Latentexistence is a thirty-something who is married, has two cats, lives in a broken body and is stuck in bed a lot. He likes messing around on computers, gaming, and ranting about politics in written form. Latentexistence also occasionally writes for The Pod Delusion and Where's The Benefit? Read More…
May 21, 2013 Leave a Comment
A while ago I bought myself a HP Microserver - a cheap, low power box which has four 3.5" drive bays and an optical drive bay. I bought it to run as a home server which would back up all my data as well as serve up video, music and photos around the house. I had decided before buying that I wanted to store my data using the ZFS filesystem since ZFS was the only filesystem at the time which offered guaranteed data integrity. (It still is the only filesystem of release quality which offers this, although BTRFS is catching up.) I have become almost obsessed with ZFS because of the overwhelming benefits it offers but I won't go into them here. Instead I recommend watching this talk by the creators of ZFS (Part 1, part 2, part 3) or read … [Read More...]
May 16, 2013 Leave a Comment
A doctor who worked for Atos carrying out Work Capability Assessments has resigned and has told the BBC that the assessments are unfair. He says that pressure was put on Atos staff to change the outcome of the reports. But Dr Wood has criticised some of the tests which he says contain "dubious concepts and shaky reasoning". He claims assessors are told that if a claimant can walk from the kitchen to the sitting room, it proves they can walk 200m (650ft); and if a person can dress themselves once during the day that is proof they have enough concentration and motivation to hold down a job. He insists these rules are not published in handbooks and guides, instead they are simply spoken about in training sessions. Dr Wood, who was … [Read More...]
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