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The Tech Help Thread

Discussion in 'Technical Board' started by rei, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Binary

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    I'm 99.9% sure you can't use the Xbox as a Plex server, only as a streaming client.

    So you'd need to use something else as a media server, and your 14tb drive that's hooked up to your Xbox will not be useful in that case.
     
  2. joule_thief

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    Like Binary said, it's a client only. You would need a separate PC/Raspberry PI or something like that to be the Plex server. You could also use Emby as a client on the Xbox to use Plex or using DNLA with a shared network drive.
     
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    I am going to be getting some home security cameras. It is a new install and i dont want battery powered one. So i am either going to run power for plugs or run ethernet cable and invest in a PoE switch. So which would you choose power or PoE? And which brands are your favorite right now?
     
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    The upfront investment in a PoE setup will make you happier in the long run. I have Nest, but I've heard good things about Ubiquiti security stuff. I have a Ubiquiti access points and a cloud key and they're great. The Nest stuff requires the POE adapters, but I'm sure there's ones out there that natively support it.
     
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    Yep... I swear by them. A bit on the pricey side compared to cheap shit, but not really that bad. Solid performance, and really good management software. I have a number of PoE devices all over the house.

    The Ubiquiti Unifi product line is an excellent performer.
     
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    Thanks. There is a lot of camera options, which ones do you guys have. Range from 70 for the g3 flex to 450 for the g4 pro.







    Edit.

    This was ment nett since it seems like he had some ui home stuff
     
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    Totally. When our office closed after our acquisition, all the Ubiquiti Unifi networking equipment was left behind. According to the terms of the acquisition, no one actually owned it anymore so I took it a lot of it home with me. Such a good score.
     
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    I've got an Ubiquiti Amplifi for my apartment and it's been really great. Stable as hell.
     
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    I'm in need of some advice.

    I am trying to find a bluetooth audio setup for my basement. I want to put some speakers over my sex space (shaddup). I don't think it needs to be $400, but I do know one speaker for that space isn't enough, especially if I have heaters/fans running. Not trying to drown out noise, so it doesn't need to be loud or powerful, but I do want it to sound good (ie, the dinky little portable speakers won't do).

    I'm looking for a 2-3 speaker setup that I can hang the speakers from the ceiling, and power aside, I don't really wanna run speaker wires.

    Is there a multi-output setup that works on bluetooth that would serve?

    The space isn't tiny, I'd say 30ft wide by like 60 feet long.
     
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    Sounds like someone's upstairs neighbors complained and now you're going to record your sex noises and play them at the same time you're having real sex so that the sound waves destructively interfere and create a noise-canceling effect.

    ...or something.
     
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    Or I am annoyed with the sound quality I get out of my bluetooth speakers, and realize describing myself as an audiophile here sends the wrong message?

    Also, a basement with open floor joists is hell for sound.

    I have no upstairs neighbor, and if they complained, I'd remind them that all my melee weapons double as sex toys, and to shut their fucking mouth, lest the zombie apocalypse start with them.
     
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    @Revengeofthenerds You've mentioned your Garmin watch a few times. I checked their website out and holy smokes, tech overload for my little pea brain. How'd you decide on which one to get? They start around $150 and go up to $2000

    TIA
     
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    The website has a function that helps narrow some things down

    I got the Forerunner 955 Solar ($600) because I wanted a feature-rich, running-specific watch with solar charging capabilities and a full suite of health tracking sensors. I also wanted one that would work reasonably well for other exercises and sports (hiking, swimming, biking, HIIT and general exercise, etc.).

    I chose Garmin specifically because of the battery life (Coros is the gold standard for that if you're looking exclusively for running and "basic" info), the companion app, and their reputation for accuracy with GPS. The algorithms that take into account all the inputs from the health tracking sensors, as well as the extensive exercise tracking data, and spit out custom recommendations such as a suggested daily workout -- or if you sign up for one of a number of free training programs on the app, their suggested workout for the day -- is not unlike having a personal trainer on your wrist. With running, I'm a metrics geek. I want all the info, I want it charted (see: their amazing companion app), and I want to be able to track it. See what works and what doesn't.

    *edit* let’s put it this way: if my iPhone dies tomorrow, I’m gonna look and see what else is out there. If my watch dies tomorrow, I’m ordering a new one immediately, exact same model, no questions asked. The amount of useful info I get from it each week, I’d have to pay a personal trainer and PT specialist hundreds of dollars over several appointments.
     
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    what kind of activities do you do, or what are you looking for in a watch? I'll did a ton of research on most of their models so I can point you more in the right direction (it's most likely not a surf edition lol)
     
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    Has anybody here ever used Micro Center's data recovery service before? I have an old micro SD card from an old cell phone that seems to be having a hardware issue, because I cannot get it to read on an old phone, or even on my laptop when I plug it in using an adapter, and I have some old photos on there that I really wouldn't like to end up losing at the end of the day.
     
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    I'm on my second Garmin, a Fenix 6HR Solar. I lived my first one, a Fenix 3HR, the only reason I updated was to get features added to the newer model. The battery life for both has been great.

    I went with Garmin for their GPS reputation and the compatability wirh other devices. I also have a Garmin bike computer and the watch ties seamlessly with it.

    My use is mostly cycling, running, walking/hiking. Garmin gives me way more metrics than I'll ever use, but it's excellent for tracking trends, recording mileage, etc.

    Check out DC Rainmaker for information and comparisons
     
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    I almost went with the fenix. I'm friends with some marathoners and ultra runners who use that. Only thing that pushed me to the forerunner was that it was slightly lighter (at the cost of being less physically robust). Apparently the features are essentially the same at that level.
     
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    Found the "Compare" button and that helped a lot. Originally narrowed it down to the Forerunner 955 Solar and the fenix 7 Solar but for $100 more, I can get the fenix 7 Sapphire Solar which has more GB's and stronger glass. One of the things I like on the fenix series is the NextFork navigation for hiking.

    I went by REI today to check them out, but they were dummy watches (no power/guts)
     
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    One thing to keep in mind is the "solar" feature requires a LOT of prolonged, direct sunlight exposure to provide a meaningful battery improvement.
     
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