Your stated argument is not self-consistent... That is all.
Are commercial BRs made like commercial DVDs, or are they more like burned disks? Cuz they're not the same.
And longevity probably varies by media brand, too, much as it does CDRs. (Which brand are you using?)
Storage conditions, of course, are a definite problem for any archival medium, other than maybe flash drives. (Which are how I backed up a lot of my stuff last time around, cuz they're far more durable in the face of environmental misadventure.)
Do you have to use their client to download the file, or can you use something like Getright that can restart wherever it left off??
Kinda sounds like outsourced support, tho (or emulating it very well), which is never a good thing. Escalate? whuzzat??
Mega has been up far more than six months already, and Google is the last place I'd ever go for longevity of their flavor of the week projects...
Thanks so much for the very interesting chart. It's most interesting feature is the remission from banking crises during the time of the Bretton Woods system.
The Savings and Loan Crisis was during that (supposedly-stable) period. There were likely many, many others.
If that's "cheap" what would you call https://mega.co.nz/
They offer 50GBytes for FREE...
50 / 0 = !@#%$^*&^&(*$%^&
I needed a 12 foot HDMI cable a while back. It was going to cost me $10 on Amazon, but I wanted it right now. I went to Best Buy, half a mile down the road. They wanted $40 for the same cable.
The nearest Walmart would have had one for about $15... Still more expensive than Amazon, with all those Chinese sellers doing cut-throat pricing to get your order, but reasonable. Of course it's probably the existence of Amazon that's keeping them honest.
Hi, thanks for the info. I actually learned something.
(Not a Comcast customer, tho... where I live, if you mention cable, they laugh and point.)
Hmm. I use Google's DNS, and eztv.it resolves for me as of two seconds ago (and has the couple of times I've been to eztv.it in the past month, too).
What DNS did you add?
[goes to look] I'm not seeing any complete, working drives at that kind of price. Those start at around $300.
Otherwise.... tell me more, and what to look for in such a drive used?
Last I heard, BluRay-R discs have a shelf life of about 6 months before they start losing data. Has this problem been solved??
This is why I archive my email into separate bins every 60mb or so (which means about twice a year) -- anything larger becomes unwieldy. It's a nuisance, but not nearly the nuisance of trying to search the file with an external tool because it got munged and won't open in the mail client.
[This is with SeaMonkey, which still keeps mail as plaintext, thank ghod, so any good text editor can root about in the file at need.]
Their server doesn't support resuming?? or is it specific to their client software, if any??
Regardless, that sucks.
The problem with the whole backup tape thing is that the total solution tends to exceed the cost of just buying more hard disks, and is often so much slower.
Dunno about now, but back in the days of QIC-80, the only tapes that were worth a shit were Sony. Number of bad blocks when first formatted (don't forget to format your tapes!) and likelihood that the tape would be bad later on correlated pretty well, in my experience. Sony consistently had no more than four bad blocks per tape (the only one I ever saw with more, I returned as defective), vs 20 to 300 for other brands.
And all I could find for my Travan drive were TDK, tho they seemed to be okay.
Great, now I've got kids on my lawn again...
This is already possible with something called "colored coins". Instead of the tokens themselves having value, they represent ownership of other things, like a share of stock or an ounce of gold. They can still be traded online, and divided into smaller parts, but additionally the holder of the colored coin can redeem them for the underlying asset. The "colors" terminology comes from each color being a different asset class. These yellow coins are backed by gold, these green ones are backed by dollars, etc. They can be freely mixed on a single block chain, as long as you have a way to tell the colors apart from each other.