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+ - Bowling balls and feathers->

Submitted by macbass
macbass (868593) writes "We intuitively know that bowling balls fall faster than feathers on our little rock in space when dropped from a height. And that in a vacuum they should fall at the same speed. Well, Dave Marks at Loopinsight found a wonderful video to bring that abstract insight into life. Absolutely beautiful and well worth a viewing!"
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ZFS Hits an Important Milestone, Version 0.6.1 Released 99

Posted by samzenpus
from the brand-new dept.
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.'"

Comment: Re:Well... (Score 3, Insightful) 199

by macbass (#41932197) Attached to: Google Patents Guilt-By-Association
Except that my online company includes friends at locations thousands of miles away, kind of hard to keep up with them like the friends closer by. Additionally, while I haven't RTFA this appears to allow no room for error and assumes my friends are (mostly) mindless clones who automatically repeat or repost what I do. I don't know about you all, but I find this one step closer to welcoming our evil overlords. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Have I not lost my wide-eyed innocence yet?

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