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by RimBlock
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43715

That's so long ago. FYI, the free Red Hat is now known as Fedora. Fedora is the desktop version based on the Redhat code, CentOS is the server version and is known to be used as a testing ground by the RHEL team for features and stability before RHEL release much like OpenVZ is for Parallels virtua...
by RimBlock
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43715

Intels NUC products also look interesting.... Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) . Super small but mobile i3 Ivy Bridge powered. No pricing from the distributor as of yet. Update: ETA early next year for Singapore. Estimate under S$500 per unit. The Thunderbolt version will be the more expensive of ...
by RimBlock
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43715

D2500CCE looks good but ... do you know anything ITX similarly priced that has this (at least): 2x Gbit LAN 1x pci (16) 4x SATA buil-in fanless CPU with TPD preferably equal or below 10W RAM of desktop size? And where can I get it locally for such price? :) No :D. Current Atom boards use the NM10 c...
by RimBlock
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43715

Have you ever thought of building an 'eco', fully functional (minus virtualization in your case :) server around one of these mikrotik router boards? They seems to offer a lot and are highly customizable. I was close at one point going after one but had no time than to learn more about it and I nee...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Baffling State of Prices and Retail in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 28787

That certainly used to be the case. I bought my last laptop in HK for about S$800 whilst here the same machine was going for over S$1000. I am checking laptop prices again and there is a Win8 Toshiba selling for HKD12,999 (S$2,050) but exactly the same time i got that message from my BIL, Harvey No...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43715

Pretty sure they mean TCP Sessions in its state-table, that's all. Not layer2 wireless clients ;) One moderately busy bit torrent client can easily consume tens of thousands of sessions in the state table, and this was a common weak link/breaking point on older and cheaper consumer grade routers. S...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43715

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/worthy.gif Seeing the server-wise setup, I can only sit around the corner. So far, I'm only a data-oriented guy: - Laptop (Compaq) with XP - Starhub router - 3 external HD, due to a lot of files that I gather, which sometimes, for no specific reason, ...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Baffling State of Prices and Retail in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 28787

Being a girl, I LOVE online shopping. There are a few US sites that offers free international shipping for more than USD$100 as well. Shoes, bags and clothes are marked up significantly in Singapore (50% or more) and sometimes, I would try for my size at a boutique and have it shipped in. Most of t...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43715

All of the other Apple peripherals is mostly due to heavy discounts, needing an iPhone for work (various work apps), Android tablets sucking, and things "just working". The only thing I'd change if I had the chance is not getting an Airport Extreme (although it was the best at the time I bought it ...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Baffling State of Prices and Retail in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 28787

Yes, I recall, back in the hazy past :) . The problem is that a lot of people I deal with, first question is "Got local warranty ?.". I picked up some 120GB SSDs from someone I know in the US. Kept some for myself and went to sell two off. Price is around 20% discount on new for hardly touched secon...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Baffling State of Prices and Retail in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 28787

On moving here a number of years ago I remember the disappointment that computer items were as expensive here as they were in the UK even factoring in that in the UK the VAT was 17.5% (at the time). Surely some mistake as the travel / shipping costs must be lower from Taiwan / China than to ship to ...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tiles on Walkways
Replies: 62
Views: 39067

Standard Crocs are really slippy on the wet tiles. I have had a few near misses and so have the kids. We used to own a ground floor 3 room HDB which had a few steops up to the front door (around 5 IIRC). When we did the reno we ended up with having some tiles put on that turned out to be slippy even...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43715

I would have loved this thread about 5 years ago. I could have spent hours discussing my Linux router, custom iptables rules with traffic shaping and redirection, massive SCSI raids in a file server, dhcp, Dns, transparent caching proxies, the works. Better late than never :) . I have never got in ...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43715

$100! This is what I hopped to hear. 42U should fit to my car and I have a loading trolley so I should manage this part by myself. It could be dirty, worn, no problem, I have a karcher and spray-gun too :) Why the movers would not touch the rack? I was lucky to say the least but I have seen others ...
by RimBlock
Fri, 23 Nov 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43715

As long as you are only having one hyperlink (which is our limit) in the signature block you are good to go. The hyperlink short question is good. Similar to my link in my own signature. Sounds good to me. Cheers, sms Great. thanks for the clarification. I will probably sort it out early next week ...

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