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6 points · 1 day ago

If you're typing addresses you're pretty much doing it wrong. DNS all of the things, and you really only need to remember a few hextets anyway.

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0 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

Yeah because DNS is always reliable...

9 points · 1 day ago

Leave DNS alone! 😀 DNS is one of the most, if not the most reliable services ever. I always see these stupid posts about "it's always DNS". DNS has so much built-in resiliency, particularly at the resolver (client) side. People just suck at administering DNS. That is all.

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3 points · 1 day ago

I think most of my problems with DNS stem from it being administered poorly.

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3 points · 1 day ago

Why not use static routes that verify next hop reachability?

Original Poster1 point · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

Could you expand a bit on this please? I have never used them. Thanks.

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Create 2 static routes, each to a different router, and attach an IP SLA to them. If the IP SLA fails, the route will go down. I think it would work better than HSRP as it allows you to have more of an active/active setup.

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I was stupid and I bought an XPS 15 with a 4k monitor, thinking that games and applications would scale well at 1080p (4k is exactly 4x more pixels, so I thought it would be even). However, it is extremely blurry. Is there anything that can be done to reduce/remove the blur?

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Instead of reducing resolution set Windows scaling to 200%, it looks much better. You can still set games to render at 1080p in their settings and it does not look blurry at all.

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Original Poster1 point · 2 days ago

But then the text and icons look so small.

oh well.

46 points · 5 days ago · edited 5 days ago

Hijacking the top post to say I think it's bullshit that /u/HoorayInternetDrama took down my post on this that was exactly identical. OPs post here is perfectly fine and is obviously popular judging by the amount of comments. This is industry news and is completely different than dropping a link to someone's blog. I think the mods need to relax as well as be consistent. There's nothing wrong with either of these posts. Lots of discussion here and the people obviously like it.

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16 points · 5 days ago

The moderation here has gotten inconsistent and draconian.

6 points · 7 days ago

A local LAN network?

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ATM machine?

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I actually prefer frame relay.

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16 points · 8 days ago

So thoroughly disappointing.

Why? I thought it was a great ending.

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Glad you'r'e happy then. I'm just not putting up with another season of there being no meaningful advance in the plot.

84 points · 8 days ago

I would hold yes due to unbroken line of consciousness.

But then... sleep.

There's a comic on the philosopher's existential comics, as I recall; the first one.

That's a sophist rabbit hole I'd rather not dive down.

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10 points · 8 days ago

Sleep isn't really a full break in consciousness; anesthesia would be a lot closer to that though.

When I suddenly wake up from my nap I sometimes feel like a PC booting up Windows and loading all the data written in the hard drive. Like, if this "Windows" is consciousness, I don't feel like it's unique to every person and isn't even continuous in one's life.

Sorry for being too theoretical but does anyone else have the same feeling?

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Not really. I did feel that way when I woke up after anesthesia though.

This is why uneducated / uninterested (which if you're not interested enough to think please don't voice an opinion) people who blanket shit on "GMO" foods while having zero understanding that EVERYTHING they eat has been genetically modified by humans through selective breeding and crosses. Yes person in the comments that surely is there, that's not the same as transgenic products but don't pretend for 1 second 95% of people who think GMOs are bad can articulate that point.

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I'll have you know I'm GMO intolerant!

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This is an oddly specific request

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Guess some hotels don't allow people under 21 to check in?

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I currently work at a VAR/MSP as a dedicated L3 network support resource for one of their largest clients, and... I hate it. I'm sick of my entire job being break/fix, crisis management, and dealing with stupid tickets. There may be an option for me to move into a post-sales network engineering role, but I'm not sure if I should pursue that or just leave the VAR/MSP space altogether in favour of a more traditional enterprise network engineering role.

But if I were to move into post-sales, what would my life look like?

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I did it for 14ish years. I loved and hated it. I loved dealing with new networks and problems daily. I was always learning. I learned so many different ways to accomplish similar issues. I learned about so many different IT personalities and expectations. I got to play with the latest and greatest on a lot of projects, and understand them inside and out. I also learned how to fix problems on an extreme budget.

The travel, complaints, always being on call, and never being "done" we're indeed quite taxing. Always away, always busy, never appreciated, but for rare moments. It was rough, fun, and educational at the same time.

Now that I'm out, and the IT director for an Enterprise, I feel so overly prepared... I feel this job is amazingly easy due to all those past experiences. I've seen thousands of right ways, thousands of wrong ways, and millions of in between (to solve problems). So many different perspectives, hardware vendors, and design ideologies it's insane.

I still cheat, and get my hands dirty in my current role though... Post sales at a VAR is something I wouldn't want to do again for a long period of time, but I'm very happy I did.

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Original Poster1 point · 12 days ago

Why would you always be on-call if your job is delivery, not support? Did it take a fair amount of time to complete TTS or something?

The place I was with had a NOC. And it was my role to be the escalation point if something happened. And things happened from time to time. Not often, but still having to carry my phone with me at all times... Just in case.

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Original Poster1 point · 12 days ago

Ah, well luckily there is no expectation of that from me; 100% design and delivery (with an understanding that support will need to be provided for any incidents that arise until TTS is complete).

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So up until like a year ago, google chrome used a light-grey colour scheme; now their colour scheme is white. I don't really like this because it's rather harsh on the eyes, and I'm having difficulty finding a good theme in the store that matches how the old chrome used to look. Is there any way I can restore it?

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So, I believe that within a few years I am going to have a hairy back. I'm already hairy everywhere else, and I'm okay with that, but not with the back. I can already feel little coarse hairs coming in where my back used to be smooth.

Can I go ahead and have laser hair removal before the hair actually comes in? Or do I need to wait for all of the hairs to develop first?

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Yep, Tower Grove is totally safe...

Nice area code tag, hope you're safe in your bubble

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9 points · 12 days ago · edited 12 days ago

I feel safe during the day. I don't walk the streets late at night though. People always talk about South City like it's an alternative to the county, but it just isn't though.

Yeah, "on the roadmap" is Cisco talk for "fuck you buy our shit and go fuck yourself"

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...did someone hurt you?

How? How the hell can you still support this jackass & say he's doing a great job as you're about to lose YOUR job? These people are idiots.

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something something her emails! something something

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I've never once encountered it on an enterprise network. I mean sure, I've dealt with DSL circuits on occasion, but never without a provider-owned modem to terminate the PPPoE connection.

Did Telcos not provide modems back in the day? Was the customer expected to configure their equipment to initiate PPPoE sessions?

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I would say that it depends on where you're working. Older buildings may not be amenable to modern wiring.

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Original Poster1 point · 14 days ago

So you're talking about... using a DSL-based LAN instead of ethernet?

I would never use a provider modem in an enterprise they are flaky, insecure things. Plus you’ll end up behind it’s useless NAT in all likelihood.

You should always terminate on your own kit if you can.

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Original Poster1 point · 14 days ago

You'd have to buy a DSL card then would you not?

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Original Poster6 points · 15 days ago

Let me know if I missed any.

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Plus the scene where serena is taken away.

Well I already had a CCNA R&S so I took the first networking contract I was offered. Don't regret it for one second.

Original Poster1 point · 14 days ago

Did you take your CCNA at a community college or online? I’ve really considered this one as well.

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I spent a year at a community college originally aiming to get an AAS; a large part of that curriculum the CCNA courses. After I completed the courses I ended up sitting for the combined certification exam and passed on my second attempt.

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