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To: i-node who wrote (828)9/2/2019 8:57:14 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Hard drives have data retention problems too, but transistors are increasingly sensitive to electromigration the smaller they get.

Electromigration

en.wikipedia.org

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (829)12/8/2019 7:57:24 PM
From: FUBHO
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This website guides you through installing OS X Catalina in virtual box. Make sure you install virtual box extensions as well. If you get stuck at shelll> on first boot type, install.nsh

There is a link for install in VMWare Workstation at the link too...

intoguide.com

BE CAREFUL ABOUT CLICKING ANYWHERE ON THE PAGE. IT OPENS UP AD SITES WHICH LOOK SHADY, LIKE THEY WANT YOU TO INSTALL MALWARE. JUST CLOSE AND IGNORE. THE ONLY THING YOU SHOULD DOWNLOAD IS A ZIP OR RAR FILE WITH THE VMDK, VIRTUAL DISK IN IT. ANYTHING ELSE SHOULD BE DISCARDED.

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To: FUBHO who wrote (830)12/8/2019 9:01:54 PM
From: FUBHO
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OS X under VirtualBox is very bad compared to VMWare Workstation.

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From: ekimaa7/10/2020 4:47:38 PM
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Powerline Network--Hey All,
Is anyone using a powerline network and has any recommendations? My 9 yr old Actiontec PWR511K01 500 Mbps Powerline Network died and there's gotta be some new technology out there.

Definitely not a high speed network needed by today's standards as currently DSL 15-17 available. Would like to be able to handle something faster as it becomes available though. Thoughts..experience good or bad.
Regards,

Mike

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To: ekimaa who wrote (832)7/11/2020 12:08:36 AM
From: TheNoBoB
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I got a TP-Link AV1200 kit -- one for each end -- that I use for getting the network to the entertainment center I wanted something more reliable than a WiFi bridge.) I've been using it for quite a while now without issue (even stream 4k Bluray rips over it no problem).

The AV2000 kit is below $100. One of the things I like about this series is the pass-through outlet, so you don't lose use of the wall outlet.

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To: TheNoBoB who wrote (833)7/16/2020 6:05:54 AM
From: ekimaa
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Home Powerline internet. Purchased 2 TP-Link AV1000 kits as needed 3 units. Pass thru outlet not an issue. Setup easy as advertised. Just plugged in, pushed the buttons, and connections established. Longest run about 100' and down to lower level. House has 2 200A service panels--wired in 1995 and 2012. Happy camper as of now. Thanks for info.
Mike

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To: nicewatch who wrote (797)9/26/2020 11:18:43 PM
From: FUBHO
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I went a totally different route for my new system. Instead of building from the ground up, I bought a refurbed Xeon workstation with 128GB of ECC DDR-4 already installed. That was $707 after tax. Then I bought an $80 14-core Xeon on Ebay, which I researched would work in this system. I put an old graphics card and SSD in after purchase.

I am very happy with the results. The 14(28 cores) are very helpful for my GNS3 and EVE NG stuff. But the many cores are also good for web browsing, which let's face it, is probably the biggest time use for any system. Some sites that used to bring my Core-i7 to a temporary standstill, are now no problem.

Web browsers are among the most advanced applications ever written and make very good use of all cores on a system. When I start a browser with many tabs set as start pages, I see ALL 28 virtual cores in use.

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To: nicewatch who wrote (739)10/24/2020 11:35:51 AM
From: FUBHO
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I get 2GB reads with that Qnine PCI adapter card for NVME in my new system. Very good for launching VMs...

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