You have to read the fine print though. Amazon CloudFront, while expensive, is designed for delivering content globally.
Take 100TB for example (the first result in that Google Search)
d. We strive to maintain a high level of service, and a lot of customers
depend on our high standards of quality. As such, we will not provide
Services to those that are using our Services for:
vii. Using the Services for a content delivery network or content distribution
network (CDN). An authorized CDN network offered through 100TB is
accepted. Special requests to use the Services to run an unauthorized
CDN network may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Failure to comply
with this policy will result in termination of this TOS, and you will
not receive a refund of the Fees.
If you look into the TOS even more, they basically disallow anything that's bandwidth intensive.
S3 and Cloudfront are targeted at the dabbler, who will likely only be serving a GB or two per month, in which case S3 and Cloudfront would be pennies with no long term commitment. Once you move beyond that and are storing and serving more than 1 TB, you'd be better off with a monthly commitment.
None of the cheaper options I see there are comparable services. What danso was pointing out was that the service cloudfront was wanting $3000 costs $8000 elsewhere, it is not an unreasonable price. Getting maybe bandwidth from a sketchy dedicated server provider is not the same service as a content delivery network.
First, calling someone a dick while being a dick yourself is not very funny at all.
Second, it may be hard to believe, but I was not actually being malicious. I _really_ want one of these projects to succeed, but I've learned to hold my horses ever since Diaspora.
Third, leave my Stella alone.
For those saying hes a normal guy who just likes trolling, the article mentions "Michael Brutsch had sex with his step daughter"
He was also the creator of subreddits that dealt with glorifying beating women and children. He has 100% of the right to live on the line and be a griefer and/or troll. He also has 100% of the right to feel the wrath of people he pisses off.
As a internet free speech advocate, I am sad that things are in this situation. As a parent and decent human being, I am not. He is surely on many FBI lists now.
> For those saying hes a normal guy who just likes trolling, the article mentions "Michael Brutsch had sex with his step daughter"
According to him, while trolling. Yeah, real solid source. Definitely grounds to ruin someone's life.
Also, since when is that a crime? Or even immoral? It could be a massive breach of trust and immoral, depending on the situation. However depending on the relationship between wife, daughter and the guy, it could be just regular cheating. Or not even that.
He didn't rape his stepdaughter, or coerce his daughter, or have consensual sex with his underage stepdaughter. What he did was have consensual sex with a grown woman he has no blood relation to and for all you know has no parental relationship with either.
Hardly the "case closed" indictment you want it to be, even if it allows you to string together the words "sex" and "daughter" in the same sentence to elicit a knee-jerk negative response.
No, because each app has a different token and you can revoke them individually.
Google does want people to use OAuth instead of app-specific passwords as much as possible, but sometimes that's not possible or just isn't done. Then you at least get some security from not posting the same password to a million places.
"We have senior contacts at Google who we worked with in order to regain control of the Google Apps accounts"
Boy, its nice they get that privilege. I love gmail, but god help me the day I lose access to my account- I can only imagine the support whack-a-mole us mortals would have to go through to get any resolution.
Anyone remember the "thomas monopoly" story from a while back where gmail disabled the guy for weeks with no comment and the dude had to contact every person in the world to get someone to look at it? (And then they reinstated his account)
Cloudflare isn't special. Any business (or individual) who pays for google apps gets 24/7 email and phone support. I hate this perception that google has terrible customer support. If you want support, stop being a free user.
I friend of mine got his Gmail deactivated (as you know, without any explanation or means to dispute it). With it, hundreds of purchased Android apps got lost as well. As there isn't much you can do, after a week, he created a new account and had to repurchase most of the Android apps and switch all his accounts to it. Some services require access to your old email, so, he had to recreate some of those as well.
A potential security hole is very different from someone being locked out of their account (as annoying as that is). Most web companies by now have sound procedures in place to quickly escalate those reports.
And yes, realistically, a larger service like CloudFlare is going to get more attention than any individual. It might seem unfair to the individual, but overall, it's in everyone's interest when a situation like this arises.
Is this users as in facebook installs, or users as in ios/android app installs. Big difference, as socialcam makes you authorize their facebook app to watch videos posted by other socialcam users via FB. Having those users add the socialcam app does not equal a app download, nor a active user in my opinion. Their only interaction was watching a video. Its the same thing as authorizing yahoo to read a story a friend posted. You can call that a "user" but you are just lieing to yourself. Its a glorified visit.
Still, its crazy impressive either way- But it does not compare to instagram style numbers if they are counting that. Instagram did their reported numbers in app downloads, not facebook auths.
#2 on app store is definitely impressive. Why only 25 ratings I wonder..
App is very nice, fast, and functional
Felt like a bit of a google+ ghost town vibe though. On the follow friends screen it looked like a ton of my friends were on socialcam but on the feed it's just the same 2 people posting, and not that frequently.
There are the celebs on there though..
All in all seems like they're doing
pretty well and also exaggerating usership in the way the poster above describes