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I have a couple of QNAP TS212 boxes and they are OK.
One box I use as an iSCSI JBOD for my Sun T2000, I created a ZFS mirror.
The other one is in standard use but one of the 2TB (Green) drives has failed. There is a USB socket on the back and I have connected a USB mirror device (Icy Box, 2x3TB disks) as I wanted to do a full backup in order to convert the QNAP to 2x3TB disks. Unfortunately there is no facility in the fancy software for that! I ssh'd in remotely and uses rsync instead. I think that the NAS software should support an easy way of upgrading the disks. There is a backup application but it is limited to specified folders, a certain number of folders (five I think) and they must already exist on the target. Ridiculous! I think QNAP technical support were embarassed when they told me this.
Does anyone know if Synology are any better?
Also, can you connect the Synology as a USB drive directly to one computer as well as a network drive to others?
Re: Apple TV set or gaming?
I think that every Apple presentation/Keynote/developer thingy involves gaming with guest speakers/demos from the gaming industry. I guess you've never seen them.
iPad/od/hone is probably the largest games platform.
Re: so as to be able to run apps without need for change software.
You can use the Kryton-2 zoom mode....
I also went from iPad 3 to iPad Air and what a difference! When I unpacked it I thought they'd sent me an iPad Mini instead! It is light enough to use in bed, doesn't get hot and is super-responsive. I bought the 128GB version so have plenty of room for all my videos and music, photographs and apps. It looks really nice (I have the white version) and feels great to use. I have not had a network problem with either WiFi or 3G whereas I would sometimes lose connectivity with my iPad 3.
Definitely a recommended upgrade.
I can't remember what I paid for it but it was affordable.
Re: Better storage
Linux check 3.6.11+ #371 PREEMPT Thu Feb 7 16:31:35 GMT 2013 armv6l
Welcome to check Unix
Last login: Mon Nov 4 16:01:55 2013 from 126.96.36.199
nick@check ~ $ uptime
15:44:00 up 212 days, 20:58, 1 user, load average: 0.12, 0.38, 0.29
nick@check ~ $ top
top - 15:44:08 up 212 days, 20:58, 1 user, load average: 0.10, 0.37, 0.29
Tasks: 86 total, 1 running, 85 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
%Cpu(s): 0.7 us, 1.3 sy, 0.0 ni, 98.0 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
KiB Mem: 481288 total, 449468 used, 31820 free, 72548 buffers
KiB Swap: 102396 total, 0 used, 102396 free, 282804 cached
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
16825 nick 20 0 4664 1364 1024 R 1.0 0.3 0:00.10 top
37 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.3 0.0 1096:12 mmcqd/0
1 root 20 0 2140 608 516 S 0.0 0.1 10:27.76 init
2 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:06.17 kthreadd
3 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 10:07.40 ksoftirqd/0
5 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kworker/0:0H
7 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kworker/u:0H
8 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.01 khelper
9 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kdevtmpfs
10 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 netns
12 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:03.48 bdi-default
13 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kblockd
14 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.22 khubd
15 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 rpciod
16 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:19.07 khungtaskd
17 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:11.12 kswapd0
18 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.01 fsnotify_mark
Re: Quote.... It's just an iPad, FFS
There is ONLY Miele.
"The boy then admitted to sharing the sex video during at Skaraborg District Court, where he was ordered to pay damages."
"In light of the reigning ethical and social values should serve as the starting point for the assessment of the size of of infringement damages, these circumstances should not have an insignificant impact on the appeals court's review."
"Oisín Cantwell, a columnist in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet columnist Oisín Cantwell, accused the court of "trivializing" the girl's pain."
What about this article's readers' pain? Will no-one think of the readers?
Re: In 5 years time ...
I believe that history and the truth shows that he invented neither. He did want us all to use DC though and murdered an elephant...
Re: why not try
IOS7 has a whole Do Not Disturb settings page, fairly comprehensive and quite welcome. The new alarm sounds are pretty good.
Recipe For Disaster!
A SINGLE FOUR Terabyte disk, balanced on its end - they must be laughing all the way to, well, somewhere!
"Hello?" "Yes, what?" "Your drive fell over and now you've lost four terabytes of data? Oh dear. You did have a backup, didn't you? Oh, I see, this WAS your backup - your PC's disk died and you tried to restore and - oh dear oh dear oh dear. Never mind."
Re: I've ordered a 5C
Having had to use an Android (HTC Desire X) for a week because my iPhone was off for repairs (our baby slobbered into the charging socket and her drool is corrosive like Alien(tm) slime) I can understand these figures - it was HORRIBLE! I was SO happy to get my iPhone back.
In 1986 I had a Philips PSR80 mobile telephone, Philips CD player, XJ6, pocket colour TV, Apple computer, Yamaha FJ1200, programmable calculator and many other wonders. Things have gone decidedly downhill since then...
Re: It's perfect
Use the latest plugin and return it to normal. http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ModerationPlugin/
They had a huge factory in Swindon - it was used in at least one film, James Bond I think.
s'Funny, an Asian company (Honda) can make cars in Swindon and make them well and profitably, but Motorola can't make mobile telephones there any more.
Mi kredas ke estas utila aldono. Ĝi estas bona por paroli!
I tried and enjoy this brand. It has all the right words on the packet and tastes good too.
Milk always has to go in first. Also always use a teapot, obviously. Dunkers should be hung or exiled or both.
Semi-skimmed milk of course. No sugar unless you're an idiot, foreign or both.
I'm currently contracting in Dublin and have to say that the Irish do on the whole know how to make a reasonable brew.
Re: There are two kinds of radio amateurs.
In the same category as a lot of Amateurs, a bit of both. I have a Yaesu 480 to a homemade 80m dipole but also make my own valve radios and collect and use Eddystone stuff. I have a Raspberry Pi driving a valve for my QRSS beacon. I use an iBook in my shack. We're a diverse lot, just like most techy people I think.
13 Years and a Baby Later...
We met online in September 2000 and are still tolerating each other. The new baby is a bit annoying though.
No Apple Shops In Ireland!!
What pisses me off is that there are NO Apple shops here in Ireland at all! Not in Dublin or Cork or anywhere! Have to risk the crazies in Belfast to visit the nearest one. That's just a farce.
Drobo: slow, expensive, proprietry. What is the attraction?
My mother bought a Mac Book Pro to play Facebook Scrabble on while her partner watches the football.
Then she persuaded the PC World tech guy to come to her house to find out why e she couldn't access Facebook. Of course she didn't have WiFi...
Lessons From History
Nothing in history stopped the Americans from trying to conquer Afghanistan (or the British either). The military doesn't read history books and they never learn.
Re: This is all too familiar.
Exactly! There are fewer people with Macs and almost none of them need any assistance. Bloody whining whinging meddling Windows users! Never admit to knowing ANYTHING about Windows! Unless you like pain.
I have both Pascal and Python on my iPad.
Sorry to disprove your rubbish with actual facts.
Re: Wot no Raspberry Pi?
I have a Sun T2000, 32 CPUs and 32GB RAM (Solaris 10) with a 2TB iSCSI NAS sitting on top, in the loft above the dining room. I have 3 wireless routers and four hubs including a 64-port 1GB/s one. A RPi sits under my main desk, powered with a home-made UPS, running Xymon, monitoring everything.
Re: I hope you didn't just leave them slumped at their desks?
Do you mean: "it died" by any chance?
"Went dead" is incorrect in many ways.
Re: " Most of its one-time advantages are now commodity features"
I was given a Nokia Lumia for a works' mobile but gave it back because it was too heavy and had sharp corners - not a good combination in your trouser pocket! I bought an iPhone 5 instead and it is light enough to carry around comfortably in said pocket. Funnily enough the rest of the department's Nokia Lumias were changed for HTC mobiles because they couldn't get Outlook e-Mail to work on them - unlike the iPhone. Sadly the HTC doesn't work with it either so I remain the only person in our department with works' e-mail on their mobile telephone. I expect they will all get iPhones too at some point. My only other smartphone was a Nokia e71 which was annoying and fiddly - the iPhone 5 is a massive improvement on that.
Xymon Server, etc.
I use a battery-backed up RasPi for an Xymon server. It monitors all my routers, SANs, servers, cams, etc. I find it quite useful.
Another RasPi is being used as an executive alarm clock. Another one is used as the heart of an old-time radio that plays random MP3 recordings of pre-war radio show recordings through a small valve amplifier.
Another RasPi is a QRSS TX controller.
Some Model A's work as environmental monitors around the house, sending back temperature, light, humidity and other values back to a master Pi server. These might be extended to control radiators/lights/curtains in a future project.
I am thinking about replacing my Apple TV with a RasPi media centre.
I am experimenting with FreeBSD on another Pi.
Re: Or a cheaper Raspberry Pi + LedBorg alternative
Too dim for a room. I have this and operate it via a bash script quite well enough without having to learn Yet Another Language.
Get down to the annual Air Tattoo in Fairford if you want to see amazing things. Seen SR-71s flying, the stealth fighter, etc.
Crap houses built of shit materials might be all well and good in America but we want proper brick houses or at least concrete ones over here. Can't we get a 3d-brick printer?
I'm just waiting for a decent version of Unix to come out for the Pi so I can ditch the awful Linux crap (***BSD probably but I'd prefer a System V - a shame Open Solaris still isn't around, I'm sure they would have made a Pi port!) . It's not an OS, it's a hobby. The people on the forums are a nightmare and stuff changes overnight with no documentation. ALL their ideas and tech is stolen from Unix. Pah!
They were designed by an IDIOT!!!!
I even managed to force one in upside down once, destroying the peripheral.
The amount of mobile items with a mechanically unprotected mini or micro USB socket to connect to are mind-boggling. I've seen no end of devices where the USB socket has come loose. A house guest last week had a brand-new tablet which would no longer charge - it used a micro USB socket which came loose. At work they handed out mini portable hard drives (a disaster in the making anyway) which encrypted the data via a fingerprint reader. Most of them soon suffered from ripped-off mini-USB sockets and the data was lost because they could not decrypt the data.
(The new Apple connector and indeed the old too seem to be much stronger and fit for purpose.)
When I started contracting in Germany in 2000 I used German dating sites and went on lots of dates, finding a short-term girlfriend, several girl friends and finally the woman I've been with ever since. My advice is to exchange the bare minimum of messages beforehand, just enough to agree and arrange to meet up. No amount of e-mails or messages will make up for physical unattraction or incompatibility. I also recommend meeting for just a coffee or tea so that you can limit your time together in case you are stuck with someone you find intolerable; if it goes well you can always order food! I've been stuck with some women where that one drink seemed to last forever and in one case I met up and we didn't even bother ordering, just left.
Sadly the lunix crowd decided that vi wasn't good enough and made changes. Why change a standard? But them that is the joy of linux I suppose, just to confuse everyone. First things I do when having to log into a linux box is unalias -a and then remove al the hideous colouring. Unfortunately they have chosen Debian for the Pi - have you seen what the Debians have done to Apache?
Open Solaris for Pi anyone?
Re: As the father of a teenage daughter...
It's not nudity that's the problem, it's how porn depicts sex. It's just weird and wrong, in a technical way more than anything else. No-one has sex like that unless they employ prostitutes or are making their own films. It's like attempting to drive to work when your only experience/training has been on the race track. If young people think sex is like a porn film they will have problems when it comes to reality and relationships. Porn isn't too bad so long as it isn't used in an educational way, in other words children need to know what reality is before seeing fantasy. (Like trying to live your life based on video games.)
I have absolutely no problems with Apple Maps. Every time I have used it is has been fine. I have noticed plenty of glaring errors in Google maps though and their update is very slow. For example, if you look up Regent Circus, Swindon on Google Maps, it puts it in the wrong place, not by much but not correct. Also it shows the library as a building site whereas it was completed in 2008! It also shows the buildings of Swindon college but they have been demolished. Apple Maps show everything correctly.
After many years, TomTom still have not recognised the roundabout heading into Laverstock from Salisbury.
Look at the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN2HFvUfl2g
You need: One guitar pick and a bit of double-sided tape. That's it! Five minutes max!
To replace the hard drive there's four screws - no need to remove the logic board.
To replace the RAM there's a little door on the back! You don't need to open it up at all.
You lot are a bunch of whining opinionated idiots!
Re: @ AC 0653h - all very well but..
What a load of toss. I have several RPis and none of them have exhibited this "whenever" behaviour. Idiot.
There's no DRM! You download it and - it's yours! Forever! Unless the bitrot fairy comes a-calling... (Make a backup, OK.)
Apple keyboards aren't cheap!
Re: Long Wave is Long!
People are confusing the wavelength/frequency band with the modulation method. You can have AM (amplitude modulation) on any frequency, ditto FM or any other type of modulation.
Frequency bands are Long Wave, Medium Wave, Short Wave and then VHF - for radio.
You poor sod! I sympathise.
I have a German missus so no food worries here, just a lot of everything else (education, childcare, cars, etc...)
I think your typewriter/keyboard needs repairing.
Re: HMS Pot, meet SMS Kettle
There's always something amusing about American natural disasters. The amount of money they spend on causing disasters around the world could be spent on easing the lives of their own population during natural disasters. Money not spent on proper housing, flood defences, sea walls, better infrastructuire, social health care, etc. It's almost as if they deserve what nature throws at them.
I used my iPad to navigate across Yorkshire last weekend and it performed admirably. Just saying. Manchester was pretty good with the buildings, etc.
Re: Where are these fuming fanbois, eh?
Our iPad 2 & 3 work fine with WiFi on IOS6.
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