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Comment Re:Ok... let me try and translate (Score 1) 127

I also work in the network field. Please allow me to correct a couple of your points.

Single mode vs. MultiMode fiber does not mean what you think it means (one wavelength vs. many) and as the name may suggest.
To simplify, MultiMode is for short distance runs, SingleMode is for long distance runs. A different wavelength (actually a "range" of wavelengths) are used for single mode to achieve longer distances.
What you were describing is actually called Multiplexing

This is how super high data rates are achieved by cramming many different wavelength transmissions into the "tubes".

Comment Re:that isn't the real crime here (Score 1) 184

No. You would not be charged because you were not in the act of committing a felony by jaywalking, as they were with this home invasion.

I live in Florida and a friend's girlfriend was charged with murder because of an incident very similar to this. She lured some guy to a place with the promise of sex in order for her two armed friends to rob him.
The would-be victim pulled a a gun and shot one of the would-be robbers. The other and the girl who "masterminded" the crime both got 25 to life for their part in their friend's wrongful death while committing a felony.

Comment Re:4 pairs (Score 1) 230

This is not correct.
While there are 4 pairs of wires in a CAT-5/6 cable, only two are used for data.
One transmit pair, one receive pair. When using the standard wiring, they would be the Orange & Orange-White / Green & Green-White pairs respectively.
The Blue and Brown pairs are unused. You can verify this by capping your own cable and leaving those four wires out. You will still achieve Gigabit speeds.

Comment Re:For those who are interested... (Score 3, Informative) 426

Line breaks are your friend...

Office: 300-A Legislative Office Building
Phone: (919) 733-5734

Legislative Mailing Address:
NC Senate 300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 300-A
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Terms in Senate: 9 (0 in House) District: 43
Counties Represented: Gaston
Occupation: Real Estate Developer/Investor

P.O. Box 2567, Gastonia, NC 28053
Phone: (704) 867-0822

Comment As an Eyefinity card owner... (Score 2, Interesting) 138

Let me be the first to say it is absolutely worth it.

Having 3 x 22" 1680x1050 Dell monitors side by side playing Hawx or WoW or any other game is absolutely stunning.
The Catalyst interface is a bit quirky (profiles do not remember relative screen position so you have to specify each time you change profiles) but once you have it setup and get into a game, choose your insane 5040 x 1050 resolution, you will be blown away.

Bezel gap is not as much of a problem as you might think. Your brain kinda just adjusts and ignores the gap.

AMD Multi-Display Tech Has Problems, Potential 138

EconolineCrush writes "While AMD's Eyefinity multi-display gaming tech is undeniably impressive at first glance, digging deeper reveals key limitations. Some games work well, others not at all, and many are simply better suited to specific screen configurations. A three-way setup looks to be ideal from a compatibility perspective, and given current LCD prices, it's really not all that expensive. But would you take that over a single high-resolution display or a giant HDTV?"

Comment RapidVPS (Score 1) 456

My hosting company (for about 4 years now) has had excellent reliability and tech support guys were always timely and helpful.

Considering the level of service I have received from them so far, they are not really even that expensive.
I host about 75 domains on a single virtual server for about $55 / month and the performance is more than I need.
I went with the virtual server because I wanted root access and cPanel which allows me to host as many domains as I want and I can configure/secure the server how I see fit.

Oh, and the few times I accidentally deleted a file or two and did not have recent backups (I know, I know... turn in my geek card) they were able to restore the files for me quickly which was nice.

No affiliation to them, just a satisfied customer.

Comment Re:*gag* (Score 1) 227

Their controllers are terrible...

Please elaborate.
We are using several Areca controllers in very large (24 drive) SAS arrays without any issues.
I am not trolling, I am genuinely interested to know the problems you had and if you upgraded to the latest firmwares on each card (they put out updates often and the changelog lists many bugfixes).

Comment Re:OH ..Well... (Score 1) 408

The value of the person filling the role of president does not end with their job description. As you said, they are a "figurehead". Hell, you could even equate them to a country's mascot. But much like a team mascot dying, losing a president deals a great blow to the moral of the populace. Hence, it is not just a "whoops" and replace him.

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