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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

CoolCash You can just plug in an external drive, (983 comments)

but you need real backup software. As you fill up drives you replace it and continue the backup until you have a full backup. This way you can take them off site. Like any other backup solution, make sure you test the drives every few months to make sure your data is not corrupt and have a failed drive.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Preserve a "Digital Inheritance"?

CoolCash Dead man switch (191 comments)

Lets say Google does implement an inactive account system. Create a process that detects that account deletion and then sends out an email to your family members with a copy of your keepass file, that way they will have access to all of your accounts after you pass away.

about a year ago

Internet Sales Tax Vote This Week In US Senate

CoolCash Re:Should be collected by the feds (434 comments)

What I should have said. How does Dell, Apple, Amazon do this? They already have a nationwide database of sales tax rates based on location. There are services already setup to do this.

about a year ago

Internet Sales Tax Vote This Week In US Senate

CoolCash Re:Should be collected by the feds (434 comments)

If they have an up to date database of all the sales tax codes its not a big deal. Merchants already do this with shipping. It should be even easier since they already have a sales tax field, they just need to compare a database of zip codes to the database.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Programming / IT Jobs For Older, Retrained Workers?

CoolCash State Universities. (215 comments)

Check with your local state universities, many of them offer programs for people who have been out of school for a while. It allows people to get the proper training and job placement. Also, why not seek a management position in your field of expertise?

about a year and a half ago

Windows 7 Not Getting A Second Service Pack

CoolCash Re:to continue the trend? (441 comments)

Pro Tip 2: Slipstream your SP1 into your install disk.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Open Communications Set-Up For Small Office?

CoolCash Re:Zimbra? (224 comments)

-The new Zimbra 8 integrates with cisco phones and now syncs accounts with active directory. -Forums are outstanding. I usually find my answer there. I have had to only contact support a couple times a year. -They have an opensource "free" version. Doesn't include mobile sync, backup services or Outlook sync support. But a lot of that can be done with 3rd part sync applications which have been extensively tested and used by the community.

about 2 years ago

Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email

CoolCash Re:SCO are wishing they did this (601 comments)

IM's are already logged... txts are logged. Just your way of accessing these logs changes.

more than 2 years ago

Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email

CoolCash Re:That is insane! (601 comments)

Your company could implement a centralized application to store and manage these documents, basecamp, sharepoint, etc. If you just send them via email, the customer/vendor doesn't have a easy central location to search and retrieve information. What if someone leaves one of the companies? Then you have to resend the emails, or their IT dept needs to consolidate email accounts and access. This way, the new employee gets a login and automatically gets all the invoices and documents. Notifications can be automatically sent via, IM, text, snail mail, or even automated phone calls. It won't be easy to get rid of email, but its definitely possible.

more than 2 years ago

Firefox 8 20% Faster Than Firefox 5

CoolCash Re:Great... yet another version of Firefox to supp (441 comments)

Wait until FF automatically disables your plugins because the next "Major" version isn't supported. I am not sure if this is fixed yet, but it has cause me to set all my browsers in our company not to automatically upgrade due to a needed plugin.

about 3 years ago

Can We Travel To That Exciting New Exoplanet?

CoolCash Re:star gates are much faster! (662 comments)

But you still have to get one on the other planet. Unless you create a ship that seeds the universe with stargates.

more than 3 years ago

Best Way To Archive Emails For Later Searching?

CoolCash Re:Private Zimbra installation (385 comments)

I would also recommend Zimbra Desktop, uses a lot of the same tech as the full server. Its designed as a mail client, but it does have the awesomely fast search that Zimbra offers.

more than 3 years ago

What To Do About CC License Violations?

CoolCash Re:Send them an invoice (437 comments)

Actually they do post the price on a menu, either when you walk in or they give you one when you sit down.

more than 3 years ago

Where Are the Joysticks For Retro Gaming?

CoolCash Build your own... (262 comments)

Get a USB Arcade Controller and go to Happ Controls. For a total of about $60 in parts you can build any arcade control design you want. These are real arcade buttons and joysticks so they will last.

about 4 years ago

iOS 4 Releases Today

CoolCash Re:I'm a little confused (702 comments)

Updates are downloaded when you connect your device to iTunes. Its a separate download than iTunes 9.2.

more than 4 years ago

Accidental Wii Suicide

CoolCash Re:Suicide? (1343 comments)

If you read the article they show what the Wii controller looked like. It looks just like a handgun. The parents bought a Chinese import controller that looks just like a real one. The article even states that these are not sold in the US because they look to realistic. I can see how the child could mistaken the real thing for the controller.

more than 4 years ago

Obama Makes a Push To Add Time To the School Year

CoolCash Re:Waste MORE time!? (1073 comments)

Seinfeld could also be in a rent controlled apartment, which he is subletting from his dead relatives.

more than 4 years ago

Build Your Own $2.8M Petabyte Disk Array For $117k

CoolCash Re:That's great but what about all the hidden cost (487 comments)

If you check out what the company does, they are an online backup company. They don't host servers on this array, just backup data from your desktop. They just need massive amounts of space which they make redundant.

more than 4 years ago


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