No more OOo in UNR 10.04
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Mon Feb 8 14:35:33 UTC 2010
Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
> > I understand your position, but I approach it from the opposite
> > side. A lot of my data resides in the cloud, but *I* control what
> > goes online and what not. That way *I* am in control over what a
> > Google search can find on me, not what others write about me.
> Yes, but you are then a part of the grid. Also I don't use the cloud
> because I'm very good with backing up. I don't like having my files in
> the grubby hands of any company, even the hallowed Google.
It never hurts to have another copy of anything important floating
around on an ftp server or in a dropbox account, so far as backups go,
> About control, you only control what you put up.
This is true whether you put something or nothing up. I've dumped
several documents that are either of no real importance to me or in the
public domain anyway. I don't care what Google does with them, at worst
they'll serve better ads.
> I'm relatively sure that you can't completely remove any file in the
> cloud due to the consistency of their backups.
There's nothing stopping a 'cloud storage' provider from having process
by which they do completely eradicate your stored data, though there's
little incentive to do so, and it'd be prohibitively expensive. Though
does a document on a tape in the back of a safe really count as 'in the
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