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I usually start with Duck-duck-go and if the results are a bit threadbare I add the !G at the end to push it out to Google...though I don't have to do it that often anymore.
This at least gives a bit of an option to avoid all the adverts.
There are some other switches too, though I only remember these .
!yt for YouTube
!w for Wikipedia
!M for Google maps
Never too late for some good info :)
Yeah I think AMD might align better with how I upgrade my systems.
If I could buy a decent recent powerful chip for my Intel board, like I probably could if I had gone AMD, I would not have to upgrade the board (and possibly the RAM again) for at least a few more years.
AMD would give me a decent reprieve from building a whole new system, especially if I could overclock that new CPU and stretch it out even further, possibly with an upgraded GPU.
I hate to waste old perfectly functional stuff and most of my older desktops end up in my Proxmox farm...but I'd rather extend their life as a desktop for as long as possible first.
My last/current gaming PC is an Intel box that I built about 5\6 years ago.
I usually try to go for the best CPU\GPU I can afford and then maximize useful life of the machine by doing the following as performance issues arise.
-Buying faster RAM when the prices come down
-Overclocking the %#$^ out of everything possible (I know it reduces lifespan, but not within my window for upgrades)
-Upgrading the video card (hopefully for one good enough for my next build)
The sticking point ouf of all of this is that the motherboard architecture is my limiting factor for the Intel CPU's. I can only buy an i7 that may or may not overclock faster than my poor abused i5 (6600k running at 4.8Ghz)
For some reason I never realized that AMD motherboards tend to support reasonably long cycles of CPU's. I think if I had gone AMD last time I could still find some reasonably priced upgrade room on the CPU front with maybe just some BIOS updates.
Is that what your experiences with AMD boards are or am I misunderstanding their architecture cycles?
I think the definition of fridge magnet is a bit loose.
Looks across the kitchen at the old DEW line radar system magnet stuck to the side of my fridge for no particular reason.
Its the one that my grandfather used on a rope to pick up tools he accidentally dropped into outboard motor testing\repair barrel,
Its one of those magnets you have to slide off the side of flat materials because you can't remove it by pulling on it.
The funny thing is, I have been building PC's for a long time and never really realized that AMD had such long support cycles for their platforms.
I think when my poor highly OC'd I5 6600k running at 4.8GHz (circa 2017ish) finally gets retired I'll switch to AMD again.
The CPU is my main bottleneck at this point and there are not many options to remedy that that are worth the cost.
With the AMD set up, in a few years, if I am hitting a wall I can just upgrade the CPU to something current and not the whole pile...or at least that seems to be the case.
Binge and Burn.
Streaming services rely on you never bothering to go through the process to cancel their product. This is similar to your local monthly recurring gym membership that you never use (admit it, you never go and never will). because the costs are "not thaaaat high" and your time is valuable.
Essentially, with Binge and Burn, you use a prepaid credit card and a disposable email, watch your fill for a month (or two depnding how much you put on the card) and then walk away and do another service.
Repeat as necessary when interesting content shows up on each platform
This practice is becoming a big concern for these providers as they depend on customer laziness to keep the profits rolling in.
Spinning rust with ZFS to prevent bitrot...and in read only mode until you want to SFTP up your latest and greatest acquisitions for backup to reduce the attack surface slightly.
Oh and at least 2 offline backups stored at the inlaws place.
I'm not paranoid. I'm experienced.
All the original media is in boxes in the storage space decaying at its own pace...other than the vinyl, but that's another story.
I generally use Community OmniOS with Napp-it for NFS.
It is pretty rock solid, I still have one running the ancient commercial version which has not been rebooted in several years as an NFS host for around 30VMs.
The only issue is if you have strange\new devices on the system you want to install on, sometimes they won't work, or work correctly.
My "new" car that I bought in 2019 was made in 2003 and had 380,000kms on it.
The previous owner poured more than it was worth into it including a new diesel motor that only had 30,000kms on it by the time I got it so it should be good for another 20 years or so.
It ain't pretty, but neither am I.
This replaced my 1991 truck that became a bit unreliable after 400,000kms. I bought it in 1998 still have it and plan to fix it up for use at the cabin until it turns to powder.
My older car was made in 1973 with unknown miles due to a 5 digit speedometer has 500hp and I can rebuild the motor in a weekend if I had to for about a 2-3 months worth of new car payments.
Ah yes, good ole RFC1149
A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers
With addendum RFC2549 for important workloads
IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service
"The sandboxing provided with VM's is great for security, malware protection, ad blocking and obfuscation, and general disposability should there be a problem."
That is why I run Qubes on my "work" laptop. I was going to try a Debian with Proxmox build to do this but Qubes covered most of what I was looking to do well enough that I have stuck with it since early 2019.
I can set up isolated VM's for each client and use disposable ones for things like online banking etc.
If your paranoia level is over 9000 you can run Whonix\Tor guests for browsing. If I was a journalist I think it would be my choice of OS for dealing with sources etc. Nothing is perfectly safe, but some risks can be mitigated.
It took a bit of getting used to at first, but now I miss the features when on my other machines.
It can run MS (server) guests reasonably well, other than some hardware pass through (sound) that were not really required anyway.
Still have a seperate Windows machine for gaming though. :)
The "fastest" machine I ever remember playing with was a P90 at the computer store, with Win95 or 98.
Its response was "instant" you clicked on something (i.e. Word) and it was open before you lifted your finger off the mouse button.
For some reason my modern decently high spec windows machines never feel that fast.
Check out Netapp, they are a fairly popular vendor that uses ZFS as their back end on their appliances....which I was completely unaware of until I was called in to help troubleshoot an issue at one of my larger clients.
The visit turned from "yea, now I have to learn yet another storage vendor technology." to "Hey, this is what I run at home for my media server NAS!!!" They all looked at my like I had two heads, but I got them fixed up and running in no time because I knew how it worked in the back end.
I've been running OmniOS Community ZFS for years (very happily I might add), after I switched from NexentaStor to the OmniTI version.
I bought a small Brother Laser in 2006 (I put stickers on the side to track how old my stuff is) for my small business for about $60CDN.
It has printed literally boxes of paper in that time and I've only had to replace the cartridge once or twice (at about $80CDN) each time. Sometimes you can just shake the cartridge and get another six months out of it.
I am sure i could get it filled for cheap too if I shopped around.
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