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    Sas. Scsi. Ssd.

    I believe there is some enterprise use of SSDs as an intermediate level (cache-like) on large storage systems?
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    AMD Bulldozer / FX-8150 Desktop Performance Review @ [H]ardOCP

    Indeed - I'm sort of tempted to get one of those to test at work. We churn through disturbing amounts of calculations, so reasonably cheap many-threaded integer performance isn't a bad idea. (I'll get a 2600K if I upgrade my gaming PC this generation, though.)
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    Nikon 70-300mm vs Tamron 18-270?

    I haven't used either lens, but generally speaking: Don't worry about 270 vs 300 mm, that's not a difference you'll really notice. A 70-300 will typically be better in that range than an 18-300, though ... tacking the wide end onto it makes for some compromises. There's a review of the Tamron...
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    Word 2010 -- Can't indent multi-level list past 8?

    I'll have to agree. How about breaking it into headings and subheadings, then do a multilevel list below those?
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    Would You Rent Photoshop for $49 a Month?

    Hmm, I might have to do that for indesign. I want to lay out a poster (presenting some research at a conference), and getting a license from work for the private laptop I'd be using is a multi-month bureaucratic process. Getting reimbursed for one month of usage should be much simpler.
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    My temp converter calculates wrong

    As a side thing: If you're compiling on a linux machine, clang has much nicer errors and warnings than gcc.
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    PostgreSQL 8.4?

    Possibly. One of them might use it as a backend for holding (large tables of) data - you'll almost have to research it.
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    Help me find a GOOD sound card that is compatible w/ Windows Server 2008

    As I said in the original location: If you can find a cheap generic card with optical out, that plus a decent DA and amplifier should work rather well. If your MB has optical out, even that should be fine. Of course, I'm only guessing that the ultra-generic sound cards (like the intel...
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    Mumble Vs. Vent and thoughts

    Why, exactly? As long as it's set up reasonably well, it should be a slight benefit to the player compared to PTT, with no real issues for the others in the channel. We've got a few people using it, and the only issues we've had over the years are a couple of surprising sneezes.
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    Looking for a GOOD sound card that is compatible with Windows Server 2008

    The safest bet might be to get something very generic with optical out, and a small DA + amplifier. It should sound rather good, too. (Many rather plain MBs have optical out from the builtin sound, even.)
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    Woman Knocks Entire Country Off The Internet

    Yes, I am indeed assuming. There's a whole range of possibilities here. On one side is "woman, 50, decides to dig up cable instead of finding job". On the other end is "woman, 80, has no chance of getting a job and can't live on her retirement; decides to steal cables to buy food". I have...
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    Linux vs. Windows...

    For the OP: Libreoffice is a fork of openoffice, started after oracle bought sun (sun had a fair bit of control over openoffice). It's much the same, but more open to patches and changes.
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    Just started Torchlight... WOW!

    Mmh, I can see that happening. The main thing that makes me like D2 more is that I got bored of Torchlight roughly at the end of the campaign, while D2 lasted much longer. It does, however, have some annoyances that torchlight has polished out ... so it's probably a matter of taste. (D2 coop...
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    Just started Torchlight... WOW!

    Saying what everyone else has been implying: You should try Diablo 2 if you want something else in the genre. It's old (and these days, not too pretty), but if you liked the type of game and haven't played D2, well ... there's a reason it's the reference implementation.
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    Woman Knocks Entire Country Off The Internet

    Nop, but being old, unemployed and desperate for money (and probably food) might be a mitigating circumstance.
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    Linux vs. Windows...

    Yes, that'll work fine. As for positives and negatives, uhm. Test it for a while and see; it's kind of different in many small ways. The basic ones (support the hardware, generally work fine) are sorted, unless the laptop has some rather unusual parts.
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    youtube making the800lb gorilla sleep?

    If you restrict the incoming bandwidth on your side enough, dropping packets instead of buffering them, the sender side should start throttling its outgoing bandwidth to match (TCP flow control and all that). It will be bursty compared to if you could shape it on the remote side, but over time...
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    I.T. salary survey posted

    Hmm, I'm a bit below the US national average for my position, but well above the average for my experience. I'll settle for that. (I'm also below the Norwegian average starting wage for my education, but I blame my decision to work in government-funded research for that). One fringe benefit to...
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    Gnome 3 looks good

    Well, there's always KDE. ;) (KDE 4 is perfectly decent these days, and while it has all sorts of stuff you can do, the basic things are more "normal" than in gnome shell or unity).
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    Disk Usage Analyzer for Linux

    Try ncdu, it's rather neat.
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    Gnome 3 looks good

    Yes and no - they're definitely using Gnome 3, but not Gnome Shell (the standard gnome 3 interface), having decided to use their own custom Unity interface instead. As for unity being based on gnome shell: It doesn't look like it. Gnome shell is basically a plugin for mutter (the new compositing...
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    Disabling NTFS Compression Win Server 2003

    Could it be that it can't always expand a file that's currently in use? That would explain the "some more files each time"-pattern.
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    Does anyone still play Quake 1?

    That's the status for Quake3, at least - openArena is an update of the q3 source, but with free maps and textures. (It's also a good alternative for an oldschool quake LAN game. While much newer than q1, it still feels very much like an old id game, in a good way.)
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    Disk Usage Analyzer for Linux

    There's a surprisingly large and informative overview here, including the konqueror view mode (that I've been missing since kde3), and a rather nice ncurses-based one.
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    Fresh Debian install and unallocated disk space is massive!

    Coming from the FreeBSD side, though I suspect linux might do something similar: You typically want a touch more swap than RAM to be able to save a full memdump if your kernel crashes (it's dumped to swap, then saved to normal disk from swap on boot). Or you can enable text dumps (so you just...
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    Ubuntu | Web server, VirtualHost and users permissions

    Create a new group, add booboo and www-data as members, set ownership to www-data:newGroup, and give g+rw, perhaps? (The owner has to be www-data or booboo, but you can add both to a group and give that group the necessary rights.) Also, chmod g+s on a directory will make files in it inherit...
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    Need help desperately: deleted a virtual machine with critical data under linux.

    Ext3 is effectively ext2 plus a (sort of optional) journal, so anything that works with ext2 should handle ext3 as well. Definitely worth a try. Failing that, and depending on what kind of files you lost, you can scan the entire disk looking for JPEG headers/relevant text phrases/whatever...
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    It's especially interesting from Ibsen - he was quite hardcore about exposing comfortable lies...

    It's especially interesting from Ibsen - he was quite hardcore about exposing comfortable lies in society, doing what's right, and so forth ... and then he wrote a play where that doesn't work out at all. I'm not quite sure what he was trying to say there. x)
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    Stolen MacBook Contains Research For Cancer Cure

    Oh, absolutely. It's not like most people are careful (paranoid?) enough to think "I can't leave that file on my laptop, it'll get stolen", unless they live or work somewhere really dodgy. It might be naïve, but if they've gotten away with it so far... I don't worry too much about it myself...
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    Stolen MacBook Contains Research For Cancer Cure

    Oh dear, I remember that thread. x)
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    Forcing XP computer to have IP address without a network

    I think this should work: Install a loopback interface However, you might have problems if the game wants to listen on a given port ... since both will try to listen to the same IP: port combo. Not sure if you can install two of them, or perhaps give it two IP aliases and somehow use those...
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    Whats the deal with these esata ports?

    Yup. I sort of like the idea - I've only barely tested esata, but getting full SATA instead of USB mass storage is on occasions nice. (I've only used it to clone a laptop HD in FreeBSD so far - but it was really very nice for that). Including power in the same cable should have been in the first...
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    Help me understand /30 Internet space

    Oh yes, duh - the other IP in a /30 is on the ISP end. Nevermind me.x)
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    Help me understand /30 Internet space

    I think this is the usual solution: Give the LAN interface an RFC1918 IP, offer IPs in the same network over DHCP, with the router's LAN IP as default route. The router then does NAT and routing. If I'm not mistaken, a /30 contains two useful addresses ... I think it's possible to arrange for...
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    Whats the deal with these esata ports?

    Is that an ASUS P67? If I'm reading things right, it's powered (so if the device supports power over eSATA you don't need to power it from an USB port).
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    Stolen MacBook Contains Research For Cancer Cure

    I work with these people, and trust me, they use laptops. How hard it is to steal isn't the first or second criterion people use when picking a computer to work on. And did you just say that you can't back up a laptop?
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    HDMI video card suggestion

    I believe the 5450 itself will show up as a sound card; just use that as the output device.
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    2 Computers 1 Case

    Well - who says you need to use weak CPUs on those four boards? You can get mini-ITX with socket 1156, and stuff an i7 on each ... (As for why you'd want that, well - I'm sure the F@H people have considered it, or perhaps done it.)
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    Are you skipping 2500K/2600K?

    Hmm, my Q9550 will hold out a little bit longer, it's not too pressing until I replace my 2x19" monitors with something a bit larger. (It'll be a pain to replace my nice PVA Eizo, not to mention finding the space). With that done, it should be about time to finally retire my Core2 setup. I've...
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