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ZFS Hits an Important Milestone, Version 0.6.1 Released 99

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.'"
The Internet

Egyptian Forces Capture 3 Divers Trying To Cut Undersea Internet Cable 166

Egypt's Naval forces claim they have captured three scuba divers who were trying to cut an undersea Internet cable in the Mediterranean. Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said in a statement that the divers were caught while “cutting the undersea cable” of Telecom Egypt. Internet services have been disrupted since March 22 in Egypt. From the article: "The statement was accompanied by a photo showing three young men, apparently Egyptian, staring up at the camera in what looks like an inflatable launch. It did not have further details on who they were or why they would have wanted to cut a cable."

Submission + - Zynga loses much of its 'Facebook bounce' (

bdking writes: Even though social games maker Zynga beat Wall Street expectations with its fourth-quarter earnings, shares fell Wednesday as much as 16%. What happened? For starters, the stock already had soared more than 50% since late January on the back of rumors regarding Facebook's IPO. On top of that, three analysts downgraded shares following the Q4 report.

Submission + - Parking Garage to Become A Data Center ( 1

1sockchuck writes: A parking garage in Seattle will soon become a new data center. Colocation provider Equinix says it plans to house up to 1,000 cabinets of servers in the facility once the conversion is complete. The six-story garage is located next to the Westin Building, Seattle's primary Internet connectivity hub. A similar carpark-to-server farm conversion has been contemplated in Chicago.

Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!