bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > bit-tech.net > Article Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 25th Apr 2012, 12:50   #1
brumgrunt
Ultramodder
 
brumgrunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,009
brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
Google Drive finally launches

Google has finally launched the long-rumoured Google Drive service, with 5GB of free storage.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20...drive-launch/1
brumgrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 13:31   #2
Flibblebot
Smile with me
 
Flibblebot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Nowhere interesting
Posts: 3,956
Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.Flibblebot is definitely a rep cheat.
Actually, Microsoft are offering a free 25Gb upgrade to SkyDrive users - as pointed out in BennieBoy's thread.
__________________
My uber-system: 66Mhz 486DX2, 8Mb RAM, 20Mb hard drive, 256 colour VGA adaptor (goes all the way up to 800x600!), keyboard AND serial mouse
Flibblebot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 13:37   #3
Gareth Halfacree
WIIGII!
bit-tech Staff
 
Gareth Halfacree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bradford, UK
Posts: 4,127
Gareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flibblebot View Post
Actually, Microsoft are offering a free 25Gb upgrade to SkyDrive users - as pointed out in BennieBoy's thread.
Existing users only, and for a limited time - anyone signing up from here on out is stuck at 7GB unless they pay.
__________________
Author, Raspberry Pi User Guide Third Edition, 21 Brilliant Projects for the Raspberry Pi and more | gareth.halfacree.co.uk | twitter | keybase.io
bit-tech news correspondent, Custom PC columnist, other things to other people
I'm a filthy freelancer! Hire me!
Gareth Halfacree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 14:36   #4
RichCreedy
Hey What Who
 
RichCreedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: lost in the middle of lincolnshire
Posts: 4,345
RichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming Saiyan
aren't those terms normal for google, whats yours is ours to use as we see fit
__________________
if there are errors in my messages, its because my brain is to far ahead of my hands
RichCreedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 15:00   #5
Phalanx
Needs more dragons and stuff.
 
Phalanx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 3,712
Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Phalanx is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
All I got was the offer to be notified when I can get it. Nothing more. Fail Whale. I'll stick to my 25GB Skydrive.
__________________
XBOX Live!: Ph4lanx | Steam: Catachan
I'm an author! ChrisDamico.co.uk
Phalanx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 15:18   #6
Paradigm Shifter
de nihilo nihil fit
 
Paradigm Shifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,638
Paradigm Shifter has yet to learn the way of the DremelParadigm Shifter has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichCreedy View Post
aren't those terms normal for google, whats yours is ours to use as we see fit
The last time they tried terms like that (with Chrome) the internet firestorm that descended made them do a fairly abrupt about-face on the issue. Whether similar happens this time, or whether Google get away with it has yet to be seen...

That said, I don't see anyone who relies on Cloud storage using this when there are services that don't have the same nasty sting in the tail about royalties and rights.
__________________
Core i7 920 D0 @ 3.8GHz | 24GB Corsair 1600MHz | Gigabyte G1.Killer Guerilla | GTX680 Surround | 3TB | 5760x1200+1920x1080
Paradigm Shifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 15:40   #7
GregTheRotter
I Mod, Therefore I Own
 
GregTheRotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Henley on Thames
Posts: 4,254
GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GregTheRotter is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flibblebot View Post
Actually, Microsoft are offering a free 25Gb upgrade to SkyDrive users - as pointed out in BennieBoy's thread.
awesome gj bennieboy. Just dug up my old hotmail account and signed up for 25gig. Stuff dropbox and their bs referal shyte.
__________________
Main rig: i5 4670k, 8gb 1600mhz ram, Asus Z87-A, Crucial m4 250gb SSD 2 x EVGA GTX 670 in SLI, Dell U2711, Nec 20WGX2, Asus VG248 24" 144hz monitor
Photography gear; Nikon D700, Nikon 24-70 AF-S, Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VR II, Nikon 35mm F2 D,Nikon 50mm 1.8D, Nikon 85mm 1.8D, Micro Nikkor 105 f2.8 AI-S, Nikon SB-900,
GregTheRotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 15:42   #8
AmEv
Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!
 
AmEv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Idaho, USA
Posts: 1,173
AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.
I know there is an individual file size limit, but I can't remember what it is. I know it's mainly for docs, though.
__________________
The Elder is away.
AmEv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 17:02   #9
Salty Wagyu
moo
 
Salty Wagyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sussex, UK
Posts: 449
Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!Salty Wagyu - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmEv View Post
I know there is an individual file size limit, but I can't remember what it is. I know it's mainly for docs, though.
25mb I believe, even my weekly backup rars exceed this size :/

Trying out Skydrive briefly, it seems to be a pain to share images to embed in forum threads or share on IM. Process is: 1) dump file into skydrive folder 2) log into Skydrive on web 3) click public folder 4) click image 5) view original image 6) right click to copy image location 7) paste in forum [img] or IM window.

Sod that, will stick with Dropbox, has only two/three steps compared to skydrive
__________________
Main System & HTPC Specs
Salty Wagyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 17:30   #10
bluepumpkin
Pumpkin in Blue
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 4
bluepumpkin has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flibblebot
Actually, Microsoft are offering a free 25Gb upgrade to SkyDrive users - as pointed out in BennieBoy's thread.
Awesome, cheers for making me aware of the post, just got my 25GB upgrade
bluepumpkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 17:45   #11
MrJay
You are always where you want to be
 
MrJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 996
MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.MrJay is definitely a rep cheat.
Ill stick to my 32Gb Encrypted USB Stick thank you very much...

Would rather not loose ownership of my data.
__________________
Main Ace Ecco 250 - i5-3330 - Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H-B3 - 8GB G-Skill Ripjaws 1333mhz - XFX R9 270 2GB - 250GB SanDisk Extreme SSD - 1TB WD Green -

HTPC Silverstone Milo - A4 -5300 APU Undervolted - Biostar HI-FI A85SC - 4GB Corsair Ram Overclocked to 1600mhz - 64GB Toshiba X-Gale SSD
MrJay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 21:21   #12
Eiffie
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Syosset, NY
Posts: 364
Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.Eiffie is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
Box.net still gives away free 50GB accounts for iphone and android users who sign up. 2GB file size limit. One of the best services I've ever used.
__________________
I5-750 @ 4GHz - MSI P55-GD65 - 8GB Crucial DDR3 1600 - EVGA GTX 680 2GB - 1 Western Digital Black 1TB - 2 Western Digital Green 2TB - 700W Silverstone PSU - H50 Water Cooling Unit - Win7 64-Bit - Logitech G400 - Cooler Master QuickFire Pro MX Brown - Steelseries Icemat V2 - Blue Microphone Snowball - Logitech C920 Webcam
Eiffie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 23:22   #13
yougotkicked
A.K.A. YGKtech
 
yougotkicked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota. USA
Posts: 245
yougotkicked has yet to learn the way of the Dremelyougotkicked has yet to learn the way of the Dremelyougotkicked has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
after your mention of dropbox having a similar copyright policy I was concerned and checked their terms of use policy. I could not find any mention of implicitly granting them any rights to free use and distribution. the only rights they claim are those needed to provide their service, and they specify that those rights are granted strictly for those services. Still generally vague, but nowhere near as powerful as google's policy.

I could be missing it somewhere, but unless someone can point me to a page and line saying so, I really don't think that is a fair comparison. (honestly, by the look of it DropBox has excessively friendly terms of use, easy to read and very modest in their legal compass).
__________________
Corsair Carbide 500R ::::: NINE (!) case fans
Intel I5 2500K @ 4.5Ghz ::::: AIR cooled (modified tuniq tower 120)
Asus P8Z68-V LX ::::: 16GB 1866 9-9-9-27-1T (1.4v) Samsung low profile 30nm's
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 1GB ::::: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
128GB Intel SSD :::: 2x WD 1TB drives in RAID 1
yougotkicked is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25th Apr 2012, 23:30   #14
Gareth Halfacree
WIIGII!
bit-tech Staff
 
Gareth Halfacree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bradford, UK
Posts: 4,127
Gareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Quote:
Originally Posted by yougotkicked View Post
after your mention of dropbox having a similar copyright policy I was concerned and checked their terms of use policy. I could not find any mention of implicitly granting them any rights to free use and distribution. the only rights they claim are those needed to provide their service, and they specify that those rights are granted strictly for those services. Still generally vague, but nowhere near as powerful as google's policy..
Dropbox did modify its policy last year, following a massive outcry when people finally started reading what they'd already signed, to include a clear disclaimer about you retaining full rights to your works. It's still not as open a policy as, for example, SpiderOak.
__________________
Author, Raspberry Pi User Guide Third Edition, 21 Brilliant Projects for the Raspberry Pi and more | gareth.halfacree.co.uk | twitter | keybase.io
bit-tech news correspondent, Custom PC columnist, other things to other people
I'm a filthy freelancer! Hire me!
Gareth Halfacree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Apr 2012, 01:55   #15
AmEv
Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!
 
AmEv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Idaho, USA
Posts: 1,173
AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.AmEv is definitely a rep cheat.
Main thing I'm nervous about is Google is essentially saying is "It's your data... But it's ours, too... Thus, it's the whole world's data."





__________________
The Elder is away.
AmEv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Apr 2012, 09:38   #16
RichCreedy
Hey What Who
 
RichCreedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: lost in the middle of lincolnshire
Posts: 4,345
RichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming SaiyanRichCreedy is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Sky drive max file size is 2GB if I remember correctly
__________________
if there are errors in my messages, its because my brain is to far ahead of my hands
RichCreedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Apr 2012, 10:31   #17
BurningFeetMan
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 114
BurningFeetMan has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Said it before, and I'll say it again. <3 SpiderOak.
BurningFeetMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Apr 2012, 17:25   #18
greigaitken
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 282
greigaitken has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
if you wanna use this but concerned with privacy then just upload encrypted files
greigaitken is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:59.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.