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Comment Re:Donating all my company's profits for December (Score 1) 596

I'm not sure what part of the world you're from, but in UTC we're still at December 27th, so the month isn't over yet. I'll known how much money Tarsnap made in December a few hours after 2010-01-01 00:00:00 UTC (since Tarsnap's financial year is January-December UTC), at which point I'll send the money over to the Foundation, a few hours before the end of their year (since they work on a January-December MST year).

And no, it won't be zero. Before announcing this earlier in the month, I checked with the FreeBSD Foundation and gave them an estimate of how much money they would be receiving, and they were perfectly satisfied with it.

Comment Re:Donating all my company's profits for December (Score 1) 596

Because rsync, sshfs, rdiff-backup, etc. aren't secure. With any of those, your service provider has access to your unencrypted data; with Tarsnap, I have no way to read your files -- or your file names, file sizes, directory tree structure, or even figure out how many files you have stored.

Comment Donating all my company's profits for December (Score 2, Informative) 596

I'm donating all of the profits my Tarsnap online backup system makes for December to the FreeBSD Foundation. As a FreeBSD developer I find the work done by the FreeBSD Foundation to be invaluable, and Tarsnap has benefitted greatly from work done within FreeBSD, so I figured this was a good way of giving back.

Comment Re:An onion on my belt. (Score 1) 329

I have the opposite problem: Due to excessive caffeine intake and zero exercise, my resting pulse is normally around 95. Add in a bit of white coat hypertension, and it easily goes over 100.

I've tried to donate blood twice, and in both cases a nurse has measured my pulse and then told me that they don't want my blood -- apparently (in Canada, at least) a pulse over 100 translates to "we can't take your blood because it might make you faint".

Comment Re:Jumping the gun... (Score 4, Informative) 235

I should also add that one link the submitter didn't include was instructions for upgrading to FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE from a previous release: (obviously, apply s/8.0-BETA1/8.0-RELEASE/ to the instructions).

Before anyone asks, yes, that link is on my personal website -- but no, I'm not just posting it here to drive traffic in my direction. That link is going to be in the official release announcement too.

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