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About Psywar

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    Social Engineering at its finest.
  • Birthday 11/28/1982


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    Saint Clair, MI
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    Computers, Phones, Technology, Kayaking, Cars, Astronomy.


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  1. I am a little late to the game, but I use: NETGEAR Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router (R6700) - AC1750 it looks like it is about $90 on Amazon. A little background on my home network: I run a plex server off my desktop - at any given time I usually have 2-3 people streaming tv shows or movies from my plex server. I also run my TV service strictly from the internet (Hulu TV) and when I am home my TV is usually on and something is playing in the background even if I am not watching it. I do not have any issues with streaming - My Desktop w/ plex is Wired - My TV streaming Hulu is also wired. The other devices on the network, however, are all wireless. So I think if you went with this router and wired up some of your main devices aka the device that people are pulling streams from I think you will be fine. I also think if you are willing to spend a bit more cash - any of the Netgear Nighthawk routers would be a really good choice. I would make sure the first thing you do though when getting a new router is to upgrade the firmware. There were a lot of fixes between this year and last in almost all routers.
  2. Thank you! Maybe I will just grab another 16GB of memory and just run it with my current 16. I was wanting to get 32GB of the same brand, but at this point, I don't think it really matters. I should figure out the voltage on my current ram to make sure I don't run into any issues there anyways.
  3. I was wondering if anyone had some DDR3 RAM laying around they are not using? My machine is getting old but still does what I need it to do. I am just in need of upgrading my ram from 16GB to 32GB to run some VM's and what not. 24GB would actually work as well. I was looking at Newegg and I just cannot bring myself to pay what they are asking for this older RAM.
  4. Got it figured out - I was looking at the IIS logs again and I think there is bad code somewhere. I was noticing every other request was a 301 request and it was the link was missing a "/". The 200 OK requests had the "/" So everyone was being directed to a site that didn't exist but it was set up to redirect to the link with the "/" at the end which connected the user. I think the internet, in general, should auto do this, so I believe there is something in the code we are using that is messed up. If any of you are doing stuff like this I found a great program to use is called Fiddler it is freeware by a company called Telerik. You need to make sure you enable Secure hyperlinks through to find stuff like this.
  5. Hey everyone, So I found myself doing some entry-level sysadmin stuff at my new job. I am currently on the struggle bus. The company I work for uses a service called Pingdom to reach out to our servers every now and then to see if they are up and running. When it thinks they are not I will receive a text message telling me about this and that I should look into it. Well every now and then a few of the servers are unreachable and I am probably just chasing my tail because I know this is bound to happen, but I would like to know what might be going on and why these issues are happening, but I don't really know where to begin. I started looking at the IIS logs and I can see the Pingdom requests in the log files for the times that Pingdom is sending me a text saying the server was unreachable. I am getting a couple errors back from Pingdom that say either HTTP Error 503 or 301 Moved Permenately. I would kind of like to track down the reason why if possible and see if there is a change I can make to have this occur less often. The servers/sites are of course not really down because a minute later I will get another text stating the servers are back online. If you have any ideas of where I could start that would be sweet. Thanks, ya'll!
  6. I dig the case, but the thing is stupid expensive. I also am not a huge fan of the mounting it uses. Hrmm.. decisions, decisions..
  7. I was wondering if anyone had this case? I need to my computer from under this desk and the only other real option would be a wall mounted solution. I really like the P3 and it has pretty good reviews, but the dimensions on the website seem super weird to me. 20inch (Height) x 13inch (Wide) x 18.5inch (Length) I can fit the 20H x 18.5L but the 13W is what is confusing me. Most all of my computer cases are between 8-9inches wide. This thing is an extra 4 inches wide and I cannot fit this where I was hoping to. I was wondering if anyone could confirm this for me? Does anyone know of any other wall mounted cases that look nice? I was probably going to upgrade the CPU cooler to a TT AIO 2 fan Rad system as well probably RGB since it will be on display. Thanks!
  8. Thanks! We will likely be doing All-Grain since his setup allows for us to do that now. In the past we were doing mostly extract builds. It is sort of up in the air right now, but we are looking at a Russian Imperial Stout. I didn't realize that the link wouldn't change if I changed my build. I updated my build link. I do have the Samsung 950 Pro M.2 now. I think I will end up being really happy with that! Thank you!
  9. Oh Nice! I never even gave thought to the M.2 drive.. That is actually a super idea. I would probably just go with the 1 drive then. Ultimately the only games I am playing are Xenoverse 2, WoW - Legion, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3. All of that plus the OS and other things fit nicely on the 512GB drive.
  10. Hey Ya'll! I am looking at building a new desktop semi gaming PC in December. I am calling it my Christmas Bender Build due to the fact I am driving to NY in early Dec. and staying in Syracuse for a little over a week with a buddy of mine. We are pretty much going to drink beer, make beer and make food the entire week. We are both also planning on building new PC's. I have spent a couple weeks building and adding parts to my PCPartPicker page. I think I got it about where I want it. Feel free to take a look at the Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/skfYWX I did not add a PSU. I currently have a new PSU: Corsair RM or RX 850 something like that. I am likely going to get Windows 10 H USB if I have to buy it. If I can get it free through College then I will go that route. The 3 Green Fans.. 1x Rear 2x Top for the case in the build. I am planning on getting 3 of the 120MM Corsair SP fancy fans with the RGB mode for the front. http://www.corsair.com/en-us/sp120-rgb-led-high-performance-120mm-fan-three-pack-with-controller I went with the 2x Samsung 850 EVO SSD's. I was planning on running them in a Raid 0. Samsung 950 Pro M.2 What am I looking for? I am just tossing it out here for opinions. Any ways to make it cheaper? I was considering going to the i5-6600K since I think gaming performance wise it's not really that far away from the i7-6700K. I think some people say it is not worth the extra $100 but some other people are like the extra $100 is just a drop in a bucket for sorta future proofing. I was originally going with the MSI Nvidia 1080 Gaming X8 but since I am not running 4K and probably wont for a few years. I decided to save around $200 and stick with the 1070. What are your thoughts and opinions on the build? What could I do better?
  11. I did not get to snap a picture, but I did receive the ID-Cooling CPU Cooler yesterday morning. Thank you, OCC! Now I need to look at upgrading the desktop.
  12. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to OCC for doing this another year!
  13. You always tell me this and I am very jealous. I need to head down that way and we need to hang out then do photos at night lol! Yeah? Sounds like a plan. It is actually fairly easy to do. The hardest part is getting the correct focus and setting the correct ISO. You, sir, are one lucky dog. I have to drive over and hour just to see it faintly.
  14. I was sadly at work the night the Perseids were going in full stride. The aurora is really amazing to see and I would give anything to actually be up north farther to see it in full bloom all around me. Thanks everyone for the kind words! I am very happy with these. Yeah, it is really sad the amount of light pollution in most of our hometowns. I think each state should have a dark sky preserve. I feel that the wonder of space is lost due to the fact no one can really see the stars anymore.
  15. I had some downtime Saturday so my brother and I drove to Cass City, MI which is about an hour and half from me. I have been trying to get a photograph of the Milky Way for about 2 summers now. Every time I head up north I always get rained out or I am dumb and I go on a day there is a full moon. Well, Saturday I got super lucky. I saw the Milky Way for the first time and I captured it! I also went to shoot a star trail photo using the north star as my focus. When I looked at my live view of the photo I saw green on the horizon. I yelled at my brother to come look at the photo, and sure enough the aurora was in full bloom. Here are two of my favorite shots I took and you can view some of the others on my Flickr Account if you are interested. I also have a 14 second time-lapse of the aurora which I thought looked pretty spiffy. I am pretty proud of these. Especially since it is my first time seeing and capturing them.
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