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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

bigrockpeltr Re:Compare with Nas4Free? (115 comments)

I used to use freeNas 7 (before they rebuilt it) and was happy with that. When FreeNas 8 came out it had less features that v7 and Nas4Free was forked soon after with newer ZFS etc. so i moved to that and have been happy ever since. the only thing (not sure about freenas 8+) is that installing other software in jails is a pain at best but i currently have mySQL, ownCloud and virtualbox installed and running on Nas4Free.

FreeNas 9 probably has a nicer interface and the plugins probably remove the hassle of dealing with jails. so I would say look at the features and see if either is missing anything you need. if you definitely need some third party software then i would suggest trying FreeNas9.

Oh i also run the the embedded version of Nas4Free which is installed on a usb drive to free up HD slots not sure if that is possible with freenas9

about a week ago
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Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

bigrockpeltr Re:...and here we go again (184 comments)

i think an Argentine TLD should be next... thepiratebay.ar would be awesome

about a week ago
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Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why Zebras Have Stripes

bigrockpeltr Re:Terrible summary (190 comments)

very unconvincing... wouldnt it be easier to grow your hair a few mm longer?

about 8 months ago
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Open Source Brings High-End Canon Camera Dynamic Range Closer To Nikon's

bigrockpeltr Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

while you may be right, you would be using the wrong tool for the job if you tried it like that. Of course firmware won't weatherproof your camera, nobody claims it will. HOWEVER, hardware is not the only thing being upgraded as you go up the line from rebels up to X-D, software is also being upgraded and in some cases if you want a particular software feature, you have to get a higher end body. This is what magic lantern addresses at its core and then adds on additional software features.

If you are someone that requires those features you list (two cards slots or weathersealing for eg) then you are most likely a pro and should invest in a higher end body.

On another note i could really do with a 70D now lol T3i has been great but starting to run into some limits (Avid enthusiast/amatuer)

about 9 months ago
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Open Source Brings High-End Canon Camera Dynamic Range Closer To Nikon's

bigrockpeltr Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

His point wasn't about zooming, it was about image quality. and i use to use a bridge camera (SX100 10x zoom) for the same reasons yourself especially the macro but after going DSLR about 4 years ago i cant go back to the noisy mess that are point and shoots. Funny thing is i thought the images from the powershot were great until i started shooting with a DSLR. even the kit lens would give cleaner and sharper images.

about 9 months ago
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Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

bigrockpeltr Re:In before... (321 comments)

or Burma recently

about 10 months ago
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Australian Team Working On Engines Without Piston Rings

bigrockpeltr Re:It won't work (368 comments)

Oh wait, it's in the TFS. Guess what function of the ring is no longer needed if friction is eliminated? Good thing you posted AC.

They plan to reduce/eliminate friction between the piston head and cylinder walls , the link between the piston head and the piston rod still needs to be lubricated which is what the gp was pointing out that they didnt consider or didnt mention in the article.
maybe you should read the comment you are replying to.

about a year ago
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BlackBerry Officially Open To Sale

bigrockpeltr Re:Good luck (139 comments)

every blackberry i have used has a dedicated speed dial for voicemail even bb10.

about a year ago
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Canon DSLR Hack Allows It To Shoot RAW Video

bigrockpeltr Re:Awesome, but the wrong hardware. (171 comments)

I havent checked the 50D hack specifically but you do know that DSLRS dont use their mirrors for LiveView or video so they are effectively mirrorless cameras in video mode.

about a year and a half ago
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Canon DSLR Hack Allows It To Shoot RAW Video

bigrockpeltr Re:Canon seems to be hacker friendly (171 comments)

just some minor corrections.
CHDK and ML dont replace the Canon firmware. They are actuall firmware addons that run alongside and require the Canon firmware (hence why you can still use the camera with an sd card that doesnt have CHDK or ML on it).
CHDK actually came first and ML used their work and methods to get similar stuff done to DSLRS.

both are amazing software and i actually used CHDK back in the day while i was saving up for my first DSLR and recently put ML on my t3i for a few of the focus features. I just wisjh the motion detection on ML was as good as some of the scripts on CHDK. maybe i should look into porting some over.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida Teen Expelled and Arrested For Science Experiment

bigrockpeltr Re:Gateway drugs (1078 comments)

This is true.

about a year and a half ago
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Florida Teen Expelled and Arrested For Science Experiment

bigrockpeltr Re:Gateway drugs (1078 comments)

so cant a bb gun be considered a "gateway drug" to bigger and more harmful things that people use all the time to harm other people? your point is moot.

about a year and a half ago
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Raspberry Pi Gets 512MB Filling

bigrockpeltr Re:switch distributors (178 comments)

this is true but i didnt cancelmy order with RS because i live on a tiny rock in the middle of the ocean and they offered a cheap shipping rate even though they are from the UK and im actually closer to the US whereas the other guys (farnell) that are US based wanted around $45-50 dollars to ship... which is more than the cost of the device itself.

the other thing is that i bought it jsut to play around with and not for any particular need so i dont really mind waiting. (hopefully should be here soon since i ordered in july lol)

more than 2 years ago
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Mathematicians Extend Einstein's Special Relativity Beyond Speed of Light

bigrockpeltr Re:There is only one speed: c (381 comments)

I'm not a crank, my mother had me tested!

more than 2 years ago
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If I was to be killed by science-fiction villains, I'd rather:

bigrockpeltr Re:The Cat (405 comments)

yo dawg...

more than 2 years ago
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The Day Leo Traynor Confronted His Troll

bigrockpeltr Re:At what point... (594 comments)

I would've beat the shit out of him and then call the cops. that's what we do here to burglars.. catch them and beat them then call the cops and beat them till they arrive then ask the cops for 15 more minutes... by this time they are basically begging the cops to take them away.
death threats to me and my family?? don't expect to walk properly afterwards.
after reading the article i was a bit disappointed that nothing happened to the stupid kid. and also question the validity of the story. maybe i have been trolled lol

more than 2 years ago
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Unbreakable Crypto: Store a 30-character Password In Your Subconscious Mind

bigrockpeltr Konami did this over 20 years ago (287 comments)

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. Or even in Mike Tyson's Punch Out. I played this week (the original NES version) and still remembered all of the sequences for the different opponents. maybe i was secretly opening old files. It sure did bring back memories.

more than 2 years ago
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Japanese 13-Year-Old Arrested For Virus Creation

bigrockpeltr Re:Japan amazes me.. (150 comments)

So you are saying that idea is a myth then go on in the same line to say that it isnt a myth?

myth != outdated

more than 2 years ago
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China Pirates Austrian Village

bigrockpeltr Re:Pirates? (150 comments)

aww man you spoiled my fun... i actually thought i had seen a glimpse of the future before.

more than 2 years ago

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AJAX 2: What is coming with XMLHttpRequest Level 2

bigrockpeltr bigrockpeltr writes  |  about 4 years ago

bigrockpeltr (1752472) writes "XMLHttpRequest, often referred as AJAX, is going to get a new and improved specification version named Level 2. This article gives an overview of some of the limitations of the current XMLHttpRequest Object and what is planned for XMLHttpRequest Level 2. It also talks about how it can be used to improve Web applications usability."
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