Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 17:39 UTC
Google Well, this has been a very, very long time in the making. Google has finally unveiled its big Dropbox competitor: Google Drive. You start with 5GB for free, and you can go all the way to 1TB for $50 per month. This is a big deal for many (if you were to use rumouring as a gauge), but all I can think of is this: why on earth would you entrust your files to a company - any company - whose sole interest is extracting money from you, and who, to boot, is subject to crazy American laws?
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Crazy American Laws?
by roracle on Wed 25th Apr 2012 00:03 UTC
roracle
Member since:
2009-05-14

Notice how the US of America is in the news, not the feaux-European wanna be countries, because we're CRAZZZZY!

No really, because I know if I give YOU money, YOU will keep your site going. If I give THEM money, THEY will keep my files stored. Same concept, different files. Very. Simple.

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RE: Crazy American Laws?
by roracle on Wed 25th Apr 2012 00:11 in reply to "Crazy American Laws?"
roracle Member since:
2009-05-14

Also, Thom, I've not commented much, but I visit the site almost every day. I've noticed a distaste for the US lately. If you aren't from the USA, that pretty much means you're under bought and paid for news media outlets that's telling the world to hate us. It's the best way to knock us off our high horse, except it won't work when we blow a hole in the middle east and everyone's like "OH US OF AMERICA WAS ON THEIR HORSE ALL ALONG!" (oh you got offended? *trollface*)

I'm so sick of people thinking we're the bad guys when we've done so much for the world. Maybe we didn't invent the automobile, but it was OUR MARKET that made it obvious how to make expensive things affordable for everyone, not just the elite. It was our people who discovered the automated clothing looms were on an "on/off" basis, which lead the way for computers. You're welcome.

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RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?
by 0brad0 on Wed 25th Apr 2012 00:47 in reply to "RE: Crazy American Laws?"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Also, Thom, I've not commented much, but I visit the site almost every day. I've noticed a distaste for the US lately.


There is great disdain for the US for many reasons. Please don't be another clueless American as usual.

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RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?
by kwan_e on Wed 25th Apr 2012 02:31 in reply to "RE: Crazy American Laws?"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Also, Thom, I've not commented much, but I visit the site almost every day. I've noticed a distaste for the US lately. If you aren't from the USA, that pretty much means you're under bought and paid for news media outlets that's telling the world to hate us. It's the best way to knock us off our high horse, except it won't work when we blow a hole in the middle east and everyone's like "OH US OF AMERICA WAS ON THEIR HORSE ALL ALONG!" (oh you got offended? *trollface*)

I'm so sick of people thinking we're the bad guys when we've done so much for the world. Maybe we didn't invent the automobile, but it was OUR MARKET that made it obvious how to make expensive things affordable for everyone, not just the elite. It was our people who discovered the automated clothing looms were on an "on/off" basis, which lead the way for computers. You're welcome.


Ironically, you are doing Americans a disservice by portraying them as being unable to string together any logical thought into a well written argument.

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RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?
by Luminair on Wed 25th Apr 2012 04:09 in reply to "RE: Crazy American Laws?"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

lol holy cow you say "crazy american" and one responds within hours

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RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?
by Radio on Wed 25th Apr 2012 06:39 in reply to "RE: Crazy American Laws?"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Also, Thom, I've not commented much, but I visit the site almost every day. I've noticed a distaste for the US lately. If you aren't from the USA, that pretty much means you're under bought and paid for news media outlets that's telling the world to hate us. It's the best way to knock us off our high horse, except it won't work when we blow a hole in the middle east and everyone's like "OH US OF AMERICA WAS ON THEIR HORSE ALL ALONG!" (oh you got offended? *trollface*) I'm so sick of people thinking we're the bad guys when we've done so much for the world. Maybe we didn't invent the automobile, but it was OUR MARKET that made it obvious how to make expensive things affordable for everyone, not just the elite. It was our people who discovered the automated clothing looms were on an "on/off" basis, which lead the way for computers. You're welcome.

Your rant is completely nuts. Thanks for proving Thom right.

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RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?
by jal_ on Wed 25th Apr 2012 08:14 in reply to "RE: Crazy American Laws?"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

I'm so sick of people thinking we're the bad guys when we've done so much for the world.


For one, I'm pretty sure you didn't do crap for the world (and neither did I, but that's not the point). What's that "we" you're speaking of?

Secondly, am I to understand that you actually approve of ACTA, SOPA, PIPA and the like? And that you approve of fining people for millions of dollars for sharing some copyrighted files?

Also, the fact that "you" have done so much for the world has nothing to do with what Tom is talking about. "You" could have saved the world three times over, you're screwing it over right now. As we say in Dutch "resultaten uit het verleden bieden geen garantie voor de toekomst".

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RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?
by Soulbender on Wed 25th Apr 2012 08:19 in reply to "RE: Crazy American Laws?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

My dad is stronger than your dad.

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RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?
by pklausner on Fri 27th Apr 2012 15:46 in reply to "RE: Crazy American Laws?"
pklausner Member since:
2009-07-23

+1 for calling out Thom's repetitive, lame, stereotypical, cheap US bashing

-1 for just reversing it: "No no. The Merkins are not dumber than the Europeans. It's the other way round."

depressing kindergarden here...

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RE: Crazy American Laws?
by ingraham on Wed 25th Apr 2012 20:10 in reply to "Crazy American Laws?"
ingraham Member since:
2006-05-20

There are over 320 million of us, so we're not ALL like roracle, but I'm afraid his feelings are quite common. Wire-tapping without warrants, scanning all e-mail, having ISPs turn over logs, and mining online data are all perfectly okay despite our clamor for smaller, less-intrusive government. We're still better than Iran or China, mind you, but I think it's perfectly reasonable to be afraid of the US government denying you a tourist visa for storing a copy of "Mein Kampf" on your Google Drive.

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