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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

bryansj Re:reduce the amount (983 comments)

Actually it is pretty close. A DVD is about 8,000 MB and 10% of that is 800 MB.

about 5 months ago
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Game Review: Torchlight 2

bryansj Re:Can you change the keybindings? (221 comments)

Yes. You can rebind your keys for TL2. I haven't played D3 since getting TL2 and I've been playing D3 since release. I'll probably skip D3 until patch 1.05 is released.

about a year ago
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What Does Google Get Out of Voice?

bryansj As long as I continue to get free VoIP... (119 comments)

I don't care what the reasons are as long as my Obi 110 keeps giving me free VoIP using Google Voice. I have my Obi hooked into my home phone line so every phone in the house can use it to make and receive calls just like the landline service that I cancelled. It works great and helps me keep our mobile minutes on the minimum plan.

more than 2 years ago
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Cops Set Up Extortion Sting On Symantec's Source Code Thieves

bryansj Who gets paid? (168 comments)

How would they receive the $50K anyway? Split it up between all members who are supposed to be anonymous? Symantec/Police: Who do we make this check out to? Anonymous: Cash. Symantec/Police: Damn, foiled again!

more than 2 years ago
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Fatal Problems Continue To Plague F-22 Raptor

bryansj Re:Ground them (379 comments)

It actually costs more to fly unmanned aircraft. You now have two support teams, one in country fielding the aircraft and another flying the thing.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Gigabit 802.11N Home Router?

bryansj Re:ASUS rt-n16 (398 comments)

Your RT-N16 must be different than mine. It is only 2.4 GHz N, not dual band.

more than 2 years ago
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AA batteries of any kind in my residence:

bryansj Re:Logitech Harmony Batteries (297 comments)

Too bad the batteries outlast many Harmony remotes due to the cheap build quality of their products. After going through five RMAs or credit card warranty protections for my Harmony remote I jumped ship to a pro model of a URC. It makes Harmony look like FisherPrice. Most products get better with each newer version, but Logitech removes features with each new model. A Harmony 890 has Z-wave, 5 button sequences, and four IR emitter ports. The latest Harmony 900 has no Z-wave support, can't do sequences, and only has two IR emitter ports (which use a less common 2.5mm jack as well).

more than 2 years ago
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35% Consumers Want iPhone 5... Sight Unseen

bryansj Re:It's not really "unseen" (566 comments)

Or people like me that are stuck with AT&T so a contract extension is meaningless. Also for each release AT&T has allowed early adopters to purchase the new model with no upgrade penalty.

When the iPhone 4 was released I sold my iPhone 3G for ~$250 and got a new iPhone 4 for $200.

When the iPhone 5 is released I can sell my iPhone 4 for ~$250 and get a new iPhone 5 for $200.

So yes, I'd like $50 and a brand new phone.

more than 3 years ago
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Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

bryansj Re:Will Invite (1223 comments)

Please send an invite to bryansj @ the G.

more than 3 years ago
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Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

bryansj Re:Sure, send me an invite! (1223 comments)

Looking for an invite here... bryansj at the G.

more than 3 years ago
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Using Old Linksys Routers to Control BBQ Smokers

bryansj Re:Hmmm (118 comments)

I'd say that the Maverick ET-732 is better.

more than 3 years ago
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Using Old Linksys Routers to Control BBQ Smokers

bryansj Re:Missing the point (118 comments)

Why would you be checking fuel in a BGE? Do you have a small or mini? My large BGE can go over 20 hours on a load of lump at around 250F. Before I got my Stoker I would get it stable at my target temperature. Then before bed I'd go out and open the bottom vent a small bit. I'd rather it creep up than down during the night and that usually worked very well. I'd also have the Maverick ET73 to check the temperatures, however running out of fuel was never a concern.

more than 3 years ago
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Using Old Linksys Routers to Control BBQ Smokers

bryansj Re:Geeks and BBQ (118 comments)

You hook a blower to the bottom "intake" of the smoker and you put a temperature probe at the grid where the meat is located. The controller turns the blower on to force air into the smoker which feeds the fire making it hotter. Once the probe reads the target temperature it shuts off the blower until the probe reading is below the target.

more than 3 years ago
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Using Old Linksys Routers to Control BBQ Smokers

bryansj The alternative to DIY is the Stoker (118 comments)

This is a DIY version of the Stoker from Rock's Barbeque (https://www.rocksbarbque.com/). It costs $340 to get the basics, pit thermometer, food thermometer, and fan. So add up the DIY costs and you could see some savings if your time is of no value or you just love doing things like this. I purchased the Stoker before its WiFi version was announced. I found a cheap WiFi adapter and hooked it up the the Stoker's Ethernet port. Once connected you can monitor your pit and food temperatures and control the pit temperature using any web browser and/or a program called StokerLog. If you really wanted to you can access it via telnet and do the same things. My Stoker keeps my large Big Green Egg to with +/- 3 degrees of my pit probe target over what is usually a 16 hour cook. Using my iPhone I'm able to check the food probe temperature and if needed change the target pit temperature, all from anywhere I have data access. With StokerLog running on my laptop it will create a graph of your cook showing the temp probe temperatures and fan power cycles over time. It also has open lid detection where it will pause the temperature control until you close the lid and the smoker stabilizes, not that you should be opening the lid during the cook. The main point of the ATCs is to give a steady pit temperature and allow you to get some sleep during the overnight cooks.

more than 3 years ago
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There Oughta Be a Standard: Laptop Power Supplies

bryansj Make it USB Powered (482 comments)

Just make it USB powered and then you can connect it to your laptop's USB ports... no more cables!

more than 3 years ago
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Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

bryansj Re:Blu-Ray kicks butt... (1162 comments)

I have a local backup to an external HDD. Plus I have another external HDD that I seeded and took to my parents' house in another state. I now have three copies of my important data, two local (original and backup) and one off-site with CrashPlan. This gives me the ability to quickly restore using my local backup. If the house catches on fire then I can use the off-site to restore. I'd probably have it mailed back to me once the fire is put out... If I had to deal with 20 discs each time I created a backup then I probably wouldn't do it or it would be way out of date. Now it is all automated plus has a low $/GB.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

bryansj Re:Blu-Ray kicks butt... (1162 comments)

Nothing like backing up to ~20 discs. I think I'll stick with my nightly backups to my external HDD and off-site external HDD connected with CrashPlan.

more than 3 years ago

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