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    1. Sounds good. Your open port for media server...

    1. Sounds good. Your open port for media server is always going to be an attack vector... I suggest keeping the DSM updated, using strong passwords, and there is an option to ban users on repeat...
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    I just can see how that can irk them, a lot of...

    I just can see how that can irk them, a lot of heavy lifting work for them and their machines :rotfl: . I believe some banks have coin deposit limits/fees if you just dump a large quantity of any...
  3. Thread: Prime Day

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    It's a very good deal for under $500.

    It's a very good deal for under $500.
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    Hi Grimmy :) Yeah, I actually saw that one,...

    Hi Grimmy :)

    Yeah, I actually saw that one, it's a good deal but I don't need another NAS. I have this older 4-bay 414j that hasn't been used in 3-4 years, I just upgraded it's firmware and...
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    Sorry didn't see your thread, seems we posted...

    Sorry didn't see your thread, seems we posted around the same time, so I just merged them. Yeah, not that many really good deals on things I need, but snagged some external USB3 HDD.
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    Some TVs have external power brick that may feed...

    Some TVs have external power brick that may feed off of 12V DC, if it matters at all, they don't draw that much anyway.

    I have Neato vacuum robot, I like it. The rechargeable battery packs inside...
  7. Thread: Prime Day

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    Prime Day

    Looking around for deals for Amazon Prime Day.. So far I like this WD 5TB external USB-C drive for $100......
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    That's sounds cool... I never had much luck...

    That's sounds cool... I never had much luck finding rare coins in circulation, but then again, I don't handle much cash.
  9. Many of those offloading options are not...

    Many of those offloading options are not compatible with other components like Windows Firewall, IPsec, etc. It is also very dependent on the NIC driver (Intel vs OEM driver, different versions,...
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    Outlook can be a bit temperamental at times, even...

    Outlook can be a bit temperamental at times, even though it is my email client of choice. Tell him ultimately he may need a different mail client to see all emails properly, heh.
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    Are the images linked from the web, or...

    Are the images linked from the web, or attached/included in the email?

    You may want to try the menu under: "File > Options > Trust Center > Automatic Download > untick "Don't download pictures...
  12. I don't really have those fruity devices so I...

    I don't really have those fruity devices so I don't follow the release dates, but I think they just came out with new iPads this year, the 2021 models are already out as far as I know. There may be...
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    It is a rather large target area. SolarWinds has...

    It is a rather large target area. SolarWinds has over 30,000 clients, and many of them automatically installed updates containing a malicious code that was introduced without anyone's knowledge....
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    Hi Jim, Thanks for sharing your experience and...

    Hi Jim,
    Thanks for sharing your experience and welcome to SG.

    Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is definitely better, and that TPLink has more bandwidth in both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. Still the R8000 is not...
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    It is likely not at your location. Asus RT...

    It is likely not at your location.

    Asus RT series are good routers with plenty of processing power and RAM, but yes, in general any router can get bogged down with gigabit speed transfers.
    You...
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    The type of issue you describe sometimes is...

    The type of issue you describe sometimes is caused by too aggressive buffer settings, I would use try the "Normal" auto-tuning instead of "Experimental." As for the anti-congestion algorithm, Cubic...
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    I have a few bucks in a joint savings account...

    I have a few bucks in a joint savings account with the Ms, but I've just lowered my expectations of any return/interest in there to the point where it's just a nuisance when I have to remember to...
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    I don't think the difference of 0.39% is worth...

    I don't think the difference of 0.39% is worth jumping through many hoops, but yeah, Discover, CITI and a few other banks have higher yield savings.
    Your next option if you want to stay FDIC insured...
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    The best, most common way to connect a second...

    The best, most common way to connect a second router is as a wireless access point. To do this, you will have to only use its' LAN ports (both to the main router and maybe client devices, if...
  20. Thread: Vaccines

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    Chewing on tic tacs works for me! ;) I had...

    Chewing on tic tacs works for me! ;)

    I had Pfizer, didn't have to take any Tylenol/Advil, but my arm was sore for a couple of days. My daughter felt sick and sleepy for about 24 hours after the...
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    Leaving an animal in a hot car like that is just...

    Leaving an animal in a hot car like that is just cruel :/ Some people even leave their kids in cars.

    You have to note that animals are typically not allowed in food establishments and grocery...
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    MD CC has a lot of benefits, or so I've heard.

    MD CC has a lot of benefits, or so I've heard.
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    Yeah, many offers are introductory and/or...

    Yeah, many offers are introductory and/or temporary, they make people jump through hoops/vary the reward you end up missing on a lot of those offers. That's part of the reason I have simplified it...
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    You can always roll back the settings from the...

    You can always roll back the settings from the TCP Optimizer "Windows Default" radio button, or reset Winsock and TCP/IP from the File menu and start fresh.

    Still, note that cell...
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    [FS]: Those are still too expensive for me... I do want...

    Those are still too expensive for me... I do want something much cheaper, like a RTX 3080 or 3070
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    Yeah, 30c/gal may be worth it, but .02/.04 is...

    Yeah, 30c/gal may be worth it, but .02/.04 is not. The double-cash CC I mentioned at 2% back would give you about $0.09 / gallon. ($4.40 * 2%). You can always use one of these loyalty/rewards gas...
  27. Thread: Sup homies

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    Yeah he was, R.I.P. Good to see you around...

    Yeah he was, R.I.P.

    Good to see you around though, it's been a while.
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    I know it bears more extensive research, however,...

    I know it bears more extensive research, however, imho Florida hydrophonics beat Cali :p
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    Aspirin/Ibuprofen is on the house with a beer...

    Aspirin/Ibuprofen is on the house with a beer purchase!
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    I think Humby is talking about bonuses... I also...

    I think Humby is talking about bonuses... I also pay off my balance every month, but I use a couple of CCs for the cash-back/points bonuses.

    My go to card is a Citi Double Cash CC, it gives back...
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