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  1. I would still put the responsibility on them... they need to take ownership.
  2. Yes, it generally does improve things via a VPN. Trusting anyone gets tricky though if you get into the weeds... often the certificate that you install to validate their server can also MITM any encryption you are using.
  3. That is one that I find pissing me off constantly when trying to plan some upgrades to my place in the US from the beach here. Enough to get me to get my phone-home VPN up and running reliably... so I guess I can thank them. Now signing up for VOIP accounts or new credit cards or whatever is nice and easy. I wonder if the “bad guys” ever thought of that...
  4. Which NAS model? We have a bunch of the N0004’s running in Synology NASs and have had no issues in two years running RAID5. (Well, except for running out of space and upgrading to 15TB drives...) We use them in a Veeam backup cluster for our VMWare hosts. We also have WD101KFBX-68R56N0 ‘s on another machine, but less history there. We also have some ST8000NM0055‘s that have been less reliable over the years, similar application.
  5. The key element is that at the same size as a Tesla’s battery they can provide a 1,400 mile range (for 5,000 GBP). I don’t think there is any way that would be a better solution than increased LI-ION range— simple things like regenerative braking and acceleration need to be factored into the benefits, and it seems like the solution is just too marginal to make it work. With a 400km range, I don’t think too many people would have real range anxiety with a small distribution of DC fast chargers.
  6. None of those options will prevent you from having to configure the router. You should be able to get the EdgeRouter 4 locally as well. They are good little routers; we have a few balancing 500Mb links and providing VPN services for site-site connections and remote access. But, you have a learning curve that takes trusting another online community.
  7. As much as some of the spending is absurd, the Thai navy does need to replace some of their vessels pretty badly; the American Vietnam War leftovers aren’t quite up to the task and the country does have a very large marine patrol. (I remember the boats bringing eggs and supplies to Koh Tao more than once when the ferry could not make the crossing.) Submarines, aircraft carriers... a bit on the absurd side. Armored personnel carriers... likely defensible. Growth in the military likely not in the best interests of the country, but that is what you expect with a military government.
  8. I have had some friends do the same. There were a few issues with shared responsibilities and people crashing there (safety), but it was a fun spot to visit. A lot nicer in many ways than your own shed, depending on your personality.
  9. Yes, there are other ways of doing it, working down to lower levels of the network stack. Ping is considered a “layer 3” approach; OSPF and STP are “layer 2” approaches. The layer 2 solutions are much faster and generally more reliable, but it requires controlling both ends of the connection. Layer 3 solutions can be blind to the underlying external network. Since ping responses are low priority and times can vary significantly it is generally a bad idea to set the threshold too tight, or to expect a single dropped ping to be a problem. From a consumer perspective though, it is your best solution. It just doesn’t work very well for things like phone calls.
  10. Seems hard to enforce the law on anything other than a property sale with funds repatriated immediately. A brokerage account (especially with margin) would make it impossible to track.
  11. NUT (Network UPS Tools) works fine with the CyberPower UPSs, and is the go-to solution.
  12. Wow, 2,850 for an ER-X! They are $45-50USD in the US, we have dozens around for testing their (slightly) more expensive equipment. The failover takes a few seconds to happen because it is typically ping-based at a 1-second interval, and it takes two failed pings to disable the interface, which puts you at a minimum of 3s. With load balancing instead of just failover you end up with some connections remaining active and some taking time to fail over, although many will push new connections to the proven route. Another option is a MicroTic RouterBoard. Don’t use them myself, but it is similar to the Ubiquity equipment.
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