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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

Jacob Leclerc Media server with raid 5 (983 comments)

Lecie big 5 networked servers could hold that much data. Save doubling your storage by using raid5. Better speed and you can save all your data if a drive fails. Some of these options are affordable but 20tb will probably cost you a bit. You could also use the drives you already have in a barebones setup.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Jacob Leclerc Productivity and Entertainment Applications (531 comments)

Most noticeably I use VLC, can't live without it anymore. Windows media player is such a piece of junk. Then install MS Word and Excel. uTorrent is also among the few applications I can not live without. Need silverlight for Netflix and install WinRar only if needed(which is seldom anymore). I also install AVG free antivirus and dropbox is always a happy addition. Backup this restore point so trying out new apps won't bog down my system to unusability over time. Cheers!

about 5 months ago

Slashdot Asks: Do You Label Your Tech Gear, and If So, How?

Jacob Leclerc Engraving by no means permanent (250 comments)

Had an iPod stolen with my name and phone number engraved. One of the first thing they did was scratch that off.

about 5 months ago

US Should Cancel Plutonium Plant, Say Scientists

Jacob Leclerc Other uses (214 comments)

Nuclear missiles may be the obvious use of plutonium, but does this article completely forget about the lack of this material concerning space exploration. The need for this material in the future is going to increase exponentially. I can't imagine how much of this stuff it would take to get to another planet that has liquid water.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Mitigating DoS Attacks On Home Network?

Jacob Leclerc Re:How are they finding you? (319 comments)

If this user does nothing before they 'find' him he must have it on his system already. If connecting to a certain game triggers it find a diffrent server.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

Jacob Leclerc iPhone 4 Issue (488 comments)

Imoa the iPhone 4 should not be ugraded to iOS7 as it does lower the quality of the usage. The iPhone 4S and above seem to have more than enough power to make the UI flawless.

about 10 months ago

When it comes to (download) bandwidth needs, I require..

Jacob Leclerc Re:Require? (279 comments)

Agree the significant word here is 'need'. An argument can be made if we really 'need' internet at all. It certainly helps when searching for work, and streaming is a luxury I couldn't go without. For my needs my 6Mb/sec connection is enough although I would always rather have it faster.

about a year ago

Compared to my 1st computer's memory ...

Jacob Leclerc Guesswork (587 comments)

Im pretty sure most of you just gave your best guess to answer this question. I did the math of comadore 64 to 6GB which is roughly 100,000 times. So having the same starting computer you would need 60GB of ram on your machine to make it a million times... Don't think anyone can claim that.

1 year,3 days

NHTSA and DOT Want Your Car To Be Able To Disable Your Cellphone Functions

Jacob Leclerc Re:First (405 comments)

first thought as well. My navigator wouldn't be able to enter text that will be hard to bring up maps.

about a year ago

Most precise measuring tool I've used ...

Jacob Leclerc Force/Deflection (328 comments)

Thousands of a netwon

about a year ago

Google Glass: What's With All the Hate?

Jacob Leclerc Re: Something It Isn't (775 comments)

Instead of a backlash over privacy has anyone considered the potential gold mine of hilarious outcomes of such a device.

about a year ago

I paid attention to news of the Marathon bomb ...

Jacob Leclerc Re:A victory for the internet (317 comments)

News should be fact checked true information. The event made the media into a total rumor mill. Maybe if we are lucky we could get a redaction on some of those falsely printed papers. On a side note though, police should look into anyone suspicious.

about a year ago

If I could change what's "typical" about typical laptops ...

Jacob Leclerc Faster Harddrive (591 comments)

The most annoying this about most laptops I've seen is the lack of an ssd totally worth a premium and my 5200rpm hdd is killing me painfully slowly. ;(

about a year ago

Internet's Energy Needs Growing Faster Than Efficiency Gains

Jacob Leclerc Tell me something I don't already know (158 comments)

This has been a pretty consistent trend ever since we invented electricity. Efficiency has a hard limit and our needs have none.

about a year ago

BioShock: Infinite Released

Jacob Leclerc Re:I've been playing it since yesterday. (149 comments)

I thought part of the appeal of this game is the fact that the npcs don't repeat models like every other game. Disappointing.

about a year ago

BioShock: Infinite Released

Jacob Leclerc Re:I've been playing it since yesterday. (149 comments)

I haven't played any other bioshock games, but the preview trailer looked awesome on hulu. Then I heard it was a console port. No longer interested.

about a year ago

Brain Scans Predict Which Criminals Are More Likely To Re-offend

Jacob Leclerc Pre Pre Crime (187 comments)

Next up: At birth determination on when and which crimes will be committed by any individual.

about a year ago

Do Big-Money Acquisitions Mean We're In a Tech Bubble?

Jacob Leclerc Acquisitions over Taxes (266 comments)

All these companies are using their extreme tax evasions on these buys. These very big companies pay so little of the taxes they should through loopholes. Why not reinvest that free money to make even more nearly tax free cash.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Do-It-Yourself Security Auditing Tools?

Jacob Leclerc Anyone Compile A List? (116 comments)

I believe this questions really requires a list of possible attack vectors. Is a list like that even possible, or is it infinite.

about a year ago


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