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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
  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 ou
  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
  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.
  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
  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 myse
  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 d
  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.c
  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 everythi
  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 addresse
  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
  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 di
  24. ...umm yeah...wtf is file sharing for $100 Alex.
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