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Comment: Atom mainboard + PCI RAID card + 4 HDDs (Score 1) 287

by gshegosh (#47944393) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?
My home data center is a single frankenPC that I made from an old chassis, a mainboard that has integrated Intel Atom CPU, PCI RAID card and 4 HDDs. It's running Ubuntu Server. It works well enough, Linux manages the RAID and emails me when drives are failing, it has a transmission-deamon which is a torrent client with web interface, it also runs Sickbeard that downloads tv episodes automatically for me. The box also does and stores backups of my other computers AND web servers. I have gigabit ethernet at my home and the box can saturate it (although I use WD Red drives which are not that fast). Also, the whole setup grabs just 35W of power (it takes about 24W when I spin HDDs down, but I don't think they like it, so I don't do it).

Comment: Re:Fantastic! Open sourcing will make pwning easie (Score 1) 136

by gshegosh (#47382487) Attached to: Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

Two things.

One - shit obviously happens in closed source world, Windows has a looong security history for instance. Security by obscurity is not something that will work.

Two - if you are so much afraid of IoT, just don't plug your toaster to your WiFi. If someone does that, they open themselves to sliced bread attacks on their own peril. You are not forced to do so.

Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1) 1746

by gshegosh (#46658709) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

What about the freedom of hundreds of employees to feel uncomfortable working for someone who is advocating against you?

I'm sorry, but this is just the way life is. You don't always work for nice people and if it bothers you -- usually YOU switch jobs, not them.
In my opinion, Eich stepping down is quite honorable even though I might not agree with his world view.

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