Because Microsoft aping competitors' tactics years behind them has worked so well of late.
But that NAS is likely sitting at your location, which means if it gets burned down by insane meth heads or swallowed by a sinkhole, you're good and screwed.
For my business, I use DFS that replicates our shared drives at all three locations, so I feel fairly confident that an almost up-to-date mirror of the data is being held at two other locations, all of which are separated by a lot of miles. Coupled with offsite backup, I feel the business data is secure.
At the moment my personal data is on Dropbox, with my absolutely confidential data in a Truecrypt container. Still, Dropbox is kind of expensive for the 7 or 8gb of data I'd like to store, so I will definitely be considering Google's offering. Since both work the same, at least for the PC versions, in that each computer has a full copy of the data, if Google goes offline or pulls the plug, I still have my multiple copies sitting around.
If they can mine my TrueCrypt container, then they're doing something amazing.
> Certainly not ease of access across multiple devices in and out of your own network or away from your own storage. Certainly not for backup, without investing in your own off-site recovery method.
Make a friend. Store it at his house.
Rent a safety deposit box.
Buy a fire safe.
Mail a copy to your mother's house.
The problem with "the cloud" is recovery speed. Upload speeds aren't that great either.
It is when compared to 10TB of local storage.
You cannot invent that which pre-exists you
Even if it was for a "good cause". Let's for a moment even assume that the NSA is an all-holy entity that could never do anything wrong and that we trusted them implicitly, not because our software forces us to but because we genuinely wanted to.
Note the subjunctive.
Even then the security software would be a security hazard. Simply and plainly because there is (at least) one way to access data that is absolutely beyond your control. You cannot even audit the security level of the entity holding the additional key to your data.
If you need to give your non-tech boss a way to understand the severity, that's like having a general key to your office and the safe with all the highly classified and mission critical papers deposited at your local police force. While by itself not a problem (provided you trust your police), they are not required to give you any information concerning the key's storage or whereabouts. You will not be notified how they themselves will keep that key safe, nor do you get any kind of information should that key get stolen. You will not be notified if some potential attacker or burglar, or even a competitor, gets access to that key, legally or illegally.
There are countless sources of fire in nature too, I guess we'll let your house burn when it catches fire. Do we really need to alter or fix that? Now, substitute planet for house, and maybe you'll start seeing it.
Uh, before you continue with the modern society slut shaming here, I'd like to know what the real impact has been since power lines are now considered "invasive" due to a UV light study.
We've had power lines in nature for decades now, and yet population numbers didn't wildly drop off. There were no random attacks by normally non-violent creatures due to this. No massive changes in behavior that had impact on a large scale, causing extinction. In fact, the only thing TFA calls out is the fact that reindeer in the north avoid power lines when moving, but otherwise they are moving normally.
Seriously, can we at least try and establish a baseline before calling this the next Global Warming event? I don't need Al Gore telling me how evil I am for consuming electricity while he cruises around in a Tesla.
Nonsense. It's always cheaper to pay your own way. If you are "getting something for free" through an insurance company then they are necessarily going to want their cut. ANY payment is going to have it's own transaction overhead and THAT is not cheap.
$200 is still a trivial amount for an insurance claim and something that anyone with a lick of sense or mathematical savvy should avoid.
Stuff isn't free.
And of course there are plenty of people who would like to lynch gun owners as a matter of policy. A bit ironic, but that's the kind of hysteria the U.S. experiences every time someone goes on a rampage.
That's just not ironic. It's asinine.
It would be akin to every time a man rapes a woman, men all over are randomly attacked due to their potential to rape.
It would be akin to every time someone drives drunk and injures someone, people are attacked randomly at a wine tasting event for their potential to drive drunk.
Seems we only care about certain abuses and take them to asinine levels.
> I call bullshit
Then you probably have no clue whatsoever.
Insurance rates have been climbing like crazy over the last 10 years and they were already insane in some places even before that. If you are in a major technology nexus,the rates are likely especially gruesome.
Also quite often the rate you see as a mere employee is just PART of the total cost.
The idea of liberating us from our employers sound nice. I just don't believe for a minute that the ACA is actually going to achieve that.
The status quo will continue regardless of what that is in your particular jurisdiction (individual insurance feasible or not).
How remote is remote? Are we talking over the internet/sms or are we talking if you control a cell tower?