There's really no way around it. Storage media is not permanent. You can store your important stuff on RAID but keep the array backed-up often. RAID is there to keep a disk*N failure from borking your production storage and that's it. If you can afford cloud storage, encrypt your array contents (encfs is good) and mirror the contents with rsnapshot or rsync to amazon, dropbox, a friends raid array, whatever. SATA drives are cheap enough to keep a couple sitting around to just plug in and mirror to every weekend but you'll probably find a friend's cable modem and rsync+ssh a very handy alternative (hint: check out --bwlimit option) when run from cron.
You can only go so far with setting restrictions on things like this. When a criminal is desperate enough, they will commit crime with so much as a finger-gun in their pocket and a scribbled note. The laws becomes ineffective at some point. There is no point in spending further time/money on legislation that isn't going to prevent more crime.
Printing plastic guns is a novelty. The only people doing it are hobbyists who are enthusiastic enough to buy the equipment and companies who want street cred' in manufacturing. Criminals are just not going to spend the time trying to print a weapon when so many other options are available. The ones who do will be the publicity whores looking to make national news and capitalize off the ridiculous drama currently being created around the issue.
Want to prevent more gun crime? Start with adequate state-sponsored mental health facilities, stiffer penalties for bullying and high school/workplace "terrorism", loss of permit for negligent CCW abuses (along with annual safety courses).
the reality is that the chance that life had been able to start on Mars before it dried up and turned into a reddish rock is zero.
Got a source to cite for that or are you reading from the book of Armchair Science for Slashdot?
"If it's good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission." --Grace Hopper
* credited with popularizing the term "debugging" for fixing computer glitches
* Navy destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) is named for her, as was the Cray XE6 "Hopper" supercomputer at NERSC.
* at the age of seven she decided to determine how an alarm clock worked, and dismantled seven...
* bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics
* wrote her own compiler in 1952.. "Nobody believed that," she said. "I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it. They told me computers could only do arithmetic."
More here of course: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
FTFA: "rights to provide details of any such future data requests to their users"
This is the only substance in TFA talking about what they "alliance" wants. All that means to me is there will be another EULA full of word-spin everyone will simply click through because it's bullshit.
Until there is a service where you physically posses your encryption key, this is all the same clear-text data laying on disk, wrapped in SSL when it's moving. Still subject to eveasdropping.
If you don't like the working conditions, then change jobs like the rest of us have to. Why would a visit from Obama change anything (pretty strange reason for improved job satisfaction anyway)? As an NSA employee, you should already know how the US feels about the concerns of it's military branches. Staying in a job you dislike does not make you like it more.
Here you go, but pretty sure it's not an EV.
But they've taken it further - rather than just bash out a cheap PC-clone console, they are redesigning controllers, reprogramming their games around them, looking into the new VR trend
That's called "innovative". Proprietary systems try their best to keep you from innovating by locking you out and selling you a 'black box'. This way, they are the only innovators and you stay the customer paying yearly maintenance contracts. Good for Valve.
Perhaps it's due to the smaller components or faster spindles creating more heat, but I rarely get a few years of service out of a single SATA drive before smartctl starts showing problems or a raid array tossing a drive. Seagate and OCZ have always been awesome about replacing the drive under warranty but still. Seems like those 400 meg IDE drives of yesteryear lasted decades before making any clicks-of-death.
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Knowingly trying to bring down web sites is a crime.
The problem is the US is developing a legal system based on double standards. The rules only seem to apply to low and middle class while financial magnates, corporations, political entities and the cops themselves are not having to answer for their own with literal murder, crime and mayhem. What's more is you have a political system making laws which is connected to a corporate money funnel which is connected to the senate, there is no way a "crime is a crime" anymore. It's all biased for the highest bidder.
When you request a plastic bag, it's clean and it's fate is clean
That's strange because the fate of those plastic bags that I see is usually groups of them wind blown against fencing, or laying in snow banks.
Blaming the pollution problem solely on "emerging" countries is akin to giving permission to be excluded from contributing to the problem. Yes, we have EPA regulations however US companies only adhere to them when:
A) Being out of compliance costs more than playing by the rules
B) When there is enough certainty they will be caught
You can thank the "jackass hipsters" for the air you're breathing now. Back in the '70s, it was they who pushed and pushed for pollution regulation. If they hadn't, the US would still be dumping waste in the Great Lakes and tributaries and you would most likely be breathing the same smog the "emerging" countries are now. Nobody in those countries would dare protest like the hippies did in the US.
Sounds like one of the help-desk guys brought him a tablet to try out this week.