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Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

Fubar420 Re:Teenagers will do stupid things? (387 comments)

It's a breach to tell your spouse -- but the courts protect spouses from testifying against each other, so if your spouse doesn't post on facebook....

about 8 months ago

Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

Fubar420 Re:they exist but do not have titles? (312 comments)

I've found that just because a manager likes interacting with people does not mean people enjoy interacting with them. A manager should be value-add to the organization -- being "good with people" isn't a skill if you're not actively paid to deal with people you can't fire.

about 8 months ago

Internal Costs Per Gigabyte — What Do You Pay?

Fubar420 Re:CDW, Newegg, etc (420 comments)

Disagree -- with video, it becomes cheaper, because you handle more at volume; At a video service provider I worked at, our cost per (unreplicated) GB was usually ~18c to acquire and 12c to maintain. Even with large scale replication, we didn't come near 30$/GB. At another company, Netapp was the name of the game, and there 30$ (replicated) gig was about right. Obviously those aren't directly comparable, but it's more about how you use your storage (and how it handles failure) than how much storage you use.

more than 4 years ago

Seagate Acknowledges Problems With 1.5-TB HDD

Fubar420 On a large lot.. (239 comments)

On a lot of 60, a random subsample of 10:
  - 7 have been nothing but blissful
  - 2 throw random errors enough to stall a raid array
  - 1 just hangs the controller after some amount of time.

Not saying the percentages bear out over the long haul, but people saying "WFM" are probably telling the truth, as are those complaining of errors.

more than 5 years ago


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