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qaz @lemmy.world

I joined Lemmy back in 2020 and have been using it as [email protected] until somewhere in 2023 when I switched to lemmy.world. I'm interested in Linux, FOSS, technology, and several other subjects.

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They leaked all RMA records because they were searchable on the internet (commercial partners included)
  • For anyone who also hasn't heard of Zotac:

    ZOTAC Technology Limited is a computer hardware manufacturer founded and based in Hong Kong. The company specializes in producing video cards (GPUs), mini PCs, solid-state drives, motherboards, gaming computers and other computer accessories. All its products are manufactured in the PC Partner factories in Dongguan City, China.

    Wikipedia

  • never turn off uBlock
  • Sadly no, I haven't received any spam on my 131 forwarding addresses. I have however, received spam on my new main account after sharing the address with my local hairdresser.

  • Rules, regulations, or: why am I banned???
  • No AI generated content, so no Midjourney, ChatGPT, etc.

    There are several reasons for this:

    1. It's low effort content that can drown out things people have put actual effort in (but that's not really a problem here since 99% is low effort shitposts anyway)
    2. Its training material is gathered without permission of the authors.
    3. It's wasteful in terms of energy and thus emissions
  • GNU Taler is not your friend
  • Sure, it's worse than monero and cash in terms of privacy, but that's not what it's supposed to replace. There are plans to use Taler as an alternative to card payments in the EU and that would be a great improvement. Currently all payment data is visible to multiple of companies, the shop, the bank, and many middle man and is often sold off to other commerical entities. Taler would stop that.

  • Worst prediction ever

    EDIT:

    Context: This is an archived article from 1939 by "Foreign Affairs".

    https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/germany/1939-04-01/will-hitler-save-democracy

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    Christmas rule spirit

    Image description: List of webshop search results including Christmas decorations, wrapping paper cutters, stockings for adults, and pregnancy tests.

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    Rainbow capitalism moment

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    Maybe we can get good IPv6 support now

    https://www.sidn.nl/en/news-and-blogs/cgnat-frustrates-all-ip-address-based-technologies

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    Using disc spanning for RAID array

    I'm planning on building a new home server and was thinking about the possibility to use disc spanning to create matching disk sizes for a RAID array. I have 2x2TB drives and 4x4TB drives.

    Comparison with RAID 5

    4 x 4 TB drives

    • 1 RAID array
    • 12 TB total !

    4 x 4 TB drives & 2 x 2 TB drives

    • 2 RAID arrays
    • 14 TB total ! !

    5 x 4* TB drives

    • Several 4TB disks and 2 smaller disks spanned to produce a 4 TB block device
    • 16 TB total !

    I'm not actually planning on actually doing this because this setup will probably have all kinds of problems, however I do wonder, what would those problems be?

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    I forced AI to sing Linux source code

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    ASRock N100m vs BKHD 1264 motherboard for NAS

    I'm trying to build a DIY NAS, I already have some (6) 3.5" SATA disks, a Mini-ITX case, and power supply, but I'm still unsure on which motherboard & CPU to get. I think a motherboard + N100 combo is a good option because of the price and power consumption.

    I'm currently using a MiniPC with an i5-6500T (4784 passmark) and an external HDD enclosure connected with USB using RAID-1 (software) which uses about 35W. The USB enclosure is limited to 2 slots, and I've heard from here that it can be problematic in combination with RAID. The N100 (5551) boards have a slightly better passmark score but most importantly more expandability (SATA & PCIe) and supposedly a lower power consumption. The i5-6500T has a TDP of 65W, the N100 a TDP of 6W, that doesn't say much but it seems to a lot better when looking at info online. The N100 also apparently has Quicksync support while the i5's support is limited and struggles to encode 1080p (100% CPU usage).

    There are 2 main boards I'm considering. The BKHD 1264 and the ASRock N100M. ASRock is a better known brand, but their version only supports DDR4 and 2 SATA ports while the BKHD board supports DDR5, has 6 SATA ports, and has 4 × 2.5G network ports. I've also heard complaints about high temps (90c) with the N100m because it only has passive cooling, while the BKHD board has active cooling and a large heat sink. However, the BKHD board is a bit more expensive (~€150 vs ~€130), but it seems worth it because I won't have to add an external HBA.

    What do you think would be the better option?

    EDIT 2024-05-26: I ended up getting the ASUS Prime N100I-D D4 because it's significantly cheaper (€95). It does have less SATA ports (1), but I accidentally bought a SATA card so that actually works out pretty well.

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