@Luke questions like these are about as open ened as asking "Is there a God?"
We have to speculate your profile of applications, your workload on those applications, the time, duration and frequency of your backups, the time, frequency and duration of shows you want to record, etc etc etc.
You can't demand a concise answer from a non-concise question
derp. @surfasb I suspect that FreeNAS does, but from my time therewith you would be better served by running Ubuntu or some other distro with the same packages just because FreeNAS is so annoying to configure. I also recall that the FreeNAS SMB build is (by transfer benchmarks) much slower than the equivalent packages under Ubuntu or Debian but its' been a while so check me on that.
yeah... I started out with FreeNAS back then too... before I really knew anything about *nix just because it was easy to set up. I have since migrated to SSH-based tools simply because I a) stopped using Windows and b) was really feeling a lag in FreeNAS SMB service. Two hour copy jobs? no thanks.
@Luke it depends on your load level... At home I run an old Pentium 4 box with a few USB HDDS tacked on as a file server under Ubuntu 9.04 (Its' only a server, why update?). If you are only looking at light media and file streaming, an Atom board should be all you need. I mean... unless you have wireless-N or solid gigabit network and use every last bit of bandwidth somehow anything you slap together should be man enough to keep up with home requirements. Performance difference from what?
went to the IBM service center, they had apparently no idea my case got escalated until they called up the call center in malaysia (with a sekrit cheat code). Got the USB case escalated and switched over to here
also, quoted repair price for the fix i need is 950 bucks...
i changed my screen resolution from 800x600 to 1280x1074 and now window starts up but there is no display and a message comes on a black screen saying No input connected. i can only start windows in safe mode. I checked in safe mode but there was no restore point available. I am using windows 7. ...
A screen of mine burnt out, and was replaced with a screen of lower resolution. It works in safe mode as that is in 800x600 resolution, but when I try to boot to normal mode, it fails. Is there a way to change the resolution for normal mode in safe mode?
@JourneymanGeek ouch - sorry to hear that... is there anything you can do? :/ That seems rather excessive - In England, I used to do board level repairs, but, it just takes far too long and the profit wasn't there - so I ship them to another company now.... It should really cost more than £50 for a socket if that is all it is - or £100 possibly maximum at retail.... £5 if you have a steady hand and can do it yourself!
@studiohack Thank you!!! I tried everything a while ago! Maybe I overlooked it, but, I couldn't find it in the FAQ or anything - maybe I should of just asked!
@WilliamHilsum: eh, i will need it. I also really need to look at replicating my setup on a VM or another system for backups sake. lucky for me, this system has almost nothing thats not backed up in such a way i can't just reinstall and copy over stuff to %appdata% or such
also, the fix for the broken USB port is to replace the whole system board >_>
@JourneymanGeek That's cool... If low CPU usage, you may want to see if you can get the HP Micro Server in Singapore - I am so impressed with it for £100 in England... As I said previously - sucks compared to an I3 in performance... but, costs half in electricity to run and fully esx compatible
@Sathya Ahh, ok - thanks!... I don't think I have played a "proper" game in ages... To be honest, the first one did look a bit blockey, but, I could of sworn the second was a real picture if you hadn't of said that!
If you were following from Celebrating our Birthday, we would like to have a contest so here it is!!!
Proposed start date November 4th 16:00 EST for two weeks until November 18th 16:00 EST
Mark your Google Calendars!
@JourneymanGeek :P ... Well, I can't speak for other countries, but, in England, it is certainly interchangeable - if anything, you hardly ever hear the word resume, it is nearly always "send me your CV" or similar - you say pretentious, but, to be honest, I don't really think anyone says "Curriculum Vitae" in full.... Just CV - many "chavs" probably know what it is without knowing what it stands for!
OK so for anyone that's travelled beyond North America and Western Europe you know what I'm talking about.
Left: Romania, last year. Right: Turkey, last night.
They start popping up in the Balkans and of course they're everywhere by the time you get to Turkey and become totally unavoidable no ...
@DMA57361 THAT IS BRILLIANT!!! Have to mail to my brother!... When we first visited Malaysia and went to a restaurant, he needed the loo - he came back and said that he wasn't sure what to do/didn't like it... not realising that there was a western toilet in the next cubicle!
@Moshe - it isn't enough information... generally Belkin stuff is cheap and nasty, I wouldn't touch them... but, just saying N isn't enough as one may have higher power output, better aerial or just a better optimised driver
...DD-WRT is excellent as Ivo said, but, it is quite out dated now and whilst it works great with G routers, I have had a few problems with N routers... dropouts and similar
@IvoFlipse I really don't have the time right now, and, will be starting a new job on Wednesday... so... really busy. I don't mind trying something a bit later... but, my own blog hasn't really had much activity in a while either :(
@WilliamHilsum FYI. Thanks for the link to that monitor. I got local pricing from Dell through my company, and the price is bloody awesome. I may be ordering 2 on Monday if I can confirm the funds for them.
@Diago It is still over double the price of a standard 1920x180 24"... but, it is about the same price as other 1920x1200 ones (maybe a tad more) - and it being an IPS instead of regular is just amazing...
I just can't believe it - please let me know if you do get them! Just got a new job, all be it only for a month, so, I may purchase them as well.... or save up for that house! (Look up at the PDF! ^^ in my dreams)
@WilliamHilsum To be honest I don't even know what IPS is since I haven't been following monitor tech, but it sounds cool. Considering I can get them for about 200 pounds each, they are relatively cheap here compared to other 24" monitors.
@Diago IPS = better colour quality, less ghosting and just generally better... My main monitor is a ~5+ year old NEC 1880SX - and it is still amazing despite relatively low specification... The monitor I won from the competition here, despite choosing a branded one (not expensive, but not the cheapest), it was just rubbish compared.
having an IPS really spoils you for normal monitors!
IPS (In-Plane Switching technology) panel technology was developed by Hitachi in 1996 to solve the two main limitations of TN-matrices at the time, those being small viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. The name In-Plane Switching comes from the crystals in the cells of the IPS panel lying always in the same plane and being always parallel to the panel’s plane.
LCD is an abbreviation for 'Liquid Crystal Display'. It was discovered in Germany in 1954 and was first used for a display in 1968 in the USA.
In 1971, the first TN (Twisted Nematic) LCD was developed in Sw...
@Diago Thanks... To be honest, the few times I have used a mac, I don't think it is the panel so much... I have replaced a few for people who have smashed them... I think it is more about the glass panel in front
and you are right... not an IPS, got that wrong... although a bit surprisingly, I found out that the Ipad does have an IPS! ...Hopefully it will become the norm before too long
@WilliamHilsum Very possible. I have compared it to numerous external monitors and have yet, apart from possibly the Dell's, find a monitor that is as clear and good. You can't use just any secondary monitor on it, the difference is visibly bad.
@SimonSheehan Lolz. I had friends over the other day. They realized why we don't go to theaters anymore. At a volume level of 8 my windows vibrate. At 15 they would probably crack, but I am too scared to turn it up.
And the thing can go up to about 60. It blows my old 5.1 away. Although the 5.1 is now hooked up to a 32" and my XBox in another room.