• CIPWTTKT&GC v0x0C (12): Fried eggs and RAM
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[QUOTE=zerosix;30165821]Self-content, going to use > because it's an easy way to describe my story >decide to remove my ubuntu partition >just straight up delete the partition without thinking >windows bluescreens >won't boot >"oh fuck I deleted GRUB didn't I so now I can't boot" >"oh shit what do I do what do I do" so instead of being sensible and just repairing grub from a live cd, I just copied some stuff over to an external HDD and everything's fine. It also gave me an excuse to check out Ninite, and my god it's amazing. I had everything I needed in ~5 minutes without filling my downloads folder with useless shit and going through reboots and install wizards. Highly recommend others using it when they fuck their PC over.[/QUOTE] I had a problem similar to that a while back. I finished an Arch install, restarted, and got the GRUB emergency shell (I can't remember what it's called). Confused, I re-check the config file and see everything is in check. About 20 min. later, I find out that I accidentally installed it on the /boot paritition instead of the MBR.
I've been wanting to mess around with Ubuntu again since my Mother's Ubuntu-loaded laptop caught on fire, I've been messing around with the idea of a virtual machine. So any good suggestions on what software to use as a VM?
[QUOTE=zerosix;30165821]Self-content, going to use > because it's an easy way to describe my story >decide to remove my ubuntu partition >just straight up delete the partition without thinking >windows bluescreens >won't boot >"oh fuck I deleted GRUB didn't I so now I can't boot" >"oh shit what do I do what do I do" so instead of being sensible and just repairing grub from a live cd, I just copied some stuff over to an external HDD and everything's fine. It also gave me an excuse to check out Ninite, and my god it's amazing. I had everything I needed in ~5 minutes without filling my downloads folder with useless shit and going through reboots and install wizards. Highly recommend others using it when they fuck their PC over.[/QUOTE] You can reinstall windows' bootloader with a recovery disk and a few cmd prompt commands.
[QUOTE=kaine123;30166044]I've been wanting to mess around with Ubuntu again since my Mother's Ubuntu-loaded laptop caught on fire, I've been messing around with the idea of a virtual machine. So any good suggestions on what software to use as a VM?[/QUOTE] vmware player and how did it [b] catch on fire [/b]
[QUOTE=Fatal-Error;30166290]You can reinstall windows' bootloader with a recovery disk and a few cmd prompt commands.[/QUOTE] Yeah, but it isn't a big deal. It's getting up to my bi-annual reformat so why not do it now? [editline]31st May 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=wlzshroom;30166328]vmware player and how did it [b] catch on fire [/b][/QUOTE] Thanks. I was wondering whether to use that or Virtualbox, too :v:. Going to load it with 10.10 though because 11.04 with Gnome 3 sucks.
[QUOTE=zerosix;30165821]Self-content, going to use > because it's an easy way to describe my story >decide to remove my ubuntu partition >just straight up delete the partition without thinking >windows bluescreens >won't boot >"oh fuck I deleted GRUB didn't I so now I can't boot" >"oh shit what do I do what do I do" so instead of being sensible and just repairing grub from a live cd, I just copied some stuff over to an external HDD and everything's fine. It also gave me an excuse to check out Ninite, and my god it's amazing. I had everything I needed in ~5 minutes without filling my downloads folder with useless shit and going through reboots and install wizards. Highly recommend others using it when they fuck their PC over.[/QUOTE] Smart people do this: >Boot into Windows >Install EASEUS Partition Manager >Hit 'Restore MBR, Windows 7' >Delete partitions
[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;30166447]Smart people do this: >Boot into Windows >Install EASEUS Partition Manager >Hit 'Restore MBR, Windows 7' >Delete partitions[/QUOTE] I sort of had a "oh yeah you can do it in windows, it's easy, just right click this and then press this and... oh shit" moment.
Oh my god Running CCleaner for the first time since I did this Windows install (January) 29,059 MB to be removed. This will be fun
Content: [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1068057-Biggest-asshole-design-moves?p=30166240#post30166240[/url] [QUOTE=Orinkota;30166617]My ISPs steam server is bullshit 200kbs and it doesn't go to my cap or a server belonging to valve that double counts but is triple the speed.[/QUOTE] His ISP has his own steam server? :whoptc:
Probably referring to his ISP offering content servers. In Australia, a few of the ISPs do this. Internode is one of them, they also don't count any steam traffic to your quota, provided it originates from an aussie server.
Oh Never actually heard of that
[QUOTE=Tobba;30166678]Content: [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1068057-Biggest-asshole-design-moves?p=30166240#post30166240[/url] His ISP has his own steam server? :whoptc:[/QUOTE] Lots of ISPs run them, the full list is here: [url]http://steampowered.com/status/content_servers.html[/url] Fuck, you can become a content server host yourself if you like: [url]https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3326-TDKV-4603[/url] [quote]You must meet these minimum system requirements for the content server: 64-bit dual or quad core CPU, 2.0 GHz or greater (Intel or AMD) 16GB RAM (32GB RAM ideal) 2TB HDD space free (4+ TB ideal) HDD notes: 7200RPM SATA disks are sufficient, no need for FC/SAS If using a "striped" RAID level (5,6, or 10) use the largest stripe-size your controller will allow (1MB is ideal) Gigabit Ethernet network interface Windows 2008 Server 64-bit English[/quote]
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL7kIqGXFrM[/media] Oh no read the comments. :barf:
[QUOTE=leach139;30166790]Lots of ISPs run them, the full list is here: [url]http://steampowered.com/status/content_servers.html[/url] Fuck, you can become a content server host yourself if you like: [url]https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3326-TDKV-4603[/url][/QUOTE] [url]http://store.steampowered.com/stats/content/[/url]
[QUOTE=caesium;30166747]Probably referring to his ISP offering content servers. In Australia, a few of the ISPs do this. Internode is one of them, they also don't count any steam traffic to your quota, provided it originates from an aussie server.[/QUOTE] Makes sense. If the ISP is using quotas because the backbone is overloaded, having their own content servers cuts down on backbone usage while also making downloads faster for the users. Win-win. Of course, if they're using quota's because the last-mile is overloaded, or just because they need more money for the money pool, then it doesn't help any. Still, if I ever get a good enough server, I'm running a Steam content server in my room. It never actually says that it needs a good internet connection, just gigabit ethernet.
[QUOTE=kaine123;30166808][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL7kIqGXFrM[/media] Oh no read the comments. :barf:[/QUOTE] I would make a "It hurts to live" picture but I'm way to lazy.
[QUOTE=gman003-main;30166867]Makes sense. If the ISP is using quotas because the backbone is overloaded, having their own content servers cuts down on backbone usage while also making downloads faster for the users. Win-win. Of course, if they're using quota's because the last-mile is overloaded, or just because they need more money for the money pool, then it doesn't help any. Still, if I ever get a good enough server, I'm running a Steam content server in my room. It never actually says that it needs a good internet connection, just gigabit ethernet.[/QUOTE] I sort of wish the server owners got some sort of benefits for running it They'd be hosting all that content on their server, but get to use almost none of it...
Last week, I wanted to upgrade Tomato on my router. The flash failed, leaving me with a brick. No matter how many times I tried, I couldn't get it to take a TFTP transfer. Emailed Rosewill tech support to see if there's some special method I could try and after answering some questions, I get this in my inbox: [img]http://bj0.org/pictures/rosewillsupport.PNG[/img] Man I love Newegg.ca!
[QUOTE=ManningQB18;30167595]I sort of wish the server owners got some sort of benefits for running it They'd be hosting all that content on their server, but get to use almost none of it...[/QUOTE] Well, I would get a benefit. Buy a new game, download at 100gbps. I checked, though. You do need a minimum of 100mbps internet connection. Of course, I'm not even sure that's possible in my area. Comcast does have a 100mbps service, but it also has a 250gb cap. Not happening. Actually, I checked - there's at least one provider of OC3 Internet. 148mbps max. Price is probably obscene, but if I'm running a personal Steam server, I can afford it.
I could host a content server if I buy some ram and harddrives :c00lbert:
[QUOTE=Blaberry;30168081]I could host a content server if I buy some ram and harddrives :c00lbert:[/QUOTE] Damn you Sweds and your insanely fast internet :argh:
I like this thread. This thread makes me happy! :buddy: Also: A long time ago, someone I know called me and they said their internet wasn't working. After 5 minutes of talking him through shit to look at over the phone, I found that he hadn't even connected to the network. I tell him to connect, It magically works!
So, apparently if you drop a Macbook about 5 inches at the wrong spot the plastic cracks. And the laptop no longer charges. Fantastic, what a piece of plastic shit.
[QUOTE=agentgamma;30156615]What would happen if you plugged that into two mobos simultaneously? :psyduck:[/QUOTE] the first-ever [b]motherboard Crossfire technology[/b]
[QUOTE=B!N4RY;30169396]Damn you Sweds and your insanely fast internet :argh:[/QUOTE] That's what we get for not electing the 'stache, he was for a reform of the CRTC and new rules on ISPs so they stop overcharging us :canada:
Okay god dammit don't rate me winner I have to turn in this goddamn computer on Friday.
[QUOTE=Darkebrz;30170235]Okay god dammit don't rate me winner I have to turn in this goddamn computer on Friday.[/QUOTE] Ductape. Say you didnt know what happened. [sp]then explain in great detail why you would opt-out of getting another one[/sp]
[QUOTE=Darkebrz;30169676]So, apparently if you drop a Macbook about 5 inches at the wrong spot the plastic cracks. And the laptop no longer charges. Fantastic, what a piece of plastic shit.[/QUOTE] Too bad it wasn't a metal one. The aluminum could've just molded to the ground.
[QUOTE=GrabbinPills;30169729]the first-ever [b]motherboard Crossfire technology[/b][/QUOTE] Not quite first-ever. Look up Tandem Computer's NonStop servers. Dual processors. Dual chipsets. Dual motherboards. Dual sets of RAM. Dual power supplies. Dual interconnects between motherboards, even. A total CPU failure just reduced the total processing capacity - you could power down half the machine, swap out whatever broke, and turn it back on, without even rebooting the OS. There were a bunch of those machines in the basement of the World Trade Center when it was bombed. Several of them were thrown across the room, or otherwise toppled over (these were minicomputers, by the way, bigger than a standard refrigerator). They were still running. There are numerous other tales of their absolute reliability. [quote]A friend of mine used to manage Tandem machines; he's told me the story several times about his company purchased another company. Some ten years later it came around to shutting down the data centre of the company that had been brought out. They found a Tandem mainframe stuck in an old disused room, they had no idea what it did why it was there and anyone who would have known during the merger had long since gone... It had become part of the furniture. So someone had the bright idea of just shutting it down... Several hours later the Port of Dover was backed up as a small, but very vital part of the Custom & Exercises system had mysteriously gone missing, all Hell had broken loose at his company as they had been fingered as the people who now ran the service… though no one seemed to be aware that they did, let alone where the machine was. That Tandem has been sitting there for some ten years crunching data and spitting results back out again… [/quote]
[QUOTE=gman003-main;30170374]Not quite first-ever. Look up Tandem Computer's NonStop servers. Dual processors. Dual chipsets. Dual motherboards. Dual sets of RAM. Dual power supplies. Dual interconnects between motherboards, even. A total CPU failure just reduced the total processing capacity - you could power down half the machine, swap out whatever broke, and turn it back on, without even rebooting the OS. There were a bunch of those machines in the basement of the World Trade Center when it was bombed. Several of them were thrown across the room, or otherwise toppled over (these were minicomputers, by the way, bigger than a standard refrigerator). They were still running. There are numerous other tales of their absolute reliability. [quote]A friend of mine used to manage Tandem machines; he's told me the story several times about his company purchased another company. Some ten years later it came around to shutting down the data centre of the company that had been brought out. They found a Tandem mainframe stuck in an old disused room, they had no idea what it did why it was there and anyone who would have known during the merger had long since gone... It had become part of the furniture. So someone had the bright idea of just shutting it down... Several hours later the Port of Dover was backed up as a small, but very vital part of the Custom & Exercises system had mysteriously gone missing, all Hell had broken loose at his company as they had been fingered as the people who now ran the service… though no one seemed to be aware that they did, let alone where the machine was. That Tandem has been sitting there for some ten years crunching data and spitting results back out again…[/quote][/QUOTE] Where do I sign?
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