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Comment: duplicity: local encryption, multiple backends (Score 1) 443

automatically encrypt your data locally and upload it to multiple locations. These locations can be public locations as only your private key can decrypt the incremental (or full) backups.

Some backends:

Comment: Re:I choose MS SQL Server (Score -1) 320

by terbeaux (#49296561) Attached to: Why I Choose PostgreSQL Over MySQL/MariaDB

do you know you can't rollback a transaction that modifies a table?

That is incorrect. No wonder you must have had a hard time with the tools if you don't even know the difference between MyISAM and InnoDB. MyISAM is basically BerkeleyDB with a server process over it. It is blazing fast for small amounts of data with low concurrency. It uses full table locking for inserts or updates. InnoDB is the engine that makes the differences between Postgres Maria/MySQL largely inconsequential.

The main difference that I see is that Postgres fans generally have the same zeal and lack of experience that Rails fanboys exhibit. I am not sure where you fall but you are doing a disservice to our community by spouting false claims when you do not understand what you are talking about. (That sounds like a rails fanboy to me.)

Comment: Re:Ron Wyden Edward Snowden (Score 1) 107

They do not need to read it into the congressional record to be protected under the Speech of Debate Clause of the constitution. Listen to the first senator, Gravel, that ever exercised this right speak. He was uncertain of the legal grounds, so he intended to read it into the congressional record as part of a filibuster. This was prevented by process, so he called a subcommittee hearing and read it into the subcommittee record.

This senator now states that the supreme court ruling about his actions protects legislatures from prosecution when divulging state secrets in the interest of public debate.

Watch what he has to say here: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2014/12/16/former_senator_mike_gravel_on_putting

I can only find one case where a senator has tried to use this to get out of a DUI and his attorneys are asserting that the senator is protected under the Kentucky Constitution clause, not the federal constitution. The case is set to be heard May 5th of this year.

Comment: Re:Ron Wyden Edward Snowden (Score 1) 107

"Constutionally protected from being punished"

you are misinformed in more than just your spelling, sir. The only thing that I can think of that you may be referring to is the national defense act where party members granted themselves immunity from war crimes. LOL! I would love to see that tested in court. Where does it say in the constitution that our legislative branch is immune from the laws that they themselves make?

Comment: Re:thats to spendy (Score 2) 165

by terbeaux (#47830211) Attached to: Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment
The country is under reporting inflation. Some peg it at 30%. The best way to hedge against inflation is to borrow a lot the currency that is devaluing and then purchasing something that holds its value. Bitcoin fits the bill nicely. Unfortunately, there is a limit on the amount of foreign transactions an Argentine can make. Listings on the Argentine "eBay" are selling BTC in pesos for twice what it is worth in the USA: http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-520567302-bitcoin-btc-la-moneda-del-futuro-_JM This is probably dubious from a legal standpoint but selling mining contracts seems to be popular on the site as well.

Comment: Slashdot is a Bad Place to Ask This (Score 4, Interesting) 265

by terbeaux (#47432147) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

Everyone here is going to tell you that a human needs to be there because that is their livelihood. Any task can be automated at a cost. I am guessing that it is not your current task to automate maintenance tasks otherwise you wouldn't be asking. Somewhere up your chain they decided that for the uptime / quality of service it is more cost effective to have a human do it. That does not mean that you can not present a case showing otherwise. I highly suggest that you win approval and backing before taking time to try to automate anything.

Out of curiosity, are they VMs?

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