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Dell PA-13 Power brick

From: Dave Brockman 
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Anyone have one of these they can put in my hand today or tomorrow?

I've checked for universal kits, but all I can find in-store are 

Notepad Tricks for fun and annoyance

From: Dean Warren 
Hey guys ran across this and thought it entertaining at least.

Anybody got a favorite trick, Script or workaround to share?

Hope you have a great day,
Dean Warren

Recycling old electronics & cables

From: David White 
This is a bit off topic, but I'll ask it anyway.

I know that Warner Park does recycling, but is there anywhere near / anyone
who pays for old useless stuff? The cables themselves should have at least
a bit of copper, and who knows what else might be useful.

I've got a bunch of old dead hard drives from client laptops and such, old
APC batteries, useless CAT5 cable, and a ton of random useless power cables
and such.

Is it worth it for me to try to find someone whose interested in buying it
for scrap / junk, or should I just take it down to Warner Park and recycle
it for free?

David White
Founder & CEO

*Develop CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Organizations Worldwide

pfSense and the Gig

From: Nick Smith 
Hello Chugalug!

I was thinking about spinning up a new firewall, dedicated computer
hardware for pfsense, maybe even the new vmware appliance they just came
out with.

My question, is anyone doing this and getting their full gig from EPB, or
at least very close to it?

I use to have a cisco 2911 that would only give me about 2-300 Mbs of it,
and i swapped that out for an Asus AC1900 and i get around 6-700 Mbs from
that, with the little amount of port forwarding i do.  I realize every port
forward creates overhead and thus lowers your overall throughput.

If anyone is doing this id love to know your specs that your using to get
as close to the full gig as possible. Is there even a way to calculate
whats needed? for example 1ghz cpu/1gig ram for every 100Mbs throughput or

I dont even know if what im even asking is possible, was just hoping.
I know that the gig speed is only on EPB's network as well, and has no
effect when it leaves, but i dont want my firewall/router to be the
limiting factor.

Thanks for the help and advice!

Nick Smith
nick at nicksmith dot us

Linux+ Certification study guide fail

From: Dan Lyke 
So Elf Sternberg just tweeted this amazing bit of fail:

Note that for both questions, *none* of the answers listed are
correct. You could *maybe* make a case for A,B and D of #2 if you were
seriously trying to weasel out of a wrong answer, but not really.

Apparently this is from "Eleventh Hour Linux+: Exam XK0-003 Study Guide":

And is for some sort of "Linux+ Certification".

Based on this, I think I can safely say that if you see someone
claiming that cert on their resume, you should keep them far far away
from your computers.