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  1. Chewy509

    SSDs - State of the Product?

    Seagate FireCuda 520 (500GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe) reviewed: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=seagate-firecuda-520&num=1
  2. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Well, where we are (SE QLD), we had most restrictions/limits removed a few weeks ago as stock levels got back up and people realised that panic buiying/hording wasn't necessary... (we were nearly back to normal).
  3. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    I think we have evolved from homo-sapian to homo-sapian moronis.
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    Coronavirus

    And due to new outbreaks in Victoria (as Tea mentioned), hording of various cleaning products and toilet paper has started again... Stores have applied limits on the number of items thankfully... I'm 1500km+ away from Victoria, (I'm in Queensland), and hording has started here as well, despite...
  5. Chewy509

    Samsung QVO

    Samsung 870 QVO released... https://www.anandtech.com/show/15887/the-samsung-870-qvo-1tb-4tb-ssd-review-qlc-refreshed
  6. Chewy509

    400TB on LTO.

    FujiFilm have made claims of technology/material enhancement to allow up to 400TB per tape in future LTO versions... https://www.anandtech.com/show/15888/400-tb-storage-drives-in-our-future-fujifilm
  7. Chewy509

    dSLR thread

    Olympus exiting camera market: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53165293
  8. Chewy509

    Buyer Beware - WD 2TB-6TB...

    Update, WD renaming non-SMR Reds as "Red Plus", so "Red" = SMR tech "Red Plus" = CMR tech https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/06/western-digital-adds-red-plus-branding-for-non-smr-hard-drives/
  9. Chewy509

    HOT

    It Was 38 Degrees in Siberia Today. https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/06/it-was-100-degrees-in-siberia-today-yes-that-siberia/
  10. Chewy509

    Ethernet Cabling Questions

    Apologies for the brief replies, but: Only bother with CAT7/8 if you want 10Gb+ (CAT6 is rated to 1Gb at 100m / 328ft), and even then if re-cabling and you want 10Gb+, I would consider going fibre. (10Gb fibre is cheaper than 10Gb copper and far easier to work with). Cable termination just...
  11. Chewy509

    Empire in Decline

    Does anyone else get the feeling that Trump senses he may not win the next election, thus is creating as much havoc for the next person to clean up?
  12. Chewy509

    Empire in Decline

    Hope all our US members are staying safe during this time of uncertainty. 🙏
  13. Chewy509

    Empire in Decline

    Excellent article. Unfortunately even our own Australian government seems to be suffering a distrust of experts in a number of areas and policies...
  14. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Now with restrictions being lifted here, and having the ability to get out for non-essential things, it would appear that most people have forgotten or don't wish to consider that social distancing rules (keep 1.5m distance) still apply. While I acknowledge risk of community transmission to be...
  15. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Take this, as you will: https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/hydroxychloroquine-linked-to-increase-in-covid-19-deaths-heart-risks/
  16. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Just looked it up, for Hydroxychloroquine 200mg tablets, recommended is: Rheumatoid arthritis : 2-3 tablets per day. SLE and DLE : 2-4 tablets per day. Treatment of Malaria : 4 tablets initially, 8 tablets 8hrs later, then 2 tablets per day. Control of Malaria Symptoms: 2 tablets per week. Max...
  17. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    So, if President Trump contracts Coronavirus, will he or others ever admit to fact that he contradicted it despite being on the anti-viral or not? Also at what dosage is he taking it? IIRC, hydroxychloroquine is given at different dosages depending on usage...
  18. Chewy509

    Something Random

    In further gaming news, I've completed Doom 1 and Doom 2 with the Brutal Doom mod, and now have started playing RealRTCW mod (RealRTCW is a mod for RTCW - Return to Castle Wolfstein). Latest RealRTCW builds are based on iortcw (open source enhanced version of the RTCW engine), so lot so bugs...
  19. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    IIRC, something else to consider with the Russian numbers as well... The majority of people dying worldwide are 60+ (for Australia, it's 70+), but the average life expectancy in the Russia is only 71... (with alcohol related deaths being quite common).
  20. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Apologies, misread the data, it should be 20-25 cases per day (avg). Agree, the bs factor is extreme, but that's a given with our current government... Anything they print, or anything in the newspaper has to be treated with suspicion.
  21. Chewy509

    Routing Between Subnets

    I think you've answered your own question, the Mercku router is routing between subnets for you...
  22. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Due to low daily new case rate, (less than 10 new cases per day*) Australia is now starting its process on lessening the restrictions on daily life... We can now travel for non-essential shopping (less than 50km), and start visiting beaches, parks, etc. However must maintain social...
  23. Chewy509

    Routing Between Subnets

    I want to clarify the setup for a moment: You currently have 2x internet enable services, one via cable and one via ADSL. According to it's datasheet the cable modem (Hitron CDA3-35) is a modem, with builtin router. It's default IP address is 192.168.100.1. The default DHCP server will provide...
  24. Chewy509

    Routing Between Subnets

    You would be correct, a 192.168.100.0/24 and 192.168.127.0/24 shouldn't be able to talk to each other, without explicit gateway or routing rules setup... Can you recheck the subnet setup on all components, as the default for 192.168.x.x is a /24 (or 255.255.255.0) subnet. Is it possible the...
  25. Chewy509

    Routing Between Subnets

    There must be something on the 192.168.100.x connected to the mesh and forwarding... Are you sure the Mercku router isn't connected the WLAN setup? Are you sure your devices are not connecting to both mesh and WLAN setups at the same time? Try running a trace route from source to destination...
  26. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Possible test on a small population to track infection and fatality rates, and (wrongly) assumed they could keep it contained... (Not that I personally prescribe that is what happened). Note, this wouldn't be the first time a government or one of its agencies have tested on local populations...
  27. Chewy509

    Something Random

    For those still on the 1st May,. Happy Batman Day... For those now on the 2nd May, Happy World Naked Gardening Day! Source: http://www.holidayscalendar.com/day/may-1/ http://www.holidayscalendar.com/day/may-2/
  28. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Leaked documents demonstrate links between Australia's CSIRO and Chinese scientists working in various biolabs in China, including the one in Wuhan... https://7news.com.au/news/world/australian-csiro-in-geelong-linked-to-coronavirus-bat-laboratory-theory--c-1002195 IMHO this may be a bit of...
  29. Chewy509

    Buyer Beware - WD 2TB-6TB...

    The only problem with Seagate... https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q3-2019/ Note the AFR on Seagates vs Toshiba and WD... As long as the manufacturers add the information to the drives data sheet, eg, Recording Technology: CMR or SMR, then I have no issues. It's when...
  30. Chewy509

    Guess WHAT this is, and WHERE it is.

    Have you tried some canned air to blow it away from the screen? (also known as an Air Duster). (https://www.amazon.com.au/b?ie=UTF8&node=4915802051) (Assuming there is an air vent that may have some direct air flow to the effected area).
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    Buyer Beware - WD 2TB-6TB...

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/caveat-emptor-smr-disks-are-being-submarined-into-unexpected-channels/ Short version - Some WD 2TB - 6TB Red drives are using SMR (Shingles)... You need to look at the exact model and revision to know exactly what you are getting...
  32. Chewy509

    Something Random

    Not surprised I'm a bit late, but when most of your gaming is generally Mario Kart 8 or Smash Bros with the kids, you don't get too much time to play many FPS games... Will check those ones out.
  33. Chewy509

    Something Random

    Due to some added extra time to my day (working from home now), I've played a bit of Brutal Doom... Certainly makes Doom fun... Brutal Doom: https://www.moddb.com/mods/brutal-doom GZDoom: https://zdoom.org/downloads Windows users are recommended to use ZDL to assist in mod management...
  34. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Likewise.
  35. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    It seems the Navy Secretary who fired the Captain has resigned (more likely forced to quit) over the handling of the incident. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/04/acting-navy-secretary-resigns-after-ousting-captain-calling-him-stupid/
  36. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Not surprising naval ships are being hit hard: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/politics/coronavirus-aircraft-carrier-theodore-roosevelt.html But note: I didn't see it mentioned in the above NYTime article, is that the Captain of the Carrier was relieved from command...
  37. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    The Australian government is now publishing summarised data: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers The number of reported new cases per day is now dropping, however, I can't find the daily...
  38. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Sorry, NBC = Nuclear Biological Chemical. Typically used to denote an operating state in which 1 or more of the elements are present on the battlefield or in the local environment. Some of the chemical weapons developed are pretty scary, especially what's called "blood agents". (In short Blood...
  39. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Interesting article on effectiveness of face masks... https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/should-you-wear-a-face-mask-heres-all-the-data-we-have/ In short, most cloth/paper masks are useless, unless designed for a N95 rating, or for medical use (eg face masks warn by dentists). But...
  40. Chewy509

    Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake CPU @ 5.3GHz

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/15687/intel-details-10th-gen-comet-lake-h-for-45-w-notebooks-up-to-53-ghz In short, while these CPUs can reach 5.3GHz, the power supply and cooling solutions on most (if not all laptops) is grossly inadequate... I only mention this here, as time recently had...
  41. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    US Testing rates are stalling... https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/04/americas-covid-19-testing-has-stalled-and-thats-a-big-problem/ PS. It's hard to confirm sources in the article, but Ars tends to be fairly well researched in past articles...
  42. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    This made me laugh...
  43. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Saw this posted on the Stargate SG-1 subreddit... (It's from an episode where the International community is advised on the existence of the Stargate program).
  44. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Unfortunately, all sides of politics are just as bad as each other... Gone are the days of listening to experts in the field of question and coming to bipartisan agreement, to doing the opposite of the other party is doing just to say they are different or simply for point scoring. And this is...
  45. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    As Australia is implementing lock-down procedures, hundreds of thousands have been left without jobs in the space of less than a week... So much so, that the Centrelink website (Centrelink = Social Services) where people can register online for unemployment benefits went offline due to load...
  46. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Australia has now closed pubs, clubs are other places of gathering in order to enforce social distancing rules... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-51992357 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/22/australia-coronavirus-shutdown-what-is-open-closed-places-scott-morrison PS. Bottle...
  47. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-19/coronavirus-why-is-australia-keeping-schools-open/12070702 Another item to note, is that the Australian Government is treating this (coronavirus pandemic) as a medium term issue (6-9 months), and don't want school kids to lose 6+ months of their education...
  48. Chewy509

    Coronavirus

    Interesting read on ArsTechnica... https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/the-doctor-who-helped-defeat-smallpox-explains-whats-coming/
  49. Chewy509

    Ryzen

    Vcore is used by the memory controller in the CPU, does it not?
  50. Chewy509

    Ryzen

    Certainly sounds like a bad memory controller on the CPU, or a bad motherboard (power delivery or DIMM related). Glad to see the Vcore adjustment appears to be working.
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