Linode 記憶體升級,以及新的日本機房計畫

Linode 的 13 歲禮物:「Linode’s 13th Birthday – Gifts for All!」。包括了記憶體的升級計畫:

Old Plan New Plan Price
Linode 1 GB Linode 2 GB $10/mo ($0.015/hr)
Linode 2 GB Linode 4 GB $20/mo ($0.03/hr)
Linode 4 GB Linode 8 GB $40/mo ($0.06/hr)
Linode 8 GB Linode 12 GB $80/mo ($0.12/hr)
Linode 16 GB Linode 24 GB $160/mo ($0.24/hr)
Linode 32 GB Linode 48 GB $320/mo ($0.48/hr)
Linode 48 GB Linode 64 GB $480/mo ($0.72/hr)
Linode 64 GB Linode 80 GB $640/mo ($0.96/hr)
Linode 96 GB Linode 120 GB $960/mo ($1.44/hr)

比較小的機器都是 double RAM,比較大的機器就沒那麼明顯了... 但這樣就超越 DigitalOcean 的規格,而且還領先其他 VPS 不少。


Unfortunately, since Tokyo is sold out, the upgrade is not available there. We hope to have our second Tokyo facility online before the end of the year.

是個好消息 XD

當你只買一台 iPad,但卻送來五台...

看到這則新聞,買一台 iPad 但卻送來五台,而商家說「你就收下吧,耶誕快樂」:「Order one iPad from Best Buy, receive four extras free of charge?」。

事實上是,美國法令極度保護消費者,商家如果要尋合法的管道取回會非常麻煩,這是出自 1970 年的法條「Mailing of unordered merchandise」(United States Code, 2006 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 39 - POSTAL SERVICE):

(a) Except for (1) free samples clearly and conspicuously marked as such, and (2) merchandise mailed by a charitable organization soliciting contributions, the mailing of unordered merchandise or of communications prohibited by subsection (c) of this section constitutes an unfair method of competition and an unfair trade practice in violation of section 45(a)(1) of title 15.

只要是商家寄出未經消費者所請求的物品 (如果清楚標示上面兩項特例的話屬於例外),就屬於違法行為。當違法行為發生後:

  • 商家被禁止送出任何收據或請款、催繳的通知。
  • 收件人可以將該物品視為天上掉下來的禮物 (不需要同意任何條款),要使用或是丟掉都可以。