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Comment: Re:Not my anecdotal experience (Score 1) 258

There's more to reliability than failure rates. Enterprise drives have stronger magnets, more robust error detection, better vibration dampening, consumer drives do not support TLER, making them useless in anything other than the massive JBOD environments you mentioned.

Comment: Not my anecdotal experience (Score 5, Interesting) 258

Just a few things I thought of while looking at this study:

The authors are using Backblaze data. Backblaze uses consumer grade SATA disk which isn't going to be as reliable as the Enterprise SATA/SAS disk we would use.

I'm willing to bet that none of the authors of this paper have ever had to pay for colocated rack space, power, and cooling either, they've just doubled the RU that I need for storage. At $1500.00 - $2000.00 per rack that adds up.

Doubling the rack space for storage I need so I can avoid a few service calls by my storage vendor over 5 years simply isn't efficient.

We've installed close to 500TB of archival storage using commodity hardware and 2-3TB Nearline SAS. We have maybe 3 hand and eyes calls per year for disk replacement.

Anyway - just rambling.

Comment: Why would I buy your product? (Score 2) 145

Your product offers no benefit in calorie intake compared to regular mayo and none of the nutritional benefits of mayo made with eggs. Eggs are one of the most nutritionally sound food items I can buy. As a component in other foods, they're low calorie, high protein, and chock full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids addition. Just Mayo is also more expensive than real mayo. So tell me, why should I buy your product?

Comment: Re:Send it back.... (Score 1) 221 []

I beg to differ, you have to go for high end pro, not low end consumer.

Those TV's are meant for public display and don't have the calibration controls necessary for a consumer display. At $2800.00 I would expect at least 10pt RGB&Greyscale adjustment.

Comment: Re:Send it back.... (Score 1) 221

The answer is never buy a smart TV. They offer no advantages over a dumb TV and a Roku box and only offer disadvantages.

The problem with that is that the only Dumb TV's left are bottom tier junk. Those of us that actually care about image quality have no other options than Smart TV's.

Comment: None of them (Score 3, Insightful) 129

by futuresheep (#45534845) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Review Sites Do You Consult For IT Equipment?

There really aren't any sites that do reviews of Enterprise class hardware. At best you'll find reviews of SMB hardware like what StorageReview does, but that's really about it. The other problem is the reliance on synthetic benchmarks. We've run into a few cases where hardware has performed as expected while doing test runs, but then found bugs and issues when put in a POC lab environment.

Comment: Re:in sue happy america (Score 1) 519

by futuresheep (#45439357) Attached to: Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review "Can pet manure be sterilized chemically to make it safe? There are chemical sterilants such as methyl bromide and others that could be used, but the cost and bother is probably not worth the value of the manure. Also, the average homeowner probably is not equipped to handle chemical sterilants. CONCLUSIONS The health hazards associated with cat and dog manure are greater than the potential benefit from its fertilizer value. Cat and dog manure should be disposed of by flushing down the toilet, burying deep in the soil (six inches or more) or by placement in tight plastic bags for garbage collection. "

Comment: Re:in sue happy america (Score 1) 519

by futuresheep (#45439237) Attached to: Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

I live about 25 miles from there, we have the same laws in my town. I'm glad, I'm got tired of cleaning the cat shit out of my garden that was left by my neighbors cat. A call to the city got a letter sent to the neighbor. Kitty stays indoors now and my garden is cat shit free.

Here's some cat laws from MA:

Leash and free roaming laws around the country:

FWIW, I have a cat. She's perfectly happy to live indoors where she belongs.

Comment: Re:Halo 2 ended (Score 2) 312

by futuresheep (#45292593) Attached to: Sony Issues Detailed PS4 FAQ Ahead of Launch
Honestly I assume that by now it's exceedingly annoying to try to rip those things, and the one I can download from iTunes is pretty much there and good to go in much less time. And spending too much time on it isn't exactly how I want to spend my time these days.

MakeMKV makes it trivial to do a 1:1 rip of your Bluray into an MKV container that has the primary video and audio stream. If you need any conversion after that for tablets etc... Handbrake does the job very well.

Both are really as point can click as it gets.

Comment: Re: In other news (Score 4, Informative) 663

by futuresheep (#44916157) Attached to: Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7

Just by charging them. She has two cables in the house, one connected to her laptop, and one connected to a wall charger in the bedroom. Both pretty much stay in the charging device full time, the only change is when the iphone is plugged in and unplugged. Nothing any more stressful happens to the cables other than your standard plug and unplug like you'd do with a USB cable.

The 30 pin cables were great, the new cables are crap.

Comment: Re: In other news (Score 4, Insightful) 663

by futuresheep (#44916091) Attached to: Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7

Apples cables are shit and break as well. My wife went through 3 of them in 6 months. She finally got fed up and bought 5 knock offs from some Hong Kong vendor for the price of 1 official cable. She's not the only one.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)