Downvotes? The only thing on that LWN page is a description of what you can find if you follow the techtarget link. There is literally no new information or even commentary on the page.
I actually tried to submit the techtarget.com link first, but the story was immediately marked as dead (see https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5876710). Perhaps HN considers techtarget to be spammers.
Almost as bad as Computerworld.
The truth is, the definition of blogspam is dependent on the moods and biases of the moderators.
Look at its content. Within the first sentence, it clearly links to what it's talking about, saying "Hey, there's some thing here that may interest you."
It goes on to cite an excerpt as an example of what interested the lwn poster.
I would qualify this more as "conversation" than "spam". Spam would regurgitate the linked content wholesale while probably omitting or burying the link to the original source.
I venture that people here on HN are further reacting negatively to the "blogspam" characterization because many of them are well and long familiar with lwn and have a good amount of respect for it, based upon its quality content (much original) as well as its finding a sustainable model while delivering such.
"The last thing I want to do is leave your data center with inadequate power or cooling", I said.
"The thing last? You want to do this at the end of our project?" he replied ...
I say this as one who uses 'modern' Gnome every day on my desktop, but who has been involved with staff training on new applications before.
But my point about "tens of terabytes" was more about local hard drives, not about big data stores.
In that case, xfs_repair did abysmal job in coping with the data corruption, which didn't quite provide confidence.