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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1020 on: September 04, 2021, 08:09:46 AM »
Not at the moment, hence why the parity drive is currently being built.

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At some point, I want to start replacing the 1TB drives (this server is more than a decade old.) But I'm in no hurry, it's not like I'm running out of room in a hurry.

I originally built it because the classic storage method of hundreds of CD-Rs (and later, DVD-R) effectively meant that I never actually watched any of the movies, anime, or TV series I collected due to the hassle of finding the necessary storage medium and putting it on the PC. It... escalated from there. Fileservers are surprisingly useful critters once they're built.

That is a project that has been on my "someday" list for a long time.  I am in the same boat with tons of old DVD-R's and CD-R's for backup and I would love to make a media server and use like Kodi or Plex (Or whatever the program of the day is) to view all my media.  Someday....

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1021 on: September 04, 2021, 10:41:47 AM »
I threw a bunch of movies on a Radpberry Pi running as a Plex server. A little more modest than your solution, but I was an early adopter of streaming movies so I stopped buying dvds well over a decade ago. Itís great and honestly I grab it whenever we go vacation and our hotel rooms always have all our movies ready to go.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1022 on: September 04, 2021, 09:25:31 PM »
Just saying I haven't visited this forum in a looooong time and I should change that :)

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1023 on: September 05, 2021, 05:24:27 PM »

The first answer option says it all. I really hope the person that made this survey is not in any kind of mechanical maintenance field or has any weighty responsibilities. Good grief. No wonder the world is broken.
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« Reply #1024 on: September 05, 2021, 05:53:58 PM »
...and they left out "All of the above"

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1025 on: September 25, 2021, 01:17:21 AM »
I still have a brief WTF moment when I'm watching a video by an American (in this case, one of Peter Santenello's Amish ones) and they talk about how a cafe' has the most amazing pie... and, rather than a steak and cheese, or steak and mushroom, or chicken and bacon pie... they bring out pudding.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1026 on: September 25, 2021, 07:42:07 AM »
I still have a brief WTF moment when I'm watching a video by an American (in this case, one of Peter Santenello's Amish ones) and they talk about how a cafe' has the most amazing pie... and, rather than a steak and cheese, or steak and mushroom, or chicken and bacon pie... they bring out pudding.
Yep, they are almost exclusively desserts over here. We would refer to the others as a "pot pie", as in chicken pot pie. I do have similar reaction as you when someone refers to pizza as a pie.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1027 on: September 25, 2021, 02:04:38 PM »
On the other side of that coin, a meat pie sounds terrible. The pudding sure isnít the jello pudding I grew up with either. Crazy how the meanings are not the same considering the origins of the US.


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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1028 on: September 25, 2021, 02:53:36 PM »
I think "pudding" in non-American English is just another word for dessert.  I don't think he meant pudding as in sweetened starch-thickened milk.  Of course, I reserve the right to be completely wrong.   :P
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1029 on: September 28, 2021, 01:00:06 AM »
You don't serve Christmas Pudding at Christmas, then?

When I was a kid, Gran made the most amazing ones. Grandad poured his homemade brandy over it and set it on fire just before serving :)
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1030 on: September 28, 2021, 05:28:52 AM »
regrettably no, though it has become a running gag within the household about figgy pudding and how I won't stop until I get some
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1031 on: September 28, 2021, 06:18:59 AM »
regrettably no, though it has become a running gag within the household about figgy pudding and how I won't stop until I get some

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« Reply #1032 on: September 28, 2021, 09:06:54 AM »
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1033 on: September 29, 2021, 02:26:22 AM »
I still have a brief WTF moment when I'm watching a video by an American (in this case, one of Peter Santenello's Amish ones) and they talk about how a cafe' has the most amazing pie... and, rather than a steak and cheese, or steak and mushroom, or chicken and bacon pie... they bring out pudding.

I'm more amazed when I see a mentioning of pie and it has meat in it. Pies are deserts, not dinner. Only the British could come up with such a bizarre dish, and they are of course world renowned for their culinary arts.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #1034 on: September 29, 2021, 04:51:33 AM »
I once had a slice of sausage, tomato, fennel pie that was pretty amazing. 

https://dangerouspies.com/pies
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