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Comment Re:reduce the amount (Score 1) 983

Indeed - just to move the 20TB somewhere is going to take quite a bit of time; put those data in the cloud and you'll wait a LOONG time for a full restoral. If you want single files, ok, but all 20TB?

Larger 'professional' services like BUMI (I'm not a spokesman, but a user) will overnight you an actual, physical disk if you're restoring a huge amount of data and need it _tout de suite_.


TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old 1135

3-year-old Mandy Simon started crying when her teddy bear had to go through the X-ray machine at airport security in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was so upset that she refused to go calmly through the metal detector, setting it off twice. Agents then informed her parents that she "must be hand-searched." The subsequent TSA employee pat down of the screaming child was captured by her father, who happens to be a reporter, on his cell phone. The video have left some questioning why better procedures for children aren't in place. I, for one, feel much safer knowing the TSA is protecting us from impressionable minds warped by too much Dora the Explorer.

Whatever Happened To Second Life? 209

Barence writes "It's desolate, dirty, and sex is outcast to a separate island. In this article, PC Pro's Barry Collins returns to Second Life to find out what went wrong, and why it's raking in more cash than ever before. It's a follow-up to a feature written three years ago, in which Collins spent a week living inside Second Life to see what the huge fuss at the time was all about. The difference three years can make is eye-opening."

Australian Net Filter Protest Site Returns 75

An anonymous reader writes "The Stephen Conroy 'Minister for Fascism' website, whose domain was forced offline by the Australian Domain Name Administrator, has now reclaimed the name after the initial 14-day injunction expired. During those 14 days, the protesters managed to comply with the Australian domain name registration criteria. However, contrary to auDA's own rules and contrary to public quotes by the auDA CEO, the protesters were continually refused the domain. Now, however, it seems that they have unequivocally shown that they have the right to the domain and have re-registered it."
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So recently my little IT/software firm has been hiring. I put out an ad on the great cesspool that is craigslist that read in part:

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