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Alex Zylman
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This sounds like something you'd read in The Onion. But it's not...
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I wish the New York Times was truly bi-partisan. They appear to let statements from each party go unchallenged, presumably because they thing it's bi-partisan. I'd rather they let the facts go unchallenged, regardless of party.

They repeat Scott Walker's lies without rebuttal? Really? They're simply factual lies. It's not subjective or opinion - it's objective facts, and he says that they're wrong, and it goes unchallenged.
Gov. Scott Walker and his challenger, Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, sparred over jobs, crime and collective bargaining rights.
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Klout just told me that it thinks I'm influential about the topic of "Alcohol". I can't decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
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I'm getting paranoid about my data and am thinking about setting up a RAID array. However, I'm not quite sure of the benefits of RAID 2 vs RAID 3 vs RAID 4 vs RAID 5. As far as I can tell, they all do basically the same thing (given 3 disks, you get 2 disks worth of data with improved performance and redundancy), just implemented in slightly different ways - so is there any benefit to one or the other?
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Nothing will save you from file corruption; that's not the reason why RAID is not backup. Like +Kieran Brantner-Magee found out this summer, the reason you don't treat RAID like a real backup is because of the striping + parity characteristics. If you lose one disk in a RAID5 array, you're fine; just replace the disk and rebuild the array from the parity information. If you lose 2, you're hosed -- Not only have you lost the data on that drive, but because of the way the block level striping works out you've also lost portions of all the data on the array as well. And, since you're past the point where the parity information can rebuild the system, you have no chance of getting it back. So, you've effectively lost several more disks than just the ones that actually failed.

That said, you can push the probability of multiple simultaneous disk failure quite low and use it for more reliable storage than standard disk, with a side benefit of faster access times. Just be aware of the potential for catastrophic data loss, and back up your data regularly.
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Minnesota has long been a state that's prided itself on its commitment to education. Now the state has taken on the mission of becoming a technology hub as well, setting the goal to become one of ...
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Finally. I wonder how Oracle feels now, having lost basically everything?
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Probably irritated and hungry for a piece of someone else's action, because they need to feed the legal beast
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This is the worst of what happens when control over federal programs is given to private companies with little oversight.
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    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Northwestern University Information Technology
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    Computer Engineering, 2008 - present
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