I'm trying to find a reference to a story I heard of, possibly here but maybe not. It was about a society of pigeon owners that had a voting scheme that worked along the lines of PageRank, where the value of your vote was based on the number of other members voting for you, calculated recursively. It was an old system, possibly around the French Revolution. My Google-Fu is completely failing me. Does any of this ring any bells?
posted by scalefree
on Jul 26, 2011 -
Wireless network question! This one's pretty specific to my living circumstances, since what I want to do is share the network in a house across a courtyard from mine. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird
on Jul 21, 2011 -
I've pruned my facebook friends list quite a bit. Am I going overboard or should I "refriend" some back? [more inside]
posted by lankford
on Jul 10, 2011 -
I use file sharing to trade info between a couple of computers in my home and I'm not confident that I had it configured correctly. Is there any way kind of "log" in OS X that will tell if some sneak has been accessing my files? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat
on Jul 1, 2011 -
I'll have to redo the network infrastructure for a platform soon, but it's in US, San Francisco and I don't know the local market. [more inside]
posted by anto1ne
on Jun 24, 2011 -
How can I figure out what is chatting and/or stealing my home LAN bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by patrad
on Jun 21, 2011 -
I'm a social scientist heading off to do a year of field research, which will include lots and lots and lots of interviewing. What tools to you recommend to keep all your interviewees' data straight, and to show how they are connected to each other? [more inside]
posted by foodmapper
on Jun 6, 2011 -
Looking to build a Intel Sandy Bridge Windows 7 machine that will primarily function as a centralized repository for mp3s, movies, and photos. Anyone have any hardware recommendations? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on May 31, 2011 -
I upgraded Snow Leopard to 10.6.7. Now my WDTV Live media player can't see the folders on my Mac I was sharing with NFS. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi
on May 27, 2011 -
The name of my university changed. How do I update the name in Facebook's "network" - we have a page with the right name, with org type set as University, but that apparently doesn't do it. [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo
on May 20, 2011 -
I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on May 18, 2011 -
I am computer competent and networking stupid. I have a pretty simple setup in mind, but I'm not sure how to do it. I have searched around and I found several guides and discussions related to my goal but after trying unsuccessfully to get this thing going on my machines I decided someone here could probably offer some good advice.
I want to have file sharing capabilities between my desktop and my netbook. No printer or internet connection sharing or anything else needed--just file sharing.
I have a desktop running Windows 7. It has no wireless card.
I have an Asus Eee PC netbook running XP.
Both connect through the internet through an Asus RT-N12 router. The desktop wired and the netbook wirelessly.
What is the simplest way to do file sharing between these two computers with this setup? Even just telling me the type of setup I need to use or a poke in the right direction would be helpful. ThankS!
posted by melko9
on May 14, 2011 -
I'm looking for suggestions for naming structures of computers and network devices on my home network. The thing is, I want them to be geeky and yet also indirectly descriptive... [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon
on Apr 13, 2011 -
I am looking to do a project on the effects of latency on cloud computing, specifically latency impacting on Amazon EC2 virtual machines and I am trying to get my head around it. EC2 is an Infrastructure As A Service cloud product. Unfortunately, I do not have much experience with it.
I haven't found alot on the internet on this area; has anyone seen any information on this subject?
Could anyone make suggestions about appropriate ways to do latency benchmarking in this area.
What kind of things ought I be looking to include in any benchmark tests.
How exactly do others go about measuring latency for Amazon EC2. Are there any software tools out there which will help.
posted by conrad101
on Apr 11, 2011 -
Need input on upgrading from a hodgepodge workgroup-based small office network to something more centrally-managed. [more inside]
posted by xedrik
on Apr 1, 2011 -
I'm having trouble getting both Outlook and general internet to work at the same time when connected to my company VPN on my MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by misskaz
on Mar 31, 2011 -
Which of Thailand's cellular companies offer The highest mobile 3g or 4g or whatever tech speed with unlimited plan in Bangkok area. And how much does it cost. Whether it is a USB or 3G or 4g SIM card.
posted by omaralarifi
on Mar 26, 2011 -
I am in a WIFI-less internet environment at the moment and would like to connect using my Ipad. I am ablt to connect to the internet with my Macbook pro using ethernet.
Is there a way I can create a network using my airport and then connect via Ipad through the network.
Is there a VERY simple way to do this. I am not very knowlegable about networks
posted by citybuddha
on Mar 24, 2011 -
I have a /24 and I want to put it to use as income either leasing it, or selling the company they are allocated to. Where would such a thing be advertised, or sought by potential buyers? How much of a pain in my @$$ is leasing them really going to be? [more inside]
posted by mr.anthony337
on Feb 16, 2011 -
I just moved and am trying to figure out the most elegant network audio solution. Most of the equipment I think I need is already here [below the fold], and I want to figure out if I need to buy anything else, or if what I have already is enough to suit my needs. [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Feb 6, 2011 -
Facing the unenviable situation of setting up Wordpress on the Network Solutions VPS plan. Any tips on how to make this work? [more inside]
posted by Victorvacendak
on Jan 31, 2011 -
I am an Ubuntu newbie in a mixed environment. I need to print from Ubuntu 10.10 to a Dell 1700 printer attached to an XP Pro PC. I've read reams of tips, tricks, forums, Google searches & past AskMes. I consider myself of above average user intelligence. Am I educated stupid? [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba
on Jan 21, 2011 -
I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
posted by skylar
on Jan 16, 2011 -
OK, System Admins, need your help! Can you give me a basic, high level, overview of how you integrate two-factor authentication into a Windows 2008 AD network where we currently only use a username and password? And then if you can some "nitty gritty" details of how it's done that would be great. See explanation... [more inside]
posted by stevyb
on Jan 9, 2011 -
We need help extending a wired network via wireless to a distant office room. Which devices should we use to get this done? [more inside]
posted by kartguy
on Jan 6, 2011 -
Need to connect a Windows 7 PC to a Mac. Am stuck at certain point, where there is probably a simple answer. Help me through the embarrassment before I toss both in the trash and become a hermit. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Jan 4, 2011 -
2 part question: 1. I used to be a member of a movie site which made recommendations based on your likes and your friends likes and movies of a similar genre, but I've forgotten what it was called. Do you know of a site like that? Maybe I can recover my membership if I can find it again!
2. Can you recommend a social network for the cinema? Preferably one with similar characteristics to the one i used to know, with a good number of European & British, as well as US, content & users.
posted by dash_slot-
on Jan 1, 2011 -
Help me figure out how to make the ultimate backup/streaming media setup under $200. Or, just tell me cool things to do with my Wii that I haven't thought of. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Raichle
on Dec 27, 2010 -
Please recommend a wireless router that doesn't require rebooting
periodically with WPA2 on? [more inside]
posted by morganw
on Dec 24, 2010 -
I'd like both computers in the house (one Mac, one XP) to share my WiFi network. This works great as long as the network is open, but I'd like it to be closed. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim
on Dec 11, 2010 -
I'd like to reconfigure my Apple-based home network to give 802.11n clients The Very Best in connection speeds while still supporting 802.11g devices on the same network. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by hijinx
on Nov 27, 2010 -
Home network setup with a lot of cat6 hardwired network drops and wireless [more inside]
posted by cmm
on Nov 26, 2010 -
Help please. I consider myself pretty capable when it comes to computers and the internet and networks, but I can't fix this. I have two Windows 7 laptops and one Mac laptop with an older Airport Extreme and a brand new Arris WBM760A modem that won't play nice. [more inside]
posted by evilbeck
on Nov 25, 2010 -
How can I properly set up an internet connection on both a laptop (wireless) and desktop using DSL? Getting IP address conflict! GRR. [more inside]
posted by Snackpants
on Nov 24, 2010 -
I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 16, 2010 -
DD-WRT transparent wireless bridging. Nothing is working, not even changing the settings by hand over telnet. (On the plus side, I've learned how to use iptables.) [more inside]
posted by marakesh
on Nov 13, 2010 -
My MP3 Library is a mess. I want to fix it. I know these questions have been asked before, but mine is perhaps a bit more particular. [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Oct 30, 2010 -