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So... Are we talking HDDs or SSDs didn't see it in the article, also with or without fault tolerance/RAID? tongue.gif.(pretty scary stuff)

That's something I didn't initially think about. The inclusion or absence of fault tolerance could either cut the amount of actual data in half or double the amount of drive space.
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no wonder HDD prices are so high. They have them all mad.gif
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So... Are we talking HDDs or SSDs didn't see it in the article, also with or without fault tolerance/RAID? tongue.gif.(pretty scary stuff)

My guess is SDFlash cards... attached to a human Brain array.

Like this guy!
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as soon as one drive falls asleep all their data is lost anyway.

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seriously, what the hell is wrong with murica?
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Ok, let's pretend for a second that I DIDN'T hit the 'X' button instead of the minimize button.

Firstly,....etc etc

Wow. You win.


I'm not from US, but I'd heard something like that was happening in the States and was wondering.


OK, I'm not from the US and know virtually zip about its law, but I did listen to what Snowden said about the CIA station down the road from him, and the possibility of using triads to take him out.
Was he joking, deluded, or does the US gov really utilise criminals for its dirty work ?

And no, I don't want a practical demonstration.
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OK, I'm not from the US and know virtually zip about its law, but I did listen to what Snowden said about the CIA station down the road from him, and the possibility of using triads to take him out.
Was he joking, deluded, or does the US gov really utilise criminals for its dirty work ?

And no, I don't want a practical demonstration.

CIA focus on information and penetrating organizations. If that means working with some bad people, then that is what it means. There is a reason why the CIA is not allowed to work within the USA. The CIA is everything you think it is, and not at all what you think.
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I think more a government hides things, deeper the gap between the government and the population is.
The government should be one with the citizens and serve them, not spy on them.

5 zettabytes is more than I could ever imagine. The number of text messages, call logs, videos, e-mails, etc. required to fill 5 zettabytes is astonishing.
The terrorist menace is just a pretext. They use the fear to promote anti-democratic politics. Worst, all of this information isn't only on the hand of the government but also private corporation.
This is extremely scary where we are going...
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No doubt this snooping has produced some results, it's almost inconceivable that it couldn't.

However, this does nothing to excuse it. The cost, in every sense of the word, is too high. Even if there was a 9/11 scale attack every single day, I could not condone the actions of these departments because I honestly believe they do far more harm than even the worst of worst case scenarios they are trying to prevent.

The frightened, ignorant masses, and the governments they have allowed to remain in power, have caused more damage to themselves than any terrorist plot, or any foreign meddling, ever could.

I'd take a marginal reduction in the safety of myself and my loved ones for a massive increase in our freedom and privacy any day.
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I haven't got problem. biggrin.gif

I have a huge problem with being required to foot the bill for my own oppression, while my government undermines national integrity, and provides largely illusory security in exchange.
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And to be honest i don't dig around to much too find out, but it doesn't prove it hasn't.

You can't prove a negative statement. Burden of proof lies with the positive claim.
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