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    In addition to all that's been said... At this...

    In addition to all that's been said...

    At this time of year, Phoenix is more humid than normal, making swamp coolers a lot less less effective.

    I like Will's idea of putting in a window AC.
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    I think you mean eSATA there (not SATAe). It's...

    I think you mean eSATA there (not SATAe). It's my impression that SATA Express is something completely different:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA_Express

    versus:
    ...
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    Thanks again for the links. It was the 12 SATA...

    Thanks again for the links.

    It was the 12 SATA ports on the ASRock that caught my eye.

    I came across a board last night with two SATA Express (SATAe) ports in addition to 6 (I think) normal...
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    Do you have a link for the board pictured above? ...

    Do you have a link for the board pictured above? I'd like to take a closer look at the specs on that one too.

    (Hmm... maybe it's the same board for which you already provided a link.)
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    Thanks for these suggestions. I really like the...

    Thanks for these suggestions. I really like the specs on that second board. Despite spending a long while looking at boards at newegg, I never came across that one.
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    I listened to part of that video, but the guy's...

    I listened to part of that video, but the guy's voice kind of annoys me, so I stopped listening after a while.

    I checked my newegg order history and see that I built my current file server a...
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    I'll have to look into this. I'm using WD Green...

    I'll have to look into this. I'm using WD Green drives in my present file server. At the moment, I ssh to the file server and do this to keep the drives from falling asleep.

    nas4free: ~# bash -c...
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    I'll definitely need to give it some more...

    I'll definitely need to give it some more thought.

    I enjoy (up to a point) assembling my own hardware and configuring it myself. On the other hand, it's sometimes quicker and easier just to get...
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    Congrats!

    Congrats!
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    Yeah, I saw that. Seems like a good idea. ...

    Yeah, I saw that. Seems like a good idea.

    This looks interesting too:

    https://iosafe.com/1515-nas-backup-archive-dr-appliance

    (They have other, less expensive solutions, but I think that's...
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    Here's a hand-blending example, using my finger...

    Here's a hand-blending example, using my finger to block the sun, preventing lens flare. I posted the final result along with the snake photo recently.

    +2EV OOC JPEG:
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    For most photos that I work on, I usually use...

    For most photos that I work on, I usually use just one exposure. Of those, it's usually the 0EV exposure that I use, but not always.

    There are times when I'll either use HDR software to combine...
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    I haven't done a lot of research yet, but... ...

    I haven't done a lot of research yet, but...

    At the moment, Amazon Glacier would be close to $60/month for the amount of data that I have. That'll only go up over time.

    CrashPlan looks...
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    I've been shooting RAW for a while now. (I.e....

    I've been shooting RAW for a while now. (I.e. I've configured the camera to store the images as RAW instead of as JPEG.) On the Sony cameras that I use, there's still some compression that goes on...
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    Filesystem Size Used Avail...

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    rattler.lan:/mnt/tank/photos 11T 8.2T 2.8T 75% /kev-photos

    I suppose I could get at least two 10TB drives and do the fireproof...
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    I wasn't suggesting that you switch your servers...

    I wasn't suggesting that you switch your servers to running Linux, only that you use it (if you have a spare machine lying about) for creating your OpenIndiana USB drive. (I assume you have an disk...
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    It's set so that I can lose two drives (out of...

    It's set so that I can lose two drives (out of five) and still be okay in degraded mode.

    Also, despite being billed as 4TB drives, they're somewhat smaller than that in practice.



    I saw this...
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    Yes, this is something I need to look into again.

    Yes, this is something I need to look into again.
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    Do you have a Linux box? There are instructions...

    Do you have a Linux box? There are instructions out there for doing it for Linux. I used part of one of these recipes recently to put NAS4Free on a USB drive so that I could do an upgrade.

    BTW,...
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    Regarding display quality between Roku and Fire...

    Regarding display quality between Roku and Fire TV...

    Quality when watching videos on Amazon Prime was about the same between Roku and Fire TV. I still think Roku is very slightly better, but I...
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