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Comment: Re:Your first server, in 2012 (Score 3, Insightful) 152

by ard (#41316683) Attached to: Intel Confirms Decline of Server Giants

With the same specs? With hot-plug drives, true hardware raid, iLO/iDRAC lights-out management, secondary bios if flashing fails?

Get a refurbished HP gen 5 or 6 server instead of building your own. Perfomance will be sufficient, don't worry. It's well below $3000, and you get enterprise quality hardware.

Comment: Re:Best care money can buy helps (Score 2) 495

by ard (#38636718) Attached to: How Stephen Hawking Has Defied the Odds For 50 Years

In Sweden, this is standard health care. Well, maybe not the most expensive equipment, but what is deemed required, along with nursing.

Severly disabled persons can even be nursed in their homes, 24x7, by their relatives, getting an average salary by the state. This costs the tax payers million SEKs a year, per disabled person (~USD $120k), covering three full time "employees" (3x8 hours=24 hours).

One of the reasons why we have some of the highest taxes in the world.

Comment: This is already a reality! (Score 4, Informative) 344

by ard (#38382108) Attached to: Should Social Media Affect Your Creditworthiness?

The company iZettle, which provides "personal payment" via credit cards (chip reader that plugs into phone+app),
requires not only traditional autentication and a bank account - but also your facebook profile with an established social network. I.e. you must have friends as a voucher for your identity.

No facebook, no service. True, they dont base credit reports on your profile, but I find it a disturbing development where traditional identification and bank account are not enough (especially here in Sweden where we already are tracked since birth with the personnummer supercookie).

Comment: Re:Hmmm. (Score 5, Insightful) 165

by ard (#38071584) Attached to: Universal Music Demands Insurer Pay For Infringement Damages

My car insurance has a lot of provisions like "... void if vehicle is driven under the influence ...", "... void if vehicle is used in criminal activities ..." (i.e. smashing while being chased by the police gives no relief).

I would assume most insurances have exclusions if a crime has been involved. Copyright violation is theft, right?

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