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Adi Oltean's Weblog - Flashbacks on technology, programming, and other interesting things

November, 2007

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    Puzzle solution: Xen voting algorithm

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    I think that the problem stated in one of my earlier posts is one of the most fascinating puzzles I came across recently. Many people that got confronted with it said bluntly that the problem simply has no solution, otherwise it would contradict common...
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    Zune 80 - $400 on eBay?

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    A few completed transactions: - $420: http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-ZUNE-2-Gen-Black-80-GB-mp3-NEW-NIB-EXTRAS_W0QQitemZ320182867203QQihZ011QQcategoryZ147175QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem - $405: http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-ZUNE-2-Gen-Black-80...
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    Is my harddisk (almost) dead?

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    I just started to play with HD Tune , just to get a tool to look at my S.M.A.R.T. data. Not that I trust SMART a lot, but I wanted to see what's there. So that's how I discovered my main drive has a bunch of reallocated sectors. Ouch! What is a reallocated...
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    What causes Harddisk failures?

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    A fascinating article in ACM Queue examines the various ways in which a harddisk can fail. Here is an example - the fault tree for reading failures.
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