There are a number of services that will store your data for you and it's well encrypted. Unless you are a confirmed cheapskate like me, and don't mind the headache of actually performing backups, encrypted online is the way to go.
If online doesn't float your boat or if you really think somebody will be interested enough to break into your stuff, then do what I do. I first back everything up to my NAS, then I backup the NAS to three hard drives. One drive is stored at the in-laws house and gets swapped every time we visit, One is stored in my file cabinet and gets swapped every weekend with the last one that stays in the server and gets a snapshot backup every few days. The NAS is built on OpenMediaVault and has a Raid 5 array with a hot spare. The NAS has a SATA drive bay that I can just push in a bare drive (2.5 or 3.5).
I use "rsync" to push all my data from the various windows and Linux boxes I'm backing up automatically to the NAS, so I end up with a minimum of three copies of all backed up data (the original on the original host, and two in the RAID array) I'll have four copies once the NAS is backed up, and FIVE copies once we visit the In-laws. Overkill, I know. However, it's worth it given that I happened to loose a few years of pictures once and my wife about came unglued. I'm NOT doing that again.
Yea, always a good policy to disrespect the people who are charged with protecting you and your stuff... There are a few officers who abuse their authority, but most really are out to protect and serve. May I suggest you think about being grateful? We really don't pay them all that much considering the risks they take everyday.
Oh I don't know....
I had every cop on duty in the small town I live in show up at my home once. What where they looking for? Some kids playing with guns during school...
It turned out to be some neighbor who called to complain about my kid playing with the kids across the street (both home schooled) and their arsenal of bright blue and orange nurff guns that shot orange foam darts about 15 feet, the day before.
They showed up with all three squad cars and 5 officers, right after lunch to let us know we where violating a non-existent curfew law.. What a waste of time and resources.
I can see some of the molecular gastronomy folks doing some odd things.
Perhaps, but given the possible sources of the acid used, I'm going to avoid eating an egg treated with it.
I think I can speak for her when I say, "bugger off scumbag!"
If that doesn't work for you, the 12 Ga shotgun in the gun safe should suffice to hold you at bay until the police arrive.
I'm glad you live in a world without fear where all people can stand up and make a stand for what's right and doing so makes all the evil that humans do go away. I do not live in that world. I live in the real world.
Where did I say evil goes away when you assert yourself? What I did say is that many evil men will seek other prey that is easier to catch and you will spare yourself such troubles as this article describes. Or are you supposing that women should be doormats for men to wipe their feet on?
Evil can and will find you regardless of who you are, but you can make yourself less of a target and avoid much trouble if you think about the situation and prepare for the likely problems you may encounter. Might you still end up in a no-win series of events? Perhaps, but if you have done everything you can to avoid it, you will have no blame in being a part of it.
I'm just saying that you should do what you can to avoid being a target and in this case a bit of self respect would have certainly helped.