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LAN_Guru

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  1. I'm an engineer and was a math major, let me get out my calculator...
  2. Edited because I don't want to come across as a racist, which I am not. I'm an educated, Bible-believing, gun-owning Constitutional Conservative who also happens to be a realist. For our Canadian friends (or anyone else for that matter) who like to question and criticize our right to own and carry handguns for protection: FUCK YOU! I saw an interesting statistic the other day that the average concealed handgun license permit holder is 13 times LESS likely to commit a violent crime than citizens not licensed to carry. Here in Georgia, you can have a gun in your home, your car, or your place of business without a permit. A Georgia Weapons Carry License grants you the right to carry concealed and does not require a class. We have a couple of very active pro-gun groups here that have accomplished much in the last few years. I'm a firm believer in Castle Doctrine\Stand your Ground\Make My Day laws. I don't start shit with anybody. Never. Don't fuck with me and you don't have a problem. Don't force me to use (whatever is necessary) force against you. I practice nearly every day for the moment I have to use my firearm in defense of my (or anyone near me) life but pray every day I never have to. But make no mistake, I will if I have to. If it comes down to me or you, you're going to get up close and personal with some 200gr +P .45... Molon Labe...
  3. Stand up guy right there....and a smart businessman. Lee thinks long-term relationships rather than short-term profits. A business has to make a profit to stay in business but far too many businessmen think only in terms of short-term profits and one-time sales rather than building long=term relationships. When I was in retail audio sales, I had triple the amount of repeat customers and referrals than any of the other salesmen at the store I worked at for 14 years (I was the GM for my last 8 years there) and almost always sold more than the other three salesmen combined. I was the "Top Salesman of the Month" every month except 4 months out of 14 years. People liked dealing with me and would wait to see me. When the store owner would question people as to why they liked dealing with me so much they would always recite most, if not all, of the following reasons: 1) I was very knowledgeable of the products and services I was selling 2) I treated them with kindness and respect 3) they knew they would get a fair deal 4) they knew I would upsell them only if the more expensive product better matched their needs and wants and fit their budget 5) they knew I would do everything I could to help if they had problems after the sale 6) they knew I would never try to sell them something I wouldn't buy myself To this day, the owner and I are still close friends and he will tell you in a heartbeat that I made him far more money than any other salesman he ever had. It's all about building relationships. That's why I will pay a few dollars more to deal with local mom & pop establishments over big-box stores.
  4. Green is the best color. It's the color of money...
  5. . Had to snap a quick pic of the tshirt a friend gave me...
  6. Because you're a pussy? Sorry, someone HAD to say it...and of course it will be the guy with ADD...
  7. So I'm wondering: With a 100-150 shot of N2O, a pulley change, and some slicks...is this potentially a 9-sec car?
  8. Bottom of the screen @ 3:52 in the video: NHRA CERTIFIED 10.8 @ 126 WITH STREET LEGAL DRAG RADIAL TIRES NHRA CERTIFIED 11.2 @ 125 WITH PRODUCTION TIRES That 11.2@125 on stock tires impresses me more than the 10.8@126 on DR's. There's gonna be an awful lot of humiliated Poontang, Gaymaro, and Chevette owners...the Hellcat is a BEAST! Ginx! I was typing the same thing as you posted!
  9. ^^^ You sir, owe me one Samsung 27" monitor as I just spewed coffee on mine and the keyboard!
  10. Developers have gotten lazy. Seems they've all forgotten memory management and other basics that the early coders had no choice but to be good at. I have a lot of respect for those early guys who only had 640k to work with. And the more memory, CPU, etc. the hardware vendors give them, the worse the newer generations of coders will get. Seems it's all come to be about functionality, LUser experience, and being first to market rather than writing good code. I'm a BOFH who architects and runs several hundred Citrix servers for a global pharma company so I experience the havoc from code bloat and lazy coders on a daily basis. Thank God for virtualization and the ability to add capacity so easily...
  11. From a technological standpoint (not speaking GUI preference here), Windows 8/Server 2012 is far superior to any OS Microsoft has previously released. People hated windows 95 when it first came out. People hated XP when it first came out. People hated Vista/Win7 (same GUI but UAC is much smarter in Win7) when it first came out. Get a touch-screen, learn a few keyboard shortcuts, and Windows 8 is pretty badass. I can probably figure out a way to force that CD to open in IE in DEV/compatibility mode. There's probably command-line switches to do that so you could launch it with a BAT file. Hell, I can script damn near anything using DOS, Powershell, and/or VBScript...
  12. There is definitely, without doubt, a Sublime Hellcat in my future.
  13. I'm not married. I just see what happens to all my friends when they get married. A wise friend of mine once said "the key to any relationship with any woman is to give in." I told him he was a pussy and to put on his big boy pants and grow a set. He gets sex exactly once a week, like clockwork on Sunday mornings. Fuck that... All joking aside, I'm happy for you Mani. I wish you guys a bountiful and blessed future together...
  14. Wait, you're not even married and already having to buy HER a new car? You better get to know the owner of the local jewelry store real good because every time you drop money into your toys now you're gonna have to spend money on her too. Sybil is right, PW! But don't worry, the pussy and blowjobs stop shortly after the honeymoon... You've always got a home here on MMF when you're in the doghouse Mani...
  15. 133 miles from me. Just made my hotel reservations. I'm all in...
  16. ^^^That right there is funny, I don't care who you are...
  17. Nothing like eating popcorn while wearing hip waders...
  18. So I'll start the debate. What's the difference between a shit ton and a fuck ton? And being a Sr Network Engineer, I am calling for public executions of spammers and those writing viruses and malware.
  19. Vinyl, I see LOTS of vinyl! There's something magical about vinyl on a good turntable playing through good tube gear. I'm just an analog guy living in a digital world...
  20. You'd be hard pressed to find better pieces these days than what you have without spending insane money. I did use some Anthem gear in my brother's home theater and was very impressed. I did it back in 2004 as a favor for him. I used my old connections and got rep sample pricing (below wholesale) and we still spent $39k on audio gear alone. Anthem AVM20 pre and PVA5 and PVA7 amps driving a bunch of high-end Triad in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. Two Triad in-wall subs, each having it's own 500watt mono amp. Two powered Paradigm Seismic 12 subs with a 1200watt Class D amp in each. Thunderous and amazing quality and clarity. The system is 4900 watts... You know, that Vector would make a great receiver for your garage/workshop. Couple of high-efficiency loudspeakers and you are good-to-go!
  21. I was in the audio\consumer electronics business from 1980 until 1994 when I changed careers to IT. I sold quite a few Vector Research receivers - lotta bang for the buck. Sold a bunch of Fisher, Marantz, Kenwood, and Pioneer gear too. Mostly mid-fi stuff. But I collected nicer gear personally and used to have tons of gear because we also bought, sold, and traded used equipment so I got amazing deals\steals on stuff. Bunch of Phase Linear 700 and 400 power amps, Pioneer laser disc players, Phase Linear vertical-load CD player (one of the first made), several Dynaco ST-70's, PAS3, FM3, etc, Infinity, Cerwin Vega and Klipsch loudspeakers, original Altec A-7A's, blah, blah. I had over 2000 watts in my boom room. Got rid of almost everything. Kept my two McIntosh MC240 amplifiers, C33V preamp, two Dynaco Stereo 70's, Thorens TD147 Jubilee and TD126 turntables and a pair of mono tube power amps that were given to me by a Jamaican friend. They were supposedly hand-built in England and have four KT88 tubes in each and massive power supplies. I also did a ton of high-end car and home installs. We were putting multiple Sanyo PA6100 power amps in cars long before it was cool. I used to grind the heat sinks on the inside and swap out the STK0049 transistors for STK0080's, add some windings to the toroid, upgrade the caps, and some other tricks. We built bridging boxes and were getting 225 watts out of each PA6100 at 8 ohms...they were rated at 100 watts. In fact, cars I did placed 1st, 3rd, and 7th in the first ever car audio competition in Atlanta. The winning car was a VW Beetle with four bridged PA6100 ams, or 900 watts. People thought it had 400 watts . Though 400 to 900 watts is only 3-4db increase. Double the power = +3db Ten times the power = +10db Though a +3db increase sounds twice as loud to the human ear. Pretty much detest the audio business now. Buncha cut throat bastards. You couldn't pay me enough money to go back to that business...or to climb in the trunk of another car! The AR pieces are sweet.