Well, I could go on forever like that...
I have several bookcases (and several more boxes) full of paperbacks and hardcovers, comprised of fiction, nonfiction, and reference, many old, many new, and even a few magazine subscriptions that have found a home on my shelves. I also have a Nook and my wife has a Kindle. Since owning the readers, we've begun buying ebooks for actual reading and dead tree purely for novelty; though, I do still prefer technical manuals in dead tree format, purely for the ability to stick my fingers between the pages of multiple sections and effortlessly flip between them, should I ever find myself needing the information on multiple pages handy all at once. I haven't found a reader that can do that quite as effectively as I can with a physical book quite yet; something like pinning specific pages to tabs would work, but nobody is doing it yet.
As far as I'm concerned The Cloud is a sometimes-convenient augmentation to local storage, not a replacement for it.
So many times THIS!
People! Keep your files locally! And keep a backup of those files in a remote (non-cloud) location! If you need to access them from literally anywhere, keep them in the cloud, as well; the worst case, then, should the cloud fail you and your home burn down at the same time, is that you have to restore from your remote backup. Better than losing your work altogether just because your cloud provider went belly up or had a RAID card got nuts and eat your data.
Having a $16k vehicle totaled after a 10MPH crash that barely cracked the bumper ($500) because the river-front airbag ($1600), driver-side airbag ($1600), passenger-front airbag ($1600), passenger-side airbag ($1600), center console airbag ($1600) -- and now, moving to the back seats, driver-seat-back airbag ($1600), pasenger-seat-back airbag ($1600), rear-driver-side airbag ($1600), and rear-passenger-side airbag ($1600) went off. What should have been an injury-free incident with a $500 repair bill now comes with a $14,900 repair bill, likely with airbag-related injuries. Will they protect me in a more serious accident? Maybe, maybe not.
Attentive driving and separating myself from the pack whenever possible has done a fine job of keeping me safe on the road for the past 15 years, though; proper lane discipline, so assholes who insist on doing 100 on the highway can stay in the left lane where they belong, rather than having to weave through other assholes who have no clue what they're doing on the road (not saying that the 100MPH crowd knows any better, either, making a point about lane discipline) would go a long way toward keeping everyone else safe on the road, as well. Statistics to back this claim? They're out there, google for them; compare the number of freeway deaths in the US to the number in Germany, where the difference is that Germany has higher (or no) speed limits, but the drivers stay the fuck to the right.
they'll just remove this particular venus
while ignoring the context in which it was said.
White cop shoots black kid. White cop goes free, black kid is (supposedly) framed as a thief. Oh, but we'll have to wait MONTHS for the FEDERAL investigation to be completed because the LOCAL POLICE fucked up so badly there was RIOTING in the streets for over a week.
Well, I never said it would solve *all* rioting, did I?