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Gotta love #seagate  ...  Bought a ST3000DM001 3TB drive in Aug 2013.  It was replaced under warranty in Oct 2014, and the warranty replacement drive just died today.  Looking at my orders of these drives it seems like I'm faring about as well as +Backblaze .

So, the question is do I keep buying these lousy drives (that model number is STILL the current model), or do I spend 50% more for a #hitachi  ?
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I had the same problem with Western Digital ~10 years ago when I bought several racks of high density bulk tier 2 storage, using WD "enterprise grade" SATA drives.  Meaning, we paid a higher $/GB for the enterprise promise.  This was before Google published their HDD reliability paper on consumer drives vs enterprise drives.   I had scary 1st month failures in the middle of product launches, where I'd lose three drives in a RAID set at  the same time.  They sent someone to flash new firmware to all the drives (of course, forcing us to reconfigure everything).  Didn't fix a thing.   Was replacing drives constantly for years.  That was a hard lesson and it ruined my life more than anything.

Never again.  Never spindles again.  I'm sold on SSD, I have had so few failures/problems with any SSD drive that I'm sure the total cost of ownership on them outweighs the simple $/GB difference vs. spindles.  LIfe is short.
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Not sure how I didn't notice this before. Basically you can get Gentoo packages running on any chromebook using one command that comes pre-installed!
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Pro-tip for merchants: if you install chip-enabled credit card terminals train your employees to use them. Rather annoying to have my preferred card declined because the worker can't figure out how to use it.
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Gotta love those government-sponsored family values.

This sounds like Dear Abbey for scumbags...
Today’s question asks if it would be advisable to divorce a second spouse in order to maximize benefits. The answer reviews the rules for collecting divorced spousal benefits and considers how being able to choose from multiple exes while filing can allow more possible ways to increase benefits.
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And thus the politicians, creating a system workable only for saints, turned their populace into bent men, selling their integrity for a bigger slice of the pie.
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Let's ban DHMO while we're at it!
 
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A recent survey finds that over 80 percent of Americans support "mandatory labels on foods containing DNA." This survey result is a particularly blatant example of the problem of widespread political and scientific ignorance.
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Hahaha... Oh... :-(
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Everybody keeps comparing #systemd  to #sysvinit , but looking at some of the goals of systemd, perhaps  #busybox  is a more appropriate comparison.

Think about it...
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Makes the whole thing even more concerning.
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Not sure how I didn't notice this before. Basically you can get Gentoo packages running on any chromebook using one command that comes pre-installed!
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+Boyd Kelly I'm sure it is doable.  It just probably isn't already done for you.
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Ugh, it seems like +Google might be getting rid of #picasa .

Does anybody know of a decent replacement?  Must have requirements include:

1.  Works fine with a read-only network share directory tree of DNG files, and doesn't attempt to touch anything in that directory tree if it isn't read-only (allowances can be made for storing state in a separate file from the images, but state should be maintained if the directory tree is read-only).
2.  Is able to directly upload prints to Walmart.
3.  Has support for basic image correction (bright/contrast, white balance, crop, red-eye).
4.  Runs on windows.

The irony is that picasa is the one application that is currently keeping me from replacing one of my windows PCs with a Chromebook.  Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any Chrome applications that support maintaining a library of images stored on a file share.  No, I'm not going to pay Google to host my 200G raw photo archive.

I guess I could switch to linux on that box and something like darktable, but I doubt it supports Walmart uploads which will not be good for the family acceptance factor.  There is also lightroom but it isn't free and it definitely doesn't support Walmart uploads.

I really wish somebody would build a web-based application that is capable of managing a library of images NOT stored on a remote website.  I'd also be happy with self-hosting something equivalent to Google Photos so that storage space isn't a factor.  
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Irony: When you Google for how to print from Google photos the advice is to just use Picasa.
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Odd, this month +T Mobile​ seems to be counting my Google Play Music use against my LTE data cap. So much for carrying over my data this month...
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For anyone interested... I'll try to get a better recording in two weeks...
 
Here is Rich's PLUG North presentation on systemd from January 13, 2015.  The ending was accidentally cut off so when Rich gives the talks at Central or West I'll get that up.

In addition, his slide are here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YpW7h-sUSXtmroppd-S46dxtPYo3rcF32rh7vF99aVs/edit?usp=sharing
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Seems like my Nexus 10 has had a hardware failure of some kind (boot loops on stock firmware with full wipe). I might actually be completely Nexus-free.
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Got that with Nexus 7. Full wipe helped but few days later it occured again. I suspect bad flash memory... they replaced whole motherboard.
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I really enjoyed both the sushi and the miso. I wasn't expecting to find anything like this around here, so this is well worth stopping at if you're in the area. They serve a variety of hibachi-style food as well (though it is not prepared theater-style in front of you). Sushi options include the usual variety of rolls, assorted a la carte sushi, and assorted sushi/sashimi. Everything was fresh and delicious.
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Their homemade Alfredo is excellent! Great food and service, and very reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend.
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Friendly manager. Happy with their flight instruction as well!
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Food was good by buffet standards and service was very prompt. Their sushi in particular was quite good, certainly better than typical buffet fare.
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I have no idea how we lucked out to have these guys local and not in the middle of NYC with a six month waiting list. Seriously, the food is that good and can be recommended without reservations. I highly recommend the tasting option - I've had it twice and it is always amazing. But, you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Don't expect to get in and out in less than two hours and you'll definitely want reservations, though they're often available same-day. The experience really is about the food so take your time and savor everything! If you're into fancy carpets and decor you might find the venue a bit sparse, but they aren't skimping when it comes to the quality and taste of anything that goes into your mouth.
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The ribs see fantastic and you MUST try the cornbread. Really friendly staff.
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Small local establishment, excellent food. Dinner menu changes frequently with local fare.
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