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  1. ddrueding

    Post your photographs here

    I haven't put pictures there for years, but here is the full stream:| https://www.flickr.com/photos/ddrueding/
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    Post your photographs here

    Nice work Snowhiker. I need to recover some of my old work from places on the internet. Lately all I do are pictures of the kid.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    It goes, and as quickly as you like. Cars I've had in the past were fast, but only if you made the right preparations; downshift, put into sport mode, enable launch control, etc. This one is as fast as those but without the prep; as soon as you press your right foot. No clutch or torque...
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    Netgear Arlo = bugs, bugs, and more bugs

    More expensive, but I use the Nest cameras at home. Well built and my experience was better than the one Tea describes above.
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    Home Solar

    I had solar city do the install at my place several years ago. I'm sure I did a thread about it here somewhere.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    I bought. It is quite used. 2016 Model S 90D. Had 53k miles, but every option. Under $50k. I've had quick cars in the past, but this is a whole new level. You feel like Neo from The Matrix moving through traffic.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    New toy
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    Window treatments v. cellular shades

    Our 10-year old cellular black-outs are starting to show their age (not working all the time, some threads wearing). I'm now looking for one that I can automate using either the Insteon or Echo systems. Did you investigate those?
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    PoE Cabling

    You'll be fine. I've run 35W+ wireless links on the end of 150' Cat5e STP cables without issue. I've never even had a cable get warm (could be because the STP I use has braided steel around it?
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    Indeed, the largest I could find were 2TB. And with that there are many options with MLC 3-layer.
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    Ancient PC with Windows 98

    I had to do something similar, ended up crossing my fingers and turning it off. Connected to an IDE-SATA adapter and imaged the drive to a file. Now runs as a virtual machine on newer hardware. In my case I felt it was worth it as they not only needed the data, but the software install (no disks...
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    I do want to buy a used car

    Now that there basically isn't a waiting list, resale values are coming down considerably. The model I'm looking at retailed for $85k 3 years ago and is now basically 70% of that. Seems roughly in line with other luxury vehicles. And I know that Tesla's feature set leads to more attention for...
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    4TB?
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    This one looks reasonable, 90% of the time I just get M.2 drives these days. https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Internal-Drive-Mounting-BK-HDDH/dp/B00G57BN1M
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    I do want to buy a used car

    So, I've now rented and lived with all 3 mainstream Tesla models for at least a few days. After that I've decided that I really want a Model 3 Performance. I proposed this to the wife, and she has talked me down to a used Model S. Probably a 90D with 40-50k miles. I drive 20k miles/year, so the...
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    I use double-sided tape. But I also add my own heatsinks, since the foam tape prevents thermal conduction to the chassis.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    Well done working through that Lunar. I must admit that the switch to M.2 has discouraged me from using drive cloning or imaging tools lately. There are just more issues in general. That said, I'm taking another look at network-based drive imaging/restoration with PXE boot and the whole thing...
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    Something Random

    Job security = multiple jobs. No single points of failure other than me.
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    Something Random

    Planning another brutal work project for July. Probably another 3 weeks of hard work, a break, and then crunch time.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    Also, they are trying to do more. The most basic of "fancy" things like adaptive cruise and remote start are still rare in the US. Want to remote start and set your climate control?
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    Something Random

    There are two Skype programs last I checked. The one that is a new Windows "App" that sucks, and the one you install as a program (like in the good old days) that works fairly well. Of course, Google Hangouts or Facebook Video Chat are better than either.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    Not a collision, just a friendly pull from a light. But I can understand where the confusion came from. And the rental did not go back unchanged; my buddy managed to crash the entire display system while we were underway (center and instrument) to the point where we had to pull over and...
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    Beverages

    A friend from Romania will be visiting again in July, and will be bringing some bottles of Macallan Ruby. Good stuff.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    Not interested in business, just fun. Flew down to LAX and drove to Newport Beach to hang out with some friends for the weekend. Rented a Model S P100D. So much better than the Model X I rented a month or so ago. Low car, great ride. Mind-blowing performance. One of my friends has a bit of a...
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    Beverages

    There was other stuff (the boxes behind were wine, brandy, and champagne), but the highlights were the Scotch.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    I may or may not have a model of an RX-8 that has been converted to a 1+2 seating arrangement a la McLaren F1.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    I'm not looking to do it alone. Finding local people with similar interests and sufficient skill-sets. I wouldn't say that I'm getting them to build my electric car, but rather collaborating on a fun hobby producing something that will be mine. Of course, this means the timeline and end result...
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    BT Headphones

    I have the big Sennheiser unit, and have the Bose over-ear and IEM units for the wife and kid. Sennheiser is better noise cancellation and audio quality by quite a ways. The IEMs are great; convenient, effective, good sound, but I find them uncomfortable after 4-5 hours, and most of my flights...
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    Beverages

    Restocked the usual stash, a friend is coming into town for a couple weeks.
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    Missing Members

    The riskier path does involve forming a company with some friends. We'd have enough money to start properly, and enough staff to prevent burn-out. The money would be 3x-5x the current, and working with friends on projects I'm interested in appeals to me. The reason for the extra work now is to...
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    I do want to buy a used car

    A) All SUVs have a bad ride or terrible handling. That is physics. Between the two bad ride is the better option. Just don't get an SUV if you care about driving. B) The doors are absurd, but fun for the first week. C) Nothing performs day to day like an electric. I've driven 911 Turbos and...
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    No one wants over 16TB per drive SSDs

    The biggest thing for me is the ratio of capacity and throughput. Can I fill/backup a drive in under 24 hours? The system is designed to handle a failure, even two, but I don't want to be left with my pants down for more than a day while it rebuilds.
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    I do want to buy a used car

    Rented a Model X P100D for the last week while visiting my parents. The power and techno-wizardry were all I'd expected and more. Even recharging mid-trip was no big deal (322mi/h, and it told me how long to charge so I could reach my desto). The only disappointing thing was the size and ride...
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    Missing Members

    Still alive and kicking. My professional career is approaching a possible fork in the road. Busting ass at the moment removes risk and uncertainty before having to commit to anything, so I've been busting ass since August. Probably another month of brutality, followed by a year or so of...
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    Music

    Hi all, been a while since I've been around. Too much happening professionally, and not really at a breaking point yet, but this has been bugging me for a while. There are colliding time signatures in this, right? Or is it simpler than my brain is trying to make it?
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    Alternatives to Amazon

    I'm pretty sure the issue is with the delivery company themselves. I've been getting a lot of "undeliverable" stuff lately, from B&H and other places as well. It is true that Amazon is the only one that proactively sends a message (the others just arrive late without notice) unless you actively...
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    DJI drones - New Mavic 2 pro announced tomorrow

    DJI's new products are one step away from preventing this kind of thing, but that hardly matters. Homebrew stuff is really easy to build and operate. Honestly, calling this a "drone" issue is misleading. This could have been done with RC airplanes decades ago. This is people doing stupid and...
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    Yubico Yubikey - increasing your authentication for services

    We've considered it, but probably won't be able to until a few older members of management retire. Next couple years ;)
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    Yubico Yubikey - increasing your authentication for services

    I have one in a drawer. The only place I deployed it properly was when I was very active in the bitcoin stuff. Google Authenticator is just so much easier for most things, and adds at least 50% of the security? @LunarMist: It doesn't make logging into stuff easier, instead it makes your...
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    CAT8 cables

    Surprised to see them listed in up to 50' lengths. Normally stuff that fast has much shorter maximum runs.
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    Home NAS

    That seems a reasonable conclusion, particularly with encryption running. With it only connected to a single computer, I'd be tempted to look into a disk enclosure that uses some other more direct interface to the PC (so it can use your (likely very fast) computer to do a lot of the work)...
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    Samsung Note 9 - anyone else using this phone?

    I've got one. Pre-ordered the 512GB (mainly for the extra ram) and have been using it since the day it released. Quite happy with it; even tested the weather sealing by forgetting it in my shorts while sailing a catamaran in southern mexico. I only use the stylus as a camera shutter remote, and...
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    Headphones

    http://prntscr.com/lntwry Getting there. Exact alignment of the monitors will need to wait until I get some help. But in case anyone was wondering, yes, you can drive a pair of 5120 x 2160 @ 60hz panels off a single 2080ti. Keep your gaming to just one of them, though. 22m pixels is too much...
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    Home NAS

    Where are you seeing a bottleneck? Replication?
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    Home NAS

    I'm not sure there is enough tech advancement in NAS to warrant new units? 10GbE, SSD caching, RAM upgrades....the rest is really just software, and they have been making progress on that. Their sync to NAS and sync to cloud stuff has gotten better within just the last 3 months.
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    Best USB flash drive for booting and small files

    This is a Samsung 860 Evo 2TB in a Silverstone MS09 USB3 thumbdrive enclosure.
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    Something Random

    If you are willing to pay for a domain and have someone competent manage it for you (I'd recommend Google), you can do neat things. I have all addresses at the domain (ddrueding.com) delivered to my inbox. Every time I need to enter and address somewhere I give them a unique address. This way...
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    Something Random

    Just the number of windows that need to be active. Each one has a minimum number of pixels it can take up, and I needed more of them.
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    LACP-capable SoHo Router or Switch Suggestions

    I've been switching over to pfSense. Great feature set, open source, and hardware at every price point. You can even run it on your own hardware or VM, but take a look at this: https://store.netgate.com/SG-1000.aspx
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    Something Random

    A part of my job is monitoring stuff, that will be on the top screen. Keep in mind each one of these screens is 5120 x 2160 pixels, and 34" diagonal, so "really short" probably isn't the right description.
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