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Comment Media companies will lose money and free promotion (Score 1) 266

Most of the time I've recorded something at a concert and uploaded it to Youtube, Google's (over-enthusiastic) algorithms have picked up on some 30 second section of audio.. then the owners have just monetized my video. So they get free promotion AND a revenue stream.

I'd argue recording a public performance like that is far more about preserving the people that attended's memories and the history of the event for the fans (as opposed to say, movie theatres where the source of the experience there is exactly the same as later home releases..)

I've discovered so many bands through finding fan footage of them it's unreal.. they will be stabbing themselves in the back.

Apple should be focused on making loud audio recording less prone to distortion and low light recording better (stuck with tiny lenses, then use the telescope array thing with multiple lenses to improve picture quality etc.)

Comment Re:rsnapshot (Score 1) 304

It takes about 20 hours for the machine to rebuild the whole array, this is with WD/Seagate "green" (ie ~5400rpm) drives. Sadly you can't enable TLER on these newer ones. I was planning on growing the raid 6 to 15 drives.. but I may end up making another 10 drive array instead and retiring the raid 5.

Comment rsnapshot (Score 5, Informative) 304

rsnapshot seems to work pretty well for incremental rsync'd backups for me. It uses symlinks to maintain the older snapshots, to save on total filesystem usage. It can do rsync over ssh for backing up remote servers/pushing local vital data to a safe remote location.

Local backup server uses Linux software RAID for good measure (5x1TB RAID 5 + 10x2TB RAID 6).

Comment Re:I use mythtv (Score 1) 355

You should check out the Norco cases. They're 4U rackmount units with 24 hot-swap HDD bays, designed to fit regular ATX motherboards. Very cheap for what you get (also include a ton of fans). The build quality is not spectacular, but for a home system where you're not doing a whole lot of swapping they're great.

^^ This. Having hotswap also makes a big difference when you start having lots of drives. I'm still using a Norco RPC-4020 from about 3 years ago, 20x hotswap bays.. with the backplane mounted (8cm) fans running at 5V. Makes it acceptably quiet.. a lot of the server grade hardware will be set to tornado mode by default, as who cares about noise in a datacentre.

Comment Re:Wait, what? (Score 1) 1521

Likewise, discovering Geeks in Space was a nice period, that I have some fond memories from. Even now occasionally something amusing will pop into my head randomly from one of those shows.

Maybe they'll have more time to work on some new episodes now. ;)

Cheers for all the amusement over the last X years!

Comment Only one question (Score 1) 662

Where the hell is my 3840x2160 "cinema"/"retina" display? Not that I want the apple one (it's bound to have massive bezels) but it seems like Apple are one of the few companies that could drive production of these panels at the moment. :(

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