I first saw that memo in the late 80s. One of the IBM field engineers brought it in, it was hilarious!
You can use "logical block protection" and multiple copies so that you can save archive copies in protected vaults, which will increase your data integrity by having multiple copies in different locations as well as increased protection from bit rot(from cosmic rays at least). Multiple copies can be created simultaneously, at the cost of tape drives.
You still have to read the entire disk copy to verify, which could take awhile if it's several TB in size. Though you still have several options to protect it from "bit rot", IE filesystems like ZFS and/or not using raid-0. If the data is important, you still have to back it up. Also, while it's on tape you don't have to worry about someone accidentally overwriting it with a single command. Especially the archived copies.
Double check that research, that was an obvious BS work that has been debunked. In "Dust to Dust" they reference nickel mining techniques that were over 30 years out of date. They also based the energy cost on the lifetime of vehicle with the Prius having a lifetime of 109,000 miles and the Humvee 379,000, total BS. The same company revisited their biased article and reversed their views a year later, I'm guessing they were trying to save face.
Considering this all happened over 5 years ago, anyone still referencing that article obviously isn't very good at doing research. Environmental benefit was tertiary in my decision process, but I can't stand it when people reference ridiculously inaccurate articles in an attempt to make themselves look "smug".
Jetta drivers have been accused of being "smug". Do you feel you deserved that or did you buy a car that you liked and was happy with your purchase without thinking even once that you were superior. And when people stated that pickup trucks were more environmentally friendly than a diesel Jetta didn't you think it was frustrating that people could be so ignorant? And why the sudden need to compare suv/pickup trucks to high mpg cars? I suspect that whenever the gas prices increase, they get upset every time they go to the pump and they take out their frustrations on high mpg cars. Maybe they should stop trying to look bigger through their cars and instead consider getting a more frugal car like a Yaris, it's cheap, reliable, and gets good milage. I needed a bigger car, so I went with the Prius.
OMG, you're killing me! It's amazing how many women have caught on to what an over-sized pickup truck with a dozen lights and super lift kit means. Since getting a Prius I noticed that some men(especially non-techies) looked down on them and women approved of them. I still don't understand the Prius hate, maybe if I bought a BMW or Humvee I would see the same thing.
They're cheaper than they used to be. And some people like quieter cars that don't emit excessive heat and belch poisonous gases, the more you get used to them, the more other cars sound like harleys. Some people like harleys, I find them excessively noisy.
People have been driving combustion automobiles since the industrial age. It takes time for new technologies to move through adoption stages, not to mention time for manufacturing costs and yields to improve.
They adapted fine to most everything else.
Power steering, power brakes, steer by wire, brake by wire, cd player, seat warmer, rear defrost, powered side mirrors, keyless entry, keyless start, alarm system, electronic fuel injector, unleaded gas, powered seats, ICE's with computer chips, satellite radio, dvd player, radar detector, cruise control, remote start, airbags, pressure sensors for the tires, halogen lights, powered moon-roof, shoulder belts, ABS, rear video camera, radar assisted parking, radar warning for when you are about to hit the car in front of you, automatic transmission, lojack, etc. I remember when most of these didn't exist. I remember having to warm up the car because it had a carburetor, thank goodness for EFI. Some of these features make a big difference in driving a car, try driving without power steering, or even parking a car without it. Hybrid cars are a seamless change from regular cars, took me seconds to adapt to my Prius. Obviously a non-hybrid EV is a much bigger jump, but if someone doesn't like changes in cars, they're screwed, because cars have been changing every couple of years and if gas prices go high enough I'm guessing less people will stay loyal to ICEs.
This is not a fair comparison, the iPhone is twice the price.
You've got a Quad-Core ARM running at twice their Ghz and you barely post benchmarks ahead of a Dual-Core A7, you know you're stupid for buying one.
So, what you are saying is that the Nexus 5 is faster, but it needed twice as many higher clock speed processors, which is bad because it costs half as much or is it because it has a higher resolution display. And now that the iPhone doesn't have the highest resolution display, that's unimportant? Buying one of the fastest phones, that has a great display, has stock Android OS, and is cheap is stupid??? I do not think that word means what you think it means.
The LG G2 has a 3000mAH battery, so I am assuming it's an issue of keeping the cost down.
They must be thinking of the research done on Dihydrogen Monoxide!!
Actually, the variety is increasing, especially in size. Some people want smaller phones, so you have phones like the mini, some people want bigger phones, so you have phablets.
My hands are big enough to comfortably hold an LG G2(feels similar in width to a Droid RAZR MAXX), and still flick any part of the screen that I want. There's plenty of room in my pants pocket, so that's not an issue. I used to carry a Palm Pilot with a Rhino case in my pocket, that was a lot bigger, this phone is very slim in comparison, even with a case. I'm far sighted, and even though I have reading glasses, it's a real pain trying to read tiny fonts on a small display. The display on this phone is incredible! It reminds me of the Samsung S4, which had the first display to impress me in years. The quad-core power on this phone is fantastic. Shredder Chess and Stockfish must be playing in the 2400+ range now.
I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person who likes a display that's easy on the eyes, and if it still fits in your pocket and your hand, it's not too big.
And it has an IR blaster too!!
That was one of the worst parts! They already stopped and were in the same orbit. When he lets go he should have just hovered there. Afterwards he should realize how silly he was and reclip and gently tug on the tether so he could head back.
Obviously, Hollywood wanted to use a cliche "you need to let me go or we'll both die!", except there was no cliff.
There were a lot of bad physics in the movie, more bad than good. I saw "Machete Kills" the night before, and that was more realistic. I'm betting that "Machete Kills again..In Space" will be more realistic as well.
I worked in Rexx on MVS and OS/2 in the early 90s. I'm astonished it's not dead and buried.
Unless IBM decides to port another scripting language like Perl or Python to Z/OS(OS/390,MVS) and z/VM/CMS, REXX isn't going anywhere.
I've used REXX on MVS, VM/CMS, and OS/2, it's a lot better than Exec or Exec2. But after moving to UNIX and learning Perl, I never looked back.
My first DSLR was a Canon 5D3. it isn't top of the line, but it was a bit pricey, and I've had a blast with it. I've been learning so much on how photography works and what can be done with it (and videography too). I put it on manual about and 2nd day I had it and have been learning since then how to shoot and get the effects "I" want.
You bought a nice camera! If you haven't tried "Magic Lantern" yet, you should check it out. It takes it to another level. I Don't have a mkIII, or even mkII, I have a t2i, which can use "Magic Lantern", but if I didn't have family/kids/mortgage etc. I would have that camera! It's a very nice camera and a very nice camcorder in one package.
If you do your research and if you are willing to learn what you can do with your camera, then of course you should get a nice camera if you an afford it! You'll get the full benefit, professional or amateur. A nice camera also allows for a greater range for what you can learn. There are a lot of people who spend as much money on playing golf and are not professionals, but not as many people question the cost or time. Compared to the old days, when you needed a darkroom and had to buy film/chemicals/photographic paper/enlarger, you can buy a nice dSLR and not spend as much as back then.
That's why I switched to XFCE when GNOME 3 was released. I know what I'm doing thank you! Lowest common denominator design will lead to a low quality production.
If that was true, then wouldn't that imply that MS Windows is a low quality product?