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  1. DrunkenBastard

    Home NAS

    So the way the cache works on the 920, with one nvme drive it is restricted to read cache, with two nvme drives it mirrors them and enables read and write caching. However you can't then mount them as a seperate drive. It can only be assigned as cache to a single specific volume. Hopefully DSM 7...
  2. DrunkenBastard

    Home NAS

    Ended up going with two WD 12TB easy store drives from Best Buy with store pickup. I dont like to expose them to UPS/Fedex handling.
  3. DrunkenBastard

    Empire in Decline

    It’s a constitutional republic.
  4. DrunkenBastard

    Home NAS

    The Seagate Exos drives seem quite affordable (14TB for $285) but apparently they are third party via Amazon and a lot of people are getting serial numbers that come back as OEM. The WD Gold 12 TB is $384. i have three external 8TB WD enclosures I got a few years ago when they were on special...
  5. DrunkenBastard

    Home NAS

    Going to try out the Synology DS920+, on special on Prime day for $439. Will use 500 GB 970 Evo nvme drives for cache, and bump ram to 8GB.
  6. DrunkenBastard

    Empire in Decline

    https://globalnews.ca/news/7304821/kenosha-kyle-rittenhouse-victims/ It was self defense. He was protecting businesses in areas where they had been torched the previous night. He was also trying to help people who were injured by giving them shelter, the mob didn't like that.
  7. DrunkenBastard

    Empire in Decline

    The Dems have predicted victory before based on polling numbers ...was reading something about how Republicans are significantly more likely to not reveal that they would be voting for Trump, they speak at the ballot box and not before. Which you can't really blame them for, some people get...
  8. DrunkenBastard

    LED flashlights

    :) yeah that would have been cool. Just shipped out of CA so prob a week away. Apparently they had the same color scheme on the smaller baton light for 4th of July and sold out in minutes, so they made more for this release. There's a magnetic remote switch available I may try that later.
  9. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely pro mask. But it seems like the CDC and WHO have both been very hesitant to talk about aerosol transmission, to presumably avoid panic. Now whether that's due to political reasons I don't know.
  10. DrunkenBastard

    LED flashlights

    Been a while since I got a flashlight and then last night this beauty broke thru my defenses: https://www.olightstore.com/m2r-pro-pe.html
  11. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    One of the thing with masks is that very early on in the US authorities told us that masks didn't help, and to reserve the PPE for medical workers doing their job. Now we are told to wear masks. Understandable that many are confused by the mixed messaging.
  12. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Full five day lockdown for 9 public housing estates in Melbourne, enforced by 500 police per shift, nobody to leave their apartment for any reason while mass testing underway: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-05/coronavirus-lockdown-melbourne-public-housing-residents-speak/12423170 From the...
  13. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Looks like the US is seeing significant spikes in infections in areas that re-opened early. Also possible that the mass protests also increased things. Apparently quite a few states you would get mocked for wearing a mask in public....
  14. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Not sure about Qatar but Singapore and Russia have very controlled press (dare to say something bad about the ruling political party and be locked up etc). You won't hear something the government doesn't want you to know.
  15. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Apparently there's 80 wet markets just in NYC: https://meaww.com/wet-markets-nyc-ticking-bomb-west-is-enraged-against-countries-like-china-wuhan-coronavirus
  16. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Prob due to the cost, and having to replace the filter carts.
  17. DrunkenBastard

    Buyer Beware - WD 2TB-6TB...

    The only acceptable option is a full refund for anyone duped into a shingled turd. Initially they claim the base Reds are good for a 180TB of annual writes without some fine print about too many However clearly you just have to have a decent sustained write task and the array goes belly up...
  18. DrunkenBastard

    Buyer Beware - WD 2TB-6TB...

    Sneaky bastards. Not they don't talk about issues with arrays staying up specifically. "In our testing of WD Red drives, we have not found RAID rebuild issues due to SMR technology."
  19. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Yeah, plus probably a fair few people still using up their vacation/PTO banks. Apparently the major issue is some states need to update their COBOL programming to allow for four digits instead of the usual 3 (thanks to $600 additional fed weekly benefits bumping up the usual state funds).
  20. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    New unemployment numbers are out - 22 million people applied for benefits in the last 4 weeks (13.5% of the workforce).
  21. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Went to Wegmans today for a good Easter shop, picked up a huge bone in ham and a leg of lamb amongst other things. Only restrictions they have are only a max of 1 item from each family size pack of meat (i.e one big pack of pork chops+1 big pack of mince etc). Also single quantities of first aid...
  22. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Why bother with social distancing of 6 feet when subway cars are packed with people sitting right next to each other.
  23. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Apparently he was shaking hands vigorously with everyone prior to being diagnosed.
  24. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    I don't know if we can trust the roll off on those graphs, they do have a note saying "Due to delays in reporting, recent data are incomplete" What's scary to see are the packed subway cars I'm seeing there on the news. Less riders so less trains and therefore still crowded. Hard to see how to...
  25. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Possible transmission just via normal breathing: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/health/aerosol-coronavirus-spread-white-house-letter/index.html Given people are still packing in tight in rush hour Subway cars in NYC....
  26. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    6.6 million US workers applied for unemployment last week, doubling from the week before.
  27. DrunkenBastard

    Dell and HPE SSDs have a firmware bug at 40,000 hours.

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/15673/dell-hpe-updates-for-40k-hour-essd-failures Something to watch out for if you've been running Dell or HPE ssds for several years. Reminds me of a firmware bug on our Isilons which caused the arrays to go down after 127 days or something like that. The...
  28. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    NYS approves two patients on one ventilator....now this didn't seem like it would work out too well to me, and apparently it won't. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/health/splitting-ventilators-coronavirus/index.html Why would you potentially do harm to two patients instead of converting over...
  29. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Apparently the latest corona fiscal package includes additional federal unemployment benefits of $600 per week for up to 4 months, in addition to normal state benefits. For many low level positions people may make more in unemployment benefits than they did at their prior jobs.
  30. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Hey Tony, you've moved to Tassie? Or currently trapped there in quarantine?
  31. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Wife who had let her nursing registration lapse was called today by the state, asking if she could work, she had to explain that the reason she had let it lapse was because of her chronic condition. Registration has to be renewed every 3 years. The problem is going to be having enough people to...
  32. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Cuomo just announced he's shutting down NY apart from essential workers starting Sunday night. Waiting to see the exceptions.
  33. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    It seems odd that Morisson is refusing to close schools in Australia like the rest of the world has done. They could switch over to just being daycare for parents in critical health care jobs etc like they are doing in the UK.
  34. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    SUNY colleges have been "free" for NY residents for a little while now, in addition to vocational colleges. I don't see a reason to spend 100k plus for a piece of paper from an Ivy League college.
  35. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Some depressing news regarding Italy, 1/4 of the population is 65+. https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-18/what-went-wrong-with-how-italy-handled-coronavirus/12062242
  36. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Basically out right now so prob be on bounty paper towels before delivery this weekend.
  37. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Snapped up some 18 packs of Quilted Northern when they came in stock on Amazon for a couple minutes.
  38. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Asymptomatic spread seems to be significantly more common than the CDC has been promoting. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/14/health/coronavirus-asymptomatic-spread/index.html
  39. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    For cooking consider a wood rocket stove, you can build your own, much more fuel efficient than using a wood stove in the warmer months. For water storage a 275 or 330 gallon IBC tote seems to be a reasonable solution if you have room in a garage or basement, just fill with your domestic supply.
  40. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    You may want to consider getting a refill kit that you connect to a 20lb tank to refill the little bottles.
  41. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    From CNN: "President Trump announced tonight that all travel from Europe to the United States will be suspended for the next 30 days, except for the UK. Trump made the decision in order to "keep new cases from entering our shores." He said the new rule will go into effect beginning Friday at...
  42. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    What concerned me was that the CDC apparently wanted to warn those over 60 and immunocompromised to avoid flying domestically, after lobbying by airlines, this was denied and CDC instead released the weakened notice that over 60 and high risk people should avoid being out and about.
  43. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Before you use a bidet you would use a little toilet paper for an initial wipe. There's the spray style where pressure washes you off, the other design you fill it like a sink and use soap and your hand.
  44. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Sucks that your reg fee was lost.
  45. DrunkenBastard

    Curved Ultrawide Monitors

    Decided to step up from my old Dell 2405 (1920*1200). Ordered two of the Dell S3220DGF (32" curved 2560*1440 with native 144Hz support/Freesync), on sale for around $350 each. Considered the Dell 49" 32:9 (U4919DW) but it has quite a few compromises in addition to the price of around $1100. Only...
  46. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    CDC is now advising that the elderly and those with chronic conditions avoid going out and about: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/06/health/coronavirus-older-people-social-distancing/index.html Time, the US death rate looks bad because many of the deaths were from a nursing home in Washington with...
  47. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Looks like GDC is being delayed to later in the summer from next month. And the Geneva Motor Show cancelled.
  48. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    It's possible. Right now they are limiting a bunch of the test events at Olympic facilities to Japanese residents only.
  49. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    What I don't understand is why every single person on the ship wasn't tested. They've been doing some kind of staged testing based on age etc. Each batch of testing finds more. Surely they can get enough test kits to get them all done at once. Presumably the ventilation system keeps each room...
  50. DrunkenBastard

    Coronavirus

    Some disturbing reports about how the local Wuhan authorities snuffed out initial talk about the outbreak and basically covered up for weeks till higher authorities finally opened up about it. https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/03/asia/coronavirus-doctor-whistle-blower-intl-hnk/index.html
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