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Comment: It can get more scary than that (Score 1) 349

In Brazil there's an agency called ECAD which already does that. However, the fees can get much higher than those mentioned in the article. Sometimes agents from ECAD show up at weddings and charge a fee based on the number of people attending it, or based on the physical size of the room, or as a percentage of the price paid for the rental of the place where the wedding is happening. It's common to see couples having to pau more than US$ 1k on that.

There are many cases of people who didn't have cash to pay when ECAD agents shown up on their wedding, and who were then ordered to stop the music and the event. They are very frequently sued, but yet they continue to charge that (and get richer).

Hopefully the same won't happen in Canada.

Comment: IBM Long Term File System (Score 2, Informative) 228

by paranoidd (#32531606) Attached to: Recent Sales Hint That Tape For Storage Is Far From Dead
IBM recently announced LTFS (Long Term File System), which allows one to operate LTO-5 tapes as if they were a normal file system.

That's a very exciting technology which allows for the standardization of tape formats -- its specs are freely available in the LTO Consortium website and the implementation has been released under the GNU LGPL (see the LTFS website for links).

Tapes are not dead, certainly!
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+ - After the Fireworks, GoboLinux 014 is Released->

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paranoidd writes "After one year of work, the GoboLinux team announces the new major release of the distribution that features a rethought file system structure. By keeping applications self-contained in a '/Programs/App/Version'-like tree, the management of every program becomes simple and free of a database such as RPM in the backend. GoboLinux 014 is available as a single ISO for the i686 family of processors."
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+ - After the Fireworks, GoboLinux 014 is Released->

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paranoidd writes "After one year of work, the GoboLinux team announces the new major release of the distribution that features a rethinked file system structure. By keeping applications self-contained in a '/Programs/App/Version'-like tree, the management of every program becomes simple and free of a database such as RPM in the backend. And since the installation disc also serves as a Live CD, having a taste of such a different approach could never be so easy!"
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