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RAID
2010-09-27 16:47:02

RAID is an acronym that stands for "redundant array of independent disks". It is a technology that is geared to provide greater storage reliability by combining numerous low-cost, less-reliable disk drive components into a reasonable unit where all drives are interdependent. Historically, RAID was first seen by Norman Ken Ouchi, when in 1978 he was awarded a U.S. patent called "System for...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'