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    dlewis23 got a reaction from hewenthatway in Hiding IP Address   
    Since just about everything you do to hide your IP address uses a proxy server you are never truly hidden. There are many very easy ways to find out the real IP of the end user.

    If you want to really hide your self use a well configured VPN.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Best hosting provider - domain registrar - post yours and your experience   
    The planet doesn't exist anymore. Softlayer bought them.

    For domain registration. Hover is really good.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from mudmanc4 in What browser is the fastest?   

    Wether you like it or not. Everything "phones home" now. Its not just google and web browsers. Every OS (Computer or Phone) does it just about every application does it now. Phone apps can send crazy amounts of information back with out you ever knowing.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from hbee in New Macbook Pro - What do you think?   

    On a desktop its been easy but on a notebook, typically you only get one video out (Sometimes two VGA + HDMI) but then a lot of the times the notebook display sucked as far as resolution goes.

    I do completely agree this should have happened years ago now we gotta wait. Maybe once Intel finally figures out how to make a intergraded GPU that is somewhat close to a dedicated card of the day it will happen.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from CA3LE in DSL Reports getting a stake in the heart   

    Its really not that strange. It happens.

    Remember raid is not a backup. This is why you do daily backups of the database and all site data. At any moment this can happen.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from CA3LE in Could this be a failing storage drive ?   
    Is this on like a VPS or a dedicated box? If you want to look into see if the drive is having any issues run FSCK on it. But I would look into chucking plesk out the window and replace it with cPanel if you need a control panel.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from CA3LE in Macbook Display Replacement   
    I've got an old white macbook I'm not using anymore if you want to buy it from me and swap around the screen and stuff I'll gladly sell it to you for a real good price.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from CA3LE in Websites   
    I have 2 sites. http://uploadingit.com and http://videoqube.com
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from CA3LE in New Storage Server   
    I finished the build this morning after picking up a few SATA cables and making some short brackets for the SATA Raid Cards.

    Overall not bad, 16TB of usable protected space. Will be working on #2 real soon, probably after this ships and is all setup in the datacenter. Now I gotta build a damn box to ship this sucker.

    Here are some pictures:












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    dlewis23 got a reaction from CA3LE in Which is better? Android or Apple iOS?   

    Simple Flash is the number one reason why browsers on devices crash. It doesn't matter wether its a Mac, PC, Tablet or Phone. It's a totally garbage outdated POS software that is dead. The only thing we are waiting for now is for someone to come and push some dirt over it. That will happen once HTML5 and CSS3 become a full standard that is supported in a uniform way across every browser. (And we get people to finally stop using old versions of IE)

    Everyone knows its over even Adobe thats why they are building tools to convert Flash to HTML5.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from CA3LE in Warping drop shadows ....... photoshop   
    To make shadows cast on something like a web from a spider. First do the shadow for the spider get it how you would like it, dup the layer of the spider with the shadow, flatten the layer so everything is in one. Erase the spider from one layer and the shadow from the order. Now you should have 2 layers, one with just the spider the other with just the shadow of the spider.

    Select the web layer then choose the spiders shadow invert the selection and delete. You should now have the shadow on just the web. The spice it up, take a semi-fat eraser that is very soft and go around the edges of the shadow on the web this will make it look like the shadow is rolling over the web ie. more natural.

    Hopefully you can understand that, its very hard to describe in text, how to do this.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from CA3LE in Warping drop shadows ....... photoshop   
    To make shadows cast on something like a web from a spider. First do the shadow for the spider get it how you would like it, dup the layer of the spider with the shadow, flatten the layer so everything is in one. Erase the spider from one layer and the shadow from the order. Now you should have 2 layers, one with just the spider the other with just the shadow of the spider.

    Select the web layer then choose the spiders shadow invert the selection and delete. You should now have the shadow on just the web. The spice it up, take a semi-fat eraser that is very soft and go around the edges of the shadow on the web this will make it look like the shadow is rolling over the web ie. more natural.

    Hopefully you can understand that, its very hard to describe in text, how to do this.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from CA3LE in My New Toy (Netgear Readynas NV+)   
    I am quickly running out of storage space on my servers and I needed an effective way of expanding that storage and having some redundancy would also be nice. I looked into just building a basic server and put a bunch of drives in on Raid 5 but thats not really cost effective since I really need a way to expand as I go and you can't really expand a traditional raid with out rebuild it. I looked into a few other things but everything I came across wasn't cost effective or worked with in my power requirements since I'm going to be using it in a colo.

    I came across the Netgear Readynas NV+ and its a pretty sweet little product. I paired it with 4 of these 2 TB hard drives http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681

    I went with 5900 RPM drives because I needed to use as little power as I can since I'm paying for the power and I wanted less heat. Plus it didn't hurt that they performed better then the WD 7200RPM 2TB drives.

    I like the Readynas because if a drive fails, I just have to pop in another drive and it rebuilds the data for that drive automatically. It's pretty fast too, I'm getting about 35 MB/s read and 17 MB/s write. The write speed should go up once its in the datacenter because the switch will support Jumbo Frames, my current router doesn't support that feature.

    Right now, it has 5.4 TB of protected usable storage space. If this box works out good I will be upgrading to the NVX which has more twice the read/write speed and can support 3TB drives.

    My only complaint is that the fan likes to rev up and down randomly even when the box isn't being used, or just by going in the control panel.


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    dlewis23 got a reaction from CA3LE in Major Test Forwarding Changes   

    No it should forward you. Because if you had a 20 Mbps connection and you select a 1 MB test file your end result is going to be much higher then your actual connection is and then little 14 year olds like to cheat and do the my hole connection is faster crap.

    It also helps if you have a person who doesn't know much about speed tests and they run a 1 Mb file on there 50 MB comcast connection they would get a much higher result then they were suppose to. Forwarding helps to stop false results.
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    dlewis23 got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Message To All Anti-Americans   


    It does work, its actually been proven it works. Mass bombing of cities works thats why we do it. London doesn't really apply because you didn't have 2000 German bombers overhead dropping 1000's of tons of bombs on the city, you mostly had V1 and V2 rocks hitting the city, had germany actually had a good bomber something close to a B-17 the outcome would have been very different.

    It did work in Vietnam it just took longer because someone had to get the bright idea to actually let the bombs hit the ground. When you let them air burst it doesn't work when the people are under ground. When they started to bombing North Vietnam towards the end of the war we started to let the bombs hit the ground, and they couldn't stand it and its a big reason of what made them accept the agreement to end the war.

    And its not just about bombing a single city, if you bomb one city they just move everything that was import over to the next town like the germans did, thats why you bomb every import city like we did which makes it so they are unable to make war. We did it to germany and we did it to North Vietnam. At the end of both wars, they have no tanks left, no ships/boats, view few troops, and only a hand full of sams.

    The only reason we don't do it today is because everyone gets pissed off destroy a tree let alone a hole town. But if full scale conventional war broke out again we would go right back to doing 52 drops on towns because we know it works.
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