Nerd pleeease. Nothing is too big to fail, history has proven that time and time again (Titanic, Roman Empire, British Empire, Napoleon, USSR...etc etc)... It's too big to fail NOW, but give it time, it will wither down (or is it wither up)...
The difference is when the data is on MY hard disk it's under MY control, and I have the responsibility and power to replace it in time.
If facebook/flicker or any site decides to just shut down tomorrow without warning, I don't have time to react.
Hard drive's fail much more predictably then web sites.
Occupy Toronto – Foot sniffer arrested
Occupy OKC – Young man with history of drug abuse found dead
Occupy Oakland – Yelling and nonsense at Burger King
As someone said, considering the number of people that gathered, and how long it lasted this list is not surprising or even high crime rate. I am pretty sure most of these things happen at music festivals( example ), or gun shows (search for gun show accidents provides a nice list) or sport events. Parent's post just gives data, which is not same as information. So instead of informative, it should be tagged as data...ful
Yeah, I'm going to disagree with you there. I know the old saying, do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life. But my experience is more like, if you do what you love for your 9 to 5, what do you do when you need a break?
I realized (much too late) that the better approach is:
Do what you like?
Keep what you love as a hobby?
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb