Microsoft online services hit by major failure

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  1. zaiger

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    What do you guys think about Cloud storage as opposed to local storage (hard drive). IMO "The Cloud" is just a buzz word, it use to be called "THE INTERNET". People have been storing their data on remote servers for as long as the internet has existed, and before. This just makes it possible to do it without having any knowledge of how to computer.

    Source:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14851455
     
  2. Emily

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    I think cloud storage is kinda handy for little backups, but not for anything else

    Hard drives ftw
     
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    I agree. I use dropbox for images and a few lightweight apps, but I would never trust it as my main storage. What happens if you are someonewhere without internet? Even if you have a datacard for 3g/4g/LTE/whatever it doesn't get reception everywhere. That is why I could never use something like Chrome OS as my main computer. I have a 500gb hard drive on my laptop and I have to delete shit every couple of months to free up space because it fills up so fast.
     
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    It's also really not compatible with the new HD and HQ hype.
     
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    I also would never store anything that needed any level of security on a "Cloud" storage option. Even if it offered SSL I would be too afraid of someone getting in through another way, cracked password etc.
     
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    Pretty much the same as you guys, the cloud has merit as a storage space for files that I would use often on different computers, but I would never trust it for my main shit. I back up my fucking backups, server, external hard drive, and three different computers.
     
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    Cloud storage is ok if it's not someone elses cloud imo. See: Tahoe-LAFS. I like dropbox too. Makes it hella easy to share folders and shit with my fiancee.
     
  8. zaiger

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    Is there a storage limit with Tahoe-LAFS? I was thinking about trying it out but I don't know if I like the idea of my data being stored redundantly on so many servers at once.
     
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    PIeces and parts of your data are stored on different nodes of the cloud. All the data in encrypted and the size is only limited by what you "donate" to the cluster on all of your machines. Joepie already have a fuckhueg storage array setup if you are interested.
     
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    Cloud storage isn't safe to store your pron and stuff cause there's no privacy. But when you use linkbucks.......
     
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    Ofcourse, we on ED aren't the caesual users.
     
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    Where the fuck does data go anyways?
     
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    It doesn't go anywhere, you just don't have access to it.
     
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    If I don't have access to it then it is somewhere so where is it? Looping back to the question of where the fuck does data go?
     
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    Bill Gates keeps it in his book called The Necrocomicon.
     
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    It is on the server that it is always stored on.
     
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    by "Server" you mean "Eldrich book of horrors" and "Stored on" you mean "written in the blood of unbaptized children"
     
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    Where do servers serve there service?

    I am going to track down my date one way or another god dammit!