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Comment: Re:Switch to a cloud system ... (Score 1) 104

by Skapare (#45360845) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Tools For Managing Multiple Serial Console Servers?

IPMI can certain help at the hardware level. But if you need frequent hardware level access, or access to it by more than a couple people, something is wrong. The cloud infrastructure allows appropriate virtual level access (terminate an instance and start a new one). Maybe his "community access" was meant to do OS installs, which an infrastructure cloud stack would do. If not, maybe we need to know what the OP is really wanting to do.

Comment: Can a computer do this in the drive? (Score 1) 449

On the way back from my grocery store, there is a stretch of road in a curve which has some worn out parts which make a lot of bumps. They are slight right of center in the left turning curve. The usual position people would drive in this curve would hit the bumps. If you drive through this curve slightly to the right (outside of the curve) you will miss the bumps. I remembered to do this after hitting those bumps maybe 10 to 20 times. Now I never hit the because I always drive slightly to the outside on this road. You cannot see this in the road until it is too late. You cannot seem them at all at night. That's why learning about them is the only way to avoid them. So can a computer learn them? Would it even know to avoid them on the 2nd pass?

Comment: Hard drive rotation (Score 5, Insightful) 285

by Skapare (#45320503) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?

What I do is make incremental backups to a set of 3 hard drives (which I just recently upgraded to USB 3.0 and 2TB each). I rotate them to/from my work location (but you could do this with a friend's or family member's house). I take one to work, and bring the other one that was at work back with me at the end of the day, and run the backup to it that night or the next day or two. I rotate about twice a week since usually a few days of lost data due to, say, my house burning down and destroying the backup drive, too, would be the least of my worries. So there is always at least one at home and at least one at work. If you are more paranoid, get 5 drives and do it more often. Or maybe use 2 sites away from home. If you work for the NSA ... uh ... nevermind.

I use a black one, a red one, and a blue one. I did not get the titanium one.

I'm all for computer dating, but I wouldn't want one to marry my sister.

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