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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RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?
by Radio on Wed 25th Apr 2012 06:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Crazy American Laws?"
Radio
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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[3]: Crazy American Laws?
by blitze on Wed 25th Apr 2012 07:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?"
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2006-09-15

All that the good folk in USA need is to let their gov and money men know that they are sick of being robbed and playing empire.

Return service men from abroad, close down the god knows how many bases around the planet and allow others some self determination for a change. Gee, people might even like you for it and thank you.

Back on topic, no way would I personally utilise any form of cloud storage. Look after my own data and not hand it off to a 3rd party. Yes uploads on modern net connections are crappy, such is life. Not that I am concerned with my data privacy (yawn) but more so the act of Gov freezing access to it as they did recently to many legit users of MegaUpload.

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RE[4]: Crazy American Laws?
by Dasher42 on Wed 25th Apr 2012 17:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy American Laws?"
Dasher42 Member since:
2007-04-05

The small sliver of US Americans getting ridiculously rich off of the arms business wouldn't like giving up their lifestyle. You think the people who started wars to give Exxon and Haliburton a free ride will back off if asked nicely?

There's a substantial percentage of Americans who agree with you, but Occupy is the first time I've seen them really represented.

Just trying to get things righted, here, before there's nothing left to do but go ex-pat and be your new neighbor.

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RE[4]: Crazy American Laws?
by jhodapp on Thu 26th Apr 2012 16:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy American Laws?"
jhodapp Member since:
2009-11-24

All that the good folk in USA need is to let their gov and money men know that they are sick of being robbed and playing empire.

Return service men from abroad, close down the god knows how many bases around the planet and allow others some self determination for a change. Gee, people might even like you for it and thank you.

Back on topic, no way would I personally utilise any form of cloud storage. Look after my own data and not hand it off to a 3rd party. Yes uploads on modern net connections are crappy, such is life. Not that I am concerned with my data privacy (yawn) but more so the act of Gov freezing access to it as they did recently to many legit users of MegaUpload.


Oh my gosh, as an American citizen, I couldn't possibly agree any more with your first statement! I'm very sick and tired of this country spending trillions of USD for hundreds of thousands of troops abroad, all in the name of the general excuse of in the interest of "national security." The world is a changing place with many other nations able to fend for themselves without the US acting as the world police. We can't do it, can't afford it and morally shouldn't be doing it (IMO). I think there's a Republican candidate right now who's primary platform includes this: Ron Paul! Also, the Libertarian Party believes in this as well. Republicans and Democrats do not and balk at anybody who believes in this as someone who doesn't live in reality. Sigh.

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