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Does Anyone understand the Cloud?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Thief, May 15, 2019.

  1. sealchan

    sealchan Well-Known Member

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    For me it comes down to how important your stuff is and whether you will actually take the time to back it up to another physical drive. Cloud storage makes it easy(ier) and it gets done. Much better than I do it manually.

    Online solutions are probably secure, but since they are public your data could potentially be accessed. There is great security in obscurity, so I suspect that no one is going to read your personal stuff and then use it against you. There are many security technologies that should be in place including Data Loss Prevention that can detect Personally Identifiable Information and block it from inappropriate access. Still one can avoid putting account numbers and passwords into any unencrypted documents that are in the cloud to be safer.
     
  2. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    Thing I like about the cloud is that it's free storage.
     
  3. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
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    I originally misheard those lyrics as clowns in your coffee.

    But that's okay, as there were clouds to the left of me, jokers to the right.
     
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  4. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    windows 10
     
  5. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Microsoft made it difficult to set up a Windows 10 machine without a Microsoft account. But it's possible as the link I'll provide below shows. But warning, unless you know what you are doing and are careful you could render your machine unusable and have to start over. Specifically, you need to create a local account, make sure it works, copy everything you need over to it and only then delete the Microsoft account.

    removing a microsoft account from a Windows 10 laptop
     
  6. Valjean

    Valjean Veteran Member
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    The cloud's great -- till the next format comes along. Then it'll go the way of the punch card or 8-track. All your data will be lost.
    Of course, it's Also on display for any police, political or government agency that might take an interest in you.
     
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  7. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Like @Valjean infers...

    A National Database. Peachy.
     
  8. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I did try to draga and drop that symbol (the cloud) from the task bar to the waste can

    it won't go

    if ever it does.....will everything else still work?
     
  9. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    exactly....

    I don't know why the world wants to watch every little keystroke
    ads I suppose
    national security....yeah right

    but considering my post techniques...…

    I am soooooooo looking over my shoulder
     
  10. Valjean

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    Never has the government known so much about us, and we so little about them.
     
  11. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    does the gov need the cloud to survey the population?

    I kinda thought the gov had that ability to it's own
     
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