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Interesting observation

 I haven't quantified it, exactly, but I note that since I added a 1gb 
ethernet router, it is now faster to use a database on a separate machine. 

OK, here's the scenario: 

I have a compressed data source (freedb, netflix, geo), I have a small 
extraction program that parses the data and formats the insertion strings. 
Using the insertion strings, I add the data to a database. 

Now, up until the 1g ethernet, it was faster to run the loader and the 
database on the same machine. Now that the data transfer is theoretically 
10 times faster than 100mb, the data transfer (assuming separate machines) 
is no longer larger than the processing time. 

I'm not sure if this is earth shattering news, but it is an interesting 

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