It's the crappy software. Free isn't cheap enough, especially when you're 5 years too late to the party and a million apps behind.
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.
Or, better yet, raise enough money to fix a real problem.
Or let's just say that the friend is a film maker, or a recording engineer, or an astronomer, or just about any other kind of person for whom storing multiple terabytes of irreplaceable data is just another day at the office.
And compressing a full length movie into 700 megabytes? What a horrible thing to do to it. While I appreciate your attempt to use MPAA math to compute the value of that hypothetical collection, it would be more realistic to assign a full DVD or Blurry disk to each one instead of squeezing them onto CD-Rs. At 25GB per title, 20TB would be completely filled by only 800 of them, which is a completely different story.
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).
Right wing affiliation? Are you kidding? That gets you audited these days - look at Dr. Ben Carson as an example.
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If it passes constitutional muster (which the ACA HAS), it is not "tyranny of the majority," it is simply a law YOU don't agree with.
Actually, some parts of it have been upheld by the Supreme Court. Barely. But it's not a tyranny of the majority because the majority of the people in this country are against it. One party pushed it through and now they're delaying parts of it to help stave off losing a lot of elections later this year.
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.
Talking points? I'm not part of the looney left - I have a substitute for "talking points" known as "reality". I would take anything from the whitehouse with a grain of salt.
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?