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  1. Have you heard that EarthLink made dialup 80% faster? http://finance.yahoo.com/news/EarthLink-Accelerates-DialUp-prnews-69987006.html?x=0&.v=1 Or simply, EarthLink might direct your regular computer site search, to the intended websites 'mobile version'.
  2. zalternate

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    I killed the SideBar as one of the first things I did to Vista to Fix it to work better. My Windows 7 RC is on the new build machine now(off the old tester machine) and it's just so freaking awesome. Fast and no crashes.
  3. I'm still waiting for someone to go after that massive worldwide tracker named........... Google. :haha: They point at this and that and some of that, must be illegal somewhere.
  4. All I know is that we lost 8 years of future scientists. So now we are down to chucking stuff at the moon.
  5. For those that want to know how the legal system around the world happens. Since the whole Pirate Bay trial was a farce. And Judges are rubes and shills. And even in North America, you can be prosecuted at a trial without anyone telling you about the trial. So when you don't show up? You lose. It's not like the Judge is supposed to make sure you got the any court summons. Even though it is his responsibility to make sure you were fully notified of the trial against you and you acknowledged the summons. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20091008/1038336461.shtml
  6. I'd get the third one. That would be the one in three weeks with a standalone full install of Windows 7, without it being an upgrade disc from Vista.
  7. Also to note, is that trojans can capture your keystrokes(website, username, password) on your computer or take images(screen capture) of content on your monitor to see information on some sites. So take 15 minutes and Scan for bugs in your system. MalwareBytes. Anti-Malware. Free. http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10896905 Looks like some Phishermen will be spending a few weeks on ice. http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=220301571
  8. I'm building a new system. And the Box will have an odd configuration, due to me having two 10 month old IDE hard drives. So the DVD burner will be Sata, in order for me to use the one IDE slot on the MoBo. So in a few years as the drives get to old age, I'll change out the IDE's for Sata hard drives. But I will still have one spare Sata port, if I want a third hard drive.
  9. Well it's damn nice of them to WAIT for the Gateways,hubs, NOC's to get over full, BEFORE they upgrade the bandwidth.
  10. Oh, by the way. Gmail and Yahoo, etc., and something called AOL, email services Phished also. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/06/gmail_webmail_phish/
  11. AVG Sometime in October is going to have Free AVG version 9. It is supposedly less bloated. But AVG keeps hiding the free versions on it's site to make people think the free versions are gone. http://free.avg.com/ww-en/homepage version 8.5 at the time of this posting. I prefer two standalone products for anti-virus and firewall. With Windows 7 coming out, I will have Avast anti-virus and then Comodo Firewall. Since Zonealarm does not have a free version for Windows 7. But paid version 9.128(or something) is compatible with Windows 7. I wonder if AVG has an slow active web content scanner? That could be the slowdown. With Avast, I can toggle off the 7 different scanners.
  12. So the simplest of Phishing schemes is where that great new site you just joined, wants your email address and password, to be able to automatically send all your friends invites(in your name) to the new site. So would you give a stranger the keys to your car, so the stranger can show it to all your friends quicker than you can? Another is where you get an email, supposedly from Ebay or PayPal, saying your account has been violated and please click on the links below to enter your account name and password to be able to confirm if your account was indeed hijacked. The quirk in the email is that the recommended link that is supposedly 'Secure', is the link to the fake Ebay/PayPal site. And the 'standard' link is usually to the real Ebay/PayPal. http://www.crn.com/security/220301140;jsessionid=RFTTUVYP4K0GPQE1GHPSKH4ATMY32JVN
  13. Heres a PDF on the ViaSat1, but it is probably two years old. Especially since ViaSat in it, says they don't want to be a ISP. http://www.viasat.com/files/assets/web/ViaSat-1_FAQ_3_09_V3.pdf It's a bit of fluff, with no solid specifications. So heres the website of Europe's KA band(2010 launch of a ViaSat1) satellite Internet provider. http://www.tooway.com/tooway-news.html Various news stories, in PDF format with a small teaser of the PDF story. And if anyone wants to curse at the speeds being offered via KU and then the few newer KA spot beams in service already, go right ahead. And users can get rewarded for using the service overnight. If WildBlue gave an incentive to have a Free of FAP time during the overnight, then maybe they could relieve some congestion in the evening.
  14. There is this, but $300 bucks though. I think it records the voltage inline to your computer and then ethernet to your computer for the monitoring software, data logs. I don't know what else you could get for cheaper. This does not line condition or control voltages to the end machine. http://www.networktechinc.com/enviro-sensor-power.html AC Power Monitor with Relay Or the dual unit for $210. Prices are variable http://www.networktechinc.com/cgi-bin/keemux/enviromux-aclm-v.html
  15. My concern with this gaming system is the bandwidth that a user might be doing per day, compared to a user machine based game disc. I don't game but the specs of needing a 5Mbps connection for high def is interesting to how much data you are sending/receiving in the session. And is the LAG higher via this method too? http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/09/cloud-gaming-service-onlive-shines-at-mit-conference.ars
  16. You can get light bulbs that are 130Volt rated. Or Country bulbs is the other name. But first thing to do is stick an electric voltage meter in the plug outlet to see how much voltage is coming down the line. My current place is 120volts in. My last place was 126volts in. But I use backup power supplies(UPS) to condition my power to 120volts(automatic voltage regulation (AVR)). I have a nice 1700'volt amp' unit on my main computer now that gives me an hour of backup time to run the system with router and DSL modem and 22" monitor. And I am only sucking about 13% of constant power from it, during power failure/brown outs. If you see surges that kill stuff. That can be a slightly loose neutral wire in your power panel, to maybe a bad transformer or line that is not controlling it's residential service voltage properly. Our pole out front got serviced and they added a 'air to ground surge breaker', for the big transformer, which services about 15 homes. But I also have a surge protector in the power panel as well.
  17. Another way if you "changed the setting DCHP to enabled in the canopy page and Rebooted." , from a post here. http://www.testmy.net/forum/index.php?topic=26170.msg301862;topicseen#msg301862
  18. No pink lights on this case, but unless you want the eyes to twinkle that special shade of love. From http://www.techdigest.tv/2008/06/_when_i_was_at.html ,with a link to the Japanese language site to see how to build it.
  19. The ViaSat1 is going to be an interesting satellite in capacity. But if WildBlue ends up with two seperate FAP policies to go with the ViaSat1's possible special offers of being able to stream video's to your hearts content, then people on the older satellites are going to look to upgrade, or feel like they are on dialup, again. http://www.viasat.com/broadband-satellite-networks/viasat-1
  20. So if you have really slow speeds(especially in 'primetime') and can't get anywhere with WildBlue, send a note to the new owners. http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20091001/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_viasat_wild_blue
  21. I saw the OEM listed and other than the disclaimers of no support from Microsoft and they will only allow one system(motherboard) to be activated with it. So heck knows if they will allow to to put it in a replacement system(motherboard) from the original install. And since the person who installs the OEM OS is the official support, you get to yell at yourself when something goes for a shiat. "Weird Al" Yankovic - White & Nerdy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp6eswhgOKk
  22. Note that Telesat owns 20% of WildBlue. And I also call B.S. on the "750,000 subscribers" number ever since it was published. Especially since users are not evenly spaced out in the U.S.. And I think that user number maximum is based on speed packages of 512Kbps. So if someone gets the 1Mbps package, well thats one less user. Or 1.5Mbps, is two less users.
  23. There is a converter card that plugs into the back of the IDE drive to convert to sata. I am going to see how they work in about three weeks. Probably just use it on my second hard drive and use a new sata for the main drive. Since my IDE hard drives are new enough. This one is a better one, that is not an open card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232004&cm_re=ide_to_sata_converter-_-12-232-004-_-Product Or I could go the way of a Sata DVD drive and use the ide slot on the new MoBo for the IDE hard drives. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118033&cm_re=sata_dvd_drive-_-27-118-033-_-Product And technology rolls on. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  24. Tried to watch that video a couple of days ago. Ugggggg. Couldn't even make it to 20 seconds. I almost wiped my memory of the incident. I think I fast forwarded a touch too. And I even watched BattleField Earth on TV one night. I just couldn't stop watching. It was so bad. Well except for the magnificent bit about the two aliens wondering if humans can fly. So they grab one and hold him over the digital cliff and let go. So the result was, humans can't fly. My launch party is when I put the DVD in the drive and the new system launches the install routine. And I is going with the 64 bit.
  25. Some forums even put the posters IP's on their posts. But it's the script kiddies who like to play anyways. Then again I have a router firewall(ignores outside pings) and then I have a software firewall on each machine to control both directions of traffic. Occasionally when I get an email from my mum, I can check to see if the firewall is still working properly. I set the machine up and hardly need to service it. Only once or twice did my sisters kids screw things up. About 7 pieces of crapware from a quick Kazaa install/uninstall by one kid, and him 'adjusting' settings in the firewall for WOW. But when I could just go to the leftover Kazza folder for the evidence of the kids wrecking things. When I was on dialup, I'd occasionally log into a IP that was just used for filesharing by someone. So I'd get about 30 or 40 incoming hits before traffic dies off. I always find it a pain when I get an IP that is constantly being hit with nuisance traffic. ------------------------------- So did you use the Linux IP for the XP OS to get the better speeds?
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