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ravisorg
    Wow. Click on >> on any genre and it breaks out all the bands in that genre. There must be tens of thousands of samples on that thing. I guess I won't be working for the next few days...
    ravisorg
      Grisly death metal is pretty relaxing.
      ravisorg
        Every Noise at Once [everynoise.com] - Every musical genre organized and sampled. Possibly #MNDP related.
        ravisorg
          @sbeebe er, unTRUSTED parties. Might work fine for untreated parties ;)
          ravisorg
            @sbeebe you want to be able to go up and down yes. But there’s no reason you’d want to fly a commercial aircraft below (eg) 1000ft unless you were landing.
            ravisorg
              @sbeebe yes, and it works great for syncing (I use it all the time) but it won’t work for backups, especially not to untreated parties.
              ravisorg
                @33mhz battery from 1999 may not be fine, even if it’s still in one piece ;)
                ravisorg
                  @33mhz unless…! It’s a covert tracking device disguised to look like a car alarm battery?! :D @bazbt3 @rdo @joanna
                  ravisorg
                    @33mhz it's the backup battery for your car alarm. You an get a replacement here: http://m.ebay.com/itm/360118435690?_mwBanner=1 shame it wasn’t a covert tracking device :( @bazbt3 @rdo @joanna
                    ravisorg
                      @33mhz very odd. What make and model of car? @bazbt3 @rdo @joanna
                      ravisorg
                        @jnm Yes, although very small amounts. But yeah, I see why they're doing that (makes things easier) but I think keeping all that logic in the client would be a far better solution.
                        ravisorg
                          Basically backups would need to be turned into a trustless and highly redundant system (because people you're backing up to will lie and/or periodically leave the network forever). Certainly not impossible, but lots of interesting questions to resolve.
                          ravisorg
                            I don't like the way they're using master nodes to negotiate though. I would suspect all of that could be done via the client. They do bring up a ton of questions though, like the storage node proving they still have the data, etc.
                            ravisorg
                              ....and I'm not the only one to think of this of course. FinCrypt [github.com]
                              ravisorg
                                Symform [www.symform.com] offers something like this, but since it runs off their centralized service they need to take a cut, and if their company goes out of business it all stops working. A completely distributed system would live as long as people used it.
                                ravisorg
                                  ...You fund a bitcoin account and the software pays others anonymously for the space it needs, and receives payments for space you provide others. If you provide enough space, you'll never have to refill your account, and maybe even make a profit.
                                  ravisorg
                                    New idea: Distributed anonymous backup using a P2P tech like bittorrent, and paid for with bitcoins. Anyone can provide backup space, anyone can backup...