Wednesday, November 27
What The Heck Edition
- Thirdripper brings with it new motherboards. There's the Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Master. (Tom's Hardware)
And the ASRock TRX40 Taichi.
Both have 2.5Gbit Ethernet, WiFi, 8 memory slots, and 8 SATA ports. (The tables say four memory slots, but the photos show eight.)
The Gigabyte has three M.2 slots; the ASRock has two on board but comes with a PCIe x16 adaptor card that can take another four. The ASRock also has a single USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port. It would have had more but the label wouldn't fit.
- More details of the fishy sale of the .org TLD. (TechDirt)
- I guess if .org gets too expensive you could just get a .gov. (Krebs on Security)
Although technically this would be wire fraud and punishable with up to 20 years in prison, so maybe not.
- Australia's Attorney General wants to target social networks with a sort of anti-CDA 230. (TechDirt)
Or... Does he?
He needs to clarify, but he specifically called out a NSW Supreme Court decision holding newspapers responsible as publishers for comments on their Facebook pages. (Sydney Morning Herald)
I'll need to dig into this because (a) I'm not sure TechDirt has the facts straight and (b) this is of absolutely critical importance.
- Xerox is forging ahead with its plan to take over expensive ink manufacturer HP. (Tech Crunch)
They also make some nice laptops.
- Speaking of HP: Some HP SSDs will fail after 32,768 hours online. (Bleeping Computer)
And they didn't find out until it started happening to people. (Reddit)
This is why, even if you have a RAID Z3 array with daily snapshots you still need to do regular backups to a physically separate platform.
And just as I typed that, our primary database server went down.
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Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, November 28 2019 03:15 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, November 28 2019 03:18 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, November 28 2019 03:27 AM (PiXy!)
Sure. Hope you don't need a warranty repair, though.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, November 28 2019 03:37 AM (Iwkd4)
Two different people near the top of that Reddit thread said they lost 6 drives "within 15 minutes of each other".
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, November 28 2019 03:41 AM (Iwkd4)
(no data was lost, because I had three separate backups and a replica server running on a different brand of SSDs)
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