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    Diablo Immortal

    I will say the Shadows/Immortals stuff is not my jam. I won't play enough to stay in I suspect, but I get that there are a lot of kids with free time. Where are the game modes meant for 39 year old attorneys with families? Lol
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    Diablo Immortal

    Ok, hot take, I kind of love DI. Pocket based dungeon crawling? Check. Excellent graphics and performs well (OnePlus 8 Pro)? Check. Very Diablo story line? Check. Loot cycle and cool looking gear? Check. Free? Check. I get that if you're a min-maxxer who spends a ton of time on games like this...
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    Lots of wifi devices. Fire sticks, Google home devices (minis and alarm clocks), smart TVs etc. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    I guess what I'm thinking, based on your post, is that if I point my router at the pi hole instance running in a VM on my server, all the devices in my home will check with that pi hole instance for DNS lookup? So, pi hole maintains its own whitelist and blacklist?
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    I am not big on networking, so I'm going to have to do my research on this. This seems like an easy solution.my only issue is that the unRAID box is in a separate room from my router.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    I have an Unraid server that can host VMs.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    Yea, turns out mine does too. It's just buried in the one bad part of the Google Mesh system: the phone-only UI. Did a quick test, and it looks like it reasonably works. This is what I noticed too. A Pi plus case, power, ram, etc got up to $300-400 real quick.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    As a reasonably tech savvy parent, I look forward to that arms race. But for now, I'm not really worried about them searching out porn, but more along the lines of 'innocent' searches following up on conversations we have. Just want to put some barriers in the way of the most hard core stuff...
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    They are currently 7 and 9 and will not be having phones ANY time soon. Both good options, but at least the pi-hole option seems, in terms of cost, close to a new wifi system. Which, you know, upgrade itch.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    Currently have a gen 1 Google mesh wifi, and really do love it. It provides good coverage for my 3600 sq foot house (2 floors). But my kids are getting to that age where we will begin having "the talk' and I want to get ahead of any curious google searches. Any recommendations? Or is there some...
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    Need a Bookshelf Speaker Setup

    Returning it. It's ok, but it's inability to do call audio is weird, and lack of play/pause controls a deal breaker. Grabbed these instead, which look to be smaller versions of the Edifiers. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08777GG4P/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_0J38BAEJZXCBP054GJER
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    Need a Bookshelf Speaker Setup

    Yea, I know (both points). It arrived today, and I'm... Not sure. The voice quality (for Teams/WebEx etc) is outstanding. Music is, ok. But no remote.
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    Need a Bookshelf Speaker Setup

    Thanks, all for the recommendations. Lots of good ideas, but not really on point. That said, simple bookshelf systems seem to be either real expensive and not appropriate for an office building environment (i.e., too much bass) or hot garbage. This one from rhkcommander959 is pretty close, but...
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    Need a Bookshelf Speaker Setup

    Moving into a new office in 2 weeks (actually getting the office they promised me 6 months ago when I started), and I'm looking for a nice bookshelf speaker system that can: - Have an Aux input form my computer - Have bluetoooth - Have a remote control - Have reasonable sound at low volume - Be...
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    Post your "rate my cables" here

    Had enough trouble getting it on. Lol.
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