... to copy their backup of the data...
... infer use mood! I thought it was interfere with user mood.... That's got lots of prior computer art....
Why would you want to risk getting attacked by PETA and other animal rights organizations by doing testing on animals? Heck, you can't even shampoo a dog without someone getting upset!
... but people still end up at the sites trying their damnest to log in
You mean there are people out there that don't take advantage of those sites to poison their data, by submitting hundreds of bogus "logins" via a script?!?
... and exposing one or two occasionally makes people THINK that someone is looking out for the interests of the public. It makes it easier to hide the rest!
In most parts of the country, cities lament that people LIVE in the suburbs, and only WORK in the city, robbing them of the property taxes they need to support the crumbling social and economic infrastructure, causing a collapse in property values (Detroit is a perfect example, but other large cities have the same issues).
In California, when people make an effort to LIVE in the city, paying all those higher taxes and propping up all that social and economic infrastructure, they're protested for harming the poor by keeping the property values from collapsing.
Face facts, people - you can't have it both ways. If you don't want those middle-income people keeping your neighborhoods from turning into crack houses, you shouldn't complain when the landlords don't have to put up with any deadbeat who feels like squatting in their buildings.
Unlawful restraint and intimidation are forms of violence. Or are you of the opinion that violence only involves physical injury?
No, just unlike them on FB.... Pure torture for some of these people!
I wonder how many more slashdot stories will be based upon the same Backblaze story of the "first of its kind" (ignoring Google's older paper) story on hard drive longevity, that doesn't name names?
"Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population", dated 2007.
"Surprisingly, despite hard drives underpinning almost every aspect of modern computing (until smartphones), no one has ever carried out a study on the longevity of hard drives — or at least, no one has ever published results from such a study."
I recall reading a
Maybe they are to small to count, compared to an upstart backup company...
Encrypting hand-written and typed notes.... Isn't that called "shorthand"? Or maybe "bad handwriting"?
Light sensitive flash paper, maybe... Try to copy them, and POOF!
Learning how business works should be a high school basic class. If you are involved with programming beyond the "here's a spec, write code to match it" level, being able to communicate with users in their own terms will make your life SO much easier!
As others have pointed out, it will help you with the "big picture".
If you're writing software to be used by businesses, understanding what is important to them affects what you develop. It is easy for someone to write a detailed specification of what someone THINKS they want. It is easy to write software to match that spec. But, how do you deal with the aftermath of finding out what was really being asked? "Why are we generating a daily report on information that is only available on a weekly basis?" "Why are we generating a weekly report, when the data changes by the hour?" Without a background in business, those questions would not occur to you.
Software people are often isolated from the people who use software by a common language, to borrow an old line. Learning about business, even without going to get a degree, will help you understand when words don't mean what you think they mean.
If irresponsible people can print, buy, or otherwise obtain a gun, does that mean that a responsible person should be denied the right to do the same?