Conservatives like to often bring up that we are a republican [sic], not a democracy. Part of the reason is they never met a poly sci class they could pass, but the other reason i'm sure is they somehow want to equate the name of their party, "republican," as somehow innately better because it's named after what our founders called our form of government.
Because of the way the world of politics and government has evolved, there are multiple types of democracy now. One of those types is a "representative democracy," which is what we have. It is the same thing as a "constitutional republic."
So what you're saying is that we DO have a republic. Thanks for clearing that up.
It's pathetic that you would even dare to compare Thatcher to Stalin.
It's no wonder why you people now live under an oppressive surveillance state.
Once you take in all of the external costs of coal, it is much more expensive.
That's what statists say. But they don't offer any solutions for the people who will freeze to death next winter.
It was a joke...
The whole idea of an easy and cheap backup for an edge case like 20 TB of home date is a joke.
PRESS RECORD AND PLAY ON TAPE
[wait until heat death of universe]
Wait-- you have 20 TB of data, yet are complaining about expense? That's far above the media requirements for home storage. You're in enterprise territory. Fast, reliable, or cheap: pick any two. Since reliability is not negotiable for backups, you have two options.
Buy an LTO autoloader and tapes. This will cost about $3,500-4,000. You may also need to buy backup software for another few hundred dollars. You'll be able to back it all up within a day, and backup new files in minutes.
Buy the Crashplan unlimited home service, buy the seed drive service to get the first few hundred GB started, and you'll be set in a few days to a week.