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11. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 21, 2012, 12:59 Beamer
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 11:09:
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 10:02:
I guess you guys have never needed to transfer an extremely large file to someone that isn't tech savvy. DropBox is the easiest way.

Or you've never had some files you've known you may need access to sometime, like a video or some pictures or whathaveyou, and figured uploading it somewhere free is a decent idea just in case.

And they're free to read my files, if they want. If DropBox wants to hire a few hundred thousand people to look at everything I upload, so be it. They can see videos of my friends getting kicked out of a bar, or read the incredibly long proposal I just made to move more of our production to our East Coast factory. Go for it, dudes, it damn near put me to sleep and I made the thing.



Anything so personal I'd be ashamed if my neighbors saw it? Not going there.
Anything I can't afford to lose? Not going just there.
Anything I need to send to someone but is beyond the email limits? Dropbox!
Anything I may want to show someone some time but I'm not nerdy enough to carry around a USB stick everywhere I go? Dropbox!


Luddites.

Yeah that's great until the USgov(and it's corporate handlers) decide to give Dropbox the 'Megaupload treatment'.

Assuming they did (and they won't, as Dropbox doesn't brag about how they're just pirates), so what? Given the uses I show, how would that hurt me in any way, shape or form? As I said, I don't use it as my sole means. If it went down I'd upload what I had on it to another site.

This isn't rocket science, and some of you baffle me. "NEW TECHNOLOGY HAS FLAWS! BURN IT!" No, seriously, you're luddites. "CHANGE IS BAD! BAD THINGS MIGHT POSSIBLY HAPPEN IF YOU SQUINT HARD ENOUGH!" So don't use the technology in a way that bad things might happen. Electricity could burn my house down, but that doesn't mean I'm going to bitch and whine about it, I'm just going to use it in intelligent ways. Cloud storage may go down, or may not be as private as we'd like it to be. I'm not going to run screaming from it, I'm just going to use its strengths in ways that don't expose me to its weaknesses.

Jesus, I can't comprehend how some of you avoid anything new because bad things might happen. Just don't use it in a way that the bad things can hurt you! It's like all the people terrified of Facebook - yeah, it's got issues, but just, you know, don't upload anything private or personal to it.

General rule of thumb ANYWHERE on the internet: if you wouldn't want your boss/neighbor hearing you say it, don't say it.
 
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10. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 21, 2012, 11:09 RailWizard
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 10:02:
I guess you guys have never needed to transfer an extremely large file to someone that isn't tech savvy. DropBox is the easiest way.

Or you've never had some files you've known you may need access to sometime, like a video or some pictures or whathaveyou, and figured uploading it somewhere free is a decent idea just in case.

And they're free to read my files, if they want. If DropBox wants to hire a few hundred thousand people to look at everything I upload, so be it. They can see videos of my friends getting kicked out of a bar, or read the incredibly long proposal I just made to move more of our production to our East Coast factory. Go for it, dudes, it damn near put me to sleep and I made the thing.



Anything so personal I'd be ashamed if my neighbors saw it? Not going there.
Anything I can't afford to lose? Not going just there.
Anything I need to send to someone but is beyond the email limits? Dropbox!
Anything I may want to show someone some time but I'm not nerdy enough to carry around a USB stick everywhere I go? Dropbox!


Luddites.

Yeah that's great until the USgov(and it's corporate handlers) decide to give Dropbox the 'Megaupload treatment'.
 
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9. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 21, 2012, 10:02 Beamer
 
I guess you guys have never needed to transfer an extremely large file to someone that isn't tech savvy. DropBox is the easiest way.

Or you've never had some files you've known you may need access to sometime, like a video or some pictures or whathaveyou, and figured uploading it somewhere free is a decent idea just in case.

And they're free to read my files, if they want. If DropBox wants to hire a few hundred thousand people to look at everything I upload, so be it. They can see videos of my friends getting kicked out of a bar, or read the incredibly long proposal I just made to move more of our production to our East Coast factory. Go for it, dudes, it damn near put me to sleep and I made the thing.



Anything so personal I'd be ashamed if my neighbors saw it? Not going there.
Anything I can't afford to lose? Not going just there.
Anything I need to send to someone but is beyond the email limits? Dropbox!
Anything I may want to show someone some time but I'm not nerdy enough to carry around a USB stick everywhere I go? Dropbox!


Luddites.
 
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8. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 21, 2012, 09:31 RailWizard
 
My approval of the "cloud" is simple. Game saves and settings. THAT IS ALL! Everything else can fuck off and die.  
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7. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 21, 2012, 09:29 RailWizard
 
Skywhat?  
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6. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 21, 2012, 07:21 Julio
 
The lesson is (for those who didn't figure it out a long time ago) is don't store anything in 'the cloud'. Keep it local on a hard drive (and some backup drives).

Unless you like to have Microsoft/Google/Apple etc read all your personal files and give access to the details to various people.
 
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5. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 20, 2012, 21:03 Crustacean Soup
 
Alamar wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 13:42:
I personally encrypt all my google drive backups, but that only goes so far... They have the technology...

If you're encrypting it properly, that goes pretty bloody far. The only feasible attacks against AES right now involve access to the computer doing the encryption; if they have that, they can probably grab the unencrypted files anyways. That's also assuming of course that you're using a strong key.
 
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4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 20, 2012, 19:44 PHJF
 
Isn't there some sort of legal issue present when a website wants to / does host porn?  
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3. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 20, 2012, 17:35 Cutter
 
Tom wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 16:04:
It's not just authorized employees of MS/Google/Apple/Dropbox/etc who can browse through your data hosted on such a service, but also disgruntled employees, hackers, the government, and who knows who else.

Plan accordingly.

and those are all valid reasons not to be down with the Cloud.
 
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2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 20, 2012, 16:04 Tom
 
It's not just authorized employees of MS/Google/Apple/Dropbox/etc who can browse through your data hosted on such a service, but also disgruntled employees, hackers, the government, and who knows who else.

Plan accordingly.
 
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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 20, 2012, 13:42 Alamar
 
This is why we can't (and shouldn't) trust 'cloud' backups... They (MS at least) can apparently browse your content at will (or just when it's added?), even if it's 'private'...

I personally encrypt all my google drive backups, but that only goes so far... They have the technology...

-Alamar
 
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