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Cake day: June 11th, 2023

  • Full disclosure: Haven’t read the article yet.

    Working in corporate IT, this most likely is targeted toward enterprise customers who either take a long time to roll out OS upgrades or can’t due to technical limitations within their environment. In those cases, paying the cost of extended support is more palatable to troubleshooting or rushing mass OS upgrades. This is a fairly common practice with enterprise software vendors.

    Edit: Okay, just skimmed it. Looks like this is actually a new program for non-enterprise consumers, which is interesting. First I’ve heard of that.

  • I watched it all the way through since I’m a Halo fan, but I’ll wait and see what people say about season 2. On its own, season 1 was…fine. I think if they didn’t have any references to Halo and called it something else, basically left it intact but not Halo, people probably would have said it’s okay. Not great, but okay. It definitely doesn’t feel like Halo though, and so much of the show conflicts with established Halo lore.

  • Hmm…interesting. I would have figured it would be more akin mechanically speaking to being suffocated, as those scenarios also deprive the body of oxygen. Maybe the difference is that the action of breathing out and then breathing back in would be expelling any remaining oxygen from the lungs without replacing it with more oxygen?

    I am having a hard time following how it renders immediate unconsciousness though, given that one could simply breathe out to empty their lungs and then hold their breath for a short period of time without being rendered unconscious, and in theory that should be comparable. Sounds like I might be missing something key here that likely accounts for the disconnect.

  • I’m going to say that while everything I’ve read on the matter supports the “it’s one of the more pleasant ways to go” argument, I’d be more interested in reading expert opinions on the matter before coming to a concrete conclusion.

    The lawyers on both sides of the case should be consulting with doctors and medical researchers to understand what the experience would consist of, how long it would take, the efficacy, side effects if it fails, etc. This is the information that I think should be the deciding factor for proceeding or not.

    I will also say that while oxygen deprivation is quick, it’s not instant. It does take up to a few minutes in some cases before brain death to occur, and something to the order of 30 seconds to a minute for unconsciousness to set in.

    My personal opinion based on the information so far, assuming that everything I’ve read is factual, would suggest that of all the execution routes available so far, this one is likely the least awful. I won’t say most humane, as I don’t really believe there is a humane way to approach it. If we do have to use the death penalty though, I think this is the approach I would have the fewest objections to.

  • Yeah, I’m kind of torn on this one. On one hand, having a drive replaced for an issue, then having that replacement fail with the same issue (or at least same effect) reeks of problems. That probably warrants merit.

    On the other hand, it does show they likely have poor data backup practices if losing a single hard drive is costing them 3TB data loss. Either they were recording a day’s worth of video and lost it, in which case that sucks but it happens, or they had a ton of other data that likely should have already been backed up elsewhere in which case I have little sympathy.