Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2012 14:01 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Most applications do not deal with disks directly, instead storing their data in files in a file system, which protects us from those scoundrel disks. After all, a key task of the file system is to ensure that the file system can always be recovered to a consistent state after an unplanned system crash (for example, a power failure). While a good file system will be able to beat the disks into submission, the required effort can be great and the reduced performance annoying. This article examines the shortcuts that disks take and the hoops that file systems must jump through to get the desired reliability."
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by peteo on Sun 9th Sep 2012 17:08 UTC
peteo
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2011-10-05

The linked article is good. I saw it two days ago.

Now... When will Thom Holwerda leave and someone take OSNews back to the good old days of interesting, original, non-dutchy, non-linky, non-bloggy news items and in-depth interviews?

I'm just asking, as the current state is "hey, look ma', I don't have time for anything else, so let's make another lame news syndication web site"

Sad.

Edited 2012-09-09 17:10 UTC

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RE: So
by Brendan on Sun 9th Sep 2012 17:40 in reply to "So"
Brendan Member since:
2005-11-16

Hi,

I'm just asking, as the current state is "hey, look ma', I don't have time for anything else, so let's make another lame news syndication web site"

Sad.


It is my fault (not Thom's), because I haven't contributed an article to OSnews. Unfortunately I'm not the only person who hasn't contributed an article to OSnews - it's a widespread problem.

I just want to thank you Peteo, for all of the well written articles that you have contributed in the past. I can understand how someone like you, who has contributed so many articles, might be a little upset at everyone else who hasn't.

- Brendan

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RE[2]: So
by peteo on Sun 9th Sep 2012 17:44 in reply to "RE: So"
peteo Member since:
2011-10-05

Hi,
I just want to thank you Peteo, for all of the well written articles that you have contributed in the past. I can understand how someone like you, who has contributed so many articles, might be a little upset at everyone else who hasn't.
- Brendan


I've submitted ten articles, which makes your sarcasm look really silly (no, not submitted as peteo, since the overlord didn't like critisism and banned my original account.)

Edited 2012-09-09 17:53 UTC

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RE: So
by MOS6510 on Sun 9th Sep 2012 18:24 in reply to "So"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Thom probably doesn't have much time, but compared to the other OSNews members he spends by far the most time on this site. Without Thom there would be no OSNews.

My guess is this site has a few thousand active readers. Anyone can write or submit an article, most don't. I don't think it's fair to almost demand more effort from Thom. This is his hobby, not a paid job.

I've put in some effort to submit links to articles that are more interesting, more technical, more educational and less Apple/pattent related and a number did get linked (by Thom). If more people did this Thom has more choice to pick really good ones.

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RE[2]: So
by fran on Mon 10th Sep 2012 06:54 in reply to "RE: So"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

Thom probably doesn't have much time, but compared to the other OSNews members he spends by far the most time on this site. Without Thom there would be no OSNews.

My guess is this site has a few thousand active readers. Anyone can write or submit an article, most don't. I don't think it's fair to almost demand more effort from Thom. This is his hobby, not a paid job.

I've put in some effort to submit links to articles that are more interesting, more technical, more educational and less Apple/pattent related and a number did get linked (by Thom). If more people did this Thom has more choice to pick really good ones.


The problem imo is that the editors expect a higher quality from submitters than what they write themselves.
This make it very daunting to contribute since you get extremely scrutinized by someone with a degree in journalism and language.
This is not all the time every time, but it is true to some extent of the submissions.

Edited 2012-09-10 06:55 UTC

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RE[2]: So
by bassbeast on Tue 11th Sep 2012 18:34 in reply to "RE: So"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

But does he ACTUALLY pick any of those articles, or does he just ignore those that don't match his mindset?

I ask this with all honesty because i used to submit a lot of articles on /. but quit when the old guard editors quit and the new guys were all groupthink central. All articles had to be either serious flamebait or follow the groupthink, it didn't matter how poorly or badly it was written. there was also one editor who if he liked your submission would change a couple of words and put his name on it.

So you can't just say "We should contribute more" because a site has to have conditions where submissions are encouraged, otherwise most will do like me and just not bother. If Thom actually encourages submissions i have waay too much time waiting on Windows installs at the shop and spend that time spinning through geeky RSS feeds and site headline grabbers so i'd be happy to throw some geeky stuff up if anybody is interested.

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