Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18967
Country: United States

Thanks for the insights Guys. I'm just going to replace the one failed drive, load the array with files, put it in bubble pack and store it off site. What I could sell a used 6TB LaCie 4Big wouldn't be worth the time involved.

Zim, I've thought about 16TB deal. I think it will be on eof those things where we will just buy new enclosures filled with the bigger drives as drive capacity expands. I've read reports of gas filled 5.5TB drives in development, but who knows how long it will be before they are available, and remotely affordable. I think our 14.89 TB Drobos will serve us well for quite a while. You've discovered the problem though, having that capacity in one simple box makes you realize that you need more simple boxes of that capacity.

I haven't loaded mine with the SSD, not sure I will at this point.



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
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Trust is a two way street

Erich



RobMoser
Registered: Sep 04, 2007
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Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks for the insights Guys. I'm just going to replace the one failed drive, load the array with files, put it in bubble pack and store it off site. What I could sell a used 6TB LaCie 4Big wouldn't be worth the time involved.

Zim, I've thought about 16TB deal. I think it will be on eof those things where we will just buy new enclosures filled with the bigger drives as drive capacity expands. I've read reports of gas filled 5.5TB drives in development, but who knows how long it will be before they are available, and remotely affordable. I think our 14.89 TB Drobos will serve us well for quite a while. You've discovered the problem though, having that capacity in one simple box makes you realize that you need more simple boxes of that capacity.

I haven't loaded mine with the SSD, not sure I will at this point.


Don't hold your breath waiting for the helium filled drives, Jim. The initial development is focused on fast dives (10k & 15k) like what I use in big SAN arrays in the data center. I think it will be a while before this trickles down to consumer drives using end user device interfaces.

Rob



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

Image time...

Errikson Skycrane, Malcolm,...is still sting waiting,...
While I really want to capture it in the air,....given it will only be in action if the Bushfires get going,...Im happy to see it sit on standby


Al



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18967
Country: United States

That's kind of what I figured Rob.



david russell
Registered: Jan 06, 2008
Total Posts: 754
Country: United States

Angry wrote:
Image time...

Errikson Skycrane, Malcolm,...is still sting waiting,...
While I really want to capture it in the air,....given it will only be in action if the Bushfires get going,...Im happy to see it sit on standby

<snipped the pic>

Al


How about Malcom's older sister Christine to whet your appetite Al?










PDumm
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
Total Posts: 204
Country: United States

A verry cold (for me that is) morning.



david russell
Registered: Jan 06, 2008
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wow. That is nice!. The tape is a bit out of place for such a pretty airplane.....



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Looks like they taped over the cabin air vent; how cold was it, Paul?



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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That is a beautiful Staggerwing.



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

david russell wrote:
Angry wrote:
Image time...

Errikson Skycrane, Malcolm,...is still sting waiting,...
While I really want to capture it in the air,....given it will only be in action if the Bushfires get going,...Im happy to see it sit on standby

<snipped the pic>

Al


How about Malcom's older sister Christine to whet your appetite Al?










Nice images....But,..Ive never really settled for anyones elder sisiter,...no dont go there ...lol

This exactley what Ive been waiting to shoot myself,..Ive got to know the crew while theyve been here..
Hoping they'll ring me when they swing into action....


Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9901
Country: United States

Anya and I are now back in Miami... hi, everyone!

Daniela and Rolf did not make it. Apparently, someone -- who shall remain nameless for pity's sake -- forgot to take his old passport (the one with his U.S. visa in it) with us when we went to Guatemala. So until that passport gets down to Guatemala, he's stuck there.

I hate it when that happens, don't you?

I have the passport here with me, and I've already set up its transportation arrangements for tomorrow. Other than the $560 in costs ($160 to ship the passport and $400 in penalties to change the two reservations), it's a piece of cake. I just thought y'all would be amused to hear about this latest adventure by our mysterious marauder...



Mike Malat
Registered: Oct 11, 2006
Total Posts: 93
Country: United States

Have not posted in a while. I was shown this youtube video yesterday and thought folks may be interested here. I don't know if it's been posted here before or not.
Worlds Smallest Airport

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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18967
Country: United States

Oh boy Rodolfo, that "unnamed" person is going to be on the owing end of a lot of honey do's for the forseeable future..............



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18967
Country: United States

Welcome back Mike,

That is very cool! Those guys have a lot of time on their hands!



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9901
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Oh boy Rodolfo, that "unnamed" person is going to be on the owing end of a lot of honey do's for the forseeable future..............


No kidding.

And, as though the passport misplacement weren't enough, we've just discovered that Daniela's Macbook Pro was in my briefcase so I could carry it for her during the trip. She's in Guatemala, but her computer is here. It just keeps getting better...

I'm going to take the next 48 hours to do a full backup and reattempt the Mountain Lion upgrade that caused us four days worth of headaches the first time. Maybe if I have her computer tuned up and in tip-top shape she'll be more inclined to be merciful with the unnamed...



david russell
Registered: Jan 06, 2008
Total Posts: 754
Country: United States

I made a trip to both the Adorama and B&H shops in New York today. B&H never ceases to amaze me. That store is a study in consumerism...and crazy automation. Got out of there for less than $100!

I any of you don't get enough of a workout from swinging 400,500 or 800 mm lenses, the B&H used equipment shop has a Sigma f2.8 200-500 zoom on the shelf right now. At ~34 lbs, that thing is a BEAST!



PDumm
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
Total Posts: 204
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
Looks like they taped over the cabin air vent; how cold was it, Paul?


High 40's low 50's.
(Please remember, Desert rat, any thing lower then 75 is cold)



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 8995
Country: United States

For those of you that have purchased iMacs, can I ask what specs you got? I'm looking at the 27 inch 2.9 ghz with either a 1tb or 3tb drive. I've already ordered additional RAM from OWC to bump it up to 24gb.

Thanks.

Gero



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18967
Country: United States

You did great David! I haven't been within 1,500 miles of the store and they've cost me 10 grand in the last six months!!



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