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Comment: fix the laws (Score 1) 302

by Mirar (#48025745) Attached to: Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

If you fixed the laws instead, so it would be a different level for crimes on the internet, there wouldn't be many people breaking the law. Make it legal to download and share intellectual property between individuals. No problem, no lawbreakers that you need to check up on.

It's like introducing a law that you can't go out between 12:00 and 12:01 every day and then say that you need to tighten down the streets with gates and armed guards, and have automatic locks on all doors that doesn't open outwards starting at 11:30, to protect people from breaking the laws.

Sadly, England might not be far from introducing license-only websites. (Scotland, why didn't you run while there were time?)

Comment: Re:The review ecosystem is good and truly broken.. (Score 1) 249

by Mirar (#47963023) Attached to: Small Restaurant Out-Maneuvers Yelp In Reviews War

Are you sure the /. system have a good reputation system? It seems to me it's really hard to come in as a new user and get good enough reputation to actually be listened to these days. Stack Overflow seems to have these problems too. Early adopter with good reputation, on the other hand, will not have any problems.

Comment: well.. (Score 1) 370

by Mirar (#47887801) Attached to: The State of ZFS On Linux

I tried to run backups to ZFS on a crypted USB disk. It worked for a while, but if something fails (like the backup disk going to sleep), the entire chain hangs. I can't disconnect the crypt device, and I can't disconnect the ZFS pool, zpool and zfs hangs. What I do with the USB cable and hardware no longer has any impact. I stopped doing that. (I didn't have better luck with btrfs.) Although I don't really blame ZFS that much other than it can't handle hanged devices. USB on Linux is still flaky.

The other problem I have is that it after a while happily uses up 30GB of my 32GB on the computer, and extremely reluctantly gives them away again. I can't seem to be able to control how much ZFS will use. And the rest of the system isn't really happy with just 2GB to run programs in (several virtual machines of 8GB RAM each, for instance).

Comment: Re:Unfamiliar (Score 1) 370

by Mirar (#47887779) Attached to: The State of ZFS On Linux

The big difference from raid+filesystem to zfs or brtfs is that the new ones have a checksum on the raid blocks.
That means that if you get bit errors (or more than bit errors) on one of the blocks on the raid, you can rebuild that block from the others.

WIth a normal RAID there is no way of telling which bit is wrong, just that the blocks don't match up anymore. You're protected against one disk failing, but not the random errors.

You can also add deduplication, compression and snapshots if you want. Don't know how LVM+raid works with that.

Comment: so 1h every 10 day per citizen (Score 1) 338

by Mirar (#47735515) Attached to: New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

Denmark uses about 34TWh/year. EU has about 500M citizen. A vacuum cleaner is using about 2kW.
That gives about 30 vacuum-hours per year per citizen, or about 1h per 10 days (rounding in different directions).

Seems remarkably reasonable.

I don't understand the meddling of capping the power though. Just make sure everything needs to be marked with how much !/W you get from the items. I'm sure most consumers are interested in the actual work performed by the vacuum, not how much you put in. But the sellers are of course interested in hiding it.

(. Soon they will cap your hifi at 40W and tapwater taps at 1dl/minute. .)

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