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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:Ah, "unlimited"... right. (*cough*) (983 comments)

Then why do they call it "unlimited?"

Because they're selling to you.

It's not up to the consumer to know if a company's business plan is sustainable or not.

It is, if you want that company and your data to be still there in X months time.

Claiming unlimited usage and then having a cap is just false advertising.

If that's illegal where you live, call them on it. If not, move somewhere with decent consumer protection legislation.

about a year ago

EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:Taking exception to a statement in the summary (470 comments)

IIRC, the research which found plastic bags will last for "hundreds of years" was in fact looking at plastic bottles.

That's my recollection too, in my case gained from here (about 10 minutes in):


(That plays in the UK, but I've no idea if it'll work in whatever corner of the planet you're in)

Specifically it's referring to Polyethylene Terepthalate (are you old enough to remember Terylene? If so, that's the stuff. If not, good for you).

about a year ago

NY Times' Broder Responds To Tesla's Elon Musk

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:Test Drive Again -- With A Video Camera (609 comments)

Exactly this.

Given Tesla's previous unsuccessful attempt to sue Top Gear in the UK, I'm amazed that in 2013 we seem to be witnessing a slanging match "I was doing X speed / No you were doing Y". Surely anyone reviewing a electric car (actually, any car) would have a GPS not connected to the car with them and be able to provide full logs on request?

Also, wouldn't anyone driving a Tesla for the first time and seeing the range display reading an unexpectedly low value take a a picture of it with their phone?

about 2 years ago

ITU To Choose Emergency Line For Mobiles: 911, or 112?

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:Clearly it should be 911 (354 comments)

The Chileans would certainly remember, if they didn't write their dates the "wrong way around".

more than 2 years ago

Climate Treaty Negotiators Are Taking the Wrong Approach, Say Game Theorists

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:Game Theory? LOL... (227 comments)

I'm planning on watching this BBC Documentary this weekend; it looks like the first segment discusses game theory.

Perhaps not quite up there with some of Adam Curtis' other stuff (e.g. Pandora's Box), but definitely well worth watching.

more than 2 years ago

Gut Bacteria Cocktail May End Need for Fecal Transplants

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:Yogurt does the same thing (183 comments)

So the country's doing just fine, right?

more than 2 years ago

TomTom Flames OpenStreetMap

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:Hard Facts (345 comments)

When TomTom puts their name on the front of the box, it's TomTom's problem (and, in the users' minds, their fault).

more than 2 years ago

Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke More like (601 comments)

"Europe's Largest IT Company tries to get some decent PR after all the recent bad publicity"

more than 3 years ago

Atlas Takes Heat For Melting Glacier Claim

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke No such thing as bad publicity! (429 comments)

OK, maybe some of the recent publicity for Rupert's media outlets hasn't exactly been 100% positive, but at least this'll sell some books.

more than 3 years ago

How Volunteers Rebuilt WW2 Computers

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:Those wire harnesses (51 comments)

Clearly where the designers of my old Peugeot got their ideas from.

more than 3 years ago

Hundreds of Bank Account Details Left In London Pub

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:more details (92 comments)

Probably because the ICO waited until the Silly Season before releasing the press release so that it got picked up by the news media. I doubt that any actual "investigative reporting" was involved.

more than 3 years ago

Wal-Mart Tests Online Grocery Delivery

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:They should be doing even more (229 comments)

...and TFA states that Walmart are trialling in San Jose which (a) is very urban, (b) is smaller than Seattle, and (c) had a fairly crap choice of supermarkets the last time that I was there.

more than 3 years ago

Europe Plans To Ban Petrol Cars From Cities By 2050

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Re:Just another stupid Eurosceptic (695 comments)

A lot of Tories are against the EU, his rant is snide dig at supposed EU regulations

Actually he's a Liberal Democrat, so instead it's a shameless attempt to ingratiate himself with the Daily Mail.

more than 3 years ago

Encrypted VoIP meets traffic analysis

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke Link (1 comments)

Links only suggests to "Buy this Article"

more than 3 years ago


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