[-] [email protected] 95 points 1 day ago

Good. The time to stop is when Russia leaves Ukraine.

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I always wondered why this was not a thing, particularly when short-range heat-seakers were the best missiles on order.

[-] [email protected] 97 points 2 days ago

This is a product you pay for and it doesn't respect your choices....

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 days ago

Twitter's rebrand.

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I have not personally experienced a dropout with a SMR drive. That is from the reporting I saw when WD was shipping out SMR drives in their Red (NAS) lineup and people were having all kinds of issues with them. According to the article (below), it sounds like ZFS has the worst time with them. WD also lost a class action suit over marketing these as NAS drives, while failing to disclose they were SMR drives (which don't work well in a NAS).

We want to be very clear: we agree with Seagate's Greg Belloni, who stated on the company's behalf that they "do not recommend SMR for NAS applications." At absolute best, SMR disks underperform significantly in comparison to CMR disks; at their worst, they can fall flat on their face so badly that they may be mistakenly detected as failed hardware. Source

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As you are looking for bulk data storage, the drive's speed isn't of too much concern. A 5400RPM drive is plenty.

If you are looking to put this drive into an array with other drives, make sure you get a CMR drive as SMR drives can drop out of arrays due to controllers finding them unresponsive. If a drive does not list it is CMR, it's best to assume it isn't. Seagate has a handy CMR chart, for example.

Additionally, if there are multiple spinning drives in the same enclosure, getting drives with vibration resistance is a good bonus. Most drives listed for NAS use will have this extra vibration resistance.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

Unless China's plan is for Russia to leave Ukraine, I have a strong feeling it isn't going to work out.

In unrelated news, Russian occupied Belbek Airfield is on fire, with reported losses of Russian combat aircraft, an air-defense radar, and two S-400 anti-air missile launchers.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 4 days ago

There is also https://odysee.com/. I'm just glad more people are working on and joining competing platforms. Youtube's near monopoly is not good.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 4 days ago

From my experience, nothing. I’m not sure what the guy is complaining about.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 6 days ago

German industry is/was in shambles as they allowed an unreliable trade partner, Russia, to completely take over a segment in the German economy (oil & gas). When that unreliable trade partner pulled the rug in 2022, suddenly Germany is paying out the ass for LNG, reducing factory output, even on-lining coal plants to keep the lights on.

It is simply a bad idea to allow an unreliable trade partner to take over a segment in your economy.

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China is becoming an increasingly unreliable trade partner. Preventing them from taking over more of America's economy is prudent.

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$60.8 bill to bolster Ukraine - Source

Text of Ukraine Aid Bill

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A Classic

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Mirror: https://files.catbox.moe/sg9wg2.mp4

Supposedly the same tank from a different angle, personally not sure. Either way, a Russian tank exploding:

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Ukrainian drones smashing into Russian refineries lately seems to be having an effect.

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