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Comment: Re:My theory (Score 1) 1010

by Beetjebrak (#43424785) Attached to: Windows 8 Killing PC Sales
Halfway through a wite the thing goes botched.. and now your filesystem integrity is b0rked beyond all hope of repair. You might be able to clone the SSD onto a new one or onto a magnetic disk and repair the damage from there. Sure the disk may be readable, but your data may just as well be very far up shit creek by then.
Data Storage

ZFS Hits an Important Milestone, Version 0.6.1 Released 99

Posted by samzenpus
from the brand-new dept.
sfcrazy writes "ZFS on Linux has reached what Brian Behlendorf calls an important milestone with the official 0.6.1 release. Version 0.6.1 not only brings the usual bug fixes but also introduces a new property called 'snapdev.' Brian explains, 'The snapdev property was introduced to control the visibility of zvol snapshot devices and may be set to either visible or hidden. When set to hidden, which is the default, zvol snapshot devices will not be created under /dev/. To gain access to these devices the property must be set to visible. This behavior is analogous to the existing snapdir property.'"

Comment: Re:The funny thing at my university (Score 1) 372

by Beetjebrak (#42863631) Attached to: Professors Rejecting Classroom Technology
CS grads who can't remember or figure out where to find critical documents lack the basic intelligence or the motivation needed to finish the program: they should fail. Same goes for those who can't click their way around a basic OS + wordprocessor combo and manage backup copies of their docs: epic fail. Electronic courseware is a godsend as far as I'm concerned: thousands upon thousands of pages fit in a simple tablet or ereader which puts it all at your fingertips. Back when I was a student books and other paperwork took a sizable chunk out of my already cramped living space. A tablet with a usable browsing/searching app would have been most welcom.

Comment: Re:Challenge STILL stands, unscathed... apk (Score 1) 313

Dude.. I've just read post upon post of agressive flaming here, mostly from you. Expressing yourself in such an insufferable know-it-all kind of way detracts hugely from any technical merit your software may have, which I'm not disputing because I haven't looked at it. I'm simply extremely distrustful of anyone who keeps repeating that they're unquestionably right on everything they say. Sounds too much like a priest I knew as a child.

Comment: Re:Gee haven't heard that before... (Score 3, Insightful) 353

by Beetjebrak (#42498055) Attached to: Blizzard Reportedly Planning A Linux Game For 2013
6 isn't that far-fetched. You have Debian and its many derivatives which are extremely similar under the hood, RedHat and its seven dwarfs which will manage with the same RPM, OpenSUSE and a few oddballs like Arch, Gentoo and Slackware. If Blizzard supports these, the rest of the world will support itself right up to FreeBSD and back as long as Blizzard provides both x86 and amd64 builds and lets us know what libs they link against.

Comment: Re:Gee haven't heard that before... (Score 5, Insightful) 353

by Beetjebrak (#42498003) Attached to: Blizzard Reportedly Planning A Linux Game For 2013
Just release it for the most popular distro(-family), which is undeniably Ubuntu (covering Debian and Mint as well). The geeks will get it to work on everything else, no support needed or they wouldn't be using non-Ubuntu or non-Mint Linux anyway. As long as Blizzard provides builds for Ubuntu LTS x86 and amd64, the rest will be done for them.

Comment: Re:Processed beyond recognition (Score 1) 260

by Beetjebrak (#42494479) Attached to: In Vitro Grown Meat 'Nearly Possible'
You just proved my point. Somehow there's a yuck-factor involved when actual meat is grown in a lab, but it's apparently not there when consumers see processed soy proteins, salt and artificial flavoring pressed together into a cheap "chicken" burger. I'd call that a double standard. If actual real chicken breast can be grown in a lab without animals suffering, I'll have that over any of the mystery meat today's fast-food chains sell.

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