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Old 11-19-2007, 11:49 AM   #41
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I built a Windows Home Server recently. It's mostly intended as a 5 TB bit bucket for DW's HDTV 'collection.' It sits in the basement with no keyboard or monitor, just a wired network connection.

It has additional benefits. It automatically backs up all networked computers each night. The file server makes copies of all photos and other irreplaceable files on 2 separate hard disks. And, it comes with a domain name that makes it accessible from the internet via HTTPS.

You can build your own now with OEM software or look for the commercial products becoming available. Enthusiasts have built servers with junk parts lying around.

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Old 11-19-2007, 12:03 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by samclem View Post
Let he who has never wanted to shoot his car chamber the first round.
The most surprising thing about this story is that it didn't happen in a southern state. Washington State--who'd a thunk it?
Why is that surprising? Only difference, if it had been in a southern state it wouldn't have made the news.

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Old 11-22-2007, 09:58 PM   #43
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Okay, here's an approach to data backup that is fairly unique. Just print out the digital data as a bitmap onto a piece of paper, scan it in to reconstruct it. 5KB of data will fit on an 8.5" x 11" page.


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