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  1. #41
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    When everything gets here, I’ll take a pic of all the stuff and post it up.

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    Wow! That did not take long. Just sent the $100.00 via Paypal!
    Never, ever, ever, ever, give up!!

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    Y’all are awesome!!!! Our tb2k family is the best!
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    I Absolutely refuse to get anything else this year. (I’d love to get another 128 gigs of ram next year though - heh)....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greek View Post
    Wow! That did not take long. Just sent the $100.00 via Paypal!
    What we just witnessed is the Trump economy in action.....Do you think this would have happened when Obama was in charge??.....I'm in if you need me.....

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    Being an IT guy specializing in Databases, you can not have too much memory.

    Being unemployed since 2016 I have not sent in mind yet but I am going to
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    Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can't give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody.

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    Great job getting it done!

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    Dennis,

    $50 sent by Paypal....

    With this post, I am 145 posts for my first bomb....

    Thanks for all of the time that you expended on TB2K....

    This first site I upload each day for news that counts....

    God bless....

    Texican....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydersan View Post
    Count me in for $100. I haven't chipped in yet and I wasn't able to last year. Paypal on the way.
    Thank you!

    Can we get another 2 or two people please- just to make sure everything is covered?

    We have 60 minutes left of the TB2k telethon and we have people waiting by the phones

    Seriously please

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    I can’t do Jerry Lewis worth a damn.

  11. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    I Absolutely refuse to get anything else this year. (I’d love to get another 128 gigs of ram next year though - heh)....
    So what would that cost....we're on a roll here, and who knows when this bubble will pop....Next year we might not be feeling so good....remember '16 just before the election?....Things came to a grinding halt.....just sayin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Okay, I’m placing the order now.

    If you all would be so kind as to send in the funds, that would be great!


    Fingers crossed that we’ll never be slow again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadhob View Post
    So what would that cost....we're on a roll here, and who knows when this bubble will pop....Next year we might not be feeling so good....remember '16 just before the election?....Things came to a grinding halt.....just sayin
    $1,000

    Are you starting the next match?

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    AWESOME!! WAY TO GO PEOPLE!!

    OK, my $100 via PP is on the way. Hey Dennis....hmmmmm golden bomb? Hmmmm?

    Way to step up to the plate TB2Kers!! Thanks to all those who contributed to keeping this great site moving into the future.

    And a SPECIAL thanks to Dennis and his crew for putting up with all the rest of us!! GREAT JOB!!
    We have done so much, with so little, for so long....We can now do anything, with nothing, forever.

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    I really really really hate upgrade years. Nothing is cheap at this level of equipment. We now have $16,500 in this R730 server.

  16. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Warm Wisconsin View Post
    $1,000

    Are you starting the next match?
    I know you've said in the past you don't like to "hold" unused cash, for tax reasons, so I think we all should help you with that "problem".... Let's go for it....getit done.....sending in a " golden bomb" now....Thanks for your efforts.....

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    The word was said. Thanks, Dennis.

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    Dennis,

    I know you had identified performance issues - response time lagging, or insufficient throughput. I'm not sure what you settled on; but assuming the performance problems are fixed, then spending on more RAM is certainly a worthy goal.

    Problem is, what if the performance issues haven't been fixed? If so, it would seem to me the best course is to use additional money to fix problems, performance or otherwise.

    Of course, one way that's often used to fix performance problems is to add RAM.

    This is just my two cents ...
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    I am sending $ this Friday.

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    I'm in PP sent.

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    I woke up this am wondering if we had made it in pledges. Damn, Dennis! PP submitted a minute ago.
    My Mate Winston

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    Quote Originally Posted by homepark View Post
    I woke up this am wondering if we had made it in pledges. Damn, Dennis! PP submitted a minute ago.
    Thanks HP! But if you like, I can refund your donation. Just send me a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    Dennis,

    I know you had identified performance issues - response time lagging, or insufficient throughput. I'm not sure what you settled on; but assuming the performance problems are fixed, then spending on more RAM is certainly a worthy goal.

    Problem is, what if the performance issues haven't been fixed? If so, it would seem to me the best course is to use additional money to fix problems, performance or otherwise.

    Of course, one way that's often used to fix performance problems is to add RAM.

    This is just my two cents ...

    As I'm sure you know, server performance issues are always complex. One of the biggest issues is that the person who originally built our server did so with software technology that our current server admin is unfamiliar with. When he rebuilds it, it will be with his "normal" software. I should have enough extra cash to bring in a "performance expert" if necessary, in order to isolate any remaining issues.

    What bothers me is that when I ordered this server, I felt that 384 gigs would be sufficient. It shocks me how memory-intensive servers are today. This server can support up to 1.5 TB of ECC RAM. That's an incredible amount to me. I cannot imagine adding more.

    We'll know more about performance when the server is rebuilt to his standards. I firmly believe that with these upgrades, we should be back to our old performance.

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    Today is payday, yea!!!! Donation was sent via PayPal. I trust your judgement on the server as you do such a good job with the forum.
    God is pro-life!

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    Dennis, curious if you have an estimated electrical draw at full operation, and if any UPS system is utilized..

    just curious...

    Must be exciting for you to see all the upgrades, I can only imagine the thoughts, and goals thru the years

    though headaches are caused by the upgrades, hopefully once completed it will free you of time spent being a tech so that
    you can focus on the purpose you started with..

    Truly, a wonderful family you have knitted together.
    much respect, Sir.

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    Pirate, our sever is in a "real" co-location facility. There are thousands of servers there, and the complete infrastructure necessary to support them. It looks something like this:


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    We've gone through at least a half dozen servers over the years. Our first one was a used $500 Dell from eBay. It was about the size of a standard under-desk PC case. It was housed in a guy's basement. How times have changed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Pirate, our sever is in a "real" co-location facility. There are thousands of servers there, and the complete infrastructure necessary to support them. It looks something like this:

    Far out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    As I'm sure you know, server performance issues are always complex. One of the biggest issues is that the person who originally built our server did so with software technology that our current server admin is unfamiliar with. When he rebuilds it, it will be with his "normal" software. I should have enough extra cash to bring in a "performance expert" if necessary, in order to isolate any remaining issues.

    What bothers me is that when I ordered this server, I felt that 384 gigs would be sufficient. It shocks me how memory-intensive servers are today. This server can support up to 1.5 TB of ECC RAM. That's an incredible amount to me. I cannot imagine adding more.

    We'll know more about performance when the server is rebuilt to his standards. I firmly believe that with these upgrades, we should be back to our old performance.
    Okay. 1.5 TB of ECC RAM? That is truly UNREAL. If you're willing to share, I'm very interested in the architecture of this server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Pirate, our sever is in a "real" co-location facility. There are thousands of servers there, and the complete infrastructure necessary to support them. It looks something like this:

    and, for whatever reason, I thought it was still in a basement or garage. Not in a Watch Dogs-esque facility I'd have to hack with my spiffy Smartphone app.

    What the heck does ECC mean as far as the Server?

    I've got two external HD's totalling that and their combined memory is about the same-they are nearly full and I am starting to consider what I need to do to store my photos.
    "It ain't no secret I didn't get these scars falling over in church."


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    From Wiki:

    ECC memory
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Error-correcting code memory (ECC memory) is a type of computer data storage that can detect and correct the most common kinds of internal data corruption. ECC memory is used in most computers where data corruption cannot be tolerated under any circumstances, such as for scientific or financial computing.

    Typically, ECC memory maintains a memory system immune to single-bit errors: the data that is read from each word is always the same as the data that had been written to it, even if one of the bits actually stored has been flipped to the wrong state.[2] Most non-ECC memory cannot detect errors, although some non-ECC memory with parity support allows detection but not correction.

    ECC DIMMs typically have nine memory chips on each side, one more than usually found on non-ECC DIMMs (some modules may have 5 or 18).[1]

    ECC memory usually involves a higher price when compared to non-ECC memory, due to additional hardware required for producing ECC memory modules, and due to lower production volumes of ECC memory and associated system hardware. Motherboards, chipsets and processors that support ECC may also be more expensive.

    ECC may lower memory performance by around 2–3 percent on some systems, depending on the application and implementation, due to the additional time needed for ECC memory controllers to perform error checking.[35] However, modern systems integrate ECC testing into the CPU, generating no additional delay to memory accesses as long as no errors are detected.[22][36][37]

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    I've got two external HD's totalling that and their combined memory is about the same-they are nearly full and I am starting to consider what I need to do to store my photos.


    Buy a 4 TB HD from Egghead for $100.

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    Just did my part, $35 coming via PayPal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Normallguy View Post
    Damn this thread was fun to watch.
    There's your answer Dennis.
    Nice Job everyone!!!
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    I've got two external HD's totalling that and their combined memory is about the same-they are nearly full and I am starting to consider what I need to do to store my photos.

    Buy a 4 TB HD from Egghead for $100.
    That's amazing - especially considering I bought 250K memory to add to our first school computer in late 1980s. It was $200 and was a pretty good-sized piece to add in; first additional memory I had personally installed. Now 4 TB (4TB!) for half that price.
    All that is gold does not glitter....

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    Costco has a 5 TB for 119.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by medic38572 View Post
    Costco has a 5 TB for 119.00
    Yep, and they're very portable and work great. Easy to stick in the safe when not in use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Thanks HP! But if you like, I can refund your donation. Just send me a PM.
    No. Every dollar helps.

    I have made it my mission to help out those things which help to reconsititute The Republic. In my own way I am helping patriot groups with their comms needs. I volunteer for EOC and EMA comms. Even if things don't work out, I will feel I have done what I could do. I am rather certain that TSHTF is on the closer horizon than the farther. I want to help folks get ready for that time. If we reset, I want to do everything in my power to ensure it is not a banana socialist haven as a result.
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    Okay. But I’m willing if you change your mind.

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