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Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-02-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By kapone
The Surveillance State Goes Mainstream: Windows 10 Is Watching (& Logging) Everything

If Edward Snowden's patriotic exposure of all things 'super secret surveillance state' in America were not enough, Newsweek reports that, as 10s of millions of hungry PC users download the free...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 612
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Posted By kapone
I know..I know. Setting up something like this is...

I know..I know. Setting up something like this is NOT for the faint of heart, but hey this is AVS, right? :) If I were to utter AES-NI, IPSec, OpenVPN, pfBlocker etc etc.... to the "normal" folks...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-01-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 612
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Posted By kapone
One of these days I'll do a thread on how to set...

One of these days I'll do a thread on how to set up a modestly secure, VPN enabled home network with blocking ads etc on the router itself, and setting up your devices for maximum privacy.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-31-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 612
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Posted By kapone
These are precisely the reasons ( among others)...

These are precisely the reasons ( among others) that I run pfSense as a router. I just block ads, malware, etc for the entire network at the router. No plugins needed on any device, including things...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-30-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By kapone
And these are all turned ON by default...

And these are all turned ON by default...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By kapone
Sure, but there's NO channels that transmit 4K...

Sure, but there's NO channels that transmit 4K right now, or for the foreseeable future.


A GTX 960 can handle 4K video from a media playback perspective (not gaming).


In my opinion, yes, it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 612
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Posted By kapone
Not disagreeing. However, we're focussed more on...

Not disagreeing. However, we're focussed more on the "home" users here, corporate will be corporate as we have discussed and they'll probably approach Windows 10 with a lot of skepticism anyway....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-19-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 612
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Posted By kapone
I'm no "fanboy" of the fruit company, but for all...

I'm no "fanboy" of the fruit company, but for all the reasons mentioned above (and more) I moved over to the OS X platform almost a year ago for my main desktop/business work. I still run a Windows 7...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-13-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,514
Posted By kapone
I'm out. Thank you.

I'm out. Thank you.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By kapone
Speak for yourself. You're making wild and...

Speak for yourself. You're making wild and unfounded assumptions here.


And every hard drive I have is warrantied for 5 years. So there.


I kind of do, given that I own a company that has a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,514
Posted By kapone
Wait...now we're comparing a server based setup...

Wait...now we're comparing a server based setup with external, USB connected drivers?:o

nvidio - While what you're describing may work for you, I can unequivocally say that you're in the minority....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 612
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Posted By kapone
OR...just go buy a Roku or something similar and...

OR...just go buy a Roku or something similar and not worry about this at all? If THAT's what Microsoft is shooting for, in terms of Windows, we're doomed.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,514
Posted By kapone
Bingo. That's what I use as well. Hard drives are...

Bingo. That's what I use as well. Hard drives are cheap, my time is not.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-30-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,985
Posted By kapone
pclausen - I was almost at the point of getting a...

pclausen - I was almost at the point of getting a few SATA DOMs as well, for my pfsense, ESXi boxes and a few custom things, but in the end, I needed ~16GB DOMs and they weren't a whole lot cheaper...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2015, 04:48 PM
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Posted By kapone
ajheib - You're on the mark. Navy pays...

ajheib - You're on the mark.

Navy pays Microsoft $9 million a year for Windows XP - http://fortune.com/2015/06/24/navy-microsoft-windows-xp/

XP...not even Windows 7. They never even upgraded to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,985
Posted By kapone
I also read in a few places that these (and a lot...

I also read in a few places that these (and a lot of other Supermicro boards with IPMI) are a lil funky if IPMI has not been reset, when CPUs have been changed. Now, in your case, it's a new board...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 96
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Posted By kapone
Double check the hardware version and BIOS...

Double check the hardware version and BIOS version of the motherboard too. Since you're using 16GB sticks.... :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,985
Posted By kapone
pclausen - It could be, but...the more I think...

pclausen - It could be, but...the more I think about it, I think it could also be the RAM.

According to the motherboard manual:



Now, his memory doesn't "appear" to be LR-DIMMs, but given...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-25-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 497
Posted By kapone
Bingo. :)

Bingo. :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 20,363
Posted By kapone
We don't entirely disagree as such. My...

We don't entirely disagree as such.

My biggest pet peeve (as I have ranted enough about...) is I shouldn't have to give a rat's ass about the Xbox. The Xbox is a gaming console. If the company...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 20,363
Posted By kapone
And there in lies the rub. I don't want...

And there in lies the rub.

I don't want Windows to be free. I want Microsoft to charge as much as they can for Windows. The problem is... the compelling reasons for Windows are starting to get far...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By kapone
I want to see a 3.5" SSD with.... ...

I want to see a 3.5" SSD with....

http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130727183557/mlp/images/0/04/Dr_-Evil-One-Million-Dollars.png

(er...not dollars, but...) TERABYTES....!!!

:D:D
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By kapone
http://www.networkcomputing.com/storage/ssd-prices...

http://www.networkcomputing.com/storage/ssd-prices-in-a-freefall/a/d-id/1320958

:)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-23-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 20,363
Posted By kapone
Your assumptions about Apple's products are very...

Your assumptions about Apple's products are very wrong.

As far as Windows 10 goes, if it was SIMPLE, there wouldn't be an entire blogger community dedicated to it.

P.s. Please turn on your...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 20,363
Posted By kapone
Microsoft and Windows 10 licensing/free...

Microsoft and Windows 10 licensing/free upgrade/whatchamacallit = pages and pages of back and forth conversation

Apple and OS X (or iOS) releases = Free. We mean it. There IS no key.
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