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Comment: Re:One non-disturbing theory (Score 1) 304

by BoRegardless (#47356511) Attached to: Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

Solar/UV radiation on floating plastic degrades the polymers rather quickly.

Then the other side of the equation is critters adhere to plastic and their weight eventually causes the plastic to sink. You see wood in the ocean just covered with masses of barnacles, which would sink a small piece of plastic quickly.

Most plastics are also not very reactive in the quick digestion systems of fish, so I suspect that much of the small particles simply pass through quickly with no effect on the fish.

A lot of bogus arguements are "floating around" out there.

Comment: Long Overdue Use of "free space" (Score 5, Insightful) 81

by BoRegardless (#47314745) Attached to: Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv

The concept of using the equivalent of ski lift pods above ground between light poles has always made a lot of sense to me.

I've wondered why downtown city planners haven't implemented this type of transit as it could potentially alleviate all sorts of congestion for relatively "long walks" people have to make in dense areas.

Comment: Re: Incompetent -- Learning Archival Strategies (Score 1) 396

by BoRegardless (#47239003) Attached to: One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

Just for clarity, I'm not going to run the backup/archival system as an FMPro consultant will do that.

I need to get some more background, so I have knowledge of where the tradeoffs are. I know this is done all the time, but I'm sure there are still choices to be made.

Comment: Re: Incompetent -- Learning Archival Strategies (Score 1) 396

by BoRegardless (#47237117) Attached to: One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

What is the best overview doc/book out there for covering backup-archiving options?

I want to be more conversant with the subject before starting work with a FileMaker Pro DB consultant.

I will be doing a mission critical but small database, so data storage size won't be an issue as far as existing 1-4TB HDDs go & RAID arrays. Losing a day's or even an hour's data entry is not an option.

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