Sunday, February 28, 2016

How To - Swapping Hard Drives in A Raid

This is kind of a how to for changing a failed hard drive in a RAID 5 array.

Ian Campbell's Hotswapping a Failed RAID device

1) Mark the device as a failed RAID device.

2) Remove it from the array.

3) Tell the kernel to delete the device.

4) Physically swap the hard drives.

5) Add the new disk to the array.


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Apple Answers FBI Request For Backdoor

Some people think Apple can close a backdoor to iPhones once the FBI is finished with it. Even if that were technically possible, what's to stop an independent hacker from developing the same. What Apple CEO Tim Cook is saying since the start is once that box is opened, whatever "thing" comes out, nobody can put it back. 

The FBI wants us to trust them with the keys to the kingdom. They want us to sleep tonight and let them do their jobs. That's basically the deal. That's the equivalent of surrendering your guns and trusting the sheriff to protect you. Why are Americans taking this?


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Apple Privacy and National Security

The Apple "should they or should they not" issue is a heavy weight. The judge already ruled that they provide the keys to unlock iPhones and the rest of iPhone users, yes you, will get less secure devices. If law enforcement wants your personal data they can get it.

I think after the court order, they have no choice but comply with the order.

It used to be that decryption gives us end users some reasonable assurance of privacy but not after this ruling.


House renovations

Some renovation being made to the bathroom and kitchen. The changes can not be done without touching the roof.

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