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frist ps0t (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868860)

fris7!

YOU GOT IT, SLUT MuFFIN! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869014)

I'm happy for you. That was an understatement. I'm ecstatic! Anywho, greets to bigassspork, sexualasspussy, ftm, clitties, the straight members of tK, et cetera et cetera et cetera.

canker sores need to be licked too.

Re:YOU GOT IT, SLUT MuFFIN! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869029)

the straight members of tK

All NONE of them????

WARNING: PARENT LINKS TO TOM'S HARDWARE SCAT SITE (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868863)

GROSS!

Re:WARNING: PARENT LINKS TO TOM'S HARDWARE SCAT SI (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868874)

indeed

I for one (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868867)

welcome our networking guide overlords

Networking, (4, Funny)

p5 (102346) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868870)

Maybe Tom needs to learn about load balancing.

Re:Networking, (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868881)

It was down before the first post even appeared, this is destined to be some networking guide...

Re:Networking, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868947)

it looks like he is, the hard way.

Re:Networking, (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868953)

Maybe Tom and his writers just need to learn _anything_. Props for being one of the first doing what they do but what they write is generally utter crap and often bias is obvious. And Tom's "business insights" are cringable.

Re:Networking, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868961)

He's the Dvorak of the enthusiasts world. (opinions just to stir up emotion/links) Also very popular. I sudder all the purchases coming from his "recommendations."

Re:Networking, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869016)

Oh well. First slashdotting joke that made me smile in years.

Who needs CCNA (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868872)

When we have this!

Must I? I THINK SO (3, Funny)

Bobby Onions (735795) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868876)

In Soviet Russia, Hardware Guides Tom!

Re:Must I? I THINK SO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868892)

It's not funny, when it's dull and repetitive.

Re:Must I? I THINK SO (-1)

Bobby Onions (735795) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868913)

Because of my absolutely awful karma, my original post was -1 to start with!

To have read it, you must be reading at -1 or above, which means you're deliberately LOOKING FOR CRAP LIKE THIS.

If you look for crap, you'll find it.

Re:Must I? I THINK SO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868939)

No, I don't look for crap. I simply believe that the moderators on slashdot are crap, as a general rule, i.e. they may be good at down-moderating links
to gay porn, but other than that, they are the dancing, singing shit of this world.

Re:Must I? I THINK SO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868915)

You must be new here

Re:Must I? I THINK SO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869031)

I, for one, welcome our new dull and repetetive overlords.

Re:Must I? I THINK SO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869090)

In Capitalist America the Hardware Manufacturers guide Tom.

Re:Must I? I THINK SO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869513)

Sadly this often appears to be the case.

I beat the GNAA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868886)

Take that, penisbird.

The name pretty much says it all. (4, Funny)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868887)

So does visiting the site apparently:

This document contains no data

Re:The name pretty much says it all. (1)

Frisky070802 (591229) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869138)

Actually, now it seems to read coming soon. Looks like their site release is now in the mysterious future.... when they get enough resources to handle being slashdotted.

Alternative link in case of slashbotting (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868888)

WARNING: PARENT REDIRECTS TO NERO-ONLINE (PORN) (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868894)

EWWW!

GOATSE IN PARENT, PLZ MOD TO HELL (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868900)

GROSS!!!!!

WARNING: PARENT REDIRECTS TO FOXNEWS! SICKENING! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868923)

SO GROSS!

Re:WARNING: PARENT REDIRECTS TO FOXNEWS! SICKENING (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869075)

truth hurts don't it

Re:WARNING: PARENT REDIRECTS TO FOXNEWS! SICKENING (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869347)

no it redirects to goatse; here is the result of an HTTP request(i did with a telnet client, as I have no desire to see goatse):

HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2004 23:08:44 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.46 (Red Hat Linux)
Accept-Ranges: bytes
X-Powered-By: PHP/4.3.3
Location: http://goatse.cx
Content-Length: 0
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1

This week on Tom's Network Guide (5, Funny)

ritalin (4861) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868891)


"This week we overclock the latest NIC's, and do a torture test to our site -- We will be linked to at slashdot."

Re: This week on Tom's Network Guide (5, Funny)

JagEsquire (314144) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868936)

This actually has me laughing on the floor.

New site about Networking and the site is down. I lost my trust in Tom when he stopped making an informed decision and started saying that the people that advertise with him have the best products. Launching a Networking site that can't stay up under load just makes me laugh even harder and will make me never come back.

Re: This week on Tom's Network Guide (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869063)

I lost my trust in Tom when he stopped making an informed decision

Whoa. When did he do that? Because actually I pretty much don't care about the latest hardware trends and every time I have to buy a new graphics card or CPU I consult good ole' Tom. Are you implying this was a mistake?

Poor Tom has some networking problems of his own.. (1)

BW_Nuprin (633386) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868893)

C'mon, posting a brand new site on slashdot? Thats just plain MEAN!

Tom's Networking (-1, Flamebait)

stone2020 (123807) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868896)

I wonder who Tom's favorite networking company will be?

Hint: Start with "I" and ends with "ntel"

MOD PARENT +1, TRUE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868944)

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Re:MOD PARENT +1, TRUE (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869361)

if you want to get past the lameness filter without a body use space space <-- -->

THG??? (-1, Offtopic)

foobar31337 (702156) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868897)

isnt't THG a steroid? did anyone else misread the title as that?

That's THC (1, Offtopic)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868910)

Smoke it up dude...

Hey scooby!! Pass the dooby!

Re:That's THC (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869129)

You are a worthless dimwit, and I hope your family catches on fire. Shut up, never post again.

- CmdrTaco

THD? (1)

JewFish (315210) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868899)

Anyone else read THD debuts networking guide? Well it certainly got me thinking how you could take "advantage" of total harmonic distortion in networking.

Re:THD? (1)

AKnightCowboy (608632) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868978)

Anyone else read THD debuts networking guide?


No, but everytime I see THG I keep thinking "The Humble Guys" and am wondering if they've got some new 0-day warez out like Police Quest II or Space Quest.

Slashdotted. (3, Funny)

DarkHelmet (120004) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868903)

Oh well... There goes my faith in Tom's Networking Ability (Tm)

Re:Slashdotted. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868982)

Oh well... There goes my faith in Tom's Networking Ability (Tm)

Don't worry, keep surfing around the net. Your faith in good ole T 'n' A will be back in no time!

-----
What happened to censorware.org? [sethf.com]

At least they are experts on social networking. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868904)

At least they are experts on social networking.

Not too good for their main audience I guess (4, Insightful)

Aliencow (653119) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868906)

I haven't seen the site since it doesn't load, but most people I know who are fans of Tom's Hardware are gamers who will tell you stuff such as "OMFG LOL!!!111 Did u see that burning athlon on tomshardware !? AHHAR ROFLELFELFLE" and who will never actually READ anything unless it's a chart with big colorful bars for FPS rates on video cards.

Re:Not too good for their main audience I guess (2, Funny)

Anarke_Incarnate (733529) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868956)

Come on....do you mean to tell me that if you run a CPU without a heatsink, it can be damaged? Next up on Toms Horsepower Guide, running an '03 Mustang GT without a radiator causes stalling

Re:Not too good for their main audience I guess (5, Informative)

the unbeliever (201915) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868991)

The article and video in question was demonstrating poor AMD design quality, in that the AMD proc kept on going until the point of meltdown once the heatsink was removed, the p3 locking up completely, but no damage to the processor, and the p4 clocking itself down.

Of course you can't run a pc without at the very least a heatsink on the CPU, but some die more gracefully than others.

Signed,
A Dedicated AMD FanBoy, regardless of heat issues.

Damn slashdot's influence to hell (2, Insightful)

t0qer (230538) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868908)

Why is it every CMS based site out there now wants to be sectioned out like slashdot?

Tom if you're listening. Just keep the site the way it is. You don't need to copy slashdot. I go to your site for good reviews. My favorite part about your site is the graph analysis you provide with every review that compares a product to a similiar line of products. Also I know you're a smart guy, who knows his stuff, and I hold your opinion in high regard.

Keep doing what you do best. Slashdot is here for bullshit comments, karma, and is generally not considered a "valid journalistic source". Your site is considered journalism by many.

journalism? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868990)

bullshit?

Re:Damn slashdot's influence to hell (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869109)

Who cares about how fast I can run MS Word, or
how many HUNDREDS of FPS I can get in Q3. I think
Tommy boy needs to get his priorities straight and
begin benchmarking real stuff like LINPACK and BLAS
like the real boys. HTH

Re:Damn slashdot's influence to hell (4, Funny)

Dark Lord Seth (584963) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869115)

Tom if you're listening. Just keep the site the way it is. You don't need to copy slashdot. I go to your site for good reviews. My favorite part about your site is the graph analysis you provide with every review that compares a product to a similiar line of products. Also I know you're a smart guy, who knows his stuff, and I hold your opinion in high regard.

The worst part is, is that you seem genuine about this. Next up on Tom's Networking!

35k USD Cisco 64 port switch vs 35k USD 64k port 3Com switch! 10+ of explanation why you need one! With 20+ Win32 benchmark tools! 40+ horizontal bar graphs! 60+ pages on senseless bullshit! 80+ of advertisements! Next up, Tom's Applied Mathematics, Tom's Psychological Profiling and Tom's Taxidermy! YAY!

I'd rather read somethingawful.com articles on networking. "Cliss Yablonksi hates stateful firewalls" and "Photoshop Phriday: Your IPv6 implementation vs The Hulk!" sound quite interesting!"

Re:Damn slashdot's influence to hell (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869302)

> Your site is considered journalism by many.

Tom is nothing but a corporate whore. He sold his readers out many months ago. I'm dumbfounded as to why you'd hold his site in such a regard.

Re:Damn slashdot's influence to hell (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869326)

"Your site is considered journalism by many."

I hope to God you're kidding about this. Tom is about as credible and knowledgable as any random /. post.

Re:Damn slashdot's influence to hell (3, Informative)

the uNF cola (657200) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869424)


I go to your site for good reviews

Then you may wanna go to sites like arstechnica instead.

It's about time Tom branched into Dating (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868933)

Imagine TomsDating.com? He could rank all your potential mates with a variety of benchmarks, and even try overclocking them.

Re:It's about time Tom branched into Dating (4, Funny)

Zork the Almighty (599344) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868946)

I tried to tweaked one and I got punched in the face.

Re:It's about time Tom branched into Dating (5, Funny)

Sexy Bern (596779) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868963)

Was it because of your 3.5" floppy?

Re:It's about time Tom branched into Dating (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868973)

Hey, a 3.5" floppy isn't too bad as long as you also have a full sized hard one.

Re:It's about time Tom branched into Dating (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869150)

Is that called a hermaphrodite?

Re:It's about time Tom branched into Dating (4, Funny)

xkenny13 (309849) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868975)

Imagine TomsDating.com? He could rank all your potential mates with a variety of benchmarks, and even try overclocking them.

Will they "go down" as quickly as this site did?

Re:It's about time Tom branched into Dating (1)

teklob (650327) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869087)

but he would only reccomend the ones who would perform sexual favors for him

Are you kidding........ (1)

cypherwise (650128) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869114)

A dating network of a bunch of fat overweight nerds who still live in their mother's basement.........c'mon how successful will that be?

On the other hand...
::thought bubble::

[ LAN parties w/ mom's homemade mini-weinies and amry sized portions of jolt cola ]

I'll say it....... (5, Interesting)

USAPatriot (730422) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868937)

I'll say it because no one else will. Tom is an ass.

But more importantly his reviews suck! I haven't even looked at this one but i venture to guess it's at least 15 pages, milk that advertising cash cow, tom!

If brevity is the soul of wit, then you are one dumb mother fucker Tom.

Now for the informative part of by rant:

try www.hardocp.com
or
www.anandtech.com
or
www.ac eshardware.com

all 100% better than tom's

Re:I'll say it....... (3, Informative)

Propaganda13 (312548) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869427)

Yeah, but the brains behind it is Tim Higgins.
He made a great site called www.practicallynetworked.com which I believe he sold off then he went on to make www.smallnetbuilder.com,which he seems to have somehow combined with Tom.

What will happen? I don't know, but at least give him a chance to go bad.

Re:I'll say it....... (4, Insightful)

W2k (540424) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869501)

Admittedly Anandtech write solid reviews, but HardOCP is run by an idiot with an ego problem. I would not rely on their reviews. As for Ace's, I don't visit it very often, so I've no opinion of it.

ALL hardware sites are influenced by advertisers as far as I'm concerned. Though I cannot prove this - some of them may very well be clean - but it's safest to assume this and never put your complete trust in a single site.

New methods for testing net gear (5, Funny)

ritalin (4861) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868960)


Maybe tom will test new networking gear by being linked to by slashdot everytime he has a roundup.

Tom's Networking, and I get... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7868986)

an OSDN personals ad on the page!?

Never, EVER ask a geek to go and network with people. You know what the result will be...

First review summary... (5, Funny)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 10 years ago | (#7868989)

"In our benchmarks the 3C905C performed poorly, giving only 99.95Mb/s in our benchmarks. In contrast the FA311 (praise be to the advertisers) gave a flawless 99.99Mb and it definately the gamers network card of choice"

"The fact that the rcom 3C905C stops if you put it in a microwave to 10 minutes then stamp on it, means that the FA311 (praise be to the advertisiers) is the only usable network card in its class"

WARNING: USERS HOMEPAGE LINKS TO PORN (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869003)

GROSS

WARNING: PARENT COPYING MY WARNING TYPE POSTS (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869019)

SICK!

Re:First review summary... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869034)

Most surprisingly after x-mas when all the reviewerkids got they presents they reviewed a bunch of console games.

that site sucks more than slashdot and fark combined

FARK SHMARK! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869107)

and so on and so forth

Re:First review summary... (4, Informative)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869375)

I don't know about 100 cards, but there are notable differences in how well gigabit cards operate, differing by as many as hundreds of megabits a second of performance at times. And wireless networking components can be tested for packet rates and speeds given differing distances and base stations.

I do admit that there is too high of a risk of advertisers having an influence on review methodology.

they need it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869004)

why would i listen to someone who is running a networking site, who cant even withstand /. effect.
yeah they are going to tell me something i dont already know. they will speek loads of quality information.

fcsk them

Where is Jerry's Networking SIte? (0, Troll)

zungu (588387) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869008)

Where is Jerry's Networking site? I bet Tom-n-Jerry's networking sites wehn combined will provide solution to all my networking worries.

Domain pollution (2, Insightful)

ziplux (261840) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869035)

Yay for the corruption and pollution of DNS! Couldn't they just have used a subdomain off of tomshardware.com? If this site really is a subsite of tomshardware.com, it would make sense (and be more considerate to the Internet community) to use something like "networking.tomshardware.com" instead of registering a new domain name.

Re:Domain pollution (1)

Farrax (83670) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869151)

Making a short, easy-to-remember URL is more considerate to the Internet community than the ephermeral benefits of using a subdomain of 'tomshardware.com.'

Usability trumps, uh, 'DNS purity.'

Re:Domain pollution; timhiggins.com? (2, Informative)

turtleshadow (180842) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869225)

Wierdly the link to www.timhiggins.com now refers to tomshardware.

TimHiggins was a good site for quite some time for reviews and info on wireless and embedded firewall solutions

Person held responsible... (1, Interesting)

XplosiveX (644740) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869038)

Im starting to wonder if Tom's Netowrking even worked in the first place when the story was submitted. Who is to blame for this? The submitter of the story or the slashdot poster?

Has anyone actually been to the site before to know that it even exists?

There has been a lot of THG's articles posted here over the last few weeks so maybe it was just like, "oh well this is THG related so it has to be good" without even checking the link they post it?

Says it all? (3, Funny)

martinde (137088) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869048)

Is it a blog about the people that Tom has met in his social network? If it's about computer networks, he's got a lot to learn since his site is now inaccessible ;-)

Is that a porn site? (0, Offtopic)

henriksh (683138) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869057)

Tom's hardware guide:

How to get a hardon

And since we've got that covered, the followup:

Tom's networking guide:

How to get laid

Improvement (1)

ByteSlicer (735276) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869144)

There seems to be improvement: Now I get "TomsNetworking is coming Soon".
I guess his site wasn't ready to go public yet...

big help (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7869277)

tom's guide is a big help for home networking people. I'm sure most people here do not need it, but it was a big help when I was the greenest of noob's.

You know you're short of respect when... (4, Funny)

Faust7 (314817) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869402)

A serious story about your tech site is posted on Slashdot, and the first six of the highest-scored posts are all "Score: 5, Funny."

For those wondering... (1)

Praedon (707326) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869423)

If you look at Tomshardware.com and look on the bottom left where it shows links to different sections such as CPU's, Ram, etc.. If you press on the word Networking, it goes to the recent victim of slashdot, tomsnetworking.com..... Its possible this site has really always existed.. but people browsing tomshardware didnt pay any attention to where their browsers were taking them.

Re:For those wondering... (1)

Praedon (707326) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869443)

Update: The person who submitted the story is right.. I just looked and it says that tomsnetworking.com was opened Jan 1st.. Happy New Year Tom from slashdot! : )

This used to be... (5, Informative)

bwass24 (687639) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869497)

Tom's "new" site is actually a buyout of the informative and well written smallnetbuilder.com. (www.smallnetbuilder.com) Too bad :( Apparently selling out to Tom was more satisfying than continuing to do a good job.

It wakens... (1)

0x12d3 (623370) | more than 10 years ago | (#7869504)

looks like the servers slowly crawling back to it's knees... to serve up a "coming soon" page.

News, Reviews and How-To's for Knowledgeable Networkers Coming Soon!
And by that I'm sure he means they'll have all that fabulous crap when they actually obtain some "knowledgeable Networkers" ;-)
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