Nope. Can't say that I've ever encountered this on VLC on any platform.
It's bad enough trying to push a mere 20G into the cloud.
I don't even want to think about how long 10TB would take.
It would probably be faster to take an array and WALK across the several states between my house and my mother's house.
I really have to wonder if any of you blithering mindless "cloud zealots" actually use any of this stuff.
> Until your house burns down.
OK. So who here has ever had their house burn down? ANYONE?
Once you've got more than one copy of something it's trivial for even the biggest technical rube to sneakernet it somewhere else. On the other hand, it's terribly cumbersome to copy much of anything into the cloud.
> 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.
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.
> 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).
All true. These kinds of people simply don't care. They will actively chase off anyone that stands as a voice of reason. They will just accuse you of being an industry shill.
They don't want reality getting in the way of their politics.
Same goes for the EPA BTW.
Yes. Re-ripping my media hoard would suck. This applies equally well to my music as it would to my video. It's simply not something I want to have to do again. The overhead of a 2nd array is worth the potential bother.
In a couple years it won't even be an issue and it will be laughable that anyone ever thought it was.
> Why store it all locally?
On the one hand you've mentioned Netflix which is cool in some ways but has it's own limitations. On the other hand, you've have mentioned things other than Netflix that are all clearly inferior and aren't even worth mentioning in the same counter argument.
The first one completely negates the others.
On the other hand Netflix has limitations on responsiveness and selection as well as quality. At best, the Netflix version of something will be somewhat inferior. That's assuming it's even available. Then there's the whole network problem (which also impacts quality).
You laugh but I had an opportunity of this sort just last night.
It's nice to have all the things you like or are likely to want at your fingertips. It's also nice not needing to worry about some snafu with Amazon, or Netflix, or Comcast, or TWC buggering the whole thing.
Trailer trash can try to save money by streaming things.I would rather own them and user them under my own terms.
Yes. No one needs silly things like property rights anyways.
If you've already got one large array then you are already by definition half way there. If you then decide not to go the rest of the way then you are at the same time being both extravagant and a cheap bastard. It's a wonderfully stupid paradox.
If you've got one then you should get the 2nd one or not bother with the first one to begin with.
...if only it was going to infastructure, pork projects, and transport.
Our roads and bridges are crumbling. Some good old fashioned pork projects could be really helpful right about now.
Social Security is probably not the real problem. Congress has been raiding Social Security like a piggy bank since at least the time of Reagan.