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  1. Yeah I remember one of the first tips I had mentioned when I came here was making sure you were manually matched in speed. I had some serious problems when I was setting up a cluster, where one node kept falling off. Luckily I had a managed switch that had event logs that gave me a rough idea of where to look to solve my problem. Switching to 100 full fixed everything. But still, the article does talk about crappy drivers causing slow downs. Perhaps this is why you may see a massive increase using Linux over windows...or vice versa (in some instances).
  2. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1777452,00.asp Pertains to poorly written NIC drivers that slow everything down alot... There's also some info about a new 10GB adapter
  3. I think the logo rocks but the "S" (from test) seems like it should be a little higher because it looks cut off. that's my .02
  4. this actually is doable. We used to do this alot with Dells and machine upgrades, using disk copy over to the new machine--boot it up, lots of pop-up baloons asking for drivers, give it the drivers and you're done. I don't do this anymore, fresh install all the way. As much as I hate installing new machines, I don't see where you'd want to take a brand spanking new box and try half-assing the OS install by swapping the disk. that's just me though
  5. Nice...Davey is on deck. Welcome Aboard bro.
  6. I actually gave linux a fair shot about 2 months ago...well, maybe it has progressed enough in the past 7 years to deserve a fair shot finally. I tried a bunch of different distros "SUSE" (which I think is what Novell owns now) was not one that I tried. Mandrake, Ubuntu, FreeBSD (unix actually), OpenBSD, Slackware, Debian--and probably more than I can't remember, but I ended up settling on Fedora Core 2. When FC3 came out I tried that---and it disappointed me, so I'm back with FC2. I got Xorg 6.8 loaded which does drop shadows and transparent windows. The NVIDIA video driver works with FC2 (but not FC3...hahahaha Linux is laughable at times)--And I'm running the Enlightenment Desktop Manager 16 on top of everything and IT ROCKS. It's pretty damn cool. There are many quirks with Linux still, you know if all of the developers of all the different distros got together and got their heads out of their asses, Linux could be a real power house. Instead you've got who knows how many different distros with little differences between them...but they are all built off of the same core kernel? It's screwed up because, you'd think (transitioning from MS world to Linux) that if you had Core 2 and upgraded to Core 3 that Core 3 would support the drivers you had in Core 2...not the case. Then if you skip over to another distro those same drivers don't work at all. I guess it's all about what works for you and what makes you happy. The fact that I can do just about everything I do on my MS machine on my Linux machine is pretty cool to me.
  7. any quality music store will let you try an instrument before you buy it. In fact I would say, if you're ever in a position to purchase an instrument and they WON'T let you try it, it's probably not a very reputable business and/or it's not an instrument that you want to buy. I used to play Cello too, before that; violin, but I never learned to read music for a guitar, I just used tablature---and started playing by ear, which I'm definitely a proponent of. I don't think that notes on paper really conveys what is being played as well as if you listened and messed around and figured it out yourself...that puts you INTO the music rather than just reading it. Anyhow, if it makes you feel any better I think you're making a good decision by passing on this guitar--like I mentioned before, check pawn shops, classifieds etc. Some music shops even have used guitars on consignment. And Home Shopping Network does have some decent deals, don't get me wrong...but when you're buying something like a guitar, you're best off buying from a music store. check this place out: http://www.daddys.com/ http://www.daddys.com/php/usedgear_browse.php?bcategory=26
  8. I disagree with ecliptic. I haven't played seriously in years but I started playing when I was about 7..my father taught me much. Acoustics are PERFECT for a beginner, because the strings are much heavier than that of an electric guitar, the frets are more pronounced and the action is set higher. Action is the distance the strings sit off of the frets... what does this all mean? It is VERY difficult to fret chords and builds tremendous hand and finger strength. Keep this in mind because in the end it will pay off, but for a beginner it's going to be discouraging. Now as far as the actual guitar you have pictured...I'd be a little weary of something like that...the reason is, I've never heard of Estaban and something I have noticed with El' Cheapo guitars is the keys are really loose and have a tendency of slipping...what this means is the damn thing will never stay in tune and it will piss you off to no end. I think that you would be best off...if you were serious about learning guitar, investing in a good well known name in guitars. Gibson and their Cheap version Epiphone, Yamaha, Martin, Guild, Takamine, etc. Although these can get real pricey real quick. It might be worthwhile buying an instrument off of Ebay...used. Some of the greatest sounding instruments were built by the masters hundreds of years ago.. -Also, if you scour ebay and the classifieds of your newspaper...even some local music and pawn shops, you are bound to find something that a STARVING MUSICIAN had to get rid of to pay the bills...happens all of the time. I hope this helps you.
  9. Luckily the mods don't have the power to ban other mods, only the Admin has that mojo...otherwise I'm sure those rat bastards would have been done with me several days ago... So it was a definite resignation...I'm just waiting for Abit Marketing to make my dream a reality. He may not flip the switch...and hope I cool off...
  10. not you JSCUSTOM...Ricky and his gang...even though I think you did get your ass kicked alot in high school. j/k.
  11. absolute power corrupts absolutely. At least on my way out I did my best to let the members know that most of the mods are not working in their favor. It's nigh impossible to be the only person who sees through all of the bullshit and be taken seriously at the same time. It didn't take long for those assholes to spin doctor the entire situation and act like I was out of control...they went back and deleted the threads that showed perfectly well and clear what they were trying to do... It pisses me off more than I'd like to admit, but what can you do? Grin and bear it I guess. I'm pretty confident Testmy won't end up like that place...but the conversation needs to pick up a little here.
  12. Well maybe they tweaked something, I could have SWORN that Firefox was running slower...much slower and there was a thread here about it. I tested it myself many times and it ran slow. I even setup a linux box and tested it and it ran slow. I've got 1.0 on my linux machine now and it's BLAZING....I don't know...
  13. I just turned in my mod card over at Abit-Forums. Been a member there for 2 years or better. The fuggin mods there are out of control. Starting shit with people and then when members call them on it, they target those members to be banned. Then a few of the dumbass mods want to change shit with the forum for their own SECRET reasons and they don't even want to give the members a chance to put their opinions in. I got sick of it and resigned. Over Zealous assholes who used to get their asses kicked on a daily basis in high school who are mods...whose only sense of power comes from being a mod on an internet forum. hahahaha. Anyhow, it's nicer here in that respect--I really salute the C man for asking for user input and actually APPLYING THE IDEAS. Unlike those assholes who just want to remove features and not even explain why or give anyone a chance to put a word in. {rant=off}
  14. I think I may have mentioned this before.... I'm going to attach a HOSTS file that has a BUNCH OF SHIT in it directed to, it will kill an assload of advertisements and BREAK alot of spy/adware if you ever get it on your computer by accident. All you have to do is download this file and either replace your current c:windowssystem32driversetchosts with this file, or if you think I'm a l337 h4x0r---take a look at the file, copy the contents and paste into your hosts file. If you guys keep adding to this-post back and we'll make the list even more complete.
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