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The mathematical benefits of drinking.....

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posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 08:44 PM
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So it's just another night, I'm drinking some scotch and soda's, smoking a few cigars and watching through walking dead for the second time(just hit season 3) and I had to laugh at my own ingenuity when integrating my drinking with another task.

I'm moving some data from one server to another, my older server has over 90 percent of it's capacity filled and my newer one has around 50. So I figured i'd take some of my standing around drinking time to migrate some of the larger files(30+ gigs) over.

I was going to keep track in my head, but then I realized an ingenious idea.

I move an empty soda can over into a pile for each file, but...since I was moving/deleting(a few) files faster than I was drinking I was able to double my count rate by implementing an augmented counting solution.

1 empty soda can is 1 file. But to keep up, I lifted the tab of an empty soda can to represent 2 files.

The end result is that I'll hopefully migrate/delete about 1 tb of data from the old server while not having to "rush" my drinking in order to utilize the cans for counting.



Man, do I have (data) problems.




posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 08:46 PM
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I’m staring and flagging without reading. I just love the title so much!

Okay, off to read it.

ETA, your definitely on the right track. Just don’t neglect the scotch.

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posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

I know you are not my husband but you sure sound like him.


You workaholic you.



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Well, I didn't follow that at all, and I am drinking.

I did laugh though

S&F



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 09:37 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Brilliant S&F

But I have a different solution.

I just hire someone to do it and get drunk . Lol


*note

Don’t mean to steal any thunder with my other thread. It’s just that I’ve been wanting to post it and had completely forgotten completely about it until I read yours.

Cheers
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posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

...or "The Intoxicating Benefits of Math!"



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

Ohh, I damn well saw what you done.

Don't think I won't hold this grudge for as long as I remember it(pretty much tomorrow, 2pm ish).

Until then, you are at the top of my enemies list.
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posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Lol

If you think about it your thread shows the technological advancements that come hand in hand with beer.



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 09:54 PM
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Final tally was 18 files moved(about 4 of which were deleted).

1st server is now showing capacity out of the red. Around 850GB free.

A decent night. Have time for a few more drinks, one more episode of walking dead and only one person added to my enemies list....



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 10:03 PM
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I work in IT (not as a tech but in sales) and I love you nerds that have home server set ups!

I wish I could remember all of the over the top home set ups my technical colleagues have told me about over the years. From full blown networks, server infrastructure and semi-corporate security solutions to restrict their kids internet use!

Please tell me your servers are in a detached garage and you refer to it as your private cloud....



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 10:06 PM
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originally posted by: IAMALLYETALLIAM
I work in IT (not as a tech but in sales) and I love you nerds that have home server set ups!

I wish I could remember all of the over the top home set ups my technical colleagues have told me about over the years. From full blown networks, server infrastructure and semi-corporate security solutions to restrict their kids internet use!

Please tell me your servers are in a detached garage and you refer to it as your private cloud....


Sorry, all i can tell you is that I'm in the cloud(the liquor cloud). The servers are in a much more pedestrian situation(stuck in a 3rd bedroom).

It's not as glamorous as you hoped....it's mostly porn(and some movies/tv/music).

It's nice gear though......



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Look, having home servers is impressive enough but a home cloud would take the cake.

Enjoy the drinking and tinkering.



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 10:13 PM
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The statistical probabilities of developing cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatic cancer, kidney disease, enlarged heart, neurological degeneration, gynecomastea, thiamine deficiency and tiny ween syndrome are enormous..

And I should know, I'm the fricken Einstein of alcohol.

Oo

And I just ended up buying a new 6tb drive for everything..



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 10:20 PM
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originally posted by: gallop
The statistical probabilities of developing cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatic cancer, kidney disease, enlarged heart, neurological degeneration, gynecomastea, thiamine deficiency and tiny ween syndrome are enormous..

And I should know, I'm the fricken Einstein of alcohol.

Oo

And I just ended up buying a new 6tb drive for everything..


That sounds lovely, I hope to one day be at that point.

I'm a hoarder, a data hoarder(that's not on TLC yet).



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

The good news is that you are most likely NOT an alcoholic. An alcoholic would easily and happily speed up the drinking to comply with the soda can policy.



posted on Aug, 25 2019 @ 10:24 PM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: MisterSpock

The good news is that you are most likely NOT an alcoholic. An alcoholic would easily and happily speed up the drinking to comply with the soda can policy.


Thank you for enabling me.

Your wisdom is comforting...I'll drink to that.



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 01:17 AM
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posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 01:21 PM
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...was able to double my count rate by implementing an augmented counting solution...

I do not know why but I smiled while reading that.

You like to color code things, too?



posted on Aug, 28 2019 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: gallop
The statistical probabilities of developing...gynecomastia...


Moobs. Hot.



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