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Comment: Re:If you really trust dropbox (Score 1) 241

by objective-c (#39987981) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Secure My Life-In-A-Briefcase?
That works to an extend, but slow internet access on the road limits that. Especially for something like remote desktop. Sometimes internet access can go down for a few hours or the whole night too and then it's still nice to be able to work on your stuff. That's why automatic remote backup solution, with full drive encryption, is better choice.

Comment: Re:$4,000???? (Score 2) 241

by objective-c (#39987721) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Secure My Life-In-A-Briefcase?
But that IS living. I do the same - everything I own fits in a bag and laptop case. I travel around the world, seeing places, hanging around, and generally living while traveling. I have been doing this for 3-4 years and have had tons of great experiences and girlfriends around the world. Maybe some day I see a place where to settle down.

Oh yeah, I still like to do some gaming so I have an expensive laptop for that.

Comment: Re:No more hours of downtime (Score 0) 219

RAID isn't always an option, especially on laptops. I do take precautions with my data like online backing up but because of small amount of available bandwidth, I only do this for most important files. That still doesn't mean I don't care about the other files - I do, but just less so. Nevertheless they can be important.

Comment: Re:No more hours of downtime (Score 1, Interesting) 219

It seems like Microsoft is really going out of it's way to innovate in Windows 8. I just hope both Apple and Linux developers would add something similar, as it's hard drive failure can lead to huge problems. Yes, you can use RAID or something, but that will bring costs significantly up. It's better to see these things before failure actually happens.

Make it right before you make it faster.