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It's not unreasonable for drop.io to burn $500k/mo? I run a ten-man startup and I can't fathom burning that much.

Do you host an unlimited number of 100MB files, indefinitely, for an unlimited number of non-paying users?

No, but if I did, I'm fairly certain I could do it for less than $500,000/mo, assuming I can do something like "once your file has been hosted without being downloaded for more than x amount of time, users will get a link sent to an email a few hours or so after requesting the file".

Some tuning on that, and I'm fairly certain you could run things for less than $500,000k a month -- most files are probably uploaded, downed a few times in a week or two by a select number of people, and then forgotten.

Then again, and this is key here, I have not tried this. It's also something that could be difficult to patch into codebase if it wasn't considered early -- we're all familiar with the problem of coding ourselves into corners, especially when time is on the table.

You pay people less than 50k/mo?

If he doesn't, I'm working for the wrong company.

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