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Comment: Re:Is this really worth worrying about? (Score 1) 747

by Supp0rtLinux (#46486521) Attached to: Measles Outbreak In NYC
Interesting you say that... because for various medical reasons many parents don't want they're kids to have particular vaccines. Funny how we want to tar and feather them for refusing a vaccine over fears of a complication down the road that may or may not have evidence to back it up... yet its okay for them to skip the vaccines for other reasons.

Comment: Is this really worth worrying about? (Score 1) 747

by Supp0rtLinux (#46483343) Attached to: Measles Outbreak In NYC
So... the "anti-vax'ers" the article mentions... they're only a small subset of the population, right? Last I checked, according to the CDC they only account for less than .2 percent of the population. I understand the numbers are growing, but they're still a small subset. So if the other 99.8% of people are getting their vaccinations then this really only affects the non-vax'ers, right? In other words, they're getting exactly what they understand they'll get by not being vaccinated. So how is this a huge problem again? I'm confused. Granted, no one wants to see anyone, especially children, die unnecessarily when a vaccination could have kept them alive. But those who reject the vax's over fears of autism, etc understand that if they do get it, they're facing a different risk and they're basically playing the odds. In most cases, whether its measles or chicken pox, they get it, they get over it, and they'll never get it again and their immune systems are the better for it. In rare cases, they or their children will die. But they believe the odds of them dying from measles or pox is less than the odds of having a bad outcome from the vax and getting something like autism. Its all about risks the anti vax'ers are willing to take (and to take for their children). But being such a small subset of the population.. I'm not sure how this is a problem for the rest of us that are already vaccinated and can't get it anyway...

Comment: Re:Rsync and Bluray and maybe dedup (Score 1) 983

by Supp0rtLinux (#46481925) Attached to: How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
I've never had this problem. And since data is data is bits is bits... if this was an issue, you would think BR movies would have the same issue? I've been backing up to BR for about 3 years now and have had to go back to older media for restores and never had an issue. Like all media, your environment can affect them. I wouldn't let them get too hot or too cold, no direct sunlight, etc...

Comment: Re:Rsync and Bluray and maybe dedup (Score 1) 983

by Supp0rtLinux (#46463241) Attached to: How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
Oh, and for what its worth... yes, you can do rsync on Windows. I'm not assuming he has Mac, Linux, or UNIX. I've been doing rsync on the PC for years with cygwin... these days there are many more options and ports of rsync for Windows... even 64bit versions, etc. But my scripts are written around cygwin and expected variables and such, so I still do it the *old school* way. :) Just wanted to point this out though as inevitably someone will cry about rsync and Windows...

Comment: Rsync and Bluray and maybe dedup (Score 2) 983

by Supp0rtLinux (#46463067) Attached to: How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
As you noted, Bluray holds a lot of data, but would take some time. Since its audio/video media, odds are most of it is pretty stagnant. I'd do an initial rsync job to write out to Bluray... then once a month or so repeat the job but now rsync will only get what's changed. Depending on the media type and age, you could also look at dedup'ing it and if the dedup'd copy is significantly smaller than the source you might be able to put that onto say one or two 3-4Tb drives.

Comment: How is presenting all theories a problem? (Score -1, Troll) 665

by Supp0rtLinux (#46220271) Attached to: South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards
I honestly don't see the issue with presenting all sides of an issue. I think going all evolution and excluding creationism is as bad as forcing only creationism to the exclusion of evolution. That said, I can only hope they use the Darwin Awards as the best proof we have of natural selection.

Comment: You mean like our furloughed guys here in the US (Score 1) 196

by Supp0rtLinux (#45090821) Attached to: Foxconn Accused of Forcing InternsTo Build PS4s Or Lose School Credit
There's quite a few people that are considered essential to national security (DHS, CBP, etc) that are still working right now, but with no paychecks coming in (presumably they will get back pay). I joked to a friend that having a job but no paycheck is called an internship. So maybe Foxconn is just taking a queue from the US only using students instead of essential employees.

Comment: There's no similarities here... (Score 2) 298

These aren't all that similar. One violation dealt with standard essential patents that Samsung refused to fairly license to Apple. The other dealt with design patents that Samsung willfully copied as evidenced by the fact that they refused to remove the offending issues and instead offered workarounds. The only similarity is that there were two cases and two injunctions. The similarities end there. There is a huge difference between banning a product because it copies your patented design versus not banning a product because it needs a standards essential patent that the owner refused to license to you at reasonable costs.

+ - Samsung caught abusing disclosure docs to gain market advantage->

Submitted by Supp0rtLinux
Supp0rtLinux (594509) writes "According to this story at FOSS Patents, Samsung violated multiple court rules and used documents marked "Extremely Confidential — For Attorney's Eyes Only" by taking documents provided to outside counsel (that inside counsel should never have seen) and using knowledge of them in negotiations with Nokia to secure better patent licensing terms. Considering that Samsung was also found to again be enhancing their phones to perform better when benchmarked, one has to wonder if Samsung as a whole will do just about anything, no matter how illegal or immoral, so gain a competitive advantage. The timing of this is interesting as well. As Apple and Samsung are due back in court soon to have the damages re-evaluated in their landmark lawsuit, one has to wonder how news of this will affect a new damages ruling if Samsung is seen as being unscrupulous at all cost."
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Comment: So much for narrow scope (Score 3, Interesting) 527

I thought these and similar laws (wiretap, etc) were only allowed to act upon the entities being investigated and for which the warranty was issued. And it sounds like Lavabit tried to keep the scope narrowed to the one person being investigated, but the FBI wanted more. Isn't this over reaching the scope of the warrant and therefore any case developed would be tossed out? IANAL, but I thought the scope limitations were there for a reason. That idea TPB had to buy an island is sounding more and more convincing these days...

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