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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

esobofh You Need RAIRANASD! (983 comments)

you need RAIRANASD...

Redundant Array of Inexpensive Raid Array Network Area Storage Devices

about 10 months ago

Six Electric Cars Can Power an Office Building

esobofh Self defeating? (296 comments)

In the case where this becomes popular or common place in an urban centre, wouldn't the process of discharging, and then immediately recharging after peak power times, cause the peak power times to shift due to the demand for recharging - eventually negating any benefit?

about a year ago

Retailers Dread Phone-Wielding Shoppers

esobofh evolution in action! (725 comments)

Indeed, this is exactly how i shop. In Canada, the largest book chain is Chapters/Indigo - and they have a distinct error in strategy; they have made it policy to only sell books at the publishers recommended or listed price on the book. Now, everyone else in the book business sells at a discount, or with sales, etc., but not them - and another critical error, is that they won't match prices. So while i'm in their store, enjoying their starbucks coffee and free wifi while parusing their shelves, i'm logged into amazon.com (in the US) and "adding to cart" all the books i like. - before i've left chapters, i've ordered all the books i like from amazon at a huge discount (sometimes 50%) and have already received their order confirmation. It's great! although, not so good for chapters.

evolve or die!

more than 4 years ago

Saturn's Rings Formed From Large Moon Destruction

esobofh Obvious? (115 comments)

Aren't all rings of this nature formed form orbiting debris - debris caused by collisions? The thought that Jupiter will have rings once the conflicting orbits of it's moons finally cause them to collide is not new.. it's expected and assumed that it will happen..

I don't think this is new "science".. seems obvious.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Leads To Increase In STDs in Britain

esobofh Facebook?? (270 comments)

Ahh facebook? I think craigslist takes the blame here...

more than 4 years ago

The $8,500 Gaming Table You Want

esobofh Renderings (260 comments)

"I also wish they had more pictures and fewer renderings on the site."

Renderings = No customers yet - no one has stepped up to actually buy one so they could take actual pictures of it.

Totally agree with everyone else on the site. Wood working is a fantastic hobby, involving precision planning, math, geometry and all sorts of things you won't account for on your first go. So start small, and build on your experience. In time, you will be able to build a fantastic "heirloom quality" piece you will be proud to say you made.

more than 4 years ago

Google Releases Source To Chromium OS

esobofh Excellent Plan (664 comments)

1 - build a competing OS
2 - offer the source code free
3 - don't allow people to download it
4 - Profit! (by writing off the failure as a loss)

Seriously.. what? I can't download it?

more than 5 years ago

Opting Out Increases Spam?

esobofh Very interesting pheomena (481 comments)

Indeed, this phenomena is not unlike some interesting occurancies during the war in vietnam.

During a fire fight it was noted that, if you were shot, and then stood up and waved your arms around and proceeded to tell everyone "I'm hit!, I'm hit!" it would actually invite more shooting, in fact, targetted shooting, rather than random fire.

The war on spam, is a war my friend. Keep your head down. Shut up.

Never, ever, give away your position.

more than 5 years ago

Sophisticated Balloons Could Help Steer Spacecraft

esobofh It's unfortunate (96 comments)

that Ballute is also the asian word for an egg with a dead fetus inside it (yes, to eat).

more than 5 years ago

CFLs Causing Utility Woes

esobofh Re:Still... (859 comments)

Precisely... GE, Phillips, et al. Fast start up, even lighting, reliable.

I've purchased a few lesser known names.. "noma" is one that comes to mind, and they are absolutely terrible. I use them in locations like the utility room, outdoors etc.

All in all though, these are a terrible interim solution until LED lighting comes into it's own. They're aren't really that efficient (although much better than incandescants, yes) and the use of mercury is just going to cause problems, regardless of whatever recyclying programs exist for these.

C'mon LED lighting.. where are you?!

more than 5 years ago

Hints of a Link Between Autism and Vinyl Flooring

esobofh Previous studies have indicated Rain is a problem (356 comments)

Areas with higher rain fall have been shown to have greater incidents of Autism. This is starting to make sense.. more rain = less time outside = less fresh air (or more exposure to polluted indoor air).

Nothing to do with the rain per se, just being inside more. Glad I live in an old house with wood floors and poor weather stripping. (lots of fresh outside air comes in).

more than 5 years ago

Old-School Keyboard Makes Comeback of Sorts

esobofh Odd that we're seeing this again (519 comments)

Is this company sponsoring slashdot?

Anyway.. there is definately something about feeling, but it's only really about what you are used to. I prefer a fujitsu 8725, a modern cheap-ass keyboard to more exensive ones, simply because I am used to it.

more than 4 years ago

Texas Vote May Challenge Teaching of Evolution

esobofh Why is this even a question in the US? (1306 comments)

In Canada, we have Science class.. and we have Theology classes.. pick which one you'd like to attend, or attend both.. up to you.

more than 5 years ago

Calif. Politican Thinks Blurred Online Maps Would Deter Terrorists

esobofh Take proactive measures! (597 comments)

I've started peeing on all my paper maps to avoid supporting any terrorists.. ! read that al habib.. i've had a lot of coffee this morning!!

more than 5 years ago

Family Dog Cloned, Thanks To Dolly Patents

esobofh Re:Why? (261 comments)

Because it's not right to "own people" - even fuzzy people that don't talk much.

I think the we abolished the ownership of people some time ago.

more than 5 years ago

Computer For a Child?

esobofh Way to young... (556 comments)

Your daughter is way to young for a proper laptop... maybe you can just get her a mac.

I believe those things can even go in a bathtub, and are useful noise makers when bashed against a solid surface - kids love em!

more than 6 years ago



esobofh esobofh writes  |  more than 7 years ago

esobofh writes "Emergency Planning officials in British Columbia, Canada and Washington State have issued advisories to all residents in low-lying or flood-prone areas. In a word — get to higher ground! The local coastal mountain snow caps are calculated to have 134% of the normal snow load this year — a product of an odd spring that's lasted longer than normal, with more precipitation than expected. The fraser river watershed index indicates we're at the highest snow pack level since 1953 — when recording began in the Fraser Valley. Major floods are expected between May 15 — Jun 15 when a sharp rise in temperature is being predicted. Snow packs in the neighborhood of 20-25% above normal in the past have caused huge floods with marked telephone, gas & electrical outages. BC's Provincial Emergency Preparation web site is recommending all residents stock water, medical and food supplies for what could be a very devastating flood."


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