The OS doing the heavy lifting (serving the actual video, up to 1/3 of the traffic on the net during peak hours) is FreeBSD.
Ummm, that's from March 2008. That's over five and a half years ago.
I can't imagine by what state of mental confusion would lead you to that conclusion, but it must be terrifying and uncomfortable.
I wonder how they will track non-paternity. People with random fathers pop up everywhere in studies like this, at a rate of something like 10-15%.
Any company that I've ever worked for that had money to spend did tape backups and stored them in a vault offsite. Tapes get verified as they're written, and don't have parts that fail like hard drives do. They have a 30-year shelf life, and you'll always be able to find a way to read them in the future. Go to ebay, buy a used LTO3 or LTO4 drive, (400GB and 800GB uncompressed, respectively). Tapes are about $25/ea for LTO3. Then put a backup somewhere safe.
Pretty sure that rock and roll didn't make guys unable to get laid.
Open source? Check. Multi-user? Check. Secure? Only as secure as the box it's on, and the boxes that people use to access it, just like everything else. Linux based? Check.
Gnupg and a flat text file.
I moved from Linux to FreeBSD on the desktop something like 10 years ago. The same arguments apply as used to apply in the Linux vs. Windows debate. FreeBSD is more secure than Linux (but is that because it's less of a target?) Linux has better Flash support (with its attendant security holes.) FreeBSD has the ports system and ZFS though, and the system is cleaner, better integrated, easier to maintain, and I simply like it better. Use whatever OS you want for whatever you use it for. For me FreeBSD beats Linux any day.
You can already do this with ZFS. It's called L2ARC.
It's not the fax machine that dies hard, it's the universe of paper documents that dies hard. What simpler, more reliable, more secure, and more point-to-point mechanism is there for transferring a piece of paper from one place to another?
Linux users growing frustrated at the increasingly superior feature set of FreeBSD can take heart that FreeBSD is also open source, and runs all of your favorite software. The adjustment necessary is roughly that of moving from one Linux distribution to another.
It took this long for people to figure this out? Did network sniffers go out of style or something?
GPL isn't compatible with some code because GPL introduces additional restrictions, which some licenses (Mozilla, CDDL) prohibit. Whether this makes GPL more free or less free is debatable, but BSD-like licenses avoid this. Hence some cool stuff (clang! ZFS!) can't cross-pollinate with software under the GPL, which is too bad.
It's a nice thought, but with all the crazy patent litigation going around, why would moneyed corporations put themselves at risk? Too many vultures out there.
What you seem to be describing is file-level deduplication, which is not what is being described here.