RaidZ/raidz2 is your friend! No hiding failures, throughput is better (over enough disks) than an individual raid controller and all data is checksummed, encrypted, snapshotted etc
Typically in a housing unit (like an apartment) the owners would do this. There have been some that started to do this, offer network services to their residents for free or for a premium. This saves them money by not having different cable installers trampling over the last cable installer (which are all from the same company off course because you don't have much choice) and damaging existing infrastructure, it also saves them complaints from one system interfering with the other and less effort adhering to laws that allow everyone to have their own dish/cable/phone line of choice.
One of the apartment complexes I lived in installed a 100/20 Mbps line with a contracted really large dish for TV and distributed phone, internet and tv to all units for $20/month. TWC could suck it as the majority of the residents stepped over.
I never knew Nazis made the A-bomb for my country, heck, the Nazis (almost) overran my country.
I never said the product doesn't do what it's supposed to do. There may however be unknown side effects to the reference implementation. The question remains legitimate though, why, if you wanted to create an open, uncontrolled currency are you under an NDA? The two are opposite to each other.
Some creative accounting never hurt anyone. Pay yourself a salary of $700/article and then claim a loss.
I think legal = moral, heck I do things that I believe are moral that may be considered illegal in some parts of the world. If you've ever downloaded music or movies, if you've even linked to a site you did not own copyrights to, you may have done something illegal regardless of how much people it helped. If you're gay, if you have sex without being married, if you smoke pot, if you drink alcohol, all those things are immoral or illegal in some communities.
Your definition of morality should not imply that I am limited in my freedoms to do with my stuff what I want to do with it. If I made enough money that shifting it around through Switzerland would help me keep that money, I would do it, you would do it and almost anyone, personal or business that has the money to staff an accountant and a branch in another part of the world does this.
Lol, as if any other companies are any better. Microsoft has been doing this for far longer than Apple, so has Amazon, Cisco, Dell, Dropbox, eBay, EMC, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Logitech, Oracle, PayPal, Twitter and a number of other companies.
Not necessarily a conspiracy but his statements only create more questions. A career shrouded in secrecy, having done classified work for major corporations and the U.S. military ending with Bitcoin in which he is no longer involved and cannot discuss it because it's been turned over to other people.
a) Who was his employer when he developed Bitcoin
b) Why did a Japanese citizen work on classified US military projects
c) Why, if it were a personal pet project, is he no longer involved
d) What contractual obligation does he have where he can't discuss it
e) Who are these other people he has turned it over to
Because of it's users' requirement for "privacy" it easily implies you should use Tor or other private networks. If it is an inherent property for Bitcoins to generate a specific signature within common encryption, together with control over the major networks (AT&T, Verizon,
The "read only user" was hyperbole but it's very close to a technical solution. To "open your data" all you need is a system that you can point to and will resolve externally. Usually, that link will be a very specific data set which is included in the paper and which will be available. How you organize it internally doesn't matter, as long as you can point to say an HTTP page with all the data in read only. There are no major security issues there because the data should already be open, it doesn't matter if someone can read all of it, that's the purpose of research data after all. There is at least one system at several institutions I know off that basically does this although it's not fit (yet) for large data sets - you upload a data set, at some point the PI says "make this public" and there you go. You could instead of re-upload to another system, have an internal link to the data. Most institutions already have this, it's a matter of making it usable and accessible.
I was talking about data - tape robots have been around for ages for pretty much any type of tape. Poorly chosen archival solutions will never be made accessible but we've been able to do data archival in an organized fashion for at least 20 years now and there is no reason to put current data on VHS. As far as tape -> disk, again, any decent archival solution has to make sure their data can be read. Instead of reading it and verifying it and then re-storing the tapes (and yes, when I started, loading tapes in and out of the robot was a job that took me a full day), simply copy the stuff off once and for all. If you really need to have everything from the VHS tapes, there are solutions for it, not free but that's the cost of bad decisions.
As far as requirements for grants NSF: provide reliable digital preservation, access, integration, and analysis capabilities for science and/or engineering data over a decades-long timeline; Most grants will actually require something along those lines but won't have an associated budget for it. We're IT guys, we maintain lots of stuff from decades ago that has long since run out of funds. It's the cost of IT, part of it will be funded by separate grants to maintain that data, part of it will be funded through established trusts, part of it will be funded by "upgrades" which are costed under a different grant. Or did you really think that 1TB of data costs $1500/year to maintain.
I actually do this for a living; Having data available for projects does require it to be on large data systems which are properly backed up etc. Heck, any halfway decent staged system (Sun used to make really good ones) will allow you to read tapes as if it were a regular network share. The problem will be (which is inevitable) that your PI is going to ask for the data 3 years after they left the institute and your tapes will be unreadable (either because they degrade or because you can't find a reader and associated busses and software)
The mag tapes in boxes problem we fixed years ago by simply putting everything on spinning rust with ZFS. As capacity increases (we're 3 generations in now - 750GB, 2TB and now 4TB drives), the old stuff simply takes up a diminishing percentage of any expansion we put in. Individual data sets from ~10 years ago were 100MB, now they're close to 2GB, those 100MB sets aren't even a noticeable portion today whereas back in the day they filled up the entire *gasp* 3TB array.
I do understand the grant issues, most of those grants will actually mandate a 20 year or-so archival period but never have the money for it. I've figured out that future grants will simply pay for today's "large amount" of data storage in a small overhead because 10 years from now, 2TB of storage for a study will be like today's 100MB for a study.
Unlike a museum, data doesn't require anyone to physically interact in order for it to be available. Whether or not you make the data publically available, you have to store and make it privately available, putting in public access is a matter of creating a read-only user and opening a firewall port.
The sad thing is that most scientists don't actually store their data properly, it sits on removable hard drives, cd or an older variant of portable media (zip drive, tape) until it's forgotten about, lost, thrown out or irretrievably degraded. I would bet you that the majority of studies of even the last 3 years would not be able to present their data if asked about; maybe you'll get lucky and find an old, undocumented algorithm for MATLAB on MacOS 9 or so which they used to interpret the data but which is hopelessly useless these days.
It's been a red herring since the introduction of the myth and remains a red herring until this day. Microsoft products are simply insecure because they're closed source and suffer from a lack of interest in fixing the issues.
Linux and Mac have been making great strides on a much larger number of platforms, most computers these days don't even run Microsoft products anymore but a variation of Linux (servers, 99% of non-Apple ARM devices) or BSD (all Apple products, servers responsible for the infrastructure of the Internet) WITHOUT any virus scanners. You can't even get a Windows computer on the net without a virus scanner, it will be exploited before you can apply the latest patches.
Or Office365 where they just ignore standards all together and hold your documents hostage until you pay more and more each year.
If they got such problem with peering, maybe instead of streaming, they should keep the stuff within the networks. How many people aren't simultaneously streaming the 'popular' stuff. They're already maintaining a cache of ~512MB-2GB and Silverlight uses another 1GB of RAM. They can simply use h264/VP9 and give people that want to run 'supernodes' on their connection a discount.
I think he was talking about coops and allowing local governments to control access to the lines. You know, like telephone and electricity. Currently the content providers/ISP's own the lines, the terminal end and the peering end and has successfully litigated against both government and coop business to take control over the tax funded lines.
UPS/FedEx have efficient routing because of hand-tuned algorithms. Whether it's your car or your house doesn't matter, they can reschedule your package to be delivered to your house, your work or any other location in a matter of minutes. Your car's location would just be on their grid and scheduled accordingly - it would require them to know your car's location whether that is at your house, your job or at your mistress' house.