Re: Sensible idea
A great episode.
246 posts • joined 16 Feb 2010
In the next couple of weeks or so I would like to get a NAS box for my home network. It will serve just the two of us (yes, a woman is my partner!!!)
I would like a partition for the two of us to use and also a private partition each for work-related storage.
Over the years I have heard some horror stories about bugs and ease of access from stupid kiddies trying to find - well, whatever they get their kicks from.
Could any of you amazing people recommend a reasonably priced NAS box that fits my use reuirement?
As many of you said, anarchy is an ideal situation but sadly a pipe dream. Human nature will always cause it to fail.
I’m reading Pyotr Kropotkin at the moment, he laid the foundations of anarcho-communism.
After I left the RAF and discovered acid, I formulated my own, personal political code. I realised that there is little the individual can do to change the political system but the only person over whom I had or wanted any control was myself.
My code is simple.
1 - Imposing your will upon others and allowing them to impose their will on you is fascism.
2- Refusing to impose your will on others and allowing others to impose their will on you is anarchism.
To be an anarchist, one should also be a pacifist, be willing to work cooperatively for the common good and have a strong sense of social responsibility.
I am happy to obey the laws made for the good of society.
I am equally entitled to ignore the laws made that are only there for the state to control the individual’s freedom of thought or action.
My favourite definition of an anarchist is anyone who opposes the suppression of any person or group of people by any other person or group of people.
I am getting so fed up with many sections of the populace that complain about non-inclusivity; this does not apply to access for the disabled or anything similar, it is about those complaining or wishing to force things being included in surveys or the "fact" that some companies are shoved into positions where they have to do/say/acknowledge* all.
I, myself, am disabled yet I don't worry about access issues or, being a vegetarian (that is not my disablilty) nothing of interest on menus et.c. What really annoys me and grinds my gears (thanks Homer) is being told to do something which is completely contrary to logic - why should I have to have a certain number of females on my board, why should I need to employ BAME?
I want to employ people based on merit and their skillsets, if that means all my staff are black single-mothers in wheelchairs then that is fine by me - I will NEVER accept being forced to employ anyone by the gubbermint just so they can hit their own targets.
The above all boils down to - if Oracle is missed off the survey who gives a flying? It is an SO survey and they can do whatever the hell they want.
End of rant and I am prepared for the flack.
going to miss the common sense rulings the EU have provided in many areas of life and business; I hate to think what protections we are going to lose in human rights, consumer rights and environmental issues in a couple of years - I don't trust any of our politicians to give a damn about non-law makers.
I am running a pi array of 6 boxes between my vm tivo box and the telly training it to recognise ad breaks on a single itv channel atm. The sw I have written warns me when it thinks a commercial break is starting so I can either switch to a news channel or mute the sound on my telly.
I am ages away from even posting the neural or claiming any success, but my ultimate aim is to create something that will switch to a second channel or mute ads once the ad break is recognised. At present , given the various volume changes, on-screen notifiers and other indicators we are succesful around 1.3 to 1.5 percent of ad breaks.
I am hopeful of major identification improvements and, with the right hw engineers, of developing a system that will mute the tv automatically.
Yes, probably vapourware, but it is a project I am conducting at home, in my own time with my own needs and agenda and with no plan to release unless I can get that recognition way higher.
My local tesco keeps bottled ales (hobgoblin, doom bar, old pec etc) in a fridge at the same temperature as lager and cider - bloody sacrilege.
I asked them why and said head office told them, only following orders mein herr.
I know the hobgoblin is only £1.39 a bottle, but having to wait for the mrs to sit on a couple of bottles to warm them is a waste of valuable quaffing time.
I wonder if my massive collection of old games, useless in my new win10 box, can now run under linux with wine2?
All the games ran either in xp or (for the older ones) they booted directly from their own cd based os's.
I just wish I could sue m$ for the money I spent on games that still mean something to me, without having to buy them again on dl sources like gog; every game is still pristine, but used, and fully boxed.
I wish I could do something to help that poor woman in Scotland that has stood up to "my little trump" for the last 7 years or so. According to online sources she has been denigrated by one of his businesses and had her water supply cut off by them be ause it crosses their land.
The bloke is an odious, evil and disgusting slob; he deserves no respect.
there was no advertising, no porn and no fake news. I had access to information I needed and connected with people that really did share good ideas and saw what a boon the connected world could be. Now I hardly spend any time online, visit only a few sites and fear for the future of what was an amazing idea.
The whole connected world has taken a fearful turn for the worse (iot, so much malware and crime, bullshit from politicians, twitterers that seem to think the world revolves around them et.c et.c)
Perhaps the net has dumbed us so much that as a species we are already accelerating down the path to extinction.
I have no social media accounts, use disposable email for competitions and shopping, specific mail addys for fora and any email in my non-ISP based account is either from friends and family or ignored and promptly deleted without opening.
That may be OTT or a long-winded way of doing things but my kit has remained free of nasties for a decade and a half.
I once worked in the actuarial support dept. of a pensions/investment company in Bristol. Employed to provide detailed resonses to clients about their investments and to code stand-alone fortran progs to model new products I eventually became the departments own IT support - first line support, netware server management, daily DAT back-ups etc (the company had a major IT dept. using a mix of Burroughs, Sperry and Unisys mainframes with pc's on user desks)
The incompetence of degree and doctorate actuaries and accountants when it came to IT was incredible; I had to demonstrate how to use a mouse to one guy and finally moved into full-time support functionality when I spent 90% of my time helping my poor dumb colleagues and 10% trying to show clients why their investments were/were not performing as sold.
No offence intended to any people of faith; great offence intended to those who claim to be Christian with no idea of what it should mean (footballers crossing themselves and pointing skywards, politicians trying to get votes from the religious, americans that seem to think Christianity is based in old testament revenge teaching rather than, hmmm, what Christ said...)
that you may have seen this question:
My baby passed into the great metal recycler in the sky recently (WinXP). The only one i could afford to replace it is a laptop from Asus with win10.
Can anyone suggest a comprehensive site that will teach me how to protect myself from ms snooping in win10 and get my old games working under this replacement for vista.
Many thanks if this is published, I cannot think of a better publication on which i could beg for help from my peers.
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