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 jal_ on Wed 25th Apr 2012 08:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Crazy American Laws?"
jal_
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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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v RE[3]: Crazy American Laws?
by roracle on Wed 25th Apr 2012 12:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?"
RE[4]: Crazy American Laws?
by OMRebel on Wed 25th Apr 2012 16:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy American Laws?"
OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

As an American, I just laugh off most insults hurled towards the US and don't let it get to me. Getting upset at someone's opinion really doesn't accomplish anything. Sure, the US has it's problems - corrupted politicians taking handouts from companies, which in turns produces some really stupid laws. But, every country out there has it's own share of problems (including laws that make no sense). Stupidity is not unique to one geographic location on this rock. There are dumb laws and regulations on everyone's books. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion to their views and beliefs - getting upset due to their's differing from your own doesn't accomplish anything.

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RE[4]: Crazy American Laws?
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Apr 2012 03:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy American Laws?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

This occupation of the middle east and other countries who want to blow us to bits is NOT occupation


Just because you think you have a good reason doesn't make it not an occupation. But hey, thanks for saving us from the non-existant WMD's.

We're doing what we can. We know what OUR problems are,

Then fix those problems and mind your own business.

do you know what YOUR problems are in YOUR country?


Yep.

read up on Unions, they just love to have jobs without working and get paid for it, then infiltrate world gov'ts.


Uh, oh yeah. God help us if the underprivileged of the world gets an actual voice. Clearly we all need to trust big business to care for our well-being. Or not.
Union serve an important purpose as a counterweight to business interests.

Our constitution is the greatest in the world because we give gov't NO power.

If you guys are so anti-America, get off the internet that we developed, stop driving our cars, stop using our guns and our other inventions, and for heavens sake quit using free market and you'll be begging for our help!


I'm just tired of arguing with idiots on the situation.


Funny, I was just thinking the same thing.

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