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Comment Older gaming rig (Score 1) 558

Intel i7 950 @ 3.06Mhz
120GB SSD PCIe card (it's an add-in card that has 2 60GB drives in raid 0)
2 x 1TB WD Green's in Raid 0
nvidia 570GTX - not upgrading this anytime soon, that thing has a 320bit memory bus, making the animations nice and smooth.
Generic optical drive
27" monitor, and a 23"secondary monitor, both on adjustable swivel arms
Azio mechanical keyboard and mouse (because I can put the num pad on the left)
Altec Lansing 2.1 speakers

Reason for this config? bought it used 2 years ago from a friend, and it suited my purpose just fine.
Main use: Playing WoW, streaming music. As long as it can run WoW decently, I don't see a need to upgrade.

Comment Tried a couple recently, settled on Asus RT-N56U (Score 1) 334

My WRT54GL wasn't keeping up either with DD-WRT. Tried Tomato, but it just didn't do the trick for me. I tried the Linksys E3000 model, but my throughput went down by 100K/s. I swapped that out for the Asus RT-N56U and my throughput has never been better! Stock firmware is sufficient, and it has most of the features I wanted. Only missing feature was dns-o-matic support. QoS support is detailed enough for my needs (DNS, then VPN, then gaming, then everything else).

I know that custom firmwares typically let you do more, but I'm quite happy with the stock firmware on this model, for now at least. Still have to try the UPnP feature though.


Submission Advice on open source round-robin seating progs.

gerald626 writes: My local community centre is planning a big game night. It's going to be a round-robin style of game, but not a tournament. Probably cribbage or some other table/card game. Everybody will get a chance to play everybody else but no more than twice, and we're not sure exactly how many people will turn up, or how many tables we will have. So we need a way to figure out the seating arrangements rather quickly. My question to the Slashdot community is, are you aware of any free (as in speech or as in beer) programs/spreadsheets/scripts/whatever that I can use to help figure out the seating arrangements? The community centre obviously doesn't have any budget for this, and I have been unsuccessful in finding anything on my own. Thanks.

Submission New map IDs the core of the human brain

gerald626 writes: From the website "An international team of researchers has created the first complete high-resolution map of how millions of neural fibers in the human cerebral cortex — the outer layer of the brain responsible for higher level thinking — connect and communicate. Their groundbreaking work identified a single network core, or hub, that may be key to the workings of both hemispheres of the brain."

So basically our brain is a network connected to a hub. I wonder if I can get an upgrade to a GigE switch?

Submission Nessus free upates are no more-> 1

gerald626 writes: Our favorite vulnerability scanner will no longer be free as of July 31st. Here's the "letter" Nessus has up on their website.

Question to Slashdot community — now that Nessus is no longer free (or at least the updates aren't), what will your next favorite vulnerability scanner be?

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