside from...   
    I'm exactly the same way.  Absolute disgust.
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