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In order to drive the page views, Slashdot "editors" troll their readership in order to stimulate discussion through upsetting people, driving them to respond to stories they otherwise would pass up. They do this in several ways, including, but not limited to:
Intentional misspellings and poor grammar in the summaries.
Intentional inflammatory use of terminology (like this summary, which got you to reply (and I replied to the meta-troll))
Injection of political or religious themes or topics (a classic; never gets old, works every time)
And so on...
Now, with this information in hand, you can read the summaries and pick out the trolling technique used in about, oh, 90% of the stories/summaries posted.
If you're doing your sizing projections correctly (very tricky, I'll give you that), space is not an issue, but time is. If you lease, then you need a replacement installed before the lease is up; the leasing company wants their hardware back. There is no stretching it out. If you purchase, you are bound by the length of your support contract, as nobody sane is going to run an enterprise array without a current support contract.
not so much when talking about a SAN of SSDs
You mean an array of SSDs.
Just as you wouldn't call a PC on a local network a "LAN", you don't refer to an array on a storage network as a SAN. The SAN is the network.
Sorry, but this really bugs me...
Do you also wonder about the difference between what Hans Rieser did and what Miley Cyrus did at the MTV awards?
I didn't know Hans was at the MTV awards; what did he do there?
Get rid, and stay rid of all debt. Destroy the credit cards; you don't need them and they will only screw you over. Use cash or debit, even checks, for all transactions. Start a habit of saving. After a year or two, you can buy a car using YOUR MONEY and be done with it. Live within your means; stop buying useless crap.
Opt out; they need you, but you DO NOT NEED THEM.
Marketing over function.
Microsoft is killing off the "Windows Phone" name in favor of Windows.
I think this version would be more appealing:
Microsoft is killing off the "Windows Phone" name in favor of Phone.