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  1. Comment on Are there any datahoarders in here? in ~talk

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    I am, although I'm moving back to FreeNAS just because I want a pretty UI around managing it. I would say we're close enough. Really the only complaint I have is that it turns on ZoL only features...

    Is anyone here using ZFS on linux?

    I am, although I'm moving back to FreeNAS just because I want a pretty UI around managing it.

    has it become a first class citizen of the kernel yet?

    I would say we're close enough. Really the only complaint I have is that it turns on ZoL only features by default when you create a pool, and then that pool can't be imported into *BSD -- but you can disable those when you create the pool.

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  2. Comment on Are there any datahoarders in here? in ~talk

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    I do ZFS datasets and it works for me, but YMMV.

    Do you have tips or other recommendations for organization?

    I do ZFS datasets and it works for me, but YMMV.

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  3. Comment on Are there any datahoarders in here? in ~talk

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    Don't get me wrong, you can find pretty much anything you want there. My argument is that you can find that for free anyway, whether on private or public torrent trackers. Private trackers are...

    Don't get me wrong, you can find pretty much anything you want there. My argument is that you can find that for free anyway, whether on private or public torrent trackers.

    Private trackers are generally better at niche content, but you'd be surprised what you can find on usenet.

    Give it a shot if you like. Long story short you need an aggregator like nzbgeek -- there's free and paid options available -- and a usenet provider -- which is always a paid only option. I strongly recommend you set up nzbget + hydra + sonarr/radarr and not do it manually since it's a pain in the ass. Take a look at the r/usenet Wiki to find out more.

    Edit: To expand on that, IMO usenet is the last line of defence for us pirates 🏴‍☠️. If your ISP starts blocking torrents or god forbid public trackers become inaccessible in some way, you've still got this niche thing that hasn't gotten any attention in 30 years.

    I also see it as an alternative for when I'm finally fed up with the 14 year olds that moderate most private trackers.

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  4. Comment on Are there any datahoarders in here? in ~talk

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    Yes, nzbget is like your torrent client and hydra is akin to jackett. If you have access to a good number of private trackers, then no, I wouldn't recommend it. If you have a restrictive ISP or...

    Those are Usenet software right?

    Yes, nzbget is like your torrent client and hydra is akin to jackett.

    If you have access to a good number of private trackers, then no, I wouldn't recommend it.

    If you have a restrictive ISP or one that blocks torrenting and you'd spend money on a VPN anyway -- yes, it's definitely an option as its an HTTPS download.

    I was in the same place you are, just got usenet to see what all the fuss is about, didn't really need it as I don't fit in any of the two categories above. I paid for 2y in advance IIRC, so now I'm "stuck" with it. I use it alongside the rest of my sources and it's pretty good -- but, in hindsight, I shouldn't have spent money on it.

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  5. Comment on Are there any datahoarders in here? in ~talk

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    Yes! about 55TB raw in total. I'm a homelabber as well so I hoard all kinds of hardware too. My setup is 3 ESXi hosts (a storage box and 2 intel NUC10i7) and a different mix of VMs + k8s cluster...

    Yes! about 55TB raw in total. I'm a homelabber as well so I hoard all kinds of hardware too.

    My setup is 3 ESXi hosts (a storage box and 2 intel NUC10i7) and a different mix of VMs + k8s cluster for hosting applications -- mainly Plex and satelite services like sonarr, radarr, nzbget, nzbhydra, torrent client, etc.

    I own a ton of 4K movies, games, tv shows, documentaries, anime; anything you can think of. Youtube pissed me off with their incessant premium and youtube music ads on mobile so I ended up using Plex for youtube videos as well -- so I have a script that syncs the videos that my subscriptions post. I also use the space for personal backups.

    I have a symmetrical gigabit fiber connection.

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  6. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    Just the kinda thing I'm looking for. Thanks!

    Just the kinda thing I'm looking for. Thanks!

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  7. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    I wanted to go that route, but eventually decided against it since I can just spin up some k8s worker nodes with VMWare Workstation just as well. I got what seemed to me like a good deal for the...

    Check out VFIO if you haven't. It'll let you pass the 5700X to a VM so you don't ever have to reboot out of your hypervisor. My goal for my next big PC purchase is an 8+ core system with 3 GPU in it so that my entire family can game using a single server.

    I wanted to go that route, but eventually decided against it since I can just spin up some k8s worker nodes with VMWare Workstation just as well.

    Also props for supporting AMD GPUs. Lots of people skip over them because NVIDIA is often more powerful at the same price point, but AMD has been going all-in on providing quality open source drivers and with that they've bought my loyalty for a good long while.

    I got what seemed to me like a good deal for the 5700XT. Also I wanted full hackintosh compatibility and only AMD seems to have that now. I've had a Macbook Pro for 8 years; I can't stand Windows and I'm not going back to linux on the desktop since I'm too deep in the Apple walled garden by now.

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  8. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    GOG Galaxy seems to be just what I'm looking for. Honestly I'll start off pirating everything and when I find something I really like I'll buy it.

    GOG Galaxy seems to be just what I'm looking for.

    Honestly I'll start off pirating everything and when I find something I really like I'll buy it.

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  9. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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  11. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    Man these anti-cheat apps have gone nuts. I'm not installing that in ring 0. I may end up getting the game after they release that update though.

    Man these anti-cheat apps have gone nuts. I'm not installing that in ring 0.

    I may end up getting the game after they release that update though.

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  12. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    Honestly it's been so long I don't even know what I like anymore. I'll start by dipping my toes in a lot of genres to see what I respond best to. Just for the sake of argument let's just assume...

    Honestly it's been so long I don't even know what I like anymore. I'll start by dipping my toes in a lot of genres to see what I respond best to.
    Just for the sake of argument let's just assume acquiring games/bandwidth is a non-issue.

    Monster Hunter World

    This looks reallly cool!

    Forza Horizon 4

    Oh this really brings me back, thanks for reminding me racing games exist.

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  13. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    Is it really that much of a difference? I have a regular samsung 32" 4K 60Hz monitor.

    VRR/FreeSync

    Is it really that much of a difference? I have a regular samsung 32" 4K 60Hz monitor.

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  14. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    Everything here sounds so cool, thanks so much for the recs!

    Everything here sounds so cool, thanks so much for the recs!

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  15. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    I have not, they all look great. Thank you for the suggestions, extremely helpful!

    These, if you haven't played, I would consider nearly mandatory:

    FTL: Faster Than Light
    Portal 1 and 2
    Left 4 Dead 2 (has most Left 4 Dead 1 content now)

    I have not, they all look great. Thank you for the suggestions, extremely helpful!

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  16. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    I'd say I honestly have no idea what I like anymore because I've changed so much since I've gamed as a teenager. I'll want to give every category of game a shot as much as possible. Those are some...

    I'd say I honestly have no idea what I like anymore because I've changed so much since I've gamed as a teenager. I'll want to give every category of game a shot as much as possible.

    Those are some amazing suggestions, I'l definitely check out The Talos Principle -- the summary on steam got me hooked.

    especially if you're on 144hz

    I have a 4K 60Hz monitor. How important is this? I wasn't even aware they made monitors with that high of a refresh rate. Can anyone honestly tell the difference between 60fps and 100fps?

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  17. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    A friend had a spare B450 mobo, I wanted to upgrade my ESXi host and got a CPU & SSD. Turns out B450 won't boot without GPU -- I need that PCIE for an LSI SAS card. At that point I was like, screw...

    I'd be interested in knowing what kind of mishap makes you build a machine like this.

    A friend had a spare B450 mobo, I wanted to upgrade my ESXi host and got a CPU & SSD. Turns out B450 won't boot without GPU -- I need that PCIE for an LSI SAS card. At that point I was like, screw it, I'm building a gaming rig!

    I got a node 304 case that I'm stacking above my other node 304 box.

    Far Cry 5 looks great! Same for RotTR. Thank you very much for the suggestions!

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  18. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    I have a certain anti-affinity for BR games, I guess just because I've never played one? I may give it a shot, we'll see.

    I have a certain anti-affinity for BR games, I guess just because I've never played one? I may give it a shot, we'll see.

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  19. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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    To be quite honest CSGO is not my thing. Minecraft I've seen around for a long time, but it doesn't tempt my personal tastes either.

    To be quite honest CSGO is not my thing. Minecraft I've seen around for a long time, but it doesn't tempt my personal tastes either.

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  20. Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install?

    I've been out of PC gaming for at least 10 years. Although I have a PS4 and I loved playing God of War 4 and Witcher 3. Through what might only be described as a mishap, I've ended up building a...

    I've been out of PC gaming for at least 10 years. Although I have a PS4 and I loved playing God of War 4 and Witcher 3.

    Through what might only be described as a mishap, I've ended up building a computer with a kickass GPU. 3700X, RX 5700XT, 2TB Gigabyte Aorus NVMe. The works.

    Build's half done, I plan on dual booting hackintosh & windows 10 -- the latter I haven't used in many years as well, I'm a UNIX guy.

    What should I even install on this thing? I've been very disconnected from the gaming industry and I've no idea what games are new or good or cool to show off what my hardware can do

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