A thread on why I use #ZFS. Each toot is one reason.
1/ Protection against Silent Data Corruption - data corruption that is not detected by any other component of the system. ZFS checksums or hashes every bit of data in the filesystem, data or metadata, and you can schedule a prediodic scan ("scrub") to see if all data is intact. On RAID setups, ZFS will automatically correct it for you. I've witnessed the value of this, particularly on petabyte-scale installations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption#Silent
Today in digital archaeology: I wanted a PDF calendar generator and found one from 2009 that seemed nice, but the website had long ago disappeared. Luckily the internet archive had crawled it, and since the code was GPL'ed, I was able to update it to build on a modern system and produce page-a-day agendas for my e-ink tablet. https://github.com/osresearch/DynamicTemplates
Clearly this means we need more online surveillance!
> As several news outlets have reported, on August 21, 2019, Warner’s ex-girlfriend and her lawyer alerted Nashville police that Warner was “building bombs in the RV trailer” on his property and “frequently talks about the military and bomb-making.” The police referred the incident to the FBI, according to the reports, but neither agency obtained a search warrant and investigated inside the premises.
Fact: some people are already living in 2021.
Why do *you* keep living in the past?
@jpmens Soon, we will have more static Web site generators than Web sites.
Years ago I wondered what you’d name languages now if you named them after the country that had the greatest number of speakers. What I found was:
Spanish would be Mexican.
Portuguese would be Brazilian.
French would still be French.
English would depend on whether you count native speakers or total speakers. Native speakers would make it American, total speakers would make it Indian.
But that was years ago, and I wonder if now English would be Chinese? It was close, back then.
I love open source. Information Security is important to me. I work on Icecast in my free time.
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