Since all the backup data in encrypted, then what's the problem?
look at the date the article was published.
I can't believe how far I had to scroll down the comments before someone realizing that.
Perhaps there is some logic in all this - TidBITs probably uses Xserves. Serves them right.
Actually, the problem is that is not serving them at all at the moment...
It seems that more and more mathematicians are using a new, high level language named "research student".