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Comment Re:Wait for it... (Score 1, Offtopic) 260

...but displayed so quickly, only your subconscious is aware of it: a warm fuzzy feeling of "ah well, it's just a movie, and $9 isn't that much money...

How are movie trailers and the current US election process alike?
1. What you see is not what you get.
2. You get a hopeful feeling during the campaigning, to be replaced by a horrible feeling a few months after the election.
3. You wonder what your friends are smoking to be so in love with the other (movie / candidate).
4. You can't wait for the next one.

Comment Re: backups for the super-paranoid (Score 1) 229

Are you paranoid enough?

I spent a few years in the rotating rust (disc drive) business. Some of my friends are former StorageTec (bought by Sun then Oracle) engineers. The running joke with them is that tape is a write-only medium.
That being said, the IT dept at the company I was at did file restores from tape on several occasions. Maybe they were using IBM drives :-)

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