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    Strange Authy behavior - generates invalid codes when offline

    Is your computer's time set properly? With the correct timezone? A lot of code generators are very sensitive to time, and need to be within a few seconds of actual time or no bueno.
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    PCIE Bifurcation related, a niche technical question.

    I find PCIe bifurcation interesting, although I don't have an actual use for it, but I haven't seen any one bifurcating below x4 links. You end up needing specific support from the PCIe root complex and the system firmware, and I think it's just not there. If you really need the storage density...
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    DIY thermal paste

    Yeah, I was hoping for another round of this, given the title. Which peanut butter works better, how bad is marshmallow fluff, or nutella or strawberry jam? The internet wants to know.
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    Intel Readies Atom "Grand Ridge" 24-core Processor, Features PCIe 4.0 and DDR5

    And I walked right into it. Will try to look better next time.
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    How do you manage your IPMI etc. credentials?

    Last time I messed with IPMI passwords, you could use tools in the host OS to set/reset the IPMI accounts (without needing to have correct IPMI credentials). Doing that as part of system setup might be an option? For personal use, if I wasn't too cheap to get IPMI, I'd set everything to the...
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    Intel Readies Atom "Grand Ridge" 24-core Processor, Features PCIe 4.0 and DDR5

    Only 16 lanes limits connectivity. Looks like they're targeting cell tower base stations; could probably do some other network edge style work where space and power are limited. Maybe load balancers / TLS proxy (if encryption is accelerated enough). Could be a webserver if you go for lots of...
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    Have new mini-itx case, should I go with mini-itx mobo for new build or just get different/bigger case & mobo?

    I wouldn't expect any performance differences between an itx board and a larger board, as long as the cooling and power delivery is there. With a roomy itx case, you're really just missing out on expansion slots, which isn't a big deal for most people anymore.
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    Have new mini-itx case, should I go with mini-itx mobo for new build or just get different/bigger case & mobo?

    From the pictures, that case doesn't look too small, so you can probably use a regular power supply, CPU cooler and GPU; the only special piece you would need is the itx motherboard. Those can be a little bit more expensive, but usually not enough to cover a case, and sometimes similar featured...
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    Do you think we'll see PC focused, groundbreaking games ever again?

    Can't get any more ground breaking than using a backhoe.
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    Do you think we'll see PC focused, groundbreaking games ever again?

    Simulations aren't exactly games, but this looks pretty pc focused to me.
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    Posting issues Last day or Two?

    FWIW, the fix is in. I just spent a few minutes testing with Firefox Nightly after they made a patch and can no longer reproduce the issue. :) Looking at their documentation site, Firefox 96 (which is currently Nightly) is set to be released January 11, and I don't know if they're going to...
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    Linux and FTP

    HTTPS encrypts the whole HTTP request and response and always has. The path is not cleartext and never has been. There have been vulnerabilities over the years that were pretty bad, and I'm sure there will be more and Bleichenbacher is a disappointingly recurring theme, so it's not perfect, but...
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    Linux and FTP

    Breaking TLS is only trivial when applications don't validate certificates (which some clients don't do or don't do well, but IE/Firefox/Chrome/Safari all validate certificates properly baring the ocassional security bug). Or if you've taken over the server's default route and can get a new...
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    How much heat does on simple pc generates in small room?

    It's really going to depend on how much heat escapes your room. But you can figure out the at the wall wattage of the computers and plug that into physics homework for heating a room with a heater and get some idea. Or you can use heat loss estimators and figure out what's the delta T where the...
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    Linux and FTP

    Is this what you seek? https://www.supermicro.com/wdl/driver/VGA/Matrox/Nuvoton/G200e/Windows/Win2012/
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    The Intel 4004 turns 50

    The 4004 is a big deal, of course, but the Magnavox Oddysey was home video games with discrete transitors and diodes. Plenty of computers and terminals were available in that style. Also, the 4004 didn't come from nowhere; it was a big advance in transistor count and some other things in an IC...
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    Posting issues Last day or Two?

    The 60 seconds (logging seemed to indicate 57.2 seconds?) seems to be a timer in Firefox somewhere before it checks on progress on this connection; a mozilla person poked at the bug today (asking a specific other person to look at it) so hopefully there will be some enlightenment from that. I...
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    Alexa device (lights/music) with Ethernet jack?

    Doesn't help with your question, but you can run wireless routers as access points behind your ISP modem, and usually turn off the ISP modem wifi (although some modems are really a pita and won't stay off... even then, with no clients, it shouldn't mess up your wifi that bad just sending beacons...
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    Posting issues Last day or Two?

    Minor update, it looks like the relevant nginx timeout isn't the keepalive timeout, but the client_header_timeout, which defaults to 60 seconds. That's how long nginx will wait for a client to send the headers for the first request. Interestingly, setting this really low, when Firefox is in...
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    Posting issues Last day or Two?

    OK, well I wrote up a bug, so we'll see what happens. It looks like the details are a little bit different than what I suggested earlier. It seems like it's not entirely stuck, but at least on 94.0.1, in the right conditions, Firefox will wait almost 60 seconds after it sends its initial data to...
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    Posting issues Last day or Two?

    This hit the right combination of strange issue, in my comfort zone, and pisses me off. That's a recipe for me to figure out what's broken ;) Also, the tcpdump looked weird, so I wanted to see it with real data; but the weirdness was mostly because it has TCP Keep-Alives and I always forget what...
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    Posting issues Last day or Two?

    I was seeing it in the Firefox debugger network tab with drafts. As long as I didn't have a working connection open (server timeout seems to about 60 seconds), writing something and putting something in the text box would trigger a POST to save the draft, and that would usually fail. Looks good...
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    Posting issues Last day or Two?

    I did a little bit of sleuthing with Firefox 94.0.1 (windows) TLS logging and wireshark, but I've also seen issues on Firefox 94.1.2 on Android. This seems to be a problem with TLS 1.3 0-rtt data and Firefox. If you set security.tls.enable_0rtt_data in about:config to false, it looks like it...
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    How to secure access from outside LAN cables (WiFi APs, cameras)?

    802.1x isn't very good; you can put most dumb switches between the actual port and the device and the device will authorize the port, then you can pull the plug on that device and the port remains authorized until the switch drops the link. If you really care, you need to force a VPN for your...
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    Facebook planning to change its name according to sources.

    I'm pretty sure this is the Zuck's assistant problem. As you may remember in 2014, WhatsApp started prompting people to pay $1/year; Zuck asked his assistant to buy WhatsApp for him, and suddenly people in the US knew what it was. Now, Zuck asked his assistant to change the company's name to...
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    Can't connect HTTP to IP address - OS Issue

    Some sort of crazy system wpad / PAC script gone wrong maybe?
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    Secret Ports on Gamecube

    So... that gamecube output is actually a digital output, it should be possible to go to HDMI rather than component (although either way, looks spendy now)
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    My PfSence box decided to take a dirt nap

    I must admit I was running with my DSL modem doing the routing for a long time when I moved cause I didn't want to deal with it... but I'm a lot happier with my network now that I'm back in control! (actually, I don't filter much... but it's nice to have a central point to tcpdump when I need...
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    Disable AMD Smart Access Memory (BAR) completely in Linux?

    I don't think older GPUs do resizable BARs, so you wouldn't be able to access the whole memory (unless it was old enough that it was directly mapped). That said, I expect PCI-E to have higher latency and lower bandwidth than system memory. There are actually some use cases of a GPU as PCI-E...
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    Metroid Dread

    Yeah... that's where I have to go back to... haven't been playing for a while because of house guests. Edit: Beat him too! Opened up a bunch of stuff, yay!
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    Canon Sued over Multifunction Printers that Refuse to Scan When Ink runs out.

    Sounds like plenty of toner. When it gets low, you'll usually start seeing inconsistent darkness left to right, and you can shake the toner cartridge to help even it out, but then you end up with just greyish (or not very dark whatever color).
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    Canon Sued over Multifunction Printers that Refuse to Scan When Ink runs out.

    On my Brother, you can do some button twiddling to reset the toner count when it does the warning. If it's actually low, you'll know by the output. I went ahead and bought a new cartridge when it started warning, but we'll see how long the old one goes.
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    Store 10 GB data for 7-8 years, SSD?

    I don't remember if M-Disc is one companies brand or a standard. Ideally, you want media from multiple reputable manufacturers, if that's not possible, at least try to get it from multiple batches. You don't want all N copies to fail around the same time because the factory was too warm on the...
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    500TB+ storage

    I mean... interns should do real work. But this isn't go out and get this and set it up, this is go out and find out what our options are so we can have a discussion. Personally, without any other specs, I'd go towards whatever server vendor they use and find the box with the most disk slots...
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    Canon Sued over Multifunction Printers that Refuse to Scan When Ink runs out.

    That poor printer just needed paper. Letter paper, to be precise. That era HP would still be alive today, if they hadn't beat it to death. :cry:
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    Nikon F mount to Z mount adapter with AF & AF-D Autofocus Support?

    So, continuing my pennance for my dumb assumption earlier; for Nikon Z vs Nikon F; I'm not sure there's a huge difference in size or complexity of the lenses. It seems like, for the few lenses I can find that are directly comparable (same focal length, same aperture, both have focus motors), the...
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    Metroid Dread

    I apprechiate your vagueness here. There's an art to looking through the walk throughs without seeing anything you don't actually need to see at the moment. I'm personally waiting for house guests to leave so I can die on the same boss fight some more. Although, I checked and I've got all the...
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    Nikon F mount to Z mount adapter with AF & AF-D Autofocus Support?

    Ok. Sorry, looks like Nikon mirrorless at least is the same size sensors. I'm an idiot and thought everyone was doing mirrorless at around the micro 4/3rds sensor size... Which isn't the case.
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    Nikon F mount to Z mount adapter with AF & AF-D Autofocus Support?

    Yeah, so I think, eventually (possibly soon), Nikon is going to end the F mount, and even more eventually, it'll be hard to find gear. Mirrorless is simpler, the lenses are smaller and cheaper, sensor movement image stabilization is easier (because smaller sensors, but still) and the market for...
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    Nikon F mount to Z mount adapter with AF & AF-D Autofocus Support?

    I looked around a bit, but AF-D is tough, because you'd need a focus motor in the adapter. That doesn't seem to have happened, which means you're probably stuck with replacing lenses or using the upper range F mount bodies. Or manual focus, like a caveman. There is a nikon f to z adapter, but...
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