does the status appear as orange semi-circles for anyone else? it looks intentional based on the source, but semi-circles are not in the legend at the bottom. wonder if it's based on how long it's been down, or the number of affected instances or something else...
Yeah, but with the number of 9s you see you realize that asteroids are NOT taken into account. For example, Amazon advertises 99.999999999% durability for a given year for S3 objects. This is just stupid. An extinction-level event (asteroid, global thermonuclear war, black hole) could easily wipe out ALL data on S3. We know that mass extinctions have occurred about once every 100 million years. That means that if we expect a 10^-8 chance of a mass extinction event in a given year, Amazon would need a 99% chance of surviving a mass extinction in order to meet average durability ratings for S3.
After a certain number of 9s you just have to smile, nod, and truncate the number.
> That means that if we expect a 10^-8 chance of a mass extinction event in a given year, Amazon would need a 99% chance of surviving a mass extinction in order to meet average durability ratings for S3.
On the other hand, it's unlikely that many people would be around to ask for a reclamation. It's more likely that Amazon would go out of business before anything like this happened, anyway.
Americans go on an on about how they're the 'best country in the world' and how the constitution is amazing. They ramble about how what makes them great is freedom and liberty. For some reason they're extremely proud of free speech, like it's something only they have and how lucky they are to have it.
When comparing to China, or maybe North Korea or the USSR, or even Nazi Germany, sure, those things are great and you should be proud.
In the year 2013, there are at least 20 countries that have all of that and more, and don't spend their days rambling on about how great it all is.
All of that stuff doesn't in any way make America special.
Splitting into a generic back end that deals with data means you can adapt different UIs to it. For example, you could provide a native app such as Cocoa without having to rewrite the entire app for that GUI framework.
postfix, prefix. Gear gets a randomly generated name based on what special properties it has. So the red club of the owl is a club that has added fire damage(has red prefix) and a health bonus(has owl suffix)(or something I only play diablo causally so I don't know the affixes off hand.)