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Comment Ironic, the whole article IS an AD! (Score 1) 417

I work for a parent company that owns four major US newspapers, we would NOT want this. We make hundreds of thousands of dollars a day off ads on the papers web sites and everyone knows paper as a medium is on it's way out, not overnight but the stats don't lie in this case. Doesn't everyone like free content anyway? I mean seriously, rather Mc'E'Dees pay for the bandwidth and time to make it work than me. I would, and those are the only options, period regardless of what Obama tells you! This undermines the entire successful business model of commerce on the net. I also do not buy that it would be standard and on by default in five years. This author needs to move to Washington DC, think he'd fit in.

Comment Dizzyness and Confusion? (Score 1) 515

I for one would be embarrassed to make an international stink about something as trivial as a little extra "wireless phone" signal around making me dizzy and confused when I'm manually putting other mind altering substances. I think he just used internet to stream no name DJ mixes from random web sites and had to pop a few pills w/ a rip from the bong to be able to actually like it, that explain his "dazed and confused" state. Also be careful with all your free love, it's almost twenty ten, you'll catch and STD.

Comment Apache w/ F5's (Score 1) 298

The "BEST" way to do this would be an application that is coded for session sickyness(that it if your site is databsae run where users login or if you have something like a shopping cart), you would build it out with a back end DB Active-Passive Cluster, then 2 or more active nodes in your HTTP server cluster with an Big IP F5 in front. Now this is quite $$$ but you asked what the best way is so there you have it.

Comment Re:Someone needs to be FIRED (Score 1) 711

Granted you have a point that it is not a extremely large amount but that's still way more than needed to take database backups. That's what the $1200 computer I mentioned was for, really you could have done it with half that
  Then an hour of a sys admins time to set a cron job to do a database dump then scp or rsync it somewhere. I have customers with 1 /100th the traffic yet they still have database backups. They even grab them manually down to their home machine every couple weeks via a web based open source tool
  Money has no place in defending this even. It's human ignorance or laziness , period

Comment Someone needs to be FIRED (Score 4, Funny) 711

You pay your infrastructure people to maintain business, continuity I mean the tittle of this post made me go, "Really, no shit" That's like systems admin 101! If the admin was aware then the manager that didn't listen needs to be fired. If the manager listened and they are just run by retards then they got what they deserve. You'd think 17,000 visitors a month would be worth enough to do it right, in add revenue alone. The cost of a consumer machine running linux with a few TB's of SATA space - $1200 How much the company paid to have a system's admin play video games all day - $50,000 The cost of a 17,000 vistor a month site going down because they had no data base backups - Priceless.

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