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  1. Clocker

    Netgear Arlo = bugs, bugs, and more bugs

    Hey @Tea - This may interest you if you want to apply to get some hardware and improve it. https://arlotestportal.centercode.com/key/DouglasHP Happy New Year!
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    Home Solar

    Here is an issue with solar I never really thought of. Thoughts? https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2018/05/23/if-solar-panels-are-so-clean-why-do-they-produce-so-much-toxic-waste/#9624443121cc
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    Home Solar

    Howdy Doug. How long have you had it installed? Have you been able to estimate if you are on-track for at 5 year ROI? I know it will be hard to determine what winter will bring but just wondering what your overall impression is. If you don't have batteries, is the AC fed directly to your...
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    I am loving my 1TB Inland Premium NVMe drive for $107 in my new Ryzen 3700x build. More info here: https://hardforum.com/threads/hot-inland-1tb-nvme-premium-107-99-microcenter.1978390/page-32#post-1044327560
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    There is another T-Mobile RT-AC68U for sale at Hardforum if Piyono or anyone else is interested in using it in flashing it to Merlina and using it in a AIMesh setup. https://hardforum.com/threads/fs-t-mobile-asus-ac1900-wifi-hotspot-router-one-plus-3t-64gb-unlocked-gskill-8gb-ddr.1985727/
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    If I remember right, he hosted a server for a little while.
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    Bathroom fan replacement (v. quieter + more CFM)

    I know this is late, but in case anyone is interested in a fan, I looked at a ton of them before I settled on replacing my bathroom fan (that was a rattle trap and died) with this Panasonic model. I'm really happy with it. Much much better than the Broan fan that it replaced...
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    I just had a flashback to our CS days, Piyono...just pay for shipping and you can have it for free if you decide to try the AI Mesh route. I would like to know how well it works as I have never tried it. :cool:
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    Here is some good info: https://www.bayareatechpros.com/ac1900-to-ac68u/ and here: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/asuswrt-merlin-on-converted-tm-ac1900-problems-upgrade-path-to-384-6.246293/ I even tried installing the latest Asus firmware and then installing the latest Merlin (a...
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    Actually...I just remembered, I still have one I am no longer using if you want to buy it. $50 + shipping from Sterling Heights, MI. :). The 2nd one is at my Mom & Dad's house.
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    Yes I did that w/o any issues to two of them and running the latest Merlin on them as well..
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    You can get a couple of RT-AC68U routers and run Merlin's latest firmware on them with AI Mesh enabled. I have not tried it but it seems like it would be a pretty low cost solution. I run Merlin on my RT-AC86U and have an Orbi system I got for free (from beta testing). Note: the 68U is a...
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    Home Solar

    Howdy Doug- IIRC you live out East and get a fair amount of snow. I'm in Michigan and I have a couple large portions of my roof facing directly south. How much efficiency is lost to snow covering the panels? I am kind of interested in looking at solar but assumed it would not be cost...
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    Netgear Arlo = bugs, bugs, and more bugs

    Maybe this field trial firmware update I received is related to your issue?
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    Netgear Arlo = bugs, bugs, and more bugs

    Lol! I was thinking maybe there could be some connectivity issues between Oz and wherever the Arlo servers are, but you never know, the situation is shitty, so maybe the Corilois factor is in effect! It'd be interesting to see some stats on the connection (trace route, ping, stability)...
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    Netgear Arlo = bugs, bugs, and more bugs

    Bummer it's not working for you. Its working great for me. Something to do with your geographic location maybe?
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    Netgear Arlo = bugs, bugs, and more bugs

    I have an Arlo system with 5 cams and a doorbell. Most of the stuff I got free as a beta tester (3 of the cams and the doorbell). I have 2 Arlo Pro cams, 3 regular Arlo cams, and the doorbell. I am not having any of the issues you describe other than occasionally the app is a little slow to...
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    Forum moved and upgraded

    Looks good. Thanks for all your time and effort.
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    Yubico Yubikey - increasing your authentication for services

    I was thinking about getting one to use with LastPass as a 2nd way to have 2FA. I use the authentication app right now but the YubiKey seems like a good backup if I don't have access to the app.
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    Core I9

    Awesome. Sad but probably true. :)
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    Windows 10 Keys

    Clocker where it says BUY instead and it should take you to checkout.
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    Windows 10 Keys

    I used paypal with credit card.
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    Windows 10 Keys

    I buy my keys here (several times now). Never had a problem with them. Actually I take that back. One key would not activate with MS (Windows 10 Pro) one time. I talked to customer service via chat (about 3 months after I bought the key) and they gave an immediate refund to my PayPal...
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    Happy Holidays (2017)

    Happy Holidays!
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    Cryptocurrency Mining and GPUs

    I'm doing some casual mining with a 4x1070 setup (using the same frame I was using back in the days we were doing it, Doug) but I decided to play the Bitcoin video game by just buying a bunch on Gemini 2 months ago. It seems like a much better setup than Coinbase - (very few complaints) and...
  26. Clocker

    Cloud Backup

    You can exceed the limit 2x per year without any overage charges. I took advantage of this month. :)
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    Cloud Backup

    I must say I have been very happy with the performance of Backblaze. On my Xfinity connection (~12mbps peak upload)I was able to upload about 3.4TB of data to them in the month of October. Much better than Crashplan!
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    Retiring PSU after 10+ Years

    Bonus..the system with the new PSU is about 13% more efficient at idle than the old (68 watts at idle instead of 78 ). Not like it will ever pay for itself but it's something
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    Retiring PSU after 10+ Years

    I like the hardware and all the data in my file server right now and for the cheap price on the new Seasonic I thought it to be a decent investment (especially if the new one lasts 10 years -the length of the warranty on the new one). Everything is backed up but I would rather invest in a new...
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    Retiring PSU after 10+ Years

    I have had one of these re-badged Seasonics for over 10 years. It has been in use constantly...first in my SLI gaming machine, then a mining rig or two and now in my Plex/file server. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=18 I'm replacing it with one of these...
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    Old System - Still working Well - Anything to tweak though?

    I gave him a 24" monitor. He is really happy and everything is working fine so I didn't do anything other than put new thermal paste on and upgrade the BIOS to the latest. System is running great considering it is mostly 8 years old! Kevin
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    Old System - Still working Well - Anything to tweak though?

    I just finished 'tuning up' my Father-in-laws PC that I built for him in 2009. AMD 2.9Ghz Rana Athlon II X3 with 4GB RAM & integraged graphics (785G). https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128397 He got a Sandisk 240GB SSD for like $50 that I swapped in for his old HDD...
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    I want to buy a new car

    So true, Tannin. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/electric-cars-are-not-necessarily-clean/ The whole article is interesting read but here is a good snippit
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    Cloud Backup

    I use Goodsynch for my local backups to my file server and it is great. If I had a second copy of the software I might try this: https://www.goodsync.com/goodsync-connect But, I'm lazy and just put my Dad on Backblaze instead. For me, I think I will just leave Crashplan and load...
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    Cloud Backup

    At under $4 per month prepaid, I'm going to just move my parents over to Backblaze . I have my data consolidated to one machine and only about 1TB of data on Crashplan so I'll transition over to their small business platform and then revist my options when the 75% discount expires.
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    Cloud Backup

    My parents have about 60GB of data. Any suggestions on how I could securely automate their computer backing up their pictures to mine via the internet? I don't need versioning or anything, just a sync. Both machines run Windows 10.
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    Cloud Backup

    https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/consumer/nextsteps/ For me, Backblaze will work. I was using Crashplan to backup my parent's computer to mine for free so not sure what to do for them. Here is what it will cost me if I stick with Crashplan Business. Not a bad deal at all but only last a year.
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    Cell phones & plans (v. consolidation and old people)

    Just got my Mom on a great deal with Xfinity Mobile. My Mom got a new LG Charge for $7.50 per month for two years. Comes with 100MB free per month. After the initial 100MB, the cost is $12 per gigabyte of data. No other fees. She is a super light user but wants to have a smart phone...
  39. Clocker

    Would you worry about this reallocated sector count?

    Well I found the utility. It seems like a POS and it crashes frequently. Nonethess, here's the SMART report. Thank you sechs.
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    Would you worry about this reallocated sector count?

    ! The disk is a crucial M4. I can't seem to find any software for their SSDs. Here is the data from HD Tune. Thanks for your feedback
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    Would you worry about this reallocated sector count?

    It is the boot SSD from my home server. Attached image. Data provided by StableBit Scanner. https://stablebit.com/Scanner
  42. Clocker

    NAS Drive

    They have free 2-day delivery to the house for orders over $35.
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    NAS Drive

    The WD 8TB drives are back on sale. This time for $160. Supposed to be a RED inside. The two I bought previously were indeed REDs inside. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-easystore-8tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-black/5792401.p?skuId=5792401
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    Ubiquiti PoE 5 router dead

    I feel your pain. I just had a switch fail - Netgear GS105 - after only a few years of use. Didn't figure it out until after doing an OS reinstall to try to figure it the terrible network performance I was getting. It was a cheap item but never expected it to fail. In retrospect, it was a...
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    Home NAS

    If you have a 10 GbE swtich, connected to a gigabit router directing traffic, will the computers that area connected to the switch be able to talk to each other at 10 GbE speeds as long as they have 10 GbE adapter cards and are connected with Cat-6 cabling?
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    NAS Drive

    I bought two and they are working great. The instructions for removing the drives from the enclosures make it super easy. Done in just a couple minutes.
  47. Clocker

    Best DYNDNS provider?

    I use no-ip. It's free and is supported by the C7100V EMTA/cable/router I'm beta testing on Comcast for Netgear. It is also supported by Asus routers.
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    My 3rd NAS build

    You could sell Crashplan subscriptions out of your house lol. What is most of that data?
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    Cloud Backup

    Just FYI, Goodsync supports Windows, Apple, Android, Linux and has AES-256 bit encryption. I have been very happy with it on Windows with the free version of ACD (with Prime) to backup all my pictures. https://www.goodsync.com/platforms
  50. Clocker

    speed test

    Verizon 4G at home. We don't have the best signal here. https://www.dslreports.com/speedtest/8389471
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