Charles Sprickman | 15 Apr 00:03 2014

[talk] OT: Used apple stuff?


I've seen some hardware requests here in the past (or at least
convinced myself that I have), so here goes.

Before I go down the Ebay/Craigslist/Apple Refurb path, anyone here
planning on upgrading soon and looking to sell the following (in
order of wanted-ness)?

-15" Macbook Pro, unibody, 2010 or newer 
-13" Macbook Pro (8GB+, retina) 
-13" Macbook Air (8GB)

I mention the RAM on the last two as that is a factory option - no
upgrades, and I think 8GB is the minimum to run vmware and such
comfortably.  I think I can deal with a 13" screen, so I'm including
those models.  Opinions on stuffing a browser side-by-side with some
terminals on a high-res but tiny screen are of course welcome.

For the curious, I currently rock a 2006 MBP, and it is really
begging to be put out of its misery (ie: parted out on Ebay).  It is
a big fat lemon.  A very hot lemon too.  And it's 32-bit, so it's
stuck on 10.6.8 forever.



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George Neville-Neil | 12 Apr 20:54 2014

[talk] Brooklyn Micro Center...


This afternoon Kaz and I headed out to check out the new Micro Center in Brooklyn.
It’s easily reachable via th R train (25th or 36th St and then a 5-10 minute walk) and
they also seem to have free parking.

Short version is I’m thrilled we finally have something like this in NYC.

Longer version.  They have a really good “build your own PC” section with both low and high end
parts (Intel CPUs range from low power/cost i3 up through $500 XEON chips).  A good collection of
cases and the rest of the parts you’d expect to build a box from.  One of the nice things they do in this
section is have a board with their low price parts, and next to their price they list the NewEgg price
(usually a few dollars higher) for comparison.  I did not spot check their work but I thought it was amusing
as this is what people do in the store on their own anyway.

Their networking section has an entire aisle for wired switches and an aisle for wireless APs.
They have cables in various lengths, quality and color.

There are sections for laptops, and a Mac section, cases, and other various bits.

The highlight, for me, is the wall of “starter kits” which is really 30’ of wall space dedicated
to Arduino, RPi, BeagleBone and the like.  They even have the Intel Galileo.  The same wall
has capes, extenders, some resistors, LEDs, and robot kits.  Very very cool.

All the sections were well stocked and with good (not just cheap or low end) gear.

The only thing I looked for, and even asked about, which they didn’t have was 4K montiors.
They had 4K TVs (50” and up) but no 4K montiors.

They have a smattering of other consumer goods, such as cameras, but they seem to be
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Mark Saad | 11 Apr 21:22 2014

[talk] Need to find a local vendor with an L6-30P -> L6-30R 5 - 8 ft extension

 I am looking for a local nyc vendor who carries premade L6-30p to
L6-30R entensions, or a Tripp Lite P041-008 8 Feet 10AWG Heavy Duty
Power Extension Cord L6-30P to L6-30R .

I need 2 for tomorrow morning.

Mark Saad | mark.saad <at>
Pete Wright | 11 Apr 19:44 2014

[talk] Solarflare Precision Time Synchronization

I've been a big fan of Solarflare 10GBE NICs for a while now, good docs,
stable freebsd and linux drivers and helpful support.

so i was looking at their products today and noticed they have a
Precision Time Synchronization product:

Anyone have experience using this guy?  Or any thoughts about Solarflare
in general?



Pete Wright
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twitter =>  <at> nomadlogicLA

Patrick McEvoy | 11 Apr 01:20 2014

Re: [talk] J&R closing

Robin Polak wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 6:23 PM, George Rosamond <
> george <at>> wrote:
>> Patrick McEvoy:
>>> George Rosamond wrote:
>>>> Chris Snyder:
>>>>> On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 7:53 AM, George Rosamond <
>>>>> george <at>> wrote:
>>>>>> Woah...
>> That's a bit sudden.
>>>>> Does anyone else think that the phrase "unprecedented retailing
>>>>> concept and social mecca" is a euphemism for bankruptcy?
>>>> Yes... I reread that a few times trying to figure out what it
>>>> meant.
>>>> Also, a Micro Center opened in Brooklyn on 3rd ave and 31st
>>>> street. Anyone been there yet?
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George Rosamond | 10 Apr 13:53 2014

[talk] J&R closing


That's a bit sudden.

Mark Saad | 10 Apr 00:17 2014

[talk] This is a test

  I want to see I yahoo's new dmarc policy ears this email .

Sounds like it's time to get off yahoo . 

Patrick McEvoy | 9 Apr 14:53 2014

[talk] Dru ZFS talk on the way...

Should be up by the time you read this.

Just past the half way mark.
Patrick McEvoy | 7 Apr 22:39 2014

[talk] Random Number talk from April first posted

Just an FYI to everyone that the Random Number talk given at NYU on
April first has been posted:

If someone could add it to the talk page on the NYCBUG page that would
be great:

Patrick McEvoy | 7 Apr 18:28 2014

[talk] 2 more Con videos posted over the weekend.

NetBSD and Netflix videos posted:

George Rosamond | 3 Apr 22:24 2014

[talk] random ip id

random ip ids...

I know it's been not just been the default with OpenBSD for a long
while, but they've also been very polemical about the topic at various
cons going way way back.

Is this going to be default with FreeBSD at some point?  Only in front
of 9.x boxes right now, so I don't know if it changed with 10.x or current.

I vaguely remember someone arguing it was set to 0 by default for some
compatibility reason....

fyi: net.inet.ip.random_id=1