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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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You should try switching C: and / to an SSD now. that blew me away yet again.

My linux systems with a SSD start up in 8 seconds (not counting the shitty ass BIOS delays) to the KDM login. KDE also starts up a hell of a lot faster. Now my desktop has a crappy IO problem so its not starting up as fast as it could, I bet it could start up to KDE in about 10 seconds if it weren't for the stupid mobo, rather than just to KDM in 8.

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Dario ff
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August 2008
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Well, an SSD might be a bit expensive over here especially. ;) I don't really have any plans for my next upgrade. I would have to save money again, probably for a new GPU. This one's already getting a bit old.

Aaaand I'm totally out of ideas what to do now with so much free space now. :-[ It's kind of the "I have so many options so I can't decide which one to choose" attitude.

TranslatorHack 2010, a human translation chain in a.cc.
My games: [GiftCraft] - [Blocky Rhythm[SH2011]] - [Elven Revolution] - [Dune Smasher!]

type568
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March 2007
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Install a torrent client, it'll blow that kind of thoughts away rather quickly.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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type568 said:

Install a torrent client, it'll blow that kind of thoughts away rather quickly.

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/md1              3.7T  3.7T   37G 100% /mnt/boris/data

Indeed.

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"If you can't think of a better solution, don't try to make a better solution." -- weapon_S
"The less evidence we have for what we believe is certain, the more violently we defend beliefs against those who don't agree" -- https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/592870205409353730

type568
Member #8,381
March 2007
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Woah.. My torrent's partition is just 250GB.. :(
Who's Boris btw, & why are you using his drive? :P

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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type568 said:

Woah.. My torrent's partition is just 250GB.. :(

Heh.

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Who's Boris btw, & why are you using his drive? :P

Drives. 5x1TB in raid5.

This is boris:

H/W path           Device      Class       Description
======================================================
                               system      GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
/0                             bus         GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
/0/0                           memory      128KiB BIOS
/0/4                           processor   AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 810 Processor
/0/4/a                         memory      128KiB L1 cache
/0/4/c                         memory      512KiB L3 cache
/0/b                           memory      128KiB L1 cache
/0/29                          memory      4GiB System Memory
/0/29/0                        memory      DIMM 1333 MHz (0.8 ns) [empty]
/0/29/1                        memory      DIMM 1333 MHz (0.8 ns) [empty]
/0/29/2                        memory      2GiB DIMM 1333 MHz (0.8 ns)
/0/29/3                        memory      2GiB DIMM 1333 MHz (0.8 ns)
/0/100                         bridge      RD790 Northbridge only dual slot PCI-e_GFX and HT3 K8 part
/0/100/2                       bridge      RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port A)
/0/100/2/0                     display     G98 [GeForce 8400 GS]
/0/100/7                       bridge      RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D)
/0/100/7/0         eth0        network     RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
/0/100/9                       bridge      RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port E)
/0/100/9/0         eth1        network     RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
/0/100/b                       bridge      RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx1 port A)
/0/100/b/0         scsi0       storage     MV64460/64461/64462 System Controller, Revision B
/0/100/b/0/0.0.0   /dev/sda    disk        1TB ST31000528AS
/0/100/b/0/0.1.0   /dev/sdb    disk        1TB ST31000528AS
/0/100/b/0/0.2.0   /dev/sdc    disk        1TB ST31000528AS
/0/100/b/0/0.3.0   /dev/sdd    disk        1TB ST31000523AS
/0/100/b/0/0.4.0   /dev/sde    volume      3726GiB ST31000528AS
/0/100/11          scsi1       storage     SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
/0/100/11/0        /dev/sdf    disk        500GB ST3500418AS
/0/100/11/0/1      /dev/sdf1   volume      465GiB Linux raid autodetect partition
/0/100/11/1        /dev/sdg    disk        500GB ST3500418AS
/0/100/11/1/1      /dev/sdg1   volume      465GiB Linux raid autodetect partition
/0/100/11/0.0.0    /dev/cdrom  disk        DVD-RW  DVR-212D
/0/100/11/0.0.0/0  /dev/cdrom  disk        
/0/100/12                      bus         SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
/0/100/12.1                    bus         SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
/0/100/12.2                    bus         SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
/0/100/13                      bus         SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
/0/100/13.1                    bus         SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
/0/100/13.2                    bus         SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
/0/100/14                      bus         SBx00 SMBus Controller
/0/100/14.1                    storage     SB700/SB800 IDE Controller
/0/100/14.1/0      ide0        bus         IDE Channel 0
/0/100/14.1/1      ide1        bus         IDE Channel 1
/0/100/14.2                    multimedia  SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
/0/100/14.3                    bridge      SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
/0/100/14.4                    bridge      SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
/0/100/14.4/6      eth2        network     DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 11)
/0/100/14.4/e                  bus         TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
/0/100/14.5                    bus         SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller
/0/101                         bridge      K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
/0/102                         bridge      K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
/0/103                         bridge      K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
/0/104                         bridge      K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
/0/105                         bridge      K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
/1                 vm_dummy    network     Ethernet interface
/2                 vnet0       network     Ethernet interface
/3                 vnet1       network     Ethernet interface
/4                 vnet2       network     Ethernet interface
/5                 vnet3       network     Ethernet interface
/6                 vnet4       network     Ethernet interface
/7                 vnet5       network     Ethernet interface
/8                 vnet6       network     Ethernet interface
/9                 vnet7       network     Ethernet interface

He's my server.

He's related to Natasha (my desktop), Nell (my old laptop), Chauncey (my HTPC), and Lisa (my new laptop). I used to have a couple more named machines but their duties got taken over by boris when he got a massive upgrade.

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"If you can't think of a better solution, don't try to make a better solution." -- weapon_S
"The less evidence we have for what we believe is certain, the more violently we defend beliefs against those who don't agree" -- https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/592870205409353730

type568
Member #8,381
March 2007
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:o :o :o
Cool boris.. He's a real beast with everything but his GPU.. :)
Append: Though what do you need him for? Just the torrent?

Dario ff
Member #10,065
August 2008
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Go brag somewhere else TF. :P

Anyway, Ubuntu in a VM works just fine using 3D hardware acceleration. I'll try tomorrow and install A5 from SVN. Hopefully, I'll be able to build my games on it just fine, and distribute Linux versions. ^_^

type568 said:

Install a torrent client, it'll blow that kind of thoughts away rather quickly.

I already got a torrent client, but I don't have anything in mind, and I don't really want to. I'll probably install most of my multiplayer games and have some fun. I will also keep my other favourite games(such as Baldur's Gate, IWD, etc.) to rip resources from. And to give it a playthrough once in a while.

TranslatorHack 2010, a human translation chain in a.cc.
My games: [GiftCraft] - [Blocky Rhythm[SH2011]] - [Elven Revolution] - [Dune Smasher!]

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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type568 said:

Cool boris.. He's a real beast with everything but his GPU.. :)

I could slap a 8800GTS in there, but I specially bought the GPU it has because its super low power. Doesn't need a separate power connector, and runs without a fan :)

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Go brag somewhere else TF. :P

But... but...

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"The less evidence we have for what we believe is certain, the more violently we defend beliefs against those who don't agree" -- https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/592870205409353730

type568
Member #8,381
March 2007
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Most of the space consumption in my case is videos.. Although various softwares & musics hop in from time to time.

Mark Oates
Member #1,146
March 2001
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That's kinda neat. I never named any of my computers.

their duties got taken over by boris when he got a massive upgrade.

Boris 9000-series?

Dario ff
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August 2008
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But... but...

Ok ok, let's hear the specs from the whole family.

TranslatorHack 2010, a human translation chain in a.cc.
My games: [GiftCraft] - [Blocky Rhythm[SH2011]] - [Elven Revolution] - [Dune Smasher!]

type568
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March 2007
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That's kinda neat. I never named any of my computers.

Since I'm type568, I named my second computer "AIM568"(Artificial Intelligence Machine :P), and all the next ones get names AIM569,570,571.. :)

Dario ff
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August 2008
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I always chuckle at my Username under Windows. I just put something random when I need to reinstall it.
{"name":"601686","src":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/9\/9\/997b28924addc151a24219ae036fde8e.jpg","w":373,"h":94,"tn":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/9\/9\/997b28924addc151a24219ae036fde8e"}601686

TranslatorHack 2010, a human translation chain in a.cc.
My games: [GiftCraft] - [Blocky Rhythm[SH2011]] - [Elven Revolution] - [Dune Smasher!]

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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That's kinda neat. I never named any of my computers.

Its so I don't have to type IP addresses on the network mainly. I'm hoping the nameing theme is obvious (except for lisa, there is only one female in the original group...).

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Boris 9000-series?

Heh. Kinda. See below.

Dario ff said:

k ok, let's hear the specs from the whole family.

Ok, Chauncey is actually the old boris, with a new case and hd. He was my server for a year or two, didn't expect to upgrade him so fast tbh. He's now my home theater PC.

Chauncey:
Phenom I x4 9550
4G DDR2 SDRAM
1x30G SSD
1x320G SATA II HD
1xDVDRW

Natasha:
Intel Core2Quad 6600
2G DDR2 SDRAM (was 4G till two sticks failed :( )
1x30G SSD
1x1TB HD (moving to boris, will put one of my 640G drives here instead)
1xDVDRW
NVidia 8800GTS

Nell:
14" LCD
AMD Athlon XP-M
768MB DDR1 SDRAM
Old Radeon GFX
1x160G HD (partitioned to 120 since the chipset can't do DMA past 120G)

Lisa:
15.1" WXGA (1280x800) LED Backlit LCD w/matte finish
Intel Core2Duo T9400-M w/6M cache
4G DDR2 SDRAM
1x160G SATAII HD
GbE Lan
802.11abg wifi
SD Card slot
HDMI + VGA out
1xFirewire + 4xUSB
1xExpress Card slot

I don't use Nell much anymore though. I stick mainly to Boris, and Lisa, and Chauncey, though I use Natasha on occasion.

append:

type568 said:

Append: Though what do you need him for? Just the torrent?

Heck no. He's my firewall, he runs the wiki, my svn server, print server, file server, asterisk server, and a bunch of other random things.

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"If you can't think of a better solution, don't try to make a better solution." -- weapon_S
"The less evidence we have for what we believe is certain, the more violently we defend beliefs against those who don't agree" -- https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/592870205409353730

type568
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March 2007
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Then you didn't mention the most important: What's your bandwidth?

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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type568 said:

Then you didn't mention the most important: What's your bandwidth?

Local Area Network bw is 70MB/s.
Internet bandwidth is 1.8MB/s (with occasional bursts to 3MB/s+)

Note though, it generally takes me a year or two to actually fill up 1TB of space, at least of stuff I actually want to keep. I bought boris about a year ago, and had about 1TB of space free. Now it shows 30G but theres a bunch of stuff I can delete, and will eventually.

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Thomas Fjellstrom - [website] - [email] - [Allegro Wiki] - [Allegro TODO]
"If you can't think of a better solution, don't try to make a better solution." -- weapon_S
"The less evidence we have for what we believe is certain, the more violently we defend beliefs against those who don't agree" -- https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/592870205409353730

type568
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March 2007
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Internet D/U? (15Mbps/?)
Append: 70MBps.. Is it wired? :o

Thomas Fjellstrom
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type568 said:

Internet D/U? (15Mbps/?)

Internet down is 15mbps, upload is 1mbps.

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Append: 70MBps.. Is it wired? :o

Yup. Gigabit Ethernet. With jumbo frames I could probably get closer to 90MB/s but I still have some legacy 100mbps devices that don't support jumbo frames, so I have to live with 70MB/s :)

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"If you can't think of a better solution, don't try to make a better solution." -- weapon_S
"The less evidence we have for what we believe is certain, the more violently we defend beliefs against those who don't agree" -- https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/592870205409353730

type568
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March 2007
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One Mbps for websites.. That's kinda, erm. Doesn't match your e-penis, really.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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type568 said:

One Mbps for websites.. That's kinda, erm. Doesn't much your e-penis, really.

I know. But people don't seem to complain much about it. Even when I was at my sister's I found performance to be ok.

I could get 2mbps or 5mbps upload (with 25 and 100 mbps down respectively) with my ISP but those options are like $106/mo and $160/mo. Something I just can't afford.

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"If you can't think of a better solution, don't try to make a better solution." -- weapon_S
"The less evidence we have for what we believe is certain, the more violently we defend beliefs against those who don't agree" -- https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/592870205409353730

Mark Oates
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March 2001
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Are they all in the same room? Aren't all those computers loud? :-[

BAF
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December 2002
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I've enabled jumbo-frames on my gigabit LAN, and haven't had any issues with 100mbps devices, or devices not supporting jumbo frames. I know you've said something about this several times though, I just don't remember what exactly you said.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Are they all in the same room? Aren't all those computers loud? :-[

Nope. And the desktop is rarely on, but its completely silent from a few feet away when it is on. The server is in a little spare room I have. The laptop is pretty quiet. And the HTPC is only on when I'm watching tv or listening to music with it. And its fairly quiet.

BAF said:

I've enabled jumbo-frames on my gigabit LAN, and haven't had any issues with 100mbps devices, or devices not supporting jumbo frames. I know you've said something about this several times though, I just don't remember what exactly you said.

According to the standard, devices that don't support jumbo frames won't understand the packets coming at them. I've tried enabling jumbo frames, and it causes some of my devices to not see any traffic from machines with jumbo frames enabled.

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"If you can't think of a better solution, don't try to make a better solution." -- weapon_S
"The less evidence we have for what we believe is certain, the more violently we defend beliefs against those who don't agree" -- https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/592870205409353730

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July 2006
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