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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

ericloewe Re:of course it wasn't NK (230 comments)

What are they supposed to do? Publish a list of files stolen from $_DoD_Contractor's network?

yesterday
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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

ericloewe Re:More Tesla lies..... (128 comments)

A thousand miles on a tank of gas... Maybe a Sherman full of gas, most certainly not an 80 liter tank (very high estimate).

The best you'll get from an Audi will be around 6 liters/100km (again, very high estimate). That means you'd get roughly 1300km from said tank. So you're some 300km short of those imaginary 1000 miles.

Show me a car that gets 6l/100km *and* has an 80l gas tank and I'll sell you a bridge.

2 days ago
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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

ericloewe Re:That's quite a charge... (128 comments)

Difference is you can charge it pretty much anywhere where people will give you/sell you electricity. There's no point in swapping a battery if recharge time isn't critical or if it's a significant detour.

2 days ago
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Ars Reviews Skype Translator

ericloewe Re:Small problem (70 comments)

You can always go back to his place, bouncy-bouncy!

2 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

ericloewe Re:Almost true (229 comments)

You could at least *try* to make the joke intelligent, instead of repeating a tired one...

about a week ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

ericloewe Re:Terminal Windows Complexity? (229 comments)

Any modern OS is too complex for a single person to understand.

Windows is especially bad, given that the de facto goal is to maintain as much compatibility as humanly possible - including the antiquated Win32 API.

Starting with Windows 8.1, the tendency is more towards the Unix method of providing several versions of the same thing (much like what was done with the Visual Studio runtimes), presenting applications only the one they claim to target (or the default, which is Windows 7, IIRC). This should allow the API to be "broken" in newer releases, which should allow for better manageability.

about a week ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

ericloewe Re:Just in time. (219 comments)

Good, because these don't have Helium.

about a week ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re:wireless (115 comments)

If you absolutely must, use a WiFi bridge. You're certainly within a tiny minority if that is the case.

I'd rather have real problems fixed than WiFi support added.

about two weeks ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re:x64 only (115 comments)

Ubuntu Server seems to be the standard non-ZFS open source solution. Other, more focused options exist.

about two weeks ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re:Hype -- Beware (115 comments)

Well of course. Only the new versions boot from ZFS and can thus roll back easily.

about two weeks ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re:Could be a great update! (115 comments)

Actually, FreeNAS 9.2.1.6 and newer abstract it all away. Set up shares, set up their owner(s). Owner configures permissions from a client machine. I believe AD integration works similarly.

about two weeks ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re:x64 only (115 comments)

If you're using ZFS, prepare for major pain... If you aren't, why on earth would you use FreeNAS?

about two weeks ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re:Why (115 comments)

I'm guessing it did not serve data stored on a ZFS pool via several protocols while still allowing for proper permissions.

about two weeks ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re:Why (115 comments)

Are you a FreeBSD admin? If not, you have no chance in hell of getting something usable in a decent amount of time.

You do have that chance with FreeNAS.

about two weeks ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re:wireless (115 comments)

If you're ok with sub-100Mbit speeds, get a WiFI bridge.

Alternatively, solve your problem and run a cable.

about two weeks ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re:Small NAS box suggestions? (115 comments)

You can't easily do much cheaper than the FreeNAS Mini. FreeNAS is not something you throw on an old computer.

The Hardware sticky over at the FreeNAS forums pretty much answers your questions: https://forums.freenas.org/ind...

The cheapest alternative for FreeNAS is probably something along the lines of:
Supermicro X10SLL-F + 8GB ECC DDR3 + Intel G3220 + case and PSU

miniITX would be more expensive, most likely.

about two weeks ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re: Advertisement? (115 comments)

NAS OS is restricted to doing NAS duty plus run arbitrary software via Jails. News at 11.

about two weeks ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

ericloewe Re:Could be a great update! (115 comments)

My honest opinion as a FreeNAS forum regular:

FreeNAS does not forgive not reading the documentation. There's a lot to read. The advantage of this is that most questions have been answered.

The UI was confusing in 9.2.1.x, and probably will be, to a lesser extent, until FreeNAS 10.1 is released (about a year from now).

My perception is that the devs, while not interested in flashy noob-friendly interfaces, are interested in improving the interfaces and making them easier to use for somewhat experienced users.

As an example - there isn't a shiny UI that presents drive temperatures and SMART data. All such queries must be done via the CLI, individually, for each drive. However, this isn't needed at all: e-mail alerts are automatically sent (if properly configured, of course) if something is wrong (Drive temperature above 40 degrees Celsius, bad sectors and so on...).

about two weeks ago

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