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Comment: Re:Storage space isn't the problem. (Score 1) 82

Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. The proper URL is http://www.freshports.org/sysutils/healthd/. Unfortunately all the links at that page are now dead and "there is no maintainer for this port". I will try it, with trepidation, though all other sensors related ports for FreeBSD appear to be garbage.

Comment: Re:Storage space isn't the problem. (Score 2) 82

I built a FreeBSD 10.1 server with a single root ZFS pool consisting of seven 3 TB drives in RAID-Z3, including a small 7-way mirror of swap space. The process was completely pushbutton using the install UI. Partly I did it just to explore how much difficulty the install might be (no difficulty whatsoever), but the setup has proved very effective in use.

It was pretty cool rerouting some of the SATA connections randomly (even to a different HBA) as a test, and removing two of the drives as a test, and having it still boot to a fully operating state and run fully usably with no intervention or drama at all.

After extensive experimentation and production use, the only real criticism I have that is just head-scratchingly stupid and lame is that there is no sensor capability, and no one in development seems to think there is a glaring problem with its omission. Coretemp works beautifully, but you can't detect fan rotation or access any voltage or secondary temperature sensors.

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 2) 475

by ILongForDarkness (#49340705) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory

Yeah I'd say bad implementation. They could have some performance improvement depending on timings and such though. Messing around in memory + one fairly large (only 1MB so not really but lets say for arguments sake) vs many smaller writes depending on how the OS handles the write requests you might end up hitting the disk cache and then doing work while the disk is busy spinning and actually writing out your changes. With one big write you might end up hitting some limit that makes the thing not fully buffered in cache and have to wait for the disk to actually complete the write.

Comment: Re:eliminate extra sugar (Score 1) 487

by ILongForDarkness (#49332481) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Not perfect but I go by gut literally. I know when I've had a big meal or not. I also tend to eat fairly lean though. Anyways, if I feel that I've eaten a bit much lately then I exercise a bit more if not then whatever I feel like. I'm big to begin with but I've lost 15 pounds and probably put on 20lbs muscle in the process (245lb bodybuilder frame with a bit of a beer belly). Working my way through the beer belly. But getting stronger in the process (benching 350, shoulder press 270). And no it isn't genetics that got me to put on the muscle/strength: I was 170lb at 6'3" till 2nd year of university (so naturally a fairly small frame) and put on all the way up to 260 and started at 125lb press, all the extra weight was pretty much fat before hitting the weights again.

Anyways I don't worry too much about weighing my food. I guess it depends how hard at time you have losing/maintaining while gaining muscle. If after two weeks MY weight isn't going in the right direction I mix it up: extra 30 min of cardio, cut the beer out for the week etc.Makes life a hell of a lot easier not having to weigh everything I eat and I'm single/cooking for one. I can't imagine having to try to weight things out then account for stupid things like my spouse eat mostly turnip but I ate mostly the sweet potato or whatever.

Oh and another thing that helps, I guess roughly weighing but not getting all heil Hitler with it: get a favorite couple pieces of tupperware and pack your lunches in that. You can tell when your lunch bag is a bit heavy versus yesterday and plan your day accordingly, in my case since I workout 3-5 days a week that usually translates into working out that day even if I don't feel like it or got up a bit late. Even if that means only doing 3 sets of a couple exercises just to get the blood flowing it helps.

Comment: Re:How fucking tasteless (Score 1) 338

by fnj (#49331985) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb

Nonsense. The US dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, a military base [accuracy.org]. That was because they wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians.

Oh, bullshit. Hiroshima was no more a "military base" than were any number of American cities.

A total of some 40,000 military personnel were present in the city. The rest of the approximately 350,000 population were civilians.

The number killed was very approximately 100,000. It is plain that not even the majority could possibly have been military personnel.

Comment: Re:Teddy Roosevelt rides again! (Score 1) 309

by fnj (#49325551) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive

Why is it people who make comments like this never realize those in government are even more greedy? Income tax rate in CA on top incomes is over 50%, but the guy paying it is the greedy one. lol

Sorry, but that won't wash with most thinking people. They realize that the taxes government raises are not to aggrandize the government, but to pay for programs intended to benefit people. The issue of whether many people IN government get unreasonably rich while performing their service is one which is completely separate from the issue of taxes.

Self-aggrandizement is a natural human tendency. One can try to limit it using social policy, or one can just let it run wild. I would say present policy, though it does aid the poor, hammers the middle class, and does next to nothing to inconvenience rich assholes in any way.

Comment: Re:Teddy Roosevelt rides again! (Score 3, Insightful) 309

by fnj (#49325535) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive

So are you a degenerate liar or just dumber then a box of rocks?

Calm down and cool it with the name calling. He is neither. He is not even mistaken. You add the top CA rate of 13.3% to the top Federal rate of 39.6% - a CA resident has to pay them both, you know - and, duh, the total is over 50%.

Comment: Re:And now why this can not be done in the USofA (Score 0) 316

by fnj (#49322277) Attached to: Costa Rica Goes 75 Days Powering Itself Using Only Renewable Energy

Nuclear has by far the lowest [environmental impact], but for the same reason that many environmentalists are still opposing the Keystone pipeline despite the reality of more incidents of environmental damage from the alternative (inefficient rail shipping with nearly 100x the rate of environmental exposure), it's all about emotion for many in the movement, not about what's truly, measurably better for the planet.

Yes, the total economic loss due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, estimated at $240-500 billion, is nothing but emotion.

The total cost of resettlement, cleanup, and paying medical claims due to Chernobyl is estimated by Belarus at $235 billion.

A hypothetical nuclear disaster in France similar to Fukushima is estimated to cost $580 billion. Other estimates run much higher.

Comment: Re:2009 (Score 1) 207

by ILongForDarkness (#49314417) Attached to: For Boot Camp Users, New Macs Require Windows 8 Or Newer

? What's not to like? Start menu takes all of 10 min to replace. After that it might as well be win 7 except with a slightly improved explorer and task manager and support for a better version of .Net (which I use in my work).

The POS part was that out of the box you see the start menu and you either like it or not. Those that aren't very technical pretty much just say: "why can't I just get it with the thing I know already?" and the stores for the most part have said: "okay". Heck my 60 year old tenant got a Win 8 laptop and was worried he wouldn't be able to figure it out. A day later is was saying that it was fine/he had no problems. It is the need for getting the device off the store shelves and people playing with it for a day or two that killed the sales of Win 8. People fear change and your Best Buy minimum wage sales guy isn't going to know/be bothered educating customers that they can get they system back to what they want with less effort than they use to get a cup of coffee.

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C. - A.D. 65)

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