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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

gbr Re:One side of the story (710 comments)

If I had mod points, I'd mod this comment down.

Your choice of words and attitude disgust me.

about 7 months ago
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AOC's 21:9 Format, 29" IPS Display Put To the Test At 2560x1080

gbr Dual 2560x1440 (217 comments)

I just bought two 2560x1440 27" displays from monoprice. IPS, minimal backlight bleed, no dead or stuck pixels. Love 'em!

about a year ago
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XenServer 6.2 Is Now Fully Open Source

gbr Re:we ditched vmware for xenserver 2 years back... (86 comments)

I've been using XenServer for five years (3 servers, 23 VM's, 5TB on iSCSI).

I'm seriously considerring dumping it for KVM (Proxmox, specifically).

about a year ago
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Evil, Almost Full Vim Implementation In Emacs, Reaches 1.0

gbr WordStar (252 comments)

Everyone knows that Wordstar was the 'one true editor'.

about a year and a half ago
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Inside the Death of Palm and WebOS

gbr And now RIM (188 comments)

The same thing is happening to Research In Motion.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Type of Asset Would You Not Virtualize?

gbr Backups (464 comments)

A little late to the party, but I'd say backups.

You want access to your backups, no matter what the state of your virtualization infrastructure.

more than 2 years ago
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12 Ways LibreOffice Writer Tops MS Word

gbr WordStar (642 comments)

WordStar 7.0d. Only way to go.

more than 2 years ago
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Huge Triangle-shaped Spot Over the Sun

gbr Not a Triangle. (229 comments)

If it's a triangle, why does the video show and discuss a circular object with a 'tether' to the sun?

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Mint 12 to Blend GNOMEs 2 & 3

gbr Re:Netbooks (266 comments)

iOS is for my phone or my tablet. Not my computer.

Eventually, we'll want the same flexibility we've grown to enjoy on our computers, on our small devices. Then, iOS will not be acceptable anymore.

more than 2 years ago
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Red Hat Acquiring Cloud Storage Company Gluster

gbr Re:Less insane support? (34 comments)

We were quoted on two Gluster servers, replicated. The answer was 'no support on Ubuntu', we'd have to switch to their ISO install, and $8500/yr for support.

about 3 years ago
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Google Wants To Take Away Your Capslock Key

gbr CTRL Key (968 comments)

Please, please, please put the CTRL key back there, where it belongs.

I remap my capslock to CTRL on every machine I use.

more than 3 years ago
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The DIY Car Computer vs. the iPad

gbr iPad all the way (202 comments)

I swapped out my carpc for an iPad. All I needed it for was music (mp3) and GPS. I love it. I modified a couple of cell phone mounts to hold the iPad, and it easily comes with me when I leave the car.

more than 3 years ago
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Recommendations For Home Virtualization?

gbr Citrix XenServer (384 comments)

I run XenServer from Citrix. They have a free version, and it just works.

about 4 years ago
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Best Solutions For Massive Home Hard Drive Storage?

gbr Re:This should be modded up (609 comments)

I got a Drobo as well, the 4 drive USB/Firewire version.

I had a RAID array die, and I needed something fast to save my data before the weekend was over. The Drobo worked.

I'm now back on a Linux RAID system, and the Drobo is relegated to backups. Why? It's slow. Way slow. I wouldn't recommend for daily use.

more than 4 years ago
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Linux-Friendly, Internet-Enabled HDTVs?

gbr Zenith (277 comments)

Zenith (now owned by LG) also use Linux.

more than 5 years ago
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Should Undergraduates Be Taught Fortran?

gbr Schools don't teach basics anymore (794 comments)

They should be taught SOMETHING. I recently saw a case where a new programmer was asked to add CR/LF to the end of his text strings. Well, when we saw the code, he had done exactly as asked. Each string had "CR/LF" (the string literal) added to the end.

more than 5 years ago

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Laptop/Server data synchronization

gbr gbr writes  |  more than 7 years ago

gbr (31010) writes "I've been trying to automatically synchronize data between a laptop and a server. When the laptop is connected to the network, I want all writes to automatically propagate across to the server. When the laptop is disconnected I want the laptop user to continue working with the local data. When the laptop is reconnected, I want the data to automatically re-sync.

The issue is, the data on the server may have changed as well, which needs to propagate back to the laptop. The data doesn't contain anything too special, no database tables etc. It does contain binary data such as executables and word processing documents. I've looked at ChironFS, Unison file sync, and drbd. ChironFS needs a manual rebuild if a connection fails, and the user needs to know which machine contains the correct data. Unison requires the user to initiate the synchronization process manually every time, and drbd is just not meant for the job at hand.

How do you automatically, and invisibly to the user (except in the case of conflicts), synchronize between a laptop and a server?"

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