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  1. my buddy and I used to run some cs:source servers at thewac.net . Long ago it was great, and I had this idea to do a ducttape mmorpg with the source engine. Ducttape meaning, use Counter-Strike:source or Team Fortress 2 as the game and add RPG elements to it.
  2. If you have to ask, you probably want to buy a built machine. Otherwise I'd say start reading now so that when you buy the parts, you are mixing and matching technology properly. CPU, memory, chipsets, they all have a shit ton of details. If you want help picking parts, PM me with a price range, I'll throw together your best value for your dollar. resources: tomshardware anandtech cpu magazine pc gamer magazine cpubenchmark.net google this place.
  3. I play online for the challenge of a human mind. Though it is entertaining to beat AI on "insane" difficulty. Story is always good, but player interaction is key. When I was younger I loved to play and pwn, but now I just like playing with friends, people I know or people I get along with online. Its great meeting people too.
  4. Oh man, back in high school they used novell in the technology wing. The admin password happen to be the same as the fortress password. Anybody remember Fortress? It would lock win98 down to most people, but there were ways around it and you could get the file for the password , decrypt it with a tool off astalavista, and bam, no more fortress. I remember going to my teacher with all the username and passwords and telling them they need to fix their security. He laughed his ass off and gave me a universal hall pass so I could head to the tech wing whenever I had free time. I miss high school, so much more free time and the only bill I had was $20/month for a cell phone.
  5. I think people will be up for at least 24 hours playing Cataclysm on launch.
  6. try -> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-381897.html They are discussing what I think you are asking for.
  7. When you need employment, the government should not be the exclusive employer. If you look at New York State here in the United States, you'll see they're the biggest employer in the state. (The second biggest industry in NYS is prisons...) However the state needs money to pay the employees, which they get through taxes. With lack of private business, the government is in essence taxing themselves, and without cash flow coming in from private business, they are slowly bleeding out. As far as your comments of open source for government. Its something that would take years to do to ween the current work force off their systems onto different systems. HOWEVER, considering that many governments, like NYS, have contracts with IBM, they generally are using IBM products like WebSphere Application Server, which means their applications are written in java, and are web-based, which means all you need is a browser to access them. HTML-5 will also help revolutionize our front-end programs.. I hope.
  8. If you're recruiting and doing this on a casual basis, you might as well open up to the community for input. Hell, have it Hak5 Community endorsed for exclusive beta testing, or whatever have you. Before you even think about code, you need all your concepts and game mechanics thought out before hand. I'm interested in seeing this before I volunteer into a project. No offense, but posts on making games pop up everywhere like rabbits mating, and the majority of them are hopes and dreams and nothing solid. Rather then join another Duke Nukem Forever project, I'd like to know more first. I myself really want to make a successful mmofps/rts.
  9. Infiltrator, I am, your father. */play http://instantsfun.es/drama *
  10. you're taking the damn test online, and probably in your own home where nobody is watching you like a proctor or teacher... so wtf is the problem with googling for the answer in another tab or holy shit, actually studying. Theres a quote I remember from growing up, its something like "You're in a system, weather you work hard by the system, or work hard to beat the system, you still have to work hard. There is no easy way out if you want to learn."
  11. You get your tools over time based on experience and necessity. Luckily today Google can find you almost anything, cause someone has probably already made a tool for what you want to do. However you'll find that you can create your own tools pretty quick and develop your skill-set and understanding of the subject a lot better.
  12. My latest problem is that the raid array just randomly doesn't get recognized by the controller, and I'm not sure if its the drives or not. I'm realizing I went way over board raiding 2 SSD's, and I think I'm just going to image the drive and go one SSD in the desktop and take the other SSD and put it in my netbook. Time to google relocating the user folder. and my comment about bells and whistles, I guess I'm just accustomed to the way/wording unix/linux does things. I do think Windows 7 is great. Its just when I was a kid I had plenty of time to play with everything, now after I get outa work I just want to ride my motorcycle and relax.
  13. Nevermind, I found several websites that discuss making symlinks in windows and moving the files. Going to try this -> http://blog.highlyillogical.org/2009/09/ho...e-on-windows-7/ I'll report back on if it works or not.
  14. craigslist dude, my co-worker picks up netbooks for under $200.
  15. Start small dude, you are pushing it if you have no clue about PC boards. Grab a copy of Eagle Cad and play with some components first. If you enjoy programming pickup a microcontroller like a PIC, or Arduino, and mess around with those and their compnents. when you build something cool you wanna keep, use Eagle Cad to make the PCB circuit with the uPC on it, send the plans off to some company that makes the PCB's or make it yourself using guides from http://www.hackaday.com and then solder the components on and play with your new creation. If you want a jammer, buy one from China. They are cheap(really power hogs) and work.
  16. Try sleep 1 && xset dpms force off wait one second, sleep monitor, wake up when you move mouse or keyboard.
  17. Linux/OSX, no problem for me split up directory structure. But when I built a new gaming rig and went solid state I wasn't sure how to split up Windows 7 between two drives. The Setup: 1x Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz 4x Crucial Ballistix 2GB DD3-1600 {8GB Total} 1x MSI 890FX-GD70 2x Radeon HD 5770's {CrossFireX} 2x Intel 80GB SSD's @ RAID 0 {Onboard Raid} 1x Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB <story> Well this setup began with a Geforce 460, but I gave it to my roommate to pay for rent since I wanted to use Eyefinity. Went through a whole lot of crap getting the ATI cards installed in windows 7 , and either a combination of brute force tweaks for SSD, performance, and raping my drivers, I think I killed Windows 7 since the event log service won't run long enough for me to view logs, and I can't find where else to check on the BSOD I got last night. I figure I'll just reinstall Windows fresh with the right drivers and configurations. </story> <question> Whats the correct procedure to setting up windows 7 so that; Windows 7 is installed to my RAID 0 of SSD drives Windows 7 is configured properly (cache, logging, etc.) for using SSD's Windows 7 knows to use my 2 TB drive for program files and user files(my doc's) </question> <brains> Anything else you notice about my story like other ways to check on BSOD's on windows 7 would be appreciated. </brains> <zombie rant> I'm noticing Windows 7 has many bells and whistles that WinXP didn't have... and I'm the kind of person that thought WinXP was already pushing its bells and whistles after Win2000... Thank god developers are starting to hit OSX and Linux more so than before... </brains...yumm> Thank you very much for your time and attention and have a wonderful evening/day/night/happy hour.
  18. Hang in there. STAY PRODUCTIVE. And destroy any unneccessary expenses when you don't have an income. XboxLive, World of Warcraft, w/e. I'm 23 years old, and was in your exact situation 6 months ago, then 3 months ago I was hired as a programmer, and I'm budgeting all I can to pay off my student loans and move ASAP.
  19. All I can say is the article is truly poorly written. There is practically nothing in it, and it's worthy of being published. The editors let anything get posted these days, so anybody without regard for being a real writer, can post anything they want without regard to collecting facts like a real journalist. oh well. Mac, Windows, OSX, use what you want, and thats it. Its a computer, its 1's and 0's. Pick your poison, and pray that we get to keep that freedom. Who knows maybe Microsoft or Apple will suddenly file Bankruptcy and Obamasoft will be born. lol
  20. Thanks for the concern. I've worked with VM's, mainly ESX 3.0.2 with EMC CLARiion san's on an enterprise environment. I don't really need VM's, but I like the idea of having VM host so I can run a Linux box, and a Windows Server box, backup snapshots. I like to run my own LAMP server, a DC, maybe some game servers when friends want to play, and the VM's are also good when I need a test server for when I'm coding. At some point I'd like to try a Mythbuntu box, or some sorta broadcast box, but this is why my thoughts are so unorganized, there is so much I want to do, and I think a VMware Server would help be a good foundation, but I want to build that properly in the first place. Now I've looked at ESXi server and VMware server 2, and I think I'm going to stick to VMware Server 2 so I can keep with Debian linux, and add SSH support, plus I don't know how well ESXi will support my hardware. Perhaps I should have an admin delete this thread, and I'll just go with my gut feeling on how to set this up. Thank you, sincerely, for your input. This whole job hunt out of college is also on my mind while trying to get my boxes up and running, so just general stress.
  21. Envy gets you no where, I'm only looking for help in how to organize my hardware. I admit my writing is unorganized, cause I'm having trouble organizing my thoughts. I'm not trying to show off anything. Right, but does it make sense to make a VM as big as 500 gb's just to hold Storage, or make a VM that manages storage off a physical storage server using something like free nas? By boxes, I mean I have 2 boxes I described, and parts I've salvaged out of machines that were recycled from college, and the HD information is there to help organize them into what box, and if I should use a software raid to mirror them or stripe them. Once again, not trying to show off, I have two barebones machines, its not like I run quad SLI Geforce 285's with a 52'' Plasma screen. But to put it in terms you'll understand, You look like a nice suspect, thanks for posting all your statements and showing off.
  22. So you think that the 500gb on the 64 bit box, with maybe a 4gb flash drive for the OS and VMware Server, and the 500GB for the virtual machine's would be good, and then just use something like Rsnapshot to backup VM's to a file server, such as the 32bit cpu machine.
  23. So I was introduced to ESX server and VMware Server during an internship last year, and it was completely eye opening to me. I had used VMware before on a client to test other client OS's, and mess around, but for server environments, it was one of those "Why didn't I think of that!?" moments. Anyways, Schools out, college is over, and while I've been job hunting, I've also been able to settle down with my machines, and not worry about having to move all my equipment in the next 3 months. I have a small box I built, an Antec Minuet Case, with an Athlon X2 64 3000+ cpu in it, and 4gb of DDR2 ram. This box had a primary purpose of being my router out at school, and running server's for games, LAMP, and bypass cisco clean access and other such network trash. the box is the size of a ps3, and I built it for $100 off ebay parts, and it works better then my former roommates box he bought from Alienware. The OS at the moment is Ubuntu 8.04, and I have VMware Server running on it, and have a nice virtual machine of Windows Server 2008, and I'm having fun, till I thought about doing a SAN. So to my question. <Virtual Host> <----> < SAN with Virtual Machines stored here.> But how do you go about doing your storage of basic files? I can't possibly make a virtual machine take up 500gb's, or should I? I have boxes at my disposal, and a few HD's, I'm not rich, but heres what i have to work with, without my desktop included. 3x500gb SATA II 2x750gb SATA I 1x1.5TB SATA II about 4x40gb IDE drives maybe 2x80GB IDE Athlon x2 3000+ with 4gb of ram (space for 2 3.5'' drives) Athlon XP 2400m OC'ed to 2.4ghz (This is my old server) with 1gb of ram, and Space for probably 9 3.5'' Drives) What I was thinking was slap a 4gb thumb drive on the 64bit cpu box, for ubuntu alternate setup with vmware server, and keep a 500gb drive in it for virtual machine storage, and then slap the rest of the drives in old Athlon XP 2400 and install freenas, and use that for storage of archive data. But hopefully can help me out in the thoughts here. Thanks alot for your help. EDIT: I thought about it, and think that maybe I should just use Freenas, to store both regular files, AND the virtual machines, and just use directories for seperation.
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