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Comment Re:All about the Eurasian Union (Score 1) 557

There is exactly zero evidence that the US or EU played any part in the Maiden movement. If there is I challenge you to provide it.

There are two sides to this story:
1. The Russian side (what you're repeating, partially)
2. The truth

We in the west have a legitimate free press. It may be imperfect, it may be incompetent, but it's legitimately free to report what it wants and no single government has any controls to stop it. As long as *somebody* is paying attention the true story WILL get out eventually. Russia none of this is the case. The Russian government tolerates a domestic free press up until the point they do something they don't like. Then they make up some BS excuse to arr


Man Threatened Spam Attack In $200,000 Extortion Plot 77

52-year-old Anthony Digati was arrested for trying to extort $200,000 from an insurance firm by threatening to spam them with six million emails unless they paid up. Digati said he would use a spam service and his amazing talents as a "huge social networker" to drag the company "through the muddiest waters imaginable" and presumably unfriend everyone. He added that the price would increase to $3 million if they failed to pay up by Monday, according to federal authorities.

Comment other stuff (Score 1) 211

Besides the obvious backup power, cooling, environmental stuff mentioned above....

1. Expandability.. how much rack/cage space is available nearby? Get a right of refusal on any empty space near your stuff if you can.
2. Power max per rack, can you get enough for SAN's, blades etc
3. Remote hands availability/skills/costs (really want to make a trip to the datacenter to replace dead hard drives? No. Do the employees know enough to do *limited* work for you)
4. 24/7 access, near employees if a physical presence is required
5. What sort of racks do they have? Can you buy your own?
6. Storage space. Need 100 servers shipped but don't have racks yet? Need to keep spare hardware on hand? Do they have room keep that for you?
7. How many/what carriers do they offer? How is access delivered? What does their network look like?
8. Do they have spare tools/network cables/misc parts. Can they order stuff for you, or is there some place nearby you can pick things up if needed in a hurry?
9. How many employees can you get access for?
10. Do they have a crash cart? Comfortable place to work? Wifi or other forms of internet access available?

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