* Posts by PowerBenny

6 posts • joined 12 Jun 2013

Get NAS-ty: Reg puts claws to eight four-bay data dumpsters

PowerBenny
Linux

FreeNAS seemed difficult

So I went with Open Media Vault. It's been rock solid for the last two years and I managed to buy the HP N54L and 4 x 2TB for the same price as any of these boxes empty. It took a bit of fiddling to be sure but was still worth it for the saving.

I would definitely advise any friends and relatives to get the COTS models here rather than rolling their own as I don't want to have to do tech support for them.

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IBM Hursley Park: Where Big Blue buries the past, polishes family jewels

PowerBenny
Go

You forgot to mention the smell

I was lucky enough to enjoy a tour round the museum last November and my overriding memory was the wonderful smell of all the old technology. When you head down into the basement it has that dusty aroma of ancient technology. The collection of equipment was indeed impressive and I hope hope to go back again to see the newer stuff which I was not able to get around to last time.

I hope you enjoy working there wchild because it definitely looked like a great office and environment to me.

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Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer

PowerBenny
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Missed the point much?

For me the whole point of organic food is that it has a lower impact on the environment through the reduced use of chemicals while growing it. I understand that whether my veggies get their nitrogen from manure or chemical fertiliser matters not one bit. But if a farmer has to accept a reduced yield because he's not using pesticides then I expect to have to pay more for the food that is produced.

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Oracle halves cost of ExaLogic middleware platform

PowerBenny
Go

Cached version here

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:wVx7w4UQ6F4J:https://blogs.oracle.com/emeapartnerweblogic/entry/exalogic_price_update

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HP adds 'Haswell' Xeon E3s to entry ProLiant servers

PowerBenny
Mushroom

WHS? WTF?

My microsever runs Open Media Vault and of the 10 or so guys I work with who have them at home I'd say maybe 2 have Windows on it. To their eternal shame.

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