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Comment Re:Traditional backup could become irrelevant (Score 1) 64

mirroring only protects against hardware failure. if you have a software error, you get hacked, the OS decided to implode that day....etc, the damage will be on both drives at the same time. My boss found that one out.

He was in the "drive mirror is the best backup" camp, I'm firmly in the "sync and unplug a USB HD". his version of windows deep-6'ed itself, his drives were past recovery with common tools, and had to start over. lost all his business e-mail, and a lot of important documents, thankfully, he was able to restore most of it by asking others about their backups. now, he still has the mirror, but has a USB HD in his filling cabinet that he syncs once a month.

i find it frustrating that the only cost effective way to backup a current hard disk is via another hard disk.

Comment Re:Low power UV Bug zapper (Score 1) 47

used for that, you would be better off using a light behind a fan, and feed the exhaust to a old nylon sock. spray the sock with alcohol before you empty it. skeeters can't fly against a wind, so they head towards the light, and get trapped. the alcohol kills them by dehydration. This method kills a local population fairly effectively.

Comment Re:1 million dollars per family? (Score 1) 540

I live in a small town, about a hour and a half from ANY major population. I have a .2 acre lot, 2 bedroom house, full basement, 2.5 car garage 20 foot spacing between the homes. I paid $30k for the house.

My mother lives 30 minutes from Milwaukee. 1/4 the lot, 3 bedroom. Full Basement, Compact car garage, and the house sits 15 feet from a BUSY street (so not a prime location) 5 foot spacing between homes. $200k.

Location, Location, LOCATION.

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