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Originally Posted by RamsesIII
Wow, cable is soooo much slower than it used to be.... I'm supposed to be getting 15Mb/s but I'm getting 1. And I was complaining about DSL being limited.
I was having a similar issue not long ago, and found it was due to WinXP's age. Turns out, networking settings in WinXP are by default set to optimize very low-latency, medium bandwidth links - think 10 Mbps LAN. Most modern browsers are aware of this and override WinXP settings, so users usually can't tell.
I started using Privoxy, and so it was Privoxy talking to WinXP, not the browsers themselves. Privoxy doesn't make the adjustments the browsers make; the upshot was that I started connecting out to the internet with the WinXP default settings, which turn out to be terrible over broadband WAN links. I was supposed to be getting about 15 Mbps; I often wasn't getting more than 3-5 Mbps.
So... the point of the rambling story: if you're on WinXP, you might want to look at optimizing the TCP/IP settings. I used TCPOptimizer which handles this in a pretty automated, easy fashion. Now I get right around what I should down, sometimes a few more in low-use periods.
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I have finally acquired a EPA Section 608 Type I License! I can officially not only buy refrigerant (which doesn't require a license for the type that I need), but I am legally able to work on small appliances with less than 5 lbs of refrigerant!
This means that when I finish the chiller, I'll be able to charge it and maintain it in compliance with the appropriate laws.
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In the sprit of it's all about me...
I just made it into the top 2 pages of posts. I am not saying all of my posts are great, but at least I am on here cruisading dev shed and folding (with no old members who are worth it giving rep). But I will continue as long as I can. Hopefully someone else will post a milestone before my next one.
I think dev shed is great and would love to see more of our more seasoned members visiting and posting again. You all have a lot more wisdom to contribute than me.
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I finally realized a long time dream and setup my first RAID! I know, it's a tiny milestone, but for years I've loved the concept of RAID but have never been able to implement one due to finances.
This week I discovered my 640GB external drive that I was using for backups (go figure) is dead. Just keeps trying to spin up and never achieves full speed. To prevent future data loss I picked up two 1TB internal drives and configured them in a RAID 1 setup. It was super easy (I spent 80% of the time installing the drives into my case) and now I can rest easy knowing what is stored there is safe(r).