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Comment: Re:It looks like a response to anti spam laws (Score 1) 145

by Predius (#47340313) Attached to: Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

It's not just MS, OpenSRS (Based out of Canada) has just done away with their email notification for system outages as well. They're now providing an RSS feed or you can periodically check their blog. Their solution for those who liked email alerts, a third party service that watches the RSS feed and emails on updates...

Comment: Re:And another on the ban pile (Score 1) 289

A reboot isn't a power cycle... and at least on the Intel's if you go with an enterprise model they stay in RO mode. It's certainly something to consider, I'd hope for an appliance design the estimated write volume would be taken into consideration also so you would never plan for the drive to reach that point in the appliance's life span?

Comment: Re:And another on the ban pile (Score 4, Insightful) 289

The drive did go into read only, until power cycled. As documented.

I get the planned obsolescence gripe, but it didn't lock out until over twice it's advertised write capacity had been burned through, and again, at no time did it corrupt data. You light the fuse with the first write and advance towards the time bomb with each additional one, so planned or not the drive only has a finite life span. Would you prefer the Samsung's failure mode instead?

Comment: Re:And another on the ban pile (Score 4, Informative) 289

Actually, if you read the article...

None of the drives died at their 200TB rated endurance, although the Samsung DID fail a data retention test. The Intel let go at 700+ TB of writes along with two other drives, but did so with plenty of advance warning and died in a way as to allow for one last read off of the data without corrupting it with a bad write. Hard to fault them there.

Comment: Re:DMARC (Score 1) 57

by Predius (#46881127) Attached to: GNU Mailman 3 Enters Beta

That is your opinion. And you can do what you want with your mailing list server.

And any domain owner can configure DMARC if (s)he wants to. Which leaves the recipient mailserver operator free to NOT accept the message from your mailinglist server. Your opinion is not internet-law (even if it is written in RFC).

And that is why DMARC is a bad standard that hopefully the net as a whole rejects. They purposely avoided the RFC process. RFCs may not be 'internet law' but if everyone decides to start going their own way, we're going to end up back in the olden days of IM with everyone stuck in balkanized little e-mail fiefdoms unable to contact other fiefdoms. Would sir like to sign up for Google's Internet, Microsoft's, Yahoo's? Pick one, and hope your friends pick the same.

Comment: Re:Grabs popcorn (Score 5, Insightful) 518

by Predius (#46629947) Attached to: Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

Of course, this is ignoring the INCREASE in accidents this will cause by people looking forward, staring at a screen rather than backwards while backing up, missing little details like traffic to the left and right, etc. I'd be much happier if they mandated a minimum visibility spec out the back than cameras, we're now mandating distracted backing up... blech.

(Side note, I won't be riding a motorcycle on the street ever again, too many idiots not paying attention at the wheel now, this isn't going to help.)

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. -- Sagan