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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.
  15. You know, this is funny because some guy over at abit forums was talking all sorts of crap about IE. I directed him to the thread here where Firefox scores sucked... Heck, I tested Firefox myself against IE and had HORRIBLE results. Soooo, today I was setting up a new computer for a client and we got to talking about Firefox. I told her that it was decent, except that the download speeds STUNK compared to IE. Regardless, I had installed it on her new computer because she liked it. I brought up www.testmy.net and showed her the IE scores. Then I launched Firefox and made myself look like a complete jack-hole....At this particular time, Firefox 1.0 ran more than twice as fast as IE did...and the score was higher than any speed I have pulled off on my computer!!!!! Nice to shoot yourself in the foot like that.
  16. I look at my fair share. Getting married was the worst thing I could do for my sex life. anyhow, the difference is that when the ActiveX popup that says "Do you wish to download and install XXX Triple Anal Action Viewer Codec? " I always say "NO". I still get the occasional spyware...mainly because my wife says "YES" to the activeX popups she gets. LMFAO! btw...interesting how the D.I. gets the recruits to hurt themselves. He leaned over and choked himself on the D.I.'s hand...the D.I. didn't reach out and choke him. That's how it works. Just like now they can't insult you directly. They can't say "Are you retarded boy?" or "You're a retard boy". instead, they say "You're ABOUT retarded." so by making you less than retarded...not quite impaired but almost..they get away with using verbal abuse...which is against the rules. I do think they should reinstitute the beatings. The beatings make for harder Marines.
  17. spyware doesn't load itself on, you let it on...so choke yourself.
  18. well just for shits and giggles, if you're running roaming profiles...have him log into the computer next to it (if you haven't already--I can't remember and I'm too lazy to read this thread again). If it works, then it's obviously computer specific, might try blowing away the locally stored stuff on his computer c:documents and settings%username%
  19. I'm not familiar with Bit-torrent...yeah I must be a nazi of some sort...been playing with other crap these days. Anyhow, I don't see why you would need to setup port forwarding for downloading on any type of application. By default, most routers allow a session to be built in a table so that solicited traffic can traverse the device. Port forwarding comes into play with unsolicited traffic...i.e. a webserver. Where people on the outside of the router, contact your computer without you asking them to. Whereas everyday communications: your computer....requests www.google.com--->router makes a note: "The computer is asking for google.---->google receives request---->sends reply---->router...ok, this is from google, it was requested, it comes through---->your computer.
  20. The boss just approved some new toys. http://www.massmultiples.com/products/c3p17.htm In addition to the blackbox Cat6 patch panel and cabling I'll be installing sometime this month. Next year I'm shooting for new gigabit switches. The only thing that kind of bums me out about most cisco offerings is they only have a single power supply. The switches I'm currently running are HP Procurves, the switch engine is seperate from the blades and there are dual power supplies. I guess the only bad thing is if the switch engine ever takes a shit, but I can drop blades and everything will still be kosher, I can drop a power supply and still be cool.
  21. Pre-face Below is the dialog between my manager and a member of the networking department. The networking department was changing some addresses in the VPN pool which required me to update our internal firewall rules that we use to regulate INTERNAL traffic to the financial servers. One member of our team works remotely, and I asked the networking department if their VPN server could assign him a static IP address when he connects. The reason behind this is, currently when he connects he receives a different IP address each day. The internal firewall rules are based on IP addresses, therefore I must grant the entire pool of IP addresses access to all of the servers...which is not a good thing. If he had a static IP address, I could give him all the access he needs on the IP address and limit the other addresses in the pool. Here was the response from the network guy: I was outraged. Of course the internal firewall supports VPN capability, but what is required to set it up, is costly in both time and money. We would need to setup a method of authentication into VPN (username/password) which must reside on a seperate server. Furthermore, we'd have to route a crapload of traffic back out to our intranet...Whereas now, the VPn is on the perimeter of the network, users gain access to internal resources...the internal firewall allows/blocks additional accesses based on which VPN group you are in. Basically, "Network Guy" didn't want to check the checkbox next to the MIS Team member's name to give him a static IP address. Instead he'd rather have unstable setup a TACSAS or RADIUS server, plug users in, Setup NAT on the firewall as well as all of the routing tables. I turned to my manager. Here is his response: Network Guy's response:
  22. First off, what are you trying to share? Depending on what it is (size-wise) will have an impact on the strategy that I suggest for you and your friend. Next to everyone who got their hopes up... Let me tell you a quick little story. Over on Abit Forums, a girl showed up. She had a girl-like name and to cut to the chase, she was indeed a girl (unlike Foxy here who masquarades for whatever reason)--- It was interesting to watch because whenever she posted, all of the members were HOT TO TROT to help her. I mean, they were tripping over each other trying to help this girl. As if -This was going to get them laid -She was hot Now..in all my years on the internet, I have RARELY encountered hot chicks. Back when I was like 14-15, I used to talk to girls on ICQ and crap all the time...only to be disappointed when they sent their picture. Then if you've talked to them for like a month, you kind of feel bad and tell them that they look good even when they don't...at least I did, because I'm not a heartless son of a bitch like some people would be. Anyhow, after this happened many times, I always found that I regretted seeing what these broads looked like. It was nice to BS with them and picture them like they were Carmen Elektra or something. Back to the Abit Story All the guys on the forum were being super nice to this girl. Flirting with her and crap and they finally prompted her to post a picture. I knew that it was a bad idea, but apparently she didn't. This girl posted her picture and..I've got to say that she has to be in the top 1 percentile of ugly-bitches in the world. She shattered alot of dreams that day. I sat back and laughed at all of the jackasses who were being overly nice to this girl--and watched how fast they turned on her once they learned she was a slob. I'd be interested in seeing a study on this type of stuff. It's like as soon as a male see's what he percieves as a female online---but without any picture of her---he immediately has images of hot, nerdy chicks who are ready to get it on.
  23. There's actually a little thing that I've read about that sounds kind of interesting. It's a piece of software called "FreeSco", it's supposed to function like a Cisco router...the only drawback is, it's Linux of course...which I'm not knocking, but there is a big difference between Cisco IOS and Linux (of any brand)--Cisco IOS is specifically built for a particular task, when Linux is kind of "cobbed" together to make it do whatever people want. Anyways, the reason I mention it here is because...from what I understand, you can use a really old 486 or something, don't even need a hard disk just a floppy---and setup the machine as a print server with the printer connected directly to the old 486 via LPT. Of course, if you're asking this question because you are in a business environment, that might not be that much use to you. But if it's on your home network, it might be a viable option rather than investing in a $200 jetdirect print server or using that crummy A/B switch.
  24. ...umm yeah...wtf is file sharing for $100 Alex.
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