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  1. Using Kbps / kbps is misleading, as we're *actually* referring to KiBps. (One KiB = one kibibyte, which is 1024 bytes, one KB = one kilobyte, which is 1000 bytes.) The definitions of the prefixes are pretty lame, but the SI version is the following: Multiplier Abbr Prefix (Example) 1 NONE (bytes) 1000 k kilo (kilobytes) 1000^2 M mega (megabytes) 1000^3 G giga (gigabytes) 1000^4 T tera (terabytes) 1000^5 P peta (petabytes) 1000^6 E exa (exabytes) 1000^7 Z zetta (zettabytes) 1000^8 Y yotta (yottabytes) On the other hand, the version we typically refer to are the IEC ones, with JEDEC (SI) prefixes. Multiplier Abbr Prefix (Example) 1 NONE (bytes) 1024 Ki kibi (kibibytes) 1024^2 Mi mebi (mebibytes) 1024^3 Gi gibi (gibibytes) 1024^4 Ti tebi (tebibytes) 1024^5 Pi pebi (pebibytes) 1024^6 Ei exbi (exbibytes) 1024^7 Zi zebi (zebibytes) 1024^8 Yi yobi (yobibytes) The error between them can be calculated as 0.9765625^N, which can be multiplied by 100 for the percent, where N is the exponential power (kB/KiB is N = 1, MB/MiB is N = 2, etc.). (I.e. 1kB is actually 97.65625% the size of 1KiB, 1MB is 95.367432% of 1MiB, etc.) When doing these speed tests, I assume CA3LE measures the result as bytes per second divided to the smallest whole measurement, if he's dividing by 1000 then the SI/JEDEC prefix is appropriate, if it's 1024 then the IEC is most accurate, but in today's society the majority of end-users don't actually know the difference. If you want the actual IEC definitions, IEC 60027-2 (parts of which are succeeded by ISO/IEC 80000) has the exact specifications. You can find some information on these prefixes in NIST and Wikipedia, which both reference the IEC 60027-2 standard: Definitions of the SI units: The binary prefixes - NIST Binary prefix - Wikipedia IEC 60027 - Wikipedia When converting to bits, simply multiply whatever number by 8. The byte/bit distinction is made by a capital 'B' for 'bytes', and a small 'b' for 'bits', though as the OP pointed out the small 'b' for 'bits' is generally frowned upon in the lab view, I suggest that most of our users won't really be worried about that particular distinction, but it is still a technical inaccuracy. (So 1KiB = 8Kibit = 8.192kbit = 1.024kB = 1024B.) Thus, when writing speeds they *should* be kbit/s if the measurement is actual bits. If it's bytes, then kB/s or KiB/s depending on the division factor. If anyone wants I can demonstrate several conversion proofs that go into great detail (from the old university Calc 1-3 days) to describe exactly what happens and how, but I feel that's a bit overkill. Thanks, EBrown
  2. Images of the install attached on this post. It was a piece of cake. Thanks, EBrown
  3. Upgrade done. All good. Thanks, EBrown
  4. Sweet, ordered and on it's way. Thanks, EBrown
  5. So I'm currently adding RAM to this bad boy (32G). Ordering the Corsair pack from Newegg: CA3LE, mudmanc4, anything I should be aware of (gotchas)? Thanks, EBrown
  6. It's funny because the router we use here has a "Self-healing" feature which causes it to reboot at a specific time on specific days, on it's own. Edit: just read and saw this: Right, all of them. Thanks, EBrown
  7. Very nice, cool stuff to see. I like my iMac, personally. Thanks, EBrown
  8. I need to get a pfSense router setup here, so that I can replace this damn piece of garbage router that my dad bought. This thing is literally the worst router ever. If it loses (or thinks it lost) internet connection, it will redirect all HTTP requests to the router configuration page. Please tell me pfSense doesn't do that. Thanks, EBrown
  9. So what exactly is the issue? If you're using the entire third byte as your subnet block, your new mask would be, or /24. Which means the first subnet is, then,, etc. They're probably asking you to use the entire third block so that it makes an easy beginner question. Otherwise you would be able to get away with a (/29) instead. Which would give you exactly 5 host addresses, 1 gateway address, 1 network address, and 1 broadcast address. The problem with this is that it's not as easy of a beginner question. (Your first subnet is to, then to, etc.) Thanks, EBrown
  10. Atom seems to be working out really well, I'm currently trying to get the hang of all the shortcuts and such and how to use it properly, but it's really handy. The UI for it is extremely clean as well, it feels like a proper OS X editor. Thanks, EBrown
  11. Yeah, it's working out pretty nicely so far. I need to get a good development IDE (for non OS X/iOS stuff) that doesn't suck horridly. I'm currently playing with Atom ( which seems to be working pretty nicely. Thanks, EBrown
  12. The 1TB Fusion Drive. Thanks, EBrown
  13. Nice and clean. Thanks, EBrown
  14. With as involved as Canonical was for this whole issue, I would be willing to bet that it will be a fairly high quality implementation. Microsoft and Canonical are actually adding an entire Linux sub kernel into Windows. This is a really big achievement, and should go a long way to increasing cross-platformability (especially for someone like me). I'm actually really excited to see how everything comes together and integrates, it should be a really cool project. Thanks, EBrown
  15. I like it a lot, so far. It's doing everything I want it to (and more) with ease. Yeah, and I really don't mind this keyboard at all. It is really easy to type on. Thanks, EBrown