Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Now that everything is moving to the cloud internet, you might think that data loss is a thing of the past. Sadly, as the past few months have taught us, this actually isn't true; we first had the Microsoft/Danger disaster, and now we have Palm and Sprint facing a class-action lawsuit over data loss for webOS phones. All this raises the question: how safe is it to store your precious data on the internet, and do you really trust the internet?
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About MY data
by ebasconp on Thu 10th Dec 2009 03:07 UTC
ebasconp
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2006-05-09

I see the problem in this way: You can use the metro to move from one place to other one in your city: it is cheaper, maybe it is safer and it is faster than your own car... but... you want to have YOUR car to go wherever you want, to do whatever you do, etc.

Maybe my data can be stored safer in some place in the internet, but I want to have my data with me; I want to be responsible of my own things and if I lose my information, it will be my fault and no one else. Ok, having my backups stored in the Internet is a very good idea, but having all my stuff just there, sounds silly to me.

Other thing: where I live, having all my stuff stored in the Internet is not an option: I have a 128kbps Internet connection and I pay maybe more than you all pay for your a-lot-of Mbps connection.

Edited 2009-12-10 03:09 UTC

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RE: About MY data
by marcp on Thu 10th Dec 2009 12:46 in reply to "About MY data"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Very bad and innacurate example. Cars are obsolete, they are not the safest way of getting to the places [most people die in CAR ACCIDENT crushed between steering wheel and the rest of the vehicle], while metro is one of the safest way to get where you want. One definiteliy doesn't have to have a car. It's stupid ego and unconsciousness that makes him want it.

Cloud computing on the other hand is not safe, while local storage IS.

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RE[2]: About MY data
by spiderman on Thu 10th Dec 2009 13:03 in reply to "RE: About MY data"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

... while local storage IS.

It isn't.

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