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whitedragon101

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    whitedragon101 reacted to r2724r16 in How to set max fan speed on EVGA 980ti Classified Edition?   
    Download MSI Afterburner and change the fan curve. 
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    whitedragon101 reacted to knightslugger in How to set max fan speed on EVGA 980ti Classified Edition?   
    yes, set a fan curve in your GPU control settings. Be that MSI Afterburner or EVGA's Precision XOC or whatever.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to r2724r16 in How to set max fan speed on EVGA 980ti Classified Edition?   
    Yes it will. Just don't turn down your fans to the minimum and expect the GPU to turbo to its maximum rated speed. 
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    whitedragon101 reacted to D13H4RD in iPad Pro vs Surface Pro vs Slate   
    Here's how I see it. 
     
    The iPad Pro is a tablet attempting to be a laptop 
     
    The Surface Pro is a laptop attempting to be a tablet 
     
    The Pixel Slate is a joke, especially when it starts with an Intel Celeron 
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Mooshi in iPad Pro vs Surface Pro vs Slate   
    If Apple creates a unified OS, there would be zero hesitation with going iPad Pro for most.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Zandvliet in Finished the Witcher 3 anything I can play to live up to this masterpiece of storytelling?   
    Play it again in the Death March difficulty settiing
    Not many other games meet the same level of storytelling. I personally got a Witcher 3 feeling playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, but I've only played for 2 hours.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Paranoid Kami in Finished the Witcher 3 anything I can play to live up to this masterpiece of storytelling?   
    Not really up to that level but there are some other good single player games out there like Witcher 2, Kotor 2, Dragon Age: Origins, and the Deus Ex series.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Totallycasual in Finished the Witcher 3 anything I can play to live up to this masterpiece of storytelling?   
    The Last of Us, best story and voice in any video game i my opinion. 
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Paul Rudd in Finished the Witcher 3 anything I can play to live up to this masterpiece of storytelling?   
    Only Red Dead Redemption 2 will be able to do that.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to bleedblue in Finished the Witcher 3 anything I can play to live up to this masterpiece of storytelling?   
    The Mass Effect series...except Andromeda.
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    whitedragon101 got a reaction from Lurick in Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?   
    Great thanks.  I thought that might be it but wanted to make sure.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Lurick in Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?   
    Pushing it into the connector creates a cut, there are teeth in there that bite into the wire when it's pushed down.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Lurick in Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?   
    You just need a RJ45 coupler like this:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/VICTEK-Female-Keystone-Couplers-White/dp/B01JJ46JX4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1535462051&sr=8-3&keywords=rj-45+female+female+jack
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Enderman in Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?   
    Just don't do tight bends/kinks and it will be ok.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Lurick in Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?   
    Never seen or heard of needing more care. If you don't terminate the cables properly then you'll possibly have bad speeds or not get 10Gb, depending on your run, but they aren't more or less fragile than any other cable type. I've run tons of Cat6 cable and never needed to take extra care or anything. Just take your time when crimping them so they are right the first time and you'll be fine. Don't cut the cables with a knife or something and don't damage the sheath, just like any other cable, and you'll be fine.
     
    Edit:
    One thing to note is make sure you get Cat6 ends but otherwise just do it like normal
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Lurick in Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?   
    Ah, then just make sure you use a proper punch tool and trim off the extra. You can use a flathead screwdriver but just be careful you don't cut the protective sheath off the cables when pushing down.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to M-Wolf in Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?   
    If you're careful during the installation and as @Lurick said do not cut them unproperly you should be grand. And make sure that you aren't damaging the isolation and metal mesh underneath, as this might have a big impact on performance.
     
    @whitedragon101 are you planning to cut the cables by yourself or do you use a premade cable with the premade RJ45 plugs?
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    whitedragon101 reacted to chiller15 in Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?   
    Do not use CAT5, otherwise you'll be limited to 100Mb. Use CAT5e. It is rated at 1Gb and is sufficient for home networks. Sure, CAT5e is more prone to cross talk than CAT6, but you aren't a large organisation with hundreds of cables running alongside each other. Also CAT6 is rated at 10Gb (up to 55m), but you'd need the hardware at each end to send/receive at that speed (which can be costly). Lastly, CAT6 is slightly (but not much) more rigid than CAT5e, which can have implications in tight spaces/turns, but not really an issue in a home environment.
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    whitedragon101 got a reaction from Lurick in Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?   
    I wont be putting male RJ45 ends on them I will be putting female wall plate ends on them.  Just hope I can do a good enough job wiring them in to get a good connection.
     
    https://www.cablemonkey.co.uk/cat6a-modules-outlets/13031-cat6a-ftp-rj45-loaded-faceplates.html?search_query=cat+6a+wall+plate&results=1
     
     
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Mikensan in Security Recommendations VPN,TOR etc for living under dangerous government in Africa ?   
    There is no such thing as 100%. If the data exists, it exists because it is needed - and needed by someone. Thus you will always have a human element to break whatever protection that is in place. Be it insider threat, or not following protocol - nothing is guaranteed. If you rely on "trust" it is no longer 100%. Do you trust your VPN vendor? Do you truly trust TOR? Do you know who is in control of the exit node, or entrance nodes? All you have is mitigation and trust, the second the data leaves your person.
     
     
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Granular in Security Recommendations VPN,TOR etc for living under dangerous government in Africa ?   
    That's admirable. Tell me, what measures do you take to defeat a potential quantum computer brute force attack on your encryption? One time pads?
    Do you have several fake online personas to keep someone linking your activity on different websites through linguistic fingerprinting?
    Do you have a self built true random number generator that you don't let out of your eyesight to be sure it doesn't get tampered with?
    Do you wear a Faraday cage on your head to keep potential advanced MRI machines from stealing your passwords and secret thoughts?
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Mikensan in Security Recommendations VPN,TOR etc for living under dangerous government in Africa ?   
    Well for simply reading news articles then a VPN would satisfy that need, even at the most basic level. I would avoid popular VPNs as their servers are probably well known, TOR would be best although slow. The issue with popular VPNs isn't anything bad, but ideally you don't want them knowing you're using a VPN for the simple fact you're trying to hide your traffic which could set them off.
     
    I would also only use the VPN/TOR for reading said news and still use normal internet for all else, that way his traffic report doesn't just have 100% of traffic to a single IP.
     
    Scary world it's becoming.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to semithotamatic in Security Recommendations VPN,TOR etc for living under dangerous government in Africa ?   
    Second this. He should use PGP for any risky messages.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to Mikensan in Security Recommendations VPN,TOR etc for living under dangerous government in Africa ?   
    He's better off using PGP and sending you an email to post something on his behalf should he feel the need to make a statement against the government.
     
    As @LtStaffel points out you're better off using something like TAILS - because as soon as your computer hits the internet it essentially has a unique fingerprint (mixture of applications you have installed all trying to pull updates and their general chatter) - however with the unique fingerprint I doubt that his government has enough pull with other countries to identify it. So if you can be identified that way it doesn't matter how secure your connection was to its destination. Also his writing style if posted directly could be used to identify him. It's a dangerous game depending on how capable the government is. If it were China or N. Korea I'd say f' it, dont chance it. I don't know enough about any single country in Africa to have an opinion.
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    whitedragon101 reacted to LtStaffel in Security Recommendations VPN,TOR etc for living under dangerous government in Africa ?   
    It encrypts the traffic going through TOR instead of just making it hard to see where it is coming from. TOR is not a full VPN.
     
    To @whitedragon101, make sure he buys everything securely with BitCoin so the purchases to the VPN cannot be traced. Make sure he separates his normal day-to-day internet use ENTIRELY from his secure & anonymous TOR+VPN+TAILS setup. That's another thing, he needs to use TAILS (Live OS, don't install) and know how to use all of its encryption features. If he uses that live stick of TAILS for secure things, then he doesn't need full disk encryption like you and @Granular are suggesting.
    Also, make sure the VPN he uses is not based in Africa, that way it will not be subject to Africa's search laws. Preferably, make sure it isn't based in any of the Americas either, because we have stupid logging and subpoena laws.
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