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    Thread: General Tech Chit Chat

    My ODROID-GO Advance arrived this week, can highly recommend one if anyone is considering it.

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    Thread: General Tech Chit Chat

    Likely trying to curtail efforts by the RSP's to sell Fixed Wireless Broadband. More margin in wireless for Spark and Vodafone. Chorus needs the general public to want fibre so they can rebuke...

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    Thread: Philips Hue Vs Yeelight

    The Arlec bulbs at Bunnings can be flashed with Tasmota or ESPHome, great product for the price.

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    Thread: GP boasts their YOLO upgrades

    SFX PSU will need an adapter bracket in a Meshify.

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    Thread: Good deal thread

    Thanks this has been on my list to buy when it was cheap. Earned another $10 voucher with the purchase so you don't use up your discount.

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    Thread: Best cloud storage service?

    Nothing wrong with OneDrive per se, whats more important is the tool/software used. Tools like Syncthing or Resilo only replicate files between two locations, so if you accidentally delete it from...

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    Thread: Best cloud storage service?

    If its for a proper backup (not sync, sync isn't a backup) then I would be looking at archival storage from Google or AWS. I'm using Google Coldline with Arq 5.

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    Thread: Is a dust free PC possible?

    Keeping the case off the floor is key, no hope if its on the floor.

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    Thread: New PC no power (GA-A320M-S2H, Ryzen 3400g)

    What BIOS is your motherboard running? 3400G is a pretty new APU so probably needs a pretty recent BIOS.

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    Thread: Running Ethernet - Should I?

    If its a brick house, there there is normally a cavity between the wooden framing and the brick cladding, if you're patient you can get cables down here. Depending on the angle of your roof and your...

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    Thread: Tech Deals

    Sounds like the smart money is on the 3600. $345 from PBTech isn't a ridiculous price, not sure I can be bothered with Amazon.

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    Thread: Tech Deals

    Thoughts on the Ryzen 2700x for $299 @ PBTech? Was eyeing up a 3600 but this seems like a sharp price and includes a copy of Borderlands 3.

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    Thread: GP discusses the latest CPUs & GPUs

    Fully expecting the B550 boards to allow access to full PCIe 4.0 speeds for those lanes directly off the CPU. There's enough info out there to suggest its doable with the B450 but AMD has vetoed it...

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    Thread: Philips Hue Vs Yeelight

    There a couple of options out of AU that keep tempting me. Plus the Shelly 1 looks quite good too.

    Unfortunately none are certified for NZ, and I keep coming back to the thought that if my house...

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    Thread: Philips Hue Vs Yeelight

    From what I understand these light bulbs need to switch to be permanently turned on for them to work? Does this not complicate the WAF? I.e. once someone turns the lights off at the switch all the...

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    Thread: PB Tech being dicks.

    I religiously park away from shop entrances to avoid other cars. Its primarily driven by having kids and the extra space it affords to get them in and out of the car easily.

    BUT no matter how far...

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    Thread: Media centers

    NUC with OpenELEC (Kodi) + home server with ESXi on it with usual Sonarr, Emby, Jackett type apps running.

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    Thread: Poorly running PC, FPS lags, freezes, crashes.

    Sounds like its overheating, whats your cooling like? Are the fans clean? Have you reapplyed thermal paste to the HSF?

    FYI using a single stick of memory will be affecting performance, you need...

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    Thread: Mid-computing life crisis - help needed on hardware/OS/software for seamless life...

    Got an email over the weekend from Google re Google One being available in NZ. Signed up to the $2.99 plan and sync'd my iPhone. Pretty impressed. Enjoy the family sharing options with this and...

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    Thread: hdd upgrade?

    Another option is to boot off the 1TB, and then use the 120GB as a cache with some spinning rust e.g. StoreMI or Intel Smart Response Technology.

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    Thread: M2 Drives

    Get a NAS instead?

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    Thread: Home security camera systems

    I'm using Amcrest cameras from Amazon, with ShinobiCCTV running as a VM and recording to an NFS share. Loving Shinobi very low resources and retains image quality without whoring disk space.

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    Thread: GP shares experiences with online retailers

    Hasn't the new CL website been promised for years? If relying on a new website is their solution to fixing current security problems we could be waiting a while.

    Sounds like the guy that found the...

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    Thread: BigPipe Broadband

    Every time i see crappy support from Bigpipe I get tempted to change, but then I go back to tempting fate.

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    Thread: Which Hard Drive to choose

    WD Elements 8tb is ~$250 shipped off Amazon at the moment (on sale), Seagate 10tb Iron Wolf is ~$530 at PB Tech. Could self warranty and still save money.

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