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FWIW, thank you for sharing Alex.

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Take care Abby, thanks for everything you've done here at GB!

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All those production problems they’ve described - there are equivalents in software development. No creation process runs smoothly, because creation implies something that has never existed before... which means there‘s always a chance you hit something you’ve never encountered before...

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Looking over the livestream again quickly, I'm now wondering -- was I watching a stream for games to convince me to buy a Xbox Series X, or was I watching a stream to convince me to get PC GamePass? I'm not entirely sure what the value proposition here is.

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Listening to the part about making life more difficult by changing things and maybe they could have taken it easier - all that work is the reason why Gamespot was the place to follow games news in the 2000’s.

Modern business, unless you’re very lucky, if you’re not changing and challenging yourselves, you’re not growing. You don‘t have to do push, but you can‘t complain then if you get passed and left behind. There’s always somebody behind you, like it or not.

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This history stuff is great, but man, it makes me feel old. :) I would go down to the local drugstore and buy a copy of CGW with my allowance money whenever the cover looked interesting. I come completely from the other side of the fence - Vic 20 => Apple II => IBM PC clone => 286 etc. The only consoles I ever had in the apartment until my significant other moved in with me were a NES and a PS2 -- and the number of games I had for both didn't break double digits.

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Be safe, to GB staff, GB community and everybody else out there. It got real crazy pretty quick.

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Thanks Dan and good luck!

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Good luck with chunky son and video games! We’re just finishing year two of our own escort mission and finding time to play games just gets harder. I hear it might get better around year 4. :)

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Little late to the party here, but I want to emphasize something Brad mentioned - if you are going to do this, if you use any RAID mode that isn't redundant, don't put anything on the combined logical drive that you aren't afraid to lose. Raid-0 or JBOD gives you zero tolerance for failure -- if any physical drive fails, the whole logical drive goes down, and there's a good chance you've lost everything on that drive. (Solid state mechanisms are usually more reliable, but that doesn't mean invulnerable. The legend of Brad's Xbox USB key has been told many a time.)

All that being said - I run Windows software RAID-1 on my main desktop PC at home for the past 3+ years, and it's been pretty solid. The quality of Windows Software RAID has come a long way since the early 2000s. Just really be aware of the pros and cons of what you're configuring, and always, always have a backup (or, at the very least, make sure everything can be downloaded again from the cloud.)