I suppose they can keyword match my text (and yours, on this site), and they might do some syntactical parsing, looking for meaning among the text automatically, but most "actionable analysis" still takes people reading... Hadoop et. al. can point them in likely places to dig, but since I have nothing to hide, the analysts can pore over the reddit links I send to my wife and bunny photo cartoons she sends to me for days and days, looking for something that's not there.
Although 5 is prime, I think this comment deserves at least a 7, possibly 11 score...
So, keep your backups at diverse locations, if you can. Personally, that's a lot of damn work to keep up, I've never managed to get the rsync processes setup to mirror from one end of the house to the other, let alone opening firewall ports and setting up an encrypted link to a remote location.
Sure, it's all possible, but your time really worth so little?
I've had enough of trusting companies like Google to always have a particular service available and to keep their snoots out of my stuff.
I've got enough "stuff" going on in my life that trusting a company like Google to keep "forever" backups of things like my e-mail seems to be a whole lot more reliable than relying on myself to make proper timely backups.
Plus, if I had anything to hide, it could very well stay hidden, off or on cloud servers. The sheer volume of crap that isn't hidden should be enough to keep any snooping investigators busy for a long time - meaning, it will be costly for them to sift through my records looking for something that's not there.
Is your 1 TB internal SATA ever powered on?
Are you including anything for the cost of the protective housing, power supply, building, air conditioning, etc.?
Then, if you want to access your data on the go, you need network connectivity....
Sure, all those are sunk costs. You can get lots of really good things "for free" in your own home if you don't consider the actual cost of space in that home...
I get the feeling that for $1.99/month, you're buying 5% fractional ownership in a 2TB drive that costs ~$99 to purchase and another ~$199 to configure, connect, maintain, power and dispose of over a ~3 year average lifetime. Say $300 total cost - $100 a year. If the drive is fully subscribed, it's bringing in ~$40/month, call that $20/month after costs of collection, administrative overhead, customer handholding, etc. Still a healthy profit margin left in there. If they're actually selling a lot of cloud storage space at these prices, I'd say their financial future looks good.
In other news, CEO of a multi-million dollar crypto-currency bank/trading house decides to gather information for a few days before halting trading based on a suspicion that something might be wrong.
Well, I've never been victimized in any significant way, but I know people with less financial stability than me who have gotten into a huge mess after repeated identity theft problems.... Their money was retrieved, but only after putting them through hardships and time wasting worth 10x what was "temporarily" unavailable.
And, yes, BTC has none of that. Gone is gone. Kind of like stock in a folded company.
Melinda and Bill Gates have three children: daughters Jennifer Katharine Gates (born 1996) and Phoebe Adele Gates (born 2002), and son Rory John Gates (born 1999)
Ya know, I got my hair cut once, about six months ago, and didn't need another one until recently (perks of work from home...) When I was there, the stylist handed me her card, which I promptly lost. I'd like to have used her again, was a good cut, aged well, but I totally forgot all but the first letter of her name and the purple streak in her hair.
This time, the receptionist hit me up for name and phone number, even though I paid cash. My childhood shopping/training at Radio Shack means that I know what's going down here before she even speaks, but this time, I don't mind, and it's not because of the yoga pants she's wearing... see, this way they put me in their system, and when I call 2, 3, or 6 months from now, I can make a reservation with the same stylist, or different depending on how this cut ages, and I don't have to keep track of anything. If they get obnoxious and pro-actively call me, I can get obnoxious right back and ask them to please not do that again, if they do that again I can ask them to remove my information from their system.
Believe it or not, after a few years of simply asking people to not call and remove your information from their systems, you can quiet down your phone to a tolerable level, I'm getting about one wrong number every 3 months now and no unwanted marketing. And, for the habitually stupid, there's the silent ring option in the contacts info.
That would actually be a great opportunity for nuclear, however I have a feeling that these guys would hate nuclear even more than coal (I know it's stereotyping, but their type usually does and you'd be hard pressed to argue otherwise.)
Careful with your insensitive clod stereotyping, I am a pro-nuclear green wanker and proud of it. I had to cut off my ties to Greenpeace when they wouldn't shut up about the damn nuke power plants being eeeeevil.
Living in Florida, it isn't all that hard. Coal stacks put yellow-brown streaks in an otherwise blue sky - clear evidence of literally tons of sulfur and other nasties being injected into our environment after a train ride down from under the mountains of Appalachia.
The nuke plants, on the other hand, hum quietly and cleanly, and get all excited when the tiniest bit of detectable radiation leaks outside the controlled containment area. This is Florida, we're all going to die of skin cancer, and it's not coming from the local power plants.
Coal, oil, and natural gas, mainly. Shut it all down, and we go back to a life primitive, brutish, and short.
Or, we move to France. I know, tough choice, barbarisim or Parisians, but France is what, like 70% nuclear using breeders to make fuel?
Obviously, unhappy developers are spending a fair amount of brain power plotting their revenge on whatever is making them unhappy...
The article is ignorant of how basic economics work.
The AC is ignorant of what was written in the article.
Not really. Limit supply you increase demand.
See, you blew it by going on, this is actually a haiku rebuttal thread.
A response more inkeeping with the tone might have been something like:
No, he's not, naa naa na boo boo.
AC started it with a one-line snipe at the article.
There is no finishing this with voluminous text and examples.
They go on to talk about coal's "dark future" and how it's a "dead end industry." Ok, so let it die. There's no need to blow $50B on a "dead end industry."
When I think about the "dark future" of coal, I'm thinking about strip mines that dig into historic towns in Germany (oh, boo hoo, relocate the church and everyone get on with life, right?), or even more ecologically sensitive areas, dig deeper into places they shouldn't and pull up coal with more sulfur and heavy metals than they should. I think of what's going on with the Canadian tar sands for oil, and I think of open pit mines on fire for decades - that's a real boon for Hazelwood, Australia right now, isn't it?
To me, that's the whole problem with massive industry built on non-renewable resources. When the coal is just lying around on the surface of the desert, sure, pick it up and use it. But, that runs out - then we start digging for it in places that don't really matter, but those run out, and then we get a little closer to towns, streams that feed recreational lakes, and other places that you might rather not mine, but, hey, we need the coal, right?
$50B "blown" on technology changeover would be a huge economic boost with "trickledown" effects all the way through the service industries. Sure, you'll get some old codgers who don't know nothin' other than minin' coal, can't lern nothin' else, poor me, send me that check and me an' my Jim Beam will get along somehow... those folks are actually pretty rare. And, some mining towns will dry up, the way that gold and silver mining towns did when they ran out of profit to be dug from the ground. Me, personally, I'm more concerned with the non-carbon stuff that's being burned in the coal, making mercury laced acid rain for all of us. And, don't forget the poor drowning polar bears - CO2 emissions are actually something to be concerned about now, rather than after half of Florida is underwater.