Monthly Archives: September 2004

Some Cool Geek’s Sites I got these links from some magazine (I guess it is MaximumPC). Some of them not that interesting, but some of them are cool!. http://www.windowsupdate.com http://www.arstechnica.com http://www.slashdot.org http://www.shocknews.com http://www.theinqurer.net http://www.penny-arcade.com http://www.gizmodo.com http://www.hyperdictionary.com http://www.wikipedia.com http://www.maximumpc.com/forums Advertisements

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Should I buy a new Flash Memory now? Good question. Based on recent ads, the prices of flash memory have tumbled significantly compared to few months ago. One of online merchant I visited (www.tigerdirect.com) even offers $9.99 for 256 Kingston … Continue reading

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Point-to-Point Protocol Introduction The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) originally emerged as an encapsulation protocol for transporting IP traffic over point-to-point links. PPP also established a standard for the assignment and management of IP addresses, asynchronous (start/stop) and bit-oriented synchronous encapsulation, network … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Linux – Another Distro another Linux distro coming. It is Ubuntu (unfamiliar with the name? me either, but sounds like an african language). Well, it is based on an african language but I forgot exactly what it means (something … Continue reading

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STI cell processor Next generation processors According to this website STI Cell Processor, a very sophisticated and advanced microprocessor is being jointly designed by 3 giant companies of microelectronics: Sony, Toshiba and IBM. The processor will be used for 21th … Continue reading

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Confusing DRAM nomenclatures Just figured out the different term for different kind of DRAM as listed in the following table: Standard Speed/Clock Name DDR 266 MHz PC2100 DDR 333 MHz PC2700 DDR2 400 MHz PC3200 DDR2 533 MHz PC4200 DDR2 … Continue reading

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What is CORBA? I just get started to learn more about this architecture. CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) is a new paradigm of interfacing clients to server(s). I just google it and found out there are many different packages … Continue reading

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Faster Gaming PC

What is the Fastest Gaming PC in this year? According to MaximumPC magazine, Alienware’s Aurora ALX is the winner, followed closely by Falcon’s Mach V. The Aurora is equipped with 2.6 GHz Athlon 64 FX-53 processor, ASUS A8V mobo, VIA … Continue reading

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Build or just buy a prebuilt PC

Build or just buy a prebuilt PC? Just checked some computer makers’ web sites, I’ve found out that pre-built PCs are cheaper to buy than buy the components separately and assembly them. For instance, a gaming PC 710G from Gateway.com … Continue reading

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Atheros Driver

Whereis my Atheros Driver?

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