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Going Public: If you want to Drop Carbonite… Two Thoughts

2012/03/04

UPDATE: get over to Bill Jacobson’s place!

. . .

From a purely functional viewpoint, in the Opinion of Yours Truly, NEVER… trust your precious data back-up and storage to an over-the-web, off-site second party.

Do you really trust people whom you don’t know to safeguard your privacy?

Do you trust that the service will never get hacked?

Do you actually know that your data won’t be altered?

Do you really believe that the State or the Feds can’t subpoena your data for their own purposes?

UPDATE – Quoth Right Guy: “I would add, do you trust that your data will never be mined? See google…”  [Yipes. – Ed]

On the other hand, NOTHING… is as secure as in-house portable-drive encrypted back-up.  NOTHING.

So why would one pay monthly fees for an inferior security arrangement?

. . .

But then, there’s politics:

[The advertiser] made a political statement and needlessly injected itself into the controversy in a very political way.  It needs to find out that it works both ways.

An advertiser pulled it’s advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s show… after Rush made (unfortunately very accurate) character descriptions of a gal who gave up her private anonymity to go public in a completely voluntary manner.  She had no need to become a public figure, but she volunteered to do so.  It was she who gave-up details of her private behavioral choices that fit perfectly the definitions of the words Rush used.  It is she… who intends to corrupt the moral integrity of a religiously-based institution.  What of Georgetown’s religious freedom?

The CEO who stated that “Sandra [is a] courageous and well-intentioned young lady” has an obviously poor understanding of courage and good intentions.  It takes no courage at all to speak-out in a nation that is founded upon freedom of expression.  If there was courage in her actions, then our executive ought to have described the abnormal risk she took.  To the notion of well-intentioned, how could her advocacy of forcing a religious institution to act against it’s teachings and conscience be described as “good”?  How is it that the demand that others bear the cost of and pay for one’s personal choices is somehow “good”?

Our family moved it’s entire prescription and drug purchase business from our local CVS when CVS pulled it’s ads from Fox’ Glenn Beck show.  They wrote to us in response to our inquiry to say that they “[… did] the right thing” in response to complaints from “Color of Change.” So did we.

Carbonite, Quicken Loans, Sleep Train, Legal Zoom, Citrix Systems and Sleep Number will never see a dime of my family’s business.  These firms have chosen sides.  So be it.

UPDATE: ProFlowers sucks out, too. HEY, ProFlowers – I vote with my money.  Losers.

. . .

If we may be so bold as to ask, how does one define slut?

Synonyms: tart, slag, adulteress, fornicatress, hussy, jade, loose woman, slattern, slovenly woman, strumpet, bawd, cocotte, cyprian, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, trollop, whore, woman of the street, working girl.

See Also: adulterer, fornicator, pig, slob, sloven, slovenly person, call girl, camp follower, demimondaine, floozie, floozy, hooker, hustler, lobster tart, pastry, pie, quiche, slattern, street girl, streetwalker, tartlet, white slave, bitch.

A thousand dollars a year for contraception? My, how chased.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. 2012/03/04 17:16

    I would add, do you trust that your data will never be mined? See google…

  2. Libertarian Advocate permalink
    2012/03/04 18:46

    I tried carbonite, but it was too taxing on my puter’s resources and internet bandwidth to bother. The security concerns also bothered me, ALOT! So I canceled it, TWO years ago.

    • 2012/03/04 19:22

      Reminds me, LA: Rush had said he uses it. He’s still comfortable?

      He could tank Carbonite over night by advertising someone’s in-house product on a security-issues basis. Apple’s Time Machine and FileVault are about as secure as is mathematically possible.

  3. Will permalink
    2012/03/04 22:07

    The idea of using Carbonite never caught my attention to the point of subscribing, but I have thought about using Life Lock, the identity protection service, which is advertised, and advocated by Rush, and other talk show hosts. Any personal experience with Life Lock, Ran

  4. 2012/03/04 22:25

    Not yet, Will. In principle it makes me a wee bit concerned for many of the same reasons, but the limit to damage seems limited – especially in comparison.

    I do buy a competitor’s service. (Zander.) LifeLock’s CEO is an NRA life member. I may switch service – especially if I find out that Zander donates to leftie causes.

  5. 2012/03/04 23:28

    I do use Carbonite. Tomorrow I will leave them. Before going to Mozy, I will wait to see if they jump into the fray. I can use Apple’s Time Machine, but if something happens to my computer or to my external drive, I am left without. It’s a problem.

    I used ProFlowers recently when I didn’t have time to use a local florist. That won’t happen again. I’m counting on Shari’s Berries around Mother’s Day:-) Hope they don’t disappoint.

    • 2012/03/04 23:39

      Hey, I’ll always use “Maggie’s Notebook” for news and updates…

    • 2012/03/05 05:18

      Maggie – you should know that Shari’s Berries is a sister company of ProFlowers.

  6. Joe permalink
    2012/03/05 05:14

    Looks to me like Shari’s Berries is a part of Proflowers.

  7. 2012/03/05 12:31

    Thanks Joe!

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