Personal computing discussed

Search found 977 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 33
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anything to know before I take the Ubiquiti AP plunge?
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Anything to know before I take the Ubiquiti AP plunge?

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/enterprise-wi-fi-at-home-part-two-reflecting-on-almost-three-years-with-pro-gear/?amp=1 That says it all. I like the reliability of my AP but I'm actually ready to move on. I wanted to do more but it's such a time sink to do anything beyond just...
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 144
Views: 8155

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!

Fish, it amazed me you ever had the time for anything you did. Thanks for the dedication and effort.
by DragonDaddyBear
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 2626

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

I'm not saying you should undo your account removal but I guess they let him keep the money and cut the ban in half. The broadcasters also got their punishment cut in half (still excessive and essentially a career endeder). https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/10/blizzard-reinstates-hong-kong-protest...
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 2626

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

Good on you. I was thinking of picking up Wow crack again, after 6 years of not playing, with my kids but I can't in good faith give them more money. They went too far with the punishment for what was morally the right thing done in a slightly unethical way (using Blizzards platform for politics).
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is context switching speed the real reason behind Ryzen's success?
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Re: Is context switching speed the real reason behind Ryzen's success?

Very interesting indeed. In previous tests Nginx previously took a big hit on Intel after mitigation. Is that not also doing a lot of context switching as well? If so, are there any benchmarks to compare on openbenchmark? I don't have time to look, sorry.
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless router recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: Wireless router recommendation

I've been looking at Orbi. They just had a Wi-Fi 6 version release, though that's way out of budget. They have Wi-Fi 5 (AX) 2-pack versions in your price range.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: OS for Plex Server?
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: OS for Plex Server?

Yeah, I'm in the Ubuntu camp on this one. The RAID/RAID-like storage options for Windows are not great. ZFS all the way!
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Freespace 2 is free on GOG for next ~40 hours; 9/25/2019
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Freespace 2 is free on GOG for next ~40 hours; 9/25/2019

Thanks for sharing. I've not played it. It looks like a fun game. Is this worthy of cleaning the layers of dust off my joystick?
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Cat Report?
Replies: 26
Views: 1598

Re: The Cat Report?

Someone is throwing a hissy fit.
by DragonDaddyBear
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14353

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Exactly. I hope they paid you OT, taken from the Painter's bill.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 Clock speeds impact on performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: DDR4 Clock speeds impact on performance

Speed is only one factor. Latency can have a huge impact, too. Ryzen 3 is especially impacted by this. More than anything, it's about the Infinity Fabric speed. If you're lazy and cheap (I know I am), then DDR 3200 CL14 is your best bet. You can get a LOT more out of Ryzen 3, though, if you really ...
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading my old i5-2500 machine
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: Upgrading my old i5-2500 machine

Agree with the AMD CPU recommendation. Also, RAM can affect the AMD CPU's performance. Do your research, or just get lower latency CL14 3200 or CL16 3600 and you should be fine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHJ16hD4ysk (Note: this is more about overclocking if you're into that thing) I don't thin...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 Clock speeds impact on performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: DDR4 Clock speeds impact on performance

Speed is only one factor. Latency can have a huge impact, too. Ryzen 3 is especially impacted by this. More than anything, it's about the Infinity Fabric speed. If you're lazy and cheap (I know I am), then DDR 3200 CL14 is your best bet. You can get a LOT more out of Ryzen 3, though, if you really t...
by DragonDaddyBear
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 14353

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Oh, the bounce house has propose. We have arrived in Holland. We will see you all tomorrow.
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Storage architecture help

Yeah, this is just too much power. And to get what I want, I'd need to drop in a Quadro GPU and do a VM for Plex. Right now it's all software decode and transcode, which is kinda harsh. So I have only 8 cores assigned (VMWare Free limitation) to a FreeNas VM that has a Plex plugin. It's an older Fre...
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Storage architecture help

I'll have a dual socket 6c/12t 48 GB server I'll let go for cheap once I do this upgrade, if you're interested
by DragonDaddyBear
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Introducting Starcraft: Cartooned
Replies: 13
Views: 1287

Re: Introducting Starcraft: Cartooned

I think it's fun and worth it, but only if they changed the voices. After reading the review, I'm not sure I could handle a big, manly or a scary bug sound voice coming from a cute little guy.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Storage architecture help

OK, let me make sure I understand the high points so I know what to start searching the "series of tubes" for. - I can assign an L2ARC to a POOL (which, if memory serves correctly, is a grouping of VDEVs). - I then would configure the L2ARC to be restricted to the data set for games and VM...
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Storage architecture help

Can you L2ARC a dataset or a VDEV or both? I like that suggestion. That way I can use just one small ish drive for the games, tools, and VM. I suppose this would be best as a dedicated drive and not a chunk of my os nvme drive? I'm liking this idea. If I ever needed to I could just buy a card and ma...
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Storage architecture help

One other thought about freenas, I use it and love it. The issue is it doesn't pass through hardware transcoding.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Storage architecture help

Waco, I don't suppose you'll be at the BBQ. If love to pick your brain.

So, with L2arc, will I need another VDEV? if so, will it need to be redundant? I have 16 GB on a single stick at the moment, so I will likely be adding another for dual channel 32.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Storage architecture help

So, as cool as it is, I sound roll ZFS? Isn't there some drama around the kernel and ZFS right now? One other goal I'd like to have is for the file system expendable in the future. So if I need another drive I can add one. With ZFS I would need to replace all drives. As drives get bigger rebuild tak...
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Storage architecture help

Yeah, I know latency is an issue. But for test vm or old games and pictures it's fine. When I say cache I mean an automatic tier, where coming stuff is on the SSD and the older stuff it's on a disk. It writing it goes to the SSD and ages out. I think bcache seems familiar but I don't know if that's ...
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Re: Storage architecture help

I want the speed of running old games off it. Also, there well eventually be 4 users of this. I do have a 3750 with a 10Gbps fiber SFP and a NIC to go with it.

I suppose I should say this will be my for server, too.
by DragonDaddyBear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Storage architecture help
Replies: 22
Views: 1039

Storage architecture help

A computer I bought doesn't have a legal copy of Windows. The plan is for a Plex server. Ubuntu will work fine for me. What I want is an SSD RAID1 cache with a RAID5 (or equivalent) for the 4 HDDs. What the best way to do this? Before you ask, no it doesn't have a 10 Gbps NIC yet. I'm going to put o...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Migrate to M.2
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Migrate to M.2

It's already on the box? Storage space with tiered storage is easier? Reuse? Really, no. I'm just lazy and out of practice with Linux. Plex would probably run better on Ubuntu anyways.
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1400
Views: 50976

Re: Something's different...

All of this is really sad. I hope to keep in contact with you all after the BBQ but I don't think I can bring myself to support this site as a reader or subscriber. It's really painful and depressing to see all the hard work that so many put in, for free, be shat all over. I'm looking forward to see...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Migrate to M.2
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Migrate to M.2

Redocbew wrote:
Just to confirm, "2.5 inch drive" as in the squished mechanical drives that used to be popular in laptops?

... Yes. And it's mounted sideways in 2x2.5 bays. It's painfully slow.

Also, I may just give up. The Windows is not activated.
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Migrate to M.2
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Migrate to M.2

So I bought this clapped out contraption on eBay that resembles a computer. It's comically bad. But it works, had a Sky Lake CPU, an RX 470 4GB (which is better than my 7950), power supply, a single stick of RAM, etc. Anyways, the OS is on a 320 GB 2.5 drive. There's an NVMe slot on it so I'm going ...
by DragonDaddyBear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1400
Views: 50976

Re: Something's different...

Not all of the newer was bad. Ludi's article on the 12V power supply was really educational. His presentation in the video was dry, but fit the overall style and allowed the humor the come out. I saw the dual format (written and video) and had hope. Then that "blog" happened. EDIT: I shoul...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 33
GZIP: On