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+Eric Brewer: as a minor aside, the Library of Congress collections are measured in petabytes (see e.g. https://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2012/04/a-library-of-congress-worth-of-data-its-all-in-how-you-define-it/). The 10TB figure which has been floating around since the early 90s was based on ASCII text estimates, not scanned books, newspapers, etc. and completely ignores the vast holdings of photographs, audio, video, and software. It's not YouTube-scale but it's well beyond terabytes.

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I keep wanting this to be the punchline for what happened when a junior executive was told to make a major cloud acquisition:

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“A few observers, especially on the professionally jaded left, have treated the story as old news—as something that even if we didn’t know, we knew. ‘Of course they lied,’ someone told me. That cynicism, however, serves as the most effective kind of cover for Exxon”

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Climate change is going to blow out the top end of our hurricane categorization system: 

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This is welcome news – it was always annoying having to disable the spam icon on a new computer or an update silently re-enabled it. The system's standard notifications are much better designed and avoid web notifications being relegated to second-class status.

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This is a great example of how traditional maintenance attitudes get dubious in security-sensitive software: that block of OpenSSL code is probably harmless but simply having it around increases cognitive load for maintainers. Seems a bit expensive for something nobody uses…

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“Today, as Exxon’s scientists predicted 25 years ago, Canada’s Northwest Territories has experienced some of the most dramatic effects of global warming.”

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Another round while most users are still waiting for the first patch.

If you don't like iOS the only choice is a Necus.

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A good chunk of what I was taught in school about the South growing up in Alabama was propaganda. What's sad is that these myths are promulgated outside of that area too.
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