Majority of Americans believe bad weather affects cloud computing

By Shawn Knight ยท 68 replies
Aug 30, 2012
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  1. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    When I first heard the term 'cloud computing' I knew it was a bad idea to call it that.
    stateofjermaine likes this.
  2. With the popularity of Apple products, Hollywood trash and fudge unions it should come as no suprise.
  3. They are right, I always get more FPS when is sunshine outside!
  4. RajeGera

    RajeGera TS Rookie Posts: 50

  5. stateofjermaine

    stateofjermaine TS Rookie Posts: 23

    This. I was sort of scratching my head on that point, too. One of the major reasons for my aversion to Chromebooks was/is the heavy dependence on a solid Internet connection. Would the same not be true of cloud computing? Especially considering that so many cloud-connected devices are likely to be smartphones and tablets with data connections, wouldn't connectivity be affected if inclement weather knocks out 3G/4G connectivity?

    Maybe I'm missing something?
    psycros likes this.
  6. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    @Sarcasm What would you do? Survey the whole population?
  7. The most funny is that 85% of Americans believe that oil come from the gas station :)
  8. penn919

    penn919 TS Addict Posts: 220   +71

    Well technically it could affect the cloud. If a nasty storm causes power to cut from the cloud servers, then yes. Weather could affect the cloud.
    psycros likes this.
  9. danhodge

    danhodge TS Member Posts: 80   +13

  10. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    the problem with your argument is that the cloud isnt linked to any specific can literally be used be anyone...
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,725   +3,700

    There is no problem with my argument (if thats what you want to call it). Anyone can use the product of any profession. That doesn't mean they have a need in knowing everything there is to know about the profession.
    psycros likes this.
  12. techpoppin

    techpoppin TS Rookie

    Or just wait for it to rain...
  13. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    I can't help but love America right now
  14. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 383   +54

    This is keeping with the statistic that forty-four percent of Americans don't know that our sun is a star. We're in trouble in as a nation.
  15. Doctor John

    Doctor John TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +15

    Phew, I thought it was just me for a while there! Of course weather affects connectivity, last time I checked, internet packets were electronic in nature, and travelled around by electrons/EM waves, neither of which like thunderstorms or aurorae!;)
  16. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    You can blame any one you like, but in these days the information is just some clicks away.

    One day one of my cousins told me a nerd for knowing a lot (im a Systems Eng) I told him that he was an imbecile, as an imbecile he was born and an imbecile was going to stay, why? because he never uses his PC to learn.

    Got the point? >:C
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  17. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 156   +34

    Does cloud computing also cause global warming ? haha
  18. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    You guys realize that the majority of people don't give a crap about us techies. I was once working customer service for a networking company and got a call from a hardware store about their connection. I asked them to check the router, the guy yells over his shoulder 'Hey bob, where's the router?' Bob says 'Isle 3' In a hardware store a router is not an internet device. In

    'Cloud' has meant water vapor forever.... If people are confused, blame whatever ***** decided to call server storage 'cloud' computing. has my data evaporated? Will it rain down later? is it going to float away? does it have many possible shapes? Oh... it's called 'cloud' because it's easy to get wherever you are... I see... just like how it's really easy to reach a cloud. or not. Cloud sucks.
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  19. Oh, I thought cloud computing means there are servers placed in the cloud (sky) or somehow literally using cloud as media for data storage..
  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,725   +3,700

    There is nothing wrong in that.

    We often use the expression "The is no such thing as a stupid question". We are not disrespecting anyone (I know I'm not) before they even ask a question.

    I wonder how many people are just as confused at how signals are transmitted from tower to tower. I think it would be easy for someone to see them both as related in nature.
  21. Cloud computing and Storage = Religion = biggest fraud of the 20th century.

    I view cloud computing like this. I own a lap top. To keep the lap top safe I drive 40 miles to my friends house whom I trust. And drop it for safe keep. Every time I need to use my lap top I drive to my friends house 40 miles away to pick it up. How convenient is that. So cloud computing just sucks. Think about this the cloud storage crashes and they have issues with the back up. Out of 20,000 disks 4 are corrupt and guess where your data is going to sit. On those 4 disks why because you are the luckiest person on the planet. No in the universe. Or the data center is accused of hosting child porn. Let me guess %4 of the users are but the U.S. is big on the bust and decides that they want to seize all the data and take their time sorting it out. Sounds familiar? That is exactly what happen with one of these huge cloud storage facilities. So now you are siting without your data for months jumping through bureaucratic red yellow or green tape sense every one want to be a green color for earth friendly and environmentally friendly. That is the new religion for it is not a science. It is a religion. So let me guess someone try to explain to my how is my data safer on your hard drive in a server farm that is. Ummmm 30 hops away somewhere on the internet. So it goes I don't know through 30 autonomous router systems to get to you. I don't know even the strongest encryption is not enough for me. Also this all was geared towards the stupid. Think about it with cloud storage you practically don't need Tom Cruize anymore to hang from fish wire. S t u pid people just hand over their data. You don't need to steel anymore you just press the copy button and you got it all. So much for spying. Cloud computing = big s u c ks for me!
  22. The best explanation is that my data has died and now is playing a harp. So if I ask where is my data. People look at me funny and just say it is like a ghost. We thought cloud computing pretty much was self explanatory. What do ghosts do. They are there but everyone ignores them. They cannot talk to no one. And they are forbidden from ever returning. It is kind of a protective clause in case of a disaster. PS. This thing is askin me what number goes right before 77. So I answer 76.999999999999999999999999999999---> infinity. The computer tells me that is incorrect. Are computers this stu pid. between 76 and 77 there are millions of numbers. It never told me that it had to be an integer. Stu pid things machines do. And the arrogance of the machine telling me that I am wrong. When are machines going to learn that they are human to and can be wrong.
  23. I think it is totally true. Bad weather does affect cloud computing. Think about it the most severe the storm the more energy and charge it carries so the more static electricity you have to hold those 1's and 0's. The magnetic charge is the one that stores your data. I wrote a paper on how to store petabytes of information in water vapor molecules. Ionizing radiation also helps. Also I keep finding more and more storage in subspace. To be more specific in parallel universes. In the subatomic particles called strings below the electron stage I keep finding more and more space for you. So you forever have to upgrade and pay an upgrade fee. Plus I also have an extra fee for eon guarantee. If you want me to guarantee your data for 4 quadrillion years that is an extra 100 million U.S. dollars fee. Also H2O has a native raid built in. H and 2 Os being triple redundancy. The 200 million extra dimensions are just for extra storage about your storage. The NSA mainly uses that but sush. You did not hear that from me.
  24. rculver9056

    rculver9056 TS Enthusiast Posts: 26   +7

    I had to chuckle at this.

    But I dread to think of how much worse the results would be if that survey was done over here (UK)...
  25. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    Why would this surprise anyone? I am guessing the majority of the general public in the entire world knows little of how Cloud Computing works. Hell I doubt many of them know how a regular computer works or even their smartphones both of which they have physical access too let alone the Cloud which is some abstract concept to the public.

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