1. Post #3241
    I bought a title for $1.
    sambooo's Avatar
    March 2011
    3,063 Posts
    Hosting solar systems
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  2. Post #3242
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    17,096 Posts
    Serial console? (wild guess, just going on the fact that 38400 is a baud rate)
    It's serial, 8N1 = 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit.
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  3. Post #3243
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    Guys, what are Sun servers good for?

    My company is decommissioning about 10x 2U Sun servers. They said each one cost them about $30,000 back in 07. My boss sort of casually ask if I wanted to take photos to post them on Ebay for them. hah.

    If they are worth using for something I might ask to get one. I don't know what kind, They just look like 2U racks with loads of drives.
    You could host a decent database/webserver with them I suppose, depending on your internet connection.
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  4. Post #3244
    Serial console? (wild guess, just going on the fact that 38400 is a baud rate)
    I set up a null modem cable between two computers. Popped open minicom on one, HyperTerminal on the other, and eventually got it working as a basic, primitive chat system.

    Hardly the most exciting thing, I know, but it was interesting to get such old technology working.

    And I do mean primitive: this is 70's-era technology. 38400 bits per second, 8 bits data/no parity/1 stop bit. That comes out to about 4 KB/s.

    Now granted, it was completely pointless. I mean, if I wanted data transferred, I grab an Ethernet crossover cable and hope Fedora comes with the proper drivers for the gigabit ethernet card. It was mostly to fuck around with ancient technology.

    Edited:

    Guys, what are Sun servers good for?

    My company is decommissioning about 10x 2U Sun servers. They said each one cost them about $30,000 back in 07. My boss sort of casually ask if I wanted to take photos to post them on Ebay for them. hah.

    If they are worth using for something I might ask to get one. I don't know what kind, They just look like 2U racks with loads of drives.
    Like this?

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  5. Post #3245
    Internet Detective (HBIED certified)
    leach139's Avatar
    August 2007
    7,224 Posts
    My computer turned itself on.
    Have a look in your Event Log for events from source "Power-Troubleshooter", it'll tell you what the wake source is - quite often it's Wake on LAN or similar.

    Here's a dirty simple custom view I use



    Produces results like this (which in this case was me starting it over WOL)

    Code:
    The system has resumed from sleep.
    
    Sleep Time: ‎2012‎-‎02‎-‎21T01:03:28.451598000Z
    Wake Time: ‎2012‎-‎02‎-‎21T13:08:46.756472200Z
    
    Wake Source: Device -Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
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  6. Post #3246
    BreenIsALie's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,765 Posts
    that's like 10 minutes of programming without any caffeine
    A semester of failing to me
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  7. Post #3247
    These are the cabinets we had them in. Unfortunately I didn't get a good look. We have two fenced off sections of our datacenter and they were stacked. The ones on the right. We had about two cabinets of them.




    So they can't do any decent rendering or anything?

    Edited:

    You could host a decent database/webserver with them I suppose, depending on your internet connection.
    What is the fun in databases.
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  8. Post #3248
    So they can't do any decent rendering or anything?
    It really depends on what they are.

    If they're just NAS units (what I showed), they're only good for storing data. Admittedly, they'll scale into the petabyte range, but they can't do anything with the data.

    If they're actual servers, they might have some better use. At the very least, they'd be able to run (certain) game servers well. Or make for really good web servers (or other "boring" stuff). If Minecraft didn't have x86 dependencies, I'd say that - you could easily run multiple servers on a single T4 processor.

    Rendering though... probably not, especially if they're old ones.
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  9. Post #3249
    My boss emailed me saying they are sunfire 440's

    Edit: Looks like they aren't anything interesting, atleast not now. My desktop is faster.

    Edited:

    Can someone explain the draw of 2.5" SAS drives? These bitches are like 150GB and cost something like 900 dollars and we're constantly replacing them in our data center.
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  10. Post #3250
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    39,107 Posts
    My 24-pin and CPU power 8-pin Bitfenix cables are coming in on Thursday.

    Cool.
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  11. Post #3251
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    17,096 Posts
    Can someone explain the draw of 2.5" SAS drives? These bitches are like 150GB and cost something like 900 dollars and we're constantly replacing them in our data center.
    Drives identified by WWN, not port, pop out drive, pop in somewhere else, still same identifier, server goes down, migrate discs to another server in no time.
    Multipath I/O (fault-tolerance)
    Error-recovery uses SCSI stuff instead of ATA SMART, more functionality.
    Not to mention the whole SAS domain stuff.
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  12. Post #3252
    Also, aren't they usually 10K or 15K RPM drives instead of 7200?

    (Also also, if you don't want the Sun Fire V440, I'll take one)
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  13. Post #3253
    Also, aren't they usually 10K or 15K RPM drives instead of 7200?

    (Also also, if you don't want the Sun Fire V440, I'll take one)
    He's looking to sell them all on ebay. I'll forward all the auctions if you all are interested.
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  14. Post #3254
    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
    B!N4RY's Avatar
    December 2009
    7,488 Posts
    He's looking to sell them all on ebay. I'll forward all the auctions if you all are interested.
    Do it
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  15. Post #3255
    Gold Member
    SGTNAPALM's Avatar
    October 2007
    22,442 Posts
    I'm taking an online "Intro to Computer Programming" class. This was today's assignment:

    Forever alone.
    Your class uses Dropbox? That's awesome.
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  16. Post #3256
    MC3craze's Avatar
    April 2009
    6,187 Posts
    I thoroughly enjoy the W8 bootloader.

    I got rid of my linux partitions because the battery life with them is terrible.
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  17. Post #3257

    June 2011
    492 Posts
    My boss emailed me saying they are sunfire 440's

    Edit: Looks like they aren't anything interesting, atleast not now. My desktop is faster.

    Edited:

    Can someone explain the draw of 2.5" SAS drives? These bitches are like 150GB and cost something like 900 dollars and we're constantly replacing them in our data center.

    Yum. Enterprise grade 2.5" drives are epic. Smaller platter = faster access times, problem is largest capacity you can get is 1TB in 2.5" 7,200RPM sata or SAS. I believe you can get 900GB in 2.5" 10K, which are around 400-600 a pop. I believe you can also get 300GB in 2.5" 15K. But honestly, if you care about random access, 10K 2.5" 900GB will be more than fast enough, and gives you a decent performance/GB. Some new 3.5" drives are now also using 2.5" platters, but in a 3.5" drive format.

    Like you know, the velociraptors, they use a 2.5" drive, but are loaded in a 3.5" heatsink.

    Also Server manufactors like Dell, HP, IBM etc usually uses drives from the likes of Seagate or Hitachi for enterprise. The reason they are alot more expensive than the usual OEMS, are because of custom firmware, and HP uses Dual port SAS for higher I/O throughput. SAS also has better ECC, and various RAS features.
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  18. Post #3258
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    17,096 Posts
    Yet another feature in Chrome that exists, and I had no idea it did.
    Watching some Top Gear, need to convert mph into kmh.


    Oh.
    (mph into kmh is the same conversion as miles into kilometers since you can eliminate h from the equation)
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  19. Post #3259
    MC3craze's Avatar
    April 2009
    6,187 Posts
    I love that feature. Unit conversions were never my strong suit.
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  20. Post #3260

    June 2011
    492 Posts
    This is what I love.

    After fighting with apache and SNMP, you get observium working, shits leet: Even supports IPMI :D

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  21. Post #3261
    MC3craze's Avatar
    April 2009
    6,187 Posts
    So you work for WebNX.
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  22. Post #3262
    Cake like Lady Gaga
    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    16,013 Posts
    So you work for WebNX.
    that was so easy to see through
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  23. Post #3263

    June 2011
    492 Posts
    So you work for WebNX.
    No I don't. I work for a private company, but given the fact that I compete with some known people on here, I want to stay private. Wingless knows what I do though :).


    Some of my servers are in WebNX, they are rentals yes, I got such a great deal it was hard to pass on. Once SB-E releases, we'll be building servers on that platform forsure.

    PS: I plan on leaving my current company soon and working by myself, also wingless, once I get my grant, I'm flying you to California to work on some awesome stuff with me.


    PPS: DONT TELL ANYONE! EDIT: Who cares, we're all friends right?

    Edited:

    that was so easy to see through

    That I didn't really care about, a simply rdns on my IP blocks will show that they are from WebNX. I believe we have 2 /28's and 2 /27's. from them currently.
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  24. Post #3264
    Warship's Avatar
    June 2010
    9,225 Posts
    But you....just told everyone
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  25. Post #3265
    Gold Member
    Killowatt's Avatar
    September 2009
    3,813 Posts
    No I don't. I work for a private company, but given the fact that I compete with some known people on here, I want to stay private. Wingless knows what I do though :).


    Some of my servers are in WebNX, they are rentals yes, I got such a great deal it was hard to pass on. Once SB-E releases, we'll be building servers on that platform forsure.

    PS: I plan on leaving my current company soon and working by myself, also wingless, once I get my grant, I'm flying you to California to work on some awesome stuff with me.


    PPS: DONT TELL ANYONE!

    Edited:




    That I didn't really care about, a simply rdns on my IP blocks will show that they are from WebNX. I believe we have 2 /28's and 2 /27's. from them currently.
    My heart just dropped.
    Sadface.
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  26. Post #3266
    PLEASE DON'T EAT ME!
    Doritos_Man's Avatar
    June 2009
    2,940 Posts
    But you....just told everyone
    It's on the internet can't take it back now.
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  27. Post #3267
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    17,096 Posts
    This is what I love.

    After fighting with apache and SNMP, you get observium working, shits leet: Even supports IPMI :D

    2.6.18

    You should be feeling really bad right now.
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  28. Post #3268

    June 2011
    492 Posts
    But you....just told everyone

    It was sarcasm. My team & I have a very nice relationship. Sadly, I feel that they are holding me back of my potential. But to each his own.

    as most of you can tell, I'm very open to things.

    Edited:

    2.6.18

    You should be feeling really bad right now.

    The servers are hosted remotely ( Can't risk dun-goofing and paying for remote hands, it's expensive ), plus, I needed to get most of these machines up within a short period of time, and since 2.6.18 worked fine for what we're doing, no point in fixing something that aint broken. For my own in-house built machines, they will be running custom compiled kernals for sure :)

    Edited:

    My heart just dropped.
    Sadface.

    I don't understand. why?
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  29. Post #3269
    Gold Member
    benjgvps's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,666 Posts
    Your class uses Dropbox? That's awesome.
    It's called a dropbox, though it's just a place to upload assignments. It looks like this:
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  30. Post #3270
    Gold Member
    Killowatt's Avatar
    September 2009
    3,813 Posts
    I dislike this Pure.Joseph fellow already, no offense sir.
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  31. Post #3271
    Naci's Sidekick
    FlakTheMighty's Avatar
    July 2010
    7,642 Posts
    My god.
    Go read the comments, people are fucking stupid if they can't tell that that's fake. Then the guy who uploaded it has the dumbest sense of "Oh it'll work if I do this shit because I don't even know how the PSVita will load stuff or any of this I mean it isn't even released and he supposedly has GTA IV running on it.
    Gta sanandreas also may be released by me for * ps vita

    if i can some how find a way to mount the iso so it is playable on the

    ps vita!
    God I hate him already.
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  32. Post #3272

    June 2011
    492 Posts
    I dislike this Pure.Joseph fellow already, no offense sir.

    That isn't very nice.....

    SO what do you dislike about me huh?
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  33. Post #3273
    Cake like Lady Gaga
    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    16,013 Posts
    immediately noticed how fake it was 2 seconds in when he moved the psp and the game didnt move at all
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  34. Post #3274
    Naci's Sidekick
    FlakTheMighty's Avatar
    July 2010
    7,642 Posts
    immediately noticed how fake it was 2 seconds in when he moved the psp and the game didnt move at all
    That and when he moves the joysticks it's out of sync and he never presses a button. Also
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  35. Post #3275
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    39,107 Posts
    I like how comments need his approval.
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  36. Post #3276
    Gold Member
    SGTNAPALM's Avatar
    October 2007
    22,442 Posts
    That and when he moves the joysticks it's out of sync and he never presses a button. Also
    this is youtube seriously why are you even bothering
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  37. Post #3277
    Naci's Sidekick
    FlakTheMighty's Avatar
    July 2010
    7,642 Posts
    this is youtube seriously why are you even bothering
    Because it's dumb humans, why can't the smart just kill the dumb off through tests that only smart can solve? Like, build a computer without help or something I don't know.
    Scratch that, it's because I get mad at small shit like that.
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  38. Post #3278

    June 2011
    492 Posts
    Because it's dumb humans, why can't the smart just kill the dumb off through tests that only smart can solve? Like, build a computer without help or something I don't know.

    Dude, this reminds me. There was this one guy on youtube, he made it like EXTREMELY important to say that his computer costed 5 grand.... It was i7 2600k in a case labs case, with only the CPU watercooled by a XSPC watercooling kit. He was 17, a redneck, and retardly cocky. I told him, ocool, I built a system with the similar cost, but #1 I don't brag about it, #2 who gives a shit how much the system cost. Then he decides to call me out, pics or it didnt happen. I posted CPU-Z + PICS, and he blocked me. LUL.
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  39. Post #3279
    Gold Member
    G-Strogg's Avatar
    October 2007
    7,469 Posts
    -snip-
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  40. Post #3280
    Naci's Sidekick
    FlakTheMighty's Avatar
    July 2010
    7,642 Posts
    Mods don't ban me for linking to warez because I'm 90% sure this is fake anyway but here's another of his videos.

    Ha it only has one link anyway.
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