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A dimmer with motion sensor and a WiFi interface. Correct?

No - based on the information on the website, and some of their "common support questions", the plug works over Bluetooth Smart. According to one of their support docs, "Zuli Presence will not work if you don’t have your phone with you." - so instead of motion detection, it looks like it detects you based on the range of your paired phone, and their "Zuli Presence" feature requires "a minimum of three Zuli smartplugs"

http://support.zuli.io/hc/en-us/articles/204311329-Technical...


Hold on.

So that's the second in a row ISS resupply mission that failed, isn't it? First was with the Progress in late April. How does this affect the ISS plans, does anyone now?


This article says they have food and supplies through October. If I'm on ISS, maybe I start skipping lunch now.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-destroyed...


> Internet in russia became very limited and censored.

I guess that you must really be craving attention or perhaps it was a part of your marketing pitch, but try and not exaggerate things beyond ridiculous. Internet in Russia is a far cry from being "very limited". I travel there every few months to see family and I'm yet to hit any limitations or blacklists.


I am consistently annoyed that about 3 out of 30 links on every HN page are blocked in Russia. They are not intentionally blocked - it's collateral damage because they happen to share same ip address with censored websites. A single blocked Cloudflare ip can make a thousand websites unavailable.

Well, and I live and russia and see what is happening here. It is not marketing or collecting attention. It's just my personal opinion.

Your anecdotal experience does not invalidate his.

... which means that somebody somewhere didn't have backups of some database server that died.

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I'm guessing a backup technically existed (to satisfy any requirements or boss's-orders to the "letter of the law"), but nobody bothered giving any thought to restoring everything from that backup.

Of course, a backup that can't be restored (or nobody knows how to restore) is more or less equivalent to not having a backup, so this distinction probably doesn't matter.

// always remember to test your restore plan

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Indeed - "usable" backups - they are ones you've tested restoring from (recently enough to be assured they still work on the latest version of your system).

I _hope_ they don't have someone saying "we had a backup - it was on a RAID set!".

It would surprise me less to discover the reported migration from Oracle on Windows to Oracle on Linux was still partly done, and they were taking solid reliable useable backups - of the old not-yet-decommissioned windows db servers...

(For the record, I've made both of those mistakes (and more) in my career... Fortunately neither represented weeks of 24x7 remedial work by 100s of people.)

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Damn I wish this would happen at the IRS. Tired of paying taxes to do nothing to help. Spend hundreds of millions on computer systems but they can't figure out how to do a backup.

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From the Designers-making-shit-up-again department as Slashdot would've put it.

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It's disingenuous to ask for it in the first place when one touts itself as a privacy advocate. Vast majority of users will do what they are told to do by default and Apple knows and exploits that.

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They're not exploiting it. They're asking for it to register your products, to you.

There's a big skip button.

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You seem to be operating with some Newspeak definition of privacy.

Privacy is seclusion. Ruffling through someone's dirty laundry, but keeping all the findings to themselves is not "pro-privacy".

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Yup, this seems to align with earlier speculation - http://venturebeat.com/2015/05/21/microsoft-is-almost-certai...

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They also avoid to say that this doesn't stop collection of the app lists, but just the "tailoring". They still snoop and you can't stop it.

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What's unsettling about this is that Slashdot also belongs to the same company that turned SF into the crapware distributor that it is now.

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Not only that, but a quick search for GIMP on Slashdot turns up absolutely no discussion about the hijack. There was an <a href="http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/11/07/2328228/gimp-citing-a... in 2013 that GIMP was moving</a>, and <a href="http://developers.slashdot.org/story/13/11/14/2036200/source... a week later</a> about SF's ad policies (LOL!), but absolutely nothing from this week. Color me unsurprised. I knew /. was heading downhill, but this is the final nail in the coffin.

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Slashdot split from Thinkgeek a few years back.

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Both Slashdot and SourceForge are currently owned by the company that owns Dice.com.

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Good point. Thanks.

I'd thought Collab.net ended up with them. Need to review the history.

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Collab ended up with the business version, SourceForge Enterprise Edition (SFEE), which was a Java rewrite of sourceforge.net shipped as installed software.

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