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Comment Keep your RAID, build a server (Score 1) 245

Keep your RAID-1. It will protect against single disk failure and improve read performance.

Build a server. Just a little one. An old desktop PC will suffice.
Put in a cheap SSD (64GB will do), and a 3 or 4 TB HDD.
Install your OS of choice to the SSD (Debian, BSD, anything low maintenance).
Write or procure a script on the server to rsync the contents of your desktop PC to the large HDD, with the --backup switch, rotating monthly. This way you get overwritten or deleted content put in another folder (usually the day of the month), so you get one month to recover accidentally deleted or overwritten files.
Set this script such that it starts ten minutes after the server boots up, waits another ten minutes, then powers down.
Set the server to Wake on Lan.
Have your desktop PC (or other server if you have one) send a WoL magic packet to the server once a day.
Turn off the server.
If you ever need to retrieve anything, send a WoL packet to the server, wait for bootup, log in and kill the backup script (which should still be sleeping if you do it within 10 minutes).

Voila, cheap robust offline backup.

Comment Another reason (Score 2) 220

And this is why cumulative, mandatory, updates are a BAD THING.

It's like they're not even trying now to hide it anymore. They have pretty much openly declared themselves to be hostile to users with a lot of forced updates that benefit not the user but themselves. But MS fanboys will still lap it up and somehow say it's a good thing.

Comment Re:Good to hear. (Score 1) 188

Well to be fair their Opteron line until about four years ago was competing well with Xeons on performance and absolutely blew them away in terms of price and sheer number of cores.

Unfortunately that all changed with the Bulldozer architecture which, instead of cores, had "dual core" modules with one FPU shared between two ALUs.

Comment Re:Did it occur to them that no one wants them? (Score 3, Interesting) 86

Back in the early 90's, Wolfenstein 3D made a lot of people want to vomit too, because it was much more immersive than any *popular* game that came before it. And then people got over it.

Speaking as someone who actually enjoys 3D movies, partilcularly high frame rate 3D movies where you can actually track moving objects and scene pans, I have no problem wearing glasses if it leads to a more immersive experience.

Of course, I won't be buying into HoloLens specifically, as I do not purchase Microsoft products.

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