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  1. 5 points
    I have started playing with mining and calculating cost versus profit. The most profitable mining I have found so far is SchoonCoin: These three cups were on my dresser and filled to the top with pocket change. I took them to a local grocery store with a CoinStar machine and walked out with an Amazon gift card for $285.63! Getting cash from a CoinStar machine will cost you 11.9%, gift cards are no charge. SchoonCoin has funded a new GTX 1060 for my daughters gaming computer.
  2. 3 points
    Thinking about it, I thought you guys might like this: This is the main wall behind my father's test bench. I imagine he kept these discs here cause he used them a lot. If you look at the top you'll see his reset pin. And I only noticed when looking at this photo: notice the very bottom disc. Always planning ahead, my Dad. Oh, and yes, I did the drywall. I guess I forgive him for poking holes in it
  3. 3 points
    You have got to stop posting these deals. I was perfectly fine using my individual remotes given I hardly ever watch TV, excluding college sports. Now you have me wanting to spend money for something that would be nice but definitely isn't needed.
  4. 3 points
    Hi everyone. Since I'm posting in this topic, I presume everyone knows I'm not actually Ikon. I am the aforementioned son, the relative non-techie who inherited his father's gear, licences, emails, etc., etc., etc. Believe me, there's a lot of etc. My father passed in 2012. For the past few months I've been catching up with what he did online (which was a lot). I have to say, though, that this place was his favourite, by far. My wife and I would go over to my parents' for dinner, or have them over to our place, and he would usually mention something about this forum. He said it was the most respectful, informative, and helpful forum he knew of. He said members don't tolerate ego-maniacs who want to insult others' lack of technical knowledge, or trolls who only want to stir up trouble. He said everyone is always ready and willing to give a hand up to those who are maybe just getting started in a particular area of high tech, along with passing on great tips for, and by, gurus. It all sounded pretty good to me. So, I decided to drop by, now that I'm a little more up to speed, both with his history, and tech in general. First, don't anyone feel too badly about my father's passing. He was quite old. After all, I retired the same year he died Second, after reading a lot of emails, posts, and so on, I see that he kept his identity private. I'm not sure of all the reasons, but I'm going to respect his decision. So what can I tell you about him, since a few people seem to be (respectfully) curious? First, he was a veteran. He fought in WWII and Korea. He was awarded a special medal of thanks by South Korea (we have it mounted, along with other medals, in a glass fronted box on the wall at my mother's. He didn't talk about his military experiences much. I thought it was because he was like a lot of veterans: he didn't want to relive those memories. Later, when I received documents about his military career from the government, I was surprised to see so many redactions. It was then I realized that he didn't talk about a lot of things because he wasn't allowed to. That also helped explain many of my childhood memories. My father was often away from home, often for several months at a time, My mother was left to manage the household. While this is pretty normal for a military family, in our case it continued on even after he got his discharge. A couple of times I asked my mother where he went, but all she ever said was, "I don't ask, and he doesn't tell". More recently, she admitted she knew he was doing work for the government, but she still says she doesn't know what any of it was about. I don't think he was a spy or anything. After all, he was a techie. I suspect he was providing technical support to others. It was just that what the others were working on was not for public consumption Oh, and one other thing: there was a project I worked on that required me to get top secret clearance, although I'm not really sure why. In any case, everyone on the project was amazed at how quickly my clearance came through (less than a week). Thinking back, I suspect it wasn't a coincidence. He liked to golf. He wasn't terribly good at it (he never broke 90, as far as I know), but he liked to get outdoors for a few hours. His specialty was low, screaming drives off the tee. He would hit his drive and it would start out a couple of inches off the grass and gradually rise up to a few feet in the air before falling back. We called them dandelion cutters. He also loved cribbage and bridge, and crosswords; also jigsaw puzzles. He liked to do work around the house, but he was terrible at it. I was the one that had to rescue him, on many occasions. I recall one occasion when I found him cutting drywall with a circular saw! What a mess; dust everywhere. You should have seen the look on his face when I measured his next piece of drywall, scored it with a utility knife, then snapped the sheet and cut the backing paper His comment was, "OK, from now on YOU do the drywalling". My mother looked at me and mouthed, "Thankyou". My father was also cheap. I presume that comes from living through the depression. If there was something that was a buck or two cheaper than another one over there, he'd buy the cheaper one, even if it was crap quality compared to the more expensive one. The whole family teased him about it. Nevertheless, he was married to my mother for almost 70 years. They raised a family, bought and sold several houses as we moved around, kept us clothed, educated, and protected. He especially took care of my mother. In the year before he died, he did something quite out of character; at least to us: he bought a brand new car. He had always bought used cars, usually executive driven ones from a dealership. To buy a new one was quite odd. He told me he wanted to ensure my mother would have a reliable vehicle for when he was gone, hopefully lasting until she could no longer drive. Well, his wish came true. Recently, my mother turned the car over to my wife and me. We now drive her around to medical appointments, shopping, visiting, etc. That probably says all that really needs to be said about my father.
  5. 2 points
    For some reason I seem to be viewing motherboards with many PCIe slots and video cards. That will lead to larger power supplies. @jcollison I think I have a problem!!!!!!
  6. 2 points
    Hi everyone! I have the newest SPP here that was released 2017-11-07 https://cloud.nohatech.se/d/ccba3c44b7e440c68b29/ Password: 164FQYv6
  7. 2 points
    Hi everyone! I have the newest SPP here that was released 2017-11-07 https://cloud.nohatech.se/d/ccba3c44b7e440c68b29/ Password: 164FQYv6
  8. 2 points
    Dude. Thanks so much. I installed KB 2781272 but that did not exactly solve the issue. After that install, I could not even set up a backup for the XPS-13. The menu item was not even available. I tried removing the computer from the server and uninstalling the connector. Still nothing that let me even set up the backup in the menu. Then I found another thread in the forum about checking Windows update on the server. Sure enough, it found KB2934953 which made a .Net update. And that solved the problem. After removing the computer from the server and uninstalling/reinstalling the connector again, it started to work. I successfully backed up the XPS-13 and my older Win 10 systems are backing up successfully too. Again...thank you so much for your help! Hank
  9. 2 points
    @rfs830 or anyone else who stumbles onto this thread... I've got a Dell T30 running with 2 Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSDs connected RAID 1 using the StarTech PEXSAT32 PCIe card. I changed SATA mode from RAID to AHCI and I changed boot mode from legacy to UEFI. Windows Server 2016 Essentials is installed and booting without issue.
  10. 2 points
    I am starting this post to help others out a little bit with what I have been doing with my GTX 1060 card and mining. My card is a ASUS PH-GTX1060-3G that I bought off of Amazon for $215. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072172ZDK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It is advertised with a based clock of 1506 Mhz. I loaded ASUS GPU Tweak II on my Windows 10 PC to adjust the GPU. Current I am using the following settings. GPU Bosst Clock (Mhz): maxed out at +170 (1878 Mhz) GPU voltage (%): +0 which is the stock setting Memory Clock (Mhz): +800 (8808 Mhz) Fan Speed (%): Auto Power Target (%): maxed out +16 (116%) GPU Temp Target (C): increased to +9 (92°C) Frame Rate Target (FPS): no change I have no idea if these settings are optimal or not. They are just what I have tried. My actual GPU temperature hovers right around 78-80°C and the fan is only running about 55% most of the time in auto mode. Power Target Status is running about 99% but will go up to 118% on occasion. I am running NiceHash and it selects which algorithm to run. My system power draw is right around 165-175 watts (depends again on the algorithm). The Dailey estimated earnings vary between about $0.80 for the low to an average around $1.00 to $1.30 and highs have been seen around $1.50 for short bursts. My system has been running now for about 14 days and has used ~58.4 kwh of energy at $0.1166 / kwh ($6.81 in electricity) to mine $15.57 of BTC. I am netting about 56% of my gross income from mining. Not a bad margin. Of course I still have to cover the cost of the video card. Your mileage may vary but this should give you an idea of what my system is doing. If you have suggestions for improving the hash rate by adjusting this GPU feel free to suggest changes.
  11. 2 points
    Al_Borges, I think he was generally satisfied with his life. In the end, he was getting quite weak, so I think he figured there wasn't much point in going on anyway. Mind you, he did used to say, "I'd just like 5 more years", but he said that every 5 years
  12. 2 points
    SSA is only needed if you have added a HPE RAID or HBA. The SATA controller for the Gen10 is Marvell based. It can be setup during boot or through the MSU: https://homeservershow.com/index.php?/topic/15478-Setting-up-RAID-with-MSU
  13. 2 points
    Thanks for that ImTheTypeOfGuy. My father came from farming stock, so he believed in the value of hard work, honesty, and fair treatment. "Do what's right, and you'll be all right". I'm glad someone got some laughs from the 'drywall incident'. I can tell my mother was not highly impressed. She was still cleaning up dust a year later. That stuff really does get into everything.
  14. 1 point
    Here we go. Happy November 1st everyone! This is the official RESET "Black Friday" Deals thread. Post your finds, ads, and wish lists here. Links are encouraged. Here is Amazon's "Countdown to Black Friday." http://amzn.to/2z3WgVm Kohl's ad leaked a week or so ago. Some really amazing deals in their ad. $299.99 4K TV 55" - https://www.kohls.com/search.jsp?submit-search=web-regular&search=Haier+55-inch+4K+Ultra+HD+TV&S Also $90 Kohl's Cash. $189.99 Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB Console and $45 Kohl's Cash https://www.kohls.com/catalog/microsoft.jsp?CN=Brand:Microsoft Black Friday and Cyber Monday are good days for RESET. Online guys like me depend on a few sales in order to pay for the site, CES, etc. I would REALLY appreciate if you would use links here on RESET Forums to shop with. If you have an ad blocker please "UNBLOCK" this site. I use a small javascript to monetize links and most ad blockers block that. You will see nothing funny and I'll get credit for your purchases. Small credit, but it helps! Thank you. GearBest | eBay Woot.com | Target.com BestBuy.com | Newegg.com Shop "MicroServer" on Amazon | eBay | NewEgg
  15. 1 point
    HK Invoke for $99.95 or free with certain Surface devices: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/harman-kardon-invoke-with-cortana-by-microsoft/8rl7xlnwn95v/9h91?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab
  16. 1 point
    There was not anything I was desperate to get this Black Friday. In hindsight, I should have grabbed one of the 8TB WD externals at Best Buy before they sold out. I may head to Office Max tomorrow. I always seem to stock up on USB drives there and it is generally not too crowded. 256GB USB3 drive for 39.99 https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/562586/Lexar-JumpDrive-S75-USB-30-Flash/ 16GB USB drive 4.49 https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/326118/Lexar-JumpDrive-TwistTurn-USB-20-Flash/ Thecus 2 bay NAS 89.99 https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/649196/Thecus-N2350-12TB-2-Bay-NAS/ 960GB SSD SanDisk 239.99 https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/777596/SanDisk-SSD-Plus-960GB-Internal-Solid/ 480GB SSD SanDisk 129.99 https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/250277/SanDisk-SSD-PLUS-480GB-Internal-Solid/
  17. 1 point
    Hi all, New to the forum so hello all I wrote about this in much more detail on my blog here with instructions. I recently installed dual fans on my Gen 8 heatsink after installing the Intel Core i3 3240 processor. Installing the i3 processor gave me a huge increase in performance but came at a cost. That cost being heat and a lot of it. So I ordered some 30x30 fans and installed them onto the heatsink. I was extremely careful of placement. Putting anything in the middle of the heatsink fins (anything holding the fans) could cause heat spots and that's not something I wanted the put my new processor through. So I managed to cable tie the fans to the screws holding the heatsink to the motherboard. Again being careful as to not apply too much pressure to the screws. The fans are rather stable seeing as just two cable ties are holding it down. The method works very well and I am really impressed with it. I have seen a huge 20°C decrease in temperature readings when the server is at full CPU load. I thought I would share this method as other people might be interested in.
  18. 1 point
    You said Solid State SSD I remember looking at the Chromebooks when they came out and thought, why..? I dont get the point of the Pixelbook either tbh, to me it appears to be a hugely overpriced Android style laptop..
  19. 1 point
    I have not seen any ship yet, but keep in mind it will be an expensive board.
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  21. 1 point
    Very possible and very easy as I've done this very thing several times. Read the doc below and follow the steps. (RE: make sure the volume is repaired before removing another drive) Also to note, the amount of data will make little to no difference. While I didn't actually run numbers to test, I can assure you that each drive replacement takes a long time. For me moving from 4*3TB drives to 4*4TB drives took a few days. Hope this helps! (don't forget your backups-be paranoid) https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledgebase/DSM/help/DSM/StorageManager/volume_diskgroup_expand_replace_disk
  22. 1 point
    RAID sets are generally able to be migrated to other controllers from the same vendor. The RAID1 set in your MS Gen8 could be pulled and moved to a different HP server with a B120i or newer Dynamic RAID controller. The RAID set could also be moved to a HP Smart Array controller like a P222. You can not move RAID sets from HP to LSI or Adaptec based controllers. Your last point is very imporant, it is best to keep data and OS separate from each other. If you have an OS drive failure, you could replace the drive and install the OS without affecting your data.
  23. 1 point
    It's weird, but kinda neat too, and since you made the video from individual photos, it will be easy to do. With regular video, like MP4, it can be difficult because not every frame is a key frame.
  24. 1 point
    Okaaaaayyyyy. Hmmmm. Thanks for the article, I think I had to read it about 3 times but, if I've got it right, I cannot connect my SATA SSD to a U.2 connector, even though the connectors look the same. Also, it sounds like these 'new' U.2 devices are waaaay fast. Is that about it?
  25. 1 point
    Look at a Xeon D board/setup ITX, can be a similar size as a gen 8 and handle 128gb ram, 4-16 core cpu (it is soldered so buy what you need from start but for 2000 can have 8 core 16 thread with 128gb ram, an m.2 for boot etc. Paul has a lot of write ups on them at tinkertry.com based on VMware but would giv you an idea on what freenas could do for it.
  26. 1 point
    I use Tweetcaster. I don't have to manage multiple accounts, but I know the ability is there.
  27. 1 point
    Either of you using Microsoft's next app. It looks very nice but isn't working on the latest Android software. I hope they update it soon.
  28. 1 point
    Great work putting the pieces together! Threads like this turn out to be very helpful for users searching for solutions to their problems. I am glad you got it up and running.
  29. 1 point
    I have done it, but it is best to read the steps in the Smart Array user guide
  30. 1 point
    As with the Surface line, these have no easily field replaceable units that I can see at all. I bowed to the pressure of senior management in the past as they insisted upon M$ Surface devices. If they had a maintenance and service guide with a list of replaceable parts, I might endorse them, but even in light duty situations the hardware failure rate for Surfaces was not good. [No empirical evidence that I can quote without pulling stats from my ticket system, but my team were often frustrated with them] Instead in the absence of any easy way to affect repairs, I ran the HP Elitebook x360 G2 through my Certification & Standards process and convinced the 2 municipalities I job share with to standardize on a unit that can actually have a computer maintenance program worked up for it. I can tear down and re-assemble an Elitebook in ~roughly a half an hour. as nice as Surface might be, in the absence of an easy repair process we have gone back to a more traditional unit. So far, across 2 mayors and 14 councilors plus admin staff, there hasn't been a single complaint and rather, very positive commentary on the move back to ths form factor.
  31. 1 point
    They come with manuals? Congrats on the new ride.
  32. 1 point
    Interesting security on the transfer too. I requested the transfer using a newly generated BTC address from BTC. Copied that to a text editor for verification later. There are some viruses in the wild that look for BTC wallets getting copied into clipboard then the bad guy replaces it with bad guys address. It's a long string of characters so most wouldn't notice the swap. Copy your address to a text editor and verify it! Put that BTC address in the Nicehash withdraw to initiate the transfer. It then asks you to check your email for verification. I'm thinking one of those simple click here kind of things but it used 2 factor in the verification as well. That was pretty cool. I'm using Google Authenticator as my 2 Factor so I generated a code, typed it in as well as the code they sent via email. Not a big deal really but I thought it was kind of cool. I guess I need to do that. That leads me to question the transfer rate. Is it the same? Mining to coinbase wallet vs. mining to nicehash wallet and transferring. Now I need to figure out how to use all my riches!!!
  33. 1 point
    I have both the touch and the companion remote. The touch is nice with the screen as you can do more on it. But I don't really configure or do anything on the screen itself. I find myself still just using my computer to configure it. That being said, I actually prefer the companion remote without the touch screen because I find the response much faster. The touch I constantly find myself hitting buttons more than once because there is a delay in response when it wakes up. I also really hate hitting numbers on the touch screen. It always seems to change screens. The physical numbers buttons on the companion remote are so much better to use. In the end it also comes down to how complex your entertainment systems are. I've simplified my setup to have as few devices as possible now. My ultimate remote would have the buttons from the companion, with a back light (as it doesn't currently have) and a touch screen that I can add extra commands on. Just some food for thought.
  34. 1 point
    Mining over here in the Uk is where its at currently, colder nights are drawing in, what you spend in electric in heating you instead spend on mining, the rig keeps the room warm and is cheaper than heating
  35. 1 point
    Why select the 1050? It will only make about 1/2 as much money mining per month as a 1060 but it isn't 1/2 the cost. Spend $60 more and double your mining capability.
  36. 1 point
    I have installed SSA from Windows level and the Logic drive 2 is now visible. Thank you.
  37. 1 point
    I just finished my first full month of mining with the ASUS GTX 1060 cards. Netted about $75 total using 2 card running almost full time. Used about $20 in power during that time as well. So net about $55. Cards costed $225 each. Takes about 10 months for them to pay off. About what I estimated in the beginning. The things I learned while doing this? Priceless!
  38. 1 point
    Yes, you can use other miners, but each one is different and they all work different ways. You will need to read up on each miner. Some work in pools, others work alone. Pools are better for smaller miners. Yes, Coinbase will give you a 'receive' BTC address to move coins from Nicehash to Coinbase. Yes, there are transaction fees everytime you move anything. Depends on the exchange on just how much. Moving BTC less often and in bigger amounts is almost always better. Some fees are flat, some are based on the transaction amount. You have to read the terms of each wallet/exchange to find out. Coinbase has wallets for BTC, ETH and Litecoin. You would want to move everything in BTC. The Bitcoin blockchain is going to fork on Nov 16th. This will add a new level of complexity and could mean that you can end up with double the amount of coins after said date. But your BTC needs to be IN Coinbase before the 16th. Might want to that in there even sooner. Lots of Youtube videos on this. Google 'bitcoin fork november 2017' Yes, you can move BTC to USC via Coinbase. There are flat fees for doing that, so check in advance. I am going to try to spend my BTC at vendors that take BTC and never take it out in cash. That is just my plan. You can sell BTC out of Coinbase to Paypal or an account you set up. Hope that helps
  39. 1 point
    Looks interesting: https://www.in-win.com/en/ipc-server/ms04#product_spec
  40. 1 point
    https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6525483&swItemId=MTX_57720d956df94dfcbaa0e28256&swEnvOid=4184
  41. 1 point
    Maybe https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/home/driverHome?sp4ts.oid=6525483&swLangOid=26&swEnvOid=4138
  42. 1 point
    I resolved this issue. The problem was that the SFF8087 cable was not very well installed in the motherboard.
  43. 1 point
    It's true, it will go thru most regular vacuum cleaner bags, unless the vacuum has a HEPA filter, in which case you'll be shelling out for very expensive replacement filters pretty regularly. I have 3 shop vacuums: a 15 gallon Rigid, a 9 gallon Rigid, and a 5 gallon ShopVac. If I'm using any of them for drywall dust, I make sure to use the special 'drywall bags' for them.
  44. 1 point
    It uses RF from the remote to the hub. The hub then shoots out IR signals to your devices.
  45. 1 point
    I had 4 Supermicro drivecages that hold 5 disks each in a huge tower from Lian-Li. Now I have a Supermicro rackmounted case that can hold a max. of 36 disks. Got it of ebay for 300 Euros. I have a dual Xeon board inside with at the moment 48 GB of RAM.
  46. 1 point
    And I'm asking for some specific suggestions here really, 'more cpu, ram' isn't really very helpful, but thanks. I use WD Red 6TB drives, and I've got 4x M9T 2TB ones internally in the Gen8. Just took some pics of my Gen8 setup here: https://imgur.com/a/bM3bm And some shots of the 'new' model (just some cosmetic changes it seems, minor, can't see any difference on the board at a glance but I didn't pull it out and compare. https://imgur.com/a/A5KHX
  47. 1 point
    That was Fricken ! Awesome ! Dave. Thanks for sharing !
  48. 1 point
    I thought you guys were crazy, but Apple did use a proprietary SSD in the early MAC Pro gray cylinders: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/mac-pro-cylinder-faq/how-to-upgrade-mac-pro-cylinder-ssd-storage.html Sent from my LG-H910 using Tapatalk
  49. 1 point
    Thanks, great service. I am genuinely disturbed by HP's policy to have to pay an additional fee to allow the BIOS and firmware bug fixes to be applied.
  50. 1 point
    I find its easier to patch directly onto the host, rather than downloading to a datastore. Section 3 on this page has the instructions: https://esxi-patches.v-front.de/Help.html The v-front patch portal is also useful: https://esxi-patches.v-front.de/as it lists the actual download file name you need for the command above. Advantage of both those is that you don't need a VMWare login to use them
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