Google don't just want all our info, now they want our files too..

Discussion in 'Computing' started by felix_unger, Jun 12, 2012.

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    felix_unger Guest

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  2. useful for some backups
    provided you don't mind having someone else holding your data and you don't have much

    but pretty useless for a larger scale backup
    you pay to upload, you pay to download you pay to store more than 5GB
    and top nbn speed = 1/5 an old USB2
    got 1TB to store?
    $50 of reusable storage on your local drive in 20 mins (USB3)
    or a months quota to upload over 20 hours and pay a -packet-

    Now -future- use, say 2030 in oz on whatever the NBN mutates into
    or if you lived in some places in South Korea now, 2 hours to upload.
    But in OZ you still have the per gig quota.

    Basically it is a low capacity free thumb drive.

    But as 5 inch floppy points out
    http://www.gamearena.com.au/videos/latest.php/5-inch-floppy--survival-of-the-cheapest
    when you take free stuff you become the product :)50)
     
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    keithr Guest

    keithr, Jun 12, 2012
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  4. Google are terrible!

    I keep getting spam emails specifically to solve any problems I chat
    about with friends in email.

    you can go to settings and turn off WEB HISTORY.

    I'll be using my own SQUIRREL MAIL soon on my own domain, dump this
    gmail address.

    All you people using EFTPOS at shopping centers... every item you own
    is on databases somewhere, where you shop, travel patterns, I'll
    withdraw $4000 from the ATM next week and go off the grid for 6
    months.

    Herc
     
    Graham Cooper, Jun 12, 2012
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  5. The point is as they show on the site
    they want to know not only about you but
    they want to encourage you to link through them

    Fair enough, 'free' service.
    [ now here is a -joke-
    how can you trust a company that needs to -remind- their employees not to be evil
    WTF are they usually up to ? ]

    The problem -I- see is that aquantainces and near strangers demand to finger your
    googlespacetwit tube before they have even bought you a drink.

    If you can't give them a maintained site the reaction is very much as if you just farted
    loudly.

    A throwaway won't do, given the push for e.g. facebook logon to even access site
    facilities, you don't exist as a person unless they can see a puke photo.

    This is similar to wanting to use cash. A traceable bunch of plastic cards is preferred,
    if you don't have a bunch of them you are some sort of preeeevert. :)
     
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    Sylvia Else Guest

    Sylvia Else, Jun 13, 2012
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    Fred Nurk Guest

    It helps if you wear an aluminium-foil hat....
     
    Fred Nurk, Jun 13, 2012
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    felix_unger Guest

    not just eftpos, credit too
     
    felix_unger, Jun 13, 2012
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  9. How's it feel to be a puppet of Big Brother?

    Herc

    --
    BIG BANG
    ...\
    .....\
    ... .. \
    ... .. ..\ Expansion
    .. . . . . \
    .. . . . . . \
    HYDROGEN. . / Billion Years Old
    .. . . . . /
    ... .. ../ Collapses under own gravity
    ... .. /
    ...../
    1G STAR H->He FUSION "Let there be light!"
    |-|
    |-|
    |-|
    ... \\\\\\\\\\\ Supernova-> Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F ..
    99% HYDROGEN/
    .. . . . . /
    ... .. ../ Collapses under own gravity
    ... .. /
    ...../
    2G STAR
    |-| o o O -O- o Planets orbit 2nd Generation Star
    |-| o o O -O- o Planets Cool
    |-| o Baywatch!
    |-| YOU ARE HERE! 13,700,000,000 Years
     
    Graham Cooper, Jun 13, 2012
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    Fred Nurk Guest

    I never watched that show.....
     
    Fred Nurk, Jun 13, 2012
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    Coach Guest

    Trust you to think Big Brother as a tv show. That says more about your
    ignorance than anything else.
     
    Coach, Jun 13, 2012
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    SG1 Guest

    Trust you to think Big Brother as a tv show. That says more about your
    ignorance than anything else.

    Well as the other was published b4 most of us were born and Big Brothel was
    on recently, do the math, it adds up.

    OBTW Jerk in Oz it is centre......
     
    SG1, Jun 13, 2012
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