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by Glorious
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 3671

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

problem is only the router has the home WiFi Well I certainly didn't think about that point, as I have dedicated AP and disabled the built-in AP. We are indeed getting to the point where that could potentially drive saturation issues. When I re-upped my FIOS connection a few months ago, the price t...
by Glorious
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 3671

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

My post had nothing at all to do with the WAN port Here's where the confusion comes in: It matters when most home networks simply connect to the router making it the de facto switch for the network Sure, but most of those router things only have 4 ports, one of which would be used for the uplink to...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 47
Views: 2335

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

The developers of ethereum want to move away from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake. This is therefore the result of a calculated decision. If that doesn't mean anything to you, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof-of-stake You might not have to agree with the wisdom of their decision or their implemen...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 47
Views: 2335

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

I think they made a mistake in labeling the y-axis. The difficulty bomb at 4mil blocks was ~20%
by Glorious
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 3671

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

SuperSpy wrote:
That's actually a requirement of the gigabit PHY spec so it the problem solves itself on modern networking hardware.


Actually it isn't (it's optional according to the spec), but I've never seen hardware without it.

Autonegiation *is* required, but that only deals with speed/duplex, not MDI/MDI-X.
by Glorious
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 47
Views: 2335

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

The difficulty bomb at block 4,000,000 (or any of the previous ones) evidently wasn't factored into any of the profitability calculators, which gave miners an even more unrealistic picture than normal. That is, Ethereum has a constant adjustment every 100k blocks that is not a typical dynamic diffic...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 1095

Re: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...

Wed Sep 8716 01:00:35 CEST 1993
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 1095

Re: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...

To re-iterate what JBI is actually saying and why Waco and I are like "STAWP": We're not talking about hardware revision or software version, we're talking about a configuration option that (presumably) many different versions of JBI's software supports on (potentially) many different revi...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 1095

Re: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...

You are *totally* misunderstanding the situation JBI is talking about.

Stop.
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

Duct Tape Dude wrote:
Also if I skipped to step 5 then I'd have to host on port 80, which is blocked by all ISPs.


No it isn't.
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 1095

Re: Down the Linux kernel rabbit hole we go...

whm1974 you misread it.

It's a configuration of HIS COMPANY'S software that is no longer widely used, but is presumably still used by a few paying customers and therefore supported.

And even then, yeah, thanks for the "advice". :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

I would not say that... I find remote access to my server painful and I have 60/10. I am only using it to grab the occasional document. Ok, but you do realize that's literally all a website is: HTTP GET (Document). Yes, if you want to quickly download a file of substantial size or stream something ...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

Unless he's trying to run a commercial site or host a lot of multimedia content, I don't see the bandwidth being a big deal. Not sure what his service is like, but my cable internet (Comcast) service has 25 mbit upload, which should be fine for a low-traffic site. Even a 5mbit connection is fine fo...
by Glorious
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

That's way too complicated, and now you have two points of failure: If either your home connection *OR* your VPS is unreachable/kaput, your system doesn't work. It also does nothing from security, the first 3 steps do *literally* nothing: by running a reverse proxy on a VPS all you are doing is addi...
by Glorious
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon Locker weirdness
Replies: 36
Views: 6528

Re: Amazon Locker weirdness

Uhm, but I've heard it from a practicing IP lawyer that a building is normally regarded as a useful article and cannot be copyrighted in its utilitarian aspects. I AM DEFINITELY NOT A LAWYER... ...But that's a general principle of copyright, it's even explicitly expressed right after part that says...
by Glorious
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 40
Views: 1598

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Are fan failures really that common? I can't remember the last time I had a fan fail on anything even for old, sad, dirty machines brought to me by family members. Miners seem to talk about it a lot, so I'd say yes. I've seen two fan failures on GPUs I've used personally (just for gaming, which in ...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3779

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Not in my experience That's because it's largely a myth. To the extent that there is a difference, it probably comes to down to Nvidia just not bothering to include the game-specific profiles with the Quadro drivers. Which matters somewhat for some games, very little for others, and not-at-all for ...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

Depends what you mean by "limited", which in turn depends on what you're trying to store/compute. Linode's $5 plan includes a gig of RAM, 20GB of SSD, and one CPU core. Unless you're expecting a lot of traffic and/or planning to store a lot of multi-media, that's more than big/fast enough...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon Locker weirdness
Replies: 36
Views: 6528

Re: Amazon Locker weirdness

Well the thing that keeps coming to my mind is, can you really patent the shape of a building. Yes. It's called a Design Patent, which is a little different than what people generally conceive of when they think of patents generically. What's even crazier is that you could probably get a Utility Pa...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

Edit: Alternatively, what do self-hosted businesses do? They must have a static IP with some sort of firewall/router to serve requests to different internal servers. How can what I'm asking be so different? It's not, but the security comes from the firewall. Are you asking how to make your home con...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

A direct connection to the internet is exactly what I'd like to avoid Well, you have a direct connection to the internet already. Do you mean that you don't want your home's IP address to have any open ports? Fundamentally, however you route it, if your home servers have ports open to the internet ...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

Mostly for personal use. That's where you need to clarify. You'll get away with personal use, but if you are doing something that either is commercial or at least looks commercial, you could very easily find yourself forced into a more expensive business-class connection or get yourself terminated....
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

I use digitalocean's $5 a month tier and have never had a problem.
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

Don't, it's not worth it for a website or API (not sure what that "something" is so I'll leave it). That "expensive cloud server" is in fact a $5-$10 per month VPS with someone like Linode or Digital Ocean for a website or an API. Yeah, I would agree with this too, but I'm inter...
by Glorious
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Safely hosting web services from home
Replies: 48
Views: 952

Re: Safely hosting web services from home

The biggest problem in regards to whatever contract you have with your ISP isn't so much going to be "no servers" (because that's de facto null: every kid playing $MULTIPLAYER_FPS on $CONSOLE has a 1 in $NUM_OF_PLAYERS of being a server just as one example out of many) but whether or not y...
by Glorious
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 69
Views: 2519

Re: End of an E®A

JBI wrote:
where customers were warned that some cans might contain "electronic calculator parts".


"Now with more crunch!*"




* When compared in a blind taste to previous generation's "accidental" infusion of mechanical calculator parts.
by Glorious
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 808
Views: 51683

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

JBI wrote:
Battery wouldn't hold a charge any more after just 2-3 years of use. We have a corded one now.


I like how we're at the point now where the extension cords literally cost more than the weed whacker they plug into.
by Glorious
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarCraft: Remastered
Replies: 56
Views: 2109

Re: StarCraft: Remastered

I had merely suggested that SC1 isn't that difficult to master if you put sufficient manhours into it (500-1000 hours). I could put the rest of my life into it. I'm still going to get trucked by anyone who even looks semi-pro. Where do you get this stuff? Is thisjust the thing where you can't ever ...
by Glorious
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Am I crazy to buy a friends used parts?
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Am I crazy to buy a friends used parts?

Yeah, it's a *very* nice deal, especially since you know the guy so all the normal concerns of fraud, damage/abuse, misrepresentation, etc... aren't really in play.

I mean, 32gigs of 1600 RAM, even at 4x8, is still on high side of ~200 USD by itself.
by Glorious
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Am I crazy to buy a friends used parts?
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Am I crazy to buy a friends used parts?

Heck, I'd give you 400 for that.

edit: and to be clear, feel like it was good bargain.
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