Yep, he's as bad as the outland revenue.
That's the fellas.
Cheers for the heads-up. I don't think I'd use raid 5 in a newer array. No battery backed cache, just a UPS. Having said that it's been trouble free for 4 years so far.
It takes about 20 hours for the machine to rebuild the whole array, this is with WD/Seagate "green" (ie ~5400rpm) drives. Sadly you can't enable TLER on these newer ones. I was planning on growing the raid 6 to 15 drives.. but I may end up making another 10 drive array instead and retiring the raid 5.
rsnapshot seems to work pretty well for incremental rsync'd backups for me. It uses symlinks to maintain the older snapshots, to save on total filesystem usage. It can do rsync over ssh for backing up remote servers/pushing local vital data to a safe remote location.
Local backup server uses Linux software RAID for good measure (5x1TB RAID 5 + 10x2TB RAID 6).
You should check out the Norco cases. They're 4U rackmount units with 24 hot-swap HDD bays, designed to fit regular ATX motherboards. Very cheap for what you get (also include a ton of fans). The build quality is not spectacular, but for a home system where you're not doing a whole lot of swapping they're great.
^^ This. Having hotswap also makes a big difference when you start having lots of drives. I'm still using a Norco RPC-4020 from about 3 years ago, 20x hotswap bays.. with the backplane mounted (8cm) fans running at 5V. Makes it acceptably quiet.. a lot of the server grade hardware will be set to tornado mode by default, as who cares about noise in a datacentre.
Er, no.. they didn't. It's LGA 2011, a new socket. Again.
Likewise, discovering Geeks in Space was a nice period, that I have some fond memories from. Even now occasionally something amusing will pop into my head randomly from one of those shows.
Maybe they'll have more time to work on some new episodes now.
Cheers for all the amusement over the last X years!
Where the hell is my 3840x2160 "cinema"/"retina" display? Not that I want the apple one (it's bound to have massive bezels) but it seems like Apple are one of the few companies that could drive production of these panels at the moment.
I've always wondered if a little trackball on a joypad instead of one of the analogue sticks would fix FPS on consoles, since all the games seem unwilling to support keyboard/mouse controls.. which is irritating as consoles have USB ports anyway these days.
Computers are at Pakled level.
Yeah, exactly. How can you penalise a site for which other sites are linking to it? At best, you just have to identify and discount spammy inbound links.
But Crysis never came out on the consoles, so it didn't run it "well" at all. That was part of their goal with Crysis 2, giving the engine the possibility to run on the consoles as well as PC.
Crazee Edeee, his prices are INSANE!!!