Note that most SATA controllers sold as RAID are really non-RAID hardware + software RAID in the BIOS and Windows driver.
Jeff, the Linux SATA maintainer, and author of several SATA drivers
You don't have a hardware or integrated RAID controller.
What you have is a non-RAID SATA controller, plus software RAID support in BIOS + Windows driver.
This is easiest to see when booting Linux, whose policy it is to only export your hardware, without any fakery.
See Linux SATA RAID FAQ for a clue...
It is easy to look at an individual, and say that costs are lower, especially if you doctor the numbers to assume everyone lives in New York City with high parking rates.
But that is only looking at part of the picture.
A fair comparison would included taxes paid to the city and state, and would include an assessment of what would happen if a majority of individuals started using public transportation for their given locale.
One must include car parking costs for park-and-ride lots, because not everyone can walk to a train station or bus stop.
One must include additional travel time costs, because public transportation is often slower than direct travel via car.
I'm not arguing for, or against, public transportation.
I only ask for a fair comparison.
"when the weather is completely out of control will people start demanding action"
This implies that the weather was... under control at some point in our history?
Our climate models are consistently wrong — either massively under-estimating or massively over-estimating climate change effects.
If we cannot even get the guesswork right, how can we ever hope to "engineer" the most complex, chaotic system in our world?
Speaking as a Principal Engineer at a Fortune 500 company... geo-engineering is not engineering.
Where is the rigor?
Where is the testing?
What are the consequences of failure?
Might we make things worse?
The honest truth is that any geo-engineering is a global-scale gamble whose short and long term effects are completely unknown.
It is easy to see how geo-engineering could inflict more damage that it purports to solve — the climate is one of the most complex, chaotic systems known.
And we claim to have mastered our climate system enough to fix it??
Finally, fighting pollution with more pollution is counter-intuitive, to say the least.
Quote: "Critics say the carriers will simply pass these fees through to consumers."
Critics, you say?
Customers pay all fees, expenses, taxes, and other costs related to wireless services. That is fundamentally how all businesses work.
Pointing out the basics of business is hardly being a critic.
The language remains in the final bill:
The utilization of an electronic health record for each person in the United States by 2014. (page 296)
I am really surprised that none of the mainstream "tech media" seems to have covered this at all.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of code." -- an anonymous programmer