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Does anyone know what's the maximum distance (if any) for the key readers in the building?  From the electronic panel to the key reader.  
We use keyfobs for the building.  Sometimes one or two doors key readers (out of 5 total) do not react to the keyfobs.  And that those that farthest away from the electronic panels inside the Telco room.   So my suspicious would be a distance limit but I would be completely wrong.
Any knowledge in this?  Thanks.
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trying to reach to the companyname.com, using ping companyname.com

This domain is hosted by goddady.com

it was hosted my email myname@companyname.com
now I can send but cannot receive any more.  bouncing back..
Cannot resolve using nslookup either.
email hosted outlook.office365.com

The error is "Domain unavailable"
The domain is not expired (it expires in 2019)
however non-pingable and cannot resolve..
What could be an issue?  Please help troubleshoot..
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Linux admin supporting Macs.  I have a good Linux helpdesk candidate that will be require to support Macs in the future as well.  Would that be a huge knowledge curve for a good Linux admin to support Macs?  He claims almost 0% mac knowledge.
I know Linux guys very intuitive supporting Networking stuff (Cisco, etc.)  Not sure about Mac OS tho.
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Does anyone know how to resolve Family Plan issue with Uber?
My daughter is on my Uber family plan.  She's a pre-med student in Michigan and I am in CA.  For some reason Uber keep blocking her and I keep adding her number.  The number getting added but then its getting removed.  Then she's calling me to call her Uber from out of state :)  No Lyft is available in her area.
I cannot find a number to talk to customer service.
Anyone had to deal with that and have any suggestion?
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Dear experts,
I am planning to pursue a Masters in Financial from one of the UK universities.
Given that the H1B (Work-visa) becoming tough to get I am not too inclined to apply to US universities.
My educational background
1.      High school-commerce (no mathematics)
2.      Bachelors - commerce (no mathematics)
3.      Chartered Account - (no mathematics)
4.      Costs and Works Accountig (no mathematics)
5.      CFA (https://www.cfainstitute.org)-Some basic risk related maths
Experience: Telecom industry/Amex cards/Retail and commercial banks
Recent Profile: Prudential reporting to the regulators/capital and liquidity stress testing
Previous industry: Risk management consulting in Big 4 firm (EY, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte)
My daily routine: Study all the hours (24,7,365). I have tutors who come to my place and teach me the subjects. I have another 1.5 yrs I can give my complete attention to studies (does not include university time). Please do not see it as my arrogance. This is the level of effort and dedication I can /willing to put.
My goal now: Pursue Financial Engineering
Current status: Completed practicing High school mathematics except for Coordinate geometry and Vector algebra
Question1: are these topics required for financial engineering?
Topics: Please see file ‘High school Consolidated list of topics.doc’
Also completing c-language/starting …
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What are the tariffs president is pressing on and how would it affect our economy in US?  I am afraid there will be a tariff for all the goods imported from asia and that would definitely hurt our economy.   Sorry this maybe belongs to the Lounge for the discussion.  Not sure.  If so, please move it in there.

Thoughts?
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My small business insurance is very oddly worded.  The front page of the policy says:
Business Description: "Computer Consultants and Trainers"
Then, in the Exclusions, under Professional Liablity: Applicable to Business Liability Coverage-Liability it says:
"Services provided as a practitioner in the fields of: ........., Computer Consultants, ......
It sounds like I'm being issued a policy for exactly what's been excluded.

The agent has not helped me to understand that this is somehow OK - and I rather doubt that it would be possible but then there often are clear explanations for things like this.
They basically said that it was good that the insurance company was willing to issue the policy and take my money.

In searching for a new policy, a new agent tells me that the standard  policies say the same thing.

Other than NOT having any insurance, what do you recommend?  Surely there are plenty of Experts here who have the same kind of issue.
Well, that is, I'm asking:
If you carry liability insurance, is there a company or policy you can recommend that avoids this language?
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Dumb question.  Do the companies have to register their domains based on their country code?  For example, if my business in Canada, do I have to register as company.ca ?  What prevents me to register as .com?
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Hows everyone's experience with Palo Alto Networks Premium support?  Do they pickup the phone 24/7?  How is it compare to Cisco SmartNet support?
We were on hold for critical issue with pan for 30 min elevator music.  By that time we figured things out and ended the call.  Doesn't look like quick enough.

Anyone experienced the same or better?
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Wondering what other folks using to manage multiple projects.  Software or app, etc.
I want to find a mechanism to manage multiple projects on the high level.  Then dig into the individual project tasks and so on.  
Anyone can share?
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Anyone knows the requirements for the racks clearance in the server room?  Or recommended clearance off the walls.

I read front should be 36" and rear 24"  Now, what about the sides of the racks?  Contractor is about to install one of my racks with its side flashed to the wall.  I believe it would be uncomfortable to mount equipment with one side right next to the wall.  Screw rails in, cable mgmt, power, etc.
What are the requirements or suggestions.  Thanks in advance.
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Hi Experts

This is a follow up on a question asked previously on this forum (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29073016/A-number-of-Services-stop-on-a-RDS-Server-2016.html)

We have a sick RDS 2016.
  • It has ~ 15 users. It is VM on a HyperV 2016.
  • It is a member of an AD.
  • The other VM server is the DC + File & Print
  • Users are using Office 365
  • Each user's Outlook can have between 1 and 5 mailboxes

I have spent several days (probably 40h+) trying to fix it to no avail.

I am considering building a new RDS and migrate all the profiles if I cannot otherwise fix the issues on the RDS.

Questions
  1. What would be the recommended way to build the 2nd server to minimise work of transferring profiles (Roaming profile, scripting, RDS farms,...?)
  2. Is there an Expert interested in assisting me with this


Alexandre
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Anytime familiar with electric power washers?   I want to switch to electric and not to lose much power.  
Any recommendations?
Thanks.
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hi,

I'd like to take a list of intervals defined by pairs of numbers, eg
3,5
2,4
9,12
10,11
15,17

and convert this into a consolidated list counting any overlapping intervals as one, so the above example would give:
2,5
9,12
15,17

See attached drawing that illustrates this.

I want to do this with array/matrix operations, if possible, so I can implement in google sheets without coding.

Thanks
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I noticed a lot of contractors mount electrical receptacles above the racks up in the cable tray.  About 8' high.  Is that a normal practice?
When you bring a heavy UPS on the bottom of the cabinet the cable doesn't reach that high for the 10Amp twist lock plug.  And not very comfortable to run thick UPS cables up 8' to the tray above the rack.  
Is this a new standard practice these days?
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So I walked into this newly built server room and see a water sprinklers hanging right on the top of the racks.

I never seen sprinklers in the server rooms before in my career.  Is it acceptable for the server rooms or absolutely no no?   Wonder other's opinions before I push back hard.  I understand this is not a data center but a server room for 100 users office floor.
Thanks in advance.
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hi,

Say you're shopping for some ingredients which come in standard pack sizes of either 100g, 250g or 500g, having prices $0.40, $0.75 and $1.00 respectively.

Depending on the exact quantity you need, you can choose to optimise your choice of pack purchases according to price or minimum wastage, or perhaps some combination of the two.

For example if you need 350g, you could buy 1 x 500g pack for $1.00, and waste 150g, or buy 1 x 250g + 1x100g at a cost of $1.15 and have no wastage.

Given the quantity you need, how could you optimise your pack selection mathematically? (a) for minimum cost, and (b) for minimum wastage?

ie some function(quantity needed) gives the pack sizes and quantities to buy, eg:
f_mincost(350) outputs 1 x 500g
f_minwaste(350) outputs 1 x 250g, 1 x 100g

Here is a spreadsheet with some more examples:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TMiCPLrCq4pI-SjYUz_AhBY8g_duXlIKfDvOAZo0EC8/edit#gid=531556003

Many thanks
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I have here what I think is a classical O.R. (operations research) problem. I'm looking to formulate it mathematically and look at the options available to solve it.

We have a list of say 100 recipes.

These recipes combined use 400 ingredients.

The quantity of ingredients required for all the recipes could be defined by a matrix dimension 100 x 400.

We can combine recipes into meal plans, so that the ingredients required for a meal plan is the total of the ingredients required for each recipe in the meal plan.

Each ingredient has an associated cost, that varies depending on the quantity bought.

Say the cost variations can be expressed with no more than 5 cost buckets per ingredient. Eg.

Bucket, Cost / kg
< 1kg, £4.00
1-5kg, £3.50
5-20kg, £3.00
20-100kg, £2.80
> 100kg, £2.50

The ingredient costs can be expressed in two matrices each of dimension 400 x 5:
a) One matrix 400 x 5 giving the buckets for each ingredient
b) Another matrix 400 x 5 giving the unit costs per ingredient and bucket number (1 to 5)

A given meal plan will have a given ingredient requirement, with associated total cost determined via the above matrices.

Suppose we constrain the number of meals in the meal plan to say 4 meals, and these 4 meals must be different recipes. For simplicity (!) we have no other constraints for now.

Our objective is to choose our meal plan (4 meals) such that the total cost is minimised.

Questions:
1. How do we formulate this problem?
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Hi all,
We have an Access VBA application that has grown over the last 10 years into 124k lines of code used by around 400 users. It talks to a main frame and an MS SQL Dbase and is effectively a reporting tool. We have a small young development team on site working with the code base. What I am looking for is a resource that can come in and assess the experience gap and then work with the team to implement a solution. I am thinking mentoring and onsite training/consultation rather than off the shelf training courses as they don't seem to provide any added value. Anyone have suggestions or organizations/people they have used to good effect in the UK?
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Building a server room for 75 to 100 users office.
Gen. Contractor designing the room with wall-mount patch panels.  I never seen/worked with these before.  Normally just on the rack so you can have access both sides.  
Any suggestions/input?  Thanks.
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Building a new server room.  What are the opinions to go with CAT6 vs CAT6A.
Heard A its more expensive than regular 6 and more difficult to use in the field due to the jacket thickness.

Please advice.
Thanks.
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I need to change all the users' logon name domain name
so instead of john@companyA.com change to john@companyB.com
In user's properties Account tab.

How can it be done please?
Thanks.
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Already have existing AD with windows server 2016 DC.
Trying to add 2nd domain controller and no luck. >> Encountered an error contacting domain ad.name.com
The server is not operational.>>>  >>An Active Directory domain controller for the domain 'ad.name.com' could not be contacted.
I can ping the DC by IP and by name no problem.  
Server is not Joined to the Domain yet.  

Any ideas?
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We have MS Volume Licenses.  When trying to activate this box it gives this error.  We do not have an 'activation server'.  This is all we have.  How to solve this issue?
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In a meeting some time back, a comment was thrown on the table that over 88% of companies in the US, with 100+ employees, are using social media.  We don't have any social media presences and are now considering it - we did started setting up just accounts for social media that was mention in that meeting (facebook, tweeter, linkedin, youtube, instagram, pinterest).

We understand this is a vast subject, and maybe complicated, but would greatly appreciated any EE that may have some experience in the topic, share their advice  in:

- what to consider prior.
- which social media get into first.
- how many should we set up in.
- doing this less monies possible (as a start).

Thank you in advance.
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Consulting

A consultant is a professional who provides professional or expert advice in a particular area such as security (electronic or physical), management, education, accountancy, law, human resources, marketing and public relations, finance, engineering, science or any of many other specialized fields.