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  Reply # 747390 19-Jan-2013 15:48 Send private message

freitasm: Or a police raid will happen getting everyone in the party to the station...


HA HA, I better pack some spare undies then!   Rest assured, my trusty little camera will be snappy furiously if something exciting happens but in front of the world's media, I doubt we will be so lucky.




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  Reply # 747410 19-Jan-2013 16:36 Send private message

What media company are you with mxpress?




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  Reply # 747434 19-Jan-2013 17:18 Send private message

sonyxperiageek: What media company are you with mxpress?


None except I operate an LPFM station in New Plymouth.  I contacted Kim Dotcom about running some radio adds for him and got invited to the Mega launch along with my student journalist son. I couldn't believe my luck but have  had several communcations with him since.




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  Reply # 747456 19-Jan-2013 17:43 Send private message

Does anyone know if he'll be doing a live stream on the event?




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  Reply # 747465 19-Jan-2013 18:09 Send private message

A few of you have mentioned a desire for "in country" cloud storage.  I just wanted to mention that theCloud are launching HomeDrive at the end of the month.  This is fully encrypted and exclusively New Zealand based.  Also if you are on theCloud UFB or Broadband then there are no data-caps so no barriers.

I would be interested in people's thoughts regarding storage quotas and pricing as we are working through the final stages of pricing options now.

Bruce (owner of theCloud)




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  Reply # 747561 19-Jan-2013 22:27 Send private message

freitasm:
gehenna: I'll give it a go. I wonder if any of the servers are located in NZ - local cloud storage would be amazing.


Local might be good for speed, not for caps. I just got my first over notice of the month:



But do you know where are these servers located?


You still are using capped broadband? Really? Been on unilimited Broadband for over a year, no more expensive than a 60GB plan. If you don't trust an outfit like Compass (from whom I have received easily the best phone support from an ISP in the last decade) then Orcon has a similarly priced deal now.



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  Reply # 747562 19-Jan-2013 22:31 Send private message

mxpress:
sonyxperiageek: What media company are you with mxpress?


None except I operate an LPFM station in New Plymouth.  I contacted Kim Dotcom about running some radio adds for him and got invited to the Mega launch along with my student journalist son. I couldn't believe my luck but have  had several communcations with him since.


I hate parties but I would really love any chance to talk tech with Kim. Hopefully there aren't any sad kiwi celebs or politicians there.

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  Reply # 747563 19-Jan-2013 22:41 Send private message

bisr: ... You still are using capped broadband? Really? Been on unilimited Broadband for over a year, no more expensive than a 60GB plan. If you don't trust an outfit like Compass (from whom I have received easily the best phone support from an ISP in the last decade) then Orcon has a similarly priced deal now.



Can this unlimited broadband supports 100Mbps download and 10Mbps upload?





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  Reply # 747609 20-Jan-2013 08:09 Send private message

And their servers fell over. Non responsive. Dead. Not enough capacity planning put in place?




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  Reply # 747610 20-Jan-2013 08:13 Send private message

Well, it's 8am on Sunday morning and it seems the service is live.
The interface looks slick, but I've been trying to upload a 130 MB file for 20 mins and no sign of movement.
I haven't been prompted to register or pay yet.





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  Reply # 747611 20-Jan-2013 08:15 Send private message

The site doesn't even load for me on TelstraClear.




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  Reply # 747612 20-Jan-2013 08:19 Send private message

Just saw this:


Hosting.co.uk Becomes First and Only MEGA Reseller in the UK

The recently launched MEGA cloud storage service offers significant enhancements over previous service providers, both for businesses and individual users. Recognizing this value, Hosting.co.uk inked a deal to become an authorized reseller of MEGA service. Already an established force in the web hosting sector, Hosting.co.uk sees this arrangement as a golden opportunity to add another layer of value to its already superior service.

The developers behind MEGA analyzed the weaknesses among the current leaders in cloud storage. The file system was perhaps the most glaring shortcoming in many cloud storage technologies. In general, users must create and maintain files within the system. Sharing and collaboration is possible, but there needless hurdles to be overcome. In many cases, once-eager users drop out of the cloud, as they discover not everything is as simple as advertised. MEGA, on the other hand, embraces sharing as one of the essential principles of its service. Cross-account folder sharing is as simple as a mouse click. Even individual users can expect an improved experience -- MEGA can function seamlessly as a drive letter or file system mount.

Data security is a perennial concern for devotees of the cloud. Perceived vulnerability has likewise been an argument against embracing cloud storage wholeheartedly. Traditionally, server-side 128-bit encryption has been the sole defense against hacking and exploitation. MEGA features a browser-based encryption tool to which only users have access. This is a noteworthy step up from the security status quo. It's worth noting also that more user control nearly always equates to a better user experience.

MEGA does not require users to download any proprietary software. Instead, users can access their stored data from any system, anywhere, at any time. Data transfer is managed entirely on the server side. A "resume" function allows users to pause and restart transfers as necessary. Thanks to its substantial network of data centers, syncing of small or medium files is all but instantaneous.


I put the bold there.




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  Reply # 747614 20-Jan-2013 08:23 Send private message

Nope, tried accessing the site using a VPN with different end points but not responsive. Dead.




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  Reply # 747615 20-Jan-2013 08:23 Send private message

sonyxperiageek: Does anyone know if he'll be doing a live stream on the event?



Apparently this site is
http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/19/mega-launches-its-cloud-storage-and-file-sharing-service-as-the-privacy-company-amid-a-huge-surge-of-interest/




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  Reply # 747617 20-Jan-2013 08:35 Send private message

Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to www.mega.co.nz

Maybe a bit overloaded at 8.30 nz time on vodafone dsl. 

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