9InchRails writes: "Yesterday, we discussed the 1 TB disks that will evidently be coming available. A main theme through the discussion is that optical media is not a good long term storage option, because the media goes bad. What are the alternatives? How can we store data in a retrievable fashion for twenty or fifty years? Do we just constantly migrate old data to newer mediums as they become availible? Suppose we're talking about 10 TB of data — which makes copying very difficult."
9InchRails writes: "In a move to consolidate a newly acquired datacenter, web hosting provider Navisite shutdown, boxed and transported hundreds of servers, effectively stranding in excess of 200,000 web sites and authoritative name servers. This fiasco is in its fourth day as noted here and here. How could a company been so completely incompetent?"
9InchRails writes: "An article on CNN Gives some minor details about a kid who has managed to overcome not being able to use an iPhone on a network other than AT&T. The article is void on details, but this may well unlock the hot new PDA on the block."