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Is Free Republic running faster?
Vanity | March 8, 2013 | Me

Posted on 03/08/2013 6:28:46 AM PST by PROCON

I'm on an old work computer that I've used for years so I know it's not on my end, but FR seems to be running faster/smoother....Sweet!


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1 posted on 03/08/2013 6:28:46 AM PST by PROCON
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To: PROCON

I noticed that this morning as well.
What am I going to do with the extra 4 hours a day I used to spend waiting for the data to come up?


2 posted on 03/08/2013 6:30:38 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: PROCON; John Robinson

Say- - -
“Thank you, John.”
He whipped it good.


3 posted on 03/08/2013 6:32:46 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: PROCON

Shhhhhhhhhhhh...


4 posted on 03/08/2013 6:33:38 AM PST by pookie18 (20 months until the midterm elections...)
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To: PROCON

I believe it is! Thank you, John!!!


5 posted on 03/08/2013 6:34:01 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: PROCON

Server crashed a few weeks ago. This is a brand new server so it runs faster. FR was down for three days while it was being diagnosed, and the new server was being purchased, installed, and brought up to speed.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 6:34:20 AM PST by Bryan
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To: MestaMachine; John Robinson; Jim Robinson
Say- - -

“Thank you, John.”

Exactly, Woo-Hoo, FReepathons DO Work!

7 posted on 03/08/2013 6:34:26 AM PST by PROCON (Never underestimate the power of low information voters in large numbers.)
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To: PROCON

Now that you mention it - yes? Wonder if they upgraded the servers?


8 posted on 03/08/2013 6:34:48 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: PROCON

Loading faster for me


9 posted on 03/08/2013 6:34:49 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: PROCON

I just had to see if it posts faster.


10 posted on 03/08/2013 6:36:22 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56

YES!


11 posted on 03/08/2013 6:36:36 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: newfreep

Using HTC One-X+


12 posted on 03/08/2013 6:36:50 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: MestaMachine; John Robinson
Thanks JohnRob. You whipped it!

Whip it - Devo!

13 posted on 03/08/2013 6:37:46 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: PROCON

Y s, it is swe


14 posted on 03/08/2013 6:37:51 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (No p oble s wi h t e tali es, e the .)
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To: Bryan

Except there has been a time period between then and now when it still slogged around as always.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 6:38:44 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: PROCON

It appears that FR would be a great candidate for something like vmware which would make things as close to indestructible as possible. I figure the tab on that would be about $50K-$60K for everything. Software, servers, storage, switches...


16 posted on 03/08/2013 6:41:32 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: PROCON

I find my time to do anything varies thruout the day.

I blame it on the volume of what is going on. Not sure what part of it gets bogged down - maybe my IT provider - they do have problems BAD.

But like early in AM and all thru the NIGHT is pretty good.

But during the day it DRAGS TERRIBLY.
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OH WOW ! I just did PREVIEW of this - response time was like RIGHT NOW INSTANTANEOUS ?!!!
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well - - did that again and was not quite as instantaneous.

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so i did it again : YES IT IS REAL PERKY FAST NOW !


17 posted on 03/08/2013 6:47:46 AM PST by PraiseTheLord (economic civil war ?)
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To: PROCON

I’m posting to see if it’s faster for me. This comment window opened faster than usual.


18 posted on 03/08/2013 6:53:42 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: PROCON

FReerepublic is running!

Quitchurbitchin!

;-)

I mean, as a relatively seasoned FReeper, I’ve never seen an outage like we recently had. So count your blessings.

Who am I kidding... I’m so seasoned, I’m almost embalmed!


19 posted on 03/08/2013 6:57:10 AM PST by djf (I don't want to be safe. I want to be FREE!)
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To: PROCON; Jim Robinson

Wow, couldn’t believe it. Wrote the post, hit the button and it posted immediately. Fantastic.

Jim, thanks so much for you and John making this happen.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 6:57:13 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

Posting always drags for me, so here goes....


21 posted on 03/08/2013 6:58:15 AM PST by Eepsy
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To: PROCON

I posted a moment ago, and it went through before I could blink.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 6:58:30 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Eepsy

Wow! Wicked fast!


23 posted on 03/08/2013 6:58:37 AM PST by Eepsy
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To: PROCON
...I know it's not on my end, but FR seems to be running faster/smoother...

Are you sure you're logged in?

24 posted on 03/08/2013 6:59:15 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JRios1968
Are you sure you're logged in?

Wait a sec, now I'm logged in...yup slow as usual :-)

25 posted on 03/08/2013 7:01:42 AM PST by PROCON (Never underestimate the power of low information voters in large numbers.)
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To: PROCON; Charles Henrickson; Jim Robinson; John Robinson; pookie18

“On the Twelfth day of Blackout, the Freepers gave to me:

Twelve Freepers freeping,
Eleven trolls a-weeping,
Ten admins banning,
Nine Freepettes swooning,
Eight pimps a-spamming,
Seven posts a-locking,
Six mods a-blocking...

FIIIIVE GOLD-EN THREADS...

Four classic posts,
Three stuned beebers,
Two nuked accounts...

and a hamster runs the server faaaaarm!”


26 posted on 03/08/2013 7:03:10 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: MestaMachine

Thank You John. Yeah she is ripping this morning. Hope it keeps up.


27 posted on 03/08/2013 7:04:45 AM PST by Venturer
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To: PROCON

Hopefully


28 posted on 03/08/2013 7:09:16 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: PROCON

Posted very quickly. Cool!


29 posted on 03/08/2013 7:09:46 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Old Sarge

The Hamster is on Meth


30 posted on 03/08/2013 7:12:59 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: PROCON

Yowza! Whiplash! Awesome!


31 posted on 03/08/2013 7:14:44 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Marcella

gonna miss the double post.


32 posted on 03/08/2013 7:18:18 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Marcella

gonna miss the double post.


33 posted on 03/08/2013 7:18:27 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: PROCON

This is going to help solve my Facebook addiction and I pray it lasts. I’ll be 80 soon and I don’t have 30 or 40 seconds to spare waiting for a upload or download...


34 posted on 03/08/2013 7:18:31 AM PST by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: PROCON

Its still fairly slow to respond from my phone, but all else is faster. :)


35 posted on 03/08/2013 7:20:45 AM PST by jodster36
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

They had to replace a database server during the last outage, so I’d imagine it’s a lot faster.


36 posted on 03/08/2013 7:22:20 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: djf

Me too.

Embalmed? Is that the funny smell I can not identify? LOL


37 posted on 03/08/2013 7:23:38 AM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: tubebender

Now that is funny!

I fit in that category too.


38 posted on 03/08/2013 7:24:42 AM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: PROCON; John Robinson
It's so fast, I have to speed read my previews. And, no double post ping list pings! Yay!!

Thanks, John!

39 posted on 03/08/2013 7:27:15 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: PROCON

Yup, new hardware, installed during the great Free Republic blackout of 2013. Took awhile to get it configured just right for service, besides, hardware needs a good smoke test. Nothing worse than hooking in a new box only to lose data. I’m anxious to see this thing handle peak load. So far since coming into service it hasn’t come near breaking a sweat. The hamsters def on ‘roids with this one. 8 cores of ‘em with brains 68,719,476,736 times the size of a typical Dem. And wheels... 500MB/s sustained read and write! Yowsah!

Unfortunately, it’s a completely foreign Linux distro I’m experimenting with (Ubuntu Server... shame on me.) Seems the version of MySQL that ships is slightly barfing on some of the perfectly fine queries I had crafted, so we’ll have to do some tweakin’ before we’re peakin’.


40 posted on 03/08/2013 7:45:49 AM PST by John Robinson
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To: PROCON

I noticed it also, but, I swear, if your thread jinxes it....


41 posted on 03/08/2013 7:54:01 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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Gentelemen, tho I'm loathe to say anything for fear of tempting the wrath of the IT gods, things DO seem to be zipping along faster than they have for YEARS !

Congrats, and many thanks ! !


(crossing fingers just in case . .)

42 posted on 03/08/2013 8:29:16 AM PST by tomkat
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500MB/s sustained read and write!


             


(had to post again just cuz it's flyin' so good .. lol !)

43 posted on 03/08/2013 8:31:47 AM PST by tomkat
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To: PROCON; John Robinson; Jim Robinson

This thread seems to be by way of being a thank you thread!

THANK YOU to John and Jim Rob .... and all the FReepers who support the efforts here!


44 posted on 03/08/2013 8:33:09 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: PROCON
Is Free Republic running faster?

Less traffic. All the Catholic posters are in conclave.

45 posted on 03/08/2013 8:35:03 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: PROCON

Yes, indeed it is. Didn’t really notice it until you said something. The hanging up between clicks is gone. Bravo to someone!


46 posted on 03/08/2013 8:35:11 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: John Robinson

Nice and thanks for the technical details - I agree that things are smoking (in a good way!).


47 posted on 03/08/2013 8:35:47 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: John Robinson
besides, hardware needs a good smoke test.

I've noticed that once you let the smoke out of the magic gray boxes they don't work as well.

48 posted on 03/08/2013 8:37:59 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: John Robinson; Jim Robinson

One question I’ve always wondered about. I see the local chit chat on my feed (i.e. my state) and aside from the fact that it’s not something I necessarily want or need it always seems to be 2 months behind - I see conversations in March from back in January. Can this be turned off or o/w configured?


49 posted on 03/08/2013 8:38:00 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: PROCON

The difference is like night and day here in the Southeast US. If the JRs are just giving a trial run to the new server(s), please buy it/them...with a good service warranty, of course.


50 posted on 03/08/2013 9:02:48 AM PST by Resettozero
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