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How Do You Store Your Personal Photos?

spagetti_code Re:a good home backup strategy (680 comments)

The first burglar or house fire will remove all your 'backups'.

Personally I load all RAW photos onto my main linux PC (which uses RAID 1 HDDs). The best photos, once edited and polished, are sync'd to the PVR and Mac (where they then move to the iPads for display). I also run full & incremental backups of the PC, Mac and core PVR files via wifi down to a DNS-323 with RAID 1 hidden in the garage.

Lastly I take an encrypted snapshot every month to work.

PC/HDD crashes - RAID will probably save me. No loss of work.
PC explodes - Garage backup will save me. Loss of (at most) 1 days work.
Burglar - Garage backup will save me. Loss of 1 days work.
House and Garage burn to the ground. Loss of at most 1 months work.
Its all automated (except taking the encrypted snapshot offsite).

more than 3 years ago

Apple's Game Center Shares Your Real Name

spagetti_code Re:First Impression (182 comments)

Have you actually *read* the iPhone contract? I'm surprised they didn't require blood.

When I got my iPhone, I asked to read the contract.
The store workers had never had anyone ask, so they didn't know where it was.
Took them a long time to find a copy.
It was pretty nasty, but from memory (they wouldn't let me keep their
only copy now that they knew where it was) the worst section was something of the form:

"if we suspect you may have altered your phone, you agree to let us cancel
your phone service, and you will keep paying out the rest of your term."

Suspicion (not proof, just if they felt like it) was enough to give them the right
to cancel my phone service (and reclaim the phone phone IIRC) and I had to
keep paying. the monthly fee. And there was no
appeal or ability to protest your innocence.

more than 4 years ago

Canonical Developing Ubuntu OS For Tablets

spagetti_code Re:It's the apps stupid (228 comments)

You are correct - Its the APPS.

If this is a business device, the killer app is OneNote. Sure tablets dont suit a lot of people, but if you want to take notes, do research, read and link information, be mobile etc... Onenote is it. Evernote is not. (right idea, wrong execution). There are also niche applications (medical etc), but from a general business focus... do Onenote.

If its a consumer device - create an open iPad. BUT you will also need to ensure that Music, Reading, Web browsing, Gaming, Sharing work brilliantly. Only Apple has really succeeded with that, as long as you live in their ecosystem. If you can made those apps work openly **and** get the media providers on board, then you stand a chance.

more than 4 years ago

What Has Your Phone Survived?

spagetti_code Re:weird mirror universe (422 comments)

Definition of a geek: You are reading slashdot while at the pub with your friends. Probably on your iphone.

more than 4 years ago

Google Enhances Street View With User Photos

spagetti_code Re:Bing's 15 minutes of fame gone... (133 comments)

So photo software has been offering facial recognition for a while. When this all gets uploaded to google, you're going to be able to ask (where was X on the given date). Cool. Scary.

more than 4 years ago

The Year of the E-Bicycle

spagetti_code Re:Great, still doesn't fix the Houston problem. (494 comments)

I worked in Houston for a few years - over off Nasa Road One.
I used to walk to work - wasn't that far. A mile or so...

Two things stand out:
a) every few days, someone would stop and ask if I was ok and whether I needed a lift.
On one hand, it was great to see so many caring people. But it just shows that they never
saw people walk before.

b) the path actually went up to people's front doors, so I had to either walk on the road, or follow the path into people's
property. Weird. Again - not built for pedestrians.

about 5 years ago

Low-Power Home Linux Server?

spagetti_code Re:The elephant in the room...Rest Of Post (697 comments)

DARN: Slashcode stole the end of my post...

Can someone propose a cheap system (LESS THAN $300),
that uses low power (LESS THAN 40W full power) and actually move
GREATER THAN 20MB/sec (which of course requires Gbit LAN).

more than 5 years ago

Low-Power Home Linux Server?

spagetti_code The elephant in the room... Performance (697 comments)

Ok - so we have had people proposing
- buffalo link station
- alix boards
- sheevaplug
- EPIA 5000
- WRT54G
- Mac Mini
among others. The thing these *all* have in common is
completely horrible LAN/IO performance. None (except for a mac mini
and perhaps the EPIA 5000) can come close to saturating a 100Mb LAN.
Certainly only the MacMini has half a chance at making use of a Gb LAN.
Remember this guy wants NFS, so one presumes he actually wants
to move reasonable files around at a reasonable rate.

I've got a low cost LAN drive, and get, at best, 2-3MB/s out of
it over a 100Mb LAN - about 1/6th what I expected. I turned it into
a remote backup drive where the ugly performance is ok.

So lets rephrase the question: can someone suggest a cheap system
( 20MB/sec (which of course requires Gbit LAN).

more than 5 years ago

What Restrictions Should Student Laptops Have?

spagetti_code Re:What Restrictions Should Student Laptops Have? (1117 comments)

1) Whatever you do, kids will get around it. You can only do a good job of security a box if you have physical security. And you dont.
2) If you do something and it fails, you are liable. So if some kid gets porn all over his Laptop despite your best efforts, his parents are coming after you.
3) Spend your time protecting your severs and dealing with the fact that you are going to have a lot of worm/virus laden laptops coming into your LAN.

more than 6 years ago

Preview the New MythTV User Interface

spagetti_code Re:XBMC (229 comments)

You know you can do that now right? Both mythbuntu and knoppmyth support backend-only installs.

more than 6 years ago



MS Media Division Hires Key Knoppmyth Developer

spagetti_code spagetti_code writes  |  more than 6 years ago

spagetti_code (773137) writes "Cecil Watson, the man behind Knoppmyth (arguably the most popular and polished MythTV distro) was in vegas recently and just happened to be sitting in a pub next to Jeff Chaucer, Senior Manager of Windows Media Center Edition. Jeff overhears him talking about Knoppmyth, joins the conversation and promptly offers to hire Cecil. After initially refusing — Cecil is now embraced and exnteded. Could this spell the end of Knoppmyth?"
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