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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 :-)

Comment Re:The real reason? (Score 1) 381

That escalated quickly

No shit. This song started running around my head

Now things got worse, yes a serious bind
At times like this it takes a man with such style I cannot often find
A doctor of the heart and a doctor of mind

"Rock 'n Roll Doctor" by the great Lowell George who, sadly, knew a thing or two about too much and found it just as difficult to do anything about it.

Comment Re: The real reason? (Score 1) 381

"mindful eating" is, IMHO, not a viable solution. Ask an alcoholic or drug (or food) addict and you're likely to hear "self knowledge availed us nothing". Which means that having a perfectly logical, reasonable, intelligent explaination Is of little benefit when dealing with obsessive mental and addictive physical reactions. Personally, I'm inclined to believe that gut flora is more involved than we know but that still leaves me wanting to see a more encompassing treatment. I got no quick easy fix.

Comment Slodroid (Score 1) 242

4.2 on older at&t samsung. Takes a minute to shutdown. Shutdown sometimes does a restart instead. On restart, device is unusable for about 5 minutes. Apps dont respond or exit to home screen. I think about half the delay is due to Webroot security.
Compare that to my landline -- pick up handset and its ready. No boot. no shutdown. no 700 msec latency on calls.

Comment Re: Why use Tor at all? (Score 1) 63

Modified Miranda for your brave new world:
You are under arrest for violation of the Thoughts Contrary To The State and Expression of Opinion act. You will remain silent. Anything you say, or that we claim you said can be held against you. You may not consult with an attorney. If you attempt to do so you will be considered guilty as charged.

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