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cbraescu1 (180267) writes "I live in a multi-million city (someplace in the Middle East, the country is not important) and I am mad as hell. The car traffic is going from bad to worse and I'm sick of all the car accidents that keep happening (one of the biggest accidents and mortality rates per km/mile of road or per 1,000 vehicles). It seems like there is no way of stopping the kamikaze drivers. I just witnessed a car accident a few hours ago, and in the last months I've given first aid to 2 other car accidents, all happening within 500 meters / 1,600 feet from each other. Today's victims escaped alive but the motorcycle (who was responsible) just run away and the police wasn't equipped with radiostations to catch them. There are laws but not much willingness to enforce them, no traffic lights at all.
After speaking with some of my friends we decided to take the issue in our hands: build a traffic radar system with speed capture, install it on our own expense, and share the generated penalties with the city government (all subject of their approval, of course). We want to start on the main avenue (more than 15 km / 9.3 miles) and to "roll" the income from the penalties into covering new streets (so that perpetrators will basically finance the system). We're not rich and we will not ask for our money back. We just need to make the system start and we're confident the penalty fees will cover its spread.
So, I'm asking Slashdot: what would be a workable way to build such system? It must withstand drivers claiming the system is cheating, and it must withstand high temperatures, high levels of humidity, and crappy electricity. Please help. This is about technology saving lives — literally." top
cbraescu1 writes "I'm planning of launching a website for selling movies (legal non-DRM downloads). The downloading itself will be done by FTP (no streaming). Since the average size of a movie file will be around 1 GB, even a small operation will generate a huge monthly bandwidth.
Therefore I ask the fellow Shashdotters which file server hosting provider would be a good choice for such website. I assume the answers will be useful for anyone who plans on distributing large files over internet on a regular basis."