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Comment: Re:More Theoretical Nonsense (Score 1) 279

by ndsbriand (#32879416) Attached to: Education Official Says Bad Teachers Can Be Good For Students
I have a similar story. In Junior High, my daughter had a choir teacher that was terrible. Until that experience, she loved singing. After that year, she hated it. It took me three years of gently working with her to convince her to give choir another shot. When she finally did give it a try again, she loved it. If I hadn't worked so hard to undo the damage caused by that one, poor teacher, my daughter would have never rediscovered her love of singing.

One bad teacher can ruin a student for life!

RIAA Insists On 3rd Trial In Thomas Case 280

Posted by samzenpus
from the if-at-first-you-don't-succeed dept.
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "Not satisfied with the reduced $54,000 verdict which the Judge allowed it in Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset, representing approximately 6500 times the amount of their actual damages, the RIAA has decided to take its chances on a third trial, at which it could only win a verdict that is equal to, or less than, $54,000. Since a 3rd trial in and of itself makes no economic sense, and since the RIAA's lawyers inappropriately added 7 pages of legal argument to their 'notice', it can only be assumed that the reason they are opting for a 3rd trial is to hope that they can somehow bait the Judge into making an error that will help them on an appeal."

Comment: Re:Air gap + Sneakernet (Score 2, Informative) 445

by ndsbriand (#24985091) Attached to: Greek Hackers Target CERN's LHC

This thing will generate 28000 TB of data per hour!

Not to start a pissing contest over how much data the LHC will produce, but I got this directly off of the CERN web site:

The Large Hadron Collider will produce roughly 15 petabytes (15 million gigabytes) of data annually - enough to fill more than 1.7 million dual-layer DVDs a year!

That is closer to 1.7 TB per hour.

I came, I saw, I deleted all your files.