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  1. [quote name='Sethy']but he said you start to want more power after about a month of riding it.[/QUOTE] I've been riding a 125 (all 11hp of it) for the last 2 years. A 500cc bike will feel like a rocket to me :) Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
  2. [quote name='Sethy']Working on a ninja 300 right now, still considering a 650 but meh.[/QUOTE] Very nice. In 3 months I can get my A2 licence (47hp restriction) - bloody EU. Deciding between a Ninja 300 or CBR500R. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
  3. Local Network Infrastructure: Ports and IP Addresses Before we can begin hosting our server, it’s important to have an understanding of just what ports and IP addresses are, and how they make things tick. There are two main types of IP address we are concerned with – these are internal and external, or LAN and WAN addresses. Your external (WAN) address is assigned to you by your ISP (Internet Service Provider), most large providers will use dynamic IPs which can change over time and/or when you reset your modem. This IP is used across the internet. Every time you connect to any server online, you are using your WAN address to send and receive information. Think of it as your home address. When hosting, this is the address you will need to provide your players with - unless you use a DNS or DDNS service, which are covered later in this tutorial. Your WAN address however terminates at your modem, everything after that is handled within your local area network, often referred to as LAN. While LAN addresses can theoretically be any value the user desires (excluding a few addresses), typical networks will use the format 192.168.X.Y. These addresses are used to provide each device on your network, in this case the computer you are hosting from, with a unique address on the internal network. Alongside IP addresses, all connections you make will also use a port. Wikipedia describe a port as: In simpler terms, a port could be considered the networking equivalent of a house name/number. While the IP address gets you onto the right street, you won’t always know which house to look for. With a house number you are able to find the right house immediately. This means that when you start your RSPS locally, you are hosting a server on the port 43594. However, we need to tell the router exactly where the server is located, so that it can forward incoming connections to your server. Port Forwarding Tutorial The following guide follows the stages for Windows 7 (Windows 8 should be near enough identical). While Windows XP will have similar screens but the navigation structure may be vastly different. If you need assistance with a different OS feel free to send me a private message and I will do my best to help you. Stage One: Get current IP Configuration Stage Two: Static IP Configuration Stage 3: Configuring Your Router
  4. The below listings are not primarily for hosting a RuneScape Private Server but for website hosting; The products/services we list below may not give the ability to host a RuneScape Private Server. Paid Hosts Shared Hosting [uK] XILO - XILO [uS/UK] Lunarpages - Lunarpages [uS] Hostgator - Hostgator Please post your suggestions... Virtual Private Servers [uK] XILO - XILO [uS/UK] Lunarpages - Lunarpages [uS] Hostgator - Hostgator Please post your suggestions... Dedicated Servers [uK] XILO - XILO [uS/UK] Lunarpages - Lunarpages [uS] Hostgator - Hostgator Please post your suggestions... Free Shared Hosting 000webhost - 000webhost Please post your suggestions...
  5. [quote name='illeatyakids']Lol ford is garbage. Chevy all the way[/QUOTE] Better yet, buy a car that actually goes round corners.
  6. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Es7nNDh.png[/IMG]
  7. Office 365 Consultant, £16,000/yr. When I talk about Office 365 I'm talking about the whole suite including MS Exchange, Lync, SharePoint Online and the usual Office applications on top of that. Become very very popular amongst businesses of all sizes.
  8. [quote name='Chaser1080']Alright, well thank you for the help, i greatly appreciate it(:[/QUOTE] No problem. I just see far too many people make sub-par/average servers, pay a lot of money for a VPS only for nobody to ever use the server and for them to waste a chunk of cash.
  9. A decent VPS doesn't come cheap, ask yourself whether the quality of your server can genuinely justify the cost first.
  10. It's an Apple product, of course you can't do anything remotely technical with it.
  11. As a graphic designer I'll just get this out of the way. If you make your main body text that font like the example you've posted then your website is bad and you should feel bad.
  12. [URL]http://www.dafont.com/morpheus.font[/URL] I believe it's that, not 100% certain though.
  13. Got the urge to work on designing a generic forum theme this evening and this is the result: [url]http://i.imgur.com/MujI63k.png[/url] What do you guys think? Worth developing into an actual theme for SMF?
  14. Updated indeed. More to come for this thread too, including revamped details on why setting the port in uTorrent isn't port forwarding, and also a brief explanation on how DDNS services like 'No-IP' work.
  15. Not sure what the legalities are on servers. Web-clients were always illegal, but I seem to remember claims that servers weren't. Whether that's true or not I have no idea, after all I am not a lawyer. If the above is correct though you could always host a server and then have a third party entity host a client and deal with the litigation externally. Repolution or Perplexity614 official server 4eva!
  16. [quote name='Ikiliki']Pretty sure that rule has been there for years, many many years.[/QUOTE] I believe there's even a word for it... Nostalgia... or something like that.
  17. Currently working through some of mine. Getting late over here in the British Empire. Will have a look at some more tomorrow.
  18. Doing some early spring cleaning on the stickies. The original post has now been updated. Here is an example of the submission form for my PC. [CODE]RuneLocus Username: Toonshorty [B][U] Computer Information [/U][/B]Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.80GHz Cores/Threads: 4/8 Provided Cores/Threads: 2/4 Total System Memory: 8192MB Provided Memory: 2048MB Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit or 64-Bit: 64-Bit Hosting Type: Virtual Machine [B][U] Network Information [/U][/B]LAN Connection Type: Ethernet (Via Powerline Adapters) LAN Connection Speed: 85 Mbps WAN Connection Type: ADSL2+ WAN Connection Speed: 7/1 Speed Test Results: [URL]http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3119379950[/URL] [/CODE]
  19. Introduction With thousands of people creating their own private servers, there are always people looking for hosts. However, it isn't always as straight forward as it first seems - and there's a lot of competition around. This thread covers the rules for advertising your hosting service, but also aims to inform those about the requirements of hosting and whether they are really up to the job. Rules Rule 1: When posting your service, you MUST include detailed system information for the service you are providing. Required details include system specification and hosting type. We have created a form that includes all the required information you need to provide; see Appendix A at the end of this post. Rule 2: Alongside system information, we also require that you provide network details for the hosting service. This includes external (WAN) connectivity and internal (LAN) connectivity. This is included in the form in Appendix A. Rule 3: Unless given explicit permission from the server owner, you may not make any modifications to the provided server code. Rule 4: Hosts are prohibited from redistributing server files and/or code unless approved by the server owner. Rule 5: Any hosting services provided must be done from a legal operating system. This means a genuine licensed copy of Windows, Linux or Mac OS/X must be used. Are you really up to hosting? While the idea of becoming a host may seem great at first, there are a lot of points to cover from a technical and security standpoint and few will consider these prior to advertising. Firstly, is your computer powerful enough? Most private servers are hosted on a VPS (Virtual Private Server) which provides the user with their own virtual machine to host from. Hosting a VPS on your personal computer requires you to leave your computer on all the time, and can use a lot of resources. Most virtual machines will need at least 1024MB of RAM for hosting, with some needing more. If your computer starts to run low on memory, this will impact both your use and also the virtual machine running on it - make sure you have the resources to power a virtual machine reliably. Secondly, do you have the network to support it? This includes your external WAN connection, and your internal LAN network. While small servers may get away with being hosted on your cable network, are you able to guarantee a fast and reliable connection with Comcast? The answer is no. Also remember that as a host you upload packets of data back which means your upload speed is as equally important as your download - this alone makes the vast majority of ADSL connections unsuitable for hosting, as they typically have poor upload rates. It is also important to have a strong internal network configuration. A solid router and a reliable ethernet connection is typically a minimum requirement. We recommend a business class router and a gigabit ethernet connection for hosting. To host servers reliably you will need a reasonable level of competence in both computing and networking, even if you have the kit to host - do you have the knowledge? Even if you meet the above criteria, what makes you a better solution than taking a package out with a trustworthy and professional host that has better kit, better networks and a whole lot more knowledge? Cost, support, trust and reliability must always be considered. Appendix A (Submission Form) RuneLocus Username: [B] [U]Computer Information[/U] [/B]Processor: Cores/Threads: Provided Cores/Threads: Total System Memory: Provided Memory: Operating System: 32-Bit or 64-Bit: Hosting Type: [B] [U]Network Information[/U] [/B]LAN Connection Type: LAN Connection Speed: WAN Connection Type: WAN Connection Speed: Speed Test Results: For Intel processors with Hyper-threading Enabled note that your thread count is double that of your core count. ALL POSTERS should post their core and thread count together regardless of CPU. For example, an Intel i5 4670K should be written as 4/4 denoting four cores and four threads, the cores are always written first. An Intel i7 4770K with HT enabled would be written as 4/8. Hosting type concerns how you intend to provide the hosting, for those giving clients remote access to a virtual machine please list it as 'Virtual Machine'. If you are hosting straight from your personal PC without any virtual machines and no remote access please list this as 'Native Hosting (No Access)'.
  20. My vote actually goes to AbbyMaster. It's simple, minimalist and clean. Yet at the same time makes its point quite nicely. I like it. Joe's entry is a work of art, but not something I could envision making the header of the forum.
  21. [quote name='Ikiliki']Well, destroy the robot...[/QUOTE] It doesn't exactly look in a good state to start with.
  22. Toonshorty

    Happy 420!

    Anyone who actually posts seriously about 4/20 should be shot. If you want to smoke weed that's totally fine by me. If you start posting about it all the time and spam facebook and message boards with "omg 420 lol so happy #420 #swag #yolo" then I'll just assume your a 12 year old kid that thinks he's a badass, but instead is just a regular ass.
  23. Anyone here into Anime at all? Was introduced to it around October time, haven't stopped since. MyAnimeList is an awesome tool for sharing and keeping track of your anime. [url]http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Toonshorty[/url]
  24. I've been informed by my Friend's Mom's Son's Friend that he has a friend that is an elite hacker for anonymous but due to some unforeseen circumstances regarding not getting Donor on RuneLocus is now considering suicide. Regrettably he is now threatening to use a highly advanced laser beam stolen from a secret NASA base known as LOIC to DDoS a pencil. Please join us in our futile attempts to save the pencil against this unjust and brutal attack. The CIA have informed me that the hacker who's identify is known only as 'Cool Ags' is now regarded as a global threat. Meanwhile, in a surprise turn of events, Kim Jong-Un has also offered to use his vast armory to quell the attacks.
  25. [quote name='Ruler']Probably a mechanical since it's ddos threats and DDoS only runs programs for mechanical pencils atm, But I heard their adding a system update for # 2 soon so stay tuned.[/QUOTE] I'd be careful. I hear he's planning on moving on to rulers after he's finished with pencils.
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