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Big BTRFS announcements

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The big BTRFS announcements this week.  First, if you don't know what BTRFS is, then here is the definition:

BTRFS (pronounced as "butter fuss") is a file system based on the copy-on-write (COW) principle, initially designed at Oracle Corporation for use in Linux. It is a fairly new file stystem. The development of BTRFS began in 2007.  As of August 2014 the file system's on-disk format has been marked as stable, but coding and development continues.

Btrfs is intended to address the lack of pooling, snapshots, check-sums, and integral multi-device spanning in OS file systems.

The August 15th, 2018 BTRFS news can be summed up by this sentence:

Red Hat and Microsoft shun BTRFS, while ReactOS and SUSE Linux embrace this file system.

As of this week ReactOS (ReactOS.org) has announced that they support BTRFS and released developer issues of the OS with working BTRFS.  They have also released a YouTube video demonstrating BTRFS on ReactOS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…

Cubs snap shot

Oops never published on the 29th of July. Doing so now, although these numbers have shifted a lot.

Every year at this time (since 2013) I do a snap shot of the Cubs at the end of July. The obvious Stars are Baez, Almora, and Rizzo. Bryant has been injured much of the season. The power hitters are Baez, Rizzo, and Schwarber. Schwarber happens to have the most walks and a .364 OBP, 3rd highest RBIs - so really should probably be ranked higher.
RK Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS 1 Baez 103 383 65 113 27 6 21 79 14 100 .295 .326 .561 .887 2 Almora Jr. 98 310 50 96 21 1 4 30 18 55 .310 .346 .423 .769 3 Rizzo 95 361 44 95 17 1 15 69 44 53 .263 .360 .440 .800 4 Contreras 91 324 36 90 19 5 8 37 37 80 .278 .367 .441 .809 5 Heyward 89 314 54 87 16 3 7 44 32 39 .277 .344 .414 .758 6 Russell 94 326 48 86 …