Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2012 14:01 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Most applications do not deal with disks directly, instead storing their data in files in a file system, which protects us from those scoundrel disks. After all, a key task of the file system is to ensure that the file system can always be recovered to a consistent state after an unplanned system crash (for example, a power failure). While a good file system will be able to beat the disks into submission, the required effort can be great and the reduced performance annoying. This article examines the shortcuts that disks take and the hoops that file systems must jump through to get the desired reliability."
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RE[11]: So
by zima on Tue 11th Sep 2012 04:46 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: So"
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On the subject of linking the landscape is becoming more complicated. Germany has passed laws where a linker must royalties to the OP and the same law is proposed in France.

DE seriously did that? I have a hard time believing that... it would essentially break the very concept of hypertext.

(and would be even more sad with FR, considering that's where the first website and web server were)

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RE[12]: So
by fran on Tue 11th Sep 2012 11:52 in reply to "RE[11]: So"
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"The German cabinet backed a draft law requiring Google and other news aggregators to pay for summarized information they display before linking to a source – a move that has outraged the Internet giant, politicians and bloggers alike.
The move, backed by publishing giants like the Axel Springer group, was originally proposed by the Federation of German News Publishers – who were very upset with lost advertising revenue."

It still in draft though.

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RE[13]: So
by zima on Tue 11th Sep 2012 14:44 in reply to "RE[12]: So"
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Oh... well, it's not _so_ bad - not strictly about linking, more about snippets/quoting.

While there probably should be some ~fair use rules regarding the latter, I guess one could live (and the web will continue to function more or less as Tim Berners-Lee intended) without it...

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