You Don’t Own Your Cloud Files

English: Diagram showing overview of cloud com...

English: Diagram showing overview of cloud computing including Google, Salesforce, Amazon, Axios Systems, Microsoft, Yahoo & Zoho (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That is why storing your data on cloud services is dangerous – at least with the US Fed
Megaupload and the Government’s Attack on Cloud Computing

“Even worse, the government admitted that it has accessed Mr. Goodwin’s Megaupload account and reviewed the content of his files. By doing so, the government has taken a significant and frightening step.” -EFF

‘The government maintains that Mr. Goodwin lost his property rights in his data by storing it on a cloud computing service. Specifically, the government argues that both the contract between Megaupload and Mr. Goodwin (a standard cloud computing contract) and the contract between Megaupload and the server host, Carpathia (also a standard agreement), “likely limit any property interest he may have” in his data. (Page 4). If the government is right, no provider can both protect itself against sudden losses (like those due to a hurricane) and also promise its customers that their property rights will be maintained when they use the service. Nor can they promise that their property might not suddenly disappear, with no reasonable way to get it back if the government comes in with a warrant. Apparently your property rights “become severely limited” if you allow someone else to host your data under standard cloud computing arrangements. This argument isn’t limited in any way to Megaupload — it would apply if the third party host was Amazon’s S3 or Google Apps or or Apple iCloud…’

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Is your mouse missing or broken?
Operate Windows Completely From Your Keyboard
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‘These keyboard tricks can help make you more productive even if you have a mouse – you may find yourself using these shortcuts instead of taking your fingers off your keyboard and reaching for your mouse, saving you time. Give them a try and you may find yourself adding some new tricks to your repertoire…’

Fix USB Ports that Are Too Close Together
You can even turn your mouse into a USB hub

‘…USB seems to be pretty ubiquitous, found on PCs, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, games consoles, NAS devices, set-top boxes and routers. With the advent of USB 3.0 it shows no immediate sign of going anywhere soon, but there remains this problem of the distance between port sizes failing to match the real-life situation of USB connectors being too big to sit side-by-side when connected to a laptop or PC…’

Click and Grow
Grow a plant just with a software, batteries, and sunshine

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