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Comment Re:Accountability (Score 1) 325

> As soon as you make this an insurance problem (calculating and recovering loss) you change the pricing formulas for air travel. It becomes either unprofitable or unaffordable.

That is total bullshit. It's already an insurance problem and the airlines do fine. Airlines are already responsible for getting you safely from point A to point B in a flying Cathedral.

Securing the terminal is a cakewalk in comparison.

Comment Re:Yes (Score 1) 356

Idiots bring everyone down as much as assholes do. The only thing that really matters is results. Can you use what they produce? Can you maintain it? Can someone else pick it up and continue? This can apply on both sides of the spectrum as a mediocre contributor may produce garbage and require babysitting.

Comment Re:can it build the linux kernel? (Score 1, Insightful) 333

You are trying to flee the spirit of the FSF in Linux.

It's much like trying to avoid the lingering legacy of DOS in Windows.

If you are a wannabe software Robber Baron, then Linux just isn't for you. Finally after all this time the anti-GPL crowd have their own compiler and they're using it. No big surprise there.

Comment Re:Not going back (Score 1, Insightful) 195

I know how thin SSD drives are. I have some. Although I realize their limitations. I just don't swim in the kool-aid or act like some sort of tech fashionista.

It's good that you mention drive failures because spinning rust gives you some warning. It makes it easier to prepare rather than just being surprised suddenly.

The cost difference also makes it more likely that you have some degree of protection either from array redundancy or extra copies of the data.

Not going out of your way to waste as much money as quickly as possible has some practical benefit.

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