13 posts • joined 1 Jun 2007
4G is nice..
But could we have 5GHz compatible wifi this time round please? In my crowded 'hood I would be the only person using 5GHz wifi... My laptop will do it, my phone will do it, my ipad will do it, even my TV will do it.. But the far better half has a nexus 7 which won't do it and the only other option is to buy a wifi router which does dual band and that is slightly more expensive than ditching the nexus 7 and buying her an iPad mini :(
Things to think about
Let's take out the c word (cloud) and think about what is really happening here. Offsite backups to an external vendor. I can envisage similar risks and potential impact with backup to tape and having tapes picked up in a lorry for secure storage in a remote location.. Does the company storing tapes provide a 100% SLA against data integrity or confidentiality failures? Even if they do an SLA is just a statement that says " if we do bad you get something back" but money can't always replace data. Also, if a 3rd party (for example a government) wants that data what's the difference? (Yes, both tape and online can be encrypted in such a way that you are the only person with the private key). What happens if they have a fire?
My point is that each and every company is responsible for their own data and must carry out their own risk assessment. Allowing a 3rd party to look after you data in a remote facility isn't new, companies have been storing boxes of documents at the bottom of Iron mines for years now and their charging mechanisms have always made restoration more expensive and time consuming than ingestion. What's changing is that people are coming up with different ways of moving that data around
I totally agree with points regarding vendor lock in and the financial stability of the supplier and their hosting centre, that's just means that you need to choose your vendor carefully. I've got a leaky garage at the bottom of my garden that I'd be happy to charge a couple of quid for keeping your tapes in :)
I do work for an online and offline backup vendor and I'm sad enough to have thought about minimising risk and it comes down to money. How safe do you want to be is a direct function of how much you want to spend.
Do full local backups. Keep a copy of the key tapes locally ( for fast restore) and remotely (to protect against the local disaster). Also use an online backup service for real time backup and backup of hard to reach data (contents of laptops of remote and roaming workers).
All the different mechanisms play a part. There is no "best" just most appropriate for a specific task.
How about a new one?
Given the type of list we are considering I would have thought that Cloud Atlas may be up for a mention? (Only watched it once, will have to see it again before I can make a final decision).
And I would like to agree with the shout out for DARK STAR. How could you leave out a film about teaching a bomb philosophy.
Mind you... going to line these up on the NAS and run through them all start to finish one weekend...
Or they could do that yes indeed.. Sorry, I play too many MMOs and I work in training... I end up trying to introduce badges and achievements into everything...
Anon Coward votes not counting towards pretty badges
I'd like to start a conversation about the house rule that Anon Coward posts don't count towards "seniority" on the forums.
My thought is that sometimes when a person wants to post something which is closely linked to their specialist subject they can't use their real identity due to possible problems with their employer.
Obviously I am bringing this up on behalf of the community as a whole not because some of my best (IMHO) posts have been as an AC...
Bigger fleas have lesser fleas
How about a blue tooth headset for the remote control? Or, as the remote control gets larger perhaps it will, in turn, need its own remote. Or is it just "remotes all the way down"?
Escher could have done a lovely picture of this...
Mine's the one with the coat in it's pocket.
Ican sum up an entire day's tech launch hype
Stealing von Braun
That name, that 'tache, those skills. Why is this man not working on LOHAN?
Great work but why not a kindle touch?
Touch sensitive screen and onscreen keyboard + basic GUI = Ummm.. ok so it doesn't equal much but it would be fun to see..
I managed to get my order in for next day delivery. AND amazon allow me to do an automated re-order..
10 print "Hurrah - Bacon Jam tomorrow!"
20 goto 10
IT angle? because computers don't work without Bacon.
All your bases are belong to us?
Mines the one with the keys to the space station in the pocket...
Why do I keep reading that as...
It's not James Chadwick
It's Kevin Spacey!
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
- Pics Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
- Microsoft: Windows version you probably haven't upgraded to yet is ALREADY OBSOLETE