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securitybreach

Yeah sshfs is nice if you want to mount a remote computer but for a quick transfer, you can't beat scp.

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wa4chq

I'm learning, SB....and thanks to you folks here, I'm learning a lot! :)

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securitybreach

This is my current setup. Still working on getting the 6th monitor going. All of the monitors are connected to my main rig running Archlinux. I have a headless server running CentOS, hence the screenfetch on one of the monitors,

 

30" @ 2560x1600

27" @ 3840x2160

27" @ 1920x1080

2x 24" @ 1920x1080

 

All IPS displays

 

Total resolution = 7168x2680

 

5scTRhw.jpg

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sunrat

Bet you feel like Tim McGee when you're sitting there, SB! ;)

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securitybreach

Bet you feel like Tim McGee when you're sitting there, SB! ;)

 

I had to google who that was since I do not watch tv ;)

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wa4chq

Just think if you had your desk sitting by a south facing window and the backs of the monitors were solar cells...... just a thought. :)

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securitybreach

Just think if you had your desk sitting by a south facing window and the backs of the monitors were solar cells...... just a thought. :)

 

I do not see any light in my room besides from the ceiling fan. It sounds good but that would be too much light for me...

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Just think if you had your desk sitting by a south facing window and the backs of the monitors were solar cells...... just a thought. :)

 

I do not see any light in my room besides from the ceiling fan. It sounds good but that would be too much light for me...

 

Yeah I had heard that geeks were generally fans of the darkside. :harhar:

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securitybreach

Just think if you had your desk sitting by a south facing window and the backs of the monitors were solar cells...... just a thought. :)

 

I do not see any light in my room besides from the ceiling fan. It sounds good but that would be too much light for me...

 

Yeah I had heard that geeks were generally fans of the darkside. :harhar:

 

But of course B)

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securitybreach

Interesting book there on the desk...

 

Hacking Darwin by Jamie Metzl

 

Yeah, it's pretty good so far. I heard him on Joe Rogan's podcast and he sounded pretty interesting so I bought his book.

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wa4chq

This is what it looks like under my real desktop...

for_real

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wa4chq

not sure why I had multiple posts.... mod's can delete

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securitybreach

I got you

 

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wa4chq
7 minutes ago, securitybreach said:

I got you

This is what it looks like under my real desktop...

for_real

Thanks.....

 

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securitybreach

2020

 

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V.T. Eric Layton

WOW! All those plugs, extension cords, and other miscellany under that desk do NOT look to be UL Approved by any means. ;)

 

 

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V.T. Eric Layton

Heh! I just scrolled through this entire 7 page thread. That was entertaining! There's some funny stuff here and a lot of posts from some friends who are no longer with us. It was fun to read! :)

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securitybreach
20 minutes ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

WOW! All those plugs, extension cords, and other miscellany under that desk do NOT look to be UL Approved by any means. ;)

 

 

 

Not with 10 cables on the monitors alone. There are probably at least 20 cables behind my desk. 5 monitors (2 for each) desktop, speakers, switch, router, modem, fiber to ethernet box, 2 laptops, mobile workstation, etc.

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V.T. Eric Layton

Ever blow any fuses/breakers at your place? ;)

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securitybreach
12 minutes ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

Ever blow any fuses/breakers at your place? ;)

 

Nope, I have not in any of the places that I have lived. It's all ran through a surge protector and a UPS.

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V.T. Eric Layton

Just kidding. Even with all that carp plugged in under your desk, only the monitors really draw current... and it's not enough to throw a 20A room circuit breaker.

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securitybreach

Yeah, most newer hardware had all kinds of energy saving features and are lower power. I did have two servers running and when I went down to one, I noticed the drop in my electric bill. Those HP Z820 workstations weigh like 80lbs a piece. The heat sink is massive and spans the case. I'm on mobile or I'd look it up.

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securitybreach

See the massive heatsink at the top with the handle

 

I3ALJXMtgdlyN5XK.full

 

It's got a pretty cool tool-less design where everything just snaps in

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raymac46

Just looked at my picture from 2009. I still have the desk but the chair, gateway, desktop PC, monitor, printer, speakers, mouse, keyboard and power strip are changed. I guess you'd expect that after 11 years.

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goretsky

Hello,

 

Ooh.. a Z-series.  I actually have one of those sitting in a colo doing stuff.  Not the most energy-efficient system out there, but it's in a location with cheap power.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

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abarbarian
9 hours ago, securitybreach said:

See the massive heatsink at the top with the handle

 

I3ALJXMtgdlyN5XK.full

 

It's got a pretty cool tool-less design where everything just snaps in

 

That is pretty impressive.😎

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abarbarian
8 hours ago, raymac46 said:

Just looked at my picture from 2009. I still have the desk but the chair, gateway, desktop PC, monitor, printer, speakers, mouse, keyboard and power strip are changed. I guess you'd expect that after 11 years.

 

I'm the exact opposite. Mind you I have moved house since, but i have all the same tech stuff and desk etc but now have a different chair. 🤣

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securitybreach
On 6/18/2020 at 7:19 AM, goretsky said:

Not the most energy-efficient system out there, but it's in a location with cheap power.

 

Especially in this configuration. 2x Xeons with 192gb ram (can go to 512gb).

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