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Message 581998 - Posted: 6 Jun 2007, 1:05:05 UTC - in response to Message 581918.
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People complain out of ignorance.

You can say that again!

Why wasn't I made aware of this? Heads must roll! ...yet another time to blame Misfit...*chortle*

Pappa, as with all such things, the nay-sayers are usually much more vocal than the supporters. Also, at least for me, negative comments stick in your mind longer than positive ones. Don't let it get to you, ...

All well and good for Pappa. He's easily worked up a very good Karma.

But we're missing one Misfit out of all this... With such a non-Karma as his, and all the shotgun blasts of whatever flying his direction at all times day and night, his mind must be a long long way subterranean by now.


Any positivity to retrieve what's left of that poor lost soul? Or is he already Borg-ed beyond redemption?

;-(

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Message 582229 - Posted: 6 Jun 2007, 12:21:35 UTC - in response to Message 519901.

Back to hard drives, Google have just published about their findings on failures of off-the-shelf HDD's.
disk_failures.pdf

Andy



A better URl for this article is http://labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf. On this day (06/06/2007) labs.google.com resolves to 209.85.163.132.
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Message 582364 - Posted: 6 Jun 2007, 18:34:30 UTC

Thank you all for your kind words to Pappa, he really has deserved every one of them.

And only a handful of people know how much he really has contributed...




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Message 582366 - Posted: 6 Jun 2007, 18:45:49 UTC - in response to Message 582364.

Thank you all for your kind words to Pappa, he really has deserved every one of them.

And only a handful of people know how much he really has contributed...


Agreed and seconded,

and a nice touch from yourself also :-)


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Message 583373 - Posted: 7 Jun 2007, 23:48:24 UTC

As one of the concerned folks, please allow me to rephrase my beliefs after some long thoughts.

1) Pappa is overloaded...this may be contributing to the frustrations he's expressed at some of the opinions put here (not mine alone).

2) I believe this has been recommended, but I haven't seen hide-nor-hair of an update. We should have a TEAM of people. Right now there are concerns that the hardware issue is a very one-sided approach without a proper account of what is truly needed compared to what has been offered.

Let's have a TEAM of people (not only Pappa--all due respect Al)...1 on each continent. It would offer a more objective view of what is needed, and I suspect it would SPEED UP donations both hardware and monetary as well as upgrading SETI's systems substantially.

I hope someone of authority will reply to this...

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Message 584136 - Posted: 9 Jun 2007, 0:46:34 UTC - in response to Message 583373.
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I have waited to see if someone would say something. It appears that part of what you recommended and what I have previously recommend in the past was expressed by Eric in this post Eric's annual post #7: SETI's little helpers, Sick Cat's and more proposals.
Excerpt taken out of context:
I've considered setting up a mailing list for people who want to assist in this manner. That way effort won't be duplicated. Would a little organization help in this case? Anyone want to be on the list? If so, email me the address you want to be contacted at: korpela at ssl dot berkeley dot edu. Appologies in advance for my wacky spam filter.

He has sent the request for "Volunteers," I hope enough people are reading and consider it.

Regards

Al

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No experience necessary, it is a learn as you go in reality...


As one of the concerned folks, please allow me to rephrase my beliefs after some long thoughts.

1) Pappa is overloaded...this may be contributing to the frustrations he's expressed at some of the opinions put here (not mine alone).

2) I believe this has been recommended, but I haven't seen hide-nor-hair of an update. We should have a TEAM of people. Right now there are concerns that the hardware issue is a very one-sided approach without a proper account of what is truly needed compared to what has been offered.

Let's have a TEAM of people (not only Pappa--all due respect Al)...1 on each continent. It would offer a more objective view of what is needed, and I suspect it would SPEED UP donations both hardware and monetary as well as upgrading SETI's systems substantially.

I hope someone of authority will reply to this...

Pete/Blurf


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