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  1. oldfett

    Do you use virtualization for Servers/Desktops?

    I have used Hyper-v, VMWare, Virtual PC and Virtual Box. However I use VMWare exclusively now.
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    What brand of car do you drive?

    2011 Subaru WRX
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    [WTS] Onion's car fund!

    Could be worse, with my WRX I can barely squeek out 26 if I drive 65 very very very responsibly. Gas mileage/prices, the bane of all auto enthusiasts.
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    [WTS] Onion's car fund!

    I agree with Puck, get a smaller bike. No one will look down on you, if anything more people will respect you (especially those that ride). I started on a 1975 CB750 that I put back together 4 years ago and moved up to a Triumph Speed Triple (1050) 2 years ago. I nearly killed myself on that CB750 a couple of times. There's a reason some countries require 2 years on a 250 before you can even buy/ride a bigger bike.
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    [WTS] Onion's car fund!

    While I wouldn't say don't get a motorcycle, I agree with ekiM. Have you ever ridden before?
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    [WTS] Onion's car fund!

    I've been reading this thread with some interest (parts of it have been very comical). In all honestly if your looking for a track car that could also handle daily driving duties I would looks at a Mazda Miata. Sure it has the image of being a chick car. But it is small, light weight, RWD, balanced and has a strong frame to handle additional power. It has a huge performance following so bigger brakes, suspension, bushings, power adders, etc. are available for it. The reason I would want one is because there are kits to drop in everything from a Ford V8 to a LS motor, once you become comfortable with the car. The final reason to get one of these is that they are dirt cheap. But in all honesty you won't because more than anything you are interested in looking cool to other people, not really doing what you want or getting what you want.
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    2011: Official Post your ride!

    I agree, I prefer the sedans as well. However for practicality reasons at this stage in my life I needed the hatch. Maybe in a few years I can trade up to an STI sedan without the goofy wing.
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    2011: Official Post your ride!

    Traded in my 2004 Accord for a 2011 Subaru WRX in May. Man I love this car! Now if I could just keep my mitts off of it...
  9. Ummmm... Probably 25% off a new card.
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    MSI Contest

    Well I'm not sure what time it is over but I'll post mine up. GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P What I like best is the USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s. While all the PCI-E would be great I don't think I would ever use it to its full potential.
  11. Good morning all, I feel it is time to finally upgrade one of my 19" LCD's to something a little newer and bigger. While it will be painful to break up the pair I want something a little bigger. While I would love something huge I would like to stay in the 24” range so I can continue using my stand (which means it must also be VESA compatible). I’ve done a lot of research but I’m just a little confused and there aren’t a lot of reviews either. I use the monitor for work/school (network admin) but I also enjoy watching movies and playing games on it as well. While I’ve read that IPS panels have great color and contrast they are not great for gaming as they lag a little. Any ideas where to start? Thanks!
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    New monitor recommendations

    I have but one fear going IPS. Ghosting. While I have been using LCD's for years I have had two Samsung 940BF's for about 3-4 years now. These puppies were praised to be some of the quickest LCD's on the market for awhile there with 2ms response times. That being said after reading reviews on new "gamer" LCD's featuring 120hz technology I guess that's all their really good at, gaming. I hate decisions like these!
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    New monitor recommendations

    How does the mount work? It says it has a 100mm by 100mm mount but I don't really see it in the pictures. Possibly the center piece pops out?
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    Bikes

    The Kawasaki and Suzuki models had a reservoir you filled and it mixed it for you. I'm looking at getting a 1972 Suzuki GT550. Not as much fun nor as high strung as the Kawi triples but you can ride it leisurely and not have to worry about seizing the engine up.
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    Bikes

    Widowmakers baby! At lower RPM's they were docile, if you could call it that, hit that torque curve and from what I hear its like taking a punch to the gut. I did look at the z1000 but I wanted something 2-3 years old for lower insurance. Although if Honda follows its game to bring the cb1100f and cb1100rr to the States I may have to sell a kidney...
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    Bikes

    I agree that a riding course is the best thing you can ever do for yourself. I took one locally that provided the bikes. It cost about $200 but again they took all the risk. I know a lady in the class that must have dropped her bike at least a dozen times. She stalled it so often that she killed the battery. Poor bike. The sad part was that she passed and was getting some monster of a Harley. I restored and rode a 1975 Honda CB750. Beautiful bike, decent ammount of horsepower but not a begginer bike. Vintage bikes just strike a cord with me, so simple and eligant. The old Kawasaki 2-stroke tripples, Nortons and BSA's, Honda 4's, oh such beutiful motorcycles! I just bought an almost new Triumph Speed Triple. Again a beautiful bike and way to much horsepower for my experience level. But I ride it responsibly and only bought it because I'm built like a linebacker and need a physically bigger bike to be comfortable and not have my knees in my chest. They don't make to many naked/standard motorcycles anymore. I absolutely love Jap bikes. You can do no wrong with those bikes and boy can they build them. My 35 year old Honda ran like a top and I never had any problems with it. Especially when my co-workers were constantly getting repairs done on their new Harleys. Very sad.
  17. Just be careful with backing up or you may end up back where you started. But I concur. A good wipe every once in awhile is very nice!
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    CCNA Certifications

    I was turned down from a Geek Squad position (thank God) BECAUSE I had my A+. In this area apparently they only want the manager of the Geek Squad to be certified.
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    Battlefield Bad Company 2 Usernames (Pc)

    oldfett - who could have guessed?
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    CCNA Certifications

    You know I was kind of wondering that when I googled it. Its to bad, it really is a great program.
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    CCNA Certifications

    I would see if you could get your hands on a program called Packet Tracer. I got it through school so I have no idea the cost but I imagine it would be many times cheaper than trying to get your hands on any Cisco equipment. It allows you to set up switches, hubs, routers, computers, printers, etc. into a network and then program each piece of equipment virtually, identical to how you would do it if you had the physical equipment. Anything you can do with physical equipment you can do with Packet Tracer. It was invaluable for me to get a practical grasp on subnetting and VLANs.
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    The Unofficial Battlefield Bad Company 2 Thread

    Has anyone else been having an issue where the game starts doing some kind of strobe affect? It doesn't happen very often, like once a night, but it goes on for a few minutes and makes the game unplayable. After that its fine again.
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    Netbook Woes

    What is the drive set to in the BIOS? Sometimes it can be set to RAID, ACHI or legacy. I have a few Dell's at work that came in as legacy and we had to switch them over to ACHI for the installation to work.
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    The Unofficial Battlefield Bad Company 2 Thread

    A friend and I just got the game thanks to the deal, thanks Krazyxazn! My name is Oldfett, go figure, if you want to add me. I also wanted to post a quick game fix, just in case someone else had a problem similar to my buddies. Whenever he hit 'Join Game' the game would almost freeze, he would spawn on the map but he couldn't play for a good 30-60 seconds. After that it was fine. But it happened every time he had to spawn, as people would sometimes snipe him while this was happening this could be a long loop! The fix is to disable AVG's resident shield. Not sure if anyone anyone else had this issue but I thought I would post it.
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    new Iron Man 2 trailer

    Don't get me wrong I loved the last movie and I'm sure I will love this one as well. However I am not a fan of how far they are deviating from the comic books.
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