[conspire] Re: return to a state of grace

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Oct 18 18:10:09 PDT 2004

What makes you think that'll ever happen? I looked up the specs on that
SMC card you found:
Note the Mean Time Between Failures. I haven't looked up the 3Com cards,
but I don't imagine they'd be any less reliable.

BTW, that SMC card's configuration has an option to enable or disable
"Zero Wait State Operation." What exactly is that, and which is the better

On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 11:12:01 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> I find that you have to do that every few years:  Most computer hardware
> just doesn't age well.  On the other hand, my "installfest server" AMD
> K6 box still has a nice old pair of 3Com 3C509B ISA ethernet cards in
> it.  On the gripping hand, I sure wouldn't replace 'em with anything but
> PCI when/if they die.

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