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Although it_s slap bang in the middle of the chilliest month of the year, February half-term still presents opportunities galore for a family holiday. From tracking the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland, spotting red deer in Scotland and replenishing Vitamin D levels in Dubai, there are lots of fantastic action-packed winter escapes. Just a seven-hour flight away, the Middle East serves up proper winter warmth _ around 26c _ while keeping jet-lag bearable. And with world-beating theme parks, 4x4 desert scrambles and miles of honey- hued sand, Dubai is top of the UAE_s holiday tree. DO IT: Five nights at the five-star Atlantis The Palm, half-board, costs from £5,349 per family (saving up to £1,964), based on February 17 departures and includes flights and transfers.


The hotel_s Wavehouse opens next week, billed as an _entertainment venue concept_ that brings together live music, gaming, bowling, food and drinks all overlooking a state-of-the-art wave machine, allowing guests to surf from morning to night. Wales_s mighty national park is never more awe-inspiring than when its jagged peaks are capped with ice. Spend a day with a mountain expert on a family activities course and learn how to navigate this majestic terrain safely in winter. Guides promise to enlighten on the myths and legends of Eryri, too. DO IT: A Snowdonian winter adventure costs £210 a day, based on a family of four with a guide.


Cornwall in the last bluster of winter equals blissfully empty sweeps of beach and the region_s lowest prices. Explore those famous gardens _ including the Eden Project _ which are open year-round, feed the inhabitants at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary near Gweek or just watch your kite soar in the wind at Watergate Bay. Share DO IT: Family rooms at four-star spa hotel The Headland, overlooking Fistral Bay, Newquay, during half-term cost £250 per night including breakfast. Bewitching at any time of year, Venice dresses up in its most ornate finery to celebrate Mardi Gras. This year, Carnevale ignites on Saturday, February 16, with young visitors likely to be left wide-eyed by the cascading parade of masks, street theatre and confetti-throwing.


Furl that scarf snugly around your neck and make for the bracing but beautiful Cairngorms National Park in winter, when regal-looking red deer herds clip-clop to lower ground in search of food and are easier to spot. Other outdoorsy adventures available include pony trekking, cycle rides and trail walking. Get front row seats at Mother Nature_s spectacular winter show with an icy sojourn to Finnish Lapland. The family-run Wilderness Hotel is a hive of activity with igloo-building, husky safaris and cross-country skiing all in the offing. When darkness falls, families can find their spot to watch the nocturnal theatre of the aurora borealis. DO IT: A seven-night full-board stay at the Wilderness Hotel from Feb 17 costs £1,965 for adults and £1,515 for children (aged ten to 14). Prices include flights from Gatwick and transfers.


The career of Britain_s best tennis player may be hanging by a thread but the next generation of big hitters aged eight to 18 can hone their skills on half-term courses at the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Alumni include Serena Williams, no less. Is there a better-value city in the UK for families than historic York? DO IT: The Parisi has doubles during half-term start from £99. Southern Spain takes its passion for horse-riding seriously and 16th century Spanish hotel Casa Palacio de Carmona, just east of Seville, has short breaks during half-term for families wanting to learn how to trot together on Andalusian steeds. The Costa del Sol beaches around Cadiz are just 90 minutes away. DO IT: Horse riding lessons from £43 at Epona Equestian Centre. Click your heels on London_s historic streets in the footsteps of Mary Poppins. A supercalifragilistic two-hour walking tour, with a guide in full costume, takes in the iconic City sights that gifted Poppins_s creator, P. L. Travers, with the backdrop to her 1934 novel. There_s a sing-song too so brush up on your rendition of A Spoonful Of Sugar.


And to do it almost each and every week. When Obama went to Europe, he usually had a reason like the G-8 or NATO conference. Michelle, once, did do a pleasure trip but that was once. You can't really compare the two Presidents on the amount of excess money spent in travel. Trump spends more in one month than Obama spent in 8 years. In fact, Trump has spent in 2 years more than all the Presidents in the history of the United States. We need to put him on a budget and make him live by it. Stop giving him the free rides. The more free rides you give him the more free rides he will demand.


Trump goes to Mara Lago we dont pay for his rooms etc, when Obama went to Hawaii we footed the entire bill, When Michelle took her kids and her entourage of 100 to europe we paid the entire bill. When Bush went to his ranch in Texas we didn't pay for his lodging, when Reagan went to his ranch in Cal we didn't pay for his lodgings. When the clintons went anywhere we paid the entire bill because they never had a home while he was POTUS. Wrong, bunko artist. We do pay for his rooms and every room for his entire staff including his security team.


And don't forget for AF1, the C-5M Galaxy Support Cargo Plane that carries his cars, the support people to support those birds room and board as well. It's a cast of hundreds. All just for a round of Golf that we pay for as well. If Trump wanted to play a round of Golf, there are plenty of courses around DC. But he doesn't own those. I think the US would save money by buying one and giving him the course so he would be able to golf closer to the whitehouse. Did we not pay those costs when Obama went to Hawaii on vacation to play golf and play in the surf? Sure, it costs when presidents travel, but to claim that Trump is the first to do it is just plain stupid. Considering I never said Trump was the first is you just making crap up again.


I said he does it more than all Presidents in the History of the United States Combined. At least when Obama went Golfing, most of his rounds were played on Military Golf Courses. OK to not like the president, but to continually post lies just makes you look stupid. How many times has President Donald Trump played golf while in office? How many times has Trump played golf as President of the United States? He previously was on pace to visit his golf clubs more than 650 times in an eight-year presidency. However, his pace as of Aug. 6, 2018 now indicates Trump would spend as much as 745 days of his presidency at a golf course if he wins a second term and serves both terms to completion.


Now for all 8 years of Obama. Obama played 306 rounds while in office, a healthy amount, but well short of the estimated 1,200 rounds Woodrow Wilson played during his term, or the 800 rounds that Dwight Eisenhower played as POTUS. Still, it's more than his immediate predecessors George W. Bush or Bill Clinton, both of whom were golfers as well. Using two terms, Trump will have spent more days on the golf course than all the other Presidents put together. Obama runs a distant second. The difference is, Obama played most of his rounds on Military Golf Courses where the costs were kept down. To date, the cost to the Taxpayer for Trump at just Mar a Largo is 3.4 million per visit. And that also goes for each and every other Trump owned or controlled Golf course he visits.


Eisenhower said, "If elected, he would not serve" and he meant it. Most decisions were made by Nixon. Chaney wasn't the most powerful VP, it all goes to Nixon. Nixon actually served as operating President for 14 years. That's even longer than FDR. I should have said, Trump has played more golf as President than all the Presidents total since Eisenhower. No President can equal the 800 days that Eisenhower played golf except for Wilson who was another that "If Elected, did not serve". 98% chance of winning. They lied to you then and they are lying to you now. But keep believing, go for it.


Where is your source for QUINNIPIAC claiming Hillary had a 98% chance of winning? If you want to believe that sleepy Joe can beat Trump, go right ahead, you will be greatly disappointed but you are free to believe it. Hey, check out the latest poll from FOX NEWS(June 16, 2019) on the BIDEN VS. 98% chance of winning. They lied to you then and they are lying to you now. But keep believing, go for it. Where is your source for QUINNIPIAC claiming Hillary had a 98% chance of winning? If you want to believe that sleepy Joe can beat Trump, go right ahead, you will be greatly disappointed but you are free to believe it. Hey, check out the latest poll from FOX NEWS(June 16, 2019) on the BIDEN VS. Trump just fires some of his Pollsters in an anger fit. He's in a meltdown on this one.


The Dems that still have a head on their shoulders don't want impeachment, they just want trump to keep talking. He's the best PR the Democrats can ever ask for. The 30 hour thing was a godsend. It showed Trump at one of his best times and that was not so good for his image as is were. The Interviewer showed remarkable restraint and professional restraint through all of it. Trump just fires some of his Pollsters in an anger fit. He's in a meltdown on this one. The Dems that still have a head on their shoulders don't want impeachment, they just want trump to keep talking.


He's the best PR the Democrats can ever ask for. The 30 hour thing was a godsend. It showed Trump at one of his best times and that was not so good for his image as is were. The Interviewer showed remarkable restraint and professional restraint through all of it. Your desperation is duly noted. The Dems don't stand a chance. Meh, polls are useless anyway. No, create an account now. Americans stupid but happy? Separate names with a comma. We welcome everyone despite political and/or religious beliefs, and we continue to encourage the right to free speech. Come on in and join the discussion.


Lets go Surfing in Uruguay! Are you in need of an exciting, new surfing adventure? Think about surfing in Uruguay, a beautiful South American country resting on the southern tip of the Atlantic Ocean. The average temperature of the country is between 6 to 14 degrees Celsius and 17 to 28 degrees Celsius, or between 43 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit and 63 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit. With all of the tidal lagoons coming up into the ocean, you will be sure to catch great waves on any given day. Planning your trip to Uruguay will be easy, but consider your needs: are you looking to explore Uruguay and take part in Uruguayan holidays or do you want to just surf freely and not worry about any crowds?


If being around other surfers-and people in general is something you enjoy, then visiting Uruguayu in January through March will be a fine idea. That's a big tourist season for Uruguay because it's during Carnival. If you surf near the capital city of Montevideo Uruguay, you will be able to take in some of the Carnival celebrations when you aren't surfing, so you'll be entertained day and night. However, if you want lots of open space to yourself, you might want to surf Uruguay during April, May, and September through December. It's also fine to surf in June, July and August, but the weather in Uruguay, while rather warm and humid the rest of the year, gets a little chillier then.


That being said, it won't be cold enough to be unsurfable, but it's just information you should know before try to surf in Uruguay. If you want to explore Uruguay on your holidays and surfing is something you've always wanted to try, you will be able to find a good spot for beginners. La Aguada, located near Rocha Uruguay, is a great surfspot for beginners, as is La Barra Uruguay, located near Punta del Este. However, if you are an intermediate or advanced surfer, many locations near Punta del Este will be a good choice for you as well. Experienced surfers report that the best place to consistently find huge waves is in Punta del Este Uruguay, due to the presence of many sand banks and rocky bottoms, more commonly known as point breaks.


Winds commonly come in through the north in this area, which is a bonus while surfing Uruguay. However, if you do experience adverse winds, some of the beaches in Uruguay are actually protected from the wind because they face the River Plate. Not only are the waves reportedly larger here than in other places, but it's a beautiful part of the country. Additionally, if you also dig windsurfing or kitesurfing, Punta del Este is the perfect site for that as well. Surfing in Uruguay will challenge you and leave you exhilarated. What are you waiting for? Call up some friends, pack up your board and gear, and head out to surf Uruguay now!


There's never been a better time to ferry the kids to a staycation destination - because this summer Stena Line is offering tens of thousands of free child places on its four Irish Sea routes. The 'Kids Go Free' offer is valid on any day and sailing between Belfast and Cairnryan, Belfast and Liverpool, Dublin and Holyhead, and Rosslare and Fishguard. But what to do with your brood when you dock? Here MailOnline Travel rounds up the best kid-friendly activities. From surfing in Snowdonia to star-gazing in Scotland, they'll keep boredom well and truly at bay. And what's more, adults are guaranteed to love them, too.


The LC has it all - water slides, a wave pool, an indoor surf simulator, a four-storey play area, a 30ft climbing wall and Wales' largest gym. And it's all housed under one (enormous) roof in Swansea. Life's a very beautiful beach at Rhossili Bay, currently Britain's fourth best beach and the eleventh best in Europe, as voted by TripAdvisor users. Castell Henllys Iron Age Village makes for a fascinating day trip. Castell Henllys Iron Age Village makes for a fascinating day trip. It's set within 30 acres of beautiful woodland and river meadows in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, with reconstructed roundhouses, a children's play area and maze, plus a riverside picnic site.


It's thrills and spills all the way at Oakwood Theme Park, home to Speed, a 59mph coaster with a 97-degree drop, and Megafobia, voted one of the best wooden roller coasters in the world. Visitors to the Dan-yr-Ogof showcaves in Abercrave, Swansea, take a four-mile journey through a fascinating natural wonder with beautiful rock formations such as the 'Rasher of Bacon' and 'Angel'. Nearest Stena Line port: Fishguard. Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc in Conwy is home to the world's first inland surf lagoon, which gives beginners and experts alike the chance to surf immense artificially created waves in a safe, fresh-water environment. The waves on the 900ft lagoon peel perfectly for nearly 500 feet before dissipating.


Click here for more information. Nearest Stena Line port - Holyhead. Snowdonia National Park is incredibly eye-catching, with moorland, estuaries, dramatic rivers and, of course, the highest peak in England and Wales - the 3,560ft-tall Mt Snowdon. It's a wonderful hike to the top - but there's also the option of taking a train. The Haven resort of Quay West is a fantastic clifftop refuge by the sea, with a zip wire, swimming pools, tennis courts and crazy golf. Or try Trefloyne Manor in Tenby, which can offer discounted rates on trips to Oakwood Theme Park, Folly Farm, Tenby Zoo and Heatherton World of Activities. Cilgwyn Cottage on the edge of the Preseli Hills, meanwhile, is also a kid friendly retreat.


It's set on a working farm, has a rambling garden and wonderful views of the coast. Click here for more information. Haven's Hafan y Mor resort has breathtaking views of the Llyn Peninsula and is just 25 minutes away from Snowdonia National Park. The Trearddur Bay Hotel in Holyhead, meanwhile, has an on-site restaurant and some rooms have brilliant sea views. Albert Dock in Liverpool is north-west England's most popular free attraction. There's a reason Albert Dock in Liverpool is the most-visited free tourist attraction in north-west England. It's home to world-class galleries, museums and attractions such as Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum and newest arrival Mattel Play! Liverpool, a family entertainment centre under one roof. The nine roller coasters alone - including the 68mph Oblivion and its 88 degree drop - make Alton Towers well worth a visit.


Add an Ice Age 4D experience, beautiful gardens and amazing Skyride, and you have a theme park that'll leave a big smile on the face of every family member. Trafford Park in Manchester is home to Europe's largest indoor trampolining arena, boasting 139 wall-to-wall trampolines connected together to form one huge jump space. And thanks to angled trampolines at the sides, kids can literally bounce off walls. A Runcorn venue opens in July. Awesome awaits', boasts Legoland in Windsor - and it's not wrong. Children will love the rides and marvel at the buildings and characters on show, assembled with 55million bricks. And adults can expect to be impressed, too. The only UK attraction with more visitors is Alton Towers.


Speke Hall manor house near has fun for all the family in the form of a popular Vintage Festival, outdoor theatre productions and a selection of sports to try such as orienteering, archery, yoga, golf and tennis. Home to over 20,000 weird and wonderful animals from 500 species, including tigers, lions and jaguars, Chester Zoo is both educational and fun. Nearest Stena Line port - Liverpool. The Haven resort of Marton Mere is just up the coast and only 10-minutes' drive from the attractions of Blackpool. It has pic 'n' paint pottery classes for the kids - and offers adults some respite, because it's next to a tranquil nature reserve. Or try Sophie's Retreat in Oxton, Wirral.


It's a quaint, beautifully furnished cottage and a splendid base for exploring the local countryside and beaches. What's more, there's a Michelin-starred restaurant just nearby. Click here for more information. The 300sq-mile Galloway Forest Park is one of the darkest places in Scotland - and why it's the UK's first official Dark Sky Park. Visitors can see over 7,000 stars and planets from the park, just with the naked eye. Click here for more information. Nearest Stena Line port - Cairnryan. The uniquely triangular-shaped Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries is one of Scotland's great medieval fortresses. The moated 13th-century building has a formidable double-towered gatehouse and a siege-engine playground that kids will love. Click here for more information.
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Guidelines and more / Re: Getting Started
« Last post by digitalhikes on Today at 01:50:07 am »
Thank you so much @Davo, your link is very helpful for me.
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Storage / Re: Invalid Serial Number
« Last post by weldeina on Today at 12:55:44 am »
<p>Seriously?</p><p> </p><p>Dell sells parts and pieces just like anyone else... so if I buy it at Walmartone will it have a Walmart tag?</p><p> </p><p>It's a Buffalo part with a Buffalo SN etc.... and requires Buffalo downloads.</p><p> </p><p> </p>

Yeah. Retailers are just retails. They are just mediators between end consumer and supplier.
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Storage / AWS S3 Sync Issues
« Last post by rvs on July 18, 2019, 07:00:37 pm »
I have a Terrastation TS51210R deployed for a client with a folder that replicates to S3.  This folder has about 350GB of data in it and it was working fine until we did some maintenance and turned the switch off that connects to the NAS unit.  It was offline less than 10 minutes.  Ever since then the sub folder containing most of the data has been inaccessible.  When it is clicked on Windows gives an error saying it is unavailable and that the location might have been moved or deleted. 

I called Buffalo support a few times, first time they tell me to reboot it and that it will rescync in a few minutes and come back online.  Rebooted with no change, call back an hour later and they tell me that it may take hours to resync and that I shouldn't reboot as that will start the process over again.  Well it's been 3 days and the folder is still inaccessible and when I talked to someone yesterday they claimed that it was my fault for disconnecting the network while it was syncing to S3 and that there has to be a failover internet connection and to make sure the unit never goes offline or this will happen again.  They have no idea how long it will take to sync again and give me access to the data.  All the data is showing correctly in the bucket in S3.  Creating new folders on the NAS syncs to S3 immediately as well in the same S3 bucket. 

This seems insane, does this S3 sync not work properly or has anyone actually found a way to make this work for large directories?  At some point there will be several terabytes on this unit that will need to be backed up to S3.  If I have to worry that any network glitch will take their data offline for days or even weeks then this is a bogus feature that shouldn't even be offered. 
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Storage / Re: LS220 RAID0 Drive #2 Failed - Now what???
« Last post by 1000001101000 on July 18, 2019, 10:51:13 am »
In 1 of 3 places anyway. I assume that answers the question they had with the RAID0 directions, they really wanted the RAID1 directions.

I'm glad to hear that, I hate hearing about people losing data.
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Storage / Re: LS220 RAID0 Drive #2 Failed - Now what???
« Last post by Coys55 on July 18, 2019, 10:40:15 am »
I see the OP has now changed RAID0 to RAID1, which renders our comments/advice meaningless.
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Storage / Re: LS220 RAID0 Drive #2 Failed - Now what???
« Last post by Coys55 on July 18, 2019, 08:30:19 am »
Unless you have a backup (which you should still have even with RAID1 [disk mirroring]) I'm afraid your data has all gone. For clarification, from Wikipedia's Standard Raid Levels page (my bolding):

RAID 0 (also known as a stripe set or striped volume) splits ("stripes") data evenly across two or more disks, without parity information, redundancy, or fault tolerance. Since RAID 0 provides no fault tolerance or redundancy, the failure of one drive will cause the entire array to fail; as a result of having data striped across all disks, the failure will result in total data loss. This configuration is typically implemented having speed as the intended goal. RAID 0 is normally used to increase performance, although it can also be used as a way to create a large logical volume out of two or more physical disks.

So I'm afraid that your are wrong with your claim that "The whole purpose of a RAID0 is to retain 100% of the data in the event one of the drives fails".

Full Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_RAID_levels
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Storage / Re: replace all 4 drives on LS-QVL
« Last post by Tshugars on July 17, 2019, 07:12:13 pm »
Thanks for the feedback.  My NAS is a Pro Quad LS-QV8.0TL/R5.  The cloning software I have is EaseUS Disk Copy Pro, which claims to clone raid configured drives.  I donít know how it deals with cloning a raid drive to a higher capacity drive.  Iíve emailed EaseUS to inquire.

Any additional feedback would be greatly appreciated. 
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I put together a guide for creating your own recovery disk:
https://buffalonas.miraheze.org/wiki/Create_Recovery_Disk_for_Intel-based_Terastation

Buffalo support can also send you an SD card with the recovery image for a fee.

I've also put together a custom Debian installer for these devices if you're interested:
https://buffalonas.miraheze.org/wiki/Installing_Debian_on_Intel_Terastations

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll give the Debian a try, sounds interesting.
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I put together a guide for creating your own recovery disk:
https://buffalonas.miraheze.org/wiki/Create_Recovery_Disk_for_Intel-based_Terastation

Buffalo support can also send you an SD card with the recovery image for a fee.

I've also put together a custom Debian installer for these devices if you're interested:
https://buffalonas.miraheze.org/wiki/Installing_Debian_on_Intel_Terastations
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