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Comment: Arrogant to presume no life. (Score 2) 239

by axjdo (#40196427) Attached to: No Intelligent Aliens Detected In Gliese 581
Just because there are no detectable radio signals doesn't mean there is no life, it may just be pre-industrial. WWII pushed us into the modern era. Without that we may still be using megabytes or even kilobytes and leaded gas. Maybe there is a planet with a single race and less aggressive tendencies, they may develop in a different fashion, while being advanced they may not be pumping massive RF for long-enough for us to detect. Not every species is going to be or was as addicted to TV and Radio as we are.

Comment: Ideal mesh backup AKA CrashPlan (Score 1) 293

by axjdo (#40082475) Attached to: 60TB Disk Drives Could Be a Reality In 2016
Even half this space would yeld sufficient space for a 'mesh' backup network AKA crashplan software for a good size organization, with a solid gigabit or 10 gigabit switch on your network, a full cross backup could be completed overnight even for a org that produces a lot of multi media content. One exiting option would to do a full then differential snapshot backups for all pc overnight to a central server with a box of these drives. Any major problem with a pc and you can just re-image yesterdays snapshot.
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+ - Are Higher Oil Prices Bringing Jobs Home?

Submitted by penguin_dance
penguin_dance writes: ABCNews is reporting that there may be a silver lining to the high oil and gas prices — at least for the US. More jobs. It's becoming more and more expensive to ship the finished product from other countries, so some companies are moving the manufacturing back to the US. Even the cheap, foreign labor isn't enough to offset the price of doing business when you are shipping the product for sale to the US. Some economists are calling it "reverse globalization."

Comment: Re:Waiting for... (Score 1) 372

by axjdo (#20984565) Attached to: Hitachi Promises 4-TB Hard Drives By 2011

Yeah. That's me backup in a backup in a backup >>>

Seriously I had my full music library nested 3 times over. When I backed up, I left the main folder on the other drive and absorbed it into the next backup as so on. Very sloppy management on my part.

Now that I have a new laptop and am retiring the 5yr old desktop I plan to manage data much better.

Not that I have a choice on a 120gb main drive and a 160 external versus a 300gb+80gb + 160 external.

Too many drives just make for a mess of data.

"I have more information in one place than anybody in the world." -- Jerry Pournelle, an absurd notion, apparently about the BIX BBS