The Backup Pipeline

If you can’t restore, and you don’t test, you don’t have backups!

 

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How Rogue Techies Armed the Predator, Almost Stopped 911, and Accidentally Invented Remote War

How Rogue Techies Armed the Predator, Almost Stopped 911, and Accidentally Invented Remote War:

On the afternoon of October 7, 2001, the first day of the war in Afghanistan, an Air Force pilot named Scott Swanson made history while sitting in a captain’s chair designed for an RV. His contribution to posterity was to kill someone in a completely novel way.

 

Commentary (Dak):  Ah, the power of a motivated team focused on solving problems rather than just serving the huge organizational process gods.  Those processes have value in terms of scale and defensibility of acquisitions for well understood technologies (K-rations, anyone?) but they have their downsides.

Will the Republican Party Survive the 2016 Election?

[Great article, see my commentary at the end of this post]

Will the Republican Party Survive the 2016 Election:

The GOP planned a dynastic restoration in 2016. Instead, it triggered an internal class war. Can the party reconcile the demands of its donors with the interests of its rank and file?

Commentary (Dak):

The Republican ‘elite’ seems to be completely out of touch with their base these days.  If it was a conversation, I’d say both parts of the party are ‘talking past each other.’  But the ‘elite’ isn’t listening, so the base is getting more and more extreme just to feel that someone (anyone) is listening.

The Democrats, on the other hand, have abandoned and written off their former base in the ‘red’ states, and mock them.  A populist Democrat, who actually listened to ‘rural’ concerns, could win them back.  I’m not at all sure that the Republican party will survive in its current form.

Dak