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Majority of Americans believe bad weather affects cloud computing

By Shawn Knight
Aug 30, 2012
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  1. Cloud computing is a concept that many Americans have likely heard about and even use on a daily basis but according to a recent survey from Wakefield Research for Citrix, the majority of respondents have virtually no idea what it...

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  2. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Enthusiast Posts: 133   +38

    I weep for my country.
     
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  3. Cloud computing circa 2012 is analogous to mainframe computing circa 1970. Big powerful computer(s) connected to less powerful computers/terminals/browsers/phones/tablets.
     
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  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,980   +393

    I also weep for my country.
     
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  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,970   +739

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  6. Thank you republicans. Only the rich need a good education so that we can have more staff for all the McJobs.

    Greed is eating America.
     
  7. Frankly, my ISP needs to fix something... every time it rains, my throughput drops to 350 kbps. I did't realize how widespread the problem was.
     
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  8. I weep for my country.


    ^^^^^^
    this guy knows how I feel...
     
  9. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Booster Posts: 376   +43

    I second that. Don't you just hate when you are trying to use dropbox and a storm hits? /sarcasm
     
  10. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,388   +425

    LOL...dammit, I hate living in America sometimes. The stupid is huge with some people. Sheesh...
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    That's impressive.
     
     
  12. Not everyone knows what a Cloud computing, Cloud storage is. Not just in USA. It's happening all over the world, especially in China, Russia,..... NORTH KOREA ! Not everyone is a programmer.

    since we are all subscribers for techspot, most of us are familiar with technology. But imagine if we work in Biology related field, or Geology related field jobs. Do we HAVE to know what a cloud computing is ?
     
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  13. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Enthusiast Posts: 343   +20

    So "1,006 people polled" represent 350 million Americans...

    You are always welcome to leave
     
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  14. Yes.... like a basic technicism....cuz its a thing of common sense and impossible to believe that the weather, affects everythings....thats why we have schools, maybe free maybe not but you go to have the experience and not be ignorant or at least empty
     
  15. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,078   +76

    College isn't free, get over it. It doesn't matter whether you're democrat or republican anymore anyways, the representatives of both parties are shills for the corporations. The all line their pockets with lobbyist money.
     
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  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,970   +739


    The people of North Korea ? They haven't yet mastered the notions of independant thought or personal opinions. Hardly surprising that cutting edge tech doesn't figure highly.
    Advocating lowering the average IQ's of two countries?

    /jk
     
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  17. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 977   +99

    To Upload to the Cloud.

    Take your Harddrive, Pictures, Camera and throw it in the Air, aiming high up at the Clouds!

    :O

    I don't think my step dad knew what it really was, unless he was attempting to "troll" me (I am starting to hate the world Troll)
     
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  18. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,411   +1,595

    Pardon me if I'm wrong but wouldn't bad weather effect cloud computing if it knocks out your Internet connection?

    I'm constantly loosing Internet during storms because the phone lines have deteriorated over the years and they only replace lines that have obviously (leaving intermittent problem lines for future irritation) gone bad. I guess you are looking at me as if I'm an id-iot because I think bad weather can contribute to problems with cloud computing.
     
  19. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +110

    What a waste of time and money. What next? :

    9 out of 10 agree that the 10th guy is just an non-agreeable bastard.
     
  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,411   +1,595

    Not to mention the other professions that 90% of the population knows nothing about. I don't mind being one who knows absolutely nothing about certain professions. That doesn't mean there is not many people in these professions, saying "I weep for my country" because I don't know what they do.
     
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  21. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Enthusiast Posts: 429   +15

  22. @Sarcasm
    Ever heard of statistical analysis and methods? A good statistical methodology can give a very good representation of the population. Go learn more about it.
     
  23. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    I'd like to buy a ticket to the earliest trip to mars. No, no round-trip. I don't care if there is no breathable air, just get me away from this planet.
     
  24. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +29

    I always believed it was possible to store data in clouds and extract them with giant vacuum cleaners.
     
  25. veLa

    veLa TS Booster Posts: 533   +88

    The cloud is just a scam anyway. Hold your data for you, and then charge money through DATA PLANS just to access it.
     
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