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sesquipedality
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Looks like everyone I know already uses Dropbox. *sigh*
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sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: January 20th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd never discourage paranoia when it comes to data security, but short of a court ordered tap, I don't really see how they're going to be able to break the encryption. I only take my security related paranoia so far, but I respect that other people have different boundaries.

In passing, I note that if you sign up, install the software, log in through the software, then immediately uninstall it and never use it again, I still get the referral bonus.

Edited at 2011-01-21 01:48 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 21st, 2011 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't use it, but that's because I only have one computer and I don't really travel enough to need the facility it provides (especially since USB sticks got cheap enough to get one -- before that if I needed to transfer a file I'd use Chiark, when that was an option).

So, um, don't need it, I'm afraid (and have a policy of not signing up to anything on the internet that I don't explicitly need).

S.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: January 21st, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
A perfectly reasonable policy, I feel. Mostly I'm using it for backup rather than access for multiple copies. I've given in because I finally realised I'm far too lazy to organise manual backup to CD, and dropbox + junctions is a fairly fire and forget solution that while not perfect, ticks many boxes (offsite, some security against deleting files, encrypted).
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 22nd, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have an external hard drive and Time Machine, but the 'off-site' thing is a point. (Though I'm not that fussed about encryption -- I wouldn't be backing up stuff like bank details, that's all on nice secure paper, and all the other stuff I have that could be valuable is protected by copyright so I don't particularly feel the need to encrypt it).

I keep meaning to run off some CDs...

S.
sion_a From: sion_a Date: January 21st, 2011 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd use it if the Linux support was a bit more, er, present. (Work use it, so I have an account, but it's practically useless for me in that context 8-(.)
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: January 21st, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I installed the client in my Ubuntu VM not long ago. Support for Linux may be more present than you think (I think there were packages for Redhat, SUSE and Debian too, but you had to download them from the Dropbox website).
delvy From: delvy Date: January 21st, 2011 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep. Even I do.
tigerfort From: tigerfort Date: January 24th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't, and might be willing to give it a try. But I'm currently busy catching up with all the things that didn't get done last week because my computer and I had a disagreement about how many pins the cpu heatsink should be held on by. Prod me in a few days if I don't get back to you!
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