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Old September 2nd, 2013, 04:40 AM
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I'm not sure if students even have access to cloud file services such as Dropbox, but I can tell you for sure that if they did, then no one used them.. I was probably one of the few "computer geeks" at my school who knew a lot about computers, and I didn't mind exposing that fact about me.

But as for preference, I still prefer flash drives as well for on-the-go usage, as the only reason these days I would use cloud storage was if I couldn't email a file, or if I wanted to host a file that I could easily remove from being hosted as well.
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 08:40 AM
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well the students in my class we had access to drop box. i guess the teacher has like a code for their drop box that they give to you so you can drop your file into their drop box.

apparently, it's faster than using an email.
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 10:02 AM
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I use Amazon s3 :p it's literally a couple cents a month if you don't have a lot of people accessing your files.
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 11:41 AM
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I have a Sony 16 GB USB 3 flash drive for quick shuffling of files. They are so cheap these days...

I've closed the lid of my laptop and packed it up. Hope I can get it fixed... It's a taxi ride at the very least.
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 03:23 PM
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I use Dropbox when I need to access files often from multiple computers. If I'm just transferring something once, I'll use a USB drive. If I didn't have as much space on Dropbox as I do, though, I'd probably have to use something else (and I wouldn't touch it as much for fear of filling it up with unimportant things). That promo that Dropbox did last year for universities was excellent... my school was really good at pulling in referrals and we all got something like 25GB for it.
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 03:37 PM
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I have 55gb on my Dropbox due to a 50gb promotion they had with Samsung phones, lol. The 50gb runs out in two years but whatever. It's amazing. I also have a whole assortment of flash drives. Got a 32gb USB 2.0, a 16gb USB 3.0, a 16gb USB 2.0, and an 8gb USB 2.0. The rest have died xD
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 04:14 PM
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50GB sounds wonderful although I don't even know how I'd fill it. XD; Out of curiosity after that post I looked up how much space I'd actually used out of my quota on Dropbox and I'm sitting at 1.9/29.38GB. I have a lot of high res (well, sort of) scans and PSD files and all that. I figured I was getting at least sort of close to the quota but apparently I'm not at all. (Not that that's any reason to complain!)
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 04:15 PM
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i have one 2 TB backup drive






i don't hardware much, only software.

and speaking of using space, I clean out my drive every so often (have you ever had so many copies of NO$GBA that you cleaned up 6GBs?) and most of my stuff is crap anyways so…:p
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50GB sounds wonderful although I don't even know how I'd fill it. XD; Out of curiosity after that post I looked up how much space I'd actually used out of my quota on Dropbox and I'm sitting at 1.9/29.38GB. I have a lot of high res (well, sort of) scans and PSD files and all that. I figured I was getting at least sort of close to the quota but apparently I'm not at all. (Not that that's any reason to complain!)
I've used 8.8gb out of the 55.5gb. It's almost all photos and videos I've taken from my phone, lol. It auto uploads.
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I don't take many videos but I have my phone upload photos to Dropbox too... although only once I connect it to a computer because I don't have enough space for the Dropbox app itself on my phone.

Though I probably will when I get my new phone in about a month. D: I should probably start doing research on what I want to get, ick. (I've been dreading doing this for two years, haha.)
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 05:23 PM
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I've used up 12.1% of 2.4GB (too lazy to see how much that is atm) on my Drobox account, and I will say I have a lot. Most of the stuff on my Dropbox is just photos I want to link to, that I can remove at my own control, and I store stuff I use for my avatar/sigs on PC in my Dropbox as well inside a folder that's in my public folder.
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 06:29 PM
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i have three 8 gb flashdrives. i should just buy one huge one, but the teachers collect the flashdrives, and i have a personal one :3
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 09:44 PM
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This is bad... Looks like I'll have to buy a Surface RT to tide me over! Or an Acer Iconia W3.

At least they run Office.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 12:54 AM
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If it were me, I would rather go with the Iconia W3 over the Surface RT because at least the Iconia W3 runs Windows 8 and not RT, which means you can load normal Windows programs onto it. (I think, not too sure.. I have no experience with Windows 8/RT yet)
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 04:38 AM
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I... I'm actually kind of surprised at how well Windows RT works in practice to me.

I got the Surface RT after figuring that most of the apps that I do need (aside from compilers and IDEs, but I can use campus PCs for them) have RT equivalents. I don't really want to assault my eyes with a horrible display as found on the W3, and given that the Surface RT is much better made, and cheaper... yeah.

Also, a real USB port is more useful than you would imagine on RT.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 06:21 AM
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At least the apps/programs you need to use are compatible the the Surface RT. I have heard though that a lot of regular programs aren't.

And in other news, I haven't even owned the tablet for a whole month, and my Nexus 7's USB cable already has a short. *sigh*
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 08:30 AM
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At least the apps/programs you need to use are compatible the the Surface RT. I have heard though that a lot of regular programs aren't.

And in other news, I haven't even owned the tablet for a whole month, and my Nexus 7's USB cable already has a short. *sigh*
It actually feels nice to have a usable computer.

USB cables are easy to replace if not some weird connector cable.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 09:07 AM
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The connector is micro USB, and afaik is the only micro USB cable in the house :/ guess I'll have to buy a replacement and hopefully a longer one because it's too short as well
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 09:57 AM
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Kind of funny how you can sync and manage Android tablets and phones with a Windows RT tablet.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Does the Surface RT have USB ports of its own? If it does, then I can understand how that's possible.
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I'm not a huge fan of the Surface RT. It features a light version of Windows 8 (which is one of the most unpopular OS), and you're unable to install any apps in it that are not signed by Microsoft. D: It's nice that they've dropped its price to $349, but it's still kind of expensive. With that amount of money, you could buy yourself a brand new laptop. This is an okay tablet for entertainment purposes, but you won't be able to get much of your work done with it at all.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Of course, there's the problem of whether you can find a functional laptop that won't make you want to make you tear your hair out at a price that low... Compromises, compromises. (It really was the cheapest PC I could find without going for used and refurbished PCs.)
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Of course, there's the problem of whether you can find a functional laptop that won't make you want to make you tear your hair out at a price that low... Compromises, compromises. (It really was the cheapest PC I could find without going for used and refurbished PCs.)
Not all of them are bad, actually. I bought my little sister a Toshiba Satellite laptop last year, which cost less than $300. It's got good graphics and sound quality, great speed, it's able to connect to networks quite easily, and it's very comfortable to work with its keyboard. She seems to love it. (:
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:13 PM
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Not all of them are bad, actually. I bought my little sister a Toshiba Satellite laptop last year, which cost less than $300. It's got good graphics and sound quality, great speed, it's able to connect to networks quite easily, and it's very comfortable to work with its keyboard. She seems to love it. (:
I wish I could find new laptops this cheap. 😞 Things are pretty expensive these days, with netbooks being essentially replaced with tablets and the average selling price of laptops going higher and higher.
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