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Tesla To Blanket US With Superchargers In Two Years

nebbian Re:... with government funds and subsidized chargi (311 comments)

Third, fast charges are very inefficient by comparison to level 2 chargers-- there's a lot of waste energy.

As much waste energy as carting around an inefficient internal combustion engine, that gets at best 30% efficiency? I think not.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stepping Down From an Office Server To NAS-Only?

nebbian Re:Do not buy from Synology! (227 comments)

Forgot to mention, when we started having issues we created an entry in our timesheet system so that if we were having issues we would log our time against it. We're now up to 80 hours of lost productivity due to this device.

It's cost us around $10,000 in lost productivity.

Don't go there.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stepping Down From an Office Server To NAS-Only?

nebbian Do not buy from Synology! (227 comments)

My company bought a Synology DS 1511+ about four months ago due to our aging Thecus NAS starting to show some signs of giving up. Note that we had been using this Thecus unit for many years, and the only problem we were having was that we would occasionally get warning messages about the disks being on their last legs. All our file operations were fine.

The Synology unit has had issues from day 1, mostly to do with file locking. After several weeks of random "This file could not be saved", or "Too many open files" messages, we started to ask Synology for help. They were useless. It took over a month for them to even acknowledge our increasingly desperate pleas for help, and several times we would arrange a time for them to log into our system only for them to forget to turn up.

Eventually we started fiddling around in the system ourselves, bumping up inode limits, stuffing around with everything to try to stop the system from falling over constantly. It doesn't help that when you turn logging on, the device suffers from a memory leak that after a couple of days renders it useless. It also doesn't help that they're using a version of Samba from 3 years ago.

We're waiting delivery of a QNap device as I type this, and I seriously can't wait to see the end of the piece of shoddy crap from Synology.

Please, do not buy a synology NAS. You'll regret it later.

more than 2 years ago

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nebbian nebbian writes  |  more than 12 years ago This is my first journal entry, and I'm pretty much just testing out the whole system to see how it all works.
I guess you could say that my sphere of influence is at the level of the interface, rather than operating through it... which is pretty normal for a new system :-)

I still haven't decided which journal to use -- is Slashdot the best system out there? Or how about another dedicated blog site? I'm after a site that will be around for a while, and at the moment Slashdot looks like it, rather than some commercial start-up that tries to make money via advertising.

Anyway, on with the show!

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