Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Tell him (Score 5, Insightful) 379

This. Except don't use Google Docs. I can't imagine using Google Docs to store 20+ years worth of documents. Google Docs is good for collaborating to create/modify a document, then allow you to take that out when you are done, and organize it how you want. Create a file server (probably what you currently have), and put things into folders in a sensible way. By year, by topic, by whatever will make it easier to sort through. I'm sure Bob realizes the mess that has been created. Just say "This has become disorganized over the years, let's make a conscious effort to organize it." It's not Bob's fault, it's everyone who didn't say something sooner that is to blame.

Comment Re:Regarding price "gouging"... (Score 4, Informative) 303

I read it as "It is price x no matter what, while a DDoS is in progress, the price increases to y, even if you bought it ahead of time" which would be gouging. If it is, indeed, "Price x if you buy it ahead of time, and price y if you buy it during an attack" then that's just common sense. Ongoing protection that might not be needed is going to be cheaper than ongoing protection that is needed immediately.

That said, it sounds like the guy had warning before the attack started, so this is more like buying homeowner's insurance after someone threatens to burn down your house.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 627

  1. Returning to the gold standard would devastate our economy.
  2. Dismantling the Fed would leave us unable to intervene to prevent economic catastrophe or overheating.
  3. Ending fractional reserve banking would threaten the solvency of our banking system.
  4. The Austrian School of economics has been picked clean of any useful, empirically sound ideas, and the carcass that was left behind has been completely discredited by all accepted theories and by events that have occurred that fly in the face of it.

Mitt Romney is not insane. Barack Obama is not insane. Gary Johnson is not insane. I'm unsure about Jill Stein. I vehemently disagree with Rick Santorum, but he is not insane. I agree with several of Ron Paul's ideas, but he is insane. I'm not just being partisan, a large portion of Ron Paul's ideas are not the product of rational thought.

Slashdot Top Deals

"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman