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Just realized FFMPEG can stream too, in addition to transcode and record...

Is there anything this gem can't do??
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I have also had GUI apps that were rather limited but when you drop to terminal and man it, your head spins at all the options.

Not afraid to use ffmpeg from command line but when I get home and want to watch something, command line is not what I want. I spend enough of my day with a terminal window open with it taunting me.
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I want to carry around a core suite of applications and ssh keys on a flashdrive at school, but there's no way I'm leaving keys on an unencrypted drive.


I have a pretty firm grasp of the concepts and even the math of crypt (I've even taken classes that covered it), but outside of TLS, I haven't used it "in the real world."

Anyone know of a good solution that can encrypt/decrypt a folder on a drive that runs on both windows and linux?
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+1 for truecrypt. I used it for encrypting my EDC usb key. I would still use TrueCrypt today.

Perhaps if you're really paranoid just store the keys/creds in your favorite password manager inside the truecrypt volume.

Cryptcession!
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How bad of an idea is it to nginx proxy to a server that is 30ms away from the proxy? Looking to get some load balancing on the cheap, and I need to keep the primary server on digital ocean for uptime, but I have a high power server (8 cores, 24gb ram) that is free to me, but it's 30 ms away from DO and in someone's house so I don't want to rely on it 100% (it's on a 1 gbps connection so bandwidth isn't an issue).

My first thought was to setup an NGINX proxy so that all the requests go to the DO datacenter and then assuming the powerful remote server is online, send requests there instead of to my small VM.

Anyway to give my 40k hits/day site a little better performance...

Thoughts?
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Thanks, I do appreciate having a group to bounce ideas off of!

It seemed a real shame to waste that powerful server on my non-critical and extremely low traffic sites, so I'm glad I found a way to possibly use it for more!
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Gotta love those classic Linksys routers. I almost got one to put ddwrd on. Only $6 a pop!
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Ah, my first wifi router. Wonderful little blue box, you'll always have a special place in my heart. From the days of roaming freely through the neighbornets, to mobile AutoAP, to providing my guestnet, these little things have provided so much utility that I can't think of one piece of tech that can come close to them.

I have a handful of these still around for what-have-you. There's even one in service, providing (rate-limited) WiFi to the neighbors.
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So, I know next to nothing about graphics cards...am I going to have faster performance with internal graphics or an old Gforce 9400 GT I picked up?

I also picked up a few $5 old AMD cards from the local university surplus, and in wondering the same thing there.

Or, the question more generalized: is any graphics card better than no grapuuxs card?
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aaaand crap, there's no more PCI slots! Darn!
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Hi KITAs,

I'm currently working with my pastor to get the church's internet connection to the old parish school. I have more than enough networking know how (pun intended) to get the APs and switches wired up, but I am brand new to ptp wifi links. I am going with ubiquity gear. We're rural, so a lot of people don't have cell service, so getting wifi in the school would be very helpful.

It's a straight shot 200 foot link, so really not that difficult. Honestly, I wouldn't need more than 50 mbps, and that is probably overkill considering the slowish WAN right now. Anyone have suggestions on which ubiquity radios to buy for the link? I have no clue which one is which, and I'd love advice from someone who's done this before....
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Thanks +Scott W​! $50 is not bad at all per side. I think I'll go with those!
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What's the big deal with Docker?

I've read lots of things about how much people love it, including an occasional mention from +Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, but I have yet to find a simple article on why it's so useful and what's so great about it, and how to easily start out with it.

Anyone have any good resources? I've been running VMs, VPSes (ubuntu server) and webservers for over a year for several clients, and I'm nearly finished with my CS undergrad, so I have enough knowledge to wrap my head around something technical, but I'm just not "getting" Docker.

Ideas?
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I asked for Docker and the second 1/2, (the meat and bones) of VLANS a long time ago.
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fyi, to those who were following Steve Gibson's network changes:

Just found an 8 port managed switch for $30....I'll be testing it and let you all know if it works well!

http://amzn.to/2bY2dvl
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And for the record, all I need is a VLAN capable switch, so it works for me!
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Not sure how I feel about this...
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UPDATE:

I wasn't able to connect, as they were requiring users to install a Cisco EXE to log on (I use ubuntu), but after speaking to a high level campus net engineer, he was able to whitelist my mac address for access, not requiring any installs, certificates or AV.

Mission accomplished!
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I feel like they stole the idea and the price from KH's NesPi! ;)
Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller. Today the company announced what it's calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a...
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It would be a waste unless it had the whole catalogue
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So I have a bunch of VPSes with client websites on DO, and I was digging around and looking at IPv6. I remember listening to a TWiT show with +Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ​ where it was said that enabling dual stacking servers will, as time goes on, allow people on v6 networks to hit your server faster, and will make the web a better place with 6/4 conversion bottlenecks reduced.


Are we to that point yet now or is that something that something that'll become an issue in the future? I can enable DO IPv6, but it'll take some work to enable it on all my sites.....
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So, I was gifted a super-micro server recently, and finally got around to setting it up in the closet.

Finally I can do away with Ubuntu Server VMs on my windows box!

I'm planning on moving things over from the VMs to the bare metal, including...

1) VPN server
2) Webserver
3) Gregorio (http://gregorio-project.github.io/)
4) Controller for Ubiquity APs
5) Remote ssh workstation and compiler for school projects (so I can work on projects from any school computer)
6) A few webserver monitoring scripts for my remote servers

Also considering setting up a minecraft PE server...

Any other suggestions for cool projects to run on Ubuntu Server?
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You do have to apply the key to the server though from the Vsphere client or the web interface before it goes into effect.
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The service here is awful. The employees were rude, made mistakes, and when called on their mistake, refused to correct it, saying I was the one who was wrong. Awful service, rude employees, and quite incompetent. I went in for an oil change, and when I left, my AC fan was making a rubbing noise. Not only did they not fix it, but they were rudely telling me how there was no new noise (I'm fairly confident I know what my car sounds like). After looking at it for only a few seconds, and rudely telling me I didn't know what I was talking about and that it wasn't their fault, they told me they wouldn't do anything more, and said their manager would call me, but would refuse to give me the manager's name or contact info. Scummy business at it's worst. I'd pay to have my car towed across town if my car broke down on the street in front of them. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
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