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Comment: It's all about the data prouction rate (Score 3, Insightful) 159

by aglider (#48214385) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?
You insensitive clod! In the age of MBs, we were producing KBs of data. In the age of GBs we were producing MBs of data. And in the age of TBs we are producing GBs of data. And so on. Thus a 90% full filesystem is as bad as 10 year ago. Unless you are still producing KBs of data.

Comment: Unfeasible (Score 1) 163

by aglider (#45278705) Attached to: UN Mounts Asteroid Defense Plan Following Chelyabinsk Meteor
We would need:
1. A system to track "anything larger than a certain size"(tm) moving within out solar system and within "a certain maximum amount of time"(tm)
2. A reliable way to deflect/destroy "anything larger than a certain size"
3. A system to implement that way within "a certain maximum amount of time"(tm) available 24x7
4. The same as above multiplied by 2 or maybe 3, just in case.

It would take not less than 100 or 200 years, just to reach the agreement about who is going to look into it.

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