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14 posts • joined 11 Apr 2008

We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 – hands down the best

Peter Campbell
Devil

Re: asdf mousepads...

In which case I'm sorry for misinterpreting your post. Long night... but I'll agree that systemd is the Devil's own work. For the record, I have the grand sum of bugger all against BSDs either considering I'm writing from a bastardised version of one in OS X (touchpaper lit, runs away :-P).

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Peter Campbell

Re: asdf mousepads...

Elmer called, he'd like his surname back...

Sorry to drag this back, but since no-one pulled you on it, I will.

Never mind what's in wiki, never mind what's on elsewhere, how's about a real live system running ZFS on Linux? There was a little bit more FUD from the BSD switcher, perhaps unintentional, but the functionality is there in Linux. Trust me. Licensing schmisensing, which is the only issue why distros don't include it out of the box.

Four disks in my pool, RAID-Z, not a bit of ECC RAM to be seen and definitely no hardware RAID. I don't give a flying one about best practice since this is my home NAS built from scratch. On a mini ITX board, 6 Gig SATA and one day... those pesky Chinese Seagates all decided to give up in unison (my fault for not checking I was buying from different batches). How much data do you think I lost?

ONE Queen MP3, and it was only Flash Gordon, so I wasn't bothered, especially when it could be ripped again. Admittedly I had to be smart with the disk silvering, get lucky with the SMART status of each disk and replace two at a time with my heart in my mouth.

Oh, is BTRFS STILL not production ready by the way? (Your starter for two: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22286618/massive-btrfs-performance-degradation, https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Gotchas, no RAID5/6, wossat?).

I've had more problems trying to run BTRFS than ZFS, sorry to say, but am only pooh-poohing it since someone started on ZFS (can't all us file systems pundits just get along?).

Which by the way, brings us full circle. The Linux it runs on is... Mint!

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Users folder vanished after OS X 10.9.3 update? Here's a fix

Peter Campbell
Flame

Twenty years it took me to recover from my first Road Mac...

...and I end up buying another one with Mavericks out of the box. At least it runs Windows...

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Facebook hacks out PHP alternative

Peter Campbell
WTF?

Re: Great

...and half the time the documentation leaves something to be desired. This wiki will be updated soon, meh.

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UK bankers prep for cyberwar: Will simulate ATTACK on system

Peter Campbell
Trollface

See if we even get that far...

...or if the politicians in the US have already borked the global financial system with a game of Shutdown chicken...

Got gold and tinfoil?

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That Brit-built £22 computer: Yours for just £1,900 or more

Peter Campbell
Stop

Playstation Generation

That's the fault of de edukayshun system, not the PS gen, IMHO... CS was horridly stunted at secondary level when it moved towards "ICT" as opposed to "Information Systems" or even "Information Tehchnology" or even further back good old "Computing" at GCSE. I'll be buying one if I can get my hands on it for little bro (he's a teenager, I'm in my 30s and proud to have started off on 8-bits with a command prompt in front of me, a BASIC interpreter if I was lucky) so that he might be able to work out the "big stuff" that I work on on a daily basis rather than being an Excel (or in his case interestingly enough, a Dreamweaver) drone.

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Microsoft pops Hadoop into SQL Server and Azure

Peter Campbell
Happy

@Fuzz - don't worry!

As long as it stays how Denali looks, what they've done is unify the "look" á la Visual Studio but for me it most certainly retains the "feel" of SQL Server Management Studio. Some of the integration stuff has changed but mostly for the better, I feel.

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Game denies Steam threat claims

Peter Campbell
WTF?

Easy solution to this...

The retailers don't even need to worry about a staggered download release date... sell it for less than Steam and the punters keep on coming. Some do, and some don't (staring intensely at you GAME...).

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HTC sinks $309m into audio tech from Dr Dre

Peter Campbell
FAIL

Dr. Meh and "NEETs" Audio...

Made the fatal mistake of buying a HP Laptop with BA built in... they'd replaced Altec Lansing, which the missus had in her old HP and has in her new Asus laptop, the sound quality of the Beats Audio stuff is SHITE and a major reason why I won't be buying another HP in the future... besides which the "Beats Audio Control Panel" interferes with everything and makes the audio function like a 16-year-old looter... no respect for anything!

I've managed to save the day somewhat with a spiffing pair of Denon headphones in the meantime, which don't sacrifice the top end in pursuit of heavyweight bass (which you still get with the Denons anyway).

The sooner this crap is rooted out of portable audio the better...

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Inside the 'funky' history of Groupon's biggest shareholder

Peter Campbell
Stop

Pick a card, any card...

And let's play dotcom-two, Texas Hold 'Em style...

As somebody said earlier, if this pile o'shite is worth $30bn, then my local Poundland is worth $100bn... we're certainly seeing the new wave of massive launches, inflated figures with the busts to come. My money (and equivalent of a 401k) is running away as fast as possible from things like GroupOn, which for me is a nailed on boo.com.

On the other hand, find the next Google and you've got a ten-bagger... this ain't it. Despite my reservations, I feel Facebook may be the ten-bagger, purely because of Graph. Worth bearing in mind was my extreme scepticism that FB would take off, in the same way that I was sceptical Google was heading for world domination... back to the original point, history is merely rhyming (and if it didn't run off with my cash before it most certainly isn't doing it now, Sarbanes-Oxley be damned...).

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Red Dwarf finally returns to Earth

Peter Campbell
Happy

Thank smeg me Mum's got Dave...

...and I'm back home to Blighty for Easter!

No (especially 2nd incarnation of) Kochanski, that's all I ask.

Other than that, it can be barrel-scrapingly bad and it will still beat what passes for sitcom these days.

Totally agree that the "This Life" reunion was shite - changing backup tapes was more fun than watching that drivel, so that's what I went upstairs and did!!!

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Marathon poker game begins over fate of Fujitsu Siemens

Peter Campbell
Go

@ pctechxp - not my experience...

The missus has a Scaleo of some description (AMD64 as opposed to P4) at home and I have to say it is bulletproof hardware-wise. Can always be the case that you got a 'duff' box, as has happened to me with a couple of Macs over the years with shonky construction...

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Boris Johnson bans boozing on London transport

Peter Campbell
Coat

Killjoy! Cart... horse?

Boris, Boris, Boris... get rid of the bendies first before even thinking about prising the beer from my cold, dead, hand! It is the shambolic state of the transport system that a) was one of the reasons that drove me away from the city and b) having to drink to cope with it!

Mine's the one with the Tennant's Super in the inside pocket whilst listening to the latest 50 Cent crap being tinned out by some yoot's Nokia 5500 whilst sardined on the number 25...

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London teen orders 'cab, innit'

Peter Campbell
Coat

A right old two and eight...

Dear oh dear, talk about make a right Aristotle of yerself...

Mine's the one me trouble an' strife always tries to 'arf-inch offa me.

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