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Old 11-13-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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LXer: Cloud is Just Another Word for "Sucker"


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As much as we warn about privacy, security, and reliability problems in cloud computing, it's coming and we can't stop it. So do we join the cloud party? Heck no.

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Old 11-14-2009, 04:16 AM   #2
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I agree 100%, cloud is just a BS term anyway for BS software. I don't join it either.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 10:15 AM   #3
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See, this is why I don't like this whole cloud computing/netbook "revolution". It's just another excuse for companies and service providers to invade your privacy...something I'm not willing to let happen anytime soon. AND not to mention the fact that when you get a netbook, you're getting something with about half (or maybe a little more than) the computing power of a full laptop/desktop computer, and for some people, this is unacceptable...

Sorry if it seems like I'm ranting too much...

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Old 11-16-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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Centralized computing IT has been trying to get rid of distributed PC's and independence since the early 80's when the PC's first appeared, breaking the grip of the old mainframe/terminal paradigm. This new "cloud computing" is the latest old wine trying to get in new bottles....
 
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Centralized computing IT has been trying to get rid of distributed PC's and independence since the early 80's when the PC's first appeared, breaking the grip of the old mainframe/terminal paradigm. This new "cloud computing" is the latest old wine trying to get in new bottles....

BINGO! All this "cloud" crapola is nothing more than marketing crap designed to separate you from your data. Fortunately I expect this will meet much the same fate as the previous attempts have.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 12:44 PM   #6
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I bet the core language used will be Java too. The writer of the article pretty much hit the nail on the head when she mentioned web browsing being the most CPU intensive use of the computer than any other more complex operations.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 01:19 PM   #7
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Fortunately I expect this will meet much the same fate as the previous attempts have.
Honestly I hope you're right, but it might just work if it's marketed correctly...let's hope it doesn't come down to that, though.

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The writer of the article pretty much hit the nail on the head when she mentioned web browsing being the most CPU intensive use of the computer than any other more complex operations.
Scrolling uses 100% CPU for me. That's probably just Firefox, though. Not sure why it's so CPU-intensive on *nix; it's one of the very few pieces of cross-platform software I've used that seems to do better in Windows.

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