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TR's Hot Topics: 2-ISP LANs, Microsoft vs. security pros, IT blogs

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
TECHREPUBLIC COMMUNITY NETNOTE NEWSLETTER for September 13, 2005

TR'S HOT TOPICS: 2-ISP LANs, MICROSOFT VS. SECURITY PROS, IT BLOGS

This week's lessons from the TechRepublic community: Two ISPs aren't
really better than one, but you can hook both up to your LAN anyway;
when Microsoft and security researchers argue, it makes for good
theater; not surprisingly, IT pros like to blog about IT; and TR
members can't stop talking about religion, even after three weeks.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: SGT_SCHULTZ

She has no know interests. She uses no known technologies. She keeps no
blogs, joins almost no discussions, and rarely asks any questions.
Despite all that, she's one of the most respected and helpful members
of the TechRepublic community, and she's got the TechPoints and Top 100
ranking to prove it. She's SGT_SCHULTZ, and you can follow her
mysterious and powerful exploits here.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5213-6257-0.html?id=3282742

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TAG, YOU'RE IT: IT

Every now and then, technology pros like to take in the big picture,
which is why the IT tag (as in "information technology") has crept into
the Blog Tags Top 20. See what your peers and rivals have to say about
the tech industry and profession at large.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5261-1-0.html?query=it

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LAST WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE TECHNICAL Q&A QUESTIONS

2 ISPS AND 1 LAN: BRIDGING? OR WHAT?
Having two ISPs power your LAN has to be better than one, right? At
least member RONKOCH's boss thought so, and the TR community helped him
realize this strange dream. In exchange, RONKOCH actually accepted
every helpful answer and closed the question. Life needs more happy
endings.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11190-0.html?forumID=46&threadID=180734&start=0

2. HARD DRIVE PERMISSIONS PROBLEM
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=48&threadID=180731&start=0

3. PROCESSOR RUNNING CONSTANT 100%
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=49&threadID=180772&start=0

4. RESIZE DYNAMIC DISC PARTITION ON DC?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=39&threadID=180862&start=0

5. WINDOWS XP PRO WON'T BOOT
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=47&threadID=180718&start=0

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LAST WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE DISCUSSIONS

BUG HUNTERS, SOFTWARE FIRMS IN UNEASY ALLIANCE
Microsoft says security researchers shouldn't publish flaws until
Microsoft fixes them. Researchers say Microsoft wouldn't fix the flaws
in a timely manner unless researchers published them. This little news
story was destined to spawn a healthy discussion. Take a nice long look
at both sides of the debate.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11193-0.html?forumID=4&threadID=180733&start=0

2. INTEL: FRIEND OR FOE?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11179-0.html?forumID=7&threadID=180802&start=0

3. WHO'S "SMARTER"?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=179825&start=0

4. ADVENTURES IN LINUX
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11185-0.html?forumID=90&threadID=180184&start=0

5. THE HOT BUTTON: INTERNET EXPLORER 7 COULD EXTINGUISH THE RE-IGNITED
BROWSER WAR
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11183-0.html?forumID=5&threadID=181013&start=0

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"TOO HOT FOR TR"

The following discussions were sufficiently non-technical or
controversial to be suppressed from TechRepublic's Hot and New
Discussions lists.

DOES RELIGION DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD?
For the third week running JUL646's dissection of the social value of
religion has kept the flames burning in the TechRepublic discussion
forums. Not even Hurricane Katrina (see the next three threads) could
bump it out of the top spot, and now this pleasant little shouting
match is within striking distance of the rarified 500-post altitude.
Grab a seat and enjoy the show.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=180186&start=0

2. LOUISIANA LEADERS - THE EPITOME OF INCOMPETENCE AND CORRUPTION
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=180840&start=0

3. SOMEONE PLEASE STOP THIS GASOLINE RIDE. . .
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=180575&start=0

4. WHERE IS THE SUPPORT FOR THE US?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=180553&start=0

5. FRIDAY YUK
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=180909&start=0

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