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Comment: Next generation of the iWatch capability? (Score 2, Interesting) 414

by lw54 (#45101087) Attached to: Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

I can't decide if this is brilliant or stupid. Perhaps Apple could one day create a laptop shell fitted for a phone but not until Apple first pulls off the iWatch. I see this concept being an extension of wirelessly transferring functionality to another device as the Phone Watch combo should provide. Am I being short-sighted here?

Comment: Re:CrashPlan (Score 1) 227

by lw54 (#44384037) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Asynchronous RAID-1 Free Software Backup For Laptops?

For the last month, I've been using CrashPlan to back up a 5.5TB filesystem over AFP to a remote AFS file share over the Internet. I did the initial backup across the LAN and then moved the drive array to its final destination. I'm now a few weeks in after the move and for the last 4 days, it has not backed up and is instead synchronizing block information. 4 days in and it's up to 59.9%. It spent 1.5 days about a week ago doing something like recursive block purging. I wish the client could do these housekeeping chores while also performing the backup.

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