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Re: ??? (was RE: A simple guy with a simple problem)
- From: Sam TH <email@example.com>
- To: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 08:28:26 -0600
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On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 08:59:58AM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> Richard Tobin scripsit:
> > 0.01% of a year is 3,000 seconds, not 30.
> Oops. Musta misread the % sign or something.
> Ignore previous flames.
> Unless somebody promises you 99.9999% reliability, in which case beware.
People (as in Microsoft, and Compaq, and various other vendors) are
rather eager to promise "5 nines" reliability, which is 5 minutes a
year. Probably doable on a 3-5 year time scale, but after that the
factors you mentioned would make me not want to be the customer
service rep. =20
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