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Im a lot into fantasy, sadly haven't watched GoT but Vikings instead (a bit)!
So is this a classic fantasy roman?
Since i promised my self to write a book (i already started 3 XD) i would also volunteer, i know the feeling when just can't get to it to finish it. The only requirement i won't meet is that im not a native english speaker
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I know it sounds like I'm being persnickety, but I can pass CP members as "peer review". If I give the MS to people I don't know personally who I can't (legally) classify that way, then the publisher can claim that they're not getting "first publication" rights, which can lead to all kinds of nastiness.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Have you seen how App Academy financials work? It's an interesting idea. (App Academy[^] )
I think the first point is a bit of double-speak though. "You pay nothing but you do have to provide a refundable deposit of $5,000." What!?!
From the site FAQs: How much does App Academy's 12 week immersive program cost?
For eligible students, App Academy's 12 week immersive program has no upfront tuition cost, but does require a $5,000 fully refundable deposit (refunded one year after completion of the course, or rolled into first payment upon finding a job). Upon finding a job, App Academy charges a tuition fee of 18% of your first year's salary.
The tuition model differs for students who are not US citizens or Permanent Residents or for students who are under the age of 22. If you are not a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident, or are under the age of 22, you will be required to pay an upfront fixed tuition fee of $15,000.
Anything which purports to guarantee you a high paying job after just twelve weeks training is to be avoided by definition irrespective of the financial terms in my opinion. This system is obviously designed to prevent lawsuits on failure to deliver an adequate course (perhaps Mr. Trump should have tried it?) and to provide a credit cushion when the whole thing inevitably goes bust!
Another scam aimed at the confused and vulnerable.
«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
I'm the guy who buys drives in sets of 4...one live, one offline backup sitting next to the computer, another backup at the office (I swap drives once a month), and one more spare blank drive ready to go the moment one of the other ones fails. That's for my important stuff.
Yet I managed to lose a few hundred GBs worth of crap. Nothing important at all, mind you--I tend to accumulate a whole season's worth of TV shows as individual episodes are being broadcast, then I binge-watch over a few evenings (think Tivo on the cheap). That was that drive's single purpose and it contained nothing else.
Of course, this isn't included as part of my regular backup set, as it's stuff I'll watch once and then delete. But I did have a large(-ish) backlog of stuff I was sitting on due to lack of time. Well, I just took care of that problem.
This was all on single drive in a USB enclosure, hooked up to a PC that's connected to my projector. I needed to move a few dozen GBs worth of files on to the drive, so I figured I'd save a bit of time transferring them over the LAN, by hooking up the USB enclosure instead directly to the PC that had the files. I hooked the drive up to a cheap-ass 10-port USB hub I've had for years, but still worked "well enough" if I just stayed away from a few of the ports I knew were flakey...Windows initially failed to detect the drive at all...tried a few other ports...eventually it showed up in Device Manager, but Disk Manager insisted it was uninitialized (and do I want to have it use MBR or GPT). Of course I knew that to be wrong...changed to a port that's built into the machine instead of going through the hub...same thing.
Hooked the drive back up to the original machine...and now it insists it's uninitialized. The only undelete utilities I've come across need the drive to at least have a drive letter assigned to it - which it didn't.
Now...I don't necessarily care to try to recover each and every file...but I'd like to at least be able to get the folder structure so I can at least know WTF was on that drive to begin with...
The lesson here - if it's not important enough to backup, then at the very least you should still produce, somehow, a listing of the content every once in a while.
I don't: I don't want all the drives from the same batch (and preferably not from the same manufacturer) as I've noticed over the years that drives in a batch all tend to fail very close to each other. I had a whole room's worth of PCs fail over a two week period, and they all had the same batch HDDs. IIRC one survived, but I swapped it out anyway.
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
The argument against buying drives from the same manufacturing batch seems to come from those who use a large quantity of them and use them in a RAID setup and/or have them running 24/7. In my case, I really have only one drive running all the time, and the two backup drives are only used for a few hours every week when things get synched, and on top of that the drive I keep offsite doesn't get used for a full month. And then, the spare is still sitting in its box and will remain there until one of the other drive fails. So, except for a grand total of one drive, they see very little use.
Given this, in the grand scheme of things, I'm not all that worried about having them all starting to fail at the same time. If history's any indication, all 4 drives in each set I've bought were still going strong by the time space became a problem and I moved to a new set (initially 2, then 4, and I'm now on my set of 6TB drives).
I know that feeling! I started with a 1TB NAS , went to a 4TB RAID5, and now have a 16TB RAID 5, plus a bunch of 4TB USB externals for backups.
And I'll probably have to replace that with a bigger one next year
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
For the future. Do not buy drives from the same batch (close manufacture date), rather rotate them with skips of 6-12 month. Drives used in same environment have the same life span and will fail at the same time...
I also advise to use hardware RAID with 3 disk in it (at least) it will not only save backup time, but save offline time too.
Swap out drive at the defined point-in-time even not faulty...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.