As well it should, compared to designing, building, testing, and launching a new probe manning the ground station has to be downright cheap so as long as they are getting useful scientific information out of it it seems shortsighted to cut the funding.
ReFS on a parity storage space also solves bitrot and it's built into Window 8.1. Plus you can use an SSD as a cache.
You can do the initial seed as a local backup and then take that offsite to the friends location, that's what I did with my brothers, we traded HDD's around to seed the backups to each other.
You can find a bunch of SAS LTO4 drives on ebay for ~$50-75, and adding a SAS PCIe HBA doesn't cost much more (if you have 20TB I assume you already have a tower).
You can easily do it cheaper with tape, $50 for an LTO4 drive, $400 for 20 tapes, and $5/month for a safe deposit box. You can double the number of tapes if you always want to have a copy offsite (vs retrieving the tapes, updating the contents and moving them offsite again) and still come out significantly cheaper.
You can get an LTO4 SAS drive for ~$50 on ebay, they do 800GB native per tape, so typically ~1.2TB per tape for mixed content (obviously if it's all compressed media it will be much closer to native). 10-20 tapes doesn't seem that bad (we send that many offsite daily). The tapes will cost you ~$20 each unless you're willing to go used (ewww).
She should get her NP, I can't see anytime in the foreseeable future where NP's won't be in high demand. With a push towards more universal coverage and no significant uptick in doctors choosing to become GP's a LOT of primary care is going to be performed by NP's.
Yeah except you can't keep that price and get a decent handset, that's why I just switched the wife over to Republic Wireless, same $25/month but she can use a non-sucky phone (Moto X) instead of her cruddy Optimus V on Virgin Mobile plus she now gets unlimited voice, twice as much data, and roaming to Verizon.
In theory that's correct, for instance our company has a policy that a manager and no more than two of his direct reports can be on a flight together, but the number of times that policy is violated when a bunch of the bigwigs are taking the chartered jet to a meeting far away makes it a bit toothless in reality. Who's going to fire the CEO and a bunch of EVP's?
So the net effect is that the fuel company that screwed up the instructions is out the ~$4.3m in markup they could have made selling the fuel to H211 as a private company, sounds like a complete non-issue to me, if you screw up the paperwork and lose out on potential income too bad. Why this is any kind of an investigation is beyond me, the government is out $0, they got free use of the plane over 200 times, and they got rental income for hanger space that most likely would have been empty if H211's plane wasn't parked there. In fact the government is out money for the audit (or out auditor time which is the same thing since I'm sure there's plenty of actual waste or malfeasance they could have been uncovering).
Incorrect, though the numbers are close, see Table IV.C.1-6 a, the weighted industry average puts cars
Interesting, though I have to wonder if Macho Springs/First Solar isn't receiving some type of subsidy that allows it to reach that price.
It's the current installed cost of utility scale solar.
Bullshit, utility scale solar is down to $.11/kWhr as of Q4 2013 (down from $.21 in 2010 when the DoE started SunShot) which is less than double the $.056/kWhr total cost for new natural gas plants.
The Ars side widget is broken, perhaps they don't want me to see the Ars articles until they have time to approve their copies here on slashdot...