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Greetings, Ladies and Gentlemen! Chocochuy reporting for duty and bringing you some news from the global community.

As you might recall, yesterday was the peaceful blackout of pages like Wikipedia, Google, Mozilla and our very own Dreamwidth in order to protest against the SOPA bill. Well, just some hours ago Megaupload was shut down by the FBI, thus causing the arrest of its inner circle and the loss of countless Terabytes of both illegal and safe files. Retribution from hackers all over the globe was not denied and hours later the group that calls itself Anonymous hacked several government sites as well as asking all cybernauts to join their revolution against the rich 1%. It might be kinda exaggerated to say this but I am certain that were witnessing the genesis of the First World Internet War. In my honest opinion I think the loss of Megaupload may be a heavy loss for most cybernauts and it may also herald the beginning of some authoritarian movements if the FBI can go shutting down websites when the SOPA has not been approved yet. What we are really seeing is a struggle between two powerful forces, none of them wanting to give up, that will change the way we use the internet from now on if a peaceful solution is not found.

I will be glad to hear your opinions in this matter, comrades, especially if this SOPA bill goes out of control and tries targeting our beloved fanfics/fanarts.

Here is an old Captain America picture done by Frank Miller. It may be over-used but it seems quite fitting.

Date: 2012-01-20 11:07 am (UTC)
baihu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] baihu
Uh, you really could only think of using Megaupload? Doesn't Google docs provide upload space and more security? Or something like Carbonite which is a back-up program.

Date: 2012-01-20 01:08 pm (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
'wasn't on my hands, not my choice. As far as a graphic designer (who really does way too much admin' stuff if you ask me) can decided, the higher ups decide.
They probably thought it was "cool" or something...

"Carbonite " <- never heard of that one
"Google docs " <- I guess I'll have to go with this one now :P

We needed something simple that people using their own private laptops or not knowing anything about computers could use.
(and it didn't need any login or anything, just a link sent by email, *click download*, wait and that was it~)

Date: 2012-01-21 09:38 am (UTC)
baihu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] baihu
I would definitely recommend Google docs (I've used Carbonite but methinks it slowed down my com, wouldn't recommend it). It's a simple interface, and has great connectivity if your colleagues use Gmail.

Date: 2012-01-21 10:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jlroberson
I'd also recommend external hard drives and burning stuff to DVDs. Never have only one backup and NEVER trust the Cloud.

Date: 2012-01-21 06:20 pm (UTC)
schmevil: (Default)
From: [personal profile] schmevil
This. I keep all my school and work stuff on gdocs, but back them up on my external as well. I've had too many server down and accidental deletion mishaps over the years. OMG the year my senior thesis was only stored on gdocs and I couldn't access it. D:

Date: 2012-01-23 08:32 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Well, they barely understand how to start up their computers, but I digress... :P


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