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Comment: Amazon is pretty up-front about expected data loss (Score 1) 112

by molotov303 (#35972922) Attached to: Amazon EC2 Crash Caused Data Loss

Unless you pay extra, they say you can expect to lose data stored in S3 on a regular basis. There's nothing wrong with that per se, but it's something you need to plan for.

S3:

Designed to provide 99.99% durability and 99.99% availability of objects over a given year. This durability level corresponds to an average annual expected loss of 0.01% of objects.

http://aws.amazon.com/s3/

EBS:

...Amazon EBS snapshot can expect an annual failure rate (AFR) of between 0.1% - 0.5%, where failure refers to a complete loss of the volume.

http://aws.amazon.com/ebs/

Comment: Strange thing to celebrate... (Score -1, Flamebait) 124

by molotov303 (#35790542) Attached to: Celebrating Yuri Gagarin's 1961 Flight Into Space

Doesn't it seem strange to celebrate what was, after all, a major loss for our civilization? The fact that we lost both opening chapters of the space race (Sputnik 1 and Vostok 1) is a national shame, which should be burned into our memory to be sure, but celebrated? Hardly.

Celebrating the victories of our enemies is like spitting on the graves of the hundreds of thousands who died in the cold war.

Comment: Re:Jeopardy? Super bowl? Forth Down? (Score 1) 241

by molotov303 (#35412716) Attached to: Go For It On Fourth Down? Ask Coach Watson

http://slashdot.org/faq/editorial.shtml#ed850

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