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Submission + - Best turnkey online backup solution for terabytes

Baeowulf writes: Hey all. I'm the CEO and Sysadmin for a 9 person startup. We make software for the entertainment industry so we have, at any given time, about 4 terabytes of our own data and client data, growing at 1tb per year currently. In addition to our in-house Daily, Weekly and Monthly backups on RAID servers, for offsite I make my COO lug home ext hd's 3x per week. I need a TURNKEY solution for online offsite backup of this size that's economical for a startup. Encryption isn't critical but stability and ease-of-use is. For example, if my entire town was attacked by giant radioactive Japanese monkeys, I would want my chairman, who is on another coast, to be able to log in to our backup, navigate to a folder, and deliver a file to a client as if it was his desktop. I'm an expert level Windows user. I built all of our workstations from mainboard up. But linux is not something I know well, nor can I take the time to learn it as my job is also to invent and sell product. What's the community's advice for multi-terabyte online backup that's waaaay easy to use?

Comment Two Column List (Score 1) 214

To sort out your own thinking AND create a presentation for the management, you may want to create a simple two-column list. Column 1 = Engineering Responsibilities, then Column 2 = I.T. Responsibilities After you create several drafts you should then ask management what the company priorities are. You should do this BEFORE presenting your list to management. After talking to management, rank your two lists in the order that management cares about. And present everything on one page. There should be no more than 3-5 priority items in each column and you should be able to explain WHY the responsibilities need to be excluded from Engineering.
Apple

Submission + - Emaciated Steve Jobs appears in TMZ Photo (tmz.com)

Baeowulf writes: TMZ is offering this disturbing photo of Jobs.

Reuters Reports on the photo 'Aug 26 (Reuters) — A photograph appearing to show an emaciated Steve Jobs surfaced on celebrity website TMZ, which said the picture was taken on Friday, two days after he resigned as Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) CEO. The photograph on TMZ.com showed Jobs clad in a black knee-length gown, supported by an unidentified man beside a car in a sunny, unknown locale.'

Apple

Submission + - Apple Puts $383 Million Handcuffs on CEO Tim Cook

theodp writes: There are bonuses. And then there are BONUSES. Apple's board, led by sadly frail-looking chairman Steve Jobs, signaled its long-term confidence in Tim Cook as the company's new leader, disclosing in a regulatory filing that it’s awarding the new CEO one million restricted stock units that will vest over the next decade. Apple shares closed at $383.53 Friday. From the SEC filing: 'In connection with Mr. Cook's appointment as Chief Executive Officer, the Board awarded Mr. Cook 1,000,000 restricted stock units. Fifty percent of the restricted stock units are scheduled to vest on each of August 24, 2016 and August 24, 2021, subject to Mr. Cook’s continued employment with Apple through each such date.'
Books

Bible.com Investor Sues Company For Lack Of Profit 181

The board of Bible.com claims that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than to make money on the domain name, but an angry shareholder disagrees. From the article: "James Solakian filed the lawsuit in Delaware's Chancery Court against the board of Bible.com for breaching their duty by refusing to sell the site or run the company in a profitable way. The lawsuit cites a valuation done by a potential purchaser that estimated bible.com could be worth more than dictionary.com, which recently sold for more than $100 million."
Transportation

Heroic Engineer Crashes Own Vehicle To Save a Life 486

scottbomb sends in this feel-good story of an engineer-hero, calling it "one of the coolest stories I've read in a long time." "A manager of Boeing's F22 fighter-jet program, Innes dodged the truck, then looked back to see that the driver was slumped over the wheel. He knew a busy intersection was just ahead, and he had to act fast. Without consulting the passengers in his minivan — 'there was no time to take a vote' — Innes kicked into engineer mode. 'Basic physics: If I could get in front of him and let him hit me, the delta difference in speed would just be a few miles an hour, and we could slow down together,' Innes explained."

Submission + - Experts Prove Monkeys Hate Flying Squirrels (csmonitor.com)

Baeowulf writes: "Japanese macaques will completely flip out when presented with flying squirrels, a new study in monkey-antagonism has found. The research could pave the way for advanced methods of enraging monkeys."

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