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that means we should go after them, do some damage but never actually catch/destroy wikileaks, make it more popular with "commonfolk" in poor parts of the world, and kill hundreds of thousands of civilians in the process.
then, in a few years, wikileaks can release the wikigate docs, revealing the staggering civilian death toll caused by US troops in the quest to bring down julian assange and wikileaks.
we could probably tap the defense industry for some high-dollar, high-tech, high-fail-rate crap. and we probably need more security on the internet anyway, to combat the growing threat that wikileaks poses to the american way of life.
some may be paying more, or yours may be high depending upon what your storage infrastructure looks like.
are you on HP EVA or XP storage? IBM SVC?
or do you just use some basic gig-e SAN, or DAS/NAS?
let's start there, and then let's talk about how your storage works. is it tiered, is it smart, is it redundant? how important is some of the data? what type of contracts do you have in place? what is your storage plugging into, and how?
answer these questions, and give your question some context.
And then there's the fee for adding on the fees...
actually, i've had some success having this fee waived. you just have to have a little patience, and be lucky enough to speak to a supervisor.
come on, these airlines are reasonable...
since it's a business, and (especially in this case) the storage array in question is a basic and required tool for the business to function, it doesn't seem to make sense for them to skimp on it.
what they came up with is cool. but that's not the issue. the issue is yet another (in this case small/startup) company saying "we're going to do X!!!" and then realizing "oh, shit it costs how much to do X right?" and then saying "fuck it here's some hard drives*".
* can be substituted for pirated copies of whatever software, PDF creator when they need Acrobat Pro, or whatever skimpy solution many companies employ because they're not willing to shell out the $$ for the cost of doing business.
there are reasons that companies pay large sums of money for them. it's not because the *can* or because the *want to*.
one day they'll realize this.