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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in iRacing, New Broadcasters LSRTV, More coverage   
    Ya I seen the way did not do a very good job of showing my car or the Logos on it, Though I guess I can expect that as I have missed some of the cup races , the truck though I have not missed any.
    I'm sorry I thought I posted my car is the #333
    I'm also the #333 in truck.
    It is kinda Ironic how I had to give up positions as to not wreck the #40 car 5-6 different times for his driving tactics then he ends up winning and I  get 7th.
    Thing is that kind of stuff is what i'll remember next time and maybe won't be so giving, It just takes a Minor bump at Corner entrance to cause the car in front to push wide allowing to to easily pass underneath without wrecking them.
     
    Ill work on getting some better pics, Just realized I usually save the replays and upload to you tube but rarely get a 360° set of pictures of car or truck sitting still.


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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in iRacing, New Broadcasters LSRTV, More coverage   
    So some know I run 2 cars in a League and have TMN Logos on them as what a better place to spread the word then some place where your internet speed and latency is equal if not more important to success.
    Our league Broadcasted our races last year on a smaller company which this year purchased the rites and merged with two huge broadcasting companies so now on Mondays and Thursdays were on on LSRTV which is livesimracing.com.
     
    I do not get anything from this but  a cool truck and cup looking car and just thought I would remind everyone in case anyone is interested in watching Sim racing some time.
    I will update this post prior to the Monday race and Thursday race at Milwaukie Speedway with the links
     
    One last sort a off topic question?? I see I started using TMN back in 2009 ( I thought it was earlier could be wrong) When did TMN officially start anyway  For some reason I was thinking 2001-2003 possibly no idea where I came up with that year just was in my head.
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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in Internet Speed drop since Stay at home ordered?   
    But still... you're getting 50% of that.  Over the years I've stated in general that you should get at least 80% before complaining.  Which is 20/2.4 Mbps... right about where your speed was before.
    Interesting how much I have forgotten over the years I remember this you said oMG back when I started using Testmy.net.
    SO even when I was at my best connections (pre Pandemic) I was just hovering around the 78-80% range.
     
    What IRKS me most is the blatant way Xfinity, and im sure others to push their speed tests and recommend you test to the closest server to your location (Then try to blame  the suns position, the Ethernet cable, my Gaming desktop with mega RAM, best NIC must be the problem I was so mad on time I asked the tech if next he was going to say since my cat was orangish colored that was the problem)as network traffic over distance will degrade or (Turn SLUG-ISH) When we all know every thing we search for download, stream, etc.  is always located as close to your location as possible correct?
    I mean I must of been insane thinking I needed good speed and low latency to the servers in Boston since they are far from me
     
    I am being super sarcastic BTW to those who may not realize this
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    spudler_t reacted to CA3LE in Who testmy.net is   
    I'll work on a page that cites examples for you.  They're here, just not compiled nicely for you.
     
    I just go off of what many people tell me.  There are hundreds of stories (just that I've heard) of people who test perfectly fine using other speed tests and testmy.net reports the correct... much lower number.  They email me, often by starting out BLAMING testmy.net.  I tell them to trust the results and they usually email me back later, "testmy.net was right."  I get blamed whenever someone is slow. The other speed tests misrepresent the numbers so people think I'M the one who's wrong because I'm the outlier.  Just because the majority comes to the same answer doesn't mean they do it right.  --- testmy.net is often an outlier because it's a real test.  And instead of focusing on what they're not doing right... how about we all just use TestMy.net and call it a day?!?!  ?
     
    I just posted one from the other day to a topic with some other examples I've shared in the past.
     
     
    There are some in other topics in the FAQ / Ask TMN forum
     
    When you're having issues and REALLY need testmy.net... that's when it works best and shows how it's truly proprietary.  Why anyone uses anything other than TMN with evidence that the others fail when needed the most... makes no sense.  Fact is, people just don't know.
     
     
    I try not to be all in your face with the ads.  Large portions of the site are purposely ad free (like the forum) and I'm also showing no ads to mobile users. 
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    spudler_t got a reaction from tdawnaz in Someone tell me about the little black box that replaces my tower...   
    I think those are Nodes? I may have name wrong we had those at the fab shop i worked.
    I think the server is the main system and those are just like access points instead of running multiple computers and connecting via LAN
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    spudler_t got a reaction from tdawnaz in Someone tell me about the little black box that replaces my tower...   
    oh ya tour right I remember that now it was just like you said , it was much smaller more like my Creative  X-fi 5.0 Pro usb sound card  about the size of 1-1/2 credit cards  and 1/2 thick had the Monitor out, keyboard and mouse connection, this here is much larger, 
    Sorry to have be incorrect about your setup.
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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in ping plotter program ??   
    Ok thanks,  
    It is nice to have someone like you to help with stuff like this 
    Thank you  so much  for all you do with the site and the amount of great information you share  
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    spudler_t reacted to CA3LE in Finally Got some great iRacing coverage   
    Awesome!  Thank you for sharing.
     
    Sweet, you swooped in to take 4th place.
     
    I like the part after the race is over where you smash into the winner... coming from the wrong direction.  
     

     
     
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    spudler_t got a reaction from Sean in Finally Got some great iRacing coverage   
    So last nights race at ISM in my league was awesome, got some great coverage and mentioning of the Testmy.net site.
    No I am not officially sponsored by the site, but due to the great tools and time I have been a a member of Testmy.net and watched the site expand I could think of no better way to say  thanks not to mention a better tool for those who run the Simulation as it needs great internet reliability and there is none better to use to ensure you are in top shape.
    I added a link stating  from where race starts, I hope you guys enjoy this and thank  you for all the help you have provided to allow me to keep Xfinity honest and tools to know my internet is up to snuff.
    iRacing ISM race in the Testmy.net Tundra
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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in Finally Got some great iRacing coverage   
    So last nights race at ISM in my league was awesome, got some great coverage and mentioning of the Testmy.net site.
    No I am not officially sponsored by the site, but due to the great tools and time I have been a a member of Testmy.net and watched the site expand I could think of no better way to say  thanks not to mention a better tool for those who run the Simulation as it needs great internet reliability and there is none better to use to ensure you are in top shape.
    I added a link stating  from where race starts, I hope you guys enjoy this and thank  you for all the help you have provided to allow me to keep Xfinity honest and tools to know my internet is up to snuff.
    iRacing ISM race in the Testmy.net Tundra
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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in My Average Tool   
    LMAO  OMG read the title and  Average Tool,   anyway  speed testing tool right??
    Holy cow I cannot stop Laughing that was too funny, so wish yall could share in my ridiculous sense of humor. 
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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in iRacing (Testmy.net) vehicles   
    OK so I was able to get a few  well 3 cars
    My Xfinity, Cup and the Dirt Street Stock
     
    Plus I have 2 people I run with now using your site to check their internet as any ping much over 133 causes problems ( cars will blink in and out of reality and it can cause huge wrecks etc.)
     
    Oh also the guy who streams our monday and thursday races  
    VRN (Virtual Racing Network)  uses your site to keep his connection in tip top shape 







     
    I will have videos and more screenshots soon
    my teammate is encoding 6 videos for me.
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    spudler_t got a reaction from mudmanc4 in iRacing (Testmy.net) vehicles   
    OK so I was able to get a few  well 3 cars
    My Xfinity, Cup and the Dirt Street Stock
     
    Plus I have 2 people I run with now using your site to check their internet as any ping much over 133 causes problems ( cars will blink in and out of reality and it can cause huge wrecks etc.)
     
    Oh also the guy who streams our monday and thursday races  
    VRN (Virtual Racing Network)  uses your site to keep his connection in tip top shape 







     
    I will have videos and more screenshots soon
    my teammate is encoding 6 videos for me.
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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in iRacing (Testmy.net) vehicles   
    well I now (thanks to my teammate BJ Sheldon) Have the almost complete Testmy.net Line up,
    I have the CW (Gander Outdoor) Toyota
    Xfinity Toyota
    Monster energy Toyota
    Dirt Street Stock
    SK Modified
    Whelan Modified
    K&N Series (Impala I think)
    410,360,305 Winged Sprint Cars
    Lucas Oil Pro 4 and Pro 2 trucks
    Unfortunately I have a ton of replays saved but my computer will not create a decent youtube (or any video) I can share that
    does not pause and skip etc.
    WHat I ca do for now is get screen shots of each and once I can afford a better computer or figure out issues then get videos.
    Though I am doing the NW League series which is brodcasted to youtube (Xfinity mondays and CW Trucks on Thursdays)
    I'll add some links soon.
     
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    spudler_t reacted to mudmanc4 in cleaning a pc with air compressor   
    Honestly now, I've used ~100+ PSI through a 1/4" nozzle for cleaning out the funk, for years. Could that pressure find ill soldered components, absolutely. Have I encountered this, no.
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    spudler_t reacted to Sean in cleaning a pc with air compressor   
    As ridiculous as it sounds, most computer components such as the motherboard, PSU and certain expansion cards can survive a full dishwasher cycle.  Obviously that's not how I recommend cleaning a PC.
     
    The following 8-year old video is an example.  The internals were covered in cigarette smoke residue, so he decided to dismantle the components and put them through the dish washer, with the exception of the case, battery and the hard disk. 
     
     
    I also enjoy watching videos on old hardware such as restoration videos.  I have come ones where such hobbyists put components through a dishwasher cycle to clean extensive debris build-up from being left for 10+ years in storage such as a dusty shed.
     
    As long as no moisture remains when the PC is powered up, it should be fine.  I generally clean my PC with an air duster, which is basically an aerosol can filled with propellant gas.  Here in Ireland, humidity is usually on the high side, e.g. I run a dehumidifier to keep the indoor level below 60%.
     
    The only component I may wash is the keyboard.  I have a Corsair Cherry Red Mechanical keyboard that I accidentally knocked a glass of cider on.  I immediately unplugged it, tried wiping off what I could and let it dry.  Once dry, many of the letters were sticking.  When I started removing the keys to try cleaning below, I realised the mechanical switches were jamming.
     
    With what appeared to be a ruined keyboard that I only purchased a few months before the incident, I figured I'll try giving it a bath as we don't have a dishwasher.  I partially filled a wide container with water from our dehumidifier (since it's effectively distilled), soaked the keyboard and pushed each key multiples times to force water through the switches.  I left it to dry for about a week.  It's fully functional again, all keys work and no sticking or other issue since. 
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    spudler_t reacted to C0RR0SIVE in cleaning a pc with air compressor   
    For the past 15 years I have always used an air compressor...  60 gallons @ 175PSI set to 80 on the hose, never once has static been an issue.  I also don't bother with a dryer on the line, and yeah, I see moisture come out on short bursts, never once has it been an issue for me though I don't have droplets of water come out either. You are more liable to see static issues on plastic hose attachments with a vacuum cleaner and the attachment being that close to the machine for it to suck any decent amounts of dust away.  Chances of static jumping from the air in a compressor hose to your machine when you have the air tool ~24 inches away is pretty much non-existent.

    What is bad is having the pressure too high when you are too close to the machine with the tool, and when you let the fans spin freely.  Gonna blow SMD's off or cook a bearing real fast.
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    spudler_t reacted to CA3LE in CA3LE your advice worked :)   
    Right on - looks awesome! 
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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in CA3LE your advice worked :)   
    I recently ran the A Class Race ( Monster Energy Cup Cars) and the B class ( Xfinity Series Cars) and saved the replays but have not had chance to convert them to .MP4 but will post link as soon as I get them converted and uploaded.
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    spudler_t got a reaction from Sean in CA3LE your advice worked :)   
    So here is a short few laps I ran at Chicagoland with most updated graphics.
    BJ Sheldon ( My Teammate) did the amazing graphics for me and did a great job.
    BTW my speed is better using WIFI ( ASUS  USB AC68 Adapter 1.3 Gbps ) then using the onboard Realtek Lan 1.0 Gbps wired into Gateway.
    Plus so sad seen using the (Xfinity Test) they say I get 998 Mbps/45Mbps but I know that is a farce plus watching speeds jump all over the place.
    I sure am thankful you have a site we can get realistic speed results , I doubt I ever use any servers in portland where you know I use iRacing ( Boston MA) servers almost daily and is nice to get realistic results from that distance .
    Here is link to my short youtube clip of truck, will get some more soon with entire races just wanted to get you something as it has been awhile 
     
     
    I Have the Testmy.net on my B class Xfinity  Toyota  and my A class Monster Energy Toyota also will get those posted soon . If Dodge ever comes back to Nascar I will then be running MOPAR Vehicles  
     
    If you think I need to change anything let me know 
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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in CA3LE your advice worked :)   
    So here is a short few laps I ran at Chicagoland with most updated graphics.
    BJ Sheldon ( My Teammate) did the amazing graphics for me and did a great job.
    BTW my speed is better using WIFI ( ASUS  USB AC68 Adapter 1.3 Gbps ) then using the onboard Realtek Lan 1.0 Gbps wired into Gateway.
    Plus so sad seen using the (Xfinity Test) they say I get 998 Mbps/45Mbps but I know that is a farce plus watching speeds jump all over the place.
    I sure am thankful you have a site we can get realistic speed results , I doubt I ever use any servers in portland where you know I use iRacing ( Boston MA) servers almost daily and is nice to get realistic results from that distance .
    Here is link to my short youtube clip of truck, will get some more soon with entire races just wanted to get you something as it has been awhile 
     
     
    I Have the Testmy.net on my B class Xfinity  Toyota  and my A class Monster Energy Toyota also will get those posted soon . If Dodge ever comes back to Nascar I will then be running MOPAR Vehicles  
     
    If you think I need to change anything let me know 
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    spudler_t got a reaction from CA3LE in CA3LE your advice worked :)   
    Wow did not know that, I tried using the capture supplied by iRacing but  are GPU dependent while I Found OBS will use CPU to encode it so it seems to work better.
    Ill get some for you today and post them to Youtube and send links.
     
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    spudler_t got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Closest back to back / Most consistent speed   
    Ooops did not do something correct no Speed test came up in last post

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    spudler_t got a reaction from Birdlegs in Question about speeds   
    Just a FYI, I have done this same thing more times then Anyone ever should have to ( tell the ISP their "Speedtest Site" Sucks @#$.
    I have argued with technicians until I was about 1 straw away from a homicide case with me as the only person of interest, I get the same thing each time that this site (Testmy.net) is incorrect and their site is correct, Finally I figured the way to shut them down at the first letter of their sentence of BS and Lies.
    Thanks to Testmy.net I have a immense amount of test history data.
    I can pull data from quite awhile back ( sorry I do not know exactly how long) and I can then say I don't give a rats @#$ what they recommend or think is the accurate test site I can show I was getting this speed at this date and This speed at this date and then for no reason I had this issue say when my modem went south and was allowing me (back at date of story) 20 Mbps Down and like 700Kbps up when it should of been 5 Mbps up. 
    Which in reality really messes with your down as you cannot reply as fast as you shoudl so everything is delayed longer.
    I personally hate dealing with any Tech from any ISP as they have tried to blame anything and everything for the issue other then their own system or hardware.
    I have been told maybe my computer is outdated back in 2011 when I just purchased the ROG ASUS G73-SW it was the Top of teh top at that time.
    They have blamed my internal house coaxial ( Big mistake before looking into my account) I had the Extra fee in case of issues that they would replace wiring free so I made them replace every last inch and every splitter etc.
    If I remember correctly ( which lately is really a stretch remembering who I am and why I am here) 
    If you can achieve 90% of the paid for speed I believe they consider that awesome, Maybe it has changed since speeds have went up so much last few years but I think personally 95% or greater should be what we are entitled to.
    I mean if I purchased a race motor and it was stated to produce say 1000HP and 750 Ft/Lb torque and when I did a dyno on it I was only getting 900 HP and 675 Ft/Lb of torque I woudl be highly Upset.
    Anyway just thought I woudl share my 2 cents or as long as this was I guess 11 cents worth
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    spudler_t reacted to CA3LE in Comcast upload not showing up to the party   
    https://testmy.net/stats/?&t=u&d=01132016&x=5&y=u&l=25&q=CA3LE

    Started yesterday, upload is almost nonexistent.  Download is affected too but not as pronounced.  Called Comcast and the automated phone system said that there are issues in my area and techs are working on it.  I'll be testing to see how long it's like this and then call Comcast for a credit for those days.  I appreciate that's it's still online but that degraded upload speed is affecting my daily use.
     
    No question, I just wanted to share what it looks like when your upload speed is severely affected by outside technical issues.
     
    ... and this is why you test regularly.  You can be credited when it's not right.
     
    By the way, my Internet really feels fine.  It's only when I upload something that it's an issue.  Surfing around feels normal.
     
     
     
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