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    Chromecast audio constantly renewing IP?

    I was looking at logging on my (old) Win 2003 R2 DHCP server and noticed one CCA is renewing much more frequently than others. I'm not sure why others are renewing as much as they are, as the lease time is 1 day, but this one stands out. The IP is .1.4 below. What can cause this behavior? Thanks.
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    GRC's DNS bench randomly says ""DNS lookup is not offered by this server" when using root hints only?

    I run 2 (quite old) Windows 2003 R2 DNS servers (DNS, and DNS2) and have been for many years. Typically I use forwarders, but am playing around with using just root hints. Randomly when I open up DNS Bench, about 1 out of every 5 or 10 times, it will say "DNS lookup is not offered by this...
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    AmazonBasics 400VA UPS OK for basic computer usage?

    Makes perfect sense. I'll look into a higher-wattage version. What about AmazonBasics vs ADP as far as quality? Any reason to get one over the other? Thanks.
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    AmazonBasics 400VA UPS OK for basic computer usage?

    Would this model, https://smile.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Standby-UPS-800VA-Outlets/dp/B073Q48Z95, be fine for giving me at least a few minutes for a regular PC and single monitor? I don't need special features or a long length of time - just something to get through brown/blackouts. I'm working...
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    DNS Bench randomly shows "DNS Lookup is not offered by this server" for one local server using root hints

    DNS Bench will randomly (though rarely) list one of my local DNS servers as "DNS Lookup is not offered by this server". These two servers are Windows DNS servers, without forwarders defined, with 130 as primary and 131 as secondary. I'm not seeing any issues with resolution, they test just...
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    What can cause this flickering behavior?

    I fired up an old Acer netbook, noticed this shaking (video below). Pretty sure last time I took it apart I tried to fiddle with the connector but it didn't help. Was going to give this to my son to play on. Thanks. Video: https://cloud.binarydad.com/s/jSXHX7aYHCLi2Fz
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    How can I see which Hyper-V guest has the most disk activity?

    I have two SSDs that I use to store 12 guests (6 on each) and have noticed one disk has a lot more writes than the other. I'm using Performance Monitor and am able to see the drive is writing more to disk, on average, but can't seem to tell which VM guest is the culprit. I've tried process of...
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    Power on hours seems low?

    Really? My thought was that the 6/7 guest OSes on those drives would never allow for a period of sleep.
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    Power on hours seems low?

    I have a couple SSDs that have what seems like low power-on-hours. I've had one drive in particular for about 2 months and the hours in crystaldiskinfo is only 468. This SSD is in a server which runs 24/7. 468/24 = 19.5 days, which is obviously far less than 2 months. The other SSD has a total...
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    Randomly high ping times across 2 guests on Hyper-V virtual switch?

    Thanks. If the preferred way to turn it off via powershell or individually per guest (using the setting above)?
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    Randomly high ping times across 2 guests on Hyper-V virtual switch?

    It is turned on for each guest it seems. Is this the setting in question below? I thought the issues with having this enabled was for broadcom drivers. Can this be for any kind of NIC?
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    Randomly high ping times across 2 guests on Hyper-V virtual switch?

    I'm using whatever the defaults are. Stock Hyper-V install and threw on guests. I'm using a built-in Intel NIC. This is desktop hardware, as this is all for personal use.
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    Randomly high ping times across 2 guests on Hyper-V virtual switch?

    I have a small personal Hyper-V server with 12 guests all sharing one virtual switch. I was doing some tests to see why some pings were randomly high and I wrote a script to log/email high ping times. It runs on one of the guests and pings IPs, such as the router and other devices on the LAN...
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    New SSDs are showing 98% and 99% in Crystaldiskinfo?

    Their site says these things last for 360TBW (https://www.crucial.com/wcsstore/CrucialSAS/pdf/product-flyer/crucial-mx500-ssd-productflyer-en.pdf). I have 4.4 total, and if I were to estimate an average, maybe 1-2TB written per month, that's still quite a lot of years, but that assumes the full...
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