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  1. You do not need a new sound card unless you are doing advanced audio stuff.... unless of course the low volume issue is due to a bad sound processor, and with a 9+ year old motherboard that is surely possible. Even that though should be fixed with a good set of speakers. In fact with an older motherboard like that I would suggest putting your sound output in windows to 20% or less and using the speakers amp to increase the sound level. That should increase the sound quality as well.

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  2. Totally depends on how important good sound is for you.


    I have the Logitech Z906. Its quite spendy, and as far as I have been able to find there are none for sale in Thailand. I had to order mine from hong kong. But.. the sound quality is unmatched. The surround sound for movies is awesome, and for gaming you can actually hear the direction something is coming from. Doesn't get much better.


    For a still good quality but cheaper option, take a look at Creative Labs stuff. They sell them here, and most are fairly cheap (


    I think the Logitech cost me about 10k baht delivered.

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  3. Yes, it does appear faster this morning.


    Ya. Its new home is on a monster server. Over 100 processing cores and 512GB of RAM. Its a real beast. On top of that, it appears the old servers RAID controller has been failing for some time. The packet loss was pretty bad by the time I noticed it, which undoubtedly has been sucking up "speed" from all the servers on there. New controller will be delivered in about 8 hours and will get it swapped out.. .but ill leave ptalk on this bigger server. :)

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  4. As part of the upgrade process I am going to change servers as well.


    I am not a linux person. But the version of Linux martin had installed here is very difficult to work with, even for linux (lol). The test server I set up with a basic linux OS is much easier to work with and diagnose issues on, and I will create a new server (more powerful) with the same for our final server. Thats going to happen in the next couple weeks. With any luck that will make these issues go away.

  5. Frosty- Just FYI, I got the following error a few minutes ago when I tried to post:




    The board does seem to be running slow for me.


    Also, I cannot use the multiple photo upload function, the advanced uploader. The Choose Files button doesn't show. I have no problem uploading pics one by one.




    I have the latest version of Flash and it's enabled, so this might be a conflict between my browser and the Invision software.






    Yup, im working on it. Will update as soon as I am sure a fix is in place.

  6. RAID - is that the Random and inexpensive disc array? old tech isn't it?.


    Lol anyway, thanks for the greenie KM, I have asked if the whole topic could be deleted actually, then I can re paste everything from word and insert the pics. they're only around 350kb each so nothing too massive.


    LOL... I can't tell if your being serious or not there.


    RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks - essentially its a piece of hardware that combines multiple physical drives (in this case 16), in to a single usable logical drive that the operation system can see. In short it can keep working even if 2 of the physical drives fail, tho it will run slow until the damaged drive(s) are replaced. That is not what is happening here tho - all 16 drives show as online and healthy. Something else is wrong. But it will fix itself.


    I have turned off all but 2 of the VPSs running on it to speed things up, so hopefully most of the speed issues will not be noticeable until the scan is complete.

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  7. ok so I am just going thru this trying to figure out whats going on, and I think I have a partial explanation.


    The server this site is running on is a VPS, and the host computer its running on is not even near its useful load, but it does have a very complex storage system known as a RAID. This essentially keeps the data safe in case of a drive failure (or multiple drive failure in this case). One of the downsides to running a RAID is that it sometimes has issues and needs to re-build itself, or in this case do whats called a Consistency Check. These checks take a god-awful amount of time and slow the drive (and thereby the whole system) down to a crawl when running. One of those scans is running now. Worse, its going a lot slower than it should be, and I have no idea why. Its been running now for 2 days and is only at 10%. I could cancel the check, but I dare not as its the second time its run itself - the last time just a few days back I cancelled it for taking too long and slowing down everything. This time I am going to let it run so it can find and fix whatever issue that prompted it to check in the first place. Once completely finished the issue slowing things down whatever it is should be resolved.


    In the meantime, I will look in to moving the pattayatalk VPS to one of my other servers. Not sure if that is a viable option or not, but if it is I will get that done today.

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  8. Absolutely zero agenda but hovering over their names (or any names) doesnt do anything ??


    If someone could come back would be grateful, if not will just post the minor issue here



    There may be an issue with your browser. You should get a menu when you hover over a name.


    You can also go here: http://www.pattayatalk.com/forums/members/


    Search for the mod you want, click on their name and message them from their profile there.


    You can also start a new message from your own mailbox and just type in the name:




    Hope this helps.



    Weren't we in Annabelle's as well? (Also quiet)



    AH yes we were.


    So... Annabells: Very quiet. We walked in and were about to walk right back out when the manager (who appeared to be known to Big Brian?) walked up... Brian says something to the effect of " is going to buy us some drinks, so we can stay" ...and the manager appeared to agree... but that never happened, so we drank a quick one and moved on. I'm surprised I forgot to mention this bar because I was going to mention that this place was also owned by Dave (windmill), and was the 3rd bar that was a disappointment last night. Very surprising. Ive always liked his places - and he always seemed to find good girls. I hope he's ok and will return to making things great again some day.

  10. If you are in town, please come join us for our first (in a long time) monthly board meeting and bar crawl.


    We will be meeting up at 8pm at LePub, and then moving on to Walking Street for a crawl.


    In future meetings I will be posting the announcement a month ahead of time, and will include a poll asking those that will be attending what area of pattaya they wish to crawl (walking street, soi 6, soi LK, etc) - those votes will be tallied on the night of the event and off we will go. For this first one, lets just do Walking Street to keep it simple :)


    If you are planning on attending, please post something here so we can get an idea of the numbers.


    Hope to see you all there!





    Already working on that. :)


    I've made a minor change that will show only a single line for birthdays for each day. If there is only 1 birthday that day, the members name will show. If not, it will show something like (4) birthdays and clicking on that will take you to the Day page where all the birthdays will be shown (as well as any other events).

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  12. Just a minor point.


    I had a quick look at current and past Calendar, and notice it is clogged with Birthdays. These currently come up on the side bar , so is it really necessary to place them in the calendar? With over “20,000 members”, that’s an average of 50+ birthdays per day. (yeah I realise many members leave their birthday blank, or provide an incorrect date)


    Perhaps we could have “who is in town AND celebrating their birthday”.


    This might keep the calendar cleaner, easier to read, and possibly more utilised.



    Already working on that. :)

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