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Comment: Re:Certain Disappointment (Score 1) 325

by jlv (#46874427) Attached to: <em>Star Wars: Episode VII</em> Cast Officially Announced

JJ Abrams did a good job with the new Star Trek movies.

Not really.

He made two very nice space action/adventure movies. They just really had nothing to do with Star Trek. The only "Star Trek" in it was that he reused the names of existing characters and made them act entirely differently. They could have all had different names and differently shaped ships, and it would have worked just fine with the "Star Trek" name on it.

He just plundered the existing fan base. He'll do the same with Star Wars.

Comment: Re:Raid != backup (Score 1) 983

by jlv (#46466343) Attached to: How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

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And "onsite backup" != "reliable backup".

This is an important point that many people miss when the think of backups.

A had a friend who had a RAID and additionally used an external drive for offline backups. He kept the external drive in a safe when not doing a backup. Unfortunately, his house burned down, destroying all his computers. The safe wasn't safe enough as the external drive didn't work afterwards (I think the heat got to it).

Comment: Re:Yes they did. (Score 1) 572

by jlv (#46412285) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

Intercepting the network traffic of dishonest employees stealing company time and network access is perfectly legitimate, as is the company reselling the captured personal data in the open market.

Management says that sales of captured employee personal data probably recover 75-80% of losses resultant from stolen company time, and increases shareholder value dramatically.

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