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Student Creates World's Fastest Shoe With a Printer

Maglos running shows (144 comments)

ahem, I don't mean to be pedantic but you've got a semantic error in your summary.

about 2 years ago
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Google's Nexus Tablet To Be Unveiled Next Week

Maglos Re:7-inch? (198 comments)

They own motarola now so why compete with the Xoom; which as an owner I am happy with.

more than 2 years ago
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Diesel-Like Engine Could Boost Fuel Economy By 50%

Maglos Re:From a buffoon (721 comments)

Diesel engines are simple and need to be built more ruggedly to withstand the additional pressures. This also makes them more durable and who wants to sell a car that will run for 20 years?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Building A Server Rack Into a New Home?

Maglos roll your own. (402 comments)

make a closet, get two peices of 2"x2" angle aluminium, drill your holes, get self taping screws and firmly bolt it to your closet frame. Cantilever your equipment; just avoid heavy long 1u equipment. Option 2, go to a computer recycler, I can get a full sun rack for $150.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Personal Data?

Maglos p4tw (414 comments)

I was given a p4 optiplex desktop which I am using for my fileserver. I have a pair of 1.5tb disks and a pair of 2tb disks in mirrors running freeNAS on a usb thumbdrive. The optiplex is great because is quiet, fast enough and the case conveniently fits 4 drives(and free). I have a cheap 4 sata card for the drives and I splurged on a decent intel gigabit nic after couple other cheap ones with no luck (asus and dlink I believe). If you do the thumbdrive thing, make sure and buy two and dd the contents over, one failed on me and now I have to manually manage my raid via cli. Of course this does not protect me from myself, but I haven't lost too much due to my own stupidity. I used to have a larger fileserver with all sorts of little drives, but I replaced them with a couple big ones and I'm much happier for it. Lots of people swear by drobos. One person I know plugs a decent usb drive into his hacked router. Rsnapshot is good for automatic incremental backups.

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous, Decentralized and Uncensored File-Sharing Is Booming

Maglos Re:What a surprise (308 comments)

lets say we did exist in such an Orwellian society where this could happen; encrypted communications would be made to mimic existing systems, such as skype or youtube.

more than 2 years ago
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How the US Lost Out On iPhone Work

Maglos Re:So, to translate: (1303 comments)

I worked 10-12 hours per day 10-18 days in a row as a skilled construction worker in the Oil Sands of Alberta Canada. My government and union invested in me to get the small amount of training required for the position. Some companies import foreign workers who will work for less, but they also make more mistakes which can be very very expensive. I lived in remote camps, I was attentive and always ready to work. I was paid $90k in my first 10months. What this article is describing is an American problem, not a western one. Train your youth in trades and technical certs. It will pay itself back with bucket fulls of income tax.

more than 2 years ago
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FreeBSD 9.0 Released

Maglos Re:FreeBSD & ZFS (418 comments)

I never noticed any of this /w dedup and compress on. it chugged along and responded just fine. Manual "memory tuning" is not required, my 5tb file server w/ 48gb ram has no problem addressing memory whenever it wants /wo any tuning. ZFS is a beast, regardless of os or hardware but that is the point. You don't get bit loss protection, ram caching, compression or de-dup hash tables for free.

more than 2 years ago
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FreeBSD 9.0 Released

Maglos Re:ZFS v28 (418 comments)

I wasn't very scientific with my testing but I don't think duplicates were any faster. I believe the bottleneck is the CPU (a single $500 xeon). I am mostly interested in read speeds which were more or less unaffected. Capacity, bit rot protection and ease of array management(zfs labels drives for easy importing) are also very nice features.

more than 2 years ago
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FreeBSD 9.0 Released

Maglos Re:ZFS v28 (418 comments)

I put 48gb in it. Ram is cheap. I have yet to see it "wire" more then half that, but I am slowly deploying it.

more than 2 years ago
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FreeBSD 9.0 Released

Maglos ZFS v28 (418 comments)

ZFS v28 not a highlight? I just finished testing a 5tb Freebsd 9.0rc2 Supermicro server. ZFS v28 adds de-duplication and a removes rather nasty failure when an intent log device is removed. It also had built in support for the LSI HBA controller card I used, which made installation much easier. We'll save at least %40 with compression and de-dup but it does half write speeds with our xeon 5600(200MB/s down to 80MB/s) .

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Inexpensive VPS Provider?

Maglos Re:Prgmr.com (375 comments)

Thats good to hear, to bad I didn't find those guys a couple years ago.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Inexpensive VPS Provider?

Maglos linode (375 comments)

I tried a cheap $5/month vps for a while, it was trouble. First they falsely claimed that I was maxing out my transfer limit and I switched to linode after a bunch of os files became corrupted. I haven't had an issue with linode and a few of my friends use them. Also 128mb a bit inconvenient for most things(watch out for orphaned ssh sessions chewing up ram at 5mb each).

more than 2 years ago
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Intel Shows RealVNC Embedded In the BIOS

Maglos this is new? (154 comments)

I use this tech on a number of lenovo desktops. It works pretty good, though I have had some reliability issues. Isn't this standard with all vPro capable hardware. BTW this has some amazing potential when working with our India based IT support, especially for a small company.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Support In Universities?

Maglos University of Calgary CPSC is mostly Linux (432 comments)

It used to be solaris, now the majority is linux. Engineering also has a large linux presence and OSX is elsewhere. This is the way it should be imo, anything less and I would question the quality of the education. They ran mostly Scientific Linux, when I graduated.

more than 3 years ago

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