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Not that I have anything that's a big deal but started using "the cloud" to backup my personal folders (rather than a stand alone, USB connectable, hard drive).

Using Windows Live Mesh as a product (there are others), so far would comment as follows:

Pros

Convenient to use

Secure (see cons)?

Can access all my files remotely from other computers

Provides a file synch facility (although not sure about the full in and outs of this)

Cons

Needs an internet connection

Not sure were the files are actually kept and who else can gain access to them

Reliability? Amazon apologises for cloud fault

Anyone got any comments/experience?

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whats a cloud?

oh yeah..Its a hard disk somewhere else.

Like Internet 2.0, virtual world and all the other nonsense in the hype of the Internet....its all the same thing....1's and 0's on a disk.

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When it rains all your data will come out! :blink::ph34r:

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When it rains all your data will come out! :blink::ph34r:

and if its cold, will it be the wrong sort of data?

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Not that I have anything that's a big deal but started using "the cloud" to backup my personal folders (rather than a stand alone, USB connectable, hard drive).

Using Windows Live Mesh as a product (there are others), so far would comment as follows:

Pros

Convenient to use

Secure (see cons)?

Can access all my files remotely from other computers

Provides a file synch facility (although not sure about the full in and outs of this)

Cons

Needs an internet connection

Not sure were the files are actually kept and who else can gain access to them

Reliability? Amazon apologises for cloud fault

Anyone got any comments/experience?

I like the idea of an extra view for my data that I can use it anywhere or semi-safe backup storage , but never as the primary storage or for sensitive data, which I'd keep in-house.

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whats a cloud?

oh yeah..Its a hard disk somewhere else.

Like Internet 2.0, virtual world and all the other nonsense in the hype of the Internet....its all the same thing....1's and 0's on a disk.

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Not that I have anything that's a big deal but started using "the cloud" to backup my personal folders (rather than a stand alone, USB connectable, hard drive).

Using Windows Live Mesh as a product (there are others), so far would comment as follows:

Pros

Convenient to use

Secure (see cons)?

Can access all my files remotely from other computers

Provides a file synch facility (although not sure about the full in and outs of this)

Cons

Needs an internet connection

Not sure were the files are actually kept and who else can gain access to them

Reliability? Amazon apologises for cloud fault

Anyone got any comments/experience?

I find that Google Docs is a bit light on functionality, so I just use it to backup crucial word documents...

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:lol:

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01001001001000000111001101100101011001010010000001110111011010000110000101110100001000000111100101101111011101010010000001100100011010010110010000100000011101000110100001100101011100100110010100101110

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My brain is a decent piece of hardware with a good memory chip. Life is not so short that I need access to sh!t at any time at any location. Things can wait, life is better that way.

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Yeah, someone was bound to.

tobinary:

#include <iostream>inline void output(const char c) { std::cout	<< ((c&0x80) ? 1 : 0)	<< ((c&0x40) ? 1 : 0)	<< ((c&0x20) ? 1 : 0)	<< ((c&0x10) ? 1 : 0)	<< ((c&0x08) ? 1 : 0)	<< ((c&0x04) ? 1 : 0)	<< ((c&0x02) ? 1 : 0)	<< ((c&0x01) ? 1 : 0);}inline void output(const char* str) { while (*str)   output(*str++);}int main(int argc, const char** argv) { while (--argc) {   output(*++argv);   std::cout << ((argc > 1) ? ' ' : '\n'); }}

frombinary:

#include <iostream>using namespace std;void translate(const char* str) { char x; char c = 0; unsigned char bit = 0x80; while (x = *str++) {   switch (x) {     case '0': break;     case '1': c |= bit; break;     default: cerr << "\nBogus character " << x << " in input.\n"; return;   }   if (bit == 0x01) {     cout << c;     c = 0;     bit = 0x80;   } else     bit >>= 1; } if (bit != 0x80)   cerr << "\nIncomplete input!\n";}int main(int argc, const char** argv) { while (--argc) {   translate(*++argv);   cout << ((argc > 1) ? ' ' : '\n'); }}

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whats a cloud? oh yeah..Its a hard disk somewhere else.

To be fair, it's probably a virtual disk on a RAID array with some guy paid to go and replace drives when one fails so likely to be more robust than your home PC. Though Amazon appear to have lost data in their recent 'cloud' crash so there's no guarantee.

Make sure you encrypt the data if you don't want it to end up splashed across the Internet though.

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Tonkers, I've been away for a coupld of weeks, so I don't know, did you get that job mate, would be great if you did! :)

Didn't get it, by a fraction. Thanks for asking! Got another two interviews coming up, one is a biggie, but it is with a payday loan type company and I am having misgivings about working in that sector...

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  • 312 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
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      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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