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  1. Feb 2018
  2. Sep 2017
    1. In 2005, the figure had raised to 1%. They are now responsible for more carbon-dioxide emissions per year than Argentina or the Netherlands and, if current trends hold, their emissions will have grown four-fold by 2020, reaching 670m tonnes

      How is information, for example, a conversation accounted for in this model? As we go forward and find more efficient ways to store and convey information in fewer 1s and 0s, must we constantly reevaluate this relationship? Passive vs Active storage of information seems to be key here as well.

  3. Jul 2016
    1. unprecedented accumulation of contemporary data

      this is the storage question everyone always goes to 1st when we use the word "data" in libraries. Is there possibly another question we should ask first?

  4. Apr 2015
    1. Do I own my content on The Grid? Yes, you own your content. The engine AutoDesigns your site, publishes it, and stores it on Github. Your source content will live in a Github repository that you can access and download anytime.

      Is access private/public?

  5. Sep 2014
    1. Fast restart. If a server is temporarily taken down, this capability restores the index from a saved copy, eliminating delays due to index rebuilding.

      This point seems to be in direct contradiction to the claim above that "Indexes (primary and secondary) are always stored in DRAM for fast access and are never stored on Solid State Drives (SSDs) to ensure low wear."

    2. Unlike other databases that use the linux file system that was built for rotational drives, Aerospike has implemented a log structured file system to access flash – raw blocks on SSDs – directly.

      Does this really mean to suggest that Aerospike bypasses the linux block device layer? Is there a kernel driver? Does this mean I can't use any filesystem I want and know how to administrate? Is the claim that the "linux file system" (which I take to mean, I guess, the virtual file system layer) "built for rotation drives" even accurate? We've had ram disks for a long, long time. And before that we've had log structured filesystems, too, and even devices that aren't random access like tape drives. Seems like dubious claims all around.

  6. Jan 2014