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=VG= SolarFlame1

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  1. Considering building a new PC around my new RTX 2070 Super...

    Ive got the RTX2070 from MSI. They do have a known issue where they can fail in under a month. I dunno if it was a bad batch or what. My card failed in about 3 weeks. Amazon replaced it without issue, been solid ever since. i7700k with 500gb EVO SSD, MSI z270 gaming pro carbon and 64gb DDR4 overclocked to 3000mhz using intels XMP 2.0 profile. Works really well. Will need to add another SSD as im pretty much full on the 500gb. I wouldn't raid0 your OS. Either RAID1 or RAID10 (1 + 0). If one of your disks fail on a raid 0 the array is comprised and fails, so doubling your risk just for a bit of read/write. RAID1 will see you get a write penalty (as data has to be written to 2 disks) but you will get a read gain, as you can read the data from either disk. If you're gaming you'll be reading maps and textures from disk, so you'll see increase loading times, plus you'll gain hard disk redundancy. Just remember if you do software RAID on windows, I think it writes the bootloader to 1 of the drives, so if that fails the other drive wont have the bootloader and windows wont boot, but the data will be there. But if this is just an OS drive with apps installed then you probably dont care that much about data. You can install the bootloader to both disks without too much hassle. There are a number of guides. I did it to the german dedi after we lost a disk in raid1 that contained the bootloader and we ended up reinstalling because of it. I'm pretty sure that was on 2008R2, so I dunno what the case is now. Machines a beast, though!
  2. Project Reality Loading issue

    Maybe its your client taking ages to extract the textures? Are you using an SSD?
  3. SQUAD Registration of Interest

    It looks a bit more "arcade like" than PR, but I'd definitely be up for playing. If we nail the rules and run it our way we an probably prevent the shit show described above. Dont think it has a coop mode though.
  4. Abuse of admin power

    Hmmmm.. I think if you've asked if you can move a FOB and you get 2 admins explaining how to do it, most people would interpret that as a thumbs up. Also, making a mistake during a game isn't against the rules. It might make you a shitty commander or maybe it was a genuine mistake from a good commander. If he is just inexperienced and really ruining the fun, perhaps telling him to resign as commander first would've been better. Or offer pointers (which kinda sounded like what happened, but then it sparked a bit of a debate)". We also shouldn't be swearing and hostile towards people, especially if they're trying to explain a genuine reason for what they did. I also don't really understand the "what if we lost the round" comment. So what if the round is lost? I'm sorry but giving someone shit because they cost you the round is not justified. Of course, everyone gets frustrated. People will swear in general, and at each other. But if you're communicating to a player with your 'admin hat' on, then you're representing VG, and we treat people with respect. We'll chalk it up to a frustrating round and a lack of communication, but can we all remember our core values please?
  5. Time to brag

    Its possible to have latency less than 1ms. If you ping your local gateway, youll likely get less than 1ms. Ping also measures round trip time (RTT), ie to the destination and back.
  6. Time to brag

    I'm pretty sure no one in the UK is using a T1 line. If they are, they sure as shit wont be using it as backhaul. Also - we only rent the dark fibre in the ground. We can light it at whatever bandwidth we want. All we need is kit that has the port capability and the optics. Swap 1gb optic to 10gb, to 40gb, to 100gb. Fibre doesnt change. The issue in the UK isn't backhaul. Its the access layer. Its all copper twisted pair and thats why DSL is used. Virgin use DOCSIS on coax cable, which doesnt suffer the same attenuation issues as DSL over twisted pair. Openreach managed to help a little by moving the DSLAM from the exchange to the cabinet and running VDSL to the home (as the DLSAM is now close enough) and then backhauling to the exchange with fibre. Backhaul is the easy part. Its getting reliable low latency bandwidth to peoples homes, and that can't really work over copper. Luckily openreach are obsoleting ISDN by 2025? And obsoleting copper by 2027 I believe. They're planning on doing FTTP to every home in the UK. No more twisted pair. Thats when backhaul is likely to become an issue.. As a few hundred mbps up/down will be easy to achieve on the access side for every customer, but the backhaul from the cab to the exchange will be super contended. Only time will tell.
  7. Time to brag

    It doesnt matter who the ISP in the UK is, it all uses pretty much the same infrastructure. You're either using openreach in the last mile, or virgin. And occasionally virgin will use openreach.
  8. Time to brag

    I couldn't give you stats on speedtest. Even if I could somehow get a machine that could generate the traffic and find a speedtest.net server capable of handling it, it would only work per flow. Long and short of it is: Im a net eng for an ISP. We have multiple 10gbps links with transit providers, other direct peers (think microsoft, google, gamma etc), and at internet exchange points around the UK. Probably about 100gbps aggregate bandwidth in/out. Unfortunately my connection at home is VDSL based.. 80/20 with BT..
  9. Recent changes to webserver

    Ah I see. Silly me - I have AV SSL inspection turned on, so it looks like it was issued by my AV software rather than the real issuer.
  10. Recent changes to webserver

    Ha - you got me. How could you tell? The expiry date on the cert?
  11. Recent changes to webserver

    I'll keep it short and sweet. We now (finally) have SSL (TLS) on the website. Your usernames and passwords are secure in transit! We've also made it so general browsing on the site is all done through TLS. That being said, please be careful about what images you link to the site. If it does not have HTTPS it will cause web browsers to report the site as not fully secure as some content is provided via HTTP. If it continues to happen I'll probably have to stop 3rd party linked images being displayed on the site. We've also gone IPv6! C:\Users\mark>nslookup veterans-gaming.com Server: dns.google Address: 8.8.8.8 Non-authoritative answer: Name: veterans-gaming.com Addresses: 2604:a880:400:d0::13dc:2001 138.197.225.129 C:\Users\mark>nslookup www.veterans-gaming.com Server: dns.google Address: 8.8.8.8 Non-authoritative answer: Name: veterans-gaming.com Addresses: 2604:a880:400:d0::13dc:2001 138.197.225.129 Aliases: www.veterans-gaming.com Pinging veterans-gaming.com [2604:a880:400:d0::13dc:2001] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 2604:a880:400:d0::13dc:2001: time=109ms Reply from 2604:a880:400:d0::13dc:2001: time=83ms I've got some other bits and bobs I need to do in the background, but thats it for now! Report any issues you may find to myself or Semler. I'll assume no news is good news!
  12. SSD upgrade from mechanical drive

    The samsung EVO SSDs are epic.
  13. Website upgrade - READ ME

    Yeah - I think the old theme is a lost cause.. Theres some php error on it and I can't fix it. Unfortunately I've had to start fresh with the this theme. It does mean most of the customisation will need to be added back, like donations and chatbox.
  14. Website upgrade - READ ME

    I've upgraded our website to the latest stable version on our current branch. This mostly went according to plan. Unfortunately the theme we use doesn't seem to be fully compatible. Most of the site works on the old theme but the index page does not. I've switched the default theme to this basic one for now, until we can get the updated theme files and hopefully fix the issue. Bear with me. Regards Mark
  15. Website upgrade - READ ME

    I've upgraded our website to the latest stable version on our current branch. This mostly went according to plan. Unfortunately the theme we use doesn't seem to be fully compatible. Most of the site works on the old theme but the index page does not. I've switched the default theme to this basic one for now, until we can get the updated theme files and hopefully fix the issue. Bear with me. Regards Mark
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