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Comment: Re:stone tablets (Score 1) 251

by jcoy42 (#48919267) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?

There are only 2 real solutions if you want real long term storage. The first is you become Linus and just dump it on a server and let the rest of the world back it up, and the second is you make your data a religious text somehow. Because those guys with translate it for centuries to come, even if it means sitting 50 dudes in a room for 3 years with nothing but a feather, ink, and parchment.

come to think of it, same thing.

Comment: Re:Only geeks... (Score 2) 125

by jcoy42 (#47603233) Attached to: Robotic Suit Gives Shipyard Workers Super Strength

Because of the sloping terrain and city codes regarding minimum foundation thicknesses, it ended up taking 96 80lbs bags

96 80lb bags would only cover 115 square feet at 6". And if it's a slope, it would have to be smaller than 10x10. Where do you live where they have building requirements for such a small shed? In AZ, you don't have to care at all until you go over 200 square feet.

Comment: Re:Wrong concern (Score 5, Interesting) 409

by jcoy42 (#47013547) Attached to: Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

I worked around the PHB doing something like this by telling him we'd written our own cloud software and were using it because it was more secure than what is currently available.

He doesn't talk to cloud guys, because we've already got a cloud provider (AFAHKT).

Yes, things like this really work in real life.

Comment: Re:OK, but not sure 123456 is any better than 1234 (Score 1) 116

by jcoy42 (#46943277) Attached to: It's World Password Day: Change Your Passwords

Probably the best variant of this I've seen was a friend who concatenated md5sums of various kernels he'd compiled into a string and printed them onto a dog tag which he kept on his person.

Based on something he knew about the machines location he started at a certain row and column and typed a certain number of characters off the tag.

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