Where are my mod points when I need them. All if this is sooooo true!
This akin to farting and then telling everyone not to smell your fart.
News for you, Sony: The cat is out of the bag, you lost the bag, and the cat ain't going back in any new bag.
A recent survey in the Dutch IT marketplace on Tweakers.net confirmed that COBOL is the highest paying programming language. Not because it is hot, but because the average age of programmers with COBOL skills is so much higher. There are no COBOL programmers on a starter salary, so obviously the average is higher
Ask AWS for a quote to restore those 48TB. No really, please so. And then come back and tell us how the math worked out.
Some of our customers had calculated that AWS and tape were on par from a storage perspective. AWS perhaps even a bit cheaper. But any and all benefit is gone the instant they needed to restore anything substantial. Think multiples of $10K...
Tape is great for archive purposes. It would be a shame if LTO dies.
The biggest threat to LTO is the lack of vendors developing drives. At this time only very few companies do R&D for tape devices. IBM, HP and Oracle are the only serious players.
Oracle develops only Enterprise class drives (T10K), not LTO. The market for those drives is quite small, which means the R&D cost needs to be recovered from a relatively low volume. That makes them bl**dy expensive.
HP develops LTO. They have to do R&D for LTO only, as they have no enterprise class drives. LTO is considered commodity so margins are too low to spend a lot on R&D. They will therefor struggle to be cost effective.
IBM develops both an enterprise class (Jaguar) and LTO tape drives. From a tech perspective, IBM are in the best position, as they can develop new technology for their enterprise drives, recoup cost in that segment, and then commoditize the technology in their LTO drives. Unfortunately IBM no longer wants to be a hardware company.
This does not bode well for tape technology in general. I've made a good living from it writing software for tape drives, but I guess all good things come to an end.
.. and the only reason they are the same speed is because it's your source that determines the limit, not the destination. A decent LTO-6 tape drive will outpace any set of harddisks behind regular RAID controllers.
.. good luck with finding the phone number of Amazon for this overnight service. And good luck with hospital recovery once you get the bill for that.
Interesting observation that black snow is 'thanks to human activity', so near to active volcanoes spewing dust, rocks, lava etc. But no, must be us humans.
At one time the tagline for Slashot was "News for nerds, stuff that matters".
This stuff matters, but adding an explanations for the impact of solar flares on RF communication makes it obvious that Slashdot is no longer for nerds.
A single helicopter already turns heads and if it hovers for too long, people will complain about the noise. How do you expect this to work when hundreds of drones are buzzing over our heads every day? People will get very aggressive and drones will be downed in any way possible.
Until there's a silent anti-gravity system (McFly, are you listening?), general use of drones will not take off..
It very much is, unless you work for the Dutch government or the established taxi cartels like TCA.
Dutch people are sick and tired of being over regulated and over taxed. It is a bloody insult that you need a permit to drive someone from A to B *IN YOUR OWN PROPERTY*. And is no less than a crime that Dutch government thinks it is OK to take over HALF of your income. 52% if you make a decent living, and all that to pay for those annual 50K 'positive' immigration of people who add nothing to Dutch society. That's modern slavery for the Dutch!
Not sure who modded you away, but I for one fully agree. If this has to happen, setting a time limit or a time window might be the best balanced option.
Having the screaming kids or the fat, sweaty guy next to you is bad enough. Last thing I want is 200 people yapping on their mobile for several hours. Time to start 'Quiet Airlines', no-go for kids and phones.
Too bad no company ever came up with a killer 8-bit machine. Z80 CPU, more than 64 kB RAM, sound and graphics like SID and VIC-II.
Really? Ever heard of MSX? See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...
It came with graphics, sprites (TMS9918/9929) and was a standard design carried by several manufacturers.
I have 19 solar panels (Yingli 255Wp) on my rooftop. Just ordinary ones, nothing fancy. They produce 34 kWh on a sunny day. So why is 12kWh from this contraption special? Even with the 20kW(h) of heat added, my panels still top theirs.