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If the only difference between a hub and a repeater is that the former has multiple ports and the latter just has one set, then why are they two different things?

From Wikipedia:

An Ethernet hub, active hub, network hub, repeater hub, multiport repeater, or simply hub is a network hardware device for connecting multiple Ethernet devices together and making them act as a single network segment.

Was someone drunk or high the day they came up with this terminology? Am I being fucked with?
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I AM ONLINE WIRELESSLY

FEAR ME, WORLD
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I AM ONLINE WIRELESSLY

FEAR ME, WORLD
xtina: (cool-eyed)
I now have a Ubuntu machine.  Cost me $80.  I may have to walk it over to the roomies' office to physically... connect...  I may have to use my Shuffle to transfer any wireless network card drivers to it.  I know the first through second things about hardware, and that's it, so this'll be fun.

(It's a D-Link Air... something something.  *mild annoyed face*)

Alas also, I took my trackball to work, which means I had to borrow a Mac USB mouse from Jody (roomie).  It's very short of lead, so the first thing I did was link the Start button to the panel menu.

Now to go learn about how to get Ubuntu to realise that I've plugged in a network card.

(Advice for computer hardware is always welcome.  I can plug in the peripherals, and I know to clean it, but that's it.)

--

I went to the bus stop to switch to the next bus, and had about fourteen minutes left.  Two nice homeless guys were sitting there, and asked me for change.  I only had three cents - I don't really carry change on me.  So I offered to get them pizza from the Papa Murphy's that was right there, if they'd watch after my computer.

Entertainingly, the place had a deal of getting two medium pizzas for the same price as one large.  Not entertainingly, apparently it was one of those "bake your own pizzas" places.  They should put larger signs, or I should be more aware.

X: I'm sorry, I didn't realise they didn't cook them.  Do you want them anyways?
HGs: Hell yes!
X: I had change on me, but I felt that handing you three cents would've been insulting at best.  But it's cheese and sauce and bread, so at least it won't spoil...
HGs: Honey, we're homeless, we know how to cook this.
X: Oh, good.

And they watched after my computer, which is good, as it was bloody heavy.

--

In conclusion, Rubí brandy remains my favourite.
xtina: (Default)
I now have a Ubuntu machine.  Cost me $80.  I may have to walk it over to the roomies' office to physically... connect...  I may have to use my Shuffle to transfer any wireless network card drivers to it.  I know the first through second things about hardware, and that's it, so this'll be fun.

(It's a D-Link Air... something something.  *mild annoyed face*)

Alas also, I took my trackball to work, which means I had to borrow a Mac USB mouse from Jody (roomie).  It's very short of lead, so the first thing I did was link the Start button to the panel menu.

Now to go learn about how to get Ubuntu to realise that I've plugged in a network card.

(Advice for computer hardware is always welcome.  I can plug in the peripherals, and I know to clean it, but that's it.)

--

I went to the bus stop to switch to the next bus, and had about fourteen minutes left.  Two nice homeless guys were sitting there, and asked me for change.  I only had three cents - I don't really carry change on me.  So I offered to get them pizza from the Papa Murphy's that was right there, if they'd watch after my computer.

Entertainingly, the place had a deal of getting two medium pizzas for the same price as one large.  Not entertainingly, apparently it was one of those "bake your own pizzas" places.  They should put larger signs, or I should be more aware.

X: I'm sorry, I didn't realise they didn't cook them.  Do you want them anyways?
HGs: Hell yes!
X: I had change on me, but I felt that handing you three cents would've been insulting at best.  But it's cheese and sauce and bread, so at least it won't spoil...
HGs: Honey, we're homeless, we know how to cook this.
X: Oh, good.

And they watched after my computer, which is good, as it was bloody heavy.

--

In conclusion, Rubí brandy remains my favourite.
xtina: (Default)
I got these last time I went glasses-shopping, which look like this on me.  I want to get a pair of backup glasses, Just In Case.

(Plus the part where these glasses are entirely fine, except for the screws.)

I'm considering getting these - partly the front view looks close enough to my current pair, and partly I can get them in metallic blue, yay.

Meow meow meow.

Also, I'm going to hit Free Geek after work and see what they have, computer-wise.  I want to find something that's decent - that's not terrible with speed, and that works with my existing wireless network card.  (If it doesn't, an inexpensive network card will suffice.)  I'd love to move over to Ubuntu all the time, except I fret that I won't be able to go back, and that I'll lose my music.

So, I'm going to see what I can find, and start the process of using a Ubuntu machine as my primary machine for a while.  We'll see.
xtina: (Default)
I got these last time I went glasses-shopping, which look like this on me.  I want to get a pair of backup glasses, Just In Case.

(Plus the part where these glasses are entirely fine, except for the screws.)

I'm considering getting these - partly the front view looks close enough to my current pair, and partly I can get them in metallic blue, yay.

Meow meow meow.

Also, I'm going to hit Free Geek after work and see what they have, computer-wise.  I want to find something that's decent - that's not terrible with speed, and that works with my existing wireless network card.  (If it doesn't, an inexpensive network card will suffice.)  I'd love to move over to Ubuntu all the time, except I fret that I won't be able to go back, and that I'll lose my music.

So, I'm going to see what I can find, and start the process of using a Ubuntu machine as my primary machine for a while.  We'll see.
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With this second computer, the screen comes up - shows the HP logo (no other text), then BEEP and a cursor, and no advancement.

*annoyed*

Why is computer hardware so gotdamn difficult?
xtina: (Default)
Argh computer.  Just put this box together, god knows how, and I get 8 beeps.  Pluggified in, the monitor goes from the at-rest orange flashing to a brief spurt of on-ness, and then goes back to rest again.

WRYYYYYYYY

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