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Solaris

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  • Birthday 05/19/1992

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  1. Judging by the picture above it looks like somehow the pilot may have hit the underside of the other eurofighter. Either the top one descending or the bottom one ascending into the other one.
  2. China has the world by the balls because it has 95% of the world's rare earth minerals to produce electronics and other technologies. It's not possible to have a sustainable market in the west without being insanely expensive due to the rarity of those minerals and the amount of time and money it takes to extract and refine those materials. Making 5G equipment outside of China isn't going to solve the China dependency problem. I don't put much trust in western companies keeping up with the oath of non-Chinese import products (dodging sanctions and embargoes) as they would save a shit ton of money ordering the smaller/cheaper components from China (AKA, made in China/assembled in USA bullshit), which brings up the whole Super Micro and assembly line tampering controversy.
  3. Windows 10 for my primary workstation, Server 2008/2012 R2 for my Citrix jump boxes for RDP, and then Solaris 10/11 and RHEL 6 for jump boxes for SSH depending on the domains they're associated with.
  4. OpenSUSE Leap 15 on my Thinkpad X240 What icon theme are you using?
  5. Ya'll found my wallet.
  6. A little more information would be helpful. What platform is this running on? The error itself seems like you're attempting to run this in Wine on Linux or container instance. Is Winetricks installed? Edit: Can we get the full output of what you're getting in your terminal?
  7. Holding my daughter. <3 She was born on March 15th @2340 EST. 7lbs 13oz. 20.5in Long.
  8. I'm only looking at their hosting map. I highly doubt they have servers hosted in every single one of those locations. That would be ridiculously expensive for them. I'm going off the assumption that they're most likely upcharging EC2 instances and creating a managed service for game hosting. If they at least don't even provide maintenance on those servers then you're being ripped off. But I agree, know the technical limitations of the services you want to run. Sounds like a crock of shit they're trying to sell or they just threw some $GAME global variable onto a page template. You can still host bare metal in AWS, but it's generally a lot more expensive and really only useful for customers that need to meet some kind of compliance (ie, requirement to not share compute resources with other customers for privacy/security) or licensing. You also have Dedicated Instances, which is like running on a dedicated host on bare metal, except on top of a hypervisor on a single host.
  9. I don't know about maximum player limit extensions, but I know from looking at their hosting map that they are either spinning up VM instances in Azure or AWS and claiming to be a dedicated host.
  10. I'd also like to say that AWS EC2 and Azure should be considered as well. Create on-demand instances and only pay for what you use.
  11. Unfortunately I haven't. Life stuff has kind of gotten in the way of my lab setup. Less tech and more baby stuff. I've been curious to see if this can be done USB as well, but you would have to write custom drivers. That would make it more universal for controllers like Raspberry Pi and other boards. I'd assume you could use the GPIO pinouts on the Raspberry Pi as well to interface directly with the serial on the radio.
  12. I've switched jobs to where I don't have to travel as much. My previous job had an install/upgrade schedule that was 1 week in Maryland and then 1 week out somewhere else. So I would have been gone every other week. I realized how underpaid I was for that position (essentially a systems engineer making only $48k/yr...) and I decided it was time to move on. I really miss those guys, but the lack of compensation didn't pay out for the time missed back at home with my SO. I'm a SysAdmin at a data center making a little more than I was making, but I am hoping to get a pay raise soon. I spend most of my days monitoring my systems, rack and stacks, cabling, some troubleshooting and writing PowerShell scripts for monotonous tasks. I am also getting certified for AWS Solutions Architect. My company just pitched that they would like to move me from my current role into a consulting position to migrate clients into AWS and Azure, which I'm hoping will be a large pay jump. My SO and I have been together for nearly 2 years and are having a baby girl due in late-February/early-March. I moved into a new apartment, so the rent is cheaper. Trying to consolidate debt and be smarter with my money and what I'm paying for. It's been rough since I'm the only source of income for our house right now and between work, house chores and running errands, I have limited time for myself these days. My girlfriend has had a really rough pregnancy where she's been sick the entire time, so she's been unable to work or help out around the house, and the doctor told her she's pretty much on bedrest since she's having blood pressure/migraine spikes. I'm a one-man-band at this point until we finally have the baby. Had a lot of life crap happen in the past year. My great uncle died, my grandmother on my mom's side died, my SO's mother with 4th stage COPD nearly died in the hospital due to a really bad infection and her colon burst... All within a few months of each other. That's terrible. I am so sorry that's happened to you and I can see why trust is such a hard thing. I was like this after I realized my long-term ex took advantage of me to fill her voids between relationships and it made it very hard to trust anyone. I focused on myself for a long time before I entered my current relationship (7 years later) and it's still taking me effort to trust people. It's given me pretty bad anxiety and when I feel like I'm starting to lack control of situations, that's when it gets really bad.