Evildave, on 18 February 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:
Not backing up your data is the equivalent to leaving your computer out in the rain.
No, no it isn't. Placing your computer in the rain is CAUSING direct harm. This is not. Please, find yourself a better metaphor.
"... I have easily recovered from all of them. " isn't quite right. You should have said, "I have easily recovered from all of them, SO FAR."
No, it was phrased perfectly in the original context. The context in which that sentence immediately followed the past situations, of which I had a perfect recovery. Your troubles with the English language are NOT my troubles.
Your complacency is a marvel. Even the dodos, when being picked up and carried off for a dinner engagement, showed more enlightened self interest.
But the crime here is that you would attempt to spread a lie, that 'RAID' is equivalent to BACKUP. That's pretty irresponsible.
Some more equivalent cases:
"Yeah, the roof leaks, but I live in a desert! It hardly ever rains."
"I could look both ways before crossing, but I trust the cars to stop."
"I don't need to file my taxes! They don't care about ME!"
I never said raid was an equivalent. I DID say, that in certain cases, RAID is as good as a backup. You cannot affect changes to my media center remotely, nor can I. Deleted files, therefore, are not a problem. That machine is also quite well protected from Viruses (not needed considering the situation), and attack. As such, the only failures I have to concern myself over, are drive failure, and motherboard failure. Either of which I can recover from. Should the unthinkable happen, and my house burns down, my backups would burn with the machine. If the machine were hit by lightning, I would re-image my movies when I finally built a replacement machine.
When you drop your extreme "equivalent cases" that have no bearing on the matter then we may talk more. Until then, you continue to be an arrogant, extremist with no basis in reality. You can sit there all you want, I will continue to live in the real world.